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Post by The Rube » Thu Sep 26 9:58 pm

Snowden:

It's okay. Very sympathetic to Snowden, but then again, it's Oliver Stone. This is RIGHT up his alley.

Good performances all around. Would watch again.
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Post by Ciulla » Fri Sep 27 7:46 am

Wasn't there another movie on Snowden in recent years? Or am I mixing Snowden up with someone else...

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Ciulla wrote:
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Wasn't there another movie on Snowden in recent years? Or am I mixing Snowden up with someone else...
Yes there was

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Post by The Rube » Fri Sep 27 9:31 pm

In The Shadow Of The Moon:

Detective tracks a serial killer that kills every 9 years. I thought it looked interesting, but they forgot to mention the SCI-FI aspect of it. It was still okay, but not what I was looking for. It's meh. Terminator vs [plot point redacted as to not ruin a twist]. And there is one more twist to the twist at the end. Viewer shall take caution, so as not to blame me. ;)
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Post by Beauner » Mon Sep 30 2:07 pm

For those of us who are Mitch Rapp fans, Barreiro had Kyle Mills in studio last week to discuss his new book.
During the conversation Dan asked him about another movie. Mills said they have discussed a movie but have also discussed moving it to a streaming service and running it as a TV show a la Jack Ryan.

Please make it a Netflix/Prime series. Pleeeeeeeease???
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Post by The Rube » Mon Sep 30 9:15 pm

Operation Finale:

About the Israeli spy mission to extract Adolph Eichmann from Argentina for his WWII crimes. Great cast, Kingsley is awesome, as always. It does keep the seriousness of the event, but does insert some light-hearted one-liners and dark humor for a bit of distraction, so it doesn't come across as "TOTES SRS!"
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Post by Bonin21 » Mon Sep 30 9:26 pm

Gonna see Joker in the Dolby Cinema Thursday. Pumped.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Sep 30 9:52 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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Gonna see Joker in the Dolby Cinema Thursday. Pumped.
Might try and catch an early Sunday showing somewhere. Haven't scouted out showtimes yet. Sometimes West End in SLP has realllllly early showings, like 9 or 10 in the morning. Less crowds, so perfect for me.

Edit: looks like 10:15am showing. Perfect!
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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 03 9:12 pm

The Hate U Give:

Solid movie. It will have you cursing and nodding/agreeing, and sometimes with the same points the movie brings up throughout. It REALLY swings that pendulum on the different viewpoints, and it has to, given the nature of the movie. It's really balanced on that, and that is a tough thing to do. It does not shy away from discussion, controversy, after-effects, anything. Off the top of my head, it's an updated Boyz N The Hood, with a slightly different overall take. Highly recommend.
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Post by MNGophers29 » Thu Oct 03 9:24 pm

Your second to last sentence may have sold me. Hopefully the “different take” isn’t way off.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 03 9:42 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Thu Oct 03 9:24 pm
Your second to last sentence may have sold me. Hopefully the “different take” isn’t way off.
Boyz pretty much just takes the viewpoint from the 'hood. THUG (spoiler alert with that abbreviation ;) ) takes it all in.
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Post by MNGophers29 » Thu Oct 03 9:51 pm

I am 25 minutes into it now and I get it. I am liking it so far.
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Post by Thirty-Four » Thu Oct 03 9:53 pm

Rube should be a professional critic.

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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 03 9:53 pm

MNGophers29 wrote:
Thu Oct 03 9:51 pm
I am 25 minutes into it now and I get it. I am liking it so far.
Wait until the last quarter of the movie...it intensifies greatly.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 03 9:54 pm

Thirty-Four wrote:
Thu Oct 03 9:53 pm
Rube should be a professional critic.
That would take the joy out of it, plus, I'd HAVE to watch some really crappy movies.
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Post by Thirty-Four » Thu Oct 03 11:01 pm

The Rube wrote:
Thu Oct 03 9:54 pm
Thirty-Four wrote:
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Rube should be a professional critic.
That would take the joy out of it, plus, I'd HAVE to watch some really crappy movies.
Touché

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The Rube wrote:
Fri Sep 27 9:31 pm
In The Shadow Of The Moon:

Detective tracks a serial killer that kills every 9 years. I thought it looked interesting, but they forgot to mention the SCI-FI aspect of it. It was still okay, but not what I was looking for. It's meh. Terminator vs [plot point redacted as to not ruin a twist]. And there is one more twist to the twist at the end. Viewer shall take caution, so as not to blame me. ;)
Thanks for the heads up. Was thinking of watching this.

