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    Annabelle, run of the mill horror, but enjoyable for most of the time.

    Viceroy' s House, the bungled division of India, very solid acting, as usual an unnecessary love story, my bet is that Asian audiences will see an entirely different story than western audiences. If it weren' t for my Turkish experience I would never have picked up on the scandal.
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    IT; solid horror movie and one of the better adaptations of a book by Stephen King. Maybe a bit on the longish side.

    Lucky Logan; can't exactly put a finger what was off with this movie. Cast is impressive, but acting is positively wooden. There is an absolutely hilarious exchange in one of the scenes about the inability of G.R.R. Martin to deliver the money shot. On the way home I considered that what's wrong with this movie is that Channing Tatum being all self-depreciative is cute if Channing looks like everybody's wet dream, but doesn't work so well if Channing is playing a slightly overweight red-neck veteran (loser) with a limp.

    Patty Cakes; lower class white girl wants to be a rapper. Lovely must-see movie. What didn't quite convince in Lucky Logan hits the sweet spot in Patty Cakes.
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    Mother; anybody care to explain what it is I saw the previous two hours ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    IT; solid horror movie and one of the better adaptations of a book by Stephen King. Maybe a bit on the longish side.
    I liked it too - better than I expected. The kids did a really nice job.
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    The Hitman's Bodyguard; never mind.
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    American Made

    Superb fun, enjoyed every minute. Cruise sparkles in the true story of the pilot turned CIA agent turned Colombian drug smuggler. Fabulous aircraft scenes and wonderful flying cinematography which I really appreciated. Continuous escalations in the excesses of the narrative, which would seem fantastical if they weren't based, albeit loosely, on the truth. All packaged up into a frothy latté of tongue-in-cheek audacity by unknown (to me) director Doug Liman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    All packaged up into a frothy latté of tongue-in-cheek audacity by unknown (to me) director Doug Liman.
    Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow...
    Mother? Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow...
    Ahhhh you're right. Had understood he'd only produced those not directed them, as he is an Exec Producer on most (all?) of the Bourne movies, and also on Edge of Tomorrow. Not seen Mr and Mrs Smith.

    His work seems to be mostly on producing TV series.
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    Colossal - excellent indie movie. Def. not what I expected. Surprising shift in tone around halfway through. Hathaway and Sudeikis are both solid. Pro tip: don't check out trailers. Just don't. Let yourself be surprised.

    2 Guns - generic buddy action flick with a nice 90s vibe that kinda evokes True Romance, minus the romance and the tension. Denzel Washington's lines are bad and he plays the character all wrong. Wahlberg is solid. Bill Paxton is the star of the show.

    Limitless - I'd been avoiding the movie because I don't like Bradley Cooper. I finally got around to watching the show and it was decent enough that I decided to give the movie a shot. It wasn't bad. The story is kinda generic for most of the movie, but the movie itself has a unique style that translated very well to the TV format. I don't wanna spoil anything so I'll just say this: seeing the show before the movie makes the latter a weird but cool experience. The show had a lot of potential but fizzled out towards the end of the first season, for understandable reasons (think Agents of Shield with a lighter budget). In both its incarnations, this role is very well-suited to Cooper sociopathic narcissistic douche-face and demeanor.

    Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King is def. in the top 5 of Netflix's standup special lineup right now, perhaps top 3. If you are a brown immigrant--esp. from the subcontinent--who's grown up in a western white-majority society, or have close friends and loved ones who fit that description, these stories from Minhaj's life will feel both uncomfortably and reassuringly familiar, simultaneously. He's a little too sincere on occasion but, other than that, ace.

    Seinfeld's special is... well, he is who he is. The audience is basically people who were in their twenties in the '90s but acted like they were in their thirties at the time.

    Norm Macdonald's Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery was a very pleasant surprise. It starts out feeling like a show for old drunk people but seamlessly transitions to a sly and slick performance that manages to be both modern and timeless at the same time. I like his reflections on suicide and the risk-reward analysis of masturbation.
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    Decided to give my nemesis one more chance. Waiting for Blade Runner 2049 to begin
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    My Little Pony.

    Friendship wins. Again. This time while introducing several new toy lines and with a bad guy that seems like an empty shell of their usual Discord nemesis.
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    Decided to give my nemesis one more chance. Waiting for Blade Runner 2049 to begin
    One of the most well-made scifi movies of this past decade. Overall a better movie than the first, although more limited in philosophical scope. Villeneuve's skilful direction is evident in every scene, especially in the performances of the cast. Gosling has always been solid, but this role is perhaps the highlight of his career so far. Even the smallest roles are lovingly crafted and portrayed. Dave Bautista's brief appearance in the first scenes of the movie makes for an incredible introduction.

