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Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by vmarcilfan75, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Agreed. Now JJ Abrams is trying to stuff the toothpaste back into the tube and make people happy with the final one.
     
  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    I disagree. People just didn't want to see someone other than Harrison Ford play Han Solo.

    For as angry as people say The Last Jedi got them, it still made 1.3 billion dollars.

    The marketing also sucked. It was a hard sell. A stupid move by Disney.

    I am part of the subset of fans that didn't watch the movie because they fired Lord and Miller. Just wasn't interested in the bland movie Ron Howard would create.
     
  3. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Yea, like he did with Star Trek Into Darkness.

    JJ is a hack. Disney's biggest mistake was hiring him to create The Force Awakened.
     
  4. Unlucky 13

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    Different tastes for different people, lol. I really enjoyed The Force Awakes and the first two new Star Trek movies. My hopes are high for the next one.

    I absolutely love The Lego movie by Lord and Miller. But other than Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, which I view as one of the worst animated movies in history, I'm almost totally unfamiliar with the things they've done.
     
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  5. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    I enjoyed the Force Awakens, however, it wasn't good storytelling. It was a Nostalgia fest with too many open-ended questions for the sake of open-ended questions. They could have hired someone good who actually had an idea. JJ is just an idea person who puts out ideas and hopes other people can figure them out.

    I liked the first Star Trek movie. Into Darkness was a terrible movie. The Khan reveal meant nothing to anyone who was in the movie, and they cured death.

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is awesome. We have totally different tastes.
    They did both 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, two movies that should not have worked, but were very funny.

    And they were integral in one of my favorite movies of all time, Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse.
     
  6. Unlucky 13

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    I'm going to watch the Spiderverse as soon as its on Netflix in a few weeks.
     
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  7. Destroyer

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    I saw X-Men Dark Phoenix this Tuesday. I'd say 6.5/10 maybe 7. Cons: It was too short, didn't introduce any/enough new characters and Evan Peters was barely in it. Pros: The actress who plays storm is spot on, Nightcrawler had some cool scenes, and the acting is still better than any Avengers movie.
     
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  8. Unlucky 13

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    Up to this point, I have seen every single X-Men universe movie in the cinema, but I might skip this one. I just haven't been able to get enthusiastic at all. Did not like any of the new actors that they introduced in Apocolypse at all.
     
  9. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    Watched Iron Sky: The Coming Race. Awesomeness. Nazis on the moon, the hollow earth theory, Hitler riding a T Rex, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs as evil villains......what more could you want? If it doesn't win an Oscar, the Oscars are rigged
     
  10. Ohio Fanatic

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    yeah, I"ll wait for this one to come out as well. I do like McAvoy and Fassbender. Hoult and Lawrence are fine too, but rest of the cast is a bunch of mehs
     
  11. invid

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    I don't even really like superhero movies, but I really really enjoyed that one. Amazing colorwork in that one.
     
  12. Unlucky 13

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    Its on Netflix today! I'm going to probably watch it this Friday or Saturday with my wife. Kids have activities in the evening every day this week.
     
  13. adamprez2003

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    i went into it thinking I would hate it but it was brilliant. So original and creative. Definitely hope they make more
     
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  14. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I went in thinking I would love it. I left thinking it just might be one of my favorite movies of all time.
     
  15. Unlucky 13

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    I watched Into the Spiderverse today and loved it. Fantastic story, very well written and acted. Well thought out, with humor and heart, and stayed interesting the entire two hours. And the visual style was amazing, even stunning. A unique mix of 3D near-photo realism and traditional comic art.

    They did a terrific job of giving the characters a well rounded personality and motivations, having them play off of another another, and introducing new ones at just the right time, including a few with some fun curveballs attached. Plenty of meta jokes, phrasing and references to let you know that it knows is a comic book movie, and they all were just right.
     
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    I had the pleasure to watch Shaft (2019) last weekend. If you like the 1971 original and the 2000 reboot with Samuel L Jackson you’ll have a blast. The trailer might fool you into thinking it’s a one note joke-fest but at it’s heart, like all the Shaft movies, it’s about solving a crime while kicking *** and looking cool.

    A lot of the reviews didn’t like it because they didn’t inject modern day sensibilities into it. If you can only enjoy a movie if it preaches things you already agree with at you, then this movie isn’t for you. If you want a fun crime/action drama that has fun with the concept of impossibly cool bad asses taking care of business then you”ll enjoy Shaft.
     
  17. Destroyer

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    I saw Vice. Very good movie and if you fact check it you’ll be surprised by what this guy did and got away with.
     
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  18. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    I saw Spider-Man Far From Home.

    I can't believe I live in a time when Mysterio is in a movie and there was one scene that was beautiful Mysterio goodness.

    I agree with a lot of people that Tom Holland is the best live-action Spider-Man. Still, wish they would mention Uncle Ben.

