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Title: What's the Last Non-Horror Movie You Watched?
Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 12:56:33 AM
Same as the Last Horror Thread. Also forgot to mention, would be nice to see your thoughts on these and maybe a rating rather than just listing the title of the movie.

Last one I watched was Rocky 4. Cinemax on Demand has the whole series (with the exception of Rocky Balboa) so I've watched them all at least twice in the past month. As a kid, this was probably my favorite one due to how much of a bad ass Ivan Drago is. While he's still pretty bad ass (and is actually more of a threat than Clubber Lang was) I don't like this one nearly as much as I used to, but still find it really enjoyable. Apollo's death is still every bit as powerful as it was when I first saw this film, but I can't help but feel something is off about this movie.

Perhaps it's the overuse of the montage. Maybe it's Apollo's entrance into the Drago fight going on longer than necessary, I dunno. I have a general problem with the Rocky movies as a whole and that's the characters seem to regress waaaaay too much. Either way, I still dig the hell out of this movie. 7/10 solid film. Not the best in the series, but not the worst.
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Post by: Chucky on February 06, 2013, 12:58:47 AM
Tits training montage before the final fight, though.  [*browwink*]
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Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 01:00:26 AM
Haha. Final montage is actually my favorite simply because of the song, "Hearts on Fire." Suppose that's a guilty pleasure of mine. Also, the final montage, not nearly as homo-erotic as the Apollo/Rocky montage in Rocky 3.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 06, 2013, 01:01:01 AM
Rocky 4 is very, very stupid, but also one of the most fun movies to watch. I love the hell out of it, even if I shouldn't.

Last movie I watched was... Rocky.

Masterpiece. There's such a gap between the invincible American super hero from Rocky 4 and the down on his luck, full of potential yet complete under achiever shmuck from the first movie. But he takes that god damn chance, and even though he loses on points, he stays up against a man that outclasses him in every possible way, except maybe for his heart.

It gives me manly tears of testosterone.
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Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 01:03:16 AM
Rocky 4 is very, very stupid, but also one of the most fun movies to watch. I love the hell out of it, even if I shouldn't.

Last movie I watched was... Rocky.

Masterpiece. There's such a gap between the invincible American super hero from Rocky 4 and the down on his luck, full of potential yet complete under achiever shmuck from the first movie. But he takes that god damn chance, and even though he loses on points, he stays up against a man that outclasses him in every possible way, except maybe for his heart.

It gives me manly tears of testosterone.
I think the dynamic of Rocky 1 is helped by one scene in Rocky 2. At least for me. When both Rocky and Apollo are in the hospital, Rocky visits Apollo's room and asks him, "Did you give me everything you had?" and Apollo says, "Yes." Which to me, was a sign that, had the fight gone on longer, Rocky would have won. Kind of what happens in Rocky 2 as the fight is pretty much a continuation of the first.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 06, 2013, 01:08:54 AM
Absolutely! Rocky had him by the last round, Appollo was saved by the bell.

(By the way, I call bullshit on that one; a round lasts three minutes, yet, in traditional movie logic, that last round lasted only 1 and a half)

And on any other night, Rocky would have stayed down after his first knockdown. His nose was broken and he was wrecked. But not that night. Even as his eye was busted and his eyelid filling with blood, he stayed the fuck up. Appollo thought he could carry him to round 3 and easily end it. He wasn't physically and mentally ready for the man to keep getting up.

The fight in Rocky is great as a piece of drama, but it always bugged me a little. "Rock, you have to fight right handed to protect your eye!"

Rocky trains to switch his stance for weeks, the eye is brought up often, people think he should stay retired so he will not go blind and then, the fight happens.

And Rock blocks each and every blow to his head, with his head. Both his eyes are blodied by the end.

But when he does win, and says "Yo Adran, I DID IT!"... them feels man... It's like somebody's cutting onions.
Title: Re: What's the Last Non-Horror Movie You Watched?
Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 01:17:15 AM
Absolutely! Rocky had him by the last round, Appollo was saved by the bell.

(By the way, I call bullshit on that one; a round lasts three minutes, yet, in traditional movie logic, that last round lasted only 1 and a half)

And on any other night, Rocky would have stayed down after his first knockdown. His nose was broken and he was wrecked. But not that night. Even as his eye was busted and his eyelid filling with blood, he stayed the fuck up. Appollo thought he could carry him to round 3 and easily end it. He wasn't physically and mentally ready for the man to keep getting up.

The fight in Rocky is great as a piece of drama, but it always bugged me a little. "Rock, you have to fight right handed to protect your eye!"

Rocky trains to switch his stance for weeks, the eye is brought up often, people think he should stay retired so he will not go blind and then, the fight happens.

And Rock blocks each and every blow to his head, with his head. Both his eyes are blodied by the end.

But when he does win, and says "Yo Adran, I DID IT!"... them feels man... It's like somebody's cutting onions.
I can see why the last round in Rocky 1 only went a minute. Budgetary reasons. It was a film no one wanted to fund and when it came out, all those people kicked themselves in the asses for not being the ones that gave it the funding.

