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Old 03-23-19, 08:16 AM
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First Man (2018)

Enjoyed the technical aspects of the film such as the Sound Design, Soundtrack & Cinematography but I'm not sure this is a film I'd re-visit.

Characters are a bit thin, outside Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong.

I also understand that Neil Armstrong is supposed to be stoic but here, it feels like Ryan Gosling is just auto-piloting characters I've seen him play in past films.
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Us (2019)

Left the theater feeling a bit disappointed. The film is well-made but I thought it was overstuffed, with many pieces not quite clicking together in a coherent manner.

I absolutely loved the introduction of the Red Family and the (entire) home invasion scene and wished the film kept that level of tension and sharpness throughout.
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Badder Ben: The Final Chapter (2017)

Direct Sequel to the 2016 Low-Budget Found Footage film Bad Ben.

Didn't think this film was nearly as creepy or funny as the first film (which I enjoyed). Felt like the entire film was about doors opening and closing on their own.

It's also loaded with unnecessarily bad CG work.
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Triple Threat (2019)

The bookends to this film are a whole lot of fun, giving us some Action Star pairings that are worth sitting through the incredibly sluggish middle-section.
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The Blackcoat’s Daughter- 4/5

Two girls in a Catholic boarding school are left alone waiting for their parents who are late to pick them up for winter recess. As they interact with each other, strange things start to happen as one of them starts to lose grip with reality. Very good slow burn creepy atmospheric horror that doesn’t resort to cheap gimmicks for scares.

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Old 03-23-19, 07:12 PM
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Nice to see Ruffalo early in his career.

Wasn't Sara Polley this acclaimed actress and director?

She has been mostly MIA the last couple of years





This sucked. I would not pay to watch this in the theater
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Another forgettable movie
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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House - 3.5/5

A woman hired as a live in attendant to care for an aging author discovers that the house she is living in is haunted. Another good creepy slow burn horror film from Osgood Perkins.
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Bad Ben: The Mandela Effect (2018)

Yet another film in the Low-Budget/Found Footage Series that started with Bad Ben (2016).

The film returns to a solo effort, bringing back a lot of the creepiness that inherited the first film in the Series.

Even so, the Main Plot of the film means that even at 67-minutes, repetition sets in fairly quickly.
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Rescue Dawn (2006)

Didn't enjoy this too much. Felt like a bit botched up for Herzog. The lack of budget shows but that's ok, the lack of convincing dialogues and performances is more annoying.
Based on the true story of american pilot who was shot down in Laos before the beginning of the Vietnam war (when US were bombing in secret strategic targets) and who escaped a pow camp. The first one to do so and one of the only ones to succeed.
I enjoyed the film and thought it an accurate portrayal of the maltreatment and psychological pressures POWs faced. The downed pilot - Dieter Dengler - grew up in extreme poverty in the chaos of post-war Germany and fulfilled his childhood dream of flying by making his way to America and enlisting in the USAF. Wikipedia has a fairly good summary of Dengler's life -- apparently he weighed only 98 lbs in the photo taken after his rescue. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Dengler

Herzog also did a 1997 biopic on Dengler's life (Little Dieter Needs to Fly) which I hope to watch someday.

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Originally Posted by asianxcore
First Man (2018)

Enjoyed the technical aspects of the film such as the Sound Design, Soundtrack & Cinematography but I'm not sure this is a film I'd re-visit.

Characters are a bit thin, outside Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong.

I also understand that Neil Armstrong is supposed to be stoic but here, it feels like Ryan Gosling is just auto-piloting characters I've seen him play in past films.
Had a pass expiring at the end of Nov. and decided to burn it on this one. Even though the film was nearing the end of its theatrical run the cinéma was nearly full for a 7:30 pm showing, indicating that it must have been well liked in our area. I was underwhelmed and like you I don't think I'll ever re-watch it. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but personally I'd rather re-watch the "From the Earth to the Moon" documentaries ... especially if they're released on blu-ray someday.
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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Visually interesting ... and I always find Scarlett Johansson visually interesting ... but man, this one was difficult to sit through. Read somewhere that the original 1995 Japanese anime incorporated more character than this film with humans.

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The Sugarland Express (1974)

Slowest police chase in cinéma history? An escaped prisoner and his wife kidnap a police officer and are "pursued" by 100+ police cars on their way to retrieve their infant son from a foster home. Steven Spielberg's debut feature-length film.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981, 2005)

Found Douglas Adam's "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts" at a charity book sale last spring and read it cover-to-cover during the overlong cold spell that hit our region. Followed-up by watching the 1981 BBC TV mini-series and the 2005 theatrical film. Not for everyone's tastes but both the book and videos are amusing for anyone who enjoys British humor and their penchant for poking fun at bureaucracy, status, and many other absurdities of life.

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This sucked. I would not pay to watch this in the theater
I love revenge flicks but was very disappointed by this
Old 03-24-19, 10:38 AM
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Watched a double feature with my daughter last night..
War games - still holds up very well, plot is still very solid and relevant, my daughter appreciated the old school coding as she’s had to do that for one of her recent college classes... tours of norad...hmm, I don’t think they do those anymore... 3.5/5

earthquake - this was a hoot, it’s been a little while, I had forgotten how bad Ava Gardner was in this, and man the creepy store clerk / national guard due, wtf, the effects hold up real well all things considered, the elevator scene was a laugh out loud moment, weird ending but a decent intro into the disaster genre for my daughter, so maybe I can get her to watch a few more over the upcoming months.. 2.5/5

Earlier in the week watched the pre-code night nurse w/ Barbara Stanwyck, reall enjoyed this one, who knew milk baths were all the rage back in the day.. hoping to dig into some more pre-code in the next few months... 4/5
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Triple Frontier (2019)

Didn't care for the characters but I enjoyed the first hour or more of this film, including the initial heist.

Thought the pacing suffered during the back-end of the film.
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The Mule (2018) — A lot better outing for Clint Eastwood over the, albeit well-intentioned, The 15:17 to Paris, with a great performance (probably his final) from Eastwood and Bradley Cooper brought some gravitas to a limited supporting role. Won't say it's anything amazing, and only has strands of the true story, but still highly enjoyable. 4.0/5

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) — Absolutely hilarious buddy-comedy-like movie with some great comedic chemistry between Pryor and Wilder. 4.25/5
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The Favourite - 4/5
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Thought it was going to be boring with a mostly all female cast but it was not bad and Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, and Colin Farrell were in it so that was cool.
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Still holds up after all of these years though maybe after the 1st hour it got a little dark but that did not bother me.

Maguirre had a good run before he stopped doing movies.
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Triple Frontier - Pretty much agree with what most people have already said on the board: the first half or one hour-and-fifteen minutes were terrific, but it slowly goes downhill from fhere. And I agree that some of the decisions that are made in the latter half of the movie just really don't make sense and will annoy most viewers (in my mind)...Nevertheless, it was well-directed...And the music choices were pretty good throughout...
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This was pretty good and everybody in the cast did a great job.

Glen Close should have won the Oscar and she was robbed.
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Dragged Across Concrete - 4/5
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan Lord of the Apes (1984)

I watched this last night on Vudu via their free ad supported stream. I probably had not seen this since VHS back in 1985. Anyways, it was good. Definitely a product of it's time. I was really weird that Andie McDowell's voice was dubbed by Glenn Close.

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