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Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 am
by isrs4life
I rewatched Teen Wolf (1985) It was great as I remembered.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:39 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched these films!

Richie Rich
Batman (1989)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:41 pm
by eobversion1
Baby Driver (2017)


Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:23 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Mr. Nanny on DVD!

There were 2 copies of the movie one was in full screen and the other was in widescreen
and I checked them both the full screen version did not work because it skipped a few times at start and I went and watched the widescreen
copy on the same one disk dvd instead and that worked all the way through which i'm happy about.

So, of all my dvds just for movies and the ones that all worked in the past should work the same on any DVD player right?

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:27 pm
by eobversion1
Yes isrs.

This year between Logan, Get Out, Baby Driver and Wonder Woman studio movies are back!

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 pm
by Mafwanix
isrs4life wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:23 pm
So, of all my dvds just for movies and the ones that all worked in the past should work the same on any DVD player right?
In theory, yes, but in practicality. I've found that is not always the case. I've had Pioneer, Toshiba, Philips and Sony DVD players. and some pressed DVDs would work in some players and not in others. Sony dvd players were especially known for having problems playing discs with certain types of copy protection.The newer Blu ray players seem to handle some difficult dvds better than the older players; the Samsung I have now can pretty much play everything I throw at it (with the notable exception of VR mode discs)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:48 pm
by isrs4life
Ok, speaking of sony ones I have 2 sony dvd players and I have one thats different then the other the one in my room plays wwe dvds with there hidden hd formatting on non hd content works great and I have a progressive scan sony dvd player downstairs at my moms house that works fine well there both black and the one in my room has silver buttons.

I use to have a much greater larger dvd recorder player that lasted forever and it finally broke down then I got those 2 recently.
Probably a step up then the one you had.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:01 pm
by Mafwanix
isrs4life wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Ok, speaking of sony ones . . . .I got those 2 recently.
Probably a step up then the one you had.
Yes the Sony I had was many years ago. I'm sure Sony had to address the issues.
Most newer players are now much better, but I'm just saying do not be surprised if you come across a disc that may not play in a particular player. It still happens, sometime it's the disc that was poorly made.

Films watched recently:

David and Bathsheba (1951)

Didn't care too much for this one. A story from the bible, but not really a biblical epic. More of a tragic love story. Heavy on bland dialogue, light on action. Has the look of the pre-widescreen epics like Samson and Delilah and Quo Vadis, good sets and costumes, etc. Acting by Gregory Peck and cast is pretty good, but the script had little drama, and just sort of plodded along. Really corny attempt to put the 23 psalm to some very bad music near the end, it was pretty awful.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

Fun Film. Physical humor and sight gags are virtually non stop. Better than most of the later PP films. Has the classic 'Does your dog bite?' scene, amongst others.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:40 pm
by isrs4life

I rewatched Grumpy Old Men early last night.
^I havnt seen this movie for a long time and I got it at Sunrise Records
and it was just as good as I remembered it, but I dont care for the 2nd film thow.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:02 pm
by isrs4life
I rewatched Beverly Hills Cop it was a fun movie.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:51 pm
by isrs4life
I just finished watching 48 hrs! It felt like I saw this movie for the first time :)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm
by isrs4life
I also just watched Another 48hrs it was just as good as the first :)

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:02 pm
by eobversion1
Dunkirk: Great but I rarely say this about a Christopher Nolan movie, it needed to be longer. Mark Rylance is the MVP!

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:30 pm
by eobversion1
This year:

Baby Driver
The Lost City of Z
War for the Planet of the Apes
Get Out
Wonder Woman
Free Fire
To The Bone
John Wick Chapter 2

This year well and truly puts last year to shame

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:10 pm
by Big slim
Just saw War for the Planet of the Apes on Saturday. Fantastic movie, Caesar's story is equal parts tragic and triumphant, well done movie and trilogy! I am actually looking for to Matt Reeves and what he can do with Batman (if that movie and the rest of the DCEU can get it's shit together) and I honestly hope they don't do any more Apes movies for a while.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:24 am
by Mafwanix
Some of the old crap I've watched recently:

The Match King (1932)

Warren William film. He came from silent films and was a pretty big star in the 1930s, but now mostly forgotten. I watch any film of his I come across. Plays a scoundrel really well. Big lady's man. In this film, he becomes a powerful head of a company that produces matches, and chases a Hollywood starlet, among many other women, pretty much cheating everyone along the way. His misdeeds catch up with him in the end. Keeps repeating the advice, "Never worry about anything 'til it happens."

Me Before You (2016)

Emilia Clarke plays a somewhat eccentric young woman who gets a job as caregiver for a rich family's adult son who is badly paralyzed from an accident. He is a bit abrasive toward her at first, but they wind up falling in love, which gets shattered when she learns of his plans to end his pain filled life. A bit of a tear jerker, but it kept my interest the whole way through. Notable performance by Clarke's highly animated eyebrows, which I've noticed many comments about lately.

