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S2DG

Rate the last movie you watched #46

The Lighthouse (2019)

This movie was intense and I'm still trying to figure out WTF I just watched. I wanted to see this when I found out Robert Eggers was behind it. This is the guy who's debut work was the movie "The Witch" that I still think is an amazing movie.

Short story - Willem Dafoe is an actor on the level of Daniel Day Lewis and is this movie.

Longer story - It's shot in B/W and in a square aspect ratio and tells the story of a couple of men and what happens while maintaining a lighthouse. Not sure what time period it's set in but it feels like the early 1900's. The movie takes you in between the characters nightmares/hallucinations while they both start to lose their minds. I know there's more here but I'm going to have to watch it a few more times to fully understand it.

starstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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Reply #1 posted 07/02/20 2:39pm

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S2DG said:

The Lighthouse (2019)

This movie was intense and I'm still trying to figure out WTF I just watched. I wanted to see this when I found out Robert Eggers was behind it. This is the guy who's debut work was the movie "The Witch" that I still think is an amazing movie.

Short story - Willem Dafoe is an actor on the level of Daniel Day Lewis and is this movie.

Longer story - It's shot in B/W and in a square aspect ratio and tells the story of a couple of men and what happens while maintaining a lighthouse. Not sure what time period it's set in but it feels like the early 1900's. The movie takes you in between the characters nightmares/hallucinations while they both start to lose their minds. I know there's more here but I'm going to have to watch it a few more times to fully understand it.

starstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar


This is my favorite film of 2019.

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L'Age d'Or (1930) - A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

The Criterion Channel was pulling many of Luis Buñuel's movies at the end of the month so I rewatched this kooky collaboration with Salvador Dali before it was gone. I think it's great nonsense. 4/5
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Reply #3 posted 07/02/20 8:49pm

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Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) - A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

This is the funniest Luis Buñuel film I've seen. 4.5/5

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Reply #4 posted 07/02/20 10:23pm

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American Graffiti (1973)


George Lucas wrote this movie based on his youth in the 50s. All star cast and I loved seeing Harrison Ford and Richard Dryfuss as a younger men. Average acting overall but I thought the different story lines kept it interesting.

Cameo by Wolfman Jack was a nice suprise, just can't believe I hadn't seen this movie before.


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Reply #5 posted 07/02/20 11:30pm

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L'Age d'Or (1930) - A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

The Criterion Channel was pulling many of Luis Buñuel's movies at the end of the month so I rewatched this kooky collaboration with Salvador Dali before it was gone. I think it's great nonsense. 4/5


I have The Criterion Channel also! This is a great choice ^ I love that you posted this. These famous surrealists are humorously depicted in the this film, which is one of my favorite Woody's:



This is a delightful romantic fantasy and even more enjoyable when you know all the artists included as characters. Witty script, beautiful photography and the signature 30s/40s soundtrack cap off a perfect romantic comedy.

star star star star .5 of star star star star star

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Reply #6 posted 07/02/20 11:34pm

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American Graffiti (1973)


George Lucas wrote this movie based on his youth in the 50s. All star cast and I loved seeing Harrison Ford and Richard Dryfuss as a younger men. Average acting overall but I thought the different story lines kept it interesting.

Cameo by Wolfman Jack was a nice suprise, just can't believe I hadn't seen this movie before.


starstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Wow. This film put George Lucas on the map and launched a lot of careers. I think it's rather brilliantly directed and written - one night, several overlapping subplots and a great ensemble cast. I would give it a 5/5 shrug

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Reply #7 posted 07/03/20 6:11am

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sexton said:




L'Age d'Or (1930) - A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

The Criterion Channel was pulling many of Luis Buñuel's movies at the end of the month so I rewatched this kooky collaboration with Salvador Dali before it was gone. I think it's great nonsense. 4/5



I have The Criterion Channel also! This is a great choice ^ I love that you posted this. These famous surrealists are humorously depicted in the this film, which is one of my favorite Woody's:





This is a delightful romantic fantasy and even more enjoyable when you know all the artists included as characters. Witty script, beautiful photography and the signature 30s/40s soundtrack cap off a perfect romantic comedy.



