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Did a nasty weather double header yesterday with American psycho and "Gringo". The latter is pretty damn interesting as it tells the macafee story up to the point where he was the second in line for the libertarian party last year.  He will always be first in line for psycho asshole, and the guy he had murdered was a sailor it looks like. Takeaways include don't poison your psycho neighbor's dogs, and the fact that you will never look at a hammock in quite the same way again.  Also interesting is that most belizeans from hit man to hot dog vendor speak pretty good English , making the primary sources that much more compelling. Three tasers and a nail gun up. 

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17 hours ago, Chris in Santa Cruz, CA said:

Saw swiss army man and I have to give it 2.5 ebert stars for acting and originality and laughs, set design...very creative, good dialog just missed a few plot connect the dots things for me.

Oh, come on.  It was better than that, wasn't it?  Even rogerebert.com gave it 3.5 stars.  I watched it without knowing anything about the basic premise.  Glad I did.  Has to be the weirdest, most original buddy flick I've ever seen.  Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano were brilliantly surreal.  I wish more A-list actors would go way out on a limb like Radcliffe.  

It's been a few months since I Primed it.  Think I'll have to stream it again.  Thanks for bringing it up.

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So a-list actors out on a limb. Burt lancaster in atlantic city. Keitel in bad lieutenant. Sheen in apocalypse now. Raul julia in kiss of the spider woman. helen mirren in the cook the thief his wife and her lover. isabella rosellini in blue velvet. Laura dern in wild at heart and citizen ruth. Heston in touch of evil.

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Balkans aftermath cleanup with good actors and clever story elements.  One bloated body up...eventuallly.

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17 hours ago, Owen said:

Balkans aftermath cleanup with good actors and clever story elements.  One bloated body up...eventuallly.

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And for Balkans pre-math and darkly funny "Underground" 1995.

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Saw "Jackie" the other night, definitely worth a watch for a personal viewpoint of the JFK assassination.   Initially I wasn't thrilled with Portman's portrayal, but Jackie was a person with drastically different personas (public vs private) and by the end of the movie Portman's acting fell into place.   An interesting contrast between the "Camelot" Kennedy-mystique of the 60s and her "strained" relationship with JFK.     I was born in Mass in the early 60s, and remember my father playing the LP of the musical "Camelot" (it's played a few times during the film).  Brought back some memories....

Wasn't crazy about the moody soundtrack, but it's desired effect was understood.

 

 

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On 07.03.2016 at 2:54 AM, Hatin' life said:

Deadpool made me about piss my pants laughing. Grade school dick jokes for the most part, but I'd see it again in a heart beat. I think I'd also slurp rancid tuna salad outta Morena Baccarin's ass, so there's that.

Oh yeeees! I laughed so hard while watching this movie too! It's an amazing humore about superheroes, it's dark in many parts but so hillarious at the same time! :) I can't wait for the second movie!
P.S. I think that Reynolds was the best decision for playing Deadpool :)

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Saw the early premier of American Made last night. I give it 4.5 snags :)

It played a little loose with the truth, apparently Barry Seal was not exactly forced into the smuggling business, but it still was a great movie and I might watch it again for the flying. I was in flight school and then worked for a company with a public front and some not public stuff back then and while I never did anything remotely illegal, I do remember the rumors going around about this and that.

This can be watched as just a fun movie or a Clinton-Reagan CIA dope conspiracy thing or just airplane porn. There is a lot of F-bombs if you take the kids, but no actual naked tits darn the luck :(

BTW, Mrs. Seal was totally smoking hot :D

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This kind of thing in real life can result in tangled up headphone wires and a need for vectors in the pre-GPS days. Or so I read someplace ;)

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16 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

Saw the early premier of American Made last night. I give it 4.5 snags :)

It played a little loose with the truth, apparently Barry Seal was not exactly forced into the smuggling business, but it still was a great movie and I might watch it again for the flying. I was in flight school and then worked for a company with a public front and some not public stuff back then and while I never did anything remotely illegal, I do remember the rumors going around about this and that.

This can be watched as just a fun movie or a Clinton-Reagan CIA dope conspiracy thing or just airplane porn. There is a lot of F-bombs if you take the kids, but no actual naked tits darn the luck :(

BTW, Mrs. Seal was totally smoking hot :D

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This kind of thing in real life can result in tangled up headphone wires and a need for vectors in the pre-GPS days. Or so I read someplace ;)

MIA late 60's early 70's....

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Annybodey see Balde Runnere 2049?  Moovie ist visialley stunneng and captiures some grittey qualitities of the origg, wich is licke R.Chandlere novelle set ip the futiurre.  Thisse BR is morre graille queste then streette emarte rruffe an tumbelle privatte detecttive storey.  I licked allota thiges abote it butte the storey line needes worke.  The dramactic vollume wase annoyeng, 3D adds littelle, and admitte I wase tirred. 

2.5S / 4S

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Sofia Coppola's 2003 Lost in Translation is one of my most favorite ever films.  From the IMDB website;  "A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo."*  With Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson (:wub:) starring, it is a quiet, character driven film.  Of course the May-December relationship between the 2 stars has great appeal to me.  Coppola captured the wonderful energy and absolute weirdness of Tokyo perfectly.  The relationship between the two characters, mystified strangers in a strange land finding each other, is extremely believable, touching, and well done.  Murray and Johansson do an outstanding job.  It won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Coppola who wrote and directed the film.  If you want action and excitement, this quiet, cerebral film isn't for you, but I give it a hearty 4 Snags. 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Annybodey see Balde Runnere 2049?  Moovie ist visialley stunneng and captiures some grittey qualitities of the origg, wich is licke R.Chandlere novelle set ip the futiurre.  Thisse BR is morre graille queste then streette emarte rruffe an tumbelle privatte detecttive storey.  I licked allota thiges abote it butte the storey line needes worke.  The dramactic vollume wase annoyeng, 3D adds littelle, and admitte I wase tirred. 

