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The Most Recent Movie You've Seen on Streaming, Broadcast TV, or Movie Theater?

 
 
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 3 Dec, 2017 04:59 pm
Bored. Watching an oldie but goodie with mah man, Denzel, Clive Owen, what I consider Jodie Foster’s best role, Christopher Plummer, DaFoe...

I like the story.

Inside Man.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2017 07:34 am
@snood,
Thanks
snood
 
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Reply Tue 5 Dec, 2017 05:13 pm
@panzade,
for the mini-review?
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 6 Dec, 2017 06:33 am
@snood,
Yes. With just a few sentences you can save me 20 bucks at the cinema.
snood
 
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Reply Wed 6 Dec, 2017 02:20 pm
@panzade,
🙂 I was really kind of let down by that Denzel movie. Over anticipating, maybe.
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 7 Dec, 2017 11:15 am
@snood,
I trust your reviews
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 09:42 pm
@panzade,
Wonder (2017) 8/10. This one should do very well in the upcoming Golden Globes (and deservedly so).

Bring copious amounts of tissue or tissue substitutes. It's a tear jerker from start to finish. Yet it's still pretty funny as well.
snood
 
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Reply Sat 9 Dec, 2017 11:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
I saw the preview for Wonder when I saw The Mountain Between Us. Looks like a good 'feel good' movie.
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 11 Dec, 2017 09:46 pm
My son turned me on to Fortitude on Amazon. I’d read the synopsis, but it didn’t compel me to try.

(Nodding)

I like it.

Mystery, global warming?, sci fi?, romance, native religion, sex, freezing cold environs?

Eh. Try it.
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maporsche
 
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Reply Tue 12 Dec, 2017 04:46 pm
Tickets purchased for Star Wars Episode VIII at the Chicago Navy Pier IMAX theater for the 1:45am show this Thursday (early Friday).

Can't wait. Reviews sound fantastic.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 13 Dec, 2017 10:14 am
@maporsche,
Monday afternoon, I rushed out from work and caught The Disaster Artist (2017). An adaptation of a memoir co-written by Greg Sestero, an actor who produced and performed in the infamous Tommy Wisseau cult film, The Room (2003). Basically the book and the movie revolve around how the "worst movie ever made" was made.

Directed and starred by Oscar nominated actor, James Franco. Though still good for a few moments, it's a disappointment in terms of the shortcuts and historical revisions (for narrative sake) it chooses.

Rated 7/10.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 14 Dec, 2017 09:28 pm
just back from An Evening of The New York Times' Op-Docs
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all very good in different ways

I love that we're getting to see more short films in programs like this

the post-screening discussion was interesting

watch this one on the biggest screen you've got around

https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004882589/ten-meter-tower.html


this one

wow

I knew the story but seeing the guys <sniffs>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRKiHtjWPUs

a full length version and expansion will be going into release in early 2018

http://www.myenemymybrothermovie.com/#my-enemy-my-brother
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oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 20 Dec, 2017 11:59 pm
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 3D

It wasn't the greatest movie ever, but it was a nice little story and I'm glad I went to see it.

A lot of movie theaters in my area are either skipping the 3D version of this movie completely or pushing their 3D showings off to a single showing a night. Not sure why. The 3D was OK from what I saw.

I guess maybe the 3D wasn't earthshaking and maybe the movie could be enjoyed without it. But the 3D certainly didn't harm the movie either.

Of course, only go see it if you've seen Zathura and/or the original Jumanji and liked them.

Having experience playing a RPG like World of Warcraft couldn't hurt either. This Jumunji traps the characters inside a RPG-style video game and they have to win to escape.
oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Dec, 2017 06:18 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:
it was a nice little story and I'm glad I went to see it.

"Hold Up, the New Jumanji Movie Is Actually... Good?"

http://io9.gizmodo.com/hold-up-the-new-jumanji-movie-is-actually-good-1820763770
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 01:15 pm
@oralloy,
Last week, went to see two historical dramas/quasibiopics.
Loving Vincent (2017) and I, Tonya (2017);

Christamas Day:
The Post (2017) about the Washington Post and the publishing of the Pentagon Papers and the weirdly imaginative speculative scifi flick, Downsizing (2017).
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 01:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
did you like I, Tonya?

a couple of my favourite local reviewers have it in their top 2 or 3 movies for 2017
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 01:40 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

did you like I, Tonya?

a couple of my favourite local reviewers have it in their top 2 or 3 movies for 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable movie (though I felt dirty for enjoying it). Really funny and kind of painful as well. Not sure how accurate the mother/daughter relationship was but Tonya Harding was depicted as be treated terribly by her monstrous psychomother.

Really great soundtrack. Really funny (though a lot of 4th wall breaks like a Scorsese protagonist).
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 02:17 am
Paddington 2. Every bit as good ass the last one with countless appearances/cameos by well known comedy actors. Well worth it. Hugh Grant sends himself up something rotten.

snood
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2017 07:06 am
@izzythepush,
I'd think he should be an easy send-up. Always saw him and most of his characters as almost ridiculously effete.

Yesterday I watched Shot Caller and Hello,My Name is Doris on Amazon Video.

Shot Caller stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as a successful stockbroker and family man who eventually becomes head of a murderous prison gang. Pretty gritty cops vs bad guys stuff with a bit of family-ties drama. Lake Bell as the long suffering wife.

I'd been wanting to see Hello, My Name is Doris because it stars Sally Field and I'm a big fan; also because it advertised a cool comic take on a middle aged woman's fumbly attempts at romance with a much younger person, and I thought I might get some good chuckles. It has some elements that are true to the adverts, but ultimately left me sort of cold because the characters' reactions to each other and the situations are not believable, and it also does that modern 'open-ended' thing I see too much of that leaves resolutions up to the interpretation of the viewer.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2017 11:32 am
@snood,
We watched the first season of "The Magnificent Mrs. Maisel", I loved it and loved the attention to detail. The sets, furniture, decor, music was almost perfect, just a pleasure to see. The only criticism I have is I don't think women in that period spoke quite as frankly or used as much profanity as the lead actress. However, I was not a grown woman during that time period and I'm clueless how they may have spoken. It's not a chick flick, it might be foreign territory to anyone under 35-40 but there is a lot of authenticity in the presentation. Has anyone else seen it yet?
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