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Reply #210 posted 09/03/18 10:46am

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biggrin Ace, this one is for you! five out of five mystery stars!!! it's not a very long 'movie', actually more of a clip... but wth is that thing?????? eek a hollow earth underground base??????!!!



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Reply #211 posted 09/03/18 1:39pm

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Blackkklansman (4.5 of 5)

I thought I would resonate with the message, but the ride was surprisingly enjoyable. The message was more nuanced than one might expect, with different viewpoints portrayed within the black community, the police community, and the KKK, respectively. I have always been an Adam Driver fan since his days in Girls, so it was good to see him here. A great choice of Prince music for the ending credits too. A full return to from for Spike.

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Reply #212 posted 09/04/18 6:32am

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XxAxX said:

biggrin Ace, this one is for you! five out of five mystery stars!!! it's not a very long 'movie', actually more of a clip... but wth is that thing?????? eek a hollow earth underground base??????!!!



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lol lol
This was identified years ago as a German station called 'Kohnen Station'.

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Reply #213 posted 09/04/18 7:48am

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RodeoSchro said:

I watched "Rio Bravo" last week. What a great movie!

How are you going to beat a cast of good guys that includes John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan and Ricky Nelson? You can't, you just can't!

What if you add Angie Dickinson as the romantic leading lady, and Claude Akins as the bad guy? Holy moley, you've reached Movie Nirvana!

Everyone should watch this movie. It's awesome.

I rate "Rio Bravo" as 5 Silver Dollars In A Spitoon out of a possible 5 Silver Dollars In A Spitoon.

I rate Rio Bravo as 5 You Won’t Believe That Angie Dickinson Was The Previous Generation’s Angelina Jolie out of a possible 5 You Won’t Believe That Angie Dickinson Was The Previous Generation’s Angelina Jolie.



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Reply #214 posted 09/04/18 3:03pm

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Well, here I am again - up in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Which can only mean one thing...stupid Dish TV. Why oh why can't we upgrade to something that at least has movies on demand? Sigh, First World problems.

But TBS comes to the rescue! Last night we watched "Flightplan", which was apparently a Jodie Foster ripoff of about 10 Liam Neeson movies. However, because this movie was on TBS that meant there were plenty of commerical breaks. And as luck would have it, the commercial breaks timed up perfectly with the best parts of the Roger Federer/John Millman match at the US Open! (Of course, my superior clicking skills played a part in that.)

There was a common thread between the movie and the tennis match, and that was Suspension of Disbelief.

For instance, you have to really suspend disbelief to buy into the premise that Jodie Foster can get on a giant airplane that has 448 other passengers, and no one remembers seeing her daughter. That's about as unbelievable as watching a dude ranked #50 in the world break the service of the greatest tennis player on the planet.

Both of those things happened.

Before we get on with the movie review, let's interject some RodeoSchro Tennis Moments.

There used to be a giant tennis tournament in Houston. All the top guys played there. I think this was around 2004. Roger Federer was either #1 or getting there quick. Andy Roddick was the hot young American world-beater. They faced off against each other and a friend gave us tickets to the match. What a friend he was, because our tickets were on the front row, on the baseline! Every time Roddick or Federer served from the ad court, they were within easy talking distance of me!

Guess what?

Tennis players do NOT liked to be talked to during a match.

But wasn't entirely my fault. I got there late, as I got lost. I was mad about getting lost, so I had a few adult beverages. The adult beverages convinced me that the only thing standing between All-American Andy Roddick upsetting Roger Federer was a lack of encouragement from the fans. So I took matters into my own hands or as the case may be, into my big mouth.

It's not like I wasn't nice! My comments mainly consisted of "C'mon, Big Guy! You can do it! Let's go, Big Guy! We're with you, Big Guy!" Roddick either didn't like being talked to by a drunk who was 4 feet away; didn't like being talked to at all; didn't like the nickname "Big Guy"; or just didn't like my shirt. Whichever it was, I sure got a lot of "Why don't you shut the hell up?" looks from Roddick. Of course, dirty looks combined with booze only spurred me on more.

Guess what, though? He won! I think it was the first time he ever beat Federer. Maybe the ONLY time. It was definitely a huge upset. And do you think I got any thanks from Andy Roddick for all my alcohol-fueled encouragement? I did not!

I believe that was the day I switched to being a Roger Federer fan. I bet he would have appreciated my motivational skills. So I was sad to see Federer lose last night.

Although, not as sad as I was about watching "Flightplan". ZOMG what a disappointment.

The movie opens with Jodie Foster walking with her husband in a completely-deserted Berlin. Then, the husband is in a casket, as he is dead. Then' he's alive again and sitting on a swing with Jodie Foster. Then, he's dead again. I immediately told the women, "I see dead people".

Foster and her comatose daughter have to take Daddy back home to New York to bury him. Foster tucks her daughter into bed and then sees two swarthy Arabian men apparently looking at her from the apartment across the way. When she looks again, they're gone.

She and her daughter get on a gigantic Airbus, of which Foster is an engineer who designed a part of that model of plane. So she knows the plane pretty well.

