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  • #91
    Is this some kind of joke?! I mention the two films that will define a generation and not ONE comment?!?!?!?!?!

    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."


    • #92
      You comment on my thread, I'll comment on yours....
      "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "


      • #93
        Originally posted by phazedout View Post
        You comment on my thread, I'll comment on yours....
        And I normally comment on your both threats.

        Oh well. Today it's becoming hot again...

        Sinclair: "Get out of my head! You want to talk to me, talk to me!"
        Bester: "Apologies, Commander. It saves considerable time."
        [Babylon5, Mind War]


        • #94
          Okay two trips to two different theaters in the last 3 days. (And I may have said this before, but for those of you who cringe when I do that - plays are in Theatres. Movies are in Theaters. )

          STUBER (2019)

          I enjoyed it. By no means brilliant, but I like the two leads and it was a bit of mindless utterly predictable and unoriginal fun. That is exactly how you have to look at it going in. There is a formula for entertainment that got this movie made. Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista got their shot at the formula and didn't disappoint me.

          CRAWL (2019)

          I had the opposite reaction to this film. Same formulaic trope, but I did not enjoy it - but was I supposed to? The movie is called CRAWL after all and I did spend most of my time wanting to "CRAWL" out of the theater. Is it a bad movie? I guess not. It did its job of providing scares and discomfort. A lot of the logic was ridiculous, but you don't go to a movie like this for logic. You go to a movie like this for exactly what this movie provided. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised that it was definitely not as gory as I expected it to be. It is plenty gory, but anyone who has seen projects Sam Raimi has been involved with knows they usually focus on being as gory as possible and this wasn't. There is PLENTY of GORE! Don't misread what I am saying. All I am saying is it wasn't quite SAM RAIMI LEVEL GORE.

          Final note is that once again a movie like CRAWL shows us that there is absolutely NO reason to ever want to live in Florida. Right Jan?!
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."


          • #95
            Originally posted by DaveNarn View Post

            Loved The Burbs too.

            The '81 movie 'Neighbors' with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd is another classic.

            ...and can't forget 'Raising Arizona'
            Sorry I got distracted away from this thread. Yes I love both of those as well, especially RAISING ARIZONA (1987). It might be my favorite Coen Brother's film. I love THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) and FARGO (1996), but there is something about RAISING ARIZONA (1987) that just gives it this other worldly special uniqueness. The others are special and unique as well, but RAISING ARIZONA (1987) just gets me in a different way.

            Other Coen Brother's Movies I love:

            CRIMEWAVE (1985)
            MILLER'S CROSSING (1990)
            BARTON FINK (1991)
            O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000)
            And an Honorable Mention to HAIL, CAESAR (2016)

            Of course they have other work I would say is good, but not that I "love". And if you decide to watch any of the above listed titles know going in that there is a HIGH probability you will not enjoy all of them. The Coen Brothers don't make movies everyone will enjoy, hence the absence of several titles they have produced that I do not enjoy.

            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."