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Old 02-21-2020, 12:54 PM
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Working class kid goes to university, meets a couple women, and joins the University Challenge team. All the stuff you'd expect to happen happens. Meh. It has a pretty good 80s soundtrack, but had this weird thing where the song title and artist are written on the screen as the song starts. Maybe to point out the connection between what was happening on screen? Or they negotiated lower royalties for listing the song name prominently? Or it was supposed to be MTV-like? Didn't look like the MTV title format, though. Oh, maybe a British equivalent? Whatever.
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:21 AM
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What a weird flick. I wasn't even sure what I had just watched when it finished. Kind of an LA Noir mystery film with a lot of conspiracy theories. I think it possibly used this vehicle to make fun of the conspiracy theory type that Andrew Garfield portrays in the film.
I just watched this. Yeah, it doesn't really make sense, but I liked it.
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have loved that since I was a kid
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The Big House (1930) - Film about prison life, snitches, desparation.
Wallace Beery is one of my favorite actors from the era. Good movie

Gentleman Jim (1942) - Errol Flynn as Jim Corbett, hand-picked by the elite of San Francisco to try to elevate boxing from being a sport for the commoners. Sharp and witty

Friendly Persuasion (1956) - Pacifist Quakers must confront their non-violent ways during the Civil War as the South's invasion is imminent. Do you join the fight in order to protect your family and neighbors, or do you attempt to religiously object? Good movie

Edge of the City (1957) - John Cassavetes, trying to escape his past, forms a friendship with Sidney Poitier working on the docks, but are threatened by the tough guy racist Jack Warden. Solid acting, good movie

Rage (1964) - Glenn Ford as a doctor living in Mexico, trying to forget his past. He contracts rabies and needs to get to the City in order to save his life. OK

Fate is the Hunter (1964) - Glenn Ford is tasked to re-create the conditions of a fatal plane crash piloted by his friend. Well done

That Man from Rio (1964, French) - Rewatch. What a great movie. Marketed as a James Bond parody, it really is more of a precursor to Indiana Jones. Non-stop action that doesn't give you time to question the (intentional) un-believability.

Branded to Kill (1967, Japanese) - The 3rd ranked hitman in Japan gets into some trouble, eventually leading to a match with the elusive #1. Odd movie, has some extra violence and sex. For some, this movie will be hard to follow, others will enjoy this. Worth seeing for me.

Scent of a Woman (1974, Italian) - Wait, there was an Italian original of Al Pacino's film? I actually preferred this version as it was simply more raw.

Dances With Wolves (1990) - Second time view. Epic Kevin Costner film about the US military's westward expansion. Sure, Goodfellas was better, but this is a very good movie

Hero (1992) - Dustin Hoffman as an unlikable guy trying to stay out of jail and have some kind of relationship with his son. He becomes the unlikely unknown hero, hesitatingly rescuing many from a plane crash. He goes on with his life but watches as someone else takes the credit and uses his celebrity to inspire the country. Kind of an unknown film, it was somewhat powerful and I liked that it was a unique story.

500 Days of Summer (2009) - This is one of the best relationship movies that I have ever seen. I could write a paper discussing it.
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Hero (1992) - Dustin Hoffman as an unlikable guy trying to stay out of jail and have some kind of relationship with his son. He becomes the unlikely unknown hero, hesitatingly rescuing many from a plane crash. He goes on with his life but watches as someone else takes the credit and uses his celebrity to inspire the country. Kind of an unknown film, it was somewhat powerful and I liked that it was a unique story.
I watched this one back in the late '90's with my wife. We both enjoyed this one as well.

Especially the dynamic of Hoffman's character not wanting the fame/publicity and indicating that he did what any "normal" human should do in that situation.

Now I'm going to see if I can find it again and re-watch it. I have a feeling that it could be one of those "timeless" classics that weathers time very well.
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I just watched this. Yeah, it doesn't really make sense, but I liked it.
I liked it too, just kind of though
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My dad rented it when I was a kid. We laughed much. It holds up well, I think.
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