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 Post subject: Favorite films of late
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:31 am 
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I'd have to say Guardians of the Galaxy has been one of the current films (series) I have enjoyed. The humor and soundtrack made it appealing. (Groot rocks Heh Heh)

What films (in recent years) have captured your interest?

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I agree with you on Guardians. Doctor Strange was also excellent, and I love how J.J. Abrams re-imagined the Star Trek universe- brilliant!

But outside of that, I really don’t have much use for what’s coming out of Hollywood these days. I much prefer films from the classic era. I’d pay first-run prices to see William Holden read the phone book. :cloud9:

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I agree with both of you on Guardians. :fyi: I'm to the point that I can't listen to "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5 without seeing dancing Baby Groot in my head ::):

Let's see ... I thought Mel Gibson's recent film Hacksaw Ridge was really well done.

For anyone who is into zombie movies, and doesn't mind reading subtitles, Train to Busan (from South Korea) was quite good, and surprisingly emotional.

Another subtitled film I saw recently, from France, that was good was Declaration of War. It's not a war movie. :fyi: It's about a young couple dealing with a dire diagnosis for their son. Based on the director's true life experience (she also played the mother in the film).

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Oh, yeah, I enjoyed the recent Blade Runner sequel, too.

One to avoid: the recent Netflix original movie Bright, starring Will Smith. I was really looking forward to this one, it had an intriguing concept (orcs and elves in modern-day Los Angeles). But it was not well done, and there's a shocking twist about 1/3 of the way through that's hand-waved away at the end, which really ticked me off.

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Last week, I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s “I Confess”. A great movie.

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I just saw the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still” last night. It was surprisingly good!

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My "latest" favorite movies are Last of the Mohicans, The Patriot, & Braveheart.

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lbt wrote:
Last week, I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s “I Confess”. A great movie.


I am a huge Hitchcock fan, and while I am convinced that he probably never made a genuinely bad film in his entire career, 'I Confess' is not one of his greats, it is, at best, merely adequate. I give it 2 and a half stars, 'Strangers On A Train', Dial 'M' For Murder and 'Rear Window', his other films from that same era (roughly 1951-1954), are all much better films.


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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
I just saw the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still” last night. It was surprisingly good!



Why, yes. Yes, it is.

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1HCaAC wrote:
My "latest" favorite movies are Last of the Mohicans, The Patriot, & Braveheart.



My latest favorite is ZULU.

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Zulu does drag out a bit....was kinda disappointed in Dunkirk...it felt like half the movie got edited or something.

I'm waiting to see the Churchill movie (The Darkest Hour) ..should be here from Netflix in a day or two.

Also waiting to see the New Jurassic World movie we are going to go to the theater for that one with the grandkids. We go to the theater once or twice a year so this is a big outing! :)

Other movies that will be going into the Netflix wait list:

7 days in Entebbe
Peter Rabbit (ok some of these movies are kid driven!)
Pacific Rim
Black Panther
Winchester (maybe)
Avengers
The Incredibles 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Mission Impossible
X Men (Dark Phoenix)
Mary Queen of Scots
Fantastic Beasts (Crimes of Grindelwald)

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St Veronica wrote:
Zulu does drag out a bit....was kinda disappointed in Dunkirk...it felt like half the movie got edited or something.

I'm waiting to see the Churchill movie (The Darkest Hour) ..should be here from Netflix in a day or two.

Also waiting to see the New Jurassic World movie we are going to go to the theater for that one with the grandkids. We go to the theater once or twice a year so this is a big outing! :)

Other movies that will be going into the Netflix wait list:

7 days in Entebbe
Peter Rabbit (ok some of these movies are kid driven!)
Pacific Rim
Black Panther
Winchester (maybe)
Avengers
The Incredibles 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Mission Impossible
X Men (Dark Phoenix)
Mary Queen of Scots
Fantastic Beasts (Crimes of Grindelwald)


Very good.

I've enjoyed some of the X Men and Wolverine films.

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St Veronica wrote:
Zulu does drag out a bit....was kinda disappointed in Dunkirk...it felt like half the movie got edited or something.

I'm waiting to see the Churchill movie (The Darkest Hour) ..should be here from Netflix in a day or two.

