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Discussion in 'Entertainment & Literature' started by 7costanza, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Hush

    Hush Moderator Staff Member

    Saw it in NYC last weekend. It was really well done. The acting and story were superb. The gun stuff was lacking, but the action was pretty good. Cooper did a terrific job, and the ending hurt to watch. Definitely a must watch.


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  2. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    So bring the tissues?

    I know this had been brought up here before but check out "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon, great movie based on a true story.

     
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  3. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    "Taking Chance" IS a hell of a movie. Kevin Bacon is one of those actors who just delivers one fantastic performance after another but is so low key, he's always under the radar.
     
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  4. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Taking Chance is a great movie for many reasons.
     
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  5. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    True, it restores just a little bit of faith in humanity.
     
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  6. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    American Sniper...

    I'm still speechless. Just saw it. Was even better than Lone Survivor...

    For those who see it, remember to bring tissues. Bradley Cooper does an amazing job as Chris Kyle, and Eastwood has hit another one outta the park. It WILL make you hate the savages in the Middle East even more... One scene in particular.

    Go see it.
     
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  7. TacEntry

    TacEntry MassCops Member

    Most definately one of the best movies I've seen in many years.

    The true embodiment of an American Patriot. Haters gonna hate this one because it is unapologetic - another reason why it was outstanding. Bradley Cooper is an amazing actor - which is something I never thought I'd say.

    To anyone that's ever served in the military - especially if you've ever deployed to the sandbox - you will appreciate this movie even more. This guy served for quite simply the flag and his fellow American.
     
  8. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Absolute silence. Like out of respect for Kyle, as we left his funeral or something... And the theater I went to had a load of high school kids. They didn't make a peep.
     
  9. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    I havent seen the Sniper film yet, movies are expensive and im poor ...Redbox is my bff now. Taking Chance should be required to watch for every high school kid. I brought in a copy to Seabrook Station in like 2009 I think and circulated it amongst the many Veterans I worked with, I cant even describe the response....one of my favorite films of all time.


    A few must see films.
    The November Man with Pierce Brosnan
    The Drop with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, as well as Rock N Rolla
    The Master as well as A Most Wanted Man both with Philip Seymoure Hoffman
    Sin City part 2,The Man With The Iron Fists,Django Unchained,Guardians Of The Galaxy(I know I know but it was surprisingly good.
     
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  10. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Finally saw this outstanding movie yesterday, very inspirational and very patriotic. The entire theater remained in their seats throughout the closing credits, which is pretty unusual. Still can't believe Chris survived all that he did and then..... tragic.

    Highly recommend this film.
     
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  11. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    Hey LA. what is your favorite LAPD movie? Since there are a ton I was wondering if you actually enjoy fiilms about your Dept? and which one not limited to the greats I mention below is accurate and which are ones that are generally liked by LAPD Officers.

    Colors
    End Of Watch
    LA Confidential
    Changeling
    Lakeview Terrace
    Crash
    Mullholland Falls
    Training Day
    Street Kings
    Gangster Squad
     
  12. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" always seems to be overlooked here. That's a darned shame.
    "A Clockwork Orange" is just as awesome! Maybe MORE so!
     
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  13. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    A Clockwork Orange was brilliant, loved it and watch it every few months. Shitty Shitty Bang Bang.....eh....The Wizard of Oz is one of those feel good family fiilms I loved, I can still watch that cant believe it was made in 1938( pretty sure).
     
  14. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    Hi 7,

    I came on the job a few months after Colors came out and found it to be fairly accurate as far as how Bloods and Crips acted back then, plus I found both Duval and Penn to be pretty realistic as officers; Penn as the younger and immature cop and Duval as the older and more wiser training officer.

    End of Watch was also pretty accurate. Every police related thing in that movie has happened in real life, except maybe for the knife in the eye deal. The banter, the action, the station and the uniforms were pretty realistic.

    All the rest of the movies you referenced were not accurate at all, especially Training Day!!!! I haven't seen them all although the ones I did see, were fairly entertaining. Now Speed, that was right on!

    On a side note, Adam-12 and Dragnet were very accurate and very entertaining as far as TV shows go. Southland was entertaining and only sometimes accurate.
     
  15. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Went to see "American Sniper" with my son last night. ONE SEAT WAS LEFT, so we skipped it. Saw "Taken 3" instead. I can only speak for myself when I say, I am sorry I wasted that gift card. Well, my son got a kick out of it but....YECH!

    Liam Neeson, great as always with what he had to work with-crap. Forrest Whittaker was terrific as well, with the crap he had to work with.

    When you see a movie like this, you are supposed to just let go and suspend your belief in reality, I tried. I just found it way too stupid, especially how they ended it after all that happened throughout the film....a TOTAL stinker.

    On a side note, if you want to see a terrific movie called "The Changeling", see the ghost story with George C. Scott made in 1980.
     
  16. IrishCop

    IrishCop International Member

    OK, probably not suitable for you young bucks given that there is no action, sex scenes or violence but just a nice story of a nice Irish girl and her experiences on arriving in America, it stars Irish Actor Saoirse Ronan,

    Brooklyn (film) - Wikipedia
     
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  17. LA Copper

    LA Copper Subscribing Member

    I just watched it again. Definitely a movie everyone should watch to help understand what both the military and law enforcement communities go through when we lose one of our own.
     
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  18. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    That was a good flick. I was the armed escort for a friends that wanted to see it .
    Didn’t she get busy with the Italian?
    Best line, “Bunch of bitches!”
     

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