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    Chris83 wrote:


    Re-watching “Godzilla” (2014), “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) before I view “Godzilla vs. Kong”

    Are they all on HBO Max or where you watching?

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    Chris83 wrote:


    Re-watching “Godzilla” (2014), “Kong: Skull Island” (2017) and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) before I view “Godzilla vs. Kong”

    Are they all on HBO Max or where you watching?


    Yes, all on HBO-Max

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    Beauner wrote:


    Godzilla vs. Kong was very fun.

    Yep. It was exactly what I expected. Get the biggest tub of popcorn you can, and enjoy. Loved it.

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    I thought Godzilla would win for sure, then again I was expecting the Gophs to handle Mankato.

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    I thought Godzilla would win for sure, then again I was expecting the Gophs to handle Mankato.

    He kinda won.

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    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention, which is a time machine.

    Extremely low-budget movie, and it’s basically Back To The Future with a PhD. Reading about it (after watching), they did not dumb down the dialogue at all, which will leave some of you a little bit lost (I know I was a bit over my head trying to follow). However, the visual action makes up for that, and you don’t lose what is actually happening.

    Definitely a thinker of a movie, it is rather short (78 minutes, and reportedly there is only 80 minutes of actual film), but I’d give it a go if you want to rack your brain a little.

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    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention, which is a time machine.

    Extremely low-budget movie, and it’s basically Back To The Future with a PhD. Reading about it (after watching), they did not dumb down the dialogue at all, which will leave some of you a little bit lost (I know I was a bit over my head trying to follow). However, the visual action makes up for that, and you don’t lose what is actually happening.

    Definitely a thinker of a movie, it is rather short (78 minutes, and reportedly there is only 80 minutes of actual film), but I’d give it a go if you want to rack your brain a little.


    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.

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    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention, which is a time machine.

    Extremely low-budget movie, and it’s basically Back To The Future with a PhD. Reading about it (after watching), they did not dumb down the dialogue at all, which will leave some of you a little bit lost (I know I was a bit over my head trying to follow). However, the visual action makes up for that, and you don’t lose what is actually happening.

    Definitely a thinker of a movie, it is rather short (78 minutes, and reportedly there is only 80 minutes of actual film), but I’d give it a go if you want to rack your brain a little.


    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.


    It’s on Netflix Disc, so found it, moved to top of my list. Thanks!

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    Godzilla vs. Kong

    It isn’t flawless but if you can’t be entertained by this you might want to move into Sunny Oaks and start eating dinner at 4. :mrgreen:

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    Only problem I had with Godzilla vs Kong was that every time Julian Dennison was on screen I thought of Russell and his prison wallet because I had watched Deadpool 2 earlier in the week for the 90th time 🤣🤣

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    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.

    It was more art-house beret-wearing “film” than anything. Blech. Understood it perfectly, but ugh. How high in the air can one’s nose go?

    Andre The Giant (HBO Max):

    Doc on the life of Andre.

    Growing up, his career was at its tail end. I started getting into wrestling just before Wrestlemania III, which is STILL the best Mania ever; the massive passing of the torch from Andre to Hulk Hogan (I didn’t know that then, obviously, this became known years later to me). I was a huge fan, of not just his “character” but of him. What I would give to sit down and have a beer with the guy and just shoot the breeze…

    With the interviewees, Vince K MacMahon still comes off as a cold-hearted a-hole, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he didn’t know how to express his feelings (felt like crocodile tears to me, when talking about Andre). Hulk…he was genuine. You could feel it, when he was talking about Andre. The others, same thing. Andre was just a special presence in their lives, a one-of-a-kind.

    Even if you are not a fan of wrestling, watch this for the PERSON Andre was. This doc really shows that. I honestly re-felt the heartache when I learned he passed away. He was a special person.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.

    It was more art-house beret-wearing “film” than anything. Blech. Understood it perfectly, but ugh. How high in the air can one’s nose go?

    Andre The Giant (HBO Max):

    Doc on the life of Andre.

    Growing up, his career was at its tail end. I started getting into wrestling just before Wrestlemania III, which is STILL the best Mania ever; the massive passing of the torch from Andre to Hulk Hogan (I didn’t know that then, obviously, this became known years later to me). I was a huge fan, of not just his “character” but of him. What I would give to sit down and have a beer with the guy and just shoot the breeze…

    With the interviewees, Vince K MacMahon still comes off as a cold-hearted a-hole, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he didn’t know how to express his feelings (felt like crocodile tears to me, when talking about Andre). Hulk…he was genuine. You could feel it, when he was talking about Andre. The others, same thing. Andre was just a special presence in their lives, a one-of-a-kind.

