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Post by Foggy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:26 pm

Saw Wonder Woman today. Excellent flick. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Gal Godot is a very attractive woman. Amazing how she managed to keep her armpits meticulously shaved while fighting in WWI. Check out the scene in the blue dress where she's just about to pull her sword to kill Ludendorff. She reaches behind her back, but Steve grabs her hand to stop her. She musta shaved that armpit 5 minutes ago. I tend to notice little things.

Awesome film, though. Worth watching a second time.


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Post by Foggy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:10 am

So I saw Wonder Woman again in Shallotte last week, this time with my fambly. This time, I didn't even notice - or remember - the armpits. :oops:

This time I noticed that Ares threw her 200 yards into a tank! Oh, ouchy! And then he threw her on the ground from about 200 yards up in the air! He was beating the crap out of the nice lady!

But she didn't have a black eye, or a bloody nose, or a little scratch on the cheek, or a cracked fingernail, or anything. Her makeup was perfect! And after her boyfriend blowed himself up, she DESTROYED Ares.

I wonder what brand of makeup she was wearing. :confused:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:23 am

Foggy wrote:So I saw Wonder Woman again in Shallotte last week, this time with my fambly. This time, I didn't even notice - or remember - the armpits. :oops:

This time I noticed that Ares threw her 200 yards into a tank! Oh, ouchy! And then he threw her on the ground from about 200 yards up in the air! He was beating the crap out of the nice lady!

But she didn't have a black eye, or a bloody nose, or a little scratch on the cheek, or a cracked fingernail, or anything. Her makeup was perfect!
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I wonder what brand of makeup she was wearing. :confused:
I hazn't seen it yet!!!!! She has Amazon skin which withstands abuse!


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Post by Foggy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:13 am

I didn't spoiler it for you, much. Definitely go see it, TRL. I enjoyed it the second time, when I knew exactly what would happen.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:32 pm

Foggy wrote:I didn't spoiler it for you, much. Definitely go see it, TRL. I enjoyed it the second time, when I knew exactly what would happen.
I plan to see it with a group of women friends - only 1 is interested. It seems many of my female friends don't enjoy action flicks. I love them, but I wanted to be Mighty Mouse when I was young.


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Post by Lani » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:00 am

I mentioned a few weeks ago in the Hijack thread that I was at a pre-screening of Marshall, sponsored by the ACLU. It's about the early days of Thurgood Marshall. The movie opens nationwide on Friday (today).

My review? When the movie began, I was really scared. I wanted it to be a great film, but the early scenes were horrible. It often seemed like a first run-though of the script. But as time passed, the character development improved. By the end, I was involved and cheered when the credits rolled.

Part of my experience was discussion of the script after the screening by the writer and by John Marshall, Thurgood's son. They discussed what was authentic, what was accurate for the times, and what was added for flavor.

The movie is about an alleged rape and murder attempt by a Black chauffeur of a white socialite in Connecticut. The time is early 1941. Blacks were moving from the south to the north as jobs opened up in preparation for WWII. The case received an enormous amount of press, and Blacks were fired from their jobs because of the potential harm and violence they were thought to cause.

An immigrant Jewish attorney with no criminal law experience agrees to sponsor Marshal in representation of the accused, but the Court forces him to represent the man and only allows Marshall to sit with him and the accused in Court. (That part is true.) The two attorneys work out a system so Marshall can be heard through the other attorney. (Also true.) By that point, the film had become fascinating.

I enjoyed the film, but think it will show better on tv. On the other hand, I saw it with my son, who has no personal understanding of how horrific racism is in the US, having never lived on the mainland. The film led to a long discussion about racism and the original sin of slavery. That such a discussion occurred is a testament to the value of Marshall regardless of its faults.


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Post by NotaPerson » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:18 pm

Saw the new BladeRunner film today. I'm a big fan of the original. Although the trailer didn't impress me much, I'm happy to say the sequel is magnificent as well.

