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Ralph Breaks the Internet is one of those rare sequels that both builds on and surpasses the original film.  Good stuff.

 

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I saw bits and pieces of it at a family gathering. I let out a laugh when

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Cinderella looked like she was gonna shank a bitch with her broken glass slipper. It was just so unexpected, it could've been a Family Guy joke.

 

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The coolest movie about spider-man. Oh, I mean... coolest movie about boy that met the spider-men (and one spider-woman) from different dimensions (Spider-verses). It was so fantastic. I have never seen the more fantastic and incredible before. I think that Stan Lee would be satisfied.

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I've been on a bit of a movie binge lately.

 

The Mirror (1975) - this is, technically speaking, the first Tarkovsky picture I've seen (I've watched his student film from 1956 called The Killers). It's brilliant. The visuals, the "structure", the poetic dialogue… this is a true art film.

 

Paths of Glory (1957) - rewatched this Kubrick film, mostly because of a university midterm test, but nonetheless, this is one of the finest anti-war films I've seen. Definitely in my personal Top 3 Kubrick movies. Great acting, non-sentimental and emotional.

 

French Connection II (1975) - following up the epic first movie would be tough, but this sequel - while inferior to the original - does offer its own ideas (an American rozzer in France, and unable to communicate, which creates a stark cultural contrast). The drug (and cold turkey) scenes are a neat touch too. Good sequel, all-in-all.

 

Blood Simple (1984) - this is only the second Coen Brothers film I've seen (after No Country For Old Men). This is a sweet neo-noir: colourful characters, great use of colours (and cool lighting, too) and is also dripping with suspense.

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Saw that Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse movie. Visually, the movie was pretty incredible, but I still wasn't really a fan besides that.

 

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I get that the idea was to have a bunch of the Spider-verse characters, but throwing in a bunch of characters with wildly clashing art styles (An anime girl? Peter Porker? Really?) halfway into the movie, completely out of nowhere, was incredibly jarring to me, especially since the movie up to that point struck me as going for a more serious tone. If the movie had tried to go one way or the other (either the slightly more serious, style of the first half or the comedic mishmash of styles in the second), instead of throwing a curveball halfway through, I would have liked it a lot more. 

 

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I went and saw Aeon Flux. It was different than a Ninja movie, maybe, I don't know, more seductive? I drank an entire bottle of wine and pushed play, so some of the glitz might not have caught my attention. All in all, the artwork was really interesting, and it reminded me of the cartoon of the same name. It's like Anime with a psychedelic flare, or 'just kind of trippy'. It wasn't really annoying at all. Not to spoil anything, but be ready to buy into some kind of technology curve.

 I say see it.

 

 

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So, I saw Disney's Moana, and it was petty fun. Well before I saw this movie, I saw other modern Disney movies like, not limiting to... Well, click the spoiler to see the movie I've watch before, in release order.

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Bolt (2008)

Tangled (2010)

Wreck-It-Ralph (2012)

Frozen (2013)

Big Hero 6 (2014)

Zootopia (2016)

I've watch Moana just yesterday, and I've kind like it.

 

Fun Fact: While Frozen is petty much "very" overrated, and also my least favorite Disney movie ever. Zootopia on the other hand, it was petty AWESOME, and it was my MOST favorite Disney of all time. well, it was my most favorite movie of all time. :P

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I watched Oldboy (the 2003 version, not the crap 2013 remake) after my friend kept pestering me to watch it for months.

The twist at the end. Holy fuck.

 

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Rings, a boring, convoluted "horror" movie periodically punctuated by the sound of my dog eating his own asshole.

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CELLULAR is for people who want Captain America, Harry Potter and Ricky Martin in the same movie! Well not quite. It stars Captain America, and even Jessica Beil is in there too, but uncredited. Harry Potter is on a book bag and Ricky Martin is the name of the kid. I've seen it before and it's fun.

 

LOGAN was less fun, because it's gritty and real - ish. I didn't care for the first two Wolverine movies, but this is old Wolverine... working as a limo driver... of all things. Anyway, it starts pretty dull, mundane and a waste of a movie, but evolves into something that will most likely be a spin off. I should add, as someone who missed the last two X-Men movies, I was surprised to see Professor X alive and well, but that's time travel for ya.

 

READY PLAYER ONE is something I absolutely hated for the same reason everyone loved. The cameos / name dropping. Holy shit. I just couldn't get past oh look there's King Kong... there's the Delorian. In time it grew to, please just stop. No more. I'm just overloaded. It's not a treat anymore. It's just distracting. It wass like the Emoji movie or Twilight for 80s kids.

