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Old 09-08-19, 10:04 PM
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I would agree with the caveat that since "Django/Hateful 8" I have about one more like that to put him in the B list. His early works were genius, refreshing, neat new viewpoint. Pulp, for instance, was amazeballs, but the last two just left me wanting...a lot. In particular I think the use of a specific word WELL too much for the shock value in Django was distasteful.
haven't been a fan since jackie brown, the kill bill's and grindhouse came out. last few efforts have left me cold. haven't seen the latest but i will. something tells me i'll like it because the time frame/subject matter is in his wheelhouse.

side note...how does anyone think tarentino originating/directing boogie nights would have turned out and the same for paul thomas anderson doing pulp fiction?

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TREMORS A Cold Day In Hell




I believe this is the 4th squeal to the Tremors movies, and they continue to get worse with each iteration. In this one the worms somehow appear in the arctic with no clear explanation of how they got there from the desert. And unlike their desert kin, these worm are somehow able to bore through ice to eat people -- except for their head?

The original was such an entertaining movie with just the right balance of sci-fi, mystery, horror and comedy (which is not as easy thing to achieve, btw). A few movies can get a couple of these right, but not all of these together.

The original also had a great cast who played their parts with realism. TACDIH is full of B-movie cliches and unexplained plot hole and over-the-top acting. Good old Burt Gummer is back in his traditional roll (albeit more chochity) but even he failed to pull this one off as a serious Tremors movie.

This sequel is more of a cartoon version -- for elementary school kids -- than a believable sci-fi horror movie. The story seems like it was written for 7 year olds. If you like Temors watch the original again, as this final sequel is just more of a let down leaving you wanting your time back. In the end, there are only two words to describe TACDIH:

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Avengers: End Game 8/10

I liked this movie. I've watched all of the Marvel superhero movies leading up to this finale and I think this movie did the series justice. The CGI was spot on, the acting exactly what you'd expect and the sparse bits of humour throughout the movie were good. If you're looking for an action jackson type of flick, and have watched the other movies, then stop procrastinating and give this movie a go.
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How about this movie

The Big Boss of Shanghai a 9 out of 10 staring Jackie Chan
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Old 09-22-19, 05:37 AM
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Ad Astra 5/10. Part art-house chin-stroker, part stupid and laughable space physics guff. Replace Brad Pitt with Austin Powers, minus the laughs, and you'd be pretty close. Looked great on IMAX and all 5 points solely for Brad. Should be every astrophysicist's Xmas movie for years to come.
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Trading Paint with John Travolta. The whole story line was pretty basic and predictable and yet the acting was good the story was well delivered with some real (feeling) heart felt moments. I wasn't expecting much and found myself pleasantly surprised. 7.5/10
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I hate to be the harbinger of negativity, but "predictable" pretty much sums up most of television nowadays. How can people even stand to watch stuff like that?


I was watching a scary show (dare I even name it?) the other day, and the part came where the women was running from the monster and tripped and hurt her ankle. I thought "really." I ended up wanting the monster to eat her. In fact, I wanted the creature to eat the entire cast for stupidity. I mean walking down into the dark dank basement...really? Are they still doing this is 2019?

I've gotten to the point that if I want a scary movie I cheer for the creature (hideous thing btw) every time he eats someone. Next they're running for their lives but they have time to stop and kiss and make out. Who writes this stuff, the pimpled-faced pizza boy?

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Old 09-22-19, 10:46 AM
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Downton Abbey, last evening.
A+ for art direction. The closeups of the textiles, beading on the costumes, equipage of the Regimental horses, wonderfully long takes on the waltz-playing orchestra. Deliciousness for the eyes.
B- for dialog, most of which was predictable. Some terrific zingers were flung around, though.
C- for plot. You could see it all coming from six blocks over.
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Downton Abbey, last evening.
A+ for art direction. The closeups of the textiles, beading on the costumes, equipage of the Regimental horses, wonderfully long takes on the waltz-playing orchestra. Deliciousness for the eyes.
B- for dialog, most of which was predictable. Some terrific zingers were flung around, though.
C- for plot. You could see it all coming from six blocks over.
We saw it last night. I would rate everything a B- to a C+ I compare it to that the series was "the book" and the movie was the movie about 'the book" the movies are usually a letdown after reading the book and we were let down a bit. Expected a more explosive plot
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Old 09-26-19, 02:25 AM
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Tolkien
Very impressed by writing, directing and acting.
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Running with the Devil. 6/10, wasn't too bad at all.
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Old 09-29-19, 03:32 PM
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parasite, korean thriller, very strong movie
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Time to watch spooky movies. I viewed A Quiet Place. I liked it, but had to suspend my logical mind for a while. 7/10.
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la dolce vita 1960. 9.5/10.
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le samouraï 1967. a 9.

bob le flambeur 1956. an 8.5.

the player 1992. an 8.5.
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The Mist

Science fiction horror

2007




An experiment goes awry and release a mist onto a small town with killing creatures that embody its victim's greatest fear.


