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« #19185 : July 09, 2020, 11:25:21 PM »

I like it a lot too. Carradine and Keitel don't really convince as Frenchies, though.

Haha no, they certainly don't look or act French in any way. And way too much of the movie looks EXACTLY like the Dordogneshire (and nothing like Strasbourg or any other place they're supposed to be). But it's ok I guess, to me the film takes place in some kind of imaginary Hollywood place and time, "inspired" by the Napoleon wars. The historic figures they meet or talk about are treated as near mythological figures more than actual people anyway, so everything clicks together.

Also, I like Keith and Harvey, and I love the Dordogneshire, so maybe I'm not 100% unbiased here.



I've watched it on iTunes this time, but if I remember correctly the DVD has a terrific audio commentary by Ridley.

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« #19186 : July 10, 2020, 08:03:26 AM »


I've watched it on iTunes this time, but if I remember correctly the DVD has a terrific audio commentary by Ridley.
You are right. I believe it is also on the Blu.



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« #19187 : July 10, 2020, 10:02:07 AM »

That's a good way to put it. I love Pearl Jam but they're a subject of mockery for most at this point and it's all Creed's fault.

I listen to his podcast, Blank Check. You may like it. They cover whole director filmographies and manage to do a few a year. They're currently going through Ephron movie-by-movie. Before her was George Miller, Demme, Miyazaki, Mann, Spielberg, etc

I'll check that out, I can always use another movie podcast when the only ones I listen to are Pure Cinema Podcast, Junkfood Cinema and The Rewatchables.



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« #19188 : July 14, 2020, 03:09:45 AM »

Cop Car (2015) 6.5/10
Nice minimalist thriller. Keavin Beacon is pretty good. The kids are really good.


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« #19189 : July 15, 2020, 03:52:16 AM »

Cop Car (2015) 6.5/10
Nice minimalist thriller. Keavin Beacon is pretty good. The kids are really good.

Yea I liked it also gave it a 6.5-7/10 shows what you can do with not much of a budget.

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« #19190 : July 15, 2020, 05:30:03 AM »

Exactly. Smart little movie.


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« #19191 : July 16, 2020, 08:37:13 AM »

The Delinquents (1957) - 6/10
The James Dean Story (1957) - 7/10
Nightmare in Chicago (1964) - 4/10
Countdown (1968) - 6/10
That Cold Day in the Park (1969) - 7/10
M*A*S*H (1970) - 8/10
Brewster McCloud (1970) - 7/10
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) - 8/10
Images (1972) - 7/10
The Long Goodbye (1973) - 9/10
Thieves Like Us (1974) - 7.5/10
California Split (1974) - 8.5/10
Nashville (1975) - 8/10
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) - 7.5/10
3 Women (1977) - 9.5/10
A Wedding (1978) - 5/10
Quintet (1979) - 5/10
A Perfect Couple (1979) - 5/10
HealtH (1980) - 6/10
Popeye (1980) - 8/10
Rattlesnake in a Cooler (1982) - 7.5/10
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1983) - 9/10
Streamers (1983) - 9/10
Secret Honor (1984) - 8/10
Fool for Love (1985) - 8/10
O.C. and Stiggs (1985) - 6/10
The Laundromat (1985) - 7.5/10
Beyond Therapy (1987) - 4/10
Basements (1987) - 3/10
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) - 8/10
Tanner '88 (1988) - 9/10
Vincent & Theo (1990) - 8/10
The Player (1992) - 8.5/10
Short Cuts (1993) - 10/10
Pret-a-Porter (1994) - 6.5/10
Kansas City (1996) - 7.5/10
Robert Altman's Jazz '34 (1997) - 8/10
The Gingerbread Man (1998) - 6.5/10
Cookie's Fortune (1999) - 7/10
Dr. T & the Women (2000) - 6.5/10
Gosford Park (2001) - 4/10
The Company (2003) - 7/10
Tanner on Tanner (2004) - 3/10
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) - 8/10

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« #19192 : July 16, 2020, 11:01:51 AM »

RR Power Rating Altman (2020) - 6/10.



