Movies Seen in 2019

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  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I liked it, but I didn't love it. I think the worst part was the musical sequence / mushroom trip.
     
  2. Owain Taggart

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    Oh yeah, that was definitely odd. And it didn't really add anything pertinent to the story and the sequence itself was overly long.
     
  3. Tom Hendricks

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    The LEGO movie 2 - I got to take my kids to the sneak peek screening of LEGO movie 2. Loved it, as good or better than the first.

    How To Train Your Dragons: The Hidden World - another sneak peek screening. HTTYD is my oldest son Ians absolute favorite thing. From the movies, to the tv shows and the books. HTTYD has always been the one. So I felt luck to get tickets to the advanced screening and the movie didn’t let us down. I cried several times, loved it.
     
  4. od0_ital

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    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - theater
    The Mule
    - theater
    Escape Room - theater
    Annihilation - Hulu
    Miami Vice (2006) - Netflix
    Welcome to Marwen - theater
    Bohemian Rhapsody - theater
    The Commuter - Hulu
    Second Act - theater
    Replicas - theater
    The Upside - theater
    A Star is Born (2018) - theater
    Creed II - theater
    Glass - theater
    On the Basis of Sex - theater
    Fyre Fraud - Hulu
    Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened - Netflix
    The Last Laugh - Netflix
    Chinatown (1974) - Hulu
    The Two Jakes (1990) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary (1989) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary II (1992) - Hulu
    Green Book - theater
    Serenity (2019) - theater
    The Favourite - theater
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All - Netflix
    Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants - Netflix
    Bird Box - Netflix
    The Greatest Showman - Hulu

    Watched the latest standup special from Gabriel Iglesias, filmed in Houston, TX last year. It was pretty funny, I enjoyed it.

    Finished the "trilogy" of BU animated movies, the third one featuring Batman & Green Arrow in giant mech suits going up against Godzilla-sized versions of Killer Croc, Bane, Clayface & Chemo. Yep. Its a kids animated movie, but what the hell, Batman is Batman. And it has Damian Wayne as Robin. So, there's that.

    BB was kinda interesting, but I didn't care much for it.

    Same with TGS. Hugh Jackman was great, of course, in the central role of PT Barnum. But, by most accounts, the man was an asshole, though ya wouldn't be able to tell from this movie, except for a few bits here & there. The musical sequences are good, and the choreography for the trapeze artist's song (I forget her name, she plays MJ in the new Spider-Man movies) was especially awesome. But, still...glad I saw it on Hulu instead of going to the theater for it last year.

    I've got my reserved AMC Stubs tickets, going to go see Miss Bala and The Kid Who Would be King tonight! And The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on Thursday!
     
  5. topazdemon

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    I agree on the ending of Bird Box. I wish they had shown the monster though.
     
  6. topazdemon

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    All I can imagine now is Neeson reading the phone book.
     
  7. od0_ital

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    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - theater
    The Mule
    - theater
    Escape Room - theater
    Annihilation - Hulu
    Miami Vice (2006) - Netflix
    Welcome to Marwen - theater
    Bohemian Rhapsody - theater
    The Commuter - Hulu
    Second Act - theater
    Replicas - theater
    The Upside - theater
    A Star is Born (2018) - theater
    Creed II - theater
    Glass - theater
    On the Basis of Sex - theater
    Fyre Fraud - Hulu
    Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened - Netflix
    The Last Laugh - Netflix
    Chinatown (1974) - Hulu
    The Two Jakes (1990) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary (1989) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary II (1992) - Hulu
    Green Book - theater
    Serenity (2019) - theater
    The Favourite - theater
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All - Netflix
    Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants - Netflix
    Bird Box - Netflix
    The Greatest Showman - Hulu
    Miss Bala - theater
    The Kid Who Would Be King - theater

    Went out to AMC Lufkin earlier tonight for a couple of movies.

