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True Detective season 3 is off to a strong start. Feels like a return to form. Ali is so good.
Nice, I am waiting for all episodes to drop before binging.
Recently saw some reviews of True Detective season 3 on Rotten Tomatoes. Was it based on this one episode? or HBO showed them the entire season?
 
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I watched Bird Box last night. Overall I liked it, more than the other apocalypse themed movies I watched recently on Netflix (Cargo, The Girl with all the Gifts), but less than A Quiet Place and The Mist, which the movie obviously reminded me of.

I also finished Altered Carbon finally. I enjoyed the last part of the series a lot more than the first, probably because Dichen Lachman is amazing. Bring on the second season!
 
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mandy is great....

I kinda abondend the internet for a while... I have seen so much stuff... I really should make a update post

and great that criterion is doing jackie chan... to bad that there releases are never easily available outside of the USA...
 

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The grand tour season 3 started yesterday. So far really good start. And the mclaren senna is an amazing car.
 
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I've watched ten movies so far this month, which means I'm well on my way to matching my 146 in 2018.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: This is easily the greatest Spidey movie ever made, because I don't think any movie has gotten this much of the character right. Raimi got the heart right, but he forgot a lot of the spunk and fun. TASM got the spunk and fun, but forgot most of the heart and got a little too acerbic. MCU got some of the spunk, but like most MCU movies is written like a parody of a superhero movie. The only complaint I have about this movie is that I thought they shouldn't have used a joke character over using a more deserving character, but whatever. Other than that, Into the Spider-Verse gets it all right. It gets the emotional weight the character bears, the heart, the humor, the spunk, the kindness, the intelligence...it's just all here. ★★★★½

Crazy Rich Asians: I get why this is a big deal for diversity/representation purposes, but for the most part it's still your standard Hollywood rom-com with some East/Southeast Asian themes applied to it. Again, I get that's important so that people (particularly Asian-Americans) can have something from Hollywood that they connect to, even if it's just basically a cultural palette swap. But it just didn't do much for me. I definitely enjoyed it more than I would another blasé WASP film with the same genre, but I'm ready for rom-coms to evolve...somehow. Please. ★★★

Moulin Rouge!: I remembered loving the parts of this movie that I saw on TV years ago, and to my surprise, the parts I liked held up. In particular, Ewan McGregor singing is still delightful as ever. The rest of the movie is kind of goofy though, some of the visuals actually feel kind of dated now and the non-Ewan music isn't nearly as ear-wormy as his parts. It's not a bad movie, but it's not quite as special as I remember it being. ★★★½

True Sight : The International 2018 Finals: Valve keeps getting better and better at making these mini-docs. I do wish that they would just go ahead and make these things two-parts, one for the road to the Finals and one for the Finals. Because as it is, someone who stumbles across this is going to be missing OG's drama with Fly and s4 leaving before the Super Major. They're going to be missing the drama of Ceb leaving his coaching position to come back as a player. They're going to miss the battle of OG having to go through qualifiers largely because they missed the Major thanks to Fly/s4. They're going to be missing out on how huge it was seeing N0tail meeting his (former?) best friend Fly in the Upper Bracket. But in spite of that, this is still a damn good watch. And the ending clip is just pure BibleThump material. ★★★½

Adrift: This looked like it was pure Redbox material from the first trailers, and basicaaaaaaally it was that. It's a nice story of a woman triumphing over the ocean and herself. But beyond that, there's nothing particularly moving here that you haven't seen if you've seen any "person trapped in the wilderness by themselves" movies. ★★★

American Animals: Okay, now here is a special movie. I'm going to do my best to sell it. It's a movie about a real life heist performed by four college students in Kentucky back in 2004. The movie is a retelling of this generally unknown story, but (and here's the cool part!) it's also partially a documentary, as interviews from the actual thieves are cut into the movie. And here's where it gets even cooler: the movie acknowledges that they're unreliable narrators and that human memory is faulty, as the real life thieves will sometimes give different accounts of the same event, and in a few cases the movie will even show that event different ways. At one point, the actor who plays the ringleader is in the car, and turns to the real ringleader and asks: “Is this how it happened?” That might sound on the nose, but it's really, really not. It's an incredible movie. ★★★★

