What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

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April 24th, 2024 at 10:03:59 AM permalink
missedhervee
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It's a movie well worth seeing, at least from a guy's point of view.

Lots of violence and ambiguity: neither "woke" nor "MAGA."

The idea that this could happen here....wow.

My wife didn't care for it: she couldn't relate to or sympathize with any of the characters and dislikes violence.

A clever concept, well executed.
April 25th, 2024 at 5:40:08 PM permalink
ams288
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I went and saw Civil War.

Wish I had taken a Xanax beforehand, a very stressful movie!
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April 25th, 2024 at 6:38:43 PM permalink
terapined
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I went and saw Civil War.

Wish I had taken a Xanax beforehand, a very stressful movie!

I thought it was a masterpiece
At the end, I just sat there stunned as they rolled the credits over the black and white photos of the last scene. Couldn't believe they went there.
I love how they went ambiguous on politics and just went for the action and violence and didn't hold back
A road trip movie with lots of suspense and action is essentially what it is
Life is very cheap in violent conflicts and I believe the movie showed that over and over.
The last 20 min are so awesome
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May 22nd, 2024 at 7:53:31 PM permalink
rxwine
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I couldn't decide if these two Vietnamese girls are still in Vietnam or the US but I totally got roped-in watching them watch "Dumb and Dumber" because they were laughing so much. (they do refer to themselves as foreign girls react, which makes me think they might still be in Vietnam) Plus they seemed to go completely blank on some cultural references)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_okgggKoxro
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May 22nd, 2024 at 10:31:46 PM permalink
Evenbob
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There are 17 reviews so far on Rotten Tomatoes for Kevin Costner's Western 'Horizon'. It ain't looking good. Costner has invested his entire Fortune into this turkey and it's getting some of the worst reviews and it hasn't even been released yet. I suspected this might be the case, good westerns are really hard to make. Costner directed and starred in Dances With Wolves which of course won every award possible so he thinks he knows what he's doing. Here's just a few of the reviews.

Every magnificent vista and each swooningly romantic moment can’t make up for the fact that Horizon is excruciatingly dull.

Despite the shootouts, some epic vistas (frankly, not as much as you’d expect), and a few fleeting moments of genuine tension, it all feels flat.

But a film – certainly a Western – needs to have a plot, a bit of credible characterisation, and a structure that preferably includes a beginning, middle and end. Horizon doesn't have any of those.



This thing is 3 hours long and others are saying it should have been a 2-hour TV movie. And there are four of these movies in the franchise. This one is obviously going to be a big flop so we will never see the others. Costner is going to be begging Taylor Sheridan to get back on Yellowstone.
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May 23rd, 2024 at 7:44:53 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
There are 17 reviews so far on Rotten Tomatoes for Kevin Costner's Western 'Horizon'. It ain't looking good. Costner has invested his entire Fortune into this turkey and it's getting some of the worst reviews and it hasn't even been released yet. I suspected this might be the case, good westerns are really hard to make. Costner directed and starred in Dances With Wolves which of course won every award possible so he thinks he knows what he's doing. Here's just a few of the reviews.

Every magnificent vista and each swooningly romantic moment can’t make up for the fact that Horizon is excruciatingly dull.

Despite the shootouts, some epic vistas (frankly, not as much as you’d expect), and a few fleeting moments of genuine tension, it all feels flat.

But a film – certainly a Western – needs to have a plot, a bit of credible characterisation, and a structure that preferably includes a beginning, middle and end. Horizon doesn't have any of those.



This thing is 3 hours long and others are saying it should have been a 2-hour TV movie. And there are four of these movies in the franchise. This one is obviously going to be a big flop so we will never see the others. Costner is going to be begging Taylor Sheridan to get back on Yellowstone.


We’re you lying when you said you didn’t need to post here anymore or….?
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May 26th, 2024 at 12:06:22 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote:
The Apprentice,” a new biopic about former President Trump’s rise in the real estate industry, did not clinch any awards at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.
The biopic is directed by Iranian Danish filmmaker Ali Abbasi and stars actor Sebastian Stan playing the then-New York real estate developer Trump and Jeremy Strong as Trump’s real-life former attorney and mentor Roy Cohn. The movie reportedly received an eight-minute standing ovation after it premiered at the festival.


Trump’s lawyers are trying to squash it.
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May 26th, 2024 at 4:39:47 PM permalink
ams288
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Trump’s lawyers are trying to squash it.


Streisand effect.
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