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Not sure if this is gonna fly around here, but seems always be a pretty popular topic no matter where you go.  We can review movies, ask for recommendations about a particular movie, debate movies and their themes, especially now with Hollywood being such a controversial place. Should be needless to say, but no spoilers, please.    I'll start it off......

 

"The Little Things"   Suspense, drama with Rami Malek, Denzel Washington, Jared Leto

 

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Thought this was an interesting pairing of Denzel and Malek as the detectives.  Thought it started off well enough with storyline development and intrigue, but I thought this really dropped off, especially in the last third of the movie.  Everything seemed to fall apart with dialogue, edits and not sure what they were thinking with the script.  Additionally, it just seemed like another time Leto can act like the strange bird that he is.  Disappointing in my book.

 

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"Hillbilly Elegy"  Drama with Amy Adams, Glenn Close

 

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Pretty heart-warming story directed by Ron Howard.  Based on a true story (stick around for the actual video footage of the real story) on a chaotic, mountain family.  Glenn Close is almost unrecognizable as the family matriarch.  Pretty good cast overall and the dynamics of everything keep you pretty engaged.

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Be nice if we had a spoiler tag options and hide anything that would be revealing.  Of course references to well known movies should be the commonsensical exception.  Then again, next thing you'll tell me is something ridiculous like Darth Vader was Luke's father or something like that.

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9 minutes ago, Gordo said:

Be nice if we had a spoiler tag options and hide anything that would be revealing.  Of course references to well known movies should be the commonsensical exception.  Then again, next thing you'll tell me is something ridiculous like

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Darth Vader was Luke's father

or something like that.

 

Haha it worked!

 

Spoiler

Now I can talk about the Justice League Snyder Cut

 

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I'm surprised their hasn't been any talk of the Snyder Cut here. I didn't even see any in the chatbox. For those that like the 4:3 aspect ratio their is a bluray release out this week of Batman v Superman where Snyder reworked the colors and placed the 4:3 IMAX shots back in.

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8 hours ago, Gordo said:

...Darth Vader was Luke's father or something like that.

What did he just say? lol

 

5 hours ago, raidersbball20 said:

I'm surprised their hasn't been any talk of the Snyder Cut here. I didn't even see any in the chatbox. For those that like the 4:3 aspect ratio their is a bluray release out this week of Batman v Superman where Snyder reworked the colors and placed the 4:3 IMAX shots back in.

Any movie less than 4 hours is just a waste of time.

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3 hours ago, Homer said:

What did he just say? lol

 

Any movie less than 4 hours is just a waste of time.

Well this is going to be a pretty limited thread then. Return of the King extended cut, Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Snyder Cut and Ten Commandments talk here

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7 hours ago, raidersbball20 said:

Well this is going to be a pretty limited thread then. Return of the King extended cut, Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Snyder Cut and Ten Commandments talk here

 

I think Watchmen cuts it close

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Well, before this goes entirely off the tracks......

 

 

"We're The Millers" -  Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Helms

 

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Was in the mood for a mindless, funny movie and this one fills the bill.  If you haven't seen it, highly recommend.  Sudeikis can be a bit hit or miss, but who doesn't love him in this promo?  (sorry, embedding is escaping me at the moment on this site)

 

An American Coach in London: NBC Sports Premier League Film featuring Jason Sudeikis

 

Pretty enjoyable romp about Sudeikis, a small time pot peddler running into a problem and ends up agreeing to smuggle drugs for his boss, Ed Helms, from Mexico to the U.S., but needs a disguise.  He employs his neighbor, Aniston, as his wife and Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) as his teen age kids.  Poulter is especially hilarious as Kenny, the naive, innocent neighbor boy who's trying to find his own.  Bonus:  Aniston is pretty smokin' hot in this one as well.

 

 

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The Way, Way Back (2013)

 

Starring Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney and AnnaSophia Robb.

 

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Film trailer

 

 

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Funny movie about a young boy (Liam James as Duncan) who goes on vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) and her boyfriend (Steve Carell) to a summer resort town. Carell’s character does nothing but belittle the boy until he finds a bicycle in the garage of the beach house and uses it to begin exploring the town. He discovers a water park run by Owen (Sam Rockwell, who steals every scene he is in) and Caitlin (Maya Rudolph.) Owen befriends Duncan and he slowly gets him out of his shell and makes him realize that he is worth more than Carell’s character thinks of him.

 

 

 

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61* (2001)

 

Starring Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane

 

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Film trailer.

 

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True story about the home run race between Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) in 1961. It portrays Maris’ struggles with the fans and writers during that season, both who were openly rooting for Mantle to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record.

 

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i just watched the trailer to 61 it looks like a pretty good movie thanx. i may rent it. speaking of movies I can't recommend requiem for a dream staring leto, how ever urban legend was a great movie also staring leto..a 'must see' movie...i think it could be the best movie from the 90's

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...wouldn't suprise if leto plays the serial killer himself...did you know about his cult? j-k o_O ..err i think

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Hmmmmm.......

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6 hours ago, megareddeath said:

 

 

...wouldn't suprise if leto plays the serial killer himself...did you know about his cult? j-k o_O ..err i think

 

Hmmmmm.......

 

What the hell are you talking about?

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Leto is reportedly a very strange dude .... he won't watch his own movies (forget the reason) and does some bizarre stuff, like showing up at the Met Gala in '19 wearing this and carrying this.  I mean he is straight up a socialist whack job, but is a hella good actor and probably a good musician, though personally never listened to him.

