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#576 Old 8th Jan 2016 at 12:24 AM
In The Heart Of The Sea

5/5 stars from me, amazing movie, incredible cinematography.

Room

Absolutely incredible, very emotional and powerful, a MUST SEE. 5/5

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#577 Old 12th Jan 2016 at 1:20 AM
Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift 3/10, maybe less?

Saturday evening, I was bored, surfing "teh interwebz" when I suddenly remembered that I've never seen the first half of TD. I decided to fix that immediately. And now I have many regrets. How did it even make it to the cinema? I can't remember the dude's name, but damn, that's one annoying main character (the know it all kind) with an awkward accent. Not sure if its an actual accent or a made up one though. I still find it hard to believe that they characters were high school students- they were obviously too old, except for the dude in the bandana.

I think the Fast and Furious should have stopped after the 2nd movie.
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#578 Old 12th Jan 2016 at 1:41 AM
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - 1991 - Sci-fi (obvs)
7/10
Not as great as II-IV imo, but still a good piece of the original series.
Also has Michael Dorn as a not-Worf minor Klingon! Bizarre!
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#579 Old 14th Jan 2016 at 11:05 PM
The Departed 8/10

Definitely my kind of movie! Some parts were predictable, some weren't. I'd heard of the movie, but didn't know what it was about (the cast was cool, so I thought why not)
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#580 Old 15th Jan 2016 at 10:07 AM
The Gymnast (2006) - 4/10
Styria (2014) - 5/10
Men, Women & Children (2014) - 5/10
Wild (2014) - 7/10
Ever (2014) - 7/10
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) - 5/10
The Four-Faced Liar (2010) - 5/10
Burnt (2015) - 4/10

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#581 Old 22nd Jan 2016 at 4:42 AM
Paper Towns (2015) - 5/10
Didn't feel like the actress who played Margo really portrayed the character well. Plot was slimmed down too much that it lost the sense of wonder I got from reading the book years ago.

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#582 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 1:36 AM
The Haunting - 1999 - horror, mystery, thriller
5/10
The sappy story and CGI effects hideously altered the film from its novel of basis, but the set was gorgeous and I did manage to watch it all the way through, after all.

The Boy - 2016 - horror, thriller
7/10
Despite many well-known horror tropes, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It had a nice atmosphere that maybe the acting didn't quite live up to, but it was intriguing and slightly subtler than I've become accustomed to lately. Maybe the horror pictures are looking up again?
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#583 Old 23rd Jan 2016 at 9:07 PM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (after a few more viewings)


Welcome to the Dark Side...
We lied about having cookies.
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#584 Old 26th Jan 2016 at 11:51 PM
The Dark Valley --6/10
One of those "mysterious village + stranger with a past" stories. The backstory was strong enough but the way the movie revealed it was really lacking--at one point, the narrator just blurts out the explanation of the mystery! I would have much preferred a gradual revelation through in-scene clues. It felt so lazily done and robbed the story of the drama and atmosphere that it could have had. "Show, not tell."
Also: minus points for asking for too much suspension of disbelief (you know, the solo-hero winning against an entire group who could just shoot him dead) and not enough character definition.

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#585 Old 30th Jan 2016 at 11:51 PM
Kung Fu Panda 3 Perfect last chapter to Po's story. Beautiful artwork, great heart warming story, and lovely music. They always manage to astonish me in each film with the stunning 2D sequences tucked into the 3D. It was so lovely!

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Mad Poster
#586 Old 3rd Feb 2016 at 1:18 AM
Sisters - Either 9/10 or 10/10 cause this is Amy Poehler and Tina Fey we're talking about! Hilarious!
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#587 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:31 PM
Pitch Perfect was on the other day. 6/10
I forgot how much singing there was in it. Its cool, but meh. Fat Amy though, best character in the movie
Alchemist
#588 Old 12th Feb 2016 at 9:57 AM
All About E (2015) - 4/10
The Forest (2016) - 5/10
Trick 'r Treat (2007) - 5/10
Christmas with the Coopers (2015) - 5/10
Now Is Good (2012) - 6/10
Freeheld (2015) - 7/10

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#589 Old 16th Feb 2016 at 12:31 AM
Lilo and Stitch - 5/10 It was so boring. It wasn't how I remembered it at all, which was a girl with a cute creature pretending to be a dog. Instead, it's a lonely and kinda odd girl with a somewhat abusive sister who adopts this "dog" that everyone else thinks is a monster with bad sci-fi elements and the same facial expressions from Treasure Planet. But that's what I get from watching a 2002 Disney movie; the early 2000s were such an odd period for them.
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#590 Old 20th Feb 2016 at 5:09 AM
The last movie I saw in theaters...

