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RodeoSchro

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Rate the last movie you watched


Time for a new thread! And I am sad to say that I am so pathetic that I was watching the clock, doing my best to create thie one within minutes of the expiration of the old thread. What a doofus!

And I'm an even bigger doofus than you think because I have no movie to review, and yet I'm starting a movie review thread. ZOMG, I am the King of the Doofuses. But I will try to redeem myself.

First of all, I did watch the last fifteen minutes of "Revenge of the Nerds" the other day, with my son. Although we thought it was a classic comedy and very funny, we both agreed there was no way that movie could be made today. To wit:

* Do you think making fun of a gay man and sterotyping him as effiminate would go over well today? What kind of uproar would ensue should a current-day actor say he's going to win the javelin toss because of his "patented limp-wrist technique"? :cringe:

* How about when the nerd, in a desperate attempt to meet the head cheerleader, dons the Darth Vader mask of her boyfriend and boinks her? She thinks she's having sex with her boyfriend but in reality she's getting raped! :doublecringe:

* Let's not forget the pies! The nerds's fraternity makes beaucoup bucks selling whipped cream pies - because, at the bottom of the tin is a surrepticiously-taken topless photo of one of the hot sorority babes. Eat the pie, see the picture, participate in revenge porn! :triplecringe:

And yet, we laughed our behinds off. But this was BF, or Before Franken. We may have to revisit our entire cinematic past. But off the top of my head, I do not recall anything like the stuff above in "Animal House"; "Caddyshack"; "Stripes"; "Spinal Tap"; "Rocky III"; or "Predator".

So off we go on another movie tear! In order to further redeem myself, here is a trailer for a movie coming out next year called "A Quiet Palce". Jim from "The Office" and his family live in a secluded farmhouse and are hunted by monsters via sound. Check this out, I can't wait for the actual movie!

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Reply #1 posted 11/18/17 6:39am

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in a lonely place (1950) 5/5 i was genuinely surprised, shocked almost, at how dark this was. not in that a bogart noir featured a flawed, compromised character - that's almost a given, i suppose - but by the depth of his self-destruction. truly great, one of the best representations of a guy's life being undermined by impulses he can't control. i don't want to absolutely say this is my favourite of the sight & sound films i've watched so far, but it's near the top definitely.

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

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Reply #2 posted 11/18/17 6:54am

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der nachtmahr 3/5 decadent party girl is haunted by an adorably ugly troll. no classic, but it has a 'basket case' sort of charm to it, and it has some interesting visuals & soundtrack flourishes.

personal shopper 3/5 there were some overly self-serious moments when dealing with the paranormal elements that i really didn't care for, & that made me like this moody, meandering film a bit less than i would have otherwise.

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

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Reply #3 posted 11/18/17 10:03am

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The Florida Project (2017) - Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

I really liked director Sean Baker's previous movie, the transgender-Christmas-iPhone film, Tangerine and this one is even better. Like a modern day Little Rascals, the kids get into all kinds of hijinks when unsupervised. That humor is balanced by showing the problems the adults endure to ensure the kids' safety. (Willem Dafoe deserves an award for sure.) And they aren't always successful keeping the kids out of harm's way as evidenced by the teary finale. 5/5

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Reply #4 posted 11/18/17 10:09am

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The Florida Project (2017) - Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

I really liked director Sean Baker's previous movie, the transgender-Christmas-iPhone film, Tangerine and this one is even better. Like a modern day Little Rascals, the kids get into all kinds of hijinks when unsupervised. That humor is balanced by showing the problems the adults endure to ensure the kids' safety. (Willem Dafoe deserves an award for sure.) And they aren't always successful keeping the kids out of harm's way as evidenced by the teary finale. 5/5

i was hoping you'd see this & chime in, & i'm genuinely pleased to see you love it as much as i did. tangerine was fantastic, but this is even better, & definitely my film of the ytd. an absolute gem - i really hope a lot of people seek it out.

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Reply #5 posted 11/18/17 10:27am

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damosuzuki said:

sexton said:


The Florida Project (2017) - Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

I really liked director Sean Baker's previous movie, the transgender-Christmas-iPhone film, Tangerine and this one is even better. Like a modern day Little Rascals, the kids get into all kinds of hijinks when unsupervised. That humor is balanced by showing the problems the adults endure to ensure the kids' safety. (Willem Dafoe deserves an award for sure.) And they aren't always successful keeping the kids out of harm's way as evidenced by the teary finale. 5/5

i was hoping you'd see this & chime in, & i'm genuinely pleased to see you love it as much as i did. tangerine was fantastic, but this is even better, & definitely my film of the ytd. an absolute gem - i really hope a lot of people seek it out.


