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more surreal and witty than most hitchcock films, It wasn't top-tier but I liked it
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With Canberra in the depths of winter its definitely movie time seen a few lately and here is just a few.



Don Cheadle directed cowrote and presents a potent film which captures the lost years and some interesting back flashes of Miles Davis private life and career worship.gif however, and its a big however as the lost years component with its guns, car chase a bullshit Rolling Stone journalist played by Ewan McGregor.Is just crap I'm all for artistic licence but, if you have read Miles biography or any other books on Miles you'll know why. Saw it on a rain swept Sunday interesting but (sadly) forgettable aside from Cheadie's performance which i must admit was something else.

Two Clint Eastwood gems Mystic River and Gran Torino



A story of three Boston childhood friends whose lives are changed for ever when one is abducted by child molesters. Cut to the present and its about love, murder, power and revenge and how the three men are drawn back together agin with tragic consequences. Admirable performances by Sean Penn Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon.



Clint plays Korean veteran who is foul mouthed racist bigot of a certain grumpy old age adjusting to being a widower. He's the last bastion of blue collar white male supremacy whose neighbourhood has been repopulated by Asian refugees resettled after the Vietnam war. But Clint's character is about to embark on a journey of redemption with the aid of his young Asian neighbours who are being harassed by fellow ethnic gangbangers. If you can get past the continual over the top racist language its a great flick.
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A vestige of my lost youth. After S Wars, Mark Hamill was the greatest actor on earth to a kid. Him, plus a wild Corvette was gold. To my eye today that car looks like shit, but regardless, it was fun to revisit this movie many years on.

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^Doesn't that car in the poster look more like some other US muscle car like a Firebird or Trans-Am, rather than a Corvette? 

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^Doesn't that car in the poster look more like some other US muscle car like a Firebird or Trans-Am, rather than a Corvette? 

Maybe dead on front, but from the side the Vette lines are more obvious


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A vestige of my lost youth. After S Wars, Mark Hamill was the greatest actor on earth to a kid. Him, plus a wild Corvette was gold. To my eye today that car looks like shit, but regardless, it was fun to revisit this movie many years on.


Wow, Annie Potts!
Edited by The Ernesto - 7/15/16 at 12:58am
post #13837 of 14407
Went to see a Scorsese exhibition at our centre for the moving image equivalent.

Was good fun pouring over script pages, notes, photos and storyboards. Possibly would have bored some people sh#tless, but interesting if you are into the minutiae of the making of fillums.
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Mystic river is a great flick.


Colonia...about a commune in chile that existed for 40 years run by fleeing nazis.

Emma Watson and the German sniper from inglorious bastereds. Last name is gruhl I think.


Anyways chilling thriller because it's based on fact.
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Good ensemble cast including Stellan Skarsgård Ewan McGregor Naomie Harris Damian Lewis let down by the script IMHO instead of a spy film in my view it was a morality tale replete with sermon delivered by M16 agent on the evils of dirty money and international banking. Even Mrs GF was of the of the opinion that the ending sucked.
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Saturday night family fare - The Mummy Returns and Patriot Games.

Coincidentally featuring the great Alun Armstrong.



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With Canberra in the depths of winter its definitely movie time seen a few lately and here is just a few.



Don Cheadle directed cowrote and presents a potent film which captures the lost years and some interesting back flashes of Miles Davis private life and career worship.gif however, and its a big however as the lost years component with its guns, car chase a bullshit Rolling Stone journalist played by Ewan McGregor.Is just crap I'm all for artistic licence but, if you have read Miles biography or any other books on Miles you'll know why. Saw it on a rain swept Sunday interesting but (sadly) forgettable aside from Cheadie's performance which i must admit was something else.

I know people who knew Miles, and they all say he was just a mean person. He also HATED white people. I think any honest movie, or book about Miles would portray him in a negative light. He was just an asshole from what people have told me.
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Always a treat. The one twist to rule them all.
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled..."
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more surreal and witty than most hitchcock films, It wasn't top-tier but I liked it

Worth watching if only for the revelation that young Shirley MacLaine was cute.
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well you're right smile.gif
But I've already seen her and liked her more in the Apartment with Jack Lemon I wouldn't say it was a waste of time but it was quite average flick
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young shirley maclaine is incredibly cute.

 

trouble with harry is a great black comedy. jerry mathers!

 

see also: sweet charity, with maclaine and written by the great neil simon and directed (and choreographed) by the great bob fosse.

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