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Offline W8taminute

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:57:16 AM »
Movie has been out now for a couple of weeks and no thread yet here at Grogheads? 

Come on guys what did you think?  Remember no spoilers.   :)

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 10:27:46 AM »
I didn't go. I was afraid the Manson Family would be there to see it.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 01:08:48 AM »
i saw it last Tuesday, and this review (which i head read before attending) is actually spot on O0  ...and without spoilers

http://www.reelviews.net/reelviews/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

i recommend viewing

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 08:44:05 AM »
Not interested.  I remember the Manson murders when they happened.

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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 11:25:46 AM »
Loved it
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 09:19:13 AM »
I watched this one from DVR over the last several nights and I liked it but damned if I figure-out what it's about? Just a long bunch of Hollywood stuff from the 60's which is great, especially the old cars  :dreamer: But the story just meanders along not really going anywhere and then ends. Pitt and Di Caprio are great together, there's lots of dry humor, and for Tarantino.... almost no violence until the very end.  :o  I enjoyed watching it as a mindless trip down Memory Lane of all the TV shows and movies I watched as a kid. But don't ask me what it was about.  :idiot2:
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 09:35:06 AM »
I watched this one from DVR over the last several nights and I liked it but damned if I figure-out what it's about? Just a long bunch of Hollywood stuff from the 60's which is great, especially the old cars  :dreamer: But the story just meanders along not really going anywhere and then ends. Pitt and Di Caprio are great together, there's lots of dry humor, and for Tarantino.... almost no violence until the very end.  :o  I enjoyed watching it as a mindless trip down Memory Lane of all the TV shows and movies I watched as a kid. But don't ask me what it was about.  :idiot2:

yeah it does harken back to Tarantino's early works (Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction).

That said I see almost more like From Dusk to Dawn with the extremely abrupt shift in tone. The majority of the movie is detailing the downward spiral of a former Hollywood star trying to remain relevant and then taking the hard left turn at the end.

Or maybe Tarantino just wanted to make a movie that had the two leads (who are arguably two of the biggest stars of the last 20 yrs) interacting with each other as much as possible.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 12:53:28 PM »
The whole point of the meandering movie is not so much the story but of the relationship between Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and Rick f'ing Dalton (Dicaprio).  Then how it all ties together in the end is brilliant!
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2020, 02:44:31 PM »
Is it available for streaming for free (or a reasonable low price) yet?  I've been interested in checking this out but never made it while it was in theaters.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 04:40:04 PM »
I have Fios (Verizon) and it has been available for a while. Not sure of the price.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2020, 04:44:02 PM »
Pretty sure it's included in Netflix this month.
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Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2020, 08:47:35 PM »
I DVR'ed it off Starz when it was on DISH Network.
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