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MaximusB wrote:
Stephen King's The Dead Zone - great movie starring Christopher Walken as a man who obtains superb clairevoyance after a car accident.



There was also a halfway decent series w/ anthony michael hall.

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strungoutboy21 wrote:
I saw Birdman with Michael Keaton. It was an interesting movie. A little odd at times but well acted.

Also saw John Wick. It's a fun movie if you enjoy action and a lot of guys getting shot.


I also saw John Wick and this is spot on IMO. Simple movie with no pretense and lots of good action. My only gripe is I would have liked to see a really unassuming, ordinary-looking guy as Wick; like Ed Norton or Sam Rockwell. Keanu played it well though.

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doogie wrote:
Fury--I've never seen a tank movie, and it is some intense shit. Another movie, like Saving Private Ryan, that pounds home what a pussy I am.


If you want a tank movie watch "The Beast" also known as "The Beast of War". I found it in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart. One of the best movies you've never heard of. About a Soviet tank crew in Afghanistan.
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orion wrote:
I have seen Gran Torino for the 15th time now and its awesome and everyone should see it.


Saw it and it's terribly overrated. Eastwood customarily over-acts to the point of one-dimensional caricature, and no one has the balls to "tell the emperor he has no clothes on."


MaximusB wrote:
Stephen King's The Dead Zone - great movie starring Christopher Walken as a man who obtains superb clairevoyance after a car accident.



Indeed, Max! Here's the contrast to Eastwood's shitty acting. Walken is fully convincing in this "better than the book" film. Five stars!

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I watched this yesterday, starring Peggy from Mad Men. Can't really say much about the plot except that it isn't your run of the mill romantic comedy, and the premise will really get you thinking. For a change, the trailer gives nothing away!

It's from the same people who did Safety Not Guaranteed and Jeff Who Lives at Home, so if you liked those you'll probably like this.

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The Tenant [1976]

The only Roman Polanski film I liked. A cult classic. Really creepy and great soundtrack too.

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Just back from watching 'Fury'.

Pretty damn visceral.

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Im laid up so I have been watching many more movies then usual
some drivel
some Id never think to watch reddit has a great streaming thread

Ronin- great car chases little over the top
November Man Pierce Bronson as a Retired CIA agent gets pulled out of retirement
The Town- Ben Afflecks Boston based bank robber movie
Hurt Locker EOD nuts

Chef- this was actually good
Gold finger
Red Beard directed by Kurosawa excellent

and some other shit I cant remember

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Saw nightcrawler today. I have to say, the movie was pretty much about everything I hate in the world but i loved it.

Jake G was pretty creepy.

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StevenF
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Not a movie but The Killing on Netflix is a pretty decent show.

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Interstellar - Saw this in IMAX with the wife. We both loved it, and she hates (HATES) sci-fi. I'm very surprised that it's not doing better at the box office.

The movie hits on all cylinders:
- It is emotionally engaging, especially if you have children. The interaction between Coop and his daughter Murphy was especially moving to me, since my oldest daughter is also headstrong and too smart for her own damn good. There was a scene where Coop watches transmitted videos from his family that had me in tears and nearly sobbing. If you're the type to spend a lot of hours at work, you'll find it hard to watch.
- It is edge-of-your-seat level suspense. The last 45-60 min were almost unbearably tense. I could feel the clock ticking.
- It is intellectually stimulating in a way that only Christopher Nolan can pull off. I don't know nearly as much about modern physics as I should, I suppose, but what was there seems consistent with what I've learned. The fact that these concepts are thrust on the audience at all makes me very happy. It's like Nolan was saying "I know this is going to be too much for all of you to understand, but fuck you, deal with it." That takes some courage, and it's not surprising that it's coming from the guy that cast Heath Ledger as The Joker.

The cast is very good. Double M has really grown on me over the years. After his string of BS rom-com roles he's really been putting some serious work together (True Detective, Dallas Buyer's Club, Mud, etc). Anne Hathaway was pretty decent. Jessica Chastain and the girl that play the young Murphy Cooper are both outstanding. Jessica Chastain should have all of the "smart and hot but obsessed with her work female" roles that Hollywood has to offer nailed down for the next decade. Between this and Zero Dark Thirty, I can't think of anyone that could do it better. Having said that, she'll probably be the love interest in the next Magic Mike.

Also appearing with solid performances are Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, and Jon Lithgow.

Definitely worth the price of a ticket, if for no other reason than to convince Hollywood that complex movies like this are still appreciated in this country. The fact that Dumb & Dumber To and a fucking cartoon did better at the box office than this masterpiece is just flat-out disappointing.

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Glad to hear that man

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Yeah, my girl saw it too and said it was pretty good. She was also surprised at the messages conveyed from a mainstream movie, though, her takeaway was more along the lines that love is the answer and driver of the universe, or something like that.

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"Stretch"

Can't say one bad thing about this hilarious action-packed comedy.

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Steel Nation wrote:
Interstellar - Saw this in IMAX with the wife. We both loved it, and she hates (HATES) sci-fi. I'm very surprised that it's not doing better at the box office.
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Definitely worth the price of a ticket, if for no other reason than to convince Hollywood that complex movies like this are still appreciated in this country. The fact that Dumb & Dumber To and a fucking cartoon did better at the box office than this masterpiece is just flat-out disappointing.


I have mixed feelings for Interstellar.

It's a brilliantly directed film and by far the most engaging film I've seen this year. I was sucked into what happened on screen because the characters and the dilemma they face seemed genuine. It also helps that most of the actors gave great performances.

But the nonsensical nature of the story really killed it once I got to thinking about it.

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Saw Fury a couple of nights ago and enjoyed it a lot. Powerful film.

Had a bit of a surreal moment when exiting the theater. I gazed into the coffee shop and reflected on the peace the folks inside it were experiencing. It was quite the contrast with the violence, sacrifice, brotherhood and gallantry I had just witnessed on the screen. I was instantly reminded of Orwell's quote, "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Kinda choked me up for a bit.

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