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04-01-17 11:44 AM - Post#1697083    


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xXx, 1 star, just shit.
CHIPS, no stars for this disaster.


 
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04-01-17 10:52 PM - Post#1697128    


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xXx, 1 star, just shit.
CHIPS, no stars for this disaster.



CHIPS would've been so much better with Will Farrel as John and George Lopez as Ponch.
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04-02-17 07:05 PM - Post#1697171    


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1- Silence.

If we were to compare Scorcese's career to Wayne Gretzky's, this movie would be one of his 80 point seasons at the end of his career. Not great, not enough for the Hart Trophy, but still an enviable task greater than most other people could ever achieve in their careers.

3.5/4

2- Patriot's Day

I thought this was a very well done movie that actually taught me a lot about how the whole terrorist attack went down and a lot of what I had never known. I'm sick of the whole Boston themed movie, overplayed accents and stuff, but the movie was generally well-done and another shining example of just how difficult of a job our policemen perform.

People who are jealous of the attention our policemen and military servicemen get are just ignorant. The levels of suicide and PTSD in these professions is ridiculous and their work is absolutely a necessary function of society.

3.5/4

Manchester by the Sea

Great movie. IMO, a top 3 movie from last year for sure. Casey Affleck is amazing in this. The story moves at a very slow pace. I recall in the In the Bedroom being similar (another great movie, IMO) and this movie has a similar beat. The movie is really about how people are forced to cope with tragedy and the unfortunate circumstances that they are provided. There were scenes where I was genuinely afraid that Affleck's character would flip out on the bereaved boy, but then started to relax once I realized this movie wasn't taking place in the "melodrama" universe, but is an actual examination of our complex interactions in stressful environments and circumstances. Sad movie for sure, but also not without a sense of humour to leaven the mood.

4/4

LA LA Land

I tried watching this on the plane. I watched 10 minutes and I turned it off. I'm just not a fan of musicals. To each their own. It's about the only type of movie I cannot watch.

NA/4


 
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04-03-17 04:25 PM - Post#1697223    


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Cool thanks yours and Pete's reviews are a good test as to weather I'd see the film. YOu got me wanting to see Get Out.
 
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04-14-17 06:50 PM - Post#1697898    


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For hahas, I watched a movie on Netflix called "Backcountry". If you are into survival/outdoors/adventu re/suspense type movies, this is a good one. No name cast and probably pretty low budget.

It takes place in Northern Ontario and a couple go off for a weekend camping trip. As expected, things don't go as planned and get a little dicey. There's one scene in particular that is really hard to watch/listen to.

Plus, the girl is smoking hot!

Solid 3 out of 4 considering I went in with no expectations
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04-17-17 03:15 PM - Post#1698013    


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Nocturnal Animals - Tom Ford's 2nd film as director is a film inside a film about a writer (Jake Gylenhall) who finally harnesses his talents and inspiration and completes a novel. He dedicates it to his ex-wife (Amy Adams), Susan. 20 years ago, she devastatingly left him for a younger, more handsome and successful man. Now she is trapped in a miserable marriage and jumps into the novel, realizing it may be an outlet for her to reconnect with her ex.

The first half is somewhat violent and disturbing. The second alternating between reality (Susan and her miserable life) and the visuals she creates in her head while reading the book - which is a murder investigation and act of revenge.

Could have been great. Beautiful to look at. But something is missing.

Look for a fantastic 5 minute performance by Laura Linney as Susan's (Amy Adams) mother and one of the wackiest opening scene on film.

*** out of ****
 
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04-17-17 07:20 PM - Post#1698021    


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Suicide Squad. Meh.


 
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04-18-17 02:10 PM - Post#1698058    


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Nocturnal Animals - Tom Ford's 2nd film as director is a film inside a film about a writer (Jake Gylenhall) who finally harnesses his talents and inspiration and completes a novel. He dedicates it to his ex-wife (Amy Adams), Susan. 20 years ago, she devastatingly left him for a younger, more handsome and successful man. Now she is trapped in a miserable marriage and jumps into the novel, realizing it may be an outlet for her to reconnect with her ex.

The first half is somewhat violent and disturbing. The second alternating between reality (Susan and her miserable life) and the visuals she creates in her head while reading the book - which is a murder investigation and act of revenge.

Could have been great. Beautiful to look at. But something is missing.

Look for a fantastic 5 minute performance by Laura Linney as Susan's (Amy Adams) mother and one of the wackiest opening scene on film.

*** out of ****



This is actually one of my top 5 films from 2016. I absolutely loved Linney's performance as well. Talk about a miserable old cunt... and we see these women constantly and you wonder what makes them so horrific. And then you get a glimpse why through her daughter's terrible choices.

I found it to be a very original and well acted film. Gylenhall is in my opinion one of the top 3-5 best actors in Hollywood. He continues to show tremendous range. Unfortunately, he doesn't seem to pick the right roles for himself and put himself in the spotlight enough. They are mostly low-key movies like these that attempt something entirely new.

3.5/4 on this one. Amy Adams is also very good in this as a lady who is watching her life decay into her mother's misery. The analogies between the book and her life are surprisingly manifested.


 
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04-18-17 02:13 PM - Post#1698059    


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Suicide Squad. Meh.



That was a brutal film. To think that Will Smith can star in a movie like this and has any credibility to attack the Academy's choice of nominees is pathetic. This movie was all style and zero substance.

1.5/4.


 
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04-19-17 11:46 PM - Post#1698216    


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For hahas, I watched a movie on Netflix called "Backcountry". If you are into survival/outdoors/adventu re/suspense type movies, this is a good one. No name cast and probably pretty low budget.

