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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17970 on: April 02, 2018, 05:17:07 PM »
Having watched it... I don't particularly get the appeal.  Nothing terrible about them, but they weren't terribly interesting to me, either.  But I could see them working better in silent films.

A quick look around seems to show it is one of their least liked films. Was it your first?

Yep.

Oh well. Looks like they've got better ones.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17971 on: April 02, 2018, 05:18:28 PM »
I'll keep that in mind.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17972 on: April 02, 2018, 05:37:29 PM »
I'll keep that in mind.
Try some of their shorts. The Music Box is my personal favorite.



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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17973 on: April 02, 2018, 06:02:59 PM »
I didn't care for Laurel and Hardy, I somehow gravitated more towards the Marks brothers movies like Duck Soup and Horse Feathers.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17974 on: April 02, 2018, 10:01:25 PM »
You can see almost all of their films for free on YouTube. A fan site list all the links for their movies. You could binge watch them at home, or goof off at work watching them.

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SILENT SHORTS

The Second Hundred Yeas ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBy7Wv-cDCA

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LOST

Putting Pants On Phillip ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JRUV46WvQw

Battle of the Century ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23NPuJQ2v1E

Leave Em Laughing ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qehsah27JI

The Finishing Touch ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibrgVPSYzhA

From Soup To Nuts ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H92Wqia0eM

You're Darn Tootin' ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z_Tl-1CthM

Their Purple Moment ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrDFkgAHH8k

Should Married Men Go Home? ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t46YV0tvIM4

Early To Bed ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCVPaBb9lEI

Two Tars ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTF1OFykQAg

Habeus Corpus ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5i7DiJa8lA

We Faw Down ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY59zCcq1QY

Liberty ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmlBqIp_Kxo

Wrong Again ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBLobrA21zg

That's My Wife ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHXmW3IvPYE

Big Business ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWdKYiewpVY

Double Whoopee ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-eM7w4bVvo

Bacon Grabbers ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHmseEYZAU

Angora Love ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2NkdwhPh-8



SOUND SHORTS

Unaccustomed As We Are ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm6BnJlnAoo

Berth Marks ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NwxbiuGhbg

Men O' War ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uToinfzByzI

Perfect Day (  1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZXHQh-aeXg

They Go Boom ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdvKwja2gOA

The Hoose Gow ( 1929 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJX0-8Tqovw

Night Owls ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLcwquSSpFs

Blotto ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NWXbBFI1Qw

Brats ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXeukfX9A5g

Below Zero ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxwSMoHm1G0

Hog Wild ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTI7hGOVe38

The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhXBqK6y9R8

Another Fine Mess ( 1930 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDZsVI3Zz-c

Be Big! ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Ub8u6yJTM

Chickens Come Home ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gd0r3ltWDo

Laughing Gravy ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpUW2Q5cplM

Our Wife ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RyPuSgH3Eg

Come Clean ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kitqQ8eAfs

One Good Turn ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZR1d90Rqzo

Beau Hunks ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFKb7GdA64

Helpmates ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO6UVnJY-II

Any Old Port ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LX2gDe4W-0

The Music Box ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Tmx-xqDss

The Chimp ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbLLXX-lclc

County Hospital ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnBMRDfnojE

Scram! ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_u571yoeNI

Their First Mistake ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5iu8LEwCXE

Towed In A Hole ( 1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_OcZBmzpig

Twice Two ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN09wYjsE7g

Me And My Pal ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmPlav-wEzg

The Midnight Patrol ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYVhbv41xSg

Busy Bodies ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZujoJaR2ERY

Dirty Work ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH_cQyWpQUo

Oliver The Eighth ( 1934 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQkepOvtGLk

Going Bye Bye  ( 1934 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyn7Io5s4F4

Them Thar Hills ( 1934 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=engUSYTiSbw

The Live Ghost ( 1934 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd3xkJ3t8EU

Tit For Tat ( 1935 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6wJ19iKBAM

The Fixer Uppers ( 1935 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL8iB5MdHo

Thicker Than Water ( 1935 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDJWqK0wfOU




FEATURE FI'MS HAL ROACH STUDIOS

Pardon Us ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoUCzGgNXnI

Pack Up Your Troubles  (1932 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouD2FKViHM

The  Devil's Brother ( 1933 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM YOUTUBE BY WARNER BROS.

Sons Of The Desert  ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVupXVFrJFw

Babes In Toyland   (  1934 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IdIoORhID8

Bonnie Scotland   ( 1935 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM YOUTUBE BY WARNER BROS.

