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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
KING Of All Schmoes
I watched this this morning. It's a fun movie I really enjoyed it. Very fast paced and keeps you interested from the first moments until the last. Never a dull or slow moment. Could have had more suspense and thrills in my opinion (considering its billed as a thriller), but it was a fun mystery with a couple twists. I definitely recommend it.
Sophie Turner stars (Game of Thrones Sansa), as well as Claire Forlani, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a guy I always love in anything, Rhys Ifans as the dad.
Geraldine Chaplin also has a small role as an elderly neighbor. Trivia - her father was Charles Chaplin and her daughter is Oona Chaplin, also from Game of Thrones (Talisa).
I can't really say much about this movie without giving away spoilers, but I definitely recommend it. I'd give it an 8/10 as far as enjoyment goes, but a 6.5/10 rating for a "thriller." It's more of a spooky drama/mystery in my opinion.
The Thin Red Line - Thanks Invidtus for your list of WWII favorites that included this movie. I may never have seen it otherwise.
I've missed an alarming amount of fantastic movies over the years. Mostly throughout the 90s, but I'm baffled how I managed to miss this one and until today have never seen it or really knew much about it at all. Sad state of affairs for someone who does love WWII movies. I loved it. I would say it's EASILY my favorite WWII (or any war) movie, not counting Band of Brothers. Can't really compare those two however since BofB had so much more time to develop characters and loyalty, but this movie managed to pull me in and care deeply about these men from the start. I loved the various narrations, giving us an idea of what may go through the minds of soldiers living the literal hell on earth of war on the ground. The thoughts of home, loved ones, losing their friends on the battlefield. We see the human side moreso than most war movies. True fear and yet facing that fear is what defines bravery.
Not many war movies move me to tears, but this one did on several occasions.
Some of the most epic battles scenes of any war movie I've seen before.
I haven't checked yet but if I can buy this on Blu-ray I'm definitely going to (I'm the dinosaur who doesn't buy many Blu rays. I only buy them if the movie is particularly visually stunning, and this one was). Much of it looked and felt like living a dreamlike state, as if seeing it through each of their eyes and not really believing they'd found themselves in this situation and that it can't possibly be real. At least that's how I interpreted it on this first watch. I expect many more watches in my future.
Nick Nolte is hit or miss with me but in this movie he's a huge hit. Everybody was great.