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Ex Machina is a lousy movie well worth missing! Save your money, though some here won't, but try, as it should be on TV within a few months due to it being so straight up lousy
It takes way to long to develop the primary thrust which the viewer figures out in the first five minutes.
Slow flick.
Then it turns out to be a kind of Pinocchio story, except there are no morals involved. Just the opposite. The original Pinocchio is about God, The Father and His Son and The Redemption of Being Human in a world of......well, anyway, this one is....crap.
 

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Kingsmen: Secret Service.......the movie is over two hours but if they drop just the "F" word alone it would be only a bit over an hour.
Otherwise it's a fun piece of fluff and none sense, oh and more British superiority propaganda.
 

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LenInSebastopol said:
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Casablanca for all its acclaim is an OK movie, just OK. It most certainly has lost whatever luster it has by being cliched to death. But yeah Victor Laszo just an awful character. I've watched it maybe 5 times or so.
First, put yourself in the mindset of America during, 1942, WW II when the movie was made and then,
Secondly, watch it on The Big Screen, as shown in a movie theater. Her face fills the  WHOLE screen and you may grasp her beauty.
Of course, Bogart is old enough to have been in Spain fighting fascists and the viewer gets a hint that he was a freedom fighter and loser as he cannot go back to his own country. This cynical loser in life gives it all up for.....what? The fact is, everybody finds reconciliation and redemption by the end of the movie; everybody, even the bar maid and bad guy, finds a greater thing than their own miserble lives! Try it one last time but in a theater with a big screen.
I say this about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies all the time. But how do you see them on a big screen? The point is, the amount of energy being expended and the expressive details are lost in a little black and white video screen.
 

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Opus118 said:
LenInSebastopol said:
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Casablanca for all its acclaim is an OK movie, just OK. It most certainly has lost whatever luster it has by being cliched to death. But yeah Victor Laszo just an awful character. I've watched it maybe 5 times or so.
First, put yourself in the mindset of America during, 1942, WW II when the movie was made and then,
Secondly, watch it on The Big Screen, as shown in a movie theater. Her face fills the  WHOLE screen and you may grasp her beauty.
Of course, Bogart is old enough to have been in Spain fighting fascists and the viewer gets a hint that he was a freedom fighter and loser as he cannot go back to his own country. This cynical loser in life gives it all up for.....what? The fact is, everybody finds reconciliation and redemption by the end of the movie; everybody, even the bar maid and bad guy, finds a greater thing than their own miserble lives! Try it one last time but in a theater with a big screen.
I say this about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies all the time. But how do you see them on a big screen? The point is, the amount of energy being expended and the expressive details are lost in a little black and white video screen.
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To see such movies on an 18' screen requires a bit of luck and proximity....not an everyday thing
 

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Some small local movie theatres will run classic films. The theatre in my town does it a lot (incidentally, it's the theatre that gets attacked in The Blob.)
 

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Watched Avengers 2. Good popcorn movie.

Prompted me to watch Agents of SHIELD on Netflix. Daredevil is the best though.

A pitty that Fox and Marvel are fighting over X-Men's rights. It would be great to watch a Hulk vs Wolverine battle.
 

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Headhunter on Netflix is a thoroughly enjoyable flick. It's about an art thief and a lot of fun; the only problem for me was that it was in Norwegian so watching subtitles is important as it moves fast at times and not predictable.
Highly recommended.
 

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Mad Max Fury Road

I'd like to go on, but please allow the fact that no one should give Australians cameras!
More later.
 

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks ;D

I just love school break TV programming.
 

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Traveling Salesman, about 4 mathematicians sitting in a room. Good flick, not a lot of action!

If you want to see action, Mad Max, Fury Road, today!
 

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Metalhead

"A deeply spiritual film about grief, forgiveness, and personal transformation: one of the most spiritually literate films of 2015."

That's a bit too far, but yeah, worth a watch.
 

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I finally saw Looper today. I absolutely love the story but the nudity and constant swearing made me sad- and made me sympathize with the guys at CleanFlicks in a way I hadn't in a while.

Don't get me wrong, I don't need everything to be G Rated. I think sometimes salty content is actually necessary. For example, I think the brief rape scene with toplessness in The Road Warrior helped establish the absolute savagery of the setting in a way that  reminded me that I wasn't just watching a series of modified cars and goofy costumes but an actual piece of social commentary, and I actually wish there'd been a similar scene in the still-excellent Fury Road (if it's possible for me to say that without looking like a creep). A little bit of swearing is similarly important to have in any story about criminals because that's simply how criminals talk.

Looper got a bit gratuitous in places, though. And like I said it made me sad that I probably won't be able to sit through an otherwise awesome piece of sci-fi storytelling again.
 

