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Thread started 05/15/17 7:07pm

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Rate The Last Movie You Watched


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

I was used to the humor this time around. I went in expecting the movie to be a big comedy and that's what I got. The story was weaker than in the first film though and I didn't get the feel that it was part of something larger like many of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. 3.5/5

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Reply #1 posted 05/16/17 11:08am

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Mindhorn 6 / 10

Had heard great things about this and I love The Mighty Boosh but this was only ok. Disappointed

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Reply #2 posted 05/16/17 11:32am

Dasein

The Last Samurai

star star star star star out of star star star star star

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Reply #3 posted 05/17/17 2:26pm

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sexton said:


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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

I was used to the humor this time around. I went in expecting the movie to be a big comedy and that's what I got. The story was weaker than in the first film though and I didn't get the feel that it was part of something larger like many of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. 3.5/5


You left out the most important part: How was Richard Christy's cameo? biggrin

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Reply #4 posted 05/17/17 4:17pm

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Elle 4/5 almost a mystery movie, in the sense that you're never given a complete understanding of why the main character did the things she did & behaved the way she behaved. there are possibilities, some presented in the movie, some that i'd say are never discussed. sometimes that lack of precision can be a distraction or annoyance for me, but it never felt that way here, because the movie was so focused & interesting & especially well acted. this is really strange &, i thought, really great, & remained running through my head for days.

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Reply #5 posted 05/17/17 4:23pm

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sexton said:




Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

I was used to the humor this time around. I went in expecting the movie to be a big comedy and that's what I got. The story was weaker than in the first film though and I didn't get the feel that it was part of something larger like many of the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. 3.5/5

i just got back from the guardians movie myself.

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my potentially unpopular opinion is that the two guardians films are my favourite mcu movies. i usually like to let films settle for a day or two before giving them a rating, but i thought 2 was pure fun (if undeniably a touch shambolic) & i genuinely loved it. and i'd also add this to the list of rare films where the 3d is pretty good, worth the upcharge, & not a complete waste of money. 4/5

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Reply #6 posted 05/19/17 2:51pm

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Alien: Covenant. 3/10. What a piece of shit movie. Boring and stupid.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #7 posted 05/19/17 4:10pm

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damosuzuki said:

Elle 4/5 almost a mystery movie, in the sense that you're never given a complete understanding of why the main character did the things she did & behaved the way she behaved. there are possibilities, some presented in the movie, some that i'd say are never discussed. sometimes that lack of precision can be a distraction or annoyance for me, but it never felt that way here, because the movie was so focused & interesting & especially well acted. this is really strange &, i thought, really great, & remained running through my head for days.

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Sounds quite interesting from your brief review.

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Reply #8 posted 05/20/17 6:56am

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high plains drifter 3/5 i seem to have an overwhelming aversion to westerns. as soon as one comes on, my 'i'm bored' neurons almost always seem to start firing. however, there were some bizarre, dreamlike elements to this one that kept me partially engaged. it was never quite clear to me exactly what it was i was watching (i think it might be a ghost story, but i wouldn't argue that point hotly), & that ambiguity was enough to keep me watching through the endless shots of sweaty men shooting rifles.

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Reply #9 posted 05/20/17 10:54am

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The Handmaiden (2016)

Blue Is The Warmest Color meets Eyes Wide Shut meets Hateful Eight in a period piece.

Great, fascinating film.

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Reply #10 posted 05/20/17 12:15pm

Dasein

Aliens:Covenant

"B-"

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Reply #11 posted 05/20/17 6:04pm

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namepeace said:

The Handmaiden (2016)

Blue Is The Warmest Color meets Eyes Wide Shut meets Hateful Eight in a period piece.

Great, fascinating film.

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one of my favourites of last year, for sure. incredibly sexy, but also just a really great caper movie. i'm due for a re-watch soon.

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Reply #12 posted 05/20/17 6:13pm

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christine - 3.5/5 based on the true story of christine chubbuck, a reporter who committed suicide during a newscast in the 70s. it meanders about a bit while it lays out the story, but it never feels plodding or pointless, and you really do get a feeling for how isolated & disconnected this person was, & how awkward she was in her private & work life.

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #13 posted 05/21/17 11:51am

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Alien Covenant 6.5/10

I like the allegorical elements and I did like the pacing. Slow films never bother me, dumb films do.
Having said that, the tone Covenant sets for itself is smart, but some basics of logic are pretty dumb. For instance, its basic protocol to take proper precautions with contamination, and especially so in a scenario where you are carrying so much life samples. Having so little care in this basic tenant really destroys the tone the film sets out for itself. I mean, if it was just a monster movie it would be no big deal, but the way it sets up its allegory it was hard to turn your brain off and take it any more seriously than a Godzilla movie.

But overall, dumb aspects excluded, it's an good Alien movie. To me it seems it's a movie devided and moved by different forces. The studio probably just wants a dumb action movie, whereas I don't think Ridley Scott would associate himself with the franchise it it was just dumb action. So it's odd film. Action for the dumb folks, and not smart enough for what it sets out to deliver.
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Reply #14 posted 05/21/17 8:29pm

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The Wizard of Lies (2017) is an excellent tv movie about Bernie Madoff and his notorious Ponzi scheme that defrauded his clients out of billions in 2008. Both Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeifer give amazing performances. I highly recommend it 4.5 out of 5 popcorn

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Reply #15 posted 05/22/17 12:12pm

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damosuzuki said:

christine - 3.5/5 based on the true story of christine chubbuck, a reporter who committed suicide during a newscast in the 70s. it meanders about a bit while it lays out the story, but it never feels plodding or pointless, and you really do get a feeling for how isolated & disconnected this person was, & how awkward she was in her private & work life.


Haven't seen this (too bleak for me - and what am I hoping to learn here?). Rebecca Hall is an excellent actor, though.

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