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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6105 on: March 07, 2021, 07:55:11 AM »
Bored so I watched Coming 2 America.....should’ve stayed bored.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6106 on: March 07, 2021, 08:05:36 AM »
Bored so I watched Coming 2 America.....should’ve stayed bored.
Too bad, the first movie was so much fun.  I watched the trailer and felt that Eddie Murphy playing the dignified father probably wouldn't work as well.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6107 on: March 07, 2021, 11:07:22 AM »
Kong: skull island

Kinda dumb, but fun in an absent-minded way.
They'll cycle back to fill out Kong's origin story in the next one.

Meanwhile I'll keep yelling at the screen, "You can fly! You can get out of reach of that monkey!"
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6108 on: March 09, 2021, 09:26:01 PM »
I Care A Lot on Netflix.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a while. The lead character is a sociopath who works with a corrupt doctor to obtain legal guardianship of elderly people so she can lock them in facilities, torture them, and steal all their money and possessions. The audience is supposed to sympathize with her because... She's a lesbian? I don't know. It might work if this was a dark comedy but it's not. Its contrivances just become more unbelievable as it goes on. For example, in the real world if a forty-year-old is found unconscious, doesn't have identification, and is asleep for a few hours in the hospital, no one goes before a judge and obtains legal guardianship. That is the level of ridiculousness in this movie.
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6109 on: March 11, 2021, 02:59:31 AM »
I Care A Lot on Netflix.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a while. The lead character is a sociopath who works with a corrupt doctor to obtain legal guardianship of elderly people so she can lock them in facilities, torture them, and steal all their money and possessions. The audience is supposed to sympathize with her because... She's a lesbian? I don't know. It might work if this was a dark comedy but it's not. Its contrivances just become more unbelievable as it goes on. For example, in the real world if a forty-year-old is found unconscious, doesn't have identification, and is asleep for a few hours in the hospital, no one goes before a judge and obtains legal guardianship. That is the level of ridiculousness in this movie.

I know, right? Spot on. Wrote something about it. I think we are expected to symptahise with her because she understands that you are either a 'predator' or a 'prey' and acts according to that. This has been the main so-called post truth theme lately. From documentaries about economy to movies and tv shows. Zeitgeist baby! :lol:

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6110 on: March 11, 2021, 04:23:00 AM »
Afraid of Rain  9/10
A very good psychological thriller, with a 90% emphasis on psychological, and it is far more interesting and thought provoking than it is scary or offensive.

Edit:  It may be better described as psychological drama.  The thriller part is just necessary to the story, rather than an attempt at exploitation.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6111 on: March 11, 2021, 06:46:43 PM »
Greenland
I'm a little way past the halfway mark, and I'm a nervous wreck.
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6112 on: March 12, 2021, 02:51:36 PM »
"Ellie to control." "Do you read me?"
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6113 on: March 14, 2021, 09:01:39 AM »
The Boys in the Band.

1968, New York City. A group of middle aged gay men gather for a house birthday party. It's adapted from a play, which was apparently ground breaking in 1968. The playwright Mart Crowley was involved with it. And he talks about how he was warned about 'not to go there' by the people in position of authority back then. It's quite a risk. He says he's sold the play as 'comedy-drama' which while the comedy part made it lighter for people to watch/accept that he actually wanted them to see the tragedy burried in back then. (I think he also means that the young people today should see the long way that has been traveled to put it lightly.)

But I didn't get why the movie was expected to be 'ground breaking' today, 50 years later.

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Having said all that, I'd like to watch the stories of people with every kind of stigmatised identities from their point of view, in their world as they make and live it and not in some relation to the standard norms and social tragedy anymore. Not because, it's you know 'oh so woke.' Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying let's have a pink, light fantasy bullshit. Obviously, as dark and depressing it is, violence and abuse is often part or their lives, pasts. I don't mean remove that. Never. But honestly, I'm sick of watching the same old stories about these groups with esp. white het men and women attached to it... We have seen that. I genuinely can't enjoy it... unless maybe it is something very original and different I guess.

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"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6114 on: March 16, 2021, 09:22:17 AM »
He says he's sold the play as 'comedy-drama' which while the comedy part made it lighter for people to watch/accept that he actually wanted them to see the tragedy burried in back then. (I think he also means that the young people today should see the long way that has been traveled to put it lightly.)

I saw the original Boys in the Band with a group of gay men shortly after coming out and it made me want to go back in the closet. I don't think young people today really understand what life was like for LGBTQ people in the past, particularly the self-hatred and isolation.



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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6115 on: March 16, 2021, 10:18:03 AM »
There is a slice of time in our childhood when we don't even know about prejudice. Then we are "taught" to hate by the very ones we look to for guidance. Art, music, books and movies do allow us to switch shoes for a while and we can actually get back to that beautiful window of time. Even for those who are so far gone, it helps, I think.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6116 on: March 16, 2021, 10:34:40 AM »
There is a slice of time in our childhood when we don't even know about prejudice. Then we are "taught" to hate by the very ones we look to for guidance. Art, music, books and movies do allow us to switch shoes for a while and we can actually get back to that beautiful window of time. Even for those who are so far gone, it helps, I think.
All too often the "very ones we look to for guidance" are just people, with no idea what they're doing wrong.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6117 on: March 19, 2021, 09:04:53 PM »
Promising Young Woman
I saw this cold.  I didn't have a clue what to expect.  I'm only going to recommend it without comment.  Just see it.

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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6118 on: April 01, 2021, 02:07:44 AM »
Godzilla vs Kong. 8/10. Would probably be a 9, but it's clear they cut some vital scenes to keep it under 2 hours.

Probably the most violent Godzilla movie I've ever seen. I can't remember another film where he slashes and draws blood with his claws, or actively tries to drown an enemy. Godzilla really wants to fuck up Kong's shit, and it shows.

It's really more of a Kong movie than a Godzilla one, though. The latter mainly serves as a secondary antagonist.
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And yes, there is a reference to the infamous tree attack from the original King Kong vs Godzilla, and it's both hilarious and fitting for the scene where it happens.
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #6119 on: April 01, 2021, 07:10:06 AM »
Watching GvK for third time in two days. Bright spot in this stupid time.

Some of you might remember that I said the real enemy would be revealed, and I unblushingly claim that credit.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers