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Old 11-27-2017, 06:34 AM   #7261
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re-watched Civil War, I really enjoy the movie and Zemo while not at all like comic Zemo is an effective villain (I do miss the purple mask).

The Forest. A woman travels to Japan to find her lost sister who went camping in a haunted suicide forest. I liked it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:24 AM   #7262
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I'm powering my way through the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Jesus Christ, why are these movies so long? The second movie was 2 hours and 21 minutes, and the third which I haven't gotten to yet is apparently 2 hours and 40 minutes? What the hell?

Whose idea was it to make some of these movies pushing 3 hours? I can't imagine how people sat through the theaters when they originally came out.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:16 AM   #7263
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I rewatched Alien: Covenant and ended up liking it more than I thought I would. It's more cohesive than Prometheus, but not as ambitious.

I also got Spider-Man: Homecoming from the library and turned the movie off in disgust after the first 20 minutes. Perhaps I've just aged out of the demographic for it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:32 PM   #7264
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Yeah, you're not missing much. The rest of Homecoming is trash, too.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:54 PM   #7265
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Saw Justice League a few days ago, and I enjoyed it for what it was. Steppenwolf looked a bit weird but meh. Everyone's characteristics were well defined and they each had a bit of development, I also enjoy the fact that Batman being a dick in BvS was referenced.
While not perfect, the villain had a clear goal and the para demons were a tangible threat that gave the movie a weight I didn't feel with the ChiTari in Avengers. I recommend it.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:55 PM   #7266
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re-watched Civil War, I really enjoy the movie and Zemo while not at all like comic Zemo is an effective villain (I do miss the purple mask).
Yeah, Civil War is pretty good. I think the Captain America trilogy is overall the strongest of the MCU trilogies released thus far, winning out over the Thor and Iron Man trilogies (both of which had really weak second acts followed by better third installments, in my opinion)

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I'm powering my way through the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Jesus Christ, why are these movies so long? The second movie was 2 hours and 21 minutes, and the third which I haven't gotten to yet is apparently 2 hours and 40 minutes? What the hell?

Whose idea was it to make some of these movies pushing 3 hours? I can't imagine how people sat through the theaters when they originally came out.
Yeah I don't know who let that happen. The first film is a classic and I love the second one a fair amount too, and the whole idea of a series of supernatural pirate movies is something I want to love so much, but each subsequent movie just kept getting weaker. The later movies definitely would've benefitted from tighter storytelling and less reliance on sheer visual spectacle.


Catwoman with Halle Berry: who the f#ck allowed this travesty to happen?

R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges: could have been interesting, but it did some dumb things with its premise and relied too much on sight gags

Horrible Bosses 2: a decent film as far as comedy sequels go. Jamie Foxx as Motherf#cker Jones is one of my favorite roles of his
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:06 PM   #7267
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Catwoman with Halle Berry: who the f#ck allowed this travesty to happen?
At least Alex Borstein's role was intentionally funny.

Apparently that movie had been optioned since the release of Batman Returns fourteen years earlier. It must take a special kind of development hell to make a film that bad with an Oscar winner and a Golden Globe winner as the female leads.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:43 PM   #7268
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Stumbled across the 1987(?) He-Man movie last night. Didn't even know it was a thing... Oh my... Kind of like the Next Mutation of He-Man.

Although I was very surprised at the couple instances of the S-word in something that was spawned from a kid's series of cartoons and toys in the '80s. (But our Turtles can't get a more grown up film? )
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:30 PM   #7269
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Trying out MoviePass. Saw Thor 3, Bladerunner, and Justice League in theatres
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:22 PM   #7270
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La vita bella, or "Life is Beautiful," when translated to English. My Italian class watched it last year for fun; we recently rewatched it in preparation for the AP exam on how to tackle persuasive essays. Still a solid film; if you like studying WWII, definitely worth a viewing for a different route of the typical tragedy accustomed to the event.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:24 PM   #7271
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I haven't seen it yet, but I really, really wanna see Paddington 2 which just came out in cinemas.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:45 PM   #7272
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The Perfect Host had a lot of flaws but it was pretty hilarious.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:01 AM   #7273
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Bad Boys II from 2003. Movie went on a bit too long, but I just wanted to see an old movie where you can just turn your brain off and watch Will Smith blow some **** up with guns, car chases and explosions everywhere.

Sometimes we just want to watch movies to see things blow up. What a great way to relax.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:00 PM   #7274
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's very good and even got me emotional a couple of times. I have a few minor problems with it, but it might be my favorite Star Wars movie.
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