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« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2017, 04:54:02 AM »

Indeed, the new Spider-Man movie is really good. The suit, the music, the action, the comedy - everything is top notch.
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« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2017, 06:02:53 AM »

Baby Driver



Nothing great but,watchable enough
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« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2017, 11:31:52 AM »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi



As good as expected.
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« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2017, 10:24:11 AM »

Im no Star Wars fan and have never seen one.. but I'm hearing mixed reactions about this one from hardcore fans of the series..
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« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2017, 11:20:27 AM »

Iíve seen this twice already and plan on seeing it once more.  Towards the end of the first viewing I thought, ďThis puts the previous sequels that began with The Phantom Menace in 1999 to shame.Ē  Damn, The Force Awakens does that all alone!  I havenít been able to take my son to see this one yet, but am hoping and planning to very soon after the holidays.




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« Reply #65 on: December 20, 2017, 12:29:31 PM »

I plan on seeing The Last Jedi maybe later this week. I also want to see the new Jumanji and Downsizing. I guess it's times like these when having time off from work is most beneficial. :D
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« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2017, 03:47:57 AM »

I saw The Last Jedi today and for some reason I had a feeling I wouldn't enjoy it. The two and half hour running time was also a concern but I came away pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it.

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« Reply #67 on: December 23, 2017, 07:31:56 AM »

I enjoyed The Last Jedi too. Most of the responses I've seen from people I know have been positive, with only a couple that didn't like it at all.

I saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle yesterday and it was a lot of fun. It's been years since I've seen the original film, but I remember liking it as well.

I've also seen some animated movies fairly recently. The Star was a fun film telling the Nativity story from the perspective of the animals. And I loved Coco, which I mentioned in another thread about our favorite movies of the year.
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« Reply #68 on: January 06, 2018, 12:36:53 AM »



This was a touching sweet film. A young boy (Auggie) with a rare facial deformity enters a regular prep school for the first time. I really enjoyed this. Quite an emotional ride and all the performances are good and ring true. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as the parents and Jacob Tremblay as Auggie, the standouts.

4/5.
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« Reply #69 on: January 07, 2018, 09:07:03 PM »



This was painfully slow but it made up for it in it's intensity. My stomach muscles were down for the count after two hours of this. Well made.

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« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2018, 03:10:25 PM »



This was a real pleasure. Great cast and songs and when the leading man can sing just as good as anyone these days, you can't go wrong. Great toe tapping fun.

I can see this becoming another stage show musical in a couple of years.

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« Reply #71 on: January 21, 2018, 04:14:26 PM »

The Greatest Showman was really good. O0
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« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2018, 07:31:58 AM »

Watched Baby Driver last night.. enjoyed it, bit different... great music !
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« Reply #73 on: February 13, 2018, 07:36:12 AM »

David Brent.. Life on the Road



Movie spin-off from successful British tv show The Office..

David Brent (Ricky Gervais) attempts to launch his career as a pop star..

Not as good as the tv series but still very funny in parts and quite moving also..

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« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2018, 05:09:58 PM »

Over the past few weeks I've seen, I, Tonya, The Shape of Water, and Hostiles, all officially 2017 releases. I think they're all strong films. All quite different, of course. :D

I saw KC mentioned Hostiles in another thread, mentioning some lines that are taken from Unforgiven. I definitely thought that was a homage to the film. Hostiles is slow paced, but I liked the ending and felt it was worth it.

The Shape of Water is bizarre in some ways but I liked it a lot. It was more humorous than I thought it would be.

And I just watched I, Tonya today. It takes a more sympathetic approach to Tonya Harding, and who knows, maybe it really is the truth. It's also really funny. Margot Robbie and Allison Janney earned their Oscar nominations.
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« Reply #75 on: February 14, 2018, 04:15:53 AM »

I definitely want to see The Shape of Water.. not sure about Hostiles...
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« Reply #76 on: February 14, 2018, 05:41:51 PM »

I've seen 7 of the 9 Best Picture nominees. None of them were my favorite movie of the year. My favorite movie of the last year was "Molly's Game." It is the first movie Aaron Sorkin has directed. I thought it was very entertaining. I also found it to be well acted and well written.
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« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »

I've only seen two of the nominees (The Shape of Water and Dunkirk). I am interested in seeing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out.
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« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2018, 01:15:46 AM »

I definitely recommend Get Out... One of my favourite movies of last year ..
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« Reply #79 on: February 18, 2018, 03:26:43 AM »

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Loving
directed by Jeff Nichols



Loving tells the true story of the legal case which helped change Americas race laws in the 50's and 60's..
Starrong Joel Edgerton and Ruth Nega as a white man and a black woman (Richard and Mildred Loving)  who wed in 1958 and set up home in Virginia where inter racial marriage was against the law..
The Loving's defied orders to leave the state and were harrased and locked up.. but with the help of Bobby kennedy and the ACLU their case went all the way to the Supreme Court..

The acting is very strong and Ruth Nega especially stands out..
What struck me also about this film was how unfussy and unflashy it all is.. It felt very Eastwoodian to me, simply telling  the story, letting it unfold naturally and trusting the actors to do their job.. somehow making the thing all the more belivable and moving at the end..
The hassle they get from the racist cops and the indignity they suffer is all there but it isn't ramped up for effect, and seems all the more real for that.

Its slow in places and almost underpowered at times , but you really believe in these characters and the love they shared..



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