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Rewatched Dog Soldiers (2002) - honestly, this film is growing to become one of my all time favourites. The action, the gore, the suspense, the humour (oh God, the humour!!!), the characters, the chemistry, the music (especially "Sarge's Theme")… it's just so fucking good! It is perhaps my favourite action-horror film.

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Just watched "The Fifth Element" and was pleasantly surprised with how interesting and creative the world they built was.

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Before these movies get lost in the shuffle that is the assembly line of my entertainment experience... here are a lot of mini reviews:

 

OCEANS 8 with Sandra Birdbox seemed like the least amount of acting I've seen from so many people involved. This had to be fun to film and that didn't seem to translate well into the movie. It was a comedy / jewelry heist movie, it just wasn't laugh out loud so much as I knew yes they are saying and doing funny things. I've seen the 3 previous Oceans movies, and I had to see this one, since my cousin was so bored of it she walked out of the theater when she saw it. The movie has by far one of the happiest endings I've ever seen. Like mind blowing, implausibly happy.

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is something I gave it 15 minutes... CGI characters talking and I just couldn't get into it, so I went to something else. I saw the one with the first talking ape and that was awesome. I saw the previous movie and that was fair, and this might be where I jump off the train. Too dark to see much of anything, the apes are the heroes instead of humans.

 

THE COMMUTER with Liam Niesson was far, far better than it had a right to be if you boil it down to Liam Niesson on a train, but the twist is the question, we're giving you $25,000 to find this person on this train carrying a bag and another $75,000 for doing so. It's a mystery / crime drama / conspiracy movie. For such a simple movie, it had recognizable faces and that always helps. I know the name sure didn't help.

 

ATOMIC BLONDE is something I hated, but on the plus side, I wondered how they did a lot of the scenes. If you love sex and violence this movie is for you. I hated it, because it's the driest delivery I've seen in a movie. There's nudity, there's a lesbian sex scene and some brutal fight scenes. Brutal and yet I spent a lot of the movie wondering how they did the fight scenes. The fight scenes appeared to be one long take from the same camera. It's reminiscent of a horror movie that appeared to be one long take, where no, it was 5 long takes. The plot was dull. The acting was emotionless. The colors were drab in the outside world, while the inside world was drenched in 80s neon.

 

SUPER TROOPERS 2 is something I enjoyed more than the original... because I hated the original. I tend to hate the movies from these guys. There's just something about them that I just don't like. Maybe I'm not stoner or drunk enough to enjoy the movies.

 

LIFE OF THE PARTY with Melissa McCarthy is a movie I watched because Hulu told me it was popular. McCarthy plays an annoying mom going to college for a final year with her daughter. McCarthy's character was tailor made to be the annoying one with heart as a fish out of water 40 year old goes to college. It felt like everyone around her was actually funny and had heart.

 

THE HIT MAN'S BODYGUARD is some kind of gem of an action comedy. I laughed at the comedy, and it's a great action movie / crime drama starring Ryan Renolds as Dead Pool's nicer brother and Sam Jackson's an assassin that needs to be protected. Basically a buddy movie with two guys that hate one another. One is all offense and the other is all defense. Ryan's voice sounds so narrow like it's a fake voice for comedic effect, but nope that's just his voice.
 

I'll go best to worst: The Commuter, the Hit Man's Bodyguard, Oceans 8, Life of the Party, Super Troopers 2, War for the Planet of the Apes, Atomic Blonde

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Mortal Kombat and Dr No.

 

I admit, I've actually enjoyed the MK movie, it was pretty fun and unashamedly over-the-top :v . But Raiden, I still don't know what to make of his voice, why a dry, loud whisper, I don't know. Reptile was another interesting character, how they literally turned him into a lizard inhabiting bodies, and Liu Kang's Bicycle Kick totally made my day.

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For the first time, I watched Blue Jean Cop (or Shakedown in the US). This is another James Glickenhaus film. I'm happy to say that this is much better than The Exterminator. This one has way more going for it: good chemistry between the leads, entertaining (if unremarkable) action scenes, and a decent soundtrack. However, the ending is pretty "meh" (as is that case with a lot of Glickenhaus' movies, apparently) and the villains aren't particularly memorable.

