Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
Mary Poppins dvd
Swing Time (1936) Fred and Ginger
King Cohen - on Shudder - a documentary about Larry Cohen, New York producer, screenwriter and director. I’ve always enjoyed Q and The Stuff, and it’s impressive to see this and realize just how prolific he was. He also seemed like a genuinely nice guy with a deep love of the movies.
Midsommar - in the theater - A vacation derails into a bizarre nightmare initiation into a cult. Graphic at points and thoroughly weird, I liked it, perhaps a bit more than Hereditary which had me enthralled for 90% of its run time and lost me at the end. Here the whole film seemed cut from the same cloth.
Watched it yesterday. Thought it was a great film and enjoyed it a lot. Even with the most annoying actress ever (Rosie Perez).
Days Of Thunder
Crumb - Informative, interesting,
fascinating, sad & weird.
I watched three over the weekend..
Angela's Ashes-I watched it years back when it first came out. It's an emotional movie. Very good.
Gone With the Wind-I've never sat and watched the whole movie, so I did Sunday. It was good. I'm glad I watched it.
Galveston- A crime thriller with Ben Foster as a hit man on the run from his crime boss who has set him up for the kill. Not too bad.
I lied, I watched four. The Old Man & the Gun. Pretty good performances all the way around.
Ace Ventura Pet Detective,I have not seen this movie since it came out in the theaters,it seemed even funnier now.I couldn`t have laughed this much back then.
Criss Cross, from 1949. My first ever Yvonne DeCarlo movie.
I'd only known her from The Munsters before this; I'm surprised I didn't think of seeing one of her movies sooner.
She's so beautiful.
Very good film noir movie with Burt Lancester, him being in it made it an easy choice for me to see as my first of her, he's always excellent.
With Dan Duryea, it may take me a while to watch Mr. Denton On Doomsday again. (all I'd seen him in or known him from, from The Twilight Zone)
Hm. If you want a modern remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, then here it is. It adds nothing to the previous two classic (the original, and the version done in the 70's), and in fact is pretty tame, grabbing little of the subtexts because this one is led by a group of teens getting ready for college. It's well made, the actors are okay, but the reality is there's no reason to watch this over the other versions.
I watched Spiderman: Homecoming last night. I had not read anything about it so was surprised when Michael Keaton turned up and as birdman no less. Casting Keaton kind of took me out of the movie for a while to scream in a thick Japanese accent: “Birdman 3?” Keaton is the best thing in the movie as usual.
For All Mankind[documentary on the Apollo 11 moon landing etc] on Blu ray
Glad I saw it, but I never want to see it again. Deeply disturbing
Klute and Shazam (4K).
yes, she is so beautiful!
The Hateful Eight.
White Man's Burden...
have you checked out the extended version on Netflix?
I love Ed Wood; I've seen it many times over the years; I even found myself remembering a lot of lines.
Martin Landau especially was superb in this.
I miss when Tim Burton was really focused and on top of his game.
Max Payne with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
Loved the look of it but it could have flowed better.
So, a Ray Bradbury adaptation. Honestly, it's not aged well. I'd say it's average, but not an essential watch.
I do have to say though, it got off to a bad start because of a scene toward the start of the movie. Steiger is talking to a young man, and he then takes off his shirt to show he is covered in illustrations. The young man is awe struck, can't believe what he's seeing, says he's never seen anything like it. I laughed out loud. You can see worse on any street corner in 2019. I mean, at the end of the day, the guy has a tattoo. Hello, people are cutting their tongues, have impants to give them horns, tattooing their faces, tattooing their eyes, hands, inside their ears and lips. Hell, some people have REMOVED their ears!
So yeah, this didn't translate well. A curiosity at this point, I think.
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