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Rate the Last Movie You've Seen #30

white avenger

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Men In Black: International 7/10

Same old "Men In Black" story line, but without the interaction of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson work well together, but they're no Smith & Jones. I'm sure the hammer gag would have worked better if it hadn't already been shown in a trailer on Youtube. It seems strange now not to see Chris not as pumped up as heis as Thor (except in "Endgame," of coure) Entertaining, but nothing really fantastic. I would go and see the almost inevitable sequel, but probably not the first weekend it plays.
 

RachM

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Crazy Rich Asians 7/10

Entertaining with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments courtesy of Awkwafina, whose character was a standout in the film. Not quite worth the hype it generated, but a solid rom-com with some genuinely sweet moments and some gorgeous scenery and costume porn.
 

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Sineya
Godzilla: King of the monsters (2019)
6/10


The monsters were entertaining and it had interesting ideas but the characters were kind of bad and I couldn’t understand their motivations (apart from the father).
Still I’m excited to see King Kong beat Godzilla in 2020.
 

Fuffy Baith

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John Wick - 7.5/10
So, my boyfriend and I decided to rewatch John Wick so that we can see Chapter 3: Parabellum, maybe next week. I've seen this a couple of times before, but noticed a lot more details on this viewing. It's a solid movie, good action scenes, even a decent plot. After watching the last season of Game of Thrones it was fun seeing a younger Theon in it.

John Wick: Chapter 2 - 7/10
My first time watching this movie and second time for the bf. What I really liked about this movie was the how it expanded the world of assassins. The villain wasn't as good as the first, but it's still a good movie. I hear the 3rd is the best, so looking forward to that, so far this is a solid action franchise.
 

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Red Dawn (2012) 8/10

This is a remake of the 1984 Patrick Swayze movie about World War 3 and the occupation of the U S by Russians, though in this version, the enemy is a Korea/China coalition. Interestingly, the star of the remake was Chris Hemsworth and the group of high school partisans that he led called themselves the Wolverines. I guess the guy just can't get away from the MCU.
 

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The Usual Suspects (1995) 9/10
Complicated but great film. Gets better with each watch. Very clever and even funny at times in a twisted sort of way. I still don’t know for sure what actually happened in the flashbacks.
 

godderofworms

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Los Olvidados (The Young and the Damned) (1950) 8/10.
I'm slowly making my way through all of Luis Buñuel movies. I recently also saw The Exterminating Angel by him which i think was the inspiration for the Buffy episode 6x14 "Older and Far Away"
 

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Dark Phoenix 5/10

Ugh, I was so disappointed in this film. Unlike a lot of people, I actually think Sophie Turner was good as Jean Grey but the story felt only half-written, you could tell that re-shoots had taken place, Jessica Chastain's much-lauded character was flat and two-dimensional and, without giving too much away, this was (once again) a story about Jean Grey in which Jean got almost no agency and was (once again) used by a less-powerful and less-impressive Big Bad, despite being such a powerful and dangerous creature herself. The characterisation was all over the place and clashed with previous characterisation from other films not to mention that it completely disregards the new timeline established in Days of Future Past. The effects were cool and the acting was good but other than that, this film was very bland.
They already killed off Jean Grey in a older movie a number of years back: and the fans were not happy with that. So what did they do, bring Jean Grey back and kill her off a second time. If the fans are not happy the first time, it is very clear they will not be happy a second time.
 
RachM
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Days of Future Past retconned Jean's death by creating an alternate timeline and Apocalypse followed this new timeline but then Dark Phoenix went and completely ignored it.

white avenger

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"Tomorrow When The War Began" 8/10

Pretty much an Australian version of "Red Dawn." A group of teenagers go off into the Outback for a week long camping trip and come home to discover that, while they were gone, enemy troops from an unnamed country had invaded and taken control of their country. Of course, what can a bunch of kids do but become a band of super efficient partisan fighters? Decent movie, but, as I said, if you've seen either version of "Red Dawn," you pretty well know what's gonna happen.
 
RachM
RachM
Oh, I love Tomorrow When The War Began. It's based off the first book of an Australian YA series from the early 90s. There were plans to make the next book into a film too but that fell apart when the first film didn't perform as well as expected.
Octavia
Octavia
I was just going to recc this for you! I am glad you have seen it and rated it so highly. I adore the book series and was so sad they didnt continue with the movies. I dont know if it would work in todays world.

