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  • What's the latest movie you've seen?

    Saw "King Arthur" the other night. I mostly dug the trailers. I assumed it'd probably do decent enough. Apparently the plan was to make it a 6 movie shared universe thing. Now, I really love pretty much all Guy Ritchie movies... nobody does British gangster fare like him. Kind of expected to dislike the movie from all the reviews... but I didn't. It's pretty much exactly like every other Guy Ritchie movie ever, minus the moments of surprise brutality (hard to do in PG-13, not that a King Arthur movie needs to be R). Everything is moving quickly, snap snap snap, one thing quickly transitioning into the next. But what works with this style in British gangster movies or in a limited extent in his Sherlock Holmes movies, just kind of doesn't work here. It's OK that we don't intimately know every character in one of his random British gangster ensemble movies... it's sort of pivotal that we know and care about all the Knights of the Round to be. We don't. It's never not fun to watch and it's got an energy to it, but I don't know that I'd want to see it again. I wish Jude Law was a bit more raucous, a little more Dom Hemingway and a lot less nuanced/timid... I think it would have served this particular film better. I will say I liked this a great deal more than the Clive Owen/Keira Knightley "King Arthur" movie a decade ago.

    Now dammit, Guy Ritchie, make "The Real RocknRolla" already.
    Highlander: Dark Places

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    Logan.

    I liked where they took it with Dr. Xavier and absolutely fell in love with the little Wolverette. Reminiscent of little Drew Barrymore in Firestarter.

    The gang banger scene was worth the price of admission.
    Last edited by Draknoir2; 05-19-2017, 05:29 AM.

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    • #3
      Patriots Day & Deepwater Horizon. Both great portrayals of real life events.

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      • #4
        I happened to get to the movie theater just as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was about to start, and so bought a ticket and watched it. Though I rolled my eyes and sighed a few times, for the most part I enjoyed it.

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        • #5
          Split. M. Night ain't done. Loved it.

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          • #6
            King Charles III, on Masterpiece Theatre

            A trippy little piece of speculative fiction about what the writer thought could happen upon the death of the present queen of England, with prince Charles becoming king. The whole thing was in Shakespearean english- that was the trippiest part of it,(Given that the setting was completely modern day.) but in a way it worked since they were delving quite hard into where monarchy fits in modern democracy. Apparently it ran as a live play on Broadway before they filmed it, with a note at the end that the lead actor had died this year.

            From PBS' website:

            The hit Broadway show King Charles III, starring Tim Pigott-Smith, adapted for television, comes soon to MASTERPIECE. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. King Charles III, a special one-night television event, airs Sunday, May 14 at 9/8c.
            Last edited by Perfect Warrior; 05-19-2017, 02:10 PM.

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            • #7
              Logan and Fate of the Furious.

              Both were fun, but Logan was absolutely amazing.

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              • #8
                Saw Alien: Covenant. Wow, that was bad. It's like every mistake in Prometheus wasn't learned from, but rather expanded upon. I didn't love Prometheus but I was okay with it as long as we were getting the big meet-the-Engineers movie next as the ending promised... but 5 years of waiting and we get 0 of that. Not even a little bit. And now the link to Alien 1 is even less clear than it was before.

                Logan was bad-ass and Fate of the Furious was... better than 7 and a lot of fun. Misleading, though. We don't see anyone's fate.
                Highlander: Dark Places

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                • #9
                  Alien covenant. I'm going to have to agree with Andrew. It was predictable and could have been so much better.

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                  • #10
                    Puppet Master: Axis Of Evil, scraping the bottom of the barrel

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                    • #11
                      The Great Wall. Very colorful. Excellent swordsmanship. Would make a great video game. One of the best Matt Damon films I've seen.

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                      • #12
                        I rewatched Man of Steel, Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad this week in anticipation of the Wonder Woman premiere showing I've got tickets for this week. Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice both still bring me to tears with how great they are... I will never be able to understand how some people can genuinely dislike those two films.

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                        • RainbowRaven
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                          I thought Dawn of Justice was a better introduction to the Justice League than The Avengers were to The Avengers. I remember comparing the two on Twitter bit by bit but I'd have to re-watch both to remember all of my reasoning. I have a faint recollection of thinking BvS was more mature than The Avengers and also agonizing over how for the duration of my life I did not connect that both Superman's and Batman's mothers had the same name.

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Takk View Post
                        Dawn of Justice both still bring me to tears with how great they are... I will never be able to understand how some people can genuinely dislike those two films.
                        I really dig Man of Steel minus two little problems... but Dawn of Justice? I get that you love it, but surely you can understand how some people could dislike it? I could rattle off about 15 solid reasons why. I don't mind it that much personally, beyond it being super premature in just about every way, narratively.
                        Highlander: Dark Places

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                        • #14
                          Just finished watching Logan. Best Wolverine movie yet.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Andrew NDB View Post

                            I get that you love it, but surely you can understand how some people could dislike it? I could rattle off about 15 solid reasons why.
                            Knowing the reasons claimed and understanding how and why such genuinely causes a dislike for the films are two different things. I know their supposed reasoning (even though BvS came out after I ceased indulgence in negative dwelling fan culture, I still heard more than enough of it), I just can't understand how people can genuinely dislike either of them.

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                            • SouthernChickie
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                              I'm on the other side of the coin. I cannot understand why people like BvS. I work at ThinkGeek and know that you are not alone in having enjoyed the film, I talk to people fairly frequently who liked it. I just don't get it. I have been told that I if I watch the director's cut it's a much better film. The only thing I genuinely liked about BvS is that it gives me a shred of hope that Nightwing might make an appearance in the future films.
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