So I wanted something new to watch. “The Outpost” is on-demand, with Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood.

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      closeupready
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      About the invasion of Afghanistan in 2006.  I figured, why not, I like war films.

      Except, I’d forgotten, most modern war films are written and produced by high school sophomores, as was evident in Outpost (from 2020).

      For example, about 3 minutes into the film, I paused and complained to a friend that the dialogue so far has referenced the pejorative word for sexual intercourse probably a dozen times.  We chuckled about the lack of creativity in that, and then I hit play.  Lo and behold, within 20 seconds, I counted another 6 references to the eff word.

      I like the setting and the underlying story, so I’m halfway through, but I’d NEVER recommend this film to general viewers, only to people who are action/war film junkies.  And even then, it’s only 5 out of 10 stars at most.

      Same complaint about the Marvel films – not language, but lack of creativity.  Yawn.

      Then people wonder why I watch so many old films, like “The Woman in the Window” which was amazing esp. Edward G. Robinson’s performance, or Ryan O’Neal in “The Driver”.  No profanity.  No boobs – cleavage, yes, exposed boobs, no.  “The Hanging Tree” with Gary Cooper.  “Fort Apache” with Henry Fonda and John Wayne.  “Three Days of the Condor” with Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.  “Pacific Heights” with Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine.  Even the 007 film, “For Your Eyes Only” with Sean Connery.  “Brute Force” with Burt Lancaster.

      I swear, if it weren’t for Turner Classics, I’d be bored out of my mind.

      Thanks for listening.  😀

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    • #333451
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      I just watched season 2 of Deadwind on Netflix.  And I loved it.  But then, I love Nordic Noir.  And French Noir.  Also Spanish and German and Portuguese Noir.  Worst thing is, I waited a while for season 2, watched all eight episodes already, it was released July 1,  and now I have to wait for season 3, which starts filming in September or so.

      Not a fan of war movies, maybe old ones like The Great Escape.  Not a fan of super-hero stuff, except Deadpool is funny.  I have a feeling I would find more to like on Netflix, but whoever writes their descriptions makes everything sound  stupid.

      Disney discontinued their free trial so people could not sign up and watch Hamilton for free and then cancel.  Only 6.99 for Disney Plus, I don’t subscribe to it, but $7 is a lot cheaper than a Broadway ticket.

      I will watch anything with Gary Cooper in it.

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      Is the second season as good?  If you like French noir, try “La Foret”.

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    • #333464
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      Already watched La Foret.  Loved it.  I tend to watch all the foreign language stuff like that, don’t know why.  I am going to re-watch Dark tonight, because a new season came out and I kind of need a refresh.  German noir!

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      There have been a few good but terribly intense ones, like The Hurt Locker, that I am not inclined to rewatch much. Fortunately the Europeans, from the Irish to the Norwegians to the Germans and Hungarians to the Russians, are coming up with some really good ones.

      The Irish made The Siege of Jadotville, about an Irish company fighting as UN Peacekeepers in the Congo in 1960 or so. It’s a quality, and historically well-done, movie.

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    • #333524
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      It seems like a typical lost people in the woods thing and then what the fuck!!!!!!   Sci-fi, sort of.

      If you have not seen The Cabin in the Woods – it starts like a typical college kids in the woods with a stalker, I almost stopped watching it, and then it goes really really dark and weird and bizarre.  And just when you think okay, that’s weird and different, it goes even more weird and scary and a little bit funny.  Joss Whedon.    Roger Ebert gave it three stars, rottentomatoes 92%.   With Richard Jenkins and Sigourney Weaver, no less.

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      There are still some vintage ones I need to watch, but I’ve seen most of them.  @ohiobarbarian

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      @djean111

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    • #333556
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      “Am I on speaker?” was the funniest line. But, hey, it’s Joss Whedon, so it’s all pretty good. Great film all around.

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    • #333559
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      ….then I would recommend a WONDERFUL indie comedy called “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”. It takes the standard college-kids-terrorized-in-the-woods script and turns it inside out, to hilarious effect.


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