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2 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Please, no more about the controversial film. Please don't get this thread locked or disappeared over politics or personal attacks or whatever. The points have been made. Let's all move on please. Thanks! B)

I will respect this, and I apologize if I offended anyone as it was certainly not my intention. Kind regards.

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It certainly was NOT my intention to cause a ruckus about this film. It is not worth getting the thread locked, and while myself and others are against such filth it is best left where it belongs. In the gutter.

 

Rant off

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32 minutes ago, PowerPlant said:

I will respect this, and I apologize if I offended anyone as it was certainly not my intention. Kind regards.

 

29 minutes ago, Dragline said:

It certainly was NOT my intention to cause a ruckus about this film. It is not worth getting the thread locked.

Thank you both. B)

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On 9/28/2020 at 9:25 PM, PowerPlant said:

Just finished the Netflix original 10 part series “Unsolved”, focusing on the 20 year span of investigations into still officially unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., which also opened the floodgates in uncovering the LAPD Rampart division corruption scandal. It is an amazingly produced, perfectly cast and very well structured show with multiple timelines that cover pretty much every aspect of this fairly complex true crime case in mindblowing detail. Recommended!

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt6233618/

Thanks, I'll try to catch that.  It's a fascinating subject, especially since I lived in Los Angeles when all that was happening.  The rolling shoot-out between the two cops happened in North Hollywood, very close to where I once lived.

If you can find it, you might like the 2018 movie on the same subject, "City of Lies."  Johnny Depp plays Russell Poole.  That's such a big, complex subject that it was hard to cram into 2 hours but I thought it was well done.  IIRC, due to some weird legal hassle, the movie never got a theatrical release in the U.S.A. Only in Italy, of all places. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2677722/

  

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2 hours ago, Mike999 said:

Thanks, I'll try to catch that.  It's a fascinating subject, especially since I lived in Los Angeles when all that was happening.  The rolling shoot-out between the two cops happened in North Hollywood, very close to where I once lived.

If you can find it, you might like the 2018 movie on the same subject, "City of Lies."  Johnny Depp plays Russell Poole.  That's such a big, complex subject that it was hard to cram into 2 hours but I thought it was well done.  IIRC, due to some weird legal hassle, the movie never got a theatrical release in the U.S.A. Only in Italy, of all places. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2677722/

  

Thanks for the recommendation, I have seen "City of Lies", which isn't bad, but as you said the story is far too complex for just two hours. That is why I think it plays out better through the 10 episodes of "Unsolved". The shootout between LAPD officers Kevin Gaines and Frank Lyga is shown in the very first episode, as it was the event that opened the floodgates into the investigation of police involvement with Death Row Records and possibly the murders.

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4 hours ago, imarriedawitch said:

Anyone watched Ratched? Looks like it's based on the character Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Yeah, we have watched a few episodes. If you are a fan of American Horror Story, you will like it. If you aren't, you won't.

Had some internet problems this week, so so Netflix. Fixed, now, so more episodes in store.

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4 minutes ago, Rodent said:

If you are a fan of American Horror Story, you will like it. If you aren't, you won't.

I've watched every season of AHS, and still can't figure out whether I like it or not. I'll say this, though: There is some ACTING! going on there. B)

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13 hours ago, Dragline said:

It certainly was NOT my intention to cause a ruckus about this film. It is not worth getting the thread locked, and while myself and others are against such filth it is best left where it belongs. In the gutter.

 

Rant off

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7 hours ago, Mike999 said:

I just watched one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen, and I've watched a lot of horror.  "The Witch" (2016).  Set in 1630's New England.

Celebrity endorsement: Stephen King said it terrified him.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

Being a fan of horror movies, I most definitely will give this a watch. Thanks for the heads up!

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1 hour ago, metalhead said:

Is this on Netflix? I couldn't find it anywhere.

I saw it on Showtime last night.  I found a mention that it was on Netflix in 2019, so maybe it will come back around soon.

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2 hours ago, Mike999 said:

I saw it on Showtime last night.  I found a mention that it was on Netflix in 2019, so maybe it will come back around soon.

Cool! I have Showtime, I'll look for it. Thanks! 

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20 hours ago, Mike999 said:

I just watched one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen, and I've watched a lot of horror.  "The Witch" (2016).  Set in 1630's New England.

