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Just saw a preview for the new Halloween.  It takes place in present day but in a universe where nothing happened after the first one.   Being a huge Michael Myers fan I'm really looking forward to it, I'm not sure when it's release is but I'd imagine right around Halloween.

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On 6/3/2018 at 7:59 AM, Biff Mayhem said:

Saw Deadpool 2 last night. I haven't laughed that hard in a theater since Dumb and Dumber. 

This morning I found myself thinking about it and laughing some more. 

Yup. For a movie that almost all studios didn't want to make, that is an outstanding franchise. Both in terms of ticket sales and just being great movies. 

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Finally saw Solo. Thought I’d hate the new Han Solo actor but I didn’t. It was still tedious and predictable, picking up steam only in the last 30 minutes with but one heart tugging surprise (yet a very good one). I tend to be forgiving of these types of films and expect them to live up only to the standards of their genre. This one didn’t. It lacked soul. I only genuinely cared about one character, a minor character, who is specific to the “heart tugging surprise“ I mentioned.  

There are surely worse things you could do with your time or money than seeing this film. It’s not as if it’s a piece of crap like a Transformers movie. But it’s weak compared to recent Star Wars offerings like The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi. At least for me. 

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I saw the highly-praised horror film “Hereditary” yesterday. Despite its stylish slow burn, by the time it ignites you have seen it before.   

For a while I felt genuine chills, and a couple times was surprised out of my wits, but for the last half of this over- long film it’s uninventive and predictable. Once you realize what is actually happening the film is hollow. 

It’s nice to know that there are people in this world that are bigger pussies than me.  I suddenly feel like Gulliver among the Lilliputians 

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I liked DP2  a lot more than the first one, but I saw the second one in the theater and the first one only on TV.  The mass psychology of that social context can really affect the way you enjoy a film.  I saw the first showing of DP2 on opening day, and the theater was full of stalwarts who were really into it to begin with.  The self-referential nature of DP2 was enjoyable and I never got tired of it 

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16 minutes ago, IdahoBert said:

I liked DP2  a lot more than the first one, but I saw the second one in the theater and the first one only on TV.  The mass psychology of that social context can really affect the way you enjoy a film.  I saw the first showing of DP2 on opening day, and the theater was full of stalwarts who were really into it to begin with.  The self-referential nature of DP2 was enjoyable and I never got tired of it 

I think the first one was a better movie but the second one is funnier. 

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Just now, Biff Mayhem said:

I think the first one was a better movie but the second one is funnier. 

You know that might be exactly right.  I think that nails it. 

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53 minutes ago, IdahoBert said:

You know that might be exactly right.  I think that nails it. 

The legs and baby butt. I laughed so hard!

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Watched Three Billboards..... last night. We really enjoyed it. I wished the loop had been closed on the murder and obviously thought it had.

What I found most interesting is that Willoughby seemed to be the most likable and noble main character and I liked how Dixon seemed to come to his senses, albeit temporarily, near the end.

Was Dixon's mom dead? I watched to see if she was breathing and it seems she wasn't.

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Saw Incredibles 2. I liked it better than the first. They need to find someone to replace Holly Hunter as the voice of Elastigirl when they do a third. Her speech impediment was a major distraction.

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2 hours ago, Biff Mayhem said:

Saw Incredibles 2. I liked it better than the first. They need to find someone to replace Holly Hunter as the voice of Elastigirl when they do a third. Her speech impediment was a major distraction.

Yeah. Never been a fan of hers. Good movie, though. 

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I really enjoyed Incredibles II. I have no issue with Holly Hunter as elastigirl. I hope they make another one soon, but I’m not optimistic. 

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Mission Impossible: Fallout was all kinds of fun. The action was top-notch and nonstop. Cruise was great, as usual, but the supporting cast was really good as well. Really enjoyed Cavill in this. I haven't seen any of the Superman movies, but he was really good in this role. There were more connections to the previous films than I expected. Usually the MI movies are pretty standalone. Not only was this a direct follow-up to Rogue Nation (which I knew going in), but there were also references to the other ones in the series as well. We watched Rogue Nation Saturday, which was worked really well as a warm up. I told my son that it wouldn't really matter that he hasn't seen the others yet, which turned out to not be entirely true... LOL. 

