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« Reply #3980 on: October 14, 2016, 03:16:48 PM »

I very much enjoy going to the theater to see older movies. If you check out my movie journal, you'll see I've done quite a bit of that. I saw American Graffiti Wednesday as part of the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) series. I'd seen the movie 13 years ago, and I liked it then, but it struck me this time that it might be my favorite George Lucas movie overall.

This Sunday and next Wednesday Taxi Driver is being screened for its 40th anniversary. That's one of my favorites so I'm looking forward to catching it on the big screen! And then the following week The Shining is being shown those same days of the week. I don't hold that one up as highly as I used to, but it'd still be a good one to catch at the theater.
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« Reply #3981 on: October 20, 2016, 11:24:02 AM »


The Man Who Fell To Earth 1976
Starring David Bowie, Rip Torn and Candy Clark and directed by Nicolas Roeg




I read the book recently and have tickets for the theatre production opening in London soon, so thought it a good oppertunity to re watch the film..

Bowie is perfect as the alien who comes to Earth looking for water so that he can save his own dying planet from drought..
But soon finds himself up against forces plotting against him and struggling with an adiction to alcohol..
Its strange but this time round I found the film a lot more artsy and fragmented, when I first saw it way back when it seemed a lot more straightforward and easy to folloe.. Perhaps Ive just become more aclimatized to the straight ahead style of filmaking we're more used to these past 30 years..

That said, I still enjoyed it a lot and Bowie is perfectly cast in what must surly be his greatest acting stint..
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« Reply #3982 on: October 22, 2016, 06:26:34 PM »



Having seen my favorite X-Men movie again recently, Days Of Future Past, I decided to get caught up on the series.  There's one I can hardly recall because I fell asleep, two Wolverine films I haven't seen and didn't care much for the most recent film.

X-Men: First Class is the one I feel asleep to.  I made the mistake of thinking it wasn't very good but I've done that a couple of times before, with JFK and The Hunt For Red October.  This held my interest from beginning to end and I enjoyed it.  I prefer the older cast but these guys are good.  I'm hoping the next viewing of X-Men: Apocalypse will be better, too. 

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« Reply #3983 on: October 22, 2016, 08:23:46 PM »



I thought this was very good.  I'm looking forward to watching the rest in the series.
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« Reply #3984 on: October 23, 2016, 02:12:51 AM »

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I had absolutely no idea what this was gonna be going in..

New Zealand's finest, lesbian country and western singers..

Interesting and funny...

Do we have any members form New Zealand here..
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« Reply #3985 on: October 25, 2016, 12:08:49 AM »

'10 Cloverfield Lane' (2016)
-John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher jr

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Soon after leaving her fiancé Michelle is involved in a car accident. She awakens to find herself sharing an underground bunker with Howard and Emmett. Has she been saved from an apocalyptical event as Howard & Emmett tell her or are there other motives for her being held against her will?

Phantom's Review:
Like 'Halloween III: Season Of The Witch' or 'Curse Of The Cat People' this film is a sequel to 'Cloverfield' in name only. There are no giant monsters, screaming crowds or found footage. This instead is a well acted, claustrophobic drama. John Goodman is fantastic and plays his character both as very sweet and then terrifyingly creepy. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is perfect as the young woman trying to escape and John Gallagher jr nails his character and brings a bit of humor to a very dark movie. There is a twist ending that MIGHT connect the two films but you don't need to see 'Cloverfield' to see this film. I was surprised by how good this movie was. I highly recommend it, but like I said before, don't expect big special FX or screams and gore.  Just good acting.
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« Reply #3986 on: October 25, 2016, 11:24:26 AM »

10 Cloverfield Lane has been one of my favorites from this year. O0
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« Reply #3987 on: October 25, 2016, 02:45:53 PM »

It turned up in my letter box today... Looking forward to it..
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« Reply #3988 on: October 25, 2016, 08:20:25 PM »

It turned up in my letter box today... Looking forward to it..

Letterboxed? :)
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« Reply #3989 on: October 25, 2016, 11:02:30 PM »

 :) :)

I ordered it from Lovefilm.... Do you have that Stateside.... ?
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« Reply #3990 on: October 25, 2016, 11:49:55 PM »

No, but Netflix works the same way, or at least it used to. Now I think people mostly use it for streaming stuff. I don't watch that much, either on DVD or streaming, so I dropped it some years ago because it was a waste of money for me.
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« Reply #3991 on: October 26, 2016, 05:26:42 AM »

You can still get a Blu-ray/DVD plan through Netflix, but I only have it for streaming.
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« Reply #3992 on: October 26, 2016, 11:50:35 PM »

I've got Netflix and Lovefilm.... I use Lovefilm to watch older and classic movies...

10 Cloverfield Lane .. Enjoyed it. Reminded me of The Twilight Zone
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« Reply #3993 on: October 29, 2016, 05:38:19 PM »




From the makers of My Big Fat Greek Wedding comes this delightful rom-com.

Nia Vardalos is working as a tour guide in Greece and isn't very happy with her life. If you loved the two Big Fat Greek Weddings films, you'll enjoy this. Richard Dreyfuss is the standout in the tourist pack. I would've have said the two actors playing an Australian couple but showing them drinking beer no matter what time of the day it is, is true. No Australian has drunk Fosters beer since about 1985!!!!

4/5.
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« Reply #3994 on: October 29, 2016, 07:09:04 PM »

I would've have said the two actors playing an Australian couple but showing them drinking beer no matter what time of the day it is, is true. No Australian has drunk Fosters beer since about 1985!!!!

As you know by now, in Tennessee, we ONLY have Fosters for Australian beer. :(

But, can you clarify if it's true or not true that Aussies drink beer no matter what time of the day it is? I'm having trouble with the wording of what you wrote.
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« Reply #3995 on: October 29, 2016, 07:10:48 PM »

As you know by now, in Tennessee, we ONLY have Fosters for Australian beer. :(

But, can you clarify if it's true or not true that Aussies drink beer no matter what time of the day it is? I'm having trouble with the wording of what you wrote.

Yes, we like to drink beer, no matter what time of day it is.
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« Reply #3996 on: October 29, 2016, 07:17:11 PM »

I love learning about this kind of stuff.

So, do you drink beer at work? Is that acceptable?
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« Reply #3997 on: October 29, 2016, 07:22:48 PM »

I love learning about this kind of stuff.

So, do you drink beer at work? Is that acceptable?

No unfortunately.
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« Reply #3998 on: October 29, 2016, 07:24:56 PM »

I guess it's not too different from the States then... it's acceptable to drink beer after 11:50 am.  Except on the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day weekends, when we push it back to 11:30.
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« Reply #3999 on: October 30, 2016, 07:53:52 PM »



This was the first film I chose from Netfilix. Looks like I'll have to update my movie journal for Netflix movie viewings. I hadn't heard of it before and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. I mean Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in a film together, you'd think it would be good and being directed by Rob Reiner as well.

Got to say, that in a few scenes that Michael Douglas with grey hair now looks so much like his father, Kirk.  8)

Anyway a nice little rom-com. Douglas as a grumpy old real estate agent, Keaton as his love interest neighbour.

4/5.
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