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Old 09-09-2018, 02:03 AM   #29226
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i actually was fine with a clockwork orange.
the two worst by far were lolita and requiem for a dream.
I loved Clockwork Orange, but kept finding it hilarious. Pretty soon the surrounding people were laughing along with me, and this greatly upset a guy a few rows in front of us. He started yelling at us and tried to get us thrown out. He ended up being ejected. There's a lot more to this story -- it was a good time -- however I've laid off the psychedelics for the last 40 or so years.
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:16 AM   #29227
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:16 PM   #29228
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The Front Runner - Jason Reitmanís new movie about Gary Hartís failed Presidential campaign in 88. Its a good ensemble and a decent movie. Itís a movie that tries to ask a lot of questions without taking a stance. What counts as news? What responsibilities do journalists have to report gossip? What do we deserve to know about the lives of those running for office? But is a movie that uses a butter knife to tackle these issues enough today? Not really. 5/10

Halloween - I really enjoyed this. Itís a direct sequel to the original that throws out the continuity to the rest of the Halloween sequels. Its co-written by Danny McBride so it plays a bit more campy in parts but I enjoyed that. The score is fantastic! A couple great deaths and the final sequence is A+. The story is fairly thin and itíll be picked apart but really enjoyable theatre experience. 7/10

Widows - I donít think Iíll stop raving about this movie for the rest of the year. This is a blockbuster crime movie by Steve ****ing McQueen. He managed to keep his aesthetic from Shame/Hunger in the film but with an all-star cast and a great screenplay written by Gillian Flynn. Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya especially should get all the awards. Every piece of this film was brilliant. See it immediately. 10/10
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #29229
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I Kill Giants https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4547194/

A young girl faces fear and denial by escaping into a fantasy world where she
has to defend her town agains evil giants.
Despite the mediocre reviews, I really liked this movie and Madison Wolfe gives a solid performance in the lead role.

The Dinner https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203620/

Tense drama about two families that meet for dinner to discuss how to deal with their two sons who commited a violent crime.
Steve Coogan was excellent as the father of one of the kids, his best role so far imo, but
I thought the ending was a bit abrupt and unsatisfying.
Well worth a watch though.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:27 PM   #29230
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Halloween - I really enjoyed this. Itís a direct sequel to the original that throws out the continuity to the rest of the Halloween sequels. Its co-written by Danny McBride so it plays a bit more campy in parts but I enjoyed that. The score is fantastic! A couple great deaths and the final sequence is A+. The story is fairly thin and itíll be picked apart but really enjoyable theatre experience. 7/10

Widows - I donít think Iíll stop raving about this movie for the rest of the year. This is a blockbuster crime movie by Steve ****ing McQueen. He managed to keep his aesthetic from Shame/Hunger in the film but with an all-star cast and a great screenplay written by Gillian Flynn. Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya especially should get all the awards. Every piece of this film was brilliant. See it immediately. 10/10
Can't wait to see both of these
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:23 PM   #29231
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Enjoying the TIFF reviews mflip.

I missed the boat on good tix and was very close to buying $45 tickets for Out of Blue. You definitely put my mind at ease there.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:44 PM   #29232
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Passengers was interesting, even though it regressed after the first third/half.

I doubt I will ever be compelled to watch it again because of its low repeatability factor for me personally, but it had great design and very good acting... and that soundtrack, specifically during the awakening, was really nice (ost purchased).
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:05 AM   #29233
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Halloween - I really enjoyed this. Itís a direct sequel to the original that throws out the continuity to the rest of the Halloween sequels. Its co-written by Danny McBride so it plays a bit more campy in parts but I enjoyed that. The score is fantastic!
glad u enjoyed this but it really seems they've beaten this franchise to death. I can't see myself being able to believe Halloween 2 didn't happen, especially considering Laurie & Michael were in the movie.

otoh I read John Carpenter composed the score so I certainly would expect it to be fantastic.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:57 AM   #29234
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Passengers was interesting, even though it regressed after the first third/half.

I doubt I will ever be compelled to watch it again because of its low repeatability factor for me personally, but it had great design and very good acting... and that soundtrack, specifically during the awakening, was really nice (ost purchased).


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Old 09-10-2018, 06:31 AM   #29235
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Rogue [Fitness] made 3 documentaries about men doing heavy stuff with heavy things.

its interesting if you are into strongman-sports or iceland/scotland/basque.

as a common documentary these movies arent really great, but you guys will tel lme.






