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Old 02-28-2024, 11:01 AM   #8301
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Just gonna hop in here to say that Intersteller continues to be the most incredible movie ever made.

Even upon repeated watchings, it's firmly entrenched in my #1 overall.
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Old 02-28-2024, 11:28 AM   #8302
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The Holdovers (on Amazon Prime) is one of the better films I've seen in the last 5 years or so. It's not earth-shattering but it's just a extremely well thought out story that's really well edited.

If interested, read up on how they filmed it visually. They basically shot it digital but wanted it to look like film that was used from the 70's. Lots of work needed to produce that look. It's kind of insane.

Paul Giamatti gets a lot of the best actor buzz (deserved) but the real MVP for me was Da'Vine Joy Randolph.

I'm glad movies like this are still being made.
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I think the Academy Awards damn near nailed alot of the best picture nominees this year.

granted, i havent seen maestro, which may be an outlier, but the rest of them are all easily watchable and entertaining movies, rather than immense art-house flicks
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Old 02-28-2024, 11:56 AM   #8304
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American Fiction is playing at Canyon Meadows starting this Fri, Mar 1st.
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I haven't seen all the Saw movies but I watched Saw X because it was rated 80% on RT and 89% with viewers so how bad could it be? Well pretty bad actually. Sure there's some gore and creative kills but the 2nd half of the movie is so bad and the story laughable. Maybe you have to be one of those people really attached to the characters but this is not a good horror movie.

Thanksgiving was better but still not as good as RT would lead you to believe. Some really good gross out scenes and funny moments but could have been better. Still worthy of a watch if you are a horror buff.
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Old 02-28-2024, 01:15 PM   #8306
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American Fiction is playing at Canyon Meadows starting this Fri, Mar 1st.
Sweet. I think I'll go again.

Movie buffs: This was one of my top five favourite movies in the past two years at least. Do yourself a favour and hit it. It's exceptional.

I watched "Sometimes I Feel Like Dying" at Canyon Meadows on Monday. Quite the downer with no real pay-off...I don't recommend.
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Old 02-28-2024, 01:53 PM   #8307
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The first 90 minutes of Interstellar is actually pretty stupid if you think about it. Like most Nolan movies you really have to turn off your brain and all common sense and just enjoy the wonder. The black hole stuff actually makes more sense than most of the first hour and a half.

But that’s a theme for most of his movies. He’s more about spectacle than having coherent plots. Pretty much every movie he makes, except Oppenheimer, has plot holes you could drive a semi truck thru.
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Old 02-28-2024, 02:59 PM   #8308
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I remember seeing it in Imax in Toronto the weekend it came out. Best theatre viewing I've probably ever had. Also the first time I've experienced a room full of theatre goers weeping in unison.
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Old 02-28-2024, 03:08 PM   #8309
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Interstellar is so good, but what's interesting is it had a luke warm reception upon release. It only has a 73% approval rating on Rotten tomatoes, which is less than Ant-Man 2 It also did okay but not great at the box office, finishing in 10th place behind The Amazing Spiderman 2

It's been 10 years since it's release and it's now considered a masterpiece, among the greatest Sci Fi films ever.

Time does funny things to movies.
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Yeah but nowadays everything is considered a cult classic, a masterpiece or a complete box office bomb.
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Interstellar is so good, but what's interesting is it had a luke warm reception upon release. It only has a 73% approval rating on Rotten tomatoes, which is less than Ant-Man 2 It also did okay but not great at the box office, finishing in 10th place behind The Amazing Spiderman 2

It's been 10 years since it's release and it's now considered a masterpiece, among the greatest Sci Fi films ever.

Time does funny things to movies.
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It was my favourite from last year
Only 2023 film that made me want to go right back in to see it again after the credits rolled. Should win best picture by a landslide, but probably won't.
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Old 02-28-2024, 08:32 PM   #8313
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Just gonna hop in here to say that Intersteller continues to be the most incredible movie ever made.

Even upon repeated watchings, it's firmly entrenched in my #1 overall.
It's really good. Really good.

Maybe I'm off base, but if I were to theorize, I think having McConaughey in the lead role hurt its initial reception, just because he isn't the guy most would peg for a science fiction epic with strong emotional themes, but putting the typecasting aside, he did great.

Repeat viewings are where the greatness of films is determined.

For example, Dark Knight has 10/10 rewatchability. Interstellar isn't far behind. I'd give it a 9/10. It can be a lot if you're not ready for the magnitude and length of it, but that's it.
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I found it boring on the first watch, but I think I wasn't in the right mood and I know I didn't know it was just the first part, so I was expecting the entire story to wrap up and was disappointed when it didn't.

Watched it again a couple weeks ago and liked it way more. Plus I read Cole's notes or something like that summarizing the book, so I understood more about the universe going in, which I think you kind of need to really get what the movie is doing. Going in cold on my first watch was a mistake.
Yeah I still haven't watched it, I'm just never in the mood and get bored so turn it off. I'm positive that I'll like it when I do get through it but just hasn't happened yet

Maybe I should do what you did and read a summary first
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American Fiction is one of the best movies I've seen in a while. If it wasn't for Oppenheimer, which I truly think deserves to sweep all of the awards (and I've seen all of the nominated movies), I'd cheer for American Fiction. Great script, great acting, great entertainment. Would want to re-watch, for sure.
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On the topic of Nolan/Villeneuve, I dont really like either, but Inception is actually pretty sharp, even though I disagree with the main point of the movie. Leo's character might be the greatest use of self-insertion ever put to film. I suspect the wife is a self insertion too (of Nolan's wife and creative partner, who produced the film).

But the main point of the movie is subversion, in this case convincing (incepting) Westerners to give up their nations and children's birthright. Very clever meta technique.
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But the main point of the movie is subversion, in this case convincing (incepting) Westerners to give up their nations and children's birthright. Very clever meta technique.
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Yeah I still haven't watched it, I'm just never in the mood and get bored so turn it off. I'm positive that I'll like it when I do get through it but just hasn't happened yet

Maybe I should do what you did and read a summary first
I knew nothing of the story before watching Dune.

Sit back with you favourite snacks and enjoy it.

It is a well done movie, I could put together what was happening from the movie, and #### Im not that bright
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It's really good. Really good.

Maybe I'm off base, but if I were to theorize, I think having McConaughey in the lead role hurt its initial reception, just because he isn't the guy most would peg for a science fiction epic with strong emotional themes, but putting the typecasting aside, he did great.

Repeat viewings are where the greatness of films is determined.

For example, Dark Knight has 10/10 rewatchability. Interstellar isn't far behind. I'd give it a 9/10. It can be a lot if you're not ready for the magnitude and length of it, but that's it.
LOL, he was a main character in Contact.
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