The War Room
If you are religious you might like it. Or well if you are open minded in general. But I personally did not like it. Too much of a cliche for me and my mom pretty much told me the main message of the movie is that if you go to church and believe in God,k good things till happen to you forever.

Last movie I saw on TV....

Space Jam. Freaking love it!
Alchemist
#591 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 10:54 AM
The Good Dinosaur (2015) - 5/10
Dope (2015) - 5/10
May (2002) - 4/10
House of 1000 Corpses (2003) - 1/10
Paper Towns (2015) - 6/10

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#592 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 12:30 PM
Saw Deadpool recently. 7/10 for the cinema experience cos it was pretty fun, but its not the kind of movie I'd ever watch again. Though Deadpool is and always has been my favourite super.
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#593 Old 27th Mar 2016 at 3:52 PM
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - 8/10
Eden Lake (2008) - 4/10
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) - 5/10
Embrace of the Vampire (2013) - 4/10
The Skeleton Key (2005) - 5/10

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#594 Old 31st Mar 2016 at 1:00 AM
The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garnier, Loius CK without beard, and an antagonistic slightly evil clark kent

Can this movie successfully illustrate a believable alternate reality where people don't understand lying? Will Gervais dress up as Jesus? Does he get the girl at the end even though she's not attracted to him?
If you tried guessing the answers in your head I bet you got them all right.

Dogs have a difficult time generalizing. In this movie people have twice as the difficulty understanding that someone can intentionally say something false. So throughout the story my brain had enough room to wonder about the situation presented. If people didn't tell untruths and there was no Christianity or any religion to believe in, but people still had marriage and weddings in chapels, then what kind of vows and to what greater entity were they made to join two people in love before the times of the movie? What opposition did contraception, abortion, and porn find in the non-religious world and did great britain ever have Polari? Is there circumcision and are either or both Gervais and slightly evil clark kent hooded? In court, do they swear in a witness with "do you cross your fingers and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye" and what happens when witnesses arrive at contradicting truths during examination? These were fun questions to chuckle with because the gags in the movie weren't funny and I did not rofl or lol once at any of them.

I've been had by this movie because Gervais, by some unexplained phenomenon, is able to reach into his creativity and tell his dying mother that really good stuff happens after we die. There are people in the room to hear it and word spreads, news crews are called and crowds gather at the house of Gervais to hear him speak the truth about the man in the sky. That's a great setup, right? I didn't pick up that this movie was going to transform into a romcom. Hello, Jennifer Garner is printed on the dvd. **** me! What that means is that the implied gravity of a man hearing the truth from a man in the sky that we're going to see our loved ones or else burn in a bad place, what could've been at stake is shifted over to "Oh noe, Jennifer Garner is going marry clark kent instead of me." So yeah, I'm just mad. The movie wasn't big enough for what could have been in the hands of a bigger budget / what I was hoping to see.

Rating: 6 unfinished masturbations / 10

Good things about the movie: It pokes fun at the idea that people who will believe anything will believe a man in the sky, but also implies that Christianity in our world is something that is needed. Jennifer Garner is a good actor here and her character development brings her from a normie to someone better and capable of loving someone. Beginning of the movie, it's entertaining to hear what people casually say to each other when they don't lie. Things like, "I'm threatened by you and I've always hated by you, good luck." Tina Fey has a small role as second antagonist. Though the jokes are lame, the touching moments make up for it. Gervais is not an awful actor.
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#595 Old 2nd Apr 2016 at 7:52 AM
10 Cloverfield Lane: Classic American love story, girl gets locked in a basement by an unstable man willing to exercise his second amendment right before Obama steals his guns to fund abortiom. Except there's also a sci-fi twist to it. For a movie that's basically a bottle episode, it's the perfect mixture of suspense, horror, and drama and it never feels like it drags. I won't be able to look at Dan Conner the same way, but I'll look for future Mary Elizabeth Winstead movies more. Shout out to John Gallagher Jr, too, whose smaller role is under appreciated.

8/10. Ending, though cool, feels like an entirely separate movie. I can't help but feel that tying it to the Cloverfield franchise was a late addition.

I'm writing a TV series, yeah. It's a cross between True Detective and Pretty Little Liars.
Alchemist
#596 Old 10th Apr 2016 at 11:05 AM
Zootropolis (2016) - 4/10
This was a good film but it could have been so much better,but I think little children will enjoy it more.
Get a Job (2016) - 4/10
this film dragged so much.they had Anna kendrick and Miles Teller the could have gotten away with so much,it would have been funny but instead it was boring.
Silent Retreat (2016) - 3/10
you dont see anything happen,whenever anyone gets hurt the screen goes black and me and my friend figured out the twist right from the start.
Curse of the Witching Tree (2015) - 5/10
This film was pretty good and made me think my friend loved it.
Me Him Her (2015) - 4/10
Had some funny bits in it but the storyline went a bit off and some crazy stuff happened.
About Scout (2015) - 6/10
A real good film,well acted and written and it pulled and your heart strings and you hoped for a happy ending.

