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On 3/6/2019 at 7:54 PM, matmacwc said:

I liked this one on Prime:

 

I was so pissed by the time that movie ended I wanted to dig Johnson and Mcnamara back up and kick their ass just for good measure. As many of them pointed out, that was a complete shit-show from the beginning. Respect for the men who fought with their hands tied behind their backs!  I became an AF pilot because of those men who fought in Viet Nam. In 1973 as a 10 year old I got to sit in an F-4 (18th TFW deployed) at CCK Air Base in Taiwan and speak with one of the pilots and it was game on from there.

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The movie has been out for a while now, but First Man is so underrated in my opinion.  Not a typical sexy Hollywood movie, but it features a lot of quality actors, great acting, and many many memorable scenes. 

The thing that resonated with me the most is the dangers and the pains associated with the flight test community.  I still remember the roads at Edwards named after the test pilots.  Brought back memories of sitting through the TRBs and SRBs, and the pre-briefs before stepping...

Can't stop watching this sequence over and over again.

 

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1 hour ago, panchbarnes said:

The movie has been out for a while now, but First Man is so underrated in my opinion.  Not a typical sexy Hollywood movie, but it features a lot of quality actors, great acting, and many many memorable scenes.

 

 

I agree -- under-rated flick, partly because of the ridiculous political-pop culture "controversy" about the lack of a flag-planting scene.  Well researched and well filmed, sort of reminds me of The Right Stuff in feel, but obviously much smaller in scope and more intimate.

My problem with First Man is that Gosling plays Armstrong like a robot in an attempt to show him as intellectual and introverted (both of which were undoubtedly true).  Does Gosling even smile once in the movie?  I think that really portrays him a bit unfairly, as he is emotive and funny in the public appearances I've seen.

Period interviews -- and even ones from later in life -- show him differently.

 

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Yeah I never really researched Neil Armstrong but I chalk it up to dramatization/exaggeration of his personality for movie effects.  I will say his personality in the movie is spot on for the old school folks in the flight test community...because of the strong focus on engineering and safety.

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On 3/6/2019 at 4:56 PM, M2 said:

I you haven't seen Spitfire (available on Amazon Prime Video), you are missing a helluva good documentary!  Pure flying porn!

 

Just watched this and might need a little “me time” now. Some of the best air to air footage I’ve seen. The sound is great as well. I watched wearing a decent set of headphones and the Merlin/Griffon recordings made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Best thing I’ve watched in a while. 

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Capt Marvel wasn't bad.

I was expecting a lot more Air Force presence though. If you watch the trailer then you basically saw every Air Force related scene. The AF PA is really milking this one IMO.

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Apparently there was a lot more AF-oriented scenes that were cut to prioritize the comic story.

Hopefully the blu-ray release has more content.  But it's Disney, who knows, they'll probably make you wait after it's been in the vault for 20 years to get that.

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Apparently there was a lot more AF-oriented scenes that were cut to prioritize the comic story.
Hopefully the blu-ray release has more content.  But it's Disney, who knows, they'll probably make you wait after it's been in the vault for 20 years to get that.

Apparently the vault is going away when Disney+ comes online.


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25 minutes ago, ihtfp06 said:


Apparently the vault is going away when Disney+ comes online.
 

Yep, all these media companies think the breaking off Netflix/Hulu/Amazon into separate $10 a month services is going to get people to subscribe and not pirate.  Bold move...

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Yep, all these media companies think the breaking off Netflix/Hulu/Amazon into separate $10 a month services is going to get people to subscribe and not pirate.  Bold move...

Especially since I don’t really pay for Netflix or Prime. T-mobile mostly covers my Netflix costs (I pay a couple extra dollars for 4K) and I use prime shipping enough that it pays for itself and prime video is just a perk.

I wonder how the studios’ independent streaming services will impact the premium cable outlets. I’m sure WB movies will definitely still make their way to HBO, and Paramount to Showtime, but will Disney/Fox?


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On 3/6/2019 at 6:56 PM, M2 said:

I you haven't seen Spitfire (available on Amazon Prime Video), you are missing a helluva good documentary!  Pure flying porn!

 

Best early Sunday morning coffee time I've had in a very long time.

Magnificent.

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On 3/6/2019 at 4:56 PM, M2 said:

I you haven't seen Spitfire (available on Amazon Prime Video), you are missing a helluva good documentary!  Pure flying porn!

 

This was awesome. Like how the Ferry Command gal meets up with an airplane she delivered (and signed) 70ish years later. Way cool.

 

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They could have turned the music down just a skosh so that you could hear the actual people talking every now and then.  Other than that, its awesome. 

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Just watched this and might need a little “me time” now. Some of the best air to air footage I’ve seen. The sound is great as well. I watched wearing a decent set of headphones and the Merlin/Griffon recordings made the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Best thing I’ve watched in a while. 


Thanks dude. Simply stunning storytelling. WOW.

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Apollo 11: documentary compilation of original footage from the mission.  Excellent.

 

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Apollo 11: documentary compilation of original footage from the mission.  Excellent.
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Second this, had anticipated for months and saw it in IMAX the first weekend. It did not disappoint, preordering the blue ray now.

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Not a new movie but I didn't see it posted here. I recently watched this movie and found it a bit disturbing (made me examine my heart/take stock and see some of my selfishness in decisions I make). It is interesting to see him struggle with his selfish desire to climb without safety equipment against the risk to his loved ones of dying in pursuit of his goal. A few times in the movie even the camera men had to look away in fear of watching him plunge to his death.

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1 hour ago, bfargin said:

Not a new movie but I didn't see it posted here. I recently watched this movie and found it a bit disturbing (made me examine my heart/take stock and see some of my selfishness in decisions I make). It is interesting to see him struggle with his selfish desire to climb without safety equipment against the risk to his loved ones of dying in pursuit of his goal. A few times in the movie even the camera men had to look away in fear of watching him plunge to his death.

Also just watched it the other day; the emotional aspect was interesting due to his almost irrational approach. But that’s also what makes him able to do it. 

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Watching Free Solo a few weeks ago while TDY in Virginia.  Was captivated by the story, and the documentary was brilliantly done; but I was also unnerved as well by some of the risks Honnold took.

He is definitely wired differently from the rest of us, but you do have to admire his passion!

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Watching Free Solo a few weeks ago while TDY in Virginia.  Was captivated by the story, and the documentary was brilliantly done; but I was also unnerved as well by some of the risks Honnold took.

He is definitely wired differently from the rest of us, but you do have to admire his passion!
Spoiler alert but the CAT scan scene and him filling out the questionnaire was fascinating for that reason. I've watched it twice and was unable to look away during the climb. The shots they got were incredible.

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I thought I was burned out on Star Wars, then they release this:

 

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I just liked her heavy breathing at the beginning. Thought I still had pornhub on. 

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3 hours ago, matmacwc said:

I thought I was burned out on Star Wars, then they release this:

 

Looks like Abrams aims to undo some of the damage done by The Last Jedi.

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