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Old 04-24-2019, 10:02 PM   #7001
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Long Shot-- 7.5/10

My local B and B theater had free preview and Im part of their rewards program. So I got to go. This is Seth Rogan and Cherize Theron. Its a good romcom. I laughed out loud quite a few times. Some subtle references towards politics and politicians. Some drugs, but its not Pineapple Express. Some action. A little predictable. A slow spot or 2.

But it was good stuff. Im a Rogan fan, so I enjoyed it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:38 AM   #7002
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Avengers: Endgame - 9/10

Not a masterpiece all on its own, as there were some questionable calls and flaws and plot holes.

But ... come ... on. This movie was freaking awesome! 3 hours long, and it's the next day, and I want to go see it again!

On it's own, maybe a 7 out of 10, but because it's the capstone of a 22-movie series, and because it did it so well, with such a solid feel and completes things so marvelously (pun intended), it gets bumped up to 9/10. Loved it!
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Old 04-28-2019, 09:59 PM   #7003
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Avengers: Endgame - 9.9/10

Lives up to the hype. It's not as good as some action movies, but it's full of action. It's not as strong emotionally as some, but it's full of emotion. It's not as intellectual as others, but it is full of intellect. It's not as funny as others, but it has it's moments.

How in the world they conceived of this masterpiece capstone of a movie is beyond me. They probably deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for it, because that's just how good this movie is. It fills just the right space in the universe and is exceptionally well done. Time flew by and there was never really a dull moment. It's a movie masterpiece, and I don't say that lightly.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:15 AM   #7004
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I'll admit, was and have been suffering from Marvel Movie Fatigue. MMF is real. But this nearly cured it. I would give it an 8 out of 10, because watching some of the early scenes linger and knowing it was 3 hours was a bit frustrating. But I don't have much bad to say about it. Execution was pretty much nailed.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:54 AM   #7005
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The insane thing is that it sill might not beat Avatar's $2.7 million global box office. A movie which had minimal cultural impact and which nobody really talks about anymore. End Game will shatter Avatar's domestic and worldwide opening weekend by at least 3X, but even 10 years ago movies had longer legs because streaming wasn't quite as ubiquitous around the world, especially in some of the emerging markets that are starting to pay higher ticket prices in huge numbers for movies like this.

The main thing that will prevent it from beating Avatar's global box office is the exchange rate. In 2007, the dollar was much less valuable than it is today, which inflated grosses in international markets.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:16 AM   #7006
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To me, Avengers is popcorn entertainment. I enjoy it while I'm watching it, but it's not stuff I add to my movie collection and re-watch. I'd give this an 8. It was well done, but I just don't care about these characters like I care about characters in Star Wars. No character deaths really bother me.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:32 AM   #7007
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The main thing that will prevent it from beating Avatar's global box office is the exchange rate. In 2007, the dollar was much less valuable than it is today, which inflated grosses in international markets.

Could be, but it did get off to a great start - $350 million domestic and $1.2 billion worldwide in the first weekend, both well higher than the last predictions last week.

So it would would need to do 2.3X more worldwide to catch Avatar, and that's a pretty low multiplier for a Marvel movie - though this one may be a little more front-loaded because people people wanted to rush to the theater to see it right away. (Infinity War was 2.18X, whereas Black Panther had a different kind of run at 3.45X, the marvel average seems to be between those.)

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Old 04-29-2019, 12:39 PM   #7008
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Could be, but it did get off to a great start - $350 million domestic and $1.2 billion worldwide in the first weekend, both well higher than the last predictions last week.

So it would would need to do 2.3X more worldwide to catch Avatar, and that's a pretty low multiplier for a Marvel movie - though this one may be a little more front-loaded because people people wanted to rush to the theater to see it right away. (Infinity War was 2.18X, whereas Black Panther had a different kind of run at 3.45X, the marvel average seems to be between those.)

It definitely can do it. My point was more that the exchange right is the biggest roadblock. Endgame will almost certainly sell more worldwide tickets than Avatar did.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:39 PM   #7009
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The Quake - 9/10

From the same Norwegian crew that did The Wave. I really enjoyed The Wave and The Quake has even topped that. I hate calling this an action movie, it's more of a holy shit nail biter. I thought it was fantastic. Currently on Hulu.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:11 PM   #7010
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Avengers End Game - 8.5

Would have ranked higher other than they made a character a laughing stock. I get Marvel wanting to add more humor and to show survivors guilt but in this case it took it a little too far, it was way, way out of character.

The first hour (?) was nice. Not a lot of action, just showing how survivors coped (or not). The second hour with the "how" was nice with homage paid to character's "key events/people".

