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01 Dec 2019 12:05 #304690 by Gregarius
I also saw Knives Out, and it was everything I hoped it would be: clever, charming, fun. Not a blockbuster, but a good time at the theater.

I had problems with Daniel Craig's accent, but otherwise I liked it.
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09 Dec 2019 13:27 - 09 Dec 2019 13:27 #304941 by ChristopherMD
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - The bromance with DiCaprio and Pitt was real good and seeing DiCaprio star in The Great Escape was pretty funny. The Manson Family and Sharon Tate parts were all boring and the payoff at the end wasn't worth sitting through them. Also, the Bruce Lee shit was just painful to watch. I think I'm done watching Tarantino's movies at this point. All his best stuff was in the 90's and his last non-disappointing movie for me was a decade ago with Inglorious Basterds.

Ready or Not - This was suprisingly a fun dark comedy. A wealthy family who made their money selling board games believes they need to hunt and kill the son's new bride or the devil will call in their debt. The rich are all complete amateurs who fuck up a lot trying to get her. I think my favorite part was the guy watching youtube on his phone to learn how to use the crossbow he was assigned.
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09 Dec 2019 17:50 #304947 by trif
I loved Ready or Not. I liked the (subtle) gag that though they were known for their board games, the family actually made their money from sports teams.

Samara Weaving (niece of Hugo Weaving) lights up every film she's in.

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10 Dec 2019 10:16 #304967 by charlest
I hate to say it but The Irishman was kind of dull.

Cinematography was great and the artistry elements were certainly enjoyable to experience, but the whole thing needed tightening up. I'm a big Scorcese fan but this doesn't really compare to Mean Streets or The Departed or any of his other films.

I will say that Deniro was better than I thought he'd be. I've not really enjoyed his other recent films where his advanced age was really showing, but he was certainly good enough here.
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10 Dec 2019 10:31 #304968 by jeb
I saw KNIVES OUT and it's a romp. Very well written. If you all liked that and haven't seen BRICK or LOOPER, track those down. Also Rian Johnson, also very good. Not funny, necessarily, but very good.

This one subverts the CLUE-style murder mystery in some interesting ways, I mean, you know how it went down about 30 minutes in, except you don't.
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10 Dec 2019 10:50 - 10 Dec 2019 10:51 #304969 by bfkiller

charlest wrote: I hate to say it but The Irishman was kind of dull.

Cinematography was great and the artistry elements were certainly enjoyable to experience, but the whole thing needed tightening up. I'm a big Scorcese fan but this doesn't really compare to Mean Streets or The Departed or any of his other films.

I will say that Deniro was better than I thought he'd be. I've not really enjoyed his other recent films where his advanced age was really showing, but he was certainly good enough here.


Yeah, it was a real slog. It felt a little like if you took the much more entertaining Casino and changed it so most of it took place at a quiet, off-the-strip breakfast buffet.

Pacino as Hoffa was fun, though.
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10 Dec 2019 10:56 #304970 by cdennett
I just popped in to say I also saw KNIVES OUT this past weekend, and it deserves the good reviews. I will also say that thank goodness it has good reviews, because the trailer for it is dog shit and is a terrible representation of the film.
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10 Dec 2019 11:00 #304971 by Jackwraith
I've really been surprised to see how many people have been RAVING about The Irishman. Like others here, I found it tepid (similarly to Pain and Glory): dichotomouspurity.blogspot.com/2019/12/same-and-story.html
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10 Dec 2019 11:35 #304973 by Gary Sax
I've been seeing all the buzz about the marriage and I have to say, no thanks, I'm good, though I'm sure it's a fine film.
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10 Dec 2019 13:08 #304978 by jeb
Given my own psychic traumas, the idea of watching a couple divorce for 120 minutes is just never going to happen. Maybe if you set A MARRIAGE STORY during the Holocaust it could be worse, but probably not, as having it as it is parallels my own life all the more so. My parents divorced when I was in third grade, and I have not one shred of desire to see that happen from their perspective. Throw it on the pile with KRAMER VS KRAMER or whatever other amazing divorce tragedies you have. They will forever be unknown to me.
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10 Dec 2019 16:10 #304982 by Gary Sax
Same. Doing the divorce thing myself, even though in retrospect it wasn't "hard," was enough. They're feelings worth examining but I don't need a movie to do so.

But YMMV, of course!
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14 Dec 2019 17:08 #305113 by RobertB
My daughter wanted to see Jumanji: The Next Level on her birthday, so we did. If you liked the first one of these (not the Robin Williams one from about 20 years ago), you'll like this one. There weren't any surprises, and I'm not going to see it in the theater four more times, but I laughed. If your kids want to see it, you could do far worse.

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14 Dec 2019 20:00 #305118 by hotseatgames
I watched 6 Underground on Netflix, the new Michael Bay movie starring Ryan Reynolds. This is a Michael Bay film... you get car chases, explosions, crazy stunts. Turn off your brain and have a good time, that's what I did.
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15 Dec 2019 23:21 #305143 by Shellhead
My girlfriend requested that we go see Knives Out, and it was good. The actors did a decent job of selling the convoluted plot. It was a little bit funny at times, but the humor felt constrained by the complex story.

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16 Dec 2019 09:18 #305148 by the_jake_1973

hotseatgames wrote: I watched 6 Underground on Netflix, the new Michael Bay movie starring Ryan Reynolds. This is a Michael Bay film... you get car chases, explosions, crazy stunts. Turn off your brain and have a good time, that's what I did.


My expectations were low for this movie going in......but I really liked it. It is no masterpiece of filmmaking, but it does its thing very well and in quite an entertaining way. Vehicles do seem to be made of Legos with the way they disintegrate.
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