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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #105 on: August 01, 2019, 05:55:38 PM »
Ah, 1917, the year the US saved western civilization.

Seriously, I read it in a book. When I was in grade school.

1917. The year the US turned up late for a World War and made it a tradition  ;)

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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #106 on: August 01, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »
There's a deficit of First World War movies in my opinion (especially compared to WWII) so I'm very much looking forward to this, looks great:

 
Oh hurray! Another movie about a WORLD war that focuses on the same tiny percentage of the world as all the other movies about that war.

Wow!




edit: its been 9 years since we have seen Pesci in something. Arguably longer since we have seen him in something good.

I honestly think Scorsese has been slipping of late. The book the story seems to be based on (I Heard You Paint Houses) is based on Sheerans own dubious accounts and the film is likely to add fuel to the conspiracy fire of JFK and also the Hoffa story. Good to see Pesci in a worthy role but De Niro and Pacino are spent forces I think.

These two get a big eye roll from me.

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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #107 on: August 01, 2019, 06:29:48 PM »
Ah, 1917, the year the US saved western civilization.

Seriously, I read it in a book. When I was in grade school.

1917. The year the US turned up late for a World War and made it a tradition  ;)
A tradition of not getting into a war unless unavoidable and then winning it decisively.

What a great tradition that would be


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« Reply #108 on: August 01, 2019, 08:57:00 PM »
Ah, 1917, the year the US saved western civilization.

Seriously, I read it in a book. When I was in grade school.

1917. The year the US turned up late for a World War and made it a tradition  ;)
A tradition of not getting into a war unless unavoidable and then winning it decisively.

What a great tradition that would be


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We softened them up for you  ;)

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« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2019, 09:29:18 PM »
Ah, 1917, the year the US saved western civilization.

Seriously, I read it in a book. When I was in grade school.

1917. The year the US turned up late for a World War and made it a tradition  ;)
A tradition of not getting into a war unless unavoidable and then winning it decisively.

What a great tradition that would be


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We softened them up for you  ;)

Speaking of which, and speaking of WWI movies, my favorite is "Gallipoli." Probably my favorite war movie. Definitely one of my favorite movies ever.


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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #110 on: August 02, 2019, 02:17:56 AM »
There's a deficit of First World War movies in my opinion (especially compared to WWII) so I'm very much looking forward to this, looks great:

 
Oh hurray! Another movie about a WORLD war that focuses on the same tiny percentage of the world as all the other movies about that war.

I am still waiting for a movie about the Battle for Lake Tanganyika.



I chuckled a little at that WWI British general somberly sending the protagonist to call off an attack that would result in*gasp* 1600 casualties.

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« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2019, 03:47:01 AM »
There's a deficit of First World War movies in my opinion (especially compared to WWII) so I'm very much looking forward to this, looks great:

 
Oh hurray! Another movie about a WORLD war that focuses on the same tiny percentage of the world as all the other movies about that war.

I am still waiting for a movie about the Battle for Lake Tanganyika.
That was a great movie. It was called "The African Queen"

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I chuckled a little at that WWI British general somberly sending the protagonist to call off an attack that would result in*gasp* 1600 casualties.

Was he the one who didn't synchronize his watch?
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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #112 on: August 02, 2019, 06:56:31 AM »
Ah, 1917, the year the US saved western civilization.

Seriously, I read it in a book. When I was in grade school.

1917. The year the US turned up late for a World War and made it a tradition  ;)
A tradition of not getting into a war unless unavoidable and then winning it decisively.

What a great tradition that would be


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Hey, the British should have gotten into our civil war.
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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #113 on: August 02, 2019, 03:51:18 PM »
I have never met anyone here in the US in casual work-a-day encounters who knew ANYTHING about WWI, when it was fought, who was on what side, name any major battle, or how the war ended or what the ramifications were (you really can't understand the 20th Century without understanding World War One!) Every November on Veteran's Day, I'm the smart ass who always refers to the holiday as Armistice Day partly to spark conversation about the war. I've discovered the majority of people I talk to don't even know what the word armistice MEANS! The huge shadow of WWII in popular culture has lead most Americans to believe that all wars end in total surrender of one side, rather than with treaties as is the historical norm.     

So any halfway decent portrayal of any aspect of WWI in the media, I'm glad to see. (Not that I expect this film to be a box-office blockbuster in the US no matter what it's quality turns out to be).

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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #114 on: August 13, 2019, 02:05:40 AM »
This is an impressive cast:
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« Reply #115 on: August 13, 2019, 02:28:10 AM »
I think Eddie Murphy is about to take off again in a big way.

He recently mentioned a desire to do another stand up show and then there is this



If Dolemite does well followed by a good comedy special it wont matter if CTA2 is any good, he will pack the theater.

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« Reply #116 on: August 22, 2019, 10:30:59 AM »
This one looks pretty fantastic


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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2019, 04:03:51 PM »
I am looking forward to that one for show, but it is amazing to me how much of a Margot Robbie doppelganger the lead is.

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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2019, 05:38:15 PM »
I think Eddie Murphy is about to take off again in a big way.

He recently mentioned a desire to do another stand up show and then there is this



If Dolemite does well followed by a good comedy special it wont matter if CTA2 is any good, he will pack the theater.
He follows a cycle where he does a good film and then a load of shite.

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Re: Upcoming Films
« Reply #119 on: September 26, 2019, 04:12:18 PM »
This guy sure can roll in any language




 

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