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Neil W

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May 27, 2008
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Ready Player One - geek-laden Spielberg escapism, with a solid need for King fans to see it
Blockers - parents set out to sabotage daughters' plan to lose virginity on prom night. Smutty but funny.
A Quiet Place - monsters have slaughtered most humans. They are blind and hunt by sound. So be vewwy vewwy quiet...
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
57,382
212,473
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ready Player One - geek-laden Spielberg escapism, with a solid need for King fans to see it
Blockers - parents set out to sabotage daughters' plan to lose virginity on prom night. Smutty but funny.
A Quiet Place - monsters have slaughtered most humans. They are blind and hunt by sound. So be vewwy vewwy quiet...
:cool2::belial::clap:
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
15,671
91,979
USA
Veronica-Spanish horror on Netflix. It was genuinely unsettling at times, which was nice. I can't honestly say it scared me (not much does), but it did make me uneasy. 4/5

Creep 2-sequel to Creep. It wasn't as interesting as the original, because you already know the main character (if you saw the first film, and this one just doesn't work at all if you haven't). It was pretty funny in parts, though. All in all, I'd give it a solid 2.5/5 (full frontal male nudity warning, if that bothers anyone).
 

danie

I am whatever you say I am.
Feb 26, 2008
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Kentucky
Secret in Their Eyes
This is a remake of a very popular Spanish movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman. It was pretty good, but there was something about it that I couldn’t connect with, and I’m not sure why. The acting was great, and I loved Ejiofor’s performance. It was strange to see Roberts’s character, as the grieving mom, with little to no makeup, but it helped her seem more relatable.
When she sees her daughter’s body in a dumpster, and climbs in with her, crying the anguished screams as only a parent could, it was so real. I was impressed.
I plan to watch the original Spanish version and compare.

Brad’s Status
Slow-moving movie about Brad (Ben Stiller) taking his son for interviews at Harvard, and his coming to terms with his own life’s failures. The bits between the dad and son were the best part. Another real-feeling, if not slightly boring, film.
 

Steffen

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Aug 9, 2015
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11,662
Here's what I've watched over the last few weekends:

In The Heart of the Sea - starring Chris Hemsworth and based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. I regret not seeing this in cinemas and I do not understand why this was a box office dud. Once you get past Hemsworth's dodgy accent at the beginning of the film, it's truly an epic story. I read up on the actual events, and there were some elements that were even left out (nothing to the detriment of the film though). If any of you haven't seen this, please do. I've love to talk about it some more.

Annihilation - a terrific sci-fi film that proves 1) you don't need over-the-top action and CGI overload to sell a story, and 2) guess what Hollywood? "Chicks" actually can headline more than just rom-com films. Also, the fact that this was released on Netflix after a limited theatrical run poses some big questions for the future of cinema, but I"ll probably start a separate thread on that topic.

Baby Driver - cool little action flick. A lot of people loved it. To me, it was just an interesting way to pass two hours.

I was on a Dracula kick recently. Watched the Gary Oldman film for like the zillionth time. I love everything about this film and I have even become more tolerant (but not accepting) of Keanu Reeves' awful acting. I then watched the original Nosferatu on YouTube, which I never saw before. I loved it. After, I watched the 70s remake. Terrible. Should I check out the 1979 film starring Frank Langella?

Excalibur - never saw this before. I was a kid when it came out and my sisters wouldn't let me watch it with them cause it had nekkid people. It took a little while to get used to the jarring, 80s-style of acting with everyone's staccato delivery (William Shatner/Star Trek style). Once you get past that, it really is an ambitious story. I was only passing familiar with the Arthurian mythos as a boy, so this was my first "complete" introduction to the entire story. Is director John Boorman still in the business today? If so, I would love if he tackled this in mini-series format, as there is so much story that can be fleshed out (the Lady of the Lake, for instance, seems to merit a film all on her own). And it was a pleasant surprise to see early appearances by some of today's favourite actors such as Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson (man, Neeson can't seem to make a movie without threatening to kill someone, can he?). Oh yeah, and there were some nekkid people too.

