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Old 2 weeks ago
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Captain Marvel got super powers cause she blew up the engine in her plane.

I blew the engine in my Honda , What do I get?

I bet the rod, like a dick. Fixed it myself. Still no special powers. WTF?
LOL Im getting ready to rebuild a cobalt TC engine cuz its going into a goblin next year in February, kinda scared cuz i never built an engine myself.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Ya know, don't be affraid of nothing. Fear is an illusion. Learn as much as you can on your own. Don't listen to nobody.
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The Pink Panther 2 turned out pretty decent. About on par with the first one, I thought. Better in some ways, and worse in others. One thing that's annoying is John Cleese replacing Kevin Kline as Dreyfus. ...a Frenchman with a strong British accent. Who thought that was a good idea? In any case, the movie was a riot and had a fun plot, with the big twist at the end being simultaneously engaging and hilarious in its ineptitude.
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Gonna watch Godzilla tonight, im really excited about this one!!!!!
Old 1 week ago
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Gonna watch Godzilla tonight, im really excited about this one!!!!!
You lucky dog! I love the modern Godzilla movies. I've been wanting to watch this one, but I'm waiting until the Blu-Ray gets released.
Old 1 week ago
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Mortal engines starts off as a multipart story..damn.

At the beginning there is a stabbing, chest penetrating injury greater than 6". Whats the best way to deal with that. walk it off. Hold conversations and arguments, getting emotional and pushing people off a cliff.. Dude got stabbed.. He needs the ICU! Face palm not even 10 mins in.. She buries the knife in his chest like a dick. It aint a glance or graze. I start thinking he is a VAMPIRE? Undead? Robot? Nope..lazy writing.

It is rivaled in another movie..T2 terminator 2. Sarah conner goes after the black guy who builds future skynet. Shoots up his house, remember the movie? Sarah shoots him with an assult rifle. She looks into his eyes for the kill, as he is breathing his last breaths..Then shes cries and they make up, by morning he is helping them sneak into a high security building and plant explosives. THE DUDE SHOULD BE IN SHOCK! DEAD. he cannot help load the van. Operate the detonators..etc. WTF moment of moments in movie history.

Mortal Engines isnt a bad movie . At the end there is a cool little skirmish with aircraft and a enemy base. The story does go forward without paying attention to the small stuff.

like,

New scene. Sky palace. Quiet. Bang, a noise is heard..And the girl says 'its a distraction Strike is here!' What could she possibly base that on? Mayhem ensues..


What happened to movies? Is the new Godzilla any better? I think I saw that one is offered in 3D too.
Old 1 week ago
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You lucky dog! I love the modern Godzilla movies. I've been wanting to watch this one, but I'm waiting until the Blu-Ray gets released.
It was a damn good movie! My girl was like we're gonna watch this? shes ended up loving it! I was complaining cuz i bought it thru directv and the sound was lackluster and said" I need to see this is blu-ray, she said isnt 4k better and i said naw blu ray is lossless audio which is best, she was like well holdon, she bought it for me. im excited to see it again on blu-ray.
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What are you seeing in the movie , that is cause for the positive review? What scene made you laugh out loud, or feel connected to a relate-able story?

First the story, it needs to happen in a believable way. If Iron man can get impaled and it does nothing, People get stabbed and nothing of a reaction because of it. There is no risk. If they have nothing invested in the fight, why am I watching it. Perhaps story , OK. But these stories suck. Not understandable or possible senarios. Poorly written.

People in scene are representing human bodies in movies like these, and suffer the consequences of said structure. They are not god, I am. I am more of a guru and master of this world than some doofy actor or director. They need to make their product, the 'world' or idea they are selling better. Yes, I think being a director is a little like 'playing god in a way. It is deeds not words. screw language and the word. You don't get squat for 'saying' its done, a lie don't make it work again. I broke plenty of things. I mean in whose/what image is the director making the reality? Does art still imitate life or does it serve a darker purpose?

If its all bogus put it in 3D and have things pop out of the screen.
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What are you seeing in the movie , that is cause for the positive review? What scene made you laugh out loud, or feel connected to a relate-able story?

