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Old 06-17-2019, 03:19 PM   #7541
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:40 AM   #7542
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A few:

The Nun, finally. It was okay, there was a part I felt was far fetched even for a movie of that type.


Venom
, not familiar with this character at all but thought I would catch the movie as it had come up, I think it wasn't well received but having no prior knowledge I don't know what it was about the portrayal that was off.

Same for these too. After buying and Bumblebee I re-watched the transformers movies. Again taking them as they are because I didn't really watch the old toon, nor have I seen anything else of them. I didn't feel the TF movies all needed to be over 2 hours. I like a proportion of them with a few issues. (might find a fan to get opinion there or read up on what was different or badly portrayed to some)

X-Men, first class, hadn't seen it from the start before, liked seeing the origin stories there.

I am mother. Came up on Netflix, interesting enough to watch if you are just casually grabbing a movie.

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Old 07-04-2019, 06:34 PM   #7543
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Midsommar. Just came out a couple hours ago. I was never really scared, yet I was fascinated and disturbed. My initial viewing was quite askew, because the type of fear I felt in “Hereditary” and expected here, never quite came. It threw me off and I need to see it again.

This movie does something incredibly interesting with its comedy bits, on a meta level. It’s actually incredible...unless I’m reading way into it. Might need to see if anyone else has a similar feeling.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:04 AM   #7544
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Kung Fu Mama 4/6 , this grannie is no push over , heh
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:09 AM   #7545
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:13 AM   #7546
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:07 PM   #7547
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Tried to watch Manos: the Hands of Fate. I just couldn't do it

Yet, it's not the worst film ever made...
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:35 AM   #7548
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Get on up , a James Brown bio movie , its okay , 4.5/6

Interpetor , snooze fest with Kidman and Penn......missed last few mins but honestly i wouldve skipped it if i knew it was this dull , 3/6
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:48 AM   #7549
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St. Agatha via Netflix. Not bad for a small, creepy movie.


8/19 -- There aren't too many I actually regret, but I regret Jupiter Ascending. Good lord.

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Still had a half hour left when I checked the time hoping it was soon ending. Actually kind of insulting to make a woman the primary character and then make her that useless and pointless. "Ascending"?? She didn't even develop or achieve a damn thing. She makes Megan Fox's April almost seem competent and of some importance, and that's saying something.

Thought there was hope when I saw the captain of the one ship was a woman. And...then like all the other women her limited time in the film was spent standing around saying a few lines. Doesn't help that they tried to make contrasts in scenes of women standing around quietly talking in ballgowns then jump to the action side of the film that was trying WAY too damn hard to be macho.

I should have just saved myself the boredom and annoyance and turned it off at the point early in the film that Jupiter and her cousin (probably mostly her cousin) out of nowhere have the idea that she should donate her eggs for "easy" money (as if donation is even easy?) and for about three seconds she asks HIM why HE'S going to get $10,000 of it and she's only getting $5,000. He laughs it off like hey that's capitalism or some such thing, walks away, and she's never bothered by this again. Just seems to wave it off and dream about spending it on a telescope. WTF. But why does she ALLOW it to begin with? What involvement could he EVEN possibly have in the process of egg donation that makes it reasonable for him to get ANY money at all, let alone ten grand??

Ugh, this movie.

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Old 09-05-2019, 02:57 AM   #7550
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Jigsaw:
Not bad, although a bit predictable but the gore was there and the traps was there.

Rewatched Saw VI and Saw 3D:
for some reason Netflix didn't have the original Saw, which I really wanted to rewatch after seeing Jigsaw, but only had VI and 3D. I enjoy both of them and they're pretty similar with having a main tester trying to save other people with twists and turns.

47 Ronin:
It's decent, but it does feel stretched and it's not due to the amount of characters in the movie.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Pretty solid movie. I really enjoyed he humor and the action was fantastic, I really want a Kingsman John Wick crossover

Shaft 2019:
It's a fun movie, but I feel the action scenes could have been amped up to balance the more comedic feel the move have, or maybe that's just me with Kingsman and Wick fresh in mind, but the action scenes was a bit basic and didn't get some kick until the last fight, also not enough Shaft Sr. in the movie.

