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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:51 PM

Saw "The Post" today. Highly recommended.

I don't usually go to the movies unless they're "event" movies -- something that needs to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated. But my wife and I were bored and had heard good thing about it, so...

Anyway, it was excellent. No action, except for the opening Vietnam War scenes, but it was absolutely riveting. Well acted, well written, and I totally loved how it subtilely (or maybe not-so-subtilely) tied the Daniel Elsberg events into our current times. Fascinating movie. Go see!

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Reply Saw "The Post" today. Highly recommended. (Original post)
Atman Jan 2018 OP
duforsure Jan 2018 #1
jodymarie aimee Jan 2018 #2
wasupaloopa Jan 2018 #5
JonLP24 Jan 2018 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2018 #9
Atman Jan 2018 #12
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2018 #3
maveric Jan 2018 #4
PasadenaTrudy Jan 2018 #13
EricMaundry Jan 2018 #6
JonLP24 Jan 2018 #7
Meowmee Jan 2018 #10
smirkymonkey Jan 2018 #11
Dem_4_Life Jan 2018 #14

Response to Atman (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:01 PM

1. I saw it yesterday

Really, really liked it a lot. This movie should get a lot of Oscar nominations, and win.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 08:33 PM

2. As a writer I loved it, but not as much as I expected to....

the men's clothing and hairdos were more 1961 than 1971....so that was off. And there was NO score. I wish it had been more Elsberg and less Kay. This will never win best picture...too many other better contenders.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:27 PM

5. The story is about freedom of the press.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:16 AM

8. That will probably appeal to me

I don't like score that manipulates emotions probably why I like the Wire.

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:20 AM

9. I haven't seen it yet but love your comment!

I am the same way...if an accent or a period is wrong it diminishes the movie. Yikes how can they obviously be wrong on these details you mention??? What a mistake

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Response to jodymarie aimee (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 09:22 AM

12. Funny! The detail that got me...

Having worked in many press rooms in my younger days, I had to laugh at the guys hand-tying bundles of newspapers as they came off the line.

There were a few other silly mistakes, but overall they did a pretty good job of making it look authentic.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:44 PM

3. I loved it! n/t

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:02 PM

4. Odenkirk did a great job.

As did David Cross and Bradley Whitford. Streep and Hanks will get Oscar nods.

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Response to maveric (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:00 PM

13. I'm so proud of Bob

I'm a big fan of his. It was funny seeing him and Cross together like that, kind of a Mr. Show reunion.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:14 AM

6. My wife and I saw it today

I agree. Did you get the feeling at the end that we might be looking at a Watergate sequel?

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:15 AM

7. Thank God finally a big time movie that isn't a comic book movie

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:17 AM

10. I saw this too

Great film. I predict awards for sure. The scenes of the printing etc were amazing.

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 04:24 AM

11. Thanks for the review.

I am really looking forward to seeing this one!

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Response to Atman (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:15 PM

14. I loved it too!!!

I highly recommend it for everyone! I already have plans with another friend to go see it again on January 27th. It was just as good as All the Presidents Men!

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