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9 hours ago, Burns92 said:

He retired.

It is good to know that The Way Back was the last film he was part of.

What a legacy!

 

Master and Commander was a terrific film. Pity they haven't made a sequel to it.

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On 25/05/2020 at 18:59, Albert Quixall said:

Saw Picnic at Hanging Rock when I was at college back in the day. Great film; very atmospheric. Haven't heard of Peter Weir in a long time.

Watched 'Too Late the Hero' which is very good, if offbeat, war film directed by Robert Aldrich, and 'The Day of the Jackal' again. I'm not a big fan of Frederick Forsyth but this was a very suspenseful film, with some great location shots. 

only watched 2 of his movies: Truman Show and Dead Poets Society. Truman was great, Poets was so so. i have to watch more of his movies.

what an amazing movie was The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). i was entertained last night!

Into The Wild (2007) is what i just watched and again amazing.

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7 hours ago, utd4life said:

only watched 2 of his movies: Truman Show and Dead Poets Society. Truman was great, Poets was so so. i have to watch more of his movies.

what an amazing movie was The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). i was entertained last night!

Into The Wild (2007) is what i just watched and again amazing.

Some good choices there mate. Going to watch the original Taking of Pelham 123 with Robert Shaw and Assault on Precinct 13. Haven't seen them in ages.

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11 hours ago, Albert Quixall said:

Master and Commander was a terrific film. Pity they haven't made a sequel to it.

My favorite film of all time! You should read the Aubrey Maturin series of books if you haven't, amazing stuff.

You can blame Pirates of the Caribbean for there being no sequel to it, haha.

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15 hours ago, Burns92 said:

My favorite film of all time! You should read the Aubrey Maturin series of books if you haven't, amazing stuff.

You can blame Pirates of the Caribbean for there being no sequel to it, haha.

I haven't read all of them but the ones I have read are very good. I read the first three in the series.

I've never seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean series and probably never will. I prefer Errol Flynn as Captain Blood to Johnny Depp.

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Interstate 60 Episodes of the Road (2002)

a good searching-for-answers and road trip movie directed by the writer of Back to the Future series. my problem was the main actor though. i just hate his face!

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Watched a comedy based on Cluedo - had Christopher Lloyd and Tim Curry in it - was pretty funny. It's called "Clue".

Also watched Rise of Skywalker finally - I'm glad I read the book first as it did a much better job of explaining the intricacies and a lot of content the film skipped over. I'm not overly upset at how it ended - it wasn't perhaps the banger I was hoping for, but it wasn't Phantom Menace bad either. 

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Casanova 70 (1965)

Marcello Mastroianni is always fun to watch especially when he plays the role of a womanizer. many beautiful actresses too but the best role was Marisa Mell as a femme fatale wife because she looks exactly like one.

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8 hours ago, John Locke said:

Nostalgia (1983)...aside from great visuals a fairly underwhelming tarkovsky film

Probably the best russian film director ever. being a sci-fi fan Stalker and Solaris are my favorite. Offret was amazing too.

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A few films I’ve watched lately for the first time;

Lost in Translation - 8/10

The Prestige - 9.5/10 

American Beauty - 9/10 

To The Right Thing - 10/10

Da 5 Bloods - 8.5/10

Harriet - 7/10

Mandy - 2/10 

Selma - 8.5/10

Mad Max Fury Road - 8/10

 

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Watched The King of Staten Island recently. Really good movie, great acting, and it's semi-autobiographical. 8/10.

Also watched Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga yesterday. One of the best comedies I have seen in ages (I do love Will Ferrell's humour though so might not be for everyone). As a comedy: 9/10. As a film overall: 7/10.

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I had Looking for Eric (2009) in my collection for years but i finally watched it yesterday. a very good and enjoyable movie. those clips of King Eric's magnificence brought back fun memories.

then i watched I Origins (2014) which was decent but could have been so much better. there were points in the movie were logic was abandoned and the whole idea that eye is a unique member (evolutionary speaking) and it could be used as a counter argument against the concept of a creator was a weak one. i didn't like the ending.

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4 hours ago, utd4life said:

I had Looking for Eric (2009) in my collection for years but i finally watched it yesterday. a very good and enjoyable movie. those clips of King Eric's magnificence brought back fun memories.

then i watched I Origins (2014) which was decent but could have been so much better. there were points in the movie were logic was abandoned and the whole idea that eye is a unique member (evolutionary speaking) and it could be used as a counter argument against the concept of a creator was a weak one. i didn't like the ending.

