Anyone *seen* any good films... lately???

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Postby coldharvest » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:51 pm

I enjoyed The Equalizer
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Postby cbychoice » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:12 pm

The Way Back
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An Escape out of a Siberian Gulag,exellent
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Postby friendlyskies » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:37 pm

"Lords of War"

Nicholas Cage dripping in Hollywood cheese is a big-time arms dealer during the collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Much better than it sounds, and it totally made me think of the BFC.

I wish they'd make more Cold War nostalgia movies. It's like we went straight from Vietnam to Iraqistan in Hollywood, but the USA's epic battle with the USSR, the only country in our weight class at the time, is like "meh."
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Postby Chimborazo » Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:41 pm

coldharvest wrote:I enjoyed The Equalizer


I just watched that two nights ago. Fun flick.
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Postby nowonmai » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:17 pm

Chimborazo wrote:
coldharvest wrote:I enjoyed The Equalizer


I just watched that two nights ago. Fun flick.


I thought you were dead.
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Postby michelle in alaska » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:24 am

....i just saw FIGHT CLUB (again) tonite.
What a great movie.
And Palahniuk is, as always, such a great writer.

It just fixed me right up.

I am now feeling recharged to face all the minutiae in my life. (...either that, or blow everything up).
Happy Good Friday, all. :)
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Postby friendlyskies » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:13 pm

That Scientology documentary was great! Say what you want about L Ron, dude could write some kickass scifi.
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Postby svizzerams » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:52 pm

friendlyskies wrote:That Scientology documentary was great! Say what you want about L Ron, dude could write some kickass scifi.


Just watched that too - also just finished Glenn Greenwald's book. The Scientology documentary was enlightening and disturbing. It's amazing what lengths some people will go to avoid paying taxes: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. Just another nail in the "organized religion is fucked up" coffin.

A current PBS offering: The Emperor of all Maladies: a history of cancer - grim but interesting.
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Re: Anyone *seen* any good films... lately???

Postby AztecDave » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:41 pm

the martian and bridge of spies are both good entertainment. realism? meh. but who the hell goes tot he movies for that?
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Postby AztecDave » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:55 pm

speaking of "realism," just saw 13 hrs in benghazi. pretty truthful to the book, at least. and during the actual 13 hrs of attacks, fairly accurate from what I have read. the political shitstorm afterwards not withstanding, I thought it was evenly balanced. a little "rah rah" in places (waddaya expect w/ Michael bay). and most of the Christians In Action are portrayed a little too stereotypically as w/out any street smarts, which I find hard to believe.
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Postby Chimborazo » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:38 pm

nowonmai wrote:
Chimborazo wrote:
coldharvest wrote:I enjoyed The Equalizer


I just watched that two nights ago. Fun flick.


I thought you were dead.


Not really.
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Postby Chimborazo » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:39 pm

I watched The Big Short a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good.
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Postby Kurt » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:40 pm

Chimborazo wrote:I watched The Big Short a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good.


I read the book back in 2011 and it was quite good as well. I heard they did an excellent job of converting a book on a boring subject to be a good movie.
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Postby Chimborazo » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:35 am

Kurt wrote:
Chimborazo wrote:I watched The Big Short a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite good.


I read the book back in 2011 and it was quite good as well. I heard they did an excellent job of converting a book on a boring subject to be a good movie.


I just bought the book, which I'm hoping and assuming goes into more depth.
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Postby The Turd Polisher » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:54 pm

Meru
excellent doc on the ascent of Shark Fin's route on Mount Meru in the Himalaya by Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk
http://www.merufilm.com/

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