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Title: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 31, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
It may be a little while until we see a 2019 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: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 15, 2019, 05:38:05 PM
I saw my first 2019 release today: Escape Room. I've heard a lot about escape rooms over the last few years, though I haven't been to one myself. What if someone created a special escape room that killed the people who couldn't make it out in time? I enjoyed the movie. It reminded me a lot of Cube, which was about an assortment of characters stuck in a giant cube, having to move from room to room before getting killed in some horrible way. Okay, that's pretty much the same idea exactly. ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 16, 2019, 12:29:32 PM
What if someone created a special escape room that killed the people who couldn't make it out in time?

Unfortunately, there is now a real-life example of that:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/world/europe/poland-escape-room-fire.html

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/poland-shuts-down-13-escape-rooms-after-five-teenagers-killed-in-fire
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 16, 2019, 01:00:19 PM
Oh, my goodness, that's horrible!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 17, 2019, 05:47:32 PM
I did an Escape Room with my best friend, who was visiting me, about a year ago. We chose what they told us was the most difficult room, and made it out! We heard a lot of people don't make it all the way to the end because they run out of time before they solve all the puzzles needed to escape. It's definitely something you want to do with a friend, preferably a smart one, who has a different skill set than you do. I doubt that I could have made it out on my own. It was a good time!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 22, 2019, 02:58:49 AM
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STAN & OLLIE

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I think this may have gotten released Stateside last year but only just opened here..

I was so scared this film might fail.. I'm a huge fan of Laurel & Hardy and grew up with their films on tv, still watch them to this day.
When actors play real  life people, especially those that are so well known its a huge hurdle to shake that
out of your mind and accept the performances, it does happen but quite rare I think.. 
In Stan & Ollie it most definitely does happen. Both Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are both absolutely superb as Laurel & Hardy..

This film mainly takes place during their last ever tour together (with a couple of flashbacks to their prime years) in the UK 1953. Their film career long in the past and now live performance is their only means of income.. They find themselves embarking on a long, hard tour of UK theatres to dwindling crowds, their fame on the decline and Ollie's health not too good..

I absolutely loved this film. Within minutes I was totally buying into the characters and was absorbed in their story.. some of it very funny and some of it very sad..
Basically a love story between two men whos lives and careers had been entined for over 30 years..and now coming to an end.. Also superb performances by Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda as the boys wives who join them on tour and do their best to support their husbands..

Another nice touch was the audience breaking out into spontaneous applause as the end crdits rolled. I can't remember the last time that happened..

Reilly really should get an Oscar nomination if theres any justice..

6/5

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 23, 2019, 06:21:07 PM
I want to see Stan and Ollie. It did open at least in limited release in the US last month. I'll probably have to look to rent it in a few months.

I saw Glass yesterday. I don't want to get too much into spoilers about the "trilogy" (of sorts) Shyamalan has made, in case people don't realize the connections with a couple of his previous films...

But back when I first saw Split two years ago I hadn't seen Unbreakable. I liked Split a lot and I'd been at least kind of interested in Unbreakable over the years. When I saw that one, it instantly became my favorite Shyamalan movie. Glass is the movie that brings those two films together. It's a very engaging, good movie. I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd been looking forward to it, but at the same time the trailer didn't make me really anticipate it. I would place it a little under Split in terms of quality.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 24, 2019, 03:56:23 AM
I definitely recommend it Christopher... I'd love to hear others thoughts on this film...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on February 02, 2019, 01:43:16 PM
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I think this may have gotten released Stateside last year but only just opened here..

I was so scared this film might fail.. I'm a huge fan of Laurel & Hardy and grew up with their films on tv, still watch them to this day.
When actors play real  life people, especially those that are so well known its a huge hurdle to shake that
out of your mind and accept the performances, it does happen but quite rare I think.. 
In Stan & Ollie it most definitely does happen. Both Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are both absolutely superb as Laurel & Hardy..

This film mainly takes place during their last ever tour together (with a couple of flashbacks to their prime years) in the UK 1953. Their film career long in the past and now live performance is their only means of income.. They find themselves embarking on a long, hard tour of UK theatres to dwindling crowds, their fame on the decline and Ollie's health not too good..