    First off, Miss Bala is a waste of time if you have seen the trailer. There is nothing in the movie that isn't told through the trailer's narrative, except for the bit at the end that wants to set up some sort of sequel. American Latina goes to Mexico, hanging out with her closer than family bestie at a club when a shootout happens, and she winds up mixed up with a drug cartel & forced to be a mole by the DEA. I went since its free-ish, and has Anthony Mackie, but he's only in two scene, one of which is in the trailer almost in its entirety!

    ...ugh...

    The new King Arthur legend movie, though. Holy crap! Merlin is worth the price of a ticket alone! And I would watch the hell out of a feature length version of that animated opening retelling of the legend narrated by Patrick Stewart. It is geared towards kids, and if I were thirty years younger, it would have been right up my alley.
     
  8. Starbreaker

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    Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) - 9
    Suspiria (2018) - 6
    Mid 90s (2018) - 6
    Fyre (2018) - 8
    The Favourite (2018) - 8
    Boy Erased (2018) - 7
    First Man (2018) - 8
    Downsizing (2017) - 6
    Newness (2017) - 6
     
  9. Q2UnME

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    The Mummy (2018?) on HBO this evening. Passed on this initially due to the poor reviews it received at the time. Thus, I went into it tonight with minimal expectations. It was better than I expected and I was fairly entertained. The story was lacking, but the direction was pretty good, the acting was decent enough and FX were pretty good. All in all, not sure why it was panned as much as it was. I give it a B- to B.
     
  10. od0_ital

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    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - theater
    The Mule
    - theater
    Escape Room - theater
    Annihilation - Hulu
    Miami Vice (2006) - Netflix
    Welcome to Marwen - theater
    Bohemian Rhapsody - theater
    The Commuter - Hulu
    Second Act - theater
    Replicas - theater
    The Upside - theater
    A Star is Born (2018) - theater
    Creed II - theater
    Glass - theater
    On the Basis of Sex - theater
    Fyre Fraud - Hulu
    Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened - Netflix
    The Last Laugh - Netflix
    Chinatown (1974) - Hulu
    The Two Jakes (1990) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary (1989) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary II (1992) - Hulu
    Green Book - theater
    Serenity (2019) - theater
    The Favourite - theater
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All - Netflix
    Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants - Netflix
    Bird Box - Netflix
    The Greatest Showman - Hulu
    Miss Bala - theater
    The Kid Who Would Be King - theater
    Joe Rogan: Strange Times - Netflix
    Sorry to Bother You - Hulu
    Free Solo: The IMAX Experience - theater

    Watched the Joe Rogan standup special the other night. I laughed a few times, but maybe I'm getting old, 'cause it was a bit too vulgar. I dunno.

    StBY started off a bit interesting, but then took a turn that was not even a bit hinted at in the trailer. Good casting, though, the off the wall insane final act, though...

    My original plan tonight was to see The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part 3D tonight for my third AMC movie of the week. But then I saw that today was the last day to see Free Solo on the AMC Tyler IMAX screen, with just one showtime, at one o'clock this afternoon. So, I went to that, instead. Very interesting to me, though I have no interest in becoming a rock climber in real life. Beautiful visuals, too, during the training and actual climb of El Capitan in Yosemite. No way in hell I would do it, or could do it, or even should think about doing it.

    Tomorrow restarts my three free movies a week, and so I'll have to figure out what to watch next, since AMC Tyler still has They Shall Not Grow Old, while AMC Lufkin is getting four new movies this weekend, and another three movies on Wednesday.
     
  11. Owain Taggart

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    Saw that one in the theatre last year. We went in not really sure what to expect, and we were both WTF by the time it ended, and felt it was one of the worst we'd seen. Off the wall is right.
     
  12. od0_ital

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    A friend of mine watched it recently, and he & I have similar tastes in movies. He posted on Facebook that it was a good movie. Only reason I even bothered to watch it, because he mentioned it. After I watched the movie, I watched the trailer, to see how it was marketed. Yeah, not even close.
     
  13. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, definitely agree there. It felt like a movie that descended into absurdity, all in the name of shock value. It had some interesting ideas being presented, but that kind of got undermined when the movie took a turn.

    When it got to the part about the human/horse breeding, I wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.
     
