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  1. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    I just rewatched Thor: Ragnarok. I liked the movie less the second time. Too many of the jokes do not really land as well the second time. Though the movie still makes me like Thor a lot and I hope there is a Thor 4. Ragnarok and Infinity War made really respect Thor as a hero. The fact that he was able to endure the worst 4 days anyone has ever had to endure and still be heroic, just makes me like the character even more.

    I like the movie still. Just not as much. Just moves it from an upper Tier 1 movie to a lower Tier 1 movie.

    I have three Tiers for Marvel movies. Tier 1 are the movies I love a lot (Civil War) or the experience was so great that I don't care how good the movie actually holds up (Avengers). Tier 2 are the movies that I enjoy, (Antman). Tier 3 are fine, they would have feen awesome in the early 2000s, but I expect better now (the other Thor movies)
     
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  2. Destroyer

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    I finally got around to watching Spotlight. It managed to hold my attention for the whole 2 hours plus.
     
  3. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Táin Bó Cúailnge Club Member

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    Agree on T:R. Watched it again on Netflix yesterday. Most of the jokes were meh on 2nd run, and I really hated the way they handled the Valkyrie as well. She didn't come across as jaded and disillusioned, but more as a stupid Hollywood cliche. Hated her drunken intro and her white costume and acting.

    Helmsworth does own that role tho, like Ruffalo now does Banner/Hulk, or RDJ owns Stark. Thor has changed as well in his character since the first 2 stand alone movies. A lot of that is Helmsworth's taking more charge and putting a lot of humor into it. I can also appreciate that he's put on 30 lbs of muscle.

    I'd also forgotten that the ending of Ragnorak was the intro to Infinity Wars. Again, my biggest complaint with Thor is that he is Rocky... and I hated Hela ripping his eye out and her repeatedly harping on needing to be reminded what he was the God of... you'd have thought he'd have put that together on his own, especially after he blew up Hulk in the arena after that beat down...
     
  4. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Jurassic World - 5 out of 10. Wasn't very exciting. Plot and ending was too predictable.
     
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    The most recent, extended trailer seems to give away a lot of the movie. I'm wishing that I hadn't seen it. Would still like to eventually see the film
     
  6. phinswolverinesrockets

    phinswolverinesrockets If he dies, he dies

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    Yeah, that's pretty much it.
     
  7. Destroyer

    Destroyer There for every play.

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    Hail Caesar is by Joel and Ethan Coen who made No County For Old Men, Raising Arizona, etc. Not their best work but still pretty good.
     
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  8. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    Not generally my style. Their only movies that I've ever seen are Raising Arizona (many years ago, in the 80s on tv) and O Brother Where Art Thou, which I hated. :confused2:
     
  9. ToddPhin

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    The Big Lebowski?... Fargo?... Bad Santa?..... No Country for Old Men?.... True Grit?.... Fargo the series?
     
  10. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    Nope. Wanted to see Lebowski when it was in theatres, but I was in college, with no car, in a town where you had to have a car to do anything. Never got around to seeing it on DVD, and the desire passed. None of the others had the slightest interest to me.
     
  11. Destroyer

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    I hate O’Brother but all of the other movies Todd listed are fantastic. I don’t think Bad Santa was one of their movies though
     
  12. ToddPhin

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    They were the Executive Producers.
     
  13. BlameItOnTheHenne

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    The Blackcoat's Daughter

    I thought it was fine, but fairly formulaic devil possession stuff.
     
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  14. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    I saw The Incredibles 2 with my family yesterday. It was very good, but not great. And unlike many other animated movies (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Despicible Me), in this case the second one is not better than the first. But there were a lot of laughs, a lot of action, it kept my kids focused the entire two hours, and the family stuff was terrific. As a parent, and especially as a stay at home dad, it was really enjoyable.

    However, it was also fairly predictible, and none of the new characters were very good. I pegged the villain almost immediately, which was absolutely not the case in the first one. I also felt that most of the members of the Parr family had actually progressed too much, given that the film takes place essentially immediately following the events of the first one. Had they said that the majority of the movie took place two years later, it would have all fit really well. However, then they couldn't have left Jack Jack as an infant, which I'm sure was a priority.

    If you liked the first one, and if you have kids, I highly recommend it. However, its not the best animated movie that I've seen in the last few years. Looking forward to Wreck It Ralph 2 a lot more.
     
  15. Ohio Fanatic

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    was going to go see it yesterday, but my teenager had a depression meltdown on the way there we skipped the movie. sounds like it turned out how I thought it would - good, but not great. I'll wait for it to hit video.
     
  16. danmarino

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    You should see The Big Lebowski. All of the movies Todd listed are very good, but Lebowski is a must watch, IMO.
     
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  17. Unlucky 13

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    I was thinking about it after we brought it up, and cannot remember ever seeing it in the listings for TV. If I notice it though, I'll record it on the DVR.
     
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  19. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    My wife had wanted to see Suicide Squad, so she on the DVR on the free HBO weekend and we watched it tonight. Two hours of my life I won't be getting back. Even worse than I figured. Just a horrible, meaningless movie.
     
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  20. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    Antman and the Wasp. Marvel, 20 for 20 in not making duds. A perfectly fine movie that was very enjoyable. I loved how it wasn't city/earth/universe on the line. A close personal story. I do not think it is going to blow anyone away, however, if you want a fun movie after Infinity War, this is the cool light dessert after an intensely spicey dinner.
     
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  21. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    It is a movie that gets worse the more I think about it. I left thinking, "At least it wasn't as miserable as BvS or MoS." Then I was like, "Wait a minute? Why did they introduce the characters three times at the beginning of the movie? And many other questions on how dumb the movie was.
     
