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Reply #90 posted 06/14/20 1:20pm

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3.5 stars of 4.

This was such of an original film with several different levels to it. I can't really capture here, but definitely worth seeing.

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Reply #91 posted 06/14/20 3:43pm

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RoboCop

Not the shitty remake. I'm talking about the original, Paul Verhoeven classic.

I was going to write a really long review about how brilliant this movie is. About how it takes aim at the so called American Dream and how it's really just bullshit big companies tell you in order for them to sell you shit you don't need. Or about how RoboCop was not so subtly portrayed as the American Jesus. I was going to talk about how fresh the movie feels today when you look at the state America is in now. About how the excessive violence, drug use and bad language played into the point the movie was making about America at that time (and still is accurate today).

But I'm not going to say any of that. Because as political as this movie is, not to mention right on the money, it's also one of the greatest, most enjoyable pieces of pure entertainment of all time. I first seen RoboCop when I was about 4 years old. I've watched it at least 50 times and I never get tired of it. Endlessly quotable (Bitches leave!), hilariously over the top violence and a genuinely brilliant villain. I'd buy that for a dollar.

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Reply #92 posted 06/14/20 4:09pm

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EmmaMcG said:

RoboCop Not the shitty remake. I'm talking about the original, Paul Verhoeven classic. I was going to write a really long review about how brilliant this movie is. About how it takes aim at the so called American Dream and how it's really just bullshit big companies tell you in order for them to sell you shit you don't need. Or about how RoboCop was not so subtly portrayed as the American Jesus. I was going to talk about how fresh the movie feels today when you look at the state America is in now. About how the excessive violence, drug use and bad language played into the point the movie was making about America at that time (and still is accurate today). But I'm not going to say any of that. Because as political as this movie is, not to mention right on the money, it's also one of the greatest, most enjoyable pieces of pure entertainment of all time. I first seen RoboCop when I was about 4 years old. I've watched it at least 50 times and I never get tired of it. Endlessly quotable (Bitches leave!), hilariously over the top violence and a genuinely brilliant villain. I'd buy that for a dollar. 5/5

Interesting

Jesus, Robocop, and Showgirls | American Jesus

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Reply #93 posted 06/14/20 10:51pm

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EmmaMcG said:

RoboCop Not the shitty remake. I'm talking about the original, Paul Verhoeven classic. I was going to write a really long review about how brilliant this movie is. About how it takes aim at the so called American Dream and how it's really just bullshit big companies tell you in order for them to sell you shit you don't need. Or about how RoboCop was not so subtly portrayed as the American Jesus. I was going to talk about how fresh the movie feels today when you look at the state America is in now. About how the excessive violence, drug use and bad language played into the point the movie was making about America at that time (and still is accurate today). But I'm not going to say any of that. Because as political as this movie is, not to mention right on the money, it's also one of the greatest, most enjoyable pieces of pure entertainment of all time. I first seen RoboCop when I was about 4 years old. I've watched it at least 50 times and I never get tired of it. Endlessly quotable (Bitches leave!), hilariously over the top violence and a genuinely brilliant villain. I'd buy that for a dollar. 5/5

The remake is a very good film and enjoyable.

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Reply #94 posted 06/14/20 11:21pm

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slyjackson said:

EmmaMcG said:

RoboCop Not the shitty remake. I'm talking about the original, Paul Verhoeven classic. I was going to write a really long review about how brilliant this movie is. About how it takes aim at the so called American Dream and how it's really just bullshit big companies tell you in order for them to sell you shit you don't need. Or about how RoboCop was not so subtly portrayed as the American Jesus. I was going to talk about how fresh the movie feels today when you look at the state America is in now. About how the excessive violence, drug use and bad language played into the point the movie was making about America at that time (and still is accurate today). But I'm not going to say any of that. Because as political as this movie is, not to mention right on the money, it's also one of the greatest, most enjoyable pieces of pure entertainment of all time. I first seen RoboCop when I was about 4 years old. I've watched it at least 50 times and I never get tired of it. Endlessly quotable (Bitches leave!), hilariously over the top violence and a genuinely brilliant villain. I'd buy that for a dollar. 5/5

The remake is a very good film and enjoyable.

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Reply #95 posted 06/15/20 12:43am

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slyjackson said:



EmmaMcG said:


RoboCop Not the shitty remake. I'm talking about the original, Paul Verhoeven classic. I was going to write a really long review about how brilliant this movie is. About how it takes aim at the so called American Dream and how it's really just bullshit big companies tell you in order for them to sell you shit you don't need. Or about how RoboCop was not so subtly portrayed as the American Jesus. I was going to talk about how fresh the movie feels today when you look at the state America is in now. About how the excessive violence, drug use and bad language played into the point the movie was making about America at that time (and still is accurate today). But I'm not going to say any of that. Because as political as this movie is, not to mention right on the money, it's also one of the greatest, most enjoyable pieces of pure entertainment of all time. I first seen RoboCop when I was about 4 years old. I've watched it at least 50 times and I never get tired of it. Endlessly quotable (Bitches leave!), hilariously over the top violence and a genuinely brilliant villain. I'd buy that for a dollar. 5/5

The remake is a very good film and enjoyable.