My Cousin Vinny: I've been meaning to watch this for years, and it's a pretty good time. Obviously Pesci and Tomei are the stars here, but the writing/effort that went into portraying a pretty believable trial situation is a behind the scenes star as well. There are some video essays about this floating around YouTube (maybe Every Frame a Painting?), but I miss the days when comedy movies were actually planned like this. Every comedy for the past decade has been this kind of "haha, it's funny because it's awkward, unplanned and kind of improv," Apatow inspired fluff. It's fine if that's some of the comedy output of Hollywood, but it shouldn't be...everything. I love the skits and the way that Pesci/Tomei express humor just in the way they move. ★★★½

Space Jam: I really don't know what the right response to this movie is. Do I respect the gall of advertising execs for trying to marry Jordan and cartoons to make a buck, or do I hate them for that? Do I embrace the insane camp of having cartoons playing basketball with Jordan, or do I hate it? Do I respect the shoehorning of Bill Murray, or do I hate him. I don't know if this deserves five or 1 stars, so I'm going to settle somewhere in the middle. ★★★

Shakespeare in Love: Everyone talks about this, but it makes no sense that this won Best Picture over Saving Private Ryan. Even though I haven't seen them, from what I know of them, either of The Thin Red Line or Life Is Beautiful would have been good winners too. It's a fine romance movie with period piece-ish elements, but other than that, nothing about this movie screams Best Picture. I could barely force myself to pay attention with one eye once I got half-way through. ★★★

Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour: I ain't no Swiftie, but this is a magnificent stadium performance, and a spectacular visual cut of that performance. The opening performance (...Ready for It?") is stunning and bombastic and gets the whole show off to a crazy start. Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of her music, and the last time I listened to her really was when she was doing some softer pop stuff years ago. I know she's pushed that the "old Taylor" is dead, but I actually enjoyed some of her softer songs from years ago. So it's pretty cool to have these huge, bombastic performances interspersed with some of the solid numbers from her back catalog. Anyways, if you like pop music, this is worth a watch. ★★★★
 
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2019 Oscar Nominations Announced

best pic nominees are questionable I think... like half of them

still have to watch three of them tho

Vice was just bad imo...
a star is born is ok but nothing special
bohemian rhapsody? eh... ok biopic... but also nothing special
black panther... well...nah
the favourite makes sense

still have to watch green book, roma and black klansman
kinda forgot to watch those


roma is nominated for best foreign pic and best movie? the fuck
it will win best foreign on its name alone

and no clue why Ralph and the incredibles are in the animation category... but that one is fucked every year anyway
 

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2019 Oscar Nominations Announced

best pic nominees are questionable I think... like half of them

still have to watch three of them tho

Vice was just bad imo...
a star is born is ok but nothing special
bohemian rhapsody? eh... ok biopic... but also nothing special
black panther... well...nah
the favourite makes sense

still have to watch green book, roma and black klansman
kinda forgot to watch those


roma is nominated for best foreign pic and best movie? the fuck
it will win best foreign on its name alone

and no clue why Ralph and the incredibles are in the animation category... but that one is fucked every year anyway
Gave the nominations their own thread so we could talk about them there.

News - The 2019 Oscar Nominations List

A few really good noms and some big snubs to discuss.
 
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Watched Bad Times at the El Royale tonight and it was fantastic. Drew Goddard made a classic. Cynthia Erivo was awesome as Darlene.

If you like a good noire film check it out
 

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Watched UNSANE which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. Story was good, but super impressive that it was all filmed on iPhone7+!!
Also watched The Sister Brothers and thought that was a fun movie as well. John C Reilly was great in that one!
 
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its not even the first movie filmed on a phone that got wide release...

watched El Royal too... I liked it a lot... but not sure if I like the ending...
still have to watch The Sisters Brothers...

Tizoc there are so many great martial arts movies out there... love the gif... what movie is that from?
 
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its not even the first movie filmed on a phone that got wide release...

watched El Royal too... I liked it a lot... but not sure if I like the ending...
still have to watch The Sisters Brothers...

