Movie Last Movie You Watched Part 2

LiddyRules

RIP King of France. Gutted Like Fish Under R Line
I'll add Monkey Business to the complete the Zeppo movie trifecta.

Although its weird that they went to three after the first few movies. Considering the fact that both ANATO and ADATR feature characters that Zeppo could have easily played.
I also wonder if part of the reason for that was that the studio wanted to promote some of their hot up and comers and Zeppo wasn't really that for them.
 

LiddyRules

RIP King of France. Gutted Like Fish Under R Line
Someone's been reading Lucy in the Sky reviews...:haha7:
There's been so many reviews I've read (not of LITS but of other films) where more than half of it sounds like the critic apologizing for having watched the movie.
 

Pigdango

Silence, you mortal Fuck!
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There's been so many reviews I've read (not of LITS but of other films) where more than half of it sounds like the critic apologizing for having watched the movie.
In other news, the Jurassic World short film is on line, and....ooh boy, is it a doozy.
 

Pigdango

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Ad Astra. Out-Fucking-Standing. Might be the best of the recent Autumn Sci-Fi movies. (Gravity, Interstellar, BR49, Martian)
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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Another Thin Man (1939). New father Nick Charles gets roped into investigating threats directed at the old business partner of Nora's father. Thin Man #3 is sillier, with a grown man named Dum-Dum, and Shemp Howard in a bit role years before he became a main Stooge. It seamlessly continues the series with the same main cast, director, and screenwriters, from a Dashiell Hammett story that even throws in some CSI-style detective work.

Another Thin Man.- An explosives manufacturer (Otto Kruger) suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora (William Powell and Myrna Loy) to sort things out.

I thought this was the best installment in the series. As always its great watching Powell and Loy play off one another.
It's gonna take a lot to dethrone the original, but this one was great, too. I really enjoyed Myrna Loy getting more of the one liners. This is an incredibly consistent string of movies.
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
Hobbs and Shaw.

Oof. Pretty soon, this goofy series is going to just have the good guys just go Dragonball and power up. HitW Candidate, no question.
 

Stormrider666

Hell is home.
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Another Thin Man (1939). New father Nick Charles gets roped into investigating threats directed at the old business partner of Nora's father. Thin Man #3 is sillier, with a grown man named Dum-Dum, and Shemp Howard in a bit role years before he became a main Stooge. It seamlessly continues the series with the same main cast, director, and screenwriters, from a Dashiell Hammett story that even throws in some CSI-style detective work.



It's gonna take a lot to dethrone the original, but this one was great, too. I really enjoyed Myrna Loy getting more of the one liners. This is an incredibly consistent string of movies.
Awhile back, I finished off the series. Outside of the original, this one became my new personal favorite:

The Thin Man Comes Home.- Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Followed by, The Shadow of The Thin Man.- Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

With The Song of The Thin Man, where they investigate the murder of a bandleader, coming in third.

I also watched a couple of the other Loy-Powell movies:

Evelyn Prentice.- The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.

Love Crazy.- A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Double Wedding.- Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger one's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

It was great watching them play characters that were the complete opposites of Nick and Nora Charles, but still have the same chemistry with each other.
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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Evelyn Prentice.- The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.
This is the only one you mentioned that I've seen, and I loved it. Those two, and the "accused," were fantastic in the courtroom scene. I also watched the remake, Stronger Than Desire, with Walter Pidgeon. His Gregory Peck lite act wasn't a good replacement in the Powell role, but I still liked the movie. I think I would've liked it more if I watched it first, but I doubt I would've been criticizing Powell later for his lack of Peck-ish stoicism.
 
"One Night" (2017) on Prime Video for now.

It's basically a (very) soft-core porn, indie film. It deals with two mid-30-something losers having a one night stand and spilling their personal secrets and insecurities to each other in between fuck sessions. They both get offended but end up agreeing to go out again.

Movies like this make more sense to me (and become watchable) after reading about the Hedgehog's dilemma which plays a role in the movie.
 

Falldog

Wackbag's Best Conservative
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Did you see it? I said might. Interstellar is tough to top, but at worst it’s 2. I would rank them

  1. Interstellar
  2. Ad Astra
  3. Arrival
  4. BR49
  5. Gravity
  6. Martian
Just got back from seeing it with @Neon

No way it's behind BR, Martian, and Arrival.

Both from a theme, and science aspect, Ad Astra falls behind those easily.
 
I liked it a lot but Not as much as Arrival and BR. I need to watch Interstellar again since it's been a while but as far as more indie-ish sci-fi movies that are slower paced and contemplative I thought it was excellent and the world building was superb.
 

Pigdango

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Just got back from seeing it with @Neon

No way it's behind BR, Martian, and Arrival.

Both from a theme, and science aspect, Ad Astra falls behind those easily.
Martian?

Now it’s my turn to ewww.

As Neon said, the world building was really what drew me in, and I also LOVED

That the answer to “are we alone?” Was a resounding, soul crushing, YES.
 

Falldog

Wackbag's Best Conservative
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Martian?

Now it’s my turn to ewww.

As Neon said, the world building was really what drew me in, and I also LOVED

That the answer to “are we alone?” Was a resounding, soul crushing, YES.
The world building stopped the second they left the moon. At least the Martian made a dedicated attempt at scientific realism.
The answer to "are we alone" wasn't addressed. It was only addressed from the perspective of one, maybe two characters. The rest of the theme from the scope of the rest of people looking is completely left open because it was only built in there to prop up Tommy Lee Jones. It's really just a veneer to his dad abandoning him.
 

Stormrider666

Hell is home.
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Did you see it? I said might. Interstellar is tough to top, but at worst it’s 2. I would rank them

  1. Interstellar
  2. Ad Astra
  3. Arrival
  4. BR49
  5. Gravity
  6. Martian
I haven't seen it yet. But on a side note, I re-watched both Arrival and BR49 recently. They were both even better the second time around and I really hope for Villeneuve's sake that Dune isn't a commercial "failure".
 

Pigdango

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I haven't seen it yet. But on a side note, I re-watched both Arrival and BR49 recently. They were both even better the second time around and I really hope for Villeneuve's sake that Dune isn't a commercial "failure".
It will be, but I don’t think it really matters.
 
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