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#1121 Vanwadilion

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:27 PM

That's right, Spotlight. Great movie, but as a film there are others like it. The Revenant broke new ground in terms of how it was made, and was the most unique movie. That's why it won Best Director and Best Cinematography, btw the cinematographer has one that award 3 years in a row along with Iñarritu director 2 years in a row and Alfonso Cuarron the year before that for Gravity. These Mexican guys are the best filmmakers in the world at the moment.

 

Revenant and Gravity were beautiful, but both suffered from a lack of plot and some boring AF parts. Overall I preferred Birdman if we're going to talk Inarritu/Cuarron movies.



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 05:33 AM

Wow, The Revenant had a GREAT revenge story, and the relationships between the various characters is crazy good. Not to mention that Fitzgerald is up there with one of the best bad guys ever.



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:32 AM

Wow, The Revenant had a GREAT revenge story, and the relationships between the various characters is crazy good. Not to mention that Fitzgerald is up there with one of the best bad guys ever.

 

Fair points. Tom Hardy might be my favorite actor at this point. Always delivers. Still think they could have cut out 20-30 minutes.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:57 AM

Warcraft - fuck the haters, this was a fun movie. Note, I have never played WoW, and I only played Warcraft II. I don't care one whit about the story. But the movie was entertaining from the start. Ben Foster as a wizard was kinda weird, because he usually plays salt of the earth, redneck types. But it was a great summer popcorn flick.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:34 PM

Rather than do a huge catch-up post of the hundred or so movies I've seen in the past year and a half, I want to put a plug in for Logan Lucky.  This is Steven Soderbergh's return after a 4 year layoff.  His last movie was Side Effects, a movie where Rooney Mara kills Channing Tatum after lezzing it up with Catherine Zeta-Jones, blames a drug that Jude Law prescribes her... And that's just the first 45 minutes.  Seriously, go read up on it: https://en.wikipedia...cts_(2013_film)

 

I love Soderbergh.  The man is a brilliant filmmaker.  Logan Lucky feels like him playing it safe, but it's a good kind of safe.  And the performances are great.

 

There's a bit in a prison where there's a riot.  One of the demands is copies of A Dance With Dragons, Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.  This plays out exactly like you'd think it would.  "I know you're lying, because George RR Martin was supposed to deliver it to his publisher 2 years ago, and so-and-so knows about stuff that happens after Dragons!" 



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:59 AM

Thanks for the head's up as I liked Side Effects a lot. I think Contagion was even better, probably the best virus outbreak movie I've ever seen. I'll definitely check out Logan Lucky.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 04:01 PM

Also, go see "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri" because that movie is a great emotional rollercoaster. 



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:20 AM

Also, go see "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri" because that movie is a great emotional rollercoaster. 

Yep, it's on my list, but Star Wars has rendered my local multiplex unvisitable during the holiday prestige season the past 2 years...  "Oh, cool, you're showing Moonlight?  Well, I can't go see it here because you have Rogue One on 4 screens and the 2000 hipsters who thought they were being edgy by waiting three weeks to see it has made visiting the theater a hassle."

 

Yeah, get off my lawn fuckos.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:35 AM

Yep, it's on my list, but Star Wars has rendered my local multiplex unvisitable during the holiday prestige season the past 2 years...  "Oh, cool, you're showing Moonlight?  Well, I can't go see it here because you have Rogue One on 4 screens and the 2000 hipsters who thought they were being edgy by waiting three weeks to see it has made visiting the theater a hassle."

 

Yeah, get off my lawn fuckos.

1) Open an Alamo Drafthouse

2) There is no step two

3) Profit


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:24 PM

Movie not to see: Star Wars. 



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

Movie to see: Game Night

 

I have a soft spot for Jason Bateman.  I have a hard spot (iykwim) for Rachel McAdams.  They have amazing chemistry together.

 

The movie leans hard into the "Jesse Plemons is kinda weird-lookin'" motif, and it pays off very well.

 

Kyle Chandler should get more roles like this, and I kept hoping he'd mistakenly call JP's character Lance, as a nod to FNL.

 

Anyway, there's a ton of one-off funny jokes, and also a series of callbacks / running jokes that REALLY pay off. 

