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Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-01-24
Replies: 44
Favorite Movies of 1996?
Re: Favorite Movies of 1996?

Fargo!

Not terribly good, but still ones we rewatch now and then: Twister (No. 2 box office), That Thing You Do (Tom Hanks directing)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-01-24
Replies: 82,232
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Nyad
8/10

It's the kind of movie that drives you to Google to find out if 64-year-old Diana Nyad really did successfully swim from Cuba to Florida some 30 years after her last, failed attempt....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-18-24
Replies: 82,232
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

1917 (2019)

Fascinating to watch once you realize the intent is to make it look like one complete tracking shot (some cuts are obvious though, others more subtle probably). What particularly...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-12-24
Replies: 82,232
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Rogue Agent. 3/5. Excellent performances by leads, James Norton and Gemma Arterton. One of those "inspired by" movies that make you want to look up the real story. A bit slow, and thus oddly...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 35,419
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

About a third of the way through, and finishing Escape from Mogadishu (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14810692/) tonight. Had no idea the Koreas didn't officially join the UN until 1991. This is fairly...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 06-21-23
Replies: 24
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress of all time & Why?
Re: Who is your favorite Actor/Actress of all time & Why?

Well, I'll have to go with someone less classic. Tom Hanks. Maybe just because I get the sense he's not only a good actor but a good person. And scenes in a few of his admittedly lesser movies have...
Forum: Movie Questions 07-16-22
Replies: 6
Answered: Quote from Political Movie?
Not that one, but another favorite. I've used...

Not that one, but another favorite. I've used that final clip, "What do we do now?" as the intro to project post-mortem meetings. :)

Thanks for the reminder!
Forum: Movie Questions 07-16-22
Replies: 6
Answered: Quote from Political Movie?
Re: Quote from Political Movie?

(Been a while since I've been here. Not sure if how I mark as answered? Or does admin do this?)
Forum: Movie Questions 07-16-22
Replies: 6
Answered: Quote from Political Movie?
Re: Quote from Political Movie?

Ohmigosh! Shows how memory plays tricks. Not Robert Redford ... Harrison Ford. Exactly the scene I had in mind! Not exactly as I remembered it, but that's definitely it. Will try to find a longer...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-16-22
Replies: 82,232
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Persuasion, newly released on Netflix. Dakota Johnson can be beguiling when throwing catty looks or verbal barbs at the camera. The diverse casting is interesting and refreshing. Still, it fails to...
Forum: Movie Questions 07-16-22
Replies: 6
Answered: Quote from Political Movie?
Quote from Political Movie?

Searching for the movie in which this scene unfolds:

Political candidate is holding a meeting with advisors. One of his friends has just landed in the headlines, and they're going around the room...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 07-28-18
Replies: 18
Steve McQueen
I saw it as a kid, and it left a lasting...

I saw it as a kid, and it left a lasting impression. McQueen is aptly cast as simple guy who knows he's a simple guy, a sailor with an independent streak that prompts him to do the right thing even...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-11-17
Replies: 35,419
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

War Dogs. Jonah Hill is always watchable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Dogs_(2016_film)#/media/File:War_Dogs_2016_poster.jpg
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 02-21-17
Replies: 30
Can a film director have more than 1 'Masterpiece'?
Interesting discussion, but all engendered by the...

Interesting discussion, but all engendered by the misconception that the definition of masterpiece is "a person's greatest piece of work." That's only one of several definitions and, depending on the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-16-14
Replies: 10
Favorite/Best Natalie Portman Performance
Agree. Her first major role. Very young but you...

Agree. Her first major role. Very young but you could tell she had something special.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 04-05-14
Replies: 21
Best Speilberg flick
Re: Best Speilberg flick

Saving Private Ryan. Exciting action, sure, but the thematic elements are troubling and force you to think deeply about how similar behavior can only be distinguished by one's intentions. My dad saw...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-05-14
Replies: 29
Favorite quote of all time in a movie !
Re: Favorite quote of all time in a movie !

Impossible to pick "a" favorite. One I think about frequently is from Being Human, a not-very-good movie that I still enjoy a lot. Robin Williams plays several characters throughout time, all of them...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-05-14
Replies: 35,419
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

"A Company Man," a 2009 Korean crime drama. Violent. Stylish. Just into the first 30 minutes or so. Always have to pay attention, or I'll miss something important in the subtitles.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11-24-13
Replies: 20
2013's best anime
Re: 2013's best anime

Watched the first 24 or so episodes of Attack on Titan with my son, 15. Morbidly fascinating. Even my wife, who likes neither "cartoons" (as she calls them) nor horror, watched most of them with us....
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 10-05-13
Replies: 4
Ron Howard
Re: Ron Howard

I suppose a good test here is: dig into your memory, and how many movies of his bubble up as director or actor. As an actor? American Graffiti, a few westerns. As director? Frost/Nixon, Cinderella...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 09-29-13
Replies: 15
Right Oscar, Wrong Role
Re: Right Oscar, Wrong Role

Tommy Lee Jones - won in 1994 for The Fugitive. As good as that performance was, it always seemed a bit of a gift from the screenwriter ... lots of pithy lines to deliver in a mannered way. Ralph...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-14-13
Replies: 513
Movies You Have Seen Over & Over ...
Re: Movies You Have Seen Over & Over ...

Sentimental picks. Sense and Sensibility because it's warming to imagine a world of decorum and manners. Sleepless in Seattle for happy endings. Serenity for good fun and adventure with a tinge of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-14-13
Replies: 117
If you could see a classic movie In the ‬theater
Re: If you could see a classic movie In the ‬theater

"How the West Was Won," 1962. All-star cast of the type you just don't see today, three directors, sprawling epic, inspiring score, monumental action scenes. All to show off Cinerama ... three...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-01-13
Replies: 35,419
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

Piece of fluff, Playing for Keeps. Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, a few other big names. Totally predictable, but a few chuckles. Sometimes these movies can be saved by the performance of...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 09-01-13
Replies: 33
What was the movie that propelled John Travolta to stardom?
He had a great run from 77-80 ... Saturday Night...

He had a great run from 77-80 ... Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy, and Welcome Back Kotter happening at the same time. I think these are what made him a "star" in the Hollywood sense. And the...