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Grandpa

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Avengers: Endgame. Finally.

We liked it. If you're "into" the characters and story, and we pretty much are, it was a satisfying rollercoaster ride with a nice conclusion. Later on, you might ponder the mile-wide plot holes, but who says it's all about reality anyway? It's a visual comic book, for Pete's sake. Just enjoy it.

Because we saw it late, we're told that we were treated to the literal "signoff" of some of the players, along with a deleted scene. Okay. Great. Actually, the signoff was quite a nice and cool thing to do.
 

kingricefan

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Jul 11, 2006
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I watched the 2006 unrated directors cut of Mysterious Skin starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (he of the 3rd Rock From The Sun show), Brady Corbett, Michelle Trachtenberg and Elizabeth Shue. Directed by Gregg Araki. Set in the 80's, this is the story of two 8 year old boys in a small town who were both molested by their softball coach (there are no explicit scenes showing this) and how this event shaped the two of them. It's 10 years later now. One has become a male hustler and the other thinks he was abducted by aliens because he can't explain the missing time from back then. This movie is not for the weak at heart. There is drug use. There is nudity. There is a very graphic rape scene that left me shaking. Joseph Gordon-Levitt owns this movie and he gives a stunning performance. I can't believe that he wasn't singled out for an Oscar on this one. He deserved one. Levitt was very brave in taking on this role early in his career after 3rd Rock which went largely ignored. If you want to watch a film that has excellant acting with a strong message then I suggest you see this one.
 

kingricefan

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I also watched 10 Cloverfield Lane starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Man, this was intense! Goodman once again turns in a fantastic performance. This movie keeps you guessing up until the very last few minutes. You just don't know if Goodman's character is crazy or if he's telling the truth. There's a couple of twists which is always good.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Django Unchained (2013): Really enjoyed this one, although the last 30 minutes felt really unnecessary and that the movie could've resolved itself within the span of the big final shootout scene. But asides from that, I don’t have any real complaints about it. 8/10

Spiderman Far From Home (2019) Don’t really have much to say about this one, decent superhero movie with the comedy to be expected from Marvel. The most interesting thing about it is seeing the events of Endgame from the average civilian’s point of view. The plot twist in this one is super obvious if you are even remotely familiar with the character of Mysterio, but it’s still a decent film that Marvel fans will enjoy. 7/10
 

fljoe0

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I watched the 2006 unrated directors cut of Mysterious Skin starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (he of the 3rd Rock From The Sun show), Brady Corbett, Michelle Trachtenberg and Elizabeth Shue. Directed by Gregg Araki. Set in the 80's, this is the story of two 8 year old boys in a small town who were both molested by their softball coach (there are no explicit scenes showing this) and how this event shaped the two of them. It's 10 years later now. One has become a male hustler and the other thinks he was abducted by aliens because he can't explain the missing time from back then. This movie is not for the weak at heart. There is drug use. There is nudity. There is a very graphic rape scene that left me shaking. Joseph Gordon-Levitt owns this movie and he gives a stunning performance. I can't believe that he wasn't singled out for an Oscar on this one. He deserved one. Levitt was very brave in taking on this role early in his career after 3rd Rock which went largely ignored. If you want to watch a film that has excellant acting with a strong message then I suggest you see this one.
I saw this one and thought of this movie when I as watching the Michael Jackson doc. The two guys in the MJ doc reminded me of the characters in this movie and how differently each one handled what happened to them as they grew older. One of them (JGL character) tried to not think about the incidents and the other was consumed by them. But no matter, each one of the lives was forever altered. The scene at the end where JGL explained to other what had happened was an incredible scene.

This movie is really difficult to watch and is one of the best movie that I never want to see again.
 

ghost19

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Sep 25, 2011
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I also watched 10 Cloverfield Lane starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Man, this was intense! Goodman once again turns in a fantastic performance. This movie keeps you guessing up until the very last few minutes. You just don't know if Goodman's character is crazy or if he's telling the truth. There's a couple of twists which is always good.
I liked this one a lot. Same thoughts, I had no idea if John Goodman was crazy or just prepared...lol
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,296
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Spokane, WA
I saw this one and thought of this movie when I as watching the Michael Jackson doc. The two guys in the MJ doc reminded me of the characters in this movie and how differently each one handled what happened to them as they grew older. One of them (JGL character) tried to not think about the incidents and the other was consumed by them. But no matter, each one of the lives was forever altered. The scene at the end where JGL explained to other what had happened was an incredible scene.

