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Old 03-25-2020, 07:04 AM
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Do you know which cut is on Netflix?

IIRC, there were at least 5 different versions of this released at various times (theatrical, director's, etc.)

I saw this years ago, but I don't know which version I saw. Also can't remember if there's a consensus "best" version.
The Final Cut is on Netflix.

Lucy Blade Runner is like a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-10 for violence. I think it showed some breasts in one scene. It is rated R so there is definitely adult content. I would watch it with my 15 year old, but probably not with my 11 year old.
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Cloverfield (2008)

I went to Netflix and decided I would watch the first movie I found with over a 7 score on IMDB. This was it. I had never seen it and it was excellent IMO. I watched with both my children and we all 3 really enjoyed it. We will probably watch the other 2 movies in the quasi-universe at some point during this quarantine. This is definitely the best monster movie I have ever seen.



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I was so engaged with the friends/love story at the beginning that I forgot I was watching a monster movie
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The King's Speech (2010)

It was fine. I thought the performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush were great, but I think it's kind of a weak premise for an entire movie. Also had the entry-level classical soundtrack to end all entry-level classical soundtracks. Definitely not best picture material (probably should have gone to The Social Network or Black Swan that year, imo).
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Ford vs. Ferrari - 2019.

Enjoyable film, but a little lengthy for my tastes. Feels a bit anti-climactic (I know it's based on a true story). Acting was well done.
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Ford vs. Ferrari - 2019.

Enjoyable film, but a little lengthy for my tastes. Feels a bit anti-climactic (I know it's based on a true story). Acting was well done.
watched it over the weekend, enjoyed it

christian bale is a fine actor and he pairs nicely with matt damon in this film
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American Graffiti (1973)
Fun movie. Ignited a 50's retro-fad (though it was based in 1962).

Didn't know that George Lucas was involved.
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Paterson (2016)

I like most Jim Jarmusch films and I like this one. It's slow and observational, but still somehow ends up striking. I looked through some imdb reviews after watching it and this one matches my feelings:

"Like the best poetry, Paterson keeps its meticulous construction hidden, letting its impact sneak up on you unawares. When the final image cuts to black, it triggers an overwhelming surge of emotions..."

It really did sneak up on me.

But Jarmusch is definitely not to everyone's taste.
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Paterson (2016)

I like most Jim Jarmusch films and I like this one. It's slow and observational, but still somehow ends up striking. I looked through some imdb reviews after watching it and this one matches my feelings:

"Like the best poetry, Paterson keeps its meticulous construction hidden, letting its impact sneak up on you unawares. When the final image cuts to black, it triggers an overwhelming surge of emotions..."

It really did sneak up on me.

But Jarmusch is definitely not to everyone's taste.
Have Dead Dont Die on my DVR. Reviews pretty bad and really a different genre. But great cast.

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Locke (2013)

An amazingly good movie for a "concept" movie. Ignoring the first minute or so, the entire movie takes place with just one character in a car. The vast majority of the movie is a series of phone calls Locke makes or receives while driving, with a little bit of talking to himself thrown in. The movie does well at building suspense and having "action" although it's not seen, plus gives you time to think about his character's character and how that is driving everything in the movie.
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Locke (2013)

An amazingly good movie for a "concept" movie. Ignoring the first minute or so, the entire movie takes place with just one character in a car. The vast majority of the movie is a series of phone calls Locke makes or receives while driving, with a little bit of talking to himself thrown in. The movie does well at building suspense and having "action" although it's not seen, plus gives you time to think about his character's character and how that is driving everything in the movie.
Imagine that . . . a person steering a car is also driving the movie.
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