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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:19 am 
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CASABLANCA :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1:

Karen had never seen this, so it was delightful watching her go from "hmmm, a B&W movie? ugh, this seems bad" to literally sitting on the edge of her seat and pestering me for reasons why Ilsa left Rick high and dry (including a theory that Ilsa was actually a Nazi spy).

She was so upset at the ending that she threw her napkin at the TV.

A short while later she said, "I really like watching B&W movies with you."

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm 
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First time I ever saw Casablanca was New Year's Eve 1999. Sat there watching it, wondering if the world was going to end in a few hours.

Great movie, obviously.


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Resident Evil was a stupid movie asking to be taken seriously. Resident Evil 2 is unashamed about being stupid, and it's all the better for it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:18 pm 
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THE HOUSE :hole1: :half: :nohole: :nohole: :nohole:

I am a fairly big fan of Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll and this movie delivers some funny moments from them along with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, but it lacks a lot more than it gives.

I would recommend it if you are bored and have nothing else to watch.

Jeremy Renner comes in for a pretty funny part.

The shock of some of the grotesque gore scenes is fairly funny, also. Especially if you thought Dan Aykroyd playing Julie Child on SNL and bleeding to death was funny.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 pm 
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I've never even heard of The House, but I wanted to say that Jason Mantzoukas is just the best.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:56 am 
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JFelix wrote:
I've never even heard of The House, but I wanted to say that Jason Mantzoukas is just the best.

He did really well in The League and more recently on No Activity.

I am about to cancel my CBS account now that Star Trek is over, but if you want, I can send you a link so you can see him in the series. The whole series was actually surprisingly funny af. Just PM me.

SMOKE SIGNALS :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :nohole:

Granted, a lot of the humor comes from having grown up on different reservations and Ndn communities, but I think it stands up to outsider viewing as well.

Karen enjoyed it, too.

Knowing about fry bread is helpful. Some things like the heyoka that appear in the movie are left unexplained. I met John Trudell during a biopic I was doing some PA work on with my brother and he was a very cool guy.

It is a quirky film with plenty of stuff from my younger years.

Sometimes it is a good day to die and some days it is a good day to watch Smoke Signals.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:34 pm 
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ALIEN: COVENANT :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :nohole: :nohole:

Not necessarily Ripley kicking alien ass, but still an okay jaunt.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:10 am 
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PLANET OF THE APES (1968) :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :half:

The first time I had an opportunity to see this projected and the sound nearly killed us until I tore up some napkins for makeshift ear plugs.

After that, it was amazing.

50 years has done nothing to remove the feeling that Commander Taylor (aka - Skipper) had towards humanity. Taylor was so set against humanity having any redemption that he left the planet on a journey that would take him a few centuries ahead of the game.

Unfortunately, 1972 spaceships weren't ultra-accurate, apparently, since they overshoot the arrival point by a bunch of centuries (totaling 2,000+ years).

The amazing part is that the apes still have humanity pegged with comments about how humanity ravages its own environment, attacks its own people, and starves its neighbors' children.

Not really that amazing that in 50 years we really haven't moved forward at all despite having iPhones, internet, and cars being launched into space.

This is a sad 50th anniversary and one that I believe at which Taylor would sardonically laugh.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:22 am 
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE - :hole1: :hole1: :nohole: :nohole: :nohole:

Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa struggle with a script that lags for about the first hour and it isn't until we get to the final 30 minutes that things actually pick up.

Now, I am a guy that likes slow-building shit. Lawrence and 2001 are favorites of mine, but this drag that happens here is problematic.

Thomas Middleditch's voice over is supposed to homage Noir Gumshoe Cinema, but misses the mark, badly.

The oddball circumstances our hero encounters and suffers are supposed to strike similar to The Big Lebowski, but they too, miss the mark, badly.

By the time the film coheres it is too late and it really is a shame.

I wish this was a better movie.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:54 pm 
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Thoroughbreds was pretty good


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 am 
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KILLING GUNTHER - :half: :nohole: :nohole: :nohole: :nohole:

It's like someone watched Man Bites Dog and decided to try to copy the premise but they were kind of brain dead.

Bobby Moynihan can't even pull this out of the stinker, but he and Arnold are definitely the top of this diarrhea splattered toilet bowl that this movie embodies.

I had this playing in the background as I cooked and even just the occasional 2-5 minutes viewing had me zipping ahead to where Arnold finally appears.

This is a bad movie with little-to-no value.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:14 am 
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FATE OF THE FURIOUS - :hole1: :hole1: :half: :nohole: :nohole:

What is this? Number 8?

At that rate for it to get 2.5 holes is fairly decent. I skipped out on more than a few scenes and I could not relate much of the "nuances" (if any exist in here), but I did laugh at a few things.

The homoerotica of Dwayne Johnson punching the wall and military bench pressing a concrete bench inside of his "Magneto-like" cell in some fantasy far-away prison (why he has a concrete bench in there other than to buff out his already incredible arms is not something you should be thinking about) should give most guys some sort of chub.

All the while Jason Statham gives him shit about being all go and no show.

Charlize Theron is absolutely wasted here, but predictably so.

The Jason Statham rescue of Dom's baby is so reminiscent of the Face Off's raid scene that I literally expected Somewhere Over The Rainbow to start playing. It is not surprising that this was one of the best scenes in the mess.

All thanks to John Woo.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:50 am 
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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI - :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :half:

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HIGH SIERRA - :hole1: :hole1: :hole1: :half: :nohole:

I would have given this 3.75 if we had had a 3/4 hole.

The story is amazingly good with a lot of obvious help from John Houston, but the direction was just under being fantastic.

It had been a while since I saw this and I was glad to revisit it since I can now see a lot of connection to such great heist movies like Heat.

ATOMIC BLONDE - :hole1: :hole1: :nohole: :nohole: :nohole:

I had expected more. The music and Charlize Theron's wardrobe (stockings and slutty) were fantastic.

John Goodman is great, as per him.

The movie itself was nowhere near the level I wanted to see. Unfortunately.

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