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Old 25 October 2017, 23:05   #2081
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I gave Zoolander 2 a go...

I love the first one, I did not like this one at all. No amount of Justin Bieber murder can salvage that, what a money-grab-failing turd. Just watch the trailer, it has all the "fun" bits. I shall now proceed to pretend it was never made.

3/10.
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Old 05 November 2017, 15:18   #2082
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Transformers: the Last Knight. Look, it's not Blade Runner but I do not understand why this movie gets shit on so badly. Yes the motivations for the characters to do what they do are Michael Bayishly stupendous with zero thought or any writing skill behind it.

But that does keep the movie at a break-neck pace and boy does it succeed, its one gigantic over the top CGI-fest-done-right adrenaline rush from start to finish. As a (classic) Transformers geek I have to switch off my fanboyism as this movie touches upon some of the coolest aspects of the generation 1 cartoon show: Cybertron and Unicron. Both entities are watered down and I don't know why because their original forms would work splendidly in a Michael Bay movie. Oh well.

But above all else: the humor worked! Anthony Hopkins and everything he represents in this movie really succeed to add a comical note to an otherwise been-there-done-that end of the world doomsday scenario. Rather than go full on into drama, the decision was made to keep it lightly toned and it serves the movie well. And for the first time, the Decepticons got a personality of their own rather than being your average evil army grunts (nice Suicide Squad reference to go along with it). It makes all the difference even though they were a little underused.


Movie score: 6
Action movie CGI-fest score: 8 - best Transformers movie yet. But it can still be done a whole lot better, just stick to the source material already rather than creating flimsy alternatives for them :/
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War for the Planet of the Apes.

If you didn't like Dawn you're probably not going to like this one very much either as its more of the same deal. I don't know what it is about these movies but they really appeal to me. Somehow they manage with each movie to make the fully CGI creations to have more personality than normal human actors, it's such an artistic achievement on both the sides of design and writing.

Even though the movie is called "War", thankfully that does not imply it is an action war movie - it is more akin to say a Schindler's List where characters drive the movie, not explosions and gunfire. War has moments of gloom and moments of fun mostly in the form of a new character "Bad Ape" which is absolutely brilliant. Woody Harrelson proves that he can play a sympathetic asshole once again, for what little screentime he has he's good+. Not great, just good+.

Given the development of the movies, I can only imagine there is going to be one more movie in this line and it will contain no humans at all, a full apes movie that will bridge the gap to the original Planet of the Apes movie. Looking forward to it!

7.9/10
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Reason I like Apes movies is Andy Serkis, one of greatest performers and actor behind so many memorable characters (Golumn in LOTR, King Kong...).

It is incredible how they make the movie and to what details they are able to transform acting.

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Can't wait for Black Panther where it seems he will be returning as the big baddy. His role in the Avengers: Age of Ultron may have been (too) small, but damn he's cool.
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Yes, Andy is one of people that just has charisma and memorable face. Can't wait to see more of him in that universe.


Well, never finished watching Wonder Women, probably will wait until movie is out on TV. After holding Mummy for couple of weeks and returning it without checking the movie, I got it again last night. Hard to predict if I will find a time to check it... something just seems wrong about it, something called Tom.

I heard some bad things about new Justice League movie, and good things about Thor... might visit movie theater over weekend. Can't remember last time I went to see a movie.

Also, I see Split is available on premium channels, wonder if is worth watching.
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Old 17 November 2017, 22:24   #2087
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Also, I see Split is available on premium channels, wonder if is worth watching.
Definitely yes.

Speaking of a movie worth watching...

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Is this a joke? I hope not!
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That looks quite good
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Old 20 November 2017, 10:17   #2089
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Already seen Killing Gunther, as usual with movies there's normally two, and this is the better one.

Killing Hasslehoff, the wife and I made it through about 10 minutes before turning it off. While it's never going to win an Oscar, or be voted as the best comedy you'll ever see in your life, Killing Gunther has it's moments that make it worth the watch.
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...don't have time to go through the complete thread.

Watched Blade Runner 2049 a few weeks ago.

Quite enjoyed it, yes the story wasn't as exciting as the first but how can it be?

IMHO it was shot well, great special effects / lighting, the soundfx / music were atmospheric. Really immersed you into the world / future.

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Old 21 November 2017, 00:00   #2091
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...don't have time to go through the complete thread.

