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Predictions in Science Fiction movies

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 1, 2016. 9 Replies

The Unbelievers

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 12, 2013. 2 Replies

The Ledge (2011)

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Prometheus?

Started by Marc Draco. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

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Cloud Atlas

Started by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

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Moneyball

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Real Steel

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How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

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agora best atheist movie?

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Most Disappointing Movie Ever

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Gabriel Garcia May 29, 2011. 23 Replies

The Cove

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John Barry is gone

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A Serious Man

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Comment by Plinius on November 5, 2017 at 11:00am

So let's be careful with our memories..

Comment by Patricia on November 5, 2017 at 10:39am

I think we all have somehow. I remember wishing I'd gotten something decades ago, & then finally find it, only to be disappointed. It didn't live up to the memory.

Comment by Plinius on November 5, 2017 at 12:38am

Sometimes it's not nice to find things you wanted for a long time... I've had the sam experience.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2017 at 6:01pm

I'm embarrassed to report that I did not like "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" at all.  Way too childish.  Don't know why I tried to find it for so long.  Perhaps I saw it on TV when I was young and liked it.  Perhaps because I like Lily Tomlin.  Who knows.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2017 at 2:24pm

Spoilers is another thing where I differ from many movie buffs.  I like to read detailed descriptions of movies to determine if I'll enjoy them, and it never spoils the movie for me.  

No words can ever describe to me how the actors delivery of the dialog will affect me, or how the visuals are going to affect me.  I'm also not impressed with twists.  Therefore, there's no such thing as spoilers to me.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2017 at 2:15pm

SPOILER ALERT!!  Loren, I've not seen Arrival, but I've read a detailed description and it sounds like there is no resolution to the alien story.  Is that right?  I do like resolution in my movies.  It does sound like there's resolution to the love story.  How do you feel about the love story?

Comment by Patricia on November 4, 2017 at 1:52pm

I've never seen anything in our library I'd want to rent.
I do purchase the occasional movie, but like you Spud, it'll always be something I want to watch over again.
My main dvd purchases are music concerts which are great to see over again.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2017 at 1:41pm

It seems a lot of movie buffs only like to watch a movie once, but I like to watch my favorites every year, for many years.

One reason I like to watch more than once is that my memory's not that good, so for the first few viewings, there are parts of the movie that I don't remember, so it's almost like a new movie.  

The other reason is my favorites are almost exclusively comedies, and I can enjoy the humorous parts over & over & over, and almost never become tired of them.

I've watched about 200 of my favorite movies 10 to 25 times now, and still enjoy them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 4, 2017 at 1:33pm

I've checked out a few DVDs and tapes from my library, but the last time I looked, I saw none.  Perhaps they're in a different place.  I'll try to remember to ask next time.

Comment by Loren Miller on November 4, 2017 at 7:13am

The Cuyahoga County Public Library here has a considerable collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays for check-out, and I've used them multiple times for movies.

As to a movie which is worthy of repeated viewing, I would recommend Arrival, with Amy Adams.  It is some of the best and most thoughtful science-fiction I have seen in a very long time.

 

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