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Striker_70 #101 Posted Jul 03 2017 - 08:46

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View Postmattwong, on Jun 30 2017 - 08:22, said:

OK, so you've believed in these crackpot theories for a long time.  So what?

 

NSA spying was once considered a crackpot theory too.  As were rocks falling from the sky.  Along with a heliocentric solar system. 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #102 Posted Jul 04 2017 - 08:47

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The point: we, the prisoners of our devices, are too busy sucking up the entertainment trivia beamed into our brains and attacking each other to start an effective resistance movement.

 



Klaatu_Nicto #103 Posted Jul 04 2017 - 08:54

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View PostStriker_70, on Jul 02 2017 - 23:46, said:

 

NSA spying was once considered a crackpot theory too.  As were rocks falling from the sky.  Along with a heliocentric solar system. 

 

 

Something else many people refuse to believe.....

 

Iran 1953: State Department Finally Releases Updated Official History of Mosaddeq Coup
http://nsarchive.gwu...3-coup-in-Iran/

 



Striker_70 #104 Posted Jul 06 2017 - 03:39

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jul 04 2017 - 01:47, said:

 

The point: we, the prisoners of our devices, are too busy sucking up the entertainment trivia beamed into our brains and attacking each other to start an effective resistance movement.

 

 

^ That's such a great movie and has arguably become more relevant than ever.

 

Fun fact: they re-used the PKE meter from Ghostbusters in this same movie.  Only this time around it wasn't used for catching ghosts, but people.


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Klaatu_Nicto #105 Posted Jul 10 2017 - 19:38

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The 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

http://mentalfloss.c...movies-all-time

 


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120mm_he #106 Posted Jul 10 2017 - 21:15

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jul 04 2017 - 02:47, said:

 

 

The point: we, the prisoners of our devices, are too busy sucking up the entertainment trivia beamed into our brains and attacking each other to start an effective resistance movement.

 

 

Not all. If every city in the world fell tomorrow Humanity would go on just fine. The city is where the eaters who are the primary victims of this new overconnected culture live. The producers by and large do not live in the city. Take away the city and a new dawn of prosperity and peace arrives.



ClosedCoffin #107 Posted Jul 10 2017 - 23:26

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I think a lot of people around here have seen this "documovie" but if you haven't and you like IT intrigue, you may like 'Zero Days".


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Klaatu_Nicto #108 Posted Jul 11 2017 - 01:12

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View PostClosedCoffin, on Jul 10 2017 - 14:26, said:

I think a lot of people around here have seen this "documovie" but if you haven't and you like IT intrigue, you may like 'Zero Days".

 

Lately I've been watching John McAfee on youtube.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=hVqklqCmr0U

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #109 Posted Jul 11 2017 - 19:33

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Free HBO and Cinamax from Comcast right now. Yesterday I watched The Accountant on HBO. Good movie.

ClosedCoffin #110 Posted Jul 11 2017 - 21:44

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View PostKlaatu_Nicto, on Jul 11 2017 - 13:33, said:

Free HBO and Cinamax from Comcast right now. Yesterday I watched The Accountant on HBO. Good movie.

 

cool, thanks

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Let's start with Westerns.

 

The Magnificent Seven, the original. So many tough guys for once in their lives​ doing the right thing.

 

The Wild Bunch, more tough guys deciding to go out on their own terms.

 

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Wayne does all the heroic things and doesn't get the girl.

 

Sci-Fi

 

Day The Earth Stood Still, the original. A lot of dated material but great soundtrack and the scene in the cab with the Army closing in, Klaatu turns to Helen, tells her he is worried about what Gort will do if he is killed. Helen, not understanding goes, "But Gort's just a robot, what can he do?" And in one of the most chilling lines ever, Klaatu says, "There's no limit to what Gort can do."

 

War

 

Patton, ​the legend, the man, awesome soundtrack, decent combat scenes, good drama.

 

Downfall, in all it's subtitled glory. There's a reason that one scene has been parodied so much, the original is so powerful.

 

The Great Escape, even though it was bastardized by writing Americans into what was an all-British story, it is one to watch over and over.



Lethalhavoc #112 Posted Jul 12 2017 - 16:45

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The other day, Aliens 3 came on TV (Hollywood Suite) and it was very different than the theater and/or DVD release.

It made much more sense, and i actually enjoyed watching it.

 

I wonder why the theater/dvd release was so poor, when this alternate version was so much superior?



Iron_Soul_Stealer #113 Posted Jul 24 2017 - 00:52

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Gone fish'in.