star star star star .5 of star star star star star



This is such a good film. I love everything about it. I love how Woody incorporated all the great literary giants into this film and Owen was a perfect choice for the role. I've watched this movie 5 times already and I'm sure I'll watch it at least once a year going forward.
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Reply #8 posted 07/03/20 9:11am

S2DG

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S2DG said:

American Graffiti (1973)


George Lucas wrote this movie based on his youth in the 50s. All star cast and I loved seeing Harrison Ford and Richard Dryfuss as a younger men. Average acting overall but I thought the different story lines kept it interesting.

Cameo by Wolfman Jack was a nice suprise, just can't believe I hadn't seen this movie before.


starstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Wow. This film put George Lucas on the map and launched a lot of careers. I think it's rather brilliantly directed and written - one night, several overlapping subplots and a great ensemble cast. I would give it a 5/5 shrug




Maybe because I knew about this movie and because it was George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola working together...I guess I just expected something better. Clearly I'm in the minority with this opinion as the movie was not only successful but influential.

The cultural significance of this movie marks the beginning of 1950s nostalgia in the 1970s. The television show Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, the movie Grease and the comeback of Sha Na Na were all hugely successful.

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Reply #9 posted 07/03/20 11:01am

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S2DG said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

Wow. This film put George Lucas on the map and launched a lot of careers. I think it's rather brilliantly directed and written - one night, several overlapping subplots and a great ensemble cast. I would give it a 5/5 shrug




Maybe because I knew about this movie and because it was George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola working together...I guess I just expected something better. Clearly I'm in the minority with this opinion as the movie was not only successful but influential.

The cultural significance of this movie marks the beginning of 1950s nostalgia in the 1970s. The television show Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, the movie Grease and the comeback of Sha Na Na were all hugely successful.

shrug


I know having Ron Howard in it can be confusng, but actually, as the tag line says "Where were you in '62?" - it takes place at the end of the 50s era and the beginning of the 60s, The epilogue notes that Terry/Toad was drafted and died in Vietnam. It was released in 1973 which is roughly only 10 years after the story takes place.


“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it.”
-George Orwell, 1984
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Reply #10 posted 07/03/20 7:25pm

S2DG

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S2DG said:




Maybe because I knew about this movie and because it was George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola working together...I guess I just expected something better. Clearly I'm in the minority with this opinion as the movie was not only successful but influential.

The cultural significance of this movie marks the beginning of 1950s nostalgia in the 1970s. The television show Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, the movie Grease and the comeback of Sha Na Na were all hugely successful.

shrug


I know having Ron Howard in it can be confusng, but actually, as the tag line says "Where were you in '62?" - it takes place at the end of the 50s era and the beginning of the 60s, The epilogue notes that Terry/Toad was drafted and died in Vietnam. It was released in 1973 which is roughly only 10 years after the story takes place.



Never saw the tag line but Ron Howard had zero to do with me thinking it was set in the 50s.

I think it was the cars, the music, the clothes and the Vietnam war started in the 50s.

Now I know it was 1962...thanks for that.

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Reply #11 posted 07/04/20 4:42pm

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I watched a short animation film called Coyote and it was dark, emotional, trippy and beautiful, and also quite brutal.

It´s about a coyote that wants to avenge its family that gets killed and eaten by a pack of wolves. If you like revenge movies, you´ll love this little gem of an animation film.

I really enjoyed it a lot.

Here´s an article with a video link.

https://www.shortofthewee...08/coyote/

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #12 posted 07/04/20 6:16pm

S2DG

KoolEaze said:

I watched a short animation film called Coyote and it was dark, emotional, trippy and beautiful, and also quite brutal.

It´s about a coyote that wants to avenge its family that gets killed and eaten by a pack of wolves. If you like revenge movies, you´ll love this little gem of an animation film.

I really enjoyed it a lot.

Here´s an article with a video link.

https://www.shortofthewee...08/coyote/




Couldn't get the link to play the movie so here's the youtube link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKHjA7oooPE


Thanks KoolEaze, that was really cool.

