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Mom and Dad with Nicholas Cage: is a bonkers horror film claiming it's a comedy. I went in blind, so I had no preconceptions, but watching the trailer, it hypes the comedy. It's 90% horror for the first half and maybe 25% intentional comedy for the second half. Probably to ease the horror intensity. There's no ending either. In fact, reading the wiki during the movie, I felt like oh it spoiled the ending by explaining a detail of the plot that would explain the ending... nope... there is no ending and nothing that would indicate any kind of closure or even a winner. With that said, I loved it. Fantastic premise done really well beyond the small scope of what I thought it would be reading the description "a teen struggles to survive against her mom and dad that want to kill her." They had quite a few cameos for a movie that made a mere $150,000 at the box office... I'm amazed it went to any theaters given the true premise would be a tough sell.

 

This is probably one of the lowest like to dislike ratios I've seen when looking up a movie on Google.

 

SUICIDE SQUAD: HELL TO PAY: is a fun, R rated animated movie. It's fun because the cast of characters that seem to be randomly generated. Female Wolverine, 50,000 year old cave man, Professor Pig, Dead Shot, freeze power girl (Mortal Kombat's Frost), Copperhead is now Mortal Kombat's Reptile and so many more. Great movie, full of surprises and such a great, simple plot that adds a lot of onion layers. I know nothing about this random bag of characters and they handled it appropriately to explain it to me the non fan. DC animated movies are also fun to play "guess that 90s actor voice."

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I rewatched The Picture of Dorian Gray again, and it's even better than I remembered it. A brilliant story about decadence, vanity and degradation. I'm going to have to read the book now. 

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Had 3 visits to this cinema in the last couple of weeks:

 

Robin Hood was gloriously terribad.

Widows was technically better, but a bit slow and ultimately less entertaining.

Die Hard (the original), which remains a fantastic action film, despite its seriously problematic social attitudes.

 

This weekend, we're off to see Mortal Engines, which I fear will not live up to my memories of the book (but then, neither did the book's sequels)

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1 hour ago, Capellan said:

Die Hard (the original), which remains a fantastic action film, despite its seriously problematic social attitudes. 

This statement surprises me, can you elaborate?

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1 hour ago, chungy said:

This statement surprises me, can you elaborate?

 

Well, to give just one example, the climax of the film literally hinges on Holly losing the signifiers of her individual success and achievement (the rolex, her surname) to accept her "proper" role as Mrs McClane, loving wife.

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Watched The Christmas Chronicles staring Kurt Russell last night. If anyone if after a nice modern Christmas film, I highly recommend it 

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I watched "The Christmas Chronicles" as well and must say, that it is rather underwhelming. Its flaws were even more apparent when we watched "Jingle All The Way" with Arnold Schwarzenegger shortly after. "The Christmas Chronicles" is very unoffensive and thus a tad bland. Kurt Russel certainly gives it his best to save it, but alas, is oneliners can carry the film only so far. At least the CGI looked decent. Overall "okay", but nothing really special imho.

 

Better watch "Home Alone" for the 37850th time.

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Because I can't remember the last time I watched DVD / Bluray I just say that the last time I was in cinema last year I saw the new Blade Runner.

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"Under the Silver Lake", a movie by the director of "It follows". Highly recommended, very atmospheric, very strange, very surprising.

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Jiminy Christmas, a live-action Transformers movie that's actually good. Characters that are well acted, and have genuine human emotion. Action sequences that aren't incoherent orgies of rusty metal being shoved in my face. Jokes that make me laugh. The Transformers even look the way they did in the 80s. Given the lack of promotion and the fact that it has two opening superhero movies to compete with, this is likely going to be the least financially successful movie in the franchise. And that's a damn shame because this movie ticks all the boxes. 

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On 12/1/2018 at 6:17 AM, YukiRaven said:

I rewatched Shin Godzilla last night for the 2,000,000th time this year.

I really wanna see that movie, being a huge G fan myself. Does it have an american release?

