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    Theater - Captain Marvel - 7/10 - It was good, set everything up just fine, no real complaints, but Mendolsohn (or however you spell his name) was great.

    Otherwise - Venom - 4/10 - Finally got around to it.... I've lost faith in anything Sony and this was another clusterfuck of poor attempts at humor with CGI that seems like it was 70% finished and Sony said "Great! Send it out!".

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    Captain Trademark Squatter 6/10

    It was fine. Very fine. So fine, that it was too fine. I like the de-aging CGI and the 90's feel. Ben Medehlson was great. Chewbaaca, I meam, Goose was great. Wasn't expecting how they handled the Kree vs Skull thing.

    Didn't care for the MCU reference pile on during the 3rd act. As a Superman vs Lex Luthor story it was fine. Yep, still fine.

    Captain Marvel 8/10

    It was rilly funny. Perhaps too funny. Couple of idiots in the theatre were almost giving it the Cape Fear treatment.

    Probably a better Superman vs Lex Luthor story than some actual Superman vs Lex Luthor stories. Everyone was pretty good. Little disappointed by no Black Adam cameo.

    Two quibbles:
    1 - That's not how you pick up a bus.
    2 - Mary Marvel was not nearly saccharine enough. She's the biggest goody two-shoes in the DCU. Give the girl her due.

    Death of Stalin 7/10

    It was pretty funny. Not as funny as Captain Marvel. Jason Isaacs was great.

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    Captain Marvel 6.5/10
    Decent Marvel flick, but nothing amazing tbh. Hope Endgame lives up to the hype.

    Glass 6/10
    Score is only that high because I was a fan of Unbreakable and Split. In a vacuum this was a pretty average movie and I was a bit disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jujudrood View Post
    Otherwise - Venom - 4/10 - Finally got around to it.... I've lost faith in anything Sony and this was another clusterfuck of poor attempts at humor with CGI that seems like it was 70% finished and Sony said "Great! Send it out!".
    Foreign markets, especially China, loved it. Made something like three times its domestic and grossed over $850 million in total on a $100 million budget. Even when you factor in foreign take away cuts and marketing Sony made bank.

    For me, I chalk it up to the weight of Tom Hardy and an interesting anti-hero even for those who aren't really in to comics. Carnage could be fun with Herrelson, a much tighter script and a fully-embraced R rating but I don't have high hopes when the current formula seems to work for them.

    Black Summer - Work in progress

    Even after all the zombie exhaustion I still can't help myself when it comes to them. Whether it's the good, the bad or the ugly. While it's not as good as Dead Set I'd say it's better than The Walking Dead even though it's just as likely to cause my eyes to roll although much less frequently. It's not only the first and last five minutes which are interesting as seen in other series and while the chapter breaks to switch between characters was jarring at first it's something which has grown on me to tolerate.

    The biggest issue with it is that it's full of conveniences in order for the story to progress. Knowing where to go, meeting each other, critical locations left unchecked, escape routes and general inconsistencies range from "well, maybe they got lucky" to full-blown stupidity. The rules set out for the undead are also bizarre. It's clear that they respond to sight and sound (usually) but they go full-blown Mantracker.

    Other oddities being the fact that the power still works after six weeks of the outbreak, the characters understanding Korean, the timeline itself, the fact that blows to the head seems to escape every body even though they've seen it work and overall situational awareness faults. They also make great use of the no reload/unlimited ammo cheat.

    The acting and the script aren't great but are serviceable especially when you consider the source. I like these guys more than the cast from both (Fear) The Walking Dead but that's not really saying a whole lot either. Would have been nice to get some more character development though as the prologues for each are incredibly short for anything other than generic archtypes.

    It's strictly okay / This is actually made by The Asylum
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    Hellboy - 3/10

    Just bad acting almost all the way around. Coolest shots are in the trailers.

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    Blockers: 7.5 ~ 10 Some funny and heartfelt moments, but I have to take off a point for feeling dirty watching high school chicks talk about blowjobs.

    Everybody Wants Some!! 7.5 ~ 10 Aside from a handful of good performances and an awesome soundtrack, it wasn't as memorable as Dazed and Confused.

    Halloween (2018) 8 ~ 10 Jamie Lee Curtis and the score were really good. Ignoring a few quibbles, there was a lot to like. Pretty solid flick.

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    Hellboy (2019) 2 ~ 10 Decent monster effects and gore spoiled by a clunky mess of a movie. Jesus.
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    Captain Marvel - 8.5 outta 10. really enjoyed it. I put on the same level as Thor: Ragnarok, which I really enjoyed too.

