What was the last movie you saw?

paranoid marvin

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Superman II - The Richard Donner cut

Many years since I've seen this film, so I'm not sure what's been added/removed from the original. Most of the movie I remember, so it can't have changed too much. Surprisingly still enjoyable all these years later, and helps to remind me why Christopher Reeve is - and probably always will be - the definitive Man of Steel.


I've gone back and quickly gone through the original version shown in the cinemas. Some of the good/funny bits I thought I remembered (I assumed must have been in I or III) have been deleted, and the ending of the movie is much better in the theatrical cut.

Overall the Donner cut really isn't the Superman II I remember, and is definitely a poorer movie than the theatrical version. I would not recommend watching this version, and I can't really see any benefit for it being released.
 

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Skinwalkers
A found-footage type of mix of sci fi and horror.
A team of researchers are sent to a farm in the boonies to investigate the disappearance of a man's son, and weird s**t happens.
 

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Good Will Hunting
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No Country For Old Men

I don’t watch a whole lot of movies, and sadly, first time I’ve seen these movies was a few weeks ago.
 

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The Vatican Tapes
A film about a woman possessed by a demon or some such. I enjoy these films apart from the religious angle, how god saves all, yawn. This one was different.
 

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The Adventures of Tintin 2011. I hadn't seen this when it came out . Until recently hadn't seen it at all . What a great film ! :cool:(y)
 

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Wasn’t Tin Tin a Nazi sympathiser? (I might be getting confused with the creator.)
 

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I didn't like the time reversal scene in the Donner version.
I think it worked in the original as a way of showing Superman doing something really super that was done for himself instead of for others and in defiance of Jor-El.
Also, I think his mother was more logical to have in the scene where he asks to have his powers removed...Marlon Brando's floating head is just not as good.
Some of the Richard Lester stuff was ok but he did overdo the Metropolis comedy--though I did like the phone booth guy.


A SPECIAL COP IN ACTION 1976 - The Italian Dirty Harry, Maurizio Merli, wants to take down a crime boss (John Saxon) but ends up framed for murder and sent to the pokey. It's not as fun as some of the other Poliziotteschi flicks--Saxon was in a few better ones--but it does keep your attention. I was unaware until recently how violent it was in Italy in the 70s. These movies were reflecting the dangerous climate where kidnappings and shootings were happening frequently.

 

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But...its a kid's film...
Eh... is it? Based on what? When I watched it in the theater back then there were more adults than kids in the audience. If you insist calling it a kids film, I'll say it's one of a host of other 'kid films' that are nevertheless enjoyable for all ages.
 

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Two from Mel Brooks, both on the TCM feature with Ben M:

HIGH ANXIETY (1977) Truly funny, especially for those who have seen all the Hitchcock films being parodied. Dr. Richard Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) is the new head of the institute for very very nervous people, or whatever it is called. Dr. Charles Montague (Harvey Korman) as the villain, who wants the top position for himself. Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman) as the henchman, or is she the real boss? The villains are not even trying to help the patients, but doing everything possible to extend their problems, & thus keep the money flowing in.



BLAZING SADDLES (1974) This was in the theater when I was in middle / high school & was in Bethesda seeing a shrink. I recall wondering what could be so good about a cowboy movie that it was in the theater so long. :LOL: Seems like it was there forever. Hershey's Krackle bars at 8 ounces were 48 cents each. Two for a dollar, tax included! Damned inflation! Sales tax increased also!

Anyway, is anything needed to say about this film? Very funny; but polite people might be embarrassed to laugh about it. More politically incorrect now, than it was then, because a certain lifestyle is ridiculed several times; which lifestyle then was then considered abnormal and rare, is now considered mainstream, and normal. But in this film nothing is sacred, & everything is subject to ridicule. This film is very, very funny! Harvey Korman is the villain in this film, also.
 

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Sputnik (2020) (watched due to a thread here yesterday). Russian movie set in the 80s. It's somewhere between a horror movie and a monster movie with a mix of sci-fi and critique of soviet society. I thought it was well paced and looked good.
 

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