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19 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

Why Tom? So you can write some witty musings and euphemisms on why you didn't like it? Well if you think I'm going to help you do such a thing you've got another thing coming.

That's a penis thing, right?

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On 4/4/2018 at 9:52 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

Why Tom? So you can write some witty musings and euphemisms on why you didn't like it? Well if you think I'm going to help you do such a thing you've got another thing coming.

I wanted to watch it and lavish it with praise, but now you’ve ruined it for me like you did with Justice League.

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A Quiet Place mini-review. Very much like It Comes At Night and somewhat like Signs, but less silly than Signs. Krasinski is good, Blunt (as always) is good. Lots and lots of nice, creepy set pieces, but

***SPOILER-Y BELOW***

 

 

 

ultimately feels very derivative and ends almost exactly like you think it’s going to. Go see it for the craftsmanship.

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19 hours ago, T0mShane said:

A Quiet Place mini-review. Very much like It Comes At Night and somewhat like Signs, but less silly than Signs. Krasinski is good, Blunt (as always) is good. Lots and lots of nice, creepy set pieces, but

***SPOILER-Y BELOW***

 

 

 

ultimately feels very derivative and ends almost exactly like you think it’s going to. Go see it for the craftsmanship.

saw it last night.  Thought it was very well done and love the catch line "they can hear you".  But that leads to the question of why all the world's scientists couldn't figure out an audible solution much earlier.  I'm a pretty big Blunt fan, so that made it better.  Highly recommend and it was far better than both It Comes at Night and Signs. 

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2 minutes ago, Dcat said:

saw it last night.  Thought it was very well done and love the catch line "they can hear you".  But that leads to the question of why all the world's scientists couldn't figure out an audible solution much earlier.  I'm a pretty big Blunt fan, so that made it better.  Highly recommend and it was far better than both It and Signs. 

It was very good and I liked it more the next day. 

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Seven Samurai might be the most timeless movie ever. Even more so than Godfather. As I get older I find my appreciation for Kurosawa's movies only gets deeper, and it is hard to think of many other filmmakers like that. Pick any relevant genre today and his fingerprints are all over every one of them.
I was watching Yojimbo the other day as well, first time in a while that I turned it on. This particular scene is just so cold. Mifune's "It'll hurt" retort is the most famous part about it, but if you pay attention to the way Kurosawa carefully positions the angles and lighting, he's clearly intending to make Mifune look like a superhero.
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/304171/Yojimbo-Movie-Clip-No-Cure-For-Fools.html

Kurosawa was one of the last great film geniuses. If you like Yojimbo, you must check out Sanjuro. His recreations of Shakespeare in feudal Japan were great also (Throne of Blood is amazing). Lucas was inspired by the Hidden Fortress when he made Star Wars.

Toshiro Mifune is still one of my favorite actors. He could be a bit heavy handed, but his ability to convey emotion just by shrugging his shoulder in a certain way made me understand an actors role better than just about one else. His work in the Samurai trilogy was about as on point an actor could be.

New movies just aren’t the same. Well, most of them.

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Seven Samurai might be the most timeless movie ever. Even more so than Godfather. As I get older I find my appreciation for Kurosawa's movies only gets deeper, and it is hard to think of many other filmmakers like that. Pick any relevant genre today and his fingerprints are all over every one of them.
I was watching Yojimbo the other day as well, first time in a while that I turned it on. This particular scene is just so cold. Mifune's "It'll hurt" retort is the most famous part about it, but if you pay attention to the way Kurosawa carefully positions the angles and lighting, he's clearly intending to make Mifune look like a superhero.
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/304171/Yojimbo-Movie-Clip-No-Cure-For-Fools.html

Kurosawa was one of the last great film geniuses. If you like Yojimbo, you must check out Sanjuro. His recreations of Shakespeare in feudal Japan were great also (Throne of Blood is amazing). Lucas was inspired by the Hidden Fortress when he made Star Wars.

Toshiro Mifune is still one of my favorite actors. He could be a bit heavy handed, but his ability to convey emotion just by shrugging his shoulder in a certain way made me understand an actors role better than just about one else. His work in the Samurai trilogy was about as on point an actor could be.

New movies just aren’t the same. Well, most of them.

