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Blue&White
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Re: Movies

Postby Blue&White » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:51 am

I did Disney on ice years ago when my kids were little and had a similar reaction. They really do a great job.
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Re: Movies

Postby Blue&White » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:17 am

We should change this thread title to something like "Movies, TV shows and general entertainment".

Anyway, I have a tv show recommendation. My wife and I started watching Ozark on Netflix. Some friends recommended it and we started watching it yesterday. It's similar to Breaking Bad in how it's done and the story line is a little bit similar. It stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, both of whom are great in the show. I don't want to say too much about it as I don't want to ruin anythign for anyone. The first episode I had zero idea what it was about so the whole thing was a surprise to me. But, so far it's been great.

The only warning I'll vie is that while it's not continually violent, there is violence in it. And, the 1st episode has a lot of violence. If that's not your thing, be warned. But, otherwise it's just a great show.
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Re: Movies

Postby Blue&White » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:33 am

A friend and I went to see They Shall Not Grow Old last night.

For those not familiar with it, it was a documentary commissioned by the British Imperial War Museums and an organization called "14-18 NOV", which is an arts program that was set up to commemorate WWI as they were heading up to the 2014 Centinennial anniversary of the start of the war. Those groups reached out to director PeterJackson (who did the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies) and asked him to basically take the ~100 hours of film they had from the Great War and turn it into something "new". In the inroduction, Jackson gives more details about what he was asked to do and the challenges. Anyway, Jackson decided to focus on the British soldiers on the Western Front. So, he took the film and he "modernized" it, added color and some 3D effects. The soundtrack to the movie is interviews of WWI vets from the Western Front that were done back in the 60s and early 70s. So, almost all the voices you hear are from men who were there.

There are some other effects that were added, including the sounds of artillary being loaded and fired and at moments the men on the screen "talk". The movie is ~90 minutes long and then, after the credits, you can stay and Jackson talkss about how they made the film and where the sound game from. It is definetely worth the extra 30 minutes to see him talk about the process.

I found it pretty fascinating. 90 minutes goes by very quickly, too. You would think that just watching old footage and listening to voice overs could quickly get boring but, at least for me, it did not. It's a very limited engagement and it may be gone after yesterday - not sure. But, if you can see it in a theater near you I recommend it. It's not something I would wait to watch at home, either. At first I thought the 3D for 100 year old film was ridiculous but when you see it is put to good use. I think you lose something if you don't see it in the theater.

Overwall, well worth the time.
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Re: Movies

Postby PSUgrower » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:14 pm

Field of Dreams is on so of course I started watching it. One of my top 5 movies of all time. I still cry at the end!! Great flick!