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Title: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 02, 2018, 09:23:43 PM

It may be a little while until we see a 2018 release but this is the thread for discussion of the films released this year. Anyone have any upcoming films that they're really looking forward to?
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 02, 2018, 09:44:21 PM
The 3:10, I mean, The 15:17 to Paris!  :D
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 20, 2018, 08:45:29 AM
I saw The Commuter last night. Liam Neeson plays a... well, a commuter who is propositioned to find someone on the train that doesn't belong, and he'll get a lot of money in return. It's a good thriller with some nice twists and turns.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on January 26, 2018, 08:39:55 AM
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A.E.K. an underdog Greek basketball team founded in 1924 from refugees from Constantinople, after 50 years beats SLAVIA of Prague and wins the European Cup.

A movie based on my favorite team,what better can a fan expect,but...A.E.K. (athletic union of Constantinople) is something more than a club.It exists if only to remind our parents motherland , the lives they had to leave behind when expatriated from the Turks and start all over in a new ground.
A.E.K. represents the memories and the culture of these people ...     
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on March 11, 2018, 06:25:31 PM
Maybe I’m getting superhero movie burnout.  I wasn’t planning on seeing this on the big screen.  I figured I’d just skip it and catch it later on cable or disc.  I was making plans to see The 15:17 To Paris and before I knew it, was caught up in committing to seeing this on IMAX.

I’m glad I did.  I thought the story was very good and it  held my interest.  Once again, Marvel hits one out of the park with a very entertaining film.

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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on March 12, 2018, 09:07:32 AM
Black Panther is one of my favorite Marvel movies.

I'm curious about the next Avengers movie, since it appears like they've thrown in just about everyone they could. It seems like there could be too many characters in it, but I'm interested in seeing if it works or not (it very well could work just fine).
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on March 16, 2018, 10:15:25 PM
Maybe I’m getting superhero movie burnout.  I wasn’t planning on seeing this on the big screen.  I figured I’d just skip it and catch it later on cable or disc.  I was making plans to see The 15:17 To Paris and before I knew it, was caught up in committing to seeing this on IMAX.

I’m glad I did.  I thought the story was very good and it  held my interest.  Once again, Marvel hits one out of the park with a very entertaining film.

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Not bad and surly a superhero movie with political views is odd enough but, I'd never skip an Eastwood movie ...
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on March 18, 2018, 02:07:41 PM
 
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ANNIHILATION

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Intelligent Sci Fi from the director of ex machina... Enjoyed it..

Title: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on March 20, 2018, 08:04:37 PM
Very good.  Worthy remake of the original.  By no means better.  But enjoyable, unlike Last Man Standing.

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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on March 21, 2018, 12:21:02 PM
I'm curious about the new Death Wish. I'll check it out sometime here. I noticed it's based on the original movie, instead of being a new adaptation of the book (I've read the book before, and it's good). I guess I haven't watched it already because I'm a big Bronson fan, and the original is such an iconic movie for him.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on March 23, 2018, 09:17:12 PM
Pacific Rim Uprising


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This is what people call bad film we love
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on March 23, 2018, 09:48:26 PM
^ Costarring Scott Eastwood. (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10341.msg237221#msg237221) ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on March 31, 2018, 09:34:34 AM
^ Costarring Scott Eastwood. (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10341.msg237221#msg237221) ;)

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Not in this one thank God  :D
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on March 31, 2018, 11:38:25 AM
You don't think Scott could do an outstanding job as an animated bunny? ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on April 09, 2018, 10:59:38 AM
Sherlock Gnomes

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Not always easy being a good parent  :-X

Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on April 09, 2018, 02:33:58 PM
Sherlock Gnomes

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Not always easy being a good parent  :-X
;D The trailer actually made the movie look bad.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on April 20, 2018, 11:20:29 AM
Some recent noteworthy 2018 movies I've seen have been I Can Only Imagine and A Quiet Place. Two totally different types of movies, both excellent. O0
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on April 20, 2018, 11:13:14 PM
I want to see A Quiet Place... Looks good
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on April 28, 2018, 09:58:07 AM
Avengers: Infinity War

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Better than expected...
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on May 22, 2018, 08:00:31 AM
Deadpool 2

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A lot of black humour, a lot of gore and a few inside jokes.
Highly recommended  O0
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Doug on May 25, 2018, 01:49:44 AM
Has anyone else seen Isle of Dogs yet? I thought it was excellent. Took my five-year-daughter a couple of weeks ago and she loved it too. In fact tonight she was talking about it. I would probably rank it near the bottom of Wes Anderson's films, but that's only because I love all his films so much. And even if you don't care for Anderson's style, you might still like this one.

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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Hemlock on May 31, 2018, 01:17:55 PM
Watchable but far from great.The new Han simply does not have Ford`s charisma.

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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on May 31, 2018, 02:39:46 PM
Sadly, it seems like Disney is really only making these Star Wars movies for the money. "Force Awakens" was entertaining but basically a rehash of "A New Hope" with a female hero in place of Luke. "Rogue One" was decent, but "The Last Jedi" was, in my opinion, terrible, and this doesn't look good to me either.

I was hoping when they rebooted the franchise that that they would have a strong narrative direction that was motivating the reboot, but there really appears to be no coherent, cohesive story arc to these new movies and all Disney appears to care about is cashing in on the legacy of "Star Wars" while making movies that really add nothing to the original movies which were made decades ago. 

What does everyone else think?
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on May 31, 2018, 04:28:49 PM
Has anyone else seen Isle of Dogs yet? I thought it was excellent. Took my five-year-daughter a couple of weeks ago and she loved it too. In fact tonight she was talking about it. I would probably rank it near the bottom of Wes Anderson's films, but that's only because I love all his films so much. And even if you don't care for Anderson's style, you might still like this one.

