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Ended up seeing this a couple days ago. As an introduction to James Gray's filmography (for me at least) I thought it worked very well. The cinematography is stunning, and I thought the actors all did solid work. Felt that it dragged a bit during the second third, though.
Apr 25, 2017 3:13 AM
13 Films with awesome soundtracks/scores

1. Conan the Barbarian
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
3. Sunshine
4. Forrest Gump
5. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
6. Koyaanisqatsi
7. Candyman
8. The Empire Strikes Back
9. The Lord of the Rings trilogy

How did it take this long for it to get mentioned?
Apr 20, 2017 3:08 AM
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]13 movies with great performances that nonetheless did not deserve their Oscar win[/font]

[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]1. The Untouchables - Sean Connery[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]2. Erin Brockovich - Julia Roberts[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]3. American Hustle - Jennifer Lawrence[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]4. Silver Linings Playbook - Jennifer Lawrence[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]5. Last King of Scotland - Forrest Whitaker[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]6. My Cousin Vinny - Marisa Tomei[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]7. Cold Mountain - Renee Zellweger[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]8. Gladiator - Russell Crowe[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]9. The Revenant - Leonardo DiCaprio[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]10. City Slickers - Jack Palance[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]11. The Dark Knight - Heath Ledger[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]12. Mystic River - Sean Penn[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]13. Emma Stone - La La Land[/font]

13 films you watched solely out of morbid curiosity

1. Nine Lives
Apr 16, 2017 4:24 AM
Over the past couple weeks I saw The Witch and Paterson. Both were fine films and some of?my favorites of 2016. The independent circuit (and the last two months' worth of movies that year) really made up for the disappointing mainstream end.
Apr 16, 2017 4:20 AM
I have some reservations with the echoes to Empire, but I have to say that it made me excited for the film. Hopefully this improves on TFA and Rogue One.
Apr 16, 2017 4:16 AM
A few that come to mind (Not necessarily most overrated but films I do consider overrated):

My Neighbor Totoro - A pleasant, watchable film but I found it to be too predictable and uneventful. Miyazaki and Ghibli would go on to make far superior films and I don't think this deserves its iconic status

A Most Violent Year - I love the cast and the cinematography but I found this to be frustratingly uneventful too. I fell asleep during it and had to start it over for context. Wasn't too big of the twist at the end. However, I haven't seen it in a while so people who liked it should take this with a grain of salt (and I should note that it's more or less a B- and/or 6/10 on my scale).

'71 - A film I watched based off its reviews. Wasn't a fan of its pacing or contrivances, but I found it to be tolerable.

Love and Friendship - I can see the appeal but as someone relatively uninitiated with Jane Austen works it was difficult for me to get into. Unprofessional, I know.

Captain America: Civil War - Done in by messy plotting (in particular a frustrating ending).

Doctor Strange - The legitimately clever action sequences were somewhat diminished by the film's adherence to Iron Man's formula and wasting Mads Mikkelsen.
Apr 16, 2017 4:03 AM
I was disappointed by it on first watch and a rewatch changed little in my opinion. It?felt somewhat?better paced but many of my problems still lingered. I'm not sure how a third watch would work, but as it stands it's only better than the first two prequels with regards to the Star Wars franchise.
Apr 16, 2017 3:40 AM
I found it to be okay. Doesn't exactly validate its existence but on its own merits it's reasonably watchable. I found Emma Watson to work well with the role, but a few of her musical segments sounded blatantly autotuned.
Mar 18, 2017 4:23 AM
I was mildly intrigued by the Comic Con trailer, but every trailer after that has been staggeringly terrible. I'll consider seeing it but I have very little optimism.
Mar 9, 2017 6:38 AM
I've seen a pitiful amount.

From immediate reflection:

Spotlight
Birdman
12 Years a Slave
Argo (Albeit a bit too long ago to judge properly)
No Country For Old Men
The Return of the King
A Beautiful Mind
Braveheart
Forrest Gump (Too long ago to judge properly)
Schindler's List
Rocky
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben-Hur

I also technically saw Titanic and The Godfather, but those were TV edits. Can't really count them in that regard.
Feb 19, 2017 4:10 AM
Sorcerer Supreme Nameless
Janson Jinnistan
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessI sympathize with Gavin Hood as I quite liked Tsotsi, a distinctly non-mayo movie. South African mayo tends to have some zing and tang to it. I feel like he was chewed up by a particularly shit period in Hollywood

I feel like I could say the same for Mangold, as his early films like Heavy and Copland are pretty great, and he can occasionally churn out a 3:10 To Yuma or the last Wolverine film that reasserts his skill. ?But, yes, that involves stepping over such piles like Walk The Line, Identity and Knight And Day to get there. ?Hollywood is a frequent abuser of otherwise talented indies. ?But I acknowledge that Mangold does still have talent.

Have you seen Eye in the Sky by Hood? That looked interesting

I found it to be an effective war thriller. Drone warfare is hardly looked at in the modern war genre, so it's refreshing to see it tackled even as it generally follows the path one might