First the story, it needs to happen in a believable way. If Iron man can get impaled and it does nothing, People get stabbed and nothing of a reaction because of it. There is no risk. If they have nothing invested in the fight, why am I watching it. Perhaps story , OK. But these stories suck. Not understandable or possible senarios. Poorly written.

People in scene are representing human bodies in movies like these, and suffer the consequences of said structure. They are not god, I am. I am more of a guru and master of this world than some doofy actor or director. They need to make their product, the 'world' or idea they are selling better. Yes, I think being a director is a little like 'playing god in a way. It is deeds not words. screw language and the word. You don't get squat for 'saying' its done, a lie don't make it work again. I broke plenty of things. I mean in whose/what image is the director making the reality? Does art still imitate life or does it serve a darker purpose?

If its all bogus put it in 3D and have things pop out of the screen.
Dude, if i wanna see a good story movie, ill go see one like Greenbook or American Hangman, if I want to see a monsters fight each other and the destruction of buildings and action, ill watch Godzilla. Not every movie has to wow people or even have substance, sometimes a movie is just what i need it to be, action packed and mean nothing, and im ok with it.
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But there's no sex in your violence.
Old 1 week ago
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I dont know what you expect staring into your TV set.

I'm fighting fire with fire!
Old 1 week ago
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What is a decent recent 3D movie? Something that's over after you watch it. Not number 4 in a series, or trilogy. Nice story all in itself. 3D a must.

Mortal Engines?
I liked AVATAR at eh movies 3-D
Old 1 week ago
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I had a pretty lazy weekend, so caught a couple flicks.

Tabloid ended up being a really interesting documentary. It's about a former beauty queen that falls in love with a man that happens to be Mormon. He gets called away on a mission, so she travels to England where she kidnaps him and proceeds to rape him for three straight days while he's chained to a bed. The story has some interesting twists and it's really funny.

I've been sitting on RIPD for a while. I knew it got some low ratings, but I wanted to see it because the graphic novels it's based off of are pretty decent. It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. (It's better than that awful Surrogates adaptation with Bruce Willis.) Ryan Reynolds tones down the zaniness a bit and Jeff Bridges takes the comedic lead, so that was unexpected. Not a very funny movie, but a good buddy-cop flick nonetheless.

I ended up with Tammy after watching The Heat, and commenting to my wife how I was becoming a fan of Paul Faig (the director). She took this to mean that I liked Melissa McCarthy, so she bought this one for me. I went in with some bias, and that bias was confirmed: Melissa McCarthy without Paul Feig's writing and direction just isn't that funny. I don't mind raunchy humor, but raunch for the sake of raunch, isn't funny. This was kind of crude, and an insult to Susan Sarandon's acting abilities. This flick was abysmal.
Old 1 week ago
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Spiderman far from home - v good!

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Spiderman far from home - v good!

That's great to hear! I have that movie on my list for the collection.
Old 1 week ago
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Spiderman far from home - v good!

Ill check this one out Thursday after crate digging for vinyl
Old 1 week ago
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I recently watched The Battle of the Sexes (1959) starring Peter Sellers, Constance Cummings and Robert Morley.
Monja Danischewsky (Thomas Crown Affair) produced with the screenplay adapted from the short story The Catbird Seat by James Thurber (of The New Yorker Magazine). Charles Crichton (of Ealing Comedy fame) was director.

The music by Stanley Black draws on classic movies themes, and despite being a black-and-white film, there is a feel-good cosy atmosphere assisted by the lighting and lens quality.

The opening scenes see the main protagonist Sellers juxtapositioned between the 19th- and 20th-centuries: he appears as a timid accountant for a traditional Scottish tweed manufacturer, stopping on his way to work to buy a bottle of Whisky and Capstan cigarettes in an old shop. Not many films would start with that type of 'product placement' in the 21st-century.

The next scene is one of the best: despite being set in 1959, the accounts office at the Scottish tweed company hasn't changed since the 18th-century. It's full of dusty scrolls and wooden desks where six men write into ledgers using nib pens and ink. At the far end, behind a caged desk, sits the accountant, Mr. Martin (played by Sellers).

