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Death to 2021, rated at 29% currently on Rotten Tomatoes, I give a par.

  • It has funny moments.
  • It's a bit over the top. But duh.
  • It's only an hour.

It's dark comedy. For example, they talk about how the Afghans didn't win a medal at the Olympics, but they won medals in the shooting sports in their homeland as they cut to shots of Afghani militants shooting during a skirmish or war or something.

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It's on Netflix.

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Army of Thieves, par. Good movie, and then I saw it was the precursor to the next movie I watched…

Army of the Dead, bogey. Just not a zombie guy. Didn't care for it.

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The Wrath of Man: Birdie, a fairly easy watch if you like action movies.

Don't look up: Birdie, I thought it was frustrating in a good way, funny and also a good satirical look at the modern world, great ending too.

Red notice: a bogey for me, as i get older i just don't really like far fetched action movies with too many plot holes. I would have loved it as a 14 year old so it's not like its a bad movie just not to my tastes anymore, I'm pretty much the same with all the avengers type movies, just find them sillly and predictable.

 

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2 minutes ago, Nail said:

Don't look up: Birdie, I thought it was frustrating in a good way, funny and also a good satirical look at the modern world, great ending too.

I'm giving it only a par, because it was seriously about 30 or 45 minutes too long. I found myself fast forwarding 30 seconds at a time after about 100 minutes.

Though I did appreciate that the tech guy got the "how you will die" thing right at the end.

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5 hours ago, iacas said:

I'm giving it only a par, because it was seriously about 30 or 45 minutes too long. I found myself fast forwarding 30 seconds at a time after about 100 minutes.

Though I did appreciate that the tech guy got the "how you will die" thing right at the end.

Probably was a bit too long alright but I did enjoy it 

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On 12/29/2021 at 12:15 PM, iacas said:

Death to 2021, rated at 29% currently on Rotten Tomatoes, I give a par.

  • It has funny moments.
  • It's a bit over the top. But duh.
  • It's only an hour.

It's dark comedy. For example, they talk about how the Afghans didn't win a medal at the Olympics, but they won medals in the shooting sports in their homeland as they cut to shots of Afghani militants shooting during a skirmish or war or something.

😛

It's on Netflix.

I liked it. Had to watch it a couple of times to catch all the references. Not sure what causes it but it's sometimes tough to make out what people speaking on our TV are saying. Sometimes it's the over the top background sound but not always.

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1. Don't Look Up: Was prepared to be annoyed, but ended up liking it a lot.

As @iacas said, a bit too long. I found the middle boring but thought it started and finished strong. Birdie.

2. The Lost Daughter: Haunting, questioning, strong child acting, and ambiguous ending. All things I like in movies. Birdie.

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This Changes Everything, bogey. I wanted to enjoy the movie, but it never really answered the "chicken or the egg" question, and it had some insulting (to my intelligence) things in it. For example, the movie spent maybe 30 seconds talking about how 1/2 of 1% was like if you had a plate of 100 cookies, and men came in and took 99 1/2 of them, then the only half cookie left would be for the woman director (or something.

Uhmmmm, thank you…?

The movie decried how women are sex symbols only, and how Rotten Tomatoes reviewers are 75% male… then talked about how Wonder Woman grossed $800M worldwide, like that's an entirely good thing? C'mon.

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On 1/5/2022 at 7:24 AM, boogielicious said:

Don’t Look Up - Par it was good with good acting.

Agreed - wife didn’t love it, I thought it was more of a political “crazy this is where we are as a country” movie…but solid par

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No Way Out, bogey. I'm sure it passed for good stuff in 1964 when it was made (okay, 1987), but man. It was nearly halfway through when the girl was murdered. Everything after that was bogus.

Even the twist at the end… meh.

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NIghtmare Alley, par. Tempted to give it a bogey because it was a let down. Might have been colored by having seen the original, although the original bungled the ending. The current one did not. Great visuals from del Toro, but given this stacked cast, the sum was not greater than its parts and Bradley Cooper I just found... boring. The pacing was too languid. It got the ending right though. With actors like Blanchette, Dafoe, Collette, Richard Jenkins, David Strathaim, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Beaver... I mean this is an all star cast. Hoped for more.

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16 hours ago, iacas said:

No Way Out, bogey. I'm sure it passed for good stuff in 1964 when it was made (okay, 1987), but man. It was nearly halfway through when the girl was murdered. Everything after that was bogus.

Even the twist at the end… meh.

It was a letdown in ‘87 too!

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2 hours ago, boogielicious said:

It was a letdown in ‘87 too!

I enjoyed it back then. That was the height of Kevin Costner or approaching it. There was some celeb talk I don’t remember about Sean Young. Are there better spy movies sure but it wasn’t awful. 

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