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    WW84 – what in the actual #### were they thinking in making this film? Did they bring back the creators os Superman IV?

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    WW84 – what in the actual #### were they thinking in making this film? Did they bring back the creators os Superman IV?

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa. Let’s not say things we can’t take back.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the heck out of Soul.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    WW84 – what in the actual #### were they thinking in making this film? Did they bring back the creators os Superman IV?


    I felt parts of it were decent enough, but as it went along I kept picturing the inimitable Graham Chapman as the Colonel in various Python skits and his “This is getting far too silly” line.

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    My wife an I watched The Invisible Man (2020 release) on NYE. We enjoyed it. Interesting take as it focuses on the victim instead of the invisible man. Elizabeth Moss does a great job as the protagonist. Very solid thriller. I recommend it

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    My wife an I watched The Invisible Man (2020 release) on NYE. We enjoyed it. Interesting take as it focuses on the victim instead of the invisible man. Elizabeth Moss does a great job as the protagonist. Very solid thriller. I recommend it

    It didn’t even occur to me until most of the way through that she was probably acting to nothing or someone in a blue suit. Either way she did a great job.

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    So… I have seen all the Harry Potter movies. Watching the last one right now.

    What the yell is Voldemort’s deal? He wants to kill Harry for what reason? To take over a school? I mean this cannot be the real reason right? To rule all the people at a school?

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    So… I have seen all the Harry Potter movies. Watching the last one right now.

    What the yell is Voldemort’s deal? He wants to kill Harry for what reason? To take over a school? I mean this cannot be the real reason right? To rule all the people at a school?

    Pretty much.

    If someone at the school had said, “Hey Harry, this nutty dude is trying to kill you for some reason. If you need help come see us.” the series would have been a pamphlet. :D

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    Jupiter wrote:


    So… I have seen all the Harry Potter movies. Watching the last one right now.

    What the yell is Voldemort’s deal? He wants to kill Harry for what reason? To take over a school? I mean this cannot be the real reason right? To rule all the people at a school?

    Pretty much.

    If someone at the school had said, “Hey Harry, this nutty dude is trying to kill you for some reason. If you need help come see us.” the series would have been a pamphlet. :D

    I mean, partly he wanted to kill Harry because his ultimate goal was to become immortal and (likely) wipe out muggles (normal people) in some sort of mass genocide.

    Hogwarts was essentially the capital of the Wizarding world so him taking over Hogwarts would have essentially been akin to a hostile entity overhrowing the White House.

    He was trying to kill Harry to gain immortality (the prophecy that neither can live while the other survives) and gain the power of the Deathly Hallows (he’d have the elder wand and the cloak of invisibility by killing Harry and probably would have been able to find the resurrection stone again if he really wanted it since Harry dropped it right outside where he went to meet Voldemort).

    By killing Harry and taking Hogwarts he would have become unquestionably the most powerful wizard on earth. After that it likely would have expanded into some sort of genocide against non-magical beings (there are references in the books about how the killing of muggles basically becomes sport for the death eaters). JK Rowling has stated in interviews that she based some of his traits off of Hitler and Stalin, and the name Voldemort is very close to the German word for genocide (Volkermord). So that likely would have been his endgame had he succeeded.

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    Voldemort believed he needed to destroy Harry to maintain his immortality and also to overcome the prophecy that a boy would one day defeat him.

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    We watched the first Deathly Hallows last night with my daughter. It’s such a slow moving movie.

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    We watched the first Deathly Hallows last night with my daughter. It’s such a slow moving movie.

    It really is. Part two definitely speeds it up a bit, but patience is again needed. They are also long, of course.

    Prisoner of Azkaban (#3) will always be my favorite.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    We watched the first Deathly Hallows last night with my daughter. It’s such a slow moving movie.

    It really is. Part two definitely speeds it up a bit, but patience is again needed. They are also long, of course.

    Prisoner of Azkaban (#3) will always be my favorite.

    they are that too. My wife and I watched them over the summer after she reread the books, but we are watching them with our daughter now that she finished the last book

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    Sweet Land (Netflix disc):

    In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

    This is a nice little drama, with some comedic notes to it. Don’t pay attention to the “foreign” languages they speak, apparently it’s pretty much gibberish; however, it’s not really important to the story at all. This is a story that plays to the heart of humanity, love, and community, minus the over-abundance of sap. I thought it moved along at a nice pace, was actually surprised they filled 110 minutes, but they did well with the time.

