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2022-01-24 7:23:16 AM  
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)- My expectations for this film were so high going in that I started to worry it could not live up to the hype. Luckily this movie was amazing. Blew me away with just how awesome and well done every part was. Writing, effects, acting, casting all fantastic. Not only is it a great superhero/Marvel flick, but a great movie overall. So happy I finally got to see it. Can't wait for it to come to streaming/blu-ray because I need to see it again.

QotW: Usual Suspects, Fight Club, South Park: Biggest Longer Uncut, Borat
 
2022-01-24 7:48:19 AM  
Almost as fun as a Barbershop Quartet from Skokie Illinois...


Unfortunately, I somehow missed -- and never heard of -- this experience in my hometown ... of Skokie, Illinois.


/oddly enough, not Subby.
 
2022-01-24 7:49:37 AM  
Usual Suspects, Momento, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, Momento, Identity, I Heart Huckabees, Cabin in the Woods, Synecdoche, NY and, of course, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
 
2022-01-24 7:55:37 AM  
In a Lonely Place (1950) - Making Humphrey Bogart's character a bad guy really makes this work. Gloria Grahame is pitch perfect. She's incredible in this. However, there are some characters that feel totally out of place, like they wandered over from the set of a screwball comedy.

All That Jazz (1979) - Tired: The Snyder Verse. Wired: The Schneider Verse. This is the most 1979 movie ever made. Loved it.

The French Dispatch (2021) - Really cute, with a great cast.

Roma (2018) - Looks great, well acted, but, man, the sentiment left me feeling empty.

Brief Encounter (1945) - This gets categorized as a romance, but I feel like the takeaway is that falling in love with someone you can't be with will just make you want to crawl into a ditch and die.

QotW: Countless films, but, sheesh, I'd love to have Airplane or The Naked Gun erased from my memory and then see them again in a full theater.
 
2022-01-24 7:58:47 AM  
Ha ha I did watch The Usual Suspects over the weekend. First time in a couple years I re-visited that film.
 
2022-01-24 8:02:50 AM  
Standing in line outside the Old Orchard theaters in Skokie, waiting for a couple hours to see, the second showing of The Empire Strikes Back.

Standing a few feet away, a kid about 12 years old, leaving the first show with his parents, was talking about the movie and blurts out, "I never expected Darth Vader was Luke's father!"
 
2022-01-24 8:07:34 AM  

Badmoodman: Almost as fun as a Barbershop Quartet from Skokie Illinois...


Unfortunately, I somehow missed -- and never heard of -- this experience in my hometown ... of Skokie, Illinois.


/oddly enough, not Subby.


The Usual Suspects (3/10) Movie CLIP - I'm Smarter Than You (1995) HD
Youtube keth0g3CMK4
 
2022-01-24 8:16:45 AM  
Saw "I Care A Lot". Fun, funny and a satisfying ending you can see coming a mile away...
 
2022-01-24 8:22:40 AM  

WoolyManwich: Badmoodman: Almost as fun as a Barbershop Quartet from Skokie Illinois...


Unfortunately, I somehow missed -- and never heard of -- this experience in my hometown ... of Skokie, Illinois.


/oddly enough, not Subby.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/keth0g3CMK4]


D'oh!

Of course.
 
2022-01-24 8:42:34 AM  
I wish I could see Holy Grail and Airplane again for the first time
 
2022-01-24 8:52:32 AM  
Encanto - nice visuals and good songs, but I stopped enjoying it when I realized it's just the Rudolph Christmas special story - it's ok to be a dick to someone different until you find them useful.
 
2022-01-24 9:06:49 AM  
Hands down #1 for me on the QotW: Jurassic Park.  Even now, almost 30 years (ouch) later, I can still feel the chills and wordless awe I experienced at the first shot of those giant creatures. I didn't care that my 19-year-old brain knew better, at that moment, I *fully* believed that someone had actually managed to create dinosaurs.
 
2022-01-24 10:30:15 AM  

Badmoodman: Almost as fun as a Barbershop Quartet from Skokie Illinois...


Unfortunately, I somehow missed -- and never heard of -- this experience in my hometown ... of Skokie, Illinois.


