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Spider-Man Homecoming

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I watched Last Jedi and the Baywatch remake. Jedi was worse than I expected and Baywatch was better but both were bad.
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Independence Day!
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Star Wars :: the Last Jedi



Not many interesting characters (many many characters though), and what characters that were interesting in the Force Awakens became uninteresting in this one.
The story (stories) just seems to be repeating crap from previous trilogies.
Someone falling prey to the dark side and getting saved is sort of like Timmy falling into the well over and over again until Lassie just gives up.
The transition from dark to light and back is always handled really poorly for something so seemingly important to the stories.
The "Force" is quite possibly the least interesting type of magic/superpower in all of film, this movie highlights that more than most of the other SW movies.
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The Last Jedi (Netflix)

Easily on par with Empire as the best of the sequels. Does a fantastic job of pointing out that all the Jedi mind tricks might just be movie stunts, but The Force is real and invoking it's Buddhist, Taoist, and Shakta real world traditions gives it a lot more feeling. Much more thoughtful and dramatic than the previous five (six if you count Rogue One) offerings. Also, quite easily the most beautifully composited and choreographed of the movies.
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Metacell wrote: The Last Jedi (Netflix)

Easily on par with Empire as the best of the sequels. Does a fantastic job of pointing out that all the Jedi mind tricks might just be movie stunts, but The Force is real and invoking it's Buddhist, Taoist, and Shakta real world traditions gives it a lot more feeling. Much more thoughtful and dramatic than the previous five (six if you count Rogue One) offerings. Also, quite easily the most beautifully composited and choreographed of the movies.

LOL, ya, like the choreography in that fight scene with the dudes in the red leather and helmets? :lol:
Possibly the worst fight scene I have seen in a modern movie. I do give the director kudos for trying to do a one shot, no cut fight scene. But....man, the attempt failed hilariously.
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Pariah wrote:
Metacell wrote: The Last Jedi (Netflix)

Easily on par with Empire as the best of the sequels. Does a fantastic job of pointing out that all the Jedi mind tricks might just be movie stunts, but The Force is real and invoking it's Buddhist, Taoist, and Shakta real world traditions gives it a lot more feeling. Much more thoughtful and dramatic than the previous five (six if you count Rogue One) offerings. Also, quite easily the most beautifully composited and choreographed of the movies.

LOL, ya, like the choreography in that fight scene with the dudes in the red leather and helmets? :lol:
Possibly the worst fight scene I have seen in a modern movie. I do give the director kudos for trying to do a one shot, no cut fight scene. But....man, the attempt failed hilariously.

It looks very good in 3D, but I was referring more to the framing and movement of scenes. Though I can't see anything wrong with that scene (the guy at RIMMR - racist incel misogynist movie reviews, harps endlessly about it not being realistic...who cares? It's a lightsaber force battle). It's very clear whats going on in every sequence, which is not always the case in action sequences. Each of the sight gags is entertaining.
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I, Tonya. (2017) Margot Robbie, Allison Janney. Highly recommended.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (on Netflix)

The spiritual successor to The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, and Time Bandits. Sadly, Heath Ledger was instrumental to the making of this movie and died during production, so his character is played by 3 additional actors (Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell). Fairly abstract but mostly Terry Gilliam on fire. Incredible imagery. Tom Waits as The Devil makes it a must see.
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Ribtor wrote: I, Tonya. (2017) Margot Robbie, Allison Janney. Highly recommended.

You're the second person to recommend this.
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Ribtor wrote: I, Tonya. (2017) Margot Robbie, Allison Janney. Highly recommended.



Yes it was an interesting one for sure. My Mom is a big time figure skating fan, so I pretty much grew up (forced?) watching this stuff. I am not a huge fan; but remember it from a media standpoint.
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War for The Planet of The Apes

the best of the 3

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Justice League (2017).

Perhaps someday Joss Whedon will put up a storyboard version of the ORIGINAL script, because I think that would probably reveal the many plot points that were simply dropped without any effort to do the necessary fill-in to re-cohere the broken plot that actually made it to the screen. So...not so very awful that I wanted my time back, but knowing what I know now I wouldn't have spent two hours here.
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The Black Windmill (1974) Michael Caine, Donald Pleasance, John Vernon. Not good. A Brit spy thriller about an MI6 agent whose son is kidnapped and is suspected by MI5 of being involved in the kidnapping. Full of holes. One light moment when the name "Sean Connery" is mentioned by Pleasance (Blofeld in YOLT)). Don't bother.
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How To Steal A Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole. Crime caper with several twists. Audrey is cute as hell, as always.
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juice wrote: How To Steal A Million (1966) Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole. Crime caper with several twists. Audrey is cute as hell, as always.