Watched Blade Runner 2049 a few weeks ago.

Quite enjoyed it, yes the story wasn't as exciting as the first but how can it be?

IMHO it was shot well, great special effects / lighting, the soundfx / music were atmospheric. Really immersed you into the world / future.

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Best movie evar!
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Nice analysis gimbal

Yup, being a massive fan of the cult original (that I must of seen when 8-10 years old, blew my mind), I too really enjoyed this for what it was... Great sequel IMHO

...but as you say, the ending isn't outstanding but leaves possibilities.
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Well, we finally saw The Mummy, and just as I was expecting - they really screw this one up. Hope they don't try to recreate this disaster with sequel. Sofia Boutella didn't help enough to get it out of trash, where it bellongs. 4/10

In theater, we saw Wonder - what a brilliant movie based on brilliant book. One of the movies that makes you think about humans and changes in culture/civilization. Not to forget great acting by Owen Wilson (Never seen him before in serious role), Julia Roberts, young Jacob Tremblay, but also to note Izabel Vidovic. My wife met author and talked about book much before movie was made, my daughter read it twice. Author got idea about book after she saw kids react at ice cream shop to someone who had facial deformations. Add to that kids view/reaction and you have idea what's movie about. 9/10



Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast and this was follow up to theater show we saw last week, where high school students stunned us with great performance of this classic .There is hardly anything to fail either one on. Great performance and worth watching.

8/10 for film and for kids doing it to point that you would not know those were high school students performing, or behind orchestra and support.

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Almost forgot, I did see Thor Ragnarok, and just as you can expect, movie lived to its expectation. (that are very low for super hero kind a movie)

As all other Marvel movies, big doze of humor and great connection to rest of MU franchise. This movie also is intro into next Avengers movie, so if you like to see how everything fit together, it is recommended to watch it.

7.5 / 10

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Saw Spiderman: Homecoming yesterday. I enjoyed it, it had funny moments, but of all the Marvel "side stories" like Ant Man, Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy it is definitely the weakest entry. It is set-up as a progression movie which sets up the next generation of Marvel movies and is basically an extension-Iron Man movie. It's a shame, the movie would have probably been better off completely standalone.

However I do find it the best Spiderman movie to date. Especially the ending put a big smile to my face, that at least was Marvel at it's very best. Can't wait for a sequel which can just give Spidey his own playground!

7/10
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However I do find it the best Spiderman movie to date.
That was not very hard, as bar was very low imho.

First movie not made by Sony, that explains a lot.

And I agree, Spiderman needs some room to grow...
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Passengers (2016), excellent movie.

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Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

I have seen the film in cinema, i bought the BD-video to see it again!
I want to see more from this worlds and universe.
Too pity, that this movie flops on box office and chances are low for a
continuation.
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Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

I have seen the film in cinema, i bought the BD-video to see it again!
I want to see more from this worlds and universe.
Too pity, that this movie flops on box office and chances are low for a
continuation.
Blade Runner did poorly too, people just don't want to pay to see good movies right now apparently. If they do good in circulation then there is still hope.

Speaking of good movies, this video is a really nice alternative to trailers as it doesn't spoil anything but does successfully wet your appetite.



Really well put together!
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Baby Driver. Well, an okay movie. Some good acting, nicely shot and edited and the car racing sequences are spectacular (but in this day and age of endless Fast & Furious sequels... not anything new). What differentiates Baby Driver from other action movies is that it has a gimmick - the main character is very driven by music, literally and figuratively. The movie sort of plays on the rhythm of a very good selection of music tracks and that gives it an aura of cool.

Or it should, but unfortunately the movie falls silent in large chunks of it and forgoes the gimmick or executes it not as effectively as the really stylistic first half hour of the movie. In those segments it tries to be a typical romance movie, successfully too as the budding unconventional relationship between the main character and his Debora is something we would all want to have so those segments don't really bore. But still... I just wished the movie would get a move on already.

Love the characters, love the music but ultimately it is just another action movie with a cool underused gimmick and a plot which you can see coming a mile away. Good... but this could have been great.

6.9/10

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LOL,

we saw the same movie.

Baby driver in my opinion is good mix of action, good music, good person being @ bad places @ bad times and all mixed with couple great actors.

Definitely worth watching.

7.5 / 10
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