Also waiting to see the New Jurassic World movie we are going to go to the theater for that one with the grandkids. We go to the theater once or twice a year so this is a big outing! :)

Other movies that will be going into the Netflix wait list:

7 days in Entebbe
Peter Rabbit (ok some of these movies are kid driven!)
Pacific Rim
Black Panther
Winchester (maybe)
Avengers
The Incredibles 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Mission Impossible
X Men (Dark Phoenix)
Mary Queen of Scots
Fantastic Beasts (Crimes of Grindelwald)


Drag? Not for me. The subject is one of my book collecting minor foci.

Liked Dunkirk, liked Darkest Hour.

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GKC wrote:

My latest favorite is ZULU.


There is no Dana, only ZULU! :twisted:

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Sabbath wrote:
GKC wrote:

My latest favorite is ZULU.


There is no Dana, only ZULU! :twisted:


Generally, you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance

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lbt wrote:
Last week, I watched Alfred Hitchcock’s “I Confess”. A great movie.


It is!

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GKC wrote:
Sabbath wrote:
GKC wrote:

My latest favorite is ZULU.


There is no Dana, only ZULU! :twisted:


Generally, you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance


:thumbsup:

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MichaelD14 wrote:
St Veronica wrote:
Zulu does drag out a bit....was kinda disappointed in Dunkirk...it felt like half the movie got edited or something.

I'm waiting to see the Churchill movie (The Darkest Hour) ..should be here from Netflix in a day or two.

Also waiting to see the New Jurassic World movie we are going to go to the theater for that one with the grandkids. We go to the theater once or twice a year so this is a big outing! :)

Other movies that will be going into the Netflix wait list:

7 days in Entebbe
Peter Rabbit (ok some of these movies are kid driven!)
Pacific Rim
Black Panther
Winchester (maybe)
Avengers
The Incredibles 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Mission Impossible
X Men (Dark Phoenix)
Mary Queen of Scots
Fantastic Beasts (Crimes of Grindelwald)


Very good.

I've enjoyed some of the X Men and Wolverine films.


I'm an X-Men fan. Gotta love a superhero in a wheelchair.

I didn't like Logan, though.

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GKC wrote:
St Veronica wrote:
Zulu does drag out a bit....was kinda disappointed in Dunkirk...it felt like half the movie got edited or something.

I'm waiting to see the Churchill movie (The Darkest Hour) ..should be here from Netflix in a day or two.

Also waiting to see the New Jurassic World movie we are going to go to the theater for that one with the grandkids. We go to the theater once or twice a year so this is a big outing! :)

Other movies that will be going into the Netflix wait list:

7 days in Entebbe
Peter Rabbit (ok some of these movies are kid driven!)
Pacific Rim
Black Panther
Winchester (maybe)
Avengers
The Incredibles 2
Hotel Transylvania 3
Mission Impossible
X Men (Dark Phoenix)
Mary Queen of Scots
Fantastic Beasts (Crimes of Grindelwald)


Drag? Not for me. The subject is one of my book collecting minor foci.

Liked Dunkirk, liked Darkest Hour.


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I watched Dunkirk awhile back and hated it. I can't think of one thing I liked about it. I can think of artistic reasons for making some of the choices they made (just one example: the fact that the soldier boy just shows up carelessly walking down the street, with no explanation for any of what's going on--an objection that doesn't apply to, say, the pilots [who are clearly introduced as pilots on a mission] or the Branagh character [who is clearly introduced as the naval officer in charge of the evacuation operation]. As I say, I can think of artistic reasons for doing this with the soldier boy--emphasizing the anonymity of infantrymen, the way the war dehumanizes or makes irrelevant one's own personal stories or some such), I just think in the end those are bad reasons.

I just watched Darkest Hour last night (well, actually over the last two nights...mrs. gherkin occasionally struggles on the staying awake front, and we adjust our movie watching to take this into account). I did not hate it, but I did not like it. The secretary bit was really strange. The young lady played no discernible role in the movie and was added, I suppose, simply as a way to try to humanize Churchill or something. The final speech scene, even, lost momentum due to the intrusion of that character. The scene on the train was so strongly cliched that it was hard to watch, even though the poem bit was nice. The only scene I thought was really well done was when the King came to see Churchill. That was good.

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Speaking of Branagh, I recently watched Murder on the Orient Express. Terrible.

I also recently watched the new alleged Star Wars movie. Terrible.

I'm trying to think of relatively recent movies I've seen that were really good. I'm struggling.

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