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Volnutt said:
I finally saw Looper today. I absolutely love the story but the nudity and constant swearing made me sad- and made me sympathize with the guys at CleanFlicks in a way I hadn't in a while.

Don't get me wrong, I don't need everything to be G Rated. I think sometimes salty content is actually necessary. For example, I think the brief rape scene with toplessness in The Road Warrior helped establish the absolute savagery of the setting in a way that  reminded me that I wasn't just watching a series of modified cars and goofy costumes but an actual piece of social commentary, and I actually wish there'd been a similar scene in the still-excellent Fury Road (if it's possible for me to say that without looking like a creep). A little bit of swearing is similarly important to have in any story about criminals because that's simply how criminals talk.

Looper got a bit gratuitous in places, though. And like I said it made me sad that I probably won't be able to sit through an otherwise awesome piece of sci-fi storytelling again.
I enjoyed the same movie as well, although it strained continuity via plot twists, but a fun flick.
Yeah, a good movie may be made without gratuitous language or even violence. Old British flicks didn't show violence, as Americans, but one got the picture that a murder, or some such thing, went down and moved on with the story line.
I don't believe the new Mad Max movie had any swearing in it, yes? I am so use to using/hearing such language (anger issues) that I don't even listen for it anymore, but IIRC, the latest Max movie is missing some. Certainly no sex. Yuck, all that dirt!
 

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Husband bought the Hobbit trilogy today and watched An Unexpected Journey with the boy. I was napping upstairs for about half of it, but the rest looked like a fun romp, right up the young one's alley.
 

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Saw Mad Max in 3d at the Imax. 

Now I want to be all shiny and chrome.
 

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Fabio Leite said:
Just watched this:

Kung Fury... :D
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg
Lost about seven minutes of my life:eek:ff.....then saw next to it a David Hasselhoff interview and ....another three minutes gone, but he was involved in your Kung Fury thingy.....
Fabio, I was enjoying your posts, but now? Dude, makes me wonder.... :eek:
 

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LenInSebastopol said:
Fabio Leite said:
Just watched this:

Kung Fury... :D
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg
Lost about seven minutes of my life:eek:ff.....then saw next to it a David Hasselhoff's interview and ....another three minutes gone, but he was involved in your Kung Fury thingy.....
Fabio, I was enjoying your posts, but now? Dude, makes me wonder.... :eek:
It's an over the top spoof of 80s pop culture cliches. It has to be seen with that in mind to be funny. :)

And if you "liked" David Hasselhoff's interview, check the 80s style videoclip for the theme song of the movie: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn2dBYbY

And don't forget to download the arcade style game Kung Fury: Street Rage:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgXBaztueK0
 

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LenInSebastopol said:
Kingsmen: Secret Service.......the movie is over two hours but if they drop just the "F" word alone it would be only a bit over an hour.
Otherwise it's a fun piece of fluff and none sense, oh and more British superiority propaganda.
I was wandering if the R rating was caused solely as that last shot, which was totally egregious. It could have been because of the violence, but I doubt it as it was very choreographed and strained credulity.

To answer the OP, recently I have watched Guardians of the Universe (numerous times), Imitation Game, American Sniper, and some small Italian flicks just to remember my years in Napoli.
 

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The young one watched the Hobbit trilogy over two days, then demanded more and got to watch the LotR trilogy in one day. High hopes, that one.
 

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"Anamorph." Murder mystery starring Willem Dafoe. Scary, but better than the reviews.
 

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Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
LenInSebastopol said:
Kingsmen: Secret Service.......the movie is over two hours but if they drop just the "F" word alone it would be only a bit over an hour.
Otherwise it's a fun piece of fluff and none sense, oh and more British superiority propaganda.
I was wandering if the R rating was caused solely as that last shot, which was totally egregious. It could have been because of the violence, but I doubt it as it was very choreographed and strained credulity.
To answer the OP, recently I have watched Guardians of the Universe (numerous times), Imitation Game, American Sniper, and some small Italian flicks just to remember my years in Napoli.
As to the violence, I am to far bent to judge anymore...but I do not recall it being "wet" violence (the worst kind/don't enjoy).  I also am not clear on the criteria for the "R", as if it IS language, then Kinsmen is way over the top. At one time all those ratings were clear, then changed to the point where I believe some PG 13 is allowed one foul word per movie, but I am not positive as I have quit reading their criteria. But I believe it has changed since inception, and not to raise a standard of decency either.
I am sorry to be of little to no help in this.
If you like action, enjoy Mad Max 3, although it is R and that is for violence (looks like they kill real people!) but I do not recall much, if any, foul language, nor sex. IIRC it is a bit "wetter" in violence as I like. However once again, I am to warped and far gone to make note.....I think St. Paul called it right, a seared conscience.
 