    It’s a decent watch, it won’t move you to tears or make you guffaw or anything, but if you are a (media-driven rumored) Minnesotan, you’ll probably say “Oh for cute!” a couple times. ;)

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    Sweet Land (Netflix disc):

    In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

    This is a nice little drama, with some comedic notes to it. Don’t pay attention to the “foreign” languages they speak, apparently it’s pretty much gibberish; however, it’s not really important to the story at all. This is a story that plays to the heart of humanity, love, and community, minus the over-abundance of sap. I thought it moved along at a nice pace, was actually surprised they filled 110 minutes, but they did well with the time.

    It’s a decent watch, it won’t move you to tears or make you guffaw or anything, but if you are a (media-driven rumored) Minnesotan, you’ll probably say “Oh for cute!” a couple times. ;)

    Surprised you hadn’t seen that one before. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Sweet Land (Netflix disc):

    In 1920, Inge, a German national, travels from Norway to rural Minnesota for her arranged marriage to Olaf, a Norwegian farmer; bureaucracy and prejudice cause major complications.

    This is a nice little drama, with some comedic notes to it. Don’t pay attention to the “foreign” languages they speak, apparently it’s pretty much gibberish; however, it’s not really important to the story at all. This is a story that plays to the heart of humanity, love, and community, minus the over-abundance of sap. I thought it moved along at a nice pace, was actually surprised they filled 110 minutes, but they did well with the time.

    It’s a decent watch, it won’t move you to tears or make you guffaw or anything, but if you are a (media-driven rumored) Minnesotan, you’ll probably say “Oh for cute!” a couple times. ;)

    Surprised you hadn’t seen that one before. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    My disc queue list is actually down a bit, I only have about 75 movies waiting. I push and pull, moving around what I get next. Felt in the mood for it at this time.

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    Just checked. I’m at 1880 rated movies on disc for Netflix. Unfortunately they don’t cross-reference for streaming. Guessing over 2K total (unique). Joined about 10 years ago?

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    Just checked. I’m at 1880 rated movies on disc for Netflix. Unfortunately they don’t cross-reference for streaming. Guessing over 2K total (unique). Joined about 10 years ago?


    Have you ever watched Gentleman Prefer Blondes? I rewatched that one just recently and forgot how damn funny it was. Sure it’s a little trifle of a film, Monroe’s first real starring role and she nails it. The snappy dialogue is great. Her one line, “I can be smart if I have to be, but most men don’t like it” cracks me up.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Just checked. I’m at 1880 rated movies on disc for Netflix. Unfortunately they don’t cross-reference for streaming. Guessing over 2K total (unique). Joined about 10 years ago?


    Have you ever watched Gentleman Prefer Blondes? I rewatched that one just recently and forgot how damn funny it was. Sure it’s a little trifle of a film, Monroe’s first real starring role and she nails it. The snappy dialogue is great. Her one line, “I can be smart if I have to be, but most men don’t like it” cracks me up.

    On the list.

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    Just checked. I’m at 1880 rated movies on disc for Netflix. Unfortunately they don’t cross-reference for streaming. Guessing over 2K total (unique). Joined about 10 years ago?

    You have way more free time than anybody I’ve ever known.

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    sunbone wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Just checked. I’m at 1880 rated movies on disc for Netflix. Unfortunately they don’t cross-reference for streaming. Guessing over 2K total (unique). Joined about 10 years ago?

    You have way more free time than anybody I’ve ever known.

    I’m a bachelor introvert, who doesn’t watch many TV shows, and has a cable package that only gets CNN, those audio music channels, and some crappy channels that show reruns from the 70s/80s. *shrug* :wink:

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    Bill And Ted Face The Music:

    Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

    Tons of plot holes due to time travel, duh. But a very fun movie. Really captures the spirit of the first one. Just sit back and enjoy it. It’s not meant to be taken seriously at ALL. The daughters were perfect in their roles, basically being mirrors of their dads. It was fun to see Keanu revert back to his goofy persona, as his career has been all serious since then. 90 minutes of fun, if you ask me.

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    Bill And Ted Face The Music:

    Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

    Tons of plot holes due to time travel, duh. But a very fun movie. Really captures the spirit of the first one. Just sit back and enjoy it. It’s not meant to be taken seriously at ALL. The daughters were perfect in their roles, basically being mirrors of their dads. It was fun to see Keanu revert back to his goofy persona, as his career has been all serious since then. 90 minutes of fun, if you ask me.

