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Other Films / Re: Seven Men from Now aka 7 Men from Now (1956)
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:35:38 PM »
The plot in this wasn't appealing to me. The standouts are the location filming, musical scoring, and the acting of Scott and Marvin. 6.5 out of 10.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: No Sudden Move (2021)
« on: July 03, 2021, 07:08:45 AM »
Thanks. Sounds kinda complicated, so it's probably not going to happen, but I appreciate the info.

Found a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GRDLX3a-IE

Also there's a 20-minute EPK done with Zoom interviews, but it contains spoilers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMFOCJw_xMc

Thanks for the links.  Its not really complicated.  You can even bypass the Hulu portion and just sign up for HBO Max.  They have a ad supported tier and a ad free tier at a higher cost.  I don't like purchasing services, so I constantly look for free trails.  I'm gonna check out the zoom link you posted.  I wasn't aware of this film.  It popped up in a google feed I have on my phone.  I checked out some reviews and saw it was very promising.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: No Sudden Move (2021)
« on: July 03, 2021, 06:37:00 AM »
Looks good. I don't have HBOMAX, though, so I guess I won't be seeing it for a while.

I play with the free trials.  I was able to see it for $5.99 through a Hulu trail.   You sign up for Hulu and add the 7 day free trail for HBO Max.  You can cancel before the 7 days are up.  Its a very good way of testing HBO Max.   https://www.hulu.com/hbomax   

IF you go do it:

1. Sign up on your computer at the link above. Make sure the HBO Max offer is included.  The fee should be $5.99 total.
2. download the Hulu app on the service you intend to view it. ( roku, fire stick, etc.)
3. sign into the Hulu app to make sure its working using the login credentials you used to sign up.
4. go to HBO MAX at this link. https://play.hbomax.com/page/urn:hbo:page:home   click sign in. Then click sign in with a provider.  Click on Hulu.  Enter the Hulu login credentials you used with Hulu.
5.  download the HBO MAX app on  service you want to view it. (roku, firestick, etc.)  you should be automatically logged into the app.  If not, login with your Hulu credentials.
6.  The film is located under " recent additions" or just search for it by title.

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Off-Topic Discussion / No Sudden Move (2021)
« on: July 03, 2021, 04:53:24 AM »
No Sudden Move (2021)

This is a modern Film Noir gem.  The director,  Steven Soderbergh,  put together with his writer Ed Solomon, what I consider is gonna become a modern day Noir Classic.   The film features every classic noir element.   Based in 1950's Detroit, you have the cars, gangsters, a MacGuffin, SUPERB layered plot, female fatale,  on location filming, I mean everything. This is NOT a Neo Noir. The FANTASTIC casting includes Don Cheadle and Benicio Del Toro as the two main protaganists, but thats just for starters.  The cinematography,  sets,  and musical scoring are very well done also. Going back to the plot. Its so layered that the film becomes VERY rewatchable. You will NOT get everything on first viewing. I resigned myself a quarter of the way in to just sit back and enjoy the film on the surface. Lastly, the film is loosely based on real events. One of the fallouts of the recent movie industry has become a good thing. Films that normally go straight to theatre, are now becoming available through streaming services. This has resulted in films like this one that can get past you if you are not paying attention. Its a must watch for Film Noir fans.  9 out of 10.








































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Other Films / Re: A Pistol for Ringo
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:50:52 PM »
Not good. The tone was very bad. There were countless implausible scenarios. The plot was a blatant  redo of Fist Full of Dollars ,  and Ringo's character was way over the top unbelievable.  I'm not going to bother with  Return of Ringo.  3 out of 10.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Clash by Night (1952)
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:33:26 AM »
I saw this on Criterion.  It was better than expected.  The plot is a well worn plot, but the casting and nuance in the plot gave it some intrigue.  As far as whether this is a Film Noir or not, its really subjective.  Genres can blend.  I consider a lot of the American Classic Gangster Films as being both Film Noir and Gangster.  A lot of Classic American Films that are not clearly Film Noir, have Film Noir elements.   The word "noir" means "black", so FILM BLACK? Does it REALLY mean ANY film with a dark element from a particular time period with common elements?   