The IMAX version of Dunkirk is still my favorite of 2017 I think, but The Florida Project is right up there too. Watching it at the cinema made me regret not seeing more movies this year like I usually do if I'm missing out on quality releases like this.

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Reply #6 posted 11/18/17 4:54pm

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"The Reader" rating: Very good.

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1) It offers a tiny peek at the post-WWII Germany citizens' consciousness toward their late-facism and the Holocaust (potentially obscured but at times feigned ignorance).

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2) A psychological study of an illiterate woman who was a servant of Naziism (extermination camp guard) revealing where her judgement of it stood (conflation of morality, duty, and, oddly, practical opportunism).

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3) One man--a post-war, young lover--working through conflicting carnal/sentimental love and later disgust feelings for the woman to the resolution to alleviate her illiteracy, extend peace offerings to her victims, and share the national history lesson and intimacy with his daughter.

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I also enjoyed the woman's (Kate Winslett) role heart booty! as the lover. Water was a prominent medium throughout the romance!

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Reply #7 posted 11/20/17 7:30am

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lady bird 4.5/5 it doesn't exactly stomp all over what your expectations are of a teen coming-of-age story - quirky, smart girl figures out how she fits in while dealing with her well-meaning but difficult mom is a story you've likely see before. but it hits just about every note perfectly. it feels a bit like 'frances ha - the high school years,' & if you liked that greta gerwig movie like i did, i suspect you'll love this quite a bit.

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

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Reply #8 posted 11/20/17 10:54am

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The Thor franchise bounced back after the letdown of The Dark World with a highly entertaining and funny installment that basically played out like Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Reply #9 posted 11/20/17 11:02am

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Get Out...Twenty-three positions in a one-night stand!

Get Out...I'll only call you after if you say I can!

Get Out...let a woman be a woman and a man be a man!

Get Out...if you want to baby here I am!

OK, be honest. You KNOW you hum the melody to "Gett Off" whenever you think about the awesome movie that is "Get Out". At least, you do now! You can thank me later. Prince estate, please donate my commission to the charity of your choice.

Last night, as you may have guessed, we watched "Get Out". Oh man, what a great movie! If you've seen it, you know I'm right. If you HAVEN'T seen it, see it! See it now! Right this very instant! Because you're going to want to read this fantastic review and not be worried about the SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT stuff that follows.

This movie is the first directorial effort of Jordan Peele, he of the back half of the great Key and Peele comedy team. So what does a gifted comedian do with his first film? He makes a horror comedy flick, of course!

Chris is an African-American photographer with a white girlfriend. They're going on a trip to meet her parents, who live way out in the country (New York state, I think). Chris is a little hesitant because his girlfriend Rose has not told her parents that she's dating a black man. But Rose says not to worry - after all, her father is sure to tell Chris that he would have voted for Barack Obama a third time, if that was possible. It's going to be soooooo chill!

Except...it's not.

You can tell something's not right from the get-go. And so can Chris. By the way, Daniel Kaluuya is terrific. He's going to be in a movie next year called "Widows" where I assume he is killed, seeing as how the movie is about the widows of some burglars completing a heist their husbands had planned but were killed before pulling it off. But up until he gets shot/stabbed/exploded/poisoned/bludgeoned/run over, I'm sure he'll be great!

Rose's dad is a goofball retired neurosurgeon and her mom is a hypo-psychiatrist. Her brother is America's Greatest Current Psychopath - Caleb Landry Jones! We last saw CLJ (and I can GUARANTEE you that the "Landry" in his name came from former Dallas Cowboys coach/B-17 pilot Tom Landry) in 2016's worst movie "War on Everyone". CLJ now has the distinction of being in one year's worst movie, and the following year's best movie. That's got to be worth a star on Hollywood Avenue! Anyway, CLJ is obsessed with MMA and wants to have a quick throw-down with Chris, but Rose puts the kibosh on it.

During a conversation with mom and dad, they see a pack of cigarettes in Chris's pocket. They HATE smoking. Yay, so do I! But that's all I have in common with mom and dad. Chris makes fun of hypnotism, which does not please mom and dad. Hey - have you ever been hypnotized? I have - four times! Want to hear about it? Of course you do! (I'll make it brief.)