Foster and her daughter stretch out for a nap and when Foster awakens, her daughter is gone. Well, no big deal. I mean - she's on a plane, travelling at 540 knots 43,000 feet above the ground. Where could she go?

Good question! Foster can't find her anywhere. She begins asking passengers if they'd seen her daughter. Not only have they not, they don't even remember Foster having a daughter. The flight attendants step in and inform Foster that her daughter isn't on the flight manifest. One flight attendant says she did the head count and it matched the daughter-less manifest perfectly. No one seems to believe Foster ever even had a daughter to begin with.

The pilot tries to help but is convinced Foster is hallucinating all this. It turns out that the guy sitting across from Foster is an Air Marshall (played by Peter Skarrssgaardddd, or something like that. He married Maggie Gylylylnnehal which makes them the most alphabetically-challenged couple I know of).

Foster sees some swarthy Arabs. She says, "Aha! You're the guys I saw looking at our apartment last night! Where is my daughter????" But one of the swarthy Arabs produces a receipt from the Berlin Hilton, proving that he and his friends were not, in fact, in an apartment looking at Foster from across the way. As luck would have it, there is an Ugly American or two on board and they decide that proof be damned - these swarthy Arabs are swarthy and Arabic and therefore must be al-Qaeda members bent on hijacking the plane. But the Air Marshall persuades the Ugly Americans to sit down.

Various other things happen, all of them bent on convincing Foster that she is crazy and that her daughter actually died when her husband did (he fell off a roof...allegedly). But just as Foster is about to admit that she must actually be insane, she sees a heart her daughter had drawn onto the plane's window. This convinces Foster that she is not insane.

A lot of other stuff happens, or maybe not a lot. I don't remember. What I do remember is that it turns out that SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT Air Marshall Peter Skarsrguardd is the real bad guy. You see, he killed Foster's hsuband so that his body would have to be shipped back to America in a casket. This was important because caskets aren't x-rayed and hidden inside Foster's husband's casket are some explosives.

Sksrraraagrrrd's plan is to:

1. Identify an engineer that has worked on the giant Airbus airplane, who is married and is from America, and has a daughter that can be used to drive the engineer insane. This turns out to be Jodei Foster
2. Kill Jodie Foster's husband
3. Make a deal with the Berlin mortician to be in Skararaguardao's gang in return for allowing the hiding of explosive's in the casket, plus a share of the $50 million Skarasssssssssddddd intends to steal
4. Make another deal with a flight attendant who will somehow luckily be scheduled to fly on the exact flight that Foster will be taking back to America with the explosives-carrying casket onboard. This flight attendant will also be in charge of making sure the flight manifest is changed so that Foster's daughter doesn't appear on it
5. Then once all that has occurred, Skargurrrdodiny will kidnap Foster's daughter while they both take a nap. He assumes that absolutely no one will notice him taking a sleeping child from its seat, which is actually what happens
6. Skarsonmyleg will then sneak the sleeping child into the belly of the jet, and drug her so that she doesn't awaken. This is done for one and only one reason:
7. To get Jodie Foster so worked up that she: (1) overpowers everyone; (2) sneaks into the cargo hold because that's where her husband's casket is and so that might be where her daughter is; (3) unstraps the casket even though there is no possible way her daughter could have gotten into the casket and then re-fastened the straps; (4) uses the special casket-unlocking electronic code that only she knows, because despite the fact that it is physically impossible her daughter is in the casket, she still has to look; so she (5) opens the casket.

There is a dead husband. But no daughter. However, Skarsgalindo sees his plan working to perfection so of course he has snuck up behind Foster. He places her under his custody and while she isn't looking, he sneaks out the explosives and detonator that were hidden in the casket.

Pretty simple plan, huh?

The next part of the plan is to convince the pilot - played by Sean Bean and I have to say, he is the most pilotiest pilot I have ever seen. He was PERFECT - that it turns out Foster is actually a hijacker and that this whole ruse about looking for her daughter was just to get her into the bowels of the plane where she could place some explosives. Skaradardadingo tells the pilot that Foster wants $50 million wired to a bank account, and a Gulfstream III jet waiting for her in Newfoundland. Skarzenegger tells the pilot, "Wire the money. We'll take her out when we land and then we'll get the money back". Sean Bean falls for this, and the money is wired.

The plane lands in Newfoundland and everyone but Foster, Skarmalarmadingdong and his crooked flight attendant get off. When the pilot tells Foster that she can quit pretending she has a daughter because her $50 million has been wired, Foster figures everything out in an instant. Who wouldn't?

Foster orders Skarlotta back on the plane and then conks him with a fire extinguisher. She punches out the flight attendant and then lays a guilt trip on her. The flight attendant gets off the plane but not before waking up SkarlandVocalBand and unhandcuffing him. I guess the guilt trip was only partly successful.

A chase ensues in which Foster finds her daughter and they hide in a special part of the plane that is bomb-proof. Unfortunately for Skar, he is NOT in a part of the plane that is bomb-proof. In fact, he's right next to the bombs...and Foster has the detonator. Goodbye, Sarsgaard (yes, it took me this long to realize there is no "k" in his name)!

