Movies Seen in 2021

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by od0_ital, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Fatale - AMC Nacogdoches
    News of the World - AMC Nacogdoches
    Alien (1979) - AMC Tyler
    WW84: Wonder Woman 1984 2D- AMC Lufkin
    The Marksman BigD - AMC Tyler
    Bad Boys (1995) - AMC Tyler
    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - AMC Lufkin
    Superman: Red Son - HBO Max
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - AMC Longview
    The Maltese Falcon (1941) - AMC Willowbrook
    The High Note - HBO Max
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - HBO Max
    Dr. No (1962) - Cinemark Lufkin
    The Little Things - AMC Lufkin
    Earwig and the Witch - AMC Lufkin
    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 4 Star Cinema Kilgore
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001) IMAX - AMC Willowbrook
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Batman: Soul of the Dragon - blu ray
    Superman: Man of Tomorrow - HBO Max
    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines - HBO Max
    Batman Ninja - HBO Max
    Nomadland - AMC Lufkin
    Judas and the Black Messiah - AMC Lufkin
    Raya and the Last Dragon IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Chaos Walking IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Vixen - HBO Max
    Land - Cinemark Lufkin
    Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks - DVD
    Greyhound - Apple TV+
    Boogie - AMC Tyler
    The Mauritanian - AMC Tyler
    On the Rocks - Apple TV+
    The Courier - AMC Longview
    Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - HBO Max
    Nobody - AMC Lufkin
    Godzilla vs Kong 2D - AMC Longview
    Mortal Kombat (2021) 2D/IMAX - AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Minari - AMC Tyler
    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train - Cinemark Lufkin
    Here Today - AMC Tyler
    Wrath of Man IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Finding You - AMC Lufkin
    Those Who Wish Me Dead - AMC Lufkin
    Profile - AMC Lufkin
    The Mitchells vs the Machines - Netflix
    Thunder Force - Netflix

    Movies seen in April & so far in May!

    Signed up for a free week trial from Apple TV. Used it to watch Greyhound and On the Rocks. I was interested in both because of their stars Tom Hanks and Bill Murray and wound up being disappointed by both. Ah, well...

    Boogie was a predictable coming of age sports movie. I thought the culture would make for an interesting twist, but no.

    The Mauritanian and The Courier were interesting "based on true story" movies.

    Did not care much for the Zack Snyder cut overall. There was some stuff I liked, a lot I didn't, and some I actually missed from Joss Whedon's version.

    Took my sister, her husband, the youngest nephew & the niece to see Nobody. They liked it, and it was an interesting action movie, but I didn't care much for the ending.

    Took the oldest nephew to see Godzilla vs Kong, he liked it, said it was the first Godzilla movie he had watched all the way through. I thought it was on the level of the previous movies of the current franchise.

    Mortal Kombat was alright, nice callbacks to the videogame series.

    Went to see Minari the day it won Oscars. I thought it was an interesting family drama.

    The Cinemark in Lufkin has been open during the week for the last couple of weeks. Was running errands, came home to find the power out, went back to Lufkin & Demon Slayer: Mugen Train was the only movie showing that I hadn't seen at an AMC with my Stubs membership. Without having seen the tv series prior, I was able to keep up with what's what thanks to the flashbacks. And it was a pretty decent anime film, too.

    Here Today was good, but sad. Nice to see Billy Crystal still making movies - starring, directing & co-written. And I liked that the flashbacks were from his characters first person perspective.

    Wrath of Man was on my list of top ten to see this summer, because I liked The Gentlemen so much. This one was disappointing. I think it got bogged down by showing the one armor truck robbery three times, from three perspectives.

    Finding You was mindnumbingly predictable.

    Those Who Wish Me Dead has a good cast, lots of familiar faces for genre fans, but I think I dozed off a bit somewhere in the middle. May have to watch it again, either in theaters or via HBO Max.

    Profile was filmed with an interesting style, all done as if looking at the main character's laptop. And it actually got suspenseful there towards the end.