I absolutely loved this film. Within minutes I was totally buying into the characters and was absorbed in their story.. some of it very funny and some of it very sad..
Basically a love story between two men whos lives and careers had been entined for over 30 years..and now coming to an end.. Also superb performances by Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda as the boys wives who join them on tour and do their best to support their husbands..

Another nice touch was the audience breaking out into spontaneous applause as the end crdits rolled. I can't remember the last time that happened..

Reilly really should get an Oscar nomination if theres any justice..

6/5

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My thoughts exactly.
Best movie of the season -the Mule excluded ofcourse -.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on February 02, 2019, 10:10:21 PM
My thoughts exactly.
Best movie of the season -the Mule excluded ofcourse -.

And like The Mule ... it got exactly zero Oscar nominations.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on February 03, 2019, 05:42:25 AM
But the Black Panther got  >:(
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 12, 2019, 05:37:25 PM
Recently I've seen The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and Cold Pursuit. I'd recommend both, but maybe not as a double feature. :D

Cold Pursuit is one of my favorite Liam Neeson movies. It's darkly humorous and very violent. As the end credits started to roll I thought how I wouldn't mind going to see it again sometime here. And in the credits I noticed the name Emmy Rossum, which is a name I recognized because of Mystic River.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on February 12, 2019, 06:55:56 PM
Cold Pursuit is one of my favorite Liam Neeson movies. It's darkly humorous and very violent. As the end credits started to roll I thought how I wouldn't mind going to see it again sometime here. And in the credits I noticed the name Emmy Rossum, which is a name I recognized because of Mystic River.

I saw the original Norwegian film a few years back, starring the excellent Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. The Norwegian title was the rather lame Kraftidioten (meaning something like Super Idiot), but the English release title was the much cleverer In Order of Disappearance.

From what I recall of the Norwegian film, Neeson is an excellent choice to play the "disappearer."
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 13, 2019, 04:44:36 PM
I didn't know it was based on another movie until the end credits. I'd definitely check out the original.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 15, 2019, 03:17:08 AM
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Can you ever forgive me

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Totally enjoyed this move along with the fantastic performances by Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant..

Based on a true story.. A bittersweet, comedic drama..  5/5

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on February 15, 2019, 12:48:49 PM


Cold Pursuit is one of my favorite Liam Neeson movies. It's darkly humorous and very violent. As the end credits started to roll I thought how I wouldn't mind going to see it again sometime here. And in the credits I noticed the name Emmy Rossum, which is a name I recognized because of Mystic River.

This one was great. Really liked its dark humour most of all. Got to search for the original.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 18, 2019, 06:51:03 PM
2019 is starting out as a good year for movies. I saw Cold Pursuit last Monday and went to Happy Death Day 2U today. I thought the first Happy Death Day was great but wasn't really sure where they could go with it for a sequel. It was great fun. Hilarious too. The star Jessica Rothe is impressive, being able to do the more dramatic stuff along with the comedic in the same film.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 12, 2019, 11:00:47 PM
One of my childhood favorites.  This is a good movie, very fun.

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on April 13, 2019, 08:28:12 AM
I want to get to Shazam soon. It looks fun.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 13, 2019, 11:50:11 PM
I don’t know the actor playing Shazam but when I see the posters, I keep seeing Greg Brady!! :D
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on April 14, 2019, 12:51:06 PM
I keep seeing Greg Brady!! :D

Now, I can't unsee it.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on April 22, 2019, 08:40:54 AM
I want to get to Shazam soon. It looks fun.
And fun it was. O0 The earlier movies in this franchise were so dark, so it's nice to see they've lightened them up, and I like the results.

I also saw Missing Link, the stop-motion animated movie, recently. I didn't know what to expect going in, other than the trailer looked fun. The movie was better than I expected.

I've always liked some of the various incarnations of Nancy Drew (like the movies from the late 1930s and the 1970s TV series with the Hardy Boys), so I checked out the newest movie version Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Nancy is very modernized here. She's a skateboarder and gets into some trouble, until she finally starts to put her energy into something more productive, which is investigating an old woman's house who complains about seeing and experiencing weird supernatural things. I liked it. The movie was made direct to DVD, but did get a limited theatrical run last month prior to its DVD release.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 02, 2019, 08:13:32 PM
Did not disappoint.  Very good and entertaining.