Surreal on multiuple levels and a bit intense at times, two ingredients that always get me into a movie. I love the animation art style and use of color as well.

So much in 10 minutes...just really cool...

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Reply #13 posted 07/05/20 12:13am

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Apocalypse Now (1979)


Another movie I've read about but never sat down a watched. There are so many lines I've heard repeated from this movie.

Cinematography was amazing, the storyline kept my attention (even though it's 2.5 hrs). Great writing, all star cast and there's multiple messages that I need to figure out. It's really just a masterpiece that will hold up for years to come.


starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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Reply #14 posted 07/05/20 6:48pm

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Finally got around to watching this and have to say I rather enjoyed it. Nice performances by Damon and Bale, entertaining and fast-paced storyline. Corporate jerks try to interfere in the race, and kind of succeed on one PR level, but the final props go to the designer and driver of the cars.

star star star .75 of star star star star star


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-George Orwell, 1984
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Reply #15 posted 07/06/20 8:28pm

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Three Identical Strangers, The Center for Arts in Natick at The ...

The name and premise of this documentary has always stoked my curiosity.

I finally watched it tonight. It was interesting with some major surprises.

3.5 stars out of 4.

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Reply #16 posted 07/06/20 11:11pm

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EuroVision Song Contezt: The Story of Fire Saga. 2.9/5 I got a tickle out of some of the music and pageantry but it was a very weird experience watching it. I mean they were obviously old to be so freaking naive and "pure" just weird. Americans playing Icelanders, weird. But fun for dumb entertainment.
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Reply #17 posted 07/07/20 1:12am

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Independence Day

I'm currently going through my catalog of DVDs and rewatching some of my favourite movies with my daughter now that she's old enough to fully grasp the plot. A few days ago was July 4th so what better time to view one of, if not the greatest, disaster movie of all time?

The movie itself is great. Jeff Goldblum steals the show playing a version of himself and Bill Pullman's President truly is the President you need right now. This movie is also notable for being one of two movies where I can tolerate Will Smith (the other being Men In Black). Sure, the movie is cheesy but as far as entertainment goes, you need look no further. Plus it's got better special effects than most movies made today. No matter how good CGI gets, you can never beat the look of miniatures. As for my daughter, she loved it too. Although I think she was rooting for the aliens 😂.


My score - 4/5
My daughter's score - BEST MOVIE EVER.
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Reply #18 posted 07/07/20 9:41am

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EmmaMcG said:

Independence Day I'm currently going through my catalog of DVDs and rewatching some of my favourite movies with my daughter now that she's old enough to fully grasp the plot. A few days ago was July 4th so what better time to view one of, if not the greatest, disaster movie of all time? The movie itself is great. Jeff Goldblum steals the show playing a version of himself and Bill Pullman's President truly is the President you need right now. This movie is also notable for being one of two movies where I can tolerate Will Smith (the other being Men In Black). Sure, the movie is cheesy but as far as entertainment goes, you need look no further. Plus it's got better special effects than most movies made today. No matter how good CGI gets, you can never beat the look of miniatures. As for my daughter, she loved it too. Although I think she was rooting for the aliens 😂. My score - 4/5 My daughter's score - BEST MOVIE EVER.

What?????????????????????? The movie also has your "favorite" actor in it, Wil Smith shake

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Reply #19 posted 07/07/20 9:42am

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EmmaMcG said:

Independence Day I'm currently going through my catalog of DVDs and rewatching some of my favourite movies with my daughter now that she's old enough to fully grasp the plot. A few days ago was July 4th so what better time to view one of, if not the greatest, disaster movie of all time? The movie itself is great. Jeff Goldblum steals the show playing a version of himself and Bill Pullman's President truly is the President you need right now. This movie is also notable for being one of two movies where I can tolerate Will Smith (the other being Men In Black). Sure, the movie is cheesy but as far as entertainment goes, you need look no further. Plus it's got better special effects than most movies made today. No matter how good CGI gets, you can never beat the look of miniatures. As for my daughter, she loved it too. Although I think she was rooting for the aliens 😂. My score - 4/5 My daughter's score - BEST MOVIE EVER.