  22. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    I enjoyed it. As you said, not the best MCU movie, but they can't all be a 9/10. Fun, and well done within its own sphere. They made me care about the characters and gave them depth, and their own humor. Marvel is really good at that, which is amazing given how many different franchises they have inhabiting the same universe.
     
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  23. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree I drink your milkshake! Club Member

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    It is crazy! 20 movies. That is practically a full season of television.
     
  24. texanphinatic

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    Finally saw a few movies that have been out for a bit.

    Pacific Rim 2 Uprising: Not bad, but not nearly as good as the first. Not nearly enough time focused on the *****in new Jaegers was a huge disappointment. There was like one big actual fight and that was it. Meh.

    Justice League: Similar to above, not bad (mostly) but also not very good. Steppenwolf was an awful villian and the parademons were laughable. The humorous beats just didn't work for me, and didn't take away from how seriously the movie seemed to take itself. Like, there are only so many times you can make the "you dress up as a bat" joke before you just kind of groan, and that's really all they did to lighten things up. Afflek is a good actor but terrible Batman, the people playing Flash and Cyborg were pretty blah as well. Seemed very disjointed and jerky - this one would have been much better served introducing the heroes before the movie instead of as part of it. Meh.
     
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  25. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Club Member

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    Its been funny that no matter what movie I've gone to the movies to see this year, and no matter which cinema chain, every single one has had this long, extended trailer preceding it for a movie called Crazy Rich Asians. And its seemingly this romantic comedy that is for a totally different audience than the movie I'm there for.
     
  26. phinswolverinesrockets

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    The Incredibles 2 - Saw this with my son, but we first had to watch The Incredibles 1 because we never saw it. I will give both movies a 6.5 out of 10. They were entertaining. We laughed more at the second movie because of the baby and costume maker's relationship.

    Rampage - I will give it a 5 out of 10 mainly because of the action kept me engagaed. The premise was dumb though.

    Tomb Raider - 4 out of 10. Meh.

    Blockers - 8 out of 10. Hilarious. Much better than I expected. John Cena and the crew were pretty funny. As a parent, I can relate.
     
  27. djphinfan

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    I feel the same..I really really enjoyed the journey that was Bates motel..talk about making me care about every character, talk about evoking compassion, talk about excellent casting, captivating show for me.
     
  28. danmarino

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    I actually liked Suicide Squad. In fact, it was much better than Black Panther, IMO.

    6/10
     
  29. danmarino

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    I watched Infinity Wars a few days ago. I loved it. I don't know why it got a lot of bad reviews. Yes, I wish they had gone a little further with the ending, but we all know it's just setting us up for another great film.

    8/10
     
  30. Unlucky 13

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    As I think I said before, you and I are apparently on polar opposite ends of the spectrum for movies then! :lol:

    Suicide Squad was one of the very worst movies I've seen in decades. None of the characters mattered. Not a single one had anything to make me care about them. The writing was awful, everything was just a big, dark cliche, and the action scenes were so generic and mundane that they could have been from a random, low budget TV show.

    But in general, whatever DC is doing seems to repel me pretty hard, while the things that Marvel does pull me in strongly. I fully understand that other people can be very, very different.
     
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  31. danmarino

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    I agree that Marvel has the better movies, but I like DC too. Wonder Woman and Justice League are fantastic movies, IMO, but Green Lantern and Jonah Hex (to name just 2) really sucked.

    But other than Black Panther, Marvel hasn't put out a bad movie yet.
     
  32. ToddPhin

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    I liked it too. I mean, it was bad, but it was enjoyably bad and worth a free watch on Netflix. At least there was some fun campiness..... and Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Viola Davis, and just better characters overall.... and better music too. Black Panther was just boring as heck and completely non immersive.
     
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    I thought that it was very possibly the worst work I'd ever seen Will Smith do. (not that I've seen every one of his works). This was only the second thing that I've seen Margo Robie in, after recently seeing the Tarzan movie also. She was much better in that one.
     
  34. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    She had a great disappearing accent.

    Suicide Squad is perfect to show a film class on what not to do with a movie.

    Probably the worst editing of all time for any big budget motion picture.

    Like when Captain Boomerang left and thenwas with the team for no reason.

    The movie was literally edited two completely different was ways and then just mashed together.

    That does not even go into what would Certain Boomerang or Harley Quinn would do against Superman?

    It is so dumb. Such a dumb, dumb movie.
     
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    Problem was that ALL the good parts for SS were in the free trailers for the movie. lol...

    It was a turd, just not the steaming pile that BP was.
     
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    IW was a meh for me. It was just so obviously a prequel from the start. And IMO, it might as well have been a part of the pirate-angel, er Thor, series.
     
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    Worst part of it for me was Jared Leto's Joker... I like JL alot, but that was a caricature of a caricature IMO and he was more distraction and pointless than anything else.

    They should've followed the plot for "Run All Night" with it. Would've been more entertaining.
     
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    Watched Jared Leto's "The Outsider" the other day. Interesting and compelling, but moreso due to the subject matter and that it was Japanese Film Noir.

    Sorta reminded me of Clint's "Unforgiven" in his character's vengeful nature.
     
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    I liked it.

    Something I watched last night that was really good IMO was The Judge (Downey Jr, Robert Duvall). Great writing + great acting + relatable characters + good story is always a recipe for a solid flick. Had the feel of a miniseries with how well the characters were developed and brought to life.
     
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    Suicide Squad was one of the only things I've ever seen Leto in. He's one of those guys where I know him only because he's a celebrity. That take on the Joker was just creepy, not cool.
     

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