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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    So I've been on a revisit old movies kick recently . . .

    While not a revisited movie, it started off with The Gentlemen that's currently on Netflix. A co-worker mentioned it to me and it sound like a good two hours, so we checked it out. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Collen Farrell, Hugh Grant, and others, it's about an American who's trying to get out of the marijuana business.

    It was quite a lot of fun and McConaughey pretty much played himself, or at least a caricature of himself, and was really good.

    I mentioned to my wife that we really should watch Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, along with Snatch, which we did, and those movies are still a lot of fun, even if a sign of the times.

    This led us to watching The Boondock Saints (I wasn't aware of all of the behind the scenes studio issues, but now I want to watch the documentary about it.)

    Since we were busy with Guy Ritchie, Prime has his latest movie - The Wrath of Man - available. What a completely different feel than his usual fare. Maybe being set in LA instead of London changes a lot, but it wasn't as witty or smart-funny as the others, but was still VERY good. I am a sucker for Jason Statham.

    Not sure what's next, but keeping with the theme, I'm going to suggest El Mariachi and then Desperado next.
    The documentary about the making of Boondock Saints, OVERNIGHT, is fascinating. Definitely worth a watch.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post

    Plan on going to see it sometime this week, though the reviews have been awful.

    B
    I only watched it because it was on Peacock. I wouldn't have gone to the theater to see it.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    So I've been on a revisit old movies kick recently . . .

    While not a revisited movie, it started off with The Gentlemen that's currently on Netflix. A co-worker mentioned it to me and it sound like a good two hours, so we checked it out. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Collen Farrell, Hugh Grant, and others, it's about an American who's trying to get out of the marijuana business.

    It was quite a lot of fun and McConaughey pretty much played himself, or at least a caricature of himself, and was really good.

    I mentioned to my wife that we really should watch Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, along with Snatch, which we did, and those movies are still a lot of fun, even if a sign of the times.

    This led us to watching The Boondock Saints (I wasn't aware of all of the behind the scenes studio issues, but now I want to watch the documentary about it.)

    Since we were busy with Guy Ritchie, Prime has his latest movie - The Wrath of Man - available. What a completely different feel than his usual fare. Maybe being set in LA instead of London changes a lot, but it wasn't as witty or smart-funny as the others, but was still VERY good. I am a sucker for Jason Statham.

    Not sure what's next, but keeping with the theme, I'm going to suggest El Mariachi and then Desperado next.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by brlesh View Post
    Went to see The Northman the other night, which was basically Shakespeare’s Hamlet told from a Viking perspective.

    What a disappointment. It was awful!

    B
    Ugh - I had high hopes for this one. I did pre-order the 4k though - hmmmmmm

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  • Ben Staad
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    How far I have fallen as an SK fan. I didn't even know they remade this movie.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Anyone check out the new Firestarter movie? I was kinda bored with it.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Anyone check out the new Firestarter movie? I was kinda bored with it.
    Plan on going to see it sometime this week, though the reviews have been awful.

    B

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Interesting. I didn't realize there was a book and had no idea Tim Lebbon wrote this story. Probably worth a read.

    https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Tim-Lebbon/dp/1781168822

    Thanks!



    Definitely worth a read.

    The novel, IMO, was great.

    B

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  • Brian861
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    Anyone check out the new Firestarter movie? I was kinda bored with it.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Interesting. I didn't realize there was a book and had no idea Tim Lebbon wrote this story. Probably worth a read.

    https://www.amazon.com/Silence-Tim-Lebbon/dp/1781168822

    Thanks!


    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The book is much better than the movie in my opinion. I have not seen A Quiet Place yet, but it sounds a lot like The Silence to me.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The book is much better than the movie in my opinion. I have not seen A Quiet Place yet, but it sounds a lot like The Silence to me.
    I would agree.

    The novel by Tim Lebbon is great.

    Have not seen the movie of The Silence.

    I am a fan of both of the Quiet Place movies.

    Apparently there is a third QP movie set to be released in 2023.

    B

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    The Silence starring Stanley Tucci. This is A Quiet Place with different bad guys and not done as well. I'm still a sucker for end of the World stories and thought this one was entertaining enough with a strong performance from the younger female lead. 3 out of 5 stars.

    So if you have a free afternoon, like end of the world stuff, creatures, and survival flicks give this one a try.
    The book is much better than the movie in my opinion. I have not seen A Quiet Place yet, but it sounds a lot like The Silence to me.

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  • Ben Staad
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    The Silence starring Stanley Tucci. This is A Quiet Place with different bad guys and not done as well. I'm still a sucker for end of the World stories and thought this one was entertaining enough with a strong performance from the younger female lead. 3 out of 5 stars.

    So if you have a free afternoon, like end of the world stuff, creatures, and survival flicks give this one a try.

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  • brlesh
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    Went to see The Northman the other night, which was basically Shakespeare’s Hamlet told from a Viking perspective.

    What a disappointment. It was awful!

    B

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  • Ben Staad
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    I re-watched Robocop recently as well and thought it's held up to time. There is a good amount of drama which I didn't remember and think it's still a solid movie.

    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I think the last movie I watched was a revisiting of RoboCop. I bought the new 4k edition and had to see how it looked upgraded like that. My wife hadn't ever seen it, so it was her first time.

    Some of the special effects look a little dated, but overall, it holds up well. Still a damn fine movie.

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