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    Babylon 5 - In the Beginning 9/10

    As I'm currently watching all of Babylon 5 for the first time, this was just brilliant, the intricate way it connects with many important events in the series (watch right after season 4, ep 9).

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    Cowboys vs Dinosaurs: 1/10 Ew, I liked it better when it was The Valley of Gwangi. Ray Harryhausen > TV CGI all day. Bonus point for Heather Foote being a bit chonky in a bikini. And jeans shorts. I dig it.

    Underwater: 4/10 It was OK. Not good. Not bad. I didn't hate it. Characters barely had traits. Lots of yelling and dark. Creature designs were decent when you could make them out. Could've used some Cthulhu tentacle reipu to really spice things up. Point deducted for having many shots of Kristen Stewart in various tops with panties, but hardly any with Jessica Henwick. Oh, and stop putting T.J. Miller in things.
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    News of the World - 8/10

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    Avengers: End Game 6/10 and going down the more a think about it.

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    I watched Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe. 8/10
    mostly entertaining drags a little in the middle but worth a watch

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    The last movie I watched was Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple. A great movie if you've seen the beginning of the story in anime. 9/10

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    Soul - 8/10

    I was hesitant about watching this because I hate movies about music, which I had assumed this was mostly about, but my daughters convinced me and I’m glad I did. It’s quite delightful and funny.
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    Rocket Man 8/10

    I am not a big Elton John fan and also don't like movies were people burst out in song and dance randomly, but honestly this biographic picture is so well done, the acting is so well done, the full honest truth of how he came to be and what he went true even if parts are exaggerated for entertainment value.

    Honestly it's on Netflix in my region, simply watch it if you want a good enjoyable music, if you really hate Elton John and just about any song than pass it if you like music and biographies in general do yourself a favour and watch it.

    Vice 7.5/10

    It's hard to know what's real and what isn't in these biographic pictures, this one is about Dick Cheney. Rather relevant to the time spirit i would say, it's well acted Bale never lets you down, yet another movie you'll want to see if politics interests you. It sort of highlights key moments where it all went wrong on the conservative side.
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    Tenet was okay. 5/10.

    My problem with the movie was:

    • 1. the pacing. It never gives you a moment to breathe. Every shot lasts 3-4 seconds and stuff is always happening. It's exhausting to watch the movie.
    • 2. LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of talking. I feel like Nolan would be better served writing novels than making these into films.
    • 3. Pointlessly obfuscating what's going on. What was the operation at the beginning of the film? Was David CIA? FBI? Navy Seals? Don't know. Why were they trying to get the guy at the opera house? Don't know. Who was the army they were fighting at the end? Don't know. Why did Robert Pattison say he was going to die near the beginning of the film? Don't know. Why did the other guy on the splinter team tell everyone to kill themselves at the end? If he promised to hunt down David, but David lives to keep going back in time to eventually recruit Pattinson, then did David kill the other guy? Don't know. I'm not talking about "setting something up to pay it off later"; I'm talking about straight up not explaining to the audience basic things.
    • 4. ^ also doesn't help that the sound mixing is such that I could hardly understand what people were saying half the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    Its an incredibly high concept film like much of Nolans work but it doesnt really offer anything else outside of that concept. And the concept itself isnt as clever as it thinks it is and is given away pretty much instantly at the start of the film. I mean theres a lot to break down here, you could watch this film dozens of times and still not fully grasp it. But man, where is the heart like in interstella. Or the interesting action set pieces like in inception. Also films of his with high concepts but at least they were fun to watch and follow. The big action set pieces in this looked like high school rehearsals because of the nature of the concept of time manipulation
    Agreed.

    Inception at least had expressive, endearing characters to hang out with (except for the protagonist, who was really dull). Interstellar at least had the wisecracking robots bouncing off of the protagonist, and the protagonist had a very compelling story of trying to save his family.

    Tenet didn't really have any compelling characters going for it. They're rather dull.

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    Outside the Wire: 5/10 Mediocre sci-fi military robo Training Day, with Mackie as a captain who says he can do this all day.

    The King of Staten Island: 7/10 Had this on my radar, but never got around to sitting down for a watch. It's an Apatow movie, so it can be funny and sweet, while also feeling overly long and aimless -- even though 40-odd minutes were trimmed? Most of the cast is pretty good. Burr's solid. Tomei's still hot. Pete Davdison looks like Fredric March's Mr. Hyde. The ending felt a bit abrupt, but I mostly enjoyed it.
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    The Bone Collector: 7/10 Watched it while crafting some stuff in WoW. Very entertaining thriller. Minus points for making it too obvious who the "mysterious bad guy" is and the final confrontation.

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    Parasite - 7.7/10

    It took me forever to watch this movie because I figured it was Oscar-bait. Ultimately a movie to make privileged people feel like they can connect with people outside of their way of life without actually doing so. "I saw Parasite and not I totally identify with poor people" or some other bullshit so I avoided the movie. I expected it to be dry, corny, and preachy. I was wrong.