Tizoc there are so many great martial arts movies out there... love the gif... what movie is that from?
Errr it'd be any of these I think
Shanghai Express (aka The Millionaires Express)
Yes, Madam!
Above the Law (aka Righting Wrongs).
 

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10 more movies done.



Training Day: This is purely Denzel's show. Ethan Hawke puts in a solid shift, but even so, everything good about this film centers around the character that Denzel brings to life. It's a masterful performance, and certainly one of my favorite of Denzel's that I've ever seen him in. That said, I didn't find it to be quite the neo-noir classic that some have told me it was, but it's worth seeing. ★★★½

Idiocracy: Although it undercuts itself from time to time with its juvenile humor, Idiocracy is oddly prescient in its portrayal of growing stupidity, vapidity and corporate influences over life. I think some people have misinterpreted the film as approving of eugenics, or taking an unjustified dump on the poor/undereducated/etc. But that's not at all the point. The point is that anyone can make a small difference, even the most average of people, and that ultimately, we're all responsible for our own destruction. ★★★½

The Transformers: The Movie: I never watched the Transformers show as a kid, so I had next to no attachment to the characters when I started this movie. Even without knowing much about the show, the movie is pretty good, and I'm particularly fond of this mid-80s style of animation. I assume if I rewatch it after actually catching up on the show, I might be able to bump it up half a star or so. Props for being better than basically any modern Transformers adaptation since. ★★★½

Senna: Formula 1 is something I always want to get into more, but the awkward race times for someone living in America usually result in me being pretty OOTL, so watching docs like this is a decent way for me to brush up on my F1 history. I've read people say that this doc gives Alain Prost a harsher portrayal than he's due, but I don't think you can ever expect a doc that's purely unbiased. The blending of archival footage and interviews into a coherent narrative is really impeccable, and makes this feel much more like a film than a mere paint-by-the-numbers documentary. ★★★★

WarGames: Over the years, I've caught bits and pieces of WarGames on TV, but I've never made time to watch it from start to finish. It's a pretty goofy premise, and it's gone some of the dopey cliches of the era (slacker nerd, slacker nerd gets the pretty girl, kids unknowingly causing havoc to governments, etc), but overall it really works quite well. I think the thing that I love the most about the movie (and many movies from this era) is the emotional sincerity. It's fun, it's goofy, but it doesn't feel like it has any pretensions of trying to hide its cheese. Maybe it was made completely unaware of the cheese, but unlike many modern movies, it doesn't seem to feel the need to cut its emotional highs with the equivalent of stupid fart jokes. It's just unabashedly fun. ★★★½

Still Walking: I remember rather liking Like Father, Like Son when I saw it a few years ago. Then I saw After the Storm last year and really liked it. And now I think on my third Kore-eda movie, I've found one that I really love. It's a beautiful movie, with an amazingly nuanced and thoughtful portrayal of inner-family drama. The thing that's the most impressive is that even though there are uncomfortable moments, the movie never feels less than homey. It's warm and gentle, with some thorns on the outside, just like people themselves. ★★★★½

The Searchers: This is another movie, kind of like Idiocracy, that I feel has had some unfair readings of it in recent years. It's accused of being insensitive, racist and above all, boring. I went into the movie with some of those claims in mind, and I never saw it that way. John Wayne's character is never anything less than clearly despicable, and the fact that some people might find him to be not despicable is just part of real life being filled with tragically broken, flawed, deficient people. The only thing that bummed me out here is that I don't think the ending was as strong as it could have been. To drive home the degeneracy of Wayne's character, he shouldn't have gotten that little piece of redemption at the end. Other than that, it's a gorgeous, methodical movie. ★★★★

Somewhere in Time: Another movie that ticks my boxes of desiring emotional sincerity. I have to (shamefully admit) that I don't think I've ever watched a Christopher Reeve movie before this, and I rather enjoyed my introduction to his acting. The only thing that holds this movie back is the extremely slow and plodding introduction to the premise, including its whole introduction of time travel. Other than that, it's a sweet love story that could have traded some of the early intro for more character time. ★★★½