It takes place in Northern Ontario and a couple go off for a weekend camping trip. As expected, things don't go as planned and get a little dicey. There's one scene in particular that is really hard to watch/listen to.

Plus, the girl is smoking hot!

Solid 3 out of 4 considering I went in with no expectations


I just watched this based on your review. Good flick. Slow at parts but it helps build the tension. It's very Open Water in the woods. Will likely do for camping what Open Water did for scuba diving. Really takes a direction opposite what you expect.
The girl was pretty good looking. Kind of like Hillary Swank, if Hillary Swank was hot.




Edited by Jax on 04-20-17 12:03 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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04-24-17 11:59 AM - Post#1698365    


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Greater- Brandon Burlsworth Story

Tough to make a football movie. This one goes the Rudy route based on tragic story of walkon turned NFL draft pick. A few recognizable character actors. Not bad, just not particularly well produced (hard to make a football movie), a bit disjointed, but a fair effort at a story worth telling. 1.5 of 4 stars

I remembered the name a little bit and wound reading up- As the movie details, real life story is inspirational, but sad. Hard working kid, straight as an arrow, walks on at Arkansas and gets awarded scholarship, starting his last 3 years, becomes an All-American, winning over and becoming beloved by coaches, teammates, and fans. Winds up being selected in the 3rd round by Indianapolis in 1999, dies tragically in a car accident just before signing contract.

NCAA establishes Burlsworth award for most outstanding walk on. Arkansas retired his number and encased his locker in glass. Family foundation provides scholarship a year to a walk on and eye exams and glasses to low income children.

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04-26-17 04:12 PM - Post#1698459    


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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 , Loved the first one and this one is kinda the same . It definitly had some funny moments ! especially Bautista s charachter IMO

Stallone and Kurt Russell was nicely added and the film itself was great to see in 3-D

Almost as good as the first and if you liked that this one is definitly worth your time
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05-07-17 11:49 PM - Post#1698898    


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  • Badlands92 Said:
For hahas, I watched a movie on Netflix called "Backcountry". If you are into survival/outdoors/adventu re/suspense type movies, this is a good one. No name cast and probably pretty low budget.

It takes place in Northern Ontario and a couple go off for a weekend camping trip. As expected, things don't go as planned and get a little dicey. There's one scene in particular that is really hard to watch/listen to.

Plus, the girl is smoking hot!

Solid 3 out of 4 considering I went in with no expectations


I just watched this based on your review. Good flick. Slow at parts but it helps build the tension. It's very Open Water in the woods. Will likely do for camping what Open Water did for scuba diving. Really takes a direction opposite what you expect.
The girl was pretty good looking. Kind of like Hillary Swank, if Hillary Swank was hot.




haha, nice office reference.
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05-11-17 10:40 PM - Post#1699083    


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Train to Busan. Korean horror flick I watched because I saw it on a Yahoo list of movies being remade and the premise sounded cool. Basically about a work-obsessed father taking his estranged young daughter to visit her mother. Kind of cliche "Cat's in the Cradle" relationship where the father is always working as his kid's life passes him by and the kid becomes resentful. While they are on the train, a zombie virus wipes out the population, including some on the train. It's basically World War Z meets Snakes on a Plane, on a train. Pretty good flick. End is depressing as fuck. I'll leave it at that.


 
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05-12-17 07:29 AM - Post#1699087    


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Train to Busan. Korean horror flick I watched because I saw it on a Yahoo list of movies being remade and the premise sounded cool. Basically about a work-obsessed father taking his estranged young daughter to visit her mother. Kind of cliche "Cat's in the Cradle" relationship where the father is always working as his kid's life passes him by and the kid becomes resentful. While they are on the train, a zombie virus wipes out the population, including some on the train. It's basically World War Z meets Snakes on a Plane, on a train. Pretty good flick. End is depressing as fuck. I'll leave it at that.



I liked it a lot.
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05-12-17 11:03 AM - Post#1699092    


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La La Land - Missed this during its theatrical run. Too bad because it probably would benefit greatly from a big screen viewing. But in any event, I enjoyed more than I expected. Well worn story of 2 people coming to LA to make it big, one an actress the other a jazz pianist. Emma Stone's and Ryan Gosling's singing were a bit weak but the movie didn't hinge on their singing or dancing talents, although the dance segments worked better than the singing. The movie was a little slow in the first act and I was starting to believe that this was over hyped. But it picked up especially in the third act.

Pretty honest portrayal of how people often have to compromise their principles to make it. Poignant ending and a few references to earlier classics like Umbrellas of Cherbourg and An American in Paris.

Surprisingly a top 5 of 2016 and ***1/2 out of ****.
 
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05-12-17 06:16 PM - Post#1699130    


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You are a better man than me Pete. I can't handle musicals at all. The musical could be starring my 5 favorite porn actresses getting rammed and I still couldn't stomach the singing and dancing.




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05-12-17 07:25 PM - Post#1699134    


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Ditto.


 
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05-13-17 05:09 PM - Post#1699167    


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Central Intelligence with The Rock and Kevin Hart. It had some good points in it regarding how the High School life is and how lame it seems in ones adult life. My cat who is black with a touch of white escaped from me opening the door with his food and was outside for the first time in months. I had to do something mindless, so I thought, while I was waiting for him to drag his arse home. He finally did, just long enough for me to see the movie. It has a good beat down scene with a four to one ratio, guess who wins? The one is The Rock, who is a trained CIA agent. Kevin Hart's character, I forgot his name, is nicknamed "The Golden Jet." If he is the same actor who played the High School senior who was all everything and the chunky accountant twenty years later than he did a great job of acting. I don't care to check. Nor do I care to recommend this, I will if you have to mildly entertain yourself for the duration of this movie.

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