I would agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.
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Reply #96 posted 06/15/20 11:01am

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Making Waves The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

Documentary that broke down the history, the work and the people involved with film sound design. Interviews with the Speilberg, Lucas and many others on the many aspects af what's involved and its importance to the experience for the viewer. Learned a lot that I thought I knew and really enjoyed the whole thing from beginning to end.

starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar


Can u please tell me what service u watched this on?
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Reply #97 posted 06/15/20 11:16am

S2DG

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S2DG said:

Making Waves The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)

Documentary that broke down the history, the work and the people involved with film sound design. Interviews with the Speilberg, Lucas and many others on the many aspects af what's involved and its importance to the experience for the viewer. Learned a lot that I thought I knew and really enjoyed the whole thing from beginning to end.

starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Can u please tell me what service u watched this on?


I bought it on itunes.

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Reply #98 posted 06/15/20 11:31am

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

Have yet to see the original but I did see this version when it came out. After watching it again, it was an entertaining caper film with a couple of twists. Amount of time dedicated to Rene Russo's breasts felt a little forced but the same could be said for the multiple shots of Pierce Brosnan's ass.

Find it odd that Sean Connery also did a film called Entrapment (also in 1999) that had very similar aspects to it. What one James Bond could do, another could do better?

star star star out of star star star star star

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Reply #99 posted 06/15/20 12:39pm

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The Good Liar. 4/5. I was literally upset watching Ian and Helen get into a fight but the movie ended beautifully though a bit bittersweet.
If you carry the egg basket do not dance.

Do good, then throw it into the sea.

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Reply #100 posted 06/15/20 11:01pm

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EmmaMcG said:

slyjackson said:

The remake is a very good film and enjoyable.

I would agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.

Why? I'm rearely wrong on anything.

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Reply #101 posted 06/16/20 11:26am

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Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney on HBO. Great movie with excellent performances. A student journalist broke a story about corrupt high school administrators on Long Island, based on a true story. Highly recommended.

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Reply #102 posted 06/16/20 3:51pm

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Poplife88 said:

Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney on HBO. Great movie with excellent performances. A student journalist broke a story about corrupt high school administrators on Long Island, based on a true story. Highly recommended.


clapping me too - really good!

“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.”
-George Orwell, 1984
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Reply #103 posted 06/16/20 4:24pm

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Watchmen (2009) - In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

I watched the 3.5-hour ultimate cut which inserts the animated pirate story. The first two thirds of the movie sticks closely to the books and yet it didn't quite work for me. I can understand Alan Moore's criticism that his comics weren't meant to be adapted for the screen. It did look spectacular though. 3.5/5
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Reply #104 posted 06/17/20 9:50am

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Of Human Bondage (1934) - A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

I wanted to see Bette Davis in a pre-code talkie and this satisfied my craving. 3/5


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Reply #105 posted 06/17/20 1:36pm

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The Witches of Eastwick (1987)


Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer are so beautiful and perfect in their roles. Jack Nicholson is the obvious standout - what must it be like to write lines for him? He has a great monologue that I don't think another actor could pull off. Great entertainment that still holds up 33 years later.

starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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Reply #106 posted 06/17/20 3:47pm

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sexton said:

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Of Human Bondage (1934) - A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both.

I wanted to see Bette Davis in a pre-code talkie and this satisfied my craving. 3/5


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Bette Davis rarely disappoints...

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #107 posted 06/18/20 7:06pm

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Pierrot le Fou (1965) - Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Another madcap romp around France from one of my favorite directors. 4.5/5

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Reply #108 posted 06/18/20 8:19pm

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My Dinner with Andre (1981)


Rarely has a film that is completely reliant soley on dialogue captivated me and kept my attention. Thoughtful screenplay by famed writer/actor Wallace Shawn and his friend director/actor Andre Gregory. Thought-provoking subject matter & highly descriptive dialogue - plus on point acting by both, and Louis Malle's direction make this gem enjoyable nearly 40 years (!!! eek ) after its release.


star star star star 1/2 of 5


would millennials have the patience to sit through this one?









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“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.”
-George Orwell, 1984
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Reply #109 posted 06/19/20 1:47am

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Grade B

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Reply #110 posted 06/19/20 8:59am

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DiminutiveRocker said:

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My Dinner with Andre (1981)


Rarely has a film that is completely reliant soley on dialogue captivated me and kept my attention. Thoughtful screenplay by famed writer/actor Wallace Shawn and his friend director/actor Andre Gregory. Thought-provoking subject matter & highly descriptive dialogue - plus on point acting by both, and Louis Malle's direction make this gem enjoyable nearly 40 years (!!! eek ) after its release.


star star star star 1/2 of 5


would millennials have the patience to sit through this one?


