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Octane

I got to see Midsommar yesterday. That was a weird.. experience?

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Tasuki

Since my state is under lock down I have been rewatching the MCU again. Currently I just finished Thor: Dark World the other night and tonight I will be starting Captain America: Winter Soldier.

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FraserG

I watched the behind the scenes documentary for The Rise of Skywalker. Loved it! As for the film itself, it makes very little sense canon-wise, but I have to say I really enjoyed it.

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FullbringIchigo

I recently watched Bleach Hell Verse and it's still an awesome film although unless you have a good knowledge of the franchise it would be very confusing

I'm also gonna watch the live action Bleach movie on Netflix later, it's pretty good as far as i remember especially given it is a live action adaption of an anime/manga series

What, i'm in a huge Bleach mood after the recent news and if you couldn't tell from my user name i'm a huge Bleach fan

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RR529

Rambo: Last Blood (DVD) - Watched this with the family last night.

After seemingly finally settling down, living his days out at a scenic ranch near the southern US border, the titular action hero must come out of retirement whenever his adopted niece (Gabrielle) is kidnapped by a sex trafficking cartel while on a trip to Mexico in search of her dead beat dad, and he takes it upon himself to kick some butt & bring her back.

If you can get over the fact that the man is in his 60's (70's?) at this point, it can be a thrilling (albiet dark & very gruesome) action flick. Not something that'll win any awards (in fact the critics seemed to despise it, largely due to political reasons based on some I read, with a metascore in the 20's, in comparison to it's user score in the 70's), but it's not a bad way to spend an afternoon/evening inside.

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ralphdibny

@FraserG rise of Skywalker is a pretty fun movie. I think all the sequel trilogy is better with a rewatch, you kind of forget how fun the movies can be. Though I don't know how valid my opinion is because I thought the last jedi was really good every time I've watched it (twice) lol

@RR529 Rambo 5 I think is pretty OK. It's alot better than Rambo 4. I did enjoy the ultra violence especially him cutting that guy's heart out at the end . It made me cringe pretty hard, but it's not something you see in movies so much these days! I think with Rambo as a franchise though, first blood was just a really really good movie as a whole. Like it's comparable to any great movie you could think of, with its personal story of a vet dealing with PTSD while being maligned by society. Unfortunately every other Rambo has just been standard action fare, still enjoyable but will never live up to First Blood.

Recently I watched The Cat Returns (dubbed) on Netflix. It's quite fun and funny and I just needed a break from ticking off the 15 or so episodes that I'm behind with in the Arrowverse.

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RR529

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (DVD) - What I'm assuming is a direct to video sequel to 47 Meters Down (which my father thought he was ordering. I'm guessing the Uncaged bit threw him off and he thought it was marketing wording for an "unrated" version of the original, rather than a sequel).

Anyhow it's a shark movie that sees a foursome of teenaged girls decide to get into mischief by scuba diving into underwater Mayan ruins (the father of a couple of the girls is an archaeologist, and they knew where his team left some of their gear), and once an accident closes their way out, they must make their way through the dangerous labyrinthine ruins to find another exit, all the while their air is running out and they're hunted by a shark that calls the ruins it's home.

It's very much a horror b-movie with all that entails (the obviously bad decisions, an extended scene of young girls/women splashing around in almost nothing, albeit with no nudity, a bad CGI shark(s) that gobbles people up in surprise, bloody attacks). While the location is kinda neat, overall it's just okay. The type of thing you'll know whether or not you'll like just based on it's premise/description.

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RR529

License to Kill (Blu-Ray) - The next Bond film in line, it's the second (and last) of the Dalton era films, as well as the last one of the 80's.

While in the US attending the wedding of a friend (and DEA agent), things go wrong when his friend is mutilated (and his wife killed) at the hands of a powerful Colombian drug lord. Ignoring orders to "stay out of the Americans' problem" and return to England, he officially renounces his position and goes rouge to seek revenge for his friend.

I tend to prefer the entries that focus more on the Cold War era tensions between the West & the Soviets (like For Your Eyes Only & the Living Daylights), but I have to say I liked this one almost as much as those, and moreso than Octopussy & A View to a Kill. It's just a well made action thriller that hits the right tone most of the time (and I quite liked the aerial scenes). If there was any weak point, it was the Hong Kong agent ninjas. They were in and out so quick, yet the female ninja featured prominently in the opening music video, I can't help but think they were written out of a larger role.

Anyhow, I'll be off to Goldeneye next.

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RR529

The other day I caught Independence Day: Resurgence on TV. I was working (at home) during the time it was on so I couldn't give it my undivided attention, but I thought it was alright for what it was.

It's biggest problem seemed to be that it leaned on nostalgia for the original a little too much (a few scenes seemed to be lifted wholesale, just now in even bigger scale), and while I believe the original was a technical showpiece for it's era (even amongst other blockbusters), Resurgence comes across as just another in the pile.

Still, it was nice seeing some faces on the big screen you don't see much anymore, and works for an afternoon of dumb fun.

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RR529

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Blu-Ray) - The second of the prequel trilogy, it's part of my ongoing quest to watch through the series in earnest (which I haven't really done, at least not in a long time).

It does have it's weak points, such as it's over reliance on CGI (though being newer, I think it looked a bit better than Episode I in this regard), and it doesn't necessarily have it's own self contained narrative (instead acting more as the set up for the next entry), but I still enjoyed watching it.

I liked the "car chase" segment in Corsucant (while some may find it silly, I actually liked seeing the brief glimpses into "regular life" here, whether it be the night club Anakin & Obi-Wan hunt down the assassin in, or the 50's style diner staffed by aliens. Usually our heroes are either on the front lines or on the run in derelict parts of the galaxy, so it's a side of this universe you don't often see), the scene where Obi-Wan is chasing Jango Fett through that asteroid belt, and the final battle was pretty cool too (especially since it's rare to see so many Jedi active at once).

It was tonally a bit darker than Episode I (a sign of what's to come), but still had a key amount of cheesiness to balance the whole experience out.

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ralphdibny

@RR529 I quite enjoyed independence day 2. I think what's notable about it and also Jurassic world is that both films take place in their respective universes but 20 years later. So while the original films could have taken place in our own world, the sequels take place in alternate timelines that diverge radically from our own due to the introduction of alien technology and close shave with a mass extinction event (Independence day) or the introduction of prehistoric cloning techniques and the business and war based consequences of that (Jurassic park/world).

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RR529

@ralphdibny, yeah, I'm not as big on Independence Day as a franchise, but Jurassic Park was a big part of my childhood, so seeing Jurassic World in the theater was really something special, with it having a fully realized version of the park.

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