Rate the last movie you saw

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  1. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    My guess? Politics (probably the same for Spotlight). Haven't seen it yet, so I can't really say. I think the only best picture nom I have seen so far is Hell or High Water (even though I own 2 others) which I thought was just okay.
  2. Melonfeud

    Melonfeud Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I agree with you on "Hell or High Water"
  3. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    I'd give it a 5-6. "Too slow" and "when will this end" came to mind.
  4. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Maybe. I thought Lion was superior, in every way, and it didn't get much buzz. Hell or High Water was OK. Nothing special.
  5. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen Lion. Didn't look interesting to me but I'll give it a look. I loved Spotlight and Manchester. Thought they were 1A/1B for best movie.
  6. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    i can see that also. i was just expecting something of a story and not a logan who could only limp and a prof x who was wheezing the entire movie.

    but about 45 min in, i did find myself thinking "wow, 2 more hours to go" and the countdown started.
  7. JoeyBoy718

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    I thought Ali had a good performance. Reminded me of Ryan Gosling in films like Drive but with more depth and emotion that you can actually relate to. That being said, I thought the kid from Manchester (the teenage version) should've gotten a nomination for best supporting actor. I thought his performance was right up there with Affleck's. He just didn't have any of those "Oscars scenes" in the movie. Affleck had a few and that's what gave it to him. Didn't think Michelle Williams should've been nominated at all. She wasn't in it much and wasn't that amazing when she was.
  8. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    He did get a nomination.
  9. MileyDancer

    MileyDancer Benched

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  10. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Well-Known Member

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    Sausage party: -10
    Couldn't get past the first 15 minutes.
  11. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I forced myself to watch this movie just to see where it would go. It went places I didn't think it could go.
  12. yimyammer

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    Just watched "Get Out" and thought it was good+, felt like a long episode of the Twilight Zone

    kudos to Jordon Peele for having a range beyond comedy
  13. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Kong - Skul Island. Pretty good, IMO.

    Nice spin as compared to the other King Kong movies.

    Watched it in 3D. Pretty cool..............
  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Fantastic Beasts and where to find them - Not as good as I expected but it was still ok.
  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I've been wanting to see that. Big fan of his.
  16. Leadbelly

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    Sausage Party -- 2/10
    Significant amounts of weed must have been involved in this movie's creation...even by the financing people. I feel like everything in the script involved somebody going, "Dude, wouldn't it be funny if a [insert random food item] did...", taking a deep puff, then going with the first stray thought that popped into their head. Mix in some mostly failed attempts to tackle bigger themes like group think and self delusion. It ends up being 90 mins of middle school humor built around easy, tired stereotypes and lame food-related puns.

    Dead Snow -- 6/10
    Dead Snow 2 -- 7/10
    Fun, silly, very gruesome Norwegian movies with some fast undead Nazis. First one is a little film schoolish but has some surprises. Follow up takes it to another level. Frequently would think, "nah they're not going to go th...ooookaaay they really went there." Some Evil Dead vibes (though Raimi is better).

    Magnus -- 5/10
    Pretty watchable doc about chess prodigy and grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. Looks like he just rolled out of bed most of the time.

    The Impossible -- 8/10
    Thought it would be standard Roland Emmerich-level disaster movie fare. Aims much higher and often hits. Amazed the visual effects went without acclaim. Not even an Academy nom. The 'behind the scenes' on youtube is worth watching.
  17. hipfake08

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    Manchester - 3.
    Was so slow about what I could not figure out other than the brother dying.
  18. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Girl on the Train - 4/10. Decent performance by Blunt aside, this was kind of a trainwreck. None of the characters are likeable, the "twist" can be seen a mile away, there is a complete lack of humor, the editing leaves a lot to be desired, and it's generally pretty lifeless.
  19. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Logan - 9/10

    I absolutely loved it. Perfect ending to Jackman's wolverine. Didn't once think about "when will this end".
  20. stasheroo

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    Logan - 8 out of 10.

    I liked that it was an unexpected turn in the Wolverine/X-Men series, which if you're aware of the comics, Fox has completely mishandled and under-utilized to this point.

    I appreciate the risks that both actor and director took and respect the fact that they didn't bow down to studio pressures. It was also nice to see the great Patrick Stewart being allowed to act.

    Not the usual superhero movie so don't go in expecting that, but if you're open to something different, give this one a shot.

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