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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMad1977 View Post
    I'll give you that. But even the best of the best (in any medium) cannot reach every Reader (listener, spectator whatever). I know that he is great, but I skipped a lot of pages. I wanted to read the whole saga and I did (minus lets say 50 pages). I felt it was heavy to read and it couldn't get me excited.
    Agreed. I read him to relax. Exciting is different. Just appreciating him as a wordsmith here. The LotR trilogy is great as an adaption. Just prefer the novels. Same with Batman, GoT and Dune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batnbreakfast View Post
    Agreed. I read him to relax. Exciting is different. Just appreciating him as a wordsmith here. The LotR trilogy is great as an adaption. Just prefer the novels. Same with Batman, GoT and Dune.
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    Saw Judas & The Black Messiah. Had a great time. Impressed with the performances of Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya.
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    The Hit Man's wife bodyguard. Haven't laughed this much at a movie in years. This is my new shit, good fun.
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    Just saw Unforgiven, 1990s western written and directed by Clint Eastwood. Nice last nod to his iconic run as bestubbled gunslinger, also an interesting look into the psyche of the morals of these characters, where Eastwood is the former outlaw who's mostly sworn off violence, and Gene Hackman is the authoritarian sheriff who imposes his moral view upon an entire community. Good stuff,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormel View Post
    Just saw Unforgiven, 1990s western written and directed by Clint Eastwood. Nice last nod to his iconic run as bestubbled gunslinger, also an interesting look into the psyche of the morals of these characters, where Eastwood is the former outlaw who's mostly sworn off violence, and Gene Hackman is the authoritarian sheriff who imposes his moral view upon an entire community. Good stuff,
    I love this film, my second favourite Western after "Once Upon A Time in the West". It was so perfect that it was Eastwood who deconstructed the myth of cowboys into this brilliant attack on the reality of a gunslinger. Richard Harris and Morgan Freeman are excellent supporting cast, and the entire concept of why they all converge is beautiful in its simplicity. Love, love, LOVE IT!!!
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    Finally saw Cruella - loved it - Disney is good at these villain prequels

    The Tomorrow War - Meh! the father-daughter relationship was touching but those aliens were unconvincing. Yvonne Strahovski is always great to watch though

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    I saw 'Gunda' but didn't like it.

    On one hand I can admire it for providing an unconventional look at the life of farm animals, and for being a piece of cinematic artwork in its purest form, almost feeling like a black-and-white photo exhibition of farm animals put to film. But two parts of the movie take me out of my enjoyment of it, one featuring the death of one of the animals, and the other being a ten minute sequence of a sow being in distress over the disappearance of her piglets.

    Maybe of some importance to note that this is neither a (silent) documentary on the life of farm animals, nor is it a dramatized account following a sow and her litter of piglets. It's a sequence of long, lingering shots that highlight aspects of the lives of these animals from an angle not many people get to see. It's not for everyone. I myself am very intrigued by the concept, but I'm disturbed by the final execution. I understand that the less pleasant aspects of a pig's life must be taken into consideration when making a movie about it, but the way these aspects have been included in this film were too much for me.
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    Gunpowder Milkshake. A dark action/comedy about the daughter of a hit woman on the run from her employers and must seek out the help of her mother and former friends in order to survive. Uses the well worn trope of female bad-ass in trusted to protect the life of a cute child in order to justify her on screen mayhem ( to be fair to fair, it's used for male led action movies too, but it seems more likely in female led ones). Interesting use of the songs "Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin and "It's Over Now Baby Blue" (I think). Fun guest turns by Angela Bassett and Michelle Yeoh. Decent fight choreography, ok gunplay ( although as in many post-John Woo films, no one could hit anything the way guns are often held in this movie). Also, Paul Giamatti is in it too. Two and a half stars.

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    Transformers WFC Beast wars-Buncha once and future bots standing around droning on about death. And waxing philosophical about war and peace. Ugh...It was aight.

    Jungle Cruise- Pretty good romcom adventure. Rock and Emily have great chemistry.

    Pig- A movie about accepting loss. Very good.

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    Found an excellent documentary on HBO MAX- Woodstock '99: Peace, Love, and Rage. It's actually the first in a series of music docs coming out this fall, and gives an in-depth look at the cluster that was Woodstock '99. It features interviews with attendees, performers, and one of the producers of the festival- who, even over 20 years later, still takes no responsibility for the things that went wrong, and spends most of the documentary blaming Fred Durst for inciting a riot and, even more infuriatingly, blaming the women for being sexually assaulted.

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    I went to the theatre earlier today to see Spy Girl's Big Adventure ( featuring Spy Girl Jr). My expectations were modest, so I was able to enjoy it for what it was although in the big scheme of things it was a kinda mediocre movie. I can't believe they actually left in the old cliche where one character explains something technical and the other character says, "In English?"

    Minor stuff I liked....the Widow's Bite and Widow Line were a thing ( although they've been downplayed in the comics recently). The Red Room situation ( implied human trafficking) actually gave the movie more weight than it would have otherwise. Hero pose gag ( although I'm pretty sure they lamp-shaded it in Deadpool as well).

    I jumping on the bandwagon, but Florence Pugh stole the show.

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    Val, Val Kilmer's home movie documentary. More engaging than I thought it would be.

    Blood Red Sky. Great premise and set up, not great execution.
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    Free Guy, loved it. And actually I've enjoyed every videogame/loop themed movie I can remember watching recently (the new Jumanjis, Boss Level and Free Guy) so I'm glad for that sub-genre being a thing.

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    For the past few weeks I have been catching up on old James Bond movies. I did catch parts from these movies before, when they aired on TV. But the only Bond films I have actually watched so far are some of the Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig ones. So, this was like watching these movies for the first time. 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Dr No' are the two films that I remembered watching significant portions of. I was completely blank with the rest apart from maybe some action scene compilations.

    I had a great time watching all of them from Dr No to Licence to Kill. My initial plan was to watch only Goldfinger as it is considered as an all time classic. I loved it so much that i wanted more of the 'good' ones. In the end i watched all of them as i ended up liking all of the actors who have played the role and i had wanted to see all of these movies since a long time. Since there are so many movies there's enough stuff to talk about, i might as well start a new thread.


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