Movies that don't suck. .

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geowak

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« Reply #80 on: 29 Dec 2014, 05:29 pm »
Realistic until you get to the Hollywood ending. By comparison the first half of the book chronicles Luttrell's training and the second half chronicles Operation Red Wing / the failed mission. In addition modified / Hollywood ending, there are a number of interesting elements that deal with his religious and political views that were (Thank God) left out of the movie. I've never read anything so irritating and interesting at the same time.
Compared to many "military" movies out there in movie land, I found this one to be accurate as to how missions go. No super soldiers, not always a happy ending with the good guy saving the day. I am a Special Operations soldier (ret) and I think the movie deals with some issues that are important regarding the decision that a person on the battlefield is a "combatant" or "non-combatant", "dangerous sympathizer" or " local citizen caught in the middle". There is a fine line US soldiers must deal with, with regard to the agreed upon laws of combat. And the laws which are not recognized....

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« Reply #81 on: 29 Dec 2014, 07:17 pm »
I'll see your "The Departed" and raise you an "Infernal Affairs":



Thanks for the tip Tyson, I'll check it out..

Tyson

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« Reply #82 on: 29 Dec 2014, 08:03 pm »
Thanks for the tip Tyson, I'll check it out..

You won't regret it!  As much as I loved "The Departed", Infernal Affairs was just flat out better.  AND there's a scene where one of the main characters demo's different audiophile cables for his home audio system.  Ha!

stlrman

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« Reply #83 on: 29 Dec 2014, 08:06 pm »
Thanks Tyson! Netflix has it streaming. :D

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« Reply #84 on: 29 Dec 2014, 11:57 pm »
I am a Special Operations soldier (ret)
Thank you Sir for your service.

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« Reply #85 on: 30 Dec 2014, 02:54 am »



Moon Struck  This one hit’s home for me.
I watched it again tonight for the first time in year’s.

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« Reply #86 on: 30 Dec 2014, 03:35 am »
Any movies that don't suck? Not sure if I'm doing this right:

City of God: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/

Glengarry Glenn Ross: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The Spanish Prisoner: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120176/?ref_=nv_sr_1


mcgsxr

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« Reply #87 on: 31 Dec 2014, 02:28 pm »
Gran Torino
The Last Samurai
Pulp Fiction

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« Reply #88 on: 31 Dec 2014, 06:45 pm »



Kingdom of Heaven

Tyson

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« Reply #89 on: 31 Dec 2014, 07:04 pm »


Kingdom of Heaven


Ridley sure does like his historical epics, doesn't he?  Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator, Exodus, 1492, The Duelists...

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« Reply #90 on: 31 Dec 2014, 07:39 pm »



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« Reply #91 on: 31 Dec 2014, 07:59 pm »
Ridley sure does like his historical epics, doesn't he?  Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator, Exodus, 1492, The Duelists...

Yes he does.. I just went to see Exodus at the movie’s and didn’t like it even with all the special effects.
I thought the 1956 version of “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston, even after all of these years is much better.

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« Reply #92 on: 31 Dec 2014, 11:17 pm »
I am not a Tom Cruise fan, but this movie did not suck (surprisingly).  :lol:






Guy 13

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« Reply #93 on: 1 Jan 2015, 01:02 pm »
Hi all,
I just finish watching the movie: Click with Adam Sandler.
Original and funny movie.
That movie certainly don't suck...

Guy 13 on planet Vietnam.

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« Reply #94 on: 2 Jan 2015, 05:13 am »
Any Chan Wook Park fans out there? 'Old Boy' (the original 2003 Korean version) is one seem to always come back to.


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« Reply #95 on: 2 Jan 2015, 02:50 pm »
Thanks for the tip Tyson, I'll check it out..
I watched Infernal Affairs yesterday and liked very much. Until then I was unaware that The Departed was just another Hollywood rip-off. The damn thing went nearly verbatim to the Chinese original.

Tomy2Tone

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« Reply #96 on: 2 Jan 2015, 02:59 pm »
I am not a Tom Cruise fan, but this movie did not suck (surprisingly).  :lol:





+1

And if you care at all about video and audio quality, the blu ray release is probably still one of the best I've ever seen and heard.

A lot of people think his newer flick Edge of Tomorrow is better. I thought it was good too but I can watch Oblivion multiple times before I would watch it again.

jimdgoulding

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« Reply #97 on: 8 Jan 2015, 08:38 pm »
Repeat.  Whoops.

jimdgoulding

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« Reply #98 on: 9 Feb 2015, 12:32 pm »
This sentimental little gem was on at 5AM and I happened to be up and watched it.  Thank the stars for refreshing little movies like this: 

Bagdad Cafe

zybar

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« Reply #99 on: 9 Feb 2015, 03:39 pm »
Gone Girl.

It was an incredibly engaging and suspenseful movie.

Highly recommended.

George