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I just saw Halloween and it was a frustrating experience. I thought the movie was good as a whole but there’s some really bad moments and choices made that stop it from being great.

There’s a scene where one of the characters looks directly at the camera and gives their entire backstory. Towards the end of the film, there’s a reveal about one of the characters that’s really cool but it’s almost immediately brushed aside. And there’s a lot of forced comedy. 

Jamie Lee Curtis is fantastic and it’s a shame that the movie didn’t focus on her more. The movies cuts to a lot of side stuff, a lot of which doesn’t amount to anything in the end. The actress who played the granddaughter was pretty good. 

I really wish the entire movie had the same amount of tension and atmosphere as the last 20 minutes, which was phenomenal. 

Ill hold off on spoilerly stuff. 

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On 10/18/2018 at 5:53 PM, caulfield12 said:

FIRST MAN is well done, but, for my money, still prefer Hidden Figures and Gravity....It's not a feel good story, it's more about "stoic heroism" and really tries to give you an accurate feel for what the 1960's pioneering astronauts went through on the way to the moon landing.

I agree. Well done, but there is no triumphant moment. Even the moon landing, which was an iffy proposition, just sort of happened in the movie. The suspenseful scenes had no moment where you exhaled - no payoff.

That said, it's amazing that our space program was sending people to the space in aluminum cans with a roll of duct tape and twine in case of emergency. 

That is, if we actually ever did go to space...

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6 hours ago, Middle Buffalo said:

I agree. Well done, but there is no triumphant moment. Even the moon landing, which was an iffy proposition, just sort of happened in the movie. The suspenseful scenes had no moment where you exhaled - no payoff.

That said, it's amazing that our space program was sending people to the space in aluminum cans with a roll of duct tape and twine in case of emergency. 

That is, if we actually ever did go to space...

It was a bit strange they made the deliberate decision not to feature the planting of the flag...nonetheless, the movie was nothing, if not patriotic.

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Liked the new "Halloween". Probably better than the original.

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Saw Mid 90's this weekend. Was short, but really enjoyed it. Nice work by Jonah Hill.

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6 hours ago, Brian said:

Liked the new "Halloween". Probably better than the original.

It pretty much was the first movie minus a main character being prepared for him.

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The Hate U Give is one of the 5 best films of the year so far.

Should be required viewing for all middle and high school students.

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People who like Holiday traditional stories are going to dislike the new Nutcracker movie.

Totally diverges away from the original in a way that Inglorious Basterds diverged from World Ward II documentaries.

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Another DC Comics dud.

Saw Aquaman today in China.  Think it will end up in the 30’s or 40’s at RT when reviews eventually trickle in.

Venom, for a movie at just 29% when I watched it, was MUCH more entertaining.   In fact, it has already grossed about $300 million in China alone (note, only $75 million of that goes back to the U.S.)

The visuals for Aquaman were great, Momoa was fine, but Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson were really miscast.  

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The latest Fantastic Beasts movie was excellent, both as a standalone movie, and as a great bridge to the Harry Potter series.

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On 11/5/2018 at 6:55 AM, knightni said:

People who like Holiday traditional stories are going to dislike the new Nutcracker movie.

Totally diverges away from the original in a way that Inglorious Basterds diverged from World Ward II documentaries.

It was awful.  It seemed like it was trying to go for the Chronicles of Narnia type of feel, and absolutely failed.  It was recycled garbage.

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"Green Book" was pretty good. Tony was a tad over the top at times but didn't hinder anything.

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2 hours ago, Brian said:

"Green Book" was pretty good. Tony was a tad over the top at times but didn't hinder anything.

Is it good enough for a Best Picture nomination?

Feels like it will forever be compared to Driving Miss Daisy, there’s lot of PC crowd talk about the story being one of “white redemption” versus from Ali’s perspective (like Sam Rockwell’s win as the deputy)...and Mortenson hasn’t helped matters by using the N word on the publicity tour.

Feels a year when The Favourite or Vice, because of a political subject could win...can’t remember such a weak class of films at this late stage in the year.

https://www.oddschecker.com/awards/oscars/best-picture

Out of the Top 15 here, have only seen 3...granted, quite a few still haven’t been released. And I’m not sure I can stomach Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga winning everything for A Star is Born.

Fwiw, have Tully next on the viewing list.

 

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2 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

Is it good enough for a Best Picture nomination?

Feels like it will forever be compared to Driving Miss Daisy, there’s lot of PC crowd talk about the story being one of “white redemption” versus from Ali’s perspective (like Sam Rockwell’s win as the deputy)...and Mortenson hasn’t helped matters by using the N word on the publicity tour.

Feels a year when The Favourite or Vice, because of a political subject could win...can’t remember such a weak class of films at this late stage in the year.

https://www.oddschecker.com/awards/oscars/best-picture

Out of the Top 15 here, have only seen 3...granted, quite a few still haven’t been released. And I’m not sure I can stomach Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga winning everything for A Star is Born.

Fwiw, have Tully next on the viewing list.

 

I don’t get to see as much as I used to so no clue about best pic nom. I didn’t even realize it was Viggo Mortenson most of the movie.

I think we’re going to see interesting nominations this awards season finally. Black Panther could get nods. 

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I take back my comment about A Star is Born.

Really powerful film, pretty darned impressive accomplishment for first-time director and completely reinventing the image of a cultural icon in a genuine and authentic way.

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9 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

I take back my comment about A Star is Born.

Really powerful film, pretty darned impressive accomplishment for first-time director and completely reinventing the image of a cultural icon in a genuine and authentic way.

I said when it came out that it'll probably be good but people will hate on it when it became popular for no reason. 

I liked it, didn't love it. Cooper can really do it all.

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It's been a really weak year. I think my 2 favorite films were Mandy and Annihilation. Mandy can't win any Oscars because of screening issues. Annihilation is Sci Fi, so it won't be taken seriously. Meh. 

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Bumblebee is definitely the best film in the Transformers franchise (low bar, there) and a good family film for the holidays, similar to the first one in many ways.  It’s also the first one without Bay directing.

Mortal Engines is quite a bit better than the reviews.  Far from great, but if you like dystopian visions of the future with lots of imaginative cinematography, this is not a bad watch at all.

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