    Rather than a jazzed-up reboot or a lame fan-service-laden tribute, this movie feels like natural continuation of the first. Even so, it works very well as a standalone movie, with no real prior knowledge required.

    Visuals are beautiful without ever feeling conspicuous, gratuitous or shallow. Sound plays a crucial role and I loved their restraint with the soundtrack (comparatively few scenes use background music to set the mood, relying instead on natural sounds, voices and excellent camerawork). See it in 2D, on the largest and best screen you can find, with the best sound available.

    The final act was, I think, flawed, and some of the actors just didn't seem to take well to direction. Jared Leto was characteristically self-absorbed but Villeneuve managed to turn even Leto's inherent lameness into cinematic gold.

    My favorite parts involved the relationship between K and Joi. I didn't recognize Ana de Armas, having previously only seen her in an abominable "erotic thriller" starring Keanu Reeves, but she did an incredible job with a limited role, turning a scifi trope that's essentially a fetish into a fully-realized character.

    Def. worth the price of admission. I haven't been this pleased with a movie since District 9.
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    Sweet! I hope to see Blade Runner with my son this week. The previews looked great.
    I heard parts of an interview with the director, and I'll be looking for the dedicated Johnnie Walker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    One of the most well-made scifi movies of this past decade. Overall a better movie than the first, although more limited in philosophical scope. Villeneuve's skilful direction is evident in every scene, especially in the performances of the cast. Gosling has always been solid, but this role is perhaps the highlight of his career so far. Even the smallest roles are lovingly crafted and portrayed. Dave Bautista's brief appearance in the first scenes of the movie makes for an incredible introduction.

    Rather than a jazzed-up reboot or a lame fan-service-laden tribute, this movie feels like natural continuation of the first. Even so, it works very well as a standalone movie, with no real prior knowledge required.

    Visuals are beautiful without ever feeling conspicuous, gratuitous or shallow. Sound plays a crucial role and I loved their restraint with the soundtrack (comparatively few scenes use background music to set the mood, relying instead on natural sounds, voices and excellent camerawork). See it in 2D, on the largest and best screen you can find, with the best sound available.

    The final act was, I think, flawed, and some of the actors just didn't seem to take well to direction. Jared Leto was characteristically self-absorbed but Villeneuve managed to turn even Leto's inherent lameness into cinematic gold.

    My favorite parts involved the relationship between K and Joi. I didn't recognize Ana de Armas, having previously only seen her in an abominable "erotic thriller" starring Keanu Reeves, but she did an incredible job with a limited role, turning a scifi trope that's essentially a fetish into a fully-realized character.

    Def. worth the price of admission. I haven't been this pleased with a movie since District 9.
    I'll agree with most of that and still say it was a subpar movie. For starters. the movie is nearly 3 hours long. That's far too long. It's one thing if it was 3 hours of non-stop action or suspense, but this was not it. Second, none of the characters were likable. Most were lacking in the emotions department (not the actors' fault). There was no character to root for or against until very late in the movie. Third, so much money was spent creating a handful of CGI scenes that the world ended up very underpopulated. It's hard to get a sense that there are a lot of real people in this world when most of the scenes take place in the same few locations, locations that constantly decrease the number of characters on screen. Fourth, and I'm willing to tolerate this flaw, the socioeconomic and political systems are not explored/explained (a few lines about other planets isn't enough). This allowed for multiple deus ex machinas (good and bad).

    In conclusion: interesting premise, good acting, good music and CGI, decent plot, but also flawed and too long.

    Edit: This is what my review would look like if I want to review school. https://www.theringer.com/movies/201...nis-villeneuve
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    In other words, it's mostly worth one large popcorn and one bathroom break.

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    I decided to see Mother again, and that was a great decision. I think I understand it a little bit better now.

    Bladerunner 20149; why does Hollywood insist on making 3 hour movies with 2 hour scripts? My company fell asleep, I had trouble staying awake while hoping for something worthwhile to happen. De big unreveal came much too late for me to still be interested in it.

    Wind River; a very solid movie about life and crime in an unforgiving cold and empty Wyoming. What puzzled me a bit was the text about numbers at the end; it seemed to have no relevance to what we'd just seen.
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    I watched parts of the CNN debate between Cruz and Sanders. In the end I thought Cruz deserved the Best Actor award.

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