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13 Aug 2022, 5:22 pm

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Candyman (2021 version)


What's your verdict?


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13 Aug 2022, 8:15 pm

H.P. Lovecraft's Monster Portal.

Well, it wasn't based on anything by Lovecraft, and while it did have some pretty exceptional monster effects, it was still a pretty lame movie.


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14 Aug 2022, 8:55 am

Red Dawn
the updated version. Better than I thought it might be.


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14 Aug 2022, 12:40 pm

Last night I watched:

Destroy All Planets [1968] also known as: Gamera vs. Viras



Aliens from a very remote part of the Universe (who conveniently speak English) discover Earth and decide they want to capture it. But Gamera, a giant flying turtle who flies by shooting jets out its leg-holes, is defending Earth. The movie is seen mostly from the viewpoint of a couple of Japanese boy scouts (though they are in Japan they conveniently speak English).

The movie's current IMDb rating is a dismal 4.5. I don't think that is correct. I think I would've given it no higher than 3.

I would not have watched the complete film except I reckon I should watch a complete film before I post about it on this thread. So, I watched the whole film and therefore I think I can now make this comment here:

<=+=+=>I recommend you don't watch this film!

There. You're welcome.


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15 Aug 2022, 8:53 am

Curly Sue
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15 Aug 2022, 11:18 am

Last night we finished watching the three Fantastic Beasts films.
We started with the two films we'd previously seen:

<=>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them [2016]
<=+=>"Explore a new era of the wizarding world before Harry Potter."
<=+>+<=>[link to trailer]

<=>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald [2018]
<=+=>"Who will change the future?"
<=+>+<=>[link to trailer]

And then, last night, the new one we'd not previously seen:

<=>Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore [2022]
<=+=>"Return to the magic."

<=>

We enjoyed all three films. All three are good.

The central character in all three films is "magizoologist" Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne. And he purposely plays Newt as being on the Autism Spectrum...Newt is one of us!

I found one casting change a bit disconcerting. A part previously played by Johnny Depp was recast in the third film. It worked, was plausible because of the shape-shifting past of the character, and was well-performed and consistent with the mannerisms in Depp's performance...but I would've preferred Johnny Depp in the role. If there are more films in the Fantastic Beasts series and (as seems likely) the character returns then perhaps Johnny Depp might return.

In some ways this film made me think of things going on in the real world. A major public figure who is espousing hate and whose following resembles a cult...


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15 Aug 2022, 11:22 am

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. Such a silly film with a brief message about being yourself.


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15 Aug 2022, 11:38 am

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Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. Such a silly film with a brief message about being yourself.

I remember that film.


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15 Aug 2022, 12:56 pm

The Thing
2010s version
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15 Aug 2022, 2:12 pm

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AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Candyman (2021 version)


What's your verdict?


My mom, my NT sister, and I enjoyed this film because this film used tension instead of graphic violence to make sure this film was worth 90 minutes of our time.

The three of us also had a favorite "kill scene." :twisted:


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15 Aug 2022, 10:34 pm

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Kraichgauer wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Candyman (2021 version)


What's your verdict?


My mom, my NT sister, and I enjoyed this film because this film used tension instead of graphic violence to make sure this film was worth 90 minutes of our time.

The three of us also had a favorite "kill scene." :twisted:


8)


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15 Aug 2022, 10:39 pm

The Black Phone.

A boy is kidnapped and held hostage in a basement by a child serial killer called the Grabber, who wears a series of grotesque masks to reflect his mood and to inspire terror in his captives. In the basement is a disconnected black phone, which when it rings, the boy can talk to the Grabber's previous victims from beyond the grave, who help him to build on their failed attempts to escape. First rate horror movie.


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16 Aug 2022, 8:33 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
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Kraichgauer wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
Candyman (2021 version)


What's your verdict?


My mom, my NT sister, and I enjoyed this film because this film used tension instead of graphic violence to make sure this film was worth 90 minutes of our time.

The three of us also had a favorite "kill scene." :twisted:


8)

Sounds fun.


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16 Aug 2022, 12:06 pm

Jurassic World: Dominion.

We hadn't been to the cinema for 3 years, for obvious reasons.

This was a light, silly film with the usual tropes: someone gets killed by those frilly dinosaurs which spit poison. People run to hide behind a hatch and pull it down just before the dinosaur catches them. People hide behind things while dinosaurs stalk them.

The cinema was small with comfy seats and lots of leg room too.


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16 Aug 2022, 12:08 pm

cecilfienkelstien wrote:
KitLily wrote:
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. Such a silly film with a brief message about being yourself.

I remember that film.


It is just light hearted fun and the lead actors are good enough to keep it interesting.


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17 Aug 2022, 9:11 am

Last night we watched:

Men [2022]
<=>"What haunts you will find you."



I'd agree with Kraichgauer, it is a "Very good British horror flick."

It is visually exquisite.
(At times the visuals reminded me of Annihilation [2018], another Horror film also directed by Alex Garland.)

And Men also did a wonderful job of creating a mood. It did not take long for me to decide it was "eerie", and then for my bride to declare it was "creepy", and then for us to agree it was "weird" (in a horror movie sense).

Side note—My bride and I both noticed the credits included credits for:

<=+=+=>COVID Supervisor
<=+=+=>COVID Testing Secretary
<=+=+=>COVID Secretary
<=+=+=>COVID Monitor
<=+=+=>COVID Runner


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