    I’ve been hesitant to see this because I thought it would ruin one of my favorite movies as a junior high schooler.

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    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Bill And Ted Face The Music:

    Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

    Tons of plot holes due to time travel, duh. But a very fun movie. Really captures the spirit of the first one. Just sit back and enjoy it. It’s not meant to be taken seriously at ALL. The daughters were perfect in their roles, basically being mirrors of their dads. It was fun to see Keanu revert back to his goofy persona, as his career has been all serious since then. 90 minutes of fun, if you ask me.

    I’ve been hesitant to see this because I thought it would ruin one of my favorite movies as a junior high schooler.

    Ditto, and I can say I’m glad I saw it.

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    Movies I watched over the weekend on Netflix:

    The Take: Idris Elba plays a CIA operative who works with a pickpocket to help uncover a terrorist plot. Honestly I thought the story idea was a good one. The execution was not good. To many coincidences and implausibilities.

    Homefront: Jason Statham plays an ex DEA agent who moves into the bayou. James Franco plays a back water drug manufacturer who finds out about Statham’s DEA past and mayhem ensues. Honestly, I enjoyed this movie.

    Unknown: Liam Neeson plays a Dr. who is involved in a car accident and forgets who he was. It doesn’t help that the people he thought he knew now say they don’t know him. He spends the rest of the movie trying to figure who he is with the help of Diane Kruger This was a pretty good movie too.

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    Movies I watched over the weekend on Netflix:

    The Take: Idris Elba plays a CIA operative who works with a pickpocket to help uncover a terrorist plot. Honestly I thought the story idea was a good one. The execution was not good. To many coincidences and implausibilities.

    Homefront: Jason Statham plays an ex DEA agent who moves into the bayou. James Franco plays a back water drug manufacturer who finds out about Statham’s DEA past and mayhem ensues. Honestly, I enjoyed this movie.

    Unknown: Liam Neeson plays a Dr. who is involved in a car accident and forgets who he was. It doesn’t help that the people he thought he knew now say they don’t know him. He spends the rest of the movie trying to figure who he is with the help of Diane Kruger This was a pretty good movie too.


    OK, you had me at Jason Statham moves to the bayou. I’m assuming at some point he’s shirtless and sweaty? You know, just because it’s hot in the bayou, not for any ridiculous reason, just practical. :dup:

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    I found that Statham movie this weekend as well, and I too enjoyed it. I don’t recall if his was shirtless but for some reason he was awfully found of a gray ballcap throughout the movie. Every time it would get knocked off his head he made sure to pick it back up. As a fellow ballcap wearer, as in 99% of my awake time I have one on my head, I can appreciate that move.

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    Homefront: Jason Statham plays an ex DEA agent who moves into the bayou. James Franco plays a back water drug manufacturer who finds out about Statham’s DEA past and mayhem ensues. Honestly, I enjoyed this movie.


    I stumbled on this movie a couple weeks back, there was some video on FB that had the scene in the school yard with the girl and the bully and then the ensuing parking lot between the Dads. I was intrigued and found the movie. Didn’t realize it was as old as it was and then Friday I noticed it was trending on Netflix I think. I also liked the movie.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Homefront: Jason Statham plays an ex DEA agent who moves into the bayou. James Franco plays a back water drug manufacturer who finds out about Statham’s DEA past and mayhem ensues. Honestly, I enjoyed this movie.


    I stumbled on this movie a couple weeks back, there was some video on FB that had the scene in the school yard with the girl and the bully and then the ensuing parking lot between the Dads. I was intrigued and found the movie. Didn’t realize it was as old as it was and then Friday I noticed it was trending on Netflix I think. I also liked the movie.

    Yes, it came out in 2013. It was written by Sylvester Stallone. Apparently the original intent was to make it part of the Rambo franchise.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Movies I watched over the weekend on Netflix:

    The Take: Idris Elba plays a CIA operative who works with a pickpocket to help uncover a terrorist plot. Honestly I thought the story idea was a good one. The execution was not good. To many coincidences and implausibilities.

    Homefront: Jason Statham plays an ex DEA agent who moves into the bayou. James Franco plays a back water drug manufacturer who finds out about Statham’s DEA past and mayhem ensues. Honestly, I enjoyed this movie.

