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ChiBoyinLA
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06-12-17 10:16 PM - Post#1700652    


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This weekend was movie nights with my kids, a 12 year old boy and 13 year old girl.

First up on boy's night was Logan. A great finale to the Hugh Jackman Wolverine films. Probably the "darkest" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Very well done, one of the best superhero movies I've seen, right up there with The Dark Knight, IMHO. Much more graphic violence then most comic films.

Night two was The Edge of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld, a very well written and entertaining high school coming of edge film, basically about a teenage girl trying to figure her shit out. Great characters, spot on writing, nice twist on the genre. Up there quality wise with Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Clueless and others. Obviously this is not the kind of film you are going to watch unless you have teenagers of your own.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- John Wooden


 
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06-13-17 09:57 AM - Post#1700680    


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A couple of stinkers from Netflix Productions

War Machine - Just an awful awful movie. The acting was hideous, and the exposition was just mind-boggling. Lots of poor dialogue, a poor screenplay and a very poor performance by of all people Brad Pitt.

1.5/4

Siege of Jadotville

This was a little better than War Machine. The problem with this movie was the over-reliance on cliches, and that much of the complex backstory and history goes completely unexplained. And that way, it really suffered from Pearl Harbor syndrome. But at least it wasn't 3 hours long. Worth a watch.

2.5/4


 
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06-16-17 07:28 PM - Post#1700973    


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Netflixed a Greek film called Suntan last night. About a middle-aged local town doctor who treats a hot young tourist in his office one day. She and her friends invite the doctor to tag along with them while they party, go to the beach, and club it up. He slowly becomes obsessed with Anna, the girl he treated. Her and her friends are very "free love-y" types and spend most of the movie naked, it seems. Anna even fucks the doctor at one point, seemingly just because he was there. Naturally this only fuels his obsession.
During their little tryst, the doctor, um, finishes, in about 2.5 seconds. She playfully asks "Is that it?" but then tells him the summer is young and promises him other opportunities to do better. Then her and her friends disappear for a few days. Again, this sends poor doctor into madness. When they finally show up again the doc is out of his head crazy, telling her he loves her, yada yada. He stalks her, gets incredibly jealous if her sees her talking to anyone else. They try to blow him off but that only makes it worse.
Not a bad flick. At first you kind of feel for the doctor, because it's easy to see how he could feel led on by Anna. She obviously is very cavalier about casual sex, whereas the doctor thinks it means something. But as you slowly watch him go nuts you feel less empathy for him.
Lots of nudity, as you might expect from a European flick. Some of it is good, some is bad.


 
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06-17-17 03:25 PM - Post#1700994    


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How Greek, I mean the film Suntan. Not that I know what "Greek" is, I live next door to one, actually he is from Crete. (Blue Grass type banjo music)



I rented John Wick Chapter 2 recently. I had heard mixed reviews. My brother "who has seen everything" told me when this movie came out in the theaters that, "they used too many bullets to kill" a person. Plus our slanted SF Peninsula type newspapers only kinda liked it. It did get a high rating from OnDemand, nearly a 90 percent next to a popcorn icon.

I admit I liked it, even thought there was some rehash. But the rehash worked in that it showed him killing more than one with a pencil, proving his legend from the first film. Yeah maybe he shot some too many times as the first one or two would have rendered them as "bleed outs." But maybe they'd still have the where with all to cap a mother. I just wish he would have made the same sureness with Common's character. THough there were witnesses in that one.

I will say see it if you liked the first one. I'm guessing there will be a third at least.


 
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06-17-17 04:04 PM - Post#1700996    


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It's set in Greece and the dialogue is Greek, with English subtitles.


 
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06-18-17 09:44 PM - Post#1701074    


