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"What Movie Did You Watch?" - 2019 Edition

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On ‎3‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 8:16 PM, Black Sabbath said:

Crimes of Grindelwald was entirely disappointing.

I'm a decent fan of the Harry Potter franchise, and the first Fantastic Beasts movie was fine, but this one was pretty terrible. I don't really have anything good to say about it.

I have a friend who is a Harry Potter nut. Knows every thing about HP and those movies. She's seen this movie 4 times and still couldn't figure out what the hell was going on? That scares me.  I was pleasantly surprised by the first Fantastic Beasts and wanted to see the sequel but after talking to my friend, I said I'll wait until it comes on cable. Maybe she'll have figured it out by then. lol

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Die Mörder sind unter uns, aka, Murderers Among Us (1946).

Astonishingly good given its production circumstances; trying to make sense of war crimes; trying to pass ''a German film'' through allied censors. Also dare I say it takes a forward look at PTS? It is also something of a historic document, capturing war ravaged Berlin and giving forth to the Trümmerfilm (Rubble Film). We can forgive it its sins of perhaps, too much propagandist dialogue and a certain cloying sentimentality - clunkiness of execution even - because of the context. It isn't a masterpiece but it might just be one of the most important films ever made. In fact it undoubtedly is so.

English subtitles. Well worth a watch,

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PS

It is interesting. Rubble films were essentially Germany's variant of Italian neorealism (or even Britain's kitchen sink dramas), but whereas quite a few of Italy's are proclaimed as undisputed masterpieces giving forth to De Sica and Fellini, Germany's Rubble Films, despite plaudits at the time and even international acclaim, are now overlooked. Maybe there isn't a Bicycle Thieves there but they are certainly worth reassessing.

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How the actual fuck did Vox Lux get made?

Dug the film, my favourites of 2018 are still Suspiria and The Favourite.

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 Das weiße Band, Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte, aka, The White Ribbon (2009). 

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Shot Caller.

I liked it a fair bit. May be worth adding to my collection.

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Backlash (1956) - Richard Widmark, Donna Reed

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9 hours ago, Oldest Goat said:

300

4.8/5

Ughh, I hate that film.

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Was in the mood for watching movies in the early hours of the night. Decided to watch The First Purge on Sky.

Was bored to tears. Never seen the other Purge films, but I thought it was supposed to be a horror. It was just a boring un interesting action film, that felt like it went on forever despite only being 90 ISH minutes long. 

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12 hours ago, AtariLegend said:

Was in the mood for watching movies in the early hours of the night. Decided to watch The First Purge on Sky.

Was bored to tears. Never seen the other Purge films, but I thought it was supposed to be a horror. It was just a boring un interesting action film, that felt like it went on forever despite only being 90 ISH minutes long. 

I think this movie is on HBO next Saturday. I liked all the other Purge movies. Loved the series too.

I always dvr my movies these days, so if they suck or are boring I speed them up. lol

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21 hours ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

Wildings

I think this movie is on HBO next Saturday. I liked all the other Purge movies. Loved the series too.

I always dvr my movies these days, so if they suck or are boring I speed them up. lol

Would you purge or just hide?

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On 25/02/2019 at 7:29 AM, Angelica said:

Vox Lux - holy shit, I actually loved something! Ties with Cold War and The Favorite as my best of 2018. 

I must have watched a different movie. Turned it off halfway through when Natalie Portman started screaming at the guy in the diner. I must be missing the point of it all because I thought it was awful. :lol: 

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3 minutes ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

I don't think I could kill anyone I didn't know, so probably hide. lol

And kill the people you 'do' know, eh? You're one stone cold motherfucker.

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Night & The City (1950) - Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney

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28 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Night & The City (1950) - Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney

I saw the remake with De Niro, I liked it more than I thought I would. 

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2 minutes ago, lame ass security said:

I saw the remake with De Niro, I liked it more than I thought I would. 

I fear remakes like the snotty little self important film nerd that I am :lol:

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1 minute ago, Len Cnut said:

I fear remakes like the snotty little self important film nerd that I am :lol:

Lol, well, it's all about expectations.   Mine were pretty low before watching this one.

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4 minutes ago, lame ass security said:

Lol, well, it's all about expectations.   Mine were pretty low before watching this one.

Also, De Niro, De Niros always a good reason.

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35 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

Also, De Niro, De Niros always a good reason.

True, but Jessica Lange, Alan King, and Jack Warden were solid also.  Plus the NYC cityscape is great.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hadn't seen it since shortly after the home release. Still enjoyable, but not my favorite Anderson film.

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Hell Boats (1970)

World War 2 naval cheapo. It is one of those British war films where they stick a Yank in the lead role, in the Royal Navy infact (''British mother'' is the explanation) to offload onto the American market. I liked this film though despite its budgeting issues: good old fashioned rollicking boy's adventure. 

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Happy Death Day 2 U

The sequel works but doesn’t have the same charm as the first. Recommend if you’ve seen and enjoyed the first though.

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Spellbound (1945) - Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman

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