88 MOVIES FOR 2019!!!!! WHO NEEDS A LIFE LET'S WATCH MOVIES!!!!!!!!

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Re: 88 MOVIES FOR 2019!!!!! WHO NEEDS A LIFE LET'S WATCH MOVIES!!!!!!!!

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:39 pm

it's okay i'd skip my thoughts on things too

Edit: I will say, one thing I didn't like about the Hulu doc is that it gets a little too "memey" at times. Like at certain points they'll say something and then pan to like a clip of The Office or something that's vaguely related to what was said, and it's unnecessary most of the time.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:33 pm

10) Godzilla (1998) - C. This is a very dumb movie, but it would be a whole lot less dumb without Audrey in it.

Sitting through the credits, "Come With Me" starts playing, & I'm like "wait...hold on.....is that Kashmir? .....it is Kashmir!"
That got me thinking about how much my opinion of sampling has grown over the years since I was a kid & hated "I'll Be Missing You", to the point where I frequently love hearing samples of good songs now, but then I'm watching freaking Godzilla & freaking "Come With Me" plays & I just start immediately hating it. So I think the issue isn't that I ever had a problem with sampling; I think the issue is that Puffy just sucks.

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:05 pm

^That wan't just a sample, man. Jimmy Page actually sessioned on recordings with Puff the Dragic Driddon, or whatever the hell he's calling himself these days. I remember Piffel Pufficus Gargamel performing 'Come With Me' on SNL back when I was in high school, and Jimmy Page was right there on stage with him. Crouched, Gollum-like, yet smiling. As if to say, '...yes, this is evil incarnate, but, hell, it's paying for my new yacht.'
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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:04 pm

11) Breakfast at Tiffany's - B+. We both kinda liked it.
The pace of the story is very strange; the entire first half of the film feels like a prologue, & then all of a sudden things are reeling out of control. That's not a problem, though; it's rather fun. The problem is Mickey Rooney in yellowface when his character could simply (a) not be Japanese or (b) not be played by Mickey Rooney in yellowface.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:43 pm

^ Or (c) they can make the movie according to their vision. ;)

2. The Matrix - A

I've seen it a million times since I was a kid but I keep finding something in it go enjoy. Hopping inside Smith is kinda lame though, fights definitely are weakest in this entry.

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:03 pm

2. Incredibles 2 is not bad. A bit predictable, but a lot of funny moments. I really enjoy E's character. My kid loves Jack Jack. I kinda like that the main antagonist borrows a bit from Lex Luthor in terms of motivation.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:39 pm

^^Whose vision? The producer behind the film wanted to cast an actual Japanese actor (the character is Japanese in the book it's based on, but isn't such a caricature). The producer's (& the author's) original vision was to cast Marilyn Monroe in the lead, but she turned it down, so making it totally according to their vision was already off the table.
The director (who was a hired hand on the project--& the 2nd director hired at that--not the driving force) insisted on Rooney to add a broader comedy style that doesn't match the rest of the film or the original book, but later regretted it, so he apparently doesn't think that part of "his vision" was the right call.
It's also a bad performance. Pretending we lived in a world where there was never any racial disharmony & nobody had reason to be insulted by cross-racial casting, Rooney was still badly miscast. Sometimes some part of your "vision" is a bad idea, & you need people around you to say no.

^Agreed. I just wish they'd gone more off-the-wall with it.

12) Hidden Figures - B+. Some of the more by-the-numbers parts get dull, but on the whole it's a good film.

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Post by steeze » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:00 pm

1. Truth or Dare

You're run of the mill horror vomit waste of money. Between its script, actors, and recycled premise, I am surprised to see that it was even produced considering the template the film followed. (not so dissimilar from the first "truth or dare" film made in 2013) It's just all around not scary and feels like a comedian telling jokes in a room of people cringing in embarrassment. If you make it to the end you'll get to see your patience rewarded with a stupid ending and the satisfaction that at least you got to see some bad actors fake die.

2 out of 10

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:56 am

Oh man I totally forgot to start my list.

1. Aquaman
This honestly felt like watching a long video game cutscene. But like an awesome one. But at the same time - I don't know how to feel about it? It just went from one cool sequence to the next without really having a spirit or soul? Like it was cool. And well-made. But there was some missing umph to me.

2. Isn't It Romantic?
I love Rebel Wilson. I went to see it with my gf for Valentine's Day weekend. I went into it literally not knowing anything about it. I didn't even know it existed until she brought it up that day. Like it's funny. At the same time nothing amazing. Average modern comedy. I will say this though - it's one of the better spoofs. That's really what it is - a spoof on romantic comedies. Usually spoofs these days are so awful - nothing like Mel Brooks or Airplane!. This one was actually okay.

3. John Wick
Great movie. Saw it before. Loved it. Still love it.

4. John Wick: Chapter 2
First time seeing it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

5. Fletch
Great Chevy Chase movie. I saw this years ago and it could have been the start to a great series like Beverly Hills Cop or something but from what I remember the sequel was subpar.

