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Post by The Rube » Sat Jun 29 9:44 pm

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Every try and fit 30 lbs of sh* into a 10 lb bag? That's this movie. Now, I'll be fair, it was 10 lbs of good stuff with 20 lbs of sh*, same concept, though. Tried to do too much with this movie in the matter of actual story and themes. Went 3-4 different ways, depending what part of the movie you were watching (I can't even limit it to acts; it got as far as singular scenes).

I cannot say I hated it, as I enjoyed the premise and the idea of the underlying themes...it was just too much to try and fit into one movie and it failed.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Jul 01 9:08 pm

Bullitt County:

4 college friends re-unite, find out about some alleged hidden treasure, things go awry. The main plot isn't the story. The characters are. I thought it was decent, told in flashback form to fill in the blanks of the characters' histories. A little hammed up in acting, but not a big budget movie, so not surprised. Worth a gander.
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Post by Kelly Red » Tue Jul 02 4:38 pm

Saw the teaser trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywwod", Tarentino's newest film. LOL, God I love Tarentino!
Add in DeCaprio and Pitt and I'm counting the days. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, it has Kurt Russel and Al Pacino. This can't come fast enough for me.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jul 02 9:16 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
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Saw the teaser trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywwod", Tarentino's newest film. LOL, God I love Tarentino!
Add in DeCaprio and Pitt and I'm counting the days. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, it has Kurt Russel and Al Pacino. This can't come fast enough for me.
Ditto.

Cop Car:
Two 10YO runaways steal a corrupt sheriff's car. Trouble ensues. It's a B-Movie, let me make that clear. However, it was an okay watch. The innocence (and stupidity) of kids is the focus here. Kevin Bacon must be hurtin' a little bit in the pocketbook. If this were a Hollywood Hit, I could see the movie being better, Bacon's role could have been a meaty one. But alas....

Murder Mystery:
Sandler movie, produced by his company. Only gave it a chance because Jen Aniston is in it, and she's been known to take chances on what ends up being really good movies. This wasn't one of them. My given chance on the movie lasted 20 minutes. The movie tried, but failed due to the lack of Sandler's evolution of making a decent movie. You would think he'd improve in some areas, but nope.
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Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Jul 02 4:38 pm
Saw the teaser trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywwod", Tarentino's newest film. LOL, God I love Tarentino!
Add in DeCaprio and Pitt and I'm counting the days. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, it has Kurt Russel and Al Pacino. This can't come fast enough for me.
Very excited for this movie as well. My buddy from college is playing Bruce Lee in the movie.

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Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Jul 02 4:38 pm
Saw the teaser trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywwod", Tarentino's newest film. LOL, God I love Tarentino!
Add in DeCaprio and Pitt and I'm counting the days. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, it has Kurt Russel and Al Pacino. This can't come fast enough for me.
Very excited for this movie as well. My buddy from college is playing Bruce Lee in the movie.
He's getting rave reviews just from the trailer! He is Bruce Lee perfection.
And that scene in the trailer with Pitt has people roaring. "It's called manslaughter" :lol:
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Post by Superstar » Wed Jul 03 1:06 pm

I'll admit...I haven't seen one Tarentino movie, and frankly haven't had a desire. But I might go see this one. Mainly cuz I have the A-list movie pass and it won't cost me anything more to see it. Not to mention, looking at Brad and Leo, even with the 60s look, won't be a bad thing. ;)

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Post by Beauner » Wed Jul 03 3:17 pm

Saw Spiderman Far From Home today.

Really really liked it. A really good wrap-up to phase 4.

Definitely stay through to the end credits (one mid-credit and one post-credit).

Tom Holland is a great Spiderman.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 03 9:46 pm

Superstar wrote:
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I'll admit...I haven't seen one Tarentino movie, and frankly haven't had a desire. But I might go see this one. Mainly cuz I have the A-list movie pass and it won't cost me anything more to see it. Not to mention, looking at Brad and Leo, even with the 60s look, won't be a bad thing. ;)
You are really missing out. He's done so many styles, there's one that you are bound to like. I understand some of the non-interest (my parents, who LOVE his movies, wish there was a bit less cussing, for example), however I think he's made enough movies, you could roll the dice on one or two.

Big Kill:
A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.