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« #19193 : July 23, 2020, 10:53:00 PM »

Cop Car (2015) 6.5/10
Nice minimalist thriller. Keavin Beacon is pretty good. The kids are really good.
I didn't like the kids, they annoyed me with their stupidity. The adults weren't any brighter, though. The plot required people to continually do dumb things to keep things going. Kevin Bacon kept making the basic mistake of not parking near enough to where he needed to be. And the final firefight was marred by the fact that the shooter left his place of cover and concealment to charge Bacon who himself was partially concealed. Why give up that advantage? Still, I enjoyed the picture, mostly for the way it unfolded. Much of it was predictable, but I have to admit SPOILER I didn't guess about the second body in the trunk. SPOILER ENDS 7/10



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« #19194 : July 24, 2020, 02:06:57 AM »

I didn't like the kids, they annoyed me with their stupidity. The adults weren't any brighter, though. The plot required people to continually do dumb things to keep things going. Kevin Bacon kept making the basic mistake of not parking near enough to where he needed to be. And the final firefight was marred by the fact that the shooter left his place of cover and concealment to charge Bacon who himself was partially concealed. Why give up that advantage? Still, I enjoyed the picture, mostly for the way it unfolded. Much of it was predictable, but I have to admit SPOILER I didn't guess about the second body in the trunk. SPOILER ENDS 7/10

Most of your complains are valid points. Even under the obvious budget limitations they were probably working with, the film could/should be smarter. I guess the slow pacing, the overall atmosphere and very economical way it unfolds take the cake: it works.


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« #19195 : July 24, 2020, 05:07:13 PM »

Yes, it works, even on the cheap. The director saved money by writing the script himself (with a partner). More money might have allowed for a writer who could provide better plotting, but who knows? There are some famously bad scripts that cost a ton of money. With writing you don't always get what you pay for.



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« #19196 : July 24, 2020, 08:57:03 PM »

Pride and Prejudice (1940) - 7/10. Larry Olivier and Greer Garson are Darcy and Liza, respectively, and although Garson is a bit too old for her part, both actors give creditable performances. The screenplay by Aldous Huxley and Someone Unfamous is a masterpiece of concision--what takes 5 hours in TV adaptations gets covered here in 2. Remarkably, almost all the scenes stay in, although some of the characters do not. There is also a bit of fudging with one character at the end, causing a bit of sentimentality to creep into Miss Austen's otherwise wry story, but it is brief and easy to overlook. The filmmakers, though, decided that Regency period fashions were too bland, so they relocated things to a time when women wore incredibly ludicrous clothes. I guess if anachronisms don't bother you, you can find some comedy relief in all those absurd hats and dresses.



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« #19197 : July 25, 2020, 05:39:03 AM »

Last of us - part II 10/10

Yeah the two Last of us are officially video games (until the upcoming HBO show gets released) but they?re actually interactive movies. The first one was groundbreaking, and the second one, that lasts as long as a 3 season shows (about 30 hours of gameplay, cutscenes and everything in between) manages to build on that and gave me the most powerful and emotional experience I ever had with a game. It?s exactly as good as a great, great movie and makes you question some things about life. In short, in gets much further than any revenge movie ever went.

Now, it isn?t flawless. It shares the weaknesses of most 3 saison shows, where subplots feel like fillers while they?re actually doing character development more than movie the story forward. Some plot and gameplay points feel like it?s from some stupid 90?s video game. But all in all, it?s the best video game I?ve ever played through, it movies the media forward and goes where no other media could ever go: make the audience actively do stuff they aren?t on board with. It creates a very unique and incredibly strong feeling.

EDIT: I know 99% of you won't bother even checking out what this whole thing is about, but just in case, you've got a (mostly) full walkthrough here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iss5bRQ7yVM

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« #19198 : July 26, 2020, 07:13:19 AM »

Soylent Green 6.5/10.

I hadn't seen this before, was on TCM.  The look of the future 2022 was sure depressing.  Leigh Taylor-Young was pretty fetching.


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« #19199 : July 27, 2020, 08:33:17 AM »

Taikoki (1987) - a fairly long TV movie about Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Rather cheesy at times but fun. Sonny Chiba kind of steals the show as Mitsuhide, who at first seems to be the bad guy but by the end he's a tragic anti-hero. It's very much historical fanfiction, for example, Nobunaga and Mitsuhide have an epic duel(!) in the flames of Honno-ji (that's extremely not how it happened). What is this, a Samurai Warriors game?  ;D Later, after being defeated at Yamazaki, Mitsuhide commits seppuku (instead of being killed by some bandit) and delivers a dramatic monologue to Hideyoshi who politely listens. At this point I'm fairly sure I'm watching an Italian opera.

https://simone-boccanegra.tumblr.com/post/624768102541017088/so-im-watching-an-older-movie-about-hideyoshi-and

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