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on May 03, 2019, 09:40:28 AM
I saw Avengers: Endgame last night and liked it a lot as well. One of the best of the whole franchise (Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man are other favorites of mine).
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on June 25, 2019, 05:44:11 AM
After recently rewatching the first three Toy Story movies, I followed it up by going to the theater to see the new Child's Play. You play with the toys, and then the toy plays with you. :D ;D

I was just a kid when the original Child's Play came out, but I didn't see it until years later (I owned a My Buddy doll after all). The original movie is quite good, and this new one is a good remake. It manages to be both funny and bloody. The story is updated. Instead of the soul of a killer being put into the doll, the doll is created to be an interactive toy that can walk and talk and is programmed to learn schedules and patterns.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 04, 2019, 12:39:29 AM
So what’s the deal with this new Tarantino movie always being advertised as “The 9th film by Tarantino”? Any other film is always advertised as “A film by” so and so. Whoever is the director. I’m finding it very strange indeed.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on August 04, 2019, 06:01:57 AM
Tarantino has announced his intention to retire from making movies after his 10th film, so I suspect the announcement has something to do with that.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 04, 2019, 10:42:40 AM
Tarantino is still young. I hope he doesn't stop after the next film. Looking forward to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood later this week.  O0
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on August 04, 2019, 05:13:04 PM
I've either read or heard from a friend that Tarantino wants to write books after he's finished with movies. I've only seen his work through Death Proof.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around him doing a Star Trek movie.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: antonis on August 05, 2019, 11:57:22 AM
Escape Plan: The Extractors

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Better than the previous effort ...

another "Cannon Group" production though  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 06, 2019, 08:15:55 PM
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10/10, don't miss seeing this one, and make sure to see it in the theater.  O0

(Not sure this goes in this thread, or the "Movies I've Seen This Week" thread. I really don't want to discuss it until it's been out long enough for everyone to see it.)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on August 07, 2019, 12:40:34 AM
Pic isn't showing for me ... :(

This thread is fine, Matt. :)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on August 08, 2019, 05:32:40 PM
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10/10, don't miss seeing this one, and make sure to see it in the theater.  O0

(Not sure this goes in this thread, or the "Movies I've Seen This Week" thread. I really don't want to discuss it until it's been out long enough for everyone to see it.)

How violent is it Matt? I usually avoid Tarantino's movies because of how much blood and gore they typically contain.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 08, 2019, 08:18:44 PM
Definitely see it. It's just great, and not as violent as most of his films.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on August 09, 2019, 01:37:12 PM
What was so impressive about it to you, Matt?
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 09, 2019, 05:04:02 PM
I don't want to give any spoilers -- it needs to not really be discussed until you've seen it. However, I'll say one thing that was impressive -- so don't read the following if you want to go in with no information at all...
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Back in the 70's, I read Helter Skelter and I found it really fascinating, and read/watched everything about Manson and the killings. So I have knowledge of little things that most people might not who would watch this movie. One was that Abigail Folger was wearing a white robe the night of the murder. There was so much blood, the police on the scene were shocked it wasn't a red robe. In the movie, she's seen wearing that white robe. It's just a pull-away shot, but Tarantino put her in it. Most people would never notice that, but those little details are amazing. There's an intercom system at the Tate residence that he recreated -- an exact match for the one that was there the night of the murder. I remember seeing a picture of it in the Helter Skelter book with a bloody thumbprint. He didn't have to have that level of detail, but he did. Everything about it -- the Spahn ranch, the man who owned the ranch (where the Manson family lived) - all true to the facts we know. And then he built a story around it with Pitt and DiCaprio and wound it in and around the factual Tate/Manson stuff. And it works. It's perfect.  He captured 1969 in little ways that ring extremely true. And I loved that he would show the people driving the cars from the back seat, as he would have seen it when he was growing up in 1969 (same as I saw it from the back seat). I loved the low ceilings on the houses, every little detail. And the acting is out of this world from DiCaprio and Pitt.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on August 10, 2019, 04:07:49 PM
So looking forward to this ...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on August 22, 2019, 11:34:58 PM
You are so right Matt. I absolutely loved Once Upon A Time In Hollywood...
DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie are awesome..

Anyone else seen it yet ?

It's a must for the big screen... I was lucky enough to see a 35mm print in London's Barbican. Absolutely gorgeous
To look at..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 23, 2019, 09:30:42 AM
I originally saw it in a digital format, then found it was being shown in 35mm at another theater and saw it again.

Another outstanding acting performance goes to the Pit Bull (Sayuri):

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I've always liked these dogs, and now I want one. But seriously, without giving away any spoilers, this dog did a star job!  O0

EDIT:  Actually, I had no idea that Sayuri had actually won an award (https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/movies/2019/07/26/brad-pitts-adorable-dog-steals-once-upon-time-hollywood/1841254001/) for her peformance in this film -- at Cannes:


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Sayuri, a 3-year-old American pit bull terrier, is already the film's first cast member to win an award for her work.

In May, Tarantino accepted the Palm Dog Award on behalf of 55-pound Sayuri at the annual Cannes Film Festival, where "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" was an official selection. (Sayuri wasn't in attendance, so Tarantino arrived with another dog in her place.)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on August 23, 2019, 02:51:51 PM
The dog had a great part... :)

I can't wait to see it again.. and so cool to see one of my fave  actors "William Smith" shown in a brief scene from
C.C and Company..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 23, 2019, 06:45:59 PM
so cool to see one of my fave  actors "William Smith" shown in a brief scene from C.C and Company..

You don't mean Any Which Way You Can William Smith, do you? I don't see him on the credits, and definitely didn't notice him.

It's playing in an Imax theater too, so I'm going to see it one more time -- three viewings, three formats.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on August 23, 2019, 10:36:36 PM
I certainly do, It's shown briefly in preview in the cinema scene as Sharon Tate takes her seat to watch her own performance in the Dean Martin flick The Wrecking Crew..
I'd read before hand on his face book page he makes a brief appearance.

I can't wait to see it again.. I may go again soon.. I think it's a film that will definitely reward with repeated viewings..

I loved how all the car engines were so loud on the soundtrack, reminded me a bit of bullet...
That Great Escape bit was awesome too. And I loved those mocked up European movies and posters..  So much to enjoy..

Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on August 24, 2019, 09:06:07 AM
I certainly do, It's shown briefly in preview in the cinema scene as Sharon Tate takes her seat to watch her own performance in the Dean Martin flick The Wrecking Crew..

I'd read before hand on his face book page he makes a brief appearance.

Cool. Then there's a minimum of three "Clint Connections" in this film (Leonardo of course and Bruce Dern). Am I missing any others?

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I can't wait to see it again.. I may go again soon.. I think it's a film that will definitely reward with repeated viewings..

I loved how all the car engines were so loud on the soundtrack, reminded me a bit of bullet...
That Great Escape bit was awesome too. And I loved those mocked up European movies and posters..  So much to enjoy..


I'm crazy about this film. Just talking about it here makes me need to see it again. I'm visiting a friend next month in Philly and she hasn't seen it, so I was going to wait until then and see it again with her, but now I really want to see the IMAX version ... and now. i can't remember enjoying a movie THIS MUCH in a very long time. (And this coming from someone who really loved The Mule.)  But, it's a totally different type of film. It's complete sensory entertainment, and an ending that I can't discuss here, but was just off the charts awesome. Tarantino movies are events. And this is maybe my favorite of his? Or in the very least, right up there with Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction. But even while thinking of how much I enjoyed those movies, at this point I'd say I enjoyed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood the most.

I've been rewatching all Tarantino's films since seeing this, and will be updating the Tarantino Films thread with a new list. While some of his movies do get better with repeated viewings, others are losing some of their initial charm. This one seems to get better.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on August 25, 2019, 07:57:05 PM
I'm currently re watching Kill Bill, when I'm done I'm going to re watch Django then maybe Basterds.