Standard B-Movie western, not a bad thing at all. I fully enjoyed it. Decent action, nice dry humorous zingers, rather entertaining.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Jul 04 7:59 pm

Fun In Balloonland

Tried watching it on what was basically a dare from a friend. 10 minutes in.....nope. Good lord it's horrible.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Fri Jul 05 7:55 am

Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jul 03 10:31 am
gopherguy06 wrote:
Wed Jul 03 8:59 am
Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Jul 02 4:38 pm
Saw the teaser trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywwod", Tarentino's newest film. LOL, God I love Tarentino!
Add in DeCaprio and Pitt and I'm counting the days. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, it has Kurt Russel and Al Pacino. This can't come fast enough for me.
Very excited for this movie as well. My buddy from college is playing Bruce Lee in the movie.
He's getting rave reviews just from the trailer! He is Bruce Lee perfection.
And that scene in the trailer with Pitt has people roaring. "It's called manslaughter" :lol:
Yeah, he has been getting a lot of press and kind of cool to see a MN kid who was living in WI get the role. Excited to see it!

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Post by The Rube » Fri Jul 05 9:18 pm

They Shall Not Grow Old

Restored footage of WWI, voice actors doing the narrating/dialogue (but accurately), some footage is colorized.

Amazing. Must see.
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I saw "Yesterday" tonight. I loved it. I highly recommend.
Went to it today. It was a little disappointing to me. Wasn't expecting that much of a romance angle.

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The Rube wrote:
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They Shall Not Grow Old

Restored footage of WWI, voice actors doing the narrating/dialogue (but accurately), some footage is colorized.

Amazing. Must see.
The narration was not done by voice actors, It was taken from over 600hrs of actual recordings from over 200 soldiers. Peter Jackson said he wanted the audience to hear the voices of the real soldiers who experienced it first hand. Voice actors were hired for the restored footage...professionals read their lips, and then they hired voice actors from the same area of Great Britain that the soldiers had hailed from.

I saw this at the Riverview, and after they showed kind-of a "making of". It was absolutely fascinating. That restored footage...they showed several side-by-sides and it was unbelievable. You could barely see what some of the "before" footage was of. Just wow. Very good film.

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Post by The Rube » Sat Jul 06 11:55 pm

Thank you for clarifying. This project was insane. Kudos to Jackson. The work put into this......
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The Rube wrote:
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They Shall Not Grow Old

Restored footage of WWI, voice actors doing the narrating/dialogue (but accurately), some footage is colorized.

Amazing. Must see.
Thanks for reminding me about this. It’s probably one of a few things I really want to seek out and have just forgotten about it

On the flight over the ocean I watched the Nat Geo special on the Apollo program. It’s a good watch if you’re into the space program and NASA since they have a lot of old footage and walk through many of the missions
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Superstar wrote:
Sat Jul 06 11:41 pm
The Rube wrote:
Fri Jul 05 9:18 pm
They Shall Not Grow Old

Restored footage of WWI, voice actors doing the narrating/dialogue (but accurately), some footage is colorized.

Amazing. Must see.
The narration was not done by voice actors, It was taken from over 600hrs of actual recordings from over 200 soldiers. Peter Jackson said he wanted the audience to hear the voices of the real soldiers who experienced it first hand. Voice actors were hired for the restored footage...professionals read their lips, and then they hired voice actors from the same area of Great Britain that the soldiers had hailed from.

I saw this at the Riverview, and after they showed kind-of a "making of". It was absolutely fascinating. That restored footage...they showed several side-by-sides and it was unbelievable. You could barely see what some of the "before" footage was of. Just wow. Very good film.
I always love those "making of" extras. For many years I attended a film conference that focused on saving old movies and restoration. It was fascinating to see the work that goes into saving old film of all kinds. Hours of repair work are spent on 30 seconds of film. Scratches, tears, burns, color fade, melting, sound edges ripped off, all can be painstakingly fixed. We got to see on-going projects, new developments in computer restoration and several big films each year that were completed. A bunch of movie nerds combined with tech nerds! :biggrin2:
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jul 09 9:05 pm

Beneath The Leaves:
Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys escape and he is arrested. Fifteen years later Whitley flees during a prison fire and decides to see his mission through.

This was okay. I checked it out because it had Paul and Mira Sorvino, whom I both like (especially Paul, what a great character actor). A few twists, some nice drama. I can't say it's great, but it is better than good.
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Post by Chris83 » Wed Jul 10 9:29 pm

"The History of Time Travel" on Amazon. A fictional documentary about the world's first time machine. Low budget, corny and a number of warts, but I had a lot of fun watching it.
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Post by The Rube » Fri Jul 12 9:23 pm

Mary Poppins Returns:

What a simply delightful movie. Charming. No snark. After the initial few minutes of set-up, I dunno if anyone could have wiped the small smile from my face the entire rest of the movie. It was a perma-grin, if one were to exaggerate. I haven't seen the first one since I was a little tyke, yet some memories of that one came flooding back (probably the cause of my love of penguins, in hindsight). HIGHLY recommend.
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Bad Times At The El Royale:

A couple strangers' lives intersect at a has-been hotel. This is like Tarantino, Aronofsky, and Nolan all had a weird lovechild, and Stone was the priest that christened the child. Eccentric, convoluted, yet very interesting movie. If all those directors had actually taken part in this movie, the sum would be less than the individual roles, however I still really liked it.