Polar:
dilf assassin with a dog? Not quite what I got, but this movie was awesome and weird. And Mads with a mustache and eyepatch, he's a pretty decent looking Old Snake or Big Boss
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:57 PM   #7551
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I saw Downton Abbey today. As a fan of the TV series I was very satisfied with the movie.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:01 PM   #7552
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I saw Ad Astra today and it was very good.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:15 AM   #7553
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Finally watched Ralph Wrecks the Internet, and Zootopia. I recently got a ( temporary) membwrship for the Disney Movie Club, and bought several movies i hadn't seen.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:55 PM   #7554
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Soooo, I watch the remaining three movies I picked up via my Disney club intro- Moana, Coco, and Big Hero 6. Of the entire bunch, (including Zootopia and Ralph Wrecks the Internet), I have to say Coco is my favorite. Loved the colors, the imagery (hopeful and positive regards to death and afterlife, though oddly disturbing at times, lol), the characters, and the message about family and following dreams. By far the most heartfelt of the bunch. It's a shame that one didn't do a lot better at the theaters than it seems to have done, but I chalk it up to limited advertising.

That said, Moana also had some great visuals, characters, and cultural influences, all used to great effect. In fact, it is probably the second best of the five- possibly tied with Zootopia. But the songs were not quite as memorable as I expected, given Disney's record in the music department.

I had expected to like Big Hero 6 a lot more, though it was fun and had heart- just, not quite as much as I had hoped, given the story. It almost turned into a revenge story, which was a bit more harsh than I would like from Disney movies. Liked it a lot, but it could have tried a bit harder to make the motives of the characters make more sense. Like, there really wasn't much reason for the masked guy to go after Hiro, beyond that he'd found his hideout. If anything, I could see him trying to get him on his side based on their (perceived) shared grievance.
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Old 10-11-2019, 05:54 PM   #7555
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007 MR in cinema , get this : it was cut 25 mins

(not cuz censorship , reels were missing , old skool print)

If LTK and OHMSS is cut tomorrow i shall be requesting a refund , i mean really
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:37 PM   #7556
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Watched multiple movies over the last month:

Justice League - it was not as bad as I expected. Generic comic book team movie, akin to Avengers, just with more sympathetic cast. I really like Afflec as Batman and even Cavill was not bad as Superman. All in all, I had fun watching this.

Ant Man and Wasp - generic Marvel movie. I liked creative battle scenes and the fact, that it was a small scale thing, for change. No "saving the universe" stuff which feels overdone.

Avengers: Inifnite War - amazing movie.
Thanos is an amazing villain, one of the few in MCU. I thought of him before as third-rate copy of the Darkseid, but in IW he really shined. I liked how his emotion were channeled in the movie. He probably was more emotional than some of the modern actors.
Another thing I loved was that despite enormous amount of characters and several intersecting plot lines, movie never felt confusing or too heavy. Taking about two dozen characters and making the story work with them, without it feeling cluttered - is an art in itself.

Black Panther - good movie. I can see why it was hailed as "important movie", but as far as the story goes, it was generic Marvel flick.
I didn't like special effects during final fight between BP and Killmonger - they looked like CGI characters from PS1 era.

Skull: Kong Island - boring.

The Predator (201 - enormous pile of trash.
Characters were nice, but were wasted on this pile of crap of the story.
"Autism as a new step in evolution of humanity", "Humanity will die from global warming in two generations", "Predators use DNA of other races to enhance themselves", "Predators want to colonize the Earth", "Predator-traitor wanted to give human superior technology to protect themselves, but then he awakes, he starts killing everyone"...It seems whoever was writing this movie had an Autism on his own.
Another thing that I dislike, is that there is a weird trend to present Classic Predators as a sorta good guys by creating even worse Predators (Black Predators from Predators and Super Predator from this trash of movie).
All in all, this is complete crap. If you thought Alien 4 shat all over Alien franchise, then don't watch this pile of garbage, because The Predator is much much worse.

Captain Marvel - fun good movie.
I liked that the movie instantly throws you into the fray and the origin story told via relatively short flashback in the middle of the movie, which unlike other MCU stuff.
Beginning reminded me of StarGate series, which is a good thing, ending reminded me about what a good Superman movie should be.
Larson was pretty good in this movie, though she definitely need to have more emotions going forward.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:59 PM   #7557
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I went to the theatre a couple hours ago to see Doctor sleep, the sequel to The Shining
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:08 PM   #7558
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:17 PM   #7559
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Got to see Doctor Sleep for cheap, so I did. It was way better than I thought it would be. Good horror and excellent characters and themes. Some things were uneasy to sit through and there was even well used humor here and there. Right now I would watch Doctor Sleep again rather than The Shining.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:48 PM   #7560
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Just got back from Ed Norton's newest, Motherless Brooklyn. It was good. It was a little slow in the middle, but it had a great cast, great period piece, great angle. Like many Ed Norton flicks, just a solid flick.
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