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On 1/5/2019 at 1:01 AM, Warren Zevon said:

With that being said, I have to say my favorite flick of the year was Spider-Man : Into The Spider-Verse.  I know most will dismiss it because A) It's a cartoon, and B) It's yet another Superhero flick.  This movie, to me, was the most fun I've had watching in a while.  For those of you who enjoy the hero movies but are skeptical of this one, don't be.  Go see it in the theater so you can appreciate it better on the big screen.  If you regret it, I'll mail you a golf tee.

We took the grandkids to see this while they were in town.   I was very pleasantly surprised.  It is a very good movie.   Par

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PSA: Go see Free Solo at an IMAX theater. NOW. Playing for one week only. That is all. You're welcome.

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Watched two good movies this weekend:

Hell or High Water - Amazing and uncomfortable throughout, it's a movie about a divorced father (Chris Pine) trying to do right by his sons after his mother dies and the bank is about to foreclose on the family ranch.  He plans a series of bank robberies to get the money to stop the foreclosure, and partner's with his brother to pull them off.  Tommy Lee Jones, who I don't normally like, brilliantly plays the Texas Ranger trying to find him.  Despite the reviews, the previews and story line hadn't seemed very interesting to me, but we were bored and decided to give it a shot.  It was excellent, by far the best movie I've seen in a while - tap in birdie.

Then we watched Mission Impossible: Fallout.  Different kind of movie, but definitely one of the best in the series.  Great action scenes, and as a skydiver (Tom Cruise is also a legit skydiver, btw) I can tell you those scenes in the movie are really well done where most are not.  Loved it, also an easy birdie for the genre.

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4 hours ago, Eric C said:

Watched two good movies this weekend:

Hell or High Water - Amazing and uncomfortable throughout, it's a movie about a divorced father (Chris Pine) trying to do right by his sons after his mother dies and the bank is about to foreclose on the family ranch.  He plans a series of bank robberies to get the money to stop the foreclosure, and partner's with his brother to pull them off.  Tommy Lee Jones, who I don't normally like, brilliantly plays the Texas Ranger trying to find him.  Despite the reviews, the previews and story line hadn't seemed very interesting to me, but we were bored and decided to give it a shot.  It was excellent, by far the best movie I've seen in a while - tap in birdie.

Then we watched Mission Impossible: Fallout.  Different kind of movie, but definitely one of the best in the series.  Great action scenes, and as a skydiver (Tom Cruise is also a legit skydiver, btw) I can tell you those scenes in the movie are really well done where most are not.  Loved it, also an easy birdie for the genre.

I also give birdie on both of those.

With MI VI, Tom Cruise actually did the HALO dive.  I read somewhere it took him a year to train HALO dive and shoot that scene.

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On 1/12/2019 at 8:39 PM, nevets88 said:

PSA: Go see Free Solo at an IMAX theater. NOW. Playing for one week only. That is all. You're welcome.

Have wanted to see that for a while now. Not playing at IMAX near me, but this is definitely not a movie to watch on an airplane.

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The wife and I succumbed to some high RottenTomatoes scores yesterday and watched what I believe is Jonah Hill's writing/directorial debut: mid90s.

The movie sucked. I didn't really care about a bunch of shitheads, I wondered what the mother was doing that she was so absent in the lives of her children, and the movie never got better.

Double bogey.

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Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

77% and 81%? Please. This reeks of people saying nice things only because they think they're supposed to or are afraid of being called "uncultured" or something.

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Baywatch - That's right, I watched Baywatch.  Staring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.  I did not hold out much hope, but my wife would leave me for The Rock in a second, and like every marriage I have to make compromises to keep peace in the family.  To be fair, I think he's pretty awesome too ... not sure I've ever seen a bad movie with him in it.  Anyway ... it's more or less a parody of the actual Baywatch series, and it's friggin laugh-out-loud hilarious.  Definitely silly, but it's meant to be.  Mitch and the crew start off with tryouts for new lifeguards, and then quickly discover that a land developer is bringing drugs into the area to drive down prices in an effort to buy up land.  Something like that, doesn't really matter.  The developer is the infinitely hot, scantily clad and recently married Priyanka Chopra.  The crew bands together to save the beach.  It's a fun movie, and honestly I have to give it a tap in birdie.  Nobody is more surprised than me.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Surprising par given that it was panned so much. Good acting and decent story lines.

I rewatched this and agree. I know we've already seen Woody from Cheers in Hunger Games, but it was cool seeing him in a Star Wars movie.

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19 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

I rewatched this and agree. I know we've already seen Woody from Cheers in Hunger Games, but it was cool seeing him in a Star Wars movie.

Zombieland too. He is very good.

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There really hasn't been any movies that I've watched recently that I've really really enjoyed. Most things are just something that I put on and zone out. The oldest put on Solo and I just never got interested enough to pay attention. We did watch Aquaman in the Theater last month I think, that was enjoyable enough but not great really. I don't know if it's just that I've become jaded or because I can't suspend my disbelief enough recently to find anything really good. Birdbox and A Quiet Place were both pretty decent too, but there were too many points in both those movies where I just was annoyed with stupid things. Not really sure what my problem is, but it's really taken the fun and overall enjoyment of watching movies away.

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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

Zombieland too. He is very good.

Woody has done well for himself. Bill Murray in Zombieland, lol.

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The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC.

Saw two movies twice in theaters this year, Free Solo and The Favourite and they both got nominated.

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I know this is a super old movie (1975), but I friggin' love Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. It's an incredibly slow movie, but I absolutely love it these days. I first saw it when I was like 23 and thought it was pretty cool. Then I saw it again when I was about 31 and really enjoyed it, more so than the first time. I saw it recently (age 35) and now I'm in love with it. It's a beautifully crafted movie IMO. 

Again, it's extremely slow. It's not for everybody. I give it an eagle though. Most probably would be bored to tears by this, but I really dig this flick. The trailer doesn't do justice to how slow the pace is, but whatever, I love that trailer too :-D

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16 minutes ago, JetFan1983 said:

I know this is a super old movie (1975), but I friggin' love Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. It's an incredibly slow movie, but I absolutely love it these days. I first saw it when I was like 23 and thought it was pretty cool. Then I saw it again when I was about 31 and really enjoyed it, more so than the first time. I saw it recently (age 35) and now I'm in love with it. It's a beautifully crafted movie IMO. 

Again, it's extremely slow. It's not for everybody. I give it an eagle though. Most probably would be bored to tears by this, but I really dig this flick. The trailer doesn't do justice to how slow the pace is, but whatever, I love that trailer too :-D

That pistol duel...

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3 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

That pistol duel...

Haha which one? . 

Spoiler

The one at the end is pretty good too

 

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Spoiler alert

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1 hour ago, JetFan1983 said:

Haha which one? . 

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Oh yeah. 😜 The one you were talking about.

The scene near the end with the Schubert trio playing was good too.

I've been meaning to watch Paths of Glory.

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19 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

 

I've been meaning to watch Paths of Glory.

Great movie. When I was like 19-22 years old it was my favorite movie. I still really like it. 

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