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I have a recommedation for "Persuasion" from Netflix.

I think it's important to have some range when watching movies and there are few genres that I automatically exclude myself from watching. I go for sports, superheroes, sci-fi, adventure, westerns, military, survival, horror, coming-of-age, stupid comedies and the occasional British costume drama ala Jane Austen. I'm not sure why, but I'm really interested in Elizabethan times and the formal, sometimes bizarre, courtship rituals. I've never actually read Austen, but the movies made from her stuff tend to be really good. The dialogue is next-level stuff.

Anyhow, I found Persuasion to be laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining. The lead actress, Dakota Johnson (parents don johnson and melanie griffith) was superb. She often breaks down the 3rd wall and addresses the audience about her various dilemmas and I was smitten with her 10 minutes into the film. She is the total package. The film revolves around a star-crossed love and is a sort of costume rom-com that was influenced by Bridgerton via Sense and Sensibility and It's really well done.
 

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I have a recommedation for "Persuasion" from Netflix.

I think it's important to have some range when watching movies and there are few genres that I automatically exclude myself from watching. I go for sports, superheroes, sci-fi, adventure, westerns, military, survival, horror, coming-of-age, stupid comedies and the occasional British costume drama ala Jane Austen. I'm not sure why, but I'm really interested in Elizabethan times and the formal, sometimes bizarre, courtship rituals. I've never actually read Austen, but the movies made from her stuff tend to be really good. The dialogue is next-level stuff.

Anyhow, I found Persuasion to be laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining. The lead actress, Dakota Johnson (parents don johnson and melanie griffith) was superb. She often breaks down the 3rd wall and addresses the audience about her various dilemmas and I was smitten with her 10 minutes into the film. She is the total package. The film revolves around a star-crossed love and is a sort of costume rom-com that was influenced by Bridgerton via Sense and Sensibility and It's really well done.
Will check out persuasion. thanks.

Been a Jane Austen fan since 8th grade, iirc. Think I've read all her books. Reread S & S and P & P every couple of years, She is a brilliant writer with superb command of english language.

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I have a recommedation for "Persuasion" from Netflix.

I think it's important to have some range when watching movies and there are few genres that I automatically exclude myself from watching. I go for sports, superheroes, sci-fi, adventure, westerns, military, survival, horror, coming-of-age, stupid comedies and the occasional British costume drama ala Jane Austen. I'm not sure why, but I'm really interested in Elizabethan times and the formal, sometimes bizarre, courtship rituals. I've never actually read Austen, but the movies made from her stuff tend to be really good. The dialogue is next-level stuff.

Anyhow, I found Persuasion to be laugh-out-loud funny and entertaining. The lead actress, Dakota Johnson (parents don johnson and melanie griffith) was superb. She often breaks down the 3rd wall and addresses the audience about her various dilemmas and I was smitten with her 10 minutes into the film. She is the total package. The film revolves around a star-crossed love and is a sort of costume rom-com that was influenced by Bridgerton via Sense and Sensibility and It's really well done.
I am not going to post the obvious manly stuff to you and BT. I have sat through more than my share of Austen movies and very similar non-Austen type movies.
So my wife wanted to watch this one on Netflix but when she quit it in 20 minutes, something is wrong.
I was so disappointed that she quit it that I immediately went to 12 Strong, which is excellent.
 

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Watched Leave No Trace a few weeks ago, pretty good movie about a vet and his daughter that live in the woods in Oregon.
 

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I am not going to post the obvious manly stuff to you and BT. I have sat through more than my share of Austen movies and very similar non-Austen type movies.
So my wife wanted to watch this one on Netflix but when she quit it in 20 minutes, something is wrong.
I was so disappointed that she quit it that I immediately went to 12 Strong, which is excellent.

Different strokes, I guess. One thing I've learned in this crazy world is that there is no accounting for personal taste. It tends to be hard to
find something couples both like, so I sometimes try to suggest stuff that might fit that niche reasonably well. For instance, my wife loves movies
in which, say, a young teenage girl loses her parents and has to live with her Uncle who has a troubled horse and she bonds with
the horse and everybody heals. She's seen about 9 different films with this general plot and I struggled through 2 or 3 before I said no mas. Sorry,
I just can't watch another one of these things.

OTOH, she doesn't understand why I laugh at Austin Powers or Anchorman no matter how many times I see them. So, it's a mystery. :shrug-n2:
 

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I don't much like Austen's writing style, but she's good at depth of character. I love the Brannaugh/Thompson S&S, and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is not to be missed.
 

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I'm going against the grain. But I really liked Tenet. Watched it again a few days ago. I love the story and the feel of it, typical Nolan movie.
 

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I'm a big Scorsese fan and think Casino gets downgraded unfairly because it covered similar ground as Goodfellas and was made just 5 years afterward. It only got one Oscar nomination (Sharon Stone), but if there had been no Goodfellas there would have to have been more. If Joe Pesci hadn't already won for a similar role, I don't see how they could have ignored him.

Casino pretty much goes from one memorable scene to another and it's really rewatchable.

I was rewatching Goodfellas on Netflix and I'm going to restate what I said a bit. Casino is one of the greatest gangster films ever made. Goodfellas is one of the greatest films ever made.
 

