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Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)

It was alright. The after credits scene was the best part.

I just hope that Infinity War 2 won’t revive anyone, but they probably will, and it will ruin Marvel movies for me.

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Dek Rollins said:

Morbid curiosity or someone else put it on?

An obsessive-compulsive drive to rewatch every single movie I have ever seen in my life.

Starve the rich.

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snooker said:

Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)

It was alright. The after credits scene was the best part.

I just hope that Infinity War 2 won’t revive anyone, but they probably will, and it will ruin Marvel movies for me.

You do know how that plays out in the comics, right?

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Where were you in '77?

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Yeah, I know, but the comics are pretty baaad.

If everyone stayed dead that would be the most interesting possible thing to watch. If anyone was revived it would retroactively make Infinity War worse.

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If you like depressing movies I guess. 😉

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Where were you in '77?

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Modern Marvel Comics are some of the most depressing comics one can read, in no small part because death is meaningless and only done for publicity.

Starve the rich.

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Skyscraper- Though frequent compared to Die Hard, which it rips off plentifully, this almost feels more like a disaster movie. It’s derivative as hell, but The Rock is reliably charismatic, and it’s nice to see a female lead who while in trouble, gets to do something useful in the plot instead of being a damsel in distress. Ridiculous in places, even if obviously knowingly, it’s a far cry from the humanized hero of John McClane, but it’s enjoyable enough junk food without delusions about what it is.

Con Air- A gigantic, glossy, high-concept action thriller from Jerry Bruckheimer. The Bruckheimer formula with touches of the Spielberg formula, it mixes brutal and sadistic violence with maudlin sentimentality. As usual, Bruckheimer populates the film with a terrific cast (and Nicolas Cage), lots of one-liners, and enough explosions to satiate the adolescent-minded. A major guilty pleasure of mine.

Pacific Rim- There are several problems with this film. I do not care. At all. I grew up on tokusatsu and Gundam Wing reruns, and this was made for me. Almost literally, it seems. Giant mecha square off against giant monsters. I’m also an avid Guillermo del Toro fan, and seeing an off-kilter art house fantasy filmmaker given $200 million to make a film that combines genres known to 37 people in the United States pleases me beyond what I’m capable of articulating. There are definitely problems-some stilted dialogue, limited characterization-but the film is so wildly visionary, I’m happy to forgive them. A blast.

A Quiet Place- John Krasinski hits out of the park with this high-concept horror thriller. The rare movie that has the goddamn sense to be 90 minutes long, it milks it’s premise about monsters than hunt by sound for all it’s worth, adds in a little solid (if perfunctory) emotional depth, and wows with a lean, mean B-movie style.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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snooker said:

Yeah, I know, but the comics are pretty baaad.

If everyone stayed dead that would be the most interesting possible thing to watch. If anyone was revived it would retroactively make Infinity War worse.

I’m going to have to strongly disagree with that. It would be ridiculous if everyone stayed dead, and I don’t think reviving them would be taking the easy way out at all. The way the film ends is a cliffhanger. Those characters aren’t so much “dead” as stuck in carbonite.

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The Parallax View (1974) - Tightly wound pacing and paranoid cinematography pair fittingly with a simple, but engrossing central plot. I’m a sucker for a good conspiracy thriller, and I have to say this is one of the best. A-

Fantastic film! One of my all-time favorites.

What I’ve seen:

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Ugh. I wish Michael Douglas had more time to develop the whole thing with his freaking wife, and at least two less underdeveloped villains wasting all that screentime.

Re: Infinity War, who’s to say no one will die? Quick, someone take a look at the original four heroes’ contracts.

The Last Detail - Been a fan of the other Hal Ashby flicks I’ve seen, and, although not as polished, the way this film lingers and lounges about on every little thing is pretty moving. Early Jack Nicholson is a plus. Seek it out.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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The Graduate

Second viewing. First probably 5 years ago.

Enjoyed it, but not the wow factor I remember from the first time (I remembered very little of the plot going in).

The score was fantastic, of course.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

The Graduate

Second viewing. First probably 5 years ago.

Enjoyed it, but not the wow factor I remember from the first time (I remembered very little of the plot going in).

The score was fantastic, of course.

That reminds me I meant to pick up the Criterion of that this past weekend. Somehow I ended up with Mulholland Dr. instead (not complaining).

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DominicCobb said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

The Graduate

Second viewing. First probably 5 years ago.

Enjoyed it, but not the wow factor I remember from the first time (I remembered very little of the plot going in).

The score was fantastic, of course.

That reminds me I meant to pick up the Criterion of that this past weekend. Somehow I ended up with Mulholland Dr. instead (not complaining).

That should be a felony. :p

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Sherlock Jr (1924)/Death On The Nile (1978)

Seen as a double feature, both were great but Sherlock Jr left a better impression on me. Seeing it with a live organ accompaniment was also a plus.

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

Excellently tense and paced, maybe Robert Aldrich’s best work. I’d say I liked it more than The Dirty Dozen, although it was kind of unintentionally funny to see American soldiers use a german WWII era Jagdpanzer.

