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spook

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Hired Gun. Solid doco on Amazon Prime about the professional musicians who tour and play with the stars for little recognition outside those in the know. Billy Joel comes across as a real jerk and unsurprisingly, Alice Cooper a legend. (I saw Alice play at Rod Laver several years ago and his band was fantastic.)
 

scottyturnerscurse

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Hired Gun. Solid doco on Amazon Prime about the professional musicians who tour and play with the stars for little recognition outside those in the know. Billy Joel comes across as a real jerk and unsurprisingly, Alice Cooper a legend. (I saw Alice play at Rod Laver several years ago and his band was fantastic.)
It was OK. 20ft from Stardom was better and kinda the same thing.
 

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Great White on Amazon Prime, target audience might have been LTRTR and his shark thread. ;)

In all seriousness though, absolute pile of crap, only thing it is good for is making you appreciate how good Jaws was.
 
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Carter

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No Time To Die is a poorly executed mess IMO.

Looking forward to a straight up spy thriller for the next one (without the baggage) but not holdin’ my breath.
 

tigertim

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Great White on Amazon Prime, target audience might have been LTRTR and his shark thread. ;)

In all seriousness though, absolute pile of crap, only thing it is good for is making you appreciate how good Jaws was.
I watched it on Binge (funny how a movie gets released to 2 different services) and I wouldn’t say it was crap but it was predictable, lacked tension and ends up being like so many shark movies since Jaws. Dull.
 

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Great White on Amazon Prime, target audience might have been LTRTR and his shark thread. ;)

In all seriousness though, absolute pile of crap, only thing it is good for is making you appreciate how good Jaws was.
One of the great horror movies was Jaws. Despite the fact some effects look rubbery now..those timeless underwater camera angles & John Williams soundtrack are near impossible to beat. Culture changing.
 
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tigertim

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Watched No Time To Die. Insanely long at 2hrs 40. It wasn’t bad but like all the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies it’s pretty forgettable.
 
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AngryAnt

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Watched No Time To Die. Insanely long at 2hrs 40. It wasn’t bad but like all the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies it’s pretty forgettable.

Casino Royale (Craig version) was great as a darker more realistic reboot of Bond - well, the poker hands excepted. Skyfall pretty good. The others, meh.
 
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AngryAnt

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What happened in the poker ha.ds?

just the usual pair of kings gets beaten pair of aces gets beaten by a straight gets beaten by a flush gets beaten by a straight flush gets beaten by a royal flush gets beaten by a royal straight flush ALL IN THE ONE DEAL

something like that anyway
 
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scottyturnerscurse

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One of the great horror movies was Jaws. Despite the fact some effects look rubbery now..those timeless underwater camera angles & John Williams soundtrack are near impossible to beat. Culture changing.

The mechanical shark kept breaking down so the shark was filmed less than originally intended. It turned out to be a blessing as there was more suspense as you don't get a decent look at it until much later in the film.
 
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bigwow

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Just watched 'Red Notice' on Netflix, enjoyable romp.
Ryan Reynolds played himself again, as did Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot easy on the eye.
 
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MD Jazz

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Recent movies that I've watched and can recommend:
Guardians of the Galaxy, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, Calvary, The Guard, and In Bruges.

Just watched Edge of Tomorrow for first time, really enjoyed it.

And enjoyed all the other movies you recommend there, In Bruges is a fav and has some classic scenes and a great turn by Ralph Fiennes.

I haven't seen Calvary but will look it up.
 
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artball

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'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'. Netflix.
True story from a 1968 'event' that felt very contemporary in regard to what's going on in this country atm..
Really enjoyed it. Top acting, good script that quoted transcripts from the trail and embellished where necessary.
 
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spook

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'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'. Netflix.
True story from a 1968 'event' that felt very contemporary in regard to what's going on in this country atm..
Really enjoyed it. Top acting, good script that quoted transcripts from the trail and embellished where necessary.
Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Pretty good.

I recently rewatched a favourite Sorkin-penned movie, Charlie Wilson's War. Directed by Mike Nichols, starring Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman in ripping form and Julia Roberts, the true story of one congressman's achievement to arm the Afghanis against the Soviet invasion and force their retreat. Eminently rewatchable.
 
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artball

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Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Pretty good.

I recently rewatched a favourite Sorkin-penned movie, Charlie Wilson's War. Directed by Mike Nichols, starring Tom Hanks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman in ripping form and Julia Roberts, the true story of one congressman's achievement to arm the Afghanis against the Soviet invasion and force their retreat. Eminently rewatchable.
I don't know it. Good people involved. Will take a look.
Really interesting part of recent history that caused a large ripple effect ...
 
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The Big Richo

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Wow. Thought it was woeful after having to suffer through it.

I don't think it will win an Oscar but I thought it was ok as a piece of fluff that doesn't need any brian power and gives an occasional chuckle.

Probably depends on if you enjoy Ryan Reynolds and the Rock's styles in general.
 
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