    Unknown: Liam Neeson plays a Dr. who is involved in a car accident and forgets who he was. It doesn’t help that the people he thought he knew now say they don’t know him. He spends the rest of the movie trying to figure who he is with the help of Diane Kruger This was a pretty good movie too.

    You had me at Neeson and Kruger. Love ’em both.

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    I saw Unknown in theaters and really liked it.

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    I did see The Take. It was okay I guess.

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    Rebecca (1940, Netflix disc)

    A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat’s wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife’s spectral presence.

    Watched the Netflix remake a while ago, not knowing it was a remake (never got into HItchcock). This was a very intricate,delicate, nuanced movie, and I dare say the remake did it justice. The style of acting did get to me at times (the “stare off into nothing while the camera is focused on you, for dramatic effect”) always bothered me. But, that’s how it was done back then.

    I said it before, and I’ll say it again. About the only differences were the modern tweaks. The remake tried to keep true to the original as much as possible.

    Loved both.

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    I liked the remake ok, but it was a bit flimsy overall and the ending overly convenient. I haven’t seen the original.

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    Anna (Netflix disc):

    Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

    Rather standard spy/action/twisty popcorn movie, told in a sort of flashback way. They show part of the story, then they go to the (x) amount of time earlier, and bring you up to speed on how it got to that moment. Helen Mirren is excellent in her role as a top KGB agent. Cillian Murphy plays the CIA counterpart, and is serviceable, but I think the role was a little beneath his talents. Sasha Luss, who plays Anna, is decent, but frankly any actress with marginal talent could have done the role.

    A good weekend afternoon time-killer, but nothing better nor worse than that. I did get a chuckle reading the IMDB page stuff, and under “Body Count,” it was listed as “At least 75.” :D

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    I’m usually not into romance/love story movies but the other night I thought I’d give this one a try when I saw it got a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe not 100%, but I really enjoyed it. Worth seeking out on HBO for sure.

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/before_sunrise

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    Bee Gees documentary (HBO Max)

    Very well done, I knew they weren’t ALL disco, but surprised to learn some of the all time hits they wrote. Sad to think that they are forever linked to one style of music by a majority of the people.

    The other thing that I like reminding people of, is that EDM is a fancy term for techno, and techno is a direct descendant of disco. :D You can’t convince me that “A Fifth Of Beethoven” is NOT a techno song, in essence. ;)

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    Just heading out the door to work, but a friend pinged me that Christopher Plummer has passed away. :cry:

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    Just heading out the door to work, but a friend pinged me that Christopher Plummer has passed away. :cry:

    Yep. :cry:

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    Chris83 wrote:


    Just heading out the door to work, but a friend pinged me that Christopher Plummer has passed away. :cry:

    Yep. :cry:

    Edelweiss

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    Just heading out the door to work, but a friend pinged me that Christopher Plummer has passed away. :cry:

    So long, farewell, Alf wiedersehen, adieu. He was pure class.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


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    Just heading out the door to work, but a friend pinged me that Christopher Plummer has passed away. :cry:

    So long, farewell, Alf wiedersehen, adieu. He was pure class.

    He had that subtle dignity and respect (characters and real life). It never appeared that he demanded it. He just got it.

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    I loved him in The Return of the Pink Panther.. that is one movie where I consistently burst our laughing even though I’ve seen it a hundred times.

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    Elysium (Netflix disc):

    In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

    Well, the message is about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face, but an enjoyable action/sci-fi movie. Great cast (with quite a few future stars, mostly in the Narcos/etc vein of things). Quite a bit of “thank goodness for the…whatever device…” to move the plot forward, as is expected in these movies. Not a bad way to waste an afternoon.

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    Love Sharlto in that one. Really turns his South African accent up to 11 in it. :lol:

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    Love Sharlto in that one. Really turns his South African accent up to 11 in it. :lol:

    Yeah he does. Reading on imdb. they really did the research on the slang/lingo. There were 3 nationalities, apparently, to choose from, and they ran with South African. One of my buddy’s old gfs was actually from South Africa, and that accent was dead on.

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    This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

    George Clooney stars as Augustine, so yeah I was gonna give this a whirl. Rather well-done drama, quite a few layers of the morals of the story and such. Probably better seen on the big screen, but, well, you know. I would definitely recommend it. The ending, while a little cliched, suits the story.