Be back soon...:B

 

 

Spoiler

 

*I've always loved this film, and I think it's now becoming a classic favourite. The fishing scenes are great, the scenery is outstanding, and the story is not bad either.

 

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer...:)

~Cheers!

 

 



xtc4 #114 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 00:44

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View PostRenamedUser_1005017780, on Jul 12 2017 - 10:31, said:

 

 

The Wild Bunch, more tough guys deciding to go out on their own terms.

 

 

 

Oh yeah! I saw it a few years ago in a really good NYC theater when the restored version first came out. That was amazing.



riff_ #115 Posted Aug 08 2017 - 01:05

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Maybe not the first motion picture you think of from these directors but first rate movies.


 

Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. 


 

Billie Wilder's Ace In The Whole.


 

Howard Hawks His Girl Friday.


 

Hal Ashley's Being There.



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View PostLethalhavoc, on Jul 12 2017 - 07:45, said:

The other day, Aliens 3 came on TV (Hollywood Suite) and it was very different than the theater and/or DVD release.

It made much more sense, and i actually enjoyed watching it.

 

I wonder why the theater/dvd release was so poor, when this alternate version was so much superior?

 

Directors/writers vision versus the suits. The suits won.

 

http://www.denofgeek...-theatrical-cut

 

Before filming had begun,‭ ‬Alien‭ ‬3‭ ‬had already hired and lost directors Renny Harlin and Vincent Ward,‭ ‬and writers Eric Red and William Gibson. Fincher therefore inherited the mother of all poisoned chalices.

 

‬Men in suits were standing on the sidelines while filming went on,‭ ‬arms folded.‭ ‬Faxes were coming in with script changes on an almost daily basis.‭ ‬But if the bosses at Fox thought they had a suggestible director who‭’‬d do as he was told,‭ ‬they were sorely mistaken‭; ‬Fincher clashed repeatedly with producers,‭ ‬insisting on using his own ideas and pushing back against demands to speed up his rate of filming or drop scenes entirely.‭

 

After a long and miserable winter‭’‬s filming,‭ ‬however,‭ ‬Fincher had walked away from the movie,‭ ‬as Fox demanded a barrage of reshoots following a screening of Alien‭ ‬3‭‘‬s rough cut.‭ ‬Exhausted and frustrated by the experience,‭ ‬Fincher almost left the film industry altogether,‭ ‬and didn‭’‬t return until‭ ‬he made Seven for New Line in‭ ‬1995‭ ‬-‭ ‬a hit thriller which finally gave him the directorial control denied him during the making of Alien‭ ‬3.

 

The theatrical version of Alien‭ ‬3,‭ ‬released in‭ ‬1992,‭ ‬contained numerous changes that were forced on Fincher during its chaotic shoot,‭ ‬with several lengthy sequences either cut out or reshot.‭ ‬A later version of the movie,‭ ‬dubbed‭ ‬the Assembly Cut,‭ ‬was released on DVD,‭ ‬and attempts to bring the movie closer to‭ ‬Fincher's original ideas.‭ ‬The scars of a torturous process are still evident even here,‭ ‬but it‭’‬s worth comparing the two cuts to see how significantly the movie changed in the editing room.‭

 

I have never seen the "Assembly Cut" nor did I know until now it exists. I'm going to have to find it an watch it.

 

I watched Alien Covenant last week. I enjoyed it but it could have been much better. 

 


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mattwong #117 Posted Aug 10 2017 - 17:52

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View PostRenamedUser_1005017780, on Jul 12 2017 - 10:31, said:

Patton, ​the legend, the man, awesome soundtrack, decent combat scenes, good drama.

 

I actually thought that the Boy Scout marching music in this movie totally undercut any sense of drama, and made the whole thing seem like a big fun adventure.



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I've always loved the post war produced war movies and this one was a favorite.

 

 

View Postmattwong, on Aug 10 2017 - 11:52, said:

 

I actually thought that the Boy Scout marching music in this movie totally undercut any sense of drama, and made the whole thing seem like a big fun adventure.

 

Then you missed the entire point of the movie. This was about patton and to him ww2 was his god given happy fun time adventure. The movie was about him and his frame of mind and not about the common soldier on the field. If you want the soldiers perspective and music to match watch saving private ryan or some other gritty in the trenches movie.

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Just saw My Neighbor Totoro for the first time. None other than Terry Gilliam says it is the best animated movie ever. I certainly loved it: beautiful hand-drawn artwork, subtle story with emotional depth.




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