As for the whole "protect your eye/blocks every punch with his face" thing, that can chalked up to Rocky being stubborn. Gotta remember, he wasn't the brightest of people as showcased by his terrible animal related jokes and other forms of stupidity.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 06, 2013, 01:19:24 AM
The thing is, he DID learn to fight right-handed, he even refused to switch back to his southpaw stance by the last round. It only served no purpose at all.

And are you telling me you didn't like the shell-shock joke?  [*laugh*]
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Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 01:22:25 AM
Again, reason he never switched to the southpaw stance can be chalked up to Rocky being stubborn. In Rocky 1 he wanted to prove he could go the distance. In Rocky 2, he wanted to win. He trained to win and the way he trained was in the orthodox stance. Him going southpaw, in his mind, would have negated learning to fight orthodox.

While the shell-shock joke was terrible, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. Terrible jokes and a sort of innocence were what made Rocky a compelling character.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 06, 2013, 01:37:37 AM
Exactly; I've heard people rag on the dialogue in the first Rocky... These characters aren't supposed to be smart.

Rocky is a dept collector with no education gets punched in the face for 20 bucks a night, and he doesn't even put in the effort he should and could have.

Adrian is the shyest, most socially awkward person you could ever see.

Paulie is a raging, bitter alcoholic.

But they all feel real. You feel for Rocky's sense of worthlesness, and the fact that he wants to prove himself. He tries hard to be funny, but even he knows his jokes suck. You feel for Adrian, stuck in a home with a drunk idiot where she cannot achieve anything. You even have pity for Paulie. We even discover he's a very talented artist in the 6th one, but his demons keep haunting him.
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Post by: Jigsaw on February 06, 2013, 02:06:17 AM
16 to Life (2009)

A coming-of-age (more or less) story about a girl on her 16th birthday who's never been kissed. What I loved about this film was the dialogue and style of filming. It's not your typical teenage comedy - it's much more intelligent. It's actually a lot like Easy A (2010), only this came out before it. There are terribly funny scenes alongside some heartbreaking scenes. Loved the film. 10/10.
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Post by: Dorkus on February 06, 2013, 03:07:38 AM
Ted.

It wasn't funny.
Title: Re: What's the Last Non-Horror Movie You Watched?
Post by: L-Face on February 06, 2013, 03:11:21 AM
Ted.

It wasn't funny.
I've heard conflicting things about Ted. Some people say it's hilarious while other people aren't amused at all. I have a copy of it that I've kind of been holding off on watching for a while now. Should really get around to it eventually.
Title: Re: What's the Last Non-Horror Movie You Watched?
Post by: JasonzSon on February 06, 2013, 04:34:37 AM
Mine is Star Trek VIII: First Contact.  I watched this because I wanted to learn more about the Borg, and I wasn't disappointed.  It's a good film and it kept my attention a hell of a lot better than I expected.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 06, 2013, 04:45:11 AM
That one kicks ass. The best there is with the TNG cast.
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Post by: Jigsaw on February 06, 2013, 05:45:36 AM
Damn it, I forgot. 16 to Life isn't the last movie I saw.

I saw the Avengers a few days ago. A friend let me borrow her DVD copy, so I finally got to see it.

Overall, for the most part, I was impressed. Some parts just made me laugh ("Hulk... go smash," or something to that effect).
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Post by: Chucky on February 06, 2013, 08:29:41 AM
Ted.

It wasn't funny.

It's not terrible but definitely overrated as fuck. The best score I could give it is 3/5 on a good day. Though the fight scene with Ted and Mark Wahlberg was amusing.
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Post by: Jigsaw on February 06, 2013, 11:29:25 AM
Just came back from a Feminists for Action meeting and we watched Miss Representation (2011).

It's a documentary about how women are over-sexualized in today's movies and media. Interviewing people from Rachel Maddow to Katie Couric, I thought it was a pretty telling and depressing film. Reminds me about how much we have to change our culture.

7/10.
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Post by: Dorkus on February 06, 2013, 12:57:59 PM
Ted.

It wasn't funny.

It's not terrible but definitely overrated as fuck. The best score I could give it is 3/5 on a good day. Though the fight scene with Ted and Mark Wahlberg was amusing.

If I was Seth McFarlane I wouldn't have played the thunder song part in any trailers. As sad as it is, that was the movies best joke. By the time I saw the movie I got no laughs from that or the supermarket scene because of the trailers overuse of them.
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Post by: L-Face on February 07, 2013, 01:36:44 AM
Goon

Not the Goon based off of the comics. Different one with Seann William Scott. Not a fan of hockey, so I'm sure there are some things I'm missing, but I love this movie. In the end, it's not even really about the hockey, it's about the fighting and the bloodshed. It's supposed to be a comedy, but there are only a few parts that are "ha ha" funny. Doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of this movie. Also, Liev Schreiber is intimidating as hell in this one.

7/10
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 07, 2013, 01:40:07 AM
You'd probably enjoy the hell out of Slapshot. It has the surface of a violent and vulgar hockey movie, but a brilliant film is hidden under all of that.

