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  • Andrew NDB
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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.

  • dubiousbystander
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    I went to see Captain Marvel! That was a pretty darned good movie. Just keep whomever was responsible for certain comic stories far, far way. I am not deeply tied to the Marvel comics. I've had huge issues with them, such as when they made Carol Danvers pregnant with... Urgh. URGH. Yeuch.

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  • ~mj~
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    The Crimesof Grindlewald...at least I think that is the name. Just can't get into these last two movies. They lack that special magic of the HP films. So unmemorable I can't even recall the names. Depp is embarasing in them. Ugh.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    I mopped Star Trek:Beyond off my PVR yesterday. The action was probably great in the theater, but I really had a lot of 'can we skip the chase, please?' moments. And, like, the angle of the plot changed halfway through. Not a rewatch, IMHO.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I picked up Snow White The Fairest of Them All. I suspect it was because Clancy Brown is in it, only to find more familiar faces! It's not quite as difficult to watch as I remember. Does suffer from the usual lack of friendly interaction between female characters.

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  • LamBear*
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    Inside Out, then Den of Thieves. I like variety.

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  • ~mj~
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    Re watching the Lethal Weapon series...

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I have seen Bird Box. It was good, to me. I have seen The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was a lot of bizarre fun. I saw Annihilation, which was good despite the fact that I read the story long before I saw the movie. So that's a plus! I saw the movie Io. It was okay, though with scenes you can skip through without losing the story.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Now of course I can't get at it.

  • Cyrus The Great
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    "Witness" One of my librarian friends was talking about the movie. She said Viggo Mortensen was in it. I had seen the movie several times, years before, but I had no memory of him being in the movie. So, I watched it again. Sure enough, there was a very young Viggo playing an Amishman. He was in several scenes and spoke one line in English and a word in German. I watched the twenty years later interviews with the cast and crew. The movie was Viggo's first. He said he had a choice of doing a Shakespeare play or "Witness". He loved acting in the movie and his career was set.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    Actually, it was the 2018 Christopher Robin. Charming, funny, and a pleasure.

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  • Perfect Warrior
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    Dr. Strange made it to regular local TV, so I finally watched it. As a reader of '90s comic books, and having seen what Marvel has done with those properties recently, I had zero hopes for the movie being good.

    I was very pleasantly surprised. The knocks I had read about it did not pan out in my eyes- having the Ancient One being a woman didn't disrespect the role at all. &, in hindsight, of course comic book style spellcasting translated fine to the screen.

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched "Don't Talk To Irene". It was funny and uplifting.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I'm struggling through Brigsby Bear. It's a bit interesting, while being sometimes annoying.

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  • Draknoir2
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    The Hunted was a great flick and while I also enjoyed seeing Lambert again, his character was superfluous and an obvious gimmick to attract an American audience.

  • TheWolfEmperor
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    I don't know if latest and last mean the same thing in this context. But the latest movie I saw was Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The last movie I saw was Battle from Beyond The Stars. I did not regret the last one.

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  • dubiousbystander
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    I watched War of the Worlds: Goliath! Oh it was largely quite fun, with some lovely videos. I've also recently read the novelization, so that added to the interesting bits in it. Scenes that were cut from the movie were still in the book. Or were they added?

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  • LamBear*
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    Watched "Olympus has Fallen" and "London has Fallen". I just like Gerard Butler. How much trauma can one President (Aaron Eckhart) take?

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched "The Hustler". It had been many years since I last saw it. Its still a great movie! This special edition came with two DVD's. Lots of interesting extras about the making of the movie, interviews with some of the actors, and how to make trick shots. I learned that there never was a real Minnesota Fats. However, there was a guy that legally changed his name to Minnesota Fats some years after the movie came out. He was a good pool player who traveled around playing exhibition games. I remember watching him and Willie Moscone play a game on TV a long time ago. Moscone beat him bad, but "Fats" got in some good verbal gibes.

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  • LamBear*
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    Originally posted by Draknoir2 View Post
    Dunkirk.

    If you like watching 400,000 British and French troops getting pummeled on the beach while they await rescue by a flotilla of fishing boats and dinghies then this is the film for you.

    Only high point is when Tom Hardy singlehandedly achieves air superiority in a Spitfire with no fuel after which he manages a perfect beach landing with no gear hydraulics.

    Cuz Tom Hardy.
    Strange movie. I kept thinking I had missed the beginning somehow. I found it very disjointed. It's no Saving Private Ryan.

    Just watched The Hunted (1995) with Christopher Lambert. Loved seeing the guy look like Connor again.

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  • ~mj~
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    Re watched Deadpool

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    Glad to hear that. Thanks.

  • dubiousbystander
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    Watching Ring: Rebirth. I'd forgotten this movie existed. Oh! Right, it's titled "Rings" in the U.S. John Galecki's in it. I was rather exasperated by the dramatic start of the movie. How the father ends up with the evil tape, though, and the connection with the start is clear.

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  • Ceridwen
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    Originally posted by Cyrus The Great View Post
    I watched Deadpool recently. I thought it was really funny! Some scenes were quite gross, but there was almost always some humor to lighten the impact. Definitely the most adult oriented comic based story I have ever seen. I hope they do a sequel!
    Deadpool 2 comes out on May 18

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  • Cyrus The Great
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    I watched Deadpool recently. I thought it was really funny! Some scenes were quite gross, but there was almost always some humor to lighten the impact. Definitely the most adult oriented comic based story I have ever seen. I hope they do a sequel!

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