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#12001 User is online   QuickTidal 

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 07:44 PM

View Postparan falcon, on 29 July 2020 - 05:04 PM, said:

View Post20 Days of Sheep, on 26 July 2020 - 11:12 PM, said:

Watching The Last Samurai for the 43 rd time and it still ainít old news. I love this film.


I'm quite fond of The Last Samurai as well, despite it being a straight up rip off of the plot of Dances With Wolves, just in Japan as the setting. I'm not a big fan of Tom Cruise either but think he does an excellent job in this one. The scenes where he takes that pummeling from Ujio (sp?) with the practice swords and then the draw later on are both riveting.


Such a great film. I've probably seen it a dozen times or more. I never cease to get emotional at the end and the Samurai's last stand, and the Japanese Meiji army buckling in emotions at having to kill the last of the Shogunate culture...it's heart rending.
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Posted 30 July 2020 - 02:29 AM

The movie Venom. Watched it. It is a confusing movie. Not complicated confusing, but confusing in what was presented as the story unfolds over the almost 2 hr duration. Like when did the switch occur where symbiote goes from monster alien parasite to monster alien parasite but has personality now and thinks the host is a pretty okay guy? Also, the film, while I think was intended to have comedic elements, really turns hard into the comedy near the end, whereas at the beginning it's not so clear that there will be laughs, so I think that is contributing to the confusion for me. It seemed rather odd how that was handled. The movie is this, now it is this. There are some fun and exciting effects moments that make it worth spending time to watch though.

Riz Ahmed is an excellent actor, and his command of his craft comes across even in a confusing flick like Venom. And I finally solved the puzzle that is Tom Hardy and his acting style. He's basically the top of the class graduate from the Christopher Walken school of acting. There was something that always struck me odd about his pacing and his mannerisms that seemed familiar. I finally connected it to Chistopher Walken. You guys probably disagree, but it seems as clear as day to me now.

The Spider-Man animated short at the end, after the credits rolled, was a nice treat. Is it from that "From the Spiderverse" thingamabobber? If so, I'm going to have to watch it some time.

Also, got a little misty eyed when Stan Lee makes an appearance. Was Venom his last appearance in a film?

Overall, I would recommend watching Venom because there are some fun moments and effects, just be prepared to be confused. 3 smiley faces, err or is it stars? out of 5, uh smiley faces, or is it stars?
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Posted 12 August 2020 - 12:02 PM

Been on a bit of a horror kick lately.
The Void (2017)

Really an excellent horror journey for those looking for an other world/dimension essence trying to find a breach into our plane of existence.
Acting was spot on, as well as the directing and storytelling. Well imagined plot line that covers a few hours of horror through the characters with nasty monsters and ephemeral cultists trying to summon this thing from beyond. Personally I really gravitate towards these kind of plots where the characters trying to fight their way out of the hellish nightmare have a tangible effect and fighting chance rather than being pinned down and tormented. Trailer does a pretty good job of depicting what it is, although as with most movies I watch these days I'd recommend just watching 30 sec of it to leave yourself in the dark and ride the film as it presents itself and see if its your kind of flick or not.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:38 PM

SHAZAM did not suck.
While borderline tedious 'for the kids' at times, the action was great, the acting was fun, and it honored the source material while making perfectly reasonable choices.
I will probably never watch it again, but i enjoyed what i watched.


...ok, i admit that i watched the rooftop 'Shazam!' jump scene a few times. Maybe six.
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Posted 12 August 2020 - 07:48 PM

View PostAbyss, on 12 August 2020 - 03:38 PM, said:

SHAZAM did not suck.
While borderline tedious 'for the kids' at times, the action was great, the acting was fun, and it honored the source material while making perfectly reasonable choices.
I will probably never watch it again, but i enjoyed what i watched.


...ok, i admit that i watched the rooftop 'Shazam!' jump scene a few times. Maybe six.

