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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1950 on: 06 May 2018, 12:38 »

Every time I think of watching a Marvel film -
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I figure I'll watch the trailer and see if I'm interested.
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Inevitably, it will be filled with moments -
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Doubtless pregnant with meaning and tension to the regular viewer -
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That mean nothing to me whatsoever.
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So I can't get interested and I never end up watching them.

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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1951 on: 06 May 2018, 12:59 »

The thing is, the Marvel films are quite good if you give them a chance (except Inhumans). In fact, they generally get better with each passing film.

I loved Thor Ragnarok, especially for its Jack Kirby-esque visuals given that last year was the centenary of Kirby's birth. But that's more for the fact that as I got older, I appreciated Kirby's art style.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1952 on: 07 May 2018, 03:06 »


I watched "Life" last night.
(Took me a while, but I got round to it)

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but I ended up really liking it!

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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1953 on: 08 May 2018, 15:04 »

I just watched The Imposter.

I watched it on the recommendation of (don't click yet) this video. In it, the narrator suggests right up front that if you have not seen them film, you should stop watching the video and go and see the film without even checking what genre it is.

I did this, and now enthusiastically recommend you do the same thing. This film is worthwhile, engaging, and cleverly made.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1954 on: 10 May 2018, 16:42 »

I clicked and realized I thought you were talking about the Matt Damon movie The Informant! I didn't watch the video, but I may check out the movie.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1955 on: 14 May 2018, 06:58 »

I misunderstood. I thought it was the 2001 movie Impostor which is a Scifi movie starring Gary Sinise and Vincent D'Onofrio about someone who may be a cyborg duplicate that traded places with a scientist to take down the shield that protects earth from an alien invasion.  A witch hunt begins to chase down the scientist as he may be an impostor! It makes you wonder if the lead is innocent and the government paranoia has run rampant, or if maybe he isn't who he thinks he is.

Not the greatest movie ever but I quite liked it.  Really has you guessing throughout the movie.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1956 on: 14 May 2018, 08:29 »

Finally saw A Quiet Place. I liked it, maybe it got a little over-hyped around me because I wasn't feeling the "jump at every popcorn crunch" experience people were describing. I liked how it went straight into it and didn't try to explain everything and it was something a bit different. I wanted to get to see it in the cinema thinking it would likely be a better experience in the cinema environment than watching at home, for the first go at least.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1957 on: 14 May 2018, 19:23 »

I saw it in theaters too having heard that hype, unfortunately a couple next to me talked for most of the movie while it was slow
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1958 on: 18 May 2018, 18:22 »

I finally watched Mary and the Witch's Flower. It was....okay. This is probably the best way to explain how I felt about it:
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1959 on: 22 May 2018, 11:14 »

Deadpool 2.

Not quite as good as the first but still an enjoyable watch.

Not going to bother an analysis of the plot but there is one brilliant thing I think worth mentioning. One of the characters is revealed as gay (its not exactly a surprise reveal) and then nothing is made of that. Its about the fourth or fifth time I've seen that this year and its really pleasing to see non-het sexuality not being used as a plot device. Another little step past "normalising" to being normal.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1960 on: 22 May 2018, 17:07 »

I was going to ask who, but then I remembered. It was such a non-surprise that I completely forgot about it.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1961 on: 01 Jun 2018, 14:41 »

I just watched Deadpool 2 and I enjoyed it. I especially liked Domino
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1962 on: 07 Jun 2018, 06:13 »

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A powerful and well-made film, even though I'm aware that at least one cultural aspect of the story sailed over my head.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1963 on: 10 Jun 2018, 13:43 »

Saw Ocean's 8 and Hereditary. Ocean's 8 didn't really have any surprises, it was pretty by the book, but the cast was so much fun (and clearly had so much fun making it) that I enjoyed it the whole way through. Hereditary was...intense. I won't say anything else, because I went in blind, and I've heard the trailer is super spoilery, so if you can handle some really, really harsh and intense things happening, go for it.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1964 on: 13 Jun 2018, 09:39 »

I saw Logan Lucky tonight. A fun enough heist movie, I guess.

