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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:59 pm

You got me excited for a second Gin, that would be awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:29 pm

i know! i got goosebumps when i saw it - went and googled... i guess it's just fan made... but would be cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:32 pm

Yes, I don't know why she isn't grinding out stories set in the Harry Potter world, it's a cash cow, and people would love to read more from that world, whether it's the Founding four or prequels focusing on James and Lilly

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:24 pm

i know  cry  - i mean - she's a gazillionaire and its not like she needs the money - but she seemed to really enjoy writing them... and we want them!

come on lady!  cry
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:41 pm

Both ideas would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:25 pm

Marrowbone, 6/10 - slow moving thriller. The ending is interesting although you may see it coming before the reveal.

Molly's Game, 7/10 - Based on the true story of an Olympic athlete cum high stakes poker game runner. With Jessica Chastain in the lead role and Idris Elba in support, you cannot go wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:17 am

The Death Of Stalin, 7/10, Rent worthy- Fun movie about the political aftermath following Stalin's death. The title of the movie is so on the nose that it caught me off guard. Surely, I thought, it must be a metaphor. Nope. This film is literally about the death of Stalin. The characters in the power vacuum left after Stalin's demise are portrayed as caricatures of themselves, making this a an enjoyable little romp with some rather disturbing undertones.

The Vanishing of Sydney Hall, 6/10, Cable worthy - Slow moving character study about a writer who experiences tragedy as a third party teenager. Film flashes back and forth throughout his life in the style of a made for tv movie. The story and acting are excellent but it takes too long for it to develop when considering the final payoff is just kind of meh.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:38 pm

In a Valley of Violence: this flick is a total surprise. It's a funny yet intelligent Western. Yes there are some parts you may roll your eyes at, but the actions the characters take all make logical sense. And if you're a fan of Ti West's work, you'll definitely see his humor in the writing. 8/10
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:25 pm

Backcountry: another surprise for me, just ran across it looking for woods survival horror stuff. it's not a horror, just a woods survival. THIS WILL MESS YOU UP IF YOU LIKE CAMPING. One scene I can't put out of my head, you'll know it if you see it. The movie's eh so-so up until this scene, then whammo it is ROUGH. Good watch but not if you are easily disquieted. 7/10, esp considering it is really a low budget flick - they did great with the budget they had. Leonardo Dicaprio, eh thinking way less of your scene (similar) now.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:01 pm

I loved that movie, Zap. Hard to discuss w/o spoilers but I will say that it had me on the edge of my seat.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:33 pm

@Big John wrote:
I loved that movie, Zap. Hard to discuss w/o spoilers but I will say that it had me on the edge of my seat.

IKR? covenant i enjoyed, yeah yeah surviving etc. but man, backcountry....it just bothered me awhile. if a movie bothers me, it gets points for getting into my stupid movie head. it's hard finding unsettling movies now, but man that got there.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:19 pm

Even more unnerving is that it is a true story except in reality the outcome of the two main characters is reversed.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:43 pm

yeah! looked it up on wiki, dude got some award for courage?

spoiler tag: kudos to the movie, i kept waiting for the creepy explorer they met earlier to show up to be the hero, but nah we're not going there. you fished me in, movie :)
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:09 pm

Never heard of Backcountry before and its canadian to boot

sounds like a tame version of Wolf Creek

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:31 pm

Del - seen both. Wolf Creek good, not unsettling. Backcountry - not as good, MORE unsettling. your call on if you wanna watch for that.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:56 pm

I'm not a camper and I wouldn't be going into the back country around here
every year people go missing either skiing or hiking in the back country some never to be seen again so easy to get lost and they usually are ill equipped or by themselves

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:10 pm

I like camping, but here in CO it's hard to find anything remote, so the camping areas are always crowded. annoying.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:18 pm

closest thing to camping I've done is in a VW Westy traveling downunder and 2 nights in a tent on a horseback ride weekend

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:24 pm

Wolf Creek was pretty darn unsettling too. Both are very good films but other than the facts that they're both based on true stories and that horrific tragedy befalls the main characters, they're quite different.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:13 pm

I'm not a big fan of Wolf Creek, but once it gets going it's pretty damn unsettling for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:21 pm

lol ok guys. if we're discussing unsettling, go for Martyrs. I've read the reasoning on the story, but it is still mighty effed up.

