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Old 01-01-20, 12:28 AM
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dead man with johnny depp, iggy, billy bob and robert mitchum. an 8.
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Underground 6 on Netflix.

This movie started off straight into action, very much along the style of Baby Driver, if even a little MORE over the top. Then, you find as the movie drags on that starting at such a climax is destined to slowly fade off to a level of confusion and loss of way. By the end I wasn't even sure I was watching the same movie any more. If I rated it from the first 10 minutes I would say 20 out of 10. It simply couldn't keep it up. It needed the movie script equivalent of Viagra. Lots of funny moments. You could tell they took clues from Ryan's recent 'super hero' movie play book for that part, but talk about lost it's way. This movie will be on a milk carton near you soon.
Overall 4/10, being generous. Oh, and it appears there will be more....
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Watched Wonder Woman because I like the 21st century theme song.

If you like a high budget CGI super hero movie, it's pretty entertaining. I can't give it a fair rating as I'm not the target audience.

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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
Underground 6 on Netflix.

This movie started off straight into action, very much along the style of Baby Driver, if even a little MORE over the top. Then, you find as the movie drags on that starting at such a climax is destined to slowly fade off to a level of confusion and loss of way. By the end I wasn't even sure I was watching the same movie any more. If I rated it from the first 10 minutes I would say 20 out of 10. It simply couldn't keep it up. It needed the movie script equivalent of Viagra. Lots of funny moments. You could tell they took clues from Ryan's recent 'super hero' movie play book for that part, but talk about lost it's way. This movie will be on a milk carton near you soon.
Overall 4/10, being generous. Oh, and it appears there will be more....
I am not interested in watching more adventures as they hunt down the remaining 8 names. The first 10 minutes was too choppy for me, and the logic holes from then out were too big. I kept watching through the end, but it got a rare complete watch thumbs down for me.
On the topic of big budget Netflix sequels, I think I might be the only one, but I'd be interested in seeing the sequel of Bright that was proposed but will probably never be made.
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Old 01-01-20, 09:39 PM
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The Lobster. 8/10.
Dark comedy. Absurd premise but kinda interesting at the same time. Cool characters. Well done.
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Watched The Rise of Skywalker yesterday. It was ok. There were some definite good bits, but at least an equal number of giant plot holes, logical inconsistencies and points that got blurred over because it felt like the director was pissed that he only got to make 2 of the 3 films so he wanted to throw 2 films worth of plot into this one. Slowing down and letting things breathe would have helped a lot.

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Old 01-05-20, 02:34 PM
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Watched Murder on the Orient Express and Dunkirk last night.

For the first film, I thought Branagh's and Ridley's performances were very good while the remaining cast were simply caricatures. True, Poirot's moustache was a caricature and early distraction, but he made up for it with acting. Perhaps a cast of caricatures is the point of the movie? I guess 7.5 out of 10 stars.

For the second film, I found it very interesting watching the two soldiers doing everything they can to get to England.

Thomas Hardy's Spitfire was a magical beast. It never ran out of ammo, was the most fuel miserly fighter aircraft known to man, when out of fuel, had a 1000 to 1 glide ratio, and when set on fire to evade capture, it was revealed to have no engine at all. I suppose it was powered by angels.

Anyway, I'll give Dunkirk 8 out of 10 stars.
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Avengers Endgame

Yup, I waited till it was cheap and I could pause. Glad I did. I expected well more out of this movie. Start it right off with a character that I had no idea who she was, and they never bother to tell us. Superwoman? Flash Girl? Fire Woman....I have no idea. I suppose it's the price you pay for not being on their jock with every movie and show release under the franchise. At points the time line was so confuddled that I had no idea at all what was going on. Day was saved by one of the half rate franchise players. Whee for Ant Man! I felt like I should have watched the "war" (1st part) just prior to watching this one so that I was completely on board, if such were possible. It was, at least, passable, and I did watch the whole thing. Super glad I only paid $4 for it as I would have wanted my money back otherwise. I'll go 5/10 being generous.

In truth, some of the best movies I have seen as of late have been along the lines of the Netflix productions. Several of those movies have more than surprised me with production value, story line, entertainment and encompassing viewability.
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Old 01-06-20, 01:59 PM
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I still would have liked it better had they followed the suggestions and had Ant Man win the war by shrinking, crawling up the Thanos's but and then growing to giant sized and exploding him from the inside. Could have flown down his throat and accomplished the same thing too, I suppose.
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Rise of Skywalker. 6/10. Some fun bits but yikes, what a mess.
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Ford v Ferrari. 8/10. Very entertaining. A real movie movie.
agreed. pretty well done. an 8.5.
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Old 01-06-20, 08:16 PM
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Sat in a cheap hotel last night before a work assignment today. Watched Thor: Ragnarok.

A comedy masquerading as a super hero movie. Made me laugh out loud more than a few times.

