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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #940 on: December 20, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
40 years and one bloated corpse too late

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« Reply #941 on: December 21, 2017, 07:41:11 AM »
We just finished up with "Longmire" last night. Unlike other recent series I've enjoyed, I'm really sad this one is over. There is a montage music scene at the end that I don't want to completely give away, but it shows Walt's daughter Cady with her new boyfriend Zack pounding in "Longmire For Sheriff - Honesty and Integrity" campaign signs into the ground. Eyes started leaking at that moment, I think because it really summed up the entire character of Walt Longmire in such a real way. He was a flawed character, but never a bad man. Even when it was the hard thing to do, he always had honesty and integrity as a core foundation, and even when it took time for him to work through things, you always knew as a viewer that honesty and integrity were gonna win with this guy before all was said and done.

The show managed to explore the shades of gray in real life, without making the character do outright evil things. That's a refreshing departure from how most "dark hero" stories go.

The funniest thing about Longmire was the murder that occurred each week. For such a quiet place, Absaroka County sure had more than its share of killings!

Indeed! Kinda like Perry Mason getting the real killer to confess on the witness stand every single episode!
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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #942 on: December 21, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
40 years and one bloated corpse too late

Damn, beat me to it!   ;D



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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #943 on: December 24, 2017, 02:24:17 PM »
The Darkest Hour meets the Dumbest People





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5208993/Biopic-Churchill-carries-secondhand-smoke-warning.html

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Caution: Stupid people are posting ridiculous warnings on a film, be prepared to point, mock and laugh uproariously!
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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #944 on: December 24, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
The Darkest Hour meets the Dumbest People

Caution: Stupid people are posting ridiculous warnings on a film, be prepared to point, mock and laugh uproariously!

Hillsdale's Imprimus just had a great feature on this: Three Lessons of Statesmanship by college president Larry Arnn.

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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #945 on: December 25, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »
Sadly, the Brits bought that guns vs butter nonsense and sacked Churchill after the war...and they haven't had much respite from a leftward lurch sans their "Reagan" (Thatcher)...and now they are deeper into the abyss and if we don't go full 180 degrees we're merely a bit behind them...

They just don't make leaders like those anymore...we don't make people wise enough to seek them out either...   ::unknowncomic::
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« Reply #946 on: December 25, 2017, 01:45:30 PM »


So, has anyone here seen the movie Darkest Hour?  Thoughts?

Years ago I watched a concert DVD which had Churchill woven into one song, Our Solemn Hour. I thought it was cool. I have watched my DVD countless times. It is an awesome concert. The lead singer, Sharon den Adel is actually sweet, and mother of three.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxb8FwhzK8
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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #947 on: December 25, 2017, 11:11:24 PM »
So, has anyone here seen the movie Darkest Hour?  Thoughts?

Not yet, but Gary Oldman is one of my faves. Never seen him in a role that did not make the film better than it would have been without him, and a few of his roles have been legendary. If you ever get a chance to see him in a foreign film called "The Backwoods", I highly recommend it.
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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #948 on: December 26, 2017, 09:58:53 AM »
IDP is correct, he made just about everything he was in better.  The first time he came on my radar was in his role as Zorg in The Fifth Element, he was quirky and twisted.  Then I realized he was in that complete dreck called Lost in Space but his role as Dr Smith was a good, the rest of the film pure vomit.  Then he fell off a while for me, saw some of the Potter flicks if they hit cable, meh, not my cup of tea.  Gordon in two Batman's was good, main protagonist in The Book of Eli was very good.  I liked his George Smiley role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy...he fit my image of John le Carre's character pretty solidly.  He seems to get better with age, so I am looking to maybe catch Darkest Hour this afternoon, or this weekend on matinee if I can't get in today.

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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #949 on: December 27, 2017, 07:25:57 AM »
I saw The Darkest Hour yesterday, it is not an action movie, it follows Churchill from when he was offered the PM post as Germany was sweeping into Western Europe and through the opening of Operation Dynamo (the Dunkirk evacuation) when he gave his famous speech of "never surrender" in Parliament.  So it's a brief moment in time for Churchill, but it defines his wartime leadership that got England through The Blitz, the U-Boat terror and eventually victory with the Allies.  Oldman appears to have thrown himself into the role and I think he did a damn good job of it.  I typically go comatose during stuffy English dramas filled with endless dialogue (I call it the Masterpiece Theater Effect!) but in this case I found it interesting, probably because it is history and a character I admire.  My 2 bits FWIW.
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« Reply #950 on: December 27, 2017, 07:46:55 AM »
Also, in a bit of irony...at a time when another insufferable Hollywood flick cheerwhoring the Pravda on L Street (where they were for so long before getting new digs 2 blocks east in Franklin Square)...celebrating their publication of the illegally disclosed Pentagon Papers...another Graham blows his brains out...

http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/12/25/historys-tragic-repeat-washington-post-heir-bill-graham-suicide-54-years-after-publisher-father

...yeah, boo hoo.

And boo on this cheerwhore-fest of a film!

Yes, the brave Pravda on L Street published purloined government papers and the idiot Supreme's codified their right to print anything without consequence, which has led us to this point in time when dreck and outright lies can be peddled against non-Progs to try, convict and destroy them publically and the truth gets trampled into the dirt!  Where is the media's praise of the brave WikiLeaks releases?  Oops, that makes Progs look like the shatsacks they are, can't have that!

I hope everybody in that flick or watching that dreck drops dead where they stand!  They might as well be holding a rally for Satan!
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Re: Trap's Movie Thread
« Reply #951 on: December 29, 2017, 07:24:21 AM »
More on the presstitute self-love flick...the second item in the article...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-of-the-crown-and-the-post-1514505833

...I take historical inaccuracies personally...they are at their essence "lies"!

And the lies of that movie combined with the over-the-top self-gratification makes it an easy addition to my BANNED! list.
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