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  #2587752 19-Oct-2020 13:57
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LA Confidential 8.5/10 DVD

 

Still a great watch with Guy Pearce, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey etc on top form.

 

Interesting story line, strong characters, and great atmosphere. What more can you want?

 

 

I love the noir genre - I happened to re-watch this recently and agree with your rating.

 

In the same vein but, rather than being made in the style, is actually an old movie, is Sunset Boulevard (1950).

 

I don't normally go for 'old' movies but Sunset Boulevard is a very good watch.

 

 

 

A more modern noir interpretation is The Last Seduction. It has twists and turns to keep you interested and Linda Fiorentino alternates between utterly sexy and ruthless.





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  #2587897 19-Oct-2020 17:44
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@afe66: Have you trued Iron Fury on youtube ?

 

 

This movie was released in some markets as T-34. Just watched it on Amazon Prime (US) and it's a really worthy 6.5/10





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  #2587977 19-Oct-2020 19:24
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elpenguino:

 

SJB:

 

LA Confidential 8.5/10 DVD

 

Still a great watch with Guy Pearce, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey etc on top form.

 

Interesting story line, strong characters, and great atmosphere. What more can you want?

 

 

I love the noir genre - I happened to re-watch this recently and agree with your rating.

 

In the same vein but, rather than being made in the style, is actually an old movie, is Sunset Boulevard (1950).

 

I don't normally go for 'old' movies but Sunset Boulevard is a very good watch.

 

 

 

A more modern noir interpretation is The Last Seduction. It has twists and turns to keep you interested and Linda Fiorentino alternates between utterly sexy and ruthless.

 

 

I'll definitely give Sunset Boulevard a go. I see it was directed by Billy Wilder and stars William Holden. He was a great actor and starred in one of my favorite films of all time Network.

 

 




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  #2588091 20-Oct-2020 08:20
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Watched Enola Holmes on Netflix NZ the other day. 

 

Went into it with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. 





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  #2588116 20-Oct-2020 09:42
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Enola Holmes on Netflix - The main plot/story was not the best but it was a good entertaining movie. 6.5/10

 

 

 

Terminator Dark Fate on Neon - Simply avoid this one. Extremely poor acting. Poorly written script. 2/10 


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  #2588233 20-Oct-2020 11:37
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SJB:

 

 

 

I'll definitely give Sunset Boulevard a go. I see it was directed by Billy Wilder and stars William Holden. He was a great actor and starred in one of my favorite films of all time Network.

 

 

 

 

A very under rated actor. Bridge on the River Kwai as the counter point to Alec Guinness was stellar.


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  #2589654 21-Oct-2020 09:09
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Bill & Ted Face the Music. Just an incoherent mess that, for the most part, looked like it was filmed over a long weekend for $150. If you have fond memories of enjoying Bill & Ted in your youth, this should be a hard pass. And if you've never seen the first two, or didn't like them, an even harder pass. Just don't watch it. 1/10 (I bumped it up from zero because of the prosthetics in the prison scene which I thought were fairly amusing - the only time I even smiled slightly during the entire film).

 

EDIT: It's sitting on 82% approval and "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, which absolutely astounds me.




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  #2589656 21-Oct-2020 09:15
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Bill & Ted Face the Music. Just an incoherent mess that, for the most part, looked like it was filmed over a long weekend for $150. If you have fond memories of enjoying Bill & Ted in your youth, this should be a hard pass. And if you've never seen the first two, or didn't like them, an even harder pass. Just don't watch it. 1/10 (I bumped it up from zero because of the prosthetics in the prison scene which I thought were fairly amusing - the only time I even smiled slightly during the entire film).

 

 

Agree. I loved Bill and Ted way back when. I had reservations before watching Face the Music, but hoped I would be wrong. I now regret it.


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  #2589658 21-Oct-2020 09:21
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The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sorkin, for better and worse. Some nice dialogue and an absolutely outstanding cast. As always a bit preachy but a good watch.

8/10

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  #2589659 21-Oct-2020 09:25
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Handle9: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sorkin, for better and worse. Some nice dialogue and an absolutely outstanding cast. As always a bit preachy but a good watch.

8/10

 

Hmm Cool I had been hanging out for some Sorkin. It's about time for a new TV series too hopefully :)

 

 


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  #2589663 21-Oct-2020 09:39
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networkn:

 

Handle9: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sorkin, for better and worse. Some nice dialogue and an absolutely outstanding cast. As always a bit preachy but a good watch.

8/10

 

 

Hmm Cool I had been hanging out for some Sorkin. It's about time for a new TV series too hopefully :)

 

 

Wife wanted to watch this other day... I read about the trial before and thought this would be a "heavy" watch - compared to The West Wing and Newsroom kind of content...





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  #2589669 21-Oct-2020 09:46
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freitasm:

 

Wife wanted to watch this other day... I read about the trial before and thought this would be a "heavy" watch - compared to The West Wing and Newsroom kind of content...

 

 

Yeah, actually I had the exact same thought when I saw it advertised but I wasn't aware it was done by Sorkin of whom I am a huge fan, so I will probably give this a shot.


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  #2589906 21-Oct-2020 17:11
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networkn:

Handle9: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sorkin, for better and worse. Some nice dialogue and an absolutely outstanding cast. As always a bit preachy but a good watch.

8/10


Hmm Cool I had been hanging out for some Sorkin. It's about time for a new TV series too hopefully :)


 



I hope he doesn't do another tv show. The last two have been bitter preachy nonsense, which is why they didn't rate well. I can do without another sermon that network tv is dumb or a sketch tv show that doesn't have good jokes.

His films are better, probably because he has less control and generally focusses on what he is brilliant at, writing dialogue.

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  #2589908 21-Oct-2020 17:14
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freitasm:

Wife wanted to watch this other day... I read about the trial before and thought this would be a "heavy" watch - compared to The West Wing and Newsroom kind of content...



I wouldn't characterise this as heavy, the degree of absurdity of the trial takes care of that. It's a serious film but it's also written by Sorkin. It's not as pretentious as the Newsroom either which makes it easier to watch.

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  #2589922 21-Oct-2020 18:02
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Handle9:

I hope he doesn't do another tv show. The last two have been bitter preachy nonsense, which is why they didn't rate well. I can do without another sermon that network tv is dumb or a sketch tv show that doesn't have good jokes.

His films are better, probably because he has less control and generally focusses on what he is brilliant at, writing dialogue.

 

I couldn't disagree more, I love his shows. I tend to be easily able to ignore the preachy if I ever find it that, which I don't, that often.

 

If you don't like them, you know it's 100% optional to watch them right? :) He can make them for the rest of us who enjoy them, and you can just not partake :)

 

 


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