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Finally got around to see Inside Llewyn Davis, not surprisingly, it was brilliant. I forget why it took me this long to finally see it, but glad I did. Not much to say. Oscar Isaac was phenomenal, he was certainly due the subsequent breakout. Coen brothers, goes without saying, two of the best. More straight forward than their usual stuff, but one of their best. 

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On 4/7/2018 at 5:22 PM, T0mShane said:

A Quiet Place mini-review. Very much like It Comes At Night and somewhat like Signs, but less silly than Signs. Krasinski is good, Blunt (as always) is good. Lots and lots of nice, creepy set pieces, but

***SPOILER-Y BELOW***

 

 

 

ultimately feels very derivative and ends almost exactly like you think it’s going to. Go see it for the craftsmanship.

I enjoyed it. Originally when I saw the trailer a few months ago I thought it looked kinda dumb and I just had no interest, but now that I have moviepass I am open to watching more movies whenever I have the time. Right now I have a lot of time so I saw A Quiet Place, Isle of Dogs, Chappaquiddick, and Blockers this weekend.

I tried to go to a showing of AQP that would be as empty as possible as I didn't want anyone screwing with the whole idea of the movie with the silence and jump scares.

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Caught the opening of Beirut tonight. It was a decent enough movie, but definitely worth seeing for Jon Hamm's performance alone. This was easily his best starring film role and shows he shouldn't be relegated only to the small screen.

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Tuesday's movie was Isle of the Dogs

I thought that t was going to be childish but it wasn't. Very creative and clever. Witty Anderson writing and some great voice acting. Also very Japanese, it helps to know some of the culture to really enjoy the film.

If you are looking for something a bit different, see this

 

 

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On 4/11/2018 at 8:18 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

HBO's Andre the Giant doc is so incredible. The way they build the narrative of Wrestlemania III is some legitimately great directing.

What a fascinating life.

Yo, I need to watch this. I forgot this was airing, same with Paterno. 

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9 minutes ago, rillo said:

Yo, I need to watch this. I forgot this was airing, same with Paterno. 

JoePa can rot as far as I'm concerned, but I hated every second of Paterno. Excepting the basic outline, Levinson and Cahn clearly fabricated mostly everything in it. It's basically the Freeh report told through an Aaron Sorkin-esque script.

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4 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

JoePa can rot as far as I'm concerned, but I hated every second of Paterno. .

Damn, I didn't have high hopes for it, but I really want to see how they would protray JoePa. He definitely knew what was going on. 

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On 4/7/2018 at 4:22 PM, T0mShane said:

A Quiet Place mini-review. Very much like It Comes At Night and somewhat like Signs, but less silly than Signs. Krasinski is good, Blunt (as always) is good. Lots and lots of nice, creepy set pieces, but

***SPOILER-Y BELOW***

 

 

 

ultimately feels very derivative and ends almost exactly like you think it’s going to. Go see it for the craftsmanship.

***more spoilers below***

 

 

 

 

It's an exploration of such a fantastic concept. The suspense building from a simple pregnancy was a truly original plot device and it hooked me in immediately. I had only two, very minor beefs. First, what happens when everyone is asleep? Nobody snores loud? Not one nightmare that makes someone yell out in their sleep? 2 kids, 2 adults, there's no way that doesn't happen over the course of a year and a half.

Second, and I'm fully aware that it was done for dramatic effect, but why drop the ax at the end? You're not even going to try and take a swing? Just going to let that monster eat you right in front of your kids and not even give it a shot? Alrighty then.

Other than that it's really hard to want more out of a trip to the theater. Honestly I think horror is killing it more than any other genre this decade. Get Out, It Follows, Babadook, The Witch...etc. It seems to be the genre that studios are willing to let directors, even inexperienced ones, take the most chances. Probably because guys like Peele and Krasinski have been able to keep the budgets low, but whatever, works for me.

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1 hour ago, RutgersJetFan said:

***more spoilers below***

 

 

 

 

It's an exploration of such a fantastic concept. The suspense building from a simple pregnancy was a truly original plot device and it hooked me in immediately. I had only two, very minor beefs. First, what happens when everyone is asleep? Nobody snores loud? Not one nightmare that makes someone yell out in their sleep? 2 kids, 2 adults, there's no way that doesn't happen over the course of a year and a half.

Second, and I'm fully aware that it was done for dramatic effect, but why drop the ax at the end? You're not even going to try and take a swing? Just going to let that monster eat you right in front of your kids and not even give it a shot? Alrighty then.

