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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    JoJo Rabbit. Hilarious, heartwarming and well acted. All y'all should go see it.
    Saw it this evening. It's probably the most fun and entertaining movie we've seen in the theater this year. or at least as fun as a movie about the final days of WWII, Nazis and the Gestapo can be. The actors, including the 11-year-old star and Sam Rockwell (great as a war-weary commandant of the local Hitler Youth), are all outstanding. I was smitten from the opening credits, which featured the Beatles singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in German over various clips from late 30's Germany showing rapturous fans of Hitler, much like Beatles fans in 1964. It's directed by Taika Waititi, who also directed The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and who also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Saw it this evening. It's probably the most fun and entertaining movie we've seen in the theater this year. or at least as fun as a movie about the final days of WWII, Nazis and the Gestapo can be. The actors, including the 11-year-old star and Sam Rockwell (great as a war-weary commandant of the local Hitler Youth), are all outstanding. I was smitten from the opening credits, which featured the Beatles singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in German over various clips from late 30's Germany showing rapturous fans of Hitler, much like Beatles fans in 1964. It's directed by Taika Waititi, who also directed The Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and who also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler in this one.
    Taika also portrays Hitler in the film and also directed Thor Ragnorak. Taika is half Maori and half jewish and fully hilarious.
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    Midway is absolutely top notch.

    It belongs up there with the great war films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Midway is absolutely top notch.

    It belongs up there with the great war films.

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    Yes, Midway is great. Before watching I was wondering how they could top the 1976 version. They blew it out of the water.

    Ford vs. Ferrari is a good one to see right now as well. Especially if you like auto racing and are a Carroll Shelby fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    Yes, Midway is great. Before watching I was wondering how they could top the 1976 version. They blew it out of the water.

    Ford vs. Ferrari is a good one to see right now as well. Especially if you like auto racing and are a Carroll Shelby fan.
    I thought the first Midway was pretty weak (lots of inane dialogue, especially from Charlton Heston), but other friends have also strongly endorsed the new version so I'll likely take it, in part because I've heard the battle ends well.

    And Ford vs Ferrari is VERY good. Christian Bale turns in another fine performance and Matt Damon didn't bug me at all, which he can do sometimes. Per my law partner, who is a Ferrari and Ford GT enthusiast (we have both in the back half of our office ), they got the history pretty much right, and it's a very interesting story. I always like seeing movies with a heavy nostalgia element (the music, TWA, PanAm, Coppertone ads, etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I thought the first Midway was pretty weak (lots of inane dialogue, especially from Charlton Heston), but other friends have also strongly endorsed the new version so I'll likely take it, in part because I've heard the battle ends well.

    And Ford vs Ferrari is VERY good. Christian Bale turns in another fine performance and Matt Damon didn't bug me at all, which he can do sometimes. Per my law partner, who is a Ferrari and Ford GT enthusiast (we have both in the back half of our office ), they got the history pretty much right, and it's a very interesting story. I always like seeing movies with a heavy nostalgia element (the music, TWA, PanAm, Coppertone ads, etc.).
    Carolla’s documentary The 24 Hour War is now on Netflix, and is fantastic. Ive been looking forward to FvF since I watched the doc a couple years ago.

    Interestingly, Netflix passed the doc 3 years ago (Carolla thinks for the same reasons his films and docs never make the film festivals—his politics) but came scrambling back to Carolla once the FvF hype started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I thought the first Midway was pretty weak (lots of inane dialogue, especially from Charlton Heston), but other friends have also strongly endorsed the new version so I'll likely take it, in part because I've heard the battle ends well.

    And Ford vs Ferrari is VERY good. Christian Bale turns in another fine performance and Matt Damon didn't bug me at all, which he can do sometimes. Per my law partner, who is a Ferrari and Ford GT enthusiast (we have both in the back half of our office ), they got the history pretty much right, and it's a very interesting story. I always like seeing movies with a heavy nostalgia element (the music, TWA, PanAm, Coppertone ads, etc.).
    I went and saw Ford v. Ferrari yesterday. I am not a car guy at all...and I loved the film. Bale is absolutely fantastic. That movie was so much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Midway is absolutely top notch.