The last hour was classic Avengers. The ending(s) were fitting other than for that character mentioned above.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:11 PM   #7011
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Pokemon Detective Pickachu 7.5/10 pretty enjoyable. If you like Pokemon go see it. If your kid wants to go you'll probably enjoy it knowing nothing about Pokemon. Could have been funnier and edgy as a PG13 probably but I'm sure they had to get a PG
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #7012
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:22 PM   #7013
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Eh, what can I say? I really don't feel like I can grade it because while it was a good movie. It had a nice budget, and some great effects and the story concept was intriguing. It was a movie that I've seen before. Not groundbreaking, some nice changes and feel to it. Character development was stilted, yet straightforward, with very little outside of some standard caricatures and tropes. I'm glad that I saw it, but feel like my opinion of it was hurt by the hype around it. I doubt that I'll remember it a few weeks from now.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:28 PM   #7014
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John Wick 3 13/10 stars

Really hits all the bullet points you want. Some just insane innovative battle sequences. Halle Berry was worth the price of admission alone. Horse stable sequence one of the most brilliant action set pieces I can remember.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:28 PM   #7015
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The Mule - 7/10

Pretty enjoyable, but also fairly lightweight considering the subject matter. Filled a small chunk of time on my 17 hour flight, but I don't need to watch it again.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:26 AM   #7016
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Godzilla: King of Monsters - 4/10

I'm not going to be overly critical here - in fact, I enjoyed the movie. It was action, special effects, good soundtrack, a decent, testosterone-laced romp of a summer popcorn flick. And I love the sound they created for Godzilla's roar.

But I'm not going to pretend it was actually a GOOD movie. Plot holes and preposterous happenings galore, cliches, an amateurish script at best. If you're going for anything more than giant monsters fighting on screen, then you'll probably be disappointed.

(By the way, if you're going to get into this trilogy at all, I recommend the second movie, Kong: Skull Island. The other two movies ... meh).
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:44 AM   #7017
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I saw Godzilla too. I enjoyed it to some degree, and my kids really liked it. I was a little disappointed by it. It suffered from too many scenes in the dark and/or rain. And their attempt to capture the size of the monsters by showing them from a ground-level angle ended up making battles more choppy (constant cutting to a new angle every few seconds). I felt like it was hard to follow the flow of battles. It felt like something in the Gladiator vein with a ton of cuts to guys getting their head chopped off/stabbed/impaled, rather than like Braveheart, where I felt like I could follow the flow of the overall battle well. It also had a lot of roll your eyes moments plotwise.

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Old 06-05-2019, 02:41 PM   #7018
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:19 AM   #7019
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X-Men: Dark Phoenix - 6/10

Still on vacation with the little one in day care, we snuck out to the theatre for the first time since the last Star Wars movie to watch this. Not sure why we picked it over Avengers: End Game (well I am actually, my wife loves Sophie Turner), and it took me half the film to remember that I'd actually not seen the last X-Men movie with Apocalypse - I'd thought it odd how suddenly we're introduced to Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and Cyclops without any backstory/origins. I can see this is getting panned by critics but I actually didn't hate it. I like how they (sorta) stuck to the sci-fi component of the Dark Phoenix storyline from the comics. Turner was great as Jean, and Fassbender as usual rocked it as Magneto. It's kind of a shame that the main Marvel films didn't get their hands on this property because most of the casting choices have been pretty good - Cyclops aside (the new one - I thought Marsden was perfect). Sounds like this is the last one of this era, and I think it's probably time to move on and see what Marvel films does with this license now that it (presumably) passes back to them.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:30 PM   #7020
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Us: 9/10

I love my neighborhood second-run theater, and the fact that I got to see this on the big screen for $3.

I didn't see Get Out, and Us kind of faded from relevance pretty quickly. I think I read it was the first film ever to make $70 million opening weekend but then not reach $200 million. Maybe because it's kind of weird. But it's delightfully weird. It works as a simple horror/survival movie, but simmering just below that this this complex, untold part of the story that you only need to speculate about if you really want to. And there's a social commentary if you want to dig that far, but, it's completely not necessary to do so, it's not in your face. There's unexpected comedy that hits, and the soundtrack is brilliant. The kind of movie that's fun to watch, and then fun to read about for an hour or so afterwards and have those "aha!" moments for the things you miss. I can't wait to see what Jordan Peele does next. There's not a lot of writer/director/producer movies out there, but there is something extra compelling about seeing a movie that is (essentially) the culmination of one person's vision.

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Old 06-10-2019, 05:28 PM   #7021
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Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8/10

It's a 7 just for the closing credits song. A smartly written, and acted RomCom and one of the funniest I've seen in a long time. Clever, witty, Comedian Ali Wong wrote and starred and was fantastic. Your girl will love it and you can take all the credit.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:33 PM   #7022
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Just watched Fighting With My Family again, showed it to my In Laws. Such a great movie, really well done.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:11 AM   #7023
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Us: 9/10

I love my neighborhood second-run theater, and the fact that I got to see this on the big screen for $3.

I didn't see Get Out, and Us kind of faded from relevance pretty quickly. I think I read it was the first film ever to make $70 million opening weekend but then not reach $200 million. Maybe because it's kind of weird. But it's delightfully weird. It works as a simple horror/survival movie, but simmering just below that this this complex, untold part of the story that you only need to speculate about if you really want to. And there's a social commentary if you want to dig that far, but, it's completely not necessary to do so, it's not in your face. There's unexpected comedy that hits, and the soundtrack is brilliant. The kind of movie that's fun to watch, and then fun to read about for an hour or so afterwards and have those "aha!" moments for the things you miss. I can't wait to see what Jordan Peele does next. There's not a lot of writer/director/producer movies out there, but there is something extra compelling about seeing a movie that is (essentially) the culmination of one person's vision.

The twist ending ruined the whole movie for me.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:47 PM   #7024
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Us: 9/10

I love my neighborhood second-run theater, and the fact that I got to see this on the big screen for $3.

I didn't see Get Out, and Us kind of faded from relevance pretty quickly. I think I read it was the first film ever to make $70 million opening weekend but then not reach $200 million. Maybe because it's kind of weird. But it's delightfully weird. It works as a simple horror/survival movie, but simmering just below that this this complex, untold part of the story that you only need to speculate about if you really want to. And there's a social commentary if you want to dig that far, but, it's completely not necessary to do so, it's not in your face. There's unexpected comedy that hits, and the soundtrack is brilliant. The kind of movie that's fun to watch, and then fun to read about for an hour or so afterwards and have those "aha!" moments for the things you miss. I can't wait to see what Jordan Peele does next. There's not a lot of writer/director/producer movies out there, but there is something extra compelling about seeing a movie that is (essentially) the culmination of one person's vision.

Definitely agree with you about this movie. My favorite scene is:

Spoiler


You should also see Get Out.

Just a quick correction that it isn't the first $70 million opener that didn't reach $200, as these other movies did the same:

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Fast and Furious (2009)
X Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Halloween (2018)
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:11 PM   #7025
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:14 PM   #7026
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The twist ending ruined the whole movie for me.

I loved the ending because the movie makes more sense with the twist than without it.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:28 PM   #7027
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I really enjoyed this reddit user's breakdown of Us after I saw it.

Official Dreadit Discussion: "Us" [SPOILERS] : horror

I tend not to notice every detail in movies, especially on first watch, I get more consumed by the broader tone, feel, music, acting, etc. So it's fun to read others' more thorough recaps afterwards..

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Old 07-16-2019, 12:09 AM   #7028
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Midsommar was just nuts.

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Old 07-16-2019, 12:20 AM   #7029
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I will say that while the main male character was a competent to good actor, he looks wayyyyyy too much like Seth Rogan and that kinda takes you out a bit.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:52 AM   #7030
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I will say that while the main male character was a competent to good actor, he looks wayyyyyy too much like Seth Rogan and that kinda takes you out a bit.

YES, that's who he looks like. It was bothering me a bit, he seemed really familiar to me, but I knew I'd never heard of him. Maybe a cross between him and Chris Pratt.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:00 PM   #7031
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Midsommar I would give a 10/10. I don't give that praise out lightly.

Are you tired of movie cliches? Do you feel like you've seen it all? Like horror movies?

Most of all, did you like HEREDITARY? Can you deal with some slow burning tension building?

If you answer yes to most or all of these, this is the movie for you. Liking Hereditary is a big predictor of enjoyment here, I feel.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:44 PM   #7032
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Midsommar I would give a 10/10. I don't give that praise out lightly.

Are you tired of movie cliches? Do you feel like you've seen it all? Like horror movies?

Most of all, did you like HEREDITARY? Can you deal with some slow burning tension building?

If you answer yes to most or all of these, this is the movie for you. Liking Hereditary is a big predictor of enjoyment here, I feel.


Thanks, I'm going to watch both.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:27 PM   #7033
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Going to try to catch MIDSOMMAR and THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE sometime next week.

Meanwhile, I saw THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO and it's far and away the best movie I've seen in what has been a pretty lackluster movie year thus far.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:53 PM   #7034
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We need a follow up to Youngblood.

Did Derek ever go #1 overall, did he even go pro? Did Dean go pro? Was his draft stock improved with his ability to fight? Did he marry Murrays daughter?

This is shit I need to know
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:57 PM   #7035
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We need a follow up to Youngblood.

Did Derek ever go #1 overall, did he even go pro? Did Dean go pro? Was his draft stock improved with his ability to fight? Did he marry Murrays daughter?

This is shit I need to know

A hundred times, YES.
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:00 PM   #7036
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Saint Ralph--10/10

I love this movie. I have watched several times. A great coming of age film. A HS freshman needs a miracle and believes winning the 1954 Boston Marathon is the miracle that he needs.

