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Wayoftheredpanda

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Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Nothing much, just what you’d expect from a standard animated talking animals kid’s film, I don’t even remember the first one that well. It basically was three different subplots that converged together at the end. I liked the plot with the two main dogs and the plot with girl dog but could care less about the other plot involving the bunny and escaped tiger. The villain of this movie was super shallow and added nothing to the movie other than just being there for the sake of having a villain. I enjoyed the film for what it was and it wasn’t terrible by kid’s film standards. If there’s any reason to see it, it’s to see Harrison Ford’s first appearance in an animated film, or so I was told. Fun kid’s film, but shallow, 5/10.

Rushmore (1998): First time watching a Wes Anderson film. I enjoyed the it although it did feel a bit mundane at points. Nice cinematography, which isn’t to be expected given what I’ve been told about Anderson before. Can’t really think of too much else to say. 6/10

Toy Story 4 (2019): Talk about unnecessary sequels, they should’ve just left it as a trilogy. This film added nothing to the beloved franchise. The new characters don’t feel like they belong, the returning characters don’t feel like themselves, and the ending tried to be all feel-goody when all it is disappointing, it completely betrays what’s to be expected from Woody and the rest of the characters. This is once again an unessecary Pixar sequel that’s just Disney trying to cash in on what is already a beloved and excellent franchise. Toy Story 3 was an excellent end to the series while this one is just so mediocre. All in all a Toy Story 4/10.
 

thekidd12

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Toy Story 4 (2019): Talk about unnecessary sequels, they should’ve just left it as a trilogy. This film added nothing to the beloved franchise. The new characters don’t feel like they belong, the returning characters don’t feel like themselves, and the ending tried to be all feel-goody when all it is disappointing, it completely betrays what’s to be expected from Woody and the rest of the characters. This is once again an unessecary Pixar sequel that’s just Disney trying to cash in on what is already a beloved and excellent franchise. Toy Story 3 was an excellent end to the series while this one is just so mediocre. All in all a Toy Story 4/10.
Well dang...

I watched the first three in the series with my children whose ages were spaced out just right for each to enjoy. After reading several critics reviews and seeing Rotten Tomatoes give it a 97% rating, Metacritic an 84 and IMDb an 8.5/10, I might just take a family outing to check it out anyway. I'm still a fan of feel good endings so might be fun. Also I'm kind of juvenile so may be right up my alley. :)
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Well dang...

I watched the first three in the series with my children whose ages were spaced out just right for each to enjoy. After reading several critics reviews and seeing Rotten Tomatoes give it a 97% rating, Metacritic an 84 and IMDb an 8.5/10, I might just take a family outing to check it out anyway. I'm still a fan of feel good endings so might be fun. Also I'm kind of juvenile so may be right up my alley. :)
It didn’t feel like a good ending, it just felt like a disappointment wearing the facade of a good ending, to me and my mother anyways
 

Blake

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The IT miniseries from 1990. I watched the first one and a half hours(the first side of the disc and also listened to half and hour of the commentary with director and actors.) This is superior to the first half of the most recent version. I also watched one hour of the original, Halloween. Having looked at this, I'm starting to think that Christine is better than Halloween.
 

Blake

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters - 7/10.
The critics are full of poop: this movie is an absolute thrill ride. While the first one was an utter bore where Zilla made little more than a cameo in his own film, this one is a full-on rock n' roll clash of the Titans. My favourite (besides the Big Guy, of course) has to be Rodan, who was cruel and vicious right from his first appearance. Now that I've seen this, I totally get how Kong and Zilla could eventually face off. My only regret is that I didn't get to see it in IMAX.
You can't be serious! Godzilla would whip King Kong in two seconds. Kong is strong, but he hasn't got the atomic breath which would vaporise Kong is two seconds. The only way Kong could beat Godzilla is if he surprised him and put him in a choke-hold, so Godzilla could'nt use his atomic breath.
 

thekidd12

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The IT miniseries from 1990. I watched the first one and a half hours(the first side of the disc and also listened to half and hour of the commentary with director and actors.) This is superior to the first half of the most recent version. I also watched one hour of the original, Halloween. Having looked at this, I'm starting to think that Christine is better than Halloween.
I agree that the IT mini series was pretty cool...

