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  • Posts: 3,088
    cooperman2 wrote: »
    The 1977 John Frankenheimer thriller Black Sunday. Great performances from Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern and Marthe Keller, but time has not been very kind to this film. Really quite dated looking and far to long.

    Have to say, I watched it recently, and still found it very enjoyable. Frankenheimar does long movies well, he draws you in with strong characters.
    And besides, its worth the wait for that nail biter of a climax!
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    THE THING (1982)
    Remember vividly coming out of the cinema, dazed at Rob Bottins effects. Went back to see it again and appreciated John Carpenters taut direction and Bill Lancasters paranoid screenplay. Superb horror movie, really well made with Dean Cundeys excellent cinematography and a very Carpenteresque score from none other than Ennio Morricone. Great cast, and some chilling scenes among Bottins eye popping (literally!!) mechanical effects! The celebrated and very tense blood testing sequence still makes me jump!
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    I Could Go On Singing, 1963. Judy Garland’s last film. It was marvelous (as she always is).

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy N.Ireland
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    Breakheart Pass (1975)
    An Alistair MacLean Western, all the usual MacLean elements.
  • R1s1ngs0nR1s1ngs0n France
    edited February 9 Posts: 908
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    Can't believe it took me 46yrs to finally see Gilliam's masterpiece, but better late than never.
    Immediately ordered the Criterion blu-ray as this film has been haunting me since and I can't wait to watch all the fascinating extras that accompany it.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy N.Ireland
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    Inferno (2016)
    Better than I remembered it, and odd to see a film about a Virus. with Nightmare visions of hundreds of bodies stacked across city squares.
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    Continuing from Class Action and Extreme Measures, I have been on a Gene Hackman mega-marathon:

    Get Shorty
    Runaway Jury
    Narrow Margin
    Mississippi Burning
    The Chamber
    Twilight
    Prime Cut


    An enjoyable line-up of films. I think Get Shorty and Twilight are the ones I liked the most, while The Chamber and Prime Cut I liked the least.

    My latest watch, Prime Cut (my 21st Hackman film) I found too sparse in its storytelling, though full of interesting, disturbing images, and its surreal tone is engrossing. Splendid music score by Schifrin. Lee Marvin is always great to watch, as is Hackman, though his screen time is too brief for my taste.
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Continuing from Class Action and Extreme Measures, I have been on a Gene Hackman mega-marathon:

    Get Shorty
    Runaway Jury
    Narrow Margin
    Mississippi Burning
    The Chamber
    Twilight
    Prime Cut


    An enjoyable line-up of films. I think Get Shorty and Twilight are the ones I liked the most, while The Chamber and Prime Cut I liked the least.

    My latest watch, Prime Cut (my 21st Hackman film) I found too sparse in its storytelling, though full of interesting, disturbing images, and its surreal tone is engrossing. Splendid music score by Schifrin. Lee Marvin is always great to watch, as is Hackman, though his screen time is too brief for my taste.

    Love 'Prime Cut' , its meant to be a black comedy, but works better as an action movie. Marvin looks so cool, and his final assault on Hackmans farm is thrilling!
    And, yes, love Lalo Schifrins whistling score!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Continuing from Class Action and Extreme Measures, I have been on a Gene Hackman mega-marathon:

    Get Shorty
    Runaway Jury
    Narrow Margin
    Mississippi Burning
    The Chamber
    Twilight
    Prime Cut


    An enjoyable line-up of films. I think Get Shorty and Twilight are the ones I liked the most, while The Chamber and Prime Cut I liked the least.

    My latest watch, Prime Cut (my 21st Hackman film) I found too sparse in its storytelling, though full of interesting, disturbing images, and its surreal tone is engrossing. Splendid music score by Schifrin. Lee Marvin is always great to watch, as is Hackman, though his screen time is too brief for my taste.

    Kristen Stewart was smoking in that one. ;-)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    What an odd film. It's like the typical Liam Neeson action thriller, with a.... strange sense of humour. I don't know if I completely understood the humour, I might need to rewatch this.

