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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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