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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:44 am

Jurassic World (2015), Jimmy Buffett saving two margaritas:

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 pm

Saw this in the theaters on a whim while on the road, didn't know anything about it:

Gone Girl

Just watched it again - just as creepy, almost as surprising. :clap:
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:49 pm

Black Swan

Whoa. :clap: :-||

Limelight (1952 film)

Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The score was composed by Chaplin and arranged by Ray Rasch.

The film stars Chaplin as a washed-up comedian who saves a suicidal dancer from killing herself, played by Claire Bloom, and both try to get through life; additional roles are provided by Nigel Bruce, Sydney Earl Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden, and Norman Lloyd with an appearance from Buster Keaton. In dance scenes, Bloom is doubled by Melissa Hayden.

Upon the film's release, critics' reception was divided; it was heavily boycotted in the United States, and commercially failed. However, the film was re-released in the United States in 1972 which included its first screening in Los Angeles. This allowed the decades-old film to be in contention for the 45th Academy Awards where Chaplin won his only competitive Academy Award. Today, the film is sometimes regarded as one of Chaplin's best and most personal works, and has since attained a cult following.

... Chaplin chose stage actress Claire Bloom for the role of Terry, her first major film role....

The pairing of Chaplin and Buster Keaton in the final musical number is historic for being the only time the two performed together on film. Chaplin at first had not written the part for Keaton because he believed that the role was too small. It was not until he learned that Keaton was going through hard times (before Limelight, Keaton had gone through a disastrous marriage, lost most of his fortune in the divorce process, and had appeared infrequently in films in the preceding years) that Chaplin insisted Keaton be cast in the film....

While touring Britain to promote the film, Chaplin learned that he had been refused a re-entry visa to the United States because of his alleged communist sympathies, and many American theaters refused to play Limelight. Outside of cinemas in several East Coast cities, the film was not seen by the American moviegoing public. It was not until 1972 that the film was finally seen in wide American release. Limelight currently holds an excellent 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was massively popular in Japan. It was enormously successful in Europe and around the world. However, in the US it was a relative disappointment, only taking in $1 million.

Limelight enjoyed a cumulative worldwide gross of $8 million. Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance notes that the film’s reputation has slowly grown over the decades. Vance maintains "Limelight is Chaplin's last great film, and it plays like a self-conscious summing up of his life and career. As a journey back to his beginnings and an often rapier-sharp self-critique, Limelight is Chaplin’s most deeply personal and introspective film." ...
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Claire Bloom became a huge star, continuing through 2010's The King's Speech and beyond.

It was Charlie Chaplin's last US film. He did not return to the US until:
In 1972, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an Honorary Award, which Robinson sees as a sign that America "wanted to make amends". Chaplin was initially hesitant about accepting but decided to return to the US for the first time in 20 years. The visit attracted a large amount of press coverage and, at the Academy Awards gala, he was given a twelve-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy's history. Visibly emotional, Chaplin accepted his award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century".
I remember watching that. :(
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Don't know if I'll see the film, but this is interesting:
Movie review: In ‘All the Money in the World,’ Plummer and Scott cash in

Applause all around for director Ridley Scott, the four-time Oscar nominee who had the courage to cut accused sexual predator Kevin Spacey from the kidnap drama “All The Money in the World” and replace him with Christopher Plummer. The film was completed in October, but after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, Scott — and the rest of the cast and crew — got to work on the reshoots. It was a gamble that pays off nicely. Not only did the 80-year-old director deliver the new film on time for its Christmas Day opening, but he also put together a tense retelling of the real-life saga of John Paul Getty III’s 1973 kidnapping in Rome.

The movie, which was completed only two weeks ago, is already earning awards season buzz. It was nominated for a trio of Golden Globes for best director for Scott and best actress for Michelle Williams, playing the mother who will stop at nothing to get her son back. Best of all is the supporting actor nod for Plummer, who was cast in, shot and earned a nomination over the span of a few weeks. #MVP.

