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Old 07-01-2018, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The China Beach pilot movie
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094867/?ref_=ttep_ep1


It's out of sequence, Saturday is Sci Fi night, but I have the series, the 1st season box has been up and down the stairs, and I decided to watch it.



Only 30 years late and is there any wonder the series, which I never saw, went 4 seasons?
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Old 07-01-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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"Woman Who Walks"
Jessica Chastain seems on a mission to play only women fighting the system

This is historical fact diluted mightyly by fictional version of the Swiss-American artist Catherine Weldon's involvement w/ the last part of Sitting Bull's life
Positive aspects but very much NOT accurate
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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"Ski Troop Attack"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054315...m_flmg_act_267


T'was Men & Women of Steel Sunday and I picked this one out of a bargain pack of 20 war movies and .....


...... it's really an excellent movie (how it got a rating of 2.8, I don't know).



It is in B&W, probably due to being made in 1960, but that is to its advantage in that it can use actual war footage. The actual photography is excellent at conveying the tension of the flick. I had to take a break, about at 14 minutes early in the movie but when I came back hours later, I couldn't "put it down".
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Married couple--couldn't agree on movie to see--
He went to "Action Point" and left half-way through

I went to "RBG" and was happy every minute...
Maybe not a "great" documentary like "Hoop Dreams" or "The Sorrow and the Pity"
But it serves its subject well...

If the criticism is that there isn't much negative/critical in it---
Well, consider the source...
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has lived a life that was predicated on serving the law and loving her husband and she did both with grace, a quiet sense of humor and an inner spine of steel...

I was much surprised to see how lovely she was as a young woman---almost beautiful--and the fact that early in her marriage, her husband developed a virulent (according to one of their Harvard classmates/friends) cancer.
Ruth helped care for Marty, attended class for herself, assimilated all the notes from HIS classmates a year ahead of her for him, helped care for their 18mo old daughter, and managed to do it all in such a way that she made law review in her 2nd year...
An unheard of accomplishment considering she was firstly a woman (I think perhaps one of the first, if not THE first one on law review at Harvard) in addition to all the other crises she was juggling...

The only reason she didn't graduate from Harvard was that Martin graduated a year ahead (with his class despite his cancer) and took job in NYC at prestigious law firm...tax law was his speciality and he was one of the best in NYC during his career...
Ruth moved with him to NYC and completed her law degree at Columbia...
And then later when she was offered the Supreme Court vacancy by Clinton, they moved to DC so he moved HIS practice...
They always were a great team apparently...and if anyone thought he played second fiddle to her...it wasn't either of them.
That sounds like a great documentary. I canít believe she left Harvard for him, but it makes sense I guess. Couldnít they just commute for the one year? Oh well, I guess Columbia is good. I definitely understand him following her to DC for the Supreme Court. Thatís the pinnacle.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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First Knight
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113071/?ref_=nv_sr_1


It was Swords & Clubs Monday and this was the selection, proceeded by the 1st episode of "Wizards and Warriors". It's a decent movie though Richard Gere has never been high on my list of actors, so that took a little to get by that. The dialogue was a little bit muddled so I tried to go to the subtitles but alas on my DVD, they were available only in Spanish and Korean, so I had to opt for the Spanish for bits and pieces of further understanding.


It is something of a cliff hanger movie with twists and turns through out. I was entertained.
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Old 07-03-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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I scored a bunch of dvd's at an estate sale a few weekends ago, got around to the Star Trek stuff. Watched "The Wrath Of Khan" last night. Loved it!
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I scored a bunch of dvd's at an estate sale a few weekends ago, got around to the Star Trek stuff. Watched "The Wrath Of Khan" last night. Loved it!
You went straight to the meat of it!

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Old 07-03-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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That sounds like a great documentary. I canít believe she left Harvard for him, but it makes sense I guess. Couldnít they just commute for the one year? Oh well, I guess Columbia is good. I definitely understand him following her to DC for the Supreme Court. Thatís the pinnacle.
Maybe if they had not had a child, they could have worked it out--but I am sure the desire to keep a family together was important--Marty from what the documentary said was doing all the cooking because she is/was very bad cook--
Boston/NY commute was likely more difficult back then but could still be done if they had just been a couple--
Maybe she and he were concerned if his cancer came back--his cancer was very aggressive--wonder that he lived considering how primative radiation and other treatments were

I think RBG also had to spend an extra year at Columbia (she had already had two at Harvard because she didn't make the Law Journal until her second year) and then two at Columbia--so she made big sacrifice to make that move---
She is one of the few SC justices NOT to have law degree from Yale or Harvard--
Supposedly Trump will likely choose his new target outside those hallowed halls--
Proving he is not part of the "Washington establishment" by doing so--
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I scored a bunch of dvd's at an estate sale a few weekends ago, got around to the Star Trek stuff. Watched "The Wrath Of Khan" last night. Loved it!
Can just imagine what my estate sale will be like when my time comes.

So-o, did you watch the theater version (please, oh please) or the director's cut? IMHO the latter is a demonstration that sometimes the director's cut is worse than the former.

On thread topic, it was "The Little Drummer Girl" (1984)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087629/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

I was walking by a packed box, there was the VHS, it's "DIE, SPY!" Tuesday (1st 2 episodes of Hogan's Heroes), so I put it in the slot.

Only half way through it, but so far, so good. Two things, however.

First, it helps to have lived during that time to be able to appreciate what the movie is showing. Secondly, in 1984, Diane Keaton wasn't that well known, there wasn't that much known about her, so it was probably easier to accept her in that part in the movie. As it is, though, it is over 30 years later, she has done many more roles, I've read her book, and now, there are flickers between accepting the character and seeing the actress.

This is an issue I have with the two versions of "The Debt" where the first is an unknown foreign cast and it is an excellent spy flick. The latter version with Helen Mirren, however, and the movie in my view becomes more about her in the lead and less about the movie.

IMHO.........
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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Saw "the Hunter" Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del toro--directed by William Frediking
Del toro is military killer trained by jones---sort of like Rambo and Richard crenna's character
Del toro kills hunters in Oregon Forrest and Jones tracks him and FBI captures him
Del toro escapes, big chase in and out of town by Jones and many police/FBI
CONNIE Nielsen plays the FBI agent--not big part

There are some of the worse, most realistic fighting scenes between Jones and Del Toro--knife fights--slashing
Gruesome and painful
Doesn't end well needless to say
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