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Post by MadMan » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:04 am

I am going to try this again. It is a new year, so time for film watching again. Also I want to hit 200 movies this year. I know that's not much, but it's a start.

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MadMan wrote:
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I am going to try this again. It is a new year, so time for film watching again. Also I want to hit 200 movies this year. I know that's not much, but it's a start.
Do you have any lists or themes that you're going with, or just wanting generally to watch more films?
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:55 pm

Good luck with it. My sci-fi thread went down with RT and I haven't made one since, but I'll be reading this one.
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Looking forward to seeing this one.
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Post by Torgo » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:31 pm

Can't wait for you to tear into some awful, mediocre films.
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Takoma1 wrote:
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Do you have any lists or themes that you're going with, or just wanting generally to watch more films?
I want to go through my large stack of movies I bought over the last two years that I have not watched. Also October is always horror movie month for me.
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Good luck with it. My sci-fi thread went down with RT and I haven't made one since, but I'll be reading this one.
Make a new one here. Doooo it!
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Looking forward to seeing this one.
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Can't wait for you to tear into some awful, mediocre films.
I usually loathe mediocre films, and yet I see too many of them.
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I can't afford drugs. Only booze.
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Films suck!

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Make a new one here. Doooo it!
Maybe I will someday. I just need to find the right motivation to do so.
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Post by Wooley » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:04 pm

MadMan wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:04 am
I am going to try this again. It is a new year, so time for film watching again. Also I want to hit 200 movies this year. I know that's not much, but it's a start.
Looking forward to this.
And 200 is not much? Do you have a job? ;)
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I can't afford drugs. Only booze.
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Films suck!

(Do it!)
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Maybe I will someday. I just need to find the right motivation to do so.
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Wooley wrote:
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Looking forward to this.
And 200 is not much? Do you have a job? ;)
I have a 40 hour a week job. I have only seen 5 movies this month, though.
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Post by MadMan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:37 am

The Peacemaker (1997, Mimi Leder)



Sure The Peacemaker is a fast paced, flashy and simple (read: dumb) 1990s action movie. However this is my big dumb blockbuster kind of action movie. Funny enough the terrorism plot, the Russian connection, and the threat of nuclear weapons being smuggled doesn't seem too far fetched these days. Unlike many of the other 1990s action movies Mimi Leder focuses on blowback from one of the US' foreign actions and makes the movie's villain a bit more sympathetic than others would.

Maybe this is because it was in the hands of a woman director. Or perhaps it was an effort to make something a bit more different than the average thriller. It helps that George Clooney and Nicole Kidman have marvelous chemistry together. Too bad they never made another movie-I would have liked to have seen them in a decent franchise. Some of this movie reminded me of one of my favorite shows, 24, especially concerning the Balkans subplot.

For some reason Netflix has a lot of 1990s action movies, and they bring back memories of my younger days when I was enjoying tons of explosions and lots of violence. Also before I spent my time reading up on America's awful foreign policy, which clouds my enjoyment of many an action thriller. Oh well. The war propaganda machine marches on and on...
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Post by Wooley » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:47 am

MadMan wrote:
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I have a 40 hour a week job. I have only seen 5 movies this month, though.
I can attest that 200 movies in a year is no small potatoes if you work full time and have any other interest than movies outside of work.
As far as I can see I did something like 120-140 movies last year and that's at about double the next-highest person I know in real life.
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I saw The Peacemaker back when it came out and remember liking it quite a bit. Not sure how it would fare now, but I've thought about rewatching it several times.
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Post by Death Proof » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Wow... Peacemaker. Lost in the annals of 90's action flicks. Tried to take advantage of Clooney's big swinging E.R. dick to sell the movie.

Don't think I ever saw it, but I remember the previews. Guess I'll have to give this one a try.
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MadMan wrote:
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DOOOOO IT! WOOOO!
Maybe. We'll see. Kinda tempted to.
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Post by Wooley » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:16 pm

I agree that that is a mediocre film. Mediocrity. That's what it is.
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I agree that that is a mediocre film. Mediocrity. That's what it is.
Correct.
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From what I hear, The Peacemaker didn't try to make Clooney and Kidman a couple. Is that right?
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Heh, must have been a sight that Clooney E.R. Dick.
Maybe that's what birthed Batman & Robin.
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topherH wrote:
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Heh, must have been a sight that Clooney E.R. Dick.
Maybe that's what birthed Batman & Robin.
Same year, I think.

*checks*

Yep - Peacemaker and Batman & Robin came out in 1997. Definitely taking advantage of Clooney's E.R. success. Can't say I blame them, but it's a shame B & R was god-awful.
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Wooley wrote:
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I can attest that 200 movies in a year is no small potatoes if you work full time and have any other interest than movies outside of work.
As far as I can see I did something like 120-140 movies last year and that's at about double the next-highest person I know in real life.
I watched 130 movies easily last year. I don't have a life, though.
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I saw The Peacemaker back when it came out and remember liking it quite a bit. Not sure how it would fare now, but I've thought about rewatching it several times.
I give it an 8/10 so I do like it.
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From what I hear, The Peacemaker didn't try to make Clooney and Kidman a couple. Is that right?
The last scene goes for it. I imagine Tom Cruise had a say since him and Kidman were a thing back in the 1990s.
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Batman and Robin is godawful.
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MadMan wrote:
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I watched 130 movies easily last year. I don't have a life, though.
I live Fairly quite life, 100-120 new watches a year is decent without over indulgence.
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