All four times were by the same guy, "Sam Vine, the Hip Hypnotist". And he was pretty hip for a 75-year-old guy. I did all kinds of cool things under hypnosis. Sam Vine the Hip Hypnotist had told us during the intro that contrary to popular belief, you will not do anything under hypnosis that you would not normally do. Which upon reflection is scary because...

...in one bit, me and three other guys were female strippers. I believe my stripper name was "Blaze". I was in a suit. I took off my jacket, making sure first to take our my wallet and put it in my pants, and then I threw my jacket into the crowd. Off came my tie and into the crowd it went too, but not before I did some moderately obscene stuff with it. Next was my shirt, and then my belt. The only clothing left was my pants. I unhooked them and started to unzip. I distinctly remember thinking, "He hasn't told me to stop so I'm going to take off clothes until either he does, or I'm down to my underwear".

Did I mention my mother and father were in the crowd?

But of course Sam Vine the hip Hyponotist commanded me to stop just as I started unzipping. I was mildly disappointed.

SIDE NOTE - You may be thinking, "Hey RodeoSchro - how do you remember all this stuff? I thought you never remembered stuff when you were hypnotized". So did I! But I DO remember almost everything I did the four different times I was hypnotized. I asked Sam Vine the Hip Hypnotist about that, and he said the hypnotism was like dreaming. Some people sleep very heavily, and do not remember their dreams. Some people sleep lightly, and do remember their dreams. Almost everyone in hypnosis goes under deeply and doesn't remember it, but I am one of the few that goes under very lightly. Therefore, I remember all this great stuff! I should start a thread on this, because I have a LOT more stories. But back to "Get Out"!

Chris is freaked out by the staff - a black groundskeeper, and a black maid. They ARE weird. You can tell something isn't right with them. They're like Stepford Wives or something. Chris is so freaked out that he can't sleep, so he sneaks out for a smoke. But before he can light up, the groundskeeper comes running out of the woods, zooms right past Chris, and continues into the house. Chris looks up and sees the maid doing something in her room, and gets further freaked out. So he disregards his nicotine habit and goes back inside - where the Hypo Mom is waiting for him.

And despite his protests, he is easily hypnotized. Hypno Mom uses a spoon and a tea cup to do the trick. Every time she stirs the spoon, down goes Chris.

He wakes up the next day and it turns out he does not have the hypnotic powers of RodeoSchro, as he doesn't quite remember being hypnotized. But he's pretty sure he was, because now the thought of a cigarette makes him want to throw up. So even though Hypno Mom is pure evil, she did do one good thing in her life!

It turns out the today is the the day of the Annual Gathering Of Mostly White People, or something like that. It's a party of mainly old white people. But there is one guy, who looks just like a young Barack Obama. Specifically, this young Barack Obama (right down to the hat):







Am I right? Heck yeah!

Chris approaches him and says it's good to have another person of color but young Barack Obama is confused and excuses himself. Also, young Barack Obama is married to a white lady that is at least twice his age.

This confuses Chris, and also he thinks he's seen young Barack Obama somewhere before, so he takes a picture of young Barack Obama with his cell phone. The flash goes off and young Barack Obama freaks out. He rushes Chris, screaming, "Get out! Get the F*** out!" This is later explained as an epileptic fit but Chris has an epileptic relative and says, "That was no boating accident!"

Various other things freak Chris out, including the awesome Steven Root playing a blind art dealer who loves Chris's work and eye for detail, so Chris is determined that he and Rose need to leave. While he's packing - and unbeknownst to him - Chris is auctioned off to the highest bidder which, coincidentally is blind Steven Root.

Also while he's packing, Chris notices a closet door that is conveniently open, so naturally he looks inside. There he finds a keepsake box filled with pictures of his girlfriend Rose and various African-American boyfriends - and one girlfriend who is the housekeeper! This perplexes Chris, as Rose had told him that he was her first boyfriend of color. But clearly she lied. Chris continues freaking out and insists he and Rose leave immediately.

Chris meets the family downstairs, telling them that he and Rose are leaving just as soon as Rose can find the carkeys in her large purse. As all men know, it is impossible to find anything in a large purse. Yet Rose keeps looking, and Chris keeps yelling "Find the keys!" until Rose finally finds them. But by then, Chris knows the score and if he doesn't, he completely figures it out when Rose dangles the keys and says, "You know I can't give you these keys". Therefore, Chris decides to fight his way out.

