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Asteroid City. You have to love low-key humor to enjoy it, but I did.
Very quirky, I kept waiting for the "fireworks" to start, but
they never did. At the end though, I walked out thinking I spent my time and money well...
 

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"The Big Short" with Christian Bale and Steve Carrell. I think Bale is a really good actor but he might have been a little too over the top in this one.

The movie is about the housing bubble and financial collapse in 2007. It actually starts out doing a pretty good job explaining some of the details about how we got to where we got in 2007. I was working for one of the major NY banks at the time of the collapse so I had a front row seat to what happened before, during and after the crisis.

The movie does show how many people in different businesses played a role in the crisis, including the government agencies who spent more time and energy auditing entitlement review processes (my comment, not from the movie) than the risky financial products that were involved in the crisis. . But the focus was on how a few bankers, including Bale, foresaw the real estate bubble and looked to short real-estate securities to make huge amounts of money when the bubble burst. It is all very interesting.

The movie does not really cover everything. For example, it didn't really get into the companies like AIG that insured much of the debt but when the crisis hit did not have enough cash to pay the banks what was insured. It also didn't get into the role Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac played in pushing small mortgage banks to make risky loans. What many people do not realize is that the big banks never made subprime loans. They bought them from the mortgage banks which pumped out bad loans and sold them quickly to avoid having to keep capital on reserve. The big banks were stupid and greedy because the did not review what they were buying. I can tell you where I worked there were probably about 5 to 10 people in the entire company that had a management role in securitized loans, swaps, and CDOs. After the crisis, they were all fired, some with no severance packages. Those of us who had nothing to do with what happened lost our 401ks, bonuses, had salaries frozen for several years, and many others lost their jobs. Those big bad banks are made up of a lot of little people too.

The entire disaster was way more complicated than the movie could cover, and so were the problems that resulted. Still it is an interesting movie from the perspective of a few smart guys who saw the bubble early and were looking for a way to exploit it for even more money. Even though the crisis seems to be in the rear view mirror for a while now the movie does ring a few bells.

I give it a 6.5 out of 10. I would have given it a higher rating but the writers got lazy at the end with the "no one went to prison" narrative, except one little guy. I am not going to say what happened was fair, but the circumstances were way more complicated than just throwing people in prison, especially since the ratings agencies failed to do their jobs, and the government agencies green lighted a lot of what happened. No one in particular was to blame, but everyone was to blame.
 

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The Northman

I've been wanting to watch this movie for a long time and finally watched it last week. It was kind of a let down, mostly due to me coming into this flic believing it to be more of a "Valhalla Rising" type theme.... but it turned out to be more of a Hamlet meets Conan the Barbarian type flic. Not a bad movie, but was not what I was expecting after all of this time waiting to see it. 6.5/10
 

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The Commuter

This was a pretty standard Liam Neeson action thriller. In this one, he plays an ex-cop turned insurance salesman that after a bad day at work gets involved in a conspiracy on the train during his commute back home and has to use his "particular set of skills" to try and save the day. This movie is about as "Liam Neeson" as it gets, but still entertaining for what it is and has a pretty good cast. 7/10

Godzilla Minus One

I liked this one, had an old school creature feature vibe to it. Takes place in the 1940's-50's and the first contact with Godzilla, Godzilla as the villain and not guardian for humankind, there's no trying to befriend Godzilla in this one. There's a couple issues here and there, but this is about a gigantic lizard with a death ray that lives deep within the earth, I think I can suspend some belief on the other stuff.......lol. I liked it for what it was and liked this one more than the latest Godzilla vs Kong movie. 8/10
 

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While it's not the best movie I've ever seen, it wasn't nearly as bad as many make it out to be.

I think JLo did a good job with what she had to work with. Some say she overacted, but I think it was more the writing and/or directing that made it seem like it.

Overall, I give it a 6/10
 

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I saw the TV Glow - Well I seen some reviews where people loved it. Not sure if it was from a book or not. I just kept trying to get into it, kept waiting for it to get better. After about forty minutes or so I just gave up on it. Maybe I turned it off too soon and it paid off later. Thought the acting, directing and the story line was bad and boring. I could not make it to whatever pay off it might have offered in the end.

Serenity - No, not the movie from the series Firefly. Per IMDB
Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen (Anne Hathaway) tracks him down with a desperate plea for help. She begs Dill to save her - and their young son - from her new, violent husband (Jason Clarke) by taking him out to sea on a fishing excursion, only to throw him to the sharks and leave him for dead. Karen's appearance thrusts Dill back into a life he'd tried to forget, and as he struggles between right and wrong, his world is plunged into a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Not a bad movie. Never heard of it before so no expectations going in. Some of it is predictable but overall not a bad movie for what it was.
 

