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^ Are you counting down your Top 100? *** Enjoyed this. Foster and especially Bridges were both good (as can be expected), but Chris Pine was great (his best work yet). Nicely shot and scored too. 'I never met anybody who got away with anything, ever.' 'Then why the hell did you agree to do it?' 'Cause you asked, little brother.'
Ben Affleck plays a guy who can fight and shoot like John Wick and look into your tax returns like John Nash. He also does his best not to show any emotions, which is as interesting to look at as it sounds. A stupid script and sloppy editing round out this bad Bourne wannabe.
Based on a mention of it here, I saw The Big Short a few days ago. I guess this would have been more compelling if I had been in the US and/or worked in finance - nothing much of interest for me here, either in subject matter or in the way it was delivered. Also based on a recent mention, I just rewatched this: Solid. I still prefer his first two, but I like this better than most of his recent ones.
What I had was a 44mm Luminor (177), not a Radiomir. I was very happy to own and wear it for a handful of years and I definitely didn't regret my purchase (and I sold it for 50% more than I had paid for it). Yes, I wore it casually, but except for the occasional socialising, I'm very rarely in a suit. Also, there wasn't anything uncomfortable about wearing it - the prime reason I let it go, was that I basically had come to prefer the aesthetic of a smaller watch. I still...
I havne't given a lot of thought as to why, but I do like The Godfather part one a tiny bit more than it's sequel. Another sequel that almost made the list is The Empire Strikes Back. As for Die Hard, it's probably the ultimate action movie, with everything coming together perfectly - and it introduced us to Alan Rickman.Some other films that almost made the list: Lawrence of Arabia, Fellowship of the Ring, The Third Man, Apocalypse Now, From Russia With Love, 2001: A...
Some great ones there too - I especially like Vertigo and Mulholland Drive. And interesting that you value Jackie Brown over Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction - I guess it'll soon be time to drag out the Tarantino box and give that one another spin.
I should probably clarify that these aren't an attempt to name the '10 Greatest Movies' or anything like that, but a list of my personal favourites - all of which had an impact on me when I first watched them and all being movies I can rewatch with great pleasure.
^ One of my favourites; it's been on my Top 10 after I finally bought it a few years ago.
After owning a Luminor, I'm pretty sure my days of wearing 44+ mm watches are behind me, but I still like some designs that only come in those sizes. The one I'd most like to see in a reduced version is a basic Radiomir, hours and minutes only, sandwich dial and wire lugs - like so:Some might argue that the larger size goes with this design, but I'm pretty sure it could work perfectly in a smaller size as well, if they could shrink it to something between 36 and 38mm while...
Alien ('79) is on my personal top 10, and that opening scene of Prometheus was as spectacular as the rest of the thing was stupid (I even went to see it at the cinema 3 times - for the visuals and to compare the 2D to the 3D versions).And speaking of the opposite of great, I thought I'd see if this one could be as bad as the reviews claimed:- if anything it's worse. Bad story and characters aside, it seems like it deliberately tried to top it's own stupidity every few...
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