Even though Foster did not know how much explosive had been planted, or where they all might be, or if the plane could survive the explosion, everyone live happily ever after. At least, Foster and her daughter do, and they walk out of the smoking airplane to thuderous applause.

The pilot apologizes for not believing her. The swarthy Arab helps load her luggage. The Berlin police somehow arrest the mortician, who confesses to everything. The end.

I made a lot of fun of this movie but honestly it's not all that bad. It's pretty good at making you wonder if there really is a daughter or not and if there is, what could have happened to her? It breaks down when the true criminal plot is revealed. That plot is so ridiculous and far-fetched that it ruins the movie. So we can only rate "Flightplan" thusly:

1.5 I Should Have Written This out of 5 I Should Have Written This. Watch it for an hour and then go watch some tennis!

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Reply #215 posted 09/04/18 3:07pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Well, here I am again - up in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Which can only mean one thing...stupid Dish TV. Why oh why can't we upgrade to something that at least has movies on demand? Sigh, First World problems.

But TBS comes to the rescue! Last night we watched "Flightplan", which was apparently a Jodie Foster ripoff of about 10 Liam Neeson movies. However, because this movie was on TBS that meant there were plenty of commerical breaks. And as luck would have it, the commercial breaks timed up perfectly with the best parts of the Roger Federer/John Millman match at the US Open! (Of course, my superior clicking skills played a part in that.)

There was a common thread between the movie and the tennis match, and that was Suspension of Disbelief.

For instance, you have to really suspend disbelief to buy into the premise that Jodie Foster can get on a giant airplane that has 448 other passengers, and no one remembers seeing her daughter. That's about as unbelievable as watching a dude ranked #50 in the world break the service of the greatest tennis player on the planet.

Both of those things happened.

Before we get on with the movie review, let's interject some RodeoSchro Tennis Moments.

There used to be a giant tennis tournament in Houston. All the top guys played there. I think this was around 2004. Roger Federer was either #1 or getting there quick. Andy Roddick was the hot young American world-beater. They faced off against each other and a friend gave us tickets to the match. What a friend he was, because our tickets were on the front row, on the baseline! Every time Roddick or Federer served from the ad court, they were within easy talking distance of me!

Guess what?

Tennis players do NOT liked to be talked to during a match.

But wasn't entirely my fault. I got there late, as I got lost. I was mad about getting lost, so I had a few adult beverages. The adult beverages convinced me that the only thing standing between All-American Andy Roddick upsetting Roger Federer was a lack of encouragement from the fans. So I took matters into my own hands or as the case may be, into my big mouth.

It's not like I wasn't nice! My comments mainly consisted of "C'mon, Big Guy! You can do it! Let's go, Big Guy! We're with you, Big Guy!" Roddick either didn't like being talked to by a drunk who was 4 feet away; didn't like being talked to at all; didn't like the nickname "Big Guy"; or just didn't like my shirt. Whichever it was, I sure got a lot of "Why don't you shut the hell up?" looks from Roddick. Of course, dirty looks combined with booze only spurred me on more.

Guess what, though? He won! I think it was the first time he ever beat Federer. Maybe the ONLY time. It was definitely a huge upset. And do you think I got any thanks from Andy Roddick for all my alcohol-fueled encouragement? I did not!

I believe that was the day I switched to being a Roger Federer fan. I bet he would have appreciated my motivational skills. So I was sad to see Federer lose last night.

Although, not as sad as I was about watching "Flightplan". ZOMG what a disappointment.

The movie opens with Jodie Foster walking with her husband in a completely-deserted Berlin. Then, the husband is in a casket, as he is dead. Then' he's alive again and sitting on a swing with Jodie Foster. Then, he's dead again. I immediately told the women, "I see dead people".

Foster and her comatose daughter have to take Daddy back home to New York to bury him. Foster tucks her daughter into bed and then sees two swarthy Arabian men apparently looking at her from the apartment across the way. When she looks again, they're gone.

She and her daughter get on a gigantic Airbus, of which Foster is an engineer who designed a part of that model of plane. So she knows the plane pretty well.

Foster and her daughter stretch out for a nap and when Foster awakens, her daughter is gone. Well, no big deal. I mean - she's on a plane, travelling at 540 knots 43,000 feet above the ground. Where could she go?

Good question! Foster can't find her anywhere. She begins asking passengers if they'd seen her daughter. Not only have they not, they don't even remember Foster having a daughter. The flight attendants step in and inform Foster that her daughter isn't on the flight manifest. One flight attendant says she did the head count and it matched the daughter-less manifest perfectly. No one seems to believe Foster ever even had a daughter to begin with.

The pilot tries to help but is convinced Foster is hallucinating all this. It turns out that the guy sitting across from Foster is an Air Marshall (played by Peter Skarrssgaardddd, or something like that. He married Maggie Gylylylnnehal which makes them the most alphabetically-challenged couple I know of).

