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« Reply #3760 on: January 18, 2016, 01:14:38 AM »

Alive.

About a rugby teams plane crashing in 1972 over the Andes mountains and there were a total of 45 passengers including the pilots. And only 16 people survived and made it out. They were stranded for 72 days. True events it really happened! 
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« Reply #3761 on: January 19, 2016, 07:37:31 AM »

Watched some Blu-rays during the weekend with my son...



Spy being best of the bunch  ;)

also went to cinema to see this



Good but not great.
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« Reply #3762 on: January 21, 2016, 08:50:02 PM »

I've finished viewing the first two, currently viewing the last.  My dad loaned me a box set and thought I'd give these a try.  A fourth one in waiting. When I was younger i couldn't be bothered with these films but find them interesting and even entertaining now.

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« Reply #3763 on: January 22, 2016, 06:28:01 AM »

I've not heard of those before, Jed, but I like the posters!
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« Reply #3764 on: January 22, 2016, 08:26:12 AM »

I've not heard of those before, Jed, but I like the posters!

Glad you like them, Christopher.  O0
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« Reply #3765 on: January 22, 2016, 08:27:58 AM »

Alive.

About a rugby teams plane crashing in 1972 over the Andes mountains and there were a total of 45 passengers including the pilots. And only 16 people survived and made it out. They were stranded for 72 days. True events it really happened! 

I saw this when it first came out.  I remember what one of the rugby team members said just before the crash, "Are we supposed to be flying this close to the mountain?"

MAN!  What a film!  Very intense.  I read the book as well.  I haven't seen this movie in quite a long time but would like to again, soon.  What did you think about this movie, Rawhide7?
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« Reply #3766 on: January 24, 2016, 11:50:16 PM »



I'd always heard that this film was bad and wasn't very successful but I enjoyed it. I thought the three leads, Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier and Lucy Arnez were good and if you're a fan of Neil Diamond's music you'll enjoy the soundtrack.

4/5.
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« Reply #3767 on: January 26, 2016, 09:36:02 PM »

Everest

Really sad movie!
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« Reply #3768 on: January 28, 2016, 03:48:42 PM »

Off to watch Yojimbo. It's been a while!



If anyone else owns it, and you've watched your Challenge movies for the week, it might be a great time to watch it again.
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« Reply #3769 on: January 28, 2016, 04:24:56 PM »

I'm watching it tonight. If you really want to go crazy, you could read Red Harvest and watch Last Man Standing (which I still haven't seen) and A Colt Is My Passport.

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One of Japanese cinema’s supreme emulations of American noir, Takashi Nomura’s A Colt Is My Passport is a down-and-dirty but gorgeously photographed yakuza film starring Joe Shishido as a hard-boiled hit man caught between rival gangs. Featuring an incredible, spaghetti-western-style soundtrack and brimming with formal experimentation, this is Nikkatsu at its finest.

https://www.criterion.com/films/2959-a-colt-is-my-passport
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« Reply #3770 on: January 28, 2016, 04:31:23 PM »

A Colt Is My Passport sounds very interesting. I might have to add that to my watch list. :)
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« Reply #3771 on: January 28, 2016, 08:11:40 PM »

I've seen Last Man Standing, and from what I remember of it, it's no where near A Fistful of Dollars and Yojimbo. I have Yojimbo on VHS actually, and should try to watch it again soon. I also have its follow-up Sanjuro, which I haven't seen, and I have a VHS copy of Seven Samurai, which I really really like.
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« Reply #3772 on: January 28, 2016, 08:13:22 PM »

When we're done our Eastwood challenge, we'll need to put together a schedule of great movies to do another challenge. Seven Samurai should be on that list. Don't watch it yet. That will be next January. ;)
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« Reply #3773 on: January 29, 2016, 01:59:05 AM »

A Colt Is My Passport sounds very interesting. I might have to add that to my watch list. :)

Check it out. For plots, I was thinking of another Jo Shishdo movie, Youth of the Beast, but it came out in 1963, so was not influenced by A Fistful of Dollars. It's actually possible it was more influenced by the source material, Red Harvest. Here's what I wrote about it somewhere else in this thread:

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I forgot to mention the basic plot of this film [Youth of the Beast]...  An ex-cop plays two gangs against each other in order to destroy both to avenge the death of a cop.  Does the plot sound basically familiar, a tough guy working two rival gangs into a frenzy to destroy each other?  There's so many great things about this film that make it worth watching.  One is that this film in many ways has much more in common with the novel Red Harvest than the much more famous films Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars.  And the second thing is that the film is quite amazing on its own.  The director Seijun Suzuki is someone worth paying attention to, and this was a major breakthrough film for him.  As well the main actor Jô Shishido is something on his own.  He's no Toshirô Mifune, or Clint Eastwood (obviously!), but he's the perfect B-movie action star to play the cool, tough, loner typical of movies like this.  And his odd look, achieved through cheek augmentation surgery (no kidding!) makes him all the more ruggedly cool to play the anti-hero in these gangster noir B-movies.  Check it out. 

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4745.msg194385#msg194385


And to stay on topic, I watched tonight Yojimbo.
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« Reply #3774 on: January 29, 2016, 08:05:21 AM »

Hmm, any film versions of Goldoni's Il servitore di due padroni around? ???  :laugh:
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« Reply #3775 on: January 29, 2016, 09:35:42 PM »

I enjoyed Yojimbo more when I first watched it about 15 years ago. I don't know why I didn't enjoy it all that much now. It's possible that since I've watched so many new (and very violent) Asian films recently, it didn't have enough action. Since it's mainly an action film, the action needed to be enough to hold my attention, and it was too quick and far between, and when it happened, it wasn't all that satisfying. But, I did enjoy some of the story elements. The woman who played the "Mrs. Baxter" role was great.

Am I alone on this, or did anyone else who's watched it recently feel the same way?

Plus, after having watched A Fistful of Dollars earlier this week, there's just no comparison. It's far and away the better movie.
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« Reply #3776 on: January 30, 2016, 02:05:46 AM »

I've been to the cinema quite a lot recently but I guess the films all come under the 2015 umbrella...

Creed.

Very good, no surprises but well made with good performances by all concerned. I think this would edge into my Stallone top 5.. A great way to see out the Rocky character... It's a shame someone didn't have the imagination to do something similar with Harry Callaghan...
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« Reply #3777 on: January 30, 2016, 06:46:33 AM »

I've enjoyed watching Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple in these Agatha Christie murder-myster movies.

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« Reply #3778 on: January 30, 2016, 06:48:01 AM »

Too long to watch in it's entirety but was able to get through a few hours.  Interesting to see the events unfold chronologically.



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« Reply #3779 on: January 30, 2016, 11:15:52 PM »


 " Call Northside 777 "   1948  By Henry Hathaway.  With James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb and Helen Walker.
 
 Very good film! Jimmy was very fresh!!  :)

 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_Northside_777
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