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#3496 Oct 7th, 2017, 12:13
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Anybody watched Blade Runner 2049? Some critics say that this movie will get at least a couple of Oscars if not more.
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Strong, strong reviews but I rarely do remakes except for for The Postman..., Pride & Predjudice. Can't think of any others worthy..
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Not a movie, but I highly recommend ....


American Vandal on Netflix.
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Ed, Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is a sequel to Blade Runner (1982) (the latter is set in 2019), not a remake. If the former is a fraction as good as the latter, then it will be unmissable.

As far as remakes are concerned, I prefer the Ben-Hur (1959 film) to the Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925 film)


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Originally Posted by nadreg View Post I'm currently watching a 12-series PBS documentary called The Vietnam War, and it's turning into a fantastic watch.

I know, it's not a movie technically ... but it's still an amazing accomplishment.
In the UK it is broadcast as a 10-part mini-series. I think it should be the same in the USA. We have been treated to the first four brilliant parts, with two consecutive parts a week, so far.
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For TV shows we have a different thread - http://www.indiamike.com/india/books...how-t228434/8/
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Yes, I was going to report the Vietnam post's OP, using the 'Report Post' button, but desisted and decided not to as he is such an infrequent and anari (inexperienced) poster.
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This is a fantastic movie. A rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) and a U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent (Jeremy Renner) go investigating a homicide in oppressive winter weather in the wilderness of Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. The movie is a gripping thriller and is spectacular with beautiful music and amazing story telling by director Taylor Sheridan. A near-masterpiece.


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Ed, Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is a sequel to Blade Runner (1982) (the latter is set in 2019), not a remake. If the former is a fraction as good as the latter, then it will be unmissable.

As far as remakes are concerned, I prefer the Ben-Hur (1959 film) to the Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925 film)
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I'm currently watching a 12-series PBS documentary called The Vietnam War, and it's turning into a fantastic watch.

I know, it's not a movie technically ... but it's still an amazing accomplishment.
In the UK it is broadcast as a 10-part mini-series. I think it should be the same in the USA. We have been treated to the first four brilliant parts, with two consecutive parts a week, so far.
I thought World at War (BBC nominally on WWII) was meant to be an allegory for the Nam war. I loved the part where the Brits invaded Normandy and allowed a few Amrikans to come along for the show. Serves us right for kicking them out of their empire (including India)
during and immediately afterwards the war.. [Reference Churchill's diary entries just before the Yalta conference.]
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Lady Bird is a movie about relationship between a mother and her daughter. It is very compelling and a coming of age movie about a teenager (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother (Laurie Metcalf) and is very funny, witty and an intelligent movie.


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On a long haul, I got a chance to watch two movies I had been meaning to for quite a while -

Suburbicon - not classic cohen brothers fare (they write, Clooney directs, on paper). If you have any liking for Cohen brothers (e.g. Fargo) you may find this an oddball- a mix of 'brother, where art thou' with shades of 'a serious man'. The film, set in a fictional suburbia, highlights race relations and crime (fraud and murder). Giving the story away is not needed here I feel. Just a point that the critics who have panned the film as too stylized have missed the point - it's intentional. Moore and Damon are so polished as the goody, white (Irish ancestry), church going working couple that you want to suspect them from early on - and then one unfortunate event after another, your suspicions come true.

Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is a much better done film. Director, Mcdonagh's previous works include 'in bruges'. Frances Mcdormand stars as a grieving mother of a murdered teenager. She believes the police are not doing enough and rents three billboards on the outskirts of her little town and has them convey a message to the station chief (Woody harrelson). What unfolds has to be seen...
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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi 2017 – This movie is simply spectacular and breathtaking. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disillusioned by his failure to help Kylo (Adam Driver), his nephew become a Jedi, had been in self-imposed exile on the planet Ahch-To.

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) from the Force finds Luke’s exile at an aquatic planet Ahch-To (actually Skellig Michael island in southwest Ireland) and requests Luke to train her to fight the Resistance.

This movie is a Sci-Fi and even if someone doesn’t like Sci-Fi, they would enjoy this movie because of the story line and the beautiful locales.
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Director Rian Johnson mentioned six films, which inspired him, and he had his story group watch them for inspiration while developing ideas. The movies are, 1. Twelve O’Clock High (1949), 2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), 3. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964), 4. Letter Never Sent (1960), 5. Gunga Din (1939), 6. Sahara (1943). A common theme appears to be classic wartime adventure stories in first 4 movies, while the latter two are both set in desolate, unforgiving landscapes. One would see traces of these, incorporated in the movie.
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Can you identify the filming locations.The second picture reminded me of the trulli at Alberobello: https://www.ignas.it/it/trulli-di-alberobello

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All of them seem to be from Skellig Michael in Kerry County, Ireland.
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The photo you asked for is of a monastery.
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Alberobello, looks beautiful with its conical dome-shaped homes. It is like being on a different planet. I suddenly started wondering why did you ask? Then I realized your avatar.

In another movie, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” shows the sunset on planet Tatooine, which actually is in Tunisia; the fisherman use the dome for protection against Sahara desert storms.
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The Star Wars folks turned that architecture into a small town for the movie and later left it for Tunisia tourism.
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#3510 Feb 11th, 2018, 23:06
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If someone wants some light entertainment, I can recommend the new Jumanji. I didn't expect to like it as much, but the movie simply works. They did a good job with it.
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