Foster sees some swarthy Arabs. She says, "Aha! You're the guys I saw looking at our apartment last night! Where is my daughter????" But one of the swarthy Arabs produces a receipt from the Berlin Hilton, proving that he and his friends were not, in fact, in an apartment looking at Foster from across the way. As luck would have it, there is an Ugly American or two on board and they decide that proof be damned - these swarthy Arabs are swarthy and Arabic and therefore must be al-Qaeda members bent on hijacking the plane. But the Air Marshall persuades the Ugly Americans to sit down.

Various other things happen, all of them bent on convincing Foster that she is crazy and that her daughter actually died when her husband did (he fell off a roof...allegedly). But just as Foster is about to admit that she must actually be insane, she sees a heart her daughter had drawn onto the plane's window. This convinces Foster that she is not insane.

A lot of other stuff happens, or maybe not a lot. I don't remember. What I do remember is that it turns out that SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT Air Marshall Peter Skarsrguardd is the real bad guy. You see, he killed Foster's hsuband so that his body would have to be shipped back to America in a casket. This was important because caskets aren't x-rayed and hidden inside Foster's husband's casket are some explosives.

Sksrraraagrrrd's plan is to:

1. Identify an engineer that has worked on the giant Airbus airplane, who is married and is from America, and has a daughter that can be used to drive the engineer insane. This turns out to be Jodei Foster
2. Kill Jodie Foster's husband
3. Make a deal with the Berlin mortician to be in Skararaguardao's gang in return for allowing the hiding of explosive's in the casket, plus a share of the $50 million Skarasssssssssddddd intends to steal
4. Make another deal with a flight attendant who will somehow luckily be scheduled to fly on the exact flight that Foster will be taking back to America with the explosives-carrying casket onboard. This flight attendant will also be in charge of making sure the flight manifest is changed so that Foster's daughter doesn't appear on it
5. Then once all that has occurred, Skargurrrdodiny will kidnap Foster's daughter while they both take a nap. He assumes that absolutely no one will notice him taking a sleeping child from its seat, which is actually what happens
6. Skarsonmyleg will then sneak the sleeping child into the belly of the jet, and drug her so that she doesn't awaken. This is done for one and only one reason:
7. To get Jodie Foster so worked up that she: (1) overpowers everyone; (2) sneaks into the cargo hold because that's where her husband's casket is and so that might be where her daughter is; (3) unstraps the casket even though there is no possible way her daughter could have gotten into the casket and then re-fastened the straps; (4) uses the special casket-unlocking electronic code that only she knows, because despite the fact that it is physically impossible her daughter is in the casket, she still has to look; so she (5) opens the casket.

There is a dead husband. But no daughter. However, Skarsgalindo sees his plan working to perfection so of course he has snuck up behind Foster. He places her under his custody and while she isn't looking, he sneaks out the explosives and detonator that were hidden in the casket.

Pretty simple plan, huh?

The next part of the plan is to convince the pilot - played by Sean Bean and I have to say, he is the most pilotiest pilot I have ever seen. He was PERFECT - that it turns out Foster is actually a hijacker and that this whole ruse about looking for her daughter was just to get her into the bowels of the plane where she could place some explosives. Skaradardadingo tells the pilot that Foster wants $50 million wired to a bank account, and a Gulfstream III jet waiting for her in Newfoundland. Skarzenegger tells the pilot, "Wire the money. We'll take her out when we land and then we'll get the money back". Sean Bean falls for this, and the money is wired.

The plane lands in Newfoundland and everyone but Foster, Skarmalarmadingdong and his crooked flight attendant get off. When the pilot tells Foster that she can quit pretending she has a daughter because her $50 million has been wired, Foster figures everything out in an instant. Who wouldn't?

Foster orders Skarlotta back on the plane and then conks him with a fire extinguisher. She punches out the flight attendant and then lays a guilt trip on her. The flight attendant gets off the plane but not before waking up SkarlandVocalBand and unhandcuffing him. I guess the guilt trip was only partly successful.

A chase ensues in which Foster finds her daughter and they hide in a special part of the plane that is bomb-proof. Unfortunately for Skar, he is NOT in a part of the plane that is bomb-proof. In fact, he's right next to the bombs...and Foster has the detonator. Goodbye, Sarsgaard (yes, it took me this long to realize there is no "k" in his name)!

Even though Foster did not know how much explosive had been planted, or where they all might be, or if the plane could survive the explosion, everyone live happily ever after. At least, Foster and her daughter do, and they walk out of the smoking airplane to thuderous applause.

The pilot apologizes for not believing her. The swarthy Arab helps load her luggage. The Berlin police somehow arrest the mortician, who confesses to everything. The end.

I made a lot of fun of this movie but honestly it's not all that bad. It's pretty good at making you wonder if there really is a daughter or not and if there is, what could have happened to her? It breaks down when the true criminal plot is revealed. That plot is so ridiculous and far-fetched that it ruins the movie. So we can only rate "Flightplan" thusly:

1.5 I Should Have Written This out of 5 I Should Have Written This. Watch it for an hour and then go watch some tennis!

Wow, I think this is your longest post ever. eek

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By the way, have you seen Hell or High Water? I´d really like to know whether you liked it or not since you are from Texas.