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  14. od0_ital

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    ^

    I imagine everyone watching it wondered that! I'm glad I didn't pay to see it, other than the cost of my Hulu subscription.
     
  15. Starbreaker

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    1. Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) - 9
    2. First Man (2018) - 8
    3. The Favourite (2018) - 8
    4. A Star is Born (2018) - 8
    5. Ocean's 8 (2018) - 7
    6. Suspiria (2018) - 6
    7. Mid 90s (2018) - 6
    8. Fyre (2018) - 8
    9. Boy Erased (2018) - 7
    10. Downsizing (2017) - 6
    11. Newness (2017) - 6
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Oh, no doubt. We joked as we were coming out that we wanted our money back. But also, to my shock, as we were coming out we saw an older lady (70ish) coming out of the same theatre room, likely mislead by the trailer too, and I can't imagine what she must have been thinking about the movie at that point.
     
  17. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - theater
    The Mule
    - theater
    Escape Room - theater
    Annihilation - Hulu
    Miami Vice (2006) - Netflix
    Welcome to Marwen - theater
    Bohemian Rhapsody - theater
    The Commuter - Hulu
    Second Act - theater
    Replicas - theater
    The Upside - theater
    A Star is Born (2018) - theater
    Creed II - theater
    Glass - theater
    On the Basis of Sex - theater
    Fyre Fraud - Hulu
    Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened - Netflix
    The Last Laugh - Netflix
    Chinatown (1974) - Hulu
    The Two Jakes (1990) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary (1989) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary II (1992) - Hulu
    Green Book - theater
    Serenity (2019) - theater
    The Favourite - theater
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All - Netflix
    Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants - Netflix
    Bird Box - Netflix
    The Greatest Showman - Hulu
    Miss Bala - theater
    The Kid Who Would Be King - theater
    Joe Rogan: Strange Times - Netflix
    Sorry to Bother You - Hulu
    Free Solo: The IMAX Experience - theater
    Ray Romano: Right Here Around the Corner - Netflix
    Killer Elite - Netflix
    I, Tonya - Hulu
    Moonstruck - Hulu
    Mystic Pizza - Hulu
    Once Upon a Deadpool - DVD
    Happy Death Day - redbox
    The Equalizer 2 - redbox
    The Girl in the Spider's Web - redbox
    Constantine: City of Demons - redbox

    So, not a big fan of Ray Romano outside his voice work for the Ice Age franchise, but I watched his standup special on Netflix the other night. Filmed at two clubs around the corner from each other on the same night in New York, it was actually pretty entertaining.

    Watched KE just because of the cast - Jason Statham, Robert DeNiro & Clive Owen - in the action movie. Interesting "based on a true story" idea, but the dialogue was just awful.

    Put off watching IT because I don't think criminals should profit from their behavior, and I know the real Tonya Harding did a promotional tour with this movie, so she was getting some money from it. Good cast, though, and I was pretty familiar with the story thanks to my oldest sister being into figure skating at the time.

    Nicholas Cage was insanely over the top in Moonstruck, but I actually liked Cher's character. Only watched it because the Alamo Drafthouse is having a contest for a trip to Vegas to see Cher in concert, and they're using that one shot of her kicking the can the morning after to help promote it.

    MP, I remember my sisters rented this one a few decades ago, but I either didn't watch it or fell asleep during it, but our dad didn't let 'em rent it a second time. It was an alright movie, not great. But, hey, Julia Roberts!

    Picked up the DVD/blu ray/digital combo pack of OUaD Sunday morning, sent the code to a friend of mine in North Carolina & we watched it "together". I missed the PG-13 edit during its limited release, and it was showing in Lufkin at the Cinemark. A lot got taken out, a few scenes got added into the movie, but the interludes with Fred Savage were pretty funny. And Carin seemed to like it, she says she's a fan of Deadpool, so, worth it.

    Stopped at a Redbox yesterday to rent HDD, and got discounts so I rented a few other movies, too. First Redbox rentals of the new year!

