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Old 03-20-21, 12:56 PM
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The second Borat movie: 7/10. Kind of the same gag / premise as the first movie. Gotta admit though I did have some laugh out loud moments. A nice way to pass the evening anyways.
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Old 03-21-21, 01:00 PM
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. 9/10. A movie staring Tom Hanks who plays Mr. Rogers. A touching movie about how Mr. Rogers looks at the world and how he helped/touched all of those around him. Very moving. If you've ever had an interest in Mr. Rogers outside of the TV show, give this movie a spin.
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Old 03-22-21, 11:13 PM
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The Mandela Effect (2019) - 7/10
Good low budget twist on a familiar theme -- The Matrix, Butterfly Effect, What Dreams May Come, Coherence, and others that explore the theme of alternate realities and a chance at a redo on life. Good cast and acting, no significant special effects, does a good job within its limitations. A bit trite in terms of dabbling with internet memes and glossing over the possibilities of our perceived reality being a program, but not to the point of "gimme a break." It would have worked as a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode, being just over an hour long.
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Old 03-23-21, 05:37 AM
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The map tiny perfect things

This weekend I watched "The map tiny perfect things" over AmazonPrime and it was a copied story, though I don't exactly remember the name, I felt a total waste of time and mood after watching it.
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Old 03-26-21, 06:59 AM
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I suggest an April Fool double feature: Dick > 7/10 and Finding Steve McQueen > 7.5/10 ............ these are 2 comedies set in the Nixon era that are sure to alleviate TDS and most other politically caused neurosis
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Old 03-31-21, 12:11 PM
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Life. IMO there really should be a sequel, the ending pretty much lined one up.
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Old 04-02-21, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The Prestige -- 8/10 ...[snip]... The reveal was telegraphed too far in advance for the audience to be surprised or shocked
Wait, which "reveal" are you talking about?

There's this one
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the "twist" regarding Christian Bale's character
...but then there's also the other one...which imho is the the more engaging & mind-boggling plot device.
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Old 04-02-21, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Wait, which "reveal" are you talking about?
I was more disappointed in the Hugh Jackman reveal. Christopher Nolan tends to emphasize gee-whiz effects instead of character development. A notable exception was The Dark Knight, especially Heath Ledger's Joker. And Michael Caine turned Alfred into a fully developed character. But the ending of The Prestige felt rote, lacking a real sense of the weight of the choice Jackman's character made.

It's still a good movie, especially for internet sleuths who enjoy dissecting a movie for clues and meanings, whether intended by the writer and director or not. But it was so close to being great that it's a disappointment.
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Old 04-04-21, 08:11 AM
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Urge - 2016. Has Pierce Brosnan in it. We figured it couldn't be TOO bad...and his part isn't awful, it's just that the writing and direction didn't give ANY of the actors much to work with. It's supposed to be a "thriller" type and it honestly went well into "soft P" for the teen genre IMO. We finished it, so there was that, but I would not go so far as to recommend viewing it for the mind blowing story line. 5/10, rating high.


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The second Borat movie: 7/10. Kind of the same gag / premise as the first movie. Gotta admit though I did have some laugh out loud moments. A nice way to pass the evening anyways.
I have never been able to complete the first movie. There is something about Sasha that I find the complete opposite of funny. The only aspect of it that lived on within a group of friends we have is the speedo famously worn. It's sort of an ongoing joke. The second one got some headlines for some trick they pulled on a politician, I think?
I honestly believe time spent smoking crack would be more productive than putting effort into seeing him in anything, ever again.
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Old 04-05-21, 08:07 AM
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Borat is as ameriKan as eating monkey brains
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Old 04-05-21, 05:21 PM
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Life. IMO there really should be a sequel, the ending pretty much lined one up.
We talking Life with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, 1999 here? 'Cause while I give that one 9/10, I thought it pretty well wrapped things up. If you're talking about something else, just ignore my lunatic ramblings. Everyone with any sense to speak of does anyway.

Last thing I watched was (for about the 14th time) Death Race 2000. Overall I'd call it 5/10. but if you allow for good cult classic cheese it's a solid 8/10. Roger Corman's reboot, Death Race 2050, holds up just as well but lacks the cheesy charm of a young over-the-top Stallone and...well, a whole cast of over-the-top caricatures.
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Old 04-05-21, 09:01 PM
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Icarus: 8/10. Super size me turns into enemy of the state
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Old 04-12-21, 07:26 AM
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The Shape of Water 8/10
Man of the Year 6/10
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Old 04-15-21, 07:53 PM
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I recently watched a documentary that was quite disturbing, so on the disturbing scale, it is a 10/10. This is partly how HBO describes it: "Child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love converge in this mystery of a mother and daughter who were thought to be living a fairy tale life that turned out to be a living nightmare." The nightmare involves Munchausen by proxy syndrome.
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Old 04-22-21, 11:54 AM
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Arctic - a 2018 Joe Penna film starring Mads Mikkelsen.

10/10
Seriously engaging, heart-stoppingly thrilling, without succumbing to any of the usual action/adventure tropes. It's a small quiet film -- cast only has three members, the soundtrack never stops but never gets above a distant background murmer, and 90% of the dialog is one character repeating the same few words over and over again.
But it completely sucks you in to the sense of overwhelming dread that must pervade anyone stuck in those circumstances.

I'm beginning to think Mads Mikkelsen may be one of my favorite actors. Is there anyone who better conveys pathos?
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Old 04-26-21, 04:09 AM
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Zodiac, 9/10 -- Very engaging take on the Zodiac killer investigation, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. Nearly three hours and didn't seem to drag at all. But, being reasonably historically accurate, in the end there's no resolution and the Zodiac Killer mystery remains officially unsolved.

Tropic Thunder, 8/10 -- Some absolutely hilarious classic bits. But it's not perfect, and some bits fall flat. Still worth it for Downey's outrageous performance and the commitment of the entire ensemble to a preposterous premise.

The Mandela Effect (2019), 7/10 -- Engaging cast, good premise, doesn't quite hang together consistently but still worth watching. An interesting if somewhat familiar take on the unreliability of memory, alternate universes/timelines, and "what if" scenarios.

Wisconsin Death Trip (1999, I think) -- 8/10. A movie adaptation of the book, narrated by Ian Holm. Quirky, quiet and quite good. Unexpectedly amusing in places. Hard to describe, but basically a droll narration of 19th-early 20th century newspaper accounts of murders, suicides and crimes in rural Wisconsin, accompanied by photos. It's like an edgy Ken Burns documentary.

Galaxy Quest, for the umpteenth time. A perfect 10/10, my favorite junk movie, alongside Groundhog Day. Always cheers me up. Seems to get better every time I watch it.

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Old 04-28-21, 06:08 AM
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24 Hours to Live, 7/10 -- Ethan Hawke, and made by the guys who did John Wick. Surprisingly good because I went into it without much expectation.

Motherless Brooklyn, 10/10 -- Edward Norton wrote the script, produced and directed, and acted. Serious departure from the book, but altogether very watchable and very enjoyable. Probably one of those flicks that you should watch before reading the book.

Green Book, 9/10 -- watched this a couple years ago, and recently watched again. It was just as good the second time. Viggo Mortensen consistently surprises me with his range of talent. A truly remarkable and underrated actor.
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Logan 8/10. Pretty good drama movie.
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