Watched Operation Finale with Ben Kingsley playing Nazi Adolf Eichmann one of the top Nazi commanders who escapes to Buenes Aries after Germany fell and was living a peaceful life with his family when he was finally located and a team of people go in to capture him and bring him in to stand trial for war crimes. The movie really takes off when they capture him and realize they can't just leave Buenes Aries for ten days and have to stay hidden as the whole city is looking for them for kidnapping one of their citizens even though he's a war criminal. Never heard of the movie when it was in theaters and heard very little when released on video. Wow oh wow what an incredible movie. It's a cross between Argo and a good espionage movie. I would say this movie is easily in my top ten favorite movies I've seen. The way they shot the ending cutting between past and present was spectacular. If you want to see a great true story movie with a lot of tension and suspense I highly recommend this one.
Not a whole lot of remakes get the nod from me but this is one of the rare occasions when the remake is actually better then the original. Yes it has cheesy cgi but it all adds up to good gory fun and the LFE channel gets a serious workout during the finale.
Oh and the head vampire is just so perfectly played. Give it a spin it’s worth the watch!!
I'm not huge into historical movies but Rose is a history buff and loves period pieces, so we watched Mary Queen of Scots last night. At least, I had Rose here give me ongoing background, insight and historical accuracy with the movie. I thought Saoirse Ronan did an outstanding job.
I really liked the trilogy and this was a so so sequel based on a novel written by someone other than Steag Laarssen. I haven't read the book. There sere some inconsistensices that bothered me but unless you are a fan of the series you probably wouldn't notice. the biggest being that journalist Mikael Blomquist appears to be about the same age as Lisbeth Salander while in the books and past movies there is quite an age difference. It was kinda weird to see Claire Foy in a role so 180 degrees away from Queen Elizaabeth II.
Somebody had posted in our neighborhood facebook page that they had bought the Venom 4K disk when they thought it would play on their xbox one, but it didn't so they offered it up for sale for $15. So I bought it and told them they could keep the bluray, which they didn't even know they had. It was an ok movie, although I would have swore it was a Michael Bay movie. For those that have seen it, what was up with Woody Harrelson in the mid credits scene?
They had a short clip of the movie at the end of Venom, and the more I see of this movie, the more I want to own it. Grandson has seen it and loves it, so I'll probably pick it up so that we can watch it together.
Watched on 4k last night and it is a great superhero movie at the top of the DC list with Wonder Woman. I would rate a little lower that WW as the story itself was not quite as good. Specials effects are amazing.
Scens that occur on land (even big actions scenes) are in letterbox while all scene in Atlantis and the ocean are full screens. Another purcchase to put in the que.