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Nov 26, 2019 at 9:29 AM Post #22,381 of 23,307

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Ford vs Ferrari
8/10
Very engaging race movie, two and a half hours but it doesn't feel like it. Some artistic liberty was taken and I don't think the Ferrari pit crew were quite the bunglers they were portrayed as, but overall excellent.
 
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The Irishman - 2/10

I seriously don't understand what people see in this movie. Sitting through this movie was just painful.
From start to finish it's just an incoherent mess. Easily the most boring movie i've seen all year. I barely made it past the last hour.
Believe it or not this is coming from someone who thinks "Casino" is one of the greatest movies ever made.
"Goodfellas" is nearly as good too.

Seems that nearly everyone who has seen The Irishman has loved it.
 
Nov 28, 2019 at 3:50 PM Post #22,383 of 23,307

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The Irishman - 2/10

I seriously don't understand what people see in this movie. Sitting through this movie was just painful.
From start to finish it's just an incoherent mess. Easily the most boring movie i've seen all year. I barely made it past the last hour.
Believe it or not this is coming from someone who thinks "Casino" is one of the greatest movies ever made.
"Goodfellas" is nearly as good too.

Seems that nearly everyone who has seen The Irishman has loved it.
I am through half of it. Not sure I will go any further. Strange they play themselves as young. Had they hired fresh talent the movie would be done in regular length.
 
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Parasite - 7/10

It's not bad, but just not for me. I really wasn't "wowed" by this at all and when I walked out my entire brain felt totally blank. Not much thinking going on and I don't think I felt much either while watching this. Maybe a tiny bit of suspense here and there.

One section is somewhat shocking, but that's it. I didn't even feel bad for any of it's characters and I don't know why this was.
If there is comedy in here, I missed it. Not one laugh from the other 3 people in the theater either.
Reminded me of just recycled ideas taken from a much better film called "Shoplifters" from Japan.
That one actually made you think.

Oh and sadly this is probably the only second Asian film (not produced in the USA) shown here in my city since "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or maybe "Hero".
I guess ANY subtitled movie only gets played here every few years.
There is a group called the "Kalamazoo Film Society" that helped gets this released here. Thanks to them they play better than usual movies here now.

So anyway, kind of disappointed with this one. Everyone should skip this and see "Burning" (South Korean film from Lee Chang-Dong) instead.
That movie was really disturbing to me, yet not because of anything actually shown onscreen. It's what your brain comes up with afterwards.
It's one where I couldn't sleep afterwards. It almost could pass for a PG-13 movie! Maybe PG if they removed one scene.
I didn't enjoy watching it much, but would be cool to study in a film school!
With this movie you'll also be reading up on it afterwards and checking every review you can about things happening in the movie.
It has an ambiguous ending that some people may hate.
 
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The Irishman 2/10

A depressing movie. A bunch of old actors and director trying to relive their glorious pasts but they are to old to remember.

Best scene was de Niro trying to sell himself as an enforcer while he could hardly move and had no speed. Why do the play themselves when young?

Mule next believe more in that.
 
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Great acting, special effects and perfect pacing. 9 on a scale of 1-10.
 
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While this entire movie chain surrounds a demon named Valak; the prequel of 2018’s “The Nun” is very much bettered by the original of the series 2013’s.............The Conjuring. 10 out of a possible score of 1-10

As more and more movies from The Conjuring Universe come; it’s hard to fathom they will beat the original. The genius here was taking the basic plot of The Exorcist and finding a true life story which The Conjuring is based on.........supposedly? :)

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Sound City 10/10. amazing sound for the Kennerton Magnis :)
 
Dec 10, 2019 at 1:42 AM Post #22,393 of 23,307

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True Lies - 7.5/10

Somehow this used to be one of my favorite action movies. Now it's not nearly as good as I remember.
This time around it was hard to get through it somewhat. I guess what I liked the most about it is that it's a mix of comedy and action.
The action sequences are very well done too.
Maybe seeing "Get Smart" a million times took something away from this movie. They have a lot of similarities.
"Get Smart" is actually one of my all time favorite comedies.
BTW I really liked Bill Paxton in this one.

Mrs. Doubtfire - 7.5/10

Another one I haven't seen in maybe 5+ years.
Some scenes are extremely funny, but it seems like they borrowed too many ideas from "Tootsie" (which is far better).
I like the part where she comes out of the fridge with frosting or whipped cream all over her face (and it drops into the tea she's making someone).
I was thinking how this movie would do if it came out today. With all the political correctness going on, there's got to be a lot of people who'd find this offensive (for whatever reasons).
What's funny to is that there is a lot of dialogue in this movie I didn't really even "get" when I first saw it when I was a kid or just overlooked.
I'm 39 now and it's hard to believe this came out when I was 13!!

The Report - 8/10

Worth watching and felt that it was a lot better than something like "The Post" or many other films about journalists etc.
As you know, this one is about an investigation into the secret black sites that the USA kept in order to torture suspected terrorists.
I don't want to go into personal opinions, but I was not aware of most of the methods they used as described in this movie.


PS I've been watching "Better Call Saul" seasons 1 to 4 again.
IMO it's just as good as "Breaking Bad", if not better.
Season 3 is a lot slower, slightly less interesting. I think it's missing some of the comedy from the first two seasons (for a good reason).
This show would be nowhere near as good without the character of "Chuck" (played by Michael McKean).
ALL the characters are good too. I don't think there is a single scene in the series with bad acting by anyone.

BTW if you watch "Plains, Trains and Automobiles", Michael McKean has a pretty good small role as a police officer at the end.
I saw the movie dozens of times and never noticed he was the same guy!


Von Ryan's Express - 9/10

This is another of my all time favorites that I watch every few months.
Imagine a POW escape movie, but on a train!
Only thing that I don't like about this one is there's some slapstick comedy sort of that feels a little out of place.
Not a huge fan of it's soundtrack either. Nothing terrible though.
I really liked Frank Sinatra's character (his nickname is "Von Ryan").

BTW too bad the Japanese film "Bullet Train" is so hard to find (with subtitles, not dubbed). Sounds interesting and similar to "Speed".
If you can, try to watch "Runaway Train". It's a good classic movie with Jon Voight.
 
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Once Upon A Time In......Hollywood

10/10


Without giving anything away......it’s a movie about another era. An era long gone and very different from today.....made by someone who truly has a love affair with the aesthetic. We are met with vibrant color and a production filled with details and mood. Still after seeing it one time the first 50 minutes is an absolute bore? In Hollywood they had a special screening where Tarantino was allowed to then answer questions from his home theater about the movie. He stated that cell phones were not allowed on the set, one rang during production and they sent everyone home.

Regardless of the first half, this is my favorite movie of the year.
 
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Jumanji: The Next Level
6.5/10 Not as funny as the other Rock/Kevin Hart Jumanji, this one had it's moments but falls a bit short. There is some good acting in here, a couple of twists but it's mostly predictable.
 

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