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Posted: 10/16/2012 9:18:40 PM
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Watched most of mallrats had never seen it before.  It was pretty funny jay and silent bob were awesome.




One of my favorite stupid movies of all time. When Jason Lee, or whatever his name was stink palmed the girl's father. The way he abused that Dante guy from Clerks' at the end on that game show was priceless.
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Posted: 10/16/2012 9:28:13 PM
here comes the boom......not bad. good for a few chuckles if you're a fan of kevin james humor



7 psychopaths.....pretty damn good though i thought it would be better for some reason
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Posted: 10/17/2012 6:01:46 PM
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In Bruges (2008) VERY entertaining "gangster comedy-drama" with Colin Farrell , Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes. thought it was well acted and had a number of quite funny sight gags and one liners. had somewhat of a "Guy Ritchie style" feel to it. definite must see IF you like movies like Snatch or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels   



Guess I need to check that one out then, Lock Stock is probably my favorite movie, absolutely hilarious.  

"Uhh bad breath, colorful language, feather duster! What do you think they're gonna be armed with guns you tit!" 

Need to finally give "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" a go too I guess.
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Posted: 10/17/2012 8:39:44 PM
We Are Legion: The Story Of Hacktivists (2012)

Documentary on an internet uprising group "Anonymous" that started in a chat room, and was able to organize itself on the streets in large numbers.  A little boring but interesting because I've never heard of the group before.  What it really showed me was who exactly is behind the keyboards, and proved again that nerds rule the world. 
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Posted: 10/18/2012 1:05:22 PM

Need to finally give "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" a go too I guess.

I was sceptical too, KinKAID BUT it was pretty good with excellent CGI, action and a plot that was somewhat different from the typical "Planet of the Apes" tripe

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Posted: 10/18/2012 1:13:19 PM
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One of my favorite stupid movies of all time. When Jason Lee, or whatever his name was stink palmed the girl's father. The way he abused that Dante guy from Clerks' at the end on that game show was priceless.


Awww darn that was rank I was like did he poop on those pretzels. 
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Posted: 10/19/2012 10:48:48 AM
Wrong Turn 5 (2012)

I was bored and this movie worked out great.  Its a slasher movie but I laughed my behind off.  Definitely a 1-star rated movie by hollywood standards but it was fun to watch.
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Posted: 10/22/2012 11:01:57 AM
The Debt...well worth watching. A story thought to be true turns out to be lie that needs to be rectified.
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Posted: 10/22/2012 12:05:05 PM

The Debt...well worth watching. A story thought to be true turns out to be lie that needs to be rectified.

decent spy-thriller with a "twist" half way thru BUT they probably could have told the story in 90 minutes.

watched Joe and Max (2002) once again the other night, really well made move about the events and aftermath of the 1936 and 1938 Joe Lewis vs Max Schmeling fights. along with being a good boxing movie, it gives a good overview of the racial politics of the time both in Germany AND America. Leonard Roberts is excellent as Joe Lewis and Til Schweiger is outstanding as Schmeling. Peta Wilson is absolutely lucious as Schmeling's wife Anny Ondra.

well worth watching IF you are into boxing OR history   

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Posted: 10/23/2012 2:48:10 AM
Rat,   Watched" Kill the Irishman" because I'd seen a doc on TV. Not a bad little movie.  Enjoyed it. They didn't develop the characters very well but still interesting to step over that line into underworld mania.

"Collateral" was a good action movie. Tom Cruise usually comes thru in his movies. He creeps me out but is a good actor.

I thought "Sleepy Hollow" was close to unwatchable. Big fan of J. Deep but not this time.  Don't know if that Ricci chick is worth bragging about as a actress but love watching her.

Wow, we aren't agreeing on this one at all. I liked "Bananas" and "Sleeper" when I was a kid and during that period they were funny if you smoked enough pot. Today, not so much for me. "The Front" on the other hand was Woody moving into his next and much better stage of writing and directing. The scenes with real actors and writers who had been black listed were very good and Zero Mostel was brilliant for me. Couldn't you see the pain this guy had? Woody needed to make intelligent movies and after "The Front" came "Annie Hall, "Manhattan", "Crimes and Misdemeanors", and "Hannah's Sisters". Woody has made some bad movies (real bad) but I think "The Front" was a milestone that led to better things.

