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    James Bond: Diamonds are forever.

    I think this is the only Bond movie I had not seen before, and it was on TV yesterday.

    Good grief. Awful from start to finish (the only scene that I thought was worthwhile is the introduction of two Blofelds, followed by two cats). The acting was wooden, the plot boring, even the music sucked (one of Barry's few soundtracks that failed).

    Surely one of the worst in the franchise.
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    Youth (2015)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    Selma.
    5 starts
    I was there. Excellent film, true to almost all aspects of the actual event. The actors, of course, could not resemble more than superficially the real persons they were portraying, except for Common, who bore a startling resemblance to Rev. James Bevel. I had been physically in the presence of all of them, except for Martin Luther King. But the views of 1965 Selma were exactly as I remember them, down to the smallest detail. There was, however, a significant departure from the actual politics of the time in which President Lyndon Johnson was portrayed as having initially opposed the march. In reality, he was all for it as a way to push the Voting Rights Act through a reluctant Congress. Nor did he initiate the FBI smear of King. That was solely on FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's instigation, who regarded King's movement as a communist plot. Another deviation from the historical were King's speeches, which had to be re-written because the King family had refused permission for the copyrighted originals to be used in the film. Toward the end of the film there were actual newsreels of the event, including the last day forming up for the march to the Alabama State Capitol. It was a huge crowd, and I couldn't spot myself in it, but my wife did. As the camera panned the final morning campsite, she spotted me half out of a sleeping bag, chin in hand, surveying the activities, an entire second of screen time.
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    "The Night of the generals."
    quite interesting
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    Logan. Brilliant.
    "...it is said that first your heart sings, then you play. I think if it is not like that, then it is only just combination of notes, isn't it? " - Pandit Nikhil Banerjee, Master of the Sitar.

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    Very moving.


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    Very sweet until it becomes heart-wrenching.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    Very sweet until it becomes heart-wrenching.

    It's heart warming to see those young boys dealing with this "problem" very convincing.

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    Must see for cat lovers.

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    - 50th Anniversary Edition -
    1967

    Director
    Stanley Kramer

    Starring
    Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton,
    Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards
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    Le meraviglie


    Breathtaking.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3044244/

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    Well enough acted and all, but it didn't live up to the hype for me. Also, a major character disappears without explanation--unless I fell asleep!


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    Hugely imaginative and visually spectacular. Too good to be turned into a footstool.

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    Dame Judy Dench , stunning as always.

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    Bicycle Thieves
    Vittorio De Sica


    Italy
    1948
    89 minutes
    Black and White
    1.37:1
    Italian

    Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thieves, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.

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