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    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    Saw We Were Soldiers last weekend. Excellent film.
    great movie, with an amazing performance by Simbi Khali

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    Another good Gibson film that's on Netflix now is Payback. Not great, but very entertaining and his turn as a man of peculiar principle is worth watching mete out a revenge best served singed.
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    worth watching the original "Point Blank" with lee marvin

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    Marvin was a good one. Great at playing the villain, but I always preferred him as the protagonist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Good to hear. I started reading a few critics and got irked by comments like, "Shot for shot, line and line, it's an extravagant and witty follow-up, made with the same friendly virtuosic dazzle. Yet this time you can sense just how hard the series' wizard of a director, James Gunn, is working to entertain you."

    That's from Variety and much of what I read that is complaint sound a bit like that. Well, the jaded narrative of the ennui driven critic is about as interesting as root canal to me. Every movie should be approached and examined on its merits.

    I've already seen it twice and it's better than the original. Fox could learn a thing or two about how to do Fantastic Four correctly from James Gunn's Guardians.


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    The girls just loved Despicable Me, 2, and the Minion movie.



    I also found it entertaining, in parts that they didn't get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    worth watching the original "Point Blank" with lee marvin
    I'm in the minority what says he never got off the island alive.
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    Netflix is going to air The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance.

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    I'm looking forward to Wonder Woman. It might be the first good DCEU movie.


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    DC won't make a truly entertaining movie without a complete re-re-rethink of everything.

    1. Too serious. Refuses to poke even a little fun at itself and make viewing fun. These are magical people in leotards, after all, not epic Germanic opera.

    2. Often too visually subdued, muted, dim or dark. Hasn't fully shaken off Burton. It's an old look now.

    3. Tone is too gritty, too "real," carried over from Nolan. Find something new.

    4. Characters are generally ridiculously overpowered. The recent energy-projecting version of Doomsday is the most absurd example ever. Metropolis fight with Zod was way overdone.

    5. Infatuated with its own mythos. Yes, we know why Batman is partly deranged. We've seen his folks murdered a dozen times already. Yes we know that Superman is always angst-ridden, insecure and afraid he can't fit in...oh wait, that's the current one, Superboy. Christopher Reeve's character outgrew daddy issues and teen angst as a teen and learned who and what he was. Confidence vs lack. Adult vs teen.

    6. The characters generally do not resemble authentic, developed, complex people (thus interesting and sympathetic) the way Marvel's usually do.

    7. Increasingly blah music (in fairness, Marvel's music has been pretty blah from the start...DC has the edge here, barely).

    The JL trailers indicate they're already cloning elements that work with Avengers. So there's that.
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    I hope Marvel and Lee go bankrupt. Don't support that trash.

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    Not that WW, Batman and Superman are from Stan Lee.

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    It's all garbage but so is 98% of all media entertainment anymore. They don't make much from me when I go Redbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaulToPaul View Post
    Smokey and the Bandit always improves my mood.
    First up is a wide angle of the defunct Lakewood speedway. A track that ran around that lake. It looks different now, as the movie studio is expanding their buildings on the property.



    Next is the same spot from a reverse angle. There is not much left of the grandstands. That is the stone foundation. The infield is where Big and Little Enos Burdette were sitting when little Enos said "your about to have your evening ruined for you".



    Third is the gate at the end when "The Snowman is coming through" and he turns into the fairgrounds and plows into the patrol cars. The blue arrow is the path of the truck, the red arrow is where the police blockade was located.



    And for a little detail is the following with descriptions. The red arrow is where his car was flipped backwards at the end. He said "apprehend that horse *** for reckless driving". The blue arrow is where his hammock was at the start. This was 1976. It doesn't look like that any more. It was kind of a terrace in the movie, now it is just a hill. The white ovals represents the roller coaster seen in the film called the Greyhound. The midway was in front of it where he walks and makes the deal.



    And the last one is the Mulberry bridge jump. All that is left is some wooden posts.

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    Jesus saves completely. http://www.climatedepot.com/ http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

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