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Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD  (Read 50770 times)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5640 on: July 08, 2018, 11:39:35 am »
Ingrid Goes West is pretty great. The characters are all quite well rounded and complex and the film doesn’t take the easy route with regards to commentary on social media. Aubrey Plaza gave a killer performance too. Too bad I missed out in this in the theater, since it’s probably on my top ten of 2017.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5641 on: July 08, 2018, 04:35:56 pm »
The Big Sick was fine.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5642 on: July 08, 2018, 08:22:40 pm »
My friend’s birthday was today so a group of us went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was decent. A step up from the first, even if it’s far from a standout in the MCU filmography. I did like that the dramatic stakes hinges on character interactions and personal motivations rather than the apocalypse.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5643 on: July 09, 2018, 05:56:30 pm »
The Big Sick was fine.
What brought it down for you? Curious since I adored that film.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5644 on: July 09, 2018, 09:18:36 pm »
The Big Sick was fine.
What brought it down for you? Curious since I adored that film.

Movies with weak-willed protagonists tend to frustrate me. I thought Kumail should have stood up to his parents more vigorously, and I would have preferred it if he hadn't tiptoed around the topic. I get that it's a true story, but even so, the message it should have imparted got diluted a bit. Also, some of the jokes just didn't land well for me, especially the actual stand-up bits.

But I liked Ray Romano's character, and the story was worth telling. The scenes around the dinner table with Kumail's family were funny as hell; but again, I just wish he'd shown a bit more of a backbone.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5645 on: July 10, 2018, 02:03:55 pm »
The Secret of Kells is pretty good. It’s visually creative and adept at creating an immersive atmosphere, even if the story itself is rather average. Probably a B.

Also watched Throne of Blood last night. Coming off Ran it does feel a bit inferior, but Mifune and Yamada are stellar and the flourishes that Kurosawa adds definitely provide a cinematic flair, such as the pervasive silence and the ending itself. Definitely in the B+/A- range. My siblings got very restless during the part where Washizu and Miki ride aimlessly in the fog for two minutes.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5646 on: July 10, 2018, 05:47:38 pm »
The Big Sick was fine.
What brought it down for you? Curious since I adored that film.

Movies with weak-willed protagonists tend to frustrate me. I thought Kumail should have stood up to his parents more vigorously, and I would have preferred it if he hadn't tiptoed around the topic. I get that it's a true story, but even so, the message it should have imparted got diluted a bit. Also, some of the jokes just didn't land well for me, especially the actual stand-up bits.

But I liked Ray Romano's character, and the story was worth telling. The scenes around the dinner table with Kumail's family were funny as hell; but again, I just wish he'd shown a bit more of a backbone.
I mean, I know I'd find it hard to talk to my parents about something I know they'd disapprove of; even when they're wrong, I think it's natural that we want to please our parents. Personally, things like that just make the character feel real.


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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5648 on: July 11, 2018, 10:54:07 am »
I really enjoyed Shattered Glass. You guys should check it out, I feel like it would be pretty well-appreciated around here.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5649 on: July 11, 2018, 06:39:46 pm »
Rewatched the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy over the last week (and watched 2.1 for the first time).

Despite some aged CGI and a few clunky Raimi quirks, 1 and 2 are a lot better, and 3 not nearly as bad, as I remembered.

I mean, holy shit, maybe that has to do with only watching the Editor's Cut, but I distinctly remember thinking Homecoming was at least better than 3.  And I think I want to retract that now.  Like, sure, the Emo Peter stuff is a bit much, and the Harry amnesia is clearly just to keep him out of the picture to introduce the other villains, but when the drama hits, it hits on target hard.

Hell the relationship stuff across the whole trilogy is pretty solid.

Spider-Man: 8/10

Spider-Man 2 (and 2.1): 8.5/10

Spider-Man 3 - Editor's Cut: 7.5/10


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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5652 on: July 11, 2018, 09:04:51 pm »
Saw Jurassic World 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp when I was gone. Jurassic World was pretty bad, everything about that movie was so predictable and cliche. The socially awkward nerd who's scared of everything has to be one of my least favorite film tropes. Still though, seeing the dinos on screen is still rather awe-inspiring. Probably a 4/10.

Ant-Man and the Wasp was honestly a pretty enjoyable solid time, nothing remarkable but an enjoyable couple hours in the theater. I appreciated how, generally, contained the movie was as well as the performances from most of the cast. 6/10.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5653 on: July 12, 2018, 01:10:15 am »
American Animals is a decent, reasonably ambitious true life heist story. Evan Peters and Barry Keoghan deliver solid work in their roles, and the use of the actual people themselves in the story is inspired if a bit of a mixed bag in execution. Still, it’s reasonably well paced and has a pretty great climax. Probably a B.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5654 on: July 14, 2018, 04:31:44 pm »
Tag: 6-7/10
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5655 on: July 14, 2018, 06:18:35 pm »
Shin Godzilla focuses more on a governmental response to Godzilla than indulgent destruction, but that’s not a negative in the slightest. It’s visually impressive despite its small budget and is ultimately more interesting than the Edwards Godzilla. Probably a B+ or an A-.

About Elly is another excellent Asghar Farhadi film. The first thirty minutes have a surprising amount of levity but soon the film reverts to Farhadi’s signature brand of emotionally draining, well made drama. There’s a ton of great performances too. Probably an A.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5656 on: July 14, 2018, 07:47:31 pm »
I saw Leave No Trace. It left no trace in my brain.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5657 on: July 14, 2018, 08:19:43 pm »
Sorry to Bother You is insane.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5658 on: July 15, 2018, 12:01:43 am »
I saw Leave No Trace. It left no trace in my brain.
I've seen the trailer for this for at least the last three trips to the local indie theater. It's appearing to invade mine.

What did you like and dislike about it? I've heard nearly unanimous praise for it.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5659 on: July 16, 2018, 11:20:39 am »
Won't You Be My Neighbor:  8/10
Ant-Man and Wasp:  7.5/10
Hotel Transylvania 3:  6/10
The First Purge:  4/10

 

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