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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6030 on: January 09, 2021, 10:52:43 AM »
What I remember about that film were the tank battles in the evening with images of tracer fire that I will never forget.
I ended up thinking Fury was a very good war movie--the scene you mentioned reminded me of my time on a LAW (anti-tank missle--hand held) and machine gun firing range.  Just after dusk 6/7 .50 cal machine guns lit up the sky with a huge barrage of tracer fire.  I'd never seen anything like it!  You could not only hear those things firing, you could also feel it!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6031 on: January 09, 2021, 04:18:01 PM »
I swung twin 50s in a power gun tub back in the early '70s. When we had to meet a team I'd fire off a string to tracers. Very pretty and very easy to vector in on. If the team heard heavy fighting they aim for a spot a klick north or south, as previously agreed on. Pinnipeds did like to play in the woods. My mantra was "Never get off the boat."
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6032 on: January 09, 2021, 04:59:53 PM »
I did notice how tracer bullets would give away your position and was wondering if they had a choice to use regular rounds. The Sherman tankers were adjusting their shells with a wrench or something, not sure what that was about.

Online Shiranu

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6033 on: January 09, 2021, 05:37:22 PM »
Almost forgot...

Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President

So it's been a good 4 years or more since I last payed to watch a movie, but I did have to pay $4.99 on Amazon to watch this one... and honestly, I don't regret it. Amazingly good documentary, really highlights that not only was Carter probably the best human being to ever be president of the United States... his presidency was actually much more successful than anyone gives him credit for as well.

I never knew Reagan literally had nothing to do with the Iranian hostage crisis, something I have always heard him given credit for, and if anything it was Carter's administration that got them out. It was also Republicans who pushed for the Shah to be evacuated to America rather than face consequences for his crimes in Iran which lead to the situation getting out of control in the first place (with Republicans calling for us to bomb Iran which certainly would have meant to the hostages would be killed)... so in typical Republican fashion, create a problem, blame Democrats for it, and if the Dems fix it take credit for it yourself. Some things never change.

Not really talked about in the movie, but from the documentaries and history videos I've been watching lately... most of the negatives of the Carter administration were situations that had been decades in the making or utterly outside his control; the crashing economy, the oil crisis, the overthrow of the Shah, etc. were all problems that stemmed from years of bad foreign policy or just bad luck... and yet he responded to all of them as best he could and, more importantly, without dropping a bomb to fix it.
Anyways, I really enjoyed it. It mostly focuses on how good of person he was and how musicians of the time adored him, and that was pretty cool to see.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6034 on: January 10, 2021, 09:06:58 AM »
I did notice how tracer bullets would give away your position and was wondering if they had a choice to use regular rounds. The Sherman tankers were adjusting their shells with a wrench or something, not sure what that was about.
"RULE ONE" at most gunnery schools, "Tracers work both ways." Gunny taught me that you shoot when you have a good target and could expect a kill or when the sergeant told me to shoot. The "come hither" move was for desperate situations. It was fun when our socialist brothers in the black pajamas came in hot expecting one boat and found five. Fifteen .50s, plus light arms, 80mm mortars and tube weapons greeted them.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6035 on: January 14, 2021, 10:22:10 AM »
Limitless

This is not the latest movie I've seen.  I haven't even watched it in a year, but it's one I pull out of my archive from time to time and haven't gotten tired of it.  I just got to thinking about it and am going to watch it tonight.  The movie's appeal seems cut off at the knees because it's a recycled plot built on Flowers from Algernon where a person is made super intelligent, and it doesn't even have some futuristic neuroscience that makes it possible.  A guy just keeps swallowing smart pills, which makes him capable of almost anything.

But take a recycled and basic plot without even spicing it up to more than just taking a pill, and you can still  create a fascinating story.  That's what happens here.  My first reaction was, "This is like Flowers for Algernon," but it's not.  The details beyond the plot are much more complicated, although not in a way that you can't easily follow.  It stars Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, who plays a smaller but absolutely vital part of the story.  And those two don't take cheesy parts in Hollywood.
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Offline aitm

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6036 on: January 14, 2021, 03:24:33 PM »
It wasn't just reviewers. It was hated. It was that year's Rise of Skywalker.

I find it interesting that you'd enjoyed it.
What? I enjoyed it. It’s a movie..you know...make believe crap. I thought it was fun. But the again that is why I watch movies, Sheryl for the escapism....sides everyone knows ain’t no Jedi’s.....🤫
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6037 on: January 14, 2021, 05:16:05 PM »
What? I enjoyed it. It’s a movie..you know...make believe crap. I thought it was fun. But the again that is why I watch movies, Sheryl for the escapism....sides everyone knows ain’t no Jedi’s.....🤫
"Everybody I know agrees with me that it was shit. Therefore it was undoubtedly shit."

I liked it. Especially Kylo's "Hey, it's me" shrug when he picks up a light saber from literally nowhere.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6038 on: January 14, 2021, 05:55:16 PM »

Offline aitm

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6039 on: January 15, 2021, 12:52:41 PM »
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust