Movies Seen in 2019

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  1. 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
    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
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater

    Used my three tickets at AMC Lufkin the other night.

    Read that Cold Pursuit finished filming two years ago, and so it has sat on a shelf somewhere since 2017. Watching it the other day, I could see why. Its slow, plodding, spends too much time on scenes that literally raise the dead, and recurring shots of various good & bad guy vehicles driving into Denver. And then it ends on a WTF is that supposed to be, a punchline? Liam Neeson says this is his last action movie. Too bad it is such a disappointment.

    IIR makes fun of all kinds of romantic comedy cliches, and then goes out of its way to gender swap that joke from When Harry Met Sally, only without the setup that that particular classic has when ya watch it. There are a couple of good jokes, but I wish it had ended about five minutes before it actually did.

    Side note - the movie showtime online was 6:40, trailer after trailer after trailer, and the movie itself started at 7:24. No kidding. I actually turned the phone back on to check the time when the trailers finally fucking stopped running. I almost became that guy who cussed at the last three trailers that ran before Mad Max: Fury Road back when I went to see it a couple of years ago.

    And then, the fiftieth "new to me" movie of the year, Happy Death Day 2U!

    As with the first one, I had a couple of issues with this one. For example, it starts on the Tuesday after Tree's repeated Monday, but Ryan, the roommate, wears the same damn clothes, still, from the repeated Monday. And while the first one was an interesting take on a horror version of Groundhog Day, this one has much more of a scifi element explaining Tree's time loop, and throws in alternate realities & multiverses. And for some reason starts with a focus on Ryan, but then shifts back to Tree. If ya do go to see this, stick around for a mid-credit bonus scene that reminded me way too much of the final bit from The Predator.
     
  2. Danny99

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    Bird Box - B+
    I Feel Pretty - D
    The Commuter - C+

    How It Ends - C+

    Another end of the world Netflix film, but this is a far step below Bird Box.

    Most of the problems are with the writing. Instead of doing any investing in the characters, it jumps from action scene to action scene. The two stars, Theo James and Forest Whittaker, do what they can, but aside from one scene, Whittaker spends the majority of the movie being an ass to everyone and James spends his scenes pouting.

    There are nuggets of good stuff that could be expanded on, but they are just dropped. The main one of these is Ricki. We get to see her reacting to the world falling apart around her, but then decides she doesn't want to hang out with the leads and runs off. She could've been a great counterbalance to the two males, but the writer pitches her away pretty quick.

    One thing the writer did get right was the actions of the people throughout this trip. One of these characters says "we're supposed to be decent." Maybe 30 years ago, but not now. People these days would be unable to function once the internet and cell service goes down.

    The last 20 minutes with the creepy neighbour is another mis-step. Unless the guy was the creepy neighbour that was oggling her for years, his descent into madness after only six days is silly.

    We once again have an unidentified cataclysm happening, but films have yet to find a balance between it being a mystery and having a character explain the entire thing. Apparently the ending was set up for a sequel, but I doubt it'll be getting one.
     
  3. zakkrusz

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    Bumblebee (8/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Security (8/10)
    A Silent Voice (10/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)

    Running Total: 5
     
  4. 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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D - theater

    Watched the basketball movie UD via Hulu over the weekend. I'm not sure why, just because, I suppose. After it was over, I had to wonder if there was a sports movie cliche it may have missed, or if it hit all of 'em. And there's behind the scenes blooper & makeup footage during the end credits, so there's that.

    Went to AMC Lufkin this afternoon, used up my three tickets for the week.

    Watched Alita: Battle Angel again, this time as a 2D show instead of the IMAX 3D show I went to a couple of weeks ago. Still a good movie, may wind up on my top ten for the year. Yes, I'm already keeping a list.

    Followed that with FWMF, produced by Dwayne Johnson. I'm not a wrestling fan, but I have seen almost all of The Rock's movies, so I went to check this one out. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would, especially Vince Vaughn's coach and Nick Frost's father. And there's real life footage during the first bit of the end credits.

    And the third movie of the day was the third HtTYD. Nice way to end the trilogy, good voice work all around, great animation.
     
  5. Ricky Spanish

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    Went to see Isn't It Romantic with my significant other last night. She enjoyed it, I fell asleep.
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    It's kind of interesting how many Netflix exclusive movies are post-apocalyptic. And we always seem to get new ones. I'd wager around 10-15% of their movies are post-apocalyptic. I kind of wonder if it's the easiest thing to sell.
     
