Everything You Watch This Year - 2017

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Broken clock, yada yada.
Aug 12, 2017 5:35 PM
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wirthlingBroken clock, yada yada.

I'll break your clock, wise guy.

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Aug 12, 2017 6:39 PM
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Rocky III > Dunkirk

Dunkirk > Rocky IV

We found the line
Aug 12, 2017 8:40 PM
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Yeah, Dunkirk is mostly boring. Rocky III is cheesy but fun. Rocky IV is cheesy and boring.
Aug 12, 2017 10:17 PM
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Colossal was weird because I would have just [spoiler] killed Jason Sudakis the second he went back to the playground while drunk. He wasn't at all intimidating, but he was eminently punchable. I actually haven't finished watching it yet, but I hope she just kills him. I mean, what else is there to do? Maybe it's supposed to be an abusive relationship and the answer will be leaving him and he won't be able to activate the playground effect without her, but I dunno. Also kind of bad casting for Sudakis. I mean, he just came across as an extremely smarmy cunt and that was more or less it.?
Aug 13, 2017 1:38 AM
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Anne Hathaway's character is also a monster in a lot of ways that the movie doesn't acknowledge, maybe because [spoiler] the deaths of hundreds of people in Asia don't feel that real to the white creators of this movie.?
Aug 13, 2017 1:44 AM
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JeanDunkirk (2017) - 55

Well, this will be the second super hyped best picture favorite in two years that I didn't like much. Nolan's insistence on telling his story with as little dialogue as possible resulted in a cast of thin character sketches, which is tough, considering that good action often relies heavily on character. Nolan is such a skilled director that some of it worked regardless, but at least a third of the movie is dramatically inert. Watching Tom Hardy shoot down one enemy fighter after another with no perceptible variance in stakes or goals has the same impact as watching a friend play Ace Combat over their shoulder.?

I did get to see it in 70mm IMAX, though. That was pretty damn cool.

Oh my fucking jesus.
Aug 13, 2017 4:01 AM
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King Kong (1933) - 70

I first saw this movie about ten years ago when I was just embarking upon my (now stalled) project of going through all the Criterion films, and I remember being impressed with how much life they were able to breathe into the creatures of Skull Island for a movie made in 1933. But that was, and still is, a significant handicap for an effects picture to the eyes of a 2017 viewer. The movie still works, but it was obviously built around the novelty of effects that often feel extremely hokey today (I watched it in a theater, and the laughs were split between "bad" effects and pervasive casual sexism).

It's impossible to judge this movie fairly, since the imagery and themes are so iconic, so used and used again throughout the 80+ years it's been in existence, but at about 100 minutes, it felt very long. It's nice to revisit once in a great while, and I appreciate how much it's given to the world of film, but it's never going to be one of my favorites.
Aug 13, 2017 5:02 PM
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Okja (2017) - 85

The second movie on the double bill. Loved it. Bong synthesizes comic book outlandishness with deeply felt compassion and drama for an important message movie that kicks all kinds of ass. There's not a single director today who can inject such flamboyant humor and lightness into such dark, disturbing material, and he does it effortlessly.?

Much, much love for Okja and Mija.?
Aug 13, 2017 5:10 PM
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JeanDunkirk (2017) - 55

Well, this will be the second super hyped best picture favorite in two years that I didn't like much. Nolan's insistence on telling his story with as little dialogue as possible resulted in a cast of thin character sketches, which is tough, considering that good action often relies heavily on character. Nolan is such a skilled director that some of it worked regardless, but at least a third of the movie is dramatically inert. Watching Tom Hardy shoot down one enemy fighter after another with no perceptible variance in stakes or goals has the same impact as watching a friend play Ace Combat over their shoulder.?

I did get to see it in 70mm IMAX, though. That was pretty damn cool.

Oh my fucking jesus.

What, no rejoinder, Jean? You trash.
Aug 15, 2017 7:10 AM
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Alien: Covenant

Kenny powers is not wielding a baseball bat or being funny in this one. David (Michael Fassbender) is Roy Batty as a curious scientist. There is a synapse being drawn between the Alien universe and the Blade Runner universe, and David is the key.

Fassbender is twinned as both David and Walter as the synthetics. Not Dead Ringers-level stuff, but worth a watch.

The set design is fantastic. The story not so much.
Aug 17, 2017 1:35 PM
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The movie does have a sense of humor about itself. David quotes Night Ranger lyrics when he's confronting Walter.
Aug 17, 2017 2:10 PM
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Logan Lucky was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, though I couldn't shake the feeling that with all the talent involved it should maybe tried to challenge itself a bit more. Still the cast is roundly strong and while there aren't a ton of huge laughs, I was giggling throughout. 7.5/10
Aug 20, 2017 4:02 AM
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I'm def gonna see it now that I know it's entertaining and enjoyable.
Aug 20, 2017 4:15 AM
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Annabelle is utter trash, no one can act and the dialogue is hilariously flat. I am petitioning Criterion to release it on blu ray.
Aug 20, 2017 5:09 AM
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Spider-Man: Homecoming suuuuucked. It just sucked so bad.
Aug 21, 2017 1:55 PM
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whathaveicreatedI'm def gonna see it now that I know it's entertaining and enjoyable.

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Aug 21, 2017 4:44 PM
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The eclipse was alright. Worth dumping out a whole box of Honey Nut Cheerios? Maybe not, but hey, how often do you get to see a cresent?
Aug 21, 2017 5:46 PM
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whathaveicreatedThe eclipse was alright. Worth dumping out a whole box of Honey Nut Cheerios? Maybe not, but hey, how often do you get to see a cresent?

I made a mad dash through downtown to get to my wife's place of work in Pioneer Square from Capitol Hill (they had glasses), and it was quite a surreal scene in the city. Loads of people everywhere, but standing in place, staring upward. Nobody crossing streets (so I breezed down the road), slightly darkened sky, and Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" blaring on the radio. It was Seattle's Independence Day moment.

I'll see you on the dark side of the moon, WHIC.
Aug 21, 2017 7:44 PM
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Hey! MY wife works in Pioneer Square! Neum!
Aug 21, 2017 7:45 PM
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