I’m Mr. Know-It-All.
Here’s a clue… Grab the spinning rings. It’s important. As long as you’ve got the rings, you’ll be okay, even if
you hit any hazards. Now you know.

Oh, and don’t worry if the
view suddenly changes. It does that sometimes. Just keep moving in the direction you want. It may take a little time to get used to it, so keep trying.

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Mr.Knowitall said:

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

Excellently tense and paced, maybe Robert Aldrich’s best work. I’d say I liked it more than The Dirty Dozen, although it was kind of unintentionally funny to see American soldiers use a german WWII era Jagdpanzer.

So this was the best of the Twilight saga then.

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TV’s Frink said:

Mr.Knowitall said:

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

Excellently tense and paced, maybe Robert Aldrich’s best work. I’d say I liked it more than The Dirty Dozen, although it was kind of unintentionally funny to see American soldiers use a german WWII era Jagdpanzer.

So this was the best of the Twilight saga then.

Yes, there weren’t even any vampires! But a lot of 60 year old Burt Lancaster shooting guns.

I’m Mr. Know-It-All.
Here’s a clue… Grab the spinning rings. It’s important. As long as you’ve got the rings, you’ll be okay, even if
you hit any hazards. Now you know.

Oh, and don’t worry if the
view suddenly changes. It does that sometimes. Just keep moving in the direction you want. It may take a little time to get used to it, so keep trying.

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Mr.Knowitall said:

TV’s Frink said:

Mr.Knowitall said:

Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

Excellently tense and paced, maybe Robert Aldrich’s best work. I’d say I liked it more than The Dirty Dozen, although it was kind of unintentionally funny to see American soldiers use a german WWII era Jagdpanzer.

So this was the best of the Twilight saga then.

Yes, there weren’t even any vampires! But a lot of 60 year old Burt Lancaster shooting guns.

So, is that a 60-year-old Burt Lancaster who shoots guns, or 60-year-old guns which shoot Burt Lancasters?

Starve the rich.

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Dragonwyck (1944) – A rewatch. I loved this movie when I first saw it last year, and had the opportunity to see it again with the release of a new Blu-ray. Vincent Price adopts the persona he’d be associated with for the rest of his career for the first time here, and Gene Tierney realizes the difference between dreams and reality. First time director Joseph L. Mankiewicz directs for the first time, and makes a strong first impression. Splendidly gothic fare!

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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The film Mission Impossible Fallout is another stellar addition to an already fantastic franchise. A must see for all.

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Barry Lyndon

I enjoyed it. Not Kubrick’s best, but a good film. Could’ve used another pass through the cutting room, though.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Barry Lyndon

I enjoyed it. Not Kubrick’s best, but a good film. Could’ve used another pass through the cutting room, though.

No. The pacing is perfect.

I honestly think it’s very nearly his best, but when you get into the top five-ish ones it gets hard to distinguish which is truly better.

Army of Darkness: The Medieval Deadit | The Terminator - Color Regrade | The Wrong Trousers - Audio Preservation
SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH WHITE CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND SETS.
DON’T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON’T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU.

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Theater of Blood (1973) – Absolutely bonkers Vincent Price movie. Loved it.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Starve the rich.

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The Manchurian Candidate (2004) - Somehow I was always under the impression this was bad. Well, it’s not. Does what most remakes should do and takes the basic premise and tells a similar but still very different story. B

Sorry To Bother You (2018) - Hilarious, biting satire. Wish more movies had the confidence to just go for it like this. Recommended. B+

Torn Curtain (1966) - Not Hitchcock’s best spy film, but, you know, it’s still a Hitchcock spy film. B

Klute (1971) - Weird that it’s called “Klute” when Fonda is the real draw. A fascinating character study, with some great paranoid tension. B+

Sneakers (1992) - I don’t know why I’d never heard of this, and I wish I had. Really fun and inventive heist kind of film. B+

Jerry Maguire (1996) - As silly and cliche (and overquoted) it all is, it all works pretty well. B+

Cocktail (1988) - One of the dumber movies I’ve ever seen. Thankfully has some almost redeeming almost so-bad-it’s-good moments. D+

Way of the Gun (2000) - Feels sort of like a Coen brothers film… except without any of the wit or cinematic energy. Crazy how far McQuarrie has come. C

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Pretty much the filmic equivalent of drop tower ride, even more impressive as that level of suspense is sustained for almost two and a half hours. Props to McQuarrie and Cruise, two filmmakers who seem to understand audience engagement more than most. A-

Blindspotting (2018) - As funny as it is harrowing - that is to say immensely, but never in an over-bearing way. A film that finds the comedy and the tragedy in (unfortunately) every day life. Well worth the watch. B+

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Sneakers is a lot of fun. I’d never heard of it either, but they play it on cable all of the time. Also recently saw Torn Curtain, but I saw it immediately after seeing Marnie, so I wasn’t very impressed with it.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock