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« Reply #5610 on: January 07, 2018, 11:13:49 AM »
An interesting little piece concerning one of the pivotal scenes in "Darkest Hour."  A very well executed setup of artistic license to condense what was most likely close to reality.

https://www.thewrap.com/darkest-hour-winston-churchill-sneak-off-london-underground-subway/

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« Reply #5611 on: January 08, 2018, 12:41:05 AM »
I just watched the new Xfiles episode...

What the fuck were they thinking?

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« Reply #5612 on: January 08, 2018, 01:33:10 AM »
An interesting little piece concerning one of the pivotal scenes in "Darkest Hour."  A very well executed setup of artistic license to condense what was most likely close to reality.

https://www.thewrap.com/darkest-hour-winston-churchill-sneak-off-london-underground-subway/

Good to know that Churchill might have done that at that time. It was the one flaw I found in the movie.  I didn't believe it at the time.

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« Reply #5613 on: January 08, 2018, 01:40:18 AM »
Just saw All The Money in The World.  To think they reshot all of Spacey's scenes with Plummer about a month ago.  I honestly don't see Spacey as the aged billionaire.  Plummer gave a fantastic performance and should probably get an Oscar for it.  He is in a lot of the film so the re-shots and re-editing by Scott were extensive. Wahlberg and Michelle Williams give good complementary performances.  I see Oldman with the Best Actor Oscar and Plummer with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in what is almost a lead role. A very good film and I give it 4 stars.

PS.  Getty makes pre-Carol Ebenezer Scrooge seem extraordinarily generous in comparison.  What a miser. 


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« Reply #5614 on: January 08, 2018, 01:47:15 AM »
Just saw All The Money in The World.  To think they reshot all of Spacey's scenes with Plummer about a month ago.  I honestly don't see Spacey as the aged billionaire.  Plummer gave a fantastic performance and should probably get an Oscar for it.  He is in a lot of the film so the re-shots and re-editing by Scott were extensive. Wahlberg and Michelle Williams give good complementary performances.  I see Oldman with the Best Actor Oscar and Plummer with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in what is almost a lead role. A very good film and I give it 4 stars.

PS.  Getty makes pre-Carol Ebenezer Scrooge seem extraordinarily generous in comparison.  What a miser.


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« Reply #5615 on: January 08, 2018, 08:53:17 AM »
I just watched the new Xfiles episode...

What the fuck were they thinking?
Just a little more than "contrived?"  ;D  Hell, half of the episode consisted of Mulder driving like a madman to and from South Carolina.  ;D  The current writing isn't nearly as clever and entertaining as the original.  I'd call it more gratuitous.  Oh, well.  I'm glad OTA My Network TV is now showing the old episodes on Tuesday nights so I can enjoy those and DVR them.

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« Reply #5616 on: January 08, 2018, 09:00:07 AM »
Good to know that Churchill might have done that at that time. It was the one flaw I found in the movie.  I didn't believe it at the time.
Yes, that's why I did a little "Googling" of it.  It seemed just a little "too convenient."  ;)  But, considering how crappy most of today's Hollywood drek has become, it wasn't all that bad and did serve to condense a little bit of potential history into the constraints of movie-making. It's always a fine line between fact and entertainment when it comes to the movies and some do it much better than others.

By the way, did Oldman's portrayal of Churchill remind you a little of the "offbeat," non-conformist nature of one of today's leaders?  :)

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« Reply #5617 on: January 09, 2018, 12:42:58 AM »
I just finished watching Ten Days in the Valley. I thought it was really well done. Kyra Sedgwick plays the screenwriter/mom who's daughter is kidnapped. I think it got good critical reviews but tanked with viewers. My guess was that the protagonists were a bunch of stereotypical Hollywood elitists; always drunk or drugged, completely self-absorbed and terrible parents but ambitious and successful. My people. And confirmed the worst assumptions of the rest of the country. But just think. You can watch it, be thoroughly wrapped up in the story and excellent acting and feel totally superior to these sorry suckers. TigerLily Recommended


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« Reply #5619 on: January 11, 2018, 08:18:53 AM »
Ah, for the halcyon days of yore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/style/who-is-rex-reed.html
“I like just as many films as I dislike,” Mr. Reed said. “But I think we’re drowning in mediocrity. I just try as hard as I can to raise the level of consciousness. It’s so hard to get people to see good films.”

They’re too busy “lining up to see to see ‘Star Wars 93’ or whatever it is,” he said."

Thuh trooth!  ;)  Unfortunately.  :'(  The era of Noory mediocrity.  We're drowning in suckage.  All we need is the mandatory wearing of "puffy" shirts to finish us off.


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« Reply #5620 on: January 11, 2018, 11:47:00 AM »
Ah, for the halcyon days of yore.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/style/who-is-rex-reed.html

He was always the most obviously gay critic. I'm not sure if that's why I never got his reviews or not but they just seemed more like catty gossip columns to me.

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« Reply #5621 on: January 12, 2018, 12:17:21 PM »
Last night I got a chance to see The Commuter and it's a very Liam Neeson film. I thought it was fun but critics don't seem to like it, but whatever it old man Neeson walking up and down a train like a mad man beating people up, so that's enough for me  ;D Oh yeah and one of my favorite actresses is in it to..

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« Reply #5622 on: January 12, 2018, 12:46:16 PM »
Just a little more than "contrived?"  ;D  Hell, half of the episode consisted of Mulder driving like a madman to and from South Carolina.  ;D  The current writing isn't nearly as clever and entertaining as the original.  I'd call it more gratuitous.  Oh, well.  I'm glad OTA My Network TV is now showing the old episodes on Tuesday nights so I can enjoy those and DVR them.

Have to agree with Taaroa and you, IO. Certainly not as good as the first years of the original or even last year's reboot. Scully/Anderson still looks great and doing a good job. Basically carrying the show. Mulder/Duchovny seems to be sleepwalking through his scenes. And not really aging well. He now looks like all those photos of Russian oligarchs; too much good living and bad habits

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« Reply #5623 on: January 12, 2018, 02:16:55 PM »
Oh yeah and one of my favorite actresses is in it to..

Vera Farmiga.

Alright, alright, alright.

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« Reply #5624 on: January 13, 2018, 09:22:15 AM »


Purchased a copy of this at a thrift store recently.  I haven't seen it in many years.  I was hoping it would be as funny as I first remember and I was not disappointed.  I may have laughed harder now than back then.  ;D

My favorite scene...


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« Reply #5626 on: January 13, 2018, 09:46:08 AM »


Purchased a copy of this at a thrift store recently.  I haven't seen it in many years.  I was hoping it would be as funny as I first remember and I was not disappointed.  I may have laughed harder now than back then.  ;D

My favorite scene...





Several lol's. What glorious idiots Sellers could play. Thanks for the clips, guys