RachM

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile 6.5/10

An interesting look at Ted Bundy through the eyes of his girlfriend, played by Lilly Collins. It portrayed her POV very well, didn't exploit the victims or sensationalize the crimes and Zac Efron was actually really good (and convincingly creepy) as Bundy but the film felt a bit flat in places and it wasn't as in-depth as it could have been.
 

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In the Mood for Love 8.5/10
It’s an emotive movie about love and betrayal. Two people become closer when they live next to each other and realize that their partners are having an extra-marital affair. It shows them falling in love and longing to love and to be loved, but never crossing the line -- even though they know about the affair of their spouses. I give it 8.5/10 because it’s a bit slow, you have to be “in the mood” for a slow-moving film to watch this movie. But I totally recommend it (although, I didn't like the ending, but I won't spoil it for you ;)), synopsis below.

In the Mood for Love is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It tells the story of a man (played by Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair together and who slowly develop feelings for each other.
 
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godderofworms

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In the Mood for Love 8.5/10
It’s an emotive movie about love and betrayal. Two people become closer when they live next to each other and realize that their partners are having an extra-marital affair. It shows them falling in love and longing to love and to be loved, but never crossing the line -- even though they know about the affair of their spouses. I give it 8.5/10 because it’s a bit slow, you have to be “in the mood” for a slow-moving film to watch this movie. But I totally recommend it (although, I didn't like the ending, but I won't spoil it for you ;)), synopsis below.

In the Mood for Love is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Wong Kar-wai. It tells the story of a man (played by Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair together and who slowly develop feelings for each other.
I just watched this yesterday!! Such a good movie but i do agree with your comments about it
 
r2dh2
r2dh2
I've watched it twice, I really like it.

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Dirty Dancing 8/10

It’s a truly corny movie but I’m a real sucker for this classic that became a cult movie. Besides, the movie is worth watching only for the Patrick Swayze’s last dance scene, he’s so sexy… I’m drooling.

 
Octavia
Octavia
How do I have the song in my head without even clicking the video link?!?
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Stephan
I also know the song by heart, is that terrible?

r2dh2

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@Octavia it's a classic!! It's impossible not knowing the song and it's impossible not wanting to dance! I'm a total klutz, but every time I watch it, I DO wish that I could dance :confused:... maybe a vengeance... sorry a justice demon can grant me my wish ;). Jeez, I can watch this video in a loop forever and I don't tired.
 
Octavia
Octavia
I ended up watching it haha just til the lift. Dancing is fun even if you cant do it. It just doesn't look as sexy as his bum does.

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Godzilla: King of The Monsters 6/10

Pretty much what I was expecting, lots of fun visual effects and awesome monsters but not much plot and very thin characters. Still an entertaining, if braindead, film.
 
Mr Trick
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I agree. I don't think its half as bad as many are making out.

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Dirty Dancing 8/10

It’s a truly corny movie but I’m a real sucker for this classic that became a cult movie. Besides, the movie is worth watching only for the Patrick Swayze’s last dance scene, he’s so sexy… I’m drooling.

Plus it reversed the male gaze and is feminist right?:D Hadley Freeman: why I owe it all to 1980s movies

Freeman's 80s film book Life Moves Pretty Fast is one of my favourite books ever!:)
 

r2dh2

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Plus it reversed the male gaze and is feminist right?:D Hadley Freeman: why I owe it all to 1980s movies

Freeman's 80s film book Life Moves Pretty Fast is one of my favourite books ever!:)
Thanks for sharing the article! I agree! I’ve been combining my Asian films re-watch with these classics (Dirty Dancing, Ghostbusters I and II, Ghost, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Romancing the Stone, etc.).

I truly love the 80’s and early 90’s movies. I was too young to watch them when they came out, but I watched them later on during my childhood and adolescence (they kept airing them in my country). For me, they are like a security blanket and I have to be honest, I keep coming to them not for the moral message but for how simple and clean they feel most of the time. The article, however, makes very good points, these are probably things that seem obvious, but I couldn’t manage to express why I like these movies so much, now I understand better.

Keep sharing this kind of stuff! Films and photography are two things that I’m fascinated with. I'm going to get the book from my local library, it sounds like a very interesting reading. Thanks again!
 
Mr Trick
Mr Trick
Yeah I have nostalgia for films from those decades too. I think out of the two decades 80s films have edged better.
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