Movies Seen in 2018

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Danny99, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    37. Rampage (6)
    38. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (8)
    39. Blockers (7)
     
  2. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+

    The strength of the movie is its actors. Chris Evans shows here that he could the next Matt Damon or Tom Hanks, playing any kind of role and doing it well. McKenna Grace is one of the best child actors I have ever seen and just shows that she is being wasted on Fuller House.

    The plot however is where the movie loses some points. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but it just seemed too simple, too one dimensional. All the problems seem to be answered easily and without drama.
     
  3. zakkrusz

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)

    Running Total: 28
     
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  4. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-

    This is the Denzel/Travolta version and the interactions between them are the best part of the movie. All the best scenes are them having conversations. I understand this was based on a move that was based on a book, but since they had apparently deviated from both, they could've cut out all of the secondary characters, the police and subway management, Luis Guzman's speaking parts and just focus on the head to head between the two characters and it would have been better off.
     
  5. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-
    Megan Leavey - B+

    A strong movie that again shows the negative side of war and returning to a lack of support. Kate Mara always puts in a good performance and she steals the show here, hitting the entire range of emotions.

    It feels like this movie could have done more with a larger budget and some trimming or expanding around the mother storyline. Yes, she's horrible and doesn't understand, but she's barely on screen. Either cut the scene and talk about her ruining Megan's life or expand her screentime to drive that fact home.
     
  6. Danny99

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-
    Megan Leavey - B+
    Friends With Money - D+

    Meh. These ensemble cast movies usually don't do anything for me because you can never give all the characters a satisfying story line and/or an end to it.

    Here, we get some laughs out of Frances McDormand and Simon McBurney, but that was really it.
     
  7. zakkrusz

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (7/10)
    Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (7/10)
    Death Note: Light Up the New World (8/10)
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (7/10)
    Eureka 7: Hi Evolution Movie 1 (8/10)

    Running Total: 33
     
  8. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-
    Megan Leavey - B+
    Friends With Money - D+
    Patriots Day - B+


    Being about the Boston Marathon bombing attack, it was obvious that this movie would swell with American pride.

    This was an enjoyable distraction for two hours. You don't have to think too hard, except to keep track of the plethora of characters, but one thing I give this movie props for is introducing everyone at the start, even if their story line was mundane until they got involved in the primary story.
     
  9. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    Death Note: Light Up the New World (8/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Eureka 7: Hi Evolution Movie 1 (8/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (7/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (7/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (7/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Alpha (8/10)
    Blame! (2017) (7/10)

    Running Total: 35
     
  10. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-
    Megan Leavey - B+
    Friends With Money - D+
    Patriots Day - B+
    Mulan - B+

    This is one of Disney's forgotten gems, one of the first to show its heroine as a warrior and not a princess.

    The only downside is Eddie Murphy being 1998 Eddie Murphy. I know it is more than likely the character that was written, but he took me right out of the movie several times.
     
  11. zakkrusz

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Alpha (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    Blame! (2017) (7/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    Death Note: Light Up the New World (8/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Eureka 7: Hi Evolution Movie 1 (8/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (7/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (7/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (7/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Green Destiny (8/10)


    Running Total: 36
     
  12. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Flint - B+
    Left Behind - F
    Les Miserables - B+
    Gifted - B+
    The Taking Of Pelham 123 - C-
    Megan Leavey - B+
    Friends With Money - D+
    Patriots Day - B+
    Mulan - B+
    4 Minute Mile - D

    Every star has been in an inspirational sports movie. Denzel Washington, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sandra Bullock. But if you've seen one, you've seen them all.

    Richard Jenkins gets in some good one liners, but that's really it. You don't feel emotionally connected to any of the characters because none of them get past the surface. It doesn't even have a scene to get you emotionally invested or worried about whether the character will win the pivotal race.

    Avoid this one.
     
