Film/Movie Recommendations

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Omega133, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Over the last couple of weeks, I have seen "The Theory of Everything" and
    "The Imitation Game", both highly recommended and both from my knowledge, followed reasonably accurate story lines.
    7.5 for both on Entertainment value.
     
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  3. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I watched it some time ago and gave it a 5 star rating, but then I like all movies by Arnie, even if he is getting old.
     
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  5. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I watched the The Imitation Game yesterday and liked it okay, but only gave it 4 stars. Probably knowing the outcome already took away the suspense that could have made it a 5 star rating.
     
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  7. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I rated it 4 out 5 stars. I did laugh a lot during this movie. If you're a man and have ever been in a bad relationship give this movie a look see.


    Pretty good review of this movie
     
  8. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

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    "Still Alice" was really good.
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Looks like a real tear jerker.
     
  10. Trooper Secular Sanity Valued Senior Member

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    It was and Julianne Moore was outstanding.
     
  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    If you are a parent with high school kids, I don't recommend watching this movie if you ever want to be able to leave your kids for the weekend. I actually went to a party that was close to this when I was in high school. I never made it to the house as the traffic jam in the area was just unreal and the nearest parking was a mile away. I am still laughing an hour after watching.

    A pretty good review
     
  12. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    Roku has quite a few movie channels. Some free, some not. If there's a new movie you can't wait to see, you can rent it on the Bockbuster channel or something. But the only paying channels my wife and I use are Netflix and Hulu. But we also have Crackle, PopcornFlix, and a few others specifically for horror or Asian cinema (I use that for Hong Kong action movies). I also subscribe to the Manga channel. The movies and shows are free, with a few ads, or you can pay $1 to watch them without ads.
     
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  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks Cowboy, I currently use both Netflix streaming & DVD service and the streaming doesn't offer as many new releases as the DVD service. But lately I've been getting a lot of DVD's that I can't watch the whole movie, because I just plane don't like it. I'm thinking I've already seen most of the available non-new release movies that are my type of movies. I've been using the service for about 6 years now averaging about 6 DVD's per week. I knew this time was coming and I really hate getting DVD's that I can't watch. With the online service you just stop watching and find another movie. Is there a way to tell which streaming services have the most new releases?
     
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  14. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Newly released on Netflix

    Tremors 5: Bloodlines
    2015 PG-13 99 mins

    The stakes are raised for survivalist, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer's hired to capture a deadly Ass-blaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive Ass-blasters and Graboids.

    Cast: Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy, Ernest Ndhlovu, Lawrence Joffe, Zak Hendrikz, Natalie Becker

    Genre: Horror

    Reviews voted most helpful

    Even better than I expected it to be. Definitely the best of the sequels. Only major faults - No Shriekers anywhere to be found. Plenty of Graboids, plenty of AssBlasters, and plenty of tongue snakes, but no Shriekers anywhere. Also there's a plot twist revealed about 20 mins from the end that I kinda feel was unnecessary and not needed at all, but it doesn't change my opinion of the movie at all, and it's not that it's a bad twist, it just wasn't needed at all, especially since nothing even comes from it after and it doesn't add anything to the movie. Other than that, this has both the horror and comedy that you've come to expect from the Tremors franchise, plenty of exciting monster-hunting action, new unique forms of the classic creatures (except as mentioned, for the Shriekers, which once again get shafted), very well-done effects (Both CGI and practical), and the whole affair is surprisingly well-acted, especially considering how bad Parts 3 and 4 were in that area (and the short-lived but still fun overall TV series). Suffice to say, if you're either a die-hard fan of the franchise or just a casual viewer, this is one hell of an entertaining entry in the series and easily the best, most exciting, of all the sequels. And coming from me, that means a lot as I hold Tremors 2: Aftershocks in very high regard.

    My personal take is if your a Tremors fan like me you will just love this one.
     
  15. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    There's a new Graboids Tremors film?

    I'm so out of the loop. I thought there had only been two.
     
  16. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Tremors
    1990 PG-13 Rated PG-13 95 mins

    After a seismologist gets unusual readings on her equipment, handymen Val and Earl must save their town when they discover 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.
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    Tremors 2: Aftershocks
    1995 PG-13 Rated PG-13 100 mins

    Those supersucking desert creatures are back --- and this time they're south of the border. As the creatures worm their way through the oil fields of Mexico, the only people who can wrangle them are veteran Earl Bassett (Fred Ward) and survivalist Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). Add to that team a young punk out for cash (Christopher Gartin) and a fearless scientist (Helen Shaver), and the critters don't stand a chance.
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    Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
    2001 Rated PG 104 mins

    Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) returns home to Perfection, Nev., to find that the town of terror has become a theme park, and when the simulated giant worm attacks turn real, the survivalist must battle the creatures once again. Gummer pits his impressive knowledge of weaponry against the newest and deadliest generation of flesh-eating graboids, with help from two young entrepreneurs (Shawn Christian and Susan Chuang).
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    Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
    2004 Rated PG-13 101 mins