It works as a comedy, a sociological commentary, and a character study. Paul Newman can do no wrong.
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Post by: L-Face on February 07, 2013, 01:44:17 AM
I heard about Slapshot, mostly good things. If it's ever on one of the movie channels, I'll give it a watch.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 07, 2013, 01:46:17 AM
I believe it's on Netflix, if you have a account.
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Post by: Akasha on February 07, 2013, 05:04:11 AM
The Watch - High expectations, because it had Vince Vaughn (hilarious) and Jonah Hill (so hilarious), combined with a bit of Ben Stiller who plays a rather uptight man, who starts his own neighborhood watch.
I had a few sincere laughs, and it's definitely worth a watch. But to say this is the best comedy of the year, no.

7/10
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 07, 2013, 06:30:22 AM
Just came back from a Feminists for Action meeting and we watched Miss Representation (2011).

It's a documentary about how women are over-sexualized in today's movies and media. Interviewing people from Rachel Maddow to Katie Couric, I thought it was a pretty telling and depressing film. Reminds me about how much we have to change our culture.

7/10.

Bang my head against a wall for three hours/10 you mean.
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Post by: Reign in Blood on February 07, 2013, 12:46:17 PM
Same as the Last Horror Thread. Also forgot to mention, would be nice to see your thoughts on these and maybe a rating rather than just listing the title of the movie.

Last one I watched was Rocky 4. Cinemax on Demand has the whole series (with the exception of Rocky Balboa) so I've watched them all at least twice in the past month. As a kid, this was probably my favorite one due to how much of a bad ass Ivan Drago is. While he's still pretty bad ass (and is actually more of a threat than Clubber Lang was) I don't like this one nearly as much as I used to, but still find it really enjoyable. Apollo's death is still every bit as powerful as it was when I first saw this film, but I can't help but feel something is off about this movie.

Perhaps it's the overuse of the montage. Maybe it's Apollo's entrance into the Drago fight going on longer than necessary, I dunno. I have a general problem with the Rocky movies as a whole and that's the characters seem to regress waaaaay too much. Either way, I still dig the hell out of this movie. 7/10 solid film. Not the best in the series, but not the worst.

Hmm, the training montage is the best in cinematic history, and Apollo coming out to James Brown singing "Living in America" is probably the greatest ring entrance of all time. Maybe we have our priorities in different places. In any event, 10/10, no candy ass movie in the last two decades can pump up a red-blooded male like the Rocko vs. Drago fight.  [*hehehmm*]
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Post by: Chucky on February 07, 2013, 06:55:57 PM
Goon

Not the Goon based off of the comics. Different one with Seann William Scott. Not a fan of hockey, so I'm sure there are some things I'm missing, but I love this movie. In the end, it's not even really about the hockey, it's about the fighting and the bloodshed. It's supposed to be a comedy, but there are only a few parts that are "ha ha" funny. Doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of this movie. Also, Liev Schreiber is intimidating as hell in this one.

7/10

I rented that movie out around 6 months ago, I remember liking it to some degree also. Still ultimately a one-and-done flick for me though.
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Post by: L-Face on February 08, 2013, 10:16:37 PM
Goon

Not the Goon based off of the comics. Different one with Seann William Scott. Not a fan of hockey, so I'm sure there are some things I'm missing, but I love this movie. In the end, it's not even really about the hockey, it's about the fighting and the bloodshed. It's supposed to be a comedy, but there are only a few parts that are "ha ha" funny. Doesn't stop me from enjoying the hell out of this movie. Also, Liev Schreiber is intimidating as hell in this one.

7/10

I rented that movie out around 6 months ago, I remember liking it to some degree also. Still ultimately a one-and-done flick for me though.
I've actually watched it a few times in the past few months. It's a fun flick. Kinda "Rocky on Ice" without the whole figure skating thing.

Last movie I watched was BASEketball. Hilarious movie. Up until recently, it had been almost a decade since I last watched it. Didn't think it would hold up over time, but surprisingly, it has. If you haven't seen this movie and are a fan of South Park, I'd definitely recommend this one to you.

8/10
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Post by: DeraiLer on February 09, 2013, 08:51:14 AM
Wreck it Ralph. Pretty good flick. Lots of nice shout outs to old arcade games. 8/10
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Post by: Chucky on February 09, 2013, 10:51:20 AM
Wreck it Ralph. Pretty good flick. Lots of nice shout outs to old arcade games. 8/10

Think my 8 year old daughter would enjoy it? She plays quite a lot of Sega games.
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Post by: DeraiLer on February 09, 2013, 03:55:06 PM
I think she and you both will love it. A cool flick for any age.
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 10, 2013, 01:09:30 AM
I think she and you both will love it. A cool flick for any age.

Excellent film. Funny too.
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Post by: Akasha on February 11, 2013, 08:11:58 AM
Cashback (UK)

I thought this was a brilliant movie. Shorter than I expected, but leaving you with a message we all should hear once in our lives. (yes, cliche, I know) A young man who suffers from insomnia gets a job at an all day and night supermarket, where he (obviously) works the nightshifts. To pass the time quicker he develops his own way to freeze time and everyone around him, or so he thinks he does... But does he?