    The Mitchells vs the Machines was really funny, enjoyed that one quite a bit when I watched it on Netflix last night.

    Thunder Force was pretty stupid. But at least it had Jaseon Bateman in a supporting role.

    I have tickets reserved to see A Quiet Place Part II IMAX and Cruella on Friday.
     
  2. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    23. Mortal Kombat - 6
    24. Woman in the Window - 5
    25. Oxygen - 7
    26. Army of the Dead - 6
    27. Voyagers - 4
    28. Before I Fall - 3
    29. You Get Me - 1
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Fatale - AMC Nacogdoches
    News of the World - AMC Nacogdoches
    Alien (1979) - AMC Tyler
    WW84: Wonder Woman 1984 2D- AMC Lufkin
    The Marksman BigD - AMC Tyler
    Bad Boys (1995) - AMC Tyler
    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - AMC Lufkin
    Superman: Red Son - HBO Max
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - AMC Longview
    The Maltese Falcon (1941) - AMC Willowbrook
    The High Note - HBO Max
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - HBO Max
    Dr. No (1962) - Cinemark Lufkin
    The Little Things - AMC Lufkin
    Earwig and the Witch - AMC Lufkin
    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 4 Star Cinema Kilgore
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001) IMAX - AMC Willowbrook
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Batman: Soul of the Dragon - blu ray
    Superman: Man of Tomorrow - HBO Max
    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines - HBO Max
    Batman Ninja - HBO Max
    Nomadland - AMC Lufkin
    Judas and the Black Messiah - AMC Lufkin
    Raya and the Last Dragon IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Chaos Walking IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Vixen - HBO Max
    Land - Cinemark Lufkin
    Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks - DVD
    Greyhound - Apple TV+
    Boogie - AMC Tyler
    The Mauritanian - AMC Tyler
    On the Rocks - Apple TV+
    The Courier - AMC Longview
    Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - HBO Max
    Nobody - AMC Lufkin
    Godzilla vs Kong 2D - AMC Longview
    Mortal Kombat (2021) 2D/IMAX - AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Minari - AMC Tyler
    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train - Cinemark Lufkin
    Here Today - AMC Tyler
    Wrath of Man IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Finding You - AMC Lufkin
    Those Who Wish Me Dead - AMC Lufkin
    Profile - AMC Lufkin
    The Mitchells vs the Machines - Netflix
    Thunder Force - Netflix
    A Quiet Place, Part II - AMC Lufkin
    Army of the Dead - Netflix

    Had to cancel my plans for Friday.

    So, I wound up going to watch AQP2 earlier tonight at a regular 2D showing, instead of IMAX. That was a pretty good followup to an awesome original film. Picking up immediately from the end of the first one, it shows the family moving on from their home and going out to look for other survivors. The Day One prelude, some of which has been the highlight of the trailers, was really good, too.

    On my couch now, watching Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead via Netflix. Its kind of a stupid zombie apocalypse movie.
     
  4. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Ontario, Canada
    Hillbilly Elegy - A
    The Hitman's Bodyguard - A
    Strange But True - C-
    Room - C-
    Taken 2 - B+
    Taken 3 - B
    Law Abiding Citizen - B+
    Run - B+

    Molly's Game - B+

    Performances by Jessica Chastain & Idris Elba elevate a story that could be dreadfully boring and cliché if not handled properly.

    Cold Pursuit - A-

    Once I figured out the writers were going for some kind of Fargo-esque style and playing for laughs and dark humour, I throughly enjoyed myself. Tom Bateman stands out as the main bad guy, who is more than a little odd, but there really isn't a weak link. Don't get into it looking for some higher meaning, but enjoy the ride.
     