I loved The Mule also...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on September 01, 2019, 11:11:30 PM
Can we discuss the awesomeness of OUATIH yet ? :)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on September 02, 2019, 10:29:33 PM
I don't think so.  :-X
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on September 03, 2019, 09:49:34 AM
A few days ago I went to see The Angry Birds Movie 2. I'd seen the first one, which was an okay movie, so I didn't know what to expect from this one. It's a lot funnier than I would have guessed! Probably the funniest movie I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on September 05, 2019, 12:03:20 PM
There is not a single movie out right now that I want to see.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on September 12, 2019, 07:16:00 AM
I quite like the look of Joker
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on September 26, 2019, 02:33:49 PM
I watched Rambo: Last Blood last Friday on opening day. I liked the incredibly violent action sequence at the end, but there's some definite script issues. First Blood was such a good movie that no sequels were ever necessary. But at the same time Rambo: First Blood Part II is the epitome of classic '80s action movies, and was, in fact, the first Rambo movie I ever saw as a kid. That one is easily the best of the sequels.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on October 07, 2019, 10:33:32 PM
Joker....

Wow, that was dark and brutal with a brilliant central performance by Joaquin Phoenix.
Intense and uncomfortable with a focus on realism.. Amazing cinematography. Gotham never looked so grim..
Echo's of Taxi Driver, King of Comedy and Death Wish.. Awesome score and some darkly comic moments.. I'm still reeling..
Loved it !!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 10, 2019, 11:49:20 PM
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Not sure if this will be shown outside of Australia but it was a very enjoyable film about Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

4/5.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on October 11, 2019, 09:07:08 PM
Joker....

Wow, that was dark and brutal with a brilliant central performance by Joaquin Phoenix.
Intense and uncomfortable with a focus on realism.. Amazing cinematography. Gotham never looked so grim..
Echo's of Taxi Driver, King of Comedy and Death Wish.. Awesome score and some darkly comic moments.. I'm still reeling..
Loved it !!

I can't get over how fantastic this movie is. It really blew me away. Bad news for Brad Pitt and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood because I don't see how anyone other than Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor. This movie is an instant legend. Iconic stairs scene. Gonna have to see this one again soon.

On another note, I think everyone who really wanted to see OUATIH has seen it by now and we can discuss it in further depth either here or in the Quentin Tarantino thread.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on October 11, 2019, 11:36:54 PM
Totally agree Matt... What a performance. Outstanding.
I gotta see it again soon....
This is shaping up to be a great year. Us, Joker and OUATIH for me....
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on October 12, 2019, 08:38:52 AM
Neither Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or Joker especially interested me based on their trailers, but I've heard some good things about both. So maybe I'll check out Joker while it's still in theaters.

I saw the new version of The Addams Family yesterday and was a bit disappointed with it. I'd been looking forward to it, but the movie is no where near as good as the original TV show or the movies from the early '90s. This new one is just OK at best.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 12, 2019, 11:36:31 AM
I was thinking of seeing Joker but have heard it's very depressing. Great acting but depressing. That's how I felt about A Star Is Born a couple of years ago.

I came out of the theater so depressed. I go to the cinema to be entertained but that film sucker punched me.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2019, 09:42:53 AM
I was thinking of seeing Joker but have heard it's very depressing. Great acting but depressing. That's how I felt about A Star Is Born a couple of years ago.

I came out of the theater so depressed. I go to the cinema to be entertained but that film sucker punched me.

Hmmm..... depressing? Okay, it's dark, but to me I left the theater on a high just because it was so great. I only get depressed when I go see a movie and pay for expensive tickets, food/drinks and then the movie blows. A great story never depresses me.

