What Movie Have You Watched Lately?

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  1. Trusteft

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    Great picks for the starring roles. That helped a lot.
     
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    Army of the Dead.

    Low level anti-American, lefty propoganda masquerading as a fun zombie movie. It's got lots of diversity but not enough action. Man it's slow, far too many heart to heart scenes between characters you really don't give a fuck about - the daughter! I was hoping she was gonna get eaten pretty much the entire time. The plot is wafer thin and still manages to make no sense and this thing drags on for 2 hours. Something happens to Bautista's character at the end but I couldn't tell you what because I got bored and turned it off.
     
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    The New Conjurng film

    To reliant on obvious jump scares and we gave up after an hour
     
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    I have that to watch for next week - I have quite enjoyed this series but they do fall back on jump scares too much, over building a sense of tension. It's like trying to engage with a story whilst someone stood next to you shouts BANG in your ear at regular intervals, gets tedious pretty quickly.
     
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    Pretty much describes this entry , I loved the first and thought the second was ok but this one really is a formulaic one, it homages the Exorcists t from pretty much the start an then it just relies on ..quiet ..quiet ...Super quiet ... camera slowly zooms in on dark room JUMP SCARE ... yeah sorry but that was so obvious you robbed it of any tension
     
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    I watched parts of the first half of the 2014 movie Blended.
    A comedy bordering on romcom.

    Not as funny as say Bridesmaids, not even close, but solid performances, jokes and I can think far far worse movies to watch than this.
    Also, personally surprised to see a good performance by a young girl at the time who I had no idea who she was till I looked at her name later. Bella Thorne.
    She was about 17 at the time and acting really well. WTF happened to her?
    Anyway, since I watched only parts of it I can't really recommend or rate it, but if I catch it on TV again, I will watch it if I can.
     
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    Just finished watching (TV) the movie Life (2017).
    A Sci-fi thriller.
    Unlike movie critics ratings, this movie was actually very good.
    It's hard to not give anything away by even mentioning part of the story.
    It's set at current times and mostly aboard the ISS.
    I give it an 8/10 and a highly recommended rating.

    If you plan on watching it, don't watch trailers or read about it.
     
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    Thats the one with Ryan Reynolds and Calvin and is a really good film
     
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    I just noticed The Chronicles of Riddick is on TV later tonight.
    Probably going to skip it as it's very late and I have seen it many times.
    BUT, I just noticed the Greek title of it and for the first time I prefer the Greek one over the original English.
    Τα Χρονικά του Σκότους.
    Which means, The Chronicles of Darkness.
     
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    Went to see Black Widow in IMAX yesterday afternoon at AMC theater.
     
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    How was it?
     
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    Captivating!

    Within the first 20 minutes, I had to use the restroom. But, I never left my seat the entire movie! (And, yes, I held it until I made it to the men's room after the last credits. :) )
     
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    LOL! Hopefully you didn't miss an Easter Egg at the end of the credits. :p
     
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    No, I stayed for that, too! :D
     
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    You know, I usually do that with games and not with movies, I'm glad I stayed through the credits with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies coz the Easter Eggs at the end were so worth it!
     
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    Slither was on TV few hours ago.
    I don't know how I missed this when it was originally released.
    Alien invasion, horror, comedy, Nathan Fillion. It has it all.
    8.5/10
    Easy.
     
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    Four Brothers was on TV last night. First time watching it. Didn't even know it existed.
    Good fun movie, with some highs and some lows in almost every technical aspect.
    It reminded me of 80s and 90s straight to video movies which while fun to watch, you just knew there were better productions out there.
    My main issue with the movie was some acting lows and some dialogue which was just stupid. I could almost feel the actors feeling how stupid it was.
    BUT, the movie was mostly good.

    I give it a 7/10 . I would give it a 6 (which is still good for me), but I can't ignore I couldn't stop watching till the end.
     
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    Watched the 3 Fear Street movies that have played over Netflix in the last month, Part 1 is very much a Scream film and a surprising amount of fun, Part 2 is a Friday the 13th film and was an absolute blast part 3 though was a challenge for the first 40 minutes or so and then was a really decent ending that tied the story up pretty well

    its not Alien or Scream or Halloween but its a decent few hours on a fri night
     
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    Watched Gunpowder Milkshake last night a film that tries to be John Wick for girls crossed with Dick Tracy visuals and a Noir feel

    It tries sooooooooooo hard to be stylish that for the first 30 minutes it feels like the Director forgot to get them to act ...."darling just look fabulos the acting will take care of itself"

    Then Karen Gillan finally loses her STUPID hat and the film actually kicks into gear and turns into a pretty decent action movie but then with a support cast like MIchelle Yeoh (Fabulous ), Angela Bassett (stunning regal god-damn goddess), Carla Gugino (Amazing) , Lena Headey (is in it) and Paul Giamatti I would expect nothing else

    get through the opening 30 minutes that I found to be pretentious and deliberately over stylish and there is a decent film ..its not John Wick but 2 hours passed and I wasn't asleep
     
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    Battle Los Angeles was on TV a couple of nights ago. Not the first time I watched it, but it's been a while.
    I like it, I really really like it. For me it's the ID4 of the 90s, only for the 21st century.
     
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