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I always get super excited about filming locations. In fact, whenever I visit tourist places I always try to ask locals whether any film has been shot there or not :D It just somehow makes me more curious about the film because most of the films are obviously shot in studios so when a film is actually shot on a real location, I get more interested in it because I think, a lot of people must have seen (or been affected by) the filming.
By the way, I really did not like much How it Ends. The suspense angle was good but still in my opinion it could have been better.
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The Great Buster (2018)

Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
:clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: - as much for Keaton as for this doc about him.
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Up in the Air (2009 film)

Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner, based on the career of J Weller. The story is centered on corporate "downsizer" Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) and his travels. Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Danny McBride also star....

The National Board of Review and the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association named Up in the Air the Best Picture of 2009. It received eight Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations and garnered a win for Adapted Screenplay, six Golden Globe Award nominations, earning a win for Best Screenplay, and three Screen Actors Guild nominations. It received six Academy Award nominations and recognition from numerous critics' associations.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:33 pm

Watched this for the 2nd time in many years:

Stardust (2007 film)

:clap: Robert De Niro as a "whoopsie" pirate is brilliant.

Claire Danes is Yvaine.
Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Jessica Alba all turned down the role of Yvaine.

Anne Hathaway had Becoming Jane come out in 2007, poor choice.
Scarlett Johansson had The Nanny Diaries come out in 2007, sort of a poor choice.
Sarah Michelle Gellar had 4 2007 movies, including voice work on the smash Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, okay. She's only made 3 movies since. :confusion-scratchheadyellow: A couple of years off for being a mom, but still.
Jessica Alba had 6 2007 movies, including at least a couple of hits. Can't fault her for that.
Claire Danes got lucky.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:20 am

I usually find 50 year-old movies distracting, but I caught up with one I'd never seen:

Two Mules for Sister Sara

:thumbup: :thumbup: Clint Eastwood is not his over the top caricature and Shirley MacLaine is a delight. Viva la revolución!
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The Great Buster (2018)

Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
:clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: - as much for Keaton as for this doc about him.


I've seen all of Keaton's films - he's great. I'll have to watch this.
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World Trade Center (2006 film)

World Trade Center is a 2006 American survival disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Dorff and Michael Shannon.
Pretty well made, and told an aspect I was not familiar with. Based on real people/events, so wow! Only 20 were pulled from the rubble alive.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:02 pm

Anyone watching Ken Burn's documentary on country music. The little bit I saw was very good. I had to miss the 1st 2 and wanted to watch them before 3 and 4, but Mediacom's On Demand only has episode 6.

Now I guess I'll have to wait for Netflix or Prime to run it.
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Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Anyone watching Ken Burn's documentary on country music. The little bit I saw was very good. I had to miss the 1st 2 and wanted to watch them before 3 and 4, but Mediacom's On Demand only has episode 6.

Now I guess I'll have to wait for Netflix or Prime to run it.
We've seen it all. It's very good.
I haven't tried it, but supposedly you can stream it from PBS here... https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music/

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O Really wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Anyone watching Ken Burn's documentary on country music. The little bit I saw was very good. I had to miss the 1st 2 and wanted to watch them before 3 and 4, but Mediacom's On Demand only has episode 6.

Now I guess I'll have to wait for Netflix or Prime to run it.
We've seen it all. It's very good.
I haven't tried it, but supposedly you can stream it from PBS here... https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music/
I now have a PBS app and will be able to watch tonight
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:56 am

Jon Cryer Shuts Down Demi Moore's Claim That She Took His Virginity, But Says He Was 'Over the Moon' for Her

Virgin or not, is anyone shocked that Alan Harper, Alan Harper!, had sex with 21 year-old Demi Moore?

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Minny played by Octavia Spencer (of Auburn) ...
I'm watching the Graham Norton Show, which is often hilarious, and it's mentioned that Kevin Hart has a Kevin Hart Day in Philadelphia. Will Smith and everyone else are very impressed until it's mentioned that another guest, Octavia Spencer, has an Octavia Spencer Day in the entire state of Alabama.