    1. Non-Stop (2014)
    2. Unknown (2011)
    3. Taken (2008)
    4. Taken 2 (2012)
    5. Cold Pursuit (2019)
    6. Taken 3 (2014)

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Loved that one as a black comedy, @MajorDSmythe. One of my Neeson favorites.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Loved that one as a black comedy, @MajorDSmythe. One of my Neeson favorites.

    I still haven t seen this one, but the original was very entertaining.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 33,905
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Loved that one as a black comedy, @MajorDSmythe. One of my Neeson favorites.

    I still haven t seen this one, but the original was very entertaining.

    I still need to see the original. If it's remotely in line with the remake, I'll thoroughly enjoy it.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Ostandia
    edited February 11 Posts: 39,857
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Loved that one as a black comedy, @MajorDSmythe. One of my Neeson favorites.

    I still haven t seen this one, but the original was very entertaining.

    I still need to see the original. If it's remotely in line with the remake, I'll thoroughly enjoy it.

    I cannot compare, but found this trailer with English translation.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 33,905
    Oh, it's starring Stellan Skarsgard, so it should be amazing. Haven't seen much of his native work but I really, really prefer his version of Insomnia compared to Nolan's. This one looks great, with several shot-for-shot similarities, but seems much more dark and serious compared to the American remake, which has a very thick layer of comedy in it.
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    Continuing from Class Action and Extreme Measures, I have been on a Gene Hackman mega-marathon:

    Get Shorty
    Runaway Jury
    Narrow Margin
    Mississippi Burning
    The Chamber
    Twilight
    Prime Cut


    An enjoyable line-up of films. I think Get Shorty and Twilight are the ones I liked the most, while The Chamber and Prime Cut I liked the least.

    My latest watch, Prime Cut (my 21st Hackman film) I found too sparse in its storytelling, though full of interesting, disturbing images, and its surreal tone is engrossing. Splendid music score by Schifrin. Lee Marvin is always great to watch, as is Hackman, though his screen time is too brief for my taste.

    Love 'Prime Cut' , its meant to be a black comedy, but works better as an action movie. Marvin looks so cool, and his final assault on Hackmans farm is thrilling!
    And, yes, love Lalo Schifrins whistling score!
    And that sick music that plays when they're driving back to Mary Ann's, and Lee Marvin is preparing the gun.

    DarthDimi wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    Continuing from Class Action and Extreme Measures, I have been on a Gene Hackman mega-marathon:

    Get Shorty
    Runaway Jury
    Narrow Margin
    Mississippi Burning
    The Chamber
    Twilight
    Prime Cut


    An enjoyable line-up of films. I think Get Shorty and Twilight are the ones I liked the most, while The Chamber and Prime Cut I liked the least.

    My latest watch, Prime Cut (my 21st Hackman film) I found too sparse in its storytelling, though full of interesting, disturbing images, and its surreal tone is engrossing. Splendid music score by Schifrin. Lee Marvin is always great to watch, as is Hackman, though his screen time is too brief for my taste.

    Kristen Stewart was smoking in that one. ;-)
    I knew a Twilight joke was coming, and did nothing to prevent it.

    What can I say, I am a fan of Twilight.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    One of the most action packed films ever.
    Does anything come close to this film in terms of action ?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    You're biased @007InAction !

    And you're right.
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    It's only the second time I have seen this insane film, when it all came flooding back my brain almost melted. Definately a film if you have never seen you have to go in knowing nothing about.

    Ultimately very clever and to say its messed up is an understatement.
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    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    One of the most action packed films ever.
    Does anything come close to this film in terms of action ?

    I still think Max 2 has better action! And is a better film overall!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    It's only the second time I have seen this insane film, when it all came flooding back my brain almost melted. Definately a film if you have never seen you have to go in knowing nothing about.

    Ultimately very clever and to say its messed up is an understatement.

