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Rate the last movie you've seen #23

Discussion in 'The Game of Life' started by Athena, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Athena

    Athena Belinda Staff Member

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    I'm off to see Spiderman Homecoming shortly, so I'll let you all know what I think ;) Otherwise, rate & review your last movie below :p
     
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    Sideways (2004) 9/10
    A modern comedy classic. A smart, and honest, if depressing at times study of the ugly side of masculilty. Great performances, wonderful jokes and oberservations, and actually truly romantic at times. The pacing is spot-on. And they make wine nerds engaging!:p
     
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming 8/10

    A fresh look at a story we all know a million times over. There's no Uncle Ben, no spider bite, no discovery of powers; this is a superhero story that's already been set up. We know who Peter is, we know he helped Team Iron Man in Civil War (the links to that movie are here, and they're fab!). This is very reminiscent of a John Hughes coming-of-age story about a teenage Peter, struggling at school, struggling with great powers and great responsibility.

    Tom Holland is a great Peter and a great Spider-Man. It's as funny as you'd expect and it has a lot of heart. Sure, it's a formula well-tread and don't mistake this for anything other than a Sony movie (it's Sony's name above the door, not Marvel's!), but the fact we see Spider-Man with the Avengers is honestly what the fans deserve. I just wish they gave Aunt May more to do than just get hit on by multiple men. Marisa Tomei is a fantastic actress - hopefully the inevitable sequel will give her more. :)
     
    Bluebird: And Sony's name on every piece of technology in the movie. Sony movies are awful in general for product advertising though. So clumsy at it lol
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    Spot-on. Her character was never defined for me. Didn't you find the bit when she drove Peter and Ned to the party and was encoreging Peter to basically give in to the changes to his body a bit odd for a aunt?:D
     
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    War for the Planet of the Ape (2017) 9/10
    A beautiful and poetic finish to one of the most compelling film series' of recent times. Again fantastic stop motion and visual work, strong character depth, and the pacing of the story was spot on. Woody Harrelson was a chilling villain too. The music was great too. I'd say my second favourite of the series behind Dawn.
     
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    Cars 3 (2017) 4/10
    Lazy, shallow and a cynical sequel. I expect better from a Pixar movie.
     
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    Is it also a knock off Rocky 3? That's what I got from the trailer.
     
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    Oh possibly didn't pick up on that. The plot has been done a million times before in other films. The gimmick barely worked in the first film IMO, so two more is really dragging it out.
     
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    I just saw a beach training session in the trailer and instantly thought Rocky 3. I've got the first Cars film at home somewhere, watched a few minutes I think but it seemed like a strictly for kids animation.
     
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    Probably yeah. But even that first film when you consider the standards Pixar has set itself isn't good enough.
     
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    The Zookeeper's Wife 7.5/10

    Logan 7/10
     
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    The Death of Louis XIV (2017) 3/10
     
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    Scream 3 (2000) 3/10

    Now I remember why I haven't watched this film in 17 years!:eek: By far the worse of the series.
     
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    Teeth (2007): 6/10

    First of all, I was slightest disappointed by the lack of imagination in the use of the subject. The reason that Dawn had unusual physiology was only just hinted at... Proximity to an atomic power station is suggested. I would have loved to have seen an underground cult of deformed tooth-covered lurching beastial women or some such. And the horror aspect could have taken a different direction: what if Dawn had been captured and had hideous gynaecological experiments performed on her?

    But I guess it wasn't what the director intended. Fear of emasculation is something quite deep that even I (a physically female person) felt deep in my heart. It wasn't just the shock horror and gore, but something deeper. Being rendered less than a man and surviving (although I wasn't clear on whether the male victims survived long enough to suffer in such a way) is a ghastly thought. The atmosphere, the dread of the inevitable, was electric.

    It was actually hilarious at times (black comedy.) I laughed myself sick when the dog spat out the Prince Albert. I didn't see that coming... ;)
     
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    Martin (1977) 9/10
    A true original. Proof once again that the most original and effective horror is low budget. A smart concept, with real tension throughout. Brilliantly shot, with a trully surreal and trippy atmosphere. Some inventive set pieces, and a strong performance from the lead. One of the late Romero's stand out and most underrated films.
     
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    Dunkirk 8/10

    Great telling of the classic rescue/evacuation of French and British troops at the beginning of World War 2, told from about half a dozen shifting points of view, with very little monologue. A little narrative, or even more captions, might have made it easier to follow, but an excellent story overall.
     
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    Zombieland: 10/10

    A favorite of mine, I love the juxtaposition between side splitting hilarity and random zombie mayhem. Just pure, goofy, exhilarating fun, and it never once took itself too seriously, which is something I clearly love, I mean, I am a Buffy fan after all. ;)
     
    Puppet: Never been a fan of the zombie genre, but I love this movie
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    Okja: 8/10
    Damn it, I knew this movie was going to be sad and make me all upset, but I watched it anyways.

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: 6/10
    Stranger Than Fiction: 8/10
    Lost Highway: 6/10
    The Fundamentals of Caring: 6/10
     
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    Deepwater Horizon.

    I remember the news about this event, and the huge oil spill that happened because of it, but seeing the news and then seeing this really shows how bad the disaster was. I think it was amazing that only 11 people died there, it could have been so much worse.
     
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    You know its funny just how convincing Knightley and Carell are in SAFFTEOTW;) Think she has a new career as the girl next door (see also Begin Again).

    Lost Highway is an odd one (yeah I know its a Lynch film so go figure!:p), but I mean sometimes I watch it and think its one of his best, others one of the weaker ones. The opening 15 mins show how you create tension though:)