 

However, all-in-all, a pretty decent 80s action flick.

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THE NETFLIX FIRE FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY was totally different from the Hulu Fire Festival Documentary. This one didn't explain much and it jumped around the timeline so it was less easy to follow. Plus it didn't interview the man behind Fire Festival (Billy) like the Hulu documentary did. It ended with letting people know it wasn't just influences and rich people that got scammed, it was the owner's employees that were scammed. It also has gems like the explanation of the gay events director explaining Billy called him saying you're our gay captain, you need to go suck the literal dick of the head of Bahamas customs to get them to release our imported bottled water. How that dude was ready to do it too... because you know $100,000 in customs money for your country and career versus having your dick sucked by a grey haired man. Another gem was after the failed event, Billy told the staff of his company he wouldn't be paying them, but he wouldn't be firing them or laying them off... so they can't file for unemployment. Other than that, the Hulu documentary was far better.

 

THE UPSIDE with Kevin Hart and Brian Cranson. What a lame name. Anyway, it's a good movie for a terrible topic. Quadriplegic needs to get the drive to live again and in the same way a dead beat ex con too needs to get his drive to live again and be a better person. This all hinges on money. Great cast. It's not a comedy, but it has two comedians and funny things are said. If anything it's the long awkward tragedy of being a paraplegic punctuated with moments of laughter. You need to have moments so low to get laughs so high. It is uplifting and interestingly enough the trailers were for uplifting movies that I can't imagine doing well in theaters. Kid trapped under the ice for 15 minutes saved by a miracle. 1950s black school gets shut down so a woman must fight the white school president who is also the local klan president.

 

THE UPSIDE vs THE ESCAPE ROOM are the two latest movies I saw in theaters... Escape Room cost 9 million made 96 million. The Upside cost 36 million and made 85 million. More proof "horror" movies cost less and make more.

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Saw "White Snake" (白蛇:缘起) recently. Chinese produced CGI movie based on a traditional chinese fairytale. Highly recommended.

 

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Oops, double post. Delete this. (シ_ _)シ

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a killer movie, even though I'm not really into body horror movies. It kind of felt like a joint directorial combination of David Lynch and David Cronenberg. When I watched it, I couldn't really tell what to make of it, though it was definitely very weird and surreal. After having thought about it a little bit each day for a week, I've come to the conclusion that it's a very good movie that is deserving of its cult status.

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Justice League: War.

 

Yay for Young Justice animation (speaking of which, Outsiders really is taking its time to come to Netflix, if at all... ). Gonna watch The Death of Superman some time later today.

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Just got done watching The Fountainhead (1949). I had to watch this for a university project I've got in about two weeks… and goddamn is it boring. The acting's fine, I guess, but the film is just talk, talk, talk. Ayn Rand (who wrote the screenplay AND the book that this was based on) should've just stuck to pure philosophical oeuvres, since her messages are just really heavy-handed and unsubtle, which kind of makes some of the scenes really unnatural and/or unlikely.

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I watched the Lego Movie 2 earlier this week. It was alright. It's not as fun as the first one, but still it was a good movie. I really didn't care at all for the musical numbers in it aside from that new version of Everything is Awesome. They could have cut those out.

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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

 

I really liked it. It was also my first time seeing it. I'd already watched Generations a couple of weeks before so this one was obviously next on my list. I started watching Star Trek in order last year starting with the original series, animated series, Movies (up to VI at that time), TNG, DS9 and now i'm on Voyager. I didn't really watch DS9 and Voyager simultaneously which is how they were originally broadcasted since i think that would of been confusing for me, so i'm just watching them all separately.

 

I'll probably watch Star Trek: Insurrection next if i can find it (it's not on Netflix). So far though my favorite series is a tie between TNG and DS9 although i didn't like the ending of DS9 as i think it was rushed. The OG series isn't bad either imo.

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I watched the two first Harry Potter movies not long after they each came out but generally felt ambivalent towards them at the time for whatever the reason. I decided to give the series another shot and rewatched the first two movies.