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The Invitation--A man (Will) and his girlfriend go to a party hosted by Will's ex-wife (Eden) and her new husband. It's more of a reunion than party, as Eden and new hubby have been MIA for two years and everyone at the party were part of their inner circle before they disappeared. As the movie goes on it is revealed that Eden and Will had a son who died, and grief is what led to their divorce. A few of Eden and her husband's "new" friends show up and tensions rise as the hosts and their new friends seem to be recruiting for some new age cult. Tensions get high as Will takes exception to Eden's new "choose happy thoughts" way of life, as he accuses her of trying to erase the death of their son.
The mood of the movie is ominous and creepy, although Will seems to be the only one picking up on the bad vibes. But anyone he discusses his suspicions with seems clueless and, as the viewer, you begin to wonder if Will is the only sane one at the party or if he is out of his mind with grief.
When I used to smoke pot in my teens/early 20s, I would get paranoid to the point of delusion. If I was smoking with people I didn't know I would become convinced everyone around me was a devil worshiper intent on sacrificing me, that my long-time friends had only been pretending in order to lure me into this trap, and that I was going to die.
This movie brought back many of those feelings as Will becomes more and more convinced that something nefarious is going on.
It's been a few days since I watched it and I still haven't decided if I liked it or not. Very creepy film. The entire time, as the viewer, you're waiting for the party to break into an orgy or a bloodbath.


 
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06-22-17 04:56 PM - Post#1701313    


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  • Jax Said:

When I used to smoke pot in my teens/early 20s, I would get paranoid to the point of delusion. If I was smoking with people I didn't know I would become convinced everyone around me was a devil worshiper intent on sacrificing me, that my long-time friends had only been pretending in order to lure me into this trap, and that I was going to die.



Your were right.

Yeah I got it the film was Greek, the previous one you mentioned.

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06-23-17 11:35 AM - Post#1701339    


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I did watch the horror movie Omen, the original Omen, fuckign brilliant horror movie, very dark, very exciting... but sometimes i feel like horror movies are imbelice, probably true... but my way to watch these horror movies is very weird haha, i always makes fun of dead people, who die in horror movies, bec i starts laughing if someone poor people die =)
I had once VHS-tape, i many times watched by VHS-tape how they die in horror movie, it was funny to me.

1.Omen
2.Ring2
3.Clock game/work oringe(haha i know this dont go correct, that name for the movie which i mean)
4.Omen2
5.The one, where Nicholson became crazy killer, hes book writer, who goes ape, probably by caused the house, when he went ape, the house was filled with demonic spirits, his boy saw something awful, he did see 2 girls, they were dead spirits, i always laughing ...funny time to watch, the actor who acting young boy is like my cousin wow hah
 
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06-23-17 08:48 PM - Post#1701365    


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The new pilates of the carrabean.

Not bad, The action, the acting, all 5 star.

Johnny Depp, this may not be his best, but Still on target, he gets 4 stars.

I just love the series, and they keep it going and FULL MOJO!!!

5 OUTTA 5 stars.


 
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06-23-17 09:49 PM - Post#1701370    


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I'm waiting for the sequel, Yoga of the Caribbean


 
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06-26-17 02:06 PM - Post#1701434    


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I saw the The Tai Chi Child the other day it was really sensitive in handling the issues a fukked up person goes through before his/or her puberty. "Pat" is in middle school and he/she is being constantly bullied, both physically and emotionally by bigger transgender students. I would highly recommend this touching, sensitive, cutting edge, coming of age story to all with feelings. Whooo hoooo!
 
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07-03-17 03:31 AM - Post#1701668    


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American Anarchist

One of the very best films I've watched in awhile. Easy 4/4. This is a documentary about William Powell, who wrote the Anarchist Cookbook, and has spent the majority of his life living with the consequences. A lot of the drama unfolds under live questioning. You can really tell that William Powell really is remorseful for writing and Publishing the book. It was a stupid decision done at a very young age.


 
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07-03-17 03:32 AM - Post#1701669    


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The movie is especially relevant in this day of social media.




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07-23-17 06:35 PM - Post#1702231    


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Free Fire, Hacksaw + Ridge and The Hateful 8.

The first one was out earlier in some theaters and was "worth seeing" according to our local reviewer. It finally was shown OnDemand. I tried using the "close caption" device and for some reason this film did not have it. Too bad. I use it cuz I'm getting old. It would have been great for this film in that a lot of the actors had thick accents and the film took place in a old warehouse with guns going off through out most of the film. I watched it in three or four sittings.

It is about an arms deal gone bad and the two sides start shooting the sh.. out of each other. It takes place in the 70's as the dress, the van and the 8 track player, with the John Denver cartridge in it, suggest.

The actors are talented, including Armie Hammer, Cilian Murphy, Brie Larsen, and the guy from District 9. It is hard to care for any of them as they are some low level society criminals. However the film had me interested in seeing how it turned out even though most of it had these characters squirming around on the floor of the abandoned warehouse with various gun shot wounds.