/oddly enough, not Subby.


My stepdad was from Skokie

I'm sorry, I hope you got out relatively unscathed
 
2022-01-24 11:07:11 AM  
I worked on my Spielberg movies I haven't seen list, this week with:

The BFG (2016) - A small girl, a small giant, the Queen of England, and the British SAS take on a group of child eating giants.  A strange movie.  I'm not the target audience, but kids would probably like it.  Rating C+.

The Post  (2017) - Back in the days when journalism meant something, a newspaper publisher struggles with the publishing of the Pentagon Papers.  I had no idea this movie existed or what it was about, and went in cold.  It was pretty decent, and a demonstration on how far news media has fallen.  Rating B-.

That just leaves West Side Story as my only 'unseen' Spielberg movie.  It's still in theaters, so I'm going to wait on that one until it hits streaming.

QOTW: Pretty much any movies I love.  The Star Wars trilogy and The Matrix for action movies.  Knives out and the Usual Suspects for mysteries.  And most good comedy movies from the last 50 years...
 
2022-01-24 11:13:27 AM  
I forgot, I also watched Lincoln (2012) this week.  Lincoln tries to free the slaves.  Well acted, well directed, great cinematography and so incredibly dull.  A great movie for people that love in intricacies of US constitutional law, and a pass for everyone else.  Rating D.
 
2022-01-24 11:23:33 AM  
The World's End
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
- the boy and I finished the trilogy of movies Edgar Wright made with Simon Pegg and then did one more.  These are, of course, both very entertaining and at times as classic as the classics (you know, like Blues Brothers, They Live, Super Cop, etc.)

Cobra Kai
- family viewing - we sit there and shout at the tv together
 
2022-01-24 11:39:00 AM  
Let's see here, what did I watch this week?

Cars 3: Finally finished up the trilogy that I started last summer, even though as a Disney+ subscriber, I could have seen it all at any time. This one was basically a story that tells the history of Nascar and as a fan, I loved it. Probably better than the first one, easily better than the second. I think I even saw an article somewhere that said it was pretending the second one never even happened. I like how they managed to work in the voices of both of the Car Talk brothers, even though one of them had passed at this time, and especially how it ended with both of them saying "Don't drive like my brother!"

Also, the movie had a good twist at the end, which I really didn't see coming. Most of the reviews of it didn't as well.

Rifftrax- Plan 9 from Outer Space:  I enjoyed this for the so-bad-it's-good movie that it was, but Mrs. F did not. Streak broken. Maybe it's that its unintentionally hilarious moments are not quite as obvious as they are in "Troll 2" or "The Room," with their extreme overacting of ridiculous lines. She liked both of them plenty, and even bought the latter. Maybe it's that the pacing feels a lot slower. This one was more cheap sets, ridiculous plot points, terrible casting, basically everything kind of subtle was done terribly. Also, this colorized version doesn't show the strings on the spaceships, even if they are obviously there. I showed it to a friend years ago and he laughed pretty hard at the strings, but still bailed before the end.

Rifftrax made it a lot more watchable. My first viewing had been on a DVD copy with only one of the riffing guys. I think this was my first time seeing a while Rifftrax movie, and I was surprised that they're a tick more "blue" than MST3K, but I got over it. It's an older riff and a couple of the gay jokes haven't aged too well. The thing I really laughed at a lot this time was how the one officer is casually flailing his gun around, using it to point at people, and even pushing up the brim of his hat with it.

BTW, the whole movie with Rifftrax is available here for free:

RiffTrax: Plan 9 From Outer Space (Full FREE Movie)
Youtube TpdjMHLN9V8


Ed Wood: Obviously, rewatching P9 was a precursor to seeing this one. I managed to see this one for free, legally and without commercials, using an ancient method forgotten by time known as "borrowing it from the library." It was great, and  has earned its reputation. As a person who works in video and has a lot of enthusiasm and for my work and ideas, I see a lot of myself in this version of Wood. Stopping there, though. I don't crossdress and I'm way too much of a coward to go all-in on my ideas the way he does. Also interesting how much they managed to gloss over, without completely ignoring, how bad most of his relationships went and how he died a penniless alcoholic at like 55. Looking at what the movie did and didn't show accurately afterwards was interesting, as always with anything based on a true story.