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On 8/6/2018 at 10:23 AM, Tigertown Rats said:

Mission Impossible: Fallout was all kinds of fun. The action was top-notch and nonstop. Cruise was great, as usual, but the supporting cast was really good as well. Really enjoyed Cavill in this. I haven't seen any of the Superman movies, but he was really good in this role. There were more connections to the previous films than I expected. Usually the MI movies are pretty standalone. Not only was this a direct follow-up to Rogue Nation (which I knew going in), but there were also references to the other ones in the series as well. We watched Rogue Nation Saturday, which was worked really well as a warm up. I told my son that it wouldn't really matter that he hasn't seen the others yet, which turned out to not be entirely true... LOL. 

Going to see this today. ?

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I saw Eighth Grade last weekend, probably the best movie I've seen that I never ever want to watch again.  To say it is a tough watch would be an understatement due to it being so real with early teenage awkwardness, but it was really well done and acted.

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6 hours ago, smr-nj said:

Going to see this today. ?

Really, really liked it. 

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On 8/10/2018 at 1:23 PM, drownwithyou said:

I saw Eighth Grade last weekend, probably the best movie I've seen that I never ever want to watch again.  To say it is a tough watch would be an understatement due to it being so real with early teenage awkwardness, but it was really well done and acted.

I am so intrigued by this, based on the previews and the reviews I have seen. I have a 6th grader (girl) and 8th grader (boy). It seems it may be appropriate for my son (despite the R rating), but of course it is told from a girl perspective.  I may need to watch this myself, in preparation for then watching it with my son. From what I have read, the sex talk in the movie would be well above where my daughter is at, so that may need to wait awhile.

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55 minutes ago, Tigertown Rats said:

I am so intrigued by this, based on the previews and the reviews I have seen. I have a 6th grader (girl) and 8th grader (boy). It seems it may be appropriate for my son (despite the R rating), but of course it is told from a girl perspective.  I may need to watch this myself, in preparation for then watching it with my son. From what I have read, the sex talk in the movie would be well above where my daughter is at, so that may need to wait awhile.

It may be a bit early for your daughter, but I think it would be a good movie for your son after you watch it first.  A lot of the R rating was for language so it also depends on your stance on that.  I know Bo Burnham was mad it got the R rating because he thinks kids of this age should be able to see it and I would agree with him.

I think there are some good scenes to show kids around this age, especially daughters I would say, so definitely give it a shot and see if you agree. The sex aspects would probably be too early for your daughter, but I think there are good messages to be given from the movie.

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47 minutes ago, drownwithyou said:

It may be a bit early for your daughter, but I think it would be a good movie for your son after you watch it first.  A lot of the R rating was for language so it also depends on your stance on that.  I know Bo Burnham was mad it got the R rating because he thinks kids of this age should be able to see it and I would agree with him.

I think there are some good scenes to show kids around this age, especially daughters I would say, so definitely give it a shot and see if you agree. The sex aspects would probably be too early for your daughter, but I think there are good messages to be given from the movie.

I read about the director's response, and then they even sponsored "ratings-free" showings of it, although nowhere near me. I really only get to the theater to see action movies with my son, so it's likely to wait for DVD/streaming.

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Just now, Tigertown Rats said:

I read about the director's response, and then they even sponsored "ratings-free" showings of it, although nowhere near me. I really only get to the theater to see action movies with my son, so it's likely to wait for DVD/streaming.

Ya it isn't like it needs to be a movie screening at all, my wife and I just wanted to watch one more movie with Movie Pass before we cancelled haha.

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As a soon-to-be parent, Eighth Grade kinda scared me a bit.... when I was in eighth grade, that was right before everyone started having cell phones... it blew me away how prevalent cell phones appeared to be in class in the film, and I'm guessing it's like that in real life as well.

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Bohemian Rhapsody was good. Nothing amazing but they did a good job with the cast for sure. At least worth a rental when it comes out. 

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I loved Blindspotting, which just came out on digital last week. I think it’s available to rent in about a week or so. 

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