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Breja: Anyway, I still think it's way better than Age of Ultron. That movie was just weak, and it was weakest where JL is strongest, that is the characters.
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DaCostaBR: Really? Cyborg and Aquaman aren't developed at all. Neither is the villain. Flash is just a walking quipping machine.
Not developed, but like I sad - fun, distinct and likeable. That's much more than I can say of Scarlet Witch, Vision and Quicksilver in AoU, all of them as bland as possible, or the poorly written and acted romance between Black Widow and Banner, and Thor... I honestly can't remember him from that movie at all. And while Steppenwolf is not a great, complex villain, he's still way better than Ultron, with his pop cultural refrences and jokey attitude. At least Steppenwolf has some degree of menace to him, and he ties into the New Gods mythology, so as a fan I got a kick out of seeing that and I hope to see more.

EDIT: Unfortunately, seeing the box office results it seems unlikely I'll see more of any of it, except for Aquaman, as his movie is already pretty much done. Sigh.
Post edited November 19, 2017 by Breja
Murder on the Orient Express

I'm not a big fan of Poirot, but I am a huge fan of Kenneth Branagh, so I guess the two things balance each other out. It's a good movie, but not one to blow me away. It's very stylish and nicely old-school. It attempts no tricks to modernize, no modern music, hyper-active montages, it just relies on good looking cinematography, great cast and Branagh's eye for a nicely dramatic shot. Branagh is great as Poirot, despite the somewhat ridiculous mustache, and everyone else does well, although it's a shame some of those great actors don't have more to do in their small roles. All in all, the movie's greatest strenghts are the small scale, confined setting and classic feel. Among huge blockbusters that rule the cinema it stands out by not trying to stand out, by not trying to be the next "event movie". I definately recommend watching it, though not necessarily on the big screen. A sequel has already been announced, and I hope Branagh returns to both direct and play Poirot.
Post edited November 25, 2017 by Breja
Alien Arrival, guy gets rescued from prison planet, talked into sabotaging a ship, crash lands on a moon proceeds to have a rough 4 years.

kinda sad that such a good premise of a plot just kind flopped all over the place instead of following through.
For a B movie with probably a shoe string budget it was entertaining enough to be represented by the original MST3000 crew.
Got the John Carpenter Master of Fear 4-Film Collection recently, so I got to watch several Carpenter classics. And one bad remake.

The Thing/They Live/Prince of Darkness
These three are just brilliant. Great effects, acting, and stories. These are classics for a reason. Don't want to say much more. Those who have seen them know what I mean, and those who have yet to see these need to watch them.

Village of the Damned (1995)
...This was not great. Not at all. Now, I have not seen the original, so I have no comparison. But this alone was pretty bad. The acting felt out of place, the story was kind of ridiculous and very rushed, and it was easy to see how little passion went into this.
I watched Captain Fantastic today. It was interesting but I didn't quite get the ending. Did the kids not live with the grandparents? (I thought he would sue for for custody.) Did the dad get a job and buy a house? Was no one arrested for grave robbing?
That last question could be answered by "It's only a movie," like a lot of things in this film, but in this case I just find it too hard to accept on that basis.

Can anyone who saw it help me out?
Finally managed to check out the new Blade Runner movie was happily surprised by how good it is. My great fear for it was that it was going to be 2 hours of Ridley Scott screaming that Deckard is a replicant and by the way here are some tie-ins to the crappy Alien prequels. Instead it's an actual sequel to the original movie that builds on its themes in interesting ways. It's refreshing to see a movie that actually stays in your thoughts a few days later instead of immediately fading away.

It is a bit on the long side and the soundtrack sadly isn't even close to the Vangelis score from the original, but I think it will age gracefully.
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andysheets1975: Finally managed to check out the new Blade Runner movie was happily surprised by how good it is. My great fear for it was that it was going to be 2 hours of Ridley Scott screaming that Deckard is a replicant and by the way here are some tie-ins to the crappy Alien prequels.
Scott made some great movies back in the day, but looking at his current output I'm pretty sure this movie is as great as it is because it dodged a bullet when Scott decided not to direct it himself.
I just watched Sicario a few days ago and I'll tell you this, it was a beautifully made film with great cinematography. The story itself was decent and you'd find it common after watching a lot of action movies, which the director did not make it boring by adding suspense to almost every scene in the movie. Even during the briefings, there's no telling whether an argument would take place due to the bad rapport between two characters in the group, so you should always expect the two of them to argue every time they get to talk to one another. But you'll get the signs.

What I also like about the movie is that even if the movie has been marketed as an action movie, the movie didn't force itself to be 100% action-filled. It has just the right amount of action, which made me able to focus throughout the whole duration of the film. Because you know, I don't know if you've ever experienced it or not but I'm sure you have, that whenever there is a really long action sequence in a movie, you'll begin to watch absentmindedly, especially during a hand to hand combat with shaky camera movements. And this did not happen to me while I was watching Sicario.

