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09 Dec 2018 15:04

Right thread to wish a happy birthday to Kirk Douglas (sorry mistake in bumping :o )
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11 Feb 2019 22:06

Ponty Python's The Life of Brian (1979) - eh, thought it was so much funnier the first few times I had watched it some decades ago when I was much younger, but once I had to explain what's going on in the flick to an elderly client of mine recently (who hadn't seen it before) the old black sense of humor came right back to me. This one is definitely a classic! :cool:

Copycat (1995) - This one I had also seen several times before in my youth, but at this point in life I just think it's a really stupid kind of thriller.
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12 Feb 2019 12:29

Tricycle Rider wrote:Ponty Python's The Life of Brian (1979) - eh, thought it was so much funnier the first few times I had watched it some decades ago when I was much younger, but once I had to explain what's going on in the flick to an elderly client of mine recently (who hadn't seen it before) the old black sense of humor came right back to me. This one is definitely a classic! :cool:

Copycat (1995) - This one I had also seen several times before in my youth, but at this point in life I just think it's a really stupid kind of thriller.


Yes Monty Python has more impact on young men but it's still probably their best movie. Copycat was okay, the sort of thing you can watch with one eye open...........Sigourney Weaver gave it a bit of class acting wise.
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13 Feb 2019 15:08

movingtarget wrote:
Yes Monty Python has more impact on young men but it's still probably their best movie. Copycat was okay, the sort of thing you can watch with one eye open...........Sigourney Weaver gave it a bit of class acting wise.
Do you like Angelina Jolie? I ask because I had just watched another stinker of a thriller called The Bone Collector (1999), she seemed terribly miscast. Like sure, a renowned former forensics expert will just put all his trust into a gorgeous rookie to solve some serial killings...

Besides that, while the murders were quite gruesome I think The Bone Collector was a poor Silence of the Lambs and Seven knock-off. I just had to roll my eyes throughout the movie, besides some plot holes there were quite a few situations I thought were improbable.
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14 Feb 2019 05:42

Tricycle Rider wrote:
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Yes Monty Python has more impact on young men but it's still probably their best movie. Copycat was okay, the sort of thing you can watch with one eye open...........Sigourney Weaver gave it a bit of class acting wise.
Do you like Angelina Jolie? I ask because I had just watched another stinker of a thriller called The Bone Collector (1999), she seemed terribly miscast. Like sure, a renowned former forensics expert will just put all his trust into a gorgeous rookie to solve some serial killings...

Besides that, while the murders were quite gruesome I think The Bone Collector was a poor Silence of the Lambs and Seven knock-off. I just had to roll my eyes throughout the movie, besides some plot holes there were quite a few situations I thought were improbable.


I thought she was good in Girl Interrupted and a few other movies but she may turn out to be a better director than an actress. Her directing efforts have been pretty good. The Bone Collector of course wasn't in the class of the other two movies. Pretty mediocre, a B movie with an A list cast and budget. Of the three I think Seven was the best and possibly David Fincher's best movie as well. I thought Fincher's, Fight Club was overrated but it was good in parts.
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14 Feb 2019 12:56

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I thought she was good in Girl Interrupted and a few other movies but she may turn out to be a better director than an actress. Her directing efforts have been pretty good. The Bone Collector of course wasn't in the class of the other two movies. Pretty mediocre, a B movie with an A list cast and budget. Of the three I think Seven was the best and possibly David Fincher's best movie as well. I thought Fincher's, Fight Club was overrated but it was good in parts.
Funny you should mention Fincher, I thought about watching Zodiac again (which I thought was okay enough), but seeing as I had already seen in it a couple of times I passed on it. And I did see Fight Club a long time ago, but that's about all I remember about that movie. :Neutral:

Having passed on Zodiac I watched The Departed again last night instead (saw it a long time ago)... clearly Scorsese had too much of a budget to play with because he just didn't seem to know when to say when. The rest of the star actors I didn't mind too much, but if he had just passed on Jack Nicholson, I tired of Nicholson a long time ago. His character was just so cartoonish and over-the-top, apparently Nicholson himself had some input about the scenes he was in, and it showed.

Aside from that Marty had me for the first couple of hours (except for the aforementioned Nicholson), but then he lost me with the last part. That bloodbath at the end was just so silly and unnecessary, way to ruin a halfway feasible situation.

PS - I'm always amazed when I read viewers' reviews where they complain about violence and foul language, well, you just watched a movie about cops and the mob - what I kind of language did you expect? (I truly believe they do talk like that irl, something to do with having to prove their manhood to their colleagues and whatnot.)
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I thought she was good in Girl Interrupted and a few other movies but she may turn out to be a better director than an actress. Her directing efforts have been pretty good. The Bone Collector of course wasn't in the class of the other two movies. Pretty mediocre, a B movie with an A list cast and budget. Of the three I think Seven was the best and possibly David Fincher's best movie as well. I thought Fincher's, Fight Club was overrated but it was good in parts.
Funny you should mention Fincher, I thought about watching Zodiac again (which I thought was okay enough), but seeing as I had already seen in it a couple of times I passed on it. And I did see Fight Club a long time ago, but that's about all I remember about that movie. :Neutral:

Having passed on Zodiac I watched The Departed again last night instead (saw it a long time ago)... clearly Scorsese had too much of a budget to play with because he just didn't seem to know when to say when. The rest of the star actors I didn't mind too much, but if he had just passed on Jack Nicholson, I tired of Nicholson a long time ago. His character was just so cartoonish and over-the-top, apparently Nicholson himself had some input about the scenes he was in, and it showed.

Aside from that Marty had me for the first couple of hours (except for the aforementioned Nicholson), but then he lost me with the last part. That bloodbath at the end was just so silly and unnecessary, way to ruin a halfway feasible situation.

PS - I'm always amazed when I read viewers' reviews where they complain about violence and foul language, well, you just watched a movie about cops and the mob - what I kind of language did you expect? (I truly believe they do talk like that irl, something to do with having to prove their manhood to their colleagues and whatnot.)


I watched The Departed again recently and didn't like as much as the first time. Damon's character was just hard to believe. I think Casino was one of his underrated movies even though it was very long and violent obviously being about the Mob. Have to admit that for me Scorsese was at his best from Mean Streets up to Casino. I was never a big Nicholson fan, I thought he ruined the Shining which could have been a classic horror movie if not for Nicholson's cartoonish performance. Great visuals and atmosphere all the same. Full Metal Jacket was another flawed movie which should have been much better, still had some great moments. Stanley Kubrick never cared too much about acting he was all about visuals and technical aspects which is probably why I think 2001 was probably his best movie along with Clockwork Orange.
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