I saw it a few weekends ago with the kids.  It's hilarious, has a TWist, and was fun picking out all the NASCAR driver cameos.  :-D

My wife and I finally got around to seeing "Logan Lucky" the other day. It was one of the best surprises I've had in a long time. I loved it. It was a textbook on "Show, don't tell." The camera just sat there and trusted the scene to unspool, instead of making five jump cuts per second, as so many directors seem to think it necessary to do nowadays. That aspect reminded me of the first season of "Daredevil". The performances were deliciously dry. The script didn't condescend to explain anything. Again, on every level, it trusted the audience and showed instead of telling. Marvelous.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1965 on: 15 Jun 2018, 11:46 »

Saw The Incredibles 2 today. Dunno if Id say its better or even as good, but I really liked it. It was definitely a worthy successor to the first one.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1966 on: 15 Jun 2018, 13:01 »

Saw Ocean's 8 and Hereditary. Ocean's 8 didn't really have any surprises, it was pretty by the book, but the cast was so much fun (and clearly had so much fun making it) that I enjoyed it the whole way through. Hereditary was...intense. I won't say anything else, because I went in blind, and I've heard the trailer is super spoilery, so if you can handle some really, really harsh and intense things happening, go for it.

My cousin and I were both fans of the Witch so I'm tempted to see Hereditary with him
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1967 on: 18 Jun 2018, 06:19 »

Saw Ocean's 8 and Hereditary. Ocean's 8 didn't really have any surprises, it was pretty by the book, but the cast was so much fun (and clearly had so much fun making it) that I enjoyed it the whole way through. Hereditary was...intense. I won't say anything else, because I went in blind, and I've heard the trailer is super spoilery, so if you can handle some really, really harsh and intense things happening, go for it.

My cousin and I were both fans of the Witch so I'm tempted to see Hereditary with him

Saw Hereditary yesterday, also partly because I loved the Witch. To both me and my partner, we left feeling underwhelmed and with the lingering feeling that the movie does not quite live up to its potential. Even though we went in blind, perhaps our expectations were too high due to the great reviews from critics....I understand that moviegoers have not really been that enthusiastic about it and I can see why.

Movies like the Witch and Babadook are far superior in my view.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1968 on: 25 Jun 2018, 14:50 »

Just watched Incredibles 2 and it was worth the 14 year wait

Also, I completely forgot that Tony looked like this
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1969 on: 26 Jun 2018, 16:22 »

Just out of Hereditary. I really liked it, made me think of a lot of other films in a good way. Like someone took elements they liked in other horror films and put them together and it worked really well. After one of the graphic scenes, the lad behind me sounding shocked said, "Fuck this man." and yeah, that summed up a lot of my reaction.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1970 on: 03 Jul 2018, 17:23 »

I went and watched Black Panther, now that it's available on demand.

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Aside from that, good movie. Kinda wish we'd have seen more of Wakanda.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1971 on: 04 Jul 2018, 02:30 »

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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1972 on: 04 Jul 2018, 12:37 »

Ant-Man and the Wasp

It was f-ANT-astic :o much better as a movie than eg. Infinity War and even GotG2. Great cast where everyone pulls their weight and there is no shortage of laugh-out-loud funny scenes. I'm glad Hannah John-Kamen is getting movie roles but obviously sad that this keeps her away from Killjoys :o
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« Reply #1973 on: 04 Jul 2018, 14:41 »

@ LTK,

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I'm aware of that, but I didn't get the impression he was totally evil. It would be nice if the villain wasn't beyond redemption once in a while.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1974 on: 04 Jul 2018, 15:42 »

@ LTK,

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I'm aware of that, but I didn't get the impression he was totally evil. It would be nice if the villain wasn't beyond redemption once in a while.

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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1975 on: 06 Jul 2018, 11:10 »

Ant-Man and the Wasp

It was f-ANT-astic
Just saw it, and I both agree with this and I'm disappointed in myself for not thinking of it before I saw it here.
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Re: I just watched [movie x here]
« Reply #1976 on: 09 Jul 2018, 01:59 »

My local library showed Yor, the Hunter from the Future on Friday. It was bad. Bad in a way that was often amusing and mostly confusing.
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