Basically, sit back and enjoy the twists and unorthodox storytelling manner.
Finally got to see this all the way through on my flight home yesterday. I thought it was really interesting and enjoyed it.

I also watched Captain Marvel and just thought it was ‘meh’.
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Post by Superstar » Tue Jul 16 7:57 pm

Saw "Stuber" the other day. I didn't go in with high expectations, which was probably good...cuz in the end, I thought it was a decent/funny movie. Not a big screen must-see, but worth a watch at home.

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Saw Spiderman Far From Home today.

Really really liked it. A really good wrap-up to phase 4.

Definitely stay through to the end credits (one mid-credit and one post-credit).

Tom Holland is a great Spiderman.
Finally got to this with my daughter tonight. She has seen every MCU movie (I missed Captain Marvel) and she thought this was the best one yet. I think I still like End Game, Thor Ragnarok and both Guardians movies better but this was up there.
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Bigbeer wrote:
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Saw Spiderman Far From Home today.

Really really liked it. A really good wrap-up to phase 4.

Definitely stay through to the end credits (one mid-credit and one post-credit).

Tom Holland is a great Spiderman.
Finally got to this with my daughter tonight. She has seen every MCU movie (I missed Captain Marvel) and she thought this was the best one yet. I think I still like End Game, Thor Ragnarok and both Guardians movies better but this was up there.
I loved Ragnarok but I think part of the appeal for me with that movie is it's just so freaking funny. Same with the Guardians movies to an extent (that cast together is great- I have a feeling Guardians 3 is going to feature Thor a lot and I cannot freaking wait, the end of Endgame where they argue about who is in charge and Thor goes "Of course. Of course. Of course." while smirking at Starlord is one of my favorite scenes and I dunno why).

Far From Home had some funny moments but also had some pretty deep scenes. It's hard for me to compare that to Ragnarok, but I think I'd give a slight edge to Thor just because it made me laugh so hard.
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The Great Hack:

Documentary on the Cambridge Analytica story, with more than a dash on Facebook. The Data Wars. 10 years ago, another documentary called "We Live In Public" came out, and one quote stood out to me: Everything is free, except for the footage captured...THAT...we own.

Now magnify that quote to what the internet is today. Yeah.

Highly recommend both docs. Link to the We Live In Public trailer below:

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Rutger Hauer has passed away.

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What a bummer... I could watch Rutger Hauer in anything and enjoy it. :cry:

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Post by The Rube » Fri Jul 26 8:56 pm

The Mule:

I liked it. The family theme is heavy, a little too much so, but that's nitpicking. Great cast, too. When Taissa Farmiga first appeared, I immediately thought "daughter of Vera." While the ages fall into that range (21 year difference), Taissa is actually the younger sister. Spittin' image, I tell ya. It's a good movie to watch.
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The Mule:

I liked it. The family theme is heavy, a little too much so, but that's nitpicking. Great cast, too. When Taissa Farmiga first appeared, I immediately thought "daughter of Vera." While the ages fall into that range (21 year difference), Taissa is actually the younger sister. Spittin' image, I tell ya. It's a good movie to watch.
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The Mule:

I liked it. The family theme is heavy, a little too much so, but that's nitpicking. Great cast, too. When Taissa Farmiga first appeared, I immediately thought "daughter of Vera." While the ages fall into that range (21 year difference), Taissa is actually the younger sister. Spittin' image, I tell ya. It's a good movie to watch.
Eastwood’s real life daughter plays his daughter in this movie.
I am aware. He did that with his son in Gran Torino, too.
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Rutger Hauer has passed away.

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What a bummer... I could watch Rutger Hauer in anything and enjoy it. :cry:
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Post by HockeyBum » Sun Jul 28 6:00 pm

American Made. I'm guessing the "true story" was embellished quite a bit, but it was a pretty entertaining movie. Would recommend.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 31 9:07 pm

Searching:

Daughter goes missing, dad figures out to use her computer for clues to her disappearance, while working with police.