He's just about to throw some judo down on crazy Caleb Landry Jones when Hypno Mom starts stirring her tea cup. Chris immediately falls into a hypnotic trance and wakes up to find himself strapped to a chair. There's an old TV in front of him that magically plays some videos. It turns out that Rose and her family are a cult, and the cult centers around taking most of the brains out of old peoples' bodies and putting them in new, young people. As blind Steven Root explains, he is going to be the new Chris just as soon as they can put his brain in Chris's cranium. And that's going to happen in about five minutes. In fact, blind Steven Root is actually already on the operating table, and most of his brain has been removed by Dr. Dad.

But it turns out Chris is not easy to kill! He somehow stuffs some cotton in his ears so that when the teacup is stirred, he does not fall into that hypnotic state. Crazy Caleb Landry Jones shows up to unbuckle Chris and take him to his destiny but Chris surprises him by banging a big ball against his head. It appears - appears - that CLJ is dead.

Then, in a fantastic scene, Chris kills Dr. Dad by stabbing him with the mounted head from a trophy buck. Then he confronts Hypno Mom and breaks the tea cup. POINT NOTICED BY NO ONE BUT ME - While Chris can no longer be hypnotized, theoretically he still hates cigarettes. Chris repays Hypno Mom for this positive life change by stabbing her in the eye with a letter opener.

Crazy Caleb Landry Jones comes back to life but not for long. Chris hijacks CLJ's cool 1984 white Porsche 944 but runs over the housekeeper by accident. He can't just leave her to die, as that was what he did to his mom when she got hit by a car 20 years ago, so he bundles her up in the Porsche. However, they only get a little way down the road when she wakes up and naturally tries to kill Chris. Unfortunately for her, this results in Chris hitting a tree, which doesn't kill Chris but does kill the housekeeper.

Chris thinks he's in the clear but who should show up with a rifle but Rose. She had been scouring the internet while listening to music through headphones, looking for future brain zombie slaves, and didn't hear all the mayhem as her family was killed one by one. But when the house caught fire, she realized something was amiss so she grabbed a rifle.

But also showing up is the groundskeeper, who is only too happy to choke Chris to death. In the struggle, Chris is able to get out his cell phone and take a picture. The flash un-zombiefies the groundskeeper, who gets up and goes over to Rose. "Let me do it," he says and she gives him the rifle. But bad news! Rose didn't know he was un-zombiefied! She gets gut-shot, and then the groundskeeper blows his own head off. I guess being un-zombiefied is only temporary, and the groundskeeper didn't want to spend his life always taking a selfie with a flash in order to stay un-zombified. I'm sure no Millenials could grasp that point.

Chris's friend show up and they all live happily ever after - except for everyone in Rose's family, who all died gruesome deaths.

What a great movie! I loved it when I watched it; I loved it even more when I explained every detail to my colleagues here at the office; and I love it even more than that now after typing this review. And I'm not the only one that loves it. "Get Out" got a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. The ONLY negative review came from The Official Magazine Of Uptight White Conservatives, i.e. The National Review. Their reviewer called it "Get Whitey" and said it was an Obama movie for Quentin Taratino fans. What a wet blanket!

Clearly "Get Out" gets the highest rating possible, which in this case is Five TSA Agents out of a possible Five TSA Agents. (See? I didn't tell you everything that happens. You can still watch this and be surprised!)

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Reply #10 posted 11/20/17 2:52pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Get Out...Twenty-three positions in a one-night stand!

Get Out...I'll only call you after if you say I can!

Get Out...let a woman be a woman and a man be a man!

Get Out...if you want to baby here I am!

OK, be honest. You KNOW you hum the melody to "Gett Off" whenever you think about the awesome movie that is "Get Out". At least, you do now!


lol

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Reply #11 posted 11/21/17 6:49am

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RodeoSchro said:



What a great movie! I loved it when I watched it; I loved it even more when I explained every detail to my colleagues here at the office; and I love it even more than that now after typing this review. And I'm not the only one that loves it. "Get Out" got a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. The ONLY negative review came from The Official Magazine Of Uptight White Conservatives, i.e. The National Review. Their reviewer called it "Get Whitey" and said it was an Obama movie for Quentin Taratino fans. What a wet blanket!


i loved get out. the only thing that kept it from being perfect was that, when we are given the reveal & find out what is really happening, it was more or less what i expected it to be. & that's not a fatal flaw at all, of course, but it did mean the thing that was supposed to be surprising wasn't a surprise.

for the record, armond white is the 'national review' critic, and he is internet famous for being the worst critic alive, a contrarian that hates films every else loves & likes films everyone else hates. he loves adam sandler & zack snyder, hates moonlight & manchester by the sea. and, not that it's really relevant, while the nr might be the magazine of uptight whites, armond is black.

