Anyone seen any good movies lately?

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Sicario.

Its on Netflix. Saw a snippet before and got interested because of the trailer of the sequel.

Pretty sublime stuff, actually. It does a lot with very little and dialogue/storytelling/tension is really well executed. This is one movie you should watch if you want a good written story and the progression to match it.
 
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Saw Green Book.

As most recent Oscar winners I found it enjoyable but nothing special. It's one of those movies where 10 minutes in you know pretty much everything that's going to happen.
The characters are also a bit too exaggerated, the Italian guy seems a bit too dumb and the other one a bit too serious. Maybe it's because I'm catching up with the show but it felt like both could have come from a Brooklyn 99 episode..... the black guy was basically young captain Holt
 
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Saw Green Book.

As most recent Oscar winners I found it enjoyable but nothing special. It's one of those movies where 10 minutes in you know pretty much everything that's going to happen.
The characters are also a bit too exaggerated, the Italian guy seems a bit too dumb and the other one a bit too serious. Maybe it's because I'm catching up with the show but it felt like both could have come from a Brooklyn 99 episode..... the black guy was basically young captain Holt
Check out Roma and The Favourite. Either of those should have won, imo
 
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Before trilogy directed by Richard Linklater

Sunrise, Sunset, Midnight ... All great films.

If you like unscripted "talking" films with romantic locations and very good acting, then it's 3 films you'll love. Sort of like Boyhood (2014) but a much slower pace. Most of the film(s) are shot in completely uncut longtakes, i think it's brilliant.
 
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Saw a bloody mental film on Saturday:

The Lobster

I don't really want to even say much about it because I knew pretty much nothing about it going in.

It's like a very dark comedy about a society where you have to find a mate within 45 days or be turned into an animal of your choice. The film is a crazy as it sounds but I really enjoyed it.
 

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Triple Frontier was pretty good for a Netflix movie.
Yeah. I thought it was decent enough. It felt like an overbudget TV movie in places, but at the same time when you're hardened professionals, you're going to be on point. My only real criticism would be : -

Silencers anyone? I would have thought those would have been a must for the assault surely...

Enjoyable enough and potentially room for a sequel
 
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Saw a bloody mental film on Saturday:

The Lobster

I don't really want to even say much about it because I knew pretty much nothing about it going in.

It's like a very dark comedy about a society where you have to find a mate within 45 days or be turned into an animal of your choice. The film is a crazy as it sounds but I really enjoyed it.
totally forgot about this movie nutjob been wanting to see it
 
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Yeah. I thought it was decent enough. It felt like an overbudget TV movie in places, but at the same time when you're hardened professionals, you're going to be on point. My only real criticism would be : -

Silencers anyone? I would have thought those would have been a must for the assault surely...

Enjoyable enough and potentially room for a sequel
Yeah, with a big cargo box full of pretty much any weapon/accessory you may need, they didn't grab any suppressors? heh.
 
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Finally got around to watching John Wick 2 this weekend. Didn't disappoint, although the villain seemed a bit paper-thin in terms of character.

The best characters from that series, methinks, are the side ones--Charon, the Sommelier, Aurelio, etc. And the wonky universe they've created within NYC and the rest of the world is pretty cool.
 
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Finally popped in Sicario last night. It's just excellent.

Finally got around to watching John Wick 2 this weekend. Didn't disappoint, although the villain seemed a bit paper-thin in terms of character.

The best characters from that series, methinks, are the side ones--Charon, the Sommelier, Aurelio, etc. And the wonky universe they've created within NYC and the rest of the world is pretty cool.
Really like the Wick movies. Looking forward to 3.
 
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I posted my top ten for 2018 in the favorite movies thread but here is the whole top 50:


50. Golden Job
49. Red Sparrow
48. Us and Them
47. Unstoppable
46. Alpha
45. Burning
44. An Elephant Sitting Still
43. Long Day's Journey Into Night
42. When I Get Home My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead
41. Tonight at the Movies

40. The Night Comes For Us
39. Dark Figure of Crime
38. Mission: Impossible Fallout
37. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
36. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
35. Searching
34. Mirai
33. Overlord
32. Roma
31. Leave No Trace

30. Flavors of Youth
29. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
28. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
27. Fireworks
26. Mandy
25. Avengers: Infinity War
24. Be With You
23. Keys to the Heart
22. On Your Wedding Day
21. Ghost Stories

20. One Cut of the Dead
19. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
18. First Reformed
17. Black Panther
16. Paddington 2
15. Summer of 84
14. Ash is Purest White
13. Blank 13
12. 8th Grade
11. Lean on Pete

10. Modest Heroes
9. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
8. Creed II
7. You Were Never Really Here
6. Microhabitat
5. Thoroughbreds
4. Shoplifters
3. Blue Amber
2. Vox Lux
1. The Spy Gone North

Altogether I saw 119 movies from last year.
 
Just finished watching my second viewing of The Last Jedi. Has a movie in recent history needed a bigger salvage job than the next Star Wars film? Abrams, that director that relies so heavily on nostalgia and genre/franchise defining features, needing to completely save a trilogy in one, and final, film after an absolutely woefully destructive entry that did far more harm than good (by like, 99%-1%)


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Few thoughts anyway:

1) Rey's a clone, right?

2) This trilogy would have been far better as old guard Jedi and friends vs Ren.

3) Hux is clearly a Force user incognito. I hope he reveals his true identity early in the next film.
 
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Aquaman 6/10
This was pretty fun but felt like they tried to put a little too much into one movie. It was also pretty corny at times even for superhero movies standards.
Visually it's extremely inconsistent. Fights look great and the actual locations looked fantastic but the CG and real elements didn't blend in very well and everything looked fake as hell. I get why Atlantis looks fake but why do scenes in a freaking pier or the streets of italy look fake as hell too?
The action scenes were great though and it does have moments where the visuals shine

Fantasic Beast 2 the crimes of whatever 1/10
Wh.... WHAT?
I actually liked the first one but this was terrible. This makes the recent Star Wars movies look good!!!
I don't even know if it qualifies as a movie, it was basically 2 hours of boring, dark and joyless "lore" dump. It doesn't even have all that many "fantastic beasts".