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15 hours ago, Pasanda said:

The Searchers (1956) - 65%

John Wayne in one of his finest westerns. Decent story, fine characters and beautiful surroundings. Wayne is gritty, enigmatic, understated and moody. You really get the sense that there is a lot of unspoken emotion from him. I think i watched this film as a boy, as i clearly remember the dim-witted, yet wisest of characters Mose. My best description would be "the original Taken", with the daughter played by a stunning Natalie Wood.

Check out some of these old films young-uns. My next watch is going to be Hitchcocks: Rear Window. It would be great to hear an opinion from someone under 30... and ignore my scores; i score really low, as i think there is still a 100% out there. Heck, even LOTR only gets 93% and that my #1.

*The Good, The Bad and The Ugly theme plays*

Yes, I know it's not a John Wayne. 

Still one of my favorite films though. And it's a Western. 

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8 hours ago, MTGMTB said:

*The Good, The Bad and The Ugly theme plays*

Yes, I know it's not a John Wayne. 

Still one of my favorite films though. And it's a Western. 

Yeah. Great movie. If i recall TGTBATU is part of a trilogy directed by Sergio Leone, and IIRC it's commonly known as the Man with No Name trilogy - but that might be wrong. I can't recall the names of the other films and i don't want to cheat by looking up imdb. Oh, just came to me... A Fistful of Dollars, and a Few Dollars More. If you liked that, you might want to check those out too.

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On 10/23/2018 at 1:43 AM, Pasanda said:

Yeah. Great movie. If i recall TGTBATU is part of a trilogy directed by Sergio Leone, and IIRC it's commonly known as the Man with No Name trilogy - but that might be wrong. I can't recall the names of the other films and i don't want to cheat by looking up imdb. Oh, just came to me... A Fistful of Dollars, and a Few Dollars More. If you liked that, you might want to check those out too.

I finally realized the other day why they were called "Spaghetti Westerns." 

I would watch them, the problem is that they're nearly impossible to find. Netflix doesn't trust us with DVDs anymore either. 

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's no secret that I'm not a big Star Wars fan.  Other than the first three (episodes 4-7?) and Rogue One, I think they are pretty much garbage.

The kids really wanted to watch Solo, so I begrudgingly sat down with them to watch it.  It had a strike because it's a Star Wars movie, and more strikes after all the horrible things I've heard about it.  Surprisingly, the movie wasn't all that bad.  Not saying it's a masterpiece or even that it's good, but it wasn't as bad I expected.  You can definitely tell that it was two movies mashed together with the director changes it had halfway through filming, but the story was decent.  

Grade: C+

There was one thing that felt really off to me: SPOILERS

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The one thing I thought was kind of weird was making Lando pansexual.  What is the point?  It was forced and didn't serve the story.  

 

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The transition from old to new falcon with the loss of the section between the mandibles, was a real underwhelming non-event. It just convinced me more that is was only there to sell more models of a different Falcon. Most people i've spoken to couldn't even recall when it happened in the film.

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Blindspotting - 61%

Had great reviews, pretty much everywhere. The premise is a guy with 3 days left of his probation. He's good at heart, but his best friend courts trouble everywhere. The best firend support role was superbly played by Rafael Casal. I thought it had interesting points, but overall fairly mundane. The film seems to build up to the end of his probation, but then sort of peters out, which is both brave - in that it challenged expectations, but it also left me feeling flat.

 

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Aquaman

I've been a defender of the DC movies, mostly because they take risks and offer a different take on the super heroes.  They aren't cookie cutter movies that a machine churns out.

Well, at least they used to be.  I had high hopes for Aquaman, but it just didn't do it for me.  It felt like they played it safe and mostly by the numbers.  The special effects were great, but does every scene need it?  The fact that it's made more than any other DC movie speaks how most people don't want movies that make them think, they just want to be entertained.  

Grade: C

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I think the last DC film i liked was Superman in 1978. Although the first Wonderwoman film wasn't too bad.

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6 hours ago, Jag said:

Hmm...her eyes are blue...never noticed that before.

Exactly the same colour as my thoughts... :huh:   :wub:

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Green Book 79%

Racist Italian tough door security (Mortenssen) takes on a 2nd job to escort a gay, black, classical pianist to the deep south. No trouble expected there then.

So clearly it's all about there relationship, and fairly predictable from that point of view. But it's dealt with very well by the two leads and the subtle direction. One gets the feeling there was a lot of love between them IRL.

Superb film. Lovely story, with excellent performances from the two leads. Linda Cardinelli also portrayed her role superbly. A very warm-hearted experience, with an ending that had me blubbing like a 7YO schoolgirl, who just found out that Bieber has carked it.

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Polar 64%

Very predictable stylish action thriller, based on the Dark Horse GN. Surpassed expectations, which were admittedly low.

Retiring assassin, is due to be wiped out to avoid his employer paying his pension. Crew gets sent after him; you can probably imagine the rest.

Biggest issue for me was the camp baddie being played by Matt Lucas. It just didn't work for me.

 

 

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Captain Marvel 6.5 out of 10

Typical Marvel movie with all the usual stuff they do to set up a new character.

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One issue, there didn't seem to be any limits to her powers.  What can she/can't she do?  Kind of vague

One of my favorite things ... I love the main character's personality.  I'm a sucker for confident, sarcastic, tough girls that still maintain their feminine side.

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Midsommar 

I was a fan of Hereditary, so I wanted to see what other movies the director was involved in.  It's a long movie, but I enjoyed it.  Definitely not for everyone, but I enjoyed the little hints here and there as the story unraveled.

Grade: B

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1917

71%

I really didn't want to like this. It uses that cheesy 'all done in a single take' effect, which was great the first time you see it, but then you just look out for the places where it's cut to look like a single take. 

I have to say it really worked really well in this film. It drags you into the action unwillingly, and you start to really feel a part of it. Beside that 'effect', the camera work is still startling, and you get a good sense of how awful it was without gratuitous butchery.

 

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Knives Out is worth watching, nothing great but steady.  Reminds me of a more serious version of the old movie  Clue.

 

2 Netflix shows to try if you just want action with some plot.  6 underground and Extraction.

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On 4/25/2020 at 8:11 AM, Boag said:

Knives Out is worth watching, nothing great but steady.  Reminds me of a more serious version of the old movie  Clue.

 

2 Netflix shows to try if you just want action with some plot.  6 underground and Extraction.

I didn't expect much from Knives Out, but it was really enjoyable and clever.

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Parasite: 9/10

I went into this with some low expectations (even with all the Oscars) but I left happy. 

My folk and my roommates sat down, enjoyed some hot dogs and watched this movie. Gotta say, I really enjoyed the hell outta this movie. 

All of the family is likable, and you do feel for them, even though they are all con artists, but skilled in the jobs that they get. 

Overall, good movie. Deserved best film, and I watched most of the nominees for it, Ford v Ferrarri, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Joker, etc. 

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