    Even if you are not a fan of wrestling, watch this for the PERSON Andre was. This doc really shows that. I honestly re-felt the heartache when I learned he passed away. He was a special person.


    LOVED the Andre documentary. You are spot on about Hulk Hogan. Very genuine.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.

    It was more art-house beret-wearing “film” than anything. Blech. Understood it perfectly, but ugh. How high in the air can one’s nose go?


    I saw Upstream Color at the theater in the Walker Art Center. The director was there and there was a Q&A after the movie. Only took about 15 minutes of questions. Every person who had a question asked about the meaning of the movie or the meaning of a certain thing in the movie. The director was very snotty about it. His art was open to interpretation. The film means whatever you want it to mean. He thought it was a film where you watch it and go to a coffee shop afterwards with your friends to discuss it. I don’t know if I have rolled my eyes more in my life than that moment.

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    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Snowcool08 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Primer (Netflix Disc):

    If you liked this one, the same director made Upstream Color about a decade later. Just as confusing.

    It was more art-house beret-wearing “film” than anything. Blech. Understood it perfectly, but ugh. How high in the air can one’s nose go?


    I saw Upstream Color at the theater in the Walker Art Center. The director was there and there was a Q&A after the movie. Only took about 15 minutes of questions. Every person who had a question asked about the meaning of the movie or the meaning of a certain thing in the movie. The director was very snotty about it. His art was open to interpretation. The film means whatever you want it to mean. He thought it was a film where you watch it and go to a coffee shop afterwards with your friends to discuss it. I don’t know if I have rolled my eyes more in my life than that moment.

    I can understand certain *moments* that are left up to interpretation. But if the whole movie is like that, why bother with a Q&A? Technical aspects? Whoopee. :bored:

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    My Blue Heaven (re-watch, HBOMax)

    An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs.

    A “heart of gold” is a bit over the top, and you can tell when this movie was made, given the comedic style. However, still based on a true story, and a non-associated sequel to one of the best movies ever made (Goodfellas). It still holds up, still entertaining, fully enjoyable.

    Edit: This came out a month before Goodfellas. :lol:

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    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.

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    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.

    The whole family watched this last week and it got 4 thumbs up.

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    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.


    What service is it on?

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.


    What service is it on?


    :mrgreen:

    The Rube wrote:


    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming)

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    gopherguy06 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.


    What service is it on?

    AOL All Access.

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    The Rube wrote:


    gopherguy06 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):

    During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie…Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.


    What service is it on?

    AOL All Access.

    Sweet! I think I have one of the free 50 hour CDs sitting around.

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    The Devil’s Own (Netflix disc):

    An American police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

    Started watching this, did not know of the American Police subplot…and given this week’s events…a bit of overload, stopped it halfway through. The movie is so far, so good. I am digging it, but will finish it up tomorrow. I think it will end up an average quality movie overall, barring a ZOMG moment or three. And that’s fine.

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    Netflix disc lol

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    Netflix disc lol

    There are some movies on there, that I cannot get elsewhere. *shrug*. Mainly very old movies, but hey, it’s worth it.

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    Netflix disc lol

    WCHA lol

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    Thirty-Four wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    Netflix disc lol

    WCHA lol


    And out of the shadows comes Thirty-Four with a roundhouse of reality! Well played sir, well played.

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    The Devil’s Own (Netflix disc):

    An American police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

    Started watching this, did not know of the American Police subplot…and given this week’s events…a bit of overload, stopped it halfway through. The movie is so far, so good. I am digging it, but will finish it up tomorrow. I think it will end up an average quality movie overall, barring a ZOMG moment or three. And that’s fine.

    Finished it. Meh. Neutral ending that was supposed to be all dramatic and stuff. Good watch, but I wish it were more.

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    Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

    Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future “stars” in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in “Kill The Irishman,” the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player)…..the list goes on….

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    The Rube wrote:


    Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

    Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future “stars” in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in “Kill The Irishman,” the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player)…..the list goes on….


    Just waiting for [mention]Armadillo[/mention] to make a smartass remark about this movie to get banned. 😂

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    Kinda was waiting for a comment.

