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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2017, 08:42 »




Hell or High Water (2016):
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582782/
IMDB score: 7,7
IMDB description: A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

My opinion: This one had been on my watchlist for a while, was actually one of the only oscar-nominated movies I really wanted to see.
This movie was exactly what I wanted it to be, I loved the acting performances, especially by the two brothers (Ben Foster, Chris Pine) and Jeff Bridges. Beside having a good plot, what this movie also does good is portraying Texas; the people, the state itself, mentality,...
I wasn't sure what to expect with the ending, but safe to say, this movie had a really good ending imo.
So you like Texas, bank robbers and a good old badass sheriff? Go watch this movie.

My rating: 8/10



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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2017, 07:55 »




Movie + Year: Alien (1979)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
IMDB score: 8.5/10
IMDB description: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

My opinion: I realized I never actually watched some of the classic, must-see movies (Alien, Predator, Blade Runner, Matrix,...). So I started with the Alien series.
It's an old horror movie. It relies mostly on scary moments and intense creepieness, instead of plain gore. The alien only shows up a couple of times though, which makes it more scary when he DOES show up.
Most of the special effects are from the late 70's, and at times you can't help but smile at the silly computer stuff (those screens), but it's not ridiculous.

My rating: 8/10, it's a classic, with good reason.


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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2017, 07:42 »




Movie + Year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790809/
IMDB score: 7,2
IMDB description: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.

My opinion: I really disliked a lot about this movie.. First of all Johnny Depp sounds and looks like he's drunk throughout the entire movie, his accent doesn't even remotely resemble a pirate anymore. Secondly, I'm really not a fan of the kid that plays Will Turner's son, no charisma at all, looks like he and Kaya Scodelario are gonna replace Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in the future movies, which I'm not really a fan of (although Kaya is pretty hot)
About the plot... I guess it was okay at best, sad to see that the trident only appeared for like 5 minutes though.
Javier Bardem was great as Captain Salazar.

My rating: 5/10


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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2017, 07:14 »
^That's what you get when you make a movie with I WANT MONEY as motivation.

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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2017, 07:41 »
^That's what you get when you make a movie with I WANT MONEY as motivation.
So basically every Hollywood sequel ever?

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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2017, 07:50 »
^That's what you get when you make a movie with I WANT MONEY as motivation.
So basically every Hollywood sequel ever?
Why do you think everything is so bland these days?

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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2017, 08:11 »




Movie + Year: Dunkirk (2017)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790809/
IMDB score: 8,5
IMDB description: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

My opinion: My expectations for this one were extremely high, not only because I'm a big Nolan fan, but also because of all the incredible ratings it has received since release. I'm gonna try to be brief here and will create another dedicated discussion topic for once you've seen the movie.

This movie throws you straight in the action, and boy is it good at that. I've NEVER felt so "inside" the action in a movie. The sound effects are loud as fuck, but I feel like this really added to the movie and felt more real and war-like.
Not going to spoil anything about the plot, but you can expect your typical Nolan plot line evolution.
The acting was superb, at first I was surprised they had cast Harry Styles from One Direction and to be honest I felt disappointed. But did I change my mind.. There are no weak actors in this movie. Tom Hardy also nails his role.

Go watch this one as soon as possible, you will be on the edge of your seat the entire movie, the movie will be over before you know it because it's so good you won't bother checking the time, or even making any form of contact to your friend/gf/..

My rating: 10/10, truly one of the best movies I've ever seen.

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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2017, 05:45 »




Movie + Year: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2278388/?ref_=nv_sr_1
IMDB score: 8.1/10
IMDB description: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

My opinion: This was fun to watch. Ralph Fiennes does an excellent job playing the polite, classy concierge, with the occasional bouts of severe cursing. What struck me most about this movie though, was the cinematography. It's gorgeous to look at. The cast is full with big names, but really it's just Fiennes who steals the show.

My rating: 9/10


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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2017, 06:12 »




Movie + Year: The Princess Bride (1987)
IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/?ref_=nv_sr_1
IMDB score: 8.1/10
IMDB description:While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

My opinion: A cult classic. Lots of quotes and references are from this movie. And it was fun to watch! It has 2 plots that kinda twist together, in a good way.

My rating: 9/10


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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2017, 06:45 »




Movie + Year: American Made (2017)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/
IMDB score: 7.2/10
IMDB description: The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

My opinion: I really really enjoyed this movie, it's definitely one of the better movies I watched this past year (apart from 10/10 movies like Dunkirk), and Tom Cruise was a perfect choice for the protagonist.
Is this plot mind-blowingly insane? No, but it's a pretty enjoyable one. Seeing Barry Seal evolve throughout the movie to a much wealthier person is very satisfying to watch. Go watch this movie if you don't want to watch anything too serious, but also not anything too "comedy-like".
Only criticism I had was semi-spoiler
The ending could have been a bit better.


My rating: 8/10

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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2018, 05:28 »




Movie + Year: Bright (2017)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
IMDB score: 6.5/10
IMDB description:Set in a world where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans. A human cop is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.

My opinion: So, this was Netflix' first attempt at a blockbuster movie. They threw several millions at it, mainly to cast Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The critics were very... critical of the movie, I think it only got 30% on RT? Quite surprising, because the public opinion was quite high.
I liked it. It wasn't a bad movie. It wasn't as groundbreaking as i thought, but I enjoyed watching it. The main critique on the internet, that I also share, is that it would be nice to hear some more background information. There are talks about "the Dark Master", without actually introducing who the fucker was, or how he was defeated. It feels as if the story is told by someone who knows the entire history of that universe, and tells the story without properly setting the context. Like you're starting in the middle of a series. Sure, you can get what's going on by the context, but not always.
As for the plot, it's fairly standard buddy cop. Grumpy old cop (Will Smith) has a young partner (Joel Edgerton), who he initially despises because of racial issues, but then shit hits the fan, and they're forced to take on a lot of gunfire and explosions, and then they end up trusting each other.
Will Smith's acting is spot on though. He nails the sarcastic, grumpy street officer.

My rating: 8/10 Fun to watch, but some more backstory would be great.


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Re: Discuss the last movie you watched
« Reply #51 on: January 12, 2018, 04:29 »
^ My brother in law liked it as well. My backlog is too big to risk "wasting" time watching a semi movie. so gonna pass for now.







Movie + Year: The Fugitive (1993)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106977/
IMDB score: 7,8
IMDB description: Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

My opinion: This movie is pretty old but aged pretty well fortunately. Harrison Ford nails his role as a man wrongfully convicted as his wife's murderer. Was stuck to the edge of my seat the entire movie while Dr. Kimble was on the run. The way he thinks and finds out the real truth was well thought. From now on I can't see Ford without seeing Dr Kimble, that's how good he was in his role.
The chemistry with Tommy Lee Jones was also really fun to watch. If you like this movie, you should definitely watch it's sequel: US Marshals, also with TLJ.
Plot overall was descent, nothing crazy but still interesting and fun to watch.

My rating: 8/10

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