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Old 12-26-2017, 10:09 PM   #25001
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Yea I don't agree with that list. There are some good movies listed on there.
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:12 PM   #25002
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Yea I don't agree with that list. There are some good movies listed on there.
I was looking forward to Suburbicon and Downsizing, but reviews have kept me away. I'll probably wind up watching them on Netflix, but I admit, review scores do sway me these days. While I might sometimes be let down by movies with 80%+ ratings, I can't think of a single instance a movie has gotten, say, 40% or less on RT and I've really liked it.
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:25 PM   #25003
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I was looking forward to Suburbicon and Downsizing, but reviews have kept me away. I'll probably wind up watching them on Netflix, but I admit, review scores do sway me these days. While I might sometimes be let down by movies with 80%+ ratings, I can't think of a single instance a movie has gotten, say, 40% or less on RT and I've really liked it.


I personally don't listen to any reviews of movies. My tastes might be different from others.
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:37 PM   #25004
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I enjoyed A Cure for Wellness, It and Baby Driver. Not mentioned, but I also really liked Life. It was better than the new Alien film anyway.

I really need to catch up on some of these releases.

Looking forward to Three Billboards, the new Blade Runner and Mother!. Get Out, Colossal and Suburbicon intrigue me.

People should to wait a week or two before reviewing a movie. Why go on your gut when it's been proven you can rewatch something years later that you originally thought was crap and find out you were wrong? You don't always understand the context of what you're seeing the first time. Life can also get in the way of your enjoyment.

Most films I've watched fall into the grey area of being decent retreads of classics, either in theme or character. Take Star Wars for example. I've seen the original trilogy. It's the greatest distillation of what that story was trying to prove. I didn't need to watch the other trilogy. But I did. I wasted my time. They added nothing to my fondness for the first three. I'm not going to watch these new ones because, what's the point?
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:03 PM   #25005
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The more Star Wars movies come out, the more I realize how overrated the whole damn saga is. But then again, growing up I was never a big Star Wars kid. So many friends of mine hold the original trilogy really close to their hearts. I never connected with them to that level. But on the plus side, it lets me enjoy The Last Jedi, which takes chances - something that feels like a stab in the heart to huge Star Wars devotees.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:04 AM   #25006
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I enjoyed Downsizing, not in my top 20 or anything though
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:20 AM   #25007
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1. I, Tonya
2. The Florida Project
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
4. Blade Runner 2049
5. Get Out
6. Lady Bird
7. mother!
8. IT
9. The Disaster Artist
10. The Big Sick

I still need to see: The Shape of Water, The Darkest Hour and Call Me By Your Name.
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:08 AM   #25008
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Oh shit, I almost forgot about The Florida Project. Need to see that one, too.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:13 PM   #25009
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1. I, Tonya
2. The Florida Project
3. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
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5. Get Out
6. Phantom Thread
7. mother!
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11. The Big Sick
Well, I gotta give The Big Sick the boot. I saw The Phantom Thread last night and it demands to be in my 10.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:54 PM   #25010
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I saw The Phantom Thread last night and it demands to be in my 10.
Are you excited for Episodes II and III, Attack of the Clothes and Revenge of the Stitch?
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:24 PM   #25011
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:45 PM   #25012
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Wind River was great. Taylor Sheridan is 3/3 with Sicario, Hell or High Water, and now Wind River
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:11 PM   #25013
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Wind River was great. Taylor Sheridan is 3/3 with Sicario, Hell or High Water, and now Wind River
Yeah, it was. The guy is on a role. He writes great characters.
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:22 PM   #25014
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The Florida Project really troubled me. It reminded me of some of my own life experiences, and of the cycle of hopelessness and apathy that can come with poverty, which eventually leads to desperation. Reminded me a bit of how I felt watching 99 Homes.
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Loved Wind River and Florida Project. FP was very troubling.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:22 AM   #25016
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For those of you who watched and loved Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film "World of Tomorrow" in 2015, he has recently made his follow up "World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts" available to rent on vimeo.

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It's well worth the $5 to rent. Once again, Hertzfedlt knocked it out of the park. Although it's only 22 minutes, this is probably my favorite film of 2017, feature films included.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:31 AM   #25017
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For those of you who watched and loved Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film "World of Tomorrow" in 2015, he has recently made his follow up "World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts" available to rent on vimeo.

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It's well worth the $5 to rent. Once again, Hertzfedlt knocked it out of the park. Although it's only 22 minutes, this is probably my favorite film of 2017, feature films included.
Thanks for letting us know. Will check it out.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #25018
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I watched Bright on Netflix and didn't think it sucked.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:34 PM   #25019
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I watched Bright on Netflix and didn't think it sucked.


I thought it was fair to middling
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