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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #825 on: August 23, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Standouts to me - Totally Agree on Upgrade.  Liked the original Tomb Raider but not this one so much.  Totally agree on Man on Fire- was surprised that it was rotten on RT.  Thought Man from UNCLE, Safe, Hancock, and IW were better than the ratings, and Dredd 01 a lot worse (guilty pleasure, but I can realize that it's not very good).  The others were the same, close enough not to quibble, or haven't seen.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #826 on: August 23, 2018, 12:14 PM »
@Shades:
The movie Upgrade was very entertaining indeed. Still, 5 stars (out of a maximum of of five) is in my point of view too much. 3.5 to 4 stars would be better. Story line and acting was solid, but not great. However, how the movie was shot, that was very well done. Which is why I'm hovering between 3.5 to 4 stars.
Having said the above, as a SciFi fan, you definitely should see Upgrade. It won't disappoint.
Yes, it probably won't disappoint SF fans. It had a good story.
Star rating is always likely to be subjective, of course. I was going to grade it lower than 5, but when it showed itself as simply rather good and entertaining "What if...?" SF, I bumped it up. If I had to use the FastForward button on my VLC media player for any movie, then I would downgrade it.
To explain: I'm a rather impatient viewer and begrudge spending my cognitive surplus on reading garbage (so I skim and speed-read wherever possible) or watching inferior movies. In my view, many/most movies seem to be inferior. So the inevitable FastForwarding results in the rating being reduced. With Upgrade, there was rarely a dull moment and I even used the Back button a few times, just to review how/what they had done.
Sometimes I come across a gem of a movie that bears repeated viewing - e.g., 2001 - Space Odyssey, or Amelie - because once is simply not enough.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #827 on: August 23, 2018, 01:35 PM »
I rate pretty similarly, and value thought-provoking ideas that show you what they mean, rather than telling you.  And sometimes it's nostalgia or production values.  But if I ever feel like I'm not enjoying the movie at certain times, I do vote down for those scenes.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #828 on: August 24, 2018, 09:54 AM »
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #829 on: September 08, 2018, 08:31 PM »
Stephanie

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After a mysterious global crisis, a young girl is left alone to hide from a malevolent power that stalks her home. Her parents eventually return and the struggle begins to save their daughter.

Like one of the reviewers on IMDB says, "Don't read reviews before watching the film."

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Re: Movies you've seen lately - The Incantation (2018)
« Reply #830 on: September 17, 2018, 08:31 PM »
I didn't watch this "indie" movie, after reading its (mostly unanimous) poor reviews, but I felt that one succint review in particular (below) was worth mention:
The Incantation (2018)
Rating: 1/10
Oh, the horror!
31 July 2018
"This is a great movie if you're blind, and don't understand english..."

Copied from: ohmanoid's Review of The Incantation - IMDb - <https://www.imdb.com/review/rw4262444/?ref_=tt_urv>

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #831 on: September 23, 2018, 04:07 AM »
Because this is almost full-length (80 minutes!), I decided to post this here instead of the Short Films or Good Videos threads.
That, and I watched the whole thing...  :-[

A group of kids did a shot-for-shot remake of “Star Wars”
You haven’t seen “A New Hope” until you’ve seen it remade by kids in a garage...



While I give all these kids kudos for such a gutsy effort, I gotta say, the kid playing Han Solo has a future...


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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #832 on: September 30, 2018, 04:59 AM »
I just re-watched "The Wanderers" from 1979.
The movie is settled down at a changing era, when JFK was murdered.
Rock'n'Roll, Love sex crime, is shortest review i can give.
Really worth to be watched if you like music from late 60ties.
Music is similar to Dirty Dancing, story is for Rebels like myself ^_^

A newer movie watched aswell, called "The Monster", aint that bad at all.
Mother with her teeny child drive thru lonely roads, car is dead, now what to do.
Exactly, call for help and get ripped off from a monster ;-)
For a low budget this looks quit good, actors are unknown ones but doing their job really good aswell.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #833 on: October 18, 2018, 02:27 PM »
Just saw Night School.  Pretty predictable and neat, but good fun!

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #834 on: November 07, 2018, 05:20 AM »
Au-delà des murs/Beyond the Walls (TV series)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #835 on: November 22, 2018, 07:45 AM »
Longmire (TV series)
The Rockford Files (TV series)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
My name is Earl (TV series)
Ring/Ringu
Hell on Wheels (TV series)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #836 on: November 22, 2018, 05:33 PM »
My Name Is Earl - A great series that was axed too soon.

However, if you are a fan of the obvious and hidden humor in that series, the creator (Greg Garcia) has a new series, called: The Guestbook. That is also very funny....and you see a few actors from 'My Name Is Earl' re-appear (but in very different roles). Recommended!

Another series that you should start to watch is: The Rookie. Nathan Fillion (FireFly, Castle) is one of the rookies in the L.A.P.D. That show mixes comedy and drama from situations that occur on the streets over there. It is better than you think. Mellisa O'Neil is also one of the rookies. You could know her from the underrated sci-Fi series 'Dark Matter'...also axed too soon.


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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #837 on: November 23, 2018, 08:36 AM »
My Name Is Earl - A great series that was axed too soon.

However, if you are a fan of the obvious and hidden humor in that series, the creator (Greg Garcia) has a new series, called: The Guestbook. That is also very funny....and you see a few actors from 'My Name Is Earl' re-appear (but in very different roles). Recommended!

Another series that you should start to watch is: The Rookie. Nathan Fillion (FireFly, Castle) is one of the rookies in the L.A.P.D. That show mixes comedy and drama from situations that occur on the streets over there. It is better than you think. Mellisa O'Neil is also one of the rookies. You could know her from the underrated sci-Fi series 'Dark Matter'...also axed too soon.

Thanx for recommendations.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #838 on: November 29, 2018, 10:48 AM »
The Guilty/Den skyldige

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #839 on: November 30, 2018, 02:53 AM »
Le chalet (TV series)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #840 on: December 05, 2018, 08:11 AM »
For all that like play ego-shooter games.
For all that like motion picture "Gamer" and/or "Doom".
For all that like GTA and/or Parkour (David Belle).

I just watched this not up-to-date (2015) motion picture called "Hardcore" and just can give it 5 of 5 stars on my personal "i like it" index :-)

Here is IMDB Link to that movie.

Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

1:30 minutes Hardcore.... (without porn :] )
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #841 on: December 06, 2018, 05:08 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey
Prime Suspect (TV series)