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

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Reply #12 posted 11/21/17 6:53am

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jules & jim - 4/5

the great dictator - 3.5/5

cries & whispers - 4/5

sweet smell of success 4.5/5

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

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The finale is very intense. I would have liked it better without the sort-of-happy-end, though. 7/10

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Reply #14 posted 11/21/17 7:25am

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Phishanga said:

The finale is very intense. I would have liked it better without the sort-of-happy-end, though. 7/10




My favorite Clash song is "The Right Profile" in which a guy comes upon a wrecked car containing the mangled-but-still-alive body of Montgomery Clift. During the song, the guy tries to remember all Clift's movies and "The Misfits" is one of them.

According to a cool site called Song Facts, "After Clift's car accident, his face was mangled and he needed plastic surgery for a broken jaw. He continued to make movies, but had to be shot from 'The Right Profile' to look good, hence the name of the song."

This has nothing to do with your rating; I just like the song and the reference.

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Reply #15 posted 11/21/17 7:28am

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damosuzuki said:

RodeoSchro said:



What a great movie! I loved it when I watched it; I loved it even more when I explained every detail to my colleagues here at the office; and I love it even more than that now after typing this review. And I'm not the only one that loves it. "Get Out" got a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. The ONLY negative review came from The Official Magazine Of Uptight White Conservatives, i.e. The National Review. Their reviewer called it "Get Whitey" and said it was an Obama movie for Quentin Taratino fans. What a wet blanket!


i loved get out. the only thing that kept it from being perfect was that, when we are given the reveal & find out what is really happening, it was more or less what i expected it to be. & that's not a fatal flaw at all, of course, but it did mean the thing that was supposed to be surprising wasn't a surprise.

for the record, armond white is the 'national review' critic, and he is internet famous for being the worst critic alive, a contrarian that hates films every else loves & likes films everyone else hates. he loves adam sandler & zack snyder, hates moonlight & manchester by the sea. and, not that it's really relevant, while the nr might be the magazine of uptight whites, armond is black.



falloff Oh gosh, that makes it even worse!

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Reply #16 posted 11/21/17 9:23am

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RodeoSchro said:


This has nothing to do with your rating; I just like the song and the reference.

I don't care, I'm adding 0.5 just for that. 7.5/10. biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 11/21/17 12:38pm

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

The Thor franchise bounced back after the letdown of The Dark World with a highly entertaining and funny installment that basically played out like Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Dug it as well... Not as good as all the other Avengers' solo films... even as a buddy flick.. And I expected a little more gusto from Mr BrundleFly..... Goldblum. But he was still pretty good.

Of course it's a comic book movie, so the implausibility of those frequent landings on a bridge got my pass for comic incredulity.

I'm just glad it didn't have a blatantly incorporated piece of nothing but merchandise like Baby Groot (though his being baby is kinda by necessity)... like the upcoming STAR WARS blunder... with that stupid instant merchandise ball thing with fur being made only to compete with baby Groot.

shameful trashing of franchises...

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Reply #18 posted 11/23/17 7:13am

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hiroshima mon amour 5/5 almost ridiculously beautiful at times, occasionally baffling. it all felt a bit ephemeral, wafting along & drifting away with nothing firm to hold on to, but it never frustrated me, and made me want to dive into it again.

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Reply #19 posted 11/23/17 7:16am

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justice league 1.5/5 it's not as adolescently self-serious as bvs:doj (though it has its moments), there's nothing as teeth-grindingly embarrassing as 'why did you say that name,' & it seemed a bit more coherent as a story (barely, though).

which i guess should make it better, but i think it might have managed to be worse. while bvs was so shockingly bad it's almost fun to view as a hate-watch, justice league is blandly boring. the only really noteworthy aspect of the whole business is how cheap & shoddy it looks at times, particularly towards the end.

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Reply #20 posted 11/23/17 2:21pm

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damosuzuki said:

justice league 1.5/5 it's not as adolescently self-serious as bvs:doj (though it has its moments), there's nothing as teeth-grindingly embarrassing as 'why did you say that name,' & it seemed a bit more coherent as a story (barely, though).

which i guess should make it better, but i think it might have managed to be worse. while bvs was so shockingly bad it's almost fun to view as a hate-watch, justice league is blandly boring. the only really noteworthy aspect of the whole business is how cheap & shoddy it looks at times, particularly towards the end.

