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Old 07-25-20, 06:56 PM
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Frances Ha (2012)

As a Director, Noam Baumbach has always been hit-or-miss with me.

This film I absolutely love and that is mostly due to Greta Gerwig's performance, which is both energetic and relatable.
I liked While We're Young
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Zoey Deutch was so annoying in this movie.

Abigail Breslin is two years younger than Dakota Fanning but looks twice as old and more like an adult now and her brother a former child star is now grown up. Time flies.
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The editor went on vacation. 2 hrs and 26 minutes was way too long, I felt like I was living in Sweden.

When the sex scene might not be the strangest thing on the screen that says something.
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The editor went on vacation. 2 hrs and 26 minutes was way too long, I felt like I was living in Sweden.

When the sex scene might not be the strangest thing on the screen that says something.
That's not even the Director's Cut...His cut is like 20-30 minutes longer...Ha...And I actually wanna see it cause I didn't really mind the length...
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I liked While We're Young

Greenberg is also great. One of Ben Stiller's best roles...
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Starfish (2019)

A.T White's ambitious debut has a lot to appreciate.

Virginia Gardner's performance is solid, visuals are ethereal and White's experience as a Composer is apparent here.

Its main issue is its overall coherency, as it's not sure what kind of film it wants to be.

Personally, I felt the film was the strongest when it had sections that clearly honed in on loss, betrayal & forgiveness. Needed more of that.
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Possession (2009) — Pretty boring movie for the first hour before things, albeit briefly got a little interesting, then just became a bit too ridiculous (also was on the predictable side). I will say, at least Lee Pace was decent and Sarah Michelle Gellar was okay I guess. But this remake of a 2002 South Korean film fell flat even with a short 85-minute running time. Honestly, probably would've played better as "Twilight Zone" episode than feature film. */*****
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I liked this even better the 2nd time!
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Even Money (2006) — Says a lot about a movie that I apparently saw this before (rating both on Letterboxd and IMDb) yet remember almost nothing about. Yet, probably give it the same rating. Good ensemble cast and fine performances, especially from Danny DeVito (who executive produced), but not the strongest writing and pacing felt a bit off. Still, found some of engaging enough to make it a so-so movie as a whole. **/*****
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Love this film.

I hadn't re-watched it since I saw it in theaters, so everything felt incredibly fresh.

Sylvia Hoeks is great in this.
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That's not even the Director's Cut...His cut is like 20-30 minutes longer...Ha...And I actually wanna see it cause I didn't really mind the length...

Once was enough for me
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Love this film.

I hadn't re-watched it since I saw it in theaters, so everything felt incredibly fresh.

Sylvia Hoeks is great in this.

I saw this the Sat before the 49ers won the NFC title game against Green Bay and a rare day of rain in CA.

Zimmer did great work on this



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It was only $.82 at Redbox that is all I can say
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Hollywood does not even try to make these movies anymore

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Old 07-26-20, 09:50 PM
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Hollywood does not even try to make these movies anymore

