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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.... ?
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
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!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
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: 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 as Rambo and Schwarzenegger as Terminator.  Gerard Butler has proven to be an entertaining, relevant actor in the genre. 

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Title: 2019 Movie Discussion
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Very good.  Tina & I enjoyed this very much.  I may see it a second time but damn, ticket prices are so frikin’ expensive!  You’d think with people staying home more due to easier access to movies there that ticket prices would come down.  Well, whatever.  I still enjoy going too much to discontinue altogether but don’t see myself attending as much as I have been lately.  The next one I’m looking forward to is the newest James Bond film.

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Matt on January 06, 2020, 05:02:29 PM
The two films I loved the most last year did well last night at the Golden Globes.

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

(Surprised this was put in the Comedy classification, but I'm assuming it was strategic to not lose to Joker)

Which brings up the fact that Joker didn't win for Best Motion Picture Drama. Instead, 1917 won. I haven't seen that one, but I did see They Shall Not Grow Old, and don't feel like watching another WWI film anytime soon. Has anyone here seen it?


Quentin Tarantino won for best Screenplay for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Brad Pitt won for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I was wondering if he'd be nominated as a supporting actor, and hoped he would, since Joaquin Phoenix had a lock on it with his performance in Joker (and he did win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama)

Any other thoughts of the winners/losers?  Here's the list:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/05/entertainment/golden-globes-winners-2020/index.html
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 06, 2020, 07:49:21 PM
Matt, since you loved it so much, I saw "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood." I'm incredibly sorry to have to tell you this, but I found it to be overlong, very talky, and lacking an interesting plot-driven narrative. To me, it felt kind of boring to watch, and the only character I really cared about was the little girl! I agreed with you that it was less gratuitously violent than most of Tarantino's other work, and I appreciated that, save for the ending of course. I also don't see anything Oscar worthy in Pitt's performance and can't understand why he seems to be running away with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, at least if predictions are to be believed. I've actually seen all of the other Globes-nominated Supporting Actor performances, and I thought all of them were better than Pitt's. What was so great about it? Pitt's given similar performances before in much better films. I don't get why the film is getting so much critical acclaim. It's very slow and self-indulgent. Perhaps it may hold more resonance for those who lived through those times and who feel nostalgic about that period in history. I don't know. 

Of the Globes winners overall in all categories, I haven't seen most of them. I did like "Parasite," and am happy to see that it appears to be doing well. It's a wholly original work and one of the better foreign films I've seen in recent years. Even though I didn't much like the ending, it's a very unique film, crosses a lot of different genres, and has a satisfying, involving story with well-developed characters that deals with social class differences in Korean society in entertaining yet still highly relevant ways.

My favorite film this year has probably been "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," so what do I know?  ;D 
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 07, 2020, 08:42:16 AM
1917 opens wide this weekend, and I've been really looking forward to it. It sounds great. I've seen They Shall Not Grow Old as well, but I'm not sure what these two would have in common other than both being about WWI.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 11, 2020, 06:19:49 PM
I saw 1917 today and it is very good. It was mentioned about this winning best drama at the Golden Globes, and I can definitely see this potentially winning Best Picture at the Oscars. Along with best director, cinematography, and probably a slew of technical awards.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 11, 2020, 08:41:51 PM
I saw 1917 today and it is very good. It was mentioned about this winning best drama at the Golden Globes, and I can definitely see this potentially winning Best Picture at the Oscars. Along with best director, cinematography, and probably a slew of technical awards.

Best cinematography, certainly. It's a tour de force, even if much of the effect was achieved digitally.

Otherwise, though I enjoyed it, I had the feeling I had seen this movie before. It's the same basic generic World War I movie they've been making since All Quiet on the Western Front* (1930), with the extra feature that it's also a "Men on a Mission" movie. By this time, we're pretty certain how those are going to turn out, too.

I found the two young lead actors' performances credible and touching, and Benedict Cumberbatch should get an Oscar for "Best Cameo by a Star in a Movie Lacking Stars in Leading Roles." If there were such a thing.

One other thing: The score. It is incredibly intrusive and (at least where I saw it) very loud. You never forget for a moment, "It's only a movie ... hear all that movie music playing?"

This is not to say it WON'T get all the awards Christopher mentioned. What was that phrase I read in Film Comment? (The current issue, with the review, was in my mailbox when I came home from the theater.)
Quote
... Dig a millimeter beneath the surface of the ubiquitous art-directed grime of 1917 and you’ll catch the antiseptic smell of the Great Anglo-American Prestige Picture, never more emotionally tidy or stylistically turgid.
https://www.filmcomment.com/article/the-big-screen-1917/

And "Great Anglo-American Prestige Pictures" ... they're what win Oscars, right?

