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Seen any good movies lately?

Classof2015Classof2015 4177 replies188 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,365 Senior Member
I thought there was already a thread like this but couldn't find it.

Just saw Manchester by the Sea (Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams). I think I liked it. Similar in tone to The Sweet Hereafter and Mystic River. Have not seen anything (in a theatre) in a while. Anyone see (and like) The Accountant? Girl on the Train? American Pastoral? Any other good ones?
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  • rosered55rosered55 4164 replies124 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,288 Senior Member
    I rarely go to movies in theaters but occasionally check out DVDs from the library. Here are a few things I've seen lately that I liked a lot: "Tell No One" (in French with English subtitles; based on a book by Harlan Coben; suspense, from 2006 or so); "Truth" (2015, with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett).
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  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn 37526 replies2048 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 39,574 Super Moderator
    I thought "The Accountant" was good, but not excellent. I can't WAIT to see "Arrival." It sounds fantastic.
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  • 2VU06092VU0609 3487 replies59 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,546 Senior Member
    I'm anxious to see "Loving." Everything I've heard about it has been good.
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  • fractalmstrfractalmstr 2269 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,283 Senior Member
    If you like Humphrey Bogart movies, I quite enjoyed Dark Passage. Definitely an under the radar movie, but I was glued to every scene unlike any movie I have seen recently...
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  • gosmomgosmom 1898 replies55 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,953 Senior Member
    edited November 2016
    Queen of Katwe. Very good. Based on true story. Strong female roles. Underdog sports story! Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo.

    As we were walking out of theater, those viewing "Arrival" were departing. At best, we got luke warm comments about it....dang.
    edited November 2016
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  • HImomHImom 33973 replies387 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 34,360 Senior Member
    We liked "Doctor Strange." It was great special effects and escapism. Stay for the entire credits if you want to see the 2 extra short clips embedded in them.
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  • teriwttteriwtt 12019 replies513 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12,532 Senior Member
    LOVED A Man Called Ove. Would see it again with H (he was out of town when I saw it).
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  • Waiting2exhaleWaiting2exhale 2902 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,916 Senior Member
    You guys may have all seen this when it was actually released, as judging by my unfamiliarity with all but two of the titles you have shared suggests you may pounce close to release dates. But...

    I enjoyed watching the a quiet film called "5 to 7" about half a year ago. The story was a highly romantic one, which was probably designed to leave the viewer as wistful as each of the main characters, a young writer seeking his way, and a beautiful, alluring young married woman.
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  • Classof2015Classof2015 4177 replies188 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,365 Senior Member
    rosered55 -- I loved Tell No One! I also love all Harlan Coben's novels. Another movie you might like is the Ghost Writer (Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan). Intelligent thriller. And Michael Clayton if you haven't seen it.

    "5 to 7" sounds really interesting W2E.

    I want to check out the other ones people mentioned. Saw previews for Paterson and I, Daniel Blake -- both looked good. New Almodovar movie (Julieta) not so much.
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  • NJTheatreMOMNJTheatreMOM 3629 replies44 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,673 Senior Member
    Another movie you might like is the Ghost Writer (Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan). Intelligent thriller.

    The Ghost Writer is a terrific movie. I've watched it several times.
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  • rebeccarrebeccar 2141 replies39 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,180 Senior Member
    Rules Don't Apply, the new Warren Beatty movie, is very good. The plot was a little weak but it really transports you back in time.
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  • CorpusChristiCorpusChristi 316 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 321 Member
    Saw Arrival yesterday. It was very good.
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  • katliamomkatliamom 12745 replies167 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 12,912 Senior Member
    edited November 2016
    Netflix DVD users, check out "My One and Only," with Renee Zellweger. A thoughtful, perceptive and often quite funny movie loosely based on the recollections of George Hamilton (the tanned actor.)
    edited November 2016
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  • treemaventreemaven 296 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 305 Member
    Another double thumbs-up for "A Man Called Ove". Charming, funny, and touching---like the first 5 minutes of "Up".
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41315 replies445 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 41,760 Senior Member
    edited November 2016
    'captain fantastic ' was very thought - provoking. Radical left, survivalist father lives with kids deep in the Pacific Northwest forests. They have to leave to go to a funeral in Colorado and the younger kids encounter our civilization for the first time.
    Is the father a creep or is he doing well by his children? What do you teach your children and why? If you're well-intentioned do things turn out alright? Is compromise impossible when raising them?
    edited November 2016
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  • college_querycollege_query 4244 replies306 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,550 Senior Member
    I enjoyed Arrival. As mentioned earlier, it's more of a thoughtful movie. I wouldn't say it was incredible, but it was enjoyable and thought-provoking.

    Yesterday took my S and his gf to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for S's 23rd birthday. Brought back memories of seeing Harry Potter movies over the years for his birthday (a lot have come out this time of year). Again, I enjoyed it. Nice period piece and I found it entertaining.
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 41315 replies445 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 41,760 Senior Member
    edited November 2016
    ^ True, I really liked Fantastic Beasts ! It's more adult than the first Harry Potter films but can be seen with tweens and teens. It's the first in a five -film series (quintlogy ??)
    edited November 2016
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  • nottellingnottelling 4269 replies60 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,329 Senior Member
    Everyone's talking about Moonlight. I haven't seen it yet. It is supposed to be fantastic. Has anyone seen it?
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