Movies Seen In 2022

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Danny99, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Angels & Demons. Saw The Da Vinci Code, saw Inferno, hadn't seen the middle movie. That's got to be one of the most boring race-against-the-clock movies ever. And the obvious bad guy was clearly not the bad guy which tipped me off on who the villain was due to how few characters would provide shock value during the villain reveal.
     
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  2. Sentience

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    Terminator: Dark Fate: A
    Really enjoyed a second viewing of this latest Terminator installment. The action is non-stop and well produced, the Mexico setting is progressive for a movie made under Trump, and the use of Arnold spot-on (not too much of a part for him, most of the action scenes were done by the other main actors).

    Overall, another great action movie in the Terminator franchise, one that certainly holds its place against the best in the series, and one that is not overlong at just 2 hours exactly in length. Recommended.
     
  3. Sentience

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    One Trick Pony: B-

    This is folk-rock musician Paul Simon's movie from 1980, one that comes with a lot of good music and one I own because I'm a fan. This is my first viewing of the film, and I have to say I was disappointed, there really is no story-line, just an endless series of club-house rock concerts, smoke, drugs, and sex scenes featuring the artist. While these can make for a good movie, the overall production is poor and piecemeal, and not done very well at all. No wonder it was a flop back in 1980. For all but hardcore fans, buy the same-titled music album instead, which unlike the film is quite good.
     
  4. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't Look Up - D-
    Red Notice - A

    Clifford - B
    Free Guy - A
    The Marksman - B+

    A Wrinkle In Time - A-
    Penguin Bloom - B-
    The Ice Road - B+
    The Adam Project - A+
    Reprisal - D-
    The Contractor - D
    Senior Year - C
    The Hustle - D+

    This was a complete rip off of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a movie I have seen and a play I have helped put on, so it was irritating to watch.

    Rebel Wilson's humour sticks out like a sore thumb in this one. She has no scenes to play dramatically, forced to go from awkward joke to awkward joke.

    It's a movie out of time. In 2019, when the movie was made, there would have been tweets, threads, YouTube investigators (see Hotel Cecil documentary)etc. about a certain woman in a small French community scamming people and the real authorities would investigate. The one complicit police detective isn't going to work.

    The Man From Toronto - D+

    Woody Harrelson is the only redeemable thing in this movie. He keeps up decent chemistry with Kevin Hart, who is playing the same old shtick he always does and his character is so poorly written, throwing up when he is supposed to be pretending to be the assassin because of the sight of the littlest amount of blood. What are we 12? The guy is an absolute failure and he really doesn't grow any during the run time.

    Kaley Cuoco shows up in a handful of scenes to collect a paycheque in a role that could've played by a lower cost actress and paid for a better writer.

    It could have been a fun Liam Neeson-esque cheesy popcorn flick. But it leans too hard into Hart's humour and it just bores me.

    And Woody: who still uses Hotmail? Um me.
     
  5. Sentience

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    I've seen this, I remember it being average quality, but a bit better than a D-, I think. Not too bad for a Netfilx film.
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    The Suicide Squad - B-
    Eternals - B
    The Requin - F
    The Keep (1983) - C
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) - C
    Scream (2022) - C
    In Between - F
    X - C+
    Fresh - C+
    Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers - B-
    Moonfall - D
    Senior Year - D+
    No Exit - C
    The Weekend Away- D
    The Bob's Burgers Movie - B
    Encanto - B-
    Turning Red - B+
    The Northman - A+
    Alice - C
    Being the Ricardos - B-
    The Last Duel - B
    Needle in a Timestack - D
    Nightmare Alley (2021) - B
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madess (2022) - B-
    Crimes of the Future (2022) - C+
    Watcher (2022) - C
     
  7. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't Look Up - D-
    Red Notice - A

    Clifford - B
    Free Guy - A
    The Marksman - B+

    A Wrinkle In Time - A-
    Penguin Bloom - B-
    The Ice Road - B+
    The Adam Project - A+
    Reprisal - D-
    The Contractor - D
    Senior Year - C
    The Hustle - D+
    The Man From Toronto - D+
    The Client - B+

    When you are suddenly suffering through a provincial internet & cable outage, you find DVD's that you never knew you had. In this case, it was a Tommy Lee Jones four set I feel we pulled out of a bin at Wal-Mart, so we popped on "The Client."

