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Tizoc

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Doom Patrol continues to be good. The episodes so far focus on the characters and they've been doing a great job.
 
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Tizoc

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Of all the crazy shit I've experienced in my life, giving life to a brooch that it becomes a clone of a turtle with a ghost room super power takes the freakin' cake.
 
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labpleb

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Watched 2 episodes of Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy and it's sorta alright - not much of a revelation so far but it's interesting that the possibly worst form of comedy (stand-up-shows) is spreading all over the world. They interviewed the ABSOLUTE BOY tho, so that's nice:
 
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Tizoc

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Newman>Elaine. He's basically George but more vigorous, and while not always having him made his character moments really stand out, I prefer he would've been the 4th main character of the series instead of Elaine.
 
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Tizoc

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i'D BE more interested in the Detective Pikachu movie if the Pokemon weren't CGIed to look real. Like there's nothing wrong with them being their cartoony CGI looks from the games.
Who framed Roger Rabbit is an example of how to do it. I don't think anyone cares for how progressed CGI tech has become when it comes to such things when the pokemon look bizarrely real.
 
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crimsonheadGCN

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I'm looking forward to seeing Captain Marvel next week with my brother. I'm also excited for Detective Pikachu, Avengers Endgame, Spider-man Far from Home, John Wick Chapter 3, Hobbs & Shaw, Us, Pet Sematary, Ma, Godzilla, and any indie films that catch my eye.
 
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Firewithin

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i recently started watching Misfits and started season 3 and Nathan (Robert Sheehan) is just like..........gone. But Joseph Gilgun is there now so thats ok
 
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xist

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Had a little blitz...and watched -
This seems to have been critically dismissed, and as a black metal fan who's familiar with some of this story I don't believe for a minute that the character representations are accurate and that the true story played out like this (Rory Culkin's character was in no way as sympathetic in real life). However, it's not like there's a massive amount of films on this matter and I enjoyed it for what it was...it doesn't really make anyone look super stupid, and if you think back to Sam Dunn's interview with Gaahl in the Metal A Headbanger's Journey bonus material it's clear which comes off worse.

Didn't expect to like this and actually loved it. I'm a massive sucker for this kind of story....no my eyes are not looking extra damp I have an eyelash irritating them!

Enjoyable but predictable tale with some decent acting and chemistry between the actors. The outcome or the way the story progresses is not going to surprise anyone, but it's an enjoyable movie based upon real characters, who this time I think are probably depicted a little more accurately (unlike LoC above)

Good film, and I have a soft spot for Mary Elizabeth Winstead too which helped. To say much more than it's about a troubled comedian who has relationship issues would ruin it, but it's a good watch.

Would actually recommend all four...probably going to watch the Gaga doc at some point now after seeing A Star is Born....
 
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Tizoc

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Just got back from watching Captain Marvel, reposting what I wrote on the other site, but simply put, it's a fun movie, so if that's what you want go give it a watch.

Just got back fromw atching it. Fun movie, though events feel like they just happen to get the plot progressed.
There are some nice scenes regarding Carol's character and I overall feel the movie being about her
discovering who she is, is nicely done.
...but I still don't care for Carol Danvers. I still don't see how she's supposed to be a major pivotal part of the MCU (at least), when she just comes off as a back up plan.
Her powers are fine and all but there's nothing about her character that makes her stand out from the other characters.

I fear this feeling I have toward the character is because of how Marvel 'forced' the character into the spotlight over the years, and I just didn't like that as it never resonated to me at all.

I'm not trying to downplay her character within her movie mind you, she had lots of good moments, although whenever she would be wisecracking and quipping early in the movie, it felt off. The final scene against YonGar holds up well; the jerk was planning on killing kids and innocent people, heck he ordered the planet be destroyed, she doesn't have to prove ANYTHING to him. She took down his unit himself as we've already seen.

However in the greater scope of things...sorry not seeing it, and her being the inspiration for the name Avengers doesn't sit well with me, going back to the whole 'forced' thing I mentioned earlier.

A couple other stuff I liked-
The Skrulls aren't evil! That explains why we didn't see them and they were replaced by Chitauri.
What arcade machine was Carol playing her flashback at the bar? If she played it during the late 80s, it sure as hell wasn't Street Fighter II.

The 90s stuff gave me a good laugh.

Oh and Monica Rambo? Nice one Marvel.

Finally "Trust me, True Believer!" made me go
 
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Tizoc

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Real Captain Marvel in April (SHAZAM!)
Godzilla: Kaijumania XIX in May

Mad hype to watch these @o@ Bumblebee's digital and BR release is in April too.

Oh and Avengers Endgame in April too, but I ain't in a rush for it :v
 
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Tizoc

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Binged watched the latest 3 episodes of Mob Psycho 100.


While they could've been a liiiiiiiiiiitle better, what we got was amazing.
 
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Sampson

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Getting real burned out on movies tbh, might be time to ease off the pace.



Memories of Murder
Okay, so I went into this movie expecting some kind of gritty, suave, crime drama film. And while it has features of my expectations, it’s also totally not that. It's brutal, it's ugly, and it's not really at all about solving cases. It's more about the meta-reality of detective work, and the obsession and failure that comes from that work. Also, the ending scene of the movie is absolutely soul-piercing.