*AQOTWF was based on a German novel and accordingly featured German soldiers, but part of the point of the generic World War I movie is that there wasn't much difference between the experience of soldiers on either side.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 12, 2020, 02:05:36 AM
You've almost put me off seeing it now KC. I'm not a huge war movie fan but I was hoping for something a little
 different from this one..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 12, 2020, 10:53:51 AM
Well, your results may be different! It is definitely worth seeing. The war scenes are highly realistic (well, except for the music), and I disagree with the author of the Film Comment review that it is "stylistically turgid." I liked the acting. I'd be curious to hear your reaction, Gant!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 12, 2020, 01:39:22 PM
I would say there's something "a little different" about this one. The way it's shot is almost an immersive experience.

The music isn't minimalist like an Eastwood movie, but I'm fine with that. In fact there was one sequence when I thought how I really liked the music that was being played there (and I don't remember what sequence that was).
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 12, 2020, 02:42:06 PM
Just got back from seeing "1917." I liked it. I totally agree with KC on the music. To me, some of it was just too loud and sometimes oppressively bombastic. There is one piece that is quite propulsive that I liked that played at several points, but even that was overused. I often like "movie music," but in this case, I felt like the music sometimes took me out of the film. Also, some scenes had a lot of music in them that I felt would have been better without any music at all. For example, there is one scene in a cave, and there are some rocks that fall down (I am trying to avoid spoilers), and overlaying that is a lot of music that wasn't necessary. The rocks falling down kind of created their own live soundtrack in real-time, and overlaying additional music on top of those natural sounds took away rom the gravity of what was already happening onscreen.

I also agree that the film had gorgeous cinematography. I particularly liked scenes where the light faded to darkness, or when certain elements of the screen were in shadow while other areas were illuminated.

I've never seen "All Quiet on the Western Front," but I really liked the Man on a Mission aspect of the movie. The fact that the main character was tasked early on with getting a very important message to his fellow soldiers gave me a compelling reason to care about what happened to the protaganist, which is something that I sometimes struggle with with war films. All throughout the movie, I was rooting for the guy to survive so he could deliver his message! I also liked how thrilling it was. There are long stretches of the movie where nothing in particular is happening, and then seemingly out of nowhere, at often unpredictable times, someone starts shooting at him and he has to run to safety and fight for his survival. This movie, to me, had more of a personal resonance than most war movies typically do. The fact that it was so focused on the main character, and his fellow soldier, rather than the whole battalion of troops, made the movie feel more intimate to me. War movies typically have a lot of realism to them, and this did do, but they typically feel very impersonal, and to me, this one didn't.

I can definitely see this doing well at the Oscars! It's a much more classic Oscar movie than some of the other movies vying for the awards, like "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood," "The Irishman," etc. I can see it being a dark horse candidate to win some of them, including Best Director and Best Picture!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 12, 2020, 07:42:31 PM
I would say there's something "a little different" about this one. The way it's shot is almost an immersive experience.

The music isn't minimalist like an Eastwood movie, but I'm fine with that. In fact there was one sequence when I thought how I really liked the music that was being played there (and I don't remember what sequence that was).

Yes, for many "the way it's shot" alone would make it worth seeing. The only reason to avoid it would be if you've seen one World War I movie too many, but there haven't been that many in recent years (with up-to-date special effects).

Christopher and I will have to agree to disagree about intrusive scores. They always make me think of that great scene from Blazing Saddles ...

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 12, 2020, 07:50:35 PM
Good comments, AKA. Yes, aside from the "gimmick" most reviews are focusing on, the cinematography was wonderful. And of course ... The audience badly wants the "mission" to succeed, since we've invested nearly two hours of our time in rooting for this end! It's only cynics like me who can't help thinking, "Will the serum get to Nome, Alaska, in time? Well, of course it will, or there would be rioting in the theater!"

There is a particularly touching scene about halfway through that I didn't see coming, and that packs an especially strong emotional wallop.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 13, 2020, 03:33:33 AM
Ok... Taking Mrs Gant tonight to see it... Will report back...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 13, 2020, 08:27:39 AM
Afterwards, you can have Mrs Gant take you to see Little Women! ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 13, 2020, 08:49:26 AM
I've read reviews that the film is quite difficult to follow with what seems to be a disjointed, non-linear structure. I've never seen any version of "Little Women," so for anyone that has seen this version, I'd be interested in what you thought of that.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 13, 2020, 02:33:19 PM
I think scores definitely can be intrusive, but I really didn't notice 1917's like that.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 13, 2020, 05:11:42 PM
I definitely want to see Little Women, possibly a superior war film :)

1917... Amazing technical achievement and I found the first half hour quite intense, however it lost me a little in the
second half.. It felt a little forced and schmaltzy in places. The scene with the woman felt unreal and shoe horned in and the waterfall scene was like something out of Rambo. I felt like I was spending most of the film marvelling at how impressively it was filmed rather than becoming emotionally involved with characters and story . For all it's impressive cinematography it still didn't feel gritty or dirty enough for me.. Soundtrack didn't bother me but the basic story wasn't very original..Certainly won't be pushing Attack or Paths of Glory off the top spot on my fave war films list...

