What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    S17 is a fantastic movie. William Holden at his best.

    The Warriors > Warrior.

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    You guys ever watched "The Guns of Navarone"?
     


  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Of course. Another great WW2 movie.

    Thought of it last month when I toured the Townsley Battery which supported two 16-inch guns capable of hitting a target 25 miles out to sea.


    [​IMG]

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    Watched Tower Heist last night. It was totally preposterous, but a fun way to spend a Friday night.


    What? Man I really liked that movie.


    No it isn't, and I can DIG IT!


    With very few exceptions, pretty much all action movies made prior to 1980 suck. Guns is not one of the exceptions.
     
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  5. gort

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    Ok guise give me something to pop on Netfrix instant, preferably something I could enjoy after a few adult beverages. :satisfied:
     


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    ^^ Let me guess, your list of awesome actioners starts with Transformers.

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    I would also include "The Wild Bunch" in that.. Considering its place in cinematic history regarding realistic violence etc., I'd call it an action film.


    "Warriors, come out and play-yay!"
     


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    I haven't seen a lot but I can comment on the pieces of John Wayne war movies I saw on AMC over memorial day weekend and they were ridiculous. Action is definitely a genre where the improvements of certain special effects in the early 80's/late 70's go a long way.
     
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  9. lefty

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    The Warriors is a great movie. I wanted to kill the whiny fucker myself.


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    It's been a long time since I've seen it, but I seem to recall a very similar gut reaction.
     


  11. lefty

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    Wayne is better represented in westerns, but highlights of his war movies are The Green Berets, Sands of Iwo Jima and The Longest Day. You need to see the entire movie though.

    You have to watch older movies in the context of when they were made and judge them based on whether they achieved what they set out to accomplish. Historical importance also plays a role. Thus, while Jackson's King Kong is a great movie with a very believable ape, Cooper/Schoedsack's King Kong is the better movie.

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    I love it when 6 years later he shares the iconic scene with Schwarzenegger in Commando:
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    I can appreciate many movies in their context. For me, however, there are still a lot of old movies that many experts just love that I cannot stand. Many pre 80's action movies fit this bill. In all seriousness, Sly Stallone and Arnold did more for the action genre over the course of five years, than all of Hollywood did in the previous 50.
     


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    Today I watched

    Punch-Drunk Love
    Lost in Translation
    Animal Factory
     


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    thanks left, i have seen CHL. i loved it.


    noted, thanks for teh rec, broseph.
     


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