Oh yeh, I've Seen "The Guard" and found Gleesons acting commendable but the movie itself was haphazard and a little predictable for me.

"Inherit the Wind" was fantastic. Classic. It's hard for some of those old movies to handle the test of time (the studios made garbage cause they could) This was one of those pics that had great acting and writing with  little pretense. Great writing and great acting!  That usually works!

GL,    Doc
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Posted: 10/23/2012 3:55:59 AM
Rat,   One more thought.  I'm sure you have seen "Lonesome Dove". Maybe read the book. Well, Duvall is one of my favorite actors. I respect him a lot because I hear he put up his own money to make 
"The Preacher" and "Tango Assassination". Very nice Indie films.

The other movie I've seen recently was made by Tommy Lee Jones. If you saw "Lonesome Dove" you know Gus and Call. ( I think I'm messing up on some spelling)  Anyway, T. Jones made a small indy movie I just saw on the IFC channel. It's called "The 3 Burials of Malquides Estrada".  Not to bad. It stars T. Jones, Barry Pepper, January Jones, and Melissa Leo. Oh yes, you might like this, a guy named Leon Helm has a nice part in this pic. Ever heard of him??Not a bad cast for a quickly made Indie. It's not slick and fancy but maybe something to save for when your in the mood for something real. 

I don't know that these guys are friends but they both seem to be individualist who have some guts. Both sell out and make crap movies but nice to see they care enough to put time and money into this sort of film. 

GL,    Doc
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Posted: 10/23/2012 10:49:45 AM

Duvall is one of my favorite actors.

Pecador, IF you want to see a REALLY good relatively unknown Robert Duvall movie, I just watched Secondhand Lions (2003) also with Michael Caine. it's funny, fast paced, has some good action and is just an overall FUN movie. it's on the STARZ Kids & Family again tuesday Oct 23rd and STARZ Edge Sunday Oct 28th.

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Posted: 10/23/2012 12:04:19 PM
Rat,   Seen it and totally agree. That is a fantastic movie.  The relationship between Caine and Duvall is heart warming. The friendship is palatable even when they argue about the boy and other things. The way they accept him into their lives. The issues with his mom and then a not so bad ending. I'm not that big a fan of fantasies but that one was done very well. 

I might start a thread someday about how actors grow as the get experience. So many actors have their best performances after they hit 50. I like English movies and I guarantee you Caine was so miscast when he was younger. Paul Newman is one of my icons but some of that early garbage is embarrassing.  The list goes on and I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts.  I'll start the thread this afternoon but I'll be a terrible moderator. To lazy!

GL,    Doc


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Posted: 10/23/2012 6:46:17 PM
Lerinky how are we not friends ?
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Posted: 10/24/2012 12:40:06 PM
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Lerinky how are we not friends ?

never seen a request from you, OG  

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Posted: 10/26/2012 12:54:27 PM

The Whistleblower (2010) REALLY good crime-thriller based on the true story of DynCorp security contractor Kathryn Bolkovac who uncovered others in her company were sex trafficking young Ukrainian girls into Bosnia and "blew the whistle" on their activities which put here in great personal danger. has some EXCELLENT action scenes  and suspense throughout.

excellent cast with Rachel Weisz as Kathryn Bolkovac, action movie favorite David Strathairn as her ally Peter Ward, Vanessa Redgrave as Madeleine Rees the British lawyer who works with Bolkovac is trying to "repatriate" the trafficked girl back to their home countries.

has been on the EPIX-HD channels recently and I highly recommend it.    

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Posted: 10/26/2012 7:33:51 PM
The Campaign (2012)

Will Farrell is a funny guy.  I laughed throughout the movie. 
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Posted: 10/27/2012 2:43:34 PM

The Campaign (2012)

REALLY looking forward to seeing it. Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis have to be two of the funniest comedians in film today.

