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I know this is an old [thread],subject,but yesterday I saw a kind of crazy intense sort of (sexually twisted)1971 movie that i had to mention.It was called “The Beguiled”.Maybe some of you guys saw it,but if not,check it out.It stars Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in a tense psychological drama of love and betrayal. During the Civil War a wounded Union soldier is sheltered by the headmistress and students of a girls' academy in the South. As his health returns his desire increases, but can he trust these enemy women not to turn him in? He takes his chances but soon realizes that his benefactress can't be trusted...with his love or with his life! His lustful ambition turns quickly against him and the story follows him through a series of nerve-shattering events, including realistic scenes that are among the boldest,on film for that year.It was directed by Don Siegel..It’s been described as a sultry bittersweet thriller of hidden passions which is set in one of America's romantic eras.Check it out,and I have to say that IMO,it’s one of Clint Eastwood’s best roles.And i’ve got to add that it surprised the heck out of me as the film went on.👍👍Hmmm🤔

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52 minutes ago, NYLIBUD said:

I know this is an old [thread],subject,but yesterday I saw a kind of crazy intense sort of (sexually twisted)1971 movie that i had to mention.It was called “The Beguiled”.Maybe some of you guys saw it,but if not,check it out.It stars Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in a tense psychological drama of love and betrayal. During the Civil War a wounded Union soldier is sheltered by the headmistress and students of a girls' academy in the South. As his health returns his desire increases, but can he trust these enemy women not to turn him in? He takes his chances but soon realizes that his benefactress can't be trusted...with his love or with his life! His lustful ambition turns quickly against him and the story follows him through a series of nerve-shattering events, including realistic scenes that are among the boldest,on film for that year.It was directed by Don Siegel..It’s been described as a sultry bittersweet thriller of hidden passions which is set in one of America's romantic eras.Check it out,and I have to say that IMO,it’s one of Clint Eastwood’s best roles.And i’ve got to add that it surprised the heck out of me as the film went on.👍👍Hmmm🤔

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I like the Clint Eastwood version but they remade it with Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, and Kristen Dunset. Remake wasn’’t bad .

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2 hours ago, TonyK said:

You described the movie well from what I remembered. Odd story as you follow along and I recall that one girl was a real temptress.

Well there was one scene that i clearly recall,[and i hope the moderators don’t toss me off the website for mentioning it],was how should i say without offending anyone,🙄,lol..was the scene where Clint Eastwood,was in bed with the head mistress of the “school”,shelter,whatever it was,along with another female student.Basically a “threesome”,for lack of a better word,and all i could do was wonder,wow how crazy this was for a movie from 1971.Especially a Clint Eastwood movie.I mean don’t get me wrong,it was a very good scene.I just wasn’t expecting it.And how similar was the 1971 original version,compare to the newer version with Nicole Kidman?Is it worth watching?Cause i’m really not a big fan of Collin Farrell..Idk,I must have just been living under a rock to have never heard of this movie..Ok that’s all I have to say.

Thank ya.

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On 10/7/2022 at 10:09 AM, Mike C. said:

The Exorcist has got to be the scariest movie of all time....

50 years later and it still rattles me to my core. I suppose being born and raised Catholic plays a part in that.

Having never seen it, I grew up with a disdain for this movie until my brother, a retired priest, recommended it as an excellent movie. HUH?!

It's one of the darn few Hollywood movies where priests are portrayed as genuinely compassionate, smart and warm human beings who rely on their devotion to help them endure a terrifying task that they refuse to give up on when a life is at stake. Have yet to see a remake that has the same believability and it's that genuineness that makes it so chilling.

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Heat is one of my Top Two Gun Movies, right up there with the original The Getaway. One thing Heat got especially right was the sound of the guns. People who aren't shooters don't realize that guns are INCREDIBLY loud, much louder than you might think if you've only heard them in TV or movies. First time I saw Heat on cable TV, the gunfire sounds almost made my ears ring. I can only imagine what it would have sounded like in a real theater with hi-tech modern sound. Rating: Definitely Snakeworthy! B)

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Heat is in my all time top 5 movies, probably seen it 20 times...I Love Michael Mann films, incl. Collateral, Thief, Manhunter, The Insider, his Miami Vice movie....love Mann's use of music (his movies have great soundtracks) and cinematography.    I saw Heat in the theatre back in day, have had it on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K..

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23 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

Heat is in my all time top 5 movies, probably seen it 20 times...I Love Michael Mann films, incl. Collateral, Thief, Manhunter, The Insider, his Miami Vice movie....love Mann's use of music (his movies have great soundtracks) and cinematography.    I saw Heat in the theatre back in day, have had it on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K..