The Bohemian Girl  (1936 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWCSZr7pMzE

Our Relations  ( 1936 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQln6uvOgZw

Way Out West   ( 1937 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaHQzGCRVqw

Swiss Miss  ( 1938 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXICKQ5WKhg

Block-Heads  ( 1938 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m3B8Wp-Hlk

A Chump At Oxford ( 1940 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84L_7vLCmZc

Saps At Sea  ( 1940 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUzOgLWWLtg



FEATURE FILMS 20TH CENTURY FOX

Great Guns  ( 1941 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOXCEHb-rdI

A Haunting We Will Go  ( 1942 )
NOT AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

Jitterbugs  ( 1943 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWg3A8a0WRw

The Dancing Masters  ( 1943 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k536rAxU3w

The Big Noise ( 1944 )
NOT AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

The Bull Fighters ( 1945 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAQqw667t1s



FEATURE FILMS METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER

Air Raid Wardens  ( 1943 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM INTERNET BY WARNER BROS.

Nothing But Trouble  ( 1944 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM INTERNET BY WARNER BROS.



FEATURE FILMS INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS

The Flying Deuces  ( 1939 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTRcQoMhLfU

Atoll K ( 1951 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSCm-NjVW1I



GUEST STARRING

Hollywood Review of 1929
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM YOUTUBE BY WARNER BROS.

The Rouge Song ( 1930 )
LOST

Hollywood Party ( 1934 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM YOUTUBE BY WARNER BROS.


Pick  A Star ( 1937 )
CURRENTLY BLOCKED FROM YOUTUBE BY WARNER BROS.

CAMEOS

Stolen Jools ( 1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdHpjtoDTXc

On The Loose (  1931 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9hgpv-cR6Q

Wild Poses  ( 1933 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3I7zJDIos

On The Wrong Trek  ( 1936 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG7HbFWYSL8



PRE-TEAM SHORTS

The Luucky Dog  ( 1921 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CKO5uu-GJ0

45 Minutes From Hollywood ( 1926 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmw_JRujPKg

Duck Soup ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58l9VCgtey8

Slipping Wives ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh1QsnYggTs

Love Em. And Weep ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7sQb5DXBs

Why Girls Love Sailors ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sLMbvhjZ2w

With Love And Hisses ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l96YS39t4eY

Sugar Daddies ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GijvB_DRhL8

Sailors, Beware! ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjlb3zlL5D8

Nw I'll Tell One ( 1927 )
ONLY REEEL 2 KNOWN TO EXIST

Call of the Cuckoo ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iX1ZP0LslI

Do Detectives Think? ( 1927 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFN5h3T2oYA

Flying Elephants ( 1928 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2DcX4i49qc


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17975 on: April 05, 2018, 06:45:22 PM »
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
I've read a bit about Samuel Peckinpah here and there over the years and his movies always sounded like movies I'd enjoy (despite not really liking most Westerns) but I've never made it around to watching any of his movies (other than "The Getaway") until this one. First thoughts were that it was beautifully shot (and it was throughout) but it took about 15 minutes or so before it drew me in. I'm not sure why as the plot is totally different and all of the characters are somewhat unlikeable, but in a lot of ways I saw it as the movie "Kill Bill" should have been but wasn't (and I really hated Kill Bill). Definitely made me want to check out more of Peckinpah's work


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17976 on: April 06, 2018, 07:22:32 PM »
Thor Ranknrock (or whatever it was named)
After all the praise this got, I decided to watch this despite thinking the first 2 Thor movies were unwatchable un-riffed. My take-you put Micheal Bay in charge of a super hero movie and this is the crap you'd get. Give it a Queen soundtrack and it was Flash Gordon 1980 level camp and I despised campy 1980 Flash Gordon.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17977 on: April 06, 2018, 08:44:56 PM »
Thor Ranknrock (or whatever it was named)
After all the praise this got, I decided to watch this despite thinking the first 2 Thor movies were unwatchable un-riffed. My take-you put Micheal Bay in charge of a super hero movie and this is the crap you'd get. Give it a Queen soundtrack and it was Flash Gordon 1980 level camp and I despised campy 1980 Flash Gordon.

Is your tongue ok? I'm only asking because it seems like you have no taste.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17978 on: April 06, 2018, 08:58:45 PM »
I'm afraid I have to echo that sentiment. I don't care how much critical praise the likes of Logan and Wonder Woman got, Thor Ragnarok is not just the best Superhero film of 2017 but it's also one of the best damn movies I've watched since like.. heh, 2016 I guess. It was actually a lot of fun, the whole cast was great, I loved almost every moment of that film.

Tonight I managed to get my mom and dad to watch The Last Jedi. They loved it.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17979 on: April 07, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »
We rewatched Thor Ragnarok last night too - that movie is too good for this world.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17980 on: April 07, 2018, 04:37:29 PM »
Thor Ranknrock (or whatever it was named)
After all the praise this got, I decided to watch this despite thinking the first 2 Thor movies were unwatchable un-riffed. My take-you put Micheal Bay in charge of a super hero movie and this is the crap you'd get. Give it a Queen soundtrack and it was Flash Gordon 1980 level camp and I despised campy 1980 Flash Gordon.

