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swiftdog2.0

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The Friends Of Eddie Coyle (1973) Robert Mitchum

I like Robert Mitchum movies and this is one of the best ones I've seen. Robert Mitchum plays a middle aged criminal who got nailed for a crime and is looking at 3 years unless he cooperates with the feds. Which one of his low life friends is he going to turn on? Or, is he going to try to play the feds? I saw this one on The Criterion Channel. If you can find it, watch it.

Based on a novel by George V Higgins. I've never read Higgins but he seems highly thought of. Any Higgins readers out there that can comment?
Great movie. The novel is awesome as well. Pretty authentic Boston crime noir. Higgins was a contemporary of Elmore Leonard with a similar ear for dialogue. Major influence on Dennis Lehane.

The Jackie Brown character name from this movie was used in the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch which of course became the Tarantino directed film Jackie Brown.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker- Disappointing and I could go on about how dumb it was, but I don’t want to ramble too much. All I have to say is the climax just makes up stuff as it goes along and CGI Leia just seems disrespectful. Also the first 30 minutes of this don’t even feel like a movie, just a bunch of random scenarios featuring the same characters randomly strung together.

As for good things, the cgi and set design were all really spectacular. There was one fight between Rey and Kylo-Ren that was kinda cool, and the very last scene before the credits felt like a nice way to bookend the franchise.

Other than that I’d say see it if you love Star Wars or just want to see how the franchise closes off but don’t expect anything good out of it.

3/10 I guess, too forgettable to make a concrete judgement.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Saw the film “Knives Out!” Monday night by myself in a rinky-dink mall theater. I hadn’t payed attention to any of the promotional material so I didn’t know what to expect. Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collete, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and the kid who played young Bill in IT were all in it, so it has a good cast. I was surprised by how good it was, it started out kinda iffy but picked up quick.

The lead girl did an amazing job, I had no idea who she was but apparently she was in that mediocre Blade Runner sequel. The one big quip I had with the movie is that the one cop character that kept making pop culture references was really annoying.

There is a fair bit of modern political talk in the movie which usually turns me off but I didn’t really mind it as much in this one as it did put some interesting conflict to the story.

Definitely a film that is better going in knowing as little about the plot as possible, the mystery is really intriguing and the plot never slows down, and how every little thing wraps up in the end is super satisfying. It’s both very self-aware and funny but still manages to take itself seriously.

I highly recommend this one and I’m giving it an 8/10.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Saw the film “Knives Out!” Monday night by myself in a rinky-dink mall theater. I hadn’t payed attention to any of the promotional material so I didn’t know what to expect. Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collete, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and the kid who played young Bill in IT were all in it, so it has a good cast. I was surprised by how good it was, it started out kinda iffy but picked up quick.

The lead girl did an amazing job, I had no idea who she was but apparently she was in that mediocre Blade Runner sequel. The one big quip I had with the movie is that the one cop character that kept making pop culture references was really annoying.

There is a fair bit of modern political talk in the movie which usually turns me off but I didn’t really mind it as much in this one as it did put some interesting conflict to the story.

Definitely a film that is better going in knowing as little about the plot as possible, the mystery is really intriguing and the plot never slows down, and how every little thing wraps up in the end is super satisfying. It’s both very self-aware and funny but still manages to take itself seriously.

I highly recommend this one and I’m giving it an 8/10.
Also I’m never going to a mall theatre again, the seats were uncomfortable and squeaky as hell. Despite the lack of people in the theater the audience there was discussed what they thought was going to happen before every big moment in a pseudo-whisper tone.
 

kingricefan

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Strange But True- It's been 5 years since high schooler Ronnie Chase died in a tragic accident. But the shock of his death is reignited when his ex-girlfriend Melissa (Margaret Qualley) visits Ronnie's mother (Amy Ryan) and brother (Nick Robinson) and tells them she believes she's pregnant with Ronnie's child. Ronnie's family tries to dismiss Melissa's incredible claim- and is plunged into a web of lies, fears, and unrelenting suspense. Greg Kinnear, Brian Cox and Blythe Danner co-star. I really enjoyed this one!

Jurassic Park 20th Anniversary Edition- Hadn't seen this one in years and man, it's still the best one of all!

Hereditary- Holy crap this one is fantastic!!! Toni Collette gives such a awesome acting job here- she is utterly convincing in this role. The creepy factor hits a 10 in this one! You've been warned.....

Stephen King's Thinner- I saw this one years ago and didn't care for it much but upon a re-watch it held up better.

Superbad Unrated Edition- Never saw this one until now and needed some laughs. It did the job. Lots of vulgar language throughout but it's from Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow so you gotta expect that. McLovin!!!!!!!!
 

fljoe0

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The Criterion Channel put a bunch of 70s sci-fi flicks on this month and I've watched a few of them.

No Blade Of Grass (1970) - a British film about a virus infecting grass, thus killing animal farming etc. A group of survivors try to make it across the Country to a relative's farm amid government road blocks and dangerous groups of other survivors. :thumbs_up:

The Omega Man (1971) - A poor adaptation of I Am Legend but an entertaining movie. :thumbs_up:

Death Race 2000 (1970) - A Roger Corman produced film. Low Budget and fun. Humor, gore and nekkid women. :thumbs_up:

A Boy And His Dog
(1975) - Based on a Harland Ellison novella. Weird and fun. Don Johnson and Jason Robards are in this (plus a talking dog). :thumbs_up:

Shivers (1975) - An early David Cronenberg film. A nasty parasite is spreading through an apartment complex. Creepy and gory and good. :thumbs_up:

Z.P.G. (1972) Oliver Reed - Over population has forced the governmanet to make having a baby a capital crime. Extremely low budget. Could have been better but the low budget and slow pace make it a bit tedious.
 

kingricefan

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The Criterion Channel put a bunch of 70s sci-fi flicks on this month and I've watched a few of them.