  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
    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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2D - theater
    Greta - theater

    My younger nephew wanted to see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and no one else out in Robert Lee was interested. So, since I was out there the other night, he & I went to the Cinemark in San Angelo for a 2D showing that I had to pay for...still a good movie, but I had just seen it in 3D, and the 3D was better for the flight sequences. The nephew liked it, and that's the point of taking him to the movie in the first place.

    I went out to AMC Lufkin today for a couple of movies.

    Thanks to the Oscar win, Into the Spider-Verse has been re-released, but in 2D. I went to the 3D showing of it back in December, so I'm counting this as a new viewing. Its still a great movie, enjoyed the hell out of the story, but I think the 3D viewing was better.

    Followed that with Greta...which was okay, not great, for a thriller. College girl finds a purse on a New York subway, returns it to the owner because her station's lost & found office was closed. The relationship starts innocently enough, but then gets dark & the older woman turns into psycho.

    Used two of my AMC Stubs tickets, saving the third for the week to see Captain Marvel in a few days.
     
  8. zakkrusz

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    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)
    Bumblebee (8/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Security (8/10)
    Seitokai Yakuindomo (2017) (6/10)
    A Silent Voice (10/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Ip Man (9/10)

    Running Total: 7
     
  9. 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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2D - theater
    Greta - theater
    Captain Marvel IMAX/3D/2D - theater/theater/theater

    Used my third AMC Stubs ticket to see Captain Marvel, IMAX version.

    First off, get there early enough to see the opening logo for Marvel. If those "Everything Wrong With" guys give it shit later, their YouTube channel can go die in a digital dumpster fire. Second, two bonus credit scenes, one midway through & another at the very end and that one is almost as good as the Captain America PSA at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Third, this has to be the second best soundtrack for the MCU, after the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Since its set in 1995, there's a lot of stuff from my teenage years to listen to, and a great use of an old No Doubt song. There isn't an "in-universe" explanation like there is for GotG or the songs used for Iron Man, but still, not everything has to come from a Sony Walkman. Fourth, by accident, I heard a criticism that Captain Marvel is "a Phase One movie in a Phase Three world". Ya know why? Its a fucking origin story with the Son of Coul! Dude hasn't been in a MCU movie since The Avengers, which ended Phase One. So fuck that critic right in the ear. Anyway...aside from one big issue, which I won't spoil or complain about right now, I enjoyed the hell out of this movie, and I look forward to seeing Brie Larson return as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame.

    Going to the AMC Lufkin tomorrow to see Captain Marvel in 3D & 2D tomorrow, first two movies of the new week with my Stubs membership.
     
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  10. Random_Spock

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    Tried to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming. Only got around 20 minutes into it... and couldn't stand it. Didn't mind the other actors, but Peter Parker got on my nerves. Didn't mind the 20th century one, but this new guy is just way too hyper. :wtf: I know he's a teenager and all that, but he was just TOO much. Too in my face.

    Just saw Yugioh: The Dark Side of Dimensions and I really liked it. Almost teared up at points. Everyone did a good job voice wise and the story, apart from any flaws, was good. Was surprised at how much I still cared for the characters after all these years. Grew up with the English/US version, and the cast didn't disappoint.
     
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  11. zakkrusz

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    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)
    Bumblebee (8/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Ip Man (9/10)
    Security (8/10)
    Seitokai Yakuindomo (2017) (6/10)
    A Silent Voice (10/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Captain Marvel (9/10)

    Running Total: 8
     
  12. Owain Taggart

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    Yeah, same here. I had had enough just from the little that he was in Captain America: Civil War. He's like an ADHD Spiderman. It's not just his actions, but also his voice. Very irritating. But then I realize I'm not their demographic. I've long ago realized that Marvel movies were just not my thing anymore.
     
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    Ah yea, good comparison. Maybe. I think it depends on the movie for me. Some are ok, and some aren't.
     
  14. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)
    Bumblebee (8/10)
    Captain Marvel (9/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Ip Man (9/10)
    Security (8/10)
    Seitokai Yakuindomo (2017) (6/10)
    A Silent Voice (10/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Blu-ray) (10/10)
    Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel 2-Lost Butterfly (7/10)
    Godzilla 3: Planet Eater (5/10)

    Running Total: 11
     
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  15. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2D - theater
    Greta - theater
    Captain Marvel IMAX/3D/2D/2D - theater/theater/theater/theater
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Netflix
    Apollo 11 - theater
    Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits - Netflix
    The First Purge - Hulu
    Skyscraper - Hulu
    Teen Titans Go! to the Movies - Hulu
    Five Feet Apart - theater
    Wonder Park 3D - theater
    Captive State - theater

    So, I've seen Captain Marvel four times, including this past Friday night with my sister, her husband, the nephews & niece.

