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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Johnson View Post
    I enjoyed The Princess Bride!
    Then I take it all back, it must be a cool movie after all. Who needs auteurs anyway...

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    San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson. The most memorable scenes featured his killer 47mm Panerai watch.
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    I watched Bumrush (not a bromance but a film about gang violence).



    The film is based on true events from the Montréal underworld.

    While I am conversant in French, I often have difficulty understanding recorded language (movies, recordings), possibly due to other interfering sounds. In this case, a big hurdle was the Québec Joual. I had intended to watch without the aid of subtitles (I do relatively well with films from France). As a consolation, Québecois films are typically shown with subtitles in France because most French have difficulties comprehending the dialogue.

    As to be expected from a film dealing with gang wars, there was a lot of violence. There were also some gorgeous aerial shots of Montréal in the frosty mornings. I found the linguistic clashes most interesting: the Italian mobsters, the Jamaican gangs that the North American Black gangs couldn't even understand, the Francophone bikers, etc. It is very much a Canadian milieu with the specific problems that have concentrated in Montréal. If you like action films, this was pretty good. 4-4.5 stars. IMDb 6.2, but what do they know? They're very anglocentric. The Journal de Montréal gave it 4 stars (out of 4? 5?).
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    Watched two movies from this year in a day:

    Spy, spoof comedy with Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, & Miranda Heart. It was so stupid. So I liked it it was a lot of fun

    then, Mad Max: Fury Road, with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. Over the top crazy. Also a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blancrocher View Post
    haha--yeah, that's Wallace Shawn. A pretty good playwright as well.

    Incidentally, Wood, are you doing a Malle marathon? His "Murmur in the Heart" has stuck with me--amusing and risque comedy.
    Yes, I am!

    In the last three or four years I have seen the following;

    Elevator to the Gallows (1958) (aka Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, aka Lift to the Scaffold)
    The Lovers (1958) (aka Les Amants)
    Zazie in the Metro (1960) (aka Zazie dans le métro)
    Viva Maria! (1965)
    Murmur of the Heart (1971) (aka Le souffle au cœur)
    Lacombe Lucien (1974)
    Black Moon (1975)
    Pretty Baby (1978)
    My Dinner with Andre (1981)
    Au revoir, les enfants (1987)
    Milou en Mai (1989) (aka May Fools)
    Damage (1992)

    Le souffle au coeur is indeed very good. I find the interesting thing about Louis Malle is that it is hard to pin him down to particular themes, in the way that one can with other auteurs.

    Fine though they are, none of the above films match the incredible TV documentary 'Phantom India' which I saw many times over back in the early nineties. I believe it is now available as a region 1 DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figleaf View Post
    I've seen that actor before. Was he in The Princess Bride? (And with the mention of that movie, my TC street cred is gone forever. )
    It's funny, both actors looked very familiar to me, though looking at their careers I don't believe that I've come across them before. They must have some kind of ubiquitous East Coast personas.

    As for The Princess Bride, it is a pleasure that awaits me.

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    I never thought the day would come to recommend a Doris Day film.

    Spectacular thriller
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figleaf View Post
    that decorative but wooden cast off the screen in TPB, which basically resembled a Horrible Histories sketch with the jokes taken out.
    I beg to differ! I thought TPB was great fun, and the wooden acting was part of the parody.

    As for Wallace Shawn, he also voiced Rex in the Toy Story movies and played Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance in Deep Space Nine...amongst many other things.
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    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    Leading roles: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

    Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    I beg to differ! I thought TPB was great fun, and the wooden acting was part of the parody.

    As for Wallace Shawn, he also voiced Rex in the Toy Story movies and played Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance in Deep Space Nine...amongst many other things.
    The Princess Bride is one of the last films I would have expected to have a cult following on TC! I'll have to give it another go when I've got a couple of hours to kill.

    The Toy Story films are brilliant!

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    Southern Comfort (1981). Rather ordinary "lost patrol"-type execution until final 20 minutes at which point the movie ratchets up into unbridled paranoia. Unsettling and ambiguous.

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    Thirteen Days. I remember the Cuban missile crisis happening when I was a lad but I didn't realise then just how near we were to nuclear war!

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    The Martian.

    What a hoot. Like a cross between 2001, Moon and Robinson Crusoe with a disco soundtrack. Possibly very preposterous but it entertained the *** off of me.

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    The League of Gentlemen (1960)

    A group of ex-military miscreants is drawn together for a bank heist. One of the earlier versions of this well-worn plot.

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