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    Is [mention]Jupiter[/mention] not a Goonies fan?

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    Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?

    Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?

    Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.


    Well I’m safe. I love the Goonies!

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?

    Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.


    Well I’m safe. I love the Goonies!


    Goonies never say die

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    It’s our time down here!

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    Lips be zipped.

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    I suppose I should really actually watch Goonies some day. I haven’t actively avoided it or anything, just never got around to seeing it.

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    Armadillo wrote:


    Lips be zipped.

    Ok – who hacked Dillo’s account?

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    Steve MN wrote:


    I suppose I should really actually watch Goonies some day. I haven’t actively avoided it or anything, just never got around to seeing it.

    Blocked and roported.

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    Had some free movie channel trials this week on Hulu so I watched the following movies (some not for the first time)

    1. Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 4. In my opinion 2 is better than 1 but both are really good. 3 and 4 are garbage

    2. State and Main: Still one of the most underrated movies. Very funny movie about a movie being filmed in Connecticut. All star cast with William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few. I can’t recommend this movie enough.

    3. Hustlers: J Lo plays a veteran stripper who shows a novice stripper the way of the business. They are making big money until the economic downturn hits and they decide to scam some of their old clients to make money. I really liked this movie. It’s based on a true story.

    4. Parker (Netflix): Completely forgettable Jason Statham movie about a criminal with some ethics who gets double crossed by his old partners. J Lo also in this movie. I like Jason Statham but honestly most of his movies are so similar/

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    Zwak wrote:


    Had some free movie channel trials this week on Hulu so I watched the following movies (some not for the first time)

    1. Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 4. In my opinion 2 is better than 1 but both are really good. 3 and 4 are garbage

    2. State and Main: Still one of the most underrated movies. Very funny movie about a movie being filmed in Connecticut. All star cast with William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few. I can’t recommend this movie enough.

    3. Hustlers: J Lo plays a veteran stripper who shows a novice stripper the way of the business. They are making big money until the economic downturn hits and they decide to scam some of their old clients to make money. I really liked this movie. It’s based on a true story.

    4. Parker (Netflix): Completely forgettable Jason Statham movie about a criminal with some ethics who gets double crossed by his old partners. J Lo also in this movie. I like Jason Statham but honestly most of his movies are so similar/

    1. LW4 had the best villain IMO. Jet Li was a total bad-ass. But outside of those scenes, yeah, I’d agree.

    2. Agreed.

    3. Much better than I thought it would be. I really liked that one.

    4. Agreed. Wish he’d do more movies like Snatch, where I first saw him.

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    Lee Daniel’s The Butler (Netflix Streaming):

    As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.

    Heavy movie, always have liked Forest Whitaker, but an all star cast. Solid movie all-around, got the message across without being preachy. Yes, lots of fiction in here, glamorizations, Hollywood-ized, but still good. Lots of meat to chew on. A hair over 2 hours long, feels like a 3 hour movie, but in a good way. Definitely recommend.

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    The Rube wrote:


    Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

    Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future “stars” in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in “Kill The Irishman,” the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player)…..the list goes on….

    Loved Goonies as a 10 year old, but it’s hard to watch as an adult. The dialogue is super weird and there are way too many plot holes for my developed brain to ignore.

    Waiting patiently for Jup’s ban.

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    Forget the plot holes. I mean, how many are in Smokey (which I watched tonight)? :D

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    “Give me the goddamn kitty cat bracelet!”

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    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

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    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

    Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

    1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)

    2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).

    Synecdoche, New York (Netflix disc):

    A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

    BO. RING. What a friggin’ yawner. “Plodding” would be a compliment.

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    Beauner wrote:


    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

    Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

    1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)

    2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).

    Feels like the second review 1) didn’t do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

    It’s Mortal Kombat. It’s violent. It’s bloody. It’s got cheesy one-liners. And it sets up another movie which almost 100% is coming based on what I’ve seen, read, and assume based on the number if cars I saw in the theater parking lot this afternoon.

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    Beauner wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

    Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

    1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)

    2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).

    Feels like the second review 1) didn’t do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

    It’s Mortal Kombat. It’s violent. It’s bloody. It’s got cheesy one-liners. And it sets up another movie which almost 100% is coming based on what I’ve seen, read, and assume based on the number if cars I saw in the theater parking lot this afternoon.

