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Old 04-29-2021, 03:10 PM   #23811 (permalink)
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Lately I watched a few movies that have been on my to-do list for a while and that I should've gotten to years ago.

In the Name of the Father (1993) - awesome prison drama based on real events. I won't give away the whole story, but it takes place in Ireland and England and has to do with IRA bombings / terrorism and some consequences from that. The lead is played by Daniel Day Lewis and while the love people have for him has been a little mysterious to me in the past, I get it now. He's great in this. Easy recommendation!
Superb movie, and for me, kind of close to home in ways.
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The Color Purple (1985) - Another great drama movie taking place in the earlier half of the previous century about a demure black girl/woman married off to a slob on a farm. It's a Stephen Spielberg movie which features some great performances by actors like Whoopi Goldberg (in the lead), Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. I heard about this like forever, but it took me this long to watch it and it's a great film. I'm a little surprised it's not more known. Another easy recommendation!
Didn't it win a bunch of Oscars?
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Clue (1985) - On paper, this looks better than it is. It's a John Landis produced crime-comedy roughly based on the Cluedo board game with Tim Curry in its most prominent role. It's got a thunderstorm with a creepy mansion and at least one broken down car and the need to use a phone. It's got a party with several mysterious character using pseudonyms and a murder mystery. It's kinda campy. However, I do feel it would've worked better had it either taken itself more seriously and dropped some of the meta humour in particular OR if it had aimed for more straight up comedy. As it is, it falls somewhere in between. Unfortunately, it's comedic enough for you to not care much what happens to the characters, but not funny enough to make up for that. Still, it's the kind of movie that I would expect a small minority to love so I assume it may have some cult status.
For a superior movie (and Peter Sellers) check out Murder by Death.
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:22 PM   #23812 (permalink)
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Didn't it win a bunch of Oscars?
It was nominated for a whole bunch and won none of them.

All Spielberg movies are well known, of course, but where I grew up, The Color Purple seems to have fallen in the shadow of his other films.. even those that are arguably weaker, like Hook (which I still enjoy).

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I know of it, but haven't seen it. On your recommendation, I'll try to remedy that
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:48 AM   #23813 (permalink)
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Prisoner of Second Ave (1975, Melvin Frank)
Neil Simon play made into a movie. Married middle aged New Yorker gets fired and has to depend on his wife for financial support. Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft are great. Streamer.
Fantastic movie. The participation of Jack Lemmon almost always guaranteed a great movie. Love the ending. Neil Simon is a great playwright.
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Rita on Netflix. It's a series though
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Old 05-01-2021, 03:46 PM   #23815 (permalink)
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Recently watched the Cornetto trilogy over the last couple days. I'd only ever seen Shaun of the Dead which is still pretty awesome. I think it's still my favorite out of the three but The World's End is a close second.
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Those are great. Shaun of the Dead is probably still GOAT but it makes me wish the Super Troopers guys had done a similar kind of trajectory cause it sounds like they woul've if they hadn't been one hit wonders
Oh wait Beerfest was awesome too. Maybe they did do the same thing...
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Peeping Tom (1960)



Pretty good British exploitation/crime/horror/suspense type of film. The poster shows an "X" rating but it's not a porn flick. The British rating of "X" was for films considered suitable for those aged 16 or over at that time.
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Imagine using "not porn" to recommend something.
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Recently watched the Cornetto trilogy over the last couple days. I'd only ever seen Shaun of the Dead which is still pretty awesome. I think it's still my favorite out of the three but The World's End is a close second.
Yeah but you should really only watch one...
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Those are great. Shaun of the Dead is probably still GOAT but it makes me wish the Super Troopers guys had done a similar kind of trajectory cause it sounds like they woul've if they hadn't been one hit wonders
Oh wait Beerfest was awesome too. Maybe they did do the same thing...
Wtf is super troopers and beerfest? I googled them, are they worth watching?
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