The Recently Watched Movie Thread

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Post by WOODMO » September 12th, 2017, 8:47 am

Logan Lucky (Channing Tatum/Adam Driver/Daniel Craig) - Early on, I found myself wondering who so and so was, or how so and so knew so and so, I felt it was a bit vague in making connections and kind of just jumped into things without really telling us how they arrived there, but it was very enjoyable and came together much more by the end. Great chemistry and "Oceans 7-11" kind of sums it up.


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Post by Greg2600 » September 12th, 2017, 9:25 am

So I caught literally 10 minutes of the Feig Ghostbusters last night. As it turned out, it was the Bill Murray segment. AWFULLLLLLLL!!!!L!@!@#!@#!@#!#!#!!@#!#!#!#!@# No wonder it was panned mercilessly.
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Post by lanza218 » September 13th, 2017, 7:56 am

Sae the new IT, Ritchie was super annoying IMO, movie was ok

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Post by WOODMO » September 28th, 2017, 9:32 am

Mother! (Jennifer Lawrence/Javier Bardem) - This movie was weird. It was not a horror movie, as early trailers may have implied, and it certainly has some disturbing moments for the easily bothered. The girl I saw it with told me she would rather chew her own hand off than watch it again. I on the other hand, found it thought provoking and without giving too much away, had some real theology based content ripe for unpacking, which I enjoyed.

Brad's Status (Ben Stiller) - Solid drama about a man taking his son to visit colleges, while dealing with his midlife crisis and inadequate feelings in comparison to his old friends. Nothing revolutionary but it was enjoyable.

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Post by lanza218 » November 21st, 2017, 8:04 am

Few new ones:
Jigsaw, fine for what it was but pretty damn predictable abut the twist was good.

Thor Ragnarok I really did not care for the corny comedy throughout the film.

Hidden Figures. Highly recomend. Alot was made up just for the movie but movie was great.


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Post by WOODMO » November 21st, 2017, 10:50 am

The Killing of Sacred Deer (Colin Farrell/Nicole Kidman) - If you liked Lobster like I did, this is must watch. I would likely put Lobster above this as the point it made was more profound, but this was great as well. These films really make you think.

Fruitvale Station (Michael B Jordan) - Amazing film and great acting, this was tough to watch at parts but really important.

Daddy's Home 2 - Great follow up, I think I enjoyed it more than the first. Mel Gibson was great and stole the show for me.

Justice League - Eh, it was exactly what I expected. A step back from Wonder Woman, weak CGI and a lame villain. It fell into the same traps The Avengers and other big team up movie do, which is relying on spot-fest fight scenes. The difference is Marvel has much better effects and a more polished look. There were some cool moments though and it was fun for what it was, but I always go into comic movies and DC specifically expecting this kind of film and I never get disappointed. Aqua Man had a really cool character and I have more faith in the stand alone movie.

Thor Ragnorak - A lot of the humor missed for me, but it was solid. I liked Thor 1 more, this was good, but just not the best of the series as the hype would have you think.

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Post by WOODMO » November 28th, 2017, 12:15 pm

Lady Bird (Saorise Ronan) - I actually saw the film TWICE in theaters this week. The first time on my own, because I have been dying to see it. The second time because the girl I started seeing was also dying to see it and I didn't tell her I was going, so I offered to take her and see it again. Well, the movie not only lived up on the second viewing, but I actually liked it more. A complete masterpiece in my eyes. It runs the emotional gamut, it really has it all. As someone who loves coming of age films rooted in nostalgia, this was right up my alley.

Holograms For The King (Tom Hanks) - Strange unique drama. Not amazing by any stretch, but worth the watch. Hanks rarely makes a bad movie and this is no different.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Frances McDormand/Sam Rockwell) - Once I saw this film was created by the guy behind In Bruge, one of my all time favorites, I had to see it. Honestly if Frances and Sam don't get nominated, there is something wrong. This movie was such a great dark comedy and their performances were so deep and multi faceted I was amazed. Also it deserves recognition that Lucas Hedges is winding up in all of the best movies, between this and Lady Bird in 2017 and Manchester By The Sear in 2016. This guy picks scripts like nobodies business, even on supporting roles.