9/10
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Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 13, 2013, 06:46:44 PM
Cashback (UK)

I thought this was a brilliant movie. Shorter than I expected, but leaving you with a message we all should hear once in our lives. (yes, cliche, I know) A young man who suffers from insomnia gets a job at an all day and night supermarket, where he (obviously) works the nightshifts. To pass the time quicker he develops his own way to freeze time and everyone around him, or so he thinks he does... But does he?

9/10

Did you find the other dude running around in freeze frame as pointless as I did? It developed nothing, added no tension to the plot. All it did was make him believe he could bring others in, right?
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 14, 2013, 02:54:56 AM
The Mark of Zorro (1920).  It's a shame when I try my hardest to find flaws in an old film with the intention of laughing them off as a symptom of the times they were made, and I still find less flaws than I would in a movie made today.  Really, the biggest flaw in this film was that it was so talky, and that's a flaw only because it's a silent film, and extended dialogue scenes don't really agree with it.
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Post by: Akasha on February 16, 2013, 07:10:25 AM

Did you find the other dude running around in freeze frame as pointless as I did? It developed nothing, added no tension to the plot. All it did was make him believe he could bring others in, right?

Not really pointless in my opinion. It just makes us question more, I think it's up to us to decide whether he was able to or not. That's the beauty of it.
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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 19, 2013, 04:53:35 PM
watched the rugrats movie with my son today 


don't make many quality cartoons for the little ones like this anymore it's all mind numbing spongebob and adventure time crap.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 20, 2013, 12:16:21 AM
Don't you talk that way about Sponge Bob and Adventure Time!  [*angry*]
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 20, 2013, 05:12:54 AM
Which Rugrats movie?
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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 20, 2013, 12:29:04 PM
Don't you talk that way about Sponge Bob and Adventure Time!  [*angry*]

sorry crash those are like the shit stains of cartoons


Which Rugrats movie?

first one
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Post by: DeraiLer on February 21, 2013, 02:05:10 AM
A Good Day to Die hard

Not really as good as previous ones and the R rating didn't seem to matter much with the typical gunplay. The action was hit or miss. I enjoyed the chase through the streets of Moscow, very chaotic and the final battle but overall the story was just bare bones and didn't offer much at all. Would tack it with a 6/10 score. Not great, but not a total waste.
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Post by: L-Face on February 21, 2013, 05:55:54 AM
From what I've heard, people are saying that it doesn't really feel like a Die Hard film. That it seems like the writers forgot what made John McClane appealing as a character and went the generic action hero route with him.
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Post by: DeraiLer on February 21, 2013, 05:57:14 AM
Pretty much. There was almost no story.
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Post by: L-Face on February 21, 2013, 06:05:06 AM
Usually they save things like that for the third in a series, but I guess they were waiting until now to say, "Fuck.....we've got nothing."
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 21, 2013, 08:12:04 AM
Which is funny to me, because I never watched a Die Hard movie because I had the impression it was all action and no interesting story from what trailers I'd seen.
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Post by: L-Face on February 21, 2013, 09:30:02 AM
The first three have some pretty interesting stories, actually. And in a time where the action movie hero was an indestructible bad ass, McClane bled, had emotions. He was just a guy at the wrong place at the wrong time and was certain that he wasn't going to make it. In the first one, midway through the movie, he starts limping and doesn't stop until the screen fades to black and the credits roll.

Meanwhile, you had Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone mowing down hundreds of dudes with minor cuts and acting like it was just another day at the office.
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Post by: JasonzSon on February 21, 2013, 09:33:32 AM
Maybe the marketing and the title hurt them, then.  Everything I saw (note that I would never go looking for an action film on my own anyway) yelled "generic action" to me and I never looked closer.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 22, 2013, 12:02:55 AM
A few years ago you didn't even know who Bruce Willish was, of course you didn't want to watch Die Hard.  [*laugh*]

But seriously, the setting and characters really set it appart from other action films. Many people call the original the best christmas movie ever!
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Post by: L-Face on February 22, 2013, 01:42:14 AM
Even the second one is a pretty good Christmas movie.  [*laugh*]

While on the subject of Die Hard, watched Die Hard 3 last night. Gotta be honest, first time I saw this many moons ago, I didn't particularly care for it. But after one of the movie channels played Die Hard 1, 2, and 3 back to back, it kinda grew on me. I like the dynamic between Sam Jackson and Bruce Willis. Jackson portraying the militant/reluctant partner to Bruce's hungover/reluctant hero. Jeremy Irons kind of surprised me too as the villain considering everything else I've seen him in, he was waaaaay over the top. Overall, a solid film. One that, in my opinion, doesn't fall into the terrible 3's list.