No Blade Of Grass (1970) - a British film about a virus infecting grass, thus killing animal farming etc. A group of survivors try to make it across the Country to a relative's farm amid government road blocks and dangerous groups of other survivors. :thumbs_up:

The Omega Man (1971) - A poor adaptation of I Am Legend but an entertaining movie. :thumbs_up:

Death Race 2000 (1970) - A Roger Corman produced film. Low Budget and fun. Humor, gore and nekkid women. :thumbs_up:

A Boy And His Dog (1975) - Based on a Harland Ellison novella. Weird and fun. Don Johnson and Jason Robards are in this (plus a talking dog). :thumbs_up:

Shivers (1975) - An early David Cronenberg film. A nasty parasite is spreading through an apartment complex. Creepy and gory and good. :thumbs_up:

Z.P.G. (1972) Oliver Reed - Over population has forced the governmanet to make having a baby a capital crime. Extremely low budget. Could have been better but the low budget and slow pace make it a bit tedious.
No, no, no. How can you call The Omega Man a poor adaption? That movie is a classic. :D
 

fljoe0

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No, no, no. How can you call The Omega Man a poor adaption? That movie is a classic. :D

I like the movie. It's just doesn't resemble the book much. That's what I meant by poor adaptation. I didn't mean a poor movie.

I saw a weird thing in the credits of Omega Man. There was a credit that said based on a book by Richard Matheson but the book wasn't named.
 

Tery

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There was a credit that said based on a book by Richard Matheson but the book wasn't named.
The Last Man On Earth IIRC.

Watched IT part Two finally. Didn't like it as much as the first part but it was good. Our casting suggestions -- Bill Hader and Jessica Chastain -- were stand-outs. The rest of the cast was good but they shone. The scares were predictable, probably because I'm a horror movie fan. "Mrs. Kersh" freaked me out a bit. I was disappointed in the end (meta-meta-meta), I wanted to see the in-between, the turtle, et al. CGI was used for other things, why not that?
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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The Last Man On Earth IIRC.

Watched IT part Two finally. Didn't like it as much as the first part but it was good. Our casting suggestions -- Bill Hader and Jessica Chastain -- were stand-outs. The rest of the cast was good but they shone. The scares were predictable, probably because I'm a horror movie fan. "Mrs. Kersh" freaked me out a bit. I was disappointed in the end (meta-meta-meta), I wanted to see the in-between, the turtle, et al. CGI was used for other things, why not that?
I think suddenly shoving in the turtle for nothing but fan-service would be too confusing
 

HollyGolightly

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Wayoftheredpanda I've heard so many good things about Knives Out - I'm going to see it while it's still at theaters.

cat in a bag What a blast from the past!!! I saw those movies long long time ago with my dad - just guessing - maybe 1979/1981 - thereabouts. That's a great idea.

Tery - I haven't watched the new IT movies. I'm a sucker for the 1990 mini series. I'm elderly.
 

Dana Jean

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No, no, no. How can you call The Omega Man a poor adaption? That movie is a classic. :D
I like the movie. It's just doesn't resemble the book much. That's what I meant by poor adaptation. I didn't mean a poor movie.

I saw a weird thing in the credits of Omega Man. There was a credit that said based on a book by Richard Matheson but the book wasn't named.
Omega Man is fantastic.

I also watched Criterion Collection sci fi over the break. But I chose:

Westworld -- I love this movie. Hadn't seen it in a while. Yul Brynner as the gunslinger was so out of left field, but it worked. he did great.

Soylent Green -- I've seen this many times too, but this viewing was a little more poignant for me.

God Told Me To -- First viewing of this. Interesting movie. The up close and personal views of va jay jays was unexpected and a little surprising given the year it was made -- 1976.

And Deborah Raffin is as hairy as a damn howler monkey. Wow. Her arms were so friggin' hairy, I was like, girlfriend, shave that sh*t.
 

fljoe0

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Omega Man is fantastic.

I also watched Criterion Collection sci fi over the break. But I chose:

Westworld -- I love this movie. Hadn't seen it in a while. Yul Brynner as the gunslinger was so out of left field, but it worked. he did great.

Soylent Green -- I've seen this many times too, but this viewing was a little more poignant for me.

God Told Me To -- First viewing of this. Interesting movie. The up close and personal views of va jay jays was unexpected and a little surprising given the year it was made -- 1976.

And Deborah Raffin is as hairy as a damn howler monkey. Wow. Her arms were so friggin' hairy, I was like, girlfriend, shave that sh*t.

I think God Told Me To is next on my list. I'm saving Westworld (since I've seen it before) until I make my way through the ones I haven't seen. I'm enjoying these.
 

Dana Jean

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I think God Told Me To is next on my list. I'm saving Westworld (since I've seen it before) until I make my way through the ones I haven't seen. I'm enjoying these.
I've seen most of them, but enough I could view ones I've never seen before. But, I just had to hit my favorites first. And I'll probably watch them over and over again because I'm weird that way.
 
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