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I saw Green Book in the theater here in Germany last night and really enjoyed it. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are both wonderful and the story is touching and powerful. 8.5/10 :sun: 

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big lebowski

 

I don't know how I have never seen this movie till now. Straddles the line between great Coen flick and nonsense, more on the side of great though. 

 

7/10

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Bad Times at the El Royale - 5/10

 

Pretty disappointing considering the cast and concept. One plot line was abandoned and another thrown in and it made the movie feel not all that well thought out.

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Green Book - 2/5 - Broad and regressive, Green Book is a competent film that feels like it was made for another time. 

 

Lego Movie 2 - 2/5 - A lessor film than its predecessor, playing all the same tricks, but without the benefit of novelty or uniqueness.

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The Favourite 4/5 Yorgos Lanthimos’ most accessible film for the mainstream audience but still very much one of his movies. I don’t think it’s as good as The Lobster but Rachel Weisz was definitely the most impressive in this film to me. 

 

Still a few best picture movies to see but only really looking forward to A Star is Born 

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Russian Doll - 90%

 

This is probably one of the best Netflix originals and can easily be consumed over a weekend or extended afternoon/evening of viewing.  There really aren't any wasted moments in this show and practically everything "clicks" into place.  The highest compliment I can give the show is simply that I don't need to have another season simply because it all wraps up so very perfectly.

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20 hours ago, TwinIon said:

Lego Movie 2 - 2/5 - A lessor film than its predecessor, playing all the same tricks, but without the benefit of novelty or uniqueness.

 

What would you rate the three other Lego movies? Just to get a sense of where The Lego Movie 2 fits from your POV?

 

Also, I've heard the same things about Green Book from critics I trust, but if it's truly broad and regressive like I think it is (I haven't seen it yet), why are most people loving it?

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2 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

What would you rate the three other Lego movies? Just to get a sense of where The Lego Movie 2 fits from your POV?

 

Also, I've heard the same things about Green Book from critics I trust, but if it's truly broad and regressive like I think it is (I haven't seen it yet), why are most people loving it?

I loved the first Lego Movie, didn't think much of Lego Batman, and didn't see the Ninja one. Lego Movie 2 is probably the second best of them, but it still feels more like a lesser imitation of the first. For what it's worth, I've seen plenty of reactions from folks who thought it does measure up.

 

The crowd I saw Green Book with was largely older and they loved it. I think it plays really well on a surface level. It's a classic odd couple pairing. Mahershala gets to wear a cape and Viggo gets to do an over the top Italian accent and make some silly jokes about how much he can eat and how stupid he is. On their road trip they get to teach each other lessons. The white racist teaches the black guy how to be black by embracing racial stereotypes, and the black guy teaches the white guy that black people are people. In the end they determine maybe racism is bad and they're all friends. How could you not embrace such a timely film with such an uplifting message?

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How to Train Your Dragon - 5/5 - I love this movie, but it's increasingly apparent how much the animation was held back by the technology. It doesn't make it a worse movie, but things like hair, fur, and particle effects all feel pretty questionable. It goes pretty big at times, but it still feels held back by render times. Still, it's a great setting, and Toothless is an all time great creation. The film is really well paced with Hickup's journey of self discovery and the audience's journey of discovering dragons really building up well.

 

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - 5/5 - Four years later, the technology did not hold back the sequel. I expect the third to improve things further, but this follow up didn't feel limited in any way, and they put all those new effects and scale to excellent use.

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26 minutes ago, TwinIon said:

I loved the first Lego Movie, didn't think much of Lego Batman, and didn't see the Ninja one. Lego Movie 2 is probably the second best of them, but it still feels more like a lesser imitation of the first. For what it's worth, I've seen plenty of reactions from folks who thought it does measure up.

 

The crowd I saw Green Book with was largely older and they loved it. I think it plays really well on a surface level. It's a classic odd couple pairing. Mahershala gets to wear a cape and Viggo gets to do an over the top Italian accent and make some silly jokes about how much he can eat and how stupid he is. On their road trip they get to teach each other lessons. The white racist teaches the black guy how to be black by embracing racial stereotypes, and the black guy teaches the white guy that black people are people. In the end they determine maybe racism is bad and they're all friends. How could you not embrace such a timely film with such an uplifting message?

 

Ah, I think The Lego Movie is the best one, but I really enjoyed The Lego Batman Movie and even The Lego Ninjago Movie was a lot of fun (but not as good as the original or Batman). Interesting - I mean, I won't see The Lego Movie 2 in theaters anyway, but I was curious.

 

And that sounds exactly like what Green Book looks like, and that sounds extremely regressive. That makes its outstanding RottenTomatoes scores even more disheartening. 

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Cold Pursuit - Weird/10

 

This movie was not at all what I was expecting. While the trailer did play it up as a fun time, the subject matter seemed serious so I thought that the movie itself was going to be a bit more heavy-handed with the drama. Nope. This movie is at least 50% comedy. Unfortunately that really hinders it as there are some rather serious moments and character-developing scenes that are cut short and squished by the overall tone of the movie. On top of that the movie kind of just ends without knowing what becomes of anything or anybody so it felt a little incomplete. It's worth a Netflix watch though.

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The Masque Of The Red Death

One of Vincent Prices best films, its a horror film made in the mid 60's so it is very much a product of it time. 

 

 

The Plague Of Zombies

Zombie flick from Hammer. Its amazing how we went from this to NOTLD in 2 years. 

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1 hour ago, GeneticBlueprint said:

Cold Pursuit - Weird/10

 

This movie was not at all what I was expecting. While the trailer did play it up as a fun time, the subject matter seemed serious so I thought that the movie itself was going to be a bit more heavy-handed with the drama. Nope. This movie is at least 50% comedy. Unfortunately that really hinders it as there are some rather serious moments and character-developing scenes that are cut short and squished by the overall tone of the movie. On top of that the movie kind of just ends without knowing what becomes of anything or anybody so it felt a little incomplete. It's worth a Netflix watch though.

 

agreed

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Gravity 5/5 

 

i think this is my first time watching this since like 2014 and it’s just as good as I remember it being. Hot damn 

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11 hours ago, EternallDarkness said:

 

 

no, the internet was completely right :p Chappie sucked

 

Indeed. Chappie was hot garbage, and I'm a Neill Blomkamp apologist. I almost always finish every movie I watch, even bad ones, and I couldn't get through more than an hour of it. 

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2 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

Indeed. Chappie was hot garbage, and I'm a Neill Blomkamp apologist. I almost always finish every movie I watch, even bad ones, and I couldn't get through more than an hour of it. 

 

well I managed to stick with it the entire way, but damn...ganasta robot!!!

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The predator - 0/5, nothing about it made any sense, everyone was the worst, and it was outright offensive to people with autism. 

 

How hard is it to make a movie about an alien that comes to earth to trophy hunt humans in warzones. 

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Alita: 7/10

 

About as well adapted as I could have hoped for, sans violence, and entertaining if not much else. Just glad there's finally a manga/anime adaptation that doesn't suck complete ass (well, other than Edge of Tomorrow). Flawed but fun imo.

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