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October 18th, 2021, 15:52
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Dune Part 1

I'm still digesting it at the moment, but I can definitely say I liked it more than I thought I was going to. The visuals and music are really good, and the acting was better than I expected for the most part. It's also a lot closer to the book, at least plot-wise, than the 1984 film was. Hopefully the second half will be as faithful.
I'm having difficulty deciding between going to the cinema during covid, or just waiting for a 4k version of the hbo film. Does/Will hbomax stream the movie in 4k?
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October 18th, 2021, 19:11
I just watched Escape Room (2019) yesterday, its a horror movie. There is a bit of a Saw movie series vibe to it, but its pretty clean, and not gory at all. Its about some weirdo rich elites who watch people (via tv) compete in who can make it out of rooms that are designed to test them, like test their smarts and logic and teamwork skills, and eventually kills them if they don't figure out how to escape the escape rooms.

If you thought this concept is cool, but don't like the gore of the Saw movies, you would like this. I mean, sure, people die in the movie, but its largely non-gory in how they film it. I will give one example - a person drowns in one escape room. Those kinds of non-gory deaths is mostly what is in the film.

It was entertaining enough that
I am going to watch the sequel, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions tonight.

The group of mostly young actors are surprisingly likeable, and aren't dumb and they aren't annoying either like in most modern horror films. They do a good job overall of acting in the movie, and it has a good suspense and we have to solve this puzzle vibe in the movie.
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October 18th, 2021, 19:24
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Saw an old comedy yesterday: "Le jour de gloire" (The day of honor). Back in the seventies the french made a lot of IMNSHO very funny crazy comedies, starring Louis de Funes, Pierre Richard and others. Found this movie on Netflixe, hope this means that they will publish more comedies from that era.

pibbur who aknowledges that perhaps he may not find them as funny as he did back then when he was young and innocent.

PS. Yes, I liked the film. DS.
Just to clarify, I suppose you mean "other crazy comedies starring Louis de Funès, Pierre Richard", because they were not in "Le jour de gloire", but Jean Lefèvre (also in a lot of comedies back then), Darry Cowl and other stars from then were.

"Le corniaud" and "La grande vadrouille" are among my favourites of that genre and era.

PS: Pierre Richard has never been in a movie with Louis de Funès, it was one of his big regrets at the end of his career
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October 18th, 2021, 21:47
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I'm having difficulty deciding between going to the cinema during covid, or just waiting for a 4k version of the hbo film. Does/Will hbomax stream the movie in 4k?
HBO Max does support 4K, but I'm not sure if that means every film is available at that resolution.

I couldn't wait, so I caved and downloaded it. I watched it @1080p, and it looked great, so it probably looks phenomenal in 4k.
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October 18th, 2021, 22:52
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
"Le corniaud" and "La grande vadrouille" are among my favourites of that genre and era.
Two comedy masterpieces.
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October 19th, 2021, 01:59
Decades later and History of the World Part II is getting made on Hulu.

Link - https://tvline.com/2021/10/18/histor…er-mel-brooks/
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October 19th, 2021, 03:32
That's a film I've not rewatched in quite a few years, History of the World was a great film. I hope the second can be equally good.
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October 19th, 2021, 10:13
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
That's a film I've not rewatched in quite a few years, History of the World was a great film. I hope the second can be equally good.
Funny movie. All I remember is the Count de Monet and It's good to be the king scenes. :lol
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October 19th, 2021, 11:17
Originally Posted by Redglyph View Post
Just to clarify, I suppose you mean "other crazy comedies starring Louis de Funès, Pierre Richard", because they were not in "Le jour de gloire"…
Yes.

"Le corniaud" and "La grande vadrouille" are among my favourites of that genre and era.
Thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can find them.

PS: Pierre Richard has never been in a movie with Louis de Funès, it was one of his big regrets at the end of his career
Interesting.

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October 19th, 2021, 13:55
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
HBO Max does support 4K, but I'm not sure if that means every film is available at that resolution.

I couldn't wait, so I caved and downloaded it. I watched it @1080p, and it looked great, so it probably looks phenomenal in 4k.
Yeah, I also saw it @ 1080p. I'll get the 4k Blurays when they eventually get released. I didn't want to wait any longer.

I also liked it overall. Technically it's very strong. Looks amazing most of the time. I especially loved the locations, sets and costumes. They were all pretty amazing. But I think I also went in with way too much hype. Emotionally, I didn't really get that much from it. Again, it might be because I just had expectations that were way overblown. I'm not really sure what I expected. Anyway, very solid overall. I'm between 8, 8.5 or 9 out of 10 if I were to give it a score.
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October 19th, 2021, 22:11
Yeah, it's usually about expectations. You seemed a lot more hyped about it than I was leading up to release.

It didn't blow my socks off or anything, but it was better than I was expecting. I even didn't mind Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, and I was sure I'd hate that casting choice.

I was disappointed though that some characters were changed or not there at all, (No Feyd or Emperor Shaddam?), but I assume the ones that were absent will be in the second half. We also didn't get to see a guild navigator.
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October 19th, 2021, 22:16
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Yeah, it's usually about expectations. You seemed a lot more hyped about it than I was leading up to release.

It didn't blow my socks off or anything, but it was better than I was expecting. I even didn't mind Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, and I was sure I'd hate that casting choice.

I was disappointed though that some characters were changed or not there at all, (No Feyd or Emperor Shaddam?), but I assume the ones that were absent will be in the second half. We also didn't get to see a guild navigator.
Most of the well-known actors were distracting to me. As it usually happens to me. So that sucks. But oh well.

As far as the worms, I loved them. Too bad it was really dark when we see the one upright. But it looked menacing as hell. That's the best thing about this movie imo. They really got the sense of scale in everything just right.
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October 19th, 2021, 22:24
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As far as the worms, I loved them. Too bad it was really dark when we see the one upright. But it looked menacing as hell. That's the best thing about this movie imo. They really got the sense of scale in everything just right.
I thought the worms were done better in Lynch's version.

There were a lot of things I liked more in this version though. Particularly the Sardaukar and Baron Harkonnen.
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October 19th, 2021, 22:59
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That's a film I've not rewatched in quite a few years, History of the World was a great film. I hope the second can be equally good.
so unlikely as to be virtually impossible, imo, but hopefully it's good enough. I loved the first one as a kid.
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October 19th, 2021, 23:37
My fingers are crossed it's funny like the sequel and not ruined by modern politics. Though it would be hilarious to parody them at the end if they reach the modern age.

As for Dune I'll say again nothing beats the ScFy channel trilogy version. Never will.
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October 19th, 2021, 23:54
The new film easily surpasses the miniseries in almost every possible way.
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October 20th, 2021, 00:07
Yep aren't opinions great I disagree with you once AGAIN but that's nothing new.
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October 20th, 2021, 00:13
Cool. It's just that opinions aren't really valid unless you've actually experienced what you're giving your opinion on.
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October 20th, 2021, 00:21
Also watched a movie this week that stars Jason Momoa called Sweet Girl. The premise was a father getting revenge for the death of his wife. The ending was a surprise.

Spoiler – Ending Plot Twist
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October 20th, 2021, 16:42
Also enjoyed Dune. I haven't seen the 80s version in quite some time, so my collection may be off, but I preferred how this latest rendition spends more time fleshing out the the characters and reasons behind the plot(ting). My only critique, albeit relatively minor, would be that there could have been a couple less Zendaya flashbacks; they started to feel repetitive. Otherwise, it was a good film and I'm looking forward to the rest of the story.
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