I hadn't been to a movie theater in perhaps three years. But like the original, this one is gorgeous to look at and so it's worth seeing it on the big screen.


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Post by gupwalla » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Foggy wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:26 pm
She musta shaved that armpit 5 minutes ago. I tend to notice little things.
True story that relates to your comment but not the thread:
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On the train today coming home from the walk-in clinic (or limp-in clinic in my case), a middle-aged guy saw the older middle-aged guy with the crutches and said "I shall be a Texas gentleman and yield my seat to the cripple!" leaving me to sit next to his ~4 year old son. (He didn't really say that out loud, he just got up, smiled at me, and pointed to the vacant seat.)

For the next four stops, the son would occasionally look over at me intently, then go back to thinking hard about something or other. It was enough to creep me out a little, to be honest. Finally the kid turns to his dad and says, "Daddy - that man cut off his mustache too." So I guess someone has recently been getting lessons at home on the daily health and beauty regimes of adult human males.


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Post by Foggy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:17 am

NotaPerson wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Saw the new BladeRunner film today. I'm a big fan of the original. Although the trailer didn't impress me much, I'm happy to say the sequel is magnificent as well.

I hadn't been to a movie theater in perhaps three years. But like the original, this one is gorgeous to look at and so it's worth seeing it on the big screen.
I agree, but ... the ending was less than satisfying.
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Post by Estiveo » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:02 pm

Sleight, starring nobody you know except for Dulé Hill as the bad guy drug lord.

Our hero, Bo (Jacob Latimore) is a young man in L.A., a former high school science whiz, raising his little sister after the death of their mother. Bo is a street magician by day, low-level drug dealer by night. After Bo is forced to join his boss in "discouraging" a rival drug lord, events start to spiral out of control as Bo desperately seeks a way out.

Dulé Hill may not seem likely as a badass drug lord, but he's really very good at being bad. Latimore and Seychelle Gabriel as Bo's girlfriend, Holly, are likeable as well.

This is not Citizen Kane, but it's a fun hour and a half if you feel like watching a movie.

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Post by maydijo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:03 pm

Last night we watched the low-budget masterpiece The Room, which should not be confused with the excellent, Academy Award nominated film, Room. The Room (2003) is by far the worst movie you will ever see. It is devoid of any redeeming qualities. The acting is terrible, the screenplay is nonsensical, the plot is almost nonexistent. I highly recommend it, not because it's so bad it's good (it isn't - it's a truly awful movie) but because watching it is like being initiated into a secret club of in-jokes. It's a truly terrible waste of 90 minutes of your life. You'll regret not watching it sooner.



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Post by RoadScholar » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Worse than Death Bed - The Bed That Eats?


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Post by Estiveo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:36 pm

If we're talking bad movies, let me recommend avoiding Taking Earth. A really bad sci-fi from South Africa. The special effects are pretty good, but the acting, plot, editing, makeup and impenetrable sith ifrikun accents are horrible. One reviewer said they blew the budget on the special effects and the catering truck so they had to rely on half of a high school drama club to finish the film.


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Post by maydijo » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:49 pm

RoadScholar wrote:
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Worse than Death Bed - The Bed That Eats?
Never seen it. We have a tradition of watching a bad horror movie every Christmas after the kids have gone to bed, so I'll suggest Death Bed this year. (Seriously, it's the best way to handle Christmas stress.)

IMDB gives The Room 3.6 stars, and Death Bed 4.4 stars, so I'd guess The Room is worse. What makes it so enjoyable is that the people who made it obviously thought it was going to be a hit. It's so sincere. If it was schmaltzy it'd just be a bad movie, but because they are so obviously trying to make a good film, it's elevated to a highly enjoyable bad movie experience.



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Post by Lani » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:13 am

Meeting up with my son on Friday to see The Last Jedi. :cheer1:

We've gone to the first showing of the Star Wars releases since 1999. We even got passes to a private party for the early premiere of The Force Awakens. This time we live on different islands and decided not to spend the $$$ for airfare and a hotel. Cuz, damnit, we're adults and money is tight! But we both recognized that our lives were changing, that time was passing and taking away something from us that we had shared for so long.