 

If you like laughing, but don't like the crude direction that recent years have taken comedy, this movie will hit all the right buttons for you.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:58 AM

Best movies of 2017 that I saw, that most people would want to see:

 

1. Get Out

2. Lady Bird

3. Baby Driver

4. The Disaster Artist

5. It

6. Blade Runner 2049

7. Thor: Ragnarok

8. Logan

9. Lego Batman

10. Split

 

Worst Movies that I saw:

1. Baywatch

2. Justice League

3. Kong: Skull Island

4. The Dark Tower

5. The Great Wall

6. American Assassin

7. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

8. Life

9. The Belko Experiment

10. The Last Jedi (You have NO idea how much it hurts me to put this here)



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:59 PM

WATCH BLADE RUNNER

 

It's on BD, buy it!



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:23 PM

OK, guys.  Hereditary has completely rocked my world.  I got the same feeling watching this as I did back in '99 with The Sixth Sense.  And, no, it didn't have an "ahha, gotcha" moment like that.  Instead, as more and more layers are peeled back, and scenes just... happen... they fundamentally alter what you have seen before.  This is a movie I want to watch again.  And again. 

 

Before I go further, I must say that this isn't for everyone.  The first 90 minutes is amazingly slow.  If you want a "horror" movie to jump scare the shit out of you, then this isn't for you.  Even if you prefer the movies that buck the PG-13 trend of cutaway blood splatters to give you shocking moments (think The Conjuring), this isn't for you.  It's because this movie isn't truly a Horror film.  Much like Sixth Sense wasn't horror.  This is a psychological drama that builds to a 20 minute sequence that scared the absolute hell out of me far more than any James Wan joint ever has.

 

I'm going to add spoiler tags here, because I'm going to get into some really deep shit.

 

Spoiler

 

It has been a LONG time since I've left a theater with chills running down my spine.  Modern horror doesn't bother me.  This isn't a new "The Exorcist" or anything like that, it just has the potential to be.  That last 20 minutes felt like being caught up in a flowing river rapid, unable to control anything.  If you like dramas and horror, then you will LOVE this.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:47 PM

Dude, so I watched The Disaster Artist because iTunes had it for 99 cents rental, and got it was painful. I kept wondering why I was watching it.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:48 PM

I also saw Hereditary this past weekend and can attest that it is incredible. It is definitely this years The Witch though, so know that going in because you're either into that style of horror or not.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 06:04 AM

I also saw Hereditary this past weekend and can attest that it is incredible. It is definitely this years The Witch though, so know that going in because you're either into that style of horror or not.


Maybe it was the modern setting, but I didn't get a VVitch vibe from it at all. The Witch immediately kills the baby, there was no development there. Then when the brother dies, it's much later, with nothing suspenseful in between. Just him listing after his sister's titties. If you were to watch that movie free of any marketing, you'd have zero idea it was billed as horror.

That said, this movie was NOT marketed properly. Audiences clearly anticipated a horror flick and got a 2 hour misery filled family drama mystery with 20 minutes of unbridled terror.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:25 AM

Maybe it was the modern setting, but I didn't get a VVitch vibe from it at all. The Witch immediately kills the baby, there was no development there. Then when the brother dies, it's much later, with nothing suspenseful in between. Just him listing after his sister's titties. If you were to watch that movie free of any marketing, you'd have zero idea it was billed as horror.

That said, this movie was NOT marketed properly. Audiences clearly anticipated a horror flick and got a 2 hour misery filled family drama mystery with 20 minutes of unbridled terror.

I was not referring to it being similar to The Witch in narrative, more that stylistically it's the similar. It's a different type of horror than most mass audiences are used to, so it'll likely piss off general movie goers who see it.

I would put it in the same stylistic house as The Babadook, The Wtich, and The Invitation.



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

I was not referring to it being similar to The Witch in narrative, more that stylistically it's the similar. It's a different type of horror than most mass audiences are used to, so it'll likely piss off general movie goers who see it.

I would put it in the same stylistic house as The Babadook, The Wtich, and The Invitation.


Oh, man. Babadook messed with me. Yeah, Hereditary pulled a D+ Cinemascore. People are dumb.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

Outside of the first 10 minutes, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is ass.

I know this is to the surprise of no one, but it still pains me.




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