 

RAMPAGE was a fun, CGI fest, more fun than Ready Player One. I enjoyed it more than Godzilla and there was more of a plot to it. It's mind blowing to see they made good use of some random 80s arcade game IP.

 

KONG: SKULL ISLAND is an even better CGI fest than Rampage. Far better and thankfully shorter than the last King Kong movie. I liked the previous movie, but 3 hours is 3 hours and Skull Island is just pure, awesome, action mixed with horror drenched in 70s late 60s. Surprisingly good cast with funny men in dramatic roles.

 

FYRE FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY is a fun documentary. I know nothing about the Fyre Festival, but it was a horrible festival, for horrible people, spearheaded by a horrible con artist / compulsive liar. It's worth watching for anyone that wants to see a disaster in the making. They have an interview with the man behind it all... not Ja Rule, but Billy McFarland. It's interesting because he's wearing what look to be the highest lifts in shoes I've ever seen. There are gems of idiocy, such as $2 million dollars on booze to the Bahamas... which is 40% in taxes, so he ended up having to pay $900,000 in booze taxes.

 

THE ESCAPE ROOM is like a PG-13 Saw movie. I liked it. It was fun, fresh, different and felt like trying to figure out clues myself watching it. The ending is a bit outlandish, but whatever.

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Just finished watching Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. This is an epic British gangster film: a lot of colourful, memorable characters (Barry the Baptist, Hatchet Harry, Bacon, Big Chris, Dog, [yes, those are their names], etc.). There's a lot of good humour, the music is fitting, the language is foul (though mercifully not on overload) and the story is complex, yet not too tough to figure out once you watch it a couple of times. The different character stories intertwine very well. Recommended for those who like British crime films.

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On 1/14/2019 at 8:04 PM, Chezza said:

Terminator 2, because it's my favourite action movie

Big stompy killer robot watching a movie about a killer robot that gets foiled by Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and their pet robot.

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Event Horizon, watched it some time ago, but that was an amazing movie.
A ship opening a wormhole and paying a visit to hell, sounds like a plot for a Doom wad but it's deserving of a cult following.

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Mad Max: Fury Road, seen it already, but can't get enough of it.

 

Life, Surprisingly entertaining, pretty sure I'll watch it again someday.

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I watched WALL-E for the first time last night. It's been recommended to me for years, even by people who know I'm not a huge Disney or Pixar fan. I really enjoyed it, definitely my favorite Pixar movie. And I don't really care Pixar or most animated movies all that much. Incredibles was decent enough, Moana was enjoyable. But WALL-E has a special depressing charm to it, and even though it had a "happy ending" I can't imagine all those people that have been living as helpless babies for the last 700 years are ever going to get Earth working again. I guess the people who thought that I'd like it know just how cynical I am. But yeah, I thought it was pretty good, and different from the movies I usually watch.

 

Oh, and it didn't have a bunch of people talking and singing constantly. Even as a kid I never liked all the singing in Disney movies. I liked the movies, not the songs.

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is something I really enjoyed and I enjoyed the first one too. In a lot of ways it's like Ready Player One, but funny and less annoying. If you watched the first for the video game characters, turn right around and walk away. It's very limited to brief cameos from 80s arcade characters, Sonic and Street Fighter. The movie made use of its own characters from the first and introduced other fictional characters to great affect.

 

Instead of nostalgia characters for little boys, it has nostalgia characters for little girls by way of Disney Princesses. All of them. Literally. That's not even a spoiler, that's a highlight and a selling point. All these princesses were both themselves and parodies that used everything about themselves to great comedic affect. I never expected to see this, so I ended up watching a few "professional reviewers" that saw it as a soulless cash in of a sequel, I see it more of either a father / boyfriend who wants to be stuck at home having to accept his daughter / friend wanting to move on to bigger and better things like going from the kids games to the teen games (or college).

 

AMERICAN MADE with Tom Cruise is another crime drama I enjoyed, but the older I get, the more I realize Tom Cruise is rarely in a bad movie, even if I never go out of my way to see them. Although the Mummy was bad and probably his worst movie I've seen in the past decade. Anyway... Tom plays a drug runner, CIA gun runner, Presidential pardoned pilot. The baffling thing is that it's based on a true story from the late 70s - the mid 80s. It has touches of comedy. His trophy wife can't communicate without saying "fucking," and I'm shocked her dumbass brother hasn't become a meme for being an 80s level of moron with a fugly looking gremlin (car not the other 80s gremlin). In fact, the movie itself, despite being a crime drama, felt like it could have been a black comedy. His wife is okay with his drug running, everything wrong that can happen, does, but higher ups are okay with it while lower levels of law enforcement are pissed off at it. Get caught for drug running and bailed out? Here let's make your operation bigger... why? Because we don't have anyone else. Here's something about Tom Cruise movies at this point. He's starting to look bigger now that he's 55+ and starting to look his age, but they still pair him up with actresses in their 20s or mid 30s. Then again, an old Tom Cruise still looks far younger than an old anyone else. Dying your thick hair black will do that for ya.