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Reply #216 posted 09/04/18 5:07pm

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KoolEaze said:

RodeoSchro said:

Well, here I am again - up in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Which can only mean one thing...stupid Dish TV. Why oh why can't we upgrade to something that at least has movies on demand? Sigh, First World problems.

But TBS comes to the rescue! Last night we watched "Flightplan", which was apparently a Jodie Foster ripoff of about 10 Liam Neeson movies. However, because this movie was on TBS that meant there were plenty of commerical breaks. And as luck would have it, the commercial breaks timed up perfectly with the best parts of the Roger Federer/John Millman match at the US Open! (Of course, my superior clicking skills played a part in that.)

There was a common thread between the movie and the tennis match, and that was Suspension of Disbelief.

For instance, you have to really suspend disbelief to buy into the premise that Jodie Foster can get on a giant airplane that has 448 other passengers, and no one remembers seeing her daughter. That's about as unbelievable as watching a dude ranked #50 in the world break the service of the greatest tennis player on the planet.

Both of those things happened.

Before we get on with the movie review, let's interject some RodeoSchro Tennis Moments.

There used to be a giant tennis tournament in Houston. All the top guys played there. I think this was around 2004. Roger Federer was either #1 or getting there quick. Andy Roddick was the hot young American world-beater. They faced off against each other and a friend gave us tickets to the match. What a friend he was, because our tickets were on the front row, on the baseline! Every time Roddick or Federer served from the ad court, they were within easy talking distance of me!

Guess what?

Tennis players do NOT liked to be talked to during a match.

But wasn't entirely my fault. I got there late, as I got lost. I was mad about getting lost, so I had a few adult beverages. The adult beverages convinced me that the only thing standing between All-American Andy Roddick upsetting Roger Federer was a lack of encouragement from the fans. So I took matters into my own hands or as the case may be, into my big mouth.

It's not like I wasn't nice! My comments mainly consisted of "C'mon, Big Guy! You can do it! Let's go, Big Guy! We're with you, Big Guy!" Roddick either didn't like being talked to by a drunk who was 4 feet away; didn't like being talked to at all; didn't like the nickname "Big Guy"; or just didn't like my shirt. Whichever it was, I sure got a lot of "Why don't you shut the hell up?" looks from Roddick. Of course, dirty looks combined with booze only spurred me on more.

Guess what, though? He won! I think it was the first time he ever beat Federer. Maybe the ONLY time. It was definitely a huge upset. And do you think I got any thanks from Andy Roddick for all my alcohol-fueled encouragement? I did not!

I believe that was the day I switched to being a Roger Federer fan. I bet he would have appreciated my motivational skills. So I was sad to see Federer lose last night.

Although, not as sad as I was about watching "Flightplan". ZOMG what a disappointment.

The movie opens with Jodie Foster walking with her husband in a completely-deserted Berlin. Then, the husband is in a casket, as he is dead. Then' he's alive again and sitting on a swing with Jodie Foster. Then, he's dead again. I immediately told the women, "I see dead people".

Foster and her comatose daughter have to take Daddy back home to New York to bury him. Foster tucks her daughter into bed and then sees two swarthy Arabian men apparently looking at her from the apartment across the way. When she looks again, they're gone.

She and her daughter get on a gigantic Airbus, of which Foster is an engineer who designed a part of that model of plane. So she knows the plane pretty well.

Foster and her daughter stretch out for a nap and when Foster awakens, her daughter is gone. Well, no big deal. I mean - she's on a plane, travelling at 540 knots 43,000 feet above the ground. Where could she go?

Good question! Foster can't find her anywhere. She begins asking passengers if they'd seen her daughter. Not only have they not, they don't even remember Foster having a daughter. The flight attendants step in and inform Foster that her daughter isn't on the flight manifest. One flight attendant says she did the head count and it matched the daughter-less manifest perfectly. No one seems to believe Foster ever even had a daughter to begin with.

The pilot tries to help but is convinced Foster is hallucinating all this. It turns out that the guy sitting across from Foster is an Air Marshall (played by Peter Skarrssgaardddd, or something like that. He married Maggie Gylylylnnehal which makes them the most alphabetically-challenged couple I know of).

Foster sees some swarthy Arabs. She says, "Aha! You're the guys I saw looking at our apartment last night! Where is my daughter????" But one of the swarthy Arabs produces a receipt from the Berlin Hilton, proving that he and his friends were not, in fact, in an apartment looking at Foster from across the way. As luck would have it, there is an Ugly American or two on board and they decide that proof be damned - these swarthy Arabs are swarthy and Arabic and therefore must be al-Qaeda members bent on hijacking the plane. But the Air Marshall persuades the Ugly Americans to sit down.

Various other things happen, all of them bent on convincing Foster that she is crazy and that her daughter actually died when her husband did (he fell off a roof...allegedly). But just as Foster is about to admit that she must actually be insane, she sees a heart her daughter had drawn onto the plane's window. This convinces Foster that she is not insane.

A lot of other stuff happens, or maybe not a lot. I don't remember. What I do remember is that it turns out that SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT Air Marshall Peter Skarsrguardd is the real bad guy. You see, he killed Foster's hsuband so that his body would have to be shipped back to America in a casket. This was important because caskets aren't x-rayed and hidden inside Foster's husband's casket are some explosives.