    That’s pretty much what I expected, and what the movie delivered. Some movies, just sit back and enjoy the show. I know some critics want to be the ONE person that hated/loved it, don’t be that person. I think in case #2, they weren’t THAT person, but they expected what you laid out for expectations.

    For Christ’s sake, it’s a video game movie. Don’t expect much.

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    Beauner wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Beauner wrote:


    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

    Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

    1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)

    2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).

    Feels like the second review 1) didn’t do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

    If you read what review #1 said about it not trying to reach new fans then review #2 makes total sense. I have zero interest in this movie because it looks like hot garbage. Nothing personal about anyone that feels differently.

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    I guess to me it’s like the new Kong/Godzilla movie. The fans wanted action, and that’s what they got. As Beauner said about MK, some were hoping it’d be some cerebral Nolan super-twisty plot or something. Nope. Just a popcorn flick.

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    Beauner wrote:


    New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.


    Agreed. I had a good time watching it. Not in the vein of Ingmar Bergman or Fritz Lang, nor is it meant to be. Recliner, beverage, snacks, good to go.

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    Miss Sloane (Netflix streaming):

    In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

    Given the rules of this board, I want to make a disclaimer that I am only discussing the movie at hand, as neutral as I can. /enddisclaimer

    The main issue that Sloane is fighting for is a rather touchy one. How “the hill” works is much like what one has seen in the first 1-2 seasons of “House Of Cards.” It’s not pretty, it’s not even glossed over. This is how politics work. Probably gonna piss ya off, no matter what side of the said issue is.

    Jessica Chastain, whom I really like as an actress, plays her role perfectly. However, given some of her other roles in movies…I hope she doesn’t get pigeon-holed into the buttoned-up-business-only character. She excels in that, no doubt, and she’s in roles that are not that…but her best performances are in that sort of role.

    Mark Strong, who most often plays supporting roles, is very good. He maximizes whatever he’s given (and this isn’t limited to this movie at all), and runs with it. Very underrated, overall.

    I do recommend this movie, it’s a solid drama.

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    Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? Normally I will tune in an out but last night I totally tuned out and just followed announcements on Twitter.

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    Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? Normally I will tune in an out but last night I totally tuned out and just followed announcements on Twitter.


    I watched sporadically. It was interesting in the sense that it was much more relaxed! I liked that. But the winners were pretty predictable, with the exception of Hopkins winning Best Actor. Chadwick was the solid predictable winner, the man was dying during the filming. But in all honesty, Hopkins role was better, acted deeply and emotionally, he deserved the award for truly being the best, not sentimental reasons.

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    SLC Punk (re-watch, personal collection):

    In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

    A fave movie of mine, although I can’t say it’s top 100 all time or anything. It’s just a favorite. Hadn’t watched it in about a decade, wanted to see if I still felt the same way about the movie, and I do.

    Coming of age movie, clashing cultures, etc. Matthew Lillard is great, as usual, he was the perfect choice for the starring role as Stevo. I definitely identified with his overall attitude growing up, and of course by the end of the movie, I felt I was still identifying with his character.

    Highly recommend, especially for all the rebels out there. ;)

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    J Lo plays a veteran stripper


    SOLD!

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    Just finished Tenet….wow

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    Also….I see Netflix now has a Danny Trejo movie called Dead Again in Tombstone?

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    Just finished Tenet….wow


    I just finished it myself. In typical Christopher Nolan he has background music constantly. My TV didn’t like that and I could barely hear the dialogue. I turned on the subtitles after 5 minutes. That actually helped tremendously in terms of understanding what was going on and piecing it together.

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    I watched a couple of old ones the past few weeks.

    Taxi Driver. I know it’s considered a classic, and it was interesting to see a young Robert DeNiro, but I just didn’t enjoy it much. Didn’t seem to have much of a plot. Almost put me to sleep at times.

    Amadeus. I liked this one quite a bit. I saw Rube had it as one of his favorite movies ever. I don’t think it would even make my top 100 (some of the opera scenes dragged on way too long), but it was good. Would recommend.

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    I watched a couple of old ones the past few weeks.

    Taxi Driver. I know it’s considered a classic, and it was interesting to see a young Robert DeNiro, but I just didn’t enjoy it much. Didn’t seem to have much of a plot. Almost put me to sleep at times.

    Amadeus. I liked this one quite a bit. I saw Rube had it as one of his favorite movies ever. I don’t think it would even make my top 100 (some of the opera scenes dragged on way too long), but it was good. Would recommend.

