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JAGzilla wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 11:07 am Turning Red. Well... I will say that I respect that Disney made this one for a specific audience rather than going for their typical crowd-pleaser model. That's bold for them. The downside, of course, is that it very much is not a movie for everyone, and I wasn't in the target audience, so it wasn't, y'know, for me. Some of the cringe humor/general painful awkwardness early on was just plain excessive by anyone's standards, though. I've never seen a Disney movie try so hard to be aggressively uncomfortable, and they certainly pulled it off...
I still can't believe Disney/Pixar made a movie entirely involving around periods and puberty... :lol:

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Titane has been on my watchlist ever since I heard of it, and after finally seeing it, eh it’s fine. The first half works pretty well when it’s taken as an exploitation flick, where it seems things pretty much happen with the sole intention of getting a rise of the audience (and is fun for what it is). That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the second half, I do, it just seems disjointed. I think the film might work better if there was a little more meat to the Alexis character. But as she stands, she’s just a vehicle (pun not intended) to get a “wtf” response from the audience, and give the character Vincent (who I find especially more interesting, albeit if a bit cliched) something to play off of. While the film can claim a unique premise, it’s only by being a smorgasbord of other ideas. This isn’t inherently a problem, but it directly draws comparisons to other works that resonated more with me. I may be completely incapable of understanding what it’s like to be pregnant, but I can say the whole “I’m giving birth to something alien” has been done ad nauseam, why would I watch this movie when I could watch the ten other body horror films about pregnancy? As far as the technical aspects go, the film is gorgeous, there’s hardly a scene that’s not visually striking, and the film does some fun things with color and mirrors. The acting is superb, both leads give very compelling performances. Yet despite this, and while I did overall enjoy it, it never really coalesced for me. Needless to say I liked the director’s debut film more.
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Currently watching Tall Girl 2. Will let you guys know if it's as revolutionary as the first film was for the most marginalized cultural group in America: white women over six feet tall.

Edit: it was kinda cute.
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Me and my wife went to the theater twice yesterday, once to see The Bob's Burgers Movie and again to see Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

Really enjoyed both.

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Legion1979 wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 7:48 am Me and my wife went to the theater twice yesterday, once to see The Bob's Burgers Movie and again to see Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.

Really enjoyed both.
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Watched some G Gundam for old time's sake. IMO the greatest dub of all time.
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Watched the Raimi Spider-Man trilogy for the first time, all in one sitting. Pretty great set of movies, 2nd one was my favorite but I adored all three, even the much maligned 3 I thought was on the same level as its peers even if it brings up the rear in the overall ranking of the trilogy.
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Since I finished watching Ultraman 80 and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger earlier this year, I've watched all of Kamen Rider Ryuki and Ultraman: Towards the Future. I'm almost finished with Mirrorman and Space Sheriff Gavan, I'm midway through Ultraman Dyna, and I recently started Himitsu Sentai Goranger.
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I saw the Bob's Burgers movie yesterday. I wish they had taken more chances as it just seemed like a bigger tv episode. Some of the art styles looked interesting though.
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I watched Jurassic World Dominion while I was in PA.
I will say, its my favorite of the Jurassic World films. The only one I would rate higher than a 5 out of 10. Thats about the only thing good I have to say about it though, and Im hopeful that this franchise will finally just lay down and die.

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Yeah I doubt that's happening.
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I watched The Red Shoes (1948) yesterday. Been meaning to see it for years, because obviously its reputation makes it feel like an obligation for any kind of real movie fan. Kind of embarrassed it took me this long.

Anyway, I'm afraid that, for me, it feel a little short of that reputation. Oh, the photography is of course as gorgeous as I'd always heard, and the central ballet sequence was quite stunning.

But narratively, it was kind of meandering, good character and comedy moments were interspersed with hand-wringing melodramatic excess, and the climax was completely unearned.

Hope I haven't offended anyone here with this near-blasphemous take.
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Gammera The Invincible: 8/10
Gamera The Giant Monster: 7/10
Gamera vs Barugon: 8/10
Gamera vs Gyaos: 7.75/10
Gamera vs Viras: 6.75/10
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Hey guys just me once again.

I last watched the Amicus movie 'Warlords of Atlantis'.

For some reason this movie used to play a lot as the midday movie just a few years back.

This movie really is packed with movie monsters. Just really neat. You have not one but two set pieces with the octopus. You have this other monster that appears like Dagon although the characters refer to it as a Millipede. It looks nothing like a Millipede. There's also kaiju sized Ankylosaurs laying siege to the walls of Atlantis.

The sound recording for the dialogue sounds just like Doctor Who of the era. It is British so it must be the same gear. I don't know just something I noticed.

I'd definitely recommend all of the following Amicus films if you enjoy stuff like Ray Harryhausen movies. The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, At The Earth's Core and the mentioned Warlords of Atlantis.

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Land kinda sticks out from the rest. Its the only one without a female character who's boobs are practically falling out of their outfit. Not that I'm complaining but its something I've noticed. If only Warner Archive would release a decent transfer of Warlords on home video.

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eabaker wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:23 pm I watched The Red Shoes (1948) yesterday. Been meaning to see it for years, because obviously its reputation makes it feel like an obligation for any kind of real movie fan. Kind of embarrassed it took me this long.

Anyway, I'm afraid that, for me, it feel a little short of that reputation. Oh, the photography is of course as gorgeous as I'd always heard, and the central ballet sequence was quite stunning.

But narratively, it was kind of meandering, good character and comedy moments were interspersed with hand-wringing melodramatic excess, and the climax was completely unearned.

Hope I haven't offended anyone here with this near-blasphemous take.
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But seriously: I've always felt like A Matter of Life and Death, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and Black Narcissus (from the same director/producer team) are superior to Red Shoes. Those first two especially! I like Red Shoes, but I feel it gets a boosted rep because it was considered too "out there" when it was released, was the beginning of their critical and commercial downturn after a long string of hits, and was only rediscovered and boosted by high profile fans (like Scorsese) decades later who then held it up as this misunderstood masterpiece.

Again, I still think it's good, but Blimp and Matter of? Those are nigh perfect movies.

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I finished 'In Search of Tomorrow' almost ten minutes ago. Great as it is, I'm really disappointed 'Godzilla 1985' and 'Transformers: The Movie' weren't covered like the advertising made it seem like they'd be.
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Last Night in Soho. 8/10, pretty good time. Gorgeous, that's for sure. Definitely better than that James Wan trash.
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During its run, I never got around to watching 'Amphibia'. But I'm currently changing that after seeing the easter egg in 'King's Tide'. And even though I'm not exactly going into the show spoiler free, I'm still getting my fair share of enjoyment out of it, especially with how it gives great twists to certain story archetypes.

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