Annihilation: I was hearing good things about this, so gave it a shot. eh...it is ok, didn't knock my socks off. The story is ok, but MAN you can so feel they are PUSHING that message into you that they want you to know. Effects again ok, no sock knocking. I like Natalie P but she did not work very hard on this one IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:33 am

Annihilation, 7/10, Dollar Theater Worthy - Sci-fi film with a very intriguing concept. Kept me glued to the screen, which says a lot since there's currently 3 movies (Red Sparrow, Jumanji 2, The Unseen) I'm part way through of which I have little ambition to start watching again.

Acting in general is marginal but Natalie Portman is always on point. The ending is dumb. Reminded me of how the mystery of Smokey from lost was eventually explained. It's different than that but it's the same kind of wtf value... all this fantastic build up for that? SMH.

However, the concept, and atmosphere, and visual effects are enough to make this a very watchable film. It may stay with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:04 am

Did either of you see Arrival? If so, what did you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:50 am

I liked Arrival. Better than Annihilation IMO. Mind you anything with Amy Adams, grrrrrrrr.....adds points to any movie for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:12 pm

I liked Annihilation. Better than Arrival IMO. Mind you anything with Natalie Portman, grrrrrrrr.....adds points to any movie for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:24 pm

J, you just stop dat right now. You are not a double of me. Do not make me hand you a phosphorous grenade.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:30 pm

If you do you'll just get an earful of my deft use of linguistics.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:35 pm

i do not know this deaf full of linguini you speak of
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 pm

Amy Adams does what in Arrival?
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:12 pm

ummm she talks...and then there's this alien thing...and she's all blah blah i figured it out...and the alien thing is all alieny
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:13 pm

Pretty sure she's a linguistics expert.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:22 pm

well yeah duh i implied that....geez cmon
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:09 pm

Ok. Didn't look like you got the comparison of the phosphorous bomb to the deft linguistics, but if you say so I believe ya. :goof:
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:10 pm

apologies, i got nothing from that, i'm a dimmie. And i only got part way thru Arrival before sleeping, that helps zero. is there a connection for arrival and annihilation?
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:40 pm

The Scent of Rain and Lightning: ok I had not even heard of this one, but seeing as how the Tomtato Rottener gave it 100% I figure it's gotta be fairly good right?

Well....eh. It is ok for a drama/mystery, but it a movie gets 100% it has to be reallly close to perfect. And this isn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:37 pm

A Walk Among the Tombstones: big Liam Neeson fan here. This crime one which I hadn't heard much about turned out to pretty darn good and some interesting bad guys. If you like seeing Neeson as a police type, you'll enjoy it. 8/10.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:37 pm

Pacific Rim Uprising: nope, not seen yet. but giant tech orgasm at the big machines.

friggin transformers, stupid toys....now Jaeger, we're talking FIELD fierceness.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:49 pm

Word Wars. Scrabble documentary about 4 of the top players for a certain year. Super interesting if you're a scrabble fan, super boring if you are not. Watch it if you like Scrabble, otherwise watch ANY thing else.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:51 pm

ok i think there is a good paint drying documentary on tonite instead

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:00 pm

I will fall asleep in the middle and wake up when the credits roll .....as usual

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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:54 pm

Love me some scrabble! Gonna have to catch that one. Always enjoy the spelling bee docs too.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:26 pm

gah
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:28 pm

Life (2017): ok, sci fi thriller. I do not remember this even being advertised, and I'm curious why, as it is pretty damn good. it disturbed me more than the original Alien did. I now need some time to forget a few scenes. 9/10 if you like being scared/disturbed and edge of your seat thrillers.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:37 pm

rewatch of Sunshine. always a fun creepy watch, love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:15 am

Silk: Taiwanese thriller/horror. REALLY good creative movie, not your typical ghost horror. It kept me riveted. (Warning - you'll need to read subtitles - I don't mind this, but some people do.) 8/10.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Ok, I'll have to keep an eye out for Silk. I liked Sunshine, which I thought was terrific, a lot better than Life.

Though I'll admit,
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 pm

@Pi-O-My wrote:
Ok, I'll have to keep an eye out for Silk. I liked Sunshine, which I thought was terrific, a lot better than Life.

Though I'll admit,
spoiler for Life:
 

Ryan felt like an add on character to me, Pi. Begs the question why Ryan Reynolds? any extra could have done that.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:01 pm

Ready Player One, 7/10, Dollar Theater worthy - Special effects makes this futuristic gaming thriller an enjoyable escape at the theater. If you're a fan of Fortnite, you're gonnna love this film.
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PostSubject: Re: Movie Review   Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:03 am

@Big John wrote:
Ready Player One, 7/10, Dollar Theater worthy - Special effects makes this futuristic gaming thriller an enjoyable escape at the theater. If you're a fan of Fortnite, you're gonnna love this film.

hey John, any parents in this film or no?
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