 

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Saw a few movies recently and just a quick rating:

 

Light of My Life (Case Affleck):  another depressing Affleck movie set in slightly futuristic dystopian, dreary, bare bones setting.  For some reason he has to keep his young daughter veiled that she's girl from people they encounter.  An ending that completely leaves you hanging.  Don't waste your time.

 

Rush Hour (Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan):  had to watch something funny after the Affleck debacle.  Tucker is hilarious in this, even to watch again.  Can't believe he wasn't more successful.

 

Animal House (John Belushi, et. al.):  Not sure how many times I've seen this over the years.  Just to watch Belushi's expressions in this is worth it.

 

Book of Eli (Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman):  If you never seen this, highly recommend.  Don't watch the trailer as there may be some spoilers, just dive into it.  Dystopian futuristic movie with fight action sequences and a great story.  Bought this on BR recently and recommend it (or even 4K if you have the means).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Gordo said:

Animal House (John Belushi, et. al.):  Not sure how many times I've seen this over the years.  Just to watch Belushi's expressions in this is worth it.


I was in high school in 1978 when this movie was released and I remember seeing it in theaters with some of my friends, so it has sentimental value. 
 

Belushi was a comic genius and it showed in this film as well as the early seasons of Saturday Night Live in the mid to late 70’s. Unfortunately, like many comedians, he had inner demons and died due to drugs. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when the news broke about his death. 
 

Like you, I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen this movie over the years but it’s one of my all-time favorites. 
 

Toga! Toga! Toga!   :D
 

 

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1 hour ago, Jim825 said:


I was in high school in 1978 when this movie was released and I remember seeing it in theaters with some of my friends, so it has sentimental value. 
 

Belushi was a comic genius and it showed in this film as well as the early seasons of Saturday Night Live in the mid to late 70’s. Unfortunately, like many comedians, he had inner demons and died due to drugs. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when the news broke about his death. 
 

Like you, I can’t remember how many times I’ve seen this movie over the years but it’s one of my all-time favorites. 
 

Toga! Toga! Toga!   :D
 

 

 

John Belushi was my favorite of the original SNL cast and I also remember where I was and what I was doing. It was on Friday, March 5th, 1982 and I was home where I saw it on the news. It was a nice night out and I decided to walk to clear my head and I found myself at a bowling alley not far from my home and I stayed there for a bit watching the leagues play and then walked home. For some reason his death hit me hard and it has continued to do so after all these years and when March 5th comes each year it is not a happy day for me.


I have a lot of good memories about Animal House too. My favorite line is when Bluto (Belushi) said “we didn’t give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!”  Otter then turns to Boone with a confused look and says “Germans?” And Boone replies “forget it, he’s on a roll.”

Hilarious, and it gets me every time!

 

A classic movie and highly recommended.  Oh, I even found the clip! R.I.P. Senator Blutarsky.

 

So now this got me to thinking about a Belushi movie I have not seen in years and I wonder why. It was very underrated because he did not play a wild, out-of-control character.

 

Continental Divide (1981)

 

Starring Blair Brown and John Belushi

 

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When Chicago reporter Ernie Souchak (Belushi) gets a little too close for comfort to a crooked Alderman he is sent out of town to interview Nell Porter (Brown) at the Continental Divide in Colorado. There is immediate friction but sparks eventually fly. Belushi is funny in this movie and especially watch for the scenes with Max Bernbaum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Belushi unfortunately got hemmed in by bad writers after Animal House.  1941, Neighbors, Continental Divide were all very, very mediocre films.  It's a shame all the way around.  

 

 

Forgot to mention, pushed my way through The New Mutants.  Went in with great hesitation.  It's what you think it is from the trailer:  pained older teenage kids in a facility to supposedly help them find themselves to eventually become X-Men. Definitely more reaching into the horror side of things.  It didn't really cut it as far as I'm concerned.  Hollywood, doing Hollywood things again, like championing certain things while shitting on other, typically traditional convictions.  Also, the trend of "empowering women" (how much more are they going to act like they're making up for the #metoo movement and make men look like 2nd rate, bumbling buffoons?).  Unless you're a Marvel junkie, I wouldn't waste your time.

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6 minutes ago, Gordo said:

Belushi unfortunately got hemmed in by bad writers after Animal House.  1941, Neighbors, Continental Divide were all very, very mediocre films.  It's a shame all the way around.  

 

 

He deserved better.

 

6 minutes ago, Gordo said:

Forgot to mention, pushed my way through The New Mutants.  Went in with great hesitation.  It's what you think it is from the trailer:  pained older teenage kids in a facility to supposedly help them find themselves to eventually become X-Men. Definitely more reaching into the horror side of things.  It didn't really cut it as far as I'm concerned.  Hollywood, doing Hollywood things again, like championing certain things while shitting on other, typically traditional convictions.  Also, the trend of "empowering women" (how much more are they going to act like they're making up for the #metoo movement and make men look like 2nd rate, bumbling buffoons?).  Unless you're a Marvel junkie, I wouldn't waste your time.

 

I am going to take your word here and I'll pass on this movie.

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31 minutes ago, sabugo said:

Best heist movie in your opinions?

 

One with the greatest comedic value is "Snatch" --- bar none!  Again, don't watch the trailer .... trust me.  Just go for it.  Amazing cast.

 

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