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Yesterday, they had a one-time showing via Fathom Events of a Galaxy Quest Documentary:  Never Surrender.

 

It was pretty good and everyone had great things to say about the late Alan Rickman.

 

I'll give it a B.

 

I saw that "The Irishman" is playing at a local theater.  3 1/2 hours.  Will I see it ?  Hmmm.

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I saw Ford v Ferrari. I think it is a great movie and one of the must see films of the year with the Joker. I laughed through the whole thing which I didn't expect.  I think Christian Bale stole the show. His acting was superb. It was nice to see Jon Bernthal or however you say his name play something other than a murdering meathead. Although he plays the tough meathead quite well.

 

Next up is 1917, but I'll probably wait a couple weeks on that. Looking forward to the new Jumangi as well. The reboot was fun. 

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Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.


whew. 

 

this movie was something else. It’s powerful, haunting, and tense with a never-ending feeling of unease. It’s one of the most visually interesting movies I’ve ever seen due to the way they film in black/white with the special attention given to the way shadows dance across faces or the way the shot is entirely black with faces or other items very deliberately the only source of light on screen. Another thing that makes it feel unique is the 1:19:1 aspect ratio. The visuals and sound combine to keep you on edge the entire time which really puts you into the shoes of Robert Pattinson who hasn’t quite adapted to the lighthouse caretaker life. The loud obnoxious horn that goes on throughout the day is beyond annoying and makes you wonder what it would be like to live with that for a month. It gets in your head. You feel it as the characters do. 
 

This feels like Shakespeare in a way. There are two characters in the entire movie (Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) and their performances are incredible. Worth the price of admissions alone and I think both should be Oscar nominated. Dafoe’s character has such a godly vibe as he shouts off monologue after another. You can’t take your eyes off these two as Pattinson rises to the meet Dafoe’s performance. These are two men stuck in a lighthouse as caretakers with no connection to the outside world. All they have are each other and it starts to gnaw at them. 
 

Directed by Robert Eggers who made The Witch and it feels similar in it’s raw storytelling and ambiguity. Don’t expect it to smack you over the head with anything though I did think the references to Greek gods were spelled out pretty clearly. There is a lot of mystery left for you to interpret though but that doesn’t stop it from being imo a must-see movie. its visually stunning and performances will stay with you long after the movie is over. 

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Synopsis:  Scandinavian queen of small fjord village, who is also an ice witch, and her neurotic muggle sister, a sentient snowman, and some dude with a sinister relationship with a reindeer go on a magical adventure to save the small village from devastation unrelated to global warming.   There are songs. Oh, so many songs. None of which meet the bar set by “Let it Go” but which my four year old daughter will nevertheless be singing in perpetuity.  The sentient snowman has a heart wrenching death scene until you remember he is made of snow and ****ing magic and is therefore immortal. If you wait until after the credits, there is a bonus scene, which is just Bob Iger counting money and laughing maniacally.   

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36 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

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Synopsis:  Scandinavian queen of small fjord village, who is also an ice witch, and her neurotic muggle sister, a sentient snowman, and some dude with a sinister relationship with a reindeer go on a magical adventure to save the small village from devastation unrelated to global warming.   There are songs. Oh, so many songs. None of which meet the bar set by “Let it Go” but which my four year old daughter will nevertheless be singing in perpetuity.  The sentient snowman has a heart wrenching death scene until you remember he is made of snow and ****ing magic and is therefore immortal. If you wait until after the credits, there is a bonus scene, which is just Bob Iger counting money and laughing maniacally.   


but does it still have the gay undertones? 

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17 hours ago, purbeast said:

The Irishman hits Netflix today.  I will probably be watching that tonight.  Or at least part of it.  That **** is longer than Return of the King.

I started watching it.  It’s kind of weird watching characters who are made to appear young again by software, but still move around like retirees.  
 

Haven’t finished it yet.  It’s longer than Casino and Wolf of Wall Street.  

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I watched all of The Irishman last night.  I give it a big fat "meh".  It was extremely way too long.  Like it could have been an hour or 90 minutes shorter IMO.  It was extremely slow and boring for most of the movie as well.  If it did not have that cast, the movie wouldn't even be on anyone's radar.  The age CGI stuff was kind of distracting too, especially the eyes and the mouths.  It just looked off.  It's hard to explain but if you see it you will know what I mean.  But the movie as a whole, a big fat "meh" and I wouldn't really recommend it, especially at the time it takes to watch.

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In between Thanksgiving lunch and Black Friday shopping, I saw 2 movies today.

 

Queen and Slim- A couple on their first date, end up being on the run; after male: Slim kills a racist cop. Definitely, relatable to alot of what has been going on in recent years between cops and minorities. I'll give the movie a solid B.

 

I also saw 21 Bridges, which was okay.  It was kind of rushed in the second act.   I'll give it a C+.

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Knives Out - Awesome movie. Tons of fun. Great cast. I had high expectations coming in and it surpassed them. Lots of good twists and turns despite what appears to be a fairly straightforward story once you get a little ways in. Pretty funny too. 
 

It was really entertaining. haven’t had this much fun at the movies since Ready or Not which this actually felt a lot alike in some ways. 
 

 

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Saw "The Irishmen" in the theater. I'll give it a solid B.  It didn't feel like a 3 1/2 hour movie.  Even though this movie is about Frank Sheeran with Jimmy Hoffa as the backdrop; this movie was about 90 minutes too long.  Just the parts with Jimmy Hoffa was good enough to tell the story.

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On 12/1/2019 at 2:35 AM, Rdskns2000 said:

Saw "The Irishmen" in the theater. I'll give it a solid B.  It didn't feel like a 3 1/2 hour movie.  Even though this movie is about Frank Sheeran with Jimmy Hoffa as the backdrop; this movie was about 90 minutes too long.  Just the parts with Jimmy Hoffa was good enough to tell the story.

I’d give it a solid B+ for the simple fact that it did not feel like a 3.5 hour movie at all.  Pacino was tremendous as Hoffa.  DeNiro was great as well.  Obviously, it could have been cut by at least 30 minutes.  Scenes like Action Bronson as the coffin salesman clearly could have been left on the cutting room floor.  However, it’s a Netflix movie so **** it why not make it 4 hours long!

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Angel Has Fallen - I'd give it a C+, B- if I'm being generous.  I got enough out of it to be entertained.  Not as good as Olympus, which I really enjoyed and is the best of the franchise, but definitely better than London.  

 

The lengths the villain went to to accomplish his goal didnt seem to justify the desired outcome. There was so much mayhem, destruction, and bloodshed in the 3rd act, that even if they succeeded in eliminating the target, there was no way they were gonna get away with it.

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I saw Jumanji:The Next Level.  A okay sequel with a couple of new characters this time around. The movie wasn't as good as the last one, but I still enjoyed it.  Also, the credits scene 

Spoiler

sort of sets up a potential sequel. 

 

I'll give the movie a B-.

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