 

Well, there's definitely a lot of things to nitpick, but overall, I surprisingly quite enjoyed them and found them to be both imaginative and fun. There's some very effective worldbuilding here, and I found myself absorbed by this universe and its lore. I guess my biggest complaint is that a lot of the story seems to move forward on account of the characters either not realizing the obvious, or the three protagonists being sneaky and dishonest (sometimes without reason). As a series of films aimed at children, I'm mildly irked that Harry and his friends will often lie to their teachers, and then sneak around Hogwarts and do things they're strictly forbidden from doing, resulting in convenient circumstances befalling them which allow them to rise above danger and save the day. So many of the obstacles Harry encounters could have been easily avoided by simply confiding to Dumbledor as to what was going on, rather than always sneaking around and breaking the rules, only to later get praised for doing things which frankly should have resulted in his expulsion. 

 

A lot of the characters are also really annoying, though I realize that's kind of the point with some of them. Most of the antagonists also seem to be a bit too cartoonishly evil to be taken seriously. I kind of wish the tone was a bit less silly, but as I understand, the movies become darker as they move along. There are also many tiny plot holes that kind of add up. But in the end, they were both solidly entertaining films, and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the series.  

 

tldr; The first two Harry Potter movies are quite a bit better than I remember them, even though there's a lot of niggling annoyances and room for improvement. 

 

Uh, Harry should probably say something to Dumbledor about how Lucius Malfoy is an agent of Voldemort, and attacked Harry, and is working towards helping Voldemort overthrow Dumbledor. My guess is that he won't, and numerous problems are going to add up over the upcoming movies that could have been avoided if Harry wasn't always so secretive for no reason.

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K-9
Cop/dog buddy movie with the other Belushi. I remember watching this as a teen and enjoying it. It's ok, but it's striking how 'small' the movie is: and so little happens. Had a similar feeling watching Crocodile Dundee. Must be an 80s movie thing.

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Just watched The Killing Fields (1984) - directed by Roland Joffé - for the first time. It's about the build-up and the events of the Khmer Rouge regime (and the atrocities it committed) in Cambodia. After one single viewing, this already ranks as one of my favourite films of all time. The acting by the entire cast is fantastic, especially by Hiang S. Ngor as the Cambodian national. The realist depictions of war-torn Cambodia and the brutality of the violence still shocks today. I think, however, that the quieter moments - especially in the second half - are the most powerful, capturing Pol Pot (and his army)'s desire for a silent, efficient, obeying people.

 

Certainly recommended, in my opinion.

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Last weekend, I watched all four hours of Cleopatra (1963).  What a visually sumptuous film.

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Watched the Lego Movie 2 yesterday, and it was just as good as the first one. I was really surprised to see Jon "M.C. Vagina" LaJoie's name in the final credits - but then, TLI were involved in the first one and their work is hardly kid friendly, either.

Last one before that was Arrival, and... my brain is still processing that ending, a week after seeing it. What the actual. (fantastic film tho solid 8/10)

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Watched Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic last week for the first time. If I'm correct, the movie was based on the game with the same name (I've never played it before but it looks dope.) It's about a Crusader named Dante who has traverse the 9 circles of Hell with the assistance of a poet named Virgil to save his lover Beatrice from Lucifer himself. 

 

While watching the movie, I noticed that every 2-3 chapters, the art style of the animation changes for some reason. I don't know why they made the decision of doing that but at least it was pretty good for the most part. One thing I don't like about this is that there so many interesting things in this movie yet most of them were never explained properly or explained at all. This could have been a good movie if that problem wasn't there even though it's not that close to the game and the book. Nonetheless, I recommend you give it a watch.

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Whoa back up everybody!

 

DEATH WISH with Bruce Willis was thrilling. Surgeon's family gets murdered and comatose during a break in. Cops are useless, in time he gets a gun and becomes a vigilante on the way to finding his wife's killer. Good climax, great cast. Surprising for what I remember as being a bad movie they kept stringing out. Oh and it was made by Eli Roth... which became obvious when I saw his cameo. That explained the gore. Oh and there's also some misplaced comedy. Like a bowling ball saves Bruce. That sort of stuff will take people out of the experience.

