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I'm a quite a movie fanatic...but my favorite genre is B Horror films. However I love to find obscure independent and/or foreign films that go rather unnoticed to the general population. With that being said, check out , " A Man Called Ove" wonderful Swedish film with a rather good story. Birdie for me.

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The Grandmaster Saw this earlier in the year, but it's available on iTunes now and will watch it again tonight. This movie defies categorization. It looks like an action movie, but it's more an

Glengarry Glen Ross trailer done in the style of Wolf of Wall Street

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A Man Called Ove is on US Amazon Prime, agree, I'd give that a birdie too. A little more than your typical grumpy old guy turns around story.

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Rolf-Lassgård/dp/B01M623QEL

Netflix's War Machine, birdie. 

https://www.netflix.com/title/80068327

I Am Not Your Negro, also on US Amazon Prime, birdie.

https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Not-Your-Negro/dp/B01N6Q00JM

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We went old school this weekend. 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - starring Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman and Burl Ives. Par. Great acting, but rough subject matter. There was really no one to root for in the movie.

We're No Angels - Humphrey Bogart. Birdie. Good humor.

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19 hours ago, Vinsk said:

I'm a quite a movie fanatic...but my favorite genre is B Horror films. However I love to find obscure independent and/or foreign films that go rather unnoticed to the general population. With that being said, check out , " A Man Called Ove" wonderful Swedish film with a rather good story. Birdie for me.

 

19 hours ago, nevets88 said:

A Man Called Ove is on US Amazon Prime, agree, I'd give that a birdie too. A little more than your typical grumpy old guy turns around story.

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Rolf-Lassgård/dp/B01M623QEL

Netflix's War Machine, birdie. 

https://www.netflix.com/title/80068327

I Am Not Your Negro, also on US Amazon Prime, birdie.

https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Not-Your-Negro/dp/B01N6Q00JM

Ove was a good movie, the book was absolutely wonderful, made me seriously dusty at the end.

The James Baldwin movie was very very good. 

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Land of Mine (Under Sandet) - devastating look at WW II aftermath of landmine removal. Birdie. This was one of the Oscar noms for best foreign picture last year. Available on digital stores.

 

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   Thanks for the heads up on A Man Called Ove.  It was a great movie.  Easily a birdie.  I watched Okja immediately after.  It was good, as well.  I'll give that one a par.

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Baby Driver, birdie I guess, but was expecting more - more funny and more story and character, it's very stylized, great music, opening chase sequence was awesome, but it didn't quite live up to the trailer or the hype. And the last act was messy.

The Big Sick up next. Eat it Gilfoyle.

 

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1950's) - pretty good.  Very "of it's time" though - Par

Fire: Walk With Me - Loved me some Twin Peaks and loved this movie - Birdie

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On 6/24/2017 at 8:26 PM, Vinsk said:

I'm a quite a movie fanatic...but my favorite genre is B Horror films. However I love to find obscure independent and/or foreign films that go rather unnoticed to the general population. With that being said, check out , " A Man Called Ove" wonderful Swedish film with a rather good story. Birdie for me.

Watch the Turkish horror film "Baskin" 

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I saw Logan last night.  After Marvel had a few movies last year (Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse) that needed to consult the ESC chart after the round, I was hesitant to see any Marvel comics movies going forward.  I'm glad I got talked into this one;  birdie.

Other movies I've seen in 2017:  

* John Wick 2 - birdie, but one of those birdies you aren't too excited about afterward because you somehow knew it'd be a birdie the whole time.  I have no idea what that's like in golf, of course.  This was one of those that would be easy to mess up and hard to improve on, but they got it right.

* The Great Wall - birdie, although I don't know how accurate the history parts are.  Matt Damon plays the audience, and once you realize that, you can relax and enjoy the movie.  

* Wonder Woman : eagle.  I didn't see Suicide Squad last year, but D.C.'s other two movies last year (DoJ, TKJ) were pretty good and this surpassed them.  Very excited for JLA later this year.

* Pirates of the Caribbean 5 : birdie.  Unfortunately, too many people probably will miss this one.  4 & 5 were both birdies, and the pars of 2 & 3 aren't bad other than they came right after a double eagle (the first one).   Part 4 might be an eagle but I can't decouple it from the book that I enjoyed that I felt they were faithful enough to, so I'm giving it the worse rating to overcome some bias.

Looking forward to Atomic Blonde soon.

