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Last Movie You Watched

Discussion in 'Film' started by Bluemilk, May 14, 2017.

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    Einstein is Scott Howard's grandfather. Never give a dog a time machine.
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    Artemis Fowl is as bad as you've heard.

    King Of Staten Island is fine. It spends too long in the beginning establishing the lead as a burnout, (which could have been done in 10 minutes tops) to really let the heartfelt story at the core shine through. Bill Burr really stands out and when he's on screen with Davidson the movie fires on all cylinders. It should have only been about 90 minutes. Worth a rental if you're looking for a movie about growing up etc.
     
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    Watched two films over the weekend.

    The Missy was... actually not that bad. I hate David Spade usually, but he didn't irk me too much. Lauren Lapkus was hilarious. I've seen this movie get so much hate, but for a goofy and predictable comedy it's honestly better than most of its competition lately.

    Da 5 Bloods was a pretty good Spike Lee entry. It might be a bit longer than it needed to be, but I appreciate that the movie wasn't nearly as straight forward as the trailer implied. Lots of social commentary and symbolism- not often that a movie releases at such a poignant and relevant time.

    I couldn't get past the first fifteen minutes.

    Sounds like they completely ruined his character. I read the book when I was like 8 or 9, and it still sticks with me how much of a devious, almost villainous mastermind young Artemis was. He's not portrayed as the "good guy" for most of the book. Yet, the movie immediately makes him this sympathetic, pretty normal and relatable kid. Completely ruins the tone of the whole thing.

    I hate to say it, but I'm starting to think Branagh isn't quite the filmmaker he seems to think he is, at least not anymore.
     
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    Eh. He works best outside a big studio project.
    This has big studio "Build this world in one movie" fingerprints all over it. Not something Branagh is about.
     
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    I bet if someone funded another self-congratulatory Shakespeare piece for him, he’d still knock it right out the park.

    I was listening to a podcast the other day when the idea of an Obi-Wan solo movie came up. It was snarkily asserted that if you wanted to see Ewan McGregor wandering the vapid wilderness in search of spiritual meaning, you could just watch ‘Last Days in the Desert’. He plays Jesus at the back end of his 40 days in self-exile . . . so I did . . . it’s fine. What’s the friendly critical term for languid and uneventful? Oh yeah, ‘deliberately paced’. It’s very deliberately paced :)
     
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    Yeah, it's just... he's been so bad at picking his projects lately.

    I mean, I thought Scorcese and Coppola's weird feud with Marvel last year was full on cringe. They probably should've just skirted the issue entirely.

    But that doesn't mean I think they should direct a Marvel movie. That would be an awful idea! It just doesn't play to their style at all!

    Admittedly, Thor wasn't the worst fit in the world for Branagh, so maybe Marvel's a bit of a mixed metaphor for this example. But Artemis Fowl? Makes no sense. You're right- guy should stick to smaller projects. I'd take a Hamlet-quality adaptation any day.
     
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    He's been a very much hired gun of late it seems. A weird run. I think Thor is good. Not great but good. Marvel hadn't found it's tone yet and I genuinely appreciate the idea of a Shakespearean Norse god movie.

    For sure. I am one of the people who liked his Murder on the Orient Express. lol
     
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    Until they make this movie...

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    I just have to watch one or the other and tonight it was The Goonies. Spoiler Alert: One-Eyed Willy dies.
     
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    But . . . . . . . Goonies never say "die" :oops:

    I like how toward the end of that gif loop, a picket fence subtly rises out of Falkor's head.
     
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    Just finished watching Step Up 3

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    I watched this for the first time nearly ten years ago, and I distinctly remember not liking it. But after watching Step Up 2: The Streets a few weeks ago and watching most of the franchise's best dances on YouTube, I decided that it was time to revisit the movie proper. The movie isn't bad. Granted, it's utterly predictable with shallow characterization and terribly worn tropes; the main couple aren't really any different from Step Up 2's Andie and Chase and come with half of the charisma of either (although Luke's subpar Heroic Speech is still better than the one Andie gave). The rest of the cast is fine I guess, but I found myself more drawn to Team Samurai than Team Pirates. With one, shiny exception...