Overall, I recommend you to watch it as there are a lot of critics saying good things about the movie as well.
Post edited December 24, 2017 by Vingry
I just watched Bright, on netflix. Will Smith finally grew up and swears!!! overall it was a good watch, I won't go into details or spoilers for those that want to watch it. All I'm going to say is Watch it.
Watched a few recently, old and new.

The Disaster Artist
This one may be my favorite of the year. The Room is one of my favorite movies, The Disaster Artist was a fantastic book, and this movie combines them into one. James Franco was great, the humor and emotions were spread out evenly and done well, and the recreations of The Room are downright perfect.

Stalker
Slow, but unquestionably unforgettable. The scenery and atmosphere of this one goes unmatched for me. It's haunting and beautiful at the same time, while telling a complex story with interesting themes and morals. I did watch this on the Kino DVD, though, which meant a slightly grainy picture.
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Dejavous: I just watched Bright, on netflix. Will Smith finally grew up and swears!!! overall it was a good watch, I won't go into details or spoilers for those that want to watch it. All I'm going to say is Watch it.
I can't believe that it's only 28 at metacritic, certainly doesn't seem that bad. I like both Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as well as the premise. Will definitely watch it some day.
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hurvl: I can't believe that it's only 28 at metacritic, certainly doesn't seem that bad. I like both Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as well as the premise. Will definitely watch it some day.
It's a movie from the director of Suicide Squad, and the writer of Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra, that would explain it.

Unless, of course, you're into those movies. In which case, go for it.
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hurvl: I can't believe that it's only 28 at metacritic, certainly doesn't seem that bad. I like both Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as well as the premise. Will definitely watch it some day.
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DaCostaBR: It's a movie from the director of Suicide Squad, and the writer of Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra, that would explain it.

Unless, of course, you're into those movies. In which case, go for it.
I don't care what the people behind the movie have done before, it's the movie at hand that matters. Unlike lots of user reviewers, the professional reviewers (hopefully and probably) rated it for what it actually was, instead of deciding beforehand that it was gonna suck and sticking to that opinion no matter what. I will probably like it, because it seems at best enjoyable in a good way and at worst enjoyable in a so bad it's good way.

I just watched Super 8 (2011), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650062 where Steven Spielberg was one of the producers. That shows, it being a bit like ET, but more of a horror movie, since the alien is more like your average monster in terms of superhuman strength and aggression. Also reminded me of some of Stephen King's movies, because it has kids doing all the work in finding out about and dealing with the threat, with grown ups that aren't much good for anything. It was very good and a thing that adds charm is that it's set in the late 70's (sideburns and ugly hairstyles) and the kids are doing a movie about zombies.
Watched Trading Places as part of our belated Christmas movie viewing. It's not a Christmas movie, just a movie that happens to take place around the holidays, but it's part of my family's regular rotation this time of year.

One of things I really like about it, beyond it just being a really well-made movie, is that it's stuffed full of really interesting-looking minor characters. I love the old guy playing the president of The Heritage Club, for instance. He has an amazing forehead. And all the people in the police station, like the guy working on his bare foot on the bench. The locations are excellent, too It's a visually underrated movie.
Just watched the Riddick movies again (just the live action. I haven't seen the animated one).

Pitch Black holds up fine. It mostly succeeds with its characters - the developments with Riddick and Radha Mitchell's characters are especially interesting. I wish the monsters were a little more interesting. Patrick Tatopoulos is okay but I can't say I'm a huge fan of his designs.

The Chronicles of Riddick...I'm part of an extreme minority in that I actually quite like this one. It's definitely got its jagged edges (I'm pretty sure Judi Dench is only in the movie because the makers wanted to say "Hey, Judi Dench is in our movie!"), and the genre shift can be jarring, but I find the Necromongers to be enjoyably weird as antagonists. I love the baroque designs of their ships, with all the statues stabbing and rending themselves, and Thandie Newton applying eye liner by just burning her skin with a soldering iron.

Riddick (the third movie) actually works pretty well as an attempt to bridge the first two movies' tones and make some corrections to the character after he spent too much time posing in the second movie. The first third of the movie is mostly wordless and just has Riddick surviving after he's marooned by the Necromongers, then he has to deal with some bounty hunters while trying to steal one of their ships to escape, and then there's a monster swarm reminiscent of the first movie. It's maybe a bit too long but fun, and like the other two movies has interesting character actors like Dave Bautista and Katie Sackoff. Not sure we'll ever get any more movies in the series but part of what I like about the series is that it reminds me of old pulp sci-fi series like the Eric John Stark or Earl Dumarest books. Riddick is basically Tarzan in space, if Tarzan was also a self-centered jerk.