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Watched The Platform on Netflix recently. Political commentary a little hamfisted but overall really enjoyed it. Similar to The Belko Experiment and Cube. Surreal and Kafkaesque.
This has been on my radar the last couple weeks. I really liked Cube. Never saw the sequels, heard they take place outside or something like that.
 
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Hmmmm, one I watched recently that was really good was Parasite.

Which I found surprising cause a lot of movies with tons of praise typically fall on the other end of the spectrum for me.

So definitely check that out if you get a chance. I found it very well written and intriguing to watch.
Not usually a fan of Oscar Winner movies, but this one was good indeed.
 

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Halloween (2018)

Wasn’t that great, it was filled with a lot of stupid tropes such as running away from the bad guy after knocking him down, no use of mobiles, splitting up and dumb ass police.
 
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I watched Grosse Pointe Blank for the first time in years last night

I forgot how great the soundtrack is

Peak Cusak? I love High Fidelity too, but there’s a charm to GPB that I can’t describe





A lot of Oscar movies really are overhyped garbage, but Parasite was good.
IMO it’s one of the event films I’ve seen in the last 5 years
 
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Generic, but a competent 'turn your brain off' thriller. Loved the use of Killer Instinct. 5/10



Bizarre, undercooked character study with Jason Statham doing Jason Statham things throughout. They forgot to add a story here. Largely forgettable. 4/10
 

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Ultimately, I had a blast. While Bright started out rough by beating you over the head with its political leanings, insistence on tacky hip hop for the OST, and bizarre choice to lay the profanity on thick; Bright is a movie with a fairly unique concept which it ultimately handled and introduced me to about as well as it could. A gritty buddy cop flick with strong high fantasy influences and just the right amount of the Fifth Element thrown in for good measure. Reminded me of the Underworld movies for some reason. I dig those. 8/10
 

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Watched The Lovebirds on Netflix starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Ray. I didn’t really enjoy it. The plot was uninteresting and their jokes were corny. The only thing enjoyable was the chemistry between them. I’d recommend to skip this one.
 

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Prisoners
Me and the wife hadn't seen it since the theater, liked it then and still liked it last night. It has a lot more weight now however that we have twin girls. I think this was the movie that turned me onto Denis Villeneuve, and while I haven't seen all of his movies I have seen everything he has done since Incendies (except for some shorts). Fantastic film maker, he got some great performances out of everyone in this movie.

Also if anyone hasn't seen Incendies, that is another great movie, some tough subject matter what like most of his movies, great performances and some great visuals.
 
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Mulholland Drive is amazing, Lynch is a god. I can't really say I'm a big fan of many directors, but this guy operates on a whole other level. When I'm done a Lynch movie I want more like it and there's really nothing that compares that I've ever come across.
 
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Prisoners
Me and the wife hadn't seen it since the theater, liked it then and still liked it last night. It has a lot more weight now however that we have twin girls. I think this was the movie that turned me onto Denis Villeneuve, and while I haven't seen all of his movies I have seen everything he has done since Incendies (except for some shorts). Fantastic film maker, he got some great performances out of everyone in this movie.

Also if anyone hasn't seen Incendies, that is another great movie, some tough subject matter what like most of his movies, great performances and some great visuals.
I believe he did Enemy before Prisoners too, it’s interesting. Art house vibe

Talented man. Dune should be great




A thriller that's still sharper than a whip. Had me gripped through its entirety. Top 3 Spielberg for me. Maybe even his best. 10/10
definitely

it remains visually striking to this day
 
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I believe he did Enemy before Prisoners too, it’s interesting. Art house vibe

Talented man. Dune should be great
Yah
Enemy was the same year can't remember if it was before or after prisoners. We ended up watching Enemy just a few weeks after we saw Prisoners in theaters, also a good movie. The end was trippy and that is the movie that started me down the path of YouTube movie analysis videos which I watch all the time now.
 

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Prisoners
Me and the wife hadn't seen it since the theater, liked it then and still liked it last night. It has a lot more weight now however that we have twin girls. I think this was the movie that turned me onto Denis Villeneuve, and while I haven't seen all of his movies I have seen everything he has done since Incendies (except for some shorts). Fantastic film maker, he got some great performances out of everyone in this movie.

Also if anyone hasn't seen Incendies, that is another great movie, some tough subject matter what like most of his movies, great performances and some great visuals.
Such a good movie... Loved jakes character
 
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I hadn't watch this until yesterday:



Pretty weird movie, Denzel acts like a damn cyborg. Some cool action sequences but pretty generic if you ask me.