7 out of 10 stars.
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Saw The Rise of Skywalker over the holidays. Thought it was okay, not great but okay. Certainly not as bad as some of the critics thought. 6.5/10
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Me and the Lady both loved this
Great soundtrack, captured the era well. LOL's in the cinema for the finale
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a solid 9. moved to mistiness more than once as a former angeleno whether it was the attention to detail or subject matter or manson family overtures.
that whole episode (unfortunately) dragged the 60's into the 70's in not only la but nationwide. the loss of innocence is/was part of the optimism/cynicism transfer.
love how pitt and decaprio could have swapped roles and either woulda worked. ultimately, pitt's better in the stuntman role.

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Old 01-08-20, 03:40 AM
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Doomed: Annihilation

1/10

Can any movie even get this bad? Yes, and Doomed: Annihilation is. It goes from being ridiculously predictable to just plain ridiculous. Space monsters appear out of thin air, kill people, then vanish. The End.

I kid you not, it was that bad. If you ever have a choice between watching DA and paint dry, take the drying paint. You can thank me later.
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Old 01-11-20, 01:39 PM
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Video games and Stephen King novels rarely make for good movies.

Corollary: Stephen King novels are basically video game scripts. Same puzzles, same tropes, same stock characters.
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Video games and Stephen King novels rarely make for good movies.
I dunno about that. Some movies adapted from Stephen King novels or short stories that I thought were good:
Shawshank Redemption, Christine, Carrie, Misery, It, and Cat's Eye.
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I dunno about that. Some movies adapted from Stephen King novels or short stories that I thought were good:
Shawshank Redemption, Christine, Carrie, Misery, It, and Cat's Eye.
Yeah, I tend to pick on King too much, especially around friends who are fans of his Dark Tower series, which I've never read. My only gripe about his writing is his tendency to rely on familiar tropes, character types and catch phrases repeated throughout each book. I cringe every time I hear or read "put paid" from The Dead Zone.

Some movie adaptations of King stories are outstanding. Many are very good, even if they depart significantly from the books, including The Shining, The Stand and Tommyknockers. And I even enjoy some of the trashy movies as guilty pleasures -- especially The Night Flier, mostly because of Miguel Ferrer, and one of the most terrifying vampires in movies. Ditto, The Graveyard Shift, which is trashy fun and almost a good movie, mostly for the spunky Kelly Wolf. And the movie adaptation of The Mist was remarkable for the unexpected downbeat ending.

But others are just painfully awful. If they come on TV I can't grab the remote quickly enough to change the channel: Silver Bullet, Lawnmower Man, Sometimes They Come Back, Cujo.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Yeah, I tend to pick on King too much, especially around friends who are fans of his Dark Tower series, which I've never read. My only gripe about his writing is his tendency to rely on familiar tropes, character types and catch phrases repeated throughout each book. I cringe every time I hear or read "put paid" from The Dead Zone.
I recommend that you read the Bill Hodges trilogy, police procedurals with some Stephen King other-worldly flourishes(Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch), 11-22-63, and the short story Drunken Fireworks, only available in audio book format. You should be well entertained with nothing to gripe about. The mini-series based on the book 11-22-63 was pretty good, I have not seen the TV series based on Mr. Mercedes, et al.
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Downton Abbey: A whole lot of the plot (such as it is) seems unearned (as if there are several steps missing). Some fairly large holes in the plot. It's aware that it exists solely as fan service and it strives to give most of the main characters happy send offs. As a movie, it's not great. As one last chance to immerse yourself in that world, it does its job and hits all the beats and gets the feel right.
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When I read people mentioning books and movies I have to get on my soap box and say never compare a book to a movie. The two are totally different art forms meat to stimulate different parts of the brain. One, stimulates the imagination, the other is a single individual's interpretation of events -- in most cases a story interpreted and revealed by someone else.
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Black Panther 8/10 Rock solid. Good show
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Uncut Gems. 8.5/10. Sandler was brilliant and absolutely deserved a nomination. He was robbed.
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'The Hidden Face' (2011) starring Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García and Marcela Mar.

A successful young conductor (orchestras not buses) has his life turned upside down when his girlfriend mysteriously disappears and he becomes the police's main suspect. On a drunken night out he hooks up with a pretty young waitress who moves in with him into his impressive home. Whilst his life stabilises his new girlfriend suspects that the house is haunted and especially when she is in the bath or in the shower. The film cleverly flips from about the halfway point to tell the intertwined story of the missing girlfriend. This part is a bit twisty although the final twist is a bit predictable (but late enough not to spoil a quite watchable film). 7/10.
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Kansas City, directed by Robert Altman (1995). 9.5. I normally dislike at best, detest at worst (McCabe & Mrs Miller which rates a zero-) Altman movies except for MASH and The Player. I had the VCR version of it already but the video was in poor condition, thankfully the wonderful Jazz soundtrack was intact. Last night viewed the DVD from Netflix and the colors were restored and it was in widescreen. Great period piece movie.The Robert Altman commentary was good too.
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