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Grovetown Scotty wrote:
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In The Shadow Of The Moon:

Detective tracks a serial killer that kills every 9 years. I thought it looked interesting, but they forgot to mention the SCI-FI aspect of it. It was still okay, but not what I was looking for. It's meh. Terminator vs [plot point redacted as to not ruin a twist]. And there is one more twist to the twist at the end. Viewer shall take caution, so as not to blame me. ;)
Thanks for the heads up. Was thinking of watching this.

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Anyone excited to see Joker? Personally I have no interest
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Zwak wrote:
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Anyone excited to see Joker? Personally I have no interest
Hearing that it's very disturbing and uncomfortable. I'm in! :mrgreen: Probably won't get to it in the theaters though.

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Seeing it on Sunday. I cannot wait.
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The Rube wrote:
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Seeing it on Sunday. I cannot wait.
Can’t wait for your review.
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Zwak wrote:
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Anyone excited to see Joker? Personally I have no interest
None? Interesting.
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Zwak wrote:
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In not excited about it either
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Post by Beauner » Fri Oct 04 9:40 pm

Karlsson wrote:
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Anyone excited to see Joker? Personally I have no interest
Hearing that it's very disturbing and uncomfortable. I'm in! :mrgreen: Probably won't get to it in the theaters though.
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Post by The Rube » Fri Oct 04 9:50 pm

I've heard from multiple non-critics, people I know, that it will disturb you. And it's not a slasher movie. It's psychological. That is my cup o'tea. It doesn't pull punches, it is not subtle.

If these reports hold true...I will be more than pleased.
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Post by Bonin21 » Sat Oct 05 3:53 pm

Joker was good. I'd say like 8 put of 10.

The lead performance itself was at least a 9. That carried the movie.

Ledger's Joker was a 10 and Dark Knight was at least a 9.
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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 05 7:28 pm

It'll be hard to beat Ledger, the way that character was written.
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Post by Bonin21 » Sat Oct 05 7:54 pm

Ledger's Joker
Nicholson in Cuckoo's Nest
DDL in There Will Be Blood
Hanks in Forrest Gump

Just a different stratosphere of talent displayed in those and a handful of others
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Bonin21 wrote:
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Ledger's Joker
Nicholson in Cuckoo's Nest
DDL in There Will Be Blood
Hanks in Forrest Gump

Just a different stratosphere of talent displayed in those and a handful of others
Hopkins/Hannibal.
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I've never watched it... (walks out in shame)
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Bonin21 wrote:
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I've never watched it... (walks out in shame)
Frankly, it's the only villain I'd put over Ledger's Joker.
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The Rube wrote:
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Sat Oct 05 7:54 pm
Ledger's Joker
Nicholson in Cuckoo's Nest
DDL in There Will Be Blood
Hanks in Forrest Gump

Just a different stratosphere of talent displayed in those and a handful of others
Hopkins/Hannibal.

Maybe I read it here, but he never blinked in the entire movie, as that was a trait of nutjobs or something like that.
I have not paid attention the whole movie to verify.

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 05 9:17 pm

That is plausible, and regarding Hopkins as an actor, I believe it.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Oct 05 9:33 pm

A quick check of the google debunks that myth. He does indeed blink.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbr.co ... links/amp/


Now I dare you to watch the movie without blinking, and count how many times he does. :lol:

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 05 9:49 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 05 9:33 pm
A quick check of the google debunks that myth. He does indeed blink.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbr.co ... links/amp/


Now I dare you to watch the movie without blinking, and count how many times he does. :lol:
And Goddammit, I will, next time I see that movie. My minimal OCD thanks you. *shakesfist*
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Post by Thirty-Four » Sat Oct 05 10:30 pm

Joker is a terrific character study and depiction of mental illness. An Oscar nomination for Phoenix is coming, but he’s always terrific. The movie gets a solid 3/4 stars from me.

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 05 10:44 pm

Thirty-Four wrote:
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Joker is a terrific character study and depiction of mental illness. An Oscar nomination for Phoenix is coming, but he’s always terrific. The movie gets a solid 3/4 stars from me.
Let's put it this way. American Psycho is one of my top 5 all time. So, for this movie....I'm excited.
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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 06 4:08 pm

Joker:

..................Jee.............zuss............ .