Not sure this old man would either... lol

I've heard about this movie... based on this review I'm going to give it a chance.

Thanks!

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Reply #111 posted 06/20/20 3:45am

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La noire de... / Black Girl (1966) - A black girl from Senegal becomes a servant in France.

It's filmed in an unpolished, documentary style by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene with a powerful underlying message. 4/5

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Reply #112 posted 06/20/20 2:42pm

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The Last Samurai (2003)

White colonizer damaged from former atrocities he committed, is paid to continue killing another group of people in a foreign land. Has a change of heart because of the understanding and respect of the beautiful Japanese culture he's immersed in.

I go back and forth on Mr Cruise and how I feel about his work. This movie was entertaining albeit a bit long. The cinematography and production were beautiful as was the casting/acting.

While it was entertianing, I didn't watch it like it was a documentary on Japan's history.

starstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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Reply #113 posted 06/20/20 3:55pm

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The Last Samurai (2003)

White colonizer damaged from former atrocities he committed, is paid to continue killing another group of people in a foreign land. Has a change of heart because of the understanding and respect of the beautiful Japanese culture he's immersed in.

I go back and forth on Mr Cruise and how I feel about his work. This movie was entertaining albeit a bit long. The cinematography and production were beautiful as was the casting/acting.

While it was entertianing, I didn't watch it like it was a documentary on Japan's history.

starstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Entertaining movie. Tom Cruise has been fortunate to be in a few decent flicks and this is one of them.

“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.”
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Reply #114 posted 06/20/20 3:56pm

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Pierrot le Fou (1965) - Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Another madcap romp around France from one of my favorite directors. 4.5/5


I did film school (as Director). Bebel (Belmondo) is my hero - I have all his movies at home (originals). A bout de souffle/Breatless was a great movie (the original, of course. Fuck Richard Gere).
All this, but i never could get into Pierrot le Fou. Or Charlotte et son Jules. I'm ok with the others they did together. Godard sometimes doesn't know where to stop being 'artsy' to the point where the flow of the movie is broken. I know Godard is God for the French and film school students, but to me he was hit and miss.

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Reply #115 posted 06/20/20 11:28pm

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heartbeatocean said:

I FREAKIN LOVE Carl Dreyer. One of my top 5 directors. This is a beautiful film. I forgot about it. heart


The Passion of Joan of Arc is the only other Dreyer film I've seen and it's all around perfect. I believe there are some more on the last Sight and Sound movie poll which I have been revisiting since the pandemic started. I've been trying to pick a classic to watch from that list every weekend.

You must see Vampyr.

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Reply #116 posted 06/21/20 9:05am

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TheFman said:

sexton said:


Pierrot le Fou (1965) - Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

Another madcap romp around France from one of my favorite directors. 4.5/5


I did film school (as Director). Bebel (Belmondo) is my hero - I have all his movies at home (originals). A bout de souffle/Breatless was a great movie (the original, of course. Fuck Richard Gere).
All this, but i never could get into Pierrot le Fou. Or Charlotte et son Jules. I'm ok with the others they did together. Godard sometimes doesn't know where to stop being 'artsy' to the point where the flow of the movie is broken. I know Godard is God for the French and film school students, but to me he was hit and miss.


À bout de souffle is actually my favorite movie. Clearly I don't think the flow of Pierrot le Fou is broken by any artiness. My love for Godard, however, is based only on his new wave period. I haven't seen any of his political films from the 70s which I read are harder to penetrate.

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Reply #117 posted 06/21/20 9:06am

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heartbeatocean said:

sexton said:


The Passion of Joan of Arc is the only other Dreyer film I've seen and it's all around perfect. I believe there are some more on the last Sight and Sound movie poll which I have been revisiting since the pandemic started. I've been trying to pick a classic to watch from that list every weekend.

You must see Vampyr.


I forgot that one. I have it on disc and it's one of my top then vampire films.

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Reply #118 posted 06/21/20 9:07am

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Fargo (1996) - Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

This is one of the more satisfying Coen Brothers films. I see why it has a reputation of being so beloved. 4.5/5

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Reply #119 posted 06/21/20 9:50am

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Mystic River (2003)


Not sure how I missed this Clint Eastwood directed movie with an all-star cast. Sean Penn earned an Academy Award much deserved by his powerful performance. Never really saw him as this level of an actor but maybe my bias comes from his Spicoli role. It's a great film but it's heavy in tone and subject. Plot twists keep you involved and the other actors are all amazing, especially Tim Robbins.

starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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