There is deathly silence in the room apart from the squeaking of a lone nib; Mr. Martin exasperatedly asks the scribe to change the nib. Classic comedy scene that relies on Sellers ability to convey the annoyance of the nib squeak with just facial gestures and a few words.

Another classic scene is when the loyal accountant Mr. Martin, visits the dying boss of the tweed factory in hospital, the dying man requests Mr. Martin share a last whisky. Mr. Martin, being teetotal, refuses to drink and pours his shot into the old mans glass, who then drinks it and dies promptly - with a smile on his face!

The excellent Constance Cummings plays the American girlfriend/fiancée of Robert Morley, the new heir to the tweed company. She advocates the latest US production methods; she wants to increase production by 1000% and upturn the traditional values of the male-dominated company.

So why does the opening scene show Mr. Martin buying whisky to drink if he is teetotal? I'd spoil it by telling you...but, despite being a comedy, this, like many comedies of the day, is a dark film and touches on many real social and moral issues. Ultimately it is a statement about violence against women, and the gender-power dynamics of the 1950's and 60's.

Another classic comedy The Man in the White Suit (1952) dealt with similar issues: changes in workplace gender balance and roles; technologial change and it's impact on industrial relations between owners and workers; the tension between tradition and modernity.

I'd recommend watching both these films. Has anything really changed?

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Old 1 week ago
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Another classic comedy The Man in the White Suit (1952) dealt with similar issues: changes in workplace gender balance and roles; technologial change and it's impact on industrial relations between owners and workers; the tension between tradition and modernity.
Brilliant movie!
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I recently watched The Battle of the Sexes (1959) starring Peter Sellers, Constance Cummings and Robert Morley.
Monja Danischewsky (Thomas Crown Affair) produced with the screenplay adapted from the short story The Catbird Seat by James Thurber (of The New Yorker Magazine). Charles Crichton (of Ealing Comedy fame) was director.

The music by Stanley Black draws on classic movies themes, and despite being a black-and-white film, there is a feel-good cosy atmosphere assisted by the lighting and lens quality.

The opening scenes see the main protagonist Sellers juxtapositioned between the 19th- and 20th-centuries: he appears as a timid accountant for a traditional Scottish tweed manufacturer, stopping on his way to work to buy a bottle of Whisky and Capstan cigarettes in an old shop. Not many films would start with that type of 'product placement' in the 21st-century.

The next scene is one of the best: despite being set in 1959, the accounts office at the Scottish tweed company hasn't changed since the 18th-century. It's full of dusty scrolls and wooden desks where six men write into ledgers using nib pens and ink. At the far end, behind a caged desk, sits the accountant, Mr. Martin (played by Sellers).

There is deathly silence in the room apart from the squeaking of a lone nib; Mr. Martin exasperatedly asks the scribe to change the nib. Classic comedy scene that relies on Sellers ability to convey the annoyance of the nib squeak with just facial gestures and a few words.

Another classic scene is when the loyal accountant Mr. Martin, visits the dying boss of the tweed factory in hospital, the dying man requests Mr. Martin share a last whisky. Mr. Martin, being teetotal, refuses to drink and pours his shot into the old mans glass, who then drinks it and dies promptly - with a smile on his face!

The excellent Constance Cummings plays the American girlfriend/fiancée of Robert Morley, the new heir to the tweed company. She advocates the latest US production methods; she wants to increase production by 1000% and upturn the traditional values of the male-dominated company.

So why does the opening scene show Mr. Martin buying whisky to drink if he is teetotal? I'd spoil it by telling you...but, despite being a comedy, this, like many comedies of the day, is a dark film and touches on many real social and moral issues. Ultimately it is a statement about violence against women, and the gender-power dynamics of the 1950's and 60's.

Another classic comedy The Man in the White Suit (1952) dealt with similar issues: changes in workplace gender balance and roles; technologial change and it's impact on industrial relations between owners and workers; the tension between tradition and modernity.

I'd recommend watching both these films. Has anything really changed?
Both great films, it's probably a nostalgia thing but there is an atmospheric and alluring quality inherent in all movies of this era.

