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jefe46
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Dec 4th, 2017 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't seen a decent movie in years but miss the "theatre experience"

Anyone have any recommendations for a film currently showing. No sci fi/futuristic nonsense, no animation, no whiz bang special effects,no gratuitous gore, no child/female abduction, no chick flicks, no Tom Cruise or other cutesy boy stuff, preferably based on the possibility of reality, history, mystery, suspense, no war BS, politics unless it is anti politics, prefer euro flicks ( professionally done as opposed to Hollywood sensationalism) with adult, skilled actors not insipid stars ?
No creepy American comedy (not humorous) no blood or gore, no implausible plots.

Anything going ?

Gracias

El Jefe del Norte Sin Cultura

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 10:06 PM, Dec 4th, 2017)

digiboy

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Dec 4th, 2017 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What's left?

littleuch
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Dec 4th, 2017 08:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm reminded of the cheese shop skit on Monty Python.

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Pinetree
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Dec 4th, 2017 08:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nuffin'.



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Dec 5th, 2017 12:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The wife and I both rather enjoyed "Victoria & Abdul." It's a film for grownups and if you know a little British history, all the better.

V&A

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Dec 5th, 2017 05:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Check on Fandango and see if any theaters by you are running some older favorites. I’ve gone to see a number of older movies that were either a limited re-release or a one time only showing.

Granted I’m in NYC and this may just be local to me, but it’s worth a look.

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Roisin, I wanna

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Dec 5th, 2017 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think your "give it a miss" list covers everything that's out there these days.

How about a round of golf?

Like you, we haven't been to a movie theater in years; the vast majority of movies these days are more of a distraction than meaningful entertainment. I don't miss it at all.

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Dec 5th, 2017 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have 80 gazillion channels available, along with Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc etc.

Last night I broke out my old DVD of "True Grit" starring John Wayne and Glenn Campbell.
What an enjoyable evening!

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Roisin, I wanna

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Dec 5th, 2017 06:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm...

If you're into history and like the theater experience, many museums have theaters that run well-done productions. Some even have Imax theaters, and it doesn't get any better than that.

jefe46
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Dec 5th, 2017 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keep in mind, I live in So Oregon..
which is well known for its cultural paucity.

I did come up with an idea and contact a friend who is a professor at So Or Univ. (Univ of So Or)
to see if they have anything going.


Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

I could also drive 2 1/2 hrs to Eugene or 4 1/2 hrs to Portland as there is surely something there. This could also allow me to enjoy the experience of millennial culture at its best.

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Dec 5th, 2017 07:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In regular theaters right now "3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri" comes close to your description, but it is a mix of darkness and distinct characters, with Coen Brothers - like comic and dramatic elements.

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(This message was last edited by professor at 09:25 AM, Dec 5th, 2017)

myshka

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Dec 5th, 2017 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You mentioned Tom Cruise ...he did make a few good movies now and again and his latest American Made was pretty good ... not your typical TomCruise/shooting-sideways-while-doing-a-wheelie super hero crap.
Unfortunately most big theater chains are catering to the youth market hence the unbelievable amount of crap being put out but once in a while a gem is shown
At the risk of being chastised ... I'll mention that I carouse the torrent sites and see an awful lot of gems that never made it to the theater in my area . The Legend Of 1900 is an amazing film that I only heard about years after it's release and it was on a torrent site. I could name many more that were virtually unknown because they never played at the local Belch-Fire Cineplex.

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Dec 5th, 2017 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

jefe, hate to tell you but we're no longer the audience for Hollywood movies. I haven't gone to a movie theater in 25 years or more.

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Dec 5th, 2017 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Lady Bird" (recently released) is a well-crafted coming of age story set in Sacramento, CA in 2002. Excellent acting, well-crafted story, ending was a wee bit disappointing but hey, no silliness, just well-executed cinema for the discerning.

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

Dec 5th, 2017 06:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Legend of 1900" is a stellar, astounding, superb example of cinematic excellence. One of my all time favorites. Thanks for reminding me.

Now here is an illustration of what can be done. But no, we get cutesy "stars", with implausible plots and "special effects". Drivel.

And this is why I watch TCM and tolerate NETFLIX.. We also buy Euro and Brit, series and movies where they seem to be a little bit less affected by Hollywood and treat an audience as if they have a brain. R E S P E C T.

Chris, I am beginning to realize this, a bit slow but still getting the message.


Modern movies are for the bored, the vacuous, and the mindless. Those who need constant external stimulation to validate their existence. Ergo they got nuthin'.


Examples of outstanding films.
La Strada
Naked Prey
Jeremiah Johnson
Blow Up
Key Largo
Casa Blanca
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Bicycle Thief
M. Hulot's Holiday
Mon Oncle
Witness for the Prosecution
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Caine Mutiny
12 Angry Men
North by Northwest
African Queen
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Cinema Paradiso
Diabolique
Rififi
Le Samourai
Life is Beautiful
Babette's Feast
Gaslight.. both of them
The Day of the Jackal
Italian Job (the original not the idiotic remake)
Drowning Mona
"M"
"Wages of Fear"

etc









(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 08:50 AM, Dec 6th, 2017)

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Dec 5th, 2017 08:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'l chime in with another vote for American Made. It was well done and enjoyable.

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Dec 5th, 2017 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"it's a wonderful life" often appears in theaters this time of the year.

myshka

Canada

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Dec 6th, 2017 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Four thumbs up for "3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri". We just got back from seeing it and it's everything it's cracked up to be. Brilliant casting for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell .

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

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Dec 6th, 2017 05:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Haven't had the desire to go to an actual Hollywood movie in almost 30 yrs, but I did see docs about Lee Morgan and John Coltrane this past summer.
(both excellent btw)

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

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Dec 6th, 2017 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

p.s. been catching up on Turner Classic Movies lately that I somehow missed all these yrs, Requiem For A Heavyweight was on a couple days ago

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