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Re: What's the last film you watched? (2)

#24641  Postby Agi Hammerthief » May 01, 2022 10:28 pm

just got around to watch Dark Night Rises
so glad I didn’t pay money for that.
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#24642  Postby Macdoc » May 02, 2022 8:47 am


Not sure it belongs here as it's a series.
Jack Reacher series on Amazon - lead is so much closer to the novels….big taciturn marine. √
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#24643  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » May 03, 2022 8:44 am

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Not sure it belongs here as it's a series.
Jack Reacher series on Amazon - lead is so much closer to the novels….big taciturn marine. √

I actually saw that tv show some time ago - not bad, it appears Amazon is doing some serious competition to Netflix :smoke:
One thing for sure - casting Alan Ritchson as the protagonist was a spot on idea :clap:

Can't wait for another Amazon's production - Boyz Season 3 :naughty2:
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#24644  Postby Macdoc » May 03, 2022 9:04 am

Yeah Amazon has a huge catalogue tho way too many marginal movies in it. The Reacher was a winner.
Have you done The Expanse ???

The shift away from "unlikely marine" Tom Cruise to actual beefy hunks ( ala the rework of Jack Ryan ) is welcome. :coffee:
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#24645  Postby Marcus Hadrianus » May 04, 2022 6:47 am

I haven't watched The Expanse yet (I guess, I'm not much of a sci-fi enthusiast)

Recently I had opportunity to watch Whiplash (2014) - it's a really well made social drama, my only regret is that I didn't see it earlier.
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#24646  Postby Macdoc » May 04, 2022 7:24 am

The Expanse will be confusing initially - I bounced off a couple of times but it flat out is worth persisting ...the characters are extremely engaging. We have the books, the series and the Audiobooks and have both been through them all a couple of times.....characters and story so engaging. Give it a go.

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#24647  Postby Macdoc » May 09, 2022 12:35 am

Liked the first Vikings

this takes place 100 years later

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#24648  Postby The_Metatron » May 18, 2022 7:22 pm

Nobody, with Bob Odenkirk.

We borrowed it from our library.

Thumbs high. Better on the second viewing. What a fun movie! I hope they make another.
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#24649  Postby Macdoc » May 19, 2022 12:53 am

Thanks for that - on my list to watch.
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#24650  Postby Macdoc » May 21, 2022 8:01 am

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Hardly recognized Naomi Watts. - not great reviews but my kind of true story movie.
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#24651  Postby aufbahrung » May 21, 2022 8:29 am

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#24652  Postby Animavore » May 21, 2022 10:28 am

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. I think it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

A lot of comparisons have been made with The Matrix and Jet Li's The One. I think the multiverse worked contrary to The One in that killing other versions of you made you weaker with less access to other universes, and I thought it was closer to another Wachowski production which was Sense8.

In that show you may remember the characters had access to each other abilities, memories, and emotional states. Similarly in this the main character had access to other versions of herself and like Sense8 one version would end up acting out what another was doing. For instance using a riot shield as a weapon in one universe while another spun a pizza sign in the other, choreographed together.

I also thought the movie reminded me of Rick and Morty. It explored the wackiness of the multiverse as well as the potential nihilistic consequences realising how tiny and insignificant it all is while using humour to prevent it sinking into the darkness of its subject matter and as an anecdote to it.

Mostly it's a movie about family, love, choices, regrets, absurdity, and appreciating what you have with a great turn from Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Kwan. With some inventive and memorable action scenes. Filled with cultural references, but not in the nostalgia baiting way that is currently popular. And highly creative use of VFX from a very small team using many practical effects.



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#24653  Postby UncertainSloth » May 21, 2022 9:36 pm

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Hardly recognized Naomi Watts. - not great reviews but my kind of true story movie.


love a good mountain-climbing film - not heard of this one so will add it to the list
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#24654  Postby Macdoc » May 22, 2022 12:16 am

More mountain rescue but yeah worth the watch. I've been to the top of Mount Washington by mcycle and was shocked at the sign with the windspeed....231 MPH - only recently toppled by a 253 mph in a typhoon.
Meru is astonishing if you haven't seen it.
Sherpa and 14 Peaks more recently.

Here is a list - I had a hard time with Free Solo ....just too edgy. Couple on here I have not seen.

https://www.advnture.com/features/best-climbing-films

Slightly conflicted on this


Looking forward to the upcoming Thor ...love the humour.

Not sure on others
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#24655  Postby Macdoc » May 22, 2022 5:57 am

pure mayhem tho liked the cast..

Had a bad sound track which detracted a bit....are movies a way for LA Police to pay for the insane toys.
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#24656  Postby Macdoc » May 24, 2022 11:07 am

Been on a disaster movie run


Bit soppy but incredible CG
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#24657  Postby Macdoc » May 27, 2022 11:21 am

No fiction here....

:cry: true story very well crafted
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#24658  Postby Macdoc » May 28, 2022 8:46 am

Much fun
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#24659  Postby Chief Engineer » May 28, 2022 11:41 am

We went to the the movie theater yesterday for the first time in over two years!

Saw Top Gun Maverick. an entertaining, reality stretching, film.

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#24660  Postby Macdoc » Jun 01, 2022 10:39 pm

Hopefully today for me on AVX

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Nanuqsaurus is a thing !!! Dinos in the Arctic...

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