Film Reviews - what have you seen lately, what did you think?

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  1. Swamp Queen

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    Yep, more than likely :lol:
     
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    Meet the Robinsons (2007)

    Daddy - Daughter (age 11) night, and I let her pick a movie to watch. We agreed on this Disney animated film as it sounded to be above her brother's level (age 9) and of no interest to her mom (age not available). Premise is a young orphan boy is an inventor and at some point decides to make a memory machine to pull from his forgotten memories what his mother looked like. From there, we have a villain who is literally outsmarted by his (robotic) hat, a young boy who time travels back to help our lead, and ultimately a feel good story (you expect less from Disney?). However, along the way, we are subjected to a fast paced sequence of activities, and a kaleidoscope of characters, which combine to leave you wondering WTF is going on for the middle portion of the film. That subsides, as everything gets tied up neatly at the end, along with a few twists (I guessed most, my daughter did not but she did get one that I missed). Ultimately, it is a good family film if your kids are of an age to keep up with time loop implications. It gave confidence that I could share 'Back to the Future' with her without having to explain a lot. No boobs (it's DISNEY!), but a good watch. 6/10.
     
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    The Room (2003)

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    Now I'm 100% ready for The Disaster Artist this weekend! :lol:
     
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    Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

    So, we've got Jet Li and Jackie Chan together, so we're off to a good start - and it's not some historical documentary wannabe, it's actual kung fu theater, so that's even better. Plot has some teenage American boy obtain the staff for the legendary Monkey King and has to return it to him. Along the way, he crosses paths with a monk (Li, also plays the Monkey King) and another immortal (Chan) and they fight the Jade Emperor and his witch/assassin. It doesn't have the majesty of Crouching Tiger, but it has quality flying wire fight scenes. Addictionally, there is plenty of humor (esp with Li and Chan arguing over who should train the American kid, and by doing so beating the crap out of him). All in all, not a cheese movie, but a quality kung fu for those interested, and it puts two greats (Li and Chan) in solid roles. The American kid holds his role well enough, but is a throw away actor, I don't think we've seen him anywhere else. No boobs, but greatly recommended. 7/10.
     
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    “You are tearing me apart Lisa!!”
     
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    "Red Sparrow" is in that trailer... I didn't know they were making a movie from the book, I hope they don't ass it up, but I'm a sucker for crazy ass J-law, especially as a spy. The book was really good from an author who actually did the work.
     
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    We watched Nocturnal Animals last night. I liked it, but felt like it could have been a hell of a lot more compelling had they made the entire movie out of the subplot from the novel.
     
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    You forgot to mention the boobs and bush.
     
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    I thought the same thing.
     
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    I thought the same thing.
     
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    The Disaster Artist was amazing.
     
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    00:00 Black Panther = B+ Marvel, so I'm down
    02:18 Pacific Rim 2: Uprising = Good Cheese
    04:47 Ready Player One = Meh...Cleveland? Pass.
    06:52 Avengers: Infinity War = Yes, Please!
    10:17 Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure = Ehhh, I'm in with low expectations
    11:16 Fifty Shades Freed = Haven't seen any of them, why start now?
    13:30 Deadpool 2 = Marvel, I'm in! With low expectations again.
    17:13 Red Sparrow = Never heard of it, but okay, I'm in.
    18:42 Annihilation = Wut? Ok...but low priority.
    20:23 Game Night = Meehhhbeehhh.
    22:45 Molly's Game = Has potential, but doesn't quite hold me.
    24:48 The New Mutants = Marvel, but after my time....I'll get to it sometime.
    26:48 Tomb Raider = Reboot, but yeah, I'll watch.

    Yes, I am a movie hoar.
     
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    The autopsy of Jane doe - a father and son coroner get a rush request on a body. Played by Brian Cox and Emile Hirsh and do a good job. Freaky stuff starts happening and supernatural things take over.

    It’s ok. Drug at places early and I lost a little interest. Would watch again to see if I changed my mind. 6/10
     

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