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3/10

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the seventh seal 1957. 9.5.
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Joker. My only non-spoilery review and thoughts for now are a very strong...thumbs up!
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My antenna system in the house went down to 4 channels reception about a month ago, and now is completely dead.

Last night I was digging through the few DVDs we have and found one I haven't watched before.

Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis.

It may be due to my lack of modern entertainment intake, but I think the movie was pretty good.

3.5 stars out of 4, or 8.75 on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Skiptrace

Action/Adventure

2016

A classic Jackie Chan adventure style policeman chasing the bad/good guy all over the Far East to catch the real bad guy mobster and send him to prison. At this point Jackie is getting a bit long in the tooth (like many of the AA actors) and subsequently his fight scenes and chase stunts are slowing down and aren't as clever.

Still, this version suffers more from a poor story and a lackluster plot. You don't need to wait in line for this one. Even on Netflix it fails to inspire.

5/10
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le samouraï 1967. a 9.

bob le flambeur 1956. an 8.5.

the player 1992. an 8.5.
You might enjoy the Criterion Collection Streaming Service at CriterionChannel.com

It is now featuring :
"The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

Take a helping of American pulp cinema, add a twist of French cool and a dash of Japanese samurai lore, and you’ve got the maverick sensibility of Jean-Pierre Melville, a trench-coat-sporting, sunglasses-wearing, chain-smoking renegade auteur who made movies according to his own rules and laid the groundwork for the French New Wave. Maintaining an extraordinary degree of creative independence throughout his career, he forged a distinctive style characterized by a hard-boiled minimalism and existentialist worldview in stylishly spartan crime dramas like BOB LE FLAMBEUR, LE DOULOS, LE SAMOURAÏ, and LE CERCLE ROUGE, frequently starring ice-cool icons like Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo as his lone wolf antiheroes. While best known for his noirs, Melville’s work outside the genre was equally fascinating, as seen in the outré psychosexual drama LEON MORIN, PRIEST and the haunting French Resistance epic ARMY OF SHADOWS, considered by many to be his masterpiece."
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I watched the last movie is Harry Potter and This is my favourite.
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You might enjoy the Criterion Collection Streaming Service at CriterionChannel.com

It is now featuring :
"The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

Take a helping of American pulp cinema, add a twist of French cool and a dash of Japanese samurai lore, and you’ve got the maverick sensibility of Jean-Pierre Melville, a trench-coat-sporting, sunglasses-wearing, chain-smoking renegade auteur who made movies according to his own rules and laid the groundwork for the French New Wave. Maintaining an extraordinary degree of creative independence throughout his career, he forged a distinctive style characterized by a hard-boiled minimalism and existentialist worldview in stylishly spartan crime dramas like BOB LE FLAMBEUR, LE DOULOS, LE SAMOURAÏ, and LE CERCLE ROUGE, frequently starring ice-cool icons like Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo as his lone wolf antiheroes. While best known for his noirs, Melville’s work outside the genre was equally fascinating, as seen in the outré psychosexual drama LEON MORIN, PRIEST and the haunting French Resistance epic ARMY OF SHADOWS, considered by many to be his masterpiece."
thanks to your previous recommendation of filmstruck (became a member) over a year ago, signed on to the criterion channel as a charter member. hadn't watched anything till the mood struck recently.
saw the melville retrospective and watched bob le flambeur. army of shadows intrigues me the most of my unwatched melville films but it's pretty easy to go on a movie bender with this streaming service. and all of those melville movies + the robert altman effort along with the ingmar bergman parable were from the criterion channel streaming service.

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More scary movies...I watched It Comes At Night. Similar idea to A Quiet Place. A family is living in isolation in the woods after some mysterious plague. Another family comes along and there's going to be trouble. I thought it was pretty creative how much tension was squeezed out of some pretty basic film making on a small budget. 6.5/10.
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More scary movies...I watched It Comes At Night. Similar idea to A Quiet Place. A family is living in isolation in the woods after some mysterious plague. Another family comes along and there's going to be trouble. I thought it was pretty creative how much tension was squeezed out of some pretty basic film making on a small budget. 6.5/10.
Did they go down in to the dark basement or run away and trip?
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