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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3800 on: October 08, 2019, 09:19:00 PM »
Aladdin (2019)
Naomi Scott was great as Jasmine, with two new songs!  Will Smith wasn't horrible as Genie, and he was often funny. Everything else was predictable, but not horrible.
3.5/5

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
The Raid with a fantasy twist.  Not as enjoyable as the first, but a couple of the most imaginative action scenes I've seen since... The Matrix?  Hall of knives and motorcycles with horses were my favorites.
4/5

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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3801 on: October 08, 2019, 11:12:07 PM »
motorcycles with horses

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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3802 on: October 09, 2019, 12:10:07 AM »
Joker
★ ★ ½
I've been noticing the way cinema and film discussion has been trending lately, which comes down to this. Internet buzz will moan about studios playing it safe with their tentpole projects, how the high cost of movies leads to celebrating filmmakers like J.J. Abrams and The Russo Brothers. Filmmakers who can deliver crowd-pleasing moments (and I say there's nothing wrong with that), but they do little to advance the art and pump the heart that provides the life blood of cinema. Occasionally however, something unusual slips through. The Last Jedi takes the franchise away from predicted paths. Too bad, it upset a very vocal fanbase. Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is celebrated, but it's also criticized, and perhaps rightly so. Same with Joker. These films are different enough to upset the apple cart. What I find interesting is that they have the vocal bloggers, podcasters and non-troll pundits saying what a studio would say if they were going for something more mainstream.

The Joker is both nearly terrible and pretty great. It's a blunt film told by a blunt filmmaker who seems to enjoy picking on society. The effect it creates however, wouldn't work as well as it does if not for many of the decisions leading up to the final section. I wish the bad stuff was better, but then I don't think the great scenes would've worked quite so well. Joaquin Phoenix's brilliance comes with a good deal of camp and repetition and the feeling that he was left dangling, much like a comedy where everyone is clearly leaning on the cast to improvise the best moments. Sometimes this had all the unwanted deconstruction of Rob Zombie's Halloween and sometimes it's the closest anyone has come to the high bar set in place by Heath Ledger.
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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3803 on: October 09, 2019, 02:34:58 PM »
motorcycles with horses

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Doesn't come close to JW3.  Smirnoff, you gotta see this film.
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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3804 on: October 09, 2019, 05:24:05 PM »
Downton Abbey
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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3805 on: October 09, 2019, 07:01:32 PM »
I tried way back (around the time of Gosford Park) and I couldn't get into it.
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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3806 on: October 09, 2019, 07:59:14 PM »
Doesn't come close to JW3.  Smirnoff, you gotta see this film.

For whatever reason I never got on board the JW train. I saw that first film and didn't think it stood out, and never went on to watch part 2. :-\

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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3807 on: October 09, 2019, 09:23:47 PM »
Skip the 2nd film.  Read a summary on Wikipedia.  I was ready to give up on it after the second, but /Filmcast convinced me to give 3 a try.  I’m glad I did.
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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3808 on: October 09, 2019, 11:05:31 PM »
Love John Wick 2. 3 did nothing for me. Just felt like MORE of everything without making it interesting.

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Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Reply #3809 on: October 09, 2019, 11:08:36 PM »
Love John Wick 2. 3 did nothing for me.

Exactly what he what he said if it was the other way around.

Didn't get into 2 at all but some reason I still gave 3 a try and enjoyed it
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