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#16041 J.C.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:37 PM

Ah, I see.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

The Circle.  A bit heavy-handed for my tastes.  Emma Watson is her usual greatness.  John Boyega doesn't have much to do.  It felt like a long episode of Black Mirror.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  Basically, it's Star Trek V.  Booo!



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

 

Nice dark little laugh-out-loud film.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:55 AM

This has been the best summer for well-reviewed and generally enjoyable wide-release movies in many, many years.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman, Baby Driver, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Big Sick, and now Dunkirk, which is pretty much the first shoo-in for a Best Picture nom this year (see it in 70mm IMAX if you can).  Atomic Blonde may also be alright, and another Soderbergh flick is on the way in August.  Good times.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

Baby Driver didn't do much for me. The story about Baby was good, but the heist business got to be way too much.



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 04:37 PM

Atomic Blonde.  As much as I like Angelina Jolie, I gotta say Charlize Theron throws a punch better than Angelina ever did.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 03:24 AM

Baby Driver didn't do much for me. The story about Baby was good, but the heist business got to be way too much.

Heh.  Usually people, if anything, respond more to the supporting cast than the central character.  I enjoyed it primarily as a weird kind of musical, with many of the gunshots and other sound effects timed to the beat of the terrific soundtrack.  I think it's a marvelously edited and directed film with a charismatic group of actors, though I was surprised the third act featured a chase on foot (possibly relating to the modest production budget).

 

Edgar Wright's 5-for-5 for me.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

The Beguiled was also pretty good this summer.

 

Who knows what I'm watching tonight. My boyfriend and I are doing the long-distance moving watching thing and it always takes us like a goddamn hour to settle on a movie we both want to watch on netflix



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:25 PM

I wasn't sure if The Beguiled got a particularly wide release, which is why I didn't list it.

 

But as well-reviewed wide releases go, I did forget to list Girls Trip.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

Atomic Blonde.  As much as I like Angelina Jolie, I gotta say Charlize Theron throws a punch better than Angelina ever did.

The wife and watched this on Friday. Charlize Theron scares me! The movie had enough action and plot that it kept me entertained and more importantly, the wife liked it. :)



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

I don't always get to the movies as much in the summer since they just seem to fly by, but I did watch "The Big Sick" last week and it was well worth the trip.  I wanted to see Baby Driver but it may need to wait for DVD. 



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:50 AM

Lady Bird.

 

it was good, but i didn't think it was really that good. "lady bird" was just a little too cool and the ending just wasn't believable IMO.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:02 PM

Did anyone actually see Justice League?  Any good? 



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 12:28 PM

Did anyone actually see Justice League?  Any good? 


I did! Objectively, it's pretty meh, but I still like it a lot. Full disclosure: I'm currently sitting within an arm's reach of...13 DC trades, so I have some love for the characters. It's better than BVS or Suicide Squad (I like the former even though it has HUGE problems, and think the latter is a dumpster fire), but it is not nearly as good as Wonder Woman.

It's basically the Avengers with a different set of characters and a different aesthetic. Fortunately, I prefer the aesthetic, but it still ends up being a much less fresh version of that movie.



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Posted 17 December 2017 - 06:47 PM

recently we've seen Three Billboards - pretty good, but i think it would have been better if it had been toned down just a bit.

 

last night we saw The Disaster Artist - hahaha what a great flick!



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:20 AM

The Shape of Water.  I don't think it quite lives up to some of the reviews I've read. It's a tale that has been told over and over and over and del Toro really doesn't bring anything new to it. Even the fact that the main female character is mute ends up feeling contrived in a pivotal moment. But the actress playing that character is wonderfully engaging and del Toro's greatest strength seems to be visual effects rather than storytelling, so it's definitely worth seeing if for no other reason than to just let your eyes take it all in.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:43 AM

I'm checking that out on Friday, along with The Disaster Artist.  Looking forward to The Florida Project (I quite liked the director's previous film, Tangerine) and Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread as well.

 

KingSnake, I saw Justice League.  Thought it was mediocre overall (weaker than BvS, better than Suicide Squad), even though I liked most of the cast.  Affleck didn't seem as committed here (he clearly had one foot out the door) as in the previous film, the villain was utterly generic and poorly rendered, and the visual effects very underwhelming for a $300 million production.  Outside of the Wonder Woman sequel and the already-completed Aquaman, Warner Bros. will definitely be switching gears going forward, which is probably for the best.

 

Anyways, I think the new Star Wars is the second-best overall after The Empire Strikes Back, and has the best acting and cinematography in the entire series.  Apparently there's been a big backlash to it from some of the fanbase, which kind of surprised me (it seemed to follow a natural trajectory from the previous film), but mostly made me laugh.



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

The Shape of Water.  I don't think it quite lives up to some of the reviews I've read. It's a tale that has been told over and over and over and del Toro really doesn't bring anything new to it. Even the fact that the main female character is mute ends up feeling contrived in a pivotal moment. But the actress playing that character is wonderfully engaging and del Toro's greatest strength seems to be visual effects rather than storytelling, so it's definitely worth seeing if for no other reason than to just let your eyes take it all in.

I agree with just about everything you say, but I think I enjoyed it a bit more than you did and even a bit more than I expected to. I'm impressed that they made the creature so likable and so not-stupid. I appreciated the bits of humor and I think all the actors were terrific. loved the colors.

 

We also watched The Personal Shopper on Showtime this week. Not exactly sure what it was getting at but it was watchable, visually interesting, and kept our attention, although we were both baffled at the end.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:24 AM

I agree with just about everything you say, but I think I enjoyed it a bit more than you did and even a bit more than I expected to. I'm impressed that they made the creature so likable and so not-stupid. I appreciated the bits of humor and I think all the actors were terrific. loved the colors.


I think making the creature likable was part of the point of the film. We're supposed to be awed and charmed by it just like Giles is because that emphasizes how inhuman Strickland is-- The creature Strickland despises is beautiful and intelligent and sensitive, whereas he himself  is actually the embodiment of the ugly traits he projects onto it. I would've just liked a little more subtlety in the story-telling, rather than having it all made so obvious that it felt like del Toro was hitting me in the face with it. That was the beauty of Pan's Labyrinth, the subtlety of it, the way you got what was going on but still wondered about it.  But I wholeheartedly agree with you about the acting and the effect of the colors.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

I think Michael Shannon's getting too typecast in those sorts of roles.

 

And Guillermo Del Toro has never been half the screenwriter that he is a visual artist, though I do share your fondness for Pan's Labyrinth.






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