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What was the last 'good' movie you watched?

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I enjoyed “What happened to Monday?”. Had no expectations going in.
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kasm wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 4:00 pm
I enjoyed “What happened to Monday?”. Had no expectations going in.
Yup, good movie, great actress.
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Pretty decent horror flick.
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I maybe the only one here that likes the new Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movie. I'm a sucker for those dinos!
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Midnight Express (1978)

Based on a story about an American sent to Turkish prison for smuggling hash. Was good, not great, but made all the more better by Giorgio Moroder's score (if you like electronic)

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BananaBread29 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:01 pm
Midnight Express (1978)

Based on a story about an American sent to Turkish prison for smuggling hash. Was good, not great, but made all the more better by Giorgio Moroder's score (if you like electronic)

Haha, that somehow reminded me of this movie. Scared me when I was a kid :D

If any movie's itching for a remake, it's this:
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BananaBread29 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:01 pm
Midnight Express (1978)

Based on a story about an American sent to Turkish prison for smuggling hash. Was good, not great, but made all the more better by Giorgio Moroder's score (if you like electronic)


The opening scene of the drug bust is one of the most intense I've seen in a long time - other than that part the movie is quite above average and still holds up very well after so many years.
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BananaBread29 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:01 pm
Midnight Express (1978)

Based on a story about an American sent to Turkish prison for smuggling hash. Was good, not great, but made all the more better by Giorgio Moroder's score (if you like electronic)

I only recognize Giorgio Moroder for his work on Scarface.

Didn't watch much over the weekend but I liked the live action Bleach movie.
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BlacKkKlansman is the most recent good movie i watched but American Animals is one that i saw recently that is enjoyable and might fly under your good movie radar.

Oh , and ya Midnight Express is a classic.
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tranquility922 wrote:
Sep 15th, 2018 5:02 am


Another neat thriller. David Spade in a srs role!
David Spade looks creepy outside of his usual comedy roles... and James Earl Jones is there too!!!
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As the Gods Will.
A fun, captivating yet weird and bloody Japanese movie.
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BananaBread29 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 12:01 pm
Midnight Express (1978)

Based on a story about an American sent to Turkish prison for smuggling hash. Was good, not great, but made all the more better by Giorgio Moroder's score (if you like electronic)
Btw if you liked this movie, another one that you'd enjoy is Return to Paradise
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A Simple Favor

A twisty Hitchcockian thriller from Paul Feig, masquerading as a chick flick.
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tranquility922 wrote:
Sep 16th, 2018 1:46 pm
Haha, that somehow reminded me of this movie. Scared me when I was a kid :D

If any movie's itching for a remake, it's this:
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068713/
Growing up in the GTA, I remember watching this on CityTV's Great Movies (now I'm dating myself). I quite enjoyed it and thought it was one of the better B-movies I had seen even without any kind of familiarity with the Hammer Films that Lee and Cushing made famous.

Looking back, the plot was actually pretty darned ambitious: a frozen missing link on board a Trans-Siberian train with rival anthropologists, spies, Cossacks, a monk who seems less enamoured with Christian philosophy than the powers of dark forces, and a formless killer with surprising abilities and a far-out agenda. It's a wonder that so much was crammed into this movie and that it worked even a little, never mind going on to become a cult classic.

I'm very wary of remakes because the modern versions of much-loved films usually miss the point of the original and are simply unable to capture the charm and appeal that made the source material so enjoyable. With this film in particular, there is just so much going on that if you were to include all the key details, it'd be really easy to screw up without some seriously talent to guide the ship (or train in this case). Also, we're talking about Lee, Cushing, Savalas, and Alberto de Mendoza's Rasputin-wannabe 'holy man' in the same film: how is a remake possibly going to come close to that?
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