I enjoyed JoJo Rabbit far more..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 13, 2020, 05:23:42 PM
Certainly won't be pushing Attack or Paths of Glory off the top spot on my fave war films list...
Paths of Glory is an amazing movie. O0  I have Attack recorded on the DVR still waiting to be watched...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 13, 2020, 05:24:23 PM
I love Attack, killer movie packed with real gritty performances... Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, Jack Palance... What a cast !!
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 13, 2020, 10:45:02 PM
I've read reviews that the film is quite difficult to follow with what seems to be a disjointed, non-linear structure. I've never seen any version of "Little Women," so for anyone that has seen this version, I'd be interested in what you thought of that.

I didn't find it at all difficult to follow (and I've never read the book, and if I've ever seen another version I don't recall it). It is non-linear, but one scene flows naturally into the next and I never had any uncertainty about where in the narrative we were.

It may remind you somewhat of Bird, or (to take a 2019 example) Almodóvar's Pain and Glory. In particular a detail about the ending reminded me of Pain and Glory, and I think it worked equally brilliantly in both places. (Pain and Glory is not to be confused with Paths of Glory!  :D )

Gant, I mostly agree with your comments about 1917, particularly the bit about how the scene with the woman "felt shoehorned in." You can almost hear them saying, "Wait, wait, can't we fit a woman into this thing somehow? Can't have a whole movie without a single woman!"

As for Little Women being "possibly a superior war film" ... you may have something there!  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on January 13, 2020, 10:46:29 PM
I think scores definitely can be intrusive, but I really didn't notice 1917's like that.

Might have been the sound system in the theater where I saw it ... though I've always been especially sensitive to that sort of thing. It's one reason why I took to Clint's films.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 14, 2020, 03:10:49 AM
The whole movie (1917) felt a bit like a computer game walk through to me.. and very predictable.

On a good note. The trailer for "The Personal History of David Copperfield" looked good and posters were up for
Richard Jewell..
Jewell gets a good write up in the new issue of Sight & Sound..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 14, 2020, 07:41:51 AM
I didn't know there was a new David Copperfield movie.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on January 23, 2020, 03:08:17 PM
1917 is still the only Best Picture nominee that I've seen, but Parasite is about to be released to blu-ray/DVD. I'd like to rent that and Joker at some point here (still don't have tons of interest in seeing Joker--it's more of a curiosity thing).

I typically have seen most of the best animated picture nominees though. Though this year there's two I haven't seen yet: I Lost My Body and Klaus, which are both on Netflix.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on January 23, 2020, 03:24:09 PM
"1917" is going to win Best Picture, and likely, Best Director as well, in my opinion. I can't see Tarantino's movie winning, and they probably aren't going to give Best Picture to "Parasite," since it's a foreign film and will already be winning Best International Film. "Joker" was really well done, but was extremely depressing to watch, and they aren't going to give Best Picture to a movie based on a comic book, regardless of its quality. It also had a pretty dark and misanthropic tone, which will be divisive for some and not prone to winning on a preferential ballot. Jewish people likely won't take kindly to "Jo Jo Rabbit" satirizing the Holocaust (I have not seen this film, but I read some articles that some of the Jewish members of the Academy did not like it for that reason). "Ford v. Ferrari" was really entertaining, but it doesn't have any precursor support, so it's not winning. "The Irishman" was too slow, too long, and kind of gimmicky with all the CGI used to make the extremely old actors look younger. The acting was great, and it was nice seeing Joe Pesci coming out of retirement for this role, but it doesn't compare favorably to "Goodfellas," Casino," and "The Departed," all of which were more entertaining cinematic experiences. So, by process of elimination, "1917" will likely win. Based on quality, and not having seen "Jo Jo Rabbit" or Little Women," I'd give the Oscar to "1917" or "Parasite." "1917" was the most entertaining, but "Parasite," dealt with social class differences in interesting ways and is most relevant for the times.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on January 26, 2020, 06:16:59 AM
I enjoyed Jo Jo Rabbit far more than 1917. It's story and characters moved me a lot more..
I did enjoy Ford v Ferrari (Le Man 66 here) but mainly cos of all great car and racing scenes..
I'd put Once Upon a time in Hollywood and Joker FAR above 1917 for my best picture of the year.