    MOOSE IS BACK! Moose has graduated from MSA, leaving behind most of his old crew in order to go to NYU with his childhood friend and love interest Camille (Tyler's little sister from Step Up 1). They engage in a "will they, won't they" relationship for most of the movie, until Moose finally admits to secretly dancing again and she finally joins in. Speaking of Camille, other than the fact that she randomly knows Moose (which means Moose and Andie had, what, two degrees of separation AT MOST before either of them knew each other?) and she's introduced in a sort of "remember the new kid" sort of trope, she's great. Camille is fun, adorkable, skilled, and most importantly, feels REAL. She and Moose feel like the most real characters in the franchise so far (barring Tyler and his love interest).

    But let's talk about the dances. The dances in this movie are...good. They aren't as great as a whole as the first two, but some of the routines are the best in the series. Camille and Moose's "I Won't Dance" routine is both fun, charming, and hilarious when put in retrospect to the blatant vandalism the two get up to. The Battle of Red Hook was a fun show of power by both sides (to which I think Team Pirates' opponent had the better routine overall. Mr. Robot carried the Pirates), and the Battle of Gwai was a fun throwback to Step Up 2's final dance.

    Step Up 3's final dance...wasn't that good for the most part. Don't get me wrong, the light desplay and Mr. Robot and Moose's scenes were AMAZING. But the rest of the battle felt like it was a battle between dancers with each side showing off their best dancers, not a battle between groups. And that's why the Pirates won (spoilers for a movie that's a stereotypical sports movie and ten years old). They didn't have the better dancers for the most part; they had the better routine. And that's okay.
    The MSA crew came back for the finale and they were TERRIBLY underutilized. But the (wo)man, the myth, the legend KITO came back and rocked every scene she was in. I'm excited to see her in the next two as well.

    Overall Step Up 3 wasn't so much a step down as a side-step. It was good enough to keep the franchise going, and the fresh blood added to Moose's life is nice, but the second movie is by far the superior movie in my opinion. It'd still recommend it if you want to see more modern dance movies.

    I'll still continue with the franchise, so the rest of the movies will be relatively new to me (I've seen the final dances and a few in-between, but most of The Mob's dances and pretty much everything about the story will be fresh).





     
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    A masterpiece in my opion.

    This movie has the perfect mix of adventure and comedy.
     
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    And the greatest bromance in cinema

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    Alcohol fueled double feature

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    that's one of my big brother's favourite movies, seen this one multiple times
     
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    This was one of my favorite books growing up. When I first saw the movie I was too young to realize they'd stuffed it with ALL the teen heartthrobs at the time. ;)
     
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    Last night was the season finale of "The Last Drive In" and the final movie was....

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    I love Joe Bob Briggs but after the disaster that Shudder made of his return I couldn't continue past the free trial. I hate missing out on these though. I have a bunch of old MonsterVision episodes on my harddrive and I watch them all the time (even when I have the Blu Ray of the movie in MUCH better quality) and one of them is "They Live" where Roddy came on as a guest for a very strange and somewhat uncomfortable interview. Joe Bob handled it well though.
     
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    My parents wanted to watch a movie, and so my dad rented a comedy movie about two teachers getting into a fight with Ice Cube. Unfortunately he didn't check the rating.

    R rated movies are not my thing. I find the explicit content - while realistic - too annoying for me. The slapstick and lewd humor elicits giggles at most and is often forgotten the next day. This movie's humor was a mix of character and situation, and overall I didn't mind it.

    Ice Cube plays the antagonist for the movie. He's honorable, mature, and surprisingly manipulative. But he has a MAJOR temper problem that makes him a danger to his students. He did remind me of an interesting type of antagonist I haven't seen in a bit, so that was fun to watch.

    There are also some scenes in here that have aged very, VERY poorly, with the main one that comes to mind is Charlie Day's character trying to plant drugs on Ice Cube's character and have him arrested in order to avoid the titular fight. There are a plethora of things wrong with this that should be pretty evident in today's environment.

    I don't really feel like writing out a longer analysis for this because I just finished watching it, I'm sleepy, and it's a pretty thin movie overall. By the time the credits rolled, my mom was fast asleep, my dad regretted not looking up the movie beforehand,* and I rank it above most R-rated comedies I've seen. Not a high bar at all, but still better than usual. The last 15-20 minutes were pretty good.
     
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