Now I know there are way too many films/shows based on Arthur & Merlin, so I need some recommendations from you goodly folk. What other films/mini-series should I check out that you all think are required viewing? (and please, don't suggest the recent Guy Ritchie film - I hate when period films are done in modern-day action style with the characters using contemporary slang, etc. That's not my thing).
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
15,671
91,979
USA
Here's what I've watched over the last few weekends:

In The Heart of the Sea - starring Chris Hemsworth and based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. I regret not seeing this in cinemas and I do not understand why this was a box office dud. Once you get past Hemsworth's dodgy accent at the beginning of the film, it's truly an epic story. I read up on the actual events, and there were some elements that were even left out (nothing to the detriment of the film though). If any of you haven't seen this, please do. I've love to talk about it some more.

Annihilation - a terrific sci-fi film that proves 1) you don't need over-the-top action and CGI overload to sell a story, and 2) guess what Hollywood? "Chicks" actually can headline more than just rom-com films. Also, the fact that this was released on Netflix after a limited theatrical run poses some big questions for the future of cinema, but I"ll probably start a separate thread on that topic.

Baby Driver - cool little action flick. A lot of people loved it. To me, it was just an interesting way to pass two hours.

I was on a Dracula kick recently. Watched the Gary Oldman film for like the zillionth time. I love everything about this film and I have even become more tolerant (but not accepting) of Keanu Reeves' awful acting. I then watched the original Nosferatu on YouTube, which I never saw before. I loved it. After, I watched the 70s remake. Terrible. Should I check out the 1979 film starring Frank Langella?

Excalibur - never saw this before. I was a kid when it came out and my sisters wouldn't let me watch it with them cause it had nekkid people. It took a little while to get used to the jarring, 80s-style of acting with everyone's staccato delivery (William Shatner/Star Trek style). Once you get past that, it really is an ambitious story. I was only passing familiar with the Arthurian mythos as a boy, so this was my first "complete" introduction to the entire story. Is director John Boorman still in the business today? If so, I would love if he tackled this in mini-series format, as there is so much story that can be fleshed out (the Lady of the Lake, for instance, seems to merit a film all on her own). And it was a pleasant surprise to see early appearances by some of today's favourite actors such as Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson (man, Neeson can't seem to make a movie without threatening to kill someone, can he?). Oh yeah, and there were some nekkid people too.

Now I know there are way too many films/shows based on Arthur & Merlin, so I need some recommendations from you goodly folk. What other films/mini-series should I check out that you all think are required viewing? (and please, don't suggest the recent Guy Ritchie film - I hate when period films are done in modern-day action style with the characters using contemporary slang, etc. That's not my thing).
I checked out In The Heart of the Sea last week, but had to return it before I had a chance to watch it! Now I know what I'll be checking out for the weekend.

The Langella Dracula is okay. Not wonderful, but FAR better than the Kinski Nosferatu (though that one is better in the original German than the English version).

Excalibur is one I watched over and over when I was a young teen. Nekkidness aside, it was a good movie! I personally really enjoyed the BBC show Merlin. It played around with the ages of Arthur and Merlin (made them contemporaries), and it did have some silly bits, but it did interesting things with the Arthurian legends and ended up true to source material.
 

Doc Creed

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Nov 18, 2015
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United States
A Quiet Place. Who knew Jim Halpert from The Office had it in him? This a great little thriller that is an impressive directorial effort from John Krasinski. Please go see this film in theatres if you can, because it deserves your money. The less you know going in, the better.
Does post #8181 spoil the movie? I'd like to see it.
 

danie

I am whatever you say I am.
Feb 26, 2008
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60,619
54
Kentucky
A Quiet Place. Who knew Jim Halpert from The Office had it in him? This a great little thriller that is an impressive directorial effort from John Krasinski. Please go see this film in theatres if you can, because it deserves your money. The less you know going in, the better.
Does post #8181 spoil the movie? I'd like to see it.
Not at all. I'd love to talk about the film with you bud, please go see it.
Must be pretty good if Mr. King loved it.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.boston.com/culture/entertainment/2018/04/12/john-krasinski-stephen-king-a-quiet-place/amp
 
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