I do slightly envy you. I wish I had no concept of what a Michael Bay movie was like too.
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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17981 on: April 07, 2018, 07:53:52 PM »
Thor Ranknrock (or whatever it was named)
After all the praise this got, I decided to watch this despite thinking the first 2 Thor movies were unwatchable un-riffed. My take-you put Micheal Bay in charge of a super hero movie and this is the crap you'd get. Give it a Queen soundtrack and it was Flash Gordon 1980 level camp and I despised campy 1980 Flash Gordon.
I do slightly envy you. I wish I had no concept of what a Michael Bay movie was like too.
Michael Bay movie = explosions and loud noises in place of character and plot develop = Thor 3


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17982 on: April 07, 2018, 08:12:57 PM »
70's movie night tonight

Americathon (1979)
If Mel Brooks had had the idea for Idiocracy and made it instead of Robinhood Men in Tights at that point in his career, this likely would have been the result. Which is to say, a movie starring a whole bunch of 70s TV comedic actors with some ideas of things that could have been funny but weren't. Jay Leno cameo is perhaps the funniest thing Jay Leno every did and it's not in the least bit funny. John Ritter and Harry Keitel far less annoying than usual, but still not funny.

Cross of Iron (1977)
Second Sam Peckinpaw movie this week. Dude must have really chosen great cinematographers because just like "Bring Me The Head" this was beautifully shot. About a German platoon on the Russian front in 1943 when it was obvious that the front was lost to Russia. James Coburn was in a lot of terrible movies, but this was one that showed when he was given a script that fit his stereotype he could be great. Practical effects in this are also far more realistic and impressive than modern CGI war movie effects. Would rate it in my top 10 WW2 movies. 

Next Sam Peckinpaw movie I'll watch will be what is supposed to be his best- The Wild Bunch- not exactly looking forward to it as Westerns generally aren't on my list of things to see, but "Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia" and now "Cross of Iron" have led me to give it a chance. 
 


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17983 on: April 08, 2018, 12:43:13 AM »
Isle of Dogs finally made it to my neck of the woods. It's a fantastic movie and I've never seen anything quite like it. I'm not sure what I was expecting from the story, but it wasn't political intrigue. It deals with dark subject matter with a very upbeat and quirky tone, and it's all a really good time. There are some neat flourishes, too. All the fight scenes are portrayed as Heathcliff-Style clouds of dust with limbs sticking out. Anything being displayed on a TV screen is shown with traditional animation. Worth a watch if you love animation.

Also theaters have been showing trailers for this movie in front of every kid's movie since Captain Underpants. It's not going to send kids to therapy or anything (I won't spoil anything, but there isn't a Watership Down/Bambi's Mom/Simba's Dad kind of situation here), but it's a bit dark for the younguns. Fortunately, I'm a diligent parent who noticed the PG-13 rating and saw it with my brother, not my son.


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Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Reply #17984 on: April 08, 2018, 05:20:04 AM »
Thor Ranknrock (or whatever it was named)
After all the praise this got, I decided to watch this despite thinking the first 2 Thor movies were unwatchable un-riffed. My take-you put Micheal Bay in charge of a super hero movie and this is the crap you'd get. Give it a Queen soundtrack and it was Flash Gordon 1980 level camp and I despised campy 1980 Flash Gordon.
I do slightly envy you. I wish I had no concept of what a Michael Bay movie was like too.
Michael Bay movie = explosions and loud noises in place of character and plot develop = Thor 3

I'm starting to think you didn't actually see Thor: Ragnarok.  You realize if a movie has explosions it doesn't mean that it DOESN'T have character and plot development, right?  Because I think it has tremendous amount of character development and exploration, particularly for both the Hulk and Bruce Banner.  The other thing is that while there's no problem with disliking the movie (though it is an opinion that causes me no end of confusion), it's a pretty false equivalency.

Bay and Waititi are radically different storytellers.  Bay wants to portray a 13 year old boys idea of cool (or at least a 13 year old boy from the 90's) at the expense of good taste with a lack of empathy for collateral damage and an obsession with the bodies of young women (apparently, in one of the Transformers movies he goes into GREAT detail about laws regarding sex with minors, which is SUPER creepy).  Also, the guy loves jokes with racial stereotypes.

Waititi seems interested in stories about characters being pushed out of their comfort zones and becoming stronger for it (a common storytelling technique, but I feel based on the three films I've seen by him, he's really interested in watching characters adjust to their new situations and stumble through them comedically before gaining some new tools).  Though a lot of people die in Thor: Ragnarok, it plays one of two ways: that things have actually gotten serious or things have gotten blackly humourous.  I certainly have noticed very little leering from the camera in the movie.

I'll accept that you might dislike both or that you might even think that Bay is better (an opinion that's hard to wrap my head around, but fine).  But despite the fact that they are both directors who have made big Hollywood action movies, their approaches are radically different.