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Old 02-26-19, 10:41 PM
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"Show Me Your War Face"

Sequel to Fool Myrtle Jerkit. Only 44 seconds long, but it's perfect. 10/10

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"Free Solo"(2018).
The Oscar-winning documentary of Alex Hannold, the first and only person to free solo El Capitan.
Fascinating insight into what makes him tick, stunning scenery, and visuals that send shivers up your spine.
10/10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/

It just recently became available for streaming rental on iTunes/Amazon/Youtube/GooglePlay.
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Old 03-03-19, 11:17 PM
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- 7/10

Yeah, after years of seeing it in bits and pieces I finally watched it all the way through. Good, in a sorta Snatch-lite or Snatch: Prequel way. Guy Ritchie used the same tropes, character types, dialog and style, but perfected it with Snatch. In his first movie it was easy to see why Jason Statham became a popular action movie actor. He had a good grasp of the snappy, low key ironic patter that characterizes much of Ritchie's style. While I've enjoyed re-watching Snatch many times I'm not sure LS&2SB is something I'd go out of my way to watch again.
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Old 03-04-19, 08:07 AM
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"Free Solo"(2018).
The Oscar-winning documentary of Alex Hannold, the first and only person to free solo El Capitan.
Fascinating insight into what makes him tick, stunning scenery, and visuals that send shivers up your spine.
10/10
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/

It just recently became available for streaming rental on iTunes/Amazon/Youtube/GooglePlay.
I watched that too... the dude's nuts.
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Speed - 5/10 I forgot how utterly preposterous that movie was. Sandra Bullock was at maximum cute, tho.
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Antman and the Wasp. 8/10. Fun entertaining movie. Nice mix of action and humor.
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Old 03-09-19, 12:51 PM
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Isn't It Romantic

Rom-com that takes meta pokes at rom-coms. Pretty generic, but there are a few well-written zingers here and there. Resting-murder-face got a lol. 6/10
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Old 03-09-19, 05:29 PM
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Isn't It Romantic

Rom-com that takes meta pokes at rom-coms. Pretty generic, but there are a few well-written zingers here and there. Resting-murder-face got a lol. 6/10
Can you give an example of one of them?
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Old 03-09-19, 07:39 PM
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Isn't It Romantic

Rom-com that takes meta pokes at rom-coms. Pretty generic, but there are a few well-written zingers here and there. Resting-murder-face got a lol. 6/10
I just watched a couple of trailers and clips. That was an interesting short trip down the rabbit hole. The movie looks good enough. The most interesting bit was the comments. Been awhile since I've seen so much obvious social media astroturfing, mostly for Priyanka Chopra.

I'll watch it, eventually. Seems to have borrowed a bit from Groundhog Day, the one romcom most guys will admit to liking.
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Old 03-09-19, 09:11 PM
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"Mission: Impossible - Fallout"

This is your typical action/drama movie with lots of car chases and some expected but well choreographed fight scenes. Marginally acceptable acting with a predictable (disarm the nukes before they explode, that's new?) plot. It comes replete with JJ Abrams (producer) overused lens flares. However, to his credit, there is some great cinematography with breathtaking views. I got it on sale.

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Old 03-12-19, 05:29 AM
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I don't typically chose to watch foreign film outside of the classics. But of all of those that I've seen this is probably the most entertaining. Its basically an ET phone home cross between Independence Day and Terminator.

Although the story is somewhat predictable (only because I've seen them all), the characters are well portrayed and likable enough to ignore the minor continuity glitches and plot holes. You could call it an action, sci-fi, adventure movie, but science of the sci-fi is unexplained, so I'd prefer to go with fantasy instead.

The subtitles are laid out perfectly and are simple yet descriptive enough as to explain the dialogue without being distracting. I'd call it a great Made in Japan American movie or a great American movie made in Japan. Either way, its well done, and worth the price of admission.

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Old 03-14-19, 10:29 AM
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Saw The Favourite last night as we rode out the bomb cyclone blizzard. 5/10. Didn't care for it partly because I had read that it was a comedy with slapstick, etc.. It had a few comedic elements but I would not call it a comedy by a long shot. Odd movie.
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real film and super director. Surprised and happy to watch - I recommend
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🦖 Planet Raptor

Just plan terrible. The poor special effects and silly dialogue made this one bad from every angle. But if the attempt was to be campy, this movie failed that too. The worst part is, it didn't have to be as bad as it was.