Sksrraraagrrrd's plan is to:

1. Identify an engineer that has worked on the giant Airbus airplane, who is married and is from America, and has a daughter that can be used to drive the engineer insane. This turns out to be Jodei Foster
2. Kill Jodie Foster's husband
3. Make a deal with the Berlin mortician to be in Skararaguardao's gang in return for allowing the hiding of explosive's in the casket, plus a share of the $50 million Skarasssssssssddddd intends to steal
4. Make another deal with a flight attendant who will somehow luckily be scheduled to fly on the exact flight that Foster will be taking back to America with the explosives-carrying casket onboard. This flight attendant will also be in charge of making sure the flight manifest is changed so that Foster's daughter doesn't appear on it
5. Then once all that has occurred, Skargurrrdodiny will kidnap Foster's daughter while they both take a nap. He assumes that absolutely no one will notice him taking a sleeping child from its seat, which is actually what happens
6. Skarsonmyleg will then sneak the sleeping child into the belly of the jet, and drug her so that she doesn't awaken. This is done for one and only one reason:
7. To get Jodie Foster so worked up that she: (1) overpowers everyone; (2) sneaks into the cargo hold because that's where her husband's casket is and so that might be where her daughter is; (3) unstraps the casket even though there is no possible way her daughter could have gotten into the casket and then re-fastened the straps; (4) uses the special casket-unlocking electronic code that only she knows, because despite the fact that it is physically impossible her daughter is in the casket, she still has to look; so she (5) opens the casket.

There is a dead husband. But no daughter. However, Skarsgalindo sees his plan working to perfection so of course he has snuck up behind Foster. He places her under his custody and while she isn't looking, he sneaks out the explosives and detonator that were hidden in the casket.

Pretty simple plan, huh?

The next part of the plan is to convince the pilot - played by Sean Bean and I have to say, he is the most pilotiest pilot I have ever seen. He was PERFECT - that it turns out Foster is actually a hijacker and that this whole ruse about looking for her daughter was just to get her into the bowels of the plane where she could place some explosives. Skaradardadingo tells the pilot that Foster wants $50 million wired to a bank account, and a Gulfstream III jet waiting for her in Newfoundland. Skarzenegger tells the pilot, "Wire the money. We'll take her out when we land and then we'll get the money back". Sean Bean falls for this, and the money is wired.

The plane lands in Newfoundland and everyone but Foster, Skarmalarmadingdong and his crooked flight attendant get off. When the pilot tells Foster that she can quit pretending she has a daughter because her $50 million has been wired, Foster figures everything out in an instant. Who wouldn't?

Foster orders Skarlotta back on the plane and then conks him with a fire extinguisher. She punches out the flight attendant and then lays a guilt trip on her. The flight attendant gets off the plane but not before waking up SkarlandVocalBand and unhandcuffing him. I guess the guilt trip was only partly successful.

A chase ensues in which Foster finds her daughter and they hide in a special part of the plane that is bomb-proof. Unfortunately for Skar, he is NOT in a part of the plane that is bomb-proof. In fact, he's right next to the bombs...and Foster has the detonator. Goodbye, Sarsgaard (yes, it took me this long to realize there is no "k" in his name)!

Even though Foster did not know how much explosive had been planted, or where they all might be, or if the plane could survive the explosion, everyone live happily ever after. At least, Foster and her daughter do, and they walk out of the smoking airplane to thuderous applause.

The pilot apologizes for not believing her. The swarthy Arab helps load her luggage. The Berlin police somehow arrest the mortician, who confesses to everything. The end.

I made a lot of fun of this movie but honestly it's not all that bad. It's pretty good at making you wonder if there really is a daughter or not and if there is, what could have happened to her? It breaks down when the true criminal plot is revealed. That plot is so ridiculous and far-fetched that it ruins the movie. So we can only rate "Flightplan" thusly:

1.5 I Should Have Written This out of 5 I Should Have Written This. Watch it for an hour and then go watch some tennis!

Wow, I think this is your longest post ever. eek

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By the way, have you seen Hell or High Water? I´d really like to know whether you liked it or not since you are from Texas.



LOL, oh I've gone much longer. It seems the worse/dumber the movie is, the longer I go. I think the Bruce Willis/Kellen Lutz bomb "Extraction" is my longest so far. Or maybe it was "Eddie the Eagle".

I have seen "Hell or High Water". Um, how do I say this?

It got kind of a long review from me. Sorry. One of my main gripes is that I drive through most of the towns in that movie a couple times a year and they aren't NEARLY the poopholes the movie makes them out to be. But I really did like Ben Foster's portrayal. I think I rated the movie somewhere around 2.5 out of 5.

UPDATE: Found the review! Reply #47 on page 2 of this "Rate The Last Movie You Watched" thread: http://prince.org/msg/100...?&pg=2

WARNING: I did not like this movie even as much as I thought I had. Don't read my review if that is going to bother you.