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Late Night with the Devil



Could have been better but they do a good job of capturing the vibe of the time period. For those old enough to remember James Randi and him debunking some people like Uri Geller you will enjoy the show just for the character in it that is basically Randi. Overall the story had some issues but for a lower budget type movie I enjoyed it even with the goofy parts.

Wild Eyed and Wicked



Had some cool parts/ideas in it but overall it was just all over the place. Just not very good and did not care for it.

Argylle



Meh//Bleh - Acting was not bad, decent budget and all of that but just seemed like a generic movie...not sure how use to describe it. Seems like it borrowed from different movies with the ideas and threw them together. Not a terrible movie. Had some funny parts in it but overall it just misses the mark.
 

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A Quiet Place Part 2
Takes place where the original left off and silence is still golden and necessary for survival. We get some flashbacks that show when it all started and also get to see more of their world now after they seek more secure shelter after the events of the last movie. Cillian Murphy is added to the cast and overall, the performances were good. A well done sequel, I liked it and anybody that liked the first one should like this one. 7/10

The Night Comes For Us
I don't know how I missed this one, it's an Indonesian action movie starring Joe Taslim, from the series "Warrior" and one of my current favorite action stars Iko Uwais (The Raid movies). They play best friends that become elite enforcers, called the Six Seas, for the Triads to protect and enforce smuggling routes in the Golden Triangle. These enforcers are utterly ruthless and Taslim's character finally goes rouge and double crosses the Triad when his conscious eventually gets the better of him. It becomes open season on him and the rest of the Six Seas, including Iko's character are sent to take him down. Indonesian action movies do not skimp on the action, the fight scenes are great and can get pretty gnarly, be advised for the overly squeamish. Some of it gets pretty brutal and graphic and a couple times, I know the stunt men must of gotten injured. Fans of The Raid movies or amped up action movies should like it. 8.5/10
 

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Iron Claw. 7/10.

I grew up in Dallas and the Von Erichs were my heroes. I went in thinking the main actor played Kerry Von Erich but I guess makes sense to have him as the only one who made it out alive. Can’t believe they left one of the brothers out too! Dude who played the father did a great job. Sad movie. Have had brothers die too, so sets off a nerve even though knew what was going to happen. Went in pumped because brings back great memories of the Sportatorium and WCW Wrestling but no way to make that story not depressing.
 

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Iron Claw. 7/10.

I grew up in Dallas and the Von Erichs were my heroes. I went in thinking the main actor played Kerry Von Erich but I guess makes sense to have him as the only one who made it out alive. Can’t believe they left one of the brothers out too! Dude who played the father did a great job. Sad movie. Have had brothers die too, so sets off a nerve even though knew what was going to happen. Went in pumped because brings back great memories of the Sportatorium and WCW Wrestling but no way to make that story not depressing.
wccw.
those were the days.
still remember when kerry beat ric flair to become nwa world champion.
and the epic freebirds rivalry.
 

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"The Big Short" with Christian Bale and Steve Carrell. I think Bale is a really good actor but he might have been a little too over the top in this one.

The movie is about the housing bubble and financial collapse in 2007. It actually starts out doing a pretty good job explaining some of the details about how we got to where we got in 2007. I was working for one of the major NY banks at the time of the collapse so I had a front row seat to what happened before, during and after the crisis.

The movie does show how many people in different businesses played a role in the crisis, including the government agencies who spent more time and energy auditing entitlement review processes (my comment, not from the movie) than the risky financial products that were involved in the crisis. . But the focus was on how a few bankers, including Bale, foresaw the real estate bubble and looked to short real-estate securities to make huge amounts of money when the bubble burst. It is all very interesting.

The movie does not really cover everything. For example, it didn't really get into the companies like AIG that insured much of the debt but when the crisis hit did not have enough cash to pay the banks what was insured. It also didn't get into the role Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac played in pushing small mortgage banks to make risky loans. What many people do not realize is that the big banks never made subprime loans. They bought them from the mortgage banks which pumped out bad loans and sold them quickly to avoid having to keep capital on reserve. The big banks were stupid and greedy because the did not review what they were buying. I can tell you where I worked there were probably about 5 to 10 people in the entire company that had a management role in securitized loans, swaps, and CDOs. After the crisis, they were all fired, some with no severance packages. Those of us who had nothing to do with what happened lost our 401ks, bonuses, had salaries frozen for several years, and many others lost their jobs. Those big bad banks are made up of a lot of little people too.

The entire disaster was way more complicated than the movie could cover, and so were the problems that resulted. Still it is an interesting movie from the perspective of a few smart guys who saw the bubble early and were looking for a way to exploit it for even more money. Even though the crisis seems to be in the rear view mirror for a while now the movie does ring a few bells.