I reckon you're  right tho AKA23.. 1917 will probably win it, and for  all the wrong reasons..
As Mr Wison once said ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 01, 2020, 11:28:23 AM
I recently watched Klaus and I Lost My Body on Netflix, which, as I mentioned before, are both nominated for best animated film at the Oscars. Both are good. I Lost My Body would be my choice for which I think should win. It's not for kids, by the way.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 01, 2020, 04:51:43 PM
Just back from seeing Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in

The Lighthouse

Very grim and intense film. Both actors are superb. A claustrophobic cabin fever drama..
No cgi here to distract the eye. Both actors look like they went through hell making it..

Starkly shot in black and white with vintage lenses.. Not a film you will easily forget..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 04, 2020, 01:50:59 AM
Parasite

Every bit as good as they're saying..

After the film there was a Q&A with the director and his lead actor that was very interesting and entertaining..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on February 04, 2020, 08:33:45 AM
Parasite

Every bit as good as they're saying..

After the film there was a Q&A with the director and his lead actor that was very interesting and entertaining..

I'm afraid I'm in the apparently minuscule number of those who just don't "get" Parasite. :(
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 04, 2020, 04:33:52 PM
Not everyone's cup of tea but I did enjoy it... It was a lot funnier than I was expecting at least until the
gear shift midway through... It kinda goes from comedy to thriller and (spoiler alert) tragedy ..
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on February 04, 2020, 11:11:28 PM
Not everyone's cup of tea but I did enjoy it... It was a lot funnier than I was expecting at least until the
gear shift midway through... It kinda goes from comedy to thriller and (spoiler alert) tragedy ..


Yes, and I knew that. The reviews I read had that much "spoiler" information, anyway. But the "gear shift" just didn't work for me. The opening farce-like part was too featherweight for the thriller/tragedy parts to work as a continuation.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: AKA23 on February 05, 2020, 06:08:45 PM
I liked "Parasite," but I think it's a little bit overrated for the reasons that KC stated. The tonal shift in the movie was too abrupt. The concluding massacre felt like it belonged in a completely different movie.
Title: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 08, 2020, 08:20:59 AM
Wow!  For me, the best war film since Saving Private Ryan. 

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: KC on February 09, 2020, 09:36:58 PM
Bah, Parasite won Best Picture. I'd give it Most Overrated. Most overrated Oscar winner since, oh, let's see ... maybe Forrest Gump.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 10, 2020, 12:08:37 AM
Most overrated Oscar winner since, oh, let's see ... maybe Forrest Gump.

Nah, Titanic, The English Patient, Shakespeare In Love even more so.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 10, 2020, 01:14:00 AM
Ordinary  People :)

Parasite may be a touch overrated but I think it's still the pick of this bunch.. tho I did really enjoy Joker
and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Jo Jo Rabbit last year...

I see all of 1917's awards came in the tech categories which seems about right...

Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Christopher on February 10, 2020, 08:49:37 AM
I still plan on renting Parasite sometime here. I guess I've been too busy watching 1970s TV movies. :D ;D

Fascinating that Parasite is the first foreign movie to win best picture. That really opens the whole thing up going forward, which is cool. Honestly I still have no desire to sit through two hours and forty minutes of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Joker still only barely interests me.

Oh, and I'd also like to check out the best documentary feature American Factory on Netflix. It was made by two people who used to be associated with the college I went to, and the movie itself deals with a factory in Ohio.
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 10, 2020, 08:31:43 PM
Finally got around to checking this movie out today.  Interesting and entertaining enough to hold my interest for the duration, but nowhere near as good as the first two Godfather films and Goodfellas.  I very much enjoyed seeing DeNiro, Pacino and Pesci working together. 

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 23, 2020, 04:23:48 PM
Watched this last night.  Great movie!

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on February 23, 2020, 04:49:05 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Jed.. I thought it was a great movie... Divided opinions tho...
Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 24, 2020, 01:32:26 PM
Glad you enjoyed it Jed.. I thought it was a great movie... Divided opinions tho...

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 01, 2020, 04:55:31 PM
Tarantino is a great director.  I watched the first hour of this last night and the rest when I got home from work today.  I was looking forward to seeing the rest of the film, curious how the interwoven stories of fact and fiction would play out. 

For me, the sign of a good-to-great movie is one you want to return to repeatedly.  I don’t see myself revisiting this one.  All said and done, I didn’t come away entertained.

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Title: Re: 2019 Movie Discussion
Post by: Gant on April 04, 2020, 01:15:19 AM
Dr Sleep

Taking place 40 years after The Shining....

Although I’ve always enjoyed The Shining I’ve never found it particularly scary.. This sequel to the Kubrick film
is great fun, well acted and with plenty of scares.. I enjoyed it...