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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #720 on: December 18, 2017, 11:48:50 PM »
     Always (1989/United States)
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Steven Spielberg
Writing:Jerry Belson (Screenwriter), Chandler Sprague (Original Material By), David Boehm (Original Material By)
Length:122 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: DTS: 2-Channel Stereo, Spanish: DTS: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Richard Dreyfuss as Pete Sandich
Holly Hunter as Dorinda Durston
Brad Johnson (1959) as Ted Baker
John Goodman (1952) as Al Yackey
Audrey Hepburn as Hap

Plot:
A story about life, love and loss, Steven Spielberg directs Always, a heart-warming romantic adventure that USA Today calls "a winner". After sacrificing himself to save a friend (John Goodman), a daredevil firefighting pilot (Richard Dreyfuss) returns to earth to help his surviving girlfriend (Holly Hunter) move on with her life. Breathtaking cinematography and exhilarating aerial choreography highlight this compelling adventure that features a special appearance by Audrey Hepburn.

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I am not sure how this one got by me. A Spielberg film that is not only a good romantic drama... but it also has a lot of great forest fore fighting scenes... and a touch of supernatural with the whole ghost story line. If you never seen this one I definitely recommend it. It has a lot of familiar faces in it such as Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn in one of her final roles. I must say I really was pleasantly surprised with this film. As I picked it up as a blind buy because of it being a Spielberg film I wasn't familiar with.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #721 on: February 23, 2018, 12:46:10 AM »
     Brides of Dracula (1960/United Kingdom)
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Terence Fisher
Writing:Jimmy Sangster (Screenwriter), Peter Bryan (Screenwriter), Edward Percy (Screenwriter)
Length:86 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.00:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: Mono
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing
Martita Hunt as Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur as Marianne
Freda Jackson as Greta
David Peel as Baron Meinster

Plot:
A brave young woman (Yvonne Monlaur) takes refuge in a mysterious chateau, but soon finds herself the prey of a treacherous vampire intent on claiming her.

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My Thoughts:

This is the third Hammer film I have seen... and the second one I actually liked. The story is good... even though with the title you expect a Dracula film... this one Dracula is already dead and it is one of his disciples the is the master vampire in this film. I thought the visuals was great. An early Technicolor film where the color usage is good where the color of the background and costumes pop out at you without looking over done. And U+I must say Peter Cushing did a great job as Doctor Van Helsing, I can easily see myself re-watching this one. Well worth the time put in to watch it. Recommended.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #722 on: March 23, 2018, 12:28:15 AM »
     The Blues Brothers (1980/United States)

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Director:John Landis
Writing:Dan Aykroyd (Writer), John Landis (Writer)
Length:148 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS: 5.1, French: DTS: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Tom Erhart as Prison Guard
Gerald Walling [Gerald Walling, S.J.] as Prison Guard
John Belushi as Joliet Jake
Walter Levine as Prison Guard
Frank Oz as Corrections Officer

Plot:
Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their "mission from God". Directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's® Animal House), the soul-stirring comedy classic features musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Cab Calloway.

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My Thoughts:

I remember watching this one back in the '80s... and enjoying it well enough. But I haven't watched it since until now. It is still a decently fun film. though my memory of it was better then it actually was. The film definitely has an '80s feel to it. So it is probably a little dated... but I still found it worth the time put in to watch it. I both the 2 disc blu-ray box set with this and the sequel Blues Brothers 2000. I don't ever remember seeing the sequel but it has my curiosity piqued as it has John Goodman in it.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #723 on: April 01, 2018, 01:48:34 AM »
     Dr. No (1962/United Kingdom)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Terence Young
Writing:Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter), Johanna Harwood (Screenwriter), Berkely Mather (Screenwriter), Ian Fleming (1908) (Original Material By)
Length:110 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.66:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Sean Connery as James Bond
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No
Jack Lord (1920) as Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee (1908) as M.

Plot:
His name is Bond, James Bond. And here, in his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming's immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Sean Connery embodies the suave yet lethal cool of agent 007 as he battles the mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space programme.