    Watched the classic Clint Eastwood film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I was hoping for a better movie, but didn't get it. Felt like I had wasted two hours of my life watching it on Netflix.

    Went to the AMC Tyler for A11. They didn't have it as an IMAX option, but it was still worth watching. Its a very good documentary. See it if ya have the opportunity.

    The Jimmy Carr standup special was alright, not great. Made me laugh a few times.

    TFP was kinda awful. The previous films were better.

    Skyscraper was entertaining, though it makes absolutely no sense at all.

    TTGttM was kinda awful, with way too many musical numbers for a superhero movie.

    Used up my three AMC Stubs tickets for the week earlier tonight.

    FFA was some bullshit of a teen romance movie.

    WP 3D was all around stupid. Had the theater all to myself for the show, too.

    I thought CS was a decent movie, with a solid cast, especially John Goodman, and it was nice to see Alan Ruck in a supporting role. There was only one other person in the theater, and that dude fell asleep during it.
     
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    Finally saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thought that everyone did a good job acting wise and liked a lot of it. But I can see where some of the pacing and editing seemed strange. And I'm no fan of how some parts panned out.

    The moving back and forth between the present at Hogwarts with Dumbledore and the Ministry and then the past with Leta and co., being still in school, was a bit confusing at first.

    No fan with how Queenie was treated in this movie. Big thumbs down from me here.

    I give this movie a 7/10 overall for the good I did see in it.
     
  17. 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
    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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2D - theater
    Greta - theater
    Captain Marvel IMAX/3D/2D/2D - theater/theater/theater/theater
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Netflix
    Apollo 11 - theater
    Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits - Netflix
    The First Purge - Hulu
    Skyscraper - Hulu
    Teen Titans Go! to the Movies - Hulu
    Five Feet Apart - theater
    Wonder Park 3D - theater
    Captive State - theater
    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - theater
    The Death of Superman - theater

    I went out to Tyler yesterday, which is kind of a bit of a drive, so I went to two movies. Since I used my AMC Stubs tickets for the week, I had to pay for both.

    The Nancy Drew story seems to me to be a perfectly fine movie for pre-teen girls, or perhaps fans of Nancy Drew. I read the books along with the Hardy Boys and even Encyclopedia Brown when I was a kid. So, yeah...it was a bargain matinee, and I had the theater all to myself.

    The movie has Sophia Lillis, who played Beverly Marsh in the half baked IT awhile back, and is coming back to the sequel that should have been one big movie. Beverly was one of the highlights of IT, I think, so this is her second based on a book character that I've seen. Looks like she was having fun, so more power to her.

    Sam Trammell from HBO's True Blood plays Nancy's dad. And he threw me off, because he has zero accent in this movie. Totally flat voice. It was weird.

    The kid who didn't even have to clean the theater, 'cause it was just me, asked if it was worth it. I told him I thought my niece might like it.

    I went from AMC Tyler, and went over to the Studio Movie Grill, the dine-in theater that almost totally rips off the Alamo Drafthouse but still does it worse. I do not need the server to stand directly in front of me, blocking the screen, when I ask for a refill of my drink, out loud, instead of written down.

    Anyway...

    The Death of Superman is a DC Animated film that I've missed, because I've fallen behind on DC Animated films. I didn't buy it, didn't rent it, haven't streamed it, and so last night was the first night I've seen it, and it was on a theater screen.

    And I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. I loved the Flash. He was funny as the comic relief, and had his bad ass hero moment when he took up Hawkman's mace and went after Doomsday. And I loved Wonder Woman when she flat out calls Doomsday out to challenge him. The Superman / Lois Lane / Clark Kent love triangle was done well, too. And the fights were well animated. I really did kinda love watching this movie. Why can't the live action DC heroes be this kind of awesome?

    I'll be going out again next week, since they are showing Reign of the Supermen on Wednesday. Looking forward to it.
     
