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On 10/10/2021 at 9:30 AM, nevets88 said:

No Time to Die - Par

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Wow!  Did not expect that ending.

I'd give it a birdie.  More depth to the character than previous 007 movies.

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I am a Bond fan and a fan of Craigs portrayal. I however did not especially enjoy this one(No Time to Die) The ending was not very Bond. Will watch again in a few days. Craigs Bond in my order of preference. Skyfall, Casino Royale, Spectre, Quantum of Solice and No Time to Die. I get what they tried to do by making them connected stories. Bogey for me with a chance at mulligan off the 1st tee. 

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The Eternals - par. Its intentions were good, but you know what they say about good intentions. Liked the casting, and what it was trying for, but there were too many characters, the writing was meh, some cringey scenes involving real life history and while they bought on the director of Nomadland and The Rider, she could not escape the Disney/Marvel vortex, despite some critics arguing the opposite. It was better than Iron Man 2 or Captain Marvel imho.

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Here Today - Birdie. Billy Crystal directed an starred in this along with Tiffany Haddish. It was not what I expected and is really a drama with some funny parts. My wife and I really liked it.

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Red Notice, which was in theaters only for a week and which I was going to go see in a theater until I realized it's also free on Netflix… I give it a birdie.

It's got a 37% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but 92% from audience members. It's funny, has some decent action and fight sequences, and I liked the history and mystery, as made up as it was. Like a Dan Brown novel, lite.

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On 9/27/2018 at 8:02 PM, iacas said:

Duplicity, birdie.

A good bunch of twists with some reasonably good acting. An older movie (2009), but one I enjoyed re-watching. I don't remember much from the first watching (probably in 2009 or '10). I remembered a few parts. But it was almost new to me.

I watched this again tonight. 🙂

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tick, tick... Boom! Eagle. Netflix movie directed by LMM (Hamilton) about Rent writer/composer Jonathan Larson's early career. More for the theater/musicals crowd, but even if you know nothing about Rent, or Hamilton, the songs are great, it's a compelling story about creatives, also a tragic one. And all the New York nostalgia of the 90s.

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On 10/22/2021 at 1:41 AM, nevets88 said:

Dune. Or should I say, Dunc? Eagle. Big downside is the story isn’t finished. 

Absolutely.

 

On 10/23/2021 at 5:42 PM, saevel25 said:

I like the grand scale of the movie, and how they introduced all the major players in the story and did some good world building. Being that, the movie for some could drag a bit. It is not the fast pacing style of movie you tend to see today. For me, I give it a tap in Birdie.

I agree that it doesn't follow modern styles as far as pacing, but I would argue that that is a good thing. People have become far to used to constant over-sensatory movies, where action is the only thing that matters.

A good story is far more interesting to me. I am 70% through the first 6 Dune books according to my kindle (start of book 5), and I thought the movie should have been less fast. There are plenty of things that were added in (not in the book) that could have been replaced with even better story telling (things from the book).

I am super excited that they green lit part 2, and hopefully we will get even more. Even more will probably just be Messiah, because after that things get unexplainable in movie form.

My only complaint about the movie was the casting of Duncan (Mamoa), as he we just the "bro dude relatable comic relief". I thought taking away Gurney's good laughable moments and giving them to Idaho was a disservice to all Dune fans. I wasn't impressed with Mamoa, though he was just doing what was asked of him, but the switch of character roles was like nails on the chalkboard to me.

I'd also give it an eagle, but it could have been an albatross by staying truer to the source material.

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The Alpinist: Eagle. A must watch documentary on Marc-Andre Leclerc. Powerful and emotional. If you don’t like it you’re just wrong. Netflix. Now go watch it.

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On 11/15/2021 at 11:25 AM, nevets88 said:

The Eternals - par. Its intentions were good, but you know what they say about good intentions. Liked the casting, and what it was trying for, but there were too many characters, the writing was meh, some cringey scenes involving real life history and while they bought on the director of Nomadland and The Rider, she could not escape the Disney/Marvel vortex, despite some critics arguing the opposite. It was better than Iron Man 2 or Captain Marvel imho.

I just saw this, I'm going with bogey. 

It feels like there was nothing new here and everything had been done better someplace else. I agree. Better than Captain Marvel, but I'd call it a tie with Iron Man 2. This felt like the kind of movie I kept thinking was going to get better but never did. 

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10 hours ago, Vinsk said:

The Alpinist: Eagle. A must watch documentary on Marc-Andre Leclerc. Powerful and emotional. If you don’t like it you’re just wrong. Netflix. Now go watch it.

And drop and give me 20!

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Actually went to the arthouse theater for the first time since lockdown and saw The Hand of God. Par. I'm not crazy about Sorrentino's movies, just wanted to see what the movie theater was like after Netflix took it over and wanted to see Naples and hear Italian. Love his abstract dream sequences and style of camerawork, but the find your purpose story has been done many times before and the movie does hit you over the head with its points. Also watched The Power of the Dog, birdie. Not all Westerns need to have guns and I thought I knew where this movie was going in the beginning but it veered another way which caught me off guard.

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31 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

Not all Westerns need to have guns...

What?!  Westerns without guns?  Blasphemous!   (Actually, that sounds very refreshing)  Next thing you'll tell me it was without horses.

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

What?!  Westerns without guns?  Blasphemous!   (Actually, that sounds very refreshing)  Next thing you'll tell me it was without horses.

There are horses, but the location wasn't in the US, it was in New Zealand.

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On 12/8/2021 at 8:44 PM, Vinsk said:

The Alpinist: Eagle. A must watch documentary on Marc-Andre Leclerc. Powerful and emotional. If you don’t like it you’re just wrong. Netflix. Now go watch it.

Watched it. Liked it. Beautiful cinematography. Two questions, how and where did he take a dump in these climbs?

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5 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Watched it. Liked it. Beautiful cinematography. Two questions, how and where did he take a dump in these climbs?

Lol. I’m sure we know how that went. But for me, I’d be so puckered up that wouldn’t even be possible.

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On 12/8/2021 at 8:44 PM, Vinsk said:

The Alpinist: Eagle. A must watch documentary on Marc-Andre Leclerc. Powerful and emotional. If you don’t like it you’re just wrong. Netflix. Now go watch it.

I will have to watch it. If you liked that, watch Free Solo. 

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2 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

I will have to watch it. If you liked that, watch Free Solo. 

I have. Excellent as well. I’ve watched a ton of those mountain climbing movies/docs….love that stuff. 

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