7/10
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Post by: Crash Dummie on February 22, 2013, 01:57:46 AM
I actually think 3 is better than 2.
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Post by: L-Face on February 22, 2013, 02:00:25 AM
It's a toss up for me. Though one moment, one line reading in Die Hard 2 almost manages to ruin one of the scenes for me. Dennis Franz saying "It's Christmas!" The way he says it is so jarring and terrible, that I couldn't help but groan and shake my head in disgust.
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Post by: Doomed Knight on February 22, 2013, 02:02:19 AM
Die Hard 3 I love it, it's so bad

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Post by: gorefan1428 on February 24, 2013, 08:19:07 PM
With great power:the stan lee story
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Post by: L-Face on February 25, 2013, 05:38:05 AM
Watched Ready to Rumble.

Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. It's stupid, not very funny, and insulting to wrestling fans. But I can't help but find it enjoyable. Sure the two leads (David Arquette and the other guy whose name I don't care to learn) are terrible. But Oliver Platt and a cameo by Martin Landeau make it really fun.
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Post by: Chucky on February 26, 2013, 02:03:46 AM
Yeah, I enjoy that flick too... great opening scene to see David Arquette use the stink palm technique.
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Post by: DeraiLer on February 27, 2013, 03:26:38 AM
For a Few Dollars More

Can't get enough of Clint Eastwood westerns. One of his best here. Shame it is always overshadowed by the Good, the Bad and the ugly.
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Post by: gorefan1428 on March 01, 2013, 02:18:35 PM
For a Few Dollars More

Can't get enough of Clint Eastwood westerns. One of his best here. Shame it is always overshadowed by the Good, the Bad and the ugly.
Clint is the man ,like just about if not all of his stuff, very few of his films that i have not seen.

have you seen unforgiven?




watched taken 2 thought it was solid 8/10. Only thing that held it back for me were some parts that felt odd and illogical. Like this scene where he is on the cell phone orchestrating his escape from a cell phone in front of the people capturing him at gun point.






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Post by: L-Face on March 07, 2013, 06:13:13 AM
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

This is one of the dumbest movies I've seen in my entire life. I literally have no clue what the fuck was going on because the camera would only stop shaking for "dramatic" bits of dialog, and because I couldn't fucking hear a word they were saying. The people that did the dub (at least, I think it was dubbed....could have been in English for the most part) mumbled through 90% of their lines. Even if I knew what the hell I just watched, I still think I'd be lost. The only positive I can give this movie is that it's runtime is only 1 hour and 10 minutes. Ugh.
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Post by: DeraiLer on March 09, 2013, 07:38:30 PM
have you seen unforgiven?

Yes. One of the classics. The best part for me in that? Gene Hackman. The man is menacing. Which leads up to my next ientry into the Last Non-Horror Movie I Watched!

The Quick and the Dead! Still love this mainly for Gene Hackmans sinister role as the baddest mofo in a film filled with bad mofos. Shame he doesn't do much these days.
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Post by: Doomed Knight on March 14, 2013, 10:59:03 AM
Pulp Fiction

and I found that on Reddit

(http://i.imgur.com/Kr27A0I.jpg)
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Post by: L-Face on March 17, 2013, 03:38:13 PM
Caddyshack

I like this movie. I really do. But I want to get something straight. This movie would have fucking bombed had it not been for Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray. The fact that Chevy Chase is supposed to be this "zany likeable character" is a joke in itself. The dude is legitimately unfunny. I think this is where the rumor of Chevy Chase being funny began and it seriously needs to be nipped in the butt. I digress.

6/10 A classic? Eh. It's good for a watch.
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Post by: gorefan1428 on March 18, 2013, 01:10:47 PM
Caddyshack

I like this movie. I really do. But I want to get something straight. This movie would have fucking bombed had it not been for Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray. The fact that Chevy Chase is supposed to be this "zany likeable character" is a joke in itself. The dude is legitimately unfunny. I think this is where the rumor of Chevy Chase being funny began and it seriously needs to be nipped in the butt. I digress.

6/10 A classic? Eh. It's good for a watch.

this is one of my favorite, this is defiantly not chase at his best but i am a chase fan though.
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Post by: L-Face on March 20, 2013, 10:40:54 PM
A friend that I haven't seen in two years due to him being in the military recently paid a visit. So his wife, his brother, his sister, his cousin, and I decided to go see a movie. Unfortunately most of the movies that are out, he's already seen. All that was left was "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Was it incredible? Far from it. Honestly, I had a better time watching the trailers before the movie started. There were some fairly funny moments in Burt Wonderstone, but ultimately, it was forgettable. I can't say that I was disappointed since I literally had no expectations going into the movie. So yeah......honestly wouldn't recommend this one.

3/10
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Post by: JasonzSon on March 23, 2013, 02:51:58 PM
Oz, the Great and Powerful (2013) - Passable prequel, not great but not terrible either.  Working on a review of it for the Fantasy & Sci-Fi site I post on.  I'd give it a 6/10.

Metropolis (1927) - I don't know if I'd go straight up to calling it epic but I'll say damn, a whole lot going on in this film, with effects that look better than the ones in the film above.  Nothing like what I expected.  Still deliberating, but maybe an 8/10.
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Post by: DeraiLer on March 24, 2013, 11:20:25 AM
I also found OZ to be just above average. Not really the fun filled ride I wanted.

And Metropolis might rate higher if you saw the version with Queen doing the soundtrack. So much better that way.

