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Reply #30 posted 03/21/20 12:18pm

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I enjoyed Knives Out. It was nice.
I wouldn't gush over it, but the acting was delicious.

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Reply #31 posted 03/23/20 10:40am

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Apocalypse Now (1979) - A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

I saw the theatrical release on DVD 20 or so years ago and was not engaged with it at all (I don't generally care for war films) and may have even fallen asleep. However, watching the final cut version in 4K at home over the weekend was a completely different experience. I found it riveting from beginning to end and understand why it's considered one of the best films ever made. 5/5

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Reply #32 posted 03/23/20 10:09pm

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Apocalypse Now (1979) - A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

I saw the theatrical release on DVD 20 or so years ago and was not engaged with it at all (I don't generally care for war films) and may have even fallen asleep. However, watching the final cut version in 4K at home over the weekend was a completely different experience. I found it riveting from beginning to end and understand why it's considered one of the best films ever made. 5/5

It was also a great film to see on the big screen with its brilliant cinematogrophy.

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Reply #33 posted 03/24/20 6:08am

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I resisted seeing this movie for the longest time because I didn't think I could accept the premise enough to be emotionally involved with the story. However, after seeing so much Coronavirus news this week, I decided to change channels and found this movie right as it was starting to play on HBO. I think my need for some escapism enabled me to accept the premise for the sake of watching the movie. I didn't think it was great, but I have to say that I actually enjoyed it. It also was yet another reminder of how incomparable the Beatles melodies are.

star star star and one half of 5.

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Reply #34 posted 03/24/20 10:51am

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Seven Samurai (1954) - A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

This was my first time seeing this classic which I found incredibly rich and engrossing. I thought the long runtime would wear me down, but quite the opposite, I loved that the film took its time to tell the story. 4.5/5

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Reply #35 posted 03/24/20 11:18am

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Emma. (2020) - In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

I haven't read the book or seen any of the previous adaptations (including Clueless). If you can keep track of all the characters, it's very satisfying--and funny. I also found the pastel palette quite comforting--a great film to watch in bed on a rainy day. 4/5


I want to see this, but not enough to pay 20 bucks to stream it. lol

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Reply #36 posted 03/29/20 10:31am

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sexton said:

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Emma. (2020) - In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.

I haven't read the book or seen any of the previous adaptations (including Clueless). If you can keep track of all the characters, it's very satisfying--and funny. I also found the pastel palette quite comforting--a great film to watch in bed on a rainy day. 4/5

FInally watched this! I really enjoyed it. I have seen the other versions (including Clueless) and this ranks right up there. Visually it was perfection - beautiful scenic and architectual sites, and the costumes and sets popped with bright color. I did like the snarkier Emma, even at her most vulnerable she does not bend so far as to think she will not retain her strongest charcateristics. 4/5





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Reply #37 posted 03/29/20 10:42am

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Last night I watched the direcror's cut of this:

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A few added scenes gives you more of the break down of Wolfy as his desperation grows. I had not seen this is a long time, and I really appreciate how Forman mixed the contemporary with the historical - I remember some saying he was drawing comparisons to the current lifestyle of rock stars of the time. That last image of Mozart - one of the greatest geniuses who ever walked this planet - bagged in a burlap sack, and dumped into a open "debtor's grave" was heart wrenching. The performances by Hulce and Abraham are A+ excellent. 5/5




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Reply #38 posted 04/02/20 3:14pm

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Rise of Skywalker 0/10

so I finally succumbed to rent it now that it was a available to rent.

it doesn't even feel like a Star Wars movie. It has the look and feel of a Star Trek The Next Generation theatrical movies, except without any of the charm or cohesive story.

By far the worst Star Wars movie. At least the prequels had creativity.

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So the only saving grace of these dreadful sequel movies is The Last Jedi. #4 on my list after the originals.

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