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Old 05-18-2020, 10:43 AM   #26671
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Color Out of Space - 5/10

Bizarre, creepy, uneven film. Beyond Lovecraftís concept and a colorful cool style there isnít much substance here unfortunately. Cage delivers another over the top performance for better or for worse. Felt like a Twilight Zone episode stretched to feature film length.

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Old 05-18-2020, 11:10 AM   #26672
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Extraction, 3/10 at best.

I was surprised, based on its good press, by how much I disliked this film. Itís shockingly derivative, combining the depressed and self loathing character of Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon with the non-stop and overly choreographed violence of John Wick. Pretty much a waste of time unless you're looking for 2 hours of straight action and violence with very little story to support it and keep it interesting.
these movies are all about the ride like a thrill coaster. theyre enjoyable if you enjoy things like fight choreography, stunts, one shot takes, chase scenes, guns, etc. you wont be in a different place than where you were in the beginning but its a rush if you like stuff like that
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:45 PM   #26673
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The Others - Part of me wishes I could go into this movie blind when I rewatch it, because that ending reveal and all the tense buildup was some of the craziest I've ever seen in a movie, but watching it again while knowing whats going on the whole time adds a new level to the movie. Great work by the director and Nicole Kidman was fantastic in this eerily ominous and atmospheric ghost story - 8.5/10

Death Becomes Her - I watched this movie so many times when I was younger, and finally revisited it after many years, and I still really enjoyed it. It was kind of like a long episode of tales from the crypt, very strange and filled with tons of black humor. It was interesting to see Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep in a movie like this, definitely not their usual type of film but it really worked, and Bruce Willis was great as well in a role very different than his usual macho type of rolls. The special effects were awesome as well for the time, it was clear they had a lot of fun with it, and I have a lot of fun each time I watch - 8/10

Frailty - Another one I haven't seen for a very long time, but am glad I revisited it. Although the ending was predictable, I found the story to be quite interesting and thought provoking. Also I appreciate the psychological approach to the horror instead of just hack and slash, which I felt worked well, especially considering this was Bill Paxton's first movie as a director, and he acted in it too - 8/10

1408 - This movie had some really interesting ideas, and some good visuals, but ultimately it fell flat on the execution and didnt do enough with the premise. I also felt the pacing was off, it seemed like a rush to the end, going from one thing to the next without anything having any time to breath or to let any impacts sink in, could have been fleshed out a lot more which would have made it a more effective movie - 6.5/10
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:07 PM   #26674
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Timecop 1994 - 7/10 Underrated action movie. One of Van Damme’s best. If you like 80’s, 90’s action movies then you’ll like this one.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:50 PM   #26675
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Bombshell (2019)

8/10

Spotted this today as a new release in a local store. Itís 2019 release passed me by.
It stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie receives last billing, but she is the talent of the movie.
It is what it is, and tells the story of a certain individuals downfall at Fox T.V.
One scene in particular feat. Margot Robbie made for uncomfortable viewing, but I guess that was the whole point of the scene in question.

The main lead, Charlize Theron, I had an issue with. She is ok. Her voice felt odd, almost like she would make for an ideal She-Terminator. The last time I experienced Charlize Theronís skills were during Atomic Blonde, in which Theron acting skills felt wooden at best.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:12 PM   #26676
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

I like this movie more than when I first watched it. And that final line before the credits was perfect. 8/10
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:34 PM   #26677
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Ordet (1955) - Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

If I had to watch a movie for church, it would be this one. 9/10
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:29 PM   #26678
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Bombshell (2019)

8/10

Spotted this today as a new release in a local store. Itís 2019 release passed me by.
It stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie receives last billing, but she is the talent of the movie.
It is what it is, and tells the story of a certain individuals downfall at Fox T.V.
One scene in particular feat. Margot Robbie made for uncomfortable viewing, but I guess that was the whole point of the scene in question.

The main lead, Charlize Theron, I had an issue with. She is ok. Her voice felt odd, almost like she would make for an ideal She-Terminator. The last time I experienced Charlize Theronís skills were during Atomic Blonde, in which Theron acting skills felt wooden at best.
Charlize is a phenomenal actress. I would suggest you watch the movie "Monster." She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal in this movie.
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:05 PM   #26679
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Charlize is a phenomenal actress. I would suggest you watch the movie "Monster." She won an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal in this movie.
Agreed. I'd also recommend her (and Tommy Lee Jones') performance in "In the Valley of Elah". Great showcase for both actors.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:50 PM   #26680
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

I like this movie more than when I first watched it. And that final line before the credits was perfect. 8/10
Still, after all this time, my favorite Marvel movie. That "final line" stands out as my favorite. Why Marvel hasn't asked Director, Joe Johnston to direct another movie, is beyond me. He gets nostalgia, solid-sentimentality, action, heroism, etc.... amazingly well. If Marvel ever dips back into the timestream, hire Johnston again, please.
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