This movie is really difficult to watch and is one of the best movie that I never want to see again.
My take on the JGL character is that he never forgot what had happened to him and that he actually enjoyed what his 'mentor' did to him. He says in one scene that this guy was the only person that ever made him feel special. That said, I think he spent the rest of his childhood and young adulthood trying to find another man that would make him feel the same way. Tragically, he doesn't.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
29,296
122,403
Spokane, WA
I saw this one and thought of this movie when I as watching the Michael Jackson doc. The two guys in the MJ doc reminded me of the characters in this movie and how differently each one handled what happened to them as they grew older. One of them (JGL character) tried to not think about the incidents and the other was consumed by them. But no matter, each one of the lives was forever altered. The scene at the end where JGL explained to other what had happened was an incredible scene.

This movie is really difficult to watch and is one of the best movie that I never want to see again.
I have actually found a copy of the book Mysterious Skin and ordered it.
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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Michael Caine has been in a lot of movies.

I heard a comedian say that him and his wife were watching their wedding video and they saw Michael Caine in it. :)
:laugh:

I adore Michael Caine. My favorite actor.

The thing about him, even if he is in a total crap movie (and he has said he knew he was in a total crap movie while making the total crap movie) he gives 150% of himself as an actor. He is committed to the role and he does his job.

I've read that he hated his movie, The Hand. (I own it). While The Hand might not be an Academy Award winning Smithsonian display, if you watch his performance in it -- absolutely brilliant. He is so damn good.
 

Grandpa

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Mar 2, 2014
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While on a trans-Pacific flight.

Aquaman. So many of my women friends within 20 years of my age enjoyed this. Grandma's had no interest, so I thought since I was on a plane, I'd give it a shot. That shot lasted 50 minutes, at which point my "I don't care anymore" factor kicked in, and I gave up. Sorry, women friends. With the exception of Wonder Woman, I don't believe the DC universe is our cup of tea. I'm going to tell Grandma she's right.

From the Marvel universe, Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse. A number of my friends liked this, and I wanted to see it but Grandma not so much, so again, I thought I'd try. It was okay. Too fantastical for my tastes, which as you're about to see aren't consistent. Good writing, interesting approach, but just didn't get there for me. However, it did keep my interest until the end. Then I switched to Deadpool 2, which I won't review here because it's not fair. I'll watch this and its predecessor anytime. Anyway, I'm going to tell Granda she was right. Again.

Finally settled on the goofiness of Alita: Battle Angel, and doggone if this blend of video game, anime, CG, and live action in one more dystopia didn't keep me going. It's no award-winning masterpiece, but it was entertaining. It set itself up for a sequel. If that happens, maybe I'll catch it on another plane ride.
 

Notaro

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:laugh:

I adore Michael Caine. My favorite actor.

The thing about him, even if he is in a total crap movie (and he has said he knew he was in a total crap movie while making the total crap movie) he gives 150% of himself as an actor. He is committed to the role and he does his job.

I've read that he hated his movie, The Hand. (I own it). While The Hand might not be an Academy Award winning Smithsonian display, if you watch his performance in it -- absolutely brilliant. He is so damn good.
I love his movies, if you haven't seen them I recommend you keep an eye out for Silver Bears, Without A Clue and Too Late The Hero.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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122,403
Spokane, WA
Bought the Criterion Collection of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. The restoration on this is great. Colors 'pop' and sound is awesome. Stephen King even has a cameo in it- well, somewhat anyway. In the extra's there is a segment that shows behind the scenes footage while the film was being shot on location in Wilmington, North Carolina, which is where King was filming Maximum Overdrive and there's a quick shot of Steve's personal parking space and a sign with his name on it.
 
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