Other than that it's really hard to want more out of a trip to the theater. Honestly I think horror is killing it more than any other genre this decade. Get Out, It Follows, Babadook, The Witch...etc. It seems to be the genre that studios are willing to let directors, even inexperienced ones, take the most chances. Probably because guys like Peele and Krasinski have been able to keep the budgets low, but whatever, works for me.

It’s definitely one of those movies that stick with you, and I’m personally liking it more the more I think about it. I was frustrated by the ending because of what you alluded to with the axe, and I think there’s a lot of allegory attached that I was projecting onto it, but once I got less butthurt by a few elements, I’ve concluded that it’s just a really good, well done flick that I want to see again.

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On 4/11/2018 at 8:18 PM, RutgersJetFan said:

HBO's Andre the Giant doc is so incredible. The way they build the narrative of Wrestlemania III is some legitimately great directing.

What a fascinating life.

Yea, it’s good. I didn’t like the Hogan over-indulgence midway through... but it was captivating in spite of that.

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5 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

JoePa can rot as far as I'm concerned, but I hated every second of Paterno. Excepting the basic outline, Levinson and Cahn clearly fabricated mostly everything in it. It's basically the Freeh report told through an Aaron Sorkin-esque script.

It was bad. Treating Joe like a senile old man who didn’t know any better, when he knew going back to the 70’s was disgusting.

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4 hours ago, Integrity28 said:

Yea, it’s good. I didn’t like the Hogan over-indulgence midway through... but it was captivating in spite of that.

I dunno that they had many other options. Most of the other guys that could have shared stories from that era are dead. I guess Haku is alive but that guy is a ******* legit lunatic.

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9 hours ago, RutgersJetFan said:

I dunno that they had many other options. Most of the other guys that could have shared stories from that era are dead. I guess Haku is alive but that guy is a ******* legit lunatic.

I mean the deep dive into how Hogan got his character. Honestly, you know the second he agreed to be in it he’s gonna want his spot. Didn’t ruin it. Just irked me.

Andre hated this guy, hated that guy... that felt like typical Hogan gossip crap.

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1 hour ago, Integrity28 said:

I mean the deep dive into how Hogan got his character. Honestly, you know the second he agreed to be in it he’s gonna want his spot. Didn’t ruin it. Just irked me.

Andre hated this guy, hated that guy... that felt like typical Hogan gossip crap.

That stuff has all been public and known for a while, at least amongst dorks like me who keep up with this stuff. Even Randy Savage's brother has talked about how much Andre hated Macho Man, and the Big John Studd thing is pretty famous within wrestling. The stories go that if Studd had to face Andre in tag team matches, Studd would always tag his partner in to face Andre because Studd knew Andre hated him and he didn't want to deal with it.

I think Hogan was probably the right guy to talk about it simply because he worked more with Andre during his career than anyone else.

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25 minutes ago, RutgersJetFan said:

That stuff has all been public and known for a while, at least amongst dorks like me who keep up with this stuff. Even Randy Savage's brother has talked about how much Andre hated Macho Man, and the Big John Studd thing is pretty famous within wrestling. The stories go that if Studd had to face Andre in tag team matches, Studd would always tag his partner in to face Andre because Studd knew Andre hated him and he didn't want to deal with it.

I think Hogan was probably the right guy to talk about it simply because he worked more with Andre during his career than anyone else.

Fair enough. I don’t know the fanboy stories. 

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19 hours ago, T0mShane said:

It’s definitely one of those movies that stick with you, and I’m personally liking it more the more I think about it. I was frustrated by the ending because of what you alluded to with the axe, and I think there’s a lot of allegory attached that I was projecting onto it, but once I got less butthurt by a few elements, I’ve concluded that it’s just a really good, well done flick that I want to see again.

Same. I came out thinking about it the same way as I did Get Out and The Witch; in that I have a feeling I'll be watching it again and again over the years and picking up more stuff along the way. The Witch especially, that flick took me a good 3-4 times before I grasped the entire thing. And for me those are my favorite types of movies.

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Saw the new adaptation of IT last night. It was meh. Tapped into the Goonies/Stranger Things vibe, but didn’t have the great dialogue that makes those films work. Too many moments of ‘that makes no sense’ for me, even though it is about a child eating clown.

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The Titan was a great idea horribly executed.  Watching Sam Worthington try to emote with just his eyes is legit hilarious. 

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