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The Most Recent Movie You've Seen on Streaming, Broadcast TV, or Movie Theater?

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2016 07:15 am
@oralloy,
Last weekend: I binged through the first season of the pretty darn scary Netflix series, [url]Stranger Things[/url] (2016).

Wynona Ryder was pretty impressive as the desperate mother worried about her missing son. The Academy needs to recognize this one next year.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2016 07:43 am
@oralloy,
We have cable so the "On Demmand" option is right there. e get a lot of arly runs. (e watched Hail Caeser that way and I want my time and 4 bucks back for tht POS).
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2016 03:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Last weekend: I binged through the first season of the pretty darn scary Netflix series, [url]Stranger Things[/url] (2016).
Wynona Ryder was pretty impressive as the desperate mother worried about her missing son. The Academy needs to recognize this one next year.

Unless I find out that there's a happy ending at some point, I don't know if I'll watch it. I don't like watching people suffer, and the commercials had the mother going through quite a bit of distress over her vanishing son.

Nice D&D reference in the commercial though with the kids before the one vanished. Though I don't know that characters who came face to face with Demogorgon would truly survive the encounter unless they were extremely high-level. Unless they got out of the encounter by talking instead of fighting maybe.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 19 Jul, 2016 03:29 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
We have cable so the "On Demmand" option is right there. e get a lot of arly runs.

I have that option. My TV will connect to the internet and link to NetFlix, Hulu and all sorts of similar stuff.

And my Dish Network box will connect to the internet and let me download a vast catalog of movies.

But I'm a bit skeptical. I don't know that I want my TV or satellite box exposed to the hackers of the world.

Plus I only have access to "broadband light" over a wireless connection. That's only been available here since 2014. I'm not expecting anything better to be available here within my lifetime. So downloading lots of high quality movies over my internet connection would be a tedious process.

But it won't be long before it's on HBO or something similar, if it isn't already.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 05:32 am
@oralloy,
This weekend, I went to the movies 3 times.

FRIDAY:
Phantom Boy (2015), a unique French (production) animated film set in NYC.


Destined for animated Oscar nomination. Great voice-acting. Quite funny and gently charming.

SATURDAY:
The Secret Life of Pets (2016), 8/10. Has it's moments, especially the climactic battle scene. Too slow in its beginning. Not on Pixar's level (I'm being generous with my 8/10 rating).

SUNDAY:
Star Trek: Beyond (2016). Very fun and energetic. I can now forgive them for the disappointment that was the over the top homage to Wrath of Khan... Into Darkness.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 09:25 pm
After all these years I watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It must have been a boring gig for the actors to stand around with their hands at their sides with awe on their faces for weeks on end as it filmed.
Kolyo
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2016 09:58 pm
I saw Keanu tonight. Key and Peele did their usual thing, which I'm a little tired of after binging 35 episodes in the last month. But the miniature cat gave it a little something extra.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 03:20 am
@edgarblythe,
Tonight I watched "A Few Good Men", it is listed as 4 stars......but I think it stinks or is at least weak, weak, weak. Actually, the movie hasn't ended yet, but I can't watch anymore of this drivel. It's possible that i may have endorsed the flick when it first came out, but if I did, shame on me, because it stinks. OK, there is about 20 minutes left to view, but I can't do it.......its a foolish interpretation.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 04:17 am
@glitterbag,
Saw "Hell or High Water" . Loved it!.
I worked in West TExas and its a real dump.. The movie captured the essence of West TExas route 10 so damned well. I didnt look to see whether it was shot"on location" anywhere in West Texas but it sure looked like the Midland Odessa area
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 04:52 am
@farmerman,
Solomon Kane, a load of old bollocks, but I really enjoyed it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 08:05 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

Saw "Hell or High Water" . Loved it!.
I worked in West TExas and its a real dump.. The movie captured the essence of West TExas route 10 so damned well. I didnt look to see whether it was shot"on location" anywhere in West Texas but it sure looked like the Midland Odessa area

New Mexico
panzade
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jan, 2017 10:01 am
@tsarstepan,
Good one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2017 06:58 pm
@panzade,
Since, IMDb's forums are out of commission, I guess I'll be posting here more often.

Long Way North (2015), 9/10.

A thrilling animated movie about exploration and redemption. Kind of wish this period piece was based on a true story (but to the contrary apparently it's a work of complete fiction).
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:02 am
Just saw the latest Jack Reacher flick with Tom Cruise "Never Go Back"
Panned by the critics but I loved it.
Extremely good plot and Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother as the dame.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:16 am
@panzade,
streamed Manchester by the Sea, to ee qhat the hollering was about. Im still asking the same question.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:45 am
Finally watched "Jason Bourne" last night. Was a good movie and a good fit to the series.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 07:07 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

streamed Manchester by the Sea, to ee qhat the hollering was about. Im still asking the same question.


Not sure what direction your post is going. I found the movie was filled with incredible acting, direction, and deft screenwriting.

A little heavy handed on the score but it deserved its accolades.

A Man Called Ove (2015), 9/10.
Double Oscar nominated Swedish film, turns crotchety bastard into something lovable and human. Tad on the cloy side but definitely worth the watch.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 2 Mar, 2017 06:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
Rewatch of Blazing Saddles (1974) Still very funny. Kind of rough around the edges, aging wise.

8/10
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 2 Mar, 2017 06:55 pm
@tsarstepan,
I just didnt see what all the shouting was about in Manchester by the Sea.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 2 Mar, 2017 07:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Rewatch of Blazing Saddles (1974) Still very funny. Kind of rough around the edges, aging wise.

8/10


I've loved this movie especially since it was so audacious in 1974, but I suspect much younger people wouldn't see the jokes as a broadside against bigotry but possibly a tad pandering or even offensive. That wasn't the intent at the time, but I'm not sure if it's possible to explain how refreshing it seemed in 1974 when there was so much civil unrest and dissatisfaction of that times sense of casual
racism. But I love the absurdity of Mel Brooks humor.
 

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