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    The Midnight Sky:

    This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

    George Clooney stars as Augustine, so yeah I was gonna give this a whirl. Rather well-done drama, quite a few layers of the morals of the story and such. Probably better seen on the big screen, but, well, you know. I would definitely recommend it. The ending, while a little cliched, suits the story.

    I am glad you enjoyed it. I wanted to and it had all the makings to be great but I found it dull and uninspiring on the whole, and at times the storytelling was muddling and clumsy. The [hide]sequence on the ice was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen[/hide] and the ending was trite and overly convenient.

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    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

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    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

    Walk outside right now even with good covering and think about how long you would last

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    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

    Walk outside right now even with good covering and think about how long you would last

    Thinking about it more…
    [hide]Did that really happen? The little girl was obviously fake, you could tell that from the start. Did he embellish a heroic vision in his mind? [/hide]

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    Just finished The Outpost, this should be up there with Blackhawk Down, great movie and very well done. The fact that this happened is emabarssing for our country. We seem to be rockin that lately.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

    Walk outside right now even with good covering and think about how long you would last

    Thinking about it more…
    [hide]Did that really happen? The little girl was obviously fake, you could tell that from the start. Did he embellish a heroic vision in his mind? [/hide]

    That would actually make a lot of sense now that I think about it.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Bigbeer wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

    Walk outside right now even with good covering and think about how long you would last

    Thinking about it more…
    [hide]Did that really happen? The little girl was obviously fake, you could tell that from the start. Did he embellish a heroic vision in his mind? [/hide]

    That would actually make a lot of sense now that I think about it.

    Well that makes me want to rewatch but not gonna

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Bigbeer wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Agree with you on the hidden part of your post.

    Walk outside right now even with good covering and think about how long you would last

    Thinking about it more…
    [hide]Did that really happen? The little girl was obviously fake, you could tell that from the start. Did he embellish a heroic vision in his mind? [/hide]

    That would actually make a lot of sense now that I think about it.

    Well that makes me want to rewatch but not gonna

    I might give it a couple months to forget about it, and watch again. Those types of movies..,you never know.

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    Nomadland (Hulu). A widow loses her job during the 2008 Great Recession and decides to live in her van. She takes a series of short term odd jobs and lives the nomad lifestyle (by equal parts choice and necessity, from what I could tell). Wonderfully acted and beautifully shot, but man… what a bleak, depressing movie.

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    I Care A Lot (Netflix). A woman acts as a legal guardian for unknowing seniors and bilks them of all their belongings. She pulls her scam on the wrong person and things happen.

    We really liked this movie. Rosamund Pike stars with Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. I highly recommend.

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    I Care A Lot (Netflix). A woman acts as a legal guardian for unknowing seniors and bilks them of all their belongings. She pulls her scam on the wrong person and things happen.

    We really liked this movie. Rosamund Pike stars with Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. I highly recommend.

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    Let Him Go (Netflix disc):

    A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson.

    Kevin Costner (blech) and Diane Lane (yay) star as the grandparents. I couldn’t finish the movie. It was basically a Lifetime movie with bigger names attached to it. Cookie cutter cliches of character (sorry for the alliteration, it was not intended), tried too hard to not be saccharin which actually made it seem MORE saccharin, lots of emoting…blah. If they dialed it back a little, on well, everything, it could have been a decent movie.

    I wouldn’t bother unless you’re into that sort of thing.

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    I Care a Lot. No idea why this seems to be the sleeper hit of late. I thought the editing was clunky, and I didn’t buy Rosamund Pike nor really even Peter Dinklage’s characters, although to their credit they both did ok with the given material. As a time killer I’ll half-heartedly recommend, but don’t bump anything down in your queue for it.

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    I Care a Lot. No idea why this seems to be the sleeper hit of late. I thought the editing was clunky, and I didn’t buy Rosamund Pike nor really even Peter Dinklage’s characters, although to their credit they both did ok with the given material. As a time killer I’ll half-heartedly recommend, but don’t bump anything down in your queue for it.

    Zwak wrote:


    I Care A Lot (Netflix). A woman acts as a legal guardian for unknowing seniors and bilks them of all their belongings. She pulls her scam on the wrong person and things happen.

    We really liked this movie. Rosamund Pike stars with Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. I highly recommend.

    A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

    Given the quoted reviews, gave it a whirl tonight on Netflix Streaming.

