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Old 03-31-2021, 10:11 PM   #7301
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They Live 4/10 I actually read a good review about this 80s movie. Starred Rowdy Roddy Piper. Thought it would be a fun way to burn off 90 minutes before I went to bed last night. Boy was I wrong. I was not expecting a Stanley Kubrick masterpiece but my gosh this was bad.

One of my favorite all time movies. I also saw it when it originally came out in the theaters and loved it then too. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea and the acting? Well...not the best either. I was too young to realize the blatant criticism of 1980s consumerism and the battle of the haves and have nots.
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Old 04-01-2021, 06:35 AM   #7302
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One of my favorite all time movies. I also saw it when it originally came out in the theaters and loved it then too. It's definitely not everyone's cup of tea and the acting? Well...not the best either. I was too young to realize the blatant criticism of 1980s consumerism and the battle of the haves and have nots.

Same. I love this movie. Im here to kick ass and chew bubblegum... And Im all out of bubblegum. That line alone elevates this film above so many others.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:42 AM   #7303
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Same. I love this movie. Im here to kick ass and chew bubblegum... And Im all out of bubblegum. That line alone elevates this film above so many others.

Absolutely! That line has gone on to be one of the most famous lines in my opinion. Duke Nukem sure does like it. I always hoped there would be a sequel where they go to the aliens home planet and then Roddy Piper, Roddy Pipers them.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:44 PM   #7304
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Wonder Woman 1984 - 6/10

What a disappointment. I guess it was okay as a stand alone movie but when compared with #1, it really stunk.

Poor storyline (not worthy of Gal Gadot), yucky outfits, some bad special effects (apex predator) and WTF is up with "up in the air" ... did that happen in the comics? The bonus ending was a nice touch though.
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Old 04-02-2021, 06:46 AM   #7305
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Wonder Woman 1984 - 6/10

What a disappointment. I guess it was okay as a stand alone movie but when compared with #1, it really stunk.

Poor storyline (not worthy of Gal Gadot), yucky outfits, some bad special effects (apex predator) and WTF is up with "up in the air" ... did that happen in the comics? The bonus ending was a nice touch though.
I agree mostly, though I think it was more 3/10. What a disappointment that was compared to the first.
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:31 AM   #7306
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Two thoughts...

The first Wonder Woman wasn't all that, don't get upset about the 2nd one. It was ok. It was entertaining.

Second.

King Kong v. Godzilla 7/10

So I had very low expectations for this one. But, in the vein that the first Transformers movie was good. I did like the very comic book brought to life feel that it had. Not sure what the response was supposed to be but we all couldn't help but laugh watching Hong Kong get completely obliterated. There were plenty of moments to insert your own "MST3K" comments into it. So many meme worthy moments in there. I think it could have killed as a big summer release. I'd watch it again as the entertainment value was high. I think it's so much better than the last ones in the series.
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Old 04-03-2021, 09:03 AM   #7307
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The 12th Man 8/10

This was an excellent Netflix surprise. (Foreign film, you'll need subtitles) Based on a true story about a Norwegian guerilla fighter against the Nazis in WW2. A plan to destroy some German installations in Norway goes awry, only one of 12 survives. The man tries to escape to neutral Sweden while the Nazis are turning the Norwegian countryside upside down trying to find him. Lots of people hide and assist him.

Some of what you'll see him go through is mind-boggling. I doubted how true it was, so I read about his real story and it was about 85% true. Hero.

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Old 04-03-2021, 09:07 AM   #7308
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My wife and I have made it our goal to watch all the Oscar nominated films this year. We love the Oscars but rarely see any of the movies, kids make it almost impossible. We got tired of only knowing the animated ones, so we decided a couple nights a week we would banish the kids upstairs and take one in.

So far we have seen 3

The Trial of The Chicago Seven 9.5/10- Fantastic movie, really engaging. Cohen was incredible as was Mateen. Enough drama and comedy mixed together to strike the right cord. Something about Redmayne annoyed me a little bit but overall the cast was fantastic.

Promising young woman 8/10- Really enjoyed it. Somewhat predictable in parts but the lead was fantastic. Really enjoyed the ending. Have to suspend belief a little bit, but overall really enjoyed it.

