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Groundhog Day is great Mulholland Drive is great The Thing is great Inception is garbage  

Finally watched The Thing 1982. Have to watch that a few more times. The old effects are still the best

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iDo <3 it wen iCan’t distinguish actors in a film coz their portrayal of character is so convincing. & this flick starts promisingly well like dat 4me, didn’t know any1… until very ozi bit player thats bin in every ozi film eva started 2 fill the surface, & iThought is that bloke weyland industries’ robot david ? - as the stoic ww1 vet whoumst’ve signs on as a lighthouse keeper @ lonely Janus Island in this impeccably groomed period piece. had nvr b4 seen the v beautiful alicia vikander who joins him 2 star there, where their leads’ r q good - theres this gr8 scene where she shaves off his ginger hitler moustache 2 pash him on da smoothe. its subtle, tense, funny; the romance is palpable. 

& both live happily ever b4…

 

 [nuthin' spoilerable}

 

… things unravel, get soapied up as per usual 'wat happens nx will shock you! '

wen a shaky camera accompanied by loud canned infant crying sample introduce a boat carrying a dead man & an alive newborn washed ashore, the main leads decide 2 bury the corpse & raise the rescued child as their own kin like ‘mums the word’, which works 4a while, 2 string out the by-numbers, tick-the-boxes plot that this tearjerker becums. ‘their’ kid’s revealed 2 authorities 2b ‘not theirs’ @all, but rather, & legally, the [email protected] daughter of a trustafarian widow living estranged from her dad on the mainland, ffs, &, as myth wld have it - Drama ensues: hearts r rent coz <3 & ethics becum hopelessly entangledy-diddley & impossibru, sad truths prevail, bonds r broke az Tragedy kicks on in w. cued sweeping, soaring violins synced w. soaring, sweeping, lush af cinematography of Mutha Naycha™. misty camera prompts eye mist segued this user interface 2 spacebar drag ffwd'd jump cuts (ft. generic glitchy mpeg audio wobble), 1/2 sec credits, force quit this mf, bih rn, 

 

Item “ The Light Between Oceans 2016 720p WEBRip 950 MB - iExTV.mp4 “ is locked. Do you want to move it to the Trash anyway?  / 10

 
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i just watched this film and my brain has been blown (mind you i mean that literally. brain = kaput). the story is a simple love story and some (rather embarrassingly) have said it's basically a romeo and juliet story set in a polynesian jungle island, but i think there's more going on here- simple but effective. the style of the film does give it a documentary style which i think didn't do it justice but then again, i probably couldn't have done better.

 

brain + dust = tanna

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I've been watching a ton of movies this year.....

 

The Fallen Idol 1948 - 8/10

Odd Man Out 1947 - 9/10

I Want to Live 1958 - 8/10

Private Parts 1972 - 6.5/10

Eating Raoul 1982 - 7.5/10

Love and Death 1975 - 8/10

Broadway Danny Rose 1984 - 8.5/10

Stardust Memories 1980 - 9/10

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 - 8.5/10

Shadows and Fog 1991 - 5.5/10

Zelig 1983 - 9/10

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 - 8.5/10

Husbands and Wives - 1992 - 9/10

Interiors 1978 - 8/10

Another Woman - 1988 - 8.5/10

Something Wild 1961 - 7.5/10

Moana 2016 - 7.5/10

What A Way To Go 1964 - 7/10

City Of The Living Dead 1980 - 7.5

The Beyond 1981 - 8.5/10

House By The Cemetery - 1981 - 6.5

The New York Ripper - 1982 - 7/10

Private Property 1960 - 7.5/10

Sisters 1973 - 8/10

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Hot diggity dogg this was fantastic! Of all of the parts, I felt the first dragged a bit, but it had plenty of support from Mahershala, Naomi, and Janelle. And the rest was sublime.

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i'm surprised by how much i enjoyed this. i went into it with very low expectations but it ended up completely surprised.

 

a ship is headed to another planet with everyone asleep until it goes through an asteroid belt and is hit by a very large asteroid. this causes a malfunction and wakes up jim- who then proceeds to live for a year alone. 

he then begins to get very lonely, and even starts to go crazy, until of course he bumps into sleeping beauty (jennifer lawrence). gee, how cool would it be if i could live with this hotness instead of being all alone? he asks himself.

 

that's basically the setup. the rest is a cliche romance story until of course, the inevitable part where he has to admit why she's awake (opps) and the obligatory ships malfunctioning part (what sci-fi movie doesn't have that?)

 

yeah, not bad but not great either. i think the production design really kills it. there's a pretty good scene in the swimming pool and jennifer lawrence trying to catch her breath. that scene was amazing. 

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well, here's a film i didn't enjoy. not sure why, but i just can't get into superhero movies, despite the fact that this tries to make things pretty realistic, it's still held down by having to keep things within that universe where you have to address superheros (in this case, mutants and ummm the x-men comics...)

 

i was confused by a couple of things- perhaps because this isn't my thing and i'm unfamiliar with the backstory if there is one. i think hugh jackman is a fantastic actor and kinda feel bad for him that he's been pinned to such a juvenile role. as an action film it's kinda "meh" but i think the actors (even the little girl) do such a good job that it comes off better.

 

five hugh jackman's out of ten

 

 

can someone explain to me why the world would shake whenever charles xavier had a seizure? and what was that green "juice" that gave you the extra boost? and why was wolverine always limping? and who was the albino taking care of charles xavier? and why were they in the desert?

 

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The only thing more boring than superhero movies is mafia movies

And the only thing more boring than mafia movies is westerns (Yojimbo excluded)
what about El Topo or the Dollars trilogy?
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what about My Darling Clementine? or Shane? or The Searchers? or Once Upon a Time in the West? or The Wild Bunch? (I could go on)

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moonlight was good. all of the mains killed it but mahershey licked his lips waaaaaay too much

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Meek's Cutoff was mint, loved the pacing and the narrow aperture view, played for tension rather than crash bang wallop

 

British Mockney gangsta bs is surely the worst offender of all regarding played out shiiiite

 

Westerns offer infinite potential even if cliches and certain tropes abound, although Westworld certainly didnt help with *insert camp-fire scenes here garbage

 

High Plains Drifter & The Outlaw Josey Wales, post-Spaghetti filems have aged superbly, i must know the entire script for TOJW by now

 

and if someone with the right credentials ever gets their hands on a quality adaptation of Cormac M's "Blood Meridian", either by tv format or otherwise i'll be actually fkn gurning

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what about My Darling Clementine? or Shane? or The Searchers? or Once Upon a Time in the West? or The Wild Bunch? (I could go on)

 

Unforgiven, True Grit (both versions), Blazing Saddles lol

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