What have you recently watched?

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Dead Kid » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:03 pm

I checked out a few clips of her, just not my vibe. Will keep it in my mind as something to watch in another decade or with someone else though.

As far as older films go, I can't think of any actresses who've topped Ingrid Bergman in Notorious for me. Sassy as.
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Dubpunker » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:55 am



Awesome!

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Max » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:51 pm

Dead Kid wrote:I checked out a few clips of her, just not my vibe. Will keep it in my mind as something to watch in another decade or with someone else though.

As far as older films go, I can't think of any actresses who've topped Ingrid Bergman in Notorious for me. Sassy as.


She was supposed to be the next Sophia Loren or something like that but it didn't really work out for her. She's still a working actress though. Anyways it's a great movie, well worth seeing. I saw it at the Embassy in Wellington which is probably the ideal

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Dead Kid » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:00 pm

I watched Color Out of Space and thought it was great. And in moments when it wasn't so great, ol' Nic Cage was at least giving me some good laughs.
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Kerry » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:23 pm

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Shat my pants approx. 11 times. Was bleak as hell but overall really good I thought. 7.5/10.
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Max » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:35 pm

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As a chess geek I can report that they got most of the chess details right, and there were a lot of chess in-jokes, but also a lot of clunky technical term dropping to try to sound impressive (e.g. "he left himself so many backward pawns, and was open to forks before I beat him with a rook and knight combination"). It's good, but certainly not without faults. I hate the whole "sassy Black BFF" schtick, aka the "magical negro". Truth be told, Beth is a selfish little bitch who doesn't know how to treat her friends.

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Drax » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:46 am

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This Mad Max knockoff is fuckin stupid/sweet. Starring:

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RUSTLE CROWS

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O.G. DOCTOR EVIL

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MELBOURNERS
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Max » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:47 pm

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Revisited the original Logan's Run movie (they've been threatening to remake it for years now). It actually hasn't aged too badly. A misconception about science fiction is that it attempts to predict the future; actually it's more of a commentary on the era in which it was produced. In the 60s and 70s there were all sorts of doomsday scenarios around over-population. The story envisages a society in which everyone is executed at age 30 (with the promise of "rebirth") in a quasi-religious ritual attended by cheering crowds called "the carousel". The carousel scene in the opening minutes is still spectacular and still extremely creepy (it was recycled for the TV series, which used different actors and fizzled out very quickly). I guess it can be seen as a critique of 70s hedonism, worship of youth and vanity (cosmetic surgery features prominently in the plot), consumer culture, apathy and unquestioning acceptance of authority. The "sex teleport" reminds me of Tinder dating; at least he accepts it when she says no.

Why the two leads (Michael York and Jenny Agutter) have British accents in a sealed off all white monocultural community somewhere near the ruined city of Washington DC is not explained. Jenny Agutter is the eye candy, not that she's a bad actress, and this being the 70s there's a gratuitous topless scene. Farrah Fawcett was an excellent actress but I guess that wasn't appreciated at the time and she doesn't get a lot of screen time for her dumb blonde role. Peter Ustinov does most of the thespian heavy lifting as an old man who for some unexplained reason survives in the Capitol building outside of the community. There's also a fun cameo from Roscoe Lee Browne as a robot. The setting is interesting but the plot rapidly goes downhill to the point of becoming nonsensical.

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby dave-brown » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:03 am

Season 8 of the Simpson's.
It's the best season

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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Kerry » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:49 am

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Jurassic World. Lasted 15 mins after gobbling a sleep lolly. What I saw was quite simply outstanding crafstmansship in film.
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby Kerry » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:06 am



Been enjoying Adam Curtis's new doco miniseries.
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Re: What have you recently watched?

Postby dave-brown » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:32 am

Kerry wrote:Image

Jurassic World. Lasted 15 mins after gobbling a sleep lolly. What I saw was quite simply outstanding crafstmansship in film.


Lol


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