  5. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Fatale - AMC Nacogdoches
    News of the World - AMC Nacogdoches
    Alien (1979) - AMC Tyler
    WW84: Wonder Woman 1984 2D- AMC Lufkin
    The Marksman BigD - AMC Tyler
    Bad Boys (1995) - AMC Tyler
    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - AMC Lufkin
    Superman: Red Son - HBO Max
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - AMC Longview
    The Maltese Falcon (1941) - AMC Willowbrook
    The High Note - HBO Max
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - HBO Max
    Dr. No (1962) - Cinemark Lufkin
    The Little Things - AMC Lufkin
    Earwig and the Witch - AMC Lufkin
    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 4 Star Cinema Kilgore
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001) IMAX - AMC Willowbrook
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Batman: Soul of the Dragon - blu ray
    Superman: Man of Tomorrow - HBO Max
    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines - HBO Max
    Batman Ninja - HBO Max
    Nomadland - AMC Lufkin
    Judas and the Black Messiah - AMC Lufkin
    Raya and the Last Dragon IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Chaos Walking IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Vixen - HBO Max
    Land - Cinemark Lufkin
    Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks - DVD
    Greyhound - Apple TV+
    Boogie - AMC Tyler
    The Mauritanian - AMC Tyler
    On the Rocks - Apple TV+
    The Courier - AMC Longview
    Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - HBO Max
    Nobody - AMC Lufkin
    Godzilla vs Kong 2D - AMC Longview
    Mortal Kombat (2021) 2D/IMAX - AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Minari - AMC Tyler
    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train - Cinemark Lufkin
    Here Today - AMC Tyler
    Wrath of Man IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Finding You - AMC Lufkin
    Those Who Wish Me Dead - AMC Lufkin
    Profile - AMC Lufkin
    The Mitchells vs the Machines - Netflix
    Thunder Force - Netflix
    A Quiet Place, Part II 2D/BigD- AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Army of the Dead - Netflix
    Dream Horse - AMC Longview
    Cruella - AMC Longview
    Michael Che Matters - Netflix

    I went out to Longview the other day, since it was the only location showing Dream Horse. I'm a fan of Damian Lewis (NBC's Life), and Toni Collette is usually pretty good. Kind of hard to get invested in the story of a race horse, though, since I know nothing about horses or racing. Surprised to see classic Doctor Who actor Peter Davison in a small supporting role.

    Followed that with Cruella, since its such a long drive, and seeing one movie is a waste of the time. I didn't care much for the softening of Cruella DeVil, since she's best known for wanting to kill puppies to make clothing. And I read recently that there may be a sequel? Really?

    Saturday night, I rewatched A Quiet Place on blu ray. FIrst time I watched that one since it was in theaters.

    And then I went out to AMC Tyler Sunday night & watched A Quiet Place, Part II again, this time on their BigD screen. Better sound quality than AMC Lufkin, I was actually able to understand that first conversation between Emily Blunt & Cillian Murphy.

    The first movie is still brilliant, and the sequel is a really good followup.

    Been watching clips of Michael Che on YouTube for the last few days, watched his Netflix special Sunday night. I thought it was pretty funny,

    I've got a ticket to see Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Friday night for an early access screening.
     
  6. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Hillbilly Elegy - A
    The Hitman's Bodyguard - A
    Strange But True - C-
    Room - C-
    Taken 2 - B+
    Taken 3 - B
    Law Abiding Citizen - B+
    Run - B+

    Molly's Game - B+
    Cold Pursuit - A-

    Hidden Figures - B+

    I understood the gravity of the history of these three women, but it seemed just a little too "Disney" for me (we did find it on Star on Disney+). Any moments with a hint of racism were very gently massaged to be minimally upsetting. Having not read the source material, I felt there was too many scenes for Costner, Parsons and Dunst to make them seem like they were sympathetic, given the climate of the time.
     