2.5S / 4S

I saw it last week and it was pretty good imo, it was never going to beat the original however. 

Didnt bother with the 3D option and glad I didn't from what I've heard. 

Definitely worth the watch. 

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Pardon me if this is supposed to be a thread for newer flicks, but saw a few that were older.  someone mentioned "The Lobster" which I thought was pretty groovey.  Along those same lines, with a definite bend towards the sick and twisted, try 'CHEAP THRILLS" .  Coupla years old at least, funny as shit with a good, fairly unknown cast.  I'd give it 3.5 snags just for the twist factor.

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On 6/30/2017 at 11:26 AM, Bcubed said:

If you enjoy reading off the wall movie reviews, look up www.joebobbriggs.com.

You won't be disappointed.

Joe Bob, correct me if I'm wrong, got his start in the Pink Section of the SF Chronicle.  At least that's the first time I knew of him, and that had to be 30 years ago or there abouts.  Joe Bob Goes to the Drive In Movies.  Everything was rated off of his all time favorite movie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Rated in buckets of blood and breast.  ie: 2.5 buckets and 3 breasts...Joe Bob says Check It Out!

 

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On 10/23/2017 at 6:38 AM, Snaggletooth said:

Annybodey see Balde Runnere 2049?  Moovie ist visialley stunneng and captiures some grittey qualitities of the origg, wich is licke R.Chandlere novelle set ip the futiurre.  Thisse BR is morre graille queste then streette emarte rruffe an tumbelle privatte detecttive storey.  I licked allota thiges abote it butte the storey line needes worke.  The dramactic vollume wase annoyeng, 3D adds littelle, and admitte I wase tirred. 

2.5S / 4S

Killer film, loved it. True to the original. It was too long though... found myself looking at my watch, yes some of us still use them, unlike the fucker 2 seats away that answered texts throughout the movie.... fucker! Good way to blow 3 hours tho...

Not a movie but watch Midhunter on NetFlix, it's the other side of a crime show - I hate crime shows. Great script, well directed and shot. That will keep you busy for 10 or 12 hours

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On 10/23/2017 at 7:51 AM, soak_ed said:

Sofia Coppola's 2003 Lost in Translation is one of my most favorite ever films.  From the IMDB website;  "A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo."*  With Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson (:wub:) starring, it is a quiet, character driven film.  Of course the May-December relationship between the 2 stars has great appeal to me.  Coppola captured the wonderful energy and absolute weirdness of Tokyo perfectly.  The relationship between the two characters, mystified strangers in a strange land finding each other, is extremely believable, touching, and well done.  Murray and Johansson do an outstanding job.  It won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Coppola who wrote and directed the film.  If you want action and excitement, this quiet, cerebral film isn't for you, but I give it a hearty 4 Snags. 

 

 

 

Agreed! Great film. Bill Murray at his best melancholy... he's a subtle comedian! 

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59 minutes ago, Liquid said:

Not a movie but watch Midhunter on NetFlix, it's the other side of a crime show - I hate crime shows. Great script, well directed and shot. That will keep you busy for 10 or 12 hours

Mindehunter?  Greate stuffe!        :)

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Saw Lost in Translation while living in Greece, could really relate to all aspects. Love this movie, Bill was great, Scarlett was hot.  

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Saw BR last night, wonder if they will do BR3 - Replicant War.... I really like the movie, stunning visual like the first, was long but I think it needed it to give the character their full voice and build their personalities. When the first BR came out, I thought the voice over narration was stupid, glad they bumped it. I think the new one needs the long run time to build up the emotions in the story. 

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I went to see BR 2049 in SONY 4k on the big screen.... yep visually me likey.... though think too the sound FX were a tad over-the-top oppressive perhaps my ears are too sensitive?

Certainly has the weidest sex scene ever... then again pleasure bots are defo the future'ish.... how they fare in an EMP strike?

I still think this is Denis Villeneuve's best film in the last few years... Ms. Blunt shining throughout....

 

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Sicario is awesome. Most realistic counter insurgency/terrorism operation ever on film. Little drummer girl was also good in that regard to an extent. Sicario is well edited and the tempo, intensity, and the focus on the ultimate target make for a hell of a ride. Nothing looks not believable except perhaps the border crossing. Blunts and del toros performances are top notch.

 

Just saw shot caller and its quite similar in its presentation of action but with a smaller production in general. Less authentic I think in its base premises.  Still an excellent thriller with good performances. Dont go to prison!

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At the continued urging of my kid, I finally went to see "Only the Brave" today. Other than a few minor technical issues the movie was pretty good. The equipment, people relationships and behaviors were spot on. I do wonder if people who are not in the industry would find it interesting though. Anyway, I liked it. Glad I saw it before in leaves the theaters. Not sure it would be as good visually on the small screen.

 

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Just checked out the trailer, what a crock of shit.  Typical American hyperbole.  No wonder the world is fucked.

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