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    I could’ve sworn they were still making Scorpion King movies.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I could’ve sworn they were still making Scorpion King movies.
    You believed in it before you saw it.

    Good Time (2017) - **
    El Camino - *** 1/2
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    Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is a fun Hammer Films Mummy flick.
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    Snowpiercer is great for two acts, but I didn't buy the third. Much as I love Ed Harris, they gave him some awfully pedestrian shit to do. The "reveal" at the end was pretty yawn, and I actually kind of giggled at Evans's confession about the dark shit he did. It just...didn't work, really. The earlier stuff, and the privilege progression design of the train cars, is super enjoyable, if hardly incisive anymore. Swinton is typically fun to watch. The terminator henchman was pretty ridiculous.
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    Snowpiercer is great for two acts, but I didn't buy the third. Much as I love Ed Harris, they gave him some awfully pedestrian shit to do. The "reveal" at the end was pretty yawn, and I actually kind of giggled at Evans's confession about the dark shit he did. It just...didn't work, really. The earlier stuff, and the privilege progression design of the train cars, is super enjoyable, if hardly incisive anymore. Swinton is typically fun to watch. The terminator henchman was pretty ridiculous.
    Been a bit since I saw it, but I can agree with all of this. But those first two acts sure are awesome.

    Probably one of the bigger surprise movies I've ever come across.

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    I love Snowpiercer. Great flick.
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    Ended up watching Cuaron's Great Expectations over the weekend, a 1998 film that somehow escaped my Ethan Hawke phase in the early 2000s. It's largely notable now for what it offers anyone interested in adaptation studies, playing out a transformed context from Victorian England to Florida and New York, readerly leisure to painterly leisure, and other small moments. Cuaron and Lebezki craft some pretty images--there's some striking black/white shadowy foreground with color backgrounds, but the film kind of starts to disintegrate in the second hour. The Pip/Finn character is never as interesting as he thinks he is, and Paltrow's object of desire is a bit too shallow to resonate. Ultimately, it's one of those films that works its style because the substance isn't quite there.

    Also did Jang Hoon's A Taxi Driver, a Korean film about the Gwangju Uprising of 1980. It embraces many of the melodramatic touches of Korean mainstream cinema, though the subject is such that a lot of the film remains legitimately tense. This one's an odd one because Han Kang's novel Human Acts is so much more layered and dynamic in structure, yet the performances and central narrative remain strong enough to make it valuable anyway. Not a great Korean film, but pretty comparable to the Oscar-bait kind of films, and it made me want to revisit Peppermint Candy to remember how Gwangju events are braided into that film...
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
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    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
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    You know, I remember having almost the exact same thoughts as Wryan regarding the waste of Ed Harris and some pretty goofy moments in Snowpiercer, but so many friends have told me the stuff they love about it that I've sort of gained an appreciation for it. I should watch it again.
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    Obligatory Snowpiercer post:

    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Some kook at Sony is talking about remaking "The Princess Bride"

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1174114360312000512

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Some kook at Sony is talking about remaking "The Princess Bride"

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1174114360312000512
    Horrible idea.

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    The Saint can be added to my list of 90s action thrillers that gets way too much hate from critics. It's harmless fun and Shue and Kilmer have good chemistry.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    The Saint can be added to my list of 90s action thrillers that gets way too much hate from critics. It's harmless fun and Shue and Kilmer have good chemistry.
    I fucking just said the same thing last week!

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I fucking just said the same thing last week!
    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
    No way we're on the same team! I'm just excited I'm not alone! We're gonna fight the haters!

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I fucking just said the same thing last week!
    Well I missed it, so sorry. It is a nice throwback to 80s Bond style spy films. Also yes fight the haters!
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    My list of said 90s action movies that are hated for silly reasons:

    Hard Rain
    The Phantom
    The Rocketeer
    The Saint

    Also Duke I will get to The Peacemaker at some point. I didn't forget.
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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Well I missed it, so sorry. It is a nice throwback to 80s Bond style spy films. Also yes fight the haters!
    It wasnt on MC, I meant I literally spoke that a friend irl.

    The Rocketeer is AWESOME, and I just rewatched The Peacemaker last week, still solid.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    My list of said 90s action movies that are hated for silly reasons:

    Hard Rain
    The Phantom
    The Rocketeer
    The Saint

    Also Duke I will get to The Peacemaker at some point. I didn't forget.
    All of those movies are awesome.

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    Guy Maddin:

    Tales from the Gimli Hospital - 4
    Archangel - 4
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    Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary - 4
    Cowards Bend the Knee - 2.5
    The Saddest Music in the World - 8.5
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    Odilon Redon - 4
    The Heart of the World - 8.5
    My Dad is a 100 Years Old - 8.5



    Very unique, there's no denying that, but also very inconsistent. When his style clicks, it's hilarious absurdity; when it doesn't, it's annoying and gimmicky.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    My list of said 90s action movies that are hated for silly reasons:

    Hard Rain
    The Phantom
    The Rocketeer
    The Saint

    Also Duke I will get to The Peacemaker at some point. I didn't forget.
    Sorry where’s The Shadow?

    Deep Rising?

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    Well this blows:

    https://www.portlandmercury.com/blog...s-and-less-fun

    Via The Hollywood Reporter comes the less-than-welcome news that two of America's biggest corporate theater chains, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark Theaters—which operates the Century Theatres chain in Portland—are switching up how they're showing paid advertisements before movies. Ads at those chains, which previously ran before a film's showtime, will now start at the film's showtime, then be followed by trailers. And even after the trailers have begun, additional advertising will be sandwiched in between trailers.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    I always ask how long the previews are when I buy my ticket so I can slip in just before the actual film starts.
    Just because...
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    Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008) mild
    A Man of Integrity (Mohammad Rasoulof, 2017) mild

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    Ummm...I’ve never seen a movie in a theatre that didn’t play that way.

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    Okay, so no Regal or Cinemark in my future, lol.

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