    I thought the whole WOMAN POWER theme was a little thick. I buy Rosamund Pike’s character as a total b*tch and legal expert, but I don’t buy her as someone who knows how to commit a physical crime like Dinklage’s character does. I did like Dinklage’s character quite a bit. Not overly dramatic/theatric. He simply says what he does, and does what he says. Yes, that’s a minor spoiler.

    That being said, I do agree that one shouldn’t push this to the top of their queue or anything, but I will say it’s worth a watch. The ending was satisfying for me, and given the paths of the characters, I was a little concerned that they would mess it up.

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    Blood Father (Netflix streaming):

    An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

    Mel Gibson stars. It’s a Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy) wet dream, IMO, although that is an asset. ;) Borrows a little from “Get The Gringo” where Mel’s character connects with a kid (although in that one, it’s not his own, and I also would recommend that movie). Decent underworld action movie, follows the “rules” of the underworld, nothing special, but also not a waste. Everything is rather predictable, but you’re entertained by it. It definitely doesn’t pretend to be anything other that what it is.

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    The Little Things (HBO Max):

    Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

    Denzel plays a grizzled veteran of (insert occupation), Leto plays the weird guy, and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) plays the newer hotshot detective. This is a mix of Training Day, Inside Man, and Se7en, frankly. Good story, lazily written. Stole too much from other movies to make it really shine. Not quite a money grab by Hollywood, but it’s darn close. The actors do very well with what was given to them, and that’s about the only reason to make it a point to watch it.

    As Slap said with “I Care A Lot,” might be worth your while, but don’t move it up in your queue, although it’s my understanding, that since it’s a first run movie on Max, you do have a limited time to see it, for the time being.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    I Care a Lot. No idea why this seems to be the sleeper hit of late. I thought the editing was clunky, and I didn’t buy Rosamund Pike nor really even Peter Dinklage’s characters, although to their credit they both did ok with the given material. As a time killer I’ll half-heartedly recommend, but don’t bump anything down in your queue for it.

    Zwak wrote:


    I Care A Lot (Netflix). A woman acts as a legal guardian for unknowing seniors and bilks them of all their belongings. She pulls her scam on the wrong person and things happen.

    We really liked this movie. Rosamund Pike stars with Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. I highly recommend.

    A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

    Given the quoted reviews, gave it a whirl tonight on Netflix Streaming.

    I thought the whole WOMAN POWER theme was a little thick. I buy Rosamund Pike’s character as a total b*tch and legal expert, but I don’t buy her as someone who knows how to commit a physical crime like Dinklage’s character does. I did like Dinklage’s character quite a bit. Not overly dramatic/theatric. He simply says what he does, and does what he says. Yes, that’s a minor spoiler.

    That being said, I do agree that one shouldn’t push this to the top of their queue or anything, but I will say it’s worth a watch. The ending was satisfying for me, and given the paths of the characters, I was a little concerned that they would mess it up.


    Watched last night and was entertaining, but seemed to start off well with a good premise, but rushed through the middle and the ending was somewhat satisfying, but the whole process of getting there was just silly.

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    Palmer (Apple TV)

    Justin Timberlake plays a guy who comes back to his hometown after serving 12 years in prison. He befriends a child who lives with his drug addicted mother.

    It was 100% predictable but we still enjoyed it. It was well acted and the child actor is a real charmer.

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    The Little Things (HBO Max):

    Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

    Denzel plays a grizzled veteran of (insert occupation), Leto plays the weird guy, and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) plays the newer hotshot detective. This is a mix of Training Day, Inside Man, and Se7en, frankly. Good story, lazily written. Stole too much from other movies to make it really shine. Not quite a money grab by Hollywood, but it’s darn close. The actors do very well with what was given to them, and that’s about the only reason to make it a point to watch it.

    As Slap said with “I Care A Lot,” might be worth your while, but don’t move it up in your queue, although it’s my understanding, that since it’s a first run movie on Max, you do have a limited time to see it, for the time being.


    I made it about 2/3 of the way through. Washington, Leto and Malek are all excellent, but every time I felt like it was really ready to grab me, it took a couple steps back. Finally I just did an “Okay, I’m out” and moved on.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I Care a Lot. No idea why this seems to be the sleeper hit of late. I thought the editing was clunky, and I didn’t buy Rosamund Pike nor really even Peter Dinklage’s characters, although to their credit they both did ok with the given material. As a time killer I’ll half-heartedly recommend, but don’t bump anything down in your queue for it.

