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Rate the last movie you saw

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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    "Parkland"

    From what I've read about the Kennedy assassination and the aftermath this seems to be an accurate representation of the chaos, pandemonium and eventual sorrow that overtook Parkland hospital and the Dallas community after the assassination.

    Certainly some of the actions taken, like the Secret Service removing the body (to Washington) without it immediately being autopsied (at Parkland) contributed to the many conspiracy theories over the years.

    But under the circumstances who knew?

    One of the interesting things was what the Secret Service had to go through to get the casket on plane for the trip back to DC. We have all seen the photo of Jackie in the cabin with LBJ being sworn in, but we don't think about the coffin containing JFK only a few feet away.

    I thought the portrayal of Oswald's brother Robert and Mother were very good. LHO's mother was kind of an oddball. Robert seemed down to earth and was considerably bothered by what he knew his brother had done.

    8/10.
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  2. Passepartout

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    The Lone Survivor with Mark Wahlburg. Really a very sad but really a movie that should not be missed. As it is about a failed attack against a terrorist leader aka Operation Red Wings! It is based on a true story too. 9/10!
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  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    After Earth...Good Grief that must have been the slowest movie ever for an action sci-fi flick. The acting was horrible and you felt no connection to either of the main characters. Boo Hiss

    This is the End - Really Dumb but I have to admit I laughed a number of times at some of the juvenile jokes and such. Also thought the devils and demons were done pretty cool.

    Klondike - This was a 3 part miniseries done by discovery. Really liked it and wished it lasted longer. I liked that they did not put a pretty bow on it to make the ending more happy. Of course it was based on real events so the did not have too much license to change the ending.

    Titanic - Yes I know it has been out for years and played on TV over and over but I had never sat down and watched the whole movie until recently. Just had seen a few minutes here and there prior. I have to say that I wanted to put a foot in the backside of that old woman at the end. She could have given the necklace to her granddaughter to set her up for life or given it to the captain who has been looking for it for so long. That just irked me to know end. That was about the only thing that elicited an emotion from me as the rest of the movie was just typical hollywood chick flick.
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  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Lone Survivor

    It was good. I don't think it was the greatest movie ever, but it is worth watching. I was a little surprised because typically any movie Taylor Kitsch is in is terrible. I did have one nit pick. Rattlesnakes? Really? Why can't Hollywood do some basic research? Other than that it told an interesting story. Ben Foster is really good. I did wonder about one possible option I thought they could have taken to better their situation.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Interesting take on the necklace thing... I can see your point.

    The part that got me a little emotionally was the when a couple of the crewman were out in the lifeboat looking for survivors and they came across the frozen bodies in the ocean, including the baby. That hit home for me because it must have been an gut-wrenching experience in real life to go through that exercise.
  6. Aikmaniac

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    I really enjoyed it as well.

    Never knew about the "quick renovations" done to the isleway in Air Force One to make room for the casket.

    I also admired the head surgeon at Parkland for trying to stand up to the Secret Service, but at that point he had to move aside. His point was made, but his interference with the inevitable portrayed him as pompous.
  7. jimmy40

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    The Warriors, great movie again, for the 100th time. I may have even posted this in this thread before. lol
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  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Agreed.

    Watched that in the theater during its original release... twice!
  9. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    As did I.....
    And if I remember correctly I had to beg and plead my case to Mom to take us to see The Warriors because it had gotten quite a bad rap at the time for "promoting gang violence" etc.

    Quick FYI.....
    It was loosely based on a group of greek soldiers lost in enemy terroritory{Persian}

    The director was a big fan of baseball as well as the rock group KISS.......and the baseball furies were born.
  10. BigStar

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    She had no concept of money, she was from a wealthy family...Jack would've hid it in one of his orafices being a street kid :)(John Wayne strut) Agree with your synopsis on the movie (hollywood drivel).

    I laughed throughout "This is the End" though would never mention it for awards, etc. Pure stoner movie with some surprisingly good wit bc it is mostly unscripted off the cuff jokes between cast members. Jonah Hill/James Franco really made the movie. Plot was beyond dumb but I watch comedies for the back and forth anyhow.
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  11. jimmy40

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    Saw The Warriors and The Wanderers while drinking beer at a double feature at a drive in with several high school buddies, all of us trying to hear the movie through a couple of those crappy speakers. Fun times.
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  12. MichaelWinicki

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    No question some of the gangs were over the top... We knew that back in what was it? '79?

    But the whole concept of trying to get from Central Park back to Coney Island was brilliantly executed.

    I tripped across some of the filming locations on Youtube or maybe it was in a magazine... Anyway pretty good stuff.
  13. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Part 1 of 4....

  14. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Loved The Warriors and surprised it has not been remade. I remembering wearing my baseball uniform and painting face for Halloween because of that movie :)
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Gosh I hope they don't remake that.

    NYC back in the 70's was much different place than it is now (if they remade it using NYC as a base).
  16. MichaelWinicki

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    "Abandoned Mine".

    A low-grade ghost story. Not a lot of gore. A "PG" type of horror film.

    OK story. Nothing great.

    4.5/10
  17. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Yeah I hope they do not remake it either. Just surprised they have not with the way they recycle movies.
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    The Nut Job...

    I actually liked it. I think it was paced just right. The ending was a bit so-so, but I liked the overall concept of the story.

    8/10.
  19. Kristen82

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    Watched "The Messenger" with Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson. Kind of an under-the-radar movie (don't remember seeing much hype about it), but one of the best movies I've ever seen. Didn't know that there was an actual military job whose sole responsibility was to notify families that their children/sibling were KIA.
  20. bb721

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    Captain Phillips - Despite knowing in advance what the ultimate outcome would be the movie kept me engaged and interested the entire time.

    8/10

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