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  1. #511
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    My dad heard Frank Abegnale speak about his story at a conferene 25 years ago, and recounted it to me. I immediately went out and found his auto-biography and read it. I was facinated by his story, almost too much to believe. The movie was a bit disappointing of course, with the liberties Hollywood takes to make it even more dramatic. But still very entertaining.
    Weird coincidence, this is the Audible deal of the day today. Only $2.95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    We saw “Darkest Hour” tonight. It’s excellent. Don’t go expecting any car chases - 😉 - but you’ll see Gary Oldman in an Oscar-worthy performance, as well as a ton of history about the political story behind the Dunkirk boatlift. I loved it.
    Loved this movie, great flick

  3. #513
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    Obviously nobody knows what Lincoln sounded like. In the movies, you get the Henry Fonda, Raymond Massey or even Sam Waterston baritone. But all his contemporaries said Lincoln had a high-pitched, shrill, tinny voice, which was incongruous with his 6'4" frame. I read somewhere that the high-pitch and shrillness was the reason his voice carried at Gettysburg.

    Anyway, that was what DDL captured, which really was amazing, as you both say.
    We have Patton on film, he sounded nothing like George C. Scott, having a higher-pitched voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    We have Patton on film, he sounded nothing like George C. Scott, having a higher-pitched voice.

    It is hard to imagine any voice but the gravely GCS baritone saying "Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    It is hard to imagine any voice but the gravely GCS baritone saying "Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
    Yes. If done well enough, the art takes the place of the recording and becomes the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    It is hard to imagine any voice but the gravely GCS baritone saying "Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
    "It'd be nice to please everyone but I thought it would be more interesting to have a point of view." -- Oscar Levant

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    It is hard to imagine any voice but the gravely GCS baritone saying "Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
    "It'd be nice to please everyone but I thought it would be more interesting to have a point of view." -- Oscar Levant

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    One of the best opening scenes/speeches

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    My 10yo daughter asked me to go and see “The Greatest Showman” with her last night and who can turn down a date with someone as beautiful as her? The movie was awful but I had fun watching her enjoy it instead and thinking about how quick she is growing up and won’t want to do things like that with me soon.

    Grumpy old man review: Avoid it.

    10yo girl review: It was great! Can we buy it?


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    Mudbound on Netflix is really good, esp. for you Mike Ehrmantraut fans.
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    "The Last Movie You Saw" thread

    I pretty much agree with this guy.

    Three Reasons I Won't Be Talking About The Oscars

    https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/thr...alking-oscars/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I pretty much agree with this guy.

    Three Reasons I Won't Be Talking About The Oscars

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    I stopped watching awards show long before they became controversial. Awards show are too long and I have better things to do.
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    Hostiles - solid B if you like westerns.


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    I saw 12 Strong on Saturday, it was excellent. Now I've got to read the book to see how accurate it is.
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    Went with my wife to see "Black Panther" last night. As an unapologetic Marvel homer, I really enjoyed it. Visually, it was as impressive as it had been hyped up to be. The story was well written, if predictable at parts. The thing that I loved was the casting. This cast was terrific. There are so many marvel movies now that its hard for me to put down an order, but this was certainly up there.

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    "Hacksaw Ridge" is still great.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    "The Last Movie You Saw" thread

    Black Panther was awesome.

    1517 to Paris. AWFUL. A total waste of a couple hours. It’s slow, hardly touches on the actual attack and that’s all made worse by using the actual people involved...this movie needed decent acting to save it. I honestly wouldn’t even rebox it.


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  18. #528
    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Black Panther was awesome.
    I haven't seen it yet, but Marvel is the top story of Hollywood in the past decade. They just keep making movies that almost everyone likes. No other studio/franchise has ever done anything like this. Pixar was close for a while, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    Black Panther was awesome.

    1517 to Paris. AWFUL. A total waste of a couple hours. It’s slow, hardly touches on the actual attack and that’s all made worse by using the actual people involved...this movie needed decent acting to save it. I honestly wouldn’t even rebox it.


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    I read a quote about 1517 to Paris that said something like, “Eastwood used the actual people to play the parts who never had acted before. That record remains clean...”


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    watched Annihilation last night Its a mystery sci-fi drama starring Natalie Portman.

    it was okay, not great, 6 out 10

    Additionally, one of the trailers is for Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence. I like Jennifer Lawrence but her Russian accent in the previews is so bad I can't imagine I'll be able to watch that show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    I like Jennifer Lawrence
    But why? All I've seen is Hunger Games, Joy, and American Hustle, and I just don't get the JLaw hype. Oh, and the X-Men movies, which are so so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    But why? All I've seen is Hunger Games, Joy, and American Hustle, and I just don't get the JLaw hype. Oh, and the X-Men movies, which are so so bad.
    did you ever see the movie Passengers where she was in a space inducted coma? brilliant acting performance she can sleep act like no other

  23. #533
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    But why? All I've seen is Hunger Games, Joy, and American Hustle, and I just don't get the JLaw hype. Oh, and the X-Men movies, which are so so bad.
    Check out Winter’s Bone if your in the mood for a depressing experience but with great acting by Ms Lawrence.
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  24. #534
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Check out Winter’s Bone if your in the mood for a depressing experience but with great acting by Ms Lawrence.
    I couldn’t get through that whole movie.


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  25. #535
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    Check out Winter’s Bone if your in the mood for a depressing experience but with great acting by Ms Lawrence.
    That and Silver Lining Playbook are great. I didn’t really like her in anything else I have seen her in.

  26. #536
    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    I saw 12 Strong on Saturday, it was excellent. Now I've got to read the book to see how accurate it is.
    I finished the book on Sunday. As usual, the movie is full of Hollywood embellishments. However, while there is much compression and compositioning of people and events, nothing is flat out made up like in the second half American Sniper. The final. climactic battle in 12 Strong did happen, just not in the way it was portrayed, necessarily.
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  27. #537
    Darkest Hour is out on DVD -- bought me a copy today. I can't wait to watch this fantastic movie again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    Darkest Hour is out on DVD -- bought me a copy today. I can't wait to watch this fantastic movie again.
    Best movie I’ve seen in the last year, maybe two.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    A Quiet Place, very intense, great movie!

    Reminded me of M. Night Shamalan Signs or The Village

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    Chappaquiddick - I give it 3 raspberries, 2 lemons and a squash. Which translated means a giant MEH!

    The only premise of this movie was to show what a complete weenie Ted Kennedy was/is, which I already suspected/knew going in. I love historical pieces but this one had no chutzpah whatsoever.

    The one bright spot was Jim Gaffigan playing the US District attorney from Massachusetts. He managed to make this serious role somewhat comedic just from his mannerisms.

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