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Offline Sal1981

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5160 on: January 09, 2020, 05:28:56 AM »
Darkest Hour - 9.5/10

Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill pretty good.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5161 on: January 09, 2020, 05:52:48 AM »
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Darkest Hour - 9.5/10

Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill pretty good.
Almost in tears at one point. "He armed the English language and sent it into battle."

Bad guy was  ahistorical, but I guess we needed that.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5162 on: January 09, 2020, 06:05:39 AM »
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Almost in tears at one point. "He armed the English language and sent it into battle."

Bad guy was  ahistorical, but I guess we needed that.

Chamberlain and Halifax were useless toffs.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5163 on: January 09, 2020, 06:46:15 AM »
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Chamberlain and Halifax were useless toffs.
When Lord Lothian died WSC chose Halifax to babysit Roosevelt. That's not a post for useless toffs.
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."
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5164 on: January 09, 2020, 09:28:10 AM »
I enjoyed that film, and then rented a couple of others on the subject.  I found it interesting that Churchill was so unpopular as a leader, yet so quickly recognized as the man for the job when England had it's back to the wall.  If it's true, I'd like to understand that dynamic better.  I guess certain leadership qualities emerge in changing political environments; That makes sense.  Who could have imagined the rise of Hitler before it happened?  He became a popular choice during German hardship, but should have been recognized as a madman from his writings when he was in prison, but desperate people just handed him power.

Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5165 on: January 09, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
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When Lord Lothian died WSC chose Halifax to babysit Roosevelt. That's not a post for useless toffs.

You appeaser you! ;-)  He should have had Halifax thrown from the roof of Parliament, like in Yes Minister.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5166 on: January 09, 2020, 04:08:47 PM »
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I enjoyed that film, and then rented a couple of others on the subject.  I found it interesting that Churchill was so unpopular as a leader, yet so quickly recognized as the man for the job when England had it's back to the wall.  If it's true, I'd like to understand that dynamic better.  I guess certain leadership qualities emerge in changing political environments; That makes sense.  Who could have imagined the rise of Hitler before it happened?  He became a popular choice during German hardship, but should have been recognized as a madman from his writings when he was in prison, but desperate people just handed him power.
WSC was a tough nut, and, as the saying goes, "when things get tough you call in the bastards". (Attributed to George Catlett Marshall.)
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."
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5167 on: January 12, 2020, 01:43:30 PM »


The most iconic scenes of all 9 movies.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5168 on: January 12, 2020, 02:03:22 PM »
"1917" Ohmygod/Holyfuck.
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Online Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5169 on: January 12, 2020, 02:31:54 PM »
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The most iconic scenes of all 9 movies.

needed to be more symbolic:

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Online Munch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5170 on: January 12, 2020, 07:37:23 PM »
Amazing theory I came across that might bear some truth to it, if anyone ever saw the movies in question. I loved the two Hellboy movies by Guillermo del Toro, both his directing and ron perlman as hellboy is one of my favorite combinations of armor and director (something the new hellboy movie recently failed to capture).

There was also a movie he made in 2006, pan's labyrinth, which became one of my all time top 10 favorite movies. What was questionable about the movie was if what happened in it were real or not, the harsh real world and the fantasy world the main character visited, if the fantasy was real or in her imagination, as a coping method for all the horrible things happening to her.
Del Toro came out and said in an intervew a few years back that the fantasy elements of pan's labyrinth were real, despite the ambiguity of it.

Whats interesting about this is the theory that the world of pan's labyrinth is the same world that hellboy exists in, because as someone pointed out many concepts and assets were very close to each other, designs, art, set pieces, even character concepts were very similar. And being both these worlds were from the same mind as del toro its possible.

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Am sad del toro couldn't make a trilogy.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5171 on: January 13, 2020, 04:19:01 AM »
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"1917" Ohmygod/Holyfuck.

One continuous shot, and incredulity that any protagonist survived.  Sure, I just happened to be standing there when a biplane crashed on top of me ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5172 on: January 13, 2020, 04:22:50 AM »
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Amazing theory I came across that might bear some truth to it, if anyone ever saw the movies in question. I loved the two Hellboy movies by Guillermo del Toro, both his directing and ron perlman as hellboy is one of my favorite combinations of armor and director (something the new hellboy movie recently failed to capture).

There was also a movie he made in 2006, pan's labyrinth, which became one of my all time top 10 favorite movies. What was questionable about the movie was if what happened in it were real or not, the harsh real world and the fantasy world the main character visited, if the fantasy was real or in her imagination, as a coping method for all the horrible things happening to her.
Del Toro came out and said in an intervew a few years back that the fantasy elements of pan's labyrinth were real, despite the ambiguity of it.

Whats interesting about this is the theory that the world of pan's labyrinth is the same world that hellboy exists in, because as someone pointed out many concepts and assets were very close to each other, designs, art, set pieces, even character concepts were very similar. And being both these worlds were from the same mind as del toro its possible.

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Am sad del toro couldn't make a trilogy.

Not the same as Labyrinth (1986).

My daughter and I enjoyed that one, very dark.  Anglos know nothing of what it is like to be Spanish.  The brutality, the underlying paganism.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5173 on: January 13, 2020, 05:19:32 AM »
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One continuous shot, and incredulity that any protagonist survived.  Sure, I just happened to be standing there when a biplane crashed on top of me ;-)
I've been "sole survivor" twice, so I've given up on thinking anything is unlikely. You're born, shit happens, you die.
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."
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5174 on: January 14, 2020, 02:00:07 PM »
Saw info on The Prestige (2006) ... an interesting movie, with a cameo by Nicola Tesla.
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