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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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King Solomon's Mines (1985)

this was on tv last night. amazing schlocky Indiana Jones rip-off. from none other than The Cannon Group!
King Solomon’s Mines is older than Indy actually as the book was written 100 years before the movie released. (1885)

And yup that is Sharon Stone.
 

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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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As a die hard Kubrick fan-boy, I would say the best film I have seen since Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick's last film in 1999, is "The Prestige" in 2006.

I mean, come on... It has David Bowie playing Nikola Tesla!
 

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The green book. I was ready to defend it from all the criticism after the Oscar's, but this movie was offensively bad.
 

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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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Get Out (2018) is the only horror movie I've seen with interesting plot, great acting and SMART decisions

10/10
 

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Rampage 6/10
Alright action movie. Wouldn’t watch it again.

Eighth Grade 4/10
Seemed more like a documentary than a movie.
 
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Vice (2018)
My brother has it out on the Plex server, and I hear a lot of good things about it. It's about Dick Cheney and how he rose to become one of the most powerful Vice Presidents of all time.
 

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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.
 
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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".
 

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Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.

solid 7 flick slow to start but fun and Aniston was hot in this.
 

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Cam (Netflix Original)

Was actually pretty decent, maybe it helped that I went in not expecting much.

8/10
 

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Dragged Across Concrete

Loved every minute of it. Zahler might be my favorite director working right now. 10/10
 

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F for Fake (1973)

this is an incredible movie. way ahead of it's time with editing. Orson Welles with a docudrama about a number of famous fakes: Clifford Irving, the man who wrote a hoax autobiography of the famed recluse Howard Hughes, and Elmyr de Hory, a Hungarian art forger, who claims to have painted Picassos & Matisses & many other masterworks hanging in museums around the world. there is cool footage of him drawing fake Picassos and then burning them.

it's a very fast paced film, with a nonlinear narrative, narrated by Welles, and featuring him looking back on his own famous hoax, War of the Worlds. time and time again, all the trickers point out that it is solely the existence of "Experts" that gives them legitimacy. it's funny to think about considering the age we live in now, where news & media agencies host "experts" all the time, and hold a claim to The Truth, while peddling the exact opposite. a wonderful, intriguing, poetic film.
 

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So I watched "The Dirt" on Netflix after people telling me its awesome and I thought it sucked

I immediately started frowning when I recognized it was Machine Gun Kelly playing Tommy Lee about 5 minutes in. His acting performance feels like someone told him to emulate Bill and Ted.

They try to wow you with all the debauchery but I'd rather read about it in the book, honestly.

The actresses in The Favourite definitely deserved their nominations and awards. It is dark, funny and very intelligently written.
Yes. I watched it after the awards were over and was blown away. She is amazing.
 
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The Ritual
Group of men try take a shortcut through a spooky forest. It doesn’t work out well for them. I enjoyed it. 8/10

Await Further Instruction
Family gets locked into their own house on Christmas Eve with just a message on the TV to await further instruction. It gets pretty messed up. Especially the ending. Still good tho. 8/10
 

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The Ritual
Group of men try take a shortcut through a spooky forest. It doesn’t work out well for them. I enjoyed it. 8/10

Await Further Instruction
Family gets locked into their own house on Christmas Eve with just a message on the TV to await further instruction. It gets pretty messed up. Especially the ending. Still good tho. 8/10
These are both really good.

For people who haven't seen AFI, I recommend not watching trailers or anything, go in blind as possible
 
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Kingsman 2.


It didn't get the best reviews, but I thought it was a pretty solid action flick. A good way to spend 2 hours. 7/10.
 
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Captain Marvel was the first movie that I've ever seen in AMC Dolby Cinema and it was awesome. The reclining leather chairs were nice, there were speakers all over the walls & ceiling, and it was really cool.
The movie itself was just as great as I was hoping and I thought both Brie and Sam L did an awesome job.
 

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Captain Marvel was the first movie that I've ever seen in AMC Dolby Cinema and it was awesome. The reclining leather chairs were nice, there were speakers all over the walls & ceiling, and it was really cool.
The movie itself was just as great as I was hoping and I thought both Brie and Sam L did an awesome job.
Dude I LOVE Dolby Cinema. The big theater near my house has IMAX and DC and I always chose DC when I was able to get out a lot. Saw Deadpool 2 and Infinity War in it. So awesome.
 

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Rather than trying to get End Game tickets today, I think I'm just going to wait and see it in Dolby Cinema when I can. Fortunately I'll be on vacation soon after it releases so I can probably go see it during the day when most people are at work/school.
 

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Rather than trying to get End Game tickets today, I think I'm just going to wait and see it in Dolby Cinema when I can. Fortunately I'll be on vacation soon after it releases so I can probably go see it during the day when most people are at work/school.
It’s cool, I’ll just PM you with what happens after I see it. (y)
 

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It’s cool, I’ll just PM you with what happens after I see it. (y)
lol, I'm already dreading the struggle to avoid spoilers if I don't see it opening day. Potential spoilers at work, potential spoilers on the internet, in commercials, etc...
 
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I watched Searching, the story focused to the father's perspective when his daughter went missing... At first, it was boring but as the story developed it became interesting. :D
 

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I finally watched Glass. I thought it was actually really good. I had read some mediocre impressions about it so maybe I went in with low expectations.

I just thought it was very well executed. It was better than Split.
 

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I finally watched Glass. I thought it was actually really good. I had read some mediocre impressions about it so maybe I went in with low expectations.

I just thought it was very well executed. It was better than Split.
There are a lot of criticisms I left with that I think I could have overlooked if just SPOILER

Just wish Dunn had a more glorious death. I guess I can get why they all had to die, but getting drowned in a fuckin puddle while his son is feet away?"

But it was good!