Movies Seen in 2023

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Jan 2, 2023.

  1. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    New Year, New Movies!

    1/1 1. Vesper (2022) [VOD] ⭐⭐⭐
    An interesting sci-fi dystopian movie involving a 13-year-old girl who has a father who follows her around in a biotech drone. The rich people live in places called Citadels that hover off the ground. It's a great looking film despite it's small budget.

    1/2 2. White Noise (2022) [Netflix] ⭐⭐⭐
    I loved the first couple acts of this movie but the third act is a mess that doesn't really translate well to the screen based on what came before it. Baumbach, Gerwig, and Driver are all favorites of mine though.

    1/2 3. Annette (2021) [Prime] ⭐⭐⭐
    This is going to be a love it or hate it type movie for people. Adam Driver carries this movie on his back. I'm not sure if it's watchable otherwise.
     
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  2. FPAlpha

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    Glass Onion - 8/10
     
  3. Starbreaker

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    1/3 4. The Menu (2022) [HBO] ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

    Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Hoult give amazing performances in this. The trailers are misleading. This is not a cannibal story, but The Bear + Horror. My second favorite horror/thriller film of 2021 after Pearl.
     
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    When you say horror is it more shock horror? I'm not a fan of horror movies, but I've heard a lot of good things about this one so I was just curious what I was getting into.
     
  5. Starbreaker

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    There are a couple of deaths that are a little jarring, but it's not particularly gory or suspenseful. I would recommend it to my parents if that helps.
     
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  6. Danny99

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    My Spy - A-

    It's a campy comedy, like The Pacifier for a new generation. It's a great fit for Dave Bautista, but the supporting cast is also on point. There isn't a weak link among them, even with Chloe Coleman as Bautista's nine year old charge. A good movie to throw on for some mindless fun.

    Killers - D

    A poor re-make of Mr. & Mrs. Smith with none of the charisma. I didn't buy Ashton Kutcher as a suave assassin, playing the straight man. Katherine Heigl plays the same character she has played over and over again. Tom Selleck is good as the assassin father, but the reveal is meh at best. The fact that the assassins are played by Rob Riggle, Alex Borstein & Kevin Susan (Stuart from Big Bang Theory) stretches credulity that these people are trained killers as well.

    Knives Out - A-

    I went into this knowing the hype and hoping it could live up to said hype. It did. Once again, there wasn't a weak link in the casting and the story was sharp. It was a pleasure to see one of the greats in Christopher Plummer one more time. I totally bought Ana De Armas as this frazzled nurse who was in way over her head and Chris Evans plays a great villain once again.

    Glass Onion - B+

    It was a step down from the original, but the quality was still there. I fully admit to being a Dave Bautista acting fan (I think wresting is a load of bull plop). I don't know what I would have changed.
     
  7. Starbreaker

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    1/6 5. Bones and All (2022) [VOD] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

    From the director of Call Me By Your Name, featuring another romance, but this time with cannibals. I really enjoyed this film. It has a real 80's Stephen King vibe to it which I enjoyed.
     
  8. Starkers

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    I saw The Menu last week and loved it to bits. A very hard film to describe succinctly though!
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

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    Watched Everywhere Everything All At Once the other day and watched Swiss Army Man today having no idea the Daniels(+1) also worked on this. If you have an open mind, Swiss Army Man is an absolutely amazing movie, if you don't, it's just a movie about a farting corpse going by comments I see. Personally, I found it a lot more powerful than their later work but it may be because I can identify with it a lot more.
     
  10. Foxhot

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    You say that like it's a bad thing. One farting corpse movie's infinitely preferable to the annual Ghostface, Laurie Strode, Vin Diesel or PURGE excrements. And despite his ''habits,'' Daniel Radcliffe gave the best male supporting film performance that year hands down, even if it's a co-lead. Closed minds reek worse than Radcliffe's character ever could.
     
  11. Jayson1

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    It's a take down on the idea of art only being understood through pretentious narcissism by using cooking food as the metaphor.
     
  12. urrutiap

    urrutiap Commander Red Shirt

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    so far this month for 2023 ive watched

    Lethal Weapon 1-4
    Tango and Cash
    Halloween Ends
    Dr Otto
    then this weekend ill be watching that new Christian Bale Edgar Allen Poe movie on Netflix
     
  13. Danny99

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    My Spy - A-
    Killers - D
    Knives Out - A-
    Glass Onion - B+

    The Good Nurse - A-

    Jessica Chastain really can settle into any role and make it believably her own. Eddie Redmayne is creepy and the movie banks on the viewer knowing the true story background because he sticks out like a sore thumb. If it was a whodunnit, he would give it away right off.

    I don't know how much of the hospital bureaucracy is real, but you can't escape those scenes without feeling like you need a shower.
     
  14. urrutiap

    urrutiap Commander Red Shirt

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    more movies ive seen so far this month of 2023

    Frozen 1
    Creepshow 2
    Critters 4

    then later tonight and tomorrow ill be watching these

    Frozen 2
    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary
     
  15. Danny99

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    My Spy - A-
    Killers - D
    Knives Out - A-
    Glass Onion - B+

    The Good Nurse - A-
    Shotgun Wedding - B

    It had its moments, but as a whole, the humour was kind of grating. Jennifer Lopez plays against type and Josh Duhamel is also oddly characterized as a man who is on Etsy and hot gluing lights to pineapples as centre pieces. Jennifer Coolidge plays the same character she always plays. It's just kind of bland.