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The Last Movie(s) You Watched... (quick one or two sentence reviews)
#21
Miracle Mile (1989)
One of my favourites from my time working in a video store (remember those?). Art house flick with big ideas.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Hit all the right notes for the P&P stuff (although the Cliff Notes version), but could have used better direction (and more budget/another draft on the script) for the zombie parts. Still quite fun in places.

Atomic Blonde
Most notable moment is a huge set piece about two thirds into the movie. It is designed to look like a single shot that covers shootouts, punch ups, knife fights, stair falls, elevator rides, and car chases with full on accidents, ala Children of Men. It just about works, but any editing experience and you'll see some of the joins. Otherwise, an interesting spy thriller with a cool soundtrack and set amongst a fascinating time in history.
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#22
After seeing the following video:



I decided to get and watch Speed Racer (2008) again. I saw it only once the year it was released and it didn't connect with me, even though I was watching and loving the cartoon growing-up. 

Having seen Coco in theaters few days earlier, the themes of family and commitment stuck with me and I found Speed Racer to be really about these things also. 

So yeah, I kinda have more appreciation towards the film. I don't and won't consider it great. But, felt it was nice to revisit.
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#23
It (2017) 

Didnt really buy the hype on this one but it works quite well both as a chiller and a coming of age drama, given the popularity of shows like Stranger Things and the whole clown craze thing last year I expected a cash-in, it is but it's a fairly decent one..
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#24
Mother! of director Darran Aronofsky
The hospitality of Bardem was for me not easy to swallow but overall was this a great horror movie
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#25
(12-12-2017, 01:23 PM)maniac Wrote: Mother! of director Darran Aronofsky
The hospitality of Bardem was for me not easy to swallow but overall was this a great horror movie

Really want to see Mother! it seems to be a love it or loathe it film, based on Aronofskys track record though I think I will love it!
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#26
(12-12-2017, 01:23 PM)maniac Wrote: Mother! of director Darran Aronofsky
The hospitality of Bardem was for me not easy to swallow but overall was this a great horror movie
Watched it last night, I knew what it was all a metaphor for and who Bardem was supposed to be  going into it so I overlooked his unrealistic behaviour.  Really liked the film, a great performance from Jennifer Lawrence and will probably make my top ten flicks of the year
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#27
Tried to watch GotG2 last night. Fell asleep.
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#28
alien: covenant
meh.

the recent alien movies in a nutshell: poor mission design + poorly selected crew + gorgeous cinematography.

i don't mind if the crew makes stupid decisions; many stories in literature and cinema are about flawed decision-making. but the set-up, the poorly thought-out missions are unbelievable and take me out of the story, and i'm never put back in.
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#29
Jim & Andy - A fascinating and philosophical look at how Jim Carrey stayed in character for the Andy Kaufman movie but I think the footage could have been presented in a more anarchistic fashion in keeping with the subject.

Williams - A decent doc about the history of the Williams F1 racing team from Frank Williams early career to it's current boss, his daughter. Full of stunning archive footage but it is too often diluted with faked footage (complete with grain and film burn FX etc).

The Immortal Story - Re-watching this Orson Welles movie in the new Criterion 4K-sourced transfer is amazing. It's by far one of the best blu-ray transfers I've seen. The sound clarity is also better than ever.
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#30
The Mountain between us from director Hany Abu-Assad  (2017)

Normally not my stuff but this one was picked up by my girlfriend
She loves real-life stories and mostly when she sees this genre it's always for me the opportunity to take a nap
BUT, this one keeps me awake. beautiful shot, great acting, and Winslet is still a beauty
A story about surviving
I liked it
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