A bit Lifetime-y at the end, but that's no matter. The entire movie is told through the eyes of modern devices: laptops, smartphones, CCTV, hidden cameras, all that. There is no "true" live-action. I thought that aspect was very well done, and very creative. Worth a watch just for that aspect.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Aug 08 10:02 pm

The Decendants:

As his wife is dying, a distant father/husband tries to make amends with her and their two daughters, while trying to decide whether to sell off some critical/valuable real estate in Hawaii.

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Post by Zwak » Mon Aug 26 12:02 pm

Great question on Twitter today; What's the best song from a bad movie? Here are some that people tossed out:

1. Nobody's Fool (Kenny Loggins) from Caddyshack II
2. Glory of Love: (Peter Cetera) from Karate Kid II
3. What I've Done (Linkin Park) from Transformers

Thoughts?
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Post by Karlsson » Mon Aug 26 1:46 pm

A good chunk of Loggins' material could make that list. :mrgreen:

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Quite a few songs from Xanadu were hits, but I am not sure you can get a worse movie...

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Flash Gordon. Greatest soundtrack ever. One of the great "bad" movies of all time.
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A couple new trailers from Disney today:




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F Da Sue wrote:
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A couple new trailers from Disney today:



I’m likely in the minority but I am officially bored with anything Star Wars. #hottake
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Jupiter wrote:
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Quite a few songs from Xanadu were hits, but I am not sure you can get a worse movie...

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Glory Of Love sucks ass.

Sonic Youth/Cypress Hill: I Love You Mary Jane from the Judgement Night soundtrack.

And anything from Rock Of Ages. ;)
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Zwak wrote:
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I’m likely in the minority but I am officially bored with anything Star Wars. #hottake
Your GenX status has been revoked!!!

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Jupiter wrote:
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I’m likely in the minority but I am officially bored with anything Star Wars. #hottake
Your GenX status has been revoked!!!
That's fine. I've never really thought of myself as a Gen-Xer :mrgreen:
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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Aug 27 11:44 am

Xanadu came out the summer before 7th grade. I took a bus downtown to go on a date with a girl I met at camp and I sat through that dreck of a movie like a good boy.

Some other bad movies good soundtracks:

Batman & Robin
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The Beach
Marie Antoinette

I was going include Pump Up the Volume even though I enjoyed the movie but apparently the ratings for it aren't as bad as I remember.
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You forgot The Legend of Billie Jean.
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I think Singles may fall into this category of movies that sucked...quite possibly the best soundtrack for a movie in the 90's.
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g-manpuck wrote:
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I think Singles may fall into this category of movies that sucked...quite possibly the best soundtrack for a movie in the 90's.
I didn’t hate Singles but Cameron Crowe has done better. You’re right though, great soundtrack
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The Punisher:

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The Punisher:

Decided to check out the movie, to compare to the Netflix series. The series was better. When Travolta is NOT a minus, that says something (minus Pulp Fiction, of course). The insertion of comic relief and the romance angle hurt the movie, to be honest. I thought the series was more raw, more fitting.
Agreed. The show is far superior. But I still enjoy that movie.
There is a second Punisher movie out (not Thomas Jane IIRC) but touches on Jigsaw (season 2 of Netflix show). I've seen probably 75% of it. It's ok but I think the first movie and the show are far superior.
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Singles was too good of a movie to be included in that list.
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The Beach (with Leo) doesn’t qualify as a bad movie. 😊
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Slap Shot wrote:
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Singles was too good of a movie to be included in that list.
I'll just agree to disagree...
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Decided to check out the movie, to compare to the Netflix series. The series was better. When Travolta is NOT a minus, that says something (minus Pulp Fiction, of course). The insertion of comic relief and the romance angle hurt the movie, to be honest. I thought the series was more raw, more fitting.
I did like Thomas Jane's performance as The Punisher. The way they made the movie seemed like a Saturday morning cereal kind of thing...kinda campy. I do like the movie to kill an hour and a half.
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g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Aug 28 10:55 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Aug 28 8:40 am
Singles was too good of a movie to be included in that list.
I'll just agree to disagree...
I'll agree that you're completely wrong. :mrgreen:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1040379_singles
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Post by g-manpuck » Wed Aug 28 1:36 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Aug 28 12:41 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Aug 28 10:55 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Aug 28 8:40 am
Singles was too good of a movie to be included in that list.
I'll just agree to disagree...
I'll agree that you're completely wrong. :mrgreen:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1040379_singles
That's a list of people with an opinion on the movie...yep, got it. My opinion is that Say Anything or Jerry Maguire are better Cameron Crowe movies than Singles. Honestly I think Eddie Vedder carries the movie IMO.... :lol: :poke:
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g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Aug 28 1:36 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Aug 28 12:41 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Aug 28 10:55 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Aug 28 8:40 am
Singles was too good of a movie to be included in that list.
I'll just agree to disagree...
I'll agree that you're completely wrong. :mrgreen:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1040379_singles
That's a list of people with an opinion on the movie...yep, got it. My opinion is that Say Anything or Jerry Maguire are better Cameron Crowe movies than Singles. Honestly I think Eddie Vedder carries the movie IMO.... :lol: :poke:
It's a link showing 79% and 72% rating - the latter with more than 21,000 user ratings. It also has 88% from Google users, 4/5 from Common Sense Media.... That you may like those other 2 movies more doesn't mean it qualifies as a bad movie with a good soundtrack. Feel free to take a 3rd crack at this if you like. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Post by g-manpuck » Wed Aug 28 3:30 pm

