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Which Films have you seen lately? Certificate 18

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  1. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    The Forgotten Battle: Netflix. Great WW2 film about Operation Market Garden from the perspective of the common folk in NL.
     
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    Sorry, but I did found this humorous :D
     
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    Maybe you missed this ;)
     
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    Good film that one.

    Just watched Ghostbusters (1984) and started Ghostbusters 2. Haven't seen pt2 for decades.
     
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    Is it though? Cause I believe the original title translate to Battle of the Scheldt, and that's an entirely different operation that, unlike the well-known Market Garden, is in fact mostly forgotten.
     
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    That's right, Operations Market (the airborne) & Garden (the armored) in September were the Brits and Yanks capturing the 6,000,000 bridges up through the Netherlands (darn the Dutch and all their rivers and canals! :mischief: ). The Battle of the Scheldt - Operation Pheasant and Operation Switchback - was the capture of Antwerp by the Canadians in October. Canadians 1, Brits & Yanks 0. Then the Battle of the Bulge was the German attempt to retake Antwerp.
     
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    In the movie they link it it to Market Garden and keep talking about getting to Arnhem. Nice call though. :)
     
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    Vivo - Delightful. Watched with wife and kids. A little lemur or monkey or racoon or ferret... I can't tell what kind of animal it is... voiced by Lin Manuel-Miranda is trying to get a love letter from his friend/owner to the love of his life with the help of a little punk-rocker girl with purple hair. The whole thing takes place in Cuba.

    EDIT: Ah, I looked it up... He's a "Kinkajou"... sounds like Pikachu.
     
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    Oh my..how did Keanu agree to this :lol:
    You will be an insecure victim for 90 minutes, Mr. Reeves..what do you think? Sure sign me up.
     
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    Recently watched Martin Scorsese's SILENCE. At the risk of sounding cliché, it's not a film you simply watch but rather one you experience. Would recommend
     
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    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    I watched the first Matrix film again a couple of days ago and I think that that is what he did in that film.
     
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    Soon, the greatest movie of the year will be released.

    Noted German Roland Emmerich (who hates all life on earth) will finally finish it off for good with Moonfall.

    Independence Day cost millions of lives.
    Day after Tomorrow killed 10s of millions.
    2012 surely killed billions.

    How about the moon crashing into Earth?

     
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    How would the moon, which orbits the Earth, ever collide with the Earth?

    At least it's not Sunfall.
    Or Sunleave (the Sun suddenly moves away from its own star system)
     
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    Munich: The Edge of War (2022) was just okay. A little slow. George Mackay and Jannis Niewöhner play friends from Oxford who meet again during the Munich conference in 1938. I liked that they got German actors to play the German characters, and the recreation of late-'30s Germany looked nice. Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin) has a small role, which was a nice surprise, and Jeremy Irons plays Neville Chamberlain well. Niewöhner looks startlingly like Tom Holland, at times. Based on a Thomas Harris novel that I haven't read. Not an amazing start to the year, but I've seen worse. January is usually a wasteland for new movies. It was either this or that Nora Roberts thing with Alyssa Milano.
     
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    This looks terrible, imo.
    Why not just present the actual book? It has dark elements and I don't recall a cricket (though I haven't read all of it).
     
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    Yeah, the obvious risk in doing a remake is that the potential audience can't help but have an opinion on it. I like Del Toro's work, but I don't really need or want to see Pinocchio again. I was listening to Peter Dinklage on Marc Maron's show this morning, and it made me want to go back and watch The Station Agent again, even though he was nominally promoting Cyrano. I like Dinklage, but I've seen the Cyrano story a few times now, so I'll probably just wait and see what he does next. I'll look at some of the reviews, on the off chance either of these is a radical reinvention of the story, but otherwise, I don't think they're for me.
     
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    Looks like Halle Berry is anchoring this one, playing an astronaut. I'd say the chance of this being a flop is pretty high, but I'll give it a chance.
    Sources report that his reaction to the pitch was to say... "Whoa!"
     
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    I lost track of del Toro after Pan's Labyrinth (top imo), are there any more films you would recommend from him?
    I already watched Devil's Backbone..was good i think.
     
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    Watched Detective Pikachu last night. Good fun.
     
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    The Shape of Water was incredible.
     
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