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I preface this by saying I am not a huge Elvis Presley fan (not a hater though either) and even less a fan of director Baz Luhrmann. As for the motion picture Elvis, I liked it.

I thought the part up to him joining the army was the most interesting, dramatizing his younger days in Memphis associating the the black artists of the time especially BB King & Little Richard.

Interesting to see Tom Hanks play a most unlikeable character, Col Tom Parker. It felt he was channeling Lionel Barrymore/Mr Potter. Austin Butler as The King was phenomenal, he looked, sounded and had the moves like Elvis.
 




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Geeze, there’s going to be a John Wick 4? Squeezing the heck of of that one.

AND maybe a TV Mini-series. "The Continental" is still in the works for later this year. Doubt Christopher Walken's SNL character will be in it. ;)

 

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AND maybe a TV Mini-series. "The Continental" is still in the works for later this year. Doubt Christopher Walken's SNL character will be in it. ;)

Watched The Gray Man a few days ago and it was also a shoot everyone in sight type movie. Guess that one is getting a sequel too.
 
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Watched The Gray Man a few days ago and it was also a shoot everyone in sight type movie. Guess that one is getting a sequel too.

The Bourne movies probably kicked-off that genre. The Wick movies moved it along. Can't blame the producers. Action without a lot of dialogue allows the films to be sold around the world. That adds-up to a lot of Box Office money.

Though John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was damn near satire and The Bourne Legacy was basically a remake of The Bourne Identity.
 

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in the Documentary category-

Disney+ has a new 6-part documentary called "Light and Magic."

it is a history of Industrial Light and Magic, the special-effects company that was founded by George Lucas to work on the 1st 'Star Wars' movie.

the first few segments pretty much focus on how the original group developed a lot of the technology used in Star Wars. Later on, it details the shift from practical effects to computer-generated effects.

lots of interviews with people including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, etc.
(spoiler - George Lucas thinks very highly of himself....)

my favorite parts were the early segments. If you like special effects, you learn a lot about motion-controlled cameras, stop-motion animation, etc.

the whole thing runs for about 5 hours, give or take.
 




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in the Documentary category-

Disney+ has a new 6-part documentary called "Light and Magic."

it is a history of Industrial Light and Magic, the special-effects company that was founded by George Lucas to work on the 1st 'Star Wars' movie.

the first few segments pretty much focus on how the original group developed a lot of the technology used in Star Wars. Later on, it details the shift from practical effects to computer-generated effects.

lots of interviews with people including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Jon Favreau, etc.
(spoiler - George Lucas thinks very highly of himself....)

my favorite parts were the early segments. If you like special effects, you learn a lot about motion-controlled cameras, stop-motion animation, etc.

the whole thing runs for about 5 hours, give or take.

I don't give a shit about Star Wars....but this sounds VERY interesting.
 


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Hell has frozen over.

Hollywood is doing a remake of.................."Road House."

apparently starring Jake Gyllenhall as a former UFC fighter turned bouncer. and Conor McGregor is going to appear in it.

they will never top the original.

"A polar bear fell on me......."
 



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Watched the new Woodstock 99 documentary on Netflix. Could that promoter John Scher be a bigger asshole? My wife was ready to punch him through the TV.
 

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Nope. Good, I enjoyed it.

I would probably place it behind Get Out & Us as far as Jordan Peele movies, but really well crafted and executed. As far as science fiction-western thrillers go, hard pressed to think of a better one. Less comic levity than his other films, which is probably why I rank it a bit lower, but I enjoy the originality.
 

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I'm upset. They have remade "A League of their own" and are remaking Road House. WTF.
 




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Nope. Good, I enjoyed it.

I would probably place it behind Get Out & Us as far as Jordan Peele movies, but really well crafted and executed. As far as science fiction-western thrillers go, hard pressed to think of a better one. Less comic levity than his other films, which is probably why I rank it a bit lower, but I enjoy the originality.
Didn't love it. Felt like something was missing for most of it. Still a decent way to spend two hours, but not in same league as Get Out or Us.
 

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Didn't love it. Felt like something was missing for most of it. Still a decent way to spend two hours, but not in same league as Get Out or Us.
I have a completely different perspective looking at clouds since viewing the movie a few days ago. Kinda creepy.
 

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Very good documentary. I thought Teo was in on it all these years, and didn’t realize he was the victim. He sure paid a heck of a price for being a victim.

I give him a lot of credit for the last interview. He seems like a very good man, I hope he has a happy and successful life.

Go Gophers!!
 

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I have a completely different perspective looking at clouds since viewing the movie a few days ago. Kinda creepy.
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all
 

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I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all
The great Joni Mitchell is implying by "both sides now" there are "2". Without going too deeply and issuing a "spoiler", the movie "Nope" suggests there may be more than 2 sides to Clouds.
 

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Last night I saw the movie Emily the Criminal starring Aubrey Plaza in a dramatic roll.

It's really good, best new movie I have seen so far in 2022. I could see Plaza getting some recognition in awards season.
 

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watched "Prey" last night. It's on Hulu. (which I get on the Disney+ bundle)

Wow. really liked it. keeping spoilers to a minimum, it's set in the 1700's on the great plains. a tribe of Comanche native Americans is confronted with a deadly threat - a Predator.

the story focuses on a young woman member of the tribe who wants to be a hunter like her older brother. a lot of the movie is just this woman and her dog out in the wild.

relatively little dialogue. tremendous cinematography - movie looks great. very tight story - about an hour & 40 minutes. I highly recommend it.
 

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Don't Worry Darling. Not good. Some fine performances and cinematography wasted by a lousy plot.
 







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