    Taxi Driver is worth seeing, but wasn’t anywhere a favorite of mine.

    Amadeus: Understandable. I really dislike that genre of music. REALLY dislike. The acting is so gol darn good, the directing, etc. That’s why it’s one of my favorites.I do prefer the director’s cut, of course. Although, you’d probably dislike the move even more b/c it’s longer. :D

    Green Zone (Netflix streaming):

    Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

    War, conspiracy, action, politics. Had Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, so why not? It was a’ight. Worth the 2 hours or so.

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    Should add: Taxi Driver is a character movie. Also see, Joker. It’s not the story that is the centerpiece, it’s the main character’s psyche.

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    Dead Again In Tombstone:

    Guerrero returns from the dead once more to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of a gang of soldiers, which will ultimately cause hell upon earth.

    B-movie, it was obvious going into it, but hey, Danny Trejo. I needed something mindless tonight, and I got it. Inconsistent dialogue, people appearing/disappearing in the same scene (or completely changing positions as to where they were), storyline gaps (not plot holes, although there were plenty of those).

    A shoot ’em up supernatural western involving a deal with the Devil. Got all that? Have fun with it. It’s a very long 100 minute movie. ;)

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    Memphis Belle (Tubi). Yeah, some of the special effects are cringeworthy (not sure CGI even existed in 1990?), but it’s a fun, underrated, and very enjoyable movie. Worth seeing for those awesome WWII B-17 bombers alone.

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    Memphis Belle (Tubi). Yeah, some of the special effects are cringeworthy (not sure CGI even existed in 1990?), but it’s a fun, underrated, and very enjoyable movie. Worth seeing for those awesome WWII B-17 bombers alone.


    One of my favorites!

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    Just finished Tenet….wow

    That….was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it’s well worth it. Outstanding movie.

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    Also….I see Netflix now has a Danny Trejo movie called Dead Again in Tombstone?

    I missed this post before. I have a review a few posts earlier.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    Just finished Tenet….wow

    That….was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it’s well worth it. Outstanding movie.

    I was worn out when I finished it.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Bigbeer wrote:


    Just finished Tenet….wow

    That….was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it’s well worth it. Outstanding movie.

    I was worn out when I finished it.


    I agree. I have had it for about a week (Netflix disc) and due to a long work week, never was in the right frame of mind to take it on. I was tonight, and I still will re-watch it to catch some details. I did catch a couple on the first run, but man…

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    The Mauritanian. Jodie Foster plays a defense attorney that takes the case of a Gitmo prisoner accused of recruiting key 9/11 participants – from true story story. First movie I’ve seen that dug deep into some of went on at the prison. Great performances all around from including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahar Rahim who played the lead role, and Foster’s best work in years.

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    Our family did our annual watch of The Impossible. We were in the south of Thailand when the tsunami hit and 2 of the 3 spots we considered to travel to were obliterated. We were lucky to come out unscathed.

    So our personal connection coupled with my own experiences as a parent made for a very powerful experience. On top of that knowing this will likely be the last time we watch this together as a family (before my eldest heads to college in the fall) hit me pretty hard.

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    Framing John DeLorean:

    Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

    Decent documentary. I could have done without the re-enactments, overall, which are interspersed with the actual footage, although you get an insight of what actors strive for (Alec Baldwin plays John D) in studying a character. I kind of wish they told what happened in the life of his son and daughter. The daughter seems to be doing well, while the son seems to be scraping by (as noted by a tour of his apt during filming of the doc).

    IMO, it was a genius concept car, I still love the looks of it, given the era, and the fact that the car theoretically could live forever, given it never would rust…but bad business decisions ruined it, of course.

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    Monster (not the Charlize one; Netflix streaming):

    A smart, likeable, 17-year-old film student from Harlem sees his world turned upside down when he’s charged with a murder. We follow his dramatic journey through a complex legal battle.

    A very well-presented movie about a young man’s trial over having a part in a robbery, that ended up in a murder. Told from the point of view from the main character, in other words, lots of voice-over. It was honest, at times raw, touching, and made you think a little. It shows how the legal system really is, the emotions and facts and presentation of a court case. Slight hint to how people read cases in the news (they don’t always hear all the testimony, or how it’s told).

    Definitely recommend, it wasn’t overly dramatic, the ending is predictable, but not necessarily in a Hollywood fashion. There is an aftermath/are side effects that are shown throughout the movie. Things that one might not think about.

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