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For festive tradition's sake, I decided to watch a Christmas-themed film. That film happened to be Don't Open Till Christmas (1984). It's a pretty bad slasher movie, but it's certainly one of my guilty pleasures. Can't help but love it. 

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AQUAMAN was surprisingly good and easy to follow. The visuals must have cost a fortune, because 90% of the movie is visuals. It was a lot more fun than past DC movies. They also brought out some stars in the way DC movies do. They also do a great job of turning a shmoe of an opening act villain into a hero with a great reason to want to kill Aquaman.

 

TRANSFORMERS: LAST KNIGHT was more memorable than previous entries. It's like the fifth one, but this will always stand out because they gave Optimus a sword... and said that Transformers have been around since medieval times. Ask me how memorable it was after #7. These have all blended together and I've seen all of them and forget about each one 10 minutes after I'm done watching.

 

REINDEER GAMES with Ben Afflick was good, and fun casino heist, but then they added a few too many hard to believe situations. Well the entire premise is tough to believe. Ex con poses as his dead cellmate for a woman and bad things happen to ex cons. Then more twists and turns.

 

FRIDAY AFTER NEXT is a Christmas movie with Ice Cube that has no snow. It's the thrilling climax to the Friday Trilogy that I'm amazed hasn't just become a TV series. It was still fun and didn't feel out of date despite being 15 years old already. I've seen it before and I saw it on a whim again.

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5 hours ago, geo said:

TRANSFORMERS: LAST KNIGHT was more memorable than previous entries. It's like the fifth one, but this will always stand out because they gave Optimus a sword... and said that Transformers have been around since medieval times. Ask me how memorable it was after #7. These have all blended together and I've seen all of them and forget about each one 10 minutes after I'm done watching.

Bayformers movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. I wanna watch the new Bumblebee movie sometime.

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Dragonslayer. It's pretty hard to make fantasy movies about dragons boring, but this movie pulled it off. It says something about a movie when I pause it for a bit because I randomly wondered about what Ugly Betty's IMDB score is. I've never even watched that show. Special effects were impressive, but that's about it. The only noteworthy thing about this movie is the fact that George Lucas enjoyed Ian McDiarmid's performance as a fanatical priest enough to hire him to play Palpatine. I'm probably going to forget this movie in T minus one day. Yup, already forgot. 

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR was a lot of fun. Far more memorable than the last one which I instantly forgot about. These Marvels movies are getting to be a blur. Amazingly they fit like 20+ super heroes into it without feeling like anyone got lost in the shuffle. It felt like each Marvel movie built up to this one. It's also good to see them break a few eggs.

 

BLACK MIRROR: INTERACTIVE MOVIE is something I truly hated. Sure having an interactive movie is original and unique, I just didn't care for the twists, turns and the fact that if you hit a dead end, there are no credits, you need to go back in time. It could get crazy at the drop of a dime and still try to spin it into something you didn't see coming so you have your choice, but they're still in control. Oh yeah, and I've never been a fan of Groundhog Day style movies or TV shows.

 

BIRD BOX with Sandra Bullock is a fantastic suspense horror. The irony being I go into all movies blind... and this movie is literally blind. I asked my friend if he saw it... he said no, it looked like a chick flick. So I told him well I'll tell you about it until it sounds interesting and you tell me when to stop. You need to wear blindfolds because of monsters. Stop.

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Saw Bumblebee on the weekend.  It's actually a movie, not a collection of explosions, with character arcs and recognisable motivations, and Transformer fight scenes you can actually follow.  Alas, it doesn't seem to be doing well at the box office.

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Just finished watching Extreme Prejudice (1987). Pretty bad-ass flick. I liked it.

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I saw that new Spiderman movie on New Years Eve. Man, that was a pretty great movie. Probably one of the best 3D animated films I've seen in quite a while.

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I re-watched Kung-Fu Hustle last night. I love that movie, and I'm not sure why. It seems like the little movie that could; it keeps trying and failing, but in the end it gets it right. And the scene with the assassins with the guqin was beautifully haunting.

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