Regardless of the fake CGi, which could have been ignored, it was the story and ridiculous characters lines that made this movie so very bad. It was if all the characters (who were scientist and soldiers) were bumbling idiots that purposely put themselves in positions to be eaten by dinosaurs.

Terrible acting with crony lines and a ridiculous plot makes this one of the worst sci-fi movies ever made. It was literally painful to sit through.

1/5 Amazon
3/10 Otherwise

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Old 03-17-19, 02:28 PM
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I just watched it last night. I'd say the Mission Impossible series with Tom Cruise has essentially matched the James Bond flicks as reliable action with no dull moments. What is really astonishing is that Tom Cruise (who turns 57 this year) does his own stunts. You even get to watch him break his ankle in the leap from one building to another. Read the IMDB trivia on the film for details:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/trivia
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Old 03-19-19, 10:59 AM
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Finally got to watch Bubba Ho-Tep. Mostly a sad rumination on getting old (along with a killer mummy). Maybe a little slower than I was expecting, but it has Bruce Campbell so it's already good in my book. I'd give it 7/10, but probably would like to watch it again without the distraction of the family around.
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Hidden Figures - 8/10 - Good show
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apocalypse now-redux 1979. i still think the roughly 10 minute sequence of air cav attacking the vietnamese fishing village after playing wagner with the villager tossing an explosive device into a helicopter
may be the most intense 10 minutes in american cinema.
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Watched Mirage on Netflix the other day. 8/10
Decent film if you can get around the fact its dubbed in English as its a Spanish made film.
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apocalypse now-redux 1979. i still think the roughly 10 minute sequence of air cav attacking the vietnamese fishing village after playing wagner with the villager tossing an explosive device into a helicopter
may be the most intense 10 minutes in american cinema.
I think the added scenes in Apocalypse Now-Redux , especially the search for the surfboard, French plantation interlude, and Playmates in the crashed helicopter scenes, demonstrate that not all previously edited/discarded scenes should be re-spliced to the original theater release in order to re-package and sell a "new, improved" version that is not an improvement over the original release. The Redux version is just longer, that is all, at best.
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^the original version was supremely edited. the scenes (many of which you mentioned) from the redux version fleshes out the insanity even more but the original captured that nearly perfectly.
reminds me of the multitude of 60's/70's classic rock albums that have been remastered and add an unreleased track or three. maybe one of the unreleased tracks adds to your experience,
maybe it doesn't. still an interesting glimpse into the band/artist's sense of purpose at that particular time. i don't begrudge those that prefer either version as i like them both.

the redux version brought the movie to a new/fresh audience and forced those that had seen it before to evaluate it again just as we have. i don't consider that a bad thing. the movie, in whatever
incarnation you prefer, is worthy of extensive criticism/praise.

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^the original version was supremely edited. the scenes (many of which you mentioned) from the redux version fleshes out the insanity even more but the original captured that nearly perfectly.
reminds me of the multitude of 60's/70's classic rock albums that have been remastered and add an unreleased track or three. maybe one of the unreleased tracks adds to your experience,
maybe it doesn't. still an interesting glimpse into the band/artist's sense of purpose at that particular time. i don't begrudge those that prefer either version as i like them both.

the redux version brought the movie to a new/fresh audience and forced those that had seen it before to evaluate it again just as we have. i don't consider that a bad thing. the movie, in whatever
incarnation you prefer, is worthy of extensive criticism/praise.
I watched only the redux version so never had anything to compare it to. That said, I'm not the biggest fan of war movies (particularly of the Vietnam war although it is considered among the best) and this one is long, so I can't say that I watched it that critically. Now that you bring it up, I think I'll watch it again and give it a critical eye this time around and report back.

It might interest the thread starter to know that this is exactly why I subscribe to these threads. As a connoisseur of film I take great pride in my objectivity. Nevertheless, it is through the eyes of others that I get a perspective of film that I might have not noticed and get to learn to appreciate it more even though it still may or may not move any higher on my list of great films. I can still learn to appreciate those other aspects and finer qualities that the film had to offer.
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Donnie Darko - 7/10 weirdly entertaining
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Captain Marvel. 7/10 Entertaining for a superhero movie. Not the best but certainly not the worst.
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Donnie Darko - 7/10 weirdly entertaining
donnie darko (director's cut) - a 9. weirdly entertaining.
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