I was in South Florida when seeing this movie and the theater there had tables with 5 seats each. It was a small theater, and only TWO tables in the whole place were just the perfect distance to the screen. There was an old man in front of us at the ticket counter, and sure enough, he got one of the only good tables (the other was taken). Not having been to that theater before, I didn't know if people joined other tables, or if that table was only for him. So I asked if we could sit with him, and he invited us. This guy was somewhere between 75 and 85 years old, and he LOVED it. We sat and talked with him after, and we couldn't get over how REALISTIC a movie about THIS CHARACTER could be, and how great the performance was. So, depressed is the last thing any of us were feeling -- we were stoked that it was just so great.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2019, 09:52:17 AM
One other thing about Joker -- this isn't a superhero film, and it doesn't feel like a comic book. Like Gant mentioned above, it's more comparable to movies like Taxi Driver or The King of Comedy. I went in expected an entertaining superhero villain film, but got one of the best character driven dramas I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on October 14, 2019, 05:50:41 AM
Totally with you on this Matt... I loved it.  Depressing no, mesmerising yes...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on October 18, 2019, 01:58:15 AM
Well I didn't think I'pd see a performance to rival Joaquin Phoenix in Joker quite so soon... but I have.
Reneé Zellweger in Judy.
Amazing performance, blew me away..
There seems to have been a spate of films recently featuring American actors who's star is on the wane
ending their careers in the UK.. Stan & Ollie, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool..
I'm no Judy Garland expert but I found this movie and performance profoundly moving..
My parents saw her perform in London and always said she was amazing live..
Gotta be Oscars gloating around this one...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Doug on October 23, 2019, 12:31:00 AM
I've seen Joker twice now and I really like it. It's a fantastic performance from Phoenix and a great movie. Not Taxi Driver-level great but way up there. One thing that's cool about the movie is that even if Batman and Joker had never existed, this movie could still have been made exactly as it is. All the rest of what I love about the movie I can't really discuss because it'd spoil too much, but I can say it's a movie that stays with you. Also, for the record, I still very much prefer Heath Ledger's Joker and The Dark Knight overall, but that was to be expected.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 03, 2019, 10:37:20 PM
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This was OK. A little longer than it needed to be but a great soundtrack of Bruce Springsteen songs. Although it took nearly half an hour before we heard them. Inspired by a true story of a young Pakistani guy in Luton in the mid 1980's who feels like his life is going nowhere in a dead end town.

Not a memorable film but a good film for a rainy day.

3/5.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on November 11, 2019, 12:55:57 AM
Mid Sommar

Weird, strange, unsettling... I really enjoyed it, Echo's of The Wicker Man (original)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on November 11, 2019, 12:59:34 AM
BlackkKlansman directed by Spike Lee

I was really looking forward to this one but strangely didn't connect with it at all.. It felt like
It had an almost comic tone at times that I didn't find funny.. The baddies were almost comic book (reminded me of the
gang in Pink Cadillac ) The closing real footage jarred because it was so shocking, to me that's what the whole film should have felt like...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on November 14, 2019, 04:37:54 PM
I'm contemplating if I want to see Doctor Sleep even though I haven't read the book yet. The book came out six years ago, so obviously I could have read it by now if I'd really wanted to (it is one I've been interested in reading). Anyone watch it yet?
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on December 03, 2019, 11:43:45 PM
Anyone here seen The Irishman ?

Any thoughts.... ?
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Post by: Hammerhead on December 04, 2019, 12:07:07 AM
I really enjoyed it. Saw it in the cinema though and it was loooooonnng!
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Post by: Gant on December 04, 2019, 01:06:46 AM
I'm only an hour in (netflix) so can't comment properly but I have to say the digital de-ageing process is really bugging me..

I know a lot of people think it works well but to me it's very distracting. There's a disparity between the young heads and obviously much older bodies. The scene outside the grocery was particularly poor..

DeNiro looks like someone in a rubber DeNiro mask doing and over the top impression of the great man.

I'll stick with it tho and maybe it'll become less of a distraction as the film progresses..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on December 08, 2019, 04:17:47 PM
I didn't make it to the theater at all during November, but did go and see two movies last week: Frozen II and Knives Out (that'd be quite a double feature! :o). Frozen II is a solid sequel and Knives Out is one of my favorites from this year.

This week we get Richard Jewell (of course), Jumanji: The Next Level, and Black Christmas (the second remake :D). I'll probably go see all three in the next few weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on December 14, 2019, 10:15:16 AM
Between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon I saw Jumanji: The Next Level and Black Christmas (like I said elsewhere, Richard Jewell wasn't playing at my local theater so I'll check that out next week most likely). Jumanji was fun. Not as good as the previous, but still quite funny.

Black Christmas wasn't fun or good or anything. It's a movie with a social message, and it's intent on beating you over the head with that message. I don't mind movies with a message. And I like the message of this movie, but the execution stinks. It makes the 2006 movie look great. I need to watch the 1974 original again soon, which I'd possibly rank as among my favorite horror movies.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 14, 2019, 03:55:07 PM
These were all good action movies.  All sequels, I enjoyed seeing the return of Stallone and Schwarzenegger.  Gerard Butler has proven to be an entertaining, relevant actor in the genre. 

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