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4 hours ago, Shindig said:

* Wonder Woman : eagle.  I didn't see Suicide Squad last year, but D.C.'s other two movies last year (DoJ, TKJ) were pretty good and this surpassed them.  Very excited for JLA later this year.

Why?

See my post earlier.

I don't get the love for it. Is it ONLY because people finally got a Wonder Woman movie or something?

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Watched a good Zombie movie last night.  

The Rezort - Birdie if you like cheesey B-horror movies like me.

Jurassic Park with zombies, not perfect but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

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34 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

Watched a good Zombie movie last night.

Another good zombie movie that's out of the mainstream is Train to Busan.  It's a South Korean film, so it's subtitled, but you'll never notice once it gets started. I promise that it's worth your time, even my wife liked it.

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Just to make Erik feel better, I wrote this review for Wonder Woman on June 7th after all the enthusiastic reviews for it on this thread (plus the Rotten Tomatoes love). I ended up not posting it because I thought it was too negative and mean (I tend to do that sometimes here in general). Buuuuuut, I figure, screw it. Here's the original post I wrote just a couple hours after watching it: 

I saw Wonder Woman tonight based on the enthusiastic recommendations of you guys. Unfortunately I thought it was terrible. Oh well. No hard feelings. I tend to find most movies terrible, so I'm a lot harder to entertain than most. 

This movie was a 499 par 5 on a 68.1/123 rated course. The drive was a 210 yard pop up into the fairway with its bastardization of Greek mythology for the sake of laying a platform for the SJW, third wave feminist narrative. At this point, I guess I pretty much knew I was in for what I was in for.

Act two was the best stretch of the flick with its humor. I equate it to a 171 yard thinned 3 hybrid layup/approach that generally was a pretty nice swing, but with an unlucky kick, trickles into a fairway bunker, leaving you 118 yards to a middle pin. You chunk the wedge, leaving you a pretty standard 15 yard pitch to a receptive green. Unfortunately, by act three/the third shot, it really started to unravel as a story, introducing a slew of characters who really had nothing interesting going on, all of them perpetually stuck in two dimensions . Who are all these supporting characters, and why exactly should we give a shit? That question is never really addressed in any substantive way. 

As the movie begins to wrap, the fifteen yard pitch fourth shot is hit it too hard and we're left with about a 20 footer for par. Trying desperately to make it, the putt just scrapes by but with too much heat on it, and you've got a tricky seven footer to save bogey. It lips out.  Tap-in double. Sigh. I guess we're supposed to be intrigued by the big reveal that Ares is Chris Pine's boss after a series of pretty lame red herrings it was the German bad guy? Yea, I didn't care. 

There is a happy ending though here: In keeping with the golf related movie style review, in spite of the double bogey, the film ultimately succeeds IMO on these grounds: despite its talents insufficient for the tour, it has a million Instagram followers and therefore, has still found legitimate success. That's the type of movie this is, IMO. 

In the end however, the word dreck comes to mind when I think of this movie. The positives were it was funny at times between the 20 and 40 minute mark (the 171 yard thinned hybrid was the best shot of the hole), and Gal Gadot is smoking hot, but other than that, I thought this was pretty poor writing that really panders to a large demographic of people, and not in a good way. I guess for financial reasons I can't fault them for that. 

Anyway, if little else, I enjoyed stuffing myself with popcorn and zoning out for two hours. It's 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and if you're reading this, you're probably not agreeing with me, but if you're "that guy" like me, you're best waiting until HBO puts this on demand in a year. Unfortunately for me, it was devoid of a whole lot of substance in the way of an actual story, pandering to trendy "women empowerment" while at the same time satisfying a typical male's enjoyment of hot women and explosions. In some senses, it's actually somewhat amazing they were able to kill two polar opposite birds with the same stone, but  unfortunately didn't do a whole lot for me individually. Call me old fashioned, but I guess I still appreciate a well told story above anything else. 

So yes, at times it was funny (mainly in act two of five) and overall it was visually stunning, but other than that it was a shallow movie typical of the studio, big budget experience, injected with trendy left wing ideals, big explosions, and hot women that they weren't wrong about being well received by most people who buy tickets. 

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56 minutes ago, Eric C said:

Another good zombie movie that's out of the mainstream is Train to Busan.  It's a South Korean film, so it's subtitled, but you'll never notice once it gets started. I promise that it's worth your time, even my wife liked it.

I just watched that the other day, very good.  :beer:

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