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Saw "Lincoln" last night...

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Saw "Lincoln" last night...
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 05, 2013 6:11 PM

Yeah I know, a littl behind the times, but working evenings I do not get out to see movies in the theater much anymore. What a great movie!!! An excllent job of bringing a signifiant piece of the past alive 150 years later. If you have not seen it yet, check it out. Minimal action, but just superb storytelling and acting.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 05, 2013 6:29 PM

I need to see it too.

I saw "20 feet from Stardom". A really great movie if you like music.

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Posted by subfixer on Monday, August 05, 2013 6:32 PM

I am looking forward to seeing it, too. Even my wife wants to see it!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 05, 2013 11:16 PM

Go rent it, buy it, borrow it.... you two (and wives) will  not be sorry.... I think I got the biggest kick from all the backroom politics shown.... the supporting cast is as superb as the headliners. What is 20 Feet From Stardom?

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:02 AM

It's a movie about the "colored girls" who go  "dum-da-dum-da-da-da-da-dum-de-dum" (Lou Reed "take a walk on the wild side")

and every where else that backup vocals save the day...

Lisa Fischer who has sang "Gimme Shelter" for the last 23 years. Wonderful stuff and they all sing "20 feet away" from the big names.

The Raelettes, the Blossoms, the Ikettes, you name it. The women on the stage who can really sing.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:23 AM

ahhhhhh, the back up singers... the title makes sense

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:12 AM

I agree Stik,pretty good one for sure.

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:41 AM

I saw it too, and loved it. I couldn't believe that the lead role was Daniel Day Lewis--I can't help but think of him exclusively as the hunky "Hawkeye" in my favorite movie, "Last of the Mohicans". I almost developed a man-crush on him in that.....almost.......don't tell anybody.....lol.

What a great movie though. Sad thing is, most kids won't see it. Not enough explosions or car chases...

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:46 AM

Last of the Mohicans is a favorite of mine as well. I have not seen a movie of his yet where I have not been enthralled by his performance- Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood, even The Bounty. The man is a master at his craft.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 10:08 AM

I haven't seen it yet, but it is on my to watch list, I usually wait until they are on TV, the pictures to to damn expensive.

From the clips I have seen, Lewis looks a dead ringer for Lincoln, and I believe he did a hell of a lot of researche for the part. And I can just imagine that how Lincoln would sound as well.

Nice to see some good reviews.

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Posted by echolmberg on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 11:20 AM

One of my favorite Daniel Day Lewis movies is "The Crucible".  I felt he gave a very powerful and emotional performance in that one.

My brother-in-law was telling me how he and my 17 year old nephew were watching "Lincoln".  About half an hour into the movie, my nephew asked "When does all the killing start?"  He thought he was watching "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 11:51 AM

nice...  yes, it would be a rare youngser who would sit and watch this film. Aside from the visual, it is very much for one to "think" as much as "see" this movie. I have not seen The Crucible. Is that based off of the book/play?

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:06 PM

stikpusher

Yeah I know, a littl behind the times, but working evenings I do not get out to see movies in the theater much anymore. What a great movie!!! An excllent job of bringing a signifiant piece of the past alive 150 years later. If you have not seen it yet, check it out. Minimal action, but just superb storytelling and acting.

I keep intending to see that movie....................but then, I also keep intending to see "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter"...................Whistling
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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 3:48 PM

Nothing wrong with some entertaining film as well. I watched The Wrath of Khan again for the umpteenth time last night... that one never gets old... good thing I am on vacation. I think Valkyrie is in order for tonite...

 

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 New Hampshire on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:04 PM

I am cheap, so I am waiting for it to come out on the movie channels to see it.  The last Abraham Lincoln movie I saw was Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.......yeah, not so good. Wink

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:44 PM

Speaking of things Trek- Michael Ansara died last week.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 08, 2013 8:53 AM

I just love Last of the Mohicans soundtrack,just timeless

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