Sicario: Day of the Soldado: This is a movie similar to The Searchers, where a solid movie is undercut by the despicable protagonists getting redemption at the end. In this case, because the characters are so hardened, and we've seen them do such horrendous things in the first movie, the heel turn to do some good things at the end of the movie here is just really, really bad. Up until that final section, it's a thrilling, tense, edge-of-your-seat movie. But all the tension and previous investment kind of melts away once you see what they do at the end. ★★★

First Man: This is about to be a huge rant because of how much I care about the subject: I genuinely do not understand who this movie was made for. On the one hand, it's clearly not for the 'Murica crowd, because the whole political drama of the moon landing is basically forced into the background. A big deal was made about how the movie doesn't show the flag planting, and while I don't mind that not being in the movie, it is strange how almost all of the geopolitical stuff is absent. So based on that, you've lost most of the nationalistic, right-leaning, patriotic and/or American-loving crowd. But on the other hand, the movie doesn't sideline the patriotic stuff (like the flag) in favor of a more progressive message. It could easily play up the achievement as one for all of mankind to be proud of, it could easily advocate for investments in the sciences and what innovation government spending on the program led to. But...it doesn't do that either. Instead, we end up with a biopic about the most famous astronaut in history, and how his family drama hypothetically intertwined with his moon landing mission. I emphasize hypothetically, because as far as I know, none of the drama around his dead daughter is known for sure. We can speculate and make educated guesses based on his interviews, what his family says/said, flight records, official reports, etc. But a lot of this stuff is all theoretical. And to what end? We should be inspiring people more than ever to care about things like NASA and scientific research, but instead we end up with just the moon landings and family drama, which is just so...blah. It's an interesting idea in fairness, but seems more appropriate to a book, or a documentary than a feature-length movie. I enjoyed Gosling (as I usually do), but there's not too much to be thrilled about here beyond him. This topic should inspire someone, but the movie seems content to inspire no one. I haven't seen it in years, but I recall HBO's From the Earth to the Moon doing much more justice to the subject. ★★★
 
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I just saw Polar and it fucking rocked. Mads charismatic as always, some brutal and well done action, some sexy sex, I love neesonesque revenge flicks like this. Mads needs to make a sequel and more movies like this.

I just watched Mandy.

That was the perfect Nicolas Cage movie.
An amazing audiovisual experience.

Goddamn.
I both loved and hated Mandy. I hated the super slowpaced first half for its boredom, but loved it for its audiovisuals and the general trip. Overall I am glad I saw it. That soundtrack is something else.
 
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Finally saw Glass, I loved the story probably the best after Unbreakable from Shyamalan but the direction is baaaaad, like he forgot everything, there are some good shoots he tried but I felt he never landed them.

Even then a worthy sequel for my favorite movie of all time, I was amped coming out of the cinema, it almost revived my love for comics.
 
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The 80s TF movie is a long ass toy commercial but one filled with superb voice acting and some nice humor and animation.
It's not the greatest but it's a fun romp IMO

Also posting some JCVD related GIFs for funsies



^The main reason to watch Bloodsport. Chong Li's arrogant ass is the best.
 

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Watching Ali's Wedding with the family (on Netflix) and it's neat. It's about an Iraqi family living in Melbourne and the movie's namesake of course.
 
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For any fellow film nerds, The Criterion Channel pre-launch page is up. If you sign up now as a Charter Subscriber, you get to watch one free movie a week that Criterion selects (this week it's Mikey and Nicky) until April 8th, and after April 8th you'll get a free month trial, as well as a nice discount on your subscription for as long as you keep it active.
 
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Catching up to Black Lightning. Season 2 started off great, but then the CW arc with Jen started and it was a low point, but it had a few neat scenes and Tobias continues to be the best thing about the show even with his few appearances during those episodes.

Episode 10 though...
Tobias "I told you I'll always have your back."

I said GODDAYUM
When's Tobias gonna be announced for MK11?
 
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Catching up to Black Lightning. Season 2 started off great, but then the CW arc with Jen started and it was a low point, but it had a few neat scenes and Tobias continues to be the best thing about the show even with his few appearances during those episodes.

Episode 10 though...
Tobias "I told you I'll always have your back."

