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

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    Just watched Manhunter again. I still say it’s better than Silence of the Lambs
     
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      The Martian (2015) - Matt Damon is with a crew on Mars, a storm blows up and captain says "Lets go". Damon gets lost in the storm, they assume he's dead and head home. He's not dead. Being a botanist, he figures out ways to stay alive and eventually he gets communication with Earth. Half the movie is him talking to a video log of his progress and challenges, the other half is everyone else trying to figure out how to get there and save him. Things don't work out several times, but you know in the end they bring him home. Regardless of your opinion on Damon, he plays the role pretty well and the storyline is believable and effective. Special effects are good. No boobs, other than Damon's. Would recommend (the film not his boobs). 7.5/10
       
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        The scene at the end of GoT season 1 may be the coolest scene I’ve ever seen in any series or movie.
         
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          Mission Impossible: Fallout:

          Saw it today... White Widow is hot as balls. The rest of the movie was good. Only "suspension of reality" I couldn't stomach? Alec Baldwin being able to fight a former Delta Force trooper/CIA SAD guy for 10 seconds... no way that happens in real life. Oh, and there should have been a lot more of White Widow... she is hot as balls. ;)
           
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          I actually read your post again before watching it the other day. May have saved it for me because without knowing some of this it can get long at times.

          Plus the boobies were nice.
           
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            Finally saw 'Get Out' ... really enjoyed it.
            I had been a fan of Key and Peele so this was a nice follow on for Jordan Peele.
            No boobage but the lead chick was muy caliente, and the TSA buddy was funny.

            8.5/10
             
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              My Lord! 63 pages of this?

              Not reading through every post, so don't know if this one has been mentioned yet. The Little Prince...solid movie imo. 5 out of 5 Gator Chomps.
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              What's it about? Looks aimed at kids...will adults enjoy it? And most importantly...any boobs?
               
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                Uh...yeah, no boobs. Based upon a book for Children. Being the semi adult that I am, I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, I typically like good animation, so this also falls into this category.
                 
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                  It's one of the most famous books I know, no boobs. ;)
                   
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                  Teen Titians Go! To the Movies (2018): Based on the Teen Titians Go cartoon, so if you have seen any of them you kind of know what to expect. The daughter loves the cartoon, so we took her after her first day of preschool. The movie is crazy and filled with stupid jokes with enough adult humor to keep adults dialed in. A number of famous voices play the side characters (Superman, Batman, etc). It all stems from Robin thinking the only way they will be taken seriously is if they have their own movie. It just goes from there. A lot of music (similar to the tv show) and action pieces. Not something I would rush to see in theaters but entertaining for what it is. 6/10.

                  No boobs in this movie... but Robin does try to show off his butt in 3D.
                   
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                  Saw a couple more on Netflix the last few weeks.

                  Like Father - So Kristen Bell gets left at the alter and her absentee father Kelsey Grammer goes out drinking with her. They wake up hung over on the cruise ship that her honeymoon was going to be on. Seth Rogan shows up a little and they make friends and bond again after discovering why he was so absent and his regrets.

                  Has a few laughs and a few nice moments in it for self discovery I guess. The wife and I watched this and both were just Meh. 5/10

                  Father of the Year - Stars David Spade so you know not to expect to much. Basically his son comes home before going off to New York for a job to visit his deadbeat dad. His other friend is there as well visiting his uptight dad. While drinking they talk about whose dad would win in a fight and while drunk one dad tries to settle the debate. It leads to things that unravel the kids futures and the dads have to sort out their issues to help them get back on track.

                  There are laughs in this, but you have to be patient. Story is more about the kids rather than the dads. It's ok. It's another cheap netflix film that years ago would have premiered on Comedy Central. 4/10

                  I will say this I have been disappointed with the Netflix originals of late. Many are barely getting above made for TV level other than escaping censors. Not good when these guys want to be considered true contenders in the film world.
                   
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                    Like Father was good. I enjoyed. Actually watched most of it. I barely can get through a movie without losing interest. Maybe hit home with me.

                    Trying to watch Diverge now...strange, but a little thought provoking.
                     
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                    Finally got around to re-watching 3:10 to Yuma again...forgot what a great western that one is...
                     
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                      This is what I saw this week

                      The Glass Castle (prime) - stars Woody harrelson and was excited after the preview and he’s been knocking stuff out of the park lately. About a dysfunctional family that are always moving and squatting as he loses jobs and falls further into alcoholism. Told from a daughters point of view in flashbacks as she is now grown and trying to marry into high society. To me it was on, boring at times, and could be trimmed down more. Part of it is was I wasn’t ready for two hours of moaning when it was marketed as something different. 6/10. Other may like this more.

                      Extinction (Netflix) - Michael Pena stars as a dad having crazy dreams about alien invasion that come true. From there it’s a fight to survive as the kill off the planet with shocking revelations in the final act. It’s been in my opinion one of the better Netflix movies lately. It has its issues, but in sci-fi nothing is perfect. Doesn’t feel like a straight to dvd 5 dollar bin thing they churned our. 6/10

                      Darkest hour - the Churchill movie with Gary Oldman. Obviously set prior to the going to war with Nazi Germany and could be considered a prequel to Dunkirk if you want to think of it that way. The first part is a little slow, but picks up the second half when strategies come into play while he fights with those who want to make a peace treaty with Hitler. 7.5/10
                       
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                      A Quiet Place - the one where no one can talk because the monsters will come. This movie is fantastic. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and the silence keeps thing intense. They have done a great job the last few years switching the horror genre back to these types of films rather than the torture porn phase they went through with Saw and all its copycats.

                      There are some emotional moments. I suspect the first ten minutes might get a few people shook up. Watch this movie when you can give it your full attention as most is in sign language and subtitles. At 1.5 hours is goes very quickly. I know they are planning a sequel and I hope it doesn’t cheapen how great this was. 8/10.
                       
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                        I watched Alpha this weekend--it's about early Cro-Magnon hunter-gatherers where one gets separated from the group, befriends a wounded wolf that also gets separated from the pack, and how they bond, etc. The story of how man ended up domesticating wolves to become dogs.

                        Had personal reasons for watching it with my brother (long story that I won't get into, but we made a pact to see it). Wasn't disappointed, but it's probably something to catch on Netflix in 6 months. 5.5/10.

                        I also saw Like Father not long ago--not a bad movie. Had its endearing parts and other parts cheesy.
                         
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                        You mean... like a wolf pact?
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                          Mission Impossible: Fallout - you go to these types of movies for the cool action scenes and so far the plots have been good enough as well. I feel like this series gets a little better as it goes on. Basically you get the idea. Tom Cruise has to save the world and can only trust a select few. Has some call backs to the last one but nothing that will leave you to confused if you haven’t scene it.

                          Cruise has perfected this type of role. The kinda funny action star. Similar to Bruce Willis after he shaved his head you know his performance will be the same across most movies. That’s not always a bad thing when he does it well. My biggest takeaway was the character development the finally gave Ving Rhames after 6 movies. He was kind of the soul of the team if you will in his moments. 7.5/10 and what I consider a perfect movie for the summer.
                           
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                            So this is going to sound weird... but is Tom Cruise one of the best actors that has never won an Oscar?
                            He may be a whack job in real life but on screen he has done, mostly, a fantastic job in just about every movie he's been in.
                            There have been a few duds and head scratchers but overall - I can name quite a few Cruise movies that were damn good.
                            Or...
                            Maybe he just a lucky toolbag... dunno...?
                             

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