Last movie I saw was Rumble Fish. Man I have been meaning to watch this since forever and now I wish I had skipped it. Dull, boring flick from Francis Ford Coppolla. The one fight scene was pretty laughable. It seriously looked like the Batman 60's TV show fight scenes. I was expecting a big "Boffo" sign to appear when Matt Dillon hit the baddie. Not one of Coppollas better works IMO. Mickey Rourke and Diane Lane being the only highlights. He was cool and she was Hot.

De Rating: 4/10
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Post by: JasonzSon on March 25, 2013, 04:26:13 PM
It took me a bit to realize Bruce Campbell is the guard who gets beat up by that black comedy midget that's in all the movies with midgets in them.
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on March 26, 2013, 07:51:02 AM
I'm not positive this counts as a movie, per se, as it's just a stand-up comedy thing, but I watched Dana Gould: Let Me Put My Thoughts in You. (2009).

As stand-up comedies go, it was okay. Some of his jokes were long in telling and short in an interesting punch-line, as it is. He did have some funny jokes, but most of the jokes were just bland, and nothing really notable was said. I notice that most of these can be either really funny or really terrible, depending on the comic, but this one was really in the middle. Unlike other stand-ups, I wouldn't watch it again, but I've seen worse *cough Gilbert Gottfried cough*. As it was, I'd give it a 5/10.
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Post by: L-Face on March 26, 2013, 10:39:10 PM
Sure, I'd count Stand-Up specials. Hell, I watched one the other day.

Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room

Holy fuck, Patrice is fucking hilarious. I knew that prior to watching this special as before his passing, he was a regular on the Opie and Anthony show. From start to finish, I was in tears laughing. He's not just funny, but he's also very thought provoking in his views on men, women, and relationships. This special is definitely a classic and one I can see myself watching multiple times. I'd whole heatedly recommend this one.

10/10
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on March 26, 2013, 10:52:26 PM
Few stand-ups get me in tears laughing, so I might try that out sometime.

Anyway, I've seen five non-horror movies since I last posted, but as this says most recent, I'll stick with that.

Just watched No Code of Conduct (1998), and I liked it more than I thought I would. For one, I'm a sucker for action movies, even if they really suck, and while I don't think this movie was that bad, it certainly wouldn't win any awards. For another, while one of the main characters was Charlie Sheen, called 'Charles Sheen' in the credits, lol, Martin Sheen was also in the movie, and I love that guy's acting. Loved him in The West Wing and I loved him in this movie. This movie also had the best explosion I've ever seen in a movie at the end.

However, the movies overall just wasn't good. It used the most annoying way to cut from scene to scene I've ever seen in a movie. It reminded me of the 60's Batman show, it was that bad. [Not dissing on that show, by the way. I love Batman and that show in all it's corny glory.] They had a sub-plot with Charlie and his wife, and that never really got resolved. Anyway, I'd give it a 6/10. I'd almost give it a 7, but it just fell short.
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Post by: Chucky on March 27, 2013, 01:48:18 AM
Watched Skyfall tonight. To sum up my opinion of the movie.... meh.
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Post by: DeraiLer on March 29, 2013, 04:54:53 AM
Just saw Olympus has Fallen!

If you saw the trailers and felt it was a basic action flick you were right. A by the book action flick which could have just as easily been a Die Hard script. The one impressive action piece was the beginning assault on the White house. Amazing 10 minutes of utter action. Loved it. Sadly though, the rest of the movie is Gerard sneaking around in the dark.

Oh well, give it a look when it pops up on TV.

De Rating: 6/10
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Post by: Doomed Knight on March 31, 2013, 11:14:32 AM
Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief

I didn't like it, but I wasn't that much bad,... but I don't think I'll ever watch it again.

I guess I was expecting mush more.

6/10
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on April 10, 2013, 06:13:12 PM
Just watched Secrecy (2008), an artful hands-off documentary about the nature of government secrets and how that relates to us, the citizens. I call it hands-off because we never saw those who did the interviews. All it was were clips of interviews with some video, images, ect. playing while they were talking. With that, however, I loved the movie. My favorite parts were the ones where they talked to Neal Katyal and Charles Swift, the lawyers for the defendant in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. On a side-note, Swift reminded me a lot of Al Franken, one of the better Senators currently serving.

They talked about a lot, mostly in a non-biased view, though I thought it was obvious that the people opposing the government's right to keep certain things secret were portrayed more positively, which suits me just fine, as they're the people I agreed with. When our government tortures, kills, lies to us, it's hard to feel sympathy for those people who support keeping things classified even when there's no real confidential information contained within. Personally, they need to do a follow-up movie regarding Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, our drone warfare, and other related matters. People really need to know and think about these stuff, and I feel they don't. I'd give this movie a 9/10.
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Post by: DeraiLer on April 14, 2013, 10:46:39 AM
GI Joe Retaliation.