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I saw Isle of Dogs too and liked it. Not too long after seeing it, I finally watched The Fantastic Mr. Fox. I think I've seen all of Anderson's movies now. My favorites are still Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on June 02, 2018, 10:59:32 PM

Solo: A Star Wars Story


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I accompanied 10.... 8-9 years old friends of my younger son so, this one was the best horror "experience" of the year  ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on June 03, 2018, 08:21:42 AM

Death Wish


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Watchable but... Bronson rules  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 12, 2018, 06:47:17 PM
Meh.  Clooney’s “Ocean’s 11” is much better.

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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on June 12, 2018, 07:34:17 PM
I saw "Black Panther" and hated it. I really don't understand why it got praised so highly.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on June 12, 2018, 10:44:32 PM
Wow....I havnt seen it yet, I had a bit of a binge on Super heroes recently, some were ok, some not so...
Panther was praised so highly I've had high expectations.... What was wrong with it AKA.. ?
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on June 13, 2018, 11:42:29 AM
AKA isn't the only one. I stopped it at the one hour point. I've been meaning to get back to it, but I wasn't really invested in it at all. Don't know if I'll ever finish it.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on June 13, 2018, 12:08:12 PM
My brother and best friend also saw "Black Panther" and didn't like it. But, I must confess, I'm not the typical audience for this type of movie, so my perspective may not be representative. I liked the Nolan Batman movies and the original Spiderman movie, but I wouldn't consider comic books movies to be a favorite genre.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 13, 2018, 03:28:51 PM
I thought Black Panther was very good. O0

I saw Ocean's 8 today and enjoyed it. I've only seen the remake of Ocean's 11 once, and that was back when it first came out. I haven't seen the sequels to it.

I'll probably check out The Incredibles 2 soon.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 15, 2018, 06:37:48 AM
I enjoyed Death Wish but do agree Bronson rules.  Still, I'm hoping for sequels.  I wonder why Statham didn't star as he did in the other Bronson remake, The Mechanic.  Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2 were worth the price of admission. 

I did enjoy Black Panther but my expectations were very low.  I go to most of the super hero movies with various friends and family and was going to let this one pass me by.  I'm glad I didn't.  Still, not sure I'll go out of my way to see it again and won't buy it on blu ray as I have with the Nolan Batman series (loved the character of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises too much not to so decided to get the trilogy) and Man Of Steel, Wonder Woman and Justice League.  I don't want to start collecting them because there's to many but may get a some of the Marvel comic book movies because they're damn good; X-Men Days Of Future Past, The Avengers (1st one only), Captain America Civil War and the first Guardians Of The Galaxy film.
 
I plan on taking Nicholas and Nina to Solo this weekend.  I hope we enjoy it.  Should be interesting, anyway.  We may see The Incredibles 2 sometime soon, also and looking forward to that.
 


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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on June 16, 2018, 11:14:16 PM
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Not that good...
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on June 17, 2018, 05:36:40 PM
I saw "First Reformed." It was all right until the end, when I thought it went totally off the rails. I wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 18, 2018, 08:30:16 AM
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Not that good...
I thought the script for Jurassic World was awful. Does Fallen Kingdom compare to that then?
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 18, 2018, 09:14:59 AM
I took my kids to see Solo yesterday.  We all enjoyed it.  Definitely better than Rogue One.


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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on June 18, 2018, 11:51:49 AM
I thought the script for Jurassic World was awful. Does Fallen Kingdom compare to that then?

I enjoyed the first one.It was campy but fun to watch. The sequel suffers from a weak script but most of all from the fact that it takes itself more serious than it deserves.
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 18, 2018, 04:38:36 PM
I took my kids to see Solo yesterday.  We all enjoyed it.  Definitely better than Rogue One.
I enjoyed Solo and Rogue One about the most of any of the new ones, and yet they could easily be considered just money grabs.
Title: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 18, 2018, 05:07:07 PM
I enjoyed Solo and Rogue One about the most of any of the new ones, and yet they could easily be considered just money grabs.

It’s easy to blame Disney/Lucas and Paramount when sub-par quality is delivered with respect to Star Wars and Star Trek.  To quote Elvis Presley, “You gotta take the bad with the good.”  As fans, we expect the best but have to realize that that is unrealistic.  Nobody, I mean nobody produces and delivers 100% greatness all of the time.  Impossible.  Did Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood deliver 100% greatness with the so-called “Spaghetti Western” trilogy?  You bet your sweet ass they did!  So, the bar was raised and with that comes happiness when similar product is presented, but negativity when poor similar quality is produced.  What matters is appreciating the best of the best and even enjoying the best qualities of the worst where possible.  In my opinion, The Beatles are probably the only thing in entertainment that ever came (or ever will come) the closest to 100% greatness.  They had their faults and shortcomings but are acknowledged as one of, if not THE greatest rock band in history.  Not bad for a band only together ten years.  It took The Rolling Stones decades more to achieve even a hint of that kind of recognition!  What matters most, is personal preference.  In the end, regardless of accomplishments and accolades, it all comes down to what you like above and beyond anything else.


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Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on June 19, 2018, 05:47:04 AM
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Hereditary

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WOW !!!

Not quite sure what to say about this one..I certainly dont want to spoil it for anyone..
I can see echo's of The Shining in it... It's a horror for sure, but a whole lot more than that. Fantastic acting and at times quite disturbing... second half doesnt quite live up to first.. but its still a very very good film..

One of those films your still thinking about days after you've seen it.. whether you want to or not !
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 20, 2018, 07:01:10 AM
That one certainly looks freaky. I'd probably have bad dreams about that little girl making that clicking (or clucking?) sound. ;D
Title: Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on June 20, 2018, 10:29:30 PM
You certainly will..