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The Retirement Plan was a decent romp.

I didn't expect much, so I give it a par. I could have done without the Washington bureaucrats (the black woman and the skinny white dude) and whatever tie-ins they had (I'm about eight minutes from the end of the movie, so maybe that'll wrap itself up too)… and the villain was a bit stereotypical, but whatever. Like I said, I wasn't expecting much.

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Roleplay, a film in which Kaley Cuoco plays an assassin trying to live a normal life, which catches up to her when she's forced to kill another assassin: bogey.

It was fine to pass the time, and the action sequences were decent. But the story was thin and the ending was… blah.

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The Beekeeper-birdie for me.

If you like John Wick and The Equalizer, highly recommend. 90-ish minutes of Jason Statham kicking butt.

-Jerry

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Immediate Family- Documentary about session musicians who played on everybody’s albums back in the 70s. Birdie. It is amazing how many songs and albums that I grew up loving these guys played on.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Immediate Family- Documentary about session musicians who played on everybody’s albums back in the 70s. Birdie. It is amazing how many songs and albums that I grew up loving these guys played on.

I'll have to watch this, a follow-up to The Wrecking Crew, which is another great documentary on Session Musicians from that era.  Carol Kaye, one of the best bass players you've never heard of.

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8 hours ago, jsgolfer said:

I'll have to watch this, a follow-up to The Wrecking Crew, which is another great documentary on Session Musicians from that era.  Carol Kaye, one of the best bass players you've never heard of.

I’ve heard of her!😉

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13 hours ago, boogielicious said:

I’ve heard of her!😉

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Gran Turismo, par. Honestly way better than I thought it would be, but worth the time to watch it the one time. A few storylines could have been fleshed out more, like choosing him over Matty (when he beat Matty but the other guy had a fair point)… etc.


Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional...

Hmm, audience score is 98% at RT. Interesting. I would have given it a birdie, but everything was pretty predictable. I did like that they went into the crash a bit, and… the ramifications of that.

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I saw Dune: Part 2 this past weekend. I will give it an eagle. I like it better than Part 1. Mostly because it didn't have to set up the world, so it could really focus on character arcs and the plot going into what looks to be Part 3 (Dune Messiah). I was able to pick up most of the parts that were different than the book. I understand the why they did so, mostly because of how long the movie would have stretched out to be (already 2 hours and 45 minutes), and other issues, like Paul's yet to be born sister being mentally mature at birth. Yea, good luck finding an actress to do that. Making a CG character would probably throw off the look of the movie since much of it limited in CG. The actor for Baron Harkonnen has to put on a giant suit, but most other movies would probably use CG to do that. So, I didn't mind the changes to transfer the book to the movie. I know some purists will hate it. If you want a 100% accurate recreation of this book, you will need like 4 movies. Nothing changed or taken out takes away from the overall story, which is Paul's character arc. 

I am interested on how close Dune Part 3 will be to the books. There are some character arcs that are different than from the original book. Leaving out Jamis's family. Channi's arc is going to be different and should lead to a much different arc in the 3rd movie. I wonder if they will try to push the Children of Dune story. Which, if they get to God Emperor of Dune, I might just check out there. I can't get through the audio book; it is a slog. 

Yea, I enjoyed it a lot. The only complaint I do have, and maybe it is because of modern culture being more fast paced with everything, the pacing was maybe a tad slow in like two spots. Not terrible, just slightly noticeable. It is a nitpick really. Besides that, loved the movie.

Edit: I remembered one more thing. I wish we got more scenes building up the emperor (Christopher Walkin), in the movie. Not sure how many scenes he shot, but he didn't feel that imposing of a figure. In the books, you knew he was a powerful person and prideful. Again, the movie is nearing 3 hours long. Not sure what they could have cut and what they could have added. 

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1 hour ago, saevel25 said:

I saw Dune: Part 2 this past weekend. I will give it an eagle. 

Yessssss!!! I was so hoping it to be good. Son and I will make the pilgrimage to the theater in the next few days. Thanks!

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I watched "Dumb Money" and give it a par. I like movies like this, which cover real events in an entertaining way. It reminded me of The Big Short without the interludes where they explained things.

84% and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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On 3/2/2024 at 8:30 PM, iacas said:

Gran Turismo, par. Honestly way better than I thought it would be, but worth the time to watch it the one time.

I will have to give this a watch. I like racing movies. It looked interesting from the trailers. 

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Eras Tour film comes to Disney+ tomorrow! 😄 

I give it an eagle. If for some reason I'm wrong after I actually watch it, I'll update this topic. 😄 

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I liked the original but this trailer does not seem to offer humor.  It looks more like a trailer for a horror flick. Even his facial expression says horror flick,

still, I’m likely to see the when it comes out.


 

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Argylle, par. Some decent action sequences (didn't like Bryce Dallas Howard in an action role at all), with some good plot twists. But it was good overall.

I won't give away the stuff at the end. It ties into some similar things.

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