'Hobson's Choice' is another classic from the 50s. The three leads are exceptional.....Charles Laughton in particular.

I love the scene were the drunken Hobson is 'chasing' the moon through it's reflections in the puddles.
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Wish there was a streaming service that had a better selection of older movies. I haven't been exposed to many movies of that era, and I'm finding that I'm missing out because of it.
Old 1 week ago
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Youtube has a good selection of free/public domain films. Lots of classics.
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Wish there was a streaming service that had a better selection of older movies. I haven't been exposed to many movies of that era, and I'm finding that I'm missing out because of it.
Doesn't criterion stream?
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Speaking of Justified, anyone love that show also? Best show of all time is The Sheild, my GF(kinda) was so against watching it, after she did she was like i dont wanna say it cuz i know u gonna talk ****, but that was the best show ive ever seen.


Shes 25 now and im 39 for reference.
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Must see movies for the under 30's. Mainly so that you get the cultural references in the current movies. Before 1950, the bible was the main cultural referance. Now it's other movies. Kinda like the star treck when Picard had to figure out a language that was all a referance to past events.

Wizard of OZZ --- most referanced movie of all time
Citisen Kane ---Defines the cultural term rosebud
Sound of music ---mary popins yall
Jaws ---sound track
Star wars, episode IV & V ---the turning point of effects


Unsung great animated movies
Over the hedge
Flushed away (English vs French funny stuff)
Rockdog

Favorit movies of all time:
Raiders of the lost arc.
Thomas crown affare 1999 version
5th element ---awsome sound track

Under rated SiFi
Abyss
Jupiter falling --Glactic advocate bob is so funny!
Serenity/Firefly series (Space western)

Best binge series:
Game of thrones
Breaking bad

Only work if you have seen the series
Making fun of star wars: Space balls
Making fun of star trek: Galaxy quest

Best movie for a couple wo/ kids:
9 1/2 weeks. Almost a porn, eye candy & great music

Shoot em ups:
Shoot em up
John wick

Blood
Anything by Quentin Tarantino, Kill bill is the best of his. He picks awsome music.

Story telling
Anything by steven spielberg. Some of the best camera work ever.

Worthy funny stuff:
The whole 9 yards
Blazing saddles...bit dated today

Great series:
House
Boston leagal
Castle


And the current king of the box office. The entire series of avengers, spiderman, iron man, wonder woman, aquaman, captain america etc... they all work together. Have to watch in the sequence they came out.

If you like Scarlet Johanson & Sifi:
Lucy
Ghost in the shell.

If you like Will Smith & Sifi
Men in black series
I Robot

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Best show of all time is The Sheild, my GF(kinda) was so against watching it, after she did she was like i dont wanna say it cuz i know u gonna talk ****, but that was the best show ive ever seen.
I really, really liked it when I saw it. I've only seen it once, but I thought it was great. Only one season I thought was a bit below the others in terms of writing, but other than that really great. Great actors.

I really liked that (if I remember correctly) all music was source music, i.e. occurred naturally in the environment the characters were in...

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Shes 25 now and im 39 for reference.
:-)

You know what's up...
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Really wish i could find another series as intriguing as that one.





Anyone seen Brightburn? That is probably next on my watch list.
Old 4 days ago
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I watched 50/50 this weekend. A young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets diagnosed with a particularly nasty cancer that only has a 50/50 chance at him surviving. As you can imagine, it's more drama than comedy, but still has moments that will make you laugh. The highlight of the film is definitely in the characters. They're very real and easy to relate to and get involved in. Very enjoyable and I'd recommend it.
Old 3 days ago
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Godzilla looks like he needs to go on a diet in the trailers....

Was it any good?
Old 3 days ago
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Godzilla looks like he needs to go on a diet in the trailers....

Was it any good?
If you are looking for a great story, dont watch it. If you want to see monsters battle and destruction, this is a great movie.

But the story line actually isnt bad, sets up the next one which ill go see at the movies cuz itll be epic.
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Godzilla looks like he needs to go on a diet in the trailers....
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