  13. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Alpha (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    Blame! (2017) (7/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Green Destiny (8/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    Death Note: Light Up the New World (8/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Eureka 7: Hi Evolution Movie 1 (8/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (7/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (7/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (7/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Peppermint (7/10)
    Perfect Blue (1997) (10/10)

    Running Total: 38
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2018
  14. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    40. Personal Shopper - 9
    41.Disobedience - 7
    42. Deadpool 2 - 8
    43. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 6
    44. Hereditary - 9
     
  15. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Okay, here goes. I've kept a list, but wasn't posting. Here's everything I've seen this year, so far, the three most recent at the bottom - The Shape of Water via HBO on Hulu, Fathom Events' The Transformers: The Movie at the AMC Tyler, and The Predator at Times Square Grand Slam Cinema in Tyler.

    Dave Chappelle: e*qua*nim*i*ty - Netflix
    Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation - Netflix
    Fences - Hulu
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Netflix
    47 Meters Down - Netflix
    Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time - Netflix
    Cars 3 - Netflix
    3,000 Miles to Graceland - Netflix
    Hardcore Henry - DVD
    Silent Hill - Netflix

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure - theater
    Chris Rock: Tamborine - Netflix
    Black Panther 2D - theater
    Snatched - Hulu
    The Fifth Estate - Netflix
    The Cloverfield Paradox - Netflix
    Beerfest - Netflix
    The Gift - Netflix
    Mute - Netflix
    Pacific Rim: Uprising 2D - theater

    Tomb Raider (2018) 2D - theater
    Ready Player One 2D - theater
    Seth Rogan's Hilarity for Charity - Netflix
    Speed Racer - Netflix
    Despicable Me 3 - Netflix
    The Boss Baby - Netflix
    Trolls - Netflix
    Taking Earth - Netflix
    A Quiet Place - theater
    Rampage - theater

    Atomic Blonde - Hulu
    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women - Hulu
    Get Out - Hulu
    Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up - Netflix
    Avengers: Infinity War 2D/3D - theater
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - redbox
    The Hitman's Bodyguard - redbox
    Dear Dictator - DVD
    The Land Before Time - Netflix
    Super Troopers 2 - theater

    Truth or Dare - theater
    Match - Netflix
    Jenny's Wedding - Netflix
    Anon - Netflix
    Baywatch (2017) - Hulu
    The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure - Netflix
    The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving - Netflix
    The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists - Hulu
    The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island - Hulu
    Morgan - Hulu

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - redbox
    A Wrinkle in Time - theater
    Deadpool 2 - theater
    Ali Wong: Baby Cobra - Netflix
    Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife - Netflix
    Teen Titans: The Judas Contract - Hulu
    Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life - Netflix
    Cloak & Dagger 'First Light/Suicide Sprints' - Alamo Drafthouse
    Solo: A Star Wars Story 2D - theater
    Just Friends - Netflix

    Coco - Netflix
    Tower - Netflix
    Ocean's 8 - theater
    Battlefield Earth - Netflix
    Superhero Movie - Hulu
    Breakfast at Tiffany's - Netflix
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Netflix
    Ant-Man and the Wasp 3D - theater
    Bad Moms - Hulu
    The Edge of Seventeen - Hulu

    Pixar's Incredibles 2 - theater
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3D - theater
    Hell or High Water - Hulu
    The Girl on the Train - Hulu
    The Space Between Us - Hulu
    Free State of Jones - Hulu
    Tag - theater
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - theater
    Like Father - Netflix
    Demetri Martin: The Overthinker - Netflix

    Hostiles - Netflix
    The Shape of Water - Hulu
    The Transformers: The Movie (1986) - Fathom Events
    The Predator (2018) - theater
     
  16. od0_ital

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    Gotta add Venom 2D (last Sunday) and Bad Times at the El Royale (this afternoon) to my list.

    V was alright.

