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

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 07:34 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Rebelofnj wrote:

Recently watched After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese from 1985. It is about a guy trying to get a date with a woman and ends up trying to escape the New York neighborhood of Soho.

It is definitely Scorsese's weirdest film, as the denizens of Soho are a peculiar bunch (one is obsessed with the 60s, another makes plaster art, the ice cream truck lady, etc), and the main character, played by Griffin Dunne, is just having the worst night of his life, with things getting worse by the end.


I absolutely adore that movie.

Well, actually, the entire movie except for near the end with the plaster art.

I just loved that feeling of not knowing what the time was, just that he wanted to go home. Just this perpetual night of strange awful things.

SURRENDER DOROTHY!
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 07:36 pm
@chai2,
I bet you like it!
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 07:41 pm
Here's 2 I've recently watched that both get 2 thumbs up.

My Octopus Teacher
(ok, it's a documentary, but so what)
Everyone I know that's watched it had variants of the same positive comments. Beautiful, moving, calming, some sad, thought provoking, etc.

Yes, God, Yes
This one is particularly endearing for anyone who had to go through any catholic schooling. Old cell phone, Atari, AOL dial up, Yahoo search engine. Oh....and tossing salad. Laughing
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 13 Nov, 2020 09:23 pm
I had never seen Gone With the Wind in its entirety, just a few scenes here and there when it had been show on television. With the controversy involving the Confederate memorials and commemorations, and its "Lost Cause" whitewashing, and the controversy surrounding the movie itself, we decided to see what this film was all about. It is a propaganda film for the "Lost Cause" narrative what with its portrayal of "the happy slave," and the blame for the Civil War being laid on the Union. But it's also a melodramatic masterpiece about two people whose relationship is torn because of their enormous egos. We were really moved. This story is what makes the movie a classic. Too bad it was used as a vehicle to perpetuate the lie of the slave states.
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 14 Nov, 2020 06:53 pm
@InfraBlue,
Keep in mind InfraBlue, that the movie was based off the novel by Margaret Mitchell.

It was one of the first adult novels I read as a child. The movie is very good, but the book is much richer.
In the book, Scarlett married 3 times and had a child with each husband for instance.

Mitchell didn't write the book for social commentary. She was stuck in bed with an injured ankle, and was bored. She got into it over time, as it took her 3 years to write the over 1000 page book.
She didn't even tell her friends she had written it.

BTW, Mitchell was apparantly really into porn, FWIW.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 07:24 am
Saw the 2016 film Christine.

It is based on true events, about 1970s news reporter Christine Chubbuck, who committed suicide on live television. The film focuses on her life towards the end: her career stagnating, her lack of a love life, and her increasing physical/emotional pain. It is depressing to watch, especially knowing what happens to her in the end.
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 10:21 pm
Donald Sutherland, in the Prime Video limited series The Undoing:

“Make no mistake. I am a c*cksucker. And I don’t mean that in the sense of gay belittlement, as it’s currently come to be interpreted. No. I’m an old fashioned c*cksucker. The more traditional kind. The kind who fucks over anyone who hurts me, or a loved one.”

That dialogue made me laugh out loud.

This series is EXCELLENT! Besides Sutherland, it’s got Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. A real sexy whodunnit. I’m going to hate for this one to end!
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 10:46 pm
@snood,
We saw one episode and liked it, but for whatever reason have forgotten to follow up. Tomorrow, it's back to watching 'The Undoing"
snood
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 10:48 pm
@glitterbag,
There’s a real shock in the second episode.😀
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 15 Nov, 2020 11:09 pm
@snood,
Have you watched any of the Fargo episodes? I liked the Movie Fargo but had little hope they could actually be successful bringing it to the small screen. We are into the 4th season and I've really enjoyed all of it. Chris Rock is one of the principles in this season and he's doing great in this convoluted scary crime story.

snood
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2020 12:52 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Have you watched any of the Fargo episodes? I liked the Movie Fargo but had little hope they could actually be successful bringing it to the small screen. We are into the 4th season and I've really enjoyed all of it. Chris Rock is one of the principles in this season and he's doing great in this convoluted scary crime story.




Yes, I’m watching all of Fargo S4. It’s a little hard for me to follow, but I’m trying. This is the best acting Chris Rock has done. Before this, I had him in the ‘stick to your day job’ category of actors.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2020 07:08 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Have you watched any of the Fargo episodes? I liked the Movie Fargo but had little hope they could actually be successful bringing it to the small screen. We are into the 4th season and I've really enjoyed all of it. Chris Rock is one of the principles in this season and he's doing great in this convoluted scary crime story.




The first three seasons of Fargo on TV were spectacular. Nancy and I look foreword to each episode this year, but I am having major trouble following it. Perhaps my mind is going downhill faster than I thought, but I really am having trouble with it.

Especially great performances from Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, and Timothy Olyphant.
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