Boston Blackie's Rendezvous (1945)

Somewhat rare film from the Columbia Boston Blackie movies of the 1940's. Pretty weak film from near the end of the series, a rather dark story about an escaped mental patient who impersonates Blackie and strangles women. Played for a lot of humor that comes across more silly and stupid than funny. Rarely shown movie, likely due to a scene where Blackie and the Runt try to escape capture by the police dressed as cleaning women and played in blackface.

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Remake of the 1949 classic with Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton. Modernized the story, but in a way I thought was kinda sappy. But it is a Disney film, aimed at kids, so that was to be expected. The special FX were pretty good; CGI was used sparingly, much of the FX were men in suits and animatronics designed by makeup FX man Rick Baker. Visually pretty great, but the story was dumbed down, and overall was a bit too long. Mediocre.

The Lost Continent (1968)

Been looking for this for a while; the DVD is long out of print. Sort of untypical Hammer film, more of a sci fi with some horror thrown in. A bunch of shady characters book passage on a decrepit tramp steamer run by a shady captain hauling a secret cargo of illegal explosives. After a near calamity with the cargo, and avoiding a storm, they wind up trapped in a morass of living seaweed, giant sea creatures, and descendants of Spanish explorers trapped there for hundreds of years, who think the Inquistion is still going on. Entertaining but somewhat strange film.

Five Million Years to Earth (1967) (aka Quatermass and the Pit)

Another Hammer studio sci fi film. Crew working on the subway unearth what appears to be some leftover WWII weapon, but turns out to be an alien spacecraft that's been buried there for centuries, and still capable of tremendous power and causing havoc. Considered a classic 60's SF film by some, pretty dated but still good film of it's kind.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:33 pm
by Big slim
Debating on whether to go see Atomic Blonde this weekend or stay in and catch it next weekend. From what I've heard it's a good time, not the female John Wick, but more of a spy-thriller with some kick ass action thrown in.

During my trip to the movies on yesterday while seeing Girls Trip (a pretty good comedy that I highly recommend), I saw a preview for Proud Mary, starring Tarji P. Henson. Another in the growing sub-genre of "serious actors staring in action movies" that was kind of started by Liam Neeson. Looks like it will be another good time and I can't wait to check it out in January.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 am
by Mafwanix
Arrival (2016)

Didn't care for this. My brain needs a certain amount of order, and struggles with the whole concept of non linear time. So, I dislike it in storytelling. The flashback/flashforward/whatever scenes could have been edited in better, IMO; they were inserted in a confusing manner. Unsatisfying lame ending, music in overly prolonged final scene sleep inducing.

Two Bill Murray oldies:

Stripes (1981)

A classic screwball comedy film, always good for a watch and a laugh.

Larger Than Life (1996)

Bill is a motivational speaker, who was led to believe his missing father was dead all his life, now gets notified his father actually just died. He was traveling carnie clown and left him an inheritance: the trained elefant he used in his act. Turns into a road trip comedy as Bill trys to get the elephant to the west coast for a buyer. Nice light comedy, lotsa good bits and characters, the elephant is indeed pretty talented.

30 Best Westerns

Came across this list, if anyone cares. I'm not a big western fan, even though when I was a kid Westerrns were still pretty common on TV.

30. Black God, White Devil
> Released: 1964
> Starring: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos

29. The Mark of Zorro
> Released: 1940
> Starring: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

28. The Outlaw Josey Wales
> Released: 1976
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George

27. Shane
> Released: 1953
> Starring: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin

26. Lonely Are the Brave
> Released: 1962
> Starring: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau

25. A Fistful of Dollars
> Released: 1964
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch

24. Winchester ’73
> Released: 1950
> Starring: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea

23. Blazing Saddles
> Released: 1974
> Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

22. For a Few Dollars More
> Released: 1965
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè

21. True Grit
> Released: 2010
> Starring: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld

20. Johnny Guitar
> Released: 1954
> Starring: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge

19. The Ox-Bow Incident
> Released: 1943
> Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

18. Hell or High Water
> Released: 2016
> Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges

17. Way Out West
> Released: 1937
> Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn

16. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
> Released: 1969
> Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross

15. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
> Released: 1971
> Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois

14. Red River
> Released: 1948
> Starring: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru

13. Rio Bravo
> Released: 1959
> Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson

12. My Darling Clementine
> Released: 1946
> Starring: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature

11. True Grit
> Released: 1969
> Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell

10. Django Unchained
> Released: 2012
> Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio

9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
> Released: 1962
> Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles

8. High Noon
> Released: 1952
> Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell

7. The Wild Bunch
> Released: 1969
> Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

6. Unforgiven
> Released: 1992
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman

5. The Searchers
> Released: 1956
> Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles

4. Stagecoach
> Released: 1939
> Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine

3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
> Released: 1948
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
> Released: 1966
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

1. Once Upon a Time in the West
> Released: 1968
> Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:54 pm
by Big slim
Might have to rewatch Django this weekend before Takeover. Haven't watched it in almost a year.

Re: "Last Film you watched" chain

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:01 pm
by eobversion1
Watched the new Baywatch remake, I've completely run out of patience with that kind of studio comedy. Totally unfunny, stale throwaway gags and poorly rendered and constructed action scene, a terribly dreary film overall.