The first movie gave me a certain amount of gripes about what they did wrong then this movie comes out trying to rectify all the mistakes from the first one and ends up coming off as badly written, poorly directed kaka. Hell the best moments the movie seemed interesting were when Channing Tatum was around and he is only in it like 10 minutes! Where the first one peeved me with character errors but it still maintained a sense of excitement. This one failed to illicit any excitement except for one truly amazing scene with snake eyes fighting on the side of a mountain. That action piece was a blast! Shame the rest of the movie fizzled.

De Rating: 5/10
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Post by: L-Face on April 14, 2013, 11:51:13 AM
I heard G.I Joe: Retaliation was a dumb, fun action flick and that if you look at it like that, it's fine. It was surprising to hear, especially from you, that the most endearing character is Channing Tatum. Also kinda funny considering most people hope to see him die in movies and the one he does die in, people are like, "Fuck.....that sucks!"
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Post by: DeraiLer on April 15, 2013, 01:53:23 AM
I love dumb action flicks. This movie just didn't have excitement. Aside from the Snake Eyes scene.
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Post by: gorefan1428 on April 27, 2013, 05:16:30 PM
watched a movie called noobz on netflix the other night.  A road trip movie about gamer's going to compete in a competition, i figured how could it go wrong.

Well for starters it was one of those movies that just seemed to try to hard to be funny, there were some moments that made me grin  and almost laugh, but in a movie that combined the elements it did i expected more. The ending was also lame and predictable

It was a very interesting concept that just fell flat and could have been so much more with the right direction and a cast that was actually you know funny. 3/10.
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Post by: JasonzSon on April 28, 2013, 12:09:15 PM
Last night I peeped Hitchcock's first "talky"- Blackmail.  Interesting use of sound, and I'm curious as to what some other sound movies of that era were like by comparison.  Plot wasn't all that interesting, especially not for the "Master of Suspense".  6/10
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Post by: Crash Dummie on May 31, 2013, 04:06:42 AM
Star Trek Into Darkness.

Holy shit it was good. A few plot holes, but this was mighty entertaining.
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on June 11, 2013, 12:02:20 PM
Been a while since I've posted. Sucks.

Anyway, I just watched The Juror (1996), and while I only watched it for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an actor I love, I have to say I enjoyed the movie, even though it seemed kind of weak in some spots. Incidentally, of course, Gordon-Levitt was only a kid in the movie, so that cut down a lot of potential enjoyment.
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Post by: Doomed Knight on June 12, 2013, 12:56:42 AM
now you see me.

it was good, and it was strange to see that Morgan Freeman was a "Bad Guy"

I loved the actors and I couldn't predict the ending.

7.5/10 for me
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on June 20, 2013, 07:05:29 AM
Yeah, I watched The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) yesterday, and while I have mostly mixed feelings, I liked it overall.

For one thing, I really liked Tobey Maguire's performance of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the thee Raimi movies. While I won't say I liked Garfield's performance more, he put up a better fight then I thought he would. However, I never felt Garfield's Parker ever came as close to being as shy as Maguire's Parker, and shyness is a staple of the Peter Parker character. And don't even make me think of Garfield's stupid hair...

I'll end this way. The Amazing Spider-Man is a better movie then Spider-Man (2002), but not better then Spider-Man 2 (2004).
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Post by: gorefan1428 on July 16, 2013, 10:03:44 PM
watched an old black and white film and then there were none.

starting to get into the old murder mystery's
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Post by: Doomed Knight on July 30, 2013, 01:24:21 PM
The Wolverine

it was good, somehow, but I was expecting more. and I didn't know the story was some times after X-men last stand.

And talking about X-Men, I can't wait for the next movie.

well that's what I said about The Wolverine too, and ended up a little disapointed.
hope the next X-Men gets more actions, and less whining.

Hugh Jackman was still awesome

6.8/10

Edit: I just saw that Peter Drinklage will be in it x)
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Post by: Chucky on July 30, 2013, 08:57:13 PM
6.8, huh? That's an oddly accurate looking score.  [*uhoh*]
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Post by: HorrorMovieFan on August 01, 2013, 05:22:07 AM
Gremlins
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Post by: L-Face on August 01, 2013, 07:01:54 AM
Gremlins
Care to elaborate a bit? Thoughts on the movie/rating?


Anyways, I decided to inflict punishment on myself by watching the three Crow sequels in a row. Since the last one I watched was "Wicked Prayer" I suppose I'll talk about this one.

I'll start with the positives. I like the idea of the plot. A group bearing the names of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse dishing out their own revenge while simultaneously trying to unleash hell and Satan upon the Earth. The other positive, Dennis Hopper hamming it up as a Satan worshiper pimp was pretty fun. Now that the positives are out of the way, I guess that leaves me with the rest of this movie.

You know what, I can overlook everything else but one thing. Rather, one person. Edward Furlong. Wow. Just wow. Not going to pretend to know him as a person, but judging by his super half assed performance, I can only assume he took the gig because he needed money for drugs. It was kind of a case of him seemingly not want to be there and still somehow coming off as if he was "going for it." And by going for it, I of course mean constantly leaning to one side with his head craned and trying his damnedest to be intimidating and ultimately failing due to him looking like the way mainstream media perceives every goth ever.