    The Client is just as unfocused as other movies. The characters are lacking in depth and any background information is plied from one-liners here and there. You knew where the movie was going to be going and how it was going to end, but like other movies of the time, you have fun getting there.

    It was the first time I could remember seeing Tommy Lee Jones playing a slime ball and he played it perfectly. He was dangerous enough to be a threat, but not corny enough to be twirling a moustache.
     
  8. dupersuper

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    Thor: Love & Thunder
    Bob's Burgers
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    Everything Everywhere All At Once - A
    The Black Phone - B-
    Men - C
     
  10. Sentience

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    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo A

    This was a really striking film, an A grade European drama that relies on its two central characters to produce a suspenseful, erotic thriller that is rarely boring. Daniel Craig is great as Micheal Bloompkist, and the young actor who plays Lizabeth Salander is well suited to the role, and her character is the high point of the film. Well worth watching.

    Gangs of New York A-

    A Martin Scorsese film that really bring out the subject of class in early American society, and uses the tension between Irish immigrant gangs and their nativist opponents a a theme of the film. It may have been historically better to use an early American labour uprising as the subject, just to get that feeling of historical justice and progress, but seeking a modern audience the plight of early immigrants is seen as just as topical in light of contemporary America. The film is overlong, and lingers too much on one-too-many scenes of 19th century debauchery, while being too slow in developing its plot, which is one of revenge. Recommended.
     
  11. Starbreaker

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    I watched The Reef: Stalked so you didn't have to. D-. Not even the worst shark movie I've seen this year, though. It's several orders of magnitude better then The Requin.
     
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  13. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Don't Look Up - D-
    Red Notice - A

    Clifford - B
    Free Guy - A
    The Marksman - B+

    A Wrinkle In Time - A-
    Penguin Bloom - B-
    The Ice Road - B+
    The Adam Project - A+
    Reprisal - D-
    The Contractor - D
    Senior Year - C
    The Hustle - D+
    The Man From Toronto - D+
    The Client - B+
    The Gray Man - A-

    I love a good action flick and this one delivers. The script is quick, witty and well-acted.

    Ryan Gosling is great as the lead. Chris Evans as the psychopath villain is a real treat. Rege-Jean Page really sells a complete change of character than what he is known for.

    Make some popcorn and turn your brain off for two hours.
     
  14. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    The 355
    A Journal for Jordan
    Belle
    Scream
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    Jackass Forever
    Moonfall
    Death on the Nile
    Marry Me
    Blacklight
    Sing 2
    Dog
    Uncharted
    The Batman
    The Godfather
    The Lost City
    Infinite Storm
    X
    Morbius
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Ambulance
    Father Stu
    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
    The Bad Guys
    Memory
    Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
    Firestarter
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition
    The Bob's Burgers Movie
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Jurassic World: Dominion
    Top Gun: Maverick
    Lightyear
    Elvis
    The Black Phone
    Minions: The Rise of Gru
    Thor: Love and Thunder
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
    Nope
    Vengeance
    Bullet Train
    Catwoman: Hunted
    The Gray Man
    DC League of Super Pets


    Using my AMC Stubs histor to make this list, been streaming tv shows more than movies at home, and haven't gone to the Cinemark for anything that I can remember, so far, this year.
     
  15. Set Harth

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    WandaVision was the feeder. Loki appears to set up
    Ant-Man 3.
     
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  16. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    The 355
    A Journal for Jordan
    Belle
    Scream
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    Jackass Forever
    Moonfall
    Death on the Nile
    Marry Me
    Blacklight
    Sing 2
    Dog
    Uncharted
    The Batman
    The Godfather
    The Lost City
    Infinite Storm
    X
    Morbius
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Ambulance
    Father Stu
    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
    The Bad Guys
    Memory
    Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
    Firestarter
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition
    The Bob's Burgers Movie
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Jurassic World: Dominion
    Top Gun: Maverick
    Lightyear
    Elvis
    The Black Phone
    Minions: The Rise of Gru
    Thor: Love and Thunder
    Where the Crawdads Sing
    Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
    Nope
    Vengeance
    Bullet Train
    Catwoman: Hunted
    The Gray Man
    DC League of Super Pets
    Easter Sunday


    Went out this past Sunday night to watch Bullet Train again (still an awesome fun movie) and Easter Sunday (which was freaking boring as hell).

    Next up may be E.T. in IMAX on Saturday.
     
  17. Starbreaker

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    Resurrection - B
    Prey - B
    Minions: The Rise of Gru - C