Everything about the Bela Lugosi character is fascinating, and you can see why he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. He's about 75 but looks 100, thanks to heavy drug use and poverty. He really was the first celebrity to publicly admit to checking into rehab, and the paparazzi photographing him doing it really happened.

Ted Lasso: Great, as always. Managed to get the Christmas episode in before it hit maximum out-of-season awkwardness. We've even still got a little bit of Christmas sweets left.
 
2022-01-24 11:41:42 AM  

Lord Bear: I forgot, I also watched Lincoln (2012) this week.  Lincoln tries to free the slaves.  Well acted, well directed, great cinematography and so incredibly dull.  A great movie for people that love in intricacies of US constitutional law, and a pass for everyone else.  Rating D.


I saw that movie a few months after it came out. It's really about the struggles to get the 13th Amendment passed, ending slavery. I kept thinking "It's such a statement about our current political reality that a major movie's big victory is getting important legislation passed."
 
2022-01-24 12:04:37 PM  

Badmoodman: Standing in line outside the Old Orchard theaters in Skokie, waiting for a couple hours to see, the second showing of The Empire Strikes Back.

Standing a few feet away, a kid about 12 years old, leaving the first show with his parents, was talking about the movie and blurts out, "I never expected Darth Vader was Luke's father!"


I, a Millennial, had a fairly similar, yet not as intense, experience: I was 13 in May 1999, and an enormous Star Wars fan, but I wouldn't be able to see it until its third or fourth day. A friend who had seen it right away got over-excited and was telling me about it, but didn't stop when he got to any major spoilers, like I expected him to. No, he kept on going right up to the death of Darth Maul before I stopped him. He then said "Well, I didn't tell you what he looked like," as if that was a major spoiler that he hadn't given me.

Even if I could see that again for the first time today, it wouldn't be remotely the same as it would have been when I was 13.
 
2022-01-24 1:55:35 PM  
On Prime:
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are a couple who have two children conceived using the same sperm donor. The children are now 15 and 18, and want to meet the donor. An interesting, well-acted film.

The Iron Lady (2011)
Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher. Her performance is great; the film is just OK. It starts off with Thatcher in decline, suffering from dementia, and shows highlights of her life and career as flashbacks.

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
A documentary about the American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. Forgotten at home, he was phenomenally popular in South Africa. This won an Oscar for best documentary.

Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Ben Affleck's directorial debut, starring Casey Affleck. Set in a working class area of Boston, this is a thriller / cop drama. Really interesting.

Rust and Bone (2012, France)
A drifter who does odd jobs, including street fighting for money, after his girlfriend leaves him with their young son, develops a relationship with a woman who trains orcas and is severely injured at her job. Marion Cotillard plays the woman. Worth watching.

In theaters:
Only the Animals (2019, France)
A woman goes missing in rural France. The story is told from the point of view of five characters, and each retelling gives us more clues about what happened and why.

Amour (2012, France / Austria / Germany, in French)
A couple in their 80s live in Paris. The wife has a stroke. The movie is about her decline. Absolutely heart-wrenching. This won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Oscar for best foreign movie. How anyone could watch this and think that Emmanuelle Riva didn't deserve the Best Actress Oscar over Jennifer Lawrence is beyond me.
 
2022-01-24 4:26:48 PM  
36 Chambers of Shaolin I wanted more action less training montage I didnt even like the fight scenes that much.

QotW hard to pick one but Jurassic Park mentioned above is a good one but only if I was 10 years old again cause now obviously the CGI has been surpassed and its not as impressive. Same could be said of Star Wars and Roger Rabbit.

Although the movie generally sucked I would love to see Avatar in 3D on an Imax for the first time with my kids.

Since i mentioned Shaolin and sorta related seeing Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon in the theater was mindblowing the first time.
 
2022-01-24 4:52:08 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: Although the movie generally sucked I would love to see Avatar in 3D on an Imax for the first time


This is a good one for me as well. I was living in a remote US territory with only one (non-3D) theater when it came out. My parents even had a 3D TV for a while, but I couldn't convince them to get a 3D blu-ray player or even accept one as a Christmas gift, so I never got to see it in 3D.
 
