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Midway (2019)

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 10:52 AM

"From Here To Eternity"- double trouble Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 15, 2019 11:04 AM

Oh yeah, I really need to go back and rewatch those classics again...Heart

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, July 15, 2019 12:00 PM

I think I'll pass on Emmerich's "Midway".  I may watch it, once it passes to broadcast.  I just expect there to be too much dramaticization added, for my taste.

And yeah, his "Godzilla" was God-awful.  I wanted to get up and walk out of the theater, but I thought of what Geddy Lee once said-"Ten bucks is ten bucks, eh."  I enjoyed some of the character actors, including Clyde Kusatsu, and even the principals did the best they could with the dreck they were given.  But it's just a bad, bad movie, not worthy to be included in discussions of Godzilla.

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Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 15, 2019 10:04 PM

Life long Godzilla fan speaking here ... I kid you not, there is a closeup shot of the lizard that I seriously thought looked strikingly like Jay Leno. That movie was not a Godzilla flick; it was a giant lizard movie with a bit of Aliens thrown in at the end.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 15, 2019 11:02 PM

I love your guys Godzilla passion.   

After GMs comment on the battle of Britain flick I did some IMDb'ing and the trivia section is pretty cool.  GM is spot on.  One note said after all the aircraft acquisitions the studio was the 35th largest airforce in the world and Adolf Galland was the technical advisor!  Great movie.  Sorry for the tangent but it's a great read:  

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0064072/trivia

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 15, 2019 11:47 PM

Thanks.

A couple of comments.

I had a good friend Who bought six of the 109s from the Spanish AF. Never came to much, I think he traded them for a super car.

I had a good friend at work who was a pilot in 303. His daughter is a close 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:16 AM
Just watched the original, "A Bridge Too Far" again this weekend. This is a really great WWII movie, focusing on the REAL people involved, instead of those "based on actual events" characters. Only bad thing were the TERRIBLE "Tiger" tanks - yuck!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:17 AM
Gotta agree there! They could film Kate Beckinsale reading the phone book for two hours, and they'd get my ticket money for sure!

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:06 AM

Trailer didn’t do much for me. The CGI looked too glossy and then saw who was directing it that explains it. This is one I’ll wait for reviews to come out before committing to watching. I actually hope it turns out to be good as there’s not many movies coming out anymore that I care for.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:22 AM

Armor, in Bridge Too Far, I did not mind the Leopards as panzers. I think it was supposed to be a Panther rather than a Tiger. It sure beat almost every previous war movies Panzer, except for Kelly’s Heroes Tiger and Is Paris Burning‘s? Panther. 

GS, in the previews for both Midway & Dauntless, the CGI looks too glossy. I hope that they take care of that for the actual movie. 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:33 AM

I'll probably go and see it, but might wait till it hits the premium channels.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:42 AM

Aggieman

Life long Godzilla fan speaking here ... I kid you not, there is a closeup shot of the lizard that I seriously thought looked strikingly like Jay Leno. That movie was not a Godzilla flick; it was a giant lizard movie with a bit of Aliens thrown in at the end.

And "Jurassic Park"-the juvenile Godzillas were like raptors.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:46 AM

keavdog

I love your guys Godzilla passion.   

After GMs comment on the battle of Britain flick I did some IMDb'ing and the trivia section is pretty cool.  GM is spot on.  One note said after all the aircraft acquisitions the studio was the 35th largest airforce in the world and Adolf Galland was the technical advisor!  Great movie.  Sorry for the tangent but it's a great read:  

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0064072/trivia 

There are some mistranslations in the subtitles, too.  Or maybe they're better described as typos.

But it's still an enjoyable movie, a good example of historical drama.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:47 AM

Wasn't the Tiger in Kelly's Heroes a T-34 in disguise? Some real Shermans there.

If you ever saw Cross of Iron, there are a bunch of T-34/85s running around.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:52 AM

GMorrison

Wasn't the Tiger in Kelly's Heroes a T-34 in disguise? Some real Shermans there.

If you ever saw Cross of Iron, there are a bunch of T-34/85s running around.

 
Yes, they were converted previously by Yugoslav army mechanics for another movie.  The Shermans were still on the roster in the Yugoslav army at the time, too.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:01 PM

the Baron

 

 
Aggieman

Life long Godzilla fan speaking here ... I kid you not, there is a closeup shot of the lizard that I seriously thought looked strikingly like Jay Leno. That movie was not a Godzilla flick; it was a giant lizard movie with a bit of Aliens thrown in at the end.

 

 

And "Jurassic Park"-the juvenile Godzillas were like raptors.

 

That is one of the main things I remember from the movie, it was more a 'Jurassic Park' wantabe than 'Godzilla'. 

 

That and Jean Reno's Elvis impersonation... Indifferent

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 12:42 PM

Oh come on now, Jean Reno is always enjoyable in a movie.... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 6:16 AM
Nine year old me liked Emmerichs Godzilla movie.I haven’t watched at again as I’m sure I’d hate it.
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:45 AM

stikpusher

Oh come on now, Jean Reno is always enjoyable in a movie.... 

 

Actually I've only seen a few of Reno's movies but the ones I've seen he was a big positive. I liked his Elvis impersonation, a little weird but it was one of the best things in the movie. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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