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    Going to the 3 billboards on Saturday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

    I wound up seeing this because it was the first movie to start on the list presented to me by the ticket vending machine. I absolutely LOVED it. If I ever get round to make a top ten of my favorite movies of all time, this one definetely is a contender.
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    Oh my God, I'd completely missed this movie looks like they're showing it here, and I have a lot of time off this week.
    Just saw this tonight. Damn good.

    Superb performances from all the leads. Frances McDormand is always quality but she is incredible in this.

    Black comedy at its sharpest. Dark and wonderful.

    Go watch. Go watch now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    Just saw this tonight. Damn good.

    Superb performances from all the leads. Frances McDormand is always quality but she is incredible in this.

    Black comedy at its sharpest. Dark and wonderful.

    Go watch. Go watch now.
    I have tickets for tonight
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    The Right Stuff -- good but odd in a 1983 kind of way. I saw this about 25 years ago and seeing it now I'm thinking the ultimate moral of the story is Get a Degree.

    Apollo 13 -- spoiler, they make it back. If you haven't seen it, you should. Goes great with my Lego Saturn V.

    Colossal -- don't bother unless.... The premise is very different and mysterious, and is the only reason I watched it, but gets unwrapped ultimately to a stupid origin. The film goes from an almost romantic comedy to one of very dark domestic abuse almost on a dime and leaves you thinking What the Fuck? And the climax is full of plot holes. The cast does a great job, so I'm blaming the writing/ direction for the fail.
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    Film Stars don't die in Liverpool; a movie about the May to December love affair between Gloria Grahame and Peter Turner that ends with her death of cancer. One of those moves that managed to tear me up at times. Very strong performance by both Anette Benning and Jamie Bell.
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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    How are you always first in line for these? Do you get advance screenings, or do these release earlier over there?

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    I have VERY effective bedroom-eyes

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    I think these movies are released earlier over here

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    But I also have good bedroom-eyes

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    If you're talking about Black Panther; that premiered tonight here in Amsterdam as well.
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    I saw The Girl King on Netflix and really liked it. Five stars, all thumbs up

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    The Cloverfield Paradox. Someone had to watch it, so you don't have to. Derivative movie giving a superfluous backstory to the cloverfield movie. A bit of a mash up between Alien and Friday the 13th. Biggest mystery is how the cool Scandinavian blonde named Jensen got the French flag tagged on.
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    The Post. A good movie for feminism (even though Graham is still mostly portrayed as a woman depending on the moral backbones of men around her). Otherwise I didn't like it much; it's very much a movie that makes you feel that it was the Press against the Nixon administration. But in reality on the topic the real culprits were the Kennedy and Johnson administrations whose dirty work was exposed. In retrospective we may very well conclude (once the hysteria about Watergate is removed from the system) that the Nixon administration actually had good reasons to insist the Pentagon Papers should not be published right then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    The Cloverfield Paradox. Someone had to watch it, so you don't have to. Derivative movie giving a superfluous backstory to the cloverfield movie. A bit of a mash up between Alien and Friday the 13th. Biggest mystery is how the cool Scandinavian blonde named Jensen got the French flag tagged on.
    Unfortunately I saw this too, specifically because of the advertised connection with Cloverfield, which I liked. But this was fairly terrible, especially as a backstory to that movie. Blah. It could have been an interesting stand-alone movie with a bit more work, I think. Maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeKhan View Post
    Unfortunately I saw this too, specifically because of the advertised connection with Cloverfield, which I liked. But this was fairly terrible, especially as a backstory to that movie. Blah. It could have been an interesting stand-alone movie with a bit more work, I think. Maybe.
    I loved Cloverfield. But this was just a piece of crap.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

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    Recently spent an unconscionable amount of time on planes, so I saw a bunch of films without much choice (the planes were old 767s without individual screens):

    Thor Ragnarok. Meh, I've really gotten tired of the whole Marvel thing. It was okay.

    The Light Between Oceans. I liked this movie, though it was flawed. Great performances by Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander (Rachel Weisz also had a solid role); their on screen chemistry was fantastic, which I guess makes sense since they're married. The story itself was a bit just-so and obvious about where it was going (not to mention having the main moral dilemma be less of a dilemma than a massive injustice perpetrated by the main characters), but it still got to me nonetheless. Maybe it's because of my perspective on infertility, but the underlying emotions of the story spoke to something very real. The conclusion was, IMO, a bit flawed, but still a decent film overall. Worth a look.

    Battle of the Sexes. Really solid efforts by Stone and Carell, especially Carell. I have no idea if their representations of the real personalities were in any way accurate (I don't follow tennis), but they were really well fleshed out and well-acted characters. The storyline itself was set up a bit too much of a morality play, and it tried too hard to link into the MeToo thing as well as LGBTQ rights - while both are relevant to the storyline, it's okay to leave them in the background without smacking you over the head with them. Decent, but you'll probably get more out of it if you're into the history of tennis.
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