What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

July 6th, 2017 at 3:35:37 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Saw "Despicable Me 3".

If you enjoyed the first film, you will enjoy this one, but if you don't enjoy the animated antics of characters voiced by Steven Carrell with a heavy accent, it will be painful. It runs only 90 minutes, barely crossing the time threshold for a "feature". However, the story is a mess, with three or four different arcs going on, and characters being introduced with great fanfare, then disappearing from the storyline. I suspect some serious last minute editing was going on in the week prior to release. This panicked chopping causes the end of the film to fall flat, which is a shame since the intention to develop some of the characters and their relationships starts off so promising.

I give it 4 pieces of bubble gum out of 10.




**Amongst the trailers was an ad for the new Hugh Jackman musical, "The Greatest Showman". A bio pic based on the life of P.T. Barnum and the birth of "Show Business", it is set to debut Christmas 2017, and looks like a strong best picture contender (ala, "LaLaLand", or "Chicago").

July 6th, 2017 at 4:22:52 PM permalink
Nareed
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I'm so excited about the new Spiderman movie, that I'll definitely see it on basic cable when it premieres there in 3-5 years (if there's still basic cable in existence then).
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July 6th, 2017 at 5:43:51 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Amongst the trailers was an ad for the new Hugh Jackman musical, "The Greatest Showman". A bio pic based on the life of P.T. Barnum


Very VERY loosely based. this is the
real Barnum, does he look like a
singer and dancer to you?

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July 6th, 2017 at 6:17:57 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Evenbob
Very VERY loosely based. this is the
real Barnum, does he look like a
singer and dancer to you?


Well, he doesn't look like a modern singer and dancer, but he looks characteristically vaudevillian. So, yeah, I could see him as a singer and dancer from that era.

It was very much novelty characters, no typical look. All mostly oddball.
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July 6th, 2017 at 6:44:38 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Sweet Hereafter, a Amazon Prime movie based on a novel based on a schoolbus accident in rural Texas that provoked considerable litigation. The scene was changed to Canada for largely funding reasons.
Slow moving but well acted. A bit disappointing.
July 6th, 2017 at 6:55:18 PM permalink
ams288
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

It was great. These Marvel movies are all so enjoyable because they have characters that you love and want to keep watching from film to film to film. This one is no different.
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July 6th, 2017 at 7:12:12 PM permalink
zippyboy
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oh come on. First there was Spiderman in 2002, then the sequel movies. Then they rebooted it with The Amazing Spiderman, which told the same story but with Andrew Garfield in the lead role. Now they're rebooting it again???

Oh come on!!! enough already. It's a money grab! Don't fall for it!
July 6th, 2017 at 7:48:06 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
Well, he doesn't look like a modern singer and dancer


He was never a singer or a performer of any
kind. He was a businessman/promoter who
was mostly in the museum business until
his 60's when he went into the circus
business. He was a huge self promoter,
he dealt in hoaxes and bullshit. He was
a salesman, he was the Don King of his
day.
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July 7th, 2017 at 5:00:57 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: zippyboy
oh come on. First there was Spiderman in 2002, then the sequel movies. Then they rebooted it with The Amazing Spiderman, which told the same story but with Andrew Garfield in the lead role. Now they're rebooting it again???

Oh come on!!! enough already. It's a money grab! Don't fall for it!


Please find me a superhero movie with a budget of over $150 million that isn't a money grab. I'll be waiting.
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July 7th, 2017 at 10:57:25 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Please find me a superhero movie with a budget of over $150 million that isn't a money grab. I'll be waiting.


A "money grab" is MAC and Me, which is a blatant rip off.


I don't think you should use that phrase for every "commercial" movie. If you are going to invest $150 million in any film, you are expecting it to be successful. That doesn't mean it is devoid of creativity.

Many of the directors of comic book adaptations were once making Shakespeare or independent dramatic films.