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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7290 on: January 04, 2018, 09:24:17 PM »
LOL!! I didn't even know Ripley was a remake! I will say it's a film I really like though......

Dude, you have to hand in your Gay membership card. Patricia Highsmith is the author of the sexually ambiguous Tom Ripley series of books and also the book that the lesbian movie Carol is based on. She led a rather uninteresting life but she was a good writer. She also wrote Strangers on a Train.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7291 on: January 05, 2018, 10:27:38 AM »
There's a CLUB?  :o :o :o :o

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7292 on: January 05, 2018, 04:42:03 PM »

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7293 on: January 07, 2018, 05:00:58 PM »
Dude, you have to hand in your Gay membership card. Patricia Highsmith is the author of the sexually ambiguous Tom Ripley series of books and also the book that the lesbian movie Carol is based on. She led a rather uninteresting life but she was a good writer. She also wrote Strangers on a Train.

The film of which starred Farley Granger.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7294 on: January 08, 2018, 03:42:47 PM »
Finally saw Bladerunner 2049. It felt a bit like homework, to be honest. Although it was gorgeous to look at and the tone was similar to the original director's cut, I felt every minute of it's almost three hour length. I found myself planning dinner menus near the end. Also, Harrison Ford sucked.

I, Tonya. I was unmoved by the pathos and ultimately found it to be rather meh! All the funniest parts were in the trailer.  I don't even think Allison Janney deserved to win best supporting actress.

Maybe I'm in a post-xmas slump?
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7295 on: January 08, 2018, 03:54:13 PM »
I, Tonya. I was unmoved by the pathos and ultimately found it to be rather meh! All the funniest parts were in the trailer.  I don't even think Allison Janney deserved to win best supporting actress.

Gil, quick question regarding this.

I have not seen it, and don't intend to, but was curious as to if they paint any sort of picture of Nancy Kerrigan?   Some stories based on the even had her coming across as a spoiled rich girl.  Given that her father worked three jobs, they were not rich.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7296 on: January 08, 2018, 05:04:37 PM »
Gil, quick question regarding this.

I have not seen it, and don't intend to, but was curious as to if they paint any sort of picture of Nancy Kerrigan?   Some stories based on the even had her coming across as a spoiled rich girl.  Given that her father worked three jobs, they were not rich.


Nancy Kerrigan is not fleshed out at all in the film. There is some mention of her being considered more "acceptable" as the US representative. There is also a short scene of her and Tonya partying in a hotel room, I guess to show that she wasn't the wholesome princess she was made out to be. Another scene shows Nancy being almost disgusted with receiving the silver medal at the Olympics. According to Tonya "she looked like she stepped into poop, so who is the sore loser here?" .
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7297 on: January 09, 2018, 12:10:07 PM »
I liked I, Tonya, and agree with the Critic's Concensus on RT:

Led by strong work from Margot Robbie and Alison Janney, (and I'd add Sebastian Stan)
I, Tonya finds the humor in its real-life story without losing sight of its more tragic -- and
emotionally resonant -- elements.

And I liked the last part of what Alison Janney said in her GG speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bfu5K9UDY4

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7298 on: January 09, 2018, 12:37:24 PM »

--The Bank Dick

Caught a W.C. Fields film I'd never seen before called The Bank Dick,
from 1940. I'd been aware it was purported to be in the column of his
best films, but I didn't like it that much. It's slicker and better made
than some of his others, but it didn't strike muh humor with me, for
some reason.


--Tennessee Johnson

I was looking at some fare on TCM and noticed a 1942 film called Tennessee Johnson.
I wondered what the heck that was about and turns out it's a film about Andrew
Johnson, the 17th President of the United States. I didn't know a film had been
made about him, so I thought I'd watch it. Van Heflin plays the title role. I thought
it was good. Some find older studio biopics too pat, because they usually like to
concentrate on the positive aspects of a biographical subject and leave out the warts.
I see nothing wrong with that. Just like any film about any person or event, there will
be those who quibble with it. (See Lincoln, Milk, Bonnie & Clyde, or the current book
Fire & Fury.)

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7299 on: January 11, 2018, 03:33:06 PM »
CMBYN clips on youtube have already "got me good" ...

Elio's Dad's devastating speech -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIJwZRq4YM
That final telephone conversation -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY34-Xohcug 

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7300 on: January 11, 2018, 04:26:14 PM »

Too bad that Minghella died at such an early age, he was one of the most gifted directors of his generation.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7301 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
CMBYN clips on youtube have already "got me good" ...

Elio's Dad's devastating speech -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwIJwZRq4YM

Beautiful.



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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7302 on: January 12, 2018, 10:35:44 AM »
Have you seen the film, Paul? It’s out on dvd here beginning of March. I so want to watch it again.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7303 on: January 12, 2018, 04:23:07 PM »
Have you seen the film, Paul? It’s out on dvd here beginning of March. I so want to watch it again.

I just found it showing here, at only one theater and only one showing a day.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7304 on: January 12, 2018, 04:42:25 PM »
Lucky!  Go, Go, Go!  CMBYN is not opening here until next week.  I'm considering taking and attending an afternoon showing.  I would love to see this with you but distance is not in our favor. V.
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