Previous Jokers appeared as already deranged beyond repair. Here, we don't see the Joker simply break down in mentality because of one or two instances. It's a meticulous brick-by-brick collapse of his mentality and view of the world. "Disturbing" has been used so far, quite often, in many reviews. That barely scratches the surface of describing this movie. This is a complete mindfcuk, through and through.

There are some that won't like it, and I can understand that point. For me, this seemed like a combination of "Falling Down" (Douglas/Duvall) and "American Psycho" (Bale). Both of those movies have some of the same elements here.

The ending? Ho. Lee. Effing. Sh*.

My buddy and I sat there until the end of credits, not waiting to see if there was an Easter Egg of sorts, but because we were just in relative shock at what we saw as a whole. One does not even NEED to get into all the undertones of the movie to feel the layers of force behind the character of Arthur Fleck.

In summary, one needs to see this movie NOW, and just hand the Oscar to Phoenix.
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Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 05 9:33 pm
A quick check of the google debunks that myth. He does indeed blink.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbr.co ... links/amp/


Now I dare you to watch the movie without blinking, and count how many times he does. :lol:
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Joker:

..................Jee.............zuss............ .

Previous Jokers appeared as already deranged beyond repair. Here, we don't see the Joker simply break down in mentality because of one or two instances. It's a meticulous brick-by-brick collapse of his mentality and view of the world. "Disturbing" has been used so far, quite often, in many reviews. That barely scratches the surface of describing this movie. This is a complete mindfcuk, through and through.

There are some that won't like it, and I can understand that point. For me, this seemed like a combination of "Falling Down" (Douglas/Duvall) and "American Psycho" (Bale). Both of those movies have some of the same elements here.

The ending? Ho. Lee. Effing. Sh*.

My buddy and I sat there until the end of credits, not waiting to see if there was an Easter Egg of sorts, but because we were just in relative shock at what we saw as a whole. One does not even NEED to get into all the undertones of the movie to feel the layers of force behind the character of Arthur Fleck.

In summary, one needs to see this movie NOW, and just hand the Oscar to Phoenix.
In a (better) world where Heath doesn’t pass away, many would realize this was a better performance...

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It wasn't
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Post by Thirty-Four » Sun Oct 06 5:24 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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It wasn't
Because Minnesota?

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Thirty-Four wrote:
Sun Oct 06 4:59 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 06 4:08 pm
Joker:

..................Jee.............zuss............ .

Previous Jokers appeared as already deranged beyond repair. Here, we don't see the Joker simply break down in mentality because of one or two instances. It's a meticulous brick-by-brick collapse of his mentality and view of the world. "Disturbing" has been used so far, quite often, in many reviews. That barely scratches the surface of describing this movie. This is a complete mindfcuk, through and through.

There are some that won't like it, and I can understand that point. For me, this seemed like a combination of "Falling Down" (Douglas/Duvall) and "American Psycho" (Bale). Both of those movies have some of the same elements here.

The ending? Ho. Lee. Effing. Sh*.

My buddy and I sat there until the end of credits, not waiting to see if there was an Easter Egg of sorts, but because we were just in relative shock at what we saw as a whole. One does not even NEED to get into all the undertones of the movie to feel the layers of force behind the character of Arthur Fleck.

In summary, one needs to see this movie NOW, and just hand the Oscar to Phoenix.
In a (better) world where Heath doesn’t pass away, many would realize this was a better performance...
I cannot say that. Heath's was a Joker already made. Phoenix's was one not made. Two very different approaches.
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Post by Thirty-Four » Sun Oct 06 7:27 pm

Heath was great, no doubt. Phoenix had to carry the entire movie. Anything less than brilliant and you don’t have a whole lot.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Sun Oct 06 8:02 pm

I haven’t seen either movie, but I have seen multiple movies with both Ledger and Phoenix as the lead. I am not sure there are many acting situations where Ledger can even hold Phoenix’s jock.
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MNGophers29 wrote:
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I haven’t seen either movie, but I have seen multiple movies with both Ledger and Phoenix as the lead. I am not sure there are many acting situations where Ledger can even hold Phoenix’s jock.
That is dangerous ground. Each actor has specific talents that really make them great. Joker is a sort of common ground. That's (sadly) the closest we'll ever see them in those roles to compare. Even in the Joker role, both roles were different enough where it's going to end up in the "Magic/Bird" discussion on who is better.

Note: this goes for any actor: many GREAT actors cannot do certain things. Imagine the aforementioned Anthony Hopkins doing silly comedy...highly doubt it would work.
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The Rube wrote:
Sun Oct 06 4:08 pm
Joker:

..................Jee.............zuss............ .

