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Kinda let down by the options for movies/tv with Amazon Prime. Watched last night and tonight...

RiffTrax: No Retreat, No Surrender
RiffTrax: Cool as Ice

Though most of the 90s jokes in the Vanilla Ice movie were fun.
 

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Woman in the Dunes

I didn't want the movie to ever end.... :(
Read the book in college. Very strange, very memorable.
If you get a chance to watch the movie, I highly recommend doing so. I think you'd really enjoy it. Just after one viewing its easily one of my favorite movies.
 

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Last night I watched Tokyo Drifter again (love it) and saw Tarkovsky's Stalker for the first time in Blu-Ray (had a crappy copy on DVD).

I still don't know what to make of it, especially the ending of that movie but I keep thinking about it. Lovely blu-ray transfer for a film that has gorgeous photography throughout.

I see the characters as:

Stalker - the religious mystic
Writer - the worldly cynic
Professor - the rational observer

All of them have a different pursuit and understanding of truth.

But I don't know who the Stalker's daughter is at the end of the movie.
 

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Watching Rogue One with my son.  Once you get rid of your expectations for this being a movie in the Star Wars franchise, it actually becomes watchable and fairly enjoyable.  My five year old really likes it.
 

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scamandrius said:
Watching Rogue One with my son.  Once you get rid of your expectations for this being a movie in the Star Wars franchise, it actually becomes watchable and fairly enjoyable.  My five year old really likes it.
I liked its aesthetics, kind of a lot,  I wish more big budget features would utilize less cgi. The story was OK, not as good as the hype, but way better than episode 7 and still watchable considering the lack of imagination and originality in big budget hollywood movies anymore.
 

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William T said:
scamandrius said:
Watching Rogue One with my son.  Once you get rid of your expectations for this being a movie in the Star Wars franchise, it actually becomes watchable and fairly enjoyable.  My five year old really likes it.
I liked its aesthetics, kind of a lot,  I wish more big budget features would utilize less cgi. The story was OK, not as good as the hype, but way better than episode 7 and still watchable considering the lack of imagination and originality in big budget hollywood movies anymore.
No, I can't agree with that.
 

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Good man.  Love the avatar.  What did you think?
I liked it a lot actually.
What were your impressions vs. the series?  Much darker, right?  No Frost.  No network input.  Just Lynch being Lynch.  And Sheryl Lee's performance was spectacular, right?  Very nuanced.
 

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Antonious Nikolas said:
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Sam G said:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Good man.  Love the avatar.  What did you think?
I liked it a lot actually.
What were your impressions vs. the series?  Much darker, right?  No Frost.  No network input.  Just Lynch being Lynch.  And Sheryl Lee's performance was spectacular, right?  Very nuanced.
I liked it and thought it served well as a transition piece (in more ways than one) if you're going from the original series to The Return. I liked the darker elements of it a lot, and I could see where Lynch was going in bringing the focus of the story back to Laura. That was one heck of a performance by Sheryl Lee.
 

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Sam G said:
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Antonious Nikolas said:
Sam G said:
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Good man.  Love the avatar.  What did you think?
I liked it a lot actually.
What were your impressions vs. the series?  Much darker, right?  No Frost.  No network input.  Just Lynch being Lynch.  And Sheryl Lee's performance was spectacular, right?  Very nuanced.
I liked it and thought it served well as a transition piece (in more ways than one) if you're going from the original series to The Return. I liked the darker elements of it a lot, and I could see where Lynch was going in bringing the focus of the story back to Laura. That was one heck of a performance by Sheryl Lee.
Have you seen the deleted scenes?  How do you think they're going to resolve the Phillip Jeffries issue since Bowie's passed away?  Recast, like they did with Donna in FWWM?

Oh, and you stole the corn.  I had it canned over the store!
 

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Detroit

Disappointing. It got a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An important true story that was poorly told. The acting was subpar. Way too long. Packed with clichés. Frustrating.

Selam
 

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Detroit

Disappointing. It got a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An important true story that was poorly told. The acting was subpar. Way too long. Packed with clichés. Frustrating.

Selam
I thought about going to see it today.  Instead, saw Dunkirk again, which was worth it.
 

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Just watched No Country for Old Men for the second time.  One of my favorites.
I need to finally sit down and watch that.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Detroit

Disappointing. It got a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An important true story that was poorly told. The acting was subpar. Way too long. Packed with clichés. Frustrating.

Selam
Saw it too. Great propaganda value, so to reach the greatest group cliches are used as it cuts down on thinking.  But it was well done for the effect and passions it was attempting to invoke.
A real tragedy that occurred, Hollywood not withstanding.
 

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Baby Driver.
Not for you smart folks as it is a movie, not a film.
Entertaining and well done + enjoyable.
There will be copy cats made in this mode.
You betcha'.
 

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Sam G said:
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Just watched No Country for Old Men for the second time.  One of my favorites.
I need to finally sit down and watch that.
Do you need someone from oc.net to come over there with the DVD and popcorn to make you watch it? What are you waiting for?  ;D
 

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I can't believe it took them 25 years to put out the Studio Ghibli film Only Yesterday on DVD in the USA, but they finally did.
 

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Surviving Indie

Segments go on way too long, and there doesn't seem to be a focused theme or strong story connecting them. Also these indie movies seem to all move very slowly and be too self-indulgent to succeed as a general interest thing.* At least with ones like 'Indie Game: The Movie' and the Vice 'One Man Metal' ones there are some odd people, which makes it a little easier to stick with.


* relatively speaking; "indie" anything is niche, but these feel more like a niche of the niche
 

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Have this itch to watch Wizard of Oz...
 

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We've been playing with our Amazon Prime watchlist all weekend. We've already gone through Ender's Game, Battleship, The BFG and Gods of Egypt. After the young one is down for the night, I'll see about strong-arming the mister to watch Mad Max: Fury Road with me.
 

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I was thinking about Revenge of the Nerds and how crazy it was (sexual assault, pornographic exploitation, exposing minors to sexual situations, etc.), and it got me to wondering what a Hollywood 'Nerd' movie would be like today. It'd probably be something like: starts with the gang waiting in line for the release of the newest iPhone, and they find out that Bing Bang Theory is going to be cancelled, so they rally the troops and get into all sorts of hijinx, till finally they overcome the evil corporate elites using data-centric arguments and tech-based gags.
 

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I watched Singtoday. Very nice animation. The plot is simple and rather expected, but because of the songs and the nicely created (I mean also the apparition) characters it's a good entertainment for one lazy evening.
 

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I have TCM for a couple of days.  I saw  In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, directed by Nicholas Ray.  I never heard of this movie before, but it may be a forgotten classic.  A real interesting film noir / melodrama.  The perspective / main character  shifts from Bogart to Graham about halfway through, which I thought was interesting.

I also just discovered Humphrey Bogart was in a film called Sirrocco.  Supposedly it's third rate knock off of Casablanca that takes place in Damascus.  I'm sure it's awful, but I feel kind of duty bound to watch it sometime in the future.
 

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Mona Lisa Smile a couple of nights ago; I'd never seen it.  Technically I still haven't, because I spent most of the time peeling wallpaper.
 
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