Today I Watched...

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AlexMcpherson79 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 3:56 am
Laugh? What is... this?
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Those who laugh do so to keep themselves from crying out in anguish.

I’m glad at some level, we’re all on the same page of this situation.

On the other hand. It’s a great time to meet new and exciting people! Online I mean! Lol. And something else to watch for in 7-8 months from now, there should be a massive rise in childbirth rates. Everyone’s trapped indoors. Partners get bored and frisky. Just a fact of life.
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The Happy Days of Garry Marshall

A retrospective of his work, peppered with actors commentary. Narrated mostly by GM himself.

Touching and full of nostalgia!
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Finally watched The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies. I saw the first two in theaters when they first came out. But for me, The Hobbit really just didn't hold my interest any longer to see the third. I actually didn't care about the Dwarfs and only Gandalf's side quests interested me.

I actually had to re-watch the first two because I knew I would be lost.

The whole trilogy is a bloated mess. Unlike Lord of the Rings, I don't think anyone really cared about the Dwarfs. I mean good luck trying to figure out who is who. Dwarf prince isn't interesting enough to like him in any kind of way especially in the last movie. Gandalf and Bilbo you knew were surviving because everyone in the world saw Lord of the Rings.

All in all, only thing interesting was the appearance of Sauron in his still weakened state.
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McAvoy wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Finally watched The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies. I saw the first two in theaters when they first came out. But for me, The Hobbit really just didn't hold my interest any longer to see the third. I actually didn't care about the Dwarfs and only Gandalf's side quests interested me.

I actually had to re-watch the first two because I knew I would be lost.

The whole trilogy is a bloated mess. Unlike Lord of the Rings, I don't think anyone really cared about the Dwarfs. I mean good luck trying to figure out who is who. Dwarf prince isn't interesting enough to like him in any kind of way especially in the last movie. Gandalf and Bilbo you knew were surviving because everyone in the world saw Lord of the Rings.

All in all, only thing interesting was the appearance of Sauron in his still weakened state.
I couldn't agree more.

I've seen Lord of the Rings in theaters, all three movies, own them on DVD. I love them. And I've read the original stories more than once, mind. They did a great job adapting the books to cinema, IMHO.

The Hobbit... no. Not really. I saw the first one in theaters... and some of the other two here and there on TV. Like you said, I do NOT care about the dwarfs. I didn't really care about the romance between Tauriel and... Filli? Killi? I don't remember nor care which one it was. Both were pretty interchangeable.

I am glad the LOTR movies were made and I experienced them in theaters. I can't say the same about the Hobbit movies.
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Both of you should watch the HISHE for these movies on YouTube. Spectacularly funny in pointing out all the plot holes or comical stuff that could’ve, would’ve, should’ve happened.
Example for enjoyment! (They’re all short like this -> shorter and a lot of reviews have commented on how accurate these creators are in their videos).
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Both of you should watch the HISHE for these movies on YouTube. Spectacularly funny in pointing out all the plot holes or comical stuff that could’ve, would’ve, should’ve happened.
Example for enjoyment! (They’re all short like this -> shorter and a lot of reviews have commented on how accurate these creators are in their videos).
Ooh, haven't seen that one yet. :D I do love HISHE.
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Apollo 13

Always a fun movie to watch; still among my favorites.

I recently had an urge to watch it again as I was working on a Lego model of the Saturn V rocket.
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Varthikes wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Apollo 13

Always a fun movie to watch; still among my favorites.

I recently had an urge to watch it again as I was working on a Lego model of the Saturn V rocket.
Have you watched The Right Stuff? Similar to most space race movies. Lots of talent, lots of history. Like Apollo 13, decent flick. :)
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Varthikes wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Apollo 13

Always a fun movie to watch; still among my favorites.

I recently had an urge to watch it again as I was working on a Lego model of the Saturn V rocket.
Have you watched The Right Stuff? Similar to most space race movies. Lots of talent, lots of history. Like Apollo 13, decent flick. :)
Yeah, I've seen it, and I really enjoyed it. October Sky is another great one, about Sputnik inspiring a group of boys in a West Virginian mining town into rocketry. One I haven't seen yet is First Man, but it's on my list. Someday, I ought to do an Early Space Age movie marathon.
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