When he first wandered out in the whole Crow motif I literally laughed for a good two minutes. Really, I came out of this feeling kind of sad for the dude that played War due to him going from a massive hit like the Matrix to this dud. This whole series was just a massive ball of interesting concepts and crappy execution. Maybe the remake will be more dignified, but I won't be holding my breath.

2/10
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Post by: JasonzSon on August 01, 2013, 01:02:51 PM
Oh. the Conjuring.  Didn't rate it.  8/10  Great movie, but with two big caveats that are going to effect a lot of audiences and do firmly put this "based on a true story" film firmly into the realm of obvious fiction for me.
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Post by: FanofAllHorror on August 03, 2013, 06:11:56 AM
Just finished Irréversible (2002) about thirty minutes ago. I pretty much knew most of what there was to know coming in, so it didn't have the shock value it could have had if I'd known nothing about it. The camera work made some scenes, especially the sex club scene, hard to understand, but besides that, it was a pretty cool way to make the movie. The beat-down in the club was intensely brutal, and I actually thought it was a 'worse' scene then the rap scene. Also, I thought Marcus, Alex's boyfriend, was pretty much an idiot, and I connected a lot more to Pierre. Overall, I liked the movie, but I con only really give it a 7/10.
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Post by: Shadow on July 22, 2014, 09:59:41 AM
Last non-horror I saw was the new Transformers movie.



 [*no*]
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Post by: gorefan1428 on October 02, 2014, 06:33:38 PM
the avengers

everything  a super hero movie should be 10/10
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Post by: JasonzSon on June 20, 2017, 06:51:18 AM
I've watched a few older movies that are ambiguous horror/non-horror (e.g., post-apocalyptic) but let's resurrect this with the last one I saw in theatres.

I still need to finish my article on this that I promised to get up over a week ago. Hopefully it's an interesting article.

Wonder Woman - One of the best superhero films I've seen in a while. It has its problems but they're all relatively minor and it's certainly the best DC film in decades. There's been too much hype around it for me to critically come up with a score but this may well be 9/10.
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Post by: RoughCut on June 20, 2017, 08:44:22 AM
Triple 9 - Took me a while to get round to watching this one but glad I did. Pretty solid Thriller
Manchester by the Sea - Was pretty decent. Solid performance by Casey Affleck
Hacksaw Ridge - Surprisingly enjoyable. I know it's based on real events but seems so far fetched...
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Post by: Chucky on June 20, 2017, 10:17:21 AM
Jz needs feminism.
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Post by: Crash Dummie on January 19, 2018, 04:03:19 AM
A Ghost Story.

Great movie about life, death, mourning and the passage/perception of time.
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Post by: Jigsaw on April 21, 2018, 12:26:25 PM
The Negotiator (1998)

An all-around fun movie, with a little more thought behind it than a lot of other action flicks. Nice to see Jackson and Spacey play so well off each other. Story's engaging. David Morse (Green Mile), John Spencer (of The West Wing fame), and a younger Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) are all nice to see also.

Always enjoyed this movie, and probably always will. Solid flick.
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Post by: Jigsaw on June 03, 2018, 06:56:28 AM
Watched two early this morning, both rewatches.

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)

Also known as Amélie, this quirky French movie, with drama, romance, and humor, has long been a favorite. In truth, I can't help but feel sad when it's over, as it was such a joyous ride. One of my favorite non-horror foreign films, I can't think of a single bad thing about the movie. An easy 10/10.


Along Came Polly (2004)

The only reason I watched this again was because Yes Man wasn't on Netflix.  [*laugh*] I've never been a Ben Stiller fan, and more to the point, this movie is just so average. I like the occasional romantic-comedy, but this was more comedic than romantic, and just didn't hit me the way other romantic comedies do. Just an average movie, and haven't really changed my view on it since I first saw it. 6.5/10.
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Post by: Jigsaw on March 01, 2019, 10:05:22 AM
Watched Primal Fear (1996) for the first time.

Fantastic performance by both Gere and Edward Norton. Captivating story and engaging plot twists. Definitely a good crime flick.
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Post by: Jigsaw on March 23, 2019, 11:49:00 PM
Both rewatches.


Witness (1985) - Not one of my favorite Ford movies, but I do like quite a bit about it. I do wish that the ending could have been better (I personally hate films where two people fall in love but don't actually end up with each other), but I really appreciate the look into the Amish people that this movie gives. Great performances from Danny Glover, Harrison Ford, and Kelly McGillis.


Philadelphia (1993) - I felt far more interested during the courtroom portions than I did the drama revolving AIDS. Obviously a very touching movie (the final scene did, in fact, leave me in tears), but I felt generally more invested with the legal aspect of things. Tom Hanks no doubt did good, but I think Denzel Washington definitely stole the show. Bradley Whitford and Jason Robards were both great too.
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Post by: Jigsaw on April 03, 2019, 06:51:39 AM
Seven Days in May (1964) - Very interesting and enjoyable classic I've somehow missed up until now. Came recommended by my brother, and I liked quite a bit about it. Definitely a fun movie if you're into politics, though it might come across as a little preachy at times. Solid performances by Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Fredric March.