    I had read the story and then discussed it in physics class prior to seeing the movie, but I still loved every aspect of Predestination. It's a nice little film, with solid performances overall.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    edited February 14 Posts: 1,730
    Stripes (1981). I like more and more every time. The third act is a bit of a mixed bag, a bit too silly, but I greatly enjoy it. John Candy is truly missed.

    Incredibles 2 (2018). The filmmakers knew that their core audience grew up, and it shows! It's more for adults than for kids! A great sequel, up there with the Toy Story movies.
  • DaltonFanDaltonFan California
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    Okay so it's not a movie but this weekend I've been binging all 5 seasons of Poldark. Just finished season 4.
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    Completely agree @Mathis1 Mad Max 2 is still the definitive Max movie. With Fury Roadi thought George Miller was far more interested in the Furiosa character than he was in Max, so he was almost reduced to a supporting character in his own movie. To me Fury Road is more Beyond Thunderdome than Road Warrior and that's not meant as a compliment
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    cooperman2 wrote: »
    Completely agree @Mathis1 Mad Max 2 is still the definitive Max movie. With Fury Roadi thought George Miller was far more interested in the Furiosa character than he was in Max, so he was almost reduced to a supporting character in his own movie. To me Fury Road is more Beyond Thunderdome than Road Warrior and that's not meant as a compliment

    Difference being, Beyond Thunderdome is not very good at all while Fury Road is a very good film - even if Furiosa steals the limelight.
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    Le Magnifique (1973) - starring Jean Paul Belmondo & Jacqueline Bisset, which is a parody on the 007 like movies of its time and at the same time about a writer caugth in a genre that is succesfull but something he wants to quit. Funny at times Bisset is always sexy.
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    cooperman2 wrote: »
    Completely agree @Mathis1 Mad Max 2 is still the definitive Max movie. With Fury Roadi thought George Miller was far more interested in the Furiosa character than he was in Max, so he was almost reduced to a supporting character in his own movie. To me Fury Road is more Beyond Thunderdome than Road Warrior and that's not meant as a compliment

    Difference being, Beyond Thunderdome is not very good at all while Fury Road is a very good film - even if Furiosa steals the limelight.

    The first hour of Beyond Thunderdome is good, the rest prett y poor.
    And, yes, there was too much emphasis on the Furiosa character in Fury Road.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    Posts: 6,080
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    cooperman2 wrote: »
    Completely agree @Mathis1 Mad Max 2 is still the definitive Max movie. With Fury Roadi thought George Miller was far more interested in the Furiosa character than he was in Max, so he was almost reduced to a supporting character in his own movie. To me Fury Road is more Beyond Thunderdome than Road Warrior and that's not meant as a compliment

    Difference being, Beyond Thunderdome is not very good at all while Fury Road is a very good film - even if Furiosa steals the limelight.

    The first hour of Beyond Thunderdome is good, the rest prett y poor.
    And, yes, there was too much emphasis on the Furiosa character in Fury Road.

    The thing is, all of the Mad Max sequels have characters that steal the limelight from him. Max himself isn't all that interesting. His arc was essentially completed in the first film. Beyond that, he's just a vessel that accidentally stumbles into these situations. So, quite a lot of the Furiosa stuff was welcome and the fact that it was played by someone as good as Theron made it even better. And despite that particular criticism, Max is still in almost every single scene of the film.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    The problem with Beyond Thunderdome was the loss of composer Brian May, and the introduction of Maurice Jarre`s jazzy score and the Spielbergy tone to it all. Just a little more serious would have improved it greatly.

    Road Warrior is best, Fury Road is tremendous and I have no reservations on it. Confronting Max with the escaping women and their plight is genius, and the handling of action, humor, death, social commentary, and the rest is true to Max's world.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    The first (legitimate) UniSol sequel. Not on par with the original, but it's ok, for a quick JCVD fix. And Michael Jai White is a welcome presense in anything. I know he was in Spawn, but how come he was never bigger? Van Damme, at least, had a golden age from the late 80's to the mid-to-late 90's. Jai White, though still kicking, seemed never to have caught a break.
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