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    Hellboy (2019): 5/10

    It was funny, and I think whats-his-name did a good Hellboy. He was certainly no Ron Pearlman though. There's a definite lack of expression in the face though, not sure if that's an actor issue or a makeup issue and it really hurts the character. The supporting characters are all pretty good though so that really helps. Ian McShane is always great too of course. Honestly there were times I felt like he was in the wrong movie. It was impressively gory though, to the point where the gore lost its shock value.
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    Cancelled my Netflix account a couple days ago due to watching way too much stuff and some financial considerations. On the way out I decided to "reward" myself with a couple of "gems":

    The Hulk 4/10
    I think I might be under-rating this movie because of many years of other people talking crap about it.

    Having said that I found myself being irritated by a few things. The panel structure was mostly intrusive without adding anything and the sound track was a bit grating. I liked how they portrayed Banner's emotional self but felt it could've been better. Eric Bana was ok. Sam Elliot turned in a great performance. Nick Nolte was ok despite playing a weak villain.

    Total Recall (2012) 3/10
    Len Wiseman did pretty much what I expected him too. Loud noises and explosions make a pretty "excellent" substitution for dramatic tension. The action was decent but the story was half-assed and lacking in humour.

    I also found the gravity elevator in the movie to be pretty baffling. More baffling than terra-forming Mars with ancient alien technology. Somehow I think if you're capable of drilling a whole straight through the Earth you'd have the technological know how to fix the Earth, make off-shore habitats or go to Mars or the Moon. Commuting 13000 km to get to work just seems odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivanstone View Post
    The Hulk 4/10
    I think I might be under-rating this movie because of many years of other people talking crap about it.

    Having said that I found myself being irritated by a few things. The panel structure was mostly intrusive without adding anything and the sound track was a bit grating. I liked how they portrayed Banner's emotional self but felt it could've been better. Eric Bana was ok. Sam Elliot turned in a great performance. Nick Nolte was ok despite playing a weak villain.
    I remember sitting in the theater and mentally checking out at hulk dogs.
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    [ TV Show ] Caprica 6.5/10

    I hate mob / mafia / gang type shows because usually the plot winds up in a situation where I'm supposed to root for a thug and I can't, so the story immediately becomes dull boring and tedious and I want to see everyone just go to jail or die. This has got a mafia subplot which immediately ruins about half the cast. The redeeming quality for me is Eric Stoltz who does excellent work portraying a mega rich scientist on a downward spiral into desperation (and doesn't fall into the mafia or gang warfare so its actually good). The Cylon plot is OK as well.
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    I want the ruins of K'aresh for 9.0 as I envision it as Netherstorm on steroids. A broken, shattered world. Eco-domes are stuck on various chunks to protect flora & fauna. I imagine a K'aresh ocean & maybe some islands contained in an eco dome or a snow-capped peak with some jungle valleys in another. Flesh version of Ethereals that never got altered. Space platforms as in Starcraft. Just a totally fantastic tileset & theme that I'd be very keen to explore. They could do some wild things.

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    Shazam!

    8.5/10

    A very solid superhero movie, the best of the DCEU by a good margin. It's quite cliche but has a lot of fun with it, and is overall a very funny film with a couple standout scenes that had me and most of the theater rioting. Zachary Levi did a great job and so did the rest of the cast frankly. It also goes for the feels fairly well when it wants. The villain was the weakest part, not because Mark Strong is bad but more because his character is slightly lacking in motivation (or overreacting really) and he's yet another villain with powers too similar to the hero's if you ask me.

    But I actually think I'll put it at 9 because I'm not going through the easiest time in my life and a string of hearty laughs did me a lot of good. But that's purely my own experience of course.

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    James Bond - The Living Daylights (1987) 6.5/10

    Great movie. Kept me very interested and it took me a while to figure out who the true bad guy is. Necros is probably the most clever henchman out of all the Bond movies.

    -1.5 points for the movie kinda falling apart in the last act with the whole Afghanistan / drugs for diamonds shenanigans.
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    Bahubali- The Beginning (In Tamil with English subtitles)

    11/10.

    One of the most hilarious and awesome movies I have ever seen. It basically skirts the line between "So bad it's good" and "good dumb awesome stuff". Absolutely nobody is a believable character, and the bad guy KOs an Elephant in one hit. In a live action movie.

    Oh, and the movie is stupidly long only because everything is in slow motion, and so the hero can walk around flexing in waterfalls while offscreen female choruses sing poetry about how awesome he is. I highly recommend it, it is on Netflix.

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    Captain Marvel

    6/10

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    It was pretty entertaining, though nothing amazing. 7/10.

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    Avengers Endgame. Still in the cinemas with credits rolling but simply put.

    11/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crackleslap View Post
    Avengers Endgame. Still in the cinemas with credits rolling but simply put.

    11/10
    oh please, it wasnt that great. It has massive pacing issues.

    Its a great send off for a 10 year arc though and has bucket loads of fan service that is hard not to enjoy. Id give it an 7.5 or 8/10
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