Previous Jokers appeared as already deranged beyond repair. Here, we don't see the Joker simply break down in mentality because of one or two instances. It's a meticulous brick-by-brick collapse of his mentality and view of the world. "Disturbing" has been used so far, quite often, in many reviews. That barely scratches the surface of describing this movie. This is a complete mindfcuk, through and through.

There are some that won't like it, and I can understand that point. For me, this seemed like a combination of "Falling Down" (Douglas/Duvall) and "American Psycho" (Bale). Both of those movies have some of the same elements here.

The ending? Ho. Lee. Effing. Sh*.

My buddy and I sat there until the end of credits, not waiting to see if there was an Easter Egg of sorts, but because we were just in relative shock at what we saw as a whole. One does not even NEED to get into all the undertones of the movie to feel the layers of force behind the character of Arthur Fleck.

In summary, one needs to see this movie NOW, and just hand the Oscar to Phoenix.
I saw Joker...and can only add.. of the MANY reviews The Rube has written on GPL, the above is the pinnacle ☝️ Rube perfectly describes the essence of this film. Bravo Rube 👏 👍

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There are some that won't like it, and I can understand that point. For me, this seemed like a combination of "Falling Down" (Douglas/Duvall) and "American Psycho" (Bale). Both of those movies have some of the same elements here.
No "Taxi Driver" (DeNiro)? :wink:
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That has become cliched in the reviews. It's there, no doubt.


Unsane:
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, due to a previous stalker issue, where she is confronted by her greatest fear: she sees a faculty member that she believes is her stalker--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Well, if you want the "Breaking Bad Style," you get it, and it's amped up to 12. Very slow burns, then bursts of energy, repeat. Overall, a solid movie, definite closure on the whole ordeal. It kept with the show, meaning that it didn't try to do anything different since they knew they'd get the viewers. There is no real shock-and-awe, or "hey let's really twist it just because we can!" and that is appreciated. They stayed true to the course. If you have watched the series, you should really see this.
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A Star Is Born. Wow I really don't understand the hype in this movie at all. Aside from Lady Gaga bursting onto the scene in an acting role it's a terrible movie. The storytelling is extremely haphazard and an overall hot mess, I didn't find any chemistry between Gaga and Bradley Cooper and pretty much every scene they were in together if felt as if they were complete strangers, and I thought they tried way too hard to come up with what happens with his character. Also I never would have expected Gaga's character to pursue the musical direction she did once she branched out on her own. Overall 2/5 at best.
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I'm excited to watch El Camino, but I might not get a chance to watch it until Sunday. Trying to avoid spoilers in the meantime.

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bearpaw28 wrote:
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Even though in the back of your mind (you know) Gaga is in reality a music superstar...she sells herself in the role in a way that gave me chills. She & Cooper were awesome. 👍 And Bradley’s singing is really good too ☝️The plot was not exceptional, but they are a bit boxed in on this...as a remake.
You don’t see the movie for a year after it’s release date... then you pen the above review SS. lol

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bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:01 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Oct 08 8:59 pm
Even though in the back of your mind (you know) Gaga is in reality a music superstar...she sells herself in the role in a way that gave me chills. She & Cooper were awesome. 👍 And Bradley’s singing is really good too ☝️The plot was not exceptional, but they are a bit boxed in on this...as a remake.
You don’t see the movie for a year after it’s release date... then you pen the above review SS. lol
What's the timeline after a release date for being able to give an honest review of a film? Also how little can it deviate from your opinion in order to be considered valid?

Please answer quickly I'm on pins and needles to find out.
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(And opinions) 😂

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Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:49 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:01 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Oct 08 8:59 pm
Even though in the back of your mind (you know) Gaga is in reality a music superstar...she sells herself in the role in a way that gave me chills. She & Cooper were awesome. 👍 And Bradley’s singing is really good too ☝️The plot was not exceptional, but they are a bit boxed in on this...as a remake.
You don’t see the movie for a year after it’s release date... then you pen the above review SS. lol
What's the timeline after a release date for being able to give an honest review of a film? Also how little can it deviate from your opinion in order to be considered valid?

Please answer quickly I'm on pins and needles to find out.
No kidding. Many of the movies I review are well past release date. I get them as Netflix gets them (and then when I get to them).