    BTatER was really kinda awesome. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
  17. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (8/10)
    Alpha (8/10)
    Anon (9/10)
    Ant Man and the Wasp (8/10)
    Avengers: Infinity War (7/10)
    Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (8/10)
    Black Panther (7/10)
    Blade of the Immortal (8/10)
    Blame! (2017) (7/10)
    The Commuter (7/10)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Green Destiny (8/10)
    Deadpool 2 (9/10)
    Death Note: Light Up the New World (8/10)
    The Equalizer 2 (9/10)
    Eureka 7: Hi Evolution Movie 1 (8/10)
    Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night Heaven's Feel Movie 1: Presage Flower
    Fullmetal Alchemist (2017) (7/10)
    Gantz: 0 (7/10)
    Godzilla: Planet of Monsters (7/10)
    HunterXHunter: Phantom Rouge (8/10)
    Incredibles 2 (10/10)
    The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (8/10)
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7/10)
    Kill Command (7/10)
    Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 3rd: Reflection (8/10)
    Mary and the Witch's Flower (8/10)
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (9/10)
    Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin VI: Rise of the Red Comet (7/10)
    Napping Princess (aka Ancien and the Magic Tablet) (10/10)
    Ocean's 8 (8/10)
    Pacific Rim: Uprising (8/10)
    Peppermint (7/10)
    Perfect Blue (1997) (10/10)
    Rampage (8/10)
    Solo: A Star Wars Story (8/10)
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (7/10)
    Tomb Raider (2018) (6/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Venom (8/10)
    Bleach (6/10)
    Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (7/10)
    First Man (7/10)
    Hunter Killer (8/10)
    Genocidal Organ (8/10)

    Running Total: 44
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
  18. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks At last we will reveal ourselves Premium Member

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    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Another movie saddled with a director change and it hurts the movie. This could have been something special, I'm not sure what led to having another director do reshoots but they are very noticeable in the movie. You have some very strong performances, especially from Kiera Knightley as Sugar Plum and the actress who played Clara. The realization of the Tin Soldiers is something to behold, but the movie is stuck in-between trying to tell the story of the Nutcracker and adding its own elements and somewhere they both get lost. The sound track by James Newton Howard maybe the best thing about it, it weaves the classing Tschaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite updating the original and adding new tracks as well. Also Misty Copeland is in it briefly, dancing the Nutcracker and is simply amazing.
     
  19. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    Saw "First Man" this afternoon.

    Excellent movie.
     
  20. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    More movies to add to my list...

    Halloween (1978) - Amazon Prime
    Halloween II (1981) - Amazon Prime
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - Amazon Prime
    Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers - Amazon Prime
    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers - Amazon Prime
    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers - Unrated Producer's Cut - Amazon Prime
    Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later - Amazon Prime
    Halloween: Resurrection - Amazon Prime
    Logan Lucky - Amazon Prime
    Ron White: If You Quit Listening I'll Shut Up - Netflix
    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1964) - Alamo Drafthouse
    The Fog (1980) 4K Restoration - Alamo Drafthouse
    Halloween (2018) - Alamo Drafthouse
    The Post - Hulu
    Game Night - Hulu
    The Mountain Between Us - Hulu
    Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy - YouTube

    So, the release of the new Halloween reminded me that I hadn't seen any of the previous films all the way through, in an unedited for content way. Any bits of the franchise I've seen over the years has been via basic cable. I signed up for a free thirty day trial with Amazon Prime to watch the original films. I kinda hate how it goes back and forth between continuity, picking & choosing what it will use or what it will ignore, and that continued when I went to see the new one.

    Logan Lucky wasn't as good as I had hoped, considering the cast & director.

    Ron White's new standup special was okay.

    I had to go to D/FW last week, and I went a day early, and spent the afternoon at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson for a three movie marathon. I used my birthday coupons, too, for a free popcorn during BftMT and free admission for Halloween, since it was the only non-matinee ticket price. That was a good day. I miss the Drafthouse.

    Last Friday, I stayed in & watched movies on Hulu.

    The Post is the 100th "new to me" movie of the year. Good movie, I liked it.

    GN was kinda funny, but not great.

    TMBU was okay, but I had hoped for more. Not sure what, just more, different, something.

    And the Fluffy standup was pretty funny, too. Its an older one, but I hadn't watched it before.