What Movies Have You Seen III

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  1. umina panther

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    A Star Is Born

    First 3rd was great and I was invested in the characters but the middle dragged and the ending didn't hit the mark. Worth a watch but doesn't live up to the hype.

    As a fan of Alias and Cooper it was nice to see he employed every single actor from the show apart from Jenifer Gardner
     
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    Glass ?-?

    McAvoy was awesome and the movie was more of a sequel to Split than Unbreakable. Bruce and Sam really didn't have enough to make their characters more interesting or complex. Final third was a let down especially the reveal of Sarah Paulsons character and her twist. Also I can forgive the final outcome of Mr Glass and The Beast but what they did to wrap up Willis's character was stupid.
     
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    Velvet Buzzsaw - 6.5/10. Colorful but confused film which shoots itself in the foot by changing it's tune in every act, surprisingly from the guy who brought us Nightcrawler. First it's charged up satire & dark comedy on modern art, then diving into Alien-esque supernatural sci-fi, before finally landing on a flat out slasher film. It all unravels in the third act where the carefully crafted setup collapses in a heap.

    Each part works well in isolation, but essentially it ends up as three 40 minute movies and none of them are done full justice. It's a shame because the performances are outstanding and disguise the mess; Gyllenhaal fans like myself will love yet another manic variation of himself, and the rest of the terrific ensemble commit to their cartoonish and entertaining bit parts (other than a wasted John Malkovich).

    A swing and a miss.
     
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    Last Man Standing 6.5/10. A lost 90s Bruce Willis flick, where instead of a silly action affair we're served a vintage noir-western where a drifting loner gets caught up between rivalling mobs in a small town. There's plenty of guns, stand-offs and larger than life characters to be had.

    Willis delivers a nicely laconic performance that avoids most Willis cliches, but what works the most is the curious supporting cast packed with familiar faces: there's Bruce Dern, 'funny guy' Sully from Commando, Sebastian from Blade Runner, Dr Kelso (!), and mother f-cking Christopher Walken as the sadistic enforcer. Good way to pass an evening.
     
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    Velvet Buzzsaw...absolute mess. It will be close to 2 hours of your life you never get back

    3/10
     
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    Velvet Buzzsaw.
    The Dave Taylor of movies .
    Promised so much ...flashes of brilliance but overall a major letdown.
    You know there is the core of a good movie in there somewhere ..but it just never reaches average ...just like Dave .
    4/10
     
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    The 5th Wave. Excellent sci fi movie. 9/10
     
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    Aquaman- they cant create a compelling story so they just throw everything at the screen. Did they really need to make it as long as Lord of The Rings, it was a chore to get through the last hour. meh 5/10

    The Kings of Summer- teen boys run away and go build a house in the woods. Funny and it has a lot of heart. 8/10

    The Favourite- Awful. Not interesting, not funny 0/10
     
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    Green Book, it's a road trip feel good movie but I liked it, Viggo Mortenson is brilliant.
     
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    Can't believe you made it to the end. I did 20mins and thought I have better things to be spending my time on than this mess.
     
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    Token asian from harold and kumar has come along way, a bit different on the standard webcam type genre and a decent watch
     
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    Plane flight so time to catch up on anything I've missed and/or garbage.

    Overlord. Interesting premise for a horror but could have been better. Got to say I have enjoyed Wyatt Russel in everything I've seen him in. 7/10

    Venom. Enjoyed it. Tom Hardy is great. Action sequences let it down imo and no compelling villain. 7/10

    Crazy Rich Asians. Some laughs but parts too formulaic. Again 7/10

    Predator. Why did I bother. As bad as I had heard, but since Venom was good thought I would try. Garbage in everyway, acting, script, story 2/10
     
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    Robin hood

    Bit of a different take on the story, watchable but not spectacular
     
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    I watched "Escape Room" on Tuesday. It aims to be a combo of "The Game" and "Saw: and misses the mark by a big margin. I didn't care about the characters and the movie looked a bit on the cheap side. 1.5 out of 5 stars for me....give it a miss.
     
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    he usually is a class above
     
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    I watched the Ritchie McCaw: Chasing Great doco tonight. Very well put together doco which follows McCaw through the last year of his career. Nothing groundbreaking but you do not need to be a mad union fan to appreciate it.
    Interesting watch. 3 out of 5
     
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    happy death day 2U

    meh
     
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    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing.

    Garbage movie. Shite characters, pacing, dialogue. Pointless film,
     
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    Free Solo o_O (doco) could have skipped over the annoying girlfriend parts but a great watch anyway. A+

    First Man-
    what an absolute snooze.
    :sleeping:
     
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    the lego movie 2

    not as good as the first
     

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