Great movie.
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:48 AM   #7037
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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood I guess it’s like an 8/10 or so? Not the best movie you’ll see but it’s up there.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:43 PM   #7038
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Pet Sematary - 8/10

A lot better than I expected. I've never read the book and it's probably been 25 or more years since I saw the original movie, but without giving too much away there are a few small changes to the original movie that they straight up throw the ole "bait and switch" at you which I enjoyed. I think being a parent now also helped make this story more terrifying than I found it as a kid.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:52 PM   #7039
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Shazam - 5/10

It was an okay movie, had some laughs and nice special effects but story didn't really draw me in.

$4 Prime rental, not one for my BR collection.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:15 PM   #7040
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Shazam - 5/10

It was an okay movie, had some laughs and nice special effects but story didn't really draw me in.

$4 Prime rental, not one for my BR collection.

Caught this last night - for me it's a solid 7.5. The first DC movie that has successful used the Marvel formula, and it paid off. I liked the nod to 'Big' also.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:18 PM   #7041
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Once Upon A Time in Hollywood I guess it’s like an 8/10 or so? Not the best movie you’ll see but it’s up there.

This was my first Regal Unlimited movie, I loved it.

I think it's probably a bit slow for some people, but I could have spent more time in that world. Incredible acting, great music, 1969 LA looked amazing, and then - well, I haven't seen all of Tarantino's movies and this isn't something I'd associate with him off the top of my head, but the way tension was built towards the end, with the editing/music choices etc, I thought it was a home run.

It's also the kind of movie it was fun to unpack afterwards to see how meticulously researched it was, both the Manson family and what was going on movie/TV/culturally in that time and place.

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Old 07-30-2019, 03:26 PM   #7042
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Yesterday--7/10

If you like the Beatles, you should see this--it's kind of a love letter to the band. As a film, it hits the Romantic Comedy notes competently, but is nothing exceptional in that regard.

I agree with a lot of the reviewers that the premise of the movie is so interesting that you will leave feeling that you would have liked to see more exploration of that premise. But I'm guessing that the movie makers would tell you that that was not their intent. This wasn't a "let's explore everything that would happen if the Beatles didn't exist" movie. It was a romantic comedy set in a world where the Beatles never existed.

Overall, we all enjoyed it, and I've been humming songs to myself for a couple of days now. And what more do you want from a feel-good Summer movie?
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:03 PM   #7043
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the Shawshank Redemption is 25 years old.

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Old 08-03-2019, 02:48 AM   #7044
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Avengers Endgame - 7.0/10

I've loved nearly every MCU movie except maybe Age of Ultron and Thor 2. This really didn't do much for me though.

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Old 08-17-2019, 07:00 AM   #7045
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Some upcoming movies.

Looking forward to Rambo, Terminator, Star Wars, Top Gun, John Wick.

I am luke warm on Black Panther, Wonder Woman and am thinking WTF on another Halloween.

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Old 08-17-2019, 07:27 AM   #7046
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Stan &Ollie8/10
Coogan was wonderful as Laurel, and Reilly was also great as Hardy. Seeing them in their last tour, was bittersweet.

Poms. 6.5/10
This was cute, but nothing groundbreaking.
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:18 AM   #7047
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Alita - 8.5/10

I've been seeing it out there but never thought about getting it (not a Manga fan) but was at a pharmacy and checked out redbox on my way out.

Great movie. Lots of action and fantastic special effects. Looking forward to the next chapter.

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Yesterday--7/10

If you like the Beatles, you should see this--it's kind of a love letter to the band. As a film, it hits the Romantic Comedy notes competently, but is nothing exceptional in that regard.

This one is on my radar to watch when it comes out in redbox or Prime. I watched the trailer and thought it was great.
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Old 08-20-2019, 05:13 PM   #7048
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Searching 8/10

It's taut. It's on Starz now, and I don't remember hearing anything about it. It's a journey a father goes on to find his missing daughter told mostly through social media and interviews. It is a fast watch, that I needed to catch my breath when it was over.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:16 AM   #7049
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It's taut. It's on Starz now, and I don't remember hearing anything about it. It's a journey a father goes on to find his missing daughter told mostly through social media and interviews. It is a fast watch, that I needed to catch my breath when it was over.

Saw it in the theater last year (almost a year ago to the day, I believe). Fantastic movie. One of the better ones I saw last year.
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:00 AM   #7050
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Saw it in the theater last year (almost a year ago to the day, I believe). Fantastic movie. One of the better ones I saw last year.

Also saw it in theater, and regardless of whether it was as good as I remember, the reality is that I remember it very well - and that's a rare and positive compliment. It was so unique to film the movie "through" social media and texting, etc. Very creative, very entertaining and captivating, and well-done.
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