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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 01:49:44 AM »

Has anyone else seen Isle of Dogs yet? I thought it was excellent. Took my five-year-daughter a couple of weeks ago and she loved it too. In fact tonight she was talking about it. I would probably rank it near the bottom of Wes Anderson's films, but that's only because I love all his films so much. And even if you don't care for Anderson's style, you might still like this one.

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 01:17:55 PM »

Watchable but far from great.The new Han simply does not have Ford`s charisma.

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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 02:39:46 PM »

Sadly, it seems like Disney is really only making these Star Wars movies for the money. "Force Awakens" was entertaining but basically a rehash of "A New Hope" with a female hero in place of Luke. "Rogue One" was decent, but "The Last Jedi" was, in my opinion, terrible, and this doesn't look good to me either.

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

What does everyone else think?
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 04:28:49 PM »

Has anyone else seen Isle of Dogs yet? I thought it was excellent. Took my five-year-daughter a couple of weeks ago and she loved it too. In fact tonight she was talking about it. I would probably rank it near the bottom of Wes Anderson's films, but that's only because I love all his films so much. And even if you don't care for Anderson's style, you might still like this one.


I saw Isle of Dogs too and liked it. Not too long after seeing it, I finally watched The Fantastic Mr. Fox. I think I've seen all of Anderson's movies now. My favorites are still Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2018, 10:59:32 PM »


Solo: A Star Wars Story




I accompanied 10.... 8-9 years old friends of my younger son so, this one was the best horror "experience" of the year  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2018, 08:21:42 AM »


Death Wish




Watchable but... Bronson rules  ;)
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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2018, 06:47:17 PM »

Meh.  Clooney’s “Ocean’s 11” is much better.




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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2018, 07:34:17 PM »

I saw "Black Panther" and hated it. I really don't understand why it got praised so highly.
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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2018, 10:44:32 PM »

Wow....I havnt seen it yet, I had a bit of a binge on Super heroes recently, some were ok, some not so...
Panther was praised so highly I've had high expectations.... What was wrong with it AKA.. ?
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2018, 11:42:29 AM »

AKA isn't the only one. I stopped it at the one hour point. I've been meaning to get back to it, but I wasn't really invested in it at all. Don't know if I'll ever finish it.
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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2018, 12:08:12 PM »

My brother and best friend also saw "Black Panther" and didn't like it. But, I must confess, I'm not the typical audience for this type of movie, so my perspective may not be representative. I liked the Nolan Batman movies and the original Spiderman movie, but I wouldn't consider comic books movies to be a favorite genre.
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2018, 03:28:51 PM »

I thought Black Panther was very good. O0

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

I'll probably check out The Incredibles 2 soon.
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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2018, 06:37:48 AM »

I enjoyed Death Wish but do agree Bronson rules.  Still, I'm hoping for sequels.  I wonder why Statham didn't star as he did in the other Bronson remake, The Mechanic.  Avengers Infinity War and Deadpool 2 were worth the price of admission. 

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


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« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2018, 11:14:16 PM »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom



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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »

I saw "First Reformed." It was all right until the end, when I thought it went totally off the rails. I wouldn't recommend it.
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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2018, 08:30:16 AM »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom



Not that good...
I thought the script for Jurassic World was awful. Does Fallen Kingdom compare to that then?
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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2018, 09:14:59 AM »

I took my kids to see Solo yesterday.  We all enjoyed it.  Definitely better than Rogue One.


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« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2018, 11:51:49 AM »

I thought the script for Jurassic World was awful. Does Fallen Kingdom compare to that then?

I enjoyed the first one.It was campy but fun to watch. The sequel suffers from a weak script but most of all from the fact that it takes itself more serious than it deserves.
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« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2018, 04:38:36 PM »

I took my kids to see Solo yesterday.  We all enjoyed it.  Definitely better than Rogue One.
I enjoyed Solo and Rogue One about the most of any of the new ones, and yet they could easily be considered just money grabs.
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« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2018, 05:07:07 PM »

I enjoyed Solo and Rogue One about the most of any of the new ones, and yet they could easily be considered just money grabs.

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


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