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Old 02-08-2019, 09:55 PM   #461
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I recall people talking about Upgrade a while ago. It got added to crave yesterday.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:00 PM   #462
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I was surprised that I liked this movie as much as I did, but Danny McBride was very good in it as an unbalanced dangerous man facing the loss of his house and how far things spiral out of control.


Well acted, darkly funny.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:53 AM   #463
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Just got back from Alita: Battle Angel.

I didn't know anything about the source manga, so I was going in cold beyond what I saw in the TV spots.

It was pretty decent. It's clearly an 'origin story' type movie, and driving heavily for sequels. It had some decent action, and didn't seem overlong at 2 hours, though some stuff could have been trimmed out without too much issue.
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:42 PM   #464
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Happy Death Day 2U

Highly recommend this one. It adds a lot of depth to the universe and characters and it all works. One of the rare times when the sequel is better than the original. Hard to call it straight up horror at this point but it doesn't matter cause it's so much fun. It knows full well how ridiculous it has become and embraces it, which results in some gut-bustingly funny moments. Jessica Rothe reminds me of a modern day Sarah Michelle Gellar with a bit more emotional range, and this series plays like a modern "I know what you did last summer" but more genre blending and fun.

Alita: Battle Angel

A mix of exciting moments and other moments that are a bit eye-roll-y. Certainly enjoyable overall and intriguing enough to warrant a sequel. A lot of carnage and cyborgs getting diced up into pieces, if that's your thing. It shines when there is action and world exploration, and it gets tedious when the focus is put on some of the flatter characters/villains. Alita being as endearing as she is helps the overall arc though.

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Old 02-19-2019, 03:16 PM   #465
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Took my kid to Lego Movie 2. I didn't enjoy it at all... Way too much sensory overload, and I found it was trying too hard. I kind of enjoyed the first one, but this one I did not.
My 4 year old was entertained, but the only thing he remembered from it was the Telus commercial with the Hippo... so nothing memorable.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:33 PM   #466
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Pretty entertaining movie. Short and sweet. Good popcorn flick.

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Good movie but don't really get the point. What was washingtons role? Why introduce a second guy into the whole thing instead of just having the one guy do it? I know it was based on a true story but what could possibly have been accomplished? Also I don't really see the end goal. The whole trump thing at the end sort of left a sour note in our mouths too. Why not just let the story stand on its own?

Very entertaining though. Washington is a great actor I'm surprised he hasn't been in more things. Love him in Ballers as well.

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Just a classic entertainment movie. Was great Sunday morning while I was hoping it would warm up to go outside.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:07 PM   #467
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Mary Queen of Scotts and The Favourite are 2 movies I would not recommend.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:19 PM   #468
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Mary Queen of Scotts and The Favourite are 2 movies I would not recommend.
Mind explaining why you don't recommend the favorite?

I rather enjoyed the three oscar nominated performances in one film, great cinematography, clever writing, outstanding costumes and sets depicting the time period. And I don't like a lot of movies depicting that era.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:41 PM   #469
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Took my kid to Lego Movie 2. I didn't enjoy it at all... Way too much sensory overload, and I found it was trying too hard. I kind of enjoyed the first one, but this one I did not.
My 4 year old was entertained, but the only thing he remembered from it was the Telus commercial with the Hippo... so nothing memorable.
My son and i went to the first one, which we both enjoyed (he must have been 3ish then).

This one was garbage, felt like a movie to be watched when high or something. Brutal.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:37 AM   #471
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Went into Alita not knowing anything about it.

While it's not overly original or unique, I did think it was a really fun movie. The visuals were awesome, and it seemed to move along at a really nice pace. Would recommend.
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Alita is being trashed by the critics but fan ratings are through the roof. It's like the exact opposite of the Last Jedi.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:32 AM   #473
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I just watched Kitbull last night. Made me hug my puppies a little tighter. Darn onions
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Not a movie, but new twilight zone trailer is out...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...access-1188680

Looks incredible!
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Saw the 2nd Lego Movie. It was enjoyable. Not as good as the 1st but it's a good time if you want to see a decent family flick. The thing that stood out the most for me was the animation.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:06 PM   #476
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Mind explaining why you don't recommend the favorite?

I rather enjoyed the three oscar nominated performances in one film, great cinematography, clever writing, outstanding costumes and sets depicting the time period. And I don't like a lot of movies depicting that era.
I thought it was creepy and a bit weird. To be clear that was the opinion of many who were walking out the theatre when it was over when I asked. Nobody could understand what the ending with all the rabbits was all about.
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I thought it was creepy and a bit weird. To be clear that was the opinion of many who were walking out the theatre when it was over when I asked. Nobody could understand what the ending with all the rabbits was all about.
Metaphor dude, metaphor. She thinks she won but she's still simply the chattel plaything of the queen and isn't any more free than the rabbits.

Creepy and weird is the director's m.o. I don't know why the ending that is slightly off-putting should supersede a very good film. That is, unless, you found the rest of it to be distasteful or unenjoyable.
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Metaphorical ending. The overlayed faces didn't need to be on screen for as long as they were to get the point across, but eh, probably the only questionable moment for editing overall.
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I realize this is an old movie, but goddamn I love Zoolander. I'm watching it again for the first time in a few years and it really holds up. God this movie is funny.
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I realize this is an old movie, but goddamn I love Zoolander. I'm watching it again for the first time in a few years and it really holds up. God this movie is funny.
But why male models?
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