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#597 Old 6th May 2016 at 11:23 AM
Max (2015) - 6/10
One More Time (2015) - 5/10
The Witch (2015) - 3/10
Shut In (2015) - 6/10
The Girl King (2015) - 4/10
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) - 8/10
Deadpool (2016) - 7/10
Capture the Flag (2015) - 5/10

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#598 Old 17th May 2016 at 9:13 PM
Okay Civil War spoilers coming so be aware if you have not seen it.

First off it was a much better film than BVS 9.5/10. This movie is based on a comic book story line that caused me to stop reading Marvel comics so I had that bias against it going in.

Second I think the Guardians of the Galaxy need to come to earth because this whole mess could have been sorted by Rocket the Racoon. "BooHoo my son was killed, Boo hoo my mommy and daddy were killed, That is no excuse for getting everyone else dead along the way!" I mean really he is much more mature then Tony was in this movie and I now want Stark to die. He left people to rot in a hole without a trial just because he wanted personal revenge and he violated the accords just as much as everyone else and yet he didn't put himself in one of those holes in the middle of nowhere.

He was told to bring in Cap and Bucky, instead when it gets personal he tries to straight up murder them. he is a selfish murderer and I am glad Pepper got away from him. He was fine with Bucky when he had murdered other people's family members, but when it is his own then he is above the law and he doesn't get touched because he is rich. That isn't a moral stand that is being selfish and the way he put Peter Parker in danger and blackmailed him into working with him makes him a straight up super villain.

He uses people and then sticks them in a hole when he doesn't need them any more, he forces minors to fight in a war for him, he uses his money to get out of living by the laws that he says everyone else should live by, and he tries to murder anyone who gets in his way. I really wish Vission had missed and killed him instead, because he send others to prison over what happened in the last Avengers movie when he was the one who unleashed Ultron on the world and they tried to stop him, and then he tries to straight up murder cap.

You know as much of a drunken nut as Batman was in Batman Vs. Superman, he at least when he was given a reason to think about what he was doing(That reason was beyond stupid, but the reason he rethought what he was doing doesn't matter here.) he took a step back and pulled away from straight up murder, Tony never even tries that. I hate him.

He is above the law because he is rich and the only reason this happened was because of his ego, he wants to be the only person with super powers and he is willing to kill to make it that way.

Still it was all very well handled, I liked the new Spiderman, to me he combines the best of live action, cartoon, and comic book Spiderman and finally puts him on the big screen.

Black Panther was good too and I liked Ant man in this even more then I did in his own movie.

Not to mention that this movie is full of moments that make you think. The accords seem like a good idea on paper and even the US constitution needed to be changed once it was written, but that doesn't change the fact that they don't work at the moment and Tony used them to advance his own selfish ends and he doesn't seem to regret his actions in the least and he used a child in his army.

I liked Black Widow switching sides and I really want her to get a solo movie.

If you only see one action block buster this year, make it this movie.

Just because I hate Tony after it doesn't make it a bad movie, and if you don't agree with me about Tony, that is fine because that just means the movie did it's job and showed both sides of the conflict and presented a complex problem with no easy answers in a fun way.

Great job by all involved and before I didn't want to see yet another Spider-Man reboot, now I can't wait for it. I just hope he doesn't let himself be used as a tool by Tony in that film like he did in this one. Still the best live action Spider-Man and this may be the best live action Marvel movie so far, from a comic I hated.

Amazing job.

9.5/10.

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#599 Old 20th May 2016 at 12:17 AM
Ever since the incident in Aurora, I don't see films until they have copies available at my department store, affectionately called Freddy's after the founder.

But the last movie I watched was out of season and realized "Screw this, I'm turning into my parents."

A Christmas Story 9.7/10
First of all, Jean Shepherd not only wrote the source material titled "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash", but narrates Ralphie (the main character) as an adult reminiscing his childhood ambition for a BB gun and secretly appears as a shopper in the department store at the front of the line for Santa. Classic quotes include:
"In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity that, as far as we know, is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan"
"Randy laid there like a slug, it was his only defense"
"Now, I could have imagined it, but I thought I heard Taps being played softly"

This Christmas film is riotous and rarely conformed to the standard cloyingly sweet kinds.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
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#600 Old 20th May 2016 at 10:46 AM
^ Ya, I absolutely love that movie, I watch it every year. The "major prize" thing with the lamp/leg thing always kills me. Poor Ralphie's mom is so embarrassed of that eyesore. The tongue stuck to the frozen flagpole is funnier than hell too, but I think my favorite scene is when the neighbors ( Bumpus family, lol) dogs destroy the big dinner. Good times!

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