What was the last film you saw and how would you rate it? Pt. 18

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Thought I'd post this here until I hear we're doing it somewhere else....

Post the name of the latest movie you've seen and your rating out of 10. 
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Sunshine Boys (t0073766) - 7/10 - loved Burns, hated Matthau.
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Gimme Danger - 8/10
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Center Stage - 8/10
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Oops...should have been 7/10.
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watched F8 and was amazing. 
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The Fate of The Furious". The movie was lots of fun and it did entertained me. Stratham (I hope I got that name right) stole the show especially the scenes where he is with ****** ( censored in order not give a spoiler away) *****. A 7 or 8.
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Dangerous Beauty (1998) - 7/10


After Earth (2013) - 6/10

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Spartan - 6/10 - disappointing. The premise was intriguing but the lack of any Mamet regulars (save for William H. Macy) I feel crippled the end result. Val Kilmer was meh and, as much as I love Kristin Bell, she was terrible in this role. I said in an earlier review on this thread that Mamet never whiffs. I guess I was just proved wrong. Tia Texada was good in a very small role.

The Miracle Worker - 7/10 - also disappointing. I thought Patty Duke was terrible, Oscar not withstanding.
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Someone to Watch Over Me (1987). Underrated cop thriller from Ridley Scott, the movie he made just after Blade Runner - 7/10
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I remember that one too and liked it too. The cop had an unique hobby. Making miniature models and street scenes.
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High Art (rewatch) - 8/10
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Sacred Cod 5/10
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The Best Years of Our Lives - 9/10 - Between this and Laura a few weeks ago I think I'm falling in love with Dana Andrews!
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Ghost in the Shell (2017) - Probably about a 5/10, which, to me, is about a grade of C. 
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The Salesman, 8/10

Very tense and interesting. Not undeserving of the Oscar.
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Cowboy (1958) 6/10
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The Bank Job (rewatch) - 8/10
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HBO TV movie The Late Shift 6/10
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Single White Female (rewatch) - 7/10 - it was on so...not that bad.
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Spotlight (2015) - Shocked, not so much by the quality of the movie, but by the magnitude of the systematic and institutional cover-up of the child abuse scandal by the religious establishment.
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Rating?
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9/10 for the content, 7/10 for the quality
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I also meant to say that this was the most suspenseful documentary I've ever seen.
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Thanks for the recommendation. 'Have to see this.
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"The Fast And The Furious " series, 1 through four, starting with the remake. (Remember that the first film in this series was a remake of the 1955 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046969film.)
Overall production values 8. Overall story and direction content 7. Tokyo Drift got a little silly with the rich jealous poccessive spoiled brat bit happening twice in that film.
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The first F&F was not a remake of the 1955 version. Though focusing on cars, it was a very different plot.
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Actually it was. The plots may have had been radically change, they still had many elements the same, which is also true of Gone in 60 seconds (1974) and it's major studio remake with Nicholas Gage Gone In Sixty Seconds (2000), major differences in the plot, but still a remake using the same plot elements. In TFATF's case, with the last one being the biggest telltale that the 2000 film was a remake, it was : 1) a person driving a hot fast car, harassing truckers. (Back in the fifties, it was modified old street cars called 'Hot Rods' and fast little sport cars , like the Jaguar in the 1955 orginnal, were the hot '10 second' cars of that era. They just weren't fastbacks* that would help them go faster.)
2) truckers arming themselves and looking to shoot the harasser. 3) A big race down in Mexico, aka "The International " in the 1955 film and "Car Wars" in the 2001 film. 4) the police chasing the main male lead in both films. 5) The main male leads in both films are violent people who both have a sense of justice and nobility in them. I will admit that is a common movie cliche used in many films. 5) the male leads driving are driving with women who are in love with them which is another old movie cliche. 6) The background story of Dom's past is very close to what happens to Frank Webster in the film (minus the beating with a wrench). Finally the big one, 7) women who not only are experienced racecar drivers themselves, but also own, drive and RACE those fast cars. Remember, in the 1955 film, it is Connie Adair who owns the jaguar. She is seen driving it in the opening scenes and says in the Saddlepeak Lodge scene that she has raced the car and intends to drive it in the international race.
Quote,"truck driver: "Ever race it?"
Connie (nods her heads yes): "Ah ha."
Truck Driver:"Ever look in that race that goes to Mexico. The International "
Connie: " I'm racing it.""
In every Fast and Furious film that Letty is in, she is seen driving the fast car and racing it.
Frankly, between the years of these two films, there is not many films or TV series, (unless it was a Bond film), showing a woman driving a sports or race car or even racing it. It is a short list.
Hey, that is not a bad idea for a poll suggestion. "Which women would you let race your car?" Qualifier she has to a character in a movie or tv series where she drives ether a fast sports car or race car.
Connie Adaire
Letty
Mia "Fast and Furious 4"
Suki "2 Fast 2 Furious"
Ramsey "Furious 7" and "The Fate of the Furious "
Jill Masterson "Goldfinger"
Fatima Blush "Never Say Never Again"
Thelma and Louise (as separate entries)
Honey West "Honey West" tv series, a jaguar
Xenia Onatopp "Goldeneye"
Tracy "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Fathom Harvill "Fathom"
Shirley Muldowney "Heart Like A Wheel"
Imperator Furiosa "Mad Max Fury Road"
Tricky "Speed Racer"

Care to add any?
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Jen, I did it. I created that poll and you where there at it's creation and inspiration!
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topi...
I couldn't get Connie Adaire on it because there was no character page for her yet. But I'm working on it!
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I don't buy it. Everything I've read on both F&Fs never mention they are related and, in fact, a few specifically say they aren't related.

Car Wars was in San Bernadino County, not Mexico.
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Manchester by the Sea - 9/10 - emotional terrorism! I really liked they way the flashbacks were handled. And the music stood out as well. 
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Deadpool (rewatch) - 9/10
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A Little Princess - 7/10 - the lead actress was very weak.
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15 Minutes (rewatch) - 6/10 - predicted the rise of social media....interesting elements poorly executed.