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Postby Cannot think of a name » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:51 pm

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Postby Transformers Franchise » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:34 am

The last movie I saw was Vice. I thought it was a very good movie. It does a great job of making Cheney a complex and nuanced character while not pulling punches with some of the things he did. I also learned a lot about the Bush administration. This movie absolutely deserves an award for make up at the least.

Before that I saw Bumblebee. It’s predictable and the human characters are all 80’s movie stereotypes, but the movie has a lot of heart and really focuses on making you actually care about them. The action is well done, and you can actually see what’s happening because there isn’t so much shaky cam and EXPLOSIONS.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 am

Black Mirror Bandersnatch.

Pretty fun, i liked the interactive side of the movie, would like to see more movies like that pop up on Netflix.

Fionn Whitehead did a cracking job too in the lead role.
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Postby Republic of Mesoamerica » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:00 am

Mortal Engines

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Postby Barboneia » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:42 pm

Chernobyl Diaries. It wasn’t very good or scary, but it was unintentionally funny I feel.

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:30 am

Pandorum - one of those fairly recent films where the dialogue is incomprehensible mumbling, most of the action also took place in the dark. Couldn't follow whatever was supposed to be going on.

Sick of films with inaudible dialogue.

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Postby Immoren » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:38 am

I decided to sit through Noah movie with Russell Crowe and it felt like suddenly I was in world where Biblical stories didn't exist as part of Millennium old faiths and instead Story of Noah was a fantasy book penned by some 2000/2010 author.
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Postby Yuugao » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:21 pm

Mary Poppins Returns. Not quite a practically perfect sequel, but it comes close.
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Postby Anglomir » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:25 pm

Bird Box.

Feels like its getting more critical acclaim than it deserves; A Quiet Place did it first, and arguably better, as the lack of sound made for 'hold-your-breath' edge of your seat tension the whole time. The simple fact is, more people are seeing Bird Box because its on netflix, and people couldn't be assed to see a Quiet Place at the cinema so they don't understand that its been done before and doesn't deserve this 'pioneering' credit.
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Postby Free California Republic » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:27 pm

Aquaman. Pretty funny, and I liked the intricate details and disasters.
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Postby Sougra » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:11 am

The Incredibles 2. I enjoyed it, and the animation is fantastic. I think the villain wasn't anywhere near as good as Syndrome in the first one, even though I can tell they tried. Surprisingly, I like this one more than the first one even though I see more flaws in this one. I guess a "perfect" movie is harder to like than a very good but occasionally flawed movie. If I had to give it a rating, I'd give it a 7/10.
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Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:44 am

Anglomir wrote:Bird Box.

Feels like its getting more critical acclaim than it deserves; A Quiet Place did it first, and arguably better, as the lack of sound made for 'hold-your-breath' edge of your seat tension the whole time. The simple fact is, more people are seeing Bird Box because its on netflix, and people couldn't be assed to see a Quiet Place at the cinema so they don't understand that its been done before and doesn't deserve this 'pioneering' credit.


I’ve watched it recently. Couldn’t take it seriously. I’d give it a 5 at most.
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:49 am

The Favorite. Stylistic. Coleman was awesome.
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:18 am

No One Lives, for a budget of $3 million, I thought it was pretty damn good.

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Postby Anglomir » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:27 am

Infected Mushroom wrote:
Anglomir wrote:Bird Box.

Feels like its getting more critical acclaim than it deserves; A Quiet Place did it first, and arguably better, as the lack of sound made for 'hold-your-breath' edge of your seat tension the whole time. The simple fact is, more people are seeing Bird Box because its on netflix, and people couldn't be assed to see a Quiet Place at the cinema so they don't understand that its been done before and doesn't deserve this 'pioneering' credit.


I’ve watched it recently. Couldn’t take it seriously. I’d give it a 5 at most.

Bird Box or Quiet Place?
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Zitravgrad wrote:"In every man, there is an animal that wishes to dominate. But in Anglomir, we are already the dominating race."

The English Regions wrote:Nationalistic and overly serious, whose idea of fun is having a beer whilst making jokes about foreigners.

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Painisia wrote:Neo-fascist monarchy

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Postby Adab » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:04 am

Mary Poppins Returns. Great movie, though I find one scene particularly... hilariously infuriating.

So Mary Poppins and co. try to "turn back time" (that is, turn the Big Ben back five minutes) to prevent the Banks family from losing their house to the bank on the Friday midnight deadline. Mary Poppins watches as this bunch of lamplighters dangerously scale the tower with a whole stack of ladders in the dead of night... after which she just calmly flies up to the clock with her umbrella and turns it back herself. I just sat there thinking, "SERIOUSLY, YOU COULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT, LIKE, TEN MINUTES AGO?!"
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:01 pm

The Revenant I thought it was superb.

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Postby Cannot think of a name » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:38 pm

Adab wrote:Mary Poppins Returns. Great movie, though I find one scene particularly... hilariously infuriating.

So Mary Poppins and co. try to "turn back time" (that is, turn the Big Ben back five minutes) to prevent the Banks family from losing their house to the bank on the Friday midnight deadline. Mary Poppins watches as this bunch of lamplighters dangerously scale the tower with a whole stack of ladders in the dead of night... after which she just calmly flies up to the clock with her umbrella and turns it back herself. I just sat there thinking, "SERIOUSLY, YOU COULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT, LIKE, TEN MINUTES AGO?!"

I also saw this movie last and also...yeah. What the fuck.
I guess they needed to turn the light off so no one would see the clock go backwards and only the lamplighters could possibly? I don't know. I spent the entire scene going, "But this chick can fly. It's like her signature shtick!"

I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was more into the original? Maybe not. Other issues:
No one in the cameo is going, "You know, you look a lot like this dude's dad" since whatshisname was playing dude's kid.

Also the message appears to be 'nothing is impossible as long as your relatives have left you a sizable investment, so chin up. You might have a rich uncle that will bail you out of your shit with the help of a magical nanny.'

Also, clearly wanted to build a movie around Manuel but wrapped him in a giant property instead. Pretty sure he had more songs than the character with her name on the poster.
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Postby Anollasia » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:46 pm

Police Story

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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:52 pm

The Lobster, good cast but not a film for me. I didn't like Dogtooth either.

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Postby Snow Bird-Worldism Crash » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:47 pm

star trek beyond (2016)
cosmonaut snow (2017) by jenny parks.

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Postby The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:44 pm

So, a few minutes ago I returned home from Escape Room, a decently made but nevertheless shite film, for reasons that I'll get to later. To start, I admit that my expectations for this film were abysmally low; and I was surprised by how decent most of the first two acts were. But the third act was, to be frank, an incomprehensible mess that made no damn sense whatsoever. The acting in this film was almost good at times, given what the actors had to work with, and with a better script they'd have nailed it. The film is paced in a mediocre fashion that I've seen in hundreds of films before; in fact, they plot of the film involves the main characters moving from setpiece to setpiece. Speaking of plot, the film falls apart during the third act, and the remainder of the film feels as confusing as Jaws: The Revenge; the last scene in the film is setting up a sequel, and overall it's as if I'm merely watching half of a film. In short, this film sucks: the third act ruins everything.
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