Coco (Gael Garcia Bernal) - Another home-run by Pixar. Seriously a beautiful film that anyone can relate to, but a real celebration of Mexican culture in a un-politicized way we don't often see. No real agenda beyond telling a great story that transcends cultures.

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Post by crowbar » November 28th, 2017, 12:21 pm

I really did not like Lady Bird. All the best lines are in the trailer and I just cannot grasp why it's getting such high praise. Maybe the hype train was too big going into it.

I enjoyed DARKEST HOUR with Gary Oldman, he really puts it all out there, its basically a series of speeches by him and takes place in courts/boardrooms, but having seen Dunkirk, I feel like I didn't need to see any of the 'action' that is basically being debated in the film. Dunkirk and this film would be a great double feature.

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Post by WOODMO » December 17th, 2017, 10:57 am

Conjuring 1 & 2 (Patrick Wilson/Vera Farmiga) - I saw these in theaters, but re-watched both last week with my gf and they really hold up. Easily my favorite Horror series of the new millennium.

The Disaster Artist (James Franco) - I was not familiar with The Room or Tommy Wiseau but this movie was really good. The pre credit comparison scenes really show what a great job James did capturing the essence of the character.

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Post by lanza218 » December 18th, 2017, 12:22 pm

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Saw Coco last night. Excellent film

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Post by WOODMO » December 21st, 2017, 1:19 pm

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Dwayne Johnson/Kevin Hart) - OK, I loved the first movie, easily top 5 all time childhood movies and I must have watched it 75 times growing up. I was initially pissed when I thought this would be a reboot, then open to it albeit pessimistically when I found out it would be a continuation. Well I saw it this morning and I was actually surprised by how well executed it was. The homage to Allan Parrish was well done, the way it started off where the last one left off was well done. I didn't love the way they explained the board game became a video game, but how much logic can I expect to find in such a far fetched plot? The video game dynamic of the film really worked, Rock played a slightly different character than he does in 99% of his movies. Jack Black was awesome. As far as cheesy box office films go, this honestly was more enjoyable to me than Star Wars and The Justice League, since it didn't take itself too seriously.

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Post by WOODMO » December 22nd, 2017, 8:30 pm

Downsizing (Matt Damon/Christoph Waltz) - The trailer was pretty lousy, but I decided to see this with MP since I was a fan of the cast. It turned out this film was a lot funnier and the second act is completely hidden from the trailer. I found this surprisingly great and thought provoking, while still getting some good laughs. Also, Waltz actually has good comedic timing, who knew.

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Post by WOODMO » December 24th, 2017, 2:41 pm

The Shape of Water (Sally Hawkins/Michael Shannon) - I found this film as charming and original as reviews suggest. A well executed love story with some great acting. I mean, Sally uttered like 4 words in the entire movie and you felt every emotion. Michael Shannon is top 5 actors in the game right now, this guy just delivers. Also, Doug Jones did a great job as the amphibian.

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Post by WOODMO » January 1st, 2018, 11:20 am

The Big Sick (Kunail Nanjami/Zoe Kazan) - A really good and original romantic comedy. Ray Romano was good, though I doubt he gets an Oscar Nomination with the competition he seems to have. Zoe Kazan is consistently in some of my favorite off beat rom-coms.

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Post by lanza218 » January 1st, 2018, 10:52 pm

Jumanji, hillarious dialogue weak story
Big Sick. Funny and relevant. Liked it alot
Lego Batman honestly was not a fan
Lego Ninjago pretty funny
Its a Wonderful Life. Movie never gets old
Home Alone 1 and 2 see above
How Grinch Stole Xmas. Yep see above
The Producers 1967 hillarious


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