I said GODDAYUM
When's Tobias gonna be announced for MK11?
The CW-ness always ruin these shows for me. Sometimes an awesome villain comes along (like in Arrow S5) that makes it at least bearable.

It's good to know that Tobias is still great:white-smiling-face:
 

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The CW-ness always ruin these shows for me. Sometimes an awesome villain comes along (like in Arrow S5) that makes it at least bearable.

It's good to know that Tobias is still great:white-smiling-face:
Tobias would pretty much rule either the Arrowverse or Flash or Supergirl realities if he were in there.
 
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Still Walking: I remember rather liking Like Father, Like Son when I saw it a few years ago. Then I saw After the Storm last year and really liked it. And now I think on my third Kore-eda movie, I've found one that I really love. It's a beautiful movie, with an amazingly nuanced and thoughtful portrayal of inner-family drama. The thing that's the most impressive is that even though there are uncomfortable moments, the movie never feels less than homey. It's warm and gentle, with some thorns on the outside, just like people themselves. ★★★★½
I'm a big fan of Kore-eda's work. I think my introduction to his film was Air Doll back in 2009/2010 and even then I feel I'm picking up strong Ozu vibes. Then I saw Still Walking, and I've been a fan ever since. Still Walking is probably my favourite, followed closely by Our Little Sister and After the Storm. If you like Like Father, Like Son, you should check out Nobody Knows and I Wish too since the child actors there are really, really good. And of course, don't miss out on Our Little Sister. Recently I watched The Third Murder, which is basically a courtroom drama. Although it didn't concern itself with the state of Japanese criminal justice system as I was originally thought from watching the trailer, it's not a total departure from his other works and still involving broken families (or lack thereof).

His next work, Shoplifters, seems like a return to family themes again and I can't wait to see it.
 

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I'm a big fan of Kore-eda's work. I think my introduction to his film was Air Doll back in 2009/2010 and even then I feel I'm picking up strong Ozu vibes. Then I saw Still Walking, and I've been a fan ever since. Still Walking is probably my favourite, followed closely by Our Little Sister and After the Storm. If you like Like Father, Like Son, you should check out Nobody Knows and I Wish too since the child actors there are really, really good. And of course, don't miss out on Our Little Sister. Recently I watched The Third Murder, which is basically a courtroom drama. Although it didn't concern itself with the state of Japanese criminal justice system as I was originally thought from watching the trailer, it's not a total departure from his other works and still involving broken families (or lack thereof).

His next work, Shoplifters, seems like a return to family themes again and I can't wait to see it.
I just had Our Little Sister sent via Netflix DVD (yes, yes, that service still exists) to me, and I can't wait to watch it! Shoplifters looks great too, and I think that'll be out next week!
 
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and I kinda wasnt in the headspace to post in this thread in the last weeks, sorry about that...

here is some of the stuff I watched recently... I probably forgot some

mortal engines - bad... sadly... looks cool tho
aquaman - good fun
can you ever forgive me - good
widows - good
the grinch - ok
a star is born - good-ish
behemian rhapsody - eh
the favourite - great
the girl in the spiders web - eh
Snowflake / Schneeflöckchen - ok
Hunter Killer - bad, but the funny kind of bad
Along with the Gods - interesting but totally overproduced
bad times at the el royal - great

and I watched Your Name again with a friend who hadnt seen it yet... still awesome!

I will post more regulary again here :coffee-blob:
 
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Been watching a few movies recently.

Starship Troopers III - Pretty good fun, nowhere near the first but embraces the lunacy of it.
Surrogates - I feel like they cribbed a little too much from I, Robot but decent enough.
White Out - Kate Beckinsale in the Snow, enough said.
Mortal Engines - blah, YA rubbish
Suspiria (Remake) - Great cinematography, a bit slow at times.
 

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This is now available
Nice that a long awaited plot hole is getting a proper conclusion. I'll watch this in my free time.

Also in lashman's words, RESIZE YOUR IMAGES PLEASE!!!
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Going to watch The Lego Movie: The Second Part for my best friend's birthday if not this week, then next week. (Usually depends on when my theater decides to update their times) I am overly excited for the prospect & the only film I'm looking forward to in February, although Alita: Battle Angel looks promising.
 
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