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Old 09-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #29236
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Won't You Be My Neighbor I'll start by saying I was really skeptical that I'd like this. I was just a tad too old, or maybe a tad too cynical?, to get into Mr. Rogers when I was young. He just never appealed to me. And, even now (before watching this) when he comes up in conversation I'm usually just meh.

At the beginning of the movie I was still sort of meh. About half way through I really wanted them to dig deeper into his childhood. I had this nagging sense that something happened to him as a child that made him who he was. Something not so good.

By the end of the movie, I really didn't care that they didn't go there. Because, with Mr. Rogers, it didn't matter how he came about. It was only important who he was. And, he was pretty phenomenal IMO.

The end of the movie brought me to tears. I highly recommend it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #29237
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So glad to hear that and not surprised at all. Loved him as a child, but grew to appreciate him even more as an adult. Can't wait to check it out.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:25 AM   #29238
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I don't remember especially liking Mr. Rogers, but even clips of him are very touching/nostalgic. I think I must have really liked him when I was 3 or 4 or something and don't really remember that, but remember more when my little brother (3 1/2 years younger) was watching and I was too old. Or maybe it's just than I'm more emotional in my old age.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:39 AM   #29239
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I always hated that Mister Rogers ****er, ugh. What people saw in his blithering nonsense is beyond me. Now Rocky and Bullwinkle, that I feel nostalgic about.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:44 AM   #29240
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Not to politard this thread but I think some of the reason this Mr Rogers doc is so popular is because he was the antithesis of everything about trump and the current state of the world.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:52 AM   #29241
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Yes, I always appreciate the great lengths you go to that way, Clovis! Always so scrupulously apolitical in your movie-talk, harhar. There are a few book thread people like that too lately.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #29242
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Look Who's Talking 1989

Generally a stinker. Bruce Willis' smirky voice work just is not cute. John Travolta is always bad when he's not Vinnie Barbarino. What a waste of Abe Vigoda.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #29243
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Smokey and the Bandit playing for a week at AMC theaters starting tomorrow.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #29244
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Fight Club (35mm, previous viewings were opening night and then DVD in 2001) - There's the germs of something decent here, but on the whole it's bad.

It does what a lot of art does in that it identifies modern problems - often problems of capitalism such as consumerism, bad office jobs, and general life discontentment - but then never suggests a solution nor even a coherent "wrong" solution. We're meant to be impressed just because a movie mentions "buying things from Ikea doesn't make you happy".

Fight Club gets messier by being male-focused, and runs into the problem that many movies have where the audience is sympathetic to points that are meant to be taken satirically.

ANYWAY

It's way too long, and it meanders, and there's unnecessary scenes and subplots. If you cut out a half hour you might have something here.

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An important note about spoilers - Most of the audience liked/loved the movie I think, and what's especially noteworthy is that from conversations I could see going on afterwards, it was apparent that many of these people in their early 20s were not spoiled on certain plot events, and they were blown away.* This is why you don't go around spoiling things, even as a "joke" (it isn't funny anyway), even when you think those things are super cliche twists that "everyone already knows". There are always going to be young (or old) new film fans who could still have a chance to come at things fresh.


*Despite my dislike for the film, I'm pleased that they had a good experience like this in a theater 19 years later.
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I always hated that Mister Rogers ****er, ugh. What people saw in his blithering nonsense is beyond me. Now Rocky and Bullwinkle, that I feel nostalgic about.
Stop being an ass.

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Not to politard this thread but I think some of the reason this Mr Rogers doc is so popular is because he was the antithesis of everything about trump and the current state of the world.
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Yes, I always appreciate the great lengths you go to that way, Clovis! Always so scrupulously apolitical in your movie-talk, harhar. There are a few book thread people like that too lately.
oh no, politics! Run away! Run away!
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Bizarre that a movie about (on the first level) bare knuckles brawling was male focused.

Oh, and it did suggest a solution.
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Stop being an ass.
It is pretty nuts to rant about that Mr. Rogers "****er"'s "blithering nonsense". I get that conservatives can't stand something like people deserving love and that they should have self-esteem just because they are people, but ****ting on the dead is low. I've certainly held back from dancing on a lot of graves.
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:47 PM   #29248
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Why is Fight Club being male focused a bad thing?
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The Resistance Banker https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4610378/

Solid wartime drama, based on the true story of the van Hall brothers who started
an underground bank to finance the Dutch resistance during WWII.
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I'm not sure there are many movies that have aged as poorly as Fight Club. I'm kind of embarrassed that I liked it as much as I did at the times... it's the Nu Metal of movies.
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