Hacksaw + Ridge I swear I saw this on the title screen, is one of the best directed films of last year. The war scenes are extremely graphic and brutal. The hero does sport hair which would not have survived basic training. The scenes before the US Army scaled the ridge are corny and at the same time interesting in the struggle the hero, Desmond Doss, encounters just to make it thru basic training. Doss's relationship with the nurse is corny but at the same time it rings true of that era. His struggles with his will and His Will is a good point. It goes along the lines of the Army's stance on Conscientious Objectors. It is more enigmatic, or is made that way, than it could be.
In the last 25 years I have heard one talk about "not talking about" Okinawa in the AA rooms. I have seen the emergence of Silicon Valley and the influx of all kinds of immigrants with all kinds of Visas, or not. So I ask, "Why did all go through these wars?" This was asked by Doss in the opening scene of the film.

The Hateful Eight was "flipped on" by my significant other. She took the remote and "wanted to see something" besides sports! She found the opening scene where Sam Jackson has three frozen bodies trying to get on the stagecoach with Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. I "flipped on it" one day back and saw the scene of the naked white man in the snow and thought I didn't have to see anymore of the film. This time that scene "made sense." It is very QT as we discussed in any earlier thread. As Jackson's character is deducing what happened to Minnie I could not help but think of My Cousin Vinny. There was another well known film I thought QT was showing he liked during the showing of The Hateful Eight.

All three of these films I'd recommend.

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07-24-17 01:37 PM - Post#1702252    


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I saw the last few minutes of Mel Gibson's film last night and in the title at the end it didn't contain a "+".
 
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09-09-17 06:14 AM - Post#1703918    


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Haven't seen it yet. But "It" is centered on my radar.


 
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09-09-17 02:31 PM - Post#1703924    


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Haven't seen it yet. But "It" is centered on my radar.



Saw It last night. Not really scary but pretty creepy. Way better than the tv version. It's only the part of story when they are kids. All of them were great. Usually there's one or two kids I wouldn't mind seeing get it, like the kid that played Danny in the tv remake of The Shining. Great cast and some of their dialog was hilarious.
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09-09-17 05:34 PM - Post#1703926    


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The Shot Caller. THis is from the same person who brought us Felon. In both movies a white man commits a "crime" and is sent in among the hard core felons. In this one the hero is driving home from a night out with his wife and another couple. He turns to fist bump his friend, the other husband, and runs a red light, causing an accident, which kills the man in the back seat. "Money" ends up in an over crowded prison and on the first night one of the "new meat" gets gang raped near his own cot. In the yard the next day he proves himself to the Skinheads he is a "warrior" and goes from a successful man trying to score John Mayer tickets to the leader of the prison system. This is to protect his family on the outside. The director/writer of these two films is very knowledgeable about the goings on of the penal system, especially maximum security. I'd recommend them if you want to learn some cool, effective fighting skills for the inside.

Or to realize no matter how hard you think your life is it could be a lot worse.

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10-21-17 04:24 PM - Post#1705586    


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A Ghost Story.This stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as a young couple living in a haunted house. She wants to move out of it and he seems intent on staying. My significant other said it was "pretentious" yet was "really creepy and scared" her. Without giving too much away of the story he dies and spends a lot of the film standing around in a sheet which you've seen in It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!" This ghost only has two eyes though. I suppose any film about young people would be pretentious but it does reflect their attitudes.

The director, David Lowery, uses techniques to define the haunting which I have seen or felt first hand in the house I've been in for the last two decades. THese I've experienced years prior to the film. I watched it OnDemand and would recommend it as Halloween is approaching.

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10-21-17 08:21 PM - Post#1705590    


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I watched Wonder Woman and I must say that I enjoyed it and thought it was very fresh and original. This was an anti-war movie, don't make any mistake about it. And it's anti-war message was kind of simplistic (John Lennon's all we need is love) but something I would want the kids to hear nonetheless.


I did have a chuckle though at the scene where she jumped through the window to unsuspecting German infantry and they react almost instantaneously trying to kill her. If that happened to me, even under water conditions, I'm pretty sure I would be pretty f****** shocked to see a woman that looked like that and dressed like that attacking me. I would almost think I am hallucinating.


 
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