Clash by Night, 6 out of 10.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: They Won't Believe Me (1947)
« on: May 11, 2021, 01:32:58 PM »
Yes, I can see Milland doing it, but he would have brought something different to the role. Anyway, Young was very good casting.

I think it's funny that some commentators pipe up about Young being cast against type, as if it were some kind of new approach. In fact, Young was used that way several times, perhaps earliest in Hitchcock's Secret Agent (1936). Of course, he was the loyal Nazi in The Mortal Storm (1940). Also check him out in The Second Woman (1950).

I'm gonna check into those recommendations.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: They Won't Believe Me (1947)
« on: May 08, 2021, 06:46:31 PM »
Its on TCM tonight at 8:00 PM uncut BTW

I caught this after seeing your post. This was very well done. Robert Young was fantastic but I can see Ray Milland in that role. My only gripe is the ending being yet again, controlled by the censors.  7.5 out of 10.

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Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966)
« on: May 01, 2021, 09:16:28 PM »
I have the 4 disc Grindhouse set. I've  had it for a couple of years now and haven't opened it up yet.  The version I originally saw was on YouTube or somewhere and it wasn't a good print. Criterion is currently playing it and I got my first glimpse of how good this film really looks. I'm  gonna crack open my set now because of Criterion. 

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Other Films / Re: The Tin Star (1957)
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:41:13 PM »
Man, this was good. Very good.  I didn't expect much and was pleasantly surprised.  I agree with most of the comments though about Perkins character.  He was over the top gullible.  Fonda was very good in this.  I liked Kip's character as well.  It was nice to see Van Cleef in this also.  Sure, the film was predictable in a lot of ways but who cares? It was very well done.  I'm scraping the barrel to find very good  Westerns at this point and it was nice to find this one.  8 out of 10.

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Other Films / Re: Tombstone (1993)
« on: December 09, 2020, 08:21:10 PM »
Hey fluisterwoud you hit the nail right on the head!

That was Leone's chief complaint with American westerns, he thought the love/romance side plots killed the stories of a lot of good western films.

I said the same thing.  The romance subplots detract from American Westerns.  Butch and Sundace for instance,  spent about a third of its plot on the love triangle in that film.

  As far as the film thats the subject matter of this thread, it was well done for a modern Western. The Hollywood blockbuster treatment was there but it was somewhat restrained.  The romance stuff was there, but not over bearing.  7 out of 10 stars.

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Other Films / Re: Cutthroats Nine (Condenados a vivir)(1972)
« on: November 29, 2020, 12:43:03 AM »
This was bad. Horrible plot and not much else.  2 out of 10...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Li'l Duce's Reviews Palace
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:07:25 AM »
this is better than 8/10

I didn't like it so 8 is even high for me with that movie. 

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: September 07, 2020, 04:09:17 PM »
The Sleeping Car Murders (1965) 

CigarJoe turned me on to this:

Finally got around to watching this.  FABULOUS!  For some reason I knew this was gonna be good and it didn't let me down.   First off, the cast was fantastic.  It starts with my favorite French Actress ( who is gorgeous)  Simone Signoret.  Jean Louis Trintignant and Yves Montand headline a fabulous cast.  Next, the crazy good plot was made even better by fantastic cinematography and musical scoring.  Everything was very good here.  The fast paced and VERY nuanced plot was the obvious centerpiece.   It was VERY well done and directed.  It lost me in a LOT of places, but you were still able to figure out what was happening.  Its gonna take a rewatch to really hone in on the plot as it unfolds.  Its a must watch.  Thanks CigarJoe...   8 out of 10...

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Other Films / Re: The Walking Hills (1949)
« on: September 02, 2020, 03:48:20 PM »
This wasn't too bad.  The plot was very slow in the middle and confusing as to who was who .  The highlights were the music and on location shooting.  I rate it a  5 out of 10.

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