watched The Accused (1988) last night on HBO. Jodie Foster won here first best actress oscar for her portrayal of rape victim looking for payback Sarah Tobias and I think it's still here best roll after Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. I also think it was Kelly McGillis's best roll ever as district attorney Kathryn Murphy. GREAT drama all the way around   

also watched Mobsters (1991) on Cinemax with Christian Slater as "Lucky" Luciano, Patrick Dempsey as Meyer Lansky, F. Murray Abraham as Arnold Rothstein, Michael Gambon as Salvatore Maranzano (aka Faranzano in the movie) and Anthony Quinn as Joe "The Boss" Masseria. relatively unknown actor Nicholas Sadler was outstanding as psyco hit man Mad Dog Coll. GREAT "mob history" that pretty much chronicles the rise of the New York Mafia during prohibition. definately worth watching IF your into "mob movies"   

 

 

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Posted: 10/28/2012 6:30:13 AM
I never get tired of talking movies  and throwing out opinions so I'm gonna join in on this "Accused" thing.  Foster was better than she was in "Lambs" .  Both were great but the emotion with "Accused" was life changing to me. I didn't know what I was getting into when I saw that movie .  It had a effect on me . I guess that's what a great movie is suppose to do.

I thought "Mobsters" could have been cast better. 
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Posted: 10/28/2012 2:30:56 PM

happened to watch the last two thirds of Mother Night (1996) last night. it's a somewhat wierd Kurt Vonnegut WWII spy thriller based on the true story of Nazi propagandist Howard W. Campbell, Jr played by Nick Nolte. in typical Vonnegut fashion it has a LOT of wierd "plot twists" throughout the film and esp near the end. also stars Sheryl Lee as Campbell's wife/love interest, John Goodman, and  Alan Arkin

I got hooked after watching about 5 minutes of it and stayed up thru the end at 4 am in the morning. VERY well acted drama by all involved and well worth watching. it's on the Encore Drama channel again Saturday Nov 3rtd and Sunday the 4th

I would say  

 

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Posted: 10/28/2012 2:44:56 PM

The Thing (1982)

John Carpenter's "The Thing" is one of the most entertaining horror films ever made. Fast, clever and pure excitement from start to finish. This is how all movies of this genre should be made.

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Posted: 10/28/2012 2:48:41 PM

based on the true story of Nazi propagandist Howard W. Campbell, Jr

OOPS!!! you can't always trust a Wikipage. the character of Campbell is based somewhat on the Irish-American fascist William Joyce, aka "Lord Haw Haw", who was a Nazi propaganda broadcaster during WWII BUT is a Vonnegut fictional character that appears not only in Mother Night but also his novel (movie) Slaughterhouse-Five

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Posted: 10/28/2012 3:03:35 PM

The Thing (1982)

thought the new 2011 re-make was also an excellent thiriller esp the ending scenes in the alien spaceship.

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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:54:35 PM

watched Fritz Lang's 1931 German classic "M" (aka "Morder unter Uns" - The Murderer is among Us)"  on TCM last night. it's about the hunt for a seriel murderer of childern and was Lang's first 'talkie". it was Peter Lorre's first staring roll as Hans Beckert the murderer and set the stage for his career playing rather "creepy" parts. excellent plot and acting and well worth renting or recording IF your into "early German classics", definate    in my opinion

also watched the 1945 Warner Brothers "war propaganda" film Hotel Berlin which is a "spy-thriller" about various people staying in the hotel as they try to plan their escape from Germany at the end of WWII. great cast featuring Faye Emerson, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Alan Hale and English actor Henry Daniell who, like Lorre, was famous for his rather "creepy" villain roles in the 1940's. well acted and had good suspense. I would say  

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Posted: 10/30/2012 2:50:07 AM

watched the latest made for HBO movie The Girl about Alfred Hitchcock's sexual obsession  with actress Tippi Hedren when they worked together on both The Birds and Marnie. kind of a plodding plot BUT both Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren are excellent and I think it's worth recording for the acting 

English actor Toby Jones is one of the GREAT character actors of our time and his transformation into the bloated, jowly Hitchcock is amazing BUT his performance is NOT nearly as good as his 2006 portrale of Truman Capote in Infamous which I believe is MUCH better than the 2005  Philip Seymour Hoffman portrale in Capote. IF the year of those two films release is reversed, then Toby Jones gets the Oscar. IF you enjoyed the Hoffman's Capote then you definately want to see Infamous and you will see what I mean.

btw, previously mention films The Whistleblower is on the new EPIX1-HD channel again Nov 3rd @ 12:45 am pacific and  In Bruges is on HBO Signature Sunday Nov 4th and Tuesday Nov 6th

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