The sound of metal 5.5/10- Was a little disappointed as I expected it to be a little more kick ass and instead it was over the top plodding and artistic, which is what I expect from Oscar nominated movies. Very well acted, especially by the pony tail guy who runs the community. I never felt the connection between the leads, and for me there was a gapping hole in the story.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:23 AM   #7309
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Trial of Chicago 7 is so problematic and Sound of Metal was probably the best movie I've seen this year. Different strokes.
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Old 04-11-2021, 07:31 AM   #7310
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Tried watching Mank last night, turned it off halfway through. Literally had no idea WTF we were watching.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:21 AM   #7311
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 7/10

I still like it, it holds up as much as the others. Toward the beginning of the film Ford is really stiuff, very much like he was during early parts of Last Crusade. But the catalyst that REALLY lets the movie shine and take off full speed is Shia Lebouf. He was great in that. Ray Winstone's character is the biggest problem. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trite and cliche it's ridiculous. Probably could have lost it without problem. Also Karen Allen is awesome altho she smiles a bit too much...probably because she was so happy being back on the set again. Love the ending. And Cate Blanchett is amazing in it.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:25 AM   #7312
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The Way We Were ?/10

This movie puzzles me. This is my second attempt to make it through it. It is Barbra Streisand and RObert Redford in a 70s romance. I love 70s movies. They have their own atmosphere and style and rules. They take slice of life to the extreme. However this movie like....really needs to let scenes play out a bit more. I've taken to watching like 20-25 minutes of it at a time. It's odd that it is a romance where the two characters should have never gotten together never should have stayed together and have no future. Yet Streisand demands they be together, even though she can't stand hanging out with him nor he with her. Redford is sooooo incredibly stiff in the movie all throughout. I later read that Sydney Pollack hid from the writer to rewrites scenes to put in more of redford and then it went through a million rewrites then the main writer came back and it was a complete mess. It defienitely plays that way.
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:28 PM   #7313
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 7/10

I still like it, it holds up as much as the others. Toward the beginning of the film Ford is really stiuff, very much like he was during early parts of Last Crusade. But the catalyst that REALLY lets the movie shine and take off full speed is Shia Lebouf. He was great in that. Ray Winstone's character is the biggest problem. It is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trite and cliche it's ridiculous. Probably could have lost it without problem. Also Karen Allen is awesome altho she smiles a bit too much...probably because she was so happy being back on the set again. Love the ending. And Cate Blanchett is amazing in it.

There is another Indiana Jones movie coming out.
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:31 PM   #7314
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The Barefoot Contessa 9/10

Absolutely loved this film, Bogart at his best, Ava Gardner was brilliant, and the supporting cast was excellent too. Owed a lot to Citizen Kane, but still a stunning film
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:24 PM   #7315
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I FINALLY watched Eyes Wide Shut....it was unnerving...and tense....and....wow. I can't describe it but I was scared most of the time. I really really really wish he had cast someone other than Cruise and Kidman as both had this unnatural fake way of delivering their lines that got on my nerves. Like you could drive a truck through their pauses before every line. I wish it went on longer really because the end was....I dunno....lacking? Loved Sidney Pollack in it
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:56 PM   #7316
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Trial of Chicago 7 is so problematic and Sound of Metal was probably the best movie I've seen this year. Different strokes.


Haven't seen the Trial of the Chicago 7 but yeah, Sound of Metal is one that will stick with me for a while.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:19 AM   #7317
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Justice League: The Snyder Cut 8/10

It took me about a month to watch this. I planned for it to take about a week, but stuff got in the way. My goal was to watch it more like a TV show than a movie, watching each distinct part separately - the movie is divided into several parts with title cards.

Despite hating the theatrical release - that one took me forever to watch, but mainly because I was so bored - I really enjoyed this 4 hour beast. The movie felt coherent. It was interesting. The action sequences were great. There was sufficient time with each character. I'm glad that these characters finally got a proper film that did them justice, especially Cyborg.

It's surprising to say, but I think Ben Affleck is my favorite movie Batman to date. The Christopher Nolan Batman movies are better films, but I like Affleck as Batman more than Christian Bale.
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:17 PM   #7318
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Blackkklansman 7/10

It was alright - main criticism was it was too slow, and I felt it only really skimmed the surface of the politics. The story itself was excellent, and I didn’t mind the artistic license that it gets criticised for - all films based on true events do that.

The parallels drawn between the 1910s, 1950s, 1970s and current day were all cleverly done, and the section cutting between the black student lecture about the Jesse Washington lynching and the KKK Birth of a Nation initiation meeting was the best bit of the film for me.

Some of the acting was great, some not so great - I felt it might have worked better as a feature length documentary, but TBF it wouldn’t have gained the same publicity or audience, which is an important part of the film as a whole entity.

Overall I thought it was more of an important film than a great one.
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