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Old 09-16-2018, 03:21 AM   #7376
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That is an annoying trend of modern action and genre movies (one James Rolfe often comments on). There's a lot of good movies out there that could be much tighter.
I mean they set Robin Hood ten minutes right in. No proper introduction, he's just there. If the film was made today, they'd have a 30 minute origin opening sequence, establishing how he became The Robin Hood, as that upcoming Robin Hood: Origins film can attest to (it's in the title). It's a real story problem, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Alas!
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:00 AM   #7377
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Chinese Boxer [aka The Hammer of God] (1970/1976)

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I mean they set Robin Hood ten minutes right in. No proper introduction, he's just there. If the film was made today, they'd have a 30 minute origin opening sequence, establishing how he became The Robin Hood, as that upcoming Robin Hood: Origins film can attest to (it's in the title). It's a real story problem, and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Alas!
Yeah, like Kostner's RH is 2 hrs and 23 mins and Crowe's is 2 hrs and 36 mins and what do the add to that story that so necessary? Mind you, I like them, but we do seem to have this idea nowadays that everything except maybe a comedy or horror needs top out over 120 mins.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:43 PM   #7378
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Yeah, like Kostner's RH is 2 hrs and 23 mins and Crowe's is 2 hrs and 36 mins and what do the add to that story that so necessary? Mind you, I like them, but we do seem to have this idea nowadays that everything except maybe a comedy or horror needs top out over 120 mins.
The problem is the mindset that longer ='s more epic. Some movies deserve "epic running times" like LOTR. Robin Hood isn't and doesn't require that sort of running time, though. Hollywood never seems to learn, though.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:18 AM   #7379
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Yorgos Lanthimos latest*is sort of like a*big royal baroque mess. The cinematography is top-notch, and you can tell the lead actresses (Coleman, Weisz, and Stone), are having a "ball" in their respected roll. It's also really hilarious, witty, and feels like a change of pace for Lanthimos, being much more accessible then his last few films. Super impressed.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:56 PM   #7381
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I saw Predator 4 last night at the movies with the family. I didn't really want to see it, but we were looking for somethiing to do and there weren't any other movies we hadn't already seen that we were feeling.

Anyway, the new Predator movie was BAD. Really bad. Almost bad enough to be good as I found myself laughing at the movie, not with it numerous times. I wouldn't recommend it outside of being free on tv. And even then you might consider it time from your life you wont get back.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:49 PM   #7382
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Predators (2010)

"You are a good man after all.
-No. I'm not . . . but I'm fast."

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...Anyway, the new Predator movie was BAD. Really bad. Almost bad enough to be good as I found myself laughing at the movie, not with it numerous times. I wouldn't recommend it outside of being free on tv. And even then you might consider it time from your life you wont get back.
That sadly fits with what a good friend said and Stuckman's review on Youtube. Cinemassacre was much more middle ground. I'll have to see it some day since Predator is one of my favorite franchises and I own every other movie with a Predator in it. And as you might be able to see, I was watching the other three to get in the mood. But maybe I can wait til Netflix (or the discount bin for completionist's sake).
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:40 PM   #7383
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I saw Predator 4 last night at the movies with the family.
Who the hell goes to the theater on a Sunday night?
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Aliens vs. Predator (2007)

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Who the hell goes to the theater on a Sunday night?
We made a day of it by going to a mall, eating at Red Robins (yum!) and ending with a movie before heading back. Just something to do for a family day.

I knew I would end up seeimg Predator 4 eventually, so I figured what the heck. I went in with SUPER low expectations thinking I might be pleasantly surprised. My super loq expectations were totally justified. Too many jokes. No fear, suspense or tension AT ALL. The Predator shows up immediately and there is no build up. Like how Alien had a lot of buildup but AvP 2 they are just part of the scenery. And the jokes were NONSTOP.
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Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)

"Stop ruining things! Ruining things is my thing!"

Not great, but better than I expected. It amused me that at the end of this movie's credits they still had the disclaimer about the characters being fictitious.

I, Tonya (2017)

"Well, I was a reporter for Hard Copy, a pretty crapy show that legitimate news outlets looked down on and then became."

I liked it despite not particularly caring about skating or this history. Perhaps a little too much style, but works overall.
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An old guy spending all day in a mall. How very Abe Simpson of you.
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I didn't recognize any stores!! The stairs moved!!!
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La La Land (2016)

"That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing."

Unusually for a musical (which is not my favorite genre) that I really liked, I thought the dialogue was excellent in this and the numbers so so.
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La La Land (2016)

"That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing."

Unusually for a musical (which is not my favorite genre) that I really liked, I thought the dialogue was excellent in this and the numbers so so.
At some point I want to see this. But I spent so much time giving one of my friends crap and telling him he's gay for seeing it that I need some time to pass before I do. I want to quietly get away with it lol.
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Joyride (1977)

"I blew it."

A young couple and their friend head to Alaska with dreams of owning their own fishing boat, but fall on bad times and a town turned against them. They turn to crime. Not great, but not horrible. It has the benefit of an all-ELO soundtrack and um young Melanie Griffith (and Anne Lockhart for you Battlestar Galactica fans) disrobing a few times.

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At some point I want to see this. But I spent so much time giving one of my friends crap and telling him he's gay for seeing it that I need some time to pass before I do. I want to quietly get away with it lol.
Technically, I was little more than half way through when I posted, but I'm trying to space out my posts when I get a chance instead of having 5-10 movies in one.
This one is about a girl who prefers old movies and a guy who prefers old music, so it kind of fits me.
Anyway, I watch enough guy movies. I just love movies. I try not to rule out a potentially good or fun movie because of its genre.
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