It doesn't try to be any better in comparison with similar films like John Wick or Bourne Identity.
 
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Holy shit. DeNiro was fucking killer in this. How have I not seen this before now? Scorsese killed it here. 11/10
 
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Competent but bland. Disappointing that Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper weren't given a more interesting script to work with. Light on action, light on twists. Snoozer. Shame. Nothing special here, solid cast aside. 4/10
 
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Very stylish and well made. Characters and deaths all felt very real. Ending speech was corny, and not nearly as clever as the writer/director seems to think it was. Weird political messaging throughout the film felt forced and out of place. Still a damn fine movie overall. 8/10
 

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^^Saw it like last month I thought it was fukking hilarious as well hahaha the drug addict moron robbers had me cracking up gandolfini was beast in it 2
 

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^^Saw it like last month I thought it was fukking hilarious as well hahaha the drug addict moron robbers had me cracking up gandolfini was beast in it 2
Yeah, it was a lot of fun. The political stuff felt super weird. Even the tagline is, "IN AMERICA YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN." Then there's all the stuff about the 2008 campaign. I don't know, just seemed really weird and out of place. It's unfortunate, because otherwise this is a gritty, simple crime flick. My favorite thing was just how real all the violence felt.
 
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Goddamn, they just dont make 'em like this anymore. Really neat seeing a young James Caan as 'Mississippi'. Great writing with a fantastic cast. Some glorious cinematography on display here also. Solid pacing along with great shootouts. I think I enjoy El Dorado even more than Rio Bravo.10/10
 
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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie - Animelab
I mentioned in the Netflix GITS show thread that I watched the older series called Arise which I loved and I was really surprised by it's closing movie. It might even be better than the original GItS film (in terms of story) but that's because it follows on from the Arise series. If it was presented as it is without a series prior it would have just been ok. Animation wise it's not as good as the original film as it sticks to the same style as the Arise show. For those that don't know, it actually leads into the original GITS film so it really is a prequel.
Love how all the characters are presented and treated, Major, Batou, Togusa, Ishikawa, Paz and Saito are all here.
Very interesting story that involves the Major being framed and the continued usage of the memory virus from the series.

Promare - Animelab
From the crazy creators of Gurren Lagaan and Kill La Kill comes this cray over the top anime about a fire fighter that gets involved with a increasingly chaotic premise. I don't really want to say much but if you loved that 2 other anime that I mentioned you should hopefully love this. It's ... insane.

The Mummy - Blu Ray
So the wifey wanted to rewatch the Mummy movies and so we have started to do just that. The first film is still a lot of fun with Brendan Fraiser and Rachel Weisz but it's not the best movie ever made either. The CG has definitely not aged very well as a vast majority of it looks like absolute shit. Based on the blu ray the film really needs a 4K remaster, reading reviews about the 4K blu ray the video quality is better but I don't think there is 100% confirmation that the film is an upscale or remaster. Either way, I don't think the film is worth double dipping. It's just a fun film, nothing special.

The Mummy Returns - Blu Ray
This is even worse than the first film and the CG is even worse because the rely on it so much more. In retrospect, I don't think the Tom Cruise Mummy film is bad as people make it seem, it's on the same level as the Brendan Fraiser Mummy films for me. The kid actor and the actress for Anck-Su-Namun are both atrocious and I have no idea who casted them. On the plus side, there is a hell of a lot of Rachel Weisz cleavage.

Joker - Blu Ray
Watched this at my sisters house and it's still enjoyable on the small screen. Unfortunately she doesn't own any surround sound so it was just bog standard TV speakers and it sure as hell doesn't have the same impact as what IMAX had. Great acting and beautiful crisp visuals.
 
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Bloodshot was a reasonably good action flick. I liked the superpower / action scenes and the plot was okay (in terms of justifying what was happening). I'm surprised the movie flopped (?), guess Vin Diesel can't sell something well enough if it's not a part of the F&F franchise. ;)
 
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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Blu Ray
Now this was an enjoyable film. I don't care about the backlash it got at release but this is far better than the 2nd film and may better than the first film. Storywise it's a bit of a rehash with the emperor having a love triangle, he has a curse put on him and he wants to take over the world when he awakes but it's just so damn fun. It is a shame that Rachel Weisz gets replaced but Mario Bello might be an even better fit for the character, she does seem to do better at the action scenes for example. And thank christ the film has some decent CG, it's not the greatest but it's a vast improvement over the previous 2 films.
 