I 100% agree with that. Look how great 1979 Alien still looks today.

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gandorb said:

Three Identical Strangers, The Center for Arts in Natick at The ...

The name and premise of this documentary has always stoked my curiosity.

I finally watched it tonight. It was interesting with some major surprises.

3.5 stars out of 4.


I have been wanting to wacth this one! Netflix?

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kpowers said:



EmmaMcG said:


Independence Day I'm currently going through my catalog of DVDs and rewatching some of my favourite movies with my daughter now that she's old enough to fully grasp the plot. A few days ago was July 4th so what better time to view one of, if not the greatest, disaster movie of all time? The movie itself is great. Jeff Goldblum steals the show playing a version of himself and Bill Pullman's President truly is the President you need right now. This movie is also notable for being one of two movies where I can tolerate Will Smith (the other being Men In Black). Sure, the movie is cheesy but as far as entertainment goes, you need look no further. Plus it's got better special effects than most movies made today. No matter how good CGI gets, you can never beat the look of miniatures. As for my daughter, she loved it too. Although I think she was rooting for the aliens 😂. My score - 4/5 My daughter's score - BEST MOVIE EVER.

Whst????? The movie also has your "favorite" actor in it, Wil Smith shake



NOOOOO!!! 😭
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Reply #22 posted 07/07/20 6:44pm

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The Matrix (1999)


Watched it in 1999 so I saw it with a little different perspective. It is just a great movie that holds up so well I need to watch the other two now.

The camera angles and the way the movie is filmed is something I never noticed the first time. It's the movie's best attribute IMO. Not to take away from how well written the story is and the details. The guns, explosions and FIGHTING are all next level, especially for 1999.



starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

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Reply #23 posted 07/07/20 7:28pm

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S2DG said:

The Matrix (1999)


Watched it in 1999 so I saw it with a little different perspective. It is just a great movie that holds up so well I need to watch the other two now.

The camera angles and the way the movie is filmed is something I never noticed the first time. It's the movie's best attribute IMO. Not to take away from how well written the story is and the details. The guns, explosions and FIGHTING are all next level, especially for 1999.



starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Didn't really care for part 2 & 3

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Reply #24 posted 07/07/20 9:26pm

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S2DG said:

The Matrix (1999)


Watched it in 1999 so I saw it with a little different perspective. It is just a great movie that holds up so well I need to watch the other two now.

The camera angles and the way the movie is filmed is something I never noticed the first time. It's the movie's best attribute IMO. Not to take away from how well written the story is and the details. The guns, explosions and FIGHTING are all next level, especially for 1999.



starstarstarstarstar out of starstarstarstarstar

Didn't really care for part 2 & 3



Really? I've read that the third movie is not good but the second one too?

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Reply #25 posted 07/07/20 9:28pm

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gandorb said:

Three Identical Strangers, The Center for Arts in Natick at The ...

The name and premise of this documentary has always stoked my curiosity.

I finally watched it tonight. It was interesting with some major surprises.

3.5 stars out of 4.



This movie was disturbing because it actually happened...

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Reply #26 posted 07/08/20 1:18am

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S2DG said:

kpowers said:

Didn't really care for part 2 & 3



Really? I've read that the third movie is not good but the second one too?

Yeah kinda boring

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S2DG said:



Really? I've read that the third movie is not good but the second one too?

Yeah kinda boring

I am gonna agree ^ The jig was up after you saw the first one shrug

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Reply #28 posted 07/08/20 5:35pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:

kpowers said:

Yeah kinda boring

I am gonna agree ^ The jig was up after you saw the first one shrug


Thanks DiminutiveRocker and kpowers!

I'm think I'm going to have to at least try the second movie because the Matrix was so strong.

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Reply #29 posted 07/08/20 10:46pm

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S2DG said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

I am gonna agree ^ The jig was up after you saw the first one shrug


Thanks DiminutiveRocker and kpowers!

I'm think I'm going to have to at least try the second movie because the Matrix was so strong.

ok we warned you. Would like to hear your review of Matrix 2 when you are done watching it.

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