  7. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Fatale - AMC Nacogdoches
    News of the World - AMC Nacogdoches
    Alien (1979) - AMC Tyler
    WW84: Wonder Woman 1984 2D- AMC Lufkin
    The Marksman BigD - AMC Tyler
    Bad Boys (1995) - AMC Tyler
    The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - AMC Lufkin
    Superman: Red Son - HBO Max
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - AMC Longview
    The Maltese Falcon (1941) - AMC Willowbrook
    The High Note - HBO Max
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - HBO Max
    Dr. No (1962) - Cinemark Lufkin
    The Little Things - AMC Lufkin
    Earwig and the Witch - AMC Lufkin
    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 4 Star Cinema Kilgore
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001) IMAX - AMC Willowbrook
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Batman: Soul of the Dragon - blu ray
    Superman: Man of Tomorrow - HBO Max
    Wonder Woman: Bloodlines - HBO Max
    Batman Ninja - HBO Max
    Nomadland - AMC Lufkin
    Judas and the Black Messiah - AMC Lufkin
    Raya and the Last Dragon IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Chaos Walking IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Vixen - HBO Max
    Land - Cinemark Lufkin
    Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks - DVD
    Greyhound - Apple TV+
    Boogie - AMC Tyler
    The Mauritanian - AMC Tyler
    On the Rocks - Apple TV+
    The Courier - AMC Longview
    Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - HBO Max
    Nobody - AMC Lufkin
    Godzilla vs Kong 2D - AMC Longview
    Mortal Kombat (2021) 2D/IMAX - AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Minari - AMC Tyler
    Demon Slayer: Mugen Train - Cinemark Lufkin
    Here Today - AMC Tyler
    Wrath of Man IMAX - AMC Tyler
    Finding You - AMC Lufkin
    Those Who Wish Me Dead - AMC Lufkin
    Profile - AMC Lufkin
    The Mitchells vs the Machines - Netflix
    Thunder Force - Netflix
    A Quiet Place, Part II 2D/BigD- AMC Lufkin/AMC Tyler
    Army of the Dead - Netflix
    Dream Horse - AMC Longview
    Cruella - AMC Longview
    Michael Che Matters - Netflix
    Early Access Screening Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - AMC Tyler
    12 Mighty Orphans - AMC Lufkin
    In the Heights 2D - AMC Lufkin

    I went out to Tyler to watch HWB a week early, at a Friday night showing. Turns out it was only a few days early, since the movie opened the following Wednesday. Dammit.

    The movie was alright, I laughed quite a few times. My oldest nephew wants to see it, so I may be going again.

    A few days later, I went out to Lufkin for a double feature. The AMC and Cinemark there are now open seven days a week while AMC Tyler is only open on weekends for another month.

    12MO is based on a true story of an underdog Texas football team during the Great Depression. I didn't care much for the narration, and really surprised Robert Duvall gets above the title billing for one scene. The story was well done, and I did like the life summaries for the coaches & players over the end credits.

    ItH was on my list of ten movies to see this summer because I liked Hamilton so much when I watched it on Disney+. I was pretty disappointed with this movie, though. Some of the song lyrics were difficult to understand. I didn't like how the movie lies to the audience. And I could have done without the countdown to the blackout, maybe that should have been a surprise when it happens? I dunno.

    I've already bought tickets to take the whole family - my sister, her husband, all three nephews & the niece - to see F9: The Fast Saga this coming Friday night.
     
  8. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Hillbilly Elegy - A
    The Hitman's Bodyguard - A
    Strange But True - C-
    Room - C-
    Taken 2 - B+
    Taken 3 - B
    Law Abiding Citizen - B+
    Run - B+

    Molly's Game - B+
    Cold Pursuit - A-

    Hidden Figures - B+
    Stowaway - B+

    Our first movie with our new Amazon Prime subscription. It was a perfectly alright movie. It shows Anna Kendrick has more range that I believe people believe she has. Daniel Dae Kim continues to be an underrated actor.

    The problem here was the story. The crew was fairly quick to jump to trying to get the stowaway to commit suicide as the only option, even after one of the characters begs to use the time they have left to find a different choice. One character is pretty quick to offer the guy a lethal injection. At points, the movie felt like several vignettes strung together and the mission to Mars seems more important to them than this guy's life. The actor's act the hell out of it and make it a B+.