General Movie Discussion Thread

Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Ach » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Anyone seen the Irishman?

3 and a half hours long. Could be another Scorsese shocker
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Fenice » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Black...Widow...Cannot wait!
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 pm

Fenice wrote:Black...Widow...Cannot wait!



trailer is lookin hot. The action looks great, and probably gonna be better than most hand to hand marvel films. But just like Age Of Ultron, they're clearly gonna had jokes into this movie. Show the spoiler
Taskmaster looks okay imo. Defiinitly excited for Black Widow
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Ach wrote:Anyone seen the Irishman?

3 and a half hours long. Could be another Scorsese shocker




not better than Goodfellas or Casino by any stretch of the imagination. However, with that being said, it is still a very, very good movie.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Fenice » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:31 am

themessiah wrote:
Fenice wrote:Black...Widow...Cannot wait!



trailer is lookin hot. The action looks great, and probably gonna be better than most hand to hand marvel films. But just like Age Of Ultron, they're clearly gonna had jokes into this movie. Show the spoiler
Taskmaster looks okay imo. Defiinitly excited for Black Widow


Yeah, his addition, updated a bit, makes sense and should be good.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby StLGooner » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:50 pm

themessiah wrote:
Ach wrote:Anyone seen the Irishman?

3 and a half hours long. Could be another Scorsese shocker




not better than Goodfellas or Casino by any stretch of the imagination. However, with that being said, it is still a very, very good movie.



Just watched it last night. I thought it was ok. This type of movie has been done too many times for me. It's all the same shit in the end, bad guys killing bad guys. We get it, the mob was bad and controlled a lot of shit. Just kind of boring for me, but I'm sure it will win a lot of awards because of who's in it.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby themessiah » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:42 pm

StLGooner wrote:
themessiah wrote:
Ach wrote:Anyone seen the Irishman?

3 and a half hours long. Could be another Scorsese shocker




not better than Goodfellas or Casino by any stretch of the imagination. However, with that being said, it is still a very, very good movie.



Just watched it last night. I thought it was ok. This type of movie has been done too many times for me. It's all the same shit in the end, bad guys killing bad guys. We get it, the mob was bad and controlled a lot of shit. Just kind of boring for me, but I'm sure it will win a lot of awards because of who's in it.



It does take way too long getting going, but the last hour is really excellent. While some say it's derivative of Goodfellas/Casino, it's actually more derivative of The Wolf Of Wall Street, particularly in the ending.

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too many will make heroes of the protagonist. In reality, Sheeran is a sociopath. He murders his best friend, made even more pathetic when in the final moments Hoffa's one reassurance is Sheeran's presence. And for this sin he dies alone, with no friends or family.

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The scenes with the priest are powerful. He's doing what he did as a killer - mindlessly copying and reciting what he is told to do, hoping it will pay off, even though it never does. He leaves the door opened a crack at the end, hoping goodness will finally enter. It won't.

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One problem I had is that the youth-ifying CGI isn't super effective because they all still move around like old men. If anything, DeNiro & Pacino were distracting. I was much more impressed by Ray Romano and Joe Pesci, as well as Stephen Graham, who is always great.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby StLGooner » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:46 pm

I do appreciate the acting and yes, the end had some good moments. Maybe I was expecting too much, but it was just so so for me.
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby UFGN » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:34 am

Watched some of Mary Poppins yesterday

Great film, but it left me thinking..... if Native Americans and black people are allowed to be offended by Disney, how about bullying the British auther of MP into agreeing to a film, turning it into a light comedy musical about chimney sweeps, bag ladies and the Suffragettes, and then casting an American with a comedy cockney accent?

Native Americans never had to put up with Dick van Dyke playing a Sioux warrior
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Re: General Movie Discussion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:27 pm

UFGN wrote:Watched some of Mary Poppins yesterday

Great film, but it left me thinking..... if Native Americans and black people are allowed to be offended by Disney, how about bullying the British auther of MP into agreeing to a film, turning it into a light comedy musical about chimney sweeps, bag ladies and the Suffragettes, and then casting an American with a comedy cockney accent?

Native Americans never had to put up with Dick van Dyke playing a Sioux warrior


Instead they had Johnny Depp playing Tonto.
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