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Old 02-14-17, 08:48 PM
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Watched Star Trek: Into Darkness this evening.
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October Sky...1st time viewing. what a wonderful, wonderful movie. i don't watch many inspirational, PG movies (like my edge), but so good. ranks up there with the best of the inspirational movie genre. had all the tropes of an old timey movie, being 1957 and all, the authenticity, the dialogue, the actors, it all worked so well. such a well done, feel good movie. and that it was based on a true story and Homer's book made it all that more goosebumpy. had them and a smile on the whole time.

Old 02-16-17, 08:42 PM
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Watched World War Z (Unrated Version) this evening.
Old 02-18-17, 07:15 AM
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Being a remake of a remake, it should come as no surprise we've seen the plot before. Clint Eastwood did it a couple times. A small town in the middle of nowhere is run and terrorized by the greedy mining company. Amazingly accurate shooting from a moving horse. Men falling off roofs and thrown out windows. Pretty cliché.

But if they didn't pull off a decent piece of entertainment. I actually enjoyed it. Might even consider owning it one day if I find it in the dump bin.

Sorry to Matt Bomer but he is just way too pretty to be in a western. He looked out of place no matter how much they tried to dirty him up. Haley Bennett who played his wife did well as the confident and defiant, good shooting townswoman who has had enough and sets the wheels in motion.
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Will admit to having preconceived notions based on previous reviews. It was entertaining as they all are. The Vegas climax was huge and well done. Most of the movie was a "been there, done that" atmosphere. The addition of Alicia Vikander was interesting although I will admit as others online have written, she did look very young for that job. I'll stick with the first three. He seemed more interesting when he had no idea who he was or what was going on and he just worked from instinct.

Wanted to see this again on the new TV. Holy shitballs Batman, that looked awesome.
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The Girl on the Train...well, i saw the whole thing which i guess is something, but this was not a well done movie and doesn't hold a candle to the captivating Gone Girl. Emily Blunt is fine and i like her in most things, but this was so blah and everything was so uninteresting and finding out the pieces and seeing the twist a mile away didn't help any.
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Originally Posted by kd5
Watched World War Z (Unrated Version) this evening.
what's different in UR version?
Old 02-19-17, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
The Girl on the Train...well, i saw the whole thing which i guess is something, but this was not a well done movie and doesn't hold a candle to the captivating Gone Girl. Emily Blunt is fine and i like her in most things, but this was so blah and everything was so uninteresting and finding out the pieces and seeing the twist a mile away didn't help any.
is it worth a rental? My wife read the book and said it was really scary.
Old 02-19-17, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JimRochester
is it worth a rental? My wife read the book and said it was really scary.
I saw it in theaters. It depends if you saw a movie like Gone Girl (a slow burn mystery) and enjoyed it. Although this movie wasn't as good.

It's kind of a downer movie. No one is really likable, especially Blunt who's the lead.
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Had a minor accident today in the shop which resulted in a trip to the hospital for some stitches. Consequently my shop time was done for today. Spent the afternoon watching this which looked great.

Maybe I'll wait until Girl on a Train hits the $1 shelf.
Old 02-19-17, 05:13 PM
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is it worth a rental? My wife read the book and said it was really scary.
I'm sure the book was a ton better. This is worth a rental, if free and from library or something. I certainly wouldn't pay for it. I got it from Netflix and glad. This just was no done well at all.
Old 02-19-17, 05:51 PM
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Peter Gabriel Back To Front Live in London

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Girl on a Train. It was ok for a rainy day.

Haley Bennett is the latest "It" girl for some reason though she made some movies before but now she is getting almost every plum role. Maybe if you don't have money to pay Jennifer Lawrence you hire her who looks like her but a little less attractive at a fraction of the cost.

Keeping Up with the Jones. Gal Gadot should ride this train as long as she can since she is a horrible actress and will be lucky if people will remember her in 6 years.





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Pinocchio

Sucks it is in 4:3 but other than that it is perfect. One of the best or the best Disney animated movies ever.

Stromboli and Honest John are scary looking dudes lol.


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Billy Lynne's Long Halftime Walk...didn't hate it, but could have been done better. PTSD is more than that and Lee made it too stylized. Alwyn was good as Billy. Even Stewart didn't bother me. Hedlund didn't impress me and found him too stiff. That Leigh chick, the cheerleader is so cute.

This should have been more emotional. The only emotional moment was Billy and sister's hug at end. Dialogue seemed stilted as well. Didn't feel like an Ang Lee movie. And don't know what the hoopla over video is, unless you can't see it on regular bluray. Either way, just look ok and filmic.

Wanted to have a better time with this movie, but not sorry I saw it.
Old 02-20-17, 05:14 PM
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Frank & Lola

Maybe if you are a Michael Shannon fan like me and you have to see all of his movies but this was just meh and the ending was weak.

Old 02-21-17, 08:59 PM
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Watched The VVitch this evening. I have to agree with other reviewers, the movie was really good but we couldn't understand half of what they were saying, particularly Mom and Dad.
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Watched The VVitch this evening. I have to agree with other reviewers, the movie was really good but we couldn't understand half of what they were saying, particularly Mom and Dad.
That's what subtitles are for.
Old 02-22-17, 08:48 PM
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^ No thanks.
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Watched Pacific Rim this evening.
Old 02-24-17, 09:15 AM
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Manchester By the Sea

Not as sad as everybody makes it out to be with a lot of funny moments mixed in.

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Not too good really. Christoph Waltz is always a good villain and he gets his "comeuppance" in the end.



Preachy at times and made Saving Private Ryan look like a G rated movie. Still can't take away the fact it was a truly inspiring story about a war hero who refused to pick up a weapon.
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Blade Runner: Director's Cut (1992)
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Bad Santa 2

This comedy sequel was decent and not as bad as Anchorman 2 or Zoolander 2.

Glengarry Glen Ross


So many quotable lines


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Compelling story of a literate slave in 1831 who staged a rebellion against slavery. A compelling story, but as a movie it didn't hold a candle to similar fare like 12 Years A Slave. Was actually pretty dull for most of the 2 hour runtime.

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