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I was rewatching Goodfellas on Netflix and I'm going to restate what I said a bit. Casino is one of the greatest gangster films ever made. Goodfellas is one of the greatest films ever made.

Yeah, Goodfellas is a lot more intimate than the Godfather movies, Which makes sense as it's focussing on a Caporegimes crew rather than the grander big picture of the Boss's world. I love Donnie Brasco for that reason as well. Goodfellas is bordering on perfection imho.
 

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I watched Prey on Hulu. I was a pretty enjoyable movie. They could have tried a little harder with the dialogue between the Native American characters but it's a movie about an alien that comes to Earth and hunts people. Who cares? :ROFLMAO:

My wife and I watched 13 Lives on Prime Video. I had followed the story of the soccer team trapped in the cave very closely when it was happening. My wife had never even heard about it but she agreed to watch it since Ron Howard directed it. 🤦‍♂️I loved it and my wife didn't fall asleep in the middle of it so I guess she liked it okay too. Even though I already knew what the outcome was going to be they still did a very good job. All of the diving scenes were intense.
 

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Yeah, Goodfellas is a lot more intimate than the Godfather movies, Which makes sense as it's focussing on a Caporegimes crew rather than the grander big picture of the Boss's world. I love Donnie Brasco for that reason as well. Goodfellas is bordering on perfection imho.

If you're trying to break into any of my internet accounts, the answer to the favorite movie question is Goodfellas. It's one of the most perfectly executed films ever, I think. It's fun to read Wiseguy, the book by Nicholas Pileggi that it's based on, and see the choices that Scorsese made of what things to show you, what things to include in voiceover narration, and what things to leave out. Nearly every time he made perfect choices.

I like all of Scorsese's movies. Even the ones that don't work as well still have some parts that are great. For me, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull & Goodfellas are the ones for the time capsule.
 

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If you're trying to break into any of my internet accounts, the answer to the favorite movie question is Goodfellas. It's one of the most perfectly executed films ever, I think. It's fun to read Wiseguy, the book by Nicholas Pileggi that it's based on, and see the choices that Scorsese made of what things to show you, what things to include in voiceover narration, and what things to leave out. Nearly every time he made perfect choices.

I like all of Scorsese's movies. Even the ones that don't work as well still have some parts that are great. For me, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull & Goodfellas are the ones for the time capsule.
Someone wrote a song that mirrored this post. I believe it is called...let me think...oh, yeah: Martin Scorsese.
 

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Someone wrote a song that mirrored this post. I believe it is called...let me think...oh, yeah: Martin Scorsese.

Speaking of Scorsese, I just watched After Hours for the first time in many years, and felt like it held up better than expected. One of his lesser known movies and highly recommended
 

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Speaking of Scorsese, I just watched After Hours for the first time in many years, and felt like it held up better than expected. One of his lesser known movies and highly recommended

I saw that in the theater when it came out and maybe one other time on cable, but it was so weird and unique that I remember it well. Griffin Dunne was really good in this and American Werewolf in London and then kind of slid into obscurity.

Another one that people don't often watch is Scorsese's segment of New York Stories with Nick Nolte & Rosanna Arquette, where Nolte is a tormented artist who is a nightmare for women who date him. The movie featured short films by Scorsese, Coppola & Woody Allen, but Scorsese's segment was like 100 times better than the other two parts.
 

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I saw that in the theater when it came out and maybe one other time on cable, but it was so weird and unique that I remember it well. Griffin Dunne was really good in this and American Werewolf in London and then kind of slid into obscurity.

Another one that people don't often watch is Scorsese's segment of New York Stories with Nick Nolte & Rosanna Arquette, where Nolte is a tormented artist who is a nightmare for women who date him. The movie featured short films by Scorsese, Coppola & Woody Allen, but Scorsese's segment was like 100 times better than the other two parts.
I watched Quiz Show not too long ago and Griffin Dunne had a bit part in it, which prompted me to have the same thought, after looking him up on IMDB I guess the answer is not much. I've never pulled the trigger on watching NY Stories and will give it a shot.
 

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Amazon's LOTR is getting great reviews. The background sets are really great.
The link below takes you to their article even though it looks suspicious.


View: https://twitter.com/luxury/status/1571691817237618689


As one who has been reading Tolkien since I was 8, I’ll be curious to see what they’ve changed.


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I'm going against the grain. But I really liked Tenet. Watched it again a few days ago. I love the story and the feel of it, typical Nolan movie.

It's the most Nolanesque of Nolan movies.

He's one of a handful of directors who I'll watch anything they've made: Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Ford are some others.
 

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I watched Prey on Hulu. I was a pretty enjoyable movie. They could have tried a little harder with the dialogue between the Native American characters but it's a movie about an alien that comes to Earth and hunts people. Who cares? :ROFLMAO:

My wife and I watched 13 Lives on Prime Video. I had followed the story of the soccer team trapped in the cave very closely when it was happening. My wife had never even heard about it but she agreed to watch it since Ron Howard directed it. 🤦‍♂️I loved it and my wife didn't fall asleep in the middle of it so I guess she liked it okay too. Even though I already knew what the outcome was going to be they still did a very good job. All of the diving scenes were intense.

I thought 13 lives was great. I surprised myself by not recognizing who the actors were who played the UK divers until halfway through the movie.

Opie makes good movies.
 
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