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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Re: The Recently Watched Movie Thread

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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Re: The Recently Watched Movie Thread

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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