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Bad Times At The El Royale. the most bored I've been with a movie in a while. ting's like 2 and a half hours long when it could've been trimmed to 90 mins. trying real hard to be Tarantino but just isn't. Chris Hemsworth is given a role way above his grade. even Jeff Bridges couldn't save this.

 

 

also the way Jon Hamm died was so stupid. barge in, knock the girl with the gun to the ground, then instead of disarming her go straight to the kidnappee and just hold her and blabber senselessly while waiting for the other girl to recover and blast his ass. smot.

 

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This movie is full of amazing hidden visual gags. Really like it.

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Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) - That was the worst thing I have seen in a while. No suspense, none of it worked. A shame, since the director's first movie "Nightcrawler" was incredible. 4/10

The Guilty (2018) - I would call this a must-see. Basically you are watching an emergency dispatchers face for an hour and a half, yet it feels like being on a rollercoaster. 9/10

 

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) - A nice return to form for Ben Wheatley. Family drama that jumps from room to room. He said he tried to shoot it like a war film. 9/10

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Chopper
Great performance from Bana, instant cult classic.

 

Venom

Way better than I was expecting. Probably the best modern super hero film i've seen (not saying much). Was decent fun.

 

Vevlet Buzzsaw

Really wanted to love it but very flawed and misguided. Happy to see a mainstream film like this being made today, whacky trash horror throw back/arthouse mix. Jake was great.

 

The Polka King
Watched the end of it again last night with friends - tis' great! Jack Black's best performance, knocks it out'a the park.

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Ballad of Buster Scruggs - the monologue from the trapper on his relationship was hilarious (that whole segment was fantastic).

Decent flick for a Friday night with good beers.

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agree. I've watched the final segment three times now. It's very good. Definitely the best one. They were all great, but find Tom Waits tedious so that one interested me the least.

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Velvet Buzzsaw: Thanks to the WATMM and general anti-hype, was able to actually enjoy this one. If I had gone in expecting flights of angels singly it sweetly unto a kingly and rapturous cinematic spectacle, I would have been beyond pissed. As it was, going it expecting it to be "just ok" and "possibly not working" meant that. . . I actually really liked it. Jake killed it. Malkovitch must have some sort of contract w/ Netflix where he is in 15 minutes of every one of their movies (whatever. it's Malkovich. He's always awesome). *shrugs* thoroughly enjoyed expect one nitpick about the end. 

 

You Might be the Killer: Horror/Comedy hybrid that doesn't do horror really well or comedy really well. But also doesn't do either of them poorly. I spent 2 bucks or whatever on Amazon Prime to rent it. No regurts. Has Allyson Hannigan (of buffy and HIMYM fame) and . . . that guy from Dollhouse who's also in Cabin in the Woods as the pothead. 

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blackkklansmen - highly recommend, the best ive ever seen from spike lee.  to me it reaffirmes the power of film as a medium to comment on the present moment and structural issues, which is super important when internet media and the fast news-cycle make these issues so distant.

 

 

the last bit of the film hit me like a gut-punch.  fuuuck, i was kind of a wreck for a few hours after watching it in fact.  did anyone else feel this way about the ending?

 

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Stan and Ollie - gave a good I sight into the later career of the pair. I thought both characters were played really well. Worth a watch, especially if you're a.fan of laurel and Hardy.

 

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I'm in this "strange and weird films" group on facebook and I see loads of folks talking about watching low-key pedo movies on DVDs that are banned in most places.. pretty fucked! I love weird films but that's not something I need to see to get my head around the art world, really. Watched 10 cloverfield lane yesterday. decent flick. 

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I'm in this "strange and weird films" group on facebook and I see loads of folks talking about watching low-key pedo movies on DVDs that are banned in most places.. pretty fucked! I love weird films but that's not something I need to see to get my head around the art world, really. Watched 10 cloverfield lane yesterday. decent flick. 

 

I enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane quite a bit. I've always liked John Goodman... and I think he nailed the roll.

I went into it knowing nothing about it... about halfway through I was questioning if it was related to the original. 

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I'm in this "strange and weird films" group on facebook and I see loads of folks talking about watching low-key pedo movies on DVDs that are banned in most places.. pretty fucked! I love weird films but that's not something I need to see to get my head around the art world, really. Watched 10 cloverfield lane yesterday. decent flick.

Teh fuck? Is it Serbian Movie/Film or whatever it’s called?

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Ballad of Buster Scruggs - the monologue from the trapper on his relationship was hilarious (that whole segment was fantastic).

Decent flick for a Friday night with good beers.

 

I enjoyed it a lot. I watched The Sisters Brothers around the same time and now in my memory it has become one of the stories in Buster Scruggs. It's good too.

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I'm in this "strange and weird films" group on facebook and I see loads of folks talking about watching low-key pedo movies on DVDs that are banned in most places.. pretty fucked! I love weird films but that's not something I need to see to get my head around the art world, really. Watched 10 cloverfield lane yesterday. decent flick.

Teh fuck? Is it Serbian Movie/Film or whatever it’s called?

I watched Valerie and Her Week of Wonders a little while ago and was not prepared for the paedo shit, it was not cool.

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Big fun, way better than expected! Absoultely chuggs and zips along with great pace. only shy of 1hr 15mins but feels like a well developed epic.

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I'm in this "strange and weird films" group on facebook and I see loads of folks talking about watching low-key pedo movies on DVDs that are banned in most places.. pretty fucked! I love weird films but that's not something I need to see to get my head around the art world, really. Watched 10 cloverfield lane yesterday. decent flick.

Teh fuck? Is it Serbian Movie/Film or whatever it’s called?

I watched Valerie and Her Week of Wonders a little while ago and was not prepared for the paedo shit, it was not cool.

 

 

there's pedo shit? I'd noticed this a while back and put it on my to-watch list.

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