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[Edited 9/4/18 17:22pm]

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Reply #217 posted 09/04/18 7:14pm

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biggrin five out of five stars!!!! and four out of five exclamation points!!!! charming, quirky, thirteen years old this movie was great!!


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LOL, oh I've gone much longer. It seems the worse/dumber the movie is, the longer I go. I think the Bruce Willis/Kellen Lutz bomb "Extraction" is my longest so far. Or maybe it was "Eddie the Eagle".

I have seen "Hell or High Water". Um, how do I say this?

It got kind of a long review from me. Sorry. One of my main gripes is that I drive through most of the towns in that movie a couple times a year and they aren't NEARLY the poopholes the movie makes them out to be. But I really did like Ben Foster's portrayal. I think I rated the movie somewhere around 2.5 out of 5.

UPDATE: Found the review! Reply #47 on page 2 of this "Rate The Last Movie You Watched" thread: http://prince.org/msg/100...?&pg=2

WARNING: I did not like this movie even as much as I thought I had. Don't read my review if that is going to bother you.

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[Edited 9/4/18 17:22pm]

Thanks for the link to your review. I enjoyed reading it even though I disagree with your opinion of the film but at the same time I knew exactly what you meant in every single line. Sometimes it was exactly what you disliked about the movie that I quite liked (for example Jeff Bridges´acting, or those lonely looking little towns and the subtle political or social references in it but then again, if you drive through those towns four times a year and they are not like in the movie at all, then I feel a bit disappointed with their portrayals in the movie. And like Shakespeare said, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so what the director saw in those towns and focused on is probably not the same as the things you noticed while there.

Sometimes this is also the case when talking about a city that two friends have visited separatedly, and when they share their views they feel as if they´re talking about two completely different places. wink

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But if those towns in the movie are more a product of Sheridan Taylor´s and the director´s fantasy and not really based on reality I´d be a little bit disappointed. And I trust your judgment and experience in this case, because you´ve actually been to those towns.

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And I like how you get into the technical details of all the little things in the story that did not really make sense. I didn´t pay any attention to them while watching it but now that I´ve seen you mention them they did make me think twice about that movie and how much I liked the story.

While watching it I had to think of No Country For Old Men, too, but I didn´t think that this was a poor man´s version of it (though financially it definitely was because it was a low-key, low-budget production...). But I felt it was reminiscent of it in a good way.

Because I really like that kind of landscape and geography or area in American movies.

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All in all, I agree with most of what you said and I understand why you´d feel that way about that movie but I still like it a lot and think it is a really good movie.

I guess I have to side with your son on this one. biggrin

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RodeoSchro said:



LOL, oh I've gone much longer. It seems the worse/dumber the movie is, the longer I go. I think the Bruce Willis/Kellen Lutz bomb "Extraction" is my longest so far. Or maybe it was "Eddie the Eagle".

I have seen "Hell or High Water". Um, how do I say this?

It got kind of a long review from me. Sorry. One of my main gripes is that I drive through most of the towns in that movie a couple times a year and they aren't NEARLY the poopholes the movie makes them out to be. But I really did like Ben Foster's portrayal. I think I rated the movie somewhere around 2.5 out of 5.

UPDATE: Found the review! Reply #47 on page 2 of this "Rate The Last Movie You Watched" thread: http://prince.org/msg/100...?&pg=2

WARNING: I did not like this movie even as much as I thought I had. Don't read my review if that is going to bother you.

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[Edited 9/4/18 17:22pm]

Thanks for the link to your review. I enjoyed reading it even though I disagree with your opinion of the film but at the same time I knew exactly what you meant in every single line. Sometimes it was exactly what you disliked about the movie that I quite liked (for example Jeff Bridges´acting, or those lonely looking little towns and the subtle political or social references in it but then again, if you drive through those towns four times a year and they are not like in the movie at all, then I feel a bit disappointed with their portrayals in the movie. And like Shakespeare said, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so what the director saw in those towns and focused on is probably not the same as the things you noticed while there.

Sometimes this is also the case when talking about a city that two friends have visited separatedly, and when they share their views they feel as if they´re talking about two completely different places. wink

.

But if those towns in the movie are more a product of Sheridan Taylor´s and the director´s fantasy and not really based on reality I´d be a little bit disappointed. And I trust your judgment and experience in this case, because you´ve actually been to those towns.

.

And I like how you get into the technical details of all the little things in the story that did not really make sense. I didn´t pay any attention to them while watching it but now that I´ve seen you mention them they did make me think twice about that movie and how much I liked the story.

While watching it I had to think of No Country For Old Men, too, but I didn´t think that this was a poor man´s version of it (though financially it definitely was because it was a low-key, low-budget production...). But I felt it was reminiscent of it in a good way.

Because I really like that kind of landscape and geography or area in American movies.

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All in all, I agree with most of what you said and I understand why you´d feel that way about that movie but I still like it a lot and think it is a really good movie.

I guess I have to side with your son on this one. biggrin



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The thing is, if: (1) I had never been to those towns; and (2) I didn't know how reverse mortgages/banking works, I'm sure I would have loved the movie. Bridges' racism made me cringe but everything else in the movie was pretty good. And Ben Foster was EXCELLENT.

