Movies that don't suck. .

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #40 on: 26 Oct 2014, 02:12 pm »

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #41 on: 26 Oct 2014, 10:30 pm »
Not surprised the OP hated Hunger Games....unless Jim is actually a 13 year old girl....aka the target audience...
let me save you some grief Jim, you should pass on the Twilight series also!

I liked the movie and loved the books and I'm well, well, well beyond 13 and a man.  Then again, I wouldn't even attempt to watch The Terminal, as it just does not seem interesting at all, nor did I like Saving Private Ryan (I'll never watch this movie again).  It just depends on what you like.  Personally, I don't like to think during movies.  I prefer stupid movies, as I think too much when I'm at work.

Guy 13

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #42 on: 27 Oct 2014, 02:41 am »
Hi all.
Who cares about movies that suck...
When you are in good company or with your loving wife...
(By the way my IKEA leather lazy boy chair is 12 years old
and used daily and for a 175 $ purchase that was a good investment.
Who said IKEA stuff was cheap?

Guy 13




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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #43 on: 27 Oct 2014, 03:59 am »
Hi Guy, you and your wife look nice and cozy in that chair.
Is that a remote you have in your hand? Are you watching
a movie?

Guy 13

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #44 on: 27 Oct 2014, 04:16 am »
Hi Guy, you and your wife look nice and cozy in that chair.
Is that a remote you have in your hand? Are you watching
a movie?
Hi Brooklyn,
yes, it's the TV remote I have in my hand.
The camera (Nikon D200/17-55mm w/ Manfrotto 190XPROB)
was set on 20 seconds self timer.
At that time, I was not watching a movie,
because I could not concentrate on the movie with my wife beside me
and touching me on parts of my body that are sensitive to....
Well you know what I mean, if you don't send me a PM and I will explain to you. :lol:
Most of the time, my wife watch Vietnamese/Hong Kong and Korean soaps show
and me I watch mostly American movie and lots of animation movies like:
Shrek, the Incredible, Transylvania hotel, Despicable me and much, much more.

Guy 13

 
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Tyson

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #45 on: 27 Oct 2014, 05:12 am »
Watched "The American", liked it a lot.  Plenty of eye candy and great setting in Italy:


jimdgoulding

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #46 on: 27 Oct 2014, 02:23 pm »
Watched "The American", liked it a lot.  Plenty of eye candy and great setting in Italy:


T, baby, while I'm sure there is lot's we could agree on, I'm a 180 from you on this one.  I'm thinkin his new northern Italian neighbors must have talked him into- over drinks- taking this on.  There had to be reason other than the story or the screenplay.  DID like his co-star.  Maybe he did, too.

Tyson

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #47 on: 27 Oct 2014, 02:47 pm »
Well, I went in expecting a slow, moody character study.  With a european feel.  And that's exactly what I got.  So I liked it :)

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #48 on: 27 Oct 2014, 04:42 pm »
Well, I went in expecting a slow, moody character study.  With a european feel.  And that's exactly what I got.  So I liked it :)
Yeah, it screams existential.  You or anybody like Last Tango in Paris?  I'm not sure I liked IT exactly, but I did like- maybe admire is more like it- Brando's tour de force performance and the music by Gato Barbieri.

jimdgoulding

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #49 on: 22 Nov 2014, 06:20 pm »
For westerns, "The Missouri Breaks" with Nicholson and Brando is a fine watch.  The soundtrack is very well recorded, too.

 

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #50 on: 12 Dec 2014, 01:47 pm »
Watched "The Piano" with Holly Hunter in the lead on the telly night before last and it gets 5 stars from me.  If I read the credits right, the author of the book was also the director of the movie.  I don't think it could have been improved upon by anyone.  The lady had what seemed like touches that probably only she could have.

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #51 on: 12 Dec 2014, 02:41 pm »
The Mongols was awesome as Bob said.   
Raising Arizona I vaguely remember, but usually love Coen brother's films.
I liked The American.

How about The Road with Viggo Mortensen?  Its quite dark and depressing but awesome subject study. Based on a pulitzer prize winning novel by one of my all time favorite writers, Cormac McCarthy.  No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, Child of God have also been made into movies.    Still noone has successfully managed to make Blood Meridian (his best novel by far IMO) but many have started on it and quit. 

Unfortunately, the Hunger Games seems to have taken what is supposedly a great book and turned it into a teen flick cash cow.  That is quite unfortunate as many of my favorite movies were based on really great books (e.g. Fight Club, Trainspotting, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).   Those were just the three I recent read (and re-watched), so they came to mind.


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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #52 on: 13 Dec 2014, 06:52 am »
Here’s a fun movie with a nice story line.
Shirley Valentine……. enjoy




Guy 13

Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #53 on: 13 Dec 2014, 08:07 am »
Hi all.
90% of all the animation movies like:
Toy Story, The Incredible, Shrek, Transylvania hotel, Frozen, despicable me and all similar movies.

Guy 13

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #54 on: 25 Dec 2014, 04:52 pm »
Good morning all.  Merry Christmas.  I'm up early, made coffee, made egg nog and started a fire in the fireplace and turned on the telly only to start cracking up.  I here by nominate "Road Trip" as a best ever.  Have a very merry day all.

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #55 on: 25 Dec 2014, 05:18 pm »
+1 on Road Trip.  It's on HBO right now.  My favorite is Super Troopers.




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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #56 on: 25 Dec 2014, 09:14 pm »
Yes, the screenwriters play around with the story a bit, but it's still a great film based on a wonderful series.




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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #57 on: 25 Dec 2014, 09:33 pm »
Lone Survivor is really good! Tons of action, great acting, and true story.
4.5 out of five stars.

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #58 on: 25 Dec 2014, 10:30 pm »

Yes, and if you turn your subwoofers on, it's extra special.  :icon_twisted:

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Re: Movies that don't suck. .
« Reply #59 on: 26 Dec 2014, 01:19 am »
Yes, and if you turn your subwoofers on, it's extra special.  :icon_twisted:
Ohhh, I bet.  Good choice.