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Saving Private Ryan

It's simply not as good as I remember it. Full of cliches (the New York Italio-basebally working class GI; the Alabama god fearing GI). Full of flag weaving schmaltz. Full of terrible history (SS with 1980s ''neo-Nazi'' crew cuts!). Some snidey remarks about Montgomery courtesy of that chap from Cheers caps it all off. Crap. 

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9 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Saving Private Ryan

It's simply not as good as I remember it. Full of cliches (the New York Italio-basebally working class GI; the Alabama god fearing GI). Full of flag weaving schmaltz. Full of terrible history (SS with 1980s ''neo-Nazi'' crew cuts!). Some snidey remarks about Montgomery courtesy of that chap from Cheers caps it all off. Crap. 

Do you feel it has to be historically accurate to be a good film?

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10 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Do you feel it has to be historically accurate to be a good film?

If it has such pretensions.

The Das Reich division attacked the British (and in July - this film ends on June 13th as seen on the gravestone of Hanks's character), the people this film is so keen to degenerate. No Panzers attacked the Americans in fact. It is all absolute bollocks. 

PS

The ending makes absolutely no sense. A P51 Mustang, a fighter, arrives and blows up the tank! Now some Mustangs were equipped with bombs but this doesn't have a bomb carriage! So how does the tank blow up?

Further on the haircuts this is so annoying. If you look back on any photo of somebody in world war two, none of them had shaven heads, ''buzz cuts''.

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Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) - Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe

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As long as I’ve been on this board (something embarrassing like 14 years), I’ve periodically pimped this movie. I saw it when I was a kid. We’re still ride or die. It’s hokey but it’s also magical and a marvel of cinematography and art direction. And Ry Cooder’s score! Oh, and it also stars a nineteen year old Diane Lane, if that sways you any...

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

@Len Cnut have you seen 'The Warriors'? I'm gonna watch it for the first time even though it seems a bit dated.

I've not no but people have been reccomending the fuck out of it to me for years, its kinda big in a cult way but its one of those movies thats just escaped me for some odd reason.  Now that you mention it I must get around to watching Once We Were Warriors or whatever the name of that film you reccomended me about the Maouris was, that actually sounded quite interesting.

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3 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

I've not no but people have been reccomending the fuck out of it to me for years, its kinda big in a cult way but its one of those movies thats just escaped me for some odd reason.  Now that you mention it I must get around to watching Once We Were Warriors or whatever the name of that film you reccomended me about the Maouris was, that actually sounded quite interesting.

...the fuck haven’t you ever seen The Warriors!?

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10 minutes ago, Angelica said:

...the fuck haven’t you ever seen The Warriors!?

Never.  Weird innit?  I'm pretty sure we've had this conversation before too.  Is it actually any good?  i mean properly good, not kitsch value good.  if it is I'll watch it.

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19 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Never.  Weird innit?  I'm pretty sure we've had this conversation before too.  Is it actually any good?  i mean properly good, not kitsch value good.  if it is I'll watch it.

It’s a considerable artifact of cinema, whether you consider it ‘good good’ or ‘kitsch value good’.

Pretty much the only respected critic in 1979 who gave it it’s due was Kael, though it’s virtues have been widely reconsidered since then. That alone should make it worth your while. IIRC, it’s hugely flawed but electric, as most of Walter Hill’s output was, including my beloved Streets of Fire.

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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

I've not no but people have been reccomending the fuck out of it to me for years, its kinda big in a cult way but its one of those movies thats just escaped me for some odd reason.  Now that you mention it I must get around to watching Once We Were Warriors or whatever the name of that film you reccomended me about the Maouris was, that actually sounded quite interesting.

'Once Were Warriors'. Yeah you should see it. The sequel 'What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?' is worth watching too.

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8 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Never.  Weird innit?  I'm pretty sure we've had this conversation before too.  Is it actually any good?  i mean properly good, not kitsch value good.  if it is I'll watch it.

The Warriors is one of my mom's all time favorite movies too. So I love it too. She lived in NYC when they were filming the movie in 1978. My mom took many of the trains in that movie and saw many of the same scenes. Very cool memories.

One of the best movies made back then. I think it still holds up now, but some of the shit that Ajax says, would be a no no now. lol

I watched the 3 mini movies that are on the new the Grinch movie. So cute seeing those little minions. I love them.

8 hours ago, Angelica said:

It’s a considerable artifact of cinema, whether you consider it ‘good good’ or ‘kitsch value good’.

Pretty much the only respected critic in 1979 who gave it it’s due was Kael, though it’s virtues have been widely reconsidered since then. That alone should make it worth your while. IIRC, it’s hugely flawed but electric, as most of Walter Hill’s output was, including my beloved Streets of Fire.

Oh boy. Love Streets of Fire too. Such a cool movie. Loved the music too.

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'Get Smart'(Steve Carrell version)

I loved the TV show as a kid and this reboot does it no justice. They should have called it 'Get Shit'

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Kiss of Death (1947) - Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, Karl Malden

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The Prodigy

Saw it today in the theatre.

Not bad, but a predicable ending.

15 hours ago, Oldest Goat said:

'Get Smart'(Steve Carrell version)

I loved the TV show as a kid and this reboot does it no justice. They should have called it 'Get Shit'

0/5

 

My mom loved the show. Not a fan of Steve C. so I've never seen this version and neither has my mom. She doesn't like Steve C either. lol

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'Fury'

Only the second war based film I've watched. I didn't mind it, but not the best film I've ever seen.

'The Equalizer'

This type of shit is right up my alley. Love some vigilante shit.

Also, one of the better ones in the genre, imo.

'Sweet Virginia'

I quite liked this film. I'm used to Bernthal playing a 'tough guy', but I think he did an excellent job on this.

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13 hours ago, F*ck Fear said:

'Fury'

Only the second war based film I've watched. I didn't mind it, but not the best film I've ever seen.

'The Equalizer'

This type of shit is right up my alley. Love some vigilante shit.

Also, one of the better ones in the genre, imo.

'Sweet Virginia'

I quite liked this film. I'm used to Bernthal playing a 'tough guy', but I think he did an excellent job on this.

Loved the Equalizer with Denzel. Can't wait to see the sequel. So loved Denzel taking on the Russian mob! lol It should be so easy in real life!

Is "Fury" the one with Brad Pitt and the army tank? Saw it and liked it too.

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No Way Out (1950) - Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Sidney Poitier

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Recently watched Unforgiven for the first time. Brilliant...and I don't even like Clint Eastwood.

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7 hours ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

Is "Fury" the one with Brad Pitt and the army tank? Saw it and liked it too.

That's it.

Brad Pitt has always been one of my favorite actor's.

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13 minutes ago, Oldest Goat said:

@Angelica @Len Cnut

'The Warriors'

4.4/5

Cheesy but great. Now I want to play the game.

I'm actually quite interested in Once Were Warriors, got  it downloaded, just trying to find a gap between my ceaseless viewing of old Hollywood to slip it in there.  Its day'll soon come.  Strikes me as something like a kiwi Nil By Mouth. 

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