    It belongs up there with the great war films.

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    I also enjoyed it very much, Woody Harrelson's Nimitz was much better than I anticipated. The CGI was a bit much, esp in the Pearl Harbor scenes, but for the most part the history was solid. I liked that they included Hollywood director John Ford in a couple of scenes. His Midway Documentary is a must see.

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    Saw Midway.

    It was enjoyable. Much better than Pearl Harbor, a show that many thought it would be similar to.... The aerial battles were well shot and a lot of fun. I did NOT like the actor who played Dick Best. He seemed to be a British dude trying his darndest to sound like a 1940's american tough guy. Kinda bugged me. Woody was fine, but still didn't feel right.

    Also saw Playing With Fire with the kids. They loved it. It was formulaic blah blah, but had some laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyone View Post
    I also enjoyed it very much, Woody Harrelson's Nimitz was much better than I anticipated. The CGI was a bit much, esp in the Pearl Harbor scenes, but for the most part the history was solid. I liked that they included Hollywood director John Ford in a couple of scenes. His Midway Documentary is a must see.
    I was reading my Mom's uncle's obituary, he was a B-24 pilot in the Pacific. He was awarded a number of medals and he somehow got to know Chester Nimitz, apparently well enough to get him to speak at the Alameda Kiwanis back in 50s or 60s.
    Part of it is based on academic grounds. Among major conferences, the Pac-10 is the best academically, largely because of Stanford, Cal and UCLA. “Colorado is on a par with Oregon,” he said. “Utah isn’t even in the picture.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    Midway is absolutely top notch.

    It belongs up there with the great war films.

    If you were looking for even more evidence that Hollywood types and their paid-for movie critics hate men, this is it.
    lol, what are you on about?

    Hacksaw Ridge, Dunkirk, Fury, Lone Survivor, American Sniper, Zero Dark Thirty and Darkest Hour all came out in the last few years and got great reviews. Men aren't being picked on if a movie you liked didn't get the rating you think it merited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    I was reading my Mom's uncle's obituary, he was a B-24 pilot in the Pacific. He was awarded a number of medals and he somehow got to know Chester Nimitz, apparently well enough to get him to speak at the Alameda Kiwanis back in 50s or 60s.
    I'm impressed. Everything I've read about him says he was very humble and very approachable. His sailors and marines looked at him as kind of a grandfather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I thought the first Midway was pretty weak (lots of inane dialogue, especially from Charlton Heston), but other friends have also strongly endorsed the new version so I'll likely take it, in part because I've heard the battle ends well.

    And Ford vs Ferrari is VERY good. Christian Bale turns in another fine performance and Matt Damon didn't bug me at all, which he can do sometimes. Per my law partner, who is a Ferrari and Ford GT enthusiast (we have both in the back half of our office ), they got the history pretty much right, and it's a very interesting story. I always like seeing movies with a heavy nostalgia element (the music, TWA, PanAm, Coppertone ads, etc.).
    Ford v Ferrari is definitely the better of the two. If you have to pick one then it should be this one. The documentary on the 24 hour war is good to watch as a well.

    The 1976 version of midway had a lot of original film from the actual war which made it pretty good. The new one is over done in CGI IMHO. I agree with the point about dialogue however.


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    Saw JoJo Rabbit and loved. It packed a bit an emotional wallop that I didn’t expect. Highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Saw JoJo Rabbit and loved. It packed a bit an emotional wallop that I didn’t expect. Highly recommend it.
    Same, though I would say I loved the experience of watching it more than I loved the movie itself, if that makes sense. That movie’s ability to make me burst out laughing one second and then whiplashing to a serious scene is something I haven’t experienced in a long time. Neither Mrs. NWC nor I really knew what to expect going in, but I did have a general idea of some of the parody involved. The whole bizarreness of it all really threw her off, which affected her opinion of it.

    Highly recommended. If nothing else, you will not see anything like it for a long time.

