What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Shi

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    Finally took some time to go watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Aquaman.

    Spider-Man is an impressive movie. Loved the direction of it. Kinda wish there was more to be honest.
    Aquaman is not a terrible movie, but unfortunately if you've kept up with most Marvel movies, it won't impress much. It has a lot of similarities to Black Panther. Like if you remix some of the characters and motivations, you basically have Wet Black Panther.
     
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    Ralph breaks the Internet. for some reason i prefer this movie over the first wreck it ralph movie, although most ppl like the opposite
     
  3. Gaff

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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    The story of Queen's early years through to their legendary performance at Live Aid, I would agree with the general consensus that Rami Malek is fantastic as Freddie Mercury, but it’s hard to get away from the film's often dubious historical accuracy and, even setting that aside it's also hampered by an uninteresting first act.

    As a piece of pure drama, the first half hour lacks any real conflict - the band's rise to fame seems fairly straightforward - and it only really warms up once we get into the 1980s and the cracks in their working relationship begin to show. The rest of the film is more engaging, but much of what happens has been fictionalised or at least rearranged for the sake of narrative convenience. The film never explicitly claims to be a completely accurate version of events, but if the critical reaction is anything to go by, it feels like it ought to be preceded by one of those ‘most of this actually happened’ type clauses.

    It’s tricky, I suppose. 24 Hour Party People handled the blurring of musical fact and fiction more effectively, by breaking the fourth wall in its narration to highlight things that were disputed, but I dare say not every film can make that work. Perhaps the story of Queen was never ideally suited for the cinema? It's tempting to wonder if the film might have worked better had they managed to stick to the original plan for a biopic of Mercury himself, rather than trying to cover the entire band.
     
  4. yoda313

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    I usually never watch dramas but Queen certainly tempted me. I'm glad I saw it. I'll say it certainly was a bit uneven as far as tension/caring for the individuals. I do think it however did mostly focus on Mercury. You never saw what the others did outside of the band.

    But of course the crowning achievement is the concert at the end :) They even had a crowd wave going! :D

    I just recently picked up Wonder Woman, Spideman Homecoming and the Mission Impossible collection. I have seen all of these
     
  5. Griffmeister

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    I rented The Super the other night and wished I hadn’t read the synopsis before watching it. In the synopsis the movie is portrayed as a mystery about an ex-cop that takes a job as a super in an apartment complex where people start mysteriously vanishing. I thought this would be interesting, I like mystery movies, maybe there’s a conspiracy or some common bond between the missing people or something like that. No, it’s nothing like that, it’s a freaking horror movie which becomes perfectly clear in the opening scenes. While I’m not a big fan of the horror genre I will watch one on occasion, but I’d like it better if I knew that’s what it was supposed to be in the first place. Once I got past the disappointment it was okay, just not what I was expecting to watch.
     
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    Movie night with friends was... interesting.

    Bulletproof (1988)

    Taken at face value, this cheapo Gary Busey vehicle is jingoistic, faintly racist tosh that bafflingly attempts to marry Lethal Weapon with the third Rambo movie. It's so stunningly bad, however, that it often has to be seen to be believed, with its roaring post-coital fireplaces, cardboard tanks and scenes of 'Bulletproof' McBain (actual character name) playing a saxophone on the beach, coming across like an unironic version of National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon. I'm not sure I could bring myself to recommend it, but the sight of the Busey rolling down a hill while strapped to a giant cable drum is quite special.

    The Human Tornado (1976)

    The first followup to blaxploitation favourite Dolemite, this adventure sees the titular stand-up comedian and occasional gigolo (Rudy Ray Moore) on the lamb after a racist redneck sheriff attempts to frame him for a murder, before trying to help his nightclub owner friend rescue her dancers from the mafia. Make no mistake though, it's far less serious than that sounds, with instant replays of the nude Dolemite painfully rolling down a hill to evade capture, ludicrous speeded up 'karate' fights and guided imagery sex scenes straight out of a Russ Meyer film. It's absolutely a product of its time, but with its capricious, freewheeling approach to storytelling and infectious joie-de-vivre, it's hard not to be won over. Look out for a young Ernie Hudson as one of Dolemite's buddies.
     
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    Alita: Battle Angel. Pls everyone go see it. I need a sequel.
     
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    Rewatched Basic Instinct this past sunday.

    Not as good as when I first watched it as a horny cum filled teenager. I remember getting super excited at the Sharon Stone crotch scene. I saw it this time and my thoughts were pretty much "Ive seen much better." LOL

    Also all the damn sex scenes look rapey as fuck. Like who could get turned on from this. Sigh.
     
  9. Enies

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    has anyone seen Mirai yet?
     
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    just finished departures. Astonishing movie from beginning to end with lots of surprising humor. One of the best movies i've seen in a while masahiro was amazing in this movie. I looked it up and it turns out the score was done by Joe hisaishi no wonder the soundtrack was so amazing. A universal movie that touches on isolation, death, life, and loved ones. All i gotta say its one of the best movies i've seen in a while. watch it now if you havent.

    @Kerberos have you seen this?
     
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    Saw captain marvel saturday. Overall i liked it. Just two things - it needed more coulson in it - and the pacing felt a bit off. At just two hours it had more slow spots then i expected. It sorta seemed like it deliberately slowed down at times. But it was good mostly.

    Come on endgame!!
     

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