Well...Singles is no Smokey and the Bandit! :mrgreen:
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g-manpuck wrote:
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Well...Singles is no Smokey and the Bandit! :mrgreen:
THAT I can agree with. Smokey is an American classic!
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IT Chapter Two:
I so wanna see it in theaters, but 2:49 running time? I'll wait. Mixed review in the Star Trib today, don't care. Gonna see it.
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Selfless:

Ben Kingsley plays a billionaire who is dying, and transfers his mind into a newer, younger body. However, due to some circumstances, begins to wonder where the body came from (who is played by Ryan Reynolds).

It's decent, a good mix of tinfoil hat action, and morality drama.
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Late to the earlier mentioned Star Wars trailer comments. I signed up for Disney's streaming service just for The Mandalorian. I think it was $150 for year years for D23 members. With a 9 and 1 year old plus that we'll easily get $150 worth out of it since we won't need to buy digital copies of the movies any longer.
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Kong: Skull Island

Good take on the story. I liked it. Some of the humor could go away (some of John C Reilly's quotes are below meh), and that's a nitpick. Some of the seemingly obvious hinted-at storylines never materialized, and that was for the better (the 2 romance angles that could have been). Worth watching.
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The Rube wrote:
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Selfless:

Ben Kingsley plays a billionaire who is dying, and transfers his mind into a newer, younger body. However, due to some circumstances, begins to wonder where the body came from (who is played by Ryan Reynolds).

It's decent, a good mix of tinfoil hat action, and morality drama.
I just watched it. I enjoyed it.

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davescharf wrote:
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Late to the earlier mentioned Star Wars trailer comments. I signed up for Disney's streaming service just for The Mandalorian. I think it was $150 for year years for D23 members. With a 9 and 1 year old plus that we'll easily get $150 worth out of it since we won't need to buy digital copies of the movies any longer.
My kids are now 17, 13 and 11, and as a D23 member as well, I would have signed up for it even without them. It was a very easy decision to spend about $4 a month.

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American Assasin:

I have not read the books.
Can you smash more cliches into a story? JFC, the first part was good, a nice character study, then it spiraled downward into every action movie ever. Meh.
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The Rube wrote:
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American Assasin:

I have not read the books.
Can you smash more cliches into a story? JFC, the first part was good, a nice character study, then it spiraled downward into every action movie ever. Meh.
Like all of us who are fans of the books said, we hope that Amazon gets a hold of Mitch Rapp and it gives him the Jack Ryan treatment. The character and story of Mitch Rapp would make a unbelievably great web series if you could get a good screenwriter on board. If Vince would be alive AA would have been a much different movie I believe.
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American Assasin:

I have not read the books.
Can you smash more cliches into a story? JFC, the first part was good, a nice character study, then it spiraled downward into every action movie ever. Meh.
Like all of us who are fans of the books said, we hope that Amazon gets a hold of Mitch Rapp and it gives him the Jack Ryan treatment. The character and story of Mitch Rapp would make a unbelievably great web series if you could get a good screenwriter on board. If Vince would be alive AA would have been a much different movie I believe.
Totally agree.
I was very disappointed in AA
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It was an average movie overall. It was not a good adaptation of the source material.
I still would like to see more Rapp on screen (ideally as a TV show on Prime/Netflix).
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The Grass Is Greener:

Part educational, part propaganda, but worth a watch. History of sticky-icky/ganja/weed/etc in America, the laws, the culture, etc. Accurately enough, but still funny as hell, is that Snoop Dogg made some of the most articulate points about the herb.
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The Post:

A good prequel to "All The President's Men," IMO. Outstanding cast, MANY recognizable names/faces, even if not "A-List." Yes, more than a few jabs at the current state of affairs, and they are more than justified (I don't think that latter part breaks the rules of this board....I hope not, anyways). Very much worth a watch.
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