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The Sisters Brothers. Birdie. Love these off the radar westerns. Enjoyed many of the director's previous films. Some familiar faces I did not expect to see. Kind of reminds me of an old find the gold movie can't remember the name right now. 

The Kindergarten Teacher, Netflix. Birdie. 

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Ant Man and the Wasp - Birdie.  Easily as good as the first one, and Michael Pena continues to be hilarious.

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Bohemian Rhapsody -  Par.  I originally thought of giving this an eagle based on Remi Malek's performance.  But this movie gains a lot of strokes for basically being a puff piece.  It's a damn fine puff piece, though.  There were a few goosebumps when watching some of your favorite Queen songs come to life.

 I liked this movie a lot, and really enjoyed it.  But if you're a diehard Queen fan who knows everything about the group you'll probably be left wanting. 

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Burning. Stev Yeun from Walking Dead. Great slow burn drama based in Marukami's short story. Although moved to Korea from Japan, very very Marukami. Awesome to see him speaking Korean. Birdie. 

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2 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Quiet - Par. Good premise for a movie, but I think the characters should have figured things out faster.

A Quiet Place?

Did I mention Will You Ever Forgive Me? Birdie. Comedian actress can do drama. Book porn. 

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

A Quiet Place?

Did I mention Will You Ever Forgive Me? Birdie. Comedian actress can do drama. Book porn. 

Yeah. Typed too quickly. 

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5 hours ago, boogielicious said:

Yeah. Typed too quickly. 

Without going into spoilers, yeah, agree with you, some things I thought, they should have thought to prevent that. 

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Played with a couple of guys from the UK today while on vacation in Florida and on the 18th green I was thinking of of Chevy Chase putting in Caddy Shack. To my amazement, these two guys in their 60's who love golf had never seen nor heard of this movie. What can we do as Americans to alleviate this tragedy? 

 

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Did anyone here mention Game Night?

This movie is soooooo funny. Easy birdie. 

You got Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams who have great chemistry and are perfectly cast. Coach Taylor and Landry from FNL. Not going to mention more cause spoilery. Just watch it, such a fun movie. If you have HBO, it's there.

Spoiler - so funny!!!!

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Finally saw A Star is Born. Par.  Confession. I barely know who Lady Gaga is, might be able to pick her out of a crowd if she was in one of her outrageous getups. I definitely cannot identify any of her songs. This is not a commentary on her body of work, but how much content is out there to consume and one's limited time on this planet. I do know she is a pop megastar and given that this version of ASIB is focused on music (didn't see the previous ones but know the scripts), made sure to see it. Didn't even watch the trailer, knowing full well people went... gaga for it. I enjoyed the movie, the music was great, acting was good, especially from Lady Gaga and for a first try, a good job of directing from Cooper. It's a touching and tragic story,  but there are cliches and I have reservations about Ally's direction in music, it seemed all over the place. I can see why Lady Gaga is so successful though, she is amazingly talented. 

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The Hitman's Bodyguard is on US HBO. I expected a fun, mostly predictable romp and that's exactly what this is. Reynolds and Jackson have good chemistry. Birdie.

Oh yeah, while people either hated or loved Suspiria, I'm one of the few who fall inbetween. Some said it was too slowly paced, I didn't feel that at all. It is a bit dense and I went in without having seen the original, so was lost at times, but I love Tilda Swinton and the score from Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Watched this at a dine-in theater and looked sideways to see if people continued to eat during the gory scenes. And there is one particularly upsetting one. Still get shivers from that. Par.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - I'm torn between giving it a par or a birdie, but I think I'll go with just a par. The acting itself was good, and the special effects were fantastic. The biggest complaint I had is it was a movie very much filled with exposition to set up the third movie in the series.

Surprisingly, given the title, the movie doesn't actually go that much into the different crimes Grindelwald was committing or some of the things he did (like building a prison for all his political enemies) so much as him just recruiting followers. It's more or less laid out as, "What he wants is bad because he thinks differently than us" without showing any of the reasons he's supposed to be terrible that are talked about in the original Harry Potter series. I guess they're trying to make a complex villain with questionable morality instead of an outright evil like Voldemort was, but it just felt to me like it fell a little flat (though Johnny Depp did a great job portraying the character given to him).

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I watched Wanted again. Love the movie, not entirely sure why. It's got good action sequences. Good graphics. The plot twist, obviously, it's hardly a "twist" anymore.

Still, a birdie every time, and an easy one at that. A tap-in.

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Erin Brockovich, lipped out birdie putt for par. Julia's performance nearly makes it a birdie, but it's not quite enough.

American Made should have stuck closer to what actually happened. Bogey.

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