Good one. Heist movies are the best.
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Dawn of Justice

Maybe next time they can find a villain that's not Loki.
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Volstagg: If you even THINK about betraying him...
Loki: You'll kill me? Evidently there will be a line.
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

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Honestly, the whole time I'm watching I'm thinking, "This guy's a Loki ripoff, right down to the helmet."
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Jack Kirby created both characters.
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Brigadoon [1954]. Gene Kelly and Van Johnson discover a Scottish village that only appears for one day every 100 years, and Gene falls in love with Cyd Charisse, all while singing and dancing to a score by Lerner and Loewe, and directed by Vincent Minnelli.

I've seen a lot of musicals, and I've seen Gene Kelly dance in a lot of them, but at no time have I seen him dance with such an incredible talent as Cyd Charisse. She matches his choreography perfectly. The whole movie is worth seeing just for the dance number while they gather heather.
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Metacell wrote: Jack Kirby created both characters.

Interesting. thank you.
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Nova: Dawn of Humanity

One of the most amazing things I've ever seen, and probably one of the most amazing discoveries ever made on this planet.
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The Abyss (1989) The extended edition where Ed Harris meets the aliens. Impressive effects. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are very believable. A cheesy and tacked-on ending.
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Ribtor wrote: The Abyss (1989) The extended edition where Ed Harris meets the aliens. Impressive effects. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio are very believable. A cheesy and tacked-on ending.


This is still one of my favorite movies, but one where you really need to watch the right version (IMO, the special edition cut). Excepting the blatherskite giant wave threatening the coasts (and all the cold war propaganda that went with it), this movie still holds up well today because it's more of a character study than a science fiction film. This site covers it pretty well.

https://thedissolve.com/features/the-de ... -the-abys/

Granted, it's hard to get past that cheese ball ending, but it's still a solid film.
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maurvir wrote: [snip]
this movie still holds up well today because it's more of a character study than a science fiction "tech" film.
[snip]

FTFY

The best SF (regardless of medium) is about people. Sure, perhaps completely immersed in technology ("Alien") and sometimes SOME of the "people" may be aliens ("E.T."), but often filmmakers lose sight of this basic truism and rely too heavily upon mostly meaningless "tech" thinking that is what SF fans want ("Alien: Convenant").
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I love the part where Harris quits doing CPR on Mastrantonio, and just starts slapping her face like a uncouth individual beat-down; and THAT'S what get's her to breath again!
(I can't help but giggle ... )
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DukeofNuke wrote: I love the part where Harris quits doing CPR on Mastrantonio, and just starts slapping her face like a uncouth individual beat-down; and THAT'S what get's her to breath again!
(I can't help but giggle ... )


Not like. He actually calls her a uncouth individual during that scene.
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well they didn't get that part from AHA :lol:

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Nanette (2018) Hannah Gadsy's standup comedy on stage for an hour. The first half is mostly familiar Gadsby stuff but the second half can be devastating at times.
Those unfamiliar with her work might want to watch "Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full Of Jubes!" because it is referenced and an important part of what she has to say.
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I want to see Jurassic World or whatever it's called, and Skyscraper, but i have to wait. I hope they're still in the theater when i can go. I also want to see The Quiet Place but i dunno if i want to pay to rent it.
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Specter
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There's four, aren't there?
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Galahad: Three, sir.
Arthur: THREE!
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...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
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Ribtor wrote: Nanette (2018) Hannah Gadsy's standup comedy on stage for an hour. The first half is mostly familiar Gadsby stuff but the second half can be devastating at times.
Those unfamiliar with her work might want to watch "Kiss Me Quick, I'm Full Of Jubes!" because it is referenced and an important part of what she has to say.
It was really good, but yes, the second part is devastating.
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All The Money In The World (2017) The 70s have been getting a real workout in films over the last few years. Michelle Williams, Cristopher Plummer and Romain Duris really own their screen time without over-playing. A bit over-long but worth a look.

It's the movie in which all of Kevin Spacey's scenes were re-shot with Christopher Plummer.
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spirited away, with my kids

at first my daughter was super scared but she became more confident as the movie progressed; by the end she had no fear at all, just like the lead character chihiro

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Metacell wrote: There's four, aren't there?

There ARE four! (my bad ...)
Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Specter.
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Still haven't seen Specter, any good?
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