I Origins is such a good film. I agree that it had the potential to be so much better. Sick soundtrack too.

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The Last Ronin. Quite a slow paced film about one (two actually) of the ronin who survived the mass suicide of the Ako retainers who took revenge on Lord Kira. One was a messenger who, during the battle, went from place to place relaying Squire Oishi's messages to the various units. Instead of dying with the remainder, he was ordered to take care of the families of the ronin, which he duly did for the next 16 years. The second supposedly fled the night before the battle and was branded a coward. In fact Squire Oishi had entrusted him with the care of his illegitimate infant daughter, telling him to raise her and see her married to a rich merchant. This he eventually did, but not before encountering the messenger who still believed him a coward. When the truth comes out, it leads to a powerful climax which, unfortunately, can be guessed at halfway through the film.

 

Sword of Desperation. A decent enough film. A samurai kills his lord's mistress in front of him. Instead of being beheaded for the murder, he is sentenced to exile in his home with only a young maidservant to help him. Upon his release, he is given an important job guarding the lord who still hates him for his crime. The lord is at odds with his reform-minded brother, an expert swordsman, and the lord fears that one day, the brother will take his life. Behind the scenes, the chief retainer is scheming to make sure the brother never takes power which puts the brother on a collision course with the samurai guard. The swordplay at the end is brutal and we get to see the one technique the samurai has that will defeat all comers, but at great cost. The sword of desperation.

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watched russian movie Coma (2019). had high hopes since i'm a Sci-Fi fan and the story had potential but 3 minutes in and i was disappointed. so much potential yet both the script and the direction were bad. amazing visual effects though.

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On 03/08/2020 at 23:22, Cole said:

Escape from Alcatraz - 8/10. 

This movie is great. 

second best "prison break" movie after The Great Escape. to this day no one knows 100% what happened to them. 

continuing my sci-fi adventure, i wasted my time last night and watched Brainstorm (1983). this was Douglas Trumbull's attempt at creating a 2001 type of movie but the other way around. while 2001 questions our origin, Brainstorm provided an answer (and didn't question) our end or more precisely afterlife. but the problem with Trumbull (as Alejandro Jodorowsky said in Jodorowsky's Dune) was that he wasn't a spiritual person. great technically but zero spirituality. that's why the ending is just a big fantasy and really bad even in terms of special effects. dialogue and music were both bad. i say 4/10.

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30 minutes ago, utd4life said:

second best "prison break" movie after The Great Escape. to this day no one knows 100% what happened to them. 

continuing my sci-fi adventure, i wasted my time last night and watched Brainstorm (1983). this was Douglas Trumbull's attempt at creating a 2001 type of movie but the other way around. while 2001 questions our origin, Brainstorm provided an answer (and didn't question) our end or more precisely afterlife. but the problem with Trumbull (as Alejandro Jodorowsky said in Jodorowsky's Dune) was that he wasn't a spiritual person. great technically but zero spirituality. that's why the ending is just a big fantasy and really bad even in terms of special effects. dialogue and music were both bad. i say 4/10.

Very likely that they all died. Slight chance that they made it to shore.

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On 31/07/2020 at 05:12, Cole said:

I finally watched Psycho for the first time. Incredible movie.

Isn't it just. I love Hitchcock's films. Frenzy is brilliant and maybe my favourite because of the London setting. North by Northwest runs it a close second.

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8 hours ago, utd4life said:

second best "prison break" movie after The Great Escape. to this day no one knows 100% what happened to them. 

I lived in San Francisco and Alcatraz is a forbidding place. The waters around it are treacherous and very cold all year round. If they made it to Angel Island, they might have got clean away by taking Highway 101 north out of California to Orgeon. South, and they would have to get through San Francisco where every cop was on the lookout for them. Odds are they died and their bodies swept out to sea under the Golden Gate. Lots of bodies out there. Locals say that a low incoming tide would have pushed them onto Angel Island and, if memory serves, one of the makeshift rafts was found there. Plenty of places to shelter and build a fire too. The Island is uninhabited so nobody would have seen them. Also, I believe a newsman received a letter purporting to be from Morris and was postmarked somewhere in Mexico. Clint Eastwood, who starred, thought the escape was successful but not all made it. Maybe we'll never know.

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