Nobody Knows
I think I genuinely loved about 85% of the movie. Without giving away too much information, I feel Kore-eda almost undid everything he had built up to with the way the movie ended. Granted, maybe I’m letting the real-life details of the Sugamo abandonment case color my perceptions too much. Or it’s possible (and likely) that I’m a moron and I just didn’t understand the message he was trying to convey in the ending. Which is a bummer to me, because I felt like Kore-eda deftly turned the Sumida Ward baby swaps into a compelling and complicated experience in Soshite Chichi ni Naru, whereas this movie’s ending just kind of took the wind out of my sails. It’s still really good and worth watching, I just wish that last little bit was different.

Ikiru
Ikiru kind of reminded me of a Japanese It's a Wonderful Life, and I mean that in a very positive way. The main difference here is if we took It's a Wonderful Life, and then added a very cynical view of life at the end, after we've seen the changed man's life. I don't think it's inaccurate, but it is kind of a bummer in some ways and a lot to process. I believe this was only my second Kurosawa movie, so I'm excited to continue delving into the back-catalog.

The Phone Call
A Sally Hawkins short film about working for a suicide/crisis hotline. It's okay but I didn't find it particularly interesting.

Junkyard
Snitches get stitches? I guess? Another mildly interesting animated short film that at least looks pretty good, but I don't really know what the hell the point was.

Helium
Yet another short film, this time about a Danish boy with a terminal illness coming to terms through the help of a hospital worker. Again, decent idea, but in this case the execution was pretty horrendous. The CGI in some of the shots is particularly awful, and really amateur looking. Amateurish is okay, but when it gets this bad it just takes away from the story.

Strange Invaders
This is actually a pretty decent short film compared to some of the others I've mentioned. Again, animated, but in a really bizarre way. Basically the story of parents dealing with a first child, and it's hilariously chaotic and weird, framing the child basically as an alien invader. Can't say that seems wholly inaccurate.

Enemy
Up to this movie, I had loved everything that I'd seen of Villeneuve so far. I still liked Enemy, but I found it to be an even slower burn than BR2049, Arrival or Sicario. And none of those movies were exactly setting the world on fire with their pace (except for certain parts of BR2049 and the end of Sicario I guess), which made this movie pretty hard for me to "get into" until maybe the final third.

The 39 Steps
First Hitchcock movie I've ever watched, and I loved it. There's a pretty simple story and "twist" here, but it's incredibly effective, and engaging.
And praise God for movies that are less than 90 minutes 🙏🙏🙏

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Nah. Even aside from the utter destruction of the original play's intent, this movie adaptation is just not good. I love Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, but their acting here came across as hysterical and overwrought. Imagine people who say "I don't enjoy theater," and then imagine what they imagine theater is like. This movie is the overacted, hysterical, overwrought thing that people mistakenly believe all theater to be. Bleugh, what a waste of two hours.
 
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Tizoc

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Simple plot but
The Joker? Seriously?
You just can't make a Batman movie without him now?
 
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Looks like a 6th bayformer movie is happening.

Not a biggy considering there is also a bumblevee sequel made alongside it.
 
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TheVectronic

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It's been a while since I wrote in this thread.

I watched Captain Marvel, twice.

I think the movie is fine as it is. I enjoyed what was shown & there was a few jokes that made me laugh, but I noticed a lot of things on my second viewing that I really wish could've been done better.
- The camera shakes a lot, even in the moments where the characters are standing still.
(You can clearly tell it in the scene where they show the contents of the Black Box)
- At times characters, especially some of the Skrulls, feel as though they make some of the strangest decisions.
(I cannot fathom the thought as to why the Skrull Scientist needed to be sacrificed when they could've just had Jude Law's character be on a wild goose chase trying to track down Carol Danvers.)
- I wished the supporting characters such as Captain Marvel's best friend had more expression in her delivery. She was a well written character, but I think some of the lines felt emotionless at times.​
I was disappointed about the reasoning about Nick Fury's eye. Finding out a cat scratch was the reason that he lost the eye felt like a set up for a joke how Fury acts tough, but is a softie than an actual serious topic that was showcased in Captain America: Winter Soldier. I think the movie would've worked a lot more if Fury lost his eye in the car crash in the very beginning where he trusted the Skrull disguised as Agent Coulson.
Though I don't think the movie was a blunder. There's a lot of things I particularly liked about it such as the Skrulls characters, Jude Law's character & the setting of the late 90's felt really colorful & bright, though not as much as movies like Thor: Ragnarok or Guardians of the Galaxy.

Personally I think you wouldn't miss much if you decide to skip this film. I think this a footnote to explain the character of Captain Marvel & their relationship with Nick Fury all the while intergrating her, abeit very quickly, into the MCU.

See it if you're curious, but I think you can wait for Endgame.
 
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Milena

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I went to watch Captain Marvel last night. I really liked her origin story, compared to what we have in the comics. I can't wait to see more of her in Endgame.

Fury was great in this. I hoped to see more of Coulson, though.