    I will say that you have to watch the first end credit scene. The crowd literally cheered during that scene. I loudly cheered as well. It is the best end credit scene since Nick Fury showed up at the end of Iron Man.

    The movie is really fun. A good summer blockbuster. IMO, the second half is better than the first half of the movie.

    Amazes me that MCU has not had 1 stinker during the first four phases. Yes, some people do not like all the movies, but they haven't had a movie that the critics hated or were a financial flop. Far From Home has already made $90 million in China. What a magical run the first four phases have been.
     
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  19. Unlucky 13

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    I'm hoping to go see it Friday night or Saturday. Can't wait. Too bad we won't get another MCU movie until next May!
     
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  20. invid

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    Going to see Midsommar tomorrow morning, interested to see if I like it as much as the director's last movie, Hereditary.
     
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  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    After End Game, I was fine with the break.

    After Far From Home, I want another one sooner!
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

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    I got really used to the March, June, November thing they had going for a while. Spoiled.
     
  23. Destroyer

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    I want to see this but I will wait until I can watch it from home. Let me know what you thought.
     
  24. invid

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    It was good, but not as great as Hereditary. Hereditary did a better job at explaining the underlying lore that was driving the horror, this one did not do that at all, really. Great art direction though, Aster does a wonderful job of finding a good score and using it to great effect, and the acting was strong all around. It was definitely a mind****. It was 2 1/2 hours but it did not feel drawn out. The dynamic between the protagonist and her boyfriend was the most squirmy, uncomfortable thing throughout the whole movie. If I could go back and do it again I would wait for an at-home rental. Hereditary, on the other hand, was worth a trip to the theater.
     
  25. texanphinatic

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    Finally saw Crimes of Grindelwald.

    Was ... not good. I actually went to.do other things instead, but the wife finished it.
     
  26. Unlucky 13

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    I was the same. And I had enjoyed all the previous movie and all of the Harry Potter series.
     
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    I still haven't seen Fantastic Beasts, but I quite enjoy the HP movies. I finally actually got through the "books" (audiotapes) for the first time as well and they were highly enjoyable. But Crimes was just bad. Depp was not a good choice to play Grindlewald. It was painfully and boringly slow. The way they treated the magic just struck me as ... off? Too casual? And - more personally, I admit - I am not a fan of the post WW1/1920s aesthetic regardless.

    Mostly though, it was just boring, which should be insane to say for a movie focused around magic and Magical Hitler. But Crimes managed it.
     
  28. Unlucky 13

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    Fantastic Beasts wasn't terrific, more just pretty good. My wife (a big HP fan who's read all of the books) really enjoyed it because of the details. However, I'm totally with you on Crimes. It was so damn boring. So slow, and just a thud at the end. I asked my wife to explain the confusing motivations of a few of the characters, and she kind of just shrugged. It seems like they could have done a whole lot better.
     
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    I watched Under the Silver Lake. It's terrible and I can't think of one reason why anyone else should watch it.
     
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  30. Unlucky 13

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    I'd never heard of it until just now :lol:
     
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    Just watched John Wick 3 and Hellboy. Enjoyed both with John Wick 3 being amazing. Probably best fight scenes out of the three. Reminded me of the RAID AND RAID 2
     
  32. invid

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    Bad movie is bad. It's like they decided to extend an Urban Outfitters commercial into a full-length movie. It was hard to take Garfield seriously in that role, and it was incredibly overwrought and way too long.
     
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    The worst part was that the trailer made it look good. So I had expected to at least like it. Wrong!

    Last night I watched Small Town Crime. It was fantastic. It’s streaming on Netflix.
     
  34. Unlucky 13

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    Urban Outfitters has commercials? I'm oblivious to a lot of things, apparently!
     
  35. invid

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    I actually don't know, lol! It was like a bad, trying-to-be-super-hip, MTV show, stretched out to beyond 2 hours. Does that work better?

    There was a movie with Joseph Gordon Levitt that came out awhile ago where he was going around trying to solve a disappearance that had noir undertones, and it was very good. Silver Lake was not that.
     
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    Brick is the name of. I love that movie.

    I’m trying to find a way to watch Chinatown because I hear it’s the best noir film of all time.
     
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  37. Unlucky 13

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    Was that Looper? I wanted to see that but never got around to it. I think the only things I've seen him in since Third Rock are Batman and Inception.
     
  38. invid

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    Chinatown is amazing, the steps in the unfolding of the mystery actually make sense. Brick! That's the one!
     
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    Looper was surprisingly good if you can get past the Bruce Willis prosthetics on JGL. That Chuck and Mac song they used in the promos for that movie back when also became one of my favorite soul songs.
     
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    Small Town Crime was good. I think I mentioned it last year.

    I rewatched Chinatown on Prime a few weeks ago. Check out The Big Sleep as well if you enjoy that genre.
     

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