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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby slightbreeze » 05 Nov 2019, 15:23

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Nov 2019, 19:06

We saw ‘Dolemite is My Name’ the other night. It did feel very Netflixy, but was great fun.
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Postby Sneelock » 05 Nov 2019, 20:27

I liked it too. L.A. locals got to see a lot of real run down parts of town semi-gussied up.
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I'm glad they showed some actual "Dolemite" footage at the end since Rudy Ray Moore is such a piss-poor actor compared to Eddie Murphy.

I liked the point the writers decided the story should make. brisk and well done but there's no way I would have paid money to see it in the Theodore.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2019, 19:11

I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 09 Nov 2019, 16:21

Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 09 Nov 2019, 17:48

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:
Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book


After watching the movie, I can understand why.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 09 Nov 2019, 22:48

Flower wrote:
St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:
Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book


After watching the movie, I can understand why.



I hated it because I thought it was badly written and ponderous. Nothing to do with the subject matter.
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Postby Livet » 13 Nov 2019, 21:18

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I may have had low expectations, but I enjoyed this almost as much as the first one.
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Postby Flower » 13 Nov 2019, 22:15

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I may have had low expectations, but I enjoyed this almost as much as the first one.


We saw the first one at a theatre and I really liked it. I watched the second one on youtube and it didn't have the same pull for me.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby pcqgod » 15 Nov 2019, 14:59

Joker (2019)

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'Joker' is a relentlessly dark psychological drama with almost nothing that could be considered action movie elements, nor even dark comedy, setting aside one scene. Joaquin Phoenix's bracing portrayal of the title character calls to mind other characters such as Travis Bickle, Billy Bob Thornton's character in 'Sling Blade' and the protagonist in 'Night Crawler,' if only for the lean, hungry predator aspect, not to mention the evil success story trajectory. It is a movie that does make you wonder whether to feel sympathy for the protagonist as a victim of uncaring society. Ultimately the idea that one can become powerful by a violent release of your darkest impulses should give you pause. For comic book nerds like me, there is important Batman mythological material in the final act, and the movie explains well the protagonist's obsession with Bruce Wayne, and vice versa.

Parasite (2019)

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This story of a wifi stealing family of con men/women that insinuate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family is often laugh-loud funny, and at other times, not so much. It is thoroughly unpredictable, and a crazy ride from start to finish.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 15 Nov 2019, 17:23

Can't wait to see Parasite. Meanwhile,

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Midsommar is not "an era-defining masterpiece,"* in my opinion, but it was pretty effective, and fun to watch.


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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 19 Nov 2019, 13:24

I will be watching this .. later today or tomorrow.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » Yesterday, 12:30

I liked the quirky characters and all in all, I enjoyed this little flick. It was a bit slow at points but worth the hour and twenty eight minutes spent.

It was Harry Dean Stanton's last flick and a fitting way to go.
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