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I saw Fat Bad Boys for Life and I thought yeah, Martin Lawrence was looking a little plump. Then I took a look at the OG versions...



Then I thought the current version of Martin Lawrence must have gotten bit by a rattlesnake in his neck or he's a stunt double for Cedric the Entertainer. Muh fucka got fat! Movie was par with other action sequels. It was so long at some point, I felt like I was watching the "extended version including deleted scenes".
 

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Man, what a pretty good surprise this turned out to be. Coming from Netflix, it's probably one of their best. Story keeps you hocked until the end. Really liked it. 8/10
 

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Simple and effective. The occasional noisy line of dialogue and degraded bit of footage added to the charm. It's a 6/10, but that's a strong six. Does what it needs to do and ends. Yeehaw.
 

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Old favorite of mine. I usually watch it about once a year and that time was this weekend. It’s a little dated, it was filmed pre 9/11 so the whole geopolitical situation is way off but it’s a damn good movie. Kevin Pollack delivers a really powerful performance.



autoduelist autoduelist you will like this movie.
 
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Old favorite of mine. I usually watch it about once a year and that time was this weekend. It’s a little dated, it was filmed pre 9/11 so the whole geopolitical situation is way off but it’s a damn good movie. Kevin Pollack delivers a really powerful performance.



autoduelist autoduelist you will like this movie.
On it. Give me a couple days. Never even heard of it, I don't think.
 

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Now this was an enjoyable film. I don't care about the backlash it got at release but this is far better than the 2nd film and may better than the first film. Storywise it's a bit of a rehash with the emperor having a love triangle, he has a curse put on him and he wants to take over the world when he awakes but it's just so damn fun. It is a shame that Rachel Weisz gets replaced but Mario Bello might be an even better fit for the character, she does seem to do better at the action scenes for example. And thank christ the film has some decent CG, it's not the greatest but it's a vast improvement over the previous 2 films.
So funny, everything you wrote I feel the opposite.
You truely are my Bizarro universe movie buff version.
 
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So funny, everything you wrote I feel the opposite.
You truely are my Bizarro universe movie buff version.
I used to love the Mummy films but the first 2 are just ok now. They feel under budgeted in hindsight or maybe the technology wasn't there yet. Every time you see the Mummy in all his GC glory it took me out of the film.

As I mentioned, the 2 terrible actors in Mummy Returns. Rick also feels like he has zero relationship with his son in the sequel. I know they partnered the son with Jonathan for comedic reasons but Rick's care for his son doesn't feel genuine. Unless he is running to save his son there is nothing there between them. No idea if ultimately that was an oversight for the 2nd film but I like how the 3rd film picked up on that story beat.

Action scenes are mostly undercooked and relay far too much on editing and changing camera angles. The bus chase in London is probably the best action scene out of the first 2 films.

The third film is just bigger, grander, they had the budget to do what they wanted to do, the actors as a whole are better and the chemistry between all the characters is better.
 
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One movie I saw that I really liked, my biggest surprise of the lockdown, was Nocturnal Animals. It looks great, the acting is good, the way the stories intertwine is interesting, I think it’s just really good.
 

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I used to love the Mummy films but the first 2 are just ok now. They feel under budgeted in hindsight or maybe the technology wasn't there yet. Every time you see the Mummy in all his GC glory it took me out of the film.

As I mentioned, the 2 terrible actors in Mummy Returns. Rick also feels like he has zero relationship with his son in the sequel. I know they partnered the son with Jonathan for comedic reasons but Rick's care for his son doesn't feel genuine. Unless he is running to save his son there is nothing there between them. No idea if ultimately that was an oversight for the 2nd film but I like how the 3rd film picked up on that story beat.

Action scenes are mostly undercooked and relay far too much on editing and changing camera angles. The bus chase in London is probably the best action scene out of the first 2 films.

The third film is just bigger, grander, they had the budget to do what they wanted to do, the actors as a whole are better and the chemistry between all the characters is better.
My take:
Loved the first two movies, and was super eager to see the third one back then.

Was super disappointed, movie felt like a tacked on sequel through and through, Maria Bello was a completely different character compared to what Rachel Weisz brought to the first two movies and Brendan Fraser started to look old and fat at that point already.

All in all the movie tried to recapture the magic of the first two instalments, but failed to do so spectacularly.

It's still a 3/5 movie for me, but the first two were at least in the 4.5 region.
 
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Zombieland Double Tap.

I didn’t hate it, but overall it just felt like more of the same and didn’t really have much of a story going for it.

6/10
 
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