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 06:08 AM

Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Finally watched it. I was sort of lukewarm about it upon completion. It was alright. It didn't suck. Some cool fan service and backstory tidbits. BTW, I thought Chewy ripped a guy's arms off when being cheated during a game of the hologram-monster-chess game. That's from Star Wars New Hope, yeah? Solo had him do it during the escape caper, slave camp sequence. But yeah. neat origin story of the Han Solo mystique. The last name Solo has a dumb origin though. Emilia Clarke's acting grates on me now. I enjoyed her early on in GoT, but her acting and the range she shows is very narrow and it just annoys me now. So much so that it is a distraction when I watch her performances. Needed more Donald Glover as Lando. Can tell it was a Ron Howard movie. His weird brother and Willow had cameos.

Solo is not as good as Rogue One. Had some fun fan service, very formulaic, Star Wars template, but I guess that's what the booger eaters want. Enjoyed it enough I suppose. Are there going to be any more of these "one off" Star Wars movies? Seems as if they were going to explore (or hinted at anyway) the planet Tatoonie and Jabba the Hut and his criminal enterprise.
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Posted 22 August 2020 - 07:02 PM

Put out with the DC ThunderDome event today. I've sorta sold my stock on the actress who plays Wonder Woman after that tone-deaf "Imagine" bullshit ... but celebrities, gonna celebrity I guess. I'll probably still watch, eventually, years later sometime. I enjoyed the first one, so I imagine I will like this one. It has a cool retro vibe, for sure.


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Posted 22 August 2020 - 07:42 PM

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Suicide Squad


Yep. Iím officially excited.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 09:44 PM

Project Power looks good. Anyone watch it?

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Posted 27 August 2020 - 06:19 AM

Midsommar.

What the hell did I just watch? Anyone? Mom? Dad? ... help. Posted Image
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 02:32 AM

Chadwick Boseman has died after a 4 year battle with colon cancer apparently.

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 02:36 AM

I had no idea he was even sick. What a terrible loss.
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 03:31 AM

In a more uplifting vein, Bill and Ted Face the Music early reviews are mostly pretty positive. Excellent!

https://editorial.ro...-first-reviews/
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 03:46 PM

...and itís available for rent on iTunes for $20, so you can watch it now!
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Posted 29 August 2020 - 04:36 PM

Watched Tenet earlier.

Not sure what to think about it. The writing, editing, cinematography in general is great as always with a Christopher Nolan film but the actual story and the way the inversion stuff is presented makes little sense. Great action sequences but filled with nonsense.

Maybe this is a case of the film being rewarding on a second viewing, maybe I just need somebody to make a YouTube video explaining the events in a story board format or something but mainly I just don't think the story makes much sense.

There's some large plot holes in there as is typical of time travel hijinx but I think that there's also a lot of handwaving going on.
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Posted 01 September 2020 - 08:13 PM

I saw The Old Guard (Netflix "original") movie over the weekend. Knowing absolutely nothing about the source material, I thought the movie itself was pretty damn good. Possibly the best Netflix movie I've seen. Though I didn't watch Bird Box or A Quiet Place. It certainly looks like they want to do a sequel and I would probably watch it. I liked the minor twist/reveal near the end that sets up the potential sequel.
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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

Watched BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC last night. It was really fun. Goofy just like the first two, with just enough of what made the two work, along with a really cool message about fatherhood and legacy.

Solid stuff. Pretty much what I wanted from it.

EDIT: Death steals the show again (William Sadler is just so awesome), and the robot...is annoying AF, but isn't TOO big a presence, and everyone else in the script seems well aware of how annoying he is.

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Posted 07 September 2020 - 04:41 PM

Finally got around to watching Joker.

It was...just ok. At best.

Joaquin Phoenix was awesome, but thats about it. Maybe it was overhyped by some, but i was thoroughly unimpressed.
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Posted 07 September 2020 - 05:07 PM

Watched the Wedding Singer last night, the lady wife had never seen it, I haven't watched it in years.

Still holds up well, funny in the same places, early Sandler trump's new Sandler still by miles
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Posted 07 September 2020 - 05:19 PM

Best overall Sandler movie IMO.

Or at least my favorite.

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