Believe it or not, many people don't watch movies the week they come out.
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The Rube wrote:
Fri Oct 11 12:20 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:49 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:01 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Oct 08 8:59 pm
Even though in the back of your mind (you know) Gaga is in reality a music superstar...she sells herself in the role in a way that gave me chills. She & Cooper were awesome. 👍 And Bradley’s singing is really good too ☝️The plot was not exceptional, but they are a bit boxed in on this...as a remake.
You don’t see the movie for a year after it’s release date... then you pen the above review SS. lol
What's the timeline after a release date for being able to give an honest review of a film? Also how little can it deviate from your opinion in order to be considered valid?

Please answer quickly I'm on pins and needles to find out.
No kidding. Many of the movies I review are well past release date. I get them as Netflix gets them (and then when I get to them).

Believe it or not, many people don't watch movies the week they come out.
My comment was not directed at you Rube (in any fashion) or when you see movies. I like your reviews, don’t always agree with them, but do on certain movies 😉 I simply was giving SS grief on his review (above) it’s just my opinion, and everybody’s got one :ahhh:

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bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri Oct 11 12:45 pm
The Rube wrote:
Fri Oct 11 12:20 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:49 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Fri Oct 11 11:01 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Oct 08 8:59 pm

Even though in the back of your mind (you know) Gaga is in reality a music superstar...she sells herself in the role in a way that gave me chills. She & Cooper were awesome. 👍 And Bradley’s singing is really good too ☝️The plot was not exceptional, but they are a bit boxed in on this...as a remake.
 

You don’t see the movie for a year after it’s release date... then you pen the above review SS. lol
 

What's the timeline after a release date for being able to give an honest review of a film?  Also how little can it deviate from your opinion in order to be considered valid? 

 

Please answer quickly I'm on pins and needles to find out.
 

No kidding. Many of the movies I review are well past release date. I get them as Netflix gets them (and then when I get to them).

 

Believe it or not, many people don't watch movies the week they come out.
 

My comment was not directed at you Rube (in any fashion) or when you see movies. I like your reviews, don’t always agree with them, but do on certain movies 😉 I simply was giving SS grief on his review (above) it’s just my opinion, and everybody’s got one  :ahhh:
Yes everyone's got one but apparently there's a time limit to avoid scrutiny such as, "a year after it's release date" so I'm trying to get that clarified because I want to be in compliance.  Also I want to know how closely my opinion must be to yours to avoid your very well reasoned and stated "lol".  Thanks I again await on pins and needles. 
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Geezus.... chill out

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Post by MATT » Fri Oct 11 9:23 pm

The Rube wrote:
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No kidding. Many of the movies I review are well past release date. I get them as Netflix gets them (and then when I get to them).
How long does the shipping typically take, overnight, next day air, 3-5? :poke:

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MATT wrote:
Fri Oct 11 9:23 pm
The Rube wrote:
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No kidding. Many of the movies I review are well past release date. I get them as Netflix gets them (and then when I get to them).
How long does the shipping typically take, overnight, next day air, 3-5? :poke:
Mail it in on MON, get it on WED. Pretty quick turnaround. :D

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Post by Bonin21 » Tue Oct 15 7:41 pm

Finally watched Taxi Driver. Amazing. Now I see why the performance is a top ten ever from De Niro. And yes, now I see what people are talking about with respect to the Joker comparison...
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Bonin21 wrote:
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Finally watched Taxi Driver. Amazing. Now I see why the performance is a top ten ever from De Niro. And yes, now I see what people are talking about with respect to the Joker comparison...
And of course a young Jodie Foster (whom I've always admired).


Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Pretty much you would expect. Great cast, good action, all the elements of a popcorn movie. And btw, Zhang Ziyi still has it. Hubba hubba.
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Beats:

A reclusive teenage musical prodigy forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard. United by their mutual love of hip-hop, they confront the demons of their past and try to break into Chicago's music scene.

General coming of age/inspirational movie. I wish Anthony Anderson (in this case, the security guard) would get serious roles more often, I really like him in that aspect. Khalil Everage (who plays the teen) is excellent in his role. The story is fairly cookie cutter, it's the performances that make this work. Worth 100 minutes of your time.
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Zombieland: Double Tap

I was leery of this one, as some sequels really sh* the bed (Anchorman 2, looking at YOU specifically). I was wrong, and I loved being wrong. It kept the spirit of the first one, It was very entertaining, I actually guffawed a couple times. The blonde (shown in the trailer) NAILED her performance. I f*ing wanted to shoot her within 30 seconds (if I'm being generous). It was a "mind asplode" experience.

