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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    The book is fantastic. Looking forward to watching the movie.
    Prepare to be disappointed. Countless changes that were neither necessary nor better than the original story.
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    Default The "last movie I saw" thread

    Has anyone seen “The Three Identical Strangers” Documentary (I did not see a post about it here)?

    I have had co-workers recommend it. That is is well done and pretty shocking.

    I am hoping PAC has it on his list to see and provide his review.

    I am sure some of you older member may have remembered this story as it was national news back in the 80’s. The three identical twins separated at birth and adopted out.

    Trailer:
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    mission impossible. i realize i'm the grumpy moviegoer and action movies by their very nature are far-fetched, but this was ridiculous. it was entertaining for the most part and action packed, but they went too far too often with with the ridiculousness and it sucked a lot of the fun out of it.

    this is the first MI i've seen - perhaps they are all so beyond preposterous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    mission impossible. i realize i'm the grumpy moviegoer and action movies by their very nature are far-fetched, but this was ridiculous. it was entertaining for the most part and action packed, but they went too far too often with with the ridiculousness and it sucked a lot of the fun out of it.

    this is the first MI i've seen - perhaps they are all so beyond preposterous.
    Yeah...the level of ridiculousness is extremely high...but it was a fun movie.

    I will say this...they one thing that the MI movies always do well is vehicle chase scenes. That car/motorcycle chase scene was fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    mission impossible. i realize i'm the grumpy moviegoer and action movies by their very nature are far-fetched, but this was ridiculous. it was entertaining for the most part and action packed, but they went too far too often with with the ridiculousness and it sucked a lot of the fun out of it.

    this is the first MI i've seen - perhaps they are all so beyond preposterous.
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    Yeah...the level of ridiculousness is extremely high...but it was a fun movie.

    I will say this...they one thing that the MI movies always do well is vehicle chase scenes. That car/motorcycle chase scene was fantastic.

    Yeah, the car/motorcycle scene was great. The movie is a rollercoaster ride and fun entertainment. If you are looking for something a little more realistic try a documentary. I just watched this one recently and thought is was sort of interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    mission impossible. i realize i'm the grumpy moviegoer and action movies by their very nature are far-fetched, but this was ridiculous. it was entertaining for the most part and action packed, but they went too far too often with with the ridiculousness and it sucked a lot of the fun out of it.

    this is the first MI i've seen - perhaps they are all so beyond preposterous.
    No you're lame!

    Can't believe you haven't seen any other MI movies. Let me suggest watching this video. If it excites you, then watch them. All, except for #2. Never happened.


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    I liked BlacKkKlansman that's based on a true story of black cop in Colorado Springs who went undercover with the KKK forty years ago. It's a cop buddy movie that has a lot of funny stuff combined with very serious social commentary. The clear message is that things haven't changed all that much since the '70s and earlier when the Klan was more out in the open. Spike Lee movies for me range from "sucks" to "really good", but this one may be his best. There's a very memorable scene that moves back and forth between Harry Belafonte's character telling a horrific story of black persecution in 1918, and a Klan meeting. And the final scenes are a real gut punch. I'd say they're heavy-handed, but then that's the point. No surprise, but it's clear Lee doesn't care much for Trump or for any of the Laura Ingraham America First types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I liked BlacKkKlansman that's based on a true story of black cop in Colorado Springs who went undercover with the KKK forty years ago. It's a cop buddy movie that has a lot of funny stuff combined with very serious social commentary. The clear message is that things haven't changed all that much since the '70s and earlier when the Klan was more out in the open. Spike Lee movies for me range from "sucks" to "really good", but this one may be his best. There's a very memorable scene that moves back and forth between Harry Belafonte's character telling a horrific story of black persecution in 1918, and a Klan meeting. And the final scenes are a real gut punch. I'd say they're heavy-handed, but then that's the point. No surprise, but it's clear Lee doesn't care much for Trump or for any of the Laura Ingraham America First types.
    I thought this looked good and checked the imdb and it was 6.6. But that was before release date I think. It's up to 7.1 now which makes me think there was voting manipulation. My threshold is 7.2. Should I go for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I thought this looked good and checked the imdb and it was 6.6. But that was before release date I think. It's up to 7.1 now which makes me think there was voting manipulation. My threshold is 7.2. Should I go for it?
    I'd vote yes. It has a 97% critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes, but only a 72% audience rating, reflecting in part, I'd assume, the political biases of the respective populations. Some of the shots it takes are contrived, but even those are interesting, including the effect movies like Gone with the Wind (it shows the iconic railyard scene) and Birth of a Nation (it essentially revived the Klan) had on the country.

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    Anyone tried Moviepass? Right now it's only $9.99, seems like everyone should strike while the iron is hot. That deal can't last forever.

    https://www.moviepass.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Anyone tried Moviepass? Right now it's only $9.99, seems like everyone should strike while the iron is hot. That deal can't last forever.

    https://www.moviepass.com
    I just cancelled. There are lots of restrictions that didn't use to be there. Can't see big budget releases for 2 weeks, a big reduction in the number of movies you can see a month, and a static number of movies that can be seen at some theaters across all moviepass users. For example, I tried to see a movie a few weeks ago at a popular theater. It said there were no further movies available at that theater because too many other moviepass users had already used the app there that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I liked BlacKkKlansman that's based on a true story of black cop in Colorado Springs who went undercover with the KKK forty years ago. It's a cop buddy movie that has a lot of funny stuff combined with very serious social commentary. The clear message is that things haven't changed all that much since the '70s and earlier when the Klan was more out in the open. Spike Lee movies for me range from "sucks" to "really good", but this one may be his best. There's a very memorable scene that moves back and forth between Harry Belafonte's character telling a horrific story of black persecution in 1918, and a Klan meeting. And the final scenes are a real gut punch. I'd say they're heavy-handed, but then that's the point. No surprise, but it's clear Lee doesn't care much for Trump or for any of the Laura Ingraham America First types.
    As usual, PAC nails this review. I mostly dislike Spike Lee's work. Until this film, I think his best work was Air Jordan commercials. It was entertaining, albeit a little far-fetched, but good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Color Me Badd Fan View Post
    Anyone tried Moviepass? Right now it's only $9.99, seems like everyone should strike while the iron is hot. That deal can't last forever.

    https://www.moviepass.com
    It's been that price for like a year, and now it's imploding. Moviepass is dying, unfortunately.
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