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Yeah, I got a kick out of that one too.

One of my favorite scenes:    8dMjGFq.gif

 

 

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On 1/12/2020 at 3:10 PM, Arcadia said:

Just got home from seeing 1917. Easily one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time. Horrific, yes, but in the way that a good war movie should be … not gory or sensationalized, but not glossing it over, either. Amazing cinematography, great soundtrack, good story. 

Oh, and both BC and Andrew Scott are in it for about 2 minutes each. They both do fine. :smile: 

The settings are exceptional as well. All those trenches, ruins. I feel the character's desperation and hope without him needing to say much.

Does it have some nominations because it deserves some! 

I do wish I didn't know Andrew and Ben are in it, it would be great surprise, but still happy to see them. The things about these two, especially Andrew, I could forget that he is Moriarty in different works that he is in, which is great and can't be said for many other actors. That is why I'm not really into RDJ Holmes, imo, he is the same person in many of his works, while Andrew and Ben have the ability to turn into their roles, which thankfully are diverse enough.

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4 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

Does it have some nominations because it deserves some! 

Oh my yes, and it's already won a bunch of awards. I guess the most notable so far is the Golden Globes best picture award.

4 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

I do wish I didn't know Andrew and Ben are in it, it would be great surprise, but still happy to see them. The things about these two, especially Andrew, I could forget that he is Moriarty in different works that he is in, which is great and can't be said for many other actors. That is why I'm not really into RDJ Holmes, imo, he is the same person in many of his works, while Andrew and Ben have the ability to turn into their roles, which thankfully are diverse enough.

I didn't know Andrew was in it, it was fun to see him. Ben was in some of the ads, so no chance of a surprise there.

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Finally got to watch Star wars IX, I went in with low expectations because a lot of people seemed to hate it and then I got spoilered which made me dread seeing the movie. That being said, it was alright but I understand why people dislike it. Spoilers/ranting below:

 

 

 

 

 

- Just how is it possible that Palpatine is alive? The movie never answers that question! Also this is the second time we thought a Sith was dead only to reveal he actually wasn't, first Darth Maul in Solo now Palpatine in this movie, can the Sith just STAY dead for once?

- It also doesn't answer any questions regarding the Final Order and how an entire fleet was built during all those decades without anyone noticing when everyone thought Palpatine was dead

- Nor does it answers any questions regarding Rey's parents, what their names were and why Palpatine's son didn't want to step in his father's footsteps. But my guess is that he met a woman, fell in love, and eloped with her.

- Remember in the last movie where we saw Rey in search for answers regarding her parents and past and Kylo Ren was like "They were nobodies." Well this movie makes Rey Palpatine's granddaughter, which makes me wonder who was desperate enough to screw Palpatine

- Just what was Finn trying to tell her? My mom thought he was going to confess his feelings to her, but J.J. Abrams said he was going to say he was force sensitive

- As mentioned before by someone else, the fact that they did reduced Rose Tico's role because J.J. Abrams had to pander to the racists

- The fact that Jannah and Zorii were introduced solely to imply that they were going to be the future love interests of Finn and Poe respectively, can we just have ONE non romantic movie where we don't have forced romance?

- I'm kind of confused by the whole wayfinder/dagger thing, as you need both. The wayfinder to reach the planet and the dagger to find Palpatine, sooo HOW did Kylo Ren find Palpatine without the dagger? I'm guessing Palpatine gave directions through telepathy

- The sheer idiocy on Rey's part by not letting Kylo Ren die and healing him instead

- Ben Solo brought Rey from the death because God forbid Mary Sue dies

- The fact that EVERY Skywalker is now dead while the Palpatine line lives on in Rey, so basically the villain won in a way. Which is pretty bleak, I just hope Rey doesn't become Palpatine 2.0 just like Kylo Ren became Vader 2.0

- I liked the cameos from all the Jedi, but I kind of wanted to see more of Lando, especially since he was absent from the 2 previous films

 

 

I'm giving it a 5/10

 

 

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Thanks for the spoiler box … my students were encouraging me to go see it, just to sort of wrap things up, so I may give it a try yet. Can't generate much enthusiasm for spending that much money on a movie I think I won't like, though. Could wait til it's out on video......