The other new characters in the story were solid, it's just a rip-roarin' movie, as I hoped it would be. And with sequels, that is the least I can ask, and they surpassed it.
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Zombieland: Double Tap

I was leery of this one, as some sequels really sh* the bed (Anchorman 2, looking at YOU specifically). I was wrong, and I loved being wrong. It kept the spirit of the first one, It was very entertaining, I actually guffawed a couple times. The blonde (shown in the trailer) NAILED her performance. I f*ing wanted to shoot her within 30 seconds (if I'm being generous). It was a "mind asplode" experience.

The other new characters in the story were solid, it's just a rip-roarin' movie, as I hoped it would be. And with sequels, that is the least I can ask, and they surpassed it.
Not sure I remember the last time I guffawed, or if I've ever guffawed...checking google...lol

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Zombieland: Double Tap

I was leery of this one, as some sequels really sh* the bed (Anchorman 2, looking at YOU specifically). I was wrong, and I loved being wrong. It kept the spirit of the first one, It was very entertaining, I actually guffawed a couple times. The blonde (shown in the trailer) NAILED her performance. I f*ing wanted to shoot her within 30 seconds (if I'm being generous). It was a "mind asplode" experience.

The other new characters in the story were solid, it's just a rip-roarin' movie, as I hoped it would be. And with sequels, that is the least I can ask, and they surpassed it.
Not sure I remember the last time I guffawed, or if I've ever guffawed...checking google...lol
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Zwak wrote:
Sat Oct 19 1:01 pm
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Sat Oct 19 10:40 am
The Rube wrote:
Fri Oct 18 9:45 pm
Zombieland: Double Tap

I was leery of this one, as some sequels really sh* the bed (Anchorman 2, looking at YOU specifically). I was wrong, and I loved being wrong. It kept the spirit of the first one, It was very entertaining, I actually guffawed a couple times. The blonde (shown in the trailer) NAILED her performance. I f*ing wanted to shoot her within 30 seconds (if I'm being generous). It was a "mind asplode" experience.

The other new characters in the story were solid, it's just a rip-roarin' movie, as I hoped it would be. And with sequels, that is the least I can ask, and they surpassed it.
Not sure I remember the last time I guffawed, or if I've ever guffawed...checking google...lol
Have you chortled lately? :mrgreen:
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I was leery of this one, as some sequels really sh* the bed (Anchorman 2, looking at YOU specifically). I was wrong, and I loved being wrong. It kept the spirit of the first one, It was very entertaining, I actually guffawed a couple times. The blonde (shown in the trailer) NAILED her performance. I f*ing wanted to shoot her within 30 seconds (if I'm being generous). It was a "mind asplode" experience.

The other new characters in the story were solid, it's just a rip-roarin' movie, as I hoped it would be. And with sequels, that is the least I can ask, and they surpassed it.
Not sure I remember the last time I guffawed, or if I've ever guffawed...checking google...lol
Have you chortled lately? :mrgreen:
I haven't had a good chortle in a while. I have snickered a few times, though.
Oh, I snicker...I snicker all the time (love the peanuts and caramel, way better than a Milky Way)

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Post by The Rube » Sat Oct 19 5:25 pm

A Simple Favor:

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.

This is a total two-faced movie. Some moments are brilliant dark comedy, and other moments are pure Lifetime Channel unadulterated sh*. I can honestly say that the only reason I stuck with it, is because it kept hooking me in as to what is the next twist, and I knew it was going to be a train wreck, but it'd be a fun train wreck. I just had to see how it all played out.

IF you want to take a chance on it, make it a Saturday afternoon time-killer, as I did. You won't feel as guilty. Every time you see hope in this movie, that hope is stomped out in the next few minutes. Repeat.
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Post by HockeyBum » Mon Oct 21 8:39 am

El Camino was good, but a little disappointing (if that makes sense). Maybe my expectations were just too high. I think it would have been better to have just ended the story with the last episode of BB.

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Post by The Rube » Mon Oct 21 4:38 pm

The Laundromat:
In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.

Oldman, Banderas, and Streep?! Oh, my! Very entertaining movie, I thought it was great writing, and the styling of the movie was well done. I'm liking Banderas more and more in his more recent roles in movies, and have always been a fan of Oldman and Streep. Definitely recommend.


Fractured:
Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.

Decent suspense movie. You think you have it figured out, and then you don't. Then you do again. Then you don't. Solid ending, and many times these sorts of movies leave you disappointed because it's a lazy ending, or a too-obvious ending. This movie presents just enough possibilities to keep you guessing until the end.
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