And then I got a call from my insurance company. It's flying me to Oahu on Friday, paying for the flight, ground transportation, and airport parking so I can see a specialist. Texted son, and he looked for tickets. Completely sold out except for wheelchair seating with a companion seat. Smack in the middle of the row at middle elevation. Finally a benefit for being stuck in a chair! :cheer1: And I was able to switch to a later return flight for only $5.

Our family tradition continues for the 18th year! We are ridiculously excited about this. Oh, and we get free posters, too. (Ok, technically not attending the first showing, but pretty damn close. And we get posters. So there!)


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:42 am

Wonderful, wonderful news, Lani!!!!!!! :bighug:


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That's great, Lani!!! Have a blast and be sure to let us know what you think! :prettyplease:



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Post by Lani » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:08 am

Well, it was an interesting time. My trip was paid by insurance to see a physiatrist, a term I didn't know existed. Fortunately, the doctor was a woman (yes, that makes a difference). She was surprised that no one had ordered an x-ray of my spine after the original event. She thought I had a spinal fracture which should have been detected at that time. I demonstrated my Mrs. Frankenstein lurch, as I call my attempts to walk. Then x-rays were ordered that proved her right. The fracture healed and was stable, but it had permanently changed the shape of my spine. Therefore the constant difficulties with walking (which I can barely do) and the pain.

So with that new info on my brain (i.e. a bad mood), I checked into a hotel to await my son's arrival to take us to The Last Jedi. He had trouble getting to the hotel due to a massive traffic jam and lots of wailing sirens. We finally reached the theater, but the entire street was dark. Movie goers were crowded on the sidewalk in front of the theater. The theater is accessed by elevator (not working) or stairs. He went up to find out what was going on. There had been an accident that knocked out the power, thus the traffic jam and the sirens we heard. [ETA I learned the power was out for several hours.] I was ready to curl up into a tight, tiny, depressed ball, but son told me to get on my phone and find another theater. I found tickets at a theater a few miles away. We made it with 5 minutes to spare. The only available tickets were for the wheelchair area - worked for us! We had primo seats!!!

And so our 18th year of Star Wars together came to pass. :happydance: We are making plans for 2019.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:21 am

I love [some] family traditions!


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Lani wrote:We finally reached the theater, but the entire street was dark. Movie goers were crowded on the sidewalk in front of the theater.
Wow - that was the Ward Theaters, right? What a mess - I'm so glad you found another one - Consolidated near Costco?

TLJ is getting great reviews - we're going to see it while our daughter and her guy are here for the holidays so I didn't read the spoiler! Looking forward to it!!

So sorry about your back :bighug: , but glad that someone finally figured out the real problem. Are they going to try to fix it?



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Post by Lani » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:39 am

Yes, Ward Theaters. I feel sorry for all those poor, sad fans in costumes standing in the dark in front of the theater. Wound up at the Cannery, surprisingly sitting in the same seats we had for the Marshall pre-release 2 months earlier!

Nope, back not fixable. PT orders have been changed to focus on building up core muscle strength to support my back instead of on walking for the time being. Two year anniversary of this stupid situation is coming up in a few days. :brickwallsmall:

On a happier note - have fun at The Last Jedi! I'm going to see it again after the holidays.


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The princess and I watched TLJ Sunday afternoon. We loved it. 👍


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Post by Estiveo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:11 pm

I just got back from The Last Jedi (all hail the midweek $6.50 matinee while school's still in session!) and I loved it too, also.

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Estiveo wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:11 pm
I just got back from The Last Jedi (all hail the midweek $6.50 matinee while school's still in session!) and I loved it too, also.

I especially liked when they revealed that
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Maybenaut wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Estiveo wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:11 pm
I just got back from The Last Jedi (all hail the midweek $6.50 matinee while school's still in session!) and I loved it too, also.

I especially liked when they revealed that
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