    Zwak wrote:


    I Care A Lot (Netflix). A woman acts as a legal guardian for unknowing seniors and bilks them of all their belongings. She pulls her scam on the wrong person and things happen.

    We really liked this movie. Rosamund Pike stars with Dianne Wiest and Peter Dinklage. I highly recommend.

    A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

    Given the quoted reviews, gave it a whirl tonight on Netflix Streaming.

    I thought the whole WOMAN POWER theme was a little thick. I buy Rosamund Pike’s character as a total b*tch and legal expert, but I don’t buy her as someone who knows how to commit a physical crime like Dinklage’s character does. I did like Dinklage’s character quite a bit. Not overly dramatic/theatric. He simply says what he does, and does what he says. Yes, that’s a minor spoiler.

    That being said, I do agree that one shouldn’t push this to the top of their queue or anything, but I will say it’s worth a watch. The ending was satisfying for me, and given the paths of the characters, I was a little concerned that they would mess it up.


    Watched last night and was entertaining, but seemed to start off well with a good premise, but rushed through the middle and the ending was somewhat satisfying, but the whole process of getting there was just silly.


    I will agree this is solid and worth watching but there’s some very convenient happenings in the last half that you just have to go with to continue enjoying.

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    The Ninth Gate (Netflix Disc):

    A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

    It was pretty good, until it got really weird. Depp stars in this, and he does this thing. Frank Langella (the reason I put this on my list) is barely there, anyone could had done that role, honestly. The story moved along nicely, then it took a rather hard left turn into “I’m not sure what is happening right now” and the ending landed with a thud. Take it or leave it, IMO. I probably would have left it, in hindsight.

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    The Ninth Gate (Netflix Disc):

    A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

    It was pretty good, until it got really weird. Depp stars in this, and he does this thing. Frank Langella (the reason I put this on my list) is barely there, anyone could had done that role, honestly. The story moved along nicely, then it took a rather hard left turn into “I’m not sure what is happening right now” and the ending landed with a thud. Take it or leave it, IMO. I probably would have left it, in hindsight.

    It’s been many years since I watched it, but I recall similar thoughts about this movie/ My memory while not as specific is that is that I felt rather unsatisfied when it was all said and done.

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    The Rube wrote:


    The Ninth Gate (Netflix Disc):

    A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

    It was pretty good, until it got really weird. Depp stars in this, and he does this thing. Frank Langella (the reason I put this on my list) is barely there, anyone could had done that role, honestly. The story moved along nicely, then it took a rather hard left turn into “I’m not sure what is happening right now” and the ending landed with a thud. Take it or leave it, IMO. I probably would have left it, in hindsight.

    It’s been many years since I watched it, but I recall similar thoughts about this movie/ My memory while not as specific is that is that I felt rather unsatisfied when it was all said and done.

    It is Roman Polanski, so…….

    “Unsatisfied” is probably the correct word for it.

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    Sideways (Hulu). Neurotic, wine-snob writer takes his soon-to-be-married actor friend on a week long trip to wine country.

    I know this was a critical darling and won a bunch of awards, but… Meh. A little on the boring side. Both the guys are unlikeable A-holes, so it was hard for me to get invested in the story.

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    Sideways (Hulu). Neurotic, wine-snob writer takes his soon-to-be-married actor friend on a week long trip to wine country.

    I know this was a critical darling and won a bunch of awards, but… Meh. A little on the boring side. Both the guys are unlikeable A-holes, so it was hard for me to get invested in the story.

    Sounds like how I felt after I saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding for the first time long after it had come out. Heard so many great things about it that I had super high expectations. Ended up not liking it as it was just basically a 2 hour tv sitcom.

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    Sideways (Hulu). Neurotic, wine-snob writer takes his soon-to-be-married actor friend on a week long trip to wine country.

    I know this was a critical darling and won a bunch of awards, but… Meh. A little on the boring side. Both the guys are unlikeable A-holes, so it was hard for me to get invested in the story.

    I can vouch for the fact though that the Hitching Post has excellent food and was a must stop when I travelled to Central CA for work

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    Coming 2 America (Amazon)

    REALLY glad I did not pay any extra for this. I chuckled once (outside of the outtakes).

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    Coming 2 America (Amazon)

    REALLY glad I did not pay any extra for this. I chuckled once (outside of the outtakes).

    You are the 3rd person I’ve heard now that’s panned it.

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