    HDD was really entertaining, and I only had a couple of issues. No matter how long Tree spent in the dorm room, or how fast or slow she walked through the quad, everyone around her was on the same schedule during each loop. That threw me off a bit. And she falls for Carter during a loop, it gets reset, she still has feelings, but he is still at square one & gets a new girlfriend because he didn't take advantage of her while she was drunk. Ah, well, I'll still go see the sequel this weekend.

    TE2 was not as good as the first one, but it was still pretty good. I especially liked the fight choreography for the car scene, and the showdown in the evacuated town. Denzel's first sequel ever, and I'm wondering if they'll make a third one.

    TGitSW...second American movie, this one based on the fourth book in the Millennium series, and they have the youngest actor, so far, cast for Mikael Blomkvist and the oldest actress, so far, cast for Lisbeth Salander. I wonder if they make another, will she be older than him then? The story was dull, and I didn't care much for it, at all. And yes, I've seen the original trilogy & the American remake, and read the first four books. Sucks that this movie didn't start to get interesting 'til the end of it.

    Watching CCoD right now. Kinda dull, which is why I paused it to write this post.

    I have my tickets reserved through AMC Stubs to see my three movies for the week tomorrow! The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in IMAX, They Shall Not Grow Old in RealD 3D, and Alita: Battle Angel in IMAX 3D, all for free-ish.
     
  18. Starbreaker

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    Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) - 5 - A dark comedy about art and possession. Great acting but the pacing is awful and the score is awful and the script is awful.
     
  19. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) - theater
    The Mule
    - theater
    Escape Room - theater
    Annihilation - Hulu
    Miami Vice (2006) - Netflix
    Welcome to Marwen - theater
    Bohemian Rhapsody - theater
    The Commuter - Hulu
    Second Act - theater
    Replicas - theater
    The Upside - theater
    A Star is Born (2018) - theater
    Creed II - theater
    Glass - theater
    On the Basis of Sex - theater
    Fyre Fraud - Hulu
    Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened - Netflix
    The Last Laugh - Netflix
    Chinatown (1974) - Hulu
    The Two Jakes (1990) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary (1989) - Hulu
    Pet Sematary II (1992) - Hulu
    Green Book - theater
    Serenity (2019) - theater
    The Favourite - theater
    Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All - Netflix
    Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants - Netflix
    Bird Box - Netflix
    The Greatest Showman - Hulu
    Miss Bala - theater
    The Kid Who Would Be King - theater
    Joe Rogan: Strange Times - Netflix
    Sorry to Bother You - Hulu
    Free Solo: The IMAX Experience - theater
    Ray Romano: Right Here Around the Corner - Netflix
    Killer Elite - Netflix
    I, Tonya - Hulu
    Moonstruck - Hulu
    Mystic Pizza - Hulu
    Once Upon a Deadpool - DVD
    Happy Death Day - redbox
    The Equalizer 2 - redbox
    The Girl in the Spider's Web - redbox
    Constantine: City of Demons - redbox
    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part IMAX - theater
    They Shall Not Grow Old 3D - theater
    Alita: Battle Angel IMAX 3D - theater

    Had to go out to Tyler yesterday, used up my three AMC Stubs tickets for the week while I was there.

    I had the IMAX theater to myself for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Second best time to see a kids' movie is before 3:00 on a school day. Not a big fan of the first movie, but this one was even worse. There's a lot more time spent in the real world than the first one, Will Ferrell is credited but only provides his voice since the one live action scene is from the first one. And the villain's story doesn't even make sense.

    I was very impressed by the WWI documentary from Peter Jackson, which included an introduction from the director & a thirty minute "making of" after the credits, which if ya get the chance to see They Shall Not Grow Old in the theater, stick around for that, too.

    I enjoyed Alita: Battle Angel quite a bit. Not sure if the IMAX 3D was necessary, but the CGI was well done, good action sequences, and a nice Jeff Fahey cameo. Been a fan of his since he starred in The Marshal. And Christoph Waltz never disappoints.
     
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  20. Starbreaker

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    Into the Dark: Pooka (7)
    Into the Dark: New Year, New You (6)
    Into the Dark: Down (6)
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (9)
    Aquaman (6)