Christine was good but did not have one key component Halloween did...

JAMIE LEE CURTIS!!!!
 

Blake

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I agree that the IT mini series was pretty cool...

Christine was good but did not have one key component Halloween did...

JAMIE LEE CURTIS!!!!
I like how John Ritter in the commentary says he was at a basketball game with someone and King and his son were sitting behind them and King dropped a cup of Coca-Cola on the ground and it spilt and started to run under the chair Ritter was sitting, and when Ritter turned around King said something like, "Just imagine if that was blood running down there."
 

Steffen

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You can't be serious! Godzilla would whip King Kong in two seconds. Kong is strong, but he hasn't got the atomic breath which would vaporise Kong is two seconds. The only way Kong could beat Godzilla is if he surprised him and put him in a choke-hold, so Godzilla could'nt use his atomic breath.
Let me clarify: the events in the film made it clear to me who Godzilla and Kong will interact in the upcoming film. As far as whose side I'm on? Heck yes, Team Zilla all the way!
 

Grandpa

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The Creeping Terror. I'd seen it before, decades earlier, with fuzzy memories. I wanted to see if it was as bad as I remembered. Amazon offered the showing for free, which is good, or otherwise I wouldn't have watched it. Wait, I take it back. They should charge for it. Then I'd still have that evening.

It's widely regarded in certain circles, which I can't actually define, that Plan 9 From Outer Space is the Ed Wood signature piece of ultimate incompetence that cannot be surpassed in sheer badness. The Creeping Terror hears that and says, "Hold my beer."

A spaceship lands in rural America and, when inspected, out emerges a monster that is obviously some guys huddled under a festooned rug, waving a neck and head that, as laughable as it is, is the best prop in the movie. It creeps (hence the accurate word in the title) at about 2.5 miles an hour when it hits top speed, although I could be overestimating, and is yet able to overcome screaming victims who could get away if they simply assumed a normal walking pace.

The monster kills them by pulling them under the rug.... errr, I mean, sucking them into its maw, mostly which is done to have a look at the mostly female victims' legs sticking out, which I guess might have been titillating back in the late '50s or early '60s.

There's a nightclub scene where no one can escape although they could've made a go of it by walking around the shuffling carpet and leaving the way it entered, a squad of soldiers who apparently haven't made it to boot camp, and so on.

I haven't gotten to the good part yet.

The movie is largely narrated. No, I don't mean there is narration here and there. It is patently and hilariously soon obvious that something terrible happened to the soundtrack, like maybe they forgot to set up a microphone or something, and action and dialogue stretches out for interminable lengths on dubious-quality film with a voiceover the whole time explaining what is going on, both action and dialogue, in over-florid prose. I don't know if you can actually be "over-florid," but they really try.

So here it is, the latest and greatest Alien Menace, apparently bent on conquest of our home planet at the most ponderous pace ever, until it's overcome by the Keystone Warriors, mentioned above, throwing hand grenades. If I remember right. Don't bet on it. My eyes were glazed and robotic then, my will to live slowly dissipating, and my remaining moral fiber asking sharp questions about why I was still sitting in front of this steaming pile. Anyway, yes, grenades. World conquest, thwarted by grenades. Gosh, I was wondering what scientific marvel might be used to pull this one off.

Something happens to the alien rocket. It leaves, or stays, or explodes, or something. Whatever happened, I'm sure it was fascinating.

Before clicking this one on to see if it was as bad as I'd heard, I should have checked the MST3K episodes to see if this was one of them. The Creeping Terror would be fertile field for that farm.
 

Blake

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Feb 18, 2013
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The Creeping Terror. I'd seen it before, decades earlier, with fuzzy memories. I wanted to see if it was as bad as I remembered. Amazon offered the showing for free, which is good, or otherwise I wouldn't have watched it. Wait, I take it back. They should charge for it. Then I'd still have that evening.

It's widely regarded in certain circles, which I can't actually define, that Plan 9 From Outer Space is the Ed Wood signature piece of ultimate incompetence that cannot be surpassed in sheer badness. The Creeping Terror hears that and says, "Hold my beer."

