Last Movie You Saw #10

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  1. castorpollux

    castorpollux valar morghulis

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    mamma mia! here we go again

    took a friend to see it.... I don't get it. But, I did like the ending where they all wear the 70's costumes on the "stage"....
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    Deep Blue Sea
    Into The Storm
    The Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Movie
     
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    El ángel
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    filmaffinity
     
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    American Animals.

    Very impressive. A simple true story of 4 college guys doing a heist to lift multi-million dollar historical books from a University's library. But directed so stylishly, cleverly, wittily, so slyly surreal, full of tension, and so relatable despite all that-- unlike so many heist stories.

    Barry Koeghan, of the haunting The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, is in this, and he can look like handsome, young Joel Egerton in one moment, then change into some Grendel-looking ogre the next. He's mesmerizing to watch.
     
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    Got dragged to see it some time back. What a gruelling experience! Can't believe movies like this still exist, to be honest. No wonder people are so dumb. Between the cheesy 'backdrop' and fake sets, forced cheerfulness, annoying yet supposedly cute eye candy, and tacky-looking Cher (who ironically was the only bait for me to go along), it was just one elongated wankfest for the bored housewife, or 15yo gay kid. People just randomly leaping into cringeworthy song. I think I'm back to hating on musicals again.

    One thing I will admit to though is that Lily James is officially a true leading lady. She carried the film remarkably well on her own.
     
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    The McQueen documentary. It was, as to be expected, full of details we already knew. By-the-book(s) McQueen. I wish there were more details & stories re: his actual design-work in the studio (like how he completed an incredibly complicated dress overnight that his whole team couldn't do themselves), but that doesn't make for fun viewing, sadly. Sigh.
     
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    The Happytime murders
     
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    It (2017). The best part was when my brother's girlfriend hid under her blanket at one point during the movie. :rofl::lol:

    I enjoyed the movie but it wasn't "scary".
     
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    Election (1999): So cynical, I hadn't felt as empty after watching a movie since I saw "Stardust Memories". I know it sounds so provincial but it actually tainted my memory of how charming Broderick appeared to me as Ferris Bueller, the image of youthful resourcefullness, seeing him as a middle aged bore was just awful. Witherspoon wasn't all that, she is very annoying/entitled herself but her acting was nothing to write home about. Nicole Kidman in To Die For, whom Reese cited as an inspiration for her performance, was soooo much better as the psychotic bimbo in To Die For, that character was certainly over-the-top but it still felt real and human. On top of all that, the movie is just so ugly.
     
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    Grease
    47 Meters Below
     
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    Baby Driver (great!) and Atomic Blonde (inpressive fighting!)
     
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    Won't You Be My Neighbor? (major tear-jerker)
    BlacKkKlansman (must-see)

    Both very good.
     
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    cestmagique you set the scene

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    Crazy Rich Asians :shock::ermm:
     
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
     
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    Insidious: The last key.
     
  17. castorpollux

    castorpollux valar morghulis

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    crazy rich asians (kinda predictable, but entertaining)
     
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
    Misery
     
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    Crazy Rich Asians - Entertaining, it's ok for what it was. I mean, it was tremendously hyped but I always knew it's going to be a commercial rom-com. The angles (poor little rich girl), caricatures (sassy, hip-hop loving sidekick, bitchy mother-in-law, accessory gay, who is obviously well-versed in fashion, because why not?) But I thought the fact that we would be presented with a different culture would make things more interesting. Instead they ran something like Maid in Manhattan or Monster in Law (wow, Jlo's film career is so limited! lol) though a sort of Asian facsimile. Stuff like this is so regressing.
    Constance Wu is just naturally endearing and funny just like the Jlos an Sandra Bullocks of earlier rom-coms! She truly deserved this moment though. Michelle Yeoh was a bit of a disappointment because I know she's capable of so much more. But maybe the role didn't require much.
    Also amazed at the fact that all the prominent Asians look vaguely Western verging on mixed. I know it's supposed to be set in Singapore, which can look very multicultural most of the times, but in this specific framing it just looked odd. But it's a nice enough storyline. Would have preferred a bit more of Rachel's life prior to their trip to Singapore, just to truly show the disparity between the two worlds.

    As a whole I'm just oddly amazed that the one time there's a major Asian-driven film aimed at a wide demographic, the subject matter ditched martial arts for vulgar excess. So basically, from one stereotype to another. Not exactly a step in the right direction, if you ask me.

    Lmao! Agreed about the 'ugliness'! It does look really dour I suppose, very British in a sense. Election sort of falls in line with Drop Dead Gorgeous or John Waters films around the same time - I'm speaking in terms of visual style. I'm not sure at which point the majority of American cinema became so vulgarly saccharine and over-processed, which the masses seemed to have lapped up (see the success of Desperate Housewives.)

    I do like the movie an awful lot and would probably rank it among my favourites. It's mainly Tracy, who reminded me very of a fictionalised version of a young Hillary Rodham. But more than anything my takeaway of the film, then and now, was probably how we process female ambition. In this case it was showcased so ruthless and aggressive, like a cross between Willie Stark and Rhoda Penmark, which I guess for the time seemed perfectly in order.
     
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