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Could 'Joker' inspire real-world violence?

More than Stallone, the NRA or 45SHOLE?

Could articles about ’Joker' inspiring real-world violence inspire real-world violence?
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Could 'Joker' inspire real-world violence?

More than Stallone, the NRA or 45SHOLE?

Could articles about ’Joker' inspiring real-world violence inspire real-world violence?
Generally, with a deck of cards, one discards the jokers before playing. This should trickle down to real life. That joker Holmes movie shooter a few years ago is the only mass shooter I can think of that actually had a mental illness issue, unlike what trump and GOP sycophants blame these events on instead of the easy availability of military style weapons. What a joke

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Generally, with a deck of cards, one discards the jokers before playing. This should trickle down to real life. That joker Holmes movie shooter a few years ago is the only mass shooter I can think of that actually had a mental illness issue, unlike what trump and GOP sycophants blame these events on instead of the easy availability of military style weapons. What a joke
Yep.

Mental illness isn't a major risk factor for gun violence, but here's what is
People who have a history of risky or dangerous behavior are far more likely to commit gun violence than a person diagnosed with mental illness.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-n ... e-n1039666

Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings
It’s about the guns.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... -shootings

Mental illness isn't main driver of mass shootings, experts say
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/el-paso-da ... l-illness/

“Scientific studies consistently blame mass shootings on civilian gun ownership. More guns translate into more mass shootings, not less, whereas the vast majority of people with mental illness are not violent. Only 3%-5% of violent acts are attributed to mental illness, and most don’t involve guns.”
https://backgroundchecks.org/rhetoric-v ... -know.html

A tiny fraction of gun violence is committed by the mentally ill
Drug and alcohol abuse are much more important factors than, say, schizophrenia.
https://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/18000532/ ... al-illness
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:32 pm

Memphis Belle (1990)

I was very entertained, but I also can't disagree with:
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Memphis Belle received mixed reviews, with Roger Ebert stating the film was "entertaining" yet filled with familiar wartime cliches. "This human element in the experience of the Memphis Belle crew somehow compensates for a lack of human dimension in the characters. We can't really tell the crew members apart and don't much care to, but we can identify with them." UK film reviewer Andy Webb had similar reservations. "Despite its good intentions to highlight the risks and heroics of the brave men who flew dangerous bombing missions deep into enemy soil during World War II, the one thing which you can't miss about Memphis Belle is that it is a cliche commercial production."
It's like a good sports movie or rom-com, you get the formula.
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Unread post by Whack9 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm

What's everyone's all time favorite movie(s).

Some standouts for me:

- 2001 a space Odyssey
- the big Lebowski
- full metal jacket
- most any Werner Herzog Documentary
- Gummo
- Paul Blart: mall cop.

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Unread post by O Really » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Based not so much on artistic quality, but going with number of times seen and never got tired of, I'd have to start with:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Blazing Saddles

Favorite Scaries:
Original Nightmare on Elm Street
Alien
Jaws
Halloween IV Season of the Witch
Clockwork Orange

Favorite Action:
Terminator and Terminator 2
Original Jurassic Park
Road Warrior
Original Indiana Jones

Yeah, I know - none of these is even close to recent. Deal with it.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Based not so much on artistic quality, but going with number of times seen and never got tired of, I'd have to start with:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Blazing Saddles

Favorite Scaries:
Original Nightmare on Elm Street
Alien
Jaws
Halloween IV Season of the Witch
Clockwork Orange

Favorite Action:
Terminator and Terminator 2
Original Jurassic Park
Road Warrior
Original Indiana Jones

Yeah, I know - none of these is even close to recent. Deal with it.
Action: Hunt for Red October
Chick Flick: Notting Hill
Comedy: Bull Durham
Honorable mention for Field of Dreams
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:34 pm

Oh yeah, Chick Flick:
Best Friends, with Burt Reynolds and Goldy Hawn. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Friends_(1982_film)

Highly entertaining, but it also provides some of the best "how not to do it" advice on relationships.

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