A spaceship lands in rural America and, when inspected, out emerges a monster that is obviously some guys huddled under a festooned rug, waving a neck and head that, as laughable as it is, is the best prop in the movie. It creeps (hence the accurate word in the title) at about 2.5 miles an hour when it hits top speed, although I could be overestimating, and is yet able to overcome screaming victims who could get away if they simply assumed a normal walking pace.

The monster kills them by pulling them under the rug.... errr, I mean, sucking them into its maw, mostly which is done to have a look at the mostly female victims' legs sticking out, which I guess might have been titillating back in the late '50s or early '60s.

There's a nightclub scene where no one can escape although they could've made a go of it by walking around the shuffling carpet and leaving the way it entered, a squad of soldiers who apparently haven't made it to boot camp, and so on.

I haven't gotten to the good part yet.

The movie is largely narrated. No, I don't mean there is narration here and there. It is patently and hilariously soon obvious that something terrible happened to the soundtrack, like maybe they forgot to set up a microphone or something, and action and dialogue stretches out for interminable lengths on dubious-quality film with a voiceover the whole time explaining what is going on, both action and dialogue, in over-florid prose. I don't know if you can actually be "over-florid," but they really try.

So here it is, the latest and greatest Alien Menace, apparently bent on conquest of our home planet at the most ponderous pace ever, until it's overcome by the Keystone Warriors, mentioned above, throwing hand grenades. If I remember right. Don't bet on it. My eyes were glazed and robotic then, my will to live slowly dissipating, and my remaining moral fiber asking sharp questions about why I was still sitting in front of this steaming pile. Anyway, yes, grenades. World conquest, thwarted by grenades. Gosh, I was wondering what scientific marvel might be used to pull this one off.

Something happens to the alien rocket. It leaves, or stays, or explodes, or something. Whatever happened, I'm sure it was fascinating.

Before clicking this one on to see if it was as bad as I'd heard, I should have checked the MST3K episodes to see if this was one of them. The Creeping Terror would be fertile field for that farm.
Grandpa, have you ever seen the movie, Teenagers from Outer Space? Do you think it is any good? I think I have seen The Creeping Terror, but I will have to watch it now that you have talked about it.
 

Grandpa

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Grandpa, have you ever seen the movie, Teenagers from Outer Space? Do you think it is any good? I think I have seen The Creeping Terror, but I will have to watch it now that you have talked about it.
I didn't see the movie, but I raised them.

But thank you! I'll look for it. I have to be in a "bad movie" mood to watch something like this, and they get few and farther between the older I get.
 

Grandpa

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Romantic comedies. Not a big fan, but when it's well done, I can manage and even enjoy. Although something like Meet the Parents, as funny as everyone else found it, was nearly unwatchable for me, and I mean that in a way that removes the "nearly."

But a few months ago, based on an interview I heard - I think on NPR - Grandma and I watched Crazy Rich Asians. It was quite nicely presented. I mean, it wasn't crazy stellar, but it was quite good. We laughed, we connected, and we didn't regret the run time.

Then based on an interview, this time most certainly on NPR, we dialed into Always Be My Maybe. It's a Netflix offering, so if you don't have that service, you can skip this.

It was really funny in ways candid, relatable, and vulgar. It was a nice story, well told. And yeah, it followed the rom-com formula, but so what? Gracious Host fans can relate to his formula of the danse macabre, with Gracious Host even having a title by that name, or the danse du vieil ouest* of such works as Silverado, or in this case, the danse romantique. If you deliver the formula in a spot-on artistic way, then it's a treasure.

Always Be My Maybe does that in its, no mistake, adult way. It brings in angst, drama, love, rejection, and redemption in ways that are laugh-wrenching throughout without being over-the-top humiliating -cough-MeetTheParents-cough- at any point. We hit Play with reasonable expectations for being entertained, and the movie exceeded them.

This is one we'd recommend.

*GoogleTranslateSpeak for "dance of the old west." I was trying to be cute, but I'm having second thoughts.
 

DiO'Bolic

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Nov 14, 2013
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Directed by Martin Scorsese. Long movie… 3.5 hours. Enjoyed it, especially because there was a lot of footage I’ve never seen before. I was most interested in the section involving the concert tour when I went to see him. I do remember he had voice problems at that concert and they noted it.
 
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