Just a classic. And the special features on the Blu-Ray are pretty good, too. This is always one of my "go to" movies when I've had a bad day or just need to take my mind off of something. And hell, even Black Sheep isn't too bad and is actually pretty decent (and it has a typically manic performance from Gary Busey), I think the main issue is that you can't help but compare it to this masterclass in comedy...
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Wrapped our James Bond Marathon tonight with Spectre (2015). We watched all 24 films in 17 days.
Old 07-27-20, 01:56 AM
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Howard the Duck - First time watching, and I guess I'd call this a guilty pleasure. I know it bombed when it came out, and obviously it has a lot of shortcomings (main one being that it is not nearly as subversive as the comic book was), but it also has a lot positive aspects to it. First off, Lea Thompson looks stunning in this, and I absolutely love the songs her band Cherry Bomb plays in the movie (she's is credited for performing them at the end of the movie...so I guess that was her voice? I wasn't sure from watching it...Clearly she was lip-syncing but maybe she actually recorded her voice in the sound booth? If so, she's a helluva good singer). Anyway, she was just sublime in this movie. Tim Robbins also stood out. Now I know he played a goofy character and whatnot but just the way he did it made me chuckle from time to time; very tongue-in-cheek. Jeffrey Jones was also pretty solid. Pretty much the entire cast knows how silly the movie is so they mostly play it the right way. And, I know I mentioned the music, but again, the song that ends the movie is just killer. I'll probably try to download some of the music to put on my iPhone. It's that good. Ultimately, the movie would've been better had they simply embraced the inherent ADULT aspect of the character, but ultimately it is a talking duck. So oh well...Worth at least watching once, I think...
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Horns - Wow. Once again, a movie I probably should've watched way back when I purchased it on it's release date. Fantastic Aja movie, based off of a terrific story from Joe Hill (Stephen King's son). I remember watching the first ten minutes or so a couple of times and then shutting it off, just because I thought the concept was silly, and at the time I really wasn't a Radcliffe fan at all (still aren't really, but he's decent enough, and very, very good in this movie; he was good in Imperium as well, but there were other issues I had with that movie), but I really should've hung in there. The movie really, really gains steam around the half-hour mark, and it doesn't look back. It's funny. It's violent. It's lewd. It doesn't pull any punches. I loved it. And Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James Remar, Heather Graham, and Kathleen Quinlan all turn in great performances. The soundtrack is also pretty great (for the most part). The closing song is really good, by one of my favorite bands, Sunset Rubdown. This is probably my third favorite Aja movie, after his The Hills Have Eyes remake, and High Tension. Would highly recommend this one to those who haven't seen it...
Old 07-27-20, 06:15 AM
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Le silence de la mer - Hm. I think what blows me away so much about this movie is just how assured the direction is. This being Melville's feature-length directorial debut, it's pretty remarkable. Watching it, it feels as though this is his sixth or seventh movie. The shots he selects. The angles he chooses. There's even a few long takes done with the help of a crane that really show off his directorial prowess, but somehow don't come across as being "showy." And the story itself is just really, really solid. And it's never a clear case of good vs. evil when it comes to the relationship between the pair who live in the house and their German Army/Nazi houseguest. I was surprised at how great this movie was, but I shouldn't have been, given Melville's track record. Not quite sure where I'd rank this in terms of his filmography, but that's only because from the movies of his that I've seen, I haven't seen a bad one. This one, however, would definitely fall in the upper half, I guess. Would very highly recommend this one. I look forward to checking out the special features on the Criterion, including the documentary that Melville did prior to this film...And the documentary about Melville's time in the French Resistance during the war...
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Creature from the Black Lagoon - Pretty good Universal Monster movie. Preferred the first portion of the movie, as I thought it kind of, kind of lost a little bit of steam towards the end. Was surprised at how good the creature's costume was, and how well it holds up. The music, however, began to annoy me a bit in the latter half of the movie. It started out okay, but then I felt it was just too overblown and emphatic towards the end. My favorite of the original Universal Monster movies remains The Invisible Man, followed closely by Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein...This one is worth watching at least once, even if only to see its enormous influence on Del Toro's The Shape of Water, which I knew going in but it's even more apparent than I had expected...
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The Mummy - The original 1932 version in the Universal Monsters boxset. Snooze. I don't know, maybe the basic story just doesn't appeal to me, but I found this enormously dull. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a "mummy" movie that I actually enjoyed. I absolutely hated the Stephen Sommers remake (and thus chose to never, ever watch the sequels he did), and the only reason I didn't walk out of it in theatres was cause I was their with my brother and neither of us had a ride back home until the running time had elapsed. Haven't seen the recent Tom Cruise remake and don't really care to...maybe if it's on TV one day I'll tune in for a bit. Karloff was pretty good, I guess, but that can't carry a movie that is this boring. Only movie I still have to watch in this boxset is Phantom of the Opera, but I think that can wait til later...I'm switching gears for a bit and wanna pick out a different genre...
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First Snow (2006) — Slow, plodding film noirish drama-thriller is only worth watching for Guy Pearce who gives a great performance and can't say I was exactly bored, but the ending didn't exactly have an emotional impact. ***/*****
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Originally Posted by Goonies85
Just a classic. And the special features on the Blu-Ray are pretty good, too. This is always one of my "go to" movies when I've had a bad day or just need to take my mind off of something. And hell, even Black Sheep isn't too bad and is actually pretty decent (and it has a typically manic performance from Gary Busey), I think the main issue is that you can't help but compare it to this masterclass in comedy...

I know a lot of people complain but I miss the days when SNL stars left the show and got their own comedy movies.


Hard to believe Farley has been gone for 23 years.
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Old 07-27-20, 07:18 PM
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It is on Netflix streaming. I wish they would add more independent movies.

This was uncomfortable to watch and the ending was not satisfying but a compelling story.
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Only - a low-budget Netflix movie starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Freida Pinto, about a woman and man in a post-apocalyptic society where some kind of fallout from a comet has killed almost all of the world's women. Not a good movie. The characters act so stupidly that I can't really feel upset about the bad things that happen to them. The more interesting aspects of the premise are hardly explored--instead the focus is solely on these two people and their quest to win the ultimate Darwin Award.

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