6. Captain Marvel
Aweeeesssssommmeee!

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Post by CaptHayfever » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:08 pm

13) Barely Lethal - C+. Harmless fun cheese. Sophie Turner is not a good actress.
14) Captain Marvel - A-. Some pacing/editing issues, but otherwise awesome.
15) What a Girl Wants - B.

I need to pick up the pace.

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Post by steeze » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:34 pm

2) Triple Frontier 3/10

They hype for this was real. Saw the trailer advertised about a week before it came out so I spent the better part of a couple of days steeped in anticipation. If you're going to dangle Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal in front of me, chances are I'm going to bite. For the first couple of minutes, everything was going according to plan. A couple of run of the mill action shots that I was willing to overlook. Then things took a turn for the worse.
Spoiler.
Ben Affleck plays RedFly in the movie, he's this clean-cut no-nonsense kind of guy whom even though he's been handed this terrible hand in life still stays by the book and doesn't want to do anything illegal. His character development or should I say devolvement makes absolutely no sense and the result is this unintentional ambiguity surrounding his decision making. Even the actors are like, "what the hell is going on with this dude," the entire movie. There are so many times during the film where a rational person would step away from the situation to cut and run. RedFly is considered to be the most rational because he is the leader but he does the exact opposite of that every time.

It gets to the point where they have to choose between dumping something like 200 million dollars on the ground and keeping a couple million each or crashing into the side of a mountain range. There are plenty of ways to get around the Andes or through, without climbing to 11 thousand feet. Better yet, plenty of places where you can land, hide the money for a day and find a new way out of the country. IT'S NOT LIKE YOU WON'T HAVE THE MONEY. They act as though the entire country is scrambling Migs to find them. They don't know they just eloped on a helicopter. So, after that stupid scene, they end up crashing (and all surviving) into a cocaine field where they subsequently execute a few villagers when they pick up 10 grand off the ground. Just pure foolishness and cinematic stupor. The film follows just a laughably predictable timeline where you don't even want to watch it after your 3/4ths of the way through.

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:31 pm

3) Watched Lego Movie 2 this weekend. It was less memorable than the first, but I thought it had a sweet story. The cutesy Legos were pretty adorable.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:19 am

16) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - B+.
17) Rush Hour - B+.
18) Rush Hour 2 - B-.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:52 am

19) Jurassic Park 3 - C-. A lot of really dumb stuff happened in this movie.
20) The Grinch (2018) - D+. They got Whoville very right, but everything else completely wrong. My wife couldn't even stay awake through it, & she adores any & all Christmas movies.
21) Crazy Rich Asians - A-. Really strong character work, though I wish Nick could've had a better moment of decisiveness at the end.

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:10 am

4) Captain Marvel. I liked Carol, the Rambeaus, and Talos. Annette Bening was pretty cool too. I appreciated how they subverted that one cliche there at the end, because I was really hoping they would.

5) I went to the symphony and they played the John Williams along with Star Wars: A New Hope. It was a cool show. They actually put in an intermission just after they get pulled into the Death Star. A number of folks in the audience left during the end credits out of habit, even though the symphony was still playing (also you should applaud them at the end).

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:54 am

3. 'MST3K-------The Day the Earth Froze' - 3/25/2019 - 9/10
4. 'Wonder Park' - 3/31/2019 - 4/10

The MST3K ep was great. Those looney Russo-Finnish fantasy flicks make fun episodes ('Sword and the Dragon' and 'Jack Frost' are two of my faves)------this one was good silly biz, too.

'Wonder Park' was pretty to look at, and I guess the kids liked it. I found it trite and soulless. Like, it was going for a 'Neverending Story' deal, except it didn't have any sharp edges. Too many filmmakers seem bound and determined not to challenge or scare kids ever in any way. I don't know that you could get a 'An American Tail' or 'The Last Unicorn' made today, dude.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:42 am

22) Dumplin' - B-. It's always a gamble writing your protagonist as both heroic AND unlikable.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:32 pm

23) Watchmen - B+. First time seeing the director's cut. It is looooooooonnnnnnnnnnngggggggg.
24) Avengers: Infinity War - A-.
25) Avengers: Endgame - A. The best season finale I've ever seen.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri May 03, 2019 1:51 am

I rewatched the 90's SMB movie and it was the best decision I have ever made. I haven't seen it since I was like 10 and all I felt was betrayal because that was not a loyal adaptation and my 10yo ass just wanted a loyal adaptation, but this movie is iconic and I am thankful it exists.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 am

I unironically love SMB, same as I love 'Mortal Kombat', and 'Hudson Hawk', and 'Kung Pow'. It's like...they knew it was a ridiculously stupid movie, but still they worked really hard on it, it's clear. That's admirable, and it elevates the material.
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