 

LEGO MOVIE 2 was a lot of fun. I super enjoyed the first, and while I feel like the first was better, this still had a lot of laughs... and a Twilight Zone ending like the first.

 

THE PRODIGY is literally Child's Play, but with a murderous kid possessed by a serial killer instead of a doll. It's creepy with a lot of shocking moments, mostly because it's a kid doing the creepiness. It borders on comedy. If you can get into it, then it's horror, but I'm sure 90% would see it as comedy.

 

KICKASS is literally another movie about a child killing people... because it's a comedy I guess? Shock value can be seen as comedy. Nicholas Cage trains his daughter to be a vigilante that flat out kills people. Oh and there's a story about a teenage failure of a super hero. Sure he's the protagonist, but he feels more like garnish.

 

ISN'T IT ROMANTIC was actually hilarious with an overused censorship beep for like 10x throughout the movie. Rebel Wilson is in a romantic comedy. But it's a parody of romantic comedies.

 

EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS is still an awesome giant spider movie. It's either a modern day Gremlins or if Loony Toons made a horror movie.

 

MIAMI VICE is something I gave it 20 minutes and after 20 minutes I had no idea what was going on. They really just drop you in. It's dark as in hard to see. It was tough to watch... so fuck it.

 

DOWNSIZING is a comedy that turns into a drama - ish? Matt Daemon is in a world where shrinking people is a reality and the world is perfect, because reverse inflation. So a thousand dollars turns into a million or so. Anyway, awkward hilarity happens, before the feels happen. Somehow Matt gets sucked into the drama and finds love along the way. All while struggling with issues about fearing the future.

 

ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT is a documentary about idiots... idiots everywhere. A dude kidnapped his neighbor's kid while his idiot wife told the parents not to call the cops. They called the cops a week later. Well the guy brainwashed the girl into thinking they were abducted by aliens and had to have a kid together. Anyway, they got fake married. The idiot parents got their daughter back and moronically signed something that said she wasn't kidnapped. Oh but wait... there's more. See it's not bad enough to kidnap the girl once, he did it a second time. He did it a second time and stashed her at an all girl's school claiming he works for the CIA and there are people after her. So everyone knew she was kidnapped, only he didn't have her... because he put her in plain sight.

 

Oh better yet... both the idiot parents had sex with the girl's kidnapper. What? I hate to blame the victims, but wow either their dumb or they're in on it. The guy blackmailed the parents and preyed on their good will. If anything this is a tutorial on what not to do. It was great seeing the lead investigator on this interviewed because he's like "you cannot speak to him ever again... and that's just what they did NOT do."

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The Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm glad the Harry Potter series has taken an appropriately darker and more violent tone, but the problem is that doing so makes all of the slapstick humor and kooky characters seem all the more jarring. And at this point, I'm completely sick of Harry's relatives. Gah, they're annoying. It's the best in the series thus far, but I'm still waiting for these movies to completely drop the silly bits altogether. Here's hoping.

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Disney's Z-O-M-B-I-E-S.  And you know what?  It was cheery, cheesy, candy-floss movie fun, with all-singing, all-dancing zombies struggling to find acceptance among humans who are still prejudiced over that little "brain eating incident" from 50 years ago.

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Saw the Lego movie 2 at the cinema recently. It was pretty darn good fun with some similar themes related between the Lego and real world. Probably not quite as good as the first but still very good.

Aquaman was a bit meh for me especially towards the end when I got rather bored with the film. I actually decided to watch a few other DC hero films. I really enjoyed wonder woman and despite the general bad press I actually didn’t hate the Green lantern.

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The 2004 live-action Cutie Honey movie was amazing. I loved every moment of it.

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Saw Scum (1979) by Alan Clarke. Wow, what a film… brutal, grim, bleak… great look at the borstal / prison system in the mid '70s.

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Instant Family 7/10
Thoight it would be a typical comedy but it was much more than that. Really good performances from Rose Byrne and Mark Walberg.

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Overlord 
Started off okay with a visceral Normandy paratrooper landing behind enemy lines. However it then descended into an attempt to fuse Inglorious  with zombie movie. Would have been better sticking to a Boys Own straightforward war story. Nazi zombies done better in the Outpost movies or Dead Snow, especially the second one. 

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