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My Thoughts:

My first James Bond movie. I found it to be interesting and really liked the story. I did however find myself wanting a bit more action. Seab Connery was great in this role, and wow did he look young! Ursula Andress was also good as the first Bond Girl. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the franchise. Though I must admit I worry about whether I will like anyone else in the role.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #724 on: April 03, 2018, 07:09:34 PM »
     Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017/United States)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Jake Kasdan
Writing:Chris McKenna (Screenwriter), Erik Sommers (Screenwriter), Scott Rosenberg (Screenwriter), Jeff Pinkner (Screenwriter), Chris McKenna (Story By), Chris Van Allsburg (Original Material By)
Length:119 min.
Video:Widescreen :1
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Stars:
Dwayne Johnson (1972) as Spencer
Kevin Hart (1979) as Fridge
Jack Black (1969) as Bethany
Karen Gillan as Martha
Rhys Darby as Nigel

Plot:
Four teenagers in detention discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of. When they decide to play, they are immediately sucked into the jungle world of Jumanji in the bodies of their avatars (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan). They’ll have to complete the adventure of their lives filled with fun, thrills and danger or be stuck in the game forever!

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My Thoughts:

I have actually been looking forward to this one since I first saw the trailer. As I enjoyed the first film so much. As you would expect with the likes of Jack Black and Kevin Hart this one has it's share of laughs. Dwayne Johnson is about what you would expect from him. For me the highlight of the film was Karen Gillan. She both looked great and kicked ass. This is a really fun watch. Worth the time put in to watch it.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #725 on: April 03, 2018, 11:46:17 PM »
     Pixels (2015/United States)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Chris Columbus
Writing:Patrick Jean (Original Material By), Tim Herlihy (Story By), Tim Herlihy (Screenwriter), Timothy Dowling (Screenwriter)
Length:106 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 7.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Other

Stars:
Adam Sandler as Brenner
Kevin James (1965) as Cooper
Michelle Monaghan as Violet
Peter Dinklage as Eddie
Josh Gad as Ludlow

Plot:
When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games like PAC-MAN, Donky Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (Kevin James) has to call on his childhood best friend, '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

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My Thoughts:

I went into this one not expecting much at all. Matter of fact I expected to hate it. When I first saw the trailer for this film the only thing that piqued my intreset was nostalgia for the old video games I used to play. And to be honest after seeing it that is my favorite thing about the film. Though to be fair it does have a few laughs here and there to go along with all the idiocy. While I can not say this is a good film....I found I enjoyed it for what it is. Just idiotic fun. While I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone... I have seen worse.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #726 on: April 12, 2018, 05:16:10 AM »
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #727 on: April 27, 2018, 06:07:37 PM »
     The Midnight Meat Train: Unrated Director's Cut (2008/United States)
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Lions Gate Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Ryuhei Kitamura
Writing:Jeff Buhler (Screenwriter), Clive Barker (Original Material By)
Length:103 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Bradley Cooper as Leon
Leslie Bibb as Maya
Brooke Shields as Susan Hoff
Vinnie Jones as Mahogany
Roger Bart as Jurgis

Plot:
Struggling photographer Leon Kaufman's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late-night commuters – ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

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My Thoughts:

This is a one I enjoyed quite a bit. It has a good story line. The Cast did a fine job. And most of all... it has a twist I didn't see coming.Though there is a thing or two I wiah was explained better. Ovewr all I found this one to be enjoyable. I can see myself watching it again.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #728 on: May 31, 2018, 07:47:15 PM »
     21 & Over (2013/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writing:Jon Lucas (Writer), Scott Moore (Writer)
Length:93 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Miles Teller as Miller
Skylar Astin as Casey
Justin Chon as JeffChang
Sarah Wright (1983) as Nicole
Jonathan Keltz as Randy

Plot:
FROM THE WRITERS OF THE HANGOVER comes a reckless and raunchy comedy 21 years in the making! On the day before a critical interview, straight-A college student Jeff Chang gets a surprise visit from his two best buds to celebrate his 21st birthday. In no mood to party, Jeff finally agrees to a single drink, which quickly leads to an over-the-top, out-of-control night filled with epic beer pong, smoking-hot coeds...and one angry buffalo. Can Jeff's friends get their plastered pal cleaned up in time for his morning appointment? It's worth a shot!

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My Thoughts:

While this one has a decent idea for a story I just don't like the way they did it. I am just not a fan of the gross out humor. In my opinion vomit, diareah, urnation and such jokes are just not funny to me. I just feel they have no place in real comedy. That being said... this film does have some good scenes.. but they get tarnished by the above.

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