- Feb 27, 2012
Watched Midsommar last night. Easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen. A 24 makes bad movies.
For you WWII buffs, I know I had already mentioned WWII in Colour.Also starting watching Blacklist with James Spader. netflix.
Downfall is also a great WW2 movieFor you WWII buffs, I know I had already mentioned WWII in Colour.
WWII in HD...the war from an American perspective. Some of the footage is really graphic.
Greatest Event of WWII - focuses on the some of the most important events of WWII..mostly important battles such as Pearl Harbor, Stalingrad, Midway & D-Day but then also other events such as the Dresden bombing and the liberation of Buchenwald
So...I'm looking forward to watching The Vast of Night on Amazon Prime tonight. I've heard great things.
On a bit of a tangent--a real life Will Hunting (at least from the math genius angle). Boston connection--did her undergrad at BC.I can never not watch Good Will Hunting when I happen upon it while channel surfing.
Did the doc feature John Maynard Keynes? He was reported to have constructed a plan for post-WWI Europe that would have avoided many of the errors made in the 20's-early 30's, and thus might have prevented WWII.Lawrence of Arabia was such a great film - David Lean directed, right?
I even went and got the PBS documentary about the historical T.S. Lawrence.
Quite an interesting time in history. It could have turned out so much better.
Re: BBC miniseries--Lots of great titles mentioned. Kudos to those who listed Stalag 17, Memento, and Duck Soup, although since this is a university athletic forum, Horsefeathers might have been more appropriate.
My favorities include:
The Philadelphia Story
S.O.B. (Blake Edwards)
Throne of Blood (Kurosawa's version of MacBeth)
Ran (Kurosawa's adaptation of King Lear)
Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie
My Darling Clementine
The Maltese Falcon
The Thin Man
To Kill a Mockingbird
Additionally, there are some BBC/ITV series that are well worth binging. Shetland may be the best police procedural out there, and Death in Paradise and Brokenwood Mysteries are both entertaining. Brokenwood Mysteries (from New Zealand) may have some of the best dialogue on TV.
Additionally, if you're running out of source material, check to see if your library offers Hoopla. Lots of stuff there you won't find elsewhere, and it's free. I just borrowed Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., and I am in the process of rewatching Ken Burns' Jazz series.
Lastly, if you liked The Magnificent Seven or A Fist Full of Dollars, consider the originals: The Seven Samarai and Yojimbo.
It was 2 hours of nothing to get to the end, which was something.My daughter was able to tape "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood" on demand.
Curious whether others out there like it as much as I did.
I thought clear and present danger was the best Jack Ryan movie but Hunt was good.I'm surprised no one mentioned The Hunt for Red October. I think still the best Clancy/Jack Ryan of the bunch. Although I haven't seen the Krasinski version.
An interesting double feature, if you have more than 4 hours for a single sitting--Yanks, then Saving Private Ryan. Made 20 years apart, but the first flows into the second beautifully.