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VisitingComet1

@GarbonZoni Logan was really good the first time I watched in black and white at the theater. I thought it was a good end to the series. I hope or wish when they do new xman stuff they keep the younger Xavier and Eric i really thought those two actors did a tremendous job.

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RR529

I watched King Kong (1976) on Pluto TV this morning.

Don't think I've seen this version before. Definitely feels like a proto version of a modern blockbuster at times, albeit still a bit B-movie in others. A bit slow to get going, although it picks up near the end. Kong gives Dwan (the kidnapped woman) these absolutely goofy grins from time to time that are unintentionally (?) funny which I thought was amusing, and being the 70's, they seemed to push showing as much of her skin as possible while still being a "PG" film (thought I even noticed a blink & you'll miss it nudity shot).

Interesting curiosity of the time.

@GarbonZoni, if you look closer to the top of the page you'll see I've already watched Logan (it's not on Disney+ or Hulu for some reason, & I don't have it on BD, so I jumped on it the moment I seen it popped up on one of the free services, given you never know how long it'll stay on there).

Definitely a unique take on the property!

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GarbonZoni

Right . Yeah, I own it on BD. I have a couple of watches a year. I think the idea of Xavier with Alzheimer's Is brilliant when you think of the further implications of the condition and him being a mutant.
Watched Southern Comfort this afternoon, it still holds up today. Excellent cast and the Cajun soundtrack at the end of the film is Class. Plus its a who's who of 80's actors.

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Royalblues

Favorite Wes Anderson Movie? Mine is Grand Budapest Hotel.

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VisitingComet1

My favorite film maker has to be Christopher Nolan I really liked Memento and all his other stuff. My favorite all time movie has to be Interstellar I am not sure why but it just speaks to me I could watch it 100 more times and still enjoy it.

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RR529

Given that summer is upon us, I figured it was about time to take my annual road trip with the Griswolds in National Lampoon's Vacation.

At this point it's just one of those comfort food movies for me. I've probably said all of this at some point in the past, but it rides the line between zany adventure & relatable road trip just perfectly, and reminds me of the road trips my family used to take as a kid each summer (although we never held up an amusement park, lol). It's really giving off a really classic Americana vibe at this point as well.

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RR529

Just got back from seeing Jurassic World Dominion in 3D.

I know it's been getting pretty scathing reviews, but I honestly thought it was pretty entertaining & at least better than Fallen Kingdom. Sure, if you think hard enough there are some things that don't add up (I'm not sure exactly how long after it takes from the last one, but it probably doesn't make that much sense that a couple dozen dinos let loose on the west coast could become endemic the world over in a few short years), but it was a fun action movie.

3D was pretty good too. Didn't make quite as good use of it as Doctor Strange, but there were definitely some acts that made great use of it like the action scene in Malta.

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VisitingComet1

@RR529 we are going to see this tomorrow looking forward to it. About reviews I think critics are morons about these kind of movies. Is it fun yes or no I don't care if it makes that much sense or have sound science they got the dna from mosquitos lol.

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RR529

Watched the Fifth Element this morning. 90's future sci-fi flick centering around Bruce Willis as a(n ex-military) cabbie whom is roped into protecting a woman who is the key to saving the universe from an interdimensional threat as foretold by an ancient Egyptian prophecy.

They ultimately don't focus too much on the nature of the end threat (though it's revealed to be sentient it might as well be some sort of natural disaster), instead focusing on all the myriad factions trying to nab the girl, and it feels oddly constrained for a movie about the fate of the universe (the only section of the film that takes place off Earth is on an opulent cruise ship on a planet that's mostly water).

However it's a decently fun time. It's writing doesn't seem to take itself very seriously, it's very aesthetically loud (like the future is super extreme 90's) in a way that has to be seen, has a fun (flying) car chase & gun fight, Chris Tucker seems to be having fun chewing it up as an OTT TV/Radio personality, and Milla Jovovich spends the entire film running around half naked (fully once or twice) if that's your thing.

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Lavalera

@RR529 aziz light! I remember that movie oh so well. One of those Bruce Willis starts with a hangover movie, which was a thing back then. It's always nice to go back and watch those movies nowadays seeing how off the image of the future was back then. In a lot of older movies we were supposed to be in flying cars around now lol.

But yeah the fifth element was one of this highly entertaining popcorn movies as I like to call them. For the time it had great special effects, the story even though it's not the best written was being kept up by Bruce Willis well being Bruce Willis, like only a role he can play, Chris Tucker was also very entertaining in his role as Ruby.

I can understand it doesn't have the same impact anymore as it had 25 years ago when it released but still is highly enjoyable nowadays

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RR529

@Lavalera, yeah, I'd seen it in bits & pieces over the years on TV but realized I'd never actually property sat down to watch it before, so I figured it was about time.

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Also watched X-Men: Days of Future Past over the weekend.

Overall pretty solid, though not as good as First Class (and from what I understand, outside of the spinoffs like Deadpool, it's all downward from here). Nice seeing the old cast too, even if they didn't do much with them.

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I watched the Bounty this morning. The crew of an English trade ship, the titular "Bounty", after experiencing a veritable paradise in Tahiti followed by the increasing demands of their overbearing captain decide to mutiny.

It's much more of a slow burn than I typically watch (different thematically as well), but I thought was pretty interesting (and based on the end film text wall, based on a true story?). More of a character drama and features a young Mel Gibson & Liam Neeson. Also, even given the era's more lax ratings, I have no idea how this got away with a straight PG rating (I don't think I've ever seen so many boobs in a film), not that it's a bad thing.

Currently free on Tubi & Pluto TV.

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RR529

Just got back from watching Lightyear in 3D.

I actually enjoyed myself. I could maybe see this as a bit boring for really young kids (in fact the family seated in front of us left during the climax as their kids started getting restless & jumping around on the seats), as it's more of a played straight action sci-fi film that happens to be family friendly (with some humor), rather than a kid's sci-fi film. If you like deep space sci-fi (like I do) it's definitely worth a watch.

However, there was probably no reason to make this a "Buzz Lightyear" movie (it practically has no ties to Toy Story, other than an opening blurb mentioning this as Andy's favorite movie of 1995, and one or two catch phrases), they don't even bother to make it feel retro (in a 90's sense) in any capacity, and it's a modern film through & through. So yeah, if you're wanting to watch this as a Toy Story fan, that's probably not the right mindset to go in with (and probably why the film isn't playing well).

As for the 3D experience I thought it was fantastic. Maybe not quite as trippy as Multiverse of Madness, but the effect was used strongly throughout, and was certainly a better 3D experience than Jurassic World Dominion.

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