    This prequel of the bone-chilling Tremors (1990) begins in the town of Rejection, Nev., in 1889, where 17 men die under mysterious circumstances. Spooked by recent events, the miners who populate the town leave in droves until there's nothing left but a shell of a community. It's up to the remaining residents to get to the bottom of the deaths -- but they must do so before they, too, are eradicated off the face of the planet.
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    Tremors 5: Bloodlines
    2015 Rated PG-13 99 mins

    The stakes are raised for survivalist, Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) in his most dangerous monster hunt yet. When Gummer's hired to capture a deadly Ass-blaster terrorizing South Africa, he and his new sidekick Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) engage in a battle of survival against the fiercely aggressive Ass-blasters and Graboids.
     
  17. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Just caught a rerun of the "The Drop" - one of those rare films that are better than the book, or short story here, when the book wasn't lousy. (It's since been made a novel, which was author Lehane's original intent anyway - haven't read it).

    A small movie, with one mood and one thing to say. Not much for bodies naked or dead, but Tom Hardy in a role born to, James Gandolfini in his last role, perfectly cast and wonderfully named Noomi Rapace hitting her marks, Mathias Schoenearts (and the screenwriter) nailing a type, and the finest ever employment of a dog in a film - the whole cast nails the script, which is excellent. Plus effective use of sound - nobody shouts, nobody screams, the gunshots are not provided with echo and amplification (nor do they send people flying through the air) and most of the time the sound is telling you about what's off screen - a storytelling trick I sucker for.

    One reason to mention it is that the reviews, while generally praising the movie, universally seem to miss what's at the center of it.
     
  18. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I looked for it in Netflix and found two versions of The Drop and I would guess the first one with the higher rating is the one you are talking about.

    The Drop
    2014 Rated R 106 mins

    Average of 119165 ratings: 3.5 stars

    Ex-con Bob Saginowski resolves to start a new life away from crime, but his bartending job at a local tavern pulls him back toward trouble when the load of cash that gangsters are laundering through the bar mysteriously disappears.

    Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, more...
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    The Drop
    2006 Rated R 90 mins

    Average of 3911 ratings: 1.8 stars

    To earn some fast cash, graduate student Carter Wilson (Michael P. Bondies) agrees to drive a car from Northern California to a Los Angeles garage -- and comes to regret it in this eerie thriller. Upon arriving in the Southland, the courier discovers that the trunk contains a mysterious attaché case, and he can't resist opening it -- unwittingly unleashing evil forces bent on obliterating humanity. Sean Young shines in a supporting role.

    Cast: John Savage, Sean Young, Marc Vann, more...
     
  19. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, that first one - the one with the cast as named in the second paragraph.

    And that review you posted illustrates the odd way that movie seems to confuse reviewers - I have yet to see a review of that movie without a basic error of some kind in the description.

    Bob Saginowski (Hardy) is not an ex-con (or at least that is no factor if he is); Bob does not "resolve to start a new life away from crime" in that sense; no cash "mysteriously disappears" in the movie; some cash the bar is robbed of (at gunpoint) is the bar's legitimate receipts, not money gangsters are laundering; Bob is not pulled back toward trouble; Bob is not brought to action by the cash robbed or otherwise; and so forth - the entire sentence is bizarrely unrelated to the movie. There's a bar, Bob is a bartender, gangsters and cash are involved in some way, otherwise wtf?

    The movie pivots around a dog Bob finds in a garbage can, and Bob's need for redemption - which the dog mediates.
     
  20. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm. Thanks for this. Dogs and redemption are a personal favorite.

    Check out White God (description in link--on Netflix now) and El Aura (2005--on Hulu Plus) for things of a somewhat similar nature. The description of the latter neglects, amazingly, to mention the dog, also pivotal to our anti-hero's salvation (of a sort).
     
  21. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I just watched the first 5 seasons of the Showtime TV series Shameless, via the On demand function of Direct TV and I can hardly wait for season 6. Netflix carries it on DVD's and their meager label below just doesn't do it justice at all. I enjoyed all 60 episodes that I watched and highly recommend it for adults only. I gave it 5 stars.

    Shameless (U.S.)
    2011-2016 TV-MA Rated TV-MA 6 seasons

    Average of 112148 ratings: 4.2 stars

    Inspired by an award-winning British series of the same name, this Showtime dramedy centers on a brood of dysfunctional Chicago siblings who struggle to make ends meet in between their alcoholic father's frequent blackouts.

    Recommended based on your interest in Dexter, The Wolf of Wall Street and Spartacus
     
  22. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I watched the trailer due to you'r recomendation an i wanted to see it... an i finaly got to see it while ago... an i must say... dont be afrad but its even more scary than "
    THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT".!!!
     
  23. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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