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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Soap » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 pm

IncubusBelgium wrote:Nocturnal Animals 9/10
So much thrills. It goes deep in your strongest fears, brilliant actors (and Jake Gyllhenhaal is not one of my favorite), good scenario until the end. Flawless.


Shouldn't it be 10/10 then? Lol. I've been wanting to watch this movie since it came out. It had such a short run in theatres I missed out. But I see it's at the rental place (yeah they still exist!) so that'll be me on my next day off.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Jason. » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:29 am

Thanks for the words on Nocturnal Animals! I loved it! Man, when she starts the book! It had me! And I did not recognize Aaron Taylor-Johnson until almost the end of the movie. I tried not to look at the screen during the opening credits! ;)
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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:12 am

Beauty and The Beast - 6/10
Would have given it a 7 but a lot of things bothered me about this movie.
- Horrible Beast CGI, obvious green screens used in the town scenes.
- Story changes that made several character decisions less weighty (west wing "get out" scene, "show me my father" scene)
- 1991 Beast > 2017 Beast
- Emma Watson was okay, but not perfectly cast. Felt she only got the role to lure Potter fans
- Weird times when I felt the characters had foresight / already knew the story

That said, Luke Evans was perfect as Gaston.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Jelger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:22 am

For work:

Fast & Furious 8: 5/10
You know what you're getting: ridicilous over the top action and Vin Diesel grunting his way through the movie.

Before I Fall: 2/10
Horrible movie. Very predictable, horrendous characters and equally bad acting. Groundhog Day with teenagers. Annoying teenagers at that.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Mon May 01, 2017 5:26 am

Passengers
I liked it. For once I'm okay with such a sweet, sugarcoated ending. I did not expect they'd tie all loose ends by the end of the movie and I feel like it was a conscious decision. It would've been such an easy decision to make a bittersweet ending if either of the characters had made the 'life-changing' decisions upon reaching not only one, but two major crossroads in the film. But I'm glad they trudged forward.
8/10

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Jelger » Mon May 01, 2017 5:55 am

Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2. 6/10

Goes overboard with the humor, and not as enjoyable as the first.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Soap » Mon May 01, 2017 6:19 pm

tingky wrote:Passengers
I liked it. For once I'm okay with such a sweet, sugarcoated ending. I did not expect they'd tie all loose ends by the end of the movie and I feel like it was a conscious decision. It would've been such an easy decision to make a bittersweet ending if either of the characters had made the 'life-changing' decisions upon reaching not only one, but two major crossroads in the film. But I'm glad they trudged forward.
8/10


I haven't seen the movie but I did watch a very interesting video essay on youtube by nerdwriter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gksxu-yeWcU&t=0s) where he rearranges the movie to make Chris Pratt's character far more mysterious and sinister.

I watched the original Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo yesterday. After reading the book and seeing the David Fincher version, I have to say this adaptation is my least favourite. There were a lot of details that were overlooked or were simply missing and I think the overall tone of the book was portrayed better in Fincher's version.
However, I did think Noomi Rapace was a better Salander than Rooney Mara.
I'll still watch the other two just to see how they translate to the screen.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Tue May 02, 2017 8:25 am

Soap wrote:
tingky wrote:Passengers
I liked it. For once I'm okay with such a sweet, sugarcoated ending. I did not expect they'd tie all loose ends by the end of the movie and I feel like it was a conscious decision. It would've been such an easy decision to make a bittersweet ending if either of the characters had made the 'life-changing' decisions upon reaching not only one, but two major crossroads in the film. But I'm glad they trudged forward.
8/10


I haven't seen the movie but I did watch a very interesting video essay on youtube by nerdwriter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gksxu-yeWcU&t=0s) where he rearranges the movie to make Chris Pratt's character far more mysterious and sinister.

That is very true. But to me it would've made Chris' character more of a villainous psychopath - which I think was not the goal of the producers. I'm glad they told the story chronologically because it humanizes him, and I fully understood why he made those decisions because I, the audience, was there with him when he underwent the pain of eternal solitude. Had they revealed his 'back-story' at the end, I would've been too consumed by hatred towards his character that any attempt at humanizing him would be too late. I think the moral dilemma of having to doom somebody to the same fate as yourself to rid yourself of loneliness would have been too alien for the audience to understand if they told the story from Jen's perspective.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 am

The Edge of Seventeen
9/10
I really enjoyed the script of this film.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:21 am

Bad Moms - 3/10
Nice Guys - 8/10
My Blind Brother - 6/10
Colossal - 7/10

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:04 pm

Dirty Grandpa - 5/10
Get a Job - 4/10
No Stranger Than Love - 5/10
Why Him - 6/10
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - 7/10

I am downing comedies as fast as I can. I really should check the reviews first before watching.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby Soap » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:52 pm

Paterson

Damn I love Jim Jarmusch. I was a bit iffy about the concept of this film; a bus driver who writes poetry, but it was a fascinating watch. JJ has a real gift for capturing the little moments in life. Something as innocuous as bumping into an acquaintance in the street can be a major plot point.

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby TinCanPhone » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 am

Go see Mother!

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Re: Last movie seen

Postby tingky » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:26 am

Here goes...

The Force Awakens = 7/10
Seeing this after the abysmal prequels is refreshing. I really enjoyed it.

Rogue One = 9/10
This has to be the best Star Wars film if only for its darker tone. It made the Star Wars universe more 'real' for me. I'd give this a 10 if it had better development for its supporting characters.

Lady Bird = 7/10
I love that the main character isn't sugar-coated or anything. She is what she is. Also Saoirse is great.

Battle of the Sexes = 8/10
I liked Emma Stone in this very much.

Logan = 7/10
A bit overrated, but enjoyable. I loved the violence. However, I still think Hugh Jackman isn't fit to be Wolverine after all these years. His acting is great, but at points I felt he was 'acting' and really put effort to assume the 'Wolverine facade'. The ending felt forced and did not move me at all. If someone asks me who should play the next Wolverine - from the top of my head: Tom Hardy.

La La Land = 9/10
I felt the passion that went into creating this. It's brimming with heart. Again, Emma Stone. Amazing. Despite the over-abundance of fantasy in this film, Emma manages to ground this movie and I don't think any other actress could do the same for this film. I did not mind the musical bits in this and quite enjoyed it actually.

Baby Driver = 7/10
Enjoyable. Jon Bernthal is always menacing in anything even if he was just a meathead in this. Jamie Foxx was menacing AND cerebral.

The Big Sick = 10/10
I could watch this movie over and over again and never get tired of it. It's perfect. So easy to get into and very pleasurable to watch.

Wonder Woman = 7/10
The action was great. Gal's acting is a bit awkward. Entertaining movie though.

Good Time = 7/10
They call this Robert Pattinson's best performance. I won't dispute it. He was amazing in this. Talk about really disappearing into the character. Benny Safdie, one of the directors who also play's Rob's mentally handicapped brother is equally amazing as well. The opening sequence alone was really tense and unsettling even though it was only a close up shot of his face while going through therapy. I also liked that shit-faced dude who had a bottle of LSD. As for the story, it's more 'a slice of life' than the conventional type - i.e. there is no redemption, he's in a shitty situation all throughout the movie. Nothing changes.


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