What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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  1. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Rented detachment from the hotel yesterday. It was boring but good in a way.
     
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    Wet wet Sunday: Contraband - so so smugglin caper.
    Mission Imposs 4 - absurd crap, but in a satisfying way, if temporary way. Rather like a big mac, I imagine. OK for the ride then leaves you feeling empty. Prefer Bournes in the genre.
     
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    Even if most of the early 80's isn't good, that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of jewels to be mined. There are plenty of good movies: The Sting, The Shining, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Trading Places, 48 Hrs, just to name a few.

    Also, I think Blues Brothers stands on Its own just for the musical numbers alone. It's pretty amazing the number of people they got to appear in that movie.
     
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    I would say it's definitely worth the watch. There a plenty of good laughs to keep you interested during the slower dramatic parts.
     
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    the american - i liked, pretty good
    knight and day - also liked
    nine - couldnt watch more than 20 minutes. went to wikipedia and read the rest of the plot and sent back to netflix
    rise POA - aight, some cool grapgics
    SN - great
    Up in the air - also great

    HANJOY!


    thanks, ill add it to my netflix today. :)
     
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    Apocalypto. I had a few nitpicks but a remarkable film overall.
     
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    +1, great movie
     
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    Of that list The Shining, Blade Runner is the only one I'd call a classic. Prly the only good Ridley Scott movie, IMO other than Alien and Thelma and Louise.

    Raging Bull, A Passage to India, Amadeus, Out of Africa, Prizzis Honor

    From 80 to 85 thats all I can remember as being worth a shit.

    Just to supplement my point about this bad 1/2 decade, if I recall, ET was nominated for best picture and Jeff Bridges got a nod for that grabastic piece of shit 'Starman'.
     
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    Mr. Deeds goes to Town .
     
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    Many times. At one point I considered it my favorite film, and I think it's one of Willem Dafoe's best roles. The soundtrack is pretty amazing as well.
     
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    just watched it on TMC

    watched Breaking Away, holds up very well

    same for the Graduate

    I got the Wild Bunch on bluray, haven't re-watched it again, been many years
     
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    That's a pretty great list for any 5 year period (and you left out Taxi Driver, The Empire Strikes Back, The Elephant Man, Ordinary People, and of course, Popeye. and that's just 1980!)
     
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    7 classics in 5 years? Taxi driver, yes, Empire, yes. 9 in 5 years? Thats weak.

    Look at 86 to 90:

    Platoon
    The mission
    Broadcast News
    Moonstruck
    Rain Man
    Dangerous Liaisons
    GoodFellas
    Blue Velvet
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Princess Bride
    Wall Street
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Cinema Paradiso
    Ran
    Stand By Me
    Wings of Desire
    Babette's Feast
    Midnight Run
    La Femme Nikita
    Edward Scissorhands
    Metropolitan
     
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    I guess, first of all, when you said early 80's, I didn't consider anything after 1983. I also didn't consider any foreign films either. I also didn't consider my list to my exhaustive my any means, just a sampling of some of the better offerings from this time period.
     

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