The role of wealthy American oil tycoon J. Paul Getty fits Plummer so perfectly that you don’t even give a second thought to what could have been with Spacey (“House of Cards”), who would have just given us a version of Frank Underwood anyway. Plummer relishes playing the “richest man in the history of the world.” One moment his Getty is gruff, ruthless, the next endearing and grandfatherly. He’s also sharp with a quip like, “if you can count your money, then you’re not a billionaire.” ...
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The showrunners behind Game of Thrones have been enlisted to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies. This is separate from the episodic Star Wars movies and separate from the recently announced trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

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There Will Be Blood (Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor, Best Cinematography)

Birdman (Michael Keaton, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography

Holy crap. I think I've had my fill of brilliant performances as tortured assholes for the month . . . or the year.
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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film, about a South African cultural phenomenon, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul which details the efforts in the late 1990s of two Cape Town fans, Stephen "Sugar" Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumoured (spectacular) death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true, and if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez's music, which had never achieved success in the United States, had become very popular in South Africa although little was known about him in that country.

On 10 February 2013, the film won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in London, and two weeks later it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood (and many other Best Documentary awards).
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If that interests you, I'd suggest watching without reading more. Just let the documentary unfold.



Rodríguez (1970) - 01 - Sugar Man (by EarpJohn)
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 film)

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.

All Quiet on the Western Front opened to wide acclaim in the United States. Considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I, it made the American Film Institute's first 100 Years...100 Movies list in 1998. A decade later, after the same organization polled over 1,500 workers in the creative community, All Quiet on the Western Front was ranked the seventh-best American epic film.[5][6] In 1990, the film was selected and preserved by the United States Library of Congress' National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film was the first to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director....
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Read the book when I was a teen.
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RBG - Official Trailer

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Primal Fear (1996)

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Edward Norton in his first film role was brilliant, as always.
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The Buddy Holly Story

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Gary Busey in his 1st starring film role is phenomenal, got Oscar and Golden Globes nominations. The Apollo scene and lead up to it are gold.

In 1978, he starred as rock legend Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story with Sartain as The Big Bopper. For his performance, Busey received the greatest critical acclaim of his career ...

That's cool, and a little sad.
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He earned overseas acclaim for his role in Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, the Turkish anti-American movie described the Wall Street Journal as "a cross between 'American Psycho' in uniform and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Busey plays a Jewish American U.S. Army doctor who, as an inhuman figure common in urban legends and anti-Semitic propaganda, removes organs from injured civilian prisoners to sell to rich people in New York, London and Tel-Aviv for transplantation.

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He earned overseas acclaim for his role in Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, the Turkish anti-American movie described the Wall Street Journal as "a cross between 'American Psycho' in uniform and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Busey plays a Jewish American U.S. Army doctor who, as an inhuman figure common in urban legends and anti-Semitic propaganda, removes organs from injured civilian prisoners to sell to rich people in New York, London and Tel-Aviv for transplantation.

I would like to see that.

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The Finest Hours (2016 film)

Wow :thumbup: :clap: . Based on: "The rescue of the survivors of the shipwrecked Pendleton is considered one of the most daring rescues of the United States Coast Guard."
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The Terminal

The Terminal is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film is about an Eastern European man who becomes stuck in New York's John F. Kennedy Airport terminal when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country because of a military coup.
:lol: :thumbup: Puts the "feel good" in "feel good movie".

This is interesting:
The film is partially inspired by the 18-year stay of Mehran Karimi Nasseri in Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France, from 1988 to 2006.
Apparently, it's a thing:

List of people who have lived at airports

I met a hippie who was stuck between the Nicaraguan and Honduran borders. It was Winter 1985-86, terrible time for him to be there thanks to the Contra terrorists. I think he rejected the idea of national "papers", can't remember if he'd been there for weeks or months. Never heard what happened to him, might still be there.


Inception

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:08 pm

Not sure how, but I never saw this:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Unread post by rstrong » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:42 pm

The sequel is better.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:46 am

rstrong wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:42 pm
The sequel is better.
I'll probably watch if it comes on, but Rotten Tomatoes' critics and viewers disagree with you.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 78, 75.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - 54, 56.
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