  18. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)
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    Captain Marvel (9/10)
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Blu-ray) (10/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel 2-Lost Butterfly (7/10)
    Godzilla 3: Planet Eater (5/10)
    Ip Man (9/10)
    Security (8/10)
    Seitokai Yakuindomo (2017) (6/10)
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  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/2D - theater/theater
    Cold Pursuit - theater
    Isn't It Romantic - theater
    Happy Death Day 2U - theater
    Uncle Drew - Hulu
    Fighting With My Family - theater
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2D - theater
    Greta - theater
    Captain Marvel IMAX/3D/2D/2D - theater/theater/theater/theater
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot - Netflix
    Apollo 11 - theater
    Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits - Netflix
    The First Purge - Hulu
    Skyscraper - Hulu
    Teen Titans Go! to the Movies - Hulu
    Five Feet Apart - theater
    Wonder Park 3D - theater
    Captive State - theater
    Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - theater
    The Death of Superman - theater
    Us - BigD
    Cruel Intentions (1999) - theater
    Reign of the Supermen - theater
    Dumbo 2D (2019) - theater
    The Meg - Hulu
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Hulu
    Gloria Bell - theater
    Marvel's Cloak & Dagger 'Restless Energy'/'White Lines' - Alamo Drafthouse

    Went to see Us on the BigD theater screen at the AMC Tyler with my friend Cody on opening weekend. Good movie, suitably creepy & with the occasional bit of humor. I may watch it again, but other stuff keeps opening.

    Went back out to AMC Tyler for the 20th Anniversary showing of Cruel Intentions, which I don't think I've watched in about twenty years. Never did see it at the theater, so its added to the list.

    And now, a true story about a time I wanted to watch Cruel Intentions. Way back when, I worked at a video rental store in Arlington, called The Video Place. It was a small, five or six store chain based out of Mansfield. While I worked there, I was staying with my sister Melissah & set up an account for her to use, or for me to use in her name from time to time. This particular time, I had my allotted employee rentals out, and I wanted to watch Cruel Intentions, but it was a rather popular title at the time, so I couldn't ever seem to get it. Melissah just happened to come to the store after seeing a theater production of Miss Saigon, and she had her date with her, his name I do not remember. I asked her if she could rent the movie for me, and she said sure. While she went to get the tab for the VHS tape, her date and I made small talk, and I asked how he liked the play. 'Oh, it was fine,' he said, 'except for the implied nudity.' I'm sorry, implied nudity? 'Yes, well, at one point the actress is seen getting out of bed, and had her bare back towards the audience.' Uh huh. At that point, Melissah was back at the counter, and there it was, a VHS tape of a movie with incest, illegal drug use, underage drinking, statutory rape, homosexuality, oral sex, implied anal sex, actual male nudity, and dirty language. I simply could not take that guy seriously, and I'm glad I never had to talk to him again, since he was a bit of a prude.

    After CI, I went over to the Studio Movie Grill for Reign of the Supermen, the sequel to The Death of Superman, which I had seen the week before, same theater. I didn't enjoy the second film as much, but it was still pretty good.

    And Thursday night, I used my third AMC Stubs ticket for the week to see the new live action Dumbo 2D at the Nacogdoches theater. I don't know if its the way the movie was filmed, or the way the theater presented it, but the picture did not fill the screen horizontally, seemed almost but not quite square. I'm not going to worry about seeing it again in 3D or IMAX because of that. It has a good cast, though, but the story wasn't the best. Keaton's villain is too obvious, DeVito's circus manager is too easily fooled. Eva Green looks good, but that's about all she's got to do. The young girl has a bit of character, but the young boy has nothing going on. Ah, well...

    Watched a couple of movies on Hulu Saturday night. The Meg was incredibly stupid. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was overly dramatic.

    Monday night, I went to AMC Lufkin to see Gloria Bell. If ya like Julianne Moore, this is the movie for you. She's in every scene, center frame for the most part, and even has nude scenes. And how they got Sean Astin for a role in which he has no dialogue, mostly drunken mumbling, I'll never figure out.

    Yesterday, I went out to Dallas to watch the two-episode second season premiere event for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger at the Alamo Drafthouse - Lake Highlands. Last year, for the series premiere, I went to Houston to see the first two episodes two weeks early. This year, just two days. But, there was an offer of free popcorn & soda, I had a Victory voucher to get a discount on my entree order. And I went into D/FW early enough to be a stupid tourist & sightsee around downtown Dallas and have lunch at Pancho's in Fort Worth.

    The episodes were pretty good, too. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

    I'm using my last two AMC Stubs tickets for the week at the theater in Tyler tomorrow to see Shazam! in IMAX and Pet Sematary on their BigD screen.
     
  20. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Alita: Battle Angel (8/10)
    Bright (2017) (8/10)
    Bumblebee (8/10)
    Captain Marvel (9/10)
    Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Blu-ray) (10/10)
    Dragonball Super: Brolly (8/10)
    Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel 2-Lost Butterfly (7/10)
    Godzilla 3: Planet Eater (5/10)
    Ip Man (9/10)
    Security (8/10)
    Seitokai Yakuindomo (2017) (6/10)
    A Silent Voice (10/10)

    Recently Seen:
    Shazam (8/10)

    Running Total: 13