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Deadly Code in Netflix is interesting. Filmed in Lithuania, it is about Russian society from a Siberian POV, crime, drama, "honest criminals", and their code of life. Very enjoyable and admirable.
However I didn't know everybody in Russia spoke with an accent, but that aside, Malkovich is great in it. Watch all 145 minutes of it.

Opus, thanks, will take SWMBO to see Tomorrowland.
 

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After enjoying Tangled once more earlier, I'm watching on and off Muppets Most Wanted. The jury's still out on whether the Muppets can make up for Ricky Gervais being, well, Ricky Gervais.
 

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Babette's Feast
Best foodie movie ever, though I'm still iffy on Quail's brains.

Too bad the English dub wasn't included on the DVD (I don't mind subtitles, but when your multitasking, and aren't fluent in Danish...)
 

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"Interstellar" and "Big Hero Six." Both good. The first could have been a little shorter. The second one, I liked a little more, because it was funny, and had a friendly robot.
 

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Friedrich said:
Babette's Feast
Best foodie movie ever, though I'm still iffy on Quail's brains.

Too bad the English dub wasn't included on the DVD (I don't mind subtitles, but when your multitasking, and aren't fluent in Danish...)

Wonderful movie!  :)


Selam
 

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biro said:
"Interstellar" and "Big Hero Six." Both good. The first could have been a little shorter. The second one, I liked a little more, because it was funny, and had a friendly robot.
There's a suggestion going around here that Interstellar should be shown in schools as part of science teaching. :)
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Friedrich said:
Babette's Feast
Best foodie movie ever, though I'm still iffy on Quail's brains.

Too bad the English dub wasn't included on the DVD (I don't mind subtitles, but when your multitasking, and aren't fluent in Danish...)

Wonderful movie!  :)


Selam
Isn't it though? Every time I watch it, I see something new for the spiritual side of the equation. Makes me want to find a copy of the book.
 

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I saw Mad Max a second time with my brother in a normal theater.  Not as good the second time, but the good parts were still good.  And I still want to be all shiny and chrome.

I saw Jurassic World.  Was going to see it anyways (I've seen all of them in the theaters), but it came with a suggestion from my friend's sister, and my buddy was going anyways.  It's like Jurassic Park III.  Pretty stupid, but dinosaurs did in fact eat people, and that is what I went to see.  None of them have matched the first one which was at least close to the book in spirit, albeit abridged.  Still think Lost World (book) was pretty darn good.  The movie sorta sucked, but alas...dinosaurs ate people.

The thing with Jurassic World was, the plot just totally sucked.  Ok, hear me out.  We knew the plot was going to suck going in.  I get that.  But why did they even bother with one?  I mean, I couldn't give two craps about the budding romance between the great white hunter and corporate chick.  Actually, I could give two craps because I think the movie would have greatly benefited from them both being buried under two metric tones of triceratops poopoo.  I will give props on the Selous Scout wannabe carrying a .45-70.  Gangsta rifle if there ever was one...and probably one of the few short of full on elephant gun or anti-tank rifle that might cause any big dinosaur more than mild skin irritation.
 

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Vamrat, thanks. Will wait awhile to see Mad Max 3 then. I don't GO to the movies twice for the same movie often but will watch them on the small screen, however M.M. is good enough to see LARGE. I might take SWMBO, and as I recall there was no swearing in it, was there? She does not like foul language, so...........
And thanks, will miss Jurassic Park as I am sure the out takes of big lizards eating folks will be shown somewhere in life. Don't need the mush and standard plot "development".
Did you see Sparky?  Rather enjoyable if over worked a bit. The South Africans have a great sense of movie making, as do the Aussies, except I think the Aussies kill real people in the flicks.
 

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I have not seen Sparky.  The only ZA movies I have seen are the ones Niel Blomkamp makes. 

I don't remember if there was any swearing in MM.  There wasn't a whole lot of dialogue in general, so probably not, and certainly not Scarface or Pulp Fiction levels of swearing! 
 

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I saw the new Terminator film and was actually surprised at how well it was. I went into it very skeptical and pessimistic, expecting another franchise-killing train wreck like the last two films. But instead I got the greatest Terminator film since Judgement Day. While it's not as good as the first two films, it still falls in the same league of goodness and undos the damage that Rise of the Machines and Salvation did to the franchise. Emilia Clarke who I initially thought didn't have what it takes to portray the dark and gritty nature of Sarah Connor exceeded my expectations, and the film managed to make a PG13 rating work. It really did feel like a dark, action Terminator movie--not like one of those stupid corny Marvel blockbusters that always come out. If you want to see a movie, skip Jurassic World which was atrocious and instead see the new Terminator.
 
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