    First off, wasn't expecting it to be funny. It is no comedy, not exactly, but the humor comes off as natural, and highlighting some of the obscurity/irony of life. I was really into the movie until the final act, which is also my one of my gripes with Oscar-bait. I felt like that part was what pop-culture and Hollywood really emphasize...it wasn't all that great. The movie just got weird, chaotic, with no real resolution. I love anti-climatic endings but it felt off, I don't know but the entire final act just felt off. I looked up the directors visions, and while it makes sense the execution in the end felt rushed and lacking. Kind of like he decided to make a different movie or just wanted it to be over. I think I'll check out his over stuff, though.

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    Black fish - Really good doc about Orcas at sea world, so sad how they treated them. 9/10

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    News of the World - 6/10

    Tom Hanks is great. The little girl does well enough with what she is given. But the story and pacing of the movie is just off. There are also a great many things that just happen for no reason, I don't know if I missed some bits, but I doubt it.
    These issues don't make the movie bad, but they distract because you start questioning why, or remark that its awfully convenient that happened.

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    Soul - 5/10 - I just... Meh. Not even in the same ballpark as Coco or Inside Out. There was just something that felt off about the entire story and the message it was trying to convey felt too safe and obvious. Maybe it's because I live in Sweden rather than the US... Kinda like with Captain Fantastic. I love that movie, but I was in no shape or form shocked by how Viggo raised the kids. His way of being honest about the world seemed like common sense to me. I felt the same way watching Soul, it was so predictable and I had no real laughs throughout. More disappointed than I was with Wreck-it-Ralp 2.

    No one lives - 7/10 - It's a movie where Luke Evans wears a constant angry face, and I ain't complaining. Seeing him own a band of reprobates wasn't Academy Award-worthy or anything, but I enjoyed the little romp of revenge porn.
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    Don't Tell a Soul 7/10

    This is the kind of abstract and strange I can get on board with. Definitely not for everyone, but great cast and solid writing. It won't be winning any awards, but the bar has never been lower and this movie more than entertained me.

    Synchronic 2/10

    Another movie to throw on the trash heap of 2020 movies. It starts out quite promising, and is pretty well shot, but the plot amounts to nothing more than a big slab of commercial cheese. Unintelligent and not above sneaking in a bit of KKK plot to shield itself from bad reviews. I'm getting really cynical over here because none of this is a substantial investment from studios/productions and far from genuine activism or art. It seems like they figured they will just put out this low quality trash for a year while they wait for movie theaters to start bringing in the cash again, and load them up with political themes that would otherwise imperil their real investments that are now on the backburner.

    Whatever. Maybe it's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Soul - 5/10 - I just... Meh. Not even in the same ballpark as Coco or Inside Out. There was just something that felt off about the entire story and the message it was trying to convey felt too safe and obvious. Maybe it's because I live in Sweden rather than the US... Kinda like with Captain Fantastic. I love that movie, but I was in no shape or form shocked by how Viggo raised the kids. His way of being honest about the world seemed like common sense to me. I felt the same way watching Soul, it was so predictable and I had no real laughs throughout. More disappointed than I was with Wreck-it-Ralp 2.

    No one lives - 7/10 - It's a movie where Luke Evans wears a constant angry face, and I ain't complaining. Seeing him own a band of reprobates wasn't Academy Award-worthy or anything, but I enjoyed the little romp of revenge porn.
    I'd give Soul a 7/10 mostly because i went in thinking it would be about the music genre, and it took me for a ride i guess. Having said that, i never expect much from films aimed mostly for kids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asdfywea View Post
    I'd give Soul a 7/10 mostly because i went in thinking it would be about the music genre, and it took me for a ride i guess. Having said that, i never expect much from films aimed mostly for kids
    Movies aimed "for kids" include works like:

    Wall-E
    Up!
    Coco
    Toy Story 1-2-3-4, especially 3
    Wreck-It-Ralph
    Spirited Away
    Inside Out
    Ratatouille
    Mulan
    Wallace and Gromit

    That's before considering the hundreds of amazing live action movies that are rated PG13.

    So I've come to expect quite a lot from Pixar movies in particular. I wouldn't go into a Peppa Pig movie expecting anything, but Pixar? Damned straight I'll have some expectations for their works, especially considering the fact that whilst they might be cartoons, they often deal with very heavy topics.

    Well, I'll have lowered expectations after Wreck-it-Ralph 2 and Soul from now on, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    No one lives - 7/10 - It's a movie where Luke Evans wears a constant angry face, and I ain't complaining. Seeing him own a band of reprobates wasn't Academy Award-worthy or anything, but I enjoyed the little romp of revenge porn.
    I think i gave that the same rating. I'm surprised that someone else saw this movie though. I don't recall anyone else mentioning the movie when it was first released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asdfywea View Post
    I'd give Soul a 7/10 mostly because i went in thinking it would be about the music genre, and it took me for a ride i guess. Having said that, i never expect much from films aimed mostly for kids
    I don't think Soul is aimed at kids at all. It's missing a lot of themes that kids actually like and identify with. Kids aren't going to identify with a middle-aged man. Hell, thinking of you it the man characters problems are much older than my own. It's kid-friendly, though. You can sit a kid in front of it without having to worry about the content but they won't appreciate the story.

    All that said I think I gave it a 7 or 8 when I watched it. I think they played it too safe and predictable in the finale.

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