Celebrity endorsement: Stephen King said it terrified him.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

Found this on Showtime today and started watching it. Am about 1/3 in so far. Early on I decided to turn on the closed captioning and am glad I did! I wouldn't have understood half of what they were saying if I hadn't. Unfortunately, for some reason the CC on this movie is the slowest I've ever seen--it's about a full second to two seconds behind the voices. Kind of annoying. 

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21 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I've watched every season of AHS, and still can't figure out whether I like it or not. I'll say this, though: There is some ACTING! going on there. B)

We liked Murder House, Asylum, Freak Show, and Hotel. Not a huge Lady Gaga fan (music), but she is really a great actress. 

Just our opinion from the other end of US 50.

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On 9/30/2020 at 10:46 PM, Mike999 said:

I just watched one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen, and I've watched a lot of horror.  "The Witch" (2016).  Set in 1630's New England.

Celebrity endorsement: Stephen King said it terrified him.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4263482/

Okay, I finished it. Very different and creepy. Can't exactly say I "enjoyed" it, but I don't regret the time spent watching it, either. 

About an hour in, I started wondering, "Which one of these people is the witch? Looks like ANY of them could be....."   I wonder if that impression was intentional, or was it just me? :wacko:

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I saw Netflix had Casino Royale available yesterday. Hadn't seen it since it first came out so I watched it again. I hadn't remembered a thing about it, so it was almost like seeing a "new" movie for me. 

Then I watched Quantum of Solace, which I'd never seen before. Man, the Bond movies just keep getting sillier and sillier. The fights, gunfights, and chases are spectacular--or at least I guess they would be if they'd slow 'em down a little so you could actually appreciate what's happening--but the plots get increasingly inane, implausible, and pointless. IMHO the Bond movies hit a peak with Thunderball and have been going downhill ever since. 

Now I'm watching Gran Torino again. That's a pretty good movie. Clint reminds me a lot of my own Late Great Dad. (They're the same age.) 

Then I'm gonna watch Enemy at the Gate again for the third or fourth or fifth time. That's an excellent movie! 

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8 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I saw Netflix had Casino Royale available yesterday. Hadn't seen it since it first came out so I watched it again. I hadn't remembered a thing about it, so it was almost like seeing a "new" movie for me. 

Then I watched Quantum of Solace, which I'd never seen before. Man, the Bond movies just keep getting sillier and sillier. The fights, gunfights, and chases are spectacular--or at least I guess they would be if they'd slow 'em down a little so you could actually appreciate what's happening--but the plots get increasingly inane, implausible, and pointless. IMHO the Bond movies hit a peak with Thunderball and have been going downhill ever since. 

Now I'm watching Gran Torino again. That's a pretty good movie. Clint reminds me a lot of my own Late Great Dad. (They're the same age.) 

Then I'm gonna watch Enemy at the Gate again for the third or fourth or fifth time. That's an excellent movie! 

I have to agree with most of that.  And had the same impression watching "The Witch."  ALL these people are weird, especially those spooky twins and their goat.

You've probably seen both movies named "Stalingrad" but if not, both are worth watching.  The 1993 German movie is more realistic.  The 2013 Russian flick is more spectacular but also more of a propaganda movie, IMO. It was directed by  Fedor Bondarchuk, who also did the 2005 movie "The 9th Company" about Russian soldiers in Afghanistan.  That one was made with the co-operation of the Russian govt., so has real vehicles like BTRs, HIND helicopters and T-72 tanks...which were never used in Afghanistan, but oh well.  Bondarchuk's father directed the 4-part "War and Peace" back in the 1950's with a running time of about 3 days.

If you can find it, a very realistic and downright harrowing WWII movie is "Come and See."  About the war in Belarus between partisans and the Nazis.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/

 

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Now I'm watching Gran Torino again. That's a pretty good movie. Clint reminds me a lot of my own Late Great Dad. (They're the same age.) 

My fav Clint Eastwood movies were the two set on Iwo Jima, they were really well made and the lack of modern style explosions and noise really made them stand out. Nothing wrong with Gran Torino, but the war ones I'd put up alongside schindlers list and saving private ryan

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59 minutes ago, imarriedawitch said:

Not a happy camper right now. I've been watching Homeland on Netflix and patiently waiting for the final season to arrive. Apparently the competition here CraveTV bought the exclusive rights to the final season. 

It's on Showtimeanytime. Maybe they're keeping it for themselves for a year. 

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