Rob, have you ever seen the original, made-for-TV version, LA Takedown? Almost as good as Heat, and very fun to watch. B)

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Oh yea,that’s exactly what was so great about the movie Heat.The shoot out was extremely realistic,and they got the sound of the gun fire perfect.Gun shots are very loud,and Michael Mann got it exactly correct..Plus the way the bullets were tearing through the cars and glass just added to the realism of the scene.Only thing I was bothered by,was when the get away car slammed into the cars after the driver was shot.,and the air bag didn’t go off,no im just joking.I also remember the real footage of the North Hollywood bank robbery shoot out happened,and the shoot out was very loud.Then some time later,when the movie “44 Minutes”came out about the shootout,the sound effects of the gun fire was also very realistic.There are so many movies,including some war movies that were not able to get the sound effects of the gun fire correct.I will have to say,i thought,that besides being great movies,Saving Private Ryan and Full Metal Jacket were able to get the gun fire to sound very realistic as well.

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I went looking for 44 Minutes on streaming recently and couldn't find it anywhere. 

Meanwhile, I watched FMJ for the 8th or 10th time recently, and I'd be willing to make a modest wager that they used live ammo for some of the Hue scenes. :blink:

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One movie I absolutely hated was Boogie Nights. Not sure if I was in a bad mood or what was going on in my life to make me have a deep disdain for it. Maybe it was stupid names like Dirk Diggler or Chest or maybe trying to be edgy by casting some real porn stars but man, I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. I feel a small amount of vindication knowing that Burt Reynolds hated it too, almost got into fist fights with the director and refused to promote it. 
I’m curious what others think of the film.

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8 hours ago, NYLIBUD said:

Just watched Heat again for probably the millionth time..Great movie,Robert DeNiro,and Al Pacino,how can you go wrong?And of course the best shootout after the bank robbery.👍👍

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One of my top Favorite movies Ron,   Outstanding cast.  Just watched my dvd of it las week!

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13 hours ago, Horrorshow said:

One movie I absolutely hated was Boogie Nights. Not sure if I was in a bad mood or what was going on in my life to make me have a deep disdain for it. Maybe it was stupid names like Dirk Diggler or Chest or maybe trying to be edgy by casting some real porn stars but man, I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. I feel a small amount of vindication knowing that Burt Reynolds hated it too, almost got into fist fights with the director and refused to promote it. 
I’m curious what others think of the film.

Yea,i gotta agree with you,i mean there were some pretty good parts,but over all the movie sucked.But if you want to watch a horrible movie,watch 54’.Oh man,such pure garbage…However after watching that sh**,I caught an Al Pacino mini marathon.It consisted of Serpico,Dog Day Afternoon[Attica,Attica,Attica],GF 1,&2,and finally Carlito’s Way,[Hey remember me,Benny Blanco from the Bronx?].As i mentioned before,I cannot think of one bad movie that Al Pacino has been in.He is,IMO,the best actor of all time.

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12 hours ago, Scott Colmer said:

We watched Beast on Netflix. Feel free to skip it. Implausible behavior/choices and bad acting. I lost three movie choices for choosing that one.

We all have watched a bad movie 🎥 we wished we had not picked. Thanks for letting us know..

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Went out to see Devotion today. What a good movie IMO. It's based on the story of Jesse Brown who was the first black aviator in US navel history. Based during the Korean war. Good story and some beautiful planes. Bear cats, Corsairs, and one lonely early Mig.

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 Ok,well sorry if offend anybody’s taste,but I saw a pretty lousy movie last night called “Hollow Man”,[2000]with Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, and Josh Brolin..After years of experimentation, a brilliant but arrogant scientist Sebastian Caine has discovered a way to make living matter invisible. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Kevin Bacon pushes his team to move to the next phase,by using himself as the subject. The test is a success, but when the process can't be reversed,Kevin Bacon seems doomed to a future without flesh.He then attempts to destroy his fellow scientists as he feels they have turned against him..Idk,IMO, it ain’t worth the time.However if you enjoy Sci-fi,for lack of a better word,and you are a Kevin Bacon fan,then check it out I guess..I will add this though,the movie came out in 2000,and i never heard of it till last night.,hmm🤔.Then shortly after I watched that,the movie “Sleepers” came on,also starring Kevin Bacon.That was a great movie,from beginning to end.

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11 hours ago, TonyK said:

Wife and I watched the new Christmas Story movie on HBO Max. Not bad. Enjoyed seeing the kids as adults now as they were all in this.

my wife and i watched it as well. thought it was ok. the lady they got for ralphies mother was not very good. it didnt feel like the same attitude in general

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32 minutes ago, MrMiles said:

my wife and i watched it as well. thought it was ok. the lady they got for ralphies mother was not very good. 

I could swear I read that it was the same actress who played the part in the original. :unsure:

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6 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I could swear I read that it was the same actress who played the part in the original. :unsure:

the lady in the new one was the lady from what about bob. the original lady is over 80 and said she retired from acting in 2007, so she wasnt going to be in it

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