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Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD  (Read 51555 times)

Robert Neville

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5740 on: September 30, 2018, 03:50:40 pm »
So, it seems like I am the first person here to have watched The House with the Clock in its Walls. I went in with no expectations, and actually liked it quite a lot, settling on about a 7/10. Sure, some things are weirdly done (the climax in particular appears to have been adapted a bit too faithfully from the book), but on the whole, I liked it more than MI:6

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5741 on: October 01, 2018, 06:23:07 pm »
So, it seems like I am the first person here to have watched The House with the Clock in its Walls. I went in with no expectations, and actually liked it quite a lot, settling on about a 7/10. Sure, some things are weirdly done (the climax in particular appears to have been adapted a bit too faithfully from the book), but on the whole, I liked it more than MI:6

I've seen it as well.  It's fine, nothing special.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5742 on: October 06, 2018, 10:55:35 am »
Venom is hilarious.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5743 on: October 06, 2018, 02:14:50 pm »
Venom is hilarious.
Would you consider it the best so bad it's good experience of 2018?

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5744 on: October 06, 2018, 11:04:29 pm »
Venom is hilarious.
Would you consider it the best so bad it's good experience of 2018?

For sure.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5745 on: October 07, 2018, 02:41:06 am »
Venom is hilarious.

The world is waking up.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5746 on: October 07, 2018, 07:33:20 am »
Venom is hilarious.

The world is waking up.

That is certainly true here, where Venom has also been greeted coldly



The main reason scores are somewhat higher than on Metacritic, etc. is because our critics are still forced to assess this relative to our output like the infamous "Guardians". At the same time, many comments on various reviews asked why Venom is being treated harsher than the Infinite War, etc. A pity that the website itself still has that lame "critic superhero" logo, though. Hope they'll change it soon enough.

Meanwhile, this appears to be a season where our critics as a whole again appear inclined to demonstrate how their opinion on Western films diverges from those of RT.

(though most reviews are still 8/10)

(while here most are 5/10)

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5747 on: October 07, 2018, 08:05:36 am »
Venom is hilarious.

The world is waking up.

It's like a really bad, dated superhero movie from 2001, except it's centered around a batshit insane Tom Hardy performance where he spends the entire time acting twitchy, talking to himself, doing four accents at once, making out with alien goo, and being called a loser by said alien goo.  The first 30 minutes are boring as hell, but it doesn't take long after that for it to become hilarious.

I can't bring myself to give it a negative score, even though it's not even close to a good movie.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5748 on: October 07, 2018, 03:19:28 pm »
A Simple Favor was quite good and The Hate U Give was very good, bordering on great at times (although it does have a few moments of heavyhandedness).

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5749 on: October 09, 2018, 04:02:43 pm »
 Rewatched Anti-birth.  Liked it as much as I did the first time, great ending.  Maybe my favourite film from 2016 (though that was a bad year).

Also saw the new Star is Born, was okay.  Not bad, not great.  Some of the writing was kinda mediocre.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5750 on: October 10, 2018, 05:21:34 pm »
Free Solo is a pretty solid documentary. It covers a lot of themes surrounding its subject  in a concise amount of time and is consistently gripping. Easily the best documentary about mountains this year and the best 2018 film with “Solo” in the title.

Finally got The Silence of the Lambs off my cinematic bucket list. I think it might be perfect; all the elements come together in such an extraordinary manner. The final act is some of the most intense cinematic material I’ve seen in a while.

Rewatched Fantastic Mr. Fox today, which holds up quite well. I think GBH and Moonrise Kingdom are better but it’s still a wonderful experience all these years later.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5751 on: October 11, 2018, 06:48:52 pm »
Finally watched Spider-Man 3.  Really good movie.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5752 on: October 12, 2018, 01:29:07 am »
Finally watched Spider-Man 3.  Really good movie.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5753 on: October 22, 2018, 12:48:36 am »
Coco still holds up. Some of the songs may be better in the Spanish dub than in English.

Finally got The Shining off my watch-list. Its capacity to emotionally drain is hardly described when people discuss it, but that was the primary response I got. As expected from Kubrick, it's a masterpiece.

The Sisters Brothers is a solid, if somewhat anticlimactic western with great cinematography and performances.

Bad Times at the El Royale is entertaining if a bit too long for its own good. Great performances from Erivo and Bridges though.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5754 on: November 11, 2018, 05:51:35 pm »
The new Suspiria might be better than the original.
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Re: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE WATCHING THREAD
« Reply #5755 on: November 26, 2018, 11:56:39 pm »
The Meg is thoroughly mediocre to the point where it should feel insulting, but I cannot summon an iota of energy to feel as such. I guess Jason Statham was alright, though.

Fantastic Beasts: Attack of the Clones sees J.K. Rowling fall into the same trap as George Lucas and Ridley Scott, where the mythologies of their brainchildren is getting prioritized (inconsistently, I might add) over the characters. It felt similar to Solo in terms of explaining stuff that should have been left to the imagination. There were some scenes that were decent though.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is pretty good mostly on the strength of the performances and the script.

Crazy Rich Asians is adequate. Probably overhyped but reasonably pleasant.

Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born remake is pretty great. First half definitely feels stronger but it may be due to less heavy subject matter. Solid performances, music, and production value.

Widows is probably in my top five of the year so far. The story is a bit conventional and some of the ensemble doesn’t get as much time as would be optimal, but Steve McQueen’s directorial style, the layered script, and lots of great acting more than compensates. It’ll probably get snubbed in a lot of awards shows this season but it’ll probably age well with time.

Three Identifal Strangers isn’t the best documentary I’ve seen this year (granted I’be only seen three from 2018), but it tells a pretty fascinating story.

BlacKkKlansman was a solid introduction to Spike Lee’s work. John David Washington and Adam Driver make for a memorable duo and the film juggles different tonal shifts quite well. I’m ambivalent about the use of the Charlottesville riot footage mostly on artistic grounds (it feels a bit redundant for me given the final shot prior to the footage, which establishes the same message the footage was). I understand that this is Spike Lee’s style, however.

 

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