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    My wife and I stumbled onto a movie called The Peanut Butter Falcon on Google Play last night. It is about a guy with down's syndrome who escapes from a facility in a desire to go see a pro wrestler. He meets a drifter played by Shia Lebouf and they go on a Huck-and-Finn style adventure. My wife and I both loved it. 97% RT and 7.7 IMDB. Beautiful story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    My wife and I stumbled onto a movie called The Peanut Butter Falcon on Google Play last night. It is about a guy with down's syndrome who escapes from a facility in a desire to go see a pro wrestler. He meets a drifter played by Shia Lebouf and they go on a Huck-and-Finn style adventure. My wife and I both loved it. 97% RT and 7.7 IMDB. Beautiful story.
    ! I saw a featurette on this and made a note to see it. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Watched First Man with the Mrs. the other night. Too long. I was fighting off the urge to go all Moliere on the movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    My wife and I stumbled onto a movie called The Peanut Butter Falcon on Google Play last night. It is about a guy with down's syndrome who escapes from a facility in a desire to go see a pro wrestler. He meets a drifter played by Shia Lebouf and they go on a Huck-and-Finn style adventure. My wife and I both loved it. 97% RT and 7.7 IMDB. Beautiful story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    My wife and I stumbled onto a movie called The Peanut Butter Falcon on Google Play last night. It is about a guy with down's syndrome who escapes from a facility in a desire to go see a pro wrestler. He meets a drifter played by Shia Lebouf and they go on a Huck-and-Finn style adventure. My wife and I both loved it. 97% RT and 7.7 IMDB. Beautiful story.
    I enjoyed it as well. I thought Lebouf and the main actor did great. I also thought it did a decent job at capturing some of elements of being a social worker.

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    I absolutely hate sports movies, and I hate even more the sport of auto racing. Loved F v. F. That movie was fun. Heard that the real Leo Otto was actually a fixer and someone Deuce could trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    ! I saw a featurette on this and made a note to see it. Thanks for the reminder.
    Likewise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I absolutely hate sports movies, and I hate even more the sport of auto racing. Loved F v. F. That movie was fun. Heard that the real Leo Otto was actually a fixer and someone Deuce could trust.
    Are you talking about Leo Beebe? The guy I kept wanting to punch? They made it pretty clear that Deuce trusted him more than Shelby, for whatever reason. But that guy was a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I absolutely hate sports movies, and I hate even more the sport of auto racing. Loved F v. F. That movie was fun. Heard that the real Leo Otto was actually a fixer and someone Deuce could trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    Saw JoJo Rabbit and loved. It packed a bit an emotional wallop that I didn’t expect. Highly recommend it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    Same, though I would say I loved the experience of watching it more than I loved the movie itself, if that makes sense. That movie’s ability to make me burst out laughing one second and then whiplashing to a serious scene is something I haven’t experienced in a long time. Neither Mrs. NWC nor I really knew what to expect going in, but I did have a general idea of some of the parody involved. The whole bizarreness of it all really threw her off, which affected her opinion of it.

    Highly recommended. If nothing else, you will not see anything like it for a long time.
    I will add my voice to this. Jojo was excellent. This is the type of film that is in danger of dying out as studios focus only on profits and end up making 22 marvel movies (not saying those shouldn't be made).
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    Sports movies are all the same: plucky team with little talent but big hearts persevere against the cold, robotic team predicted to win. The last scene always devolves into slo-mo cutscene in the game/race/boxing match, with triumphal music theme, as against all odds our protagonist(s) wins. Along the way, the team discovers unity, that all members are valued, and racial/economic/social barriers fall.

    Also prominently features team member with a secret: either a coach or a player's father is a drunk/druggie. And the fair-haired big man on campus stands up for poor marginalized team member. Also features a wife or parent completely against the most talented member playing in the state championship, but is won over and before the big game tells the player: You give 'em hell now. Also, the coach's daughter, a sweet faced 16-year old falls in love with the bad boy on the team, and redeems him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I will add my voice to this. Jojo was excellent. This is the type of film that is in danger of dying out as studios focus only on profits and end up making 22 marvel movies (not saying those shouldn't be made).
    I saw it this weekend and didn't love it, but yeah, I would take it over most marvel movies.

    It wasn't as funny as I had hope (German Shepherds? really?), but has its moments.

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