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I wasn't expecting much from Star Wars IX, so it turned out better than I expected.  I don't personally see any major holes -- after all, this entire series follows in the footsteps of those old Saturday-matinee series, so there are bound to be a few things that happen just because the plot needs them (plus I can see ways to patch most of the holes by assuming that certain things happened off-camera).  It was an ambitious script, attempting to tie up just about every loose end in the entire series; I think they did at least as well as could be expected -- certainly better than I expected!

I thought there was some nice foreshadowing -- none of which tipped me off at the time, but did reassure me (after the fact) that the followup was indeed there for a reason.  And one thing happened that I'd been halfway expecting even though "everyone" knew it wouldn't happen, and I thought they handled it very nicely.  :D   So all in all, I liked it.  After only the one viewing, I'd give it a solid 6/10.  (I often grow fonder of movies after subsequent viewings, but time will tell.)

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On 2/2/2020 at 5:20 PM, Arcadia said:
Thanks for the spoiler box … my students were encouraging me to go see it, just to sort of wrap things up, so I may give it a try yet. Can't generate much enthusiasm for spending that much money on a movie I think I won't like, though. Could wait til it's out on video......

you're welcome .

 

Saw Bad boys for life, it was pretty much what I expected: loads of action, unrealistic stunts and illegal ways to do an investigation that definitely would have Mike fired in real life. Also, is it me or did Martin Lawrence gained weight since the last movie? That being said, I'm quite proud that two Belgians directed the film so I'm giving the movie a 7/10.

 

 

 

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The last movie I watched on cinema is The Gentlemen, I like it. It's fun, well written and there are excellent acting performance. Hugh Grant is really believable as this sleazy opportunist and I like Charlie Hunnam's character a lot. There are quite a lot lol moments, enjoyed the direction, settings and dialogues. 8/10

Another random movie: Another Version of You, telling a story about a man's quest to find the girl of his dream in parallel universe when the 'original' one married to someone's else. It seems like those flicks, but surprisingly, there are a lot more to it, and will get you thinking a lot of how sad the reality on in this case, fiction reality is. Feeling generous for 8 today.

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10 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

Another Version of You, telling a story about a man's quest to find the girl of his dream in parallel universe when the 'original' one married to someone's else. It seems like those flicks, but surprisingly, there are a lot more to it, and will get you thinking a lot of how sad the reality on in this case, fiction reality is.

Have you ever seen The Good Night?  Its plot is kind of a variation on that theme, and it's also a thought-provoking movie.  And the man is played by Martin Freeman.

Note:  Some people like to leave the theater (or I suppose turn off the DVD) as soon as a movie starts to wrap up -- but if you do that with The Good Night, you'll miss a key plot element.  It ain't over till it's over!

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A bit like the Marvel franchise then...

or more pertinently: can't remember if I told you all this-

I used to chat with a sweet girl on Twitter.

She missed the fact that Sherlock was still alive, cos she had to run to the loo before the end of TRF!

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My sister somehow missed it too.  "I'm so excited about the next season of Sherlock" says I. "Huh? But he's dead!" says my sis. Apparently she didn't watch it to the end.

On 3/28/2020 at 2:01 AM, Van Buren Supernova said:

The last movie I watched on cinema is The Gentlemen, I like it. It's fun, well written and there are excellent acting performance. Hugh Grant is really believable as this sleazy opportunist and I like Charlie Hunnam's character a lot. There are quite a lot lol moments, enjoyed the direction, settings and dialogues. 8/10

That was one I wanted to see, glad to hear it's a keeper.

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