2022-01-24 5:01:46 PM  

Lord Bear: I forgot, I also watched Lincoln (2012) this week.  Lincoln tries to free the slaves.  Well acted, well directed, great cinematography and so incredibly dull.  A great movie for people that love in intricacies of US constitutional law, and a pass for everyone else.  Rating D.


I love this movie. It's top tier Speilberg for me. The performances are amazing. I don't think anyone has ever been better than Daniel Day-Lewis in this.
 
2022-01-24 6:15:45 PM  

JerseyTim: Lord Bear: I forgot, I also watched Lincoln (2012) this week.  Lincoln tries to free the slaves.  Well acted, well directed, great cinematography and so incredibly dull.  A great movie for people that love in intricacies of US constitutional law, and a pass for everyone else.  Rating D.

I love this movie. It's top tier Speilberg for me. The performances are amazing. I don't think anyone has ever been better than Daniel Day-Lewis in this.


I will agree that DDL's performance was great as was most stuff in the movie.  But the script was just boring as hell.  Super long and really into constitutional minutia and law.  I really liked everything in the movie, except for the movie itself.  Kind of a weird one for me.  It's the one Spielberg movie I disliked.
 
2022-01-24 6:48:39 PM  
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Saw it a few years ago and it didn't really light me up but it was better this time around.  Didn't remember it being quite so violent but it's one of two movies with the whole Pack (the other's Oceans 11) so there's some good laughs too.  Also funny:  Watching them treat Sammy's character with great racial-reverence while the Natives are like something out of Peter Pan...but that was 'progress' back then.
 
2022-01-24 6:59:53 PM  

JerseyTim: Lord Bear: I forgot, I also watched Lincoln (2012) this week.  Lincoln tries to free the slaves.  Well acted, well directed, great cinematography and so incredibly dull.  A great movie for people that love in intricacies of US constitutional law, and a pass for everyone else.  Rating D.

I love this movie. It's top tier Speilberg for me. The performances are amazing. I don't think anyone has ever been better than Daniel Day-Lewis in this.


I also loved it. I even knew what clip would get played at the Oscars that year.
 
2022-01-24 7:27:10 PM  
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The Italians won't surrender to the Americans unless their annual festival takes place so in order to fool the recon-planes and HQ into thinking that a fight's going on, they stage a fake battle that attracts real Germans.
 
2022-01-24 9:01:23 PM  

Badmoodman: Almost as fun as a Barbershop Quartet from Skokie Illinois...


Unfortunately, I somehow missed -- and never heard of -- this experience in my hometown ... of Skokie, Illinois.


/oddly enough, not Subby.


Hey, I'm from Skokie too!

(I remembered that part from the movie, though.  When I first saw it - I was like - wow, someone knows it exists!)
 
2022-01-24 10:22:02 PM  
Movies I wish I could watch again for the first time.... Repo Man, The Killing (Kubrick), Pulp Fiction, Lawrence of Arabia, His Girl Friday, Ruggles of Red Gap, Kitten With a Whip
 
2022-01-24 10:52:00 PM  
Babylon's Burning
Youtube t6AXZer4g9Y
 
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Bastards of Young (2008 Remaster)
Youtube bXPyl537n8g
 
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Devo | Beautiful World | Official Video
Youtube omEX35pbelI
 
2022-01-24 11:11:35 PM  
The Kinks - Better Things (Lyrics)
Youtube C2OXLun2Xrs
 
2022-01-24 11:37:56 PM  
Born on the Bayou (HD)
Youtube iv_gXt1cCI8
 
2022-01-24 11:42:02 PM  
Brick House
Youtube eC3eGxcI9F4
 
2022-01-25 6:29:07 AM  

Sinbin: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/eC3eGxcI9F4]


Sir, this is an Arby;s.
 
2022-01-25 3:02:24 PM  
The Last Duel - Three hours of Ben Affleck shiatting all over Matt Damon until Matt Damon cant take it anymore and takes it out on Adam Driver. based on a true story.
 
2022-01-25 4:46:39 PM  
D'oh!!!! (x6)
 
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