I probably should realize there's this thing called "artistic license" and not be too hard on movies that have details that bug me, LOL.

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Reverse mortgages... What a scam.

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Reply #221 posted 09/06/18 12:52am

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Fallen Kingdom

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What a boring and shit movie! 2 hours wasted.

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The Nun 2/10

Yes i went to see The Nun. There was not much else out there new this weekend so I think a lot of folks probably went to this movie hoping for some cheesy fun. No fun here. Claustrophobic and boring. All the actors were ok i suppose, but there was nothing for them to do or say other the walk through dark corridors waiting for something scary to happen.
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Reply #224 posted 09/09/18 7:58am

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Funny, appealing movie with Alison Brie and Jason Sudekis, and Adam Scott.

starstarstar

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Reply #225 posted 09/10/18 11:43am

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Altman B+ Great docu-pic on the great late director. It's on Hulu.

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Brief Encounter (1945) A+ The docu Altman lead me to this British movie, which I never saw before. The lead actress(Celia Johnson)

was incredible. For the times this was made I'm sure it was quite controversial. I saw it on youtube which is the restored version and looks great. There is also a remake with Sophia Loren and Richard Burton also on youtube.

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XxAxX said:

this is a series but wth here it is: 9 out of five stars because it's totally excellent. the ending didn't completely wrap things up but maybe season two will tie up loose ends:

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Here is the thread for rating TV series: http://prince.org/msg/100/456034

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Kusama: Infinity (2018) - Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

I found it to be a very interesting introduction to this artist and her work. 4/5

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XxAxX said:

this is a series but wth here it is: 9 out of five stars because it's totally excellent. the ending didn't completely wrap things up but maybe season two will tie up loose ends:

[Edited 9/2/18 7:06am]



Here is the thread for rating TV series: http://prince.org/msg/100/456034



redface sorry!

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Reply #229 posted 09/12/18 5:02am

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3 / 10

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Kusama: Infinity (2018) - Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

I found it to be a very interesting introduction to this artist and her work. 4/5




As I recall, someone around here said they were going to be watching "Animal House" soon.

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sexton said:



Kusama: Infinity (2018) - Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

I found it to be a very interesting introduction to this artist and her work. 4/5




As I recall, someone around here said they were going to be watching "Animal House" soon.

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Reply #232 posted 09/12/18 6:05pm

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Self/less 2.5/5 wasn't that into the movie itself but the concepts in it I loved and wished it could have been explored more.

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sexton said:


Kusama: Infinity (2018) - Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

I found it to be a very interesting introduction to this artist and her work. 4/5




As I recall, someone around here said they were going to be watching "Animal House" soon.


Haha, that's right, this month! I promise I will get to that before the 30th. When my review will get posted on the org however is another matter. razz

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RodeoSchro said:




As I recall, someone around here said they were going to be watching "Animal House" soon.

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purplethunder3121 said:

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Reply #236 posted 09/14/18 5:16am

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'Ocean's 8' is pretty good. 4/5. I'll have to watch '11, 12, and 13' some days for sure.

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EmmaMcG said:


MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT This will be possibly the least informative review you'll ever read because I want to be careful not to include any spoilers. The reason I'm being extra careful about spoilers is because you owe it to yourself to see this movie with as little prior knowledge as possible. Going in, I thought this would be typical Mission Impossible/Tom Cruise stuff. A solid, 3.5/5 action movie that doesn't do much wrong but outside of the action scenes, has little else going for it. In fact, it wasn't a movie I was particularly excited about at all. But fucking hell was I wrong. Not only is it the best Mission Impossible to date, it's also quite possibly a contender for my favourite Tom Cruise movie of all time. And if I'm putting this on the same level as Top Gun, then you know it must be good. "Good" is an understatement. It's absolutely brilliant. I could actually feel my heart beat in my chest so hard I thought an alien was going to burst out. Now, it could have been the sheer amount of butter I had them put on my popcorn that did it but I think it was the sight of Tom Cruise in that fucking helicopter. And falling from the helicopter. For real. No stuntman or green screen. The man is insane but I love him. Reward Tom Cruise for his amazing bravery/stupidity by seeing Mission Impossible Fallout. I'll be seeing it again after I recover. And maybe get this thing with my heart checked out... [Edited 7/25/18 0:53am]



Awesome! I will definitely go see that this weekend.

If I can avoid a divorce, my plan is to see "Equalizer 2 - Even More Equalizing" AND "Mission Impossible to Comprehend - Fallout Boy Edition" before Monday arrives.


The scene where he is running along the roof tops is great. Even if they had to edit together cuts of cruise full out hauling behind every 50 yards(don’t know if that’s the case)he runs like he’s on a college team.
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Reply #238 posted 09/16/18 9:48am

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A Simple Favor 7/10

If you want some mindless fun this weekend, this is it. It’s not going to win any awards but I enjoyed every guilty minute of it. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are both great.
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Mission Impossible Fallout. Almost flawless, super exciting and lots of fun. Odd, since the movie disses Anarchists and the hero is the Deep State.

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