I still haven't watched BvS and everytime someone mentions the scene with the name, I think "you can't be serious, you're all kidding about that". neutral

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Reply #21 posted 11/23/17 2:37pm

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Literally just got home from seeing this movie...

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"3 Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri"

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Didn't like some of the derogatory language concerning other cultures but other than that, GREAT MOVIE! popcorn

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Francis McDermot deserves some kind of award for this work. Woody too. Need to see it again, it's so well written.

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Reply #22 posted 11/23/17 6:32pm

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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

One of the best Woody Allen films Woody Allen didn't make.

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Hannah and her Sisters (1986)

Just a well done movie.

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Boomerang (1992)

Just love the movie in style and substance. It's probably my favorite Eddie movie.

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Henry V (1989)

A superb cinematic achievement that brings Shakespeare into modern, three-dimensional view. The St. Crispin's Day speech is one of my very favorite moments in all of film.

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namepeace said:

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

One of the best Woody Allen films Woody Allen didn't make.


While this borrows some of the trappings of late-70s-mid-80s Woody (Manhattan setting; pre-'50s popular song; neurotic, Jewish male lead), I feel it doesn't have anywhere near the substance of his films. And he rarely does such an unmitigated "happy ending".

I know it's a very popular movie, though.


...By the way: Whenever this flick is mentioned, the phrase "Nora Ephron accidentally ruined a lot of lives" runs through my head. lol Here's why:



http://catdir.loc.gov/cat...535-s.html

"Only his writing was calm. His writing which - in more ways than one - had saved his life."
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Reply #24 posted 11/25/17 7:23am

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Coco 7/10

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A sentimental movie centered on the Mexican tradition of remembrance "Day of The Dead".
While I cried like a baby at all the right parts, the biggest flaw for me was its music. Composed by veteran Disney composers from Frozen and Michael Giacchino, it felt really flat and stale for me. And since music is at the center of the plot, it becomes a major glare for me.

I think Disney should have gone with Lin Manuel Miranda or at least an authentic latino composer for the music instead of veteran Hollywood go-to players.

But besides my complaint on the music, I recommend it and score it a 7 out of 10

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Batman v Superman. Finally watched that one. What suprised me was the complete lack of a story and motivation of the characters. Even worse than the over-the-top CGI battle at the end. 1/10

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damosuzuki said:

jules & jim - 4/5

the great dictator - 3.5/5

cries & whispers - 4/5

sweet smell of success 4.5/5


You are really going through the Sight and Sound list at an incredible pace. My comments very quickly:

Truffaut's The 400 Blows is an excellent companion to Godard's Breathless so I look forward to investigating Jules and Jim.

I've read Chaplin's The Great Dictator hasn't aged well and Chaplin himself said in retrospect Hitler may not have been an appropriate subject to satirize. I've seen City Lights and Modern Times though and think both of those are great.

I'd like to rewatch a few of Bergman's pre-70s movies before diving into Cries and Whispers. Next month would be a good time followed by Autumn Sonata (not on the list) which would segue smoothly into a repeat holiday viewing of his opus, the five-hour version of Fanny and Alexander.

Sweet Smell of Success - My favorite New York City movie and one of my top 20 overall films I'd guess. I love the way mid-50s Manhattan is captured and the dialogue is ace.

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Le voyage dans la Lune / A Trip to the Moon (1902) - A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Incredibly groundbreaking obviously with a sci-fi plot that is charming in its naïveté. The colorized version is particularly surreal when combined with the new offbeat score by Air. 4/5

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Coco 7/10

A sentimental movie centered on the Mexican tradition of remembrance "Day of The Dead".
While I cried like a baby at all the right parts, the biggest flaw for me was its music. Composed by veteran Disney composers from Frozen and Michael Giacchino, it felt really flat and stale for me. And since music is at the center of the plot, it becomes a major glare for me.

I think Disney should have gone with Lin Manuel Miranda or at least an authentic latino composer for the music instead of veteran Hollywood go-to players.

But besides my complaint on the music, I recommend it and score it a 7 out of 10

[Edited 11/25/17 7:53am]


I saw this too over the weekend. I think I would like to see the Spanish dub when it's released on disc. I've read that one is even better than the English language version. 4/5

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Reply #29 posted 11/26/17 10:33pm

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The Square (2017)

Been waiting to watch this and I finally did last night. Very intriguing arthouse film that basically aims to show that art is shit lol.

4.5/5 cool

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