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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-02 9:25 AM
So that mkh can post about what movie he watched yesterday...
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-01-02 9:54 AM
- By neustkg (Important) Date 2018-01-02 10:32 AM
Wanting to see The Last Jedi, but they are still either selling out or only front row seats are available here.
- By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2018-01-02 11:43 AM
Thank You!

Saw The Greatest Showman. I went in with no expectations and I enjoyed it for a light hearted musical movie. It's in no way deep, glosses over a lot about PT Barnum and is not really a biopic in anyway. It's a loose rags to riches story with a few catchy up beat songs.
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-02 12:11 PM
While released in November, I saw Murder on the Orient Express yesterday.  It paid homage to the old-timey, whodunit movie. It was well done and was beautifully made.....the cinematography was fabulous.  If you enjoy this type of genre, I recommend it.  Lots on big names in the cast and it wasn't until the very end that I realized Kenneth Branagh, who I knew was a producer and the director of the movie, was playing Inspector Poirot.
Parent - By Photocat [us] Date 2018-01-09 11:37 AM
Oh i loved the cast and the movie. Thought it was beautiful!
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-01-02 1:24 PM
Not a new movie, but I saw Logan Lucky on a flight over the holidays and enjoyed it very much.  Fun caper movie.    I also saw Wonder Woman, It and A Ghost Story, and was somewhat disappointed with each of them for different reasons.
Parent - - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2018-01-09 9:49 AM
I really wanted to see A Ghost Story but mrbarney wasn't having it. I will have to see it on my own
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-01-09 10:27 AM
It is very slow and depressing.  :cry:  But I suppose it is pretty good if you like that sort of thing.  : pbbt:
- - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-01-09 9:00 AM
I watched a new release movie and even stayed awake for the whole thing! :shocker!: Last night we watched The Shape of Water. It was pretty good. Honestly ruined by the fact it was filmed in Toronto. Having lived here my whole life I recognise any exterior shot and it brings down the 4th wall hard. I preferred Pan's Labyrinth. 7/10 for originality.

Now give me my 8/10, insistor!!
Parent - - By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2018-01-09 9:22 AM
I feel like I've seen this one before so I've lost some interest. Also, I feel like the writer was looking for validation. 6/10
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2018-01-09 10:51 AM
Next time I'll pad my review with some torture porn to pique your interest. :mischief:: pbbt::wtf:
- By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-09 9:00 AM
Saw The Post with my 20 year old daughter. Very well done and I highly recommend it. It was interesting this occurred when the paper was going public, which added a huge dilemma to whether or not to publish the story.  There was powerful visual of Kay Graham walking into a large meeting and being the only woman in a sea of white men. I pointed out to my daughter that for about the first 10 years of my career, that was still, there is often other women and a people of color, but not always. She was astounded by the number of times one could have substituted "Trump" for "Nixon" in the dialogue. I am certain the screenplay was written so this point would be very noticeable.
- By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2018-01-10 9:42 AM
Watched Get Out last night after hearing good things about it. I really liked it. It reminded me a little bit of the old movie The 'Burbs. A real creep factor to start and then some grisly horror stuff at the end. 4/5
- By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-01-10 9:54 AM
DH and I saw Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with his kids this weekend. I watched the original for the first time beforehand so I had the backstory. It was a fun movie, especially if you like the Rock, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black. Funny for the kids, and funny for the adults as well. Lots of action. Very entertaining.
- - By gadget girl Date 2018-01-16 12:11 PM
I saw The Phantom Thread this weekend.

Despite the superb cast (this is Daniel Day Lewis' "last film" or so he claims), "fabulous" director and the highest acclaim (91 on metacritic!!), I thought it was an implausible and pretentious piece of precious nonsense masquerading as a good movie.  To make matters worse, the backdrop was a fashion house in 1950's London -- an era of beautiful, glamorous, and exciting fashion, and even the clothes totally sucked.  :cry::laugh:

The only bright spot, was that I didn't take my husband to see this movie.  Had I insisted that he accompany me, I am sure I would have been served with divorce papers before the film was over.
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-01-16 12:18 PM
Jar Jar sucks.
Parent - - By jennyO Date 2018-01-16 12:22 PM
:laugh::cry:  Damn, that is too bad.  I thought P.T. Anderson and DDL were brilliant in There Will Be Blood.  But your bad review is not the first I've seen.  Someone else I respected (can't remember who now) said the only thing worthwhile about it is Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack.  Which was another brilliant part of There Will Be Blood.  Come to think of it, maybe my time would be better spent just rewatching that movie.
Parent - - By gadget girl Date 2018-01-16 12:32 PM
the soundtrack was amazing.  I loved his earlier film Boogie Nights.  If you end up seeing it, let me know what you think.  I tried to think if somehow I missed the brilliance of this movie, but couldn't come up with anything. :laugh:
Parent - By jennyO Date 2018-01-16 1:30 PM
I forgot he did Boogie Nights  -- that is SUCH A GREAT MOVIE!  :cool::cool: Seriously, one of my favorites.  The humor, tension, and pathos.  Oh my god. Philip Seymour Hoffman was just genius, too.
- - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2018-01-18 7:56 AM
Finished Fences last night. The performances were really good, the story and dialogue are as well, it just doesn't need to be a movie. Or at least not this movie. It doesn't seem to add anything that the play wouldn't provide and I think actually be better doing.

I now have 1 more best picture nomination to see from last year. Manchester By The Sea. Who's ready to be depressed?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-01-18 8:14 AM
I enjoyed Manchester by the Sea despite it being seriously depressing.
- By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-01-18 8:41 AM
Watched Dunkirk over the weekend. I liked the way the movie was shot and the intertwining of stories. Also liked the dog fight scenes as it showed lots of misses and the hits weren't some big explosion...the planes slowly went to the ocean and crashed. Makes me want to see the Churchill movie that is out to get more of the backstory.
- By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-01-22 11:46 AM
Finally got around to watching IT yesterday.  I watched with blazerboy....his third time and he read the book this summer.  I, on the other hand, read the book when it was published in the mid-80's, so I had forgotten some things.  Overall, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next movie.  I am glad they broke up the kid & adult part, unlike the horrible TV movie version.
- - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2018-01-22 12:16 PM
Friday night mrbarney and I watched Tucker and Dale vs Evil holy hilarious batman!
a friend had recommended it a while back and it's from 2010 - but it holds up well and is super funny. If you're a fan of Alan Tudyk (sp) and campy horror films, you'll love it. I laughed out loud so many times. :laugh::laugh:
Parent - - By callie [ca] Date 2018-01-22 2:14 PM
It’s so good.
Parent - By brneydrnnr (barney cougar) [us] Date 2018-01-22 3:05 PM
the scene where Tucker is running w/ the chainsaw - OMG! :laugh::laugh:
- By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-01-22 3:31 PM
I watched What If. It's a rom-com from a couple of years ago. Daniel Radcliffe is the male lead and Zoe Kazan is the female lead. Also has Adam Driver. I liked the movie. A little different from the normal rom-com. It's set in Toronto so Brookie will probably know all the places and hate the movie for it.
- By insistor (needs a bigger dick) Date 2018-01-24 9:09 AM
Watched It over the last two nights. Thought it was decent, nothing great. 3/5
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