I give it a 6.5 out of 10. I would have given it a higher rating but the writers got lazy at the end with the "no one went to prison" narrative, except one little guy. I am not going to say what happened was fair, but the circumstances were way more complicated than just throwing people in prison, especially since the ratings agencies failed to do their jobs, and the government agencies green lighted a lot of what happened. No one in particular was to blame, but everyone was to blame.
And by the way, every "little man" was to blame too. As long as stuff seems to work, no one is asking questions. Even though things are obviously not right. But when **** hits the fan everyone is looking for easy answers and people to blame. Every house owner should look no further than into their own accounting folder at home.

So many people have learned absolutely nothing and are buying way beyond their financial capabilities. Not just real estate.

The movie Money monster is very good in also exposing the so called "little man's" part of the guilt. And that's not just banks. Bezos & co couldn't do what they are doing without us all joining the choir.
 

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And by the way, every "little man" was to blame too. As long as stuff seems to work, no one is asking questions. Even though things are obviously not right. But when **** hits the fan everyone is looking for easy answers and people to blame. Every house owner should look no further than into their own accounting folder at home.

So many people have learned absolutely nothing and are buying way beyond their financial capabilities. Not just real estate.

The movie Money monster is very good in also exposing the so called "little man's" part of the guilt. And that's not just banks. Bezos & co couldn't do what they are doing without us all joining the choir.
I agree. There were a lot of people at fault from buyers, to sellers, to mortgage lenders, real estate attorneys, banks, govt agencies... plenty of blame to go around. Something that catastrophic needed a lot of fools.
 

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wccw.
those were the days.
still remember when kerry beat ric flair to become nwa world champion.
and the epic freebirds rivalry.
Yeah, been a long time since seen Fabulous Freebirds. Had almost forgotten about them until watching the movie.

The movie got me watching old WCCW clips on YouTube and saw this interesting one where guy claims that if David Von Erich hadn’t died that Fritz would be the Vince McMahon these days. Said Fritz was negotiating a worldwide rights contract (they cover some of that in movie with them being the first on ESPN) but when his son died in Japan, he retreated back to his old ways, and the studios weren’t sure the other Von Erichs were as marketable as David.
 

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Monkey Man

India's version of John Wick with more cultural vibes to it.
If you like John Wick (and who doesn't!!), you'll like this.
8/10
 

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Horror In The High Desert 1 and 2

6.5 for both

Quality "found footage " flicks and Im a fan of the genre. The key to making these films work is it has to feel real. You have to allow you to feel as though you aren't watching a fiction. Where both movies succeed here is that feel like you are watching a real documentary.

Where they failed is the payoff. 1 went with the less is more concept that worked so well with the Blair Witch Project. However it was only somewhat satisfying. 2 was scarier. However everything seemed the plot wasn't very concise and it seemed pretty scattershot.

All in all both were enjoyable for fans of the genre
 

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Horror In The High Desert 1 and 2

6.5 for both

Quality "found footage " flicks and Im a fan of the genre. The key to making these films work is it has to feel real. You have to allow you to feel as though you aren't watching a fiction. Where both movies succeed here is that feel like you are watching a real documentary.

Where they failed is the payoff. 1 went with the less is more concept that worked so well with the Blair Witch Project. However it was only somewhat satisfying. 2 was scarier. However everything seemed the plot wasn't very concise and it seemed pretty scattershot.

All in all both were enjoyable for fans of the genre
If you are a fan of found footage you should check out Exists and The Bay. Both are excellent. I know Exists is on Tubi for free.
 

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Horror In The High Desert 1 and 2

6.5 for both

Quality "found footage " flicks and Im a fan of the genre. The key to making these films work is it has to feel real. You have to allow you to feel as though you aren't watching a fiction. Where both movies succeed here is that feel like you are watching a real documentary.

Where they failed is the payoff. 1 went with the less is more concept that worked so well with the Blair Witch Project. However it was only somewhat satisfying. 2 was scarier. However everything seemed the plot wasn't very concise and it seemed pretty scattershot.

All in all both were enjoyable for fans of the genre
I've seen the first one, it was alright, felt similar to an Australian movie "Lake Mungo" that was done in a mockumentary style. I watched "The Blackwell Ghost" a couple months back and I kinda liked it. A filmmaker goes to a haunted house to prove the existence of ghosts and It's presented as a documentary and it really feels like it might be. They do a good job of keeping you engaged, there's enough creepy stuff, but doesn't feel over the top and feels believable. It's only about an hour runtime so it doesn't drag on and feel slow like many of these type movies seem to do. They have made several sequels, believe all with a relatively short runtime also, I keep meaning to check them out.
 
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