What movie did you see last?

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Re: What movie did you see last?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:30 am

THE FIRST PURGE: makes no bones about its politics, forgoes horror in favor of pure adrenaline kills and some silliness in its last confrontations. A solid stream when it shows up in those services.

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: I liked the uses the movie finds for Ant-Man's powers, as well as how it handled the villain (both Ghost and Walton Goggins, who keeps reminding us of his greatness every single time). You could do worse, much worse at the multiplex currently (coughFALLENKINGDOMcough).
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Re: What movie did you see last?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:09 am

HARD EIGHT: Paul Thomas Anderson's prima opera. The script shuffles and re-shuffles crime drama tropes to deliver a noir with little blood but a stunner of an ending. RIP Phillip Baker Hall, the MVP of the whole thing.

TANK GIRL: A sad case where faithfulness to the source material (on the sleek surface, at least) alienated audiences and success during its release. The structure tragically adheres to the "random stuff happens" model but the set design (stagey and all, at least without CGI) and the game, weird performances effectively save the film from boredom. A curio worth checking on the cheap, or free.
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Re: What movie did you see last?

Postby Il y Aura Du Sang » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:23 am

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT: Two hours and a half that felt like a breeze, an action scene the filmmakers edited within an inch of its life and worth its audience's time. I take issue with the ongoing normalization of Scientology through the media's silence on Cruise's involvement, but the movie itself has no part in such ugliness.

UNFRIENDED 2 DARK WEB: The type of horror cheapie where nailing the atmosphere and pacing makes or breaks the experience. They succeeded. Worth a stream.

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES: I refuse to take TTG! seriously, or even see it. out of holding onto my memories of the original show. With that out of the way, the movie understands, just like THE LEGO MOVIE and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE did before, that after the DCEU debacle audiences see these films to have fun, to amuse themselves with the adventures of whatever version of these superheroes they happen to be watching. Sometimes it takes a little skewering and self-deprecatin ("DARKNESS! NO PARENTS!"), but the movie can still tell a story of heroes coming together to make a difference. The movie will die a sad, public death at the box office, and that shouldn't happen. A treat for all ages, and I dug the original songs even if I rarely like that sort of thing. Maybe having them played in the biggest possible screen made a difference.
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