 

DUNKIRK is less of a war movie and more of an escape from war movie. It's perhaps the only World War 2 movie devoid of Nazis. Sure the Germans are mentioned, the Germans are shooting, but beyond German bombers and fighters, no Germans are actually seen. It's a very serine movie full of beautiful vistas as it ties 3 stories together. Two survivors trying to get across the English channel, two or three fighters in the air as they defend the water, and a civilian vessel among dozens that are there to rescue troops because the Germans are destroying everything big.

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I just watched Scarface and now I see why it was so highly regarded, I don't know why I never saw it sooner.

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I watched Re-animator for the first time ever, mainly because I love Jeffrey Combs acting. This year i plan to watch everything he has been in

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Lethal Weapon 2 - really fun, funny, good villains, great chemistry between the leads, and above all, good action scenes. Better than the first, IMO.

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Last night I rewatched Mulan. The last time I saw it was definitely on the theater, and I have to say it holds up really nice. The animation looks very good for a 20 year old movie. The comedy is well executed and it does feels ahead of its time in dealing with the female lead dynamic.

Only thing I felt was off was the montage in act 2. Mulan just becomes a kick-ass good soldier just by singing a song and well, it pulled me out of the story.

4 out of 5.

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9 hours ago, BadLuckBurt said:

I watched Re-animator for the first time ever, mainly because I love Jeffrey Combs acting. This year i plan to watch everything he has been in

I saw that for the first time a few years ago. I love the crazy logic behind the movie. Well reanimating them to a "normal" state didn't work because they're not fresh enough. Time to get some fresher corpses! Oh and yes I watched for Jeffrey Combs too... mostly the Star Trek thing. Dude has had 7 characters throughout all the series.

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2 hours ago, geo said:

I saw that for the first time a few years ago. I love the crazy logic behind the movie. Well reanimating them to a "normal" state didn't work because they're not fresh enough. Time to get some fresher corpses! Oh and yes I watched for Jeffrey Combs too... mostly the Star Trek thing. Dude has had 7 characters throughout all the series.

 

The film is awesome, took me back to the videos i used to rent on VHS. I first saw him in Star Trek DS9 and decided I should catch up on his work

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17 hours ago, Avoozl said:

I just watched Scarface and now I see why it was so highly regarded, I don't know why I never saw it sooner.

 

Which one? Because this is IMO even more true of the 1932 version as it is of the 1983 one ...

 

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Carrie (2013) I think I prefer the original. That said maybe I should read the book and then watch both movies to have a better judgement on which one is better.

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The Wizard of Lies. Pretty good performances, but it doesn't really shed any new insight into the life of Bernie Madoff. It's alright, but I didn't really learn anything that I didn't already know.

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The Exterminator (1980) - wow, not a good film at all. I watched an interview with director James Glickenhaus where he said that he intentionally didn't watch the original Death Wish (a far superior film, btw) so he wouldn't copy it, but even so, the similarities are evident. On top of that, it feels that the film is just an excuse for violent scenes. Don't get me wrong, I don't give a shit if a film's really violent, or gory, or profane, as long as it works in the narrative, and is, of course, there for a reason. In The Exterminator, these scenes seem pointlessly nasty. On top of that, there seems to be a lot of editing problems in the movie: for example, about fifteen minutes in, the main guy (played by Robert Ginty) is chatting with the wife of his recently-paralysed mate; then the scene immediately cuts to him threatening a mugger with a makeshift flamethrower. Remember, this is about fifteen to twenty minutes into the film, and from here on out, Ginty's a fully-fledged vigilante.

 

Unlike Death Wish, which gave its main character a good forty-five minutes to develop, this movie seems super impatient to get to the "good" (i.e., sadistic) bits that it throws character development out of the window. Oh yeah, the police / CIA subplot is thrown in for the hell of it.

 

Not recommended.

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On 1/20/2019 at 6:31 AM, Avoozl said:

I just watched Scarface and now I see why it was so highly regarded, I don't know why I never saw it sooner.

 

It's a classic movie for sure, and well deserving of its reputation and hype. That and The Departed are my two favorite gangster movies.

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Year of the Dragon (1985) - this is actually the first Michael Cimino film I've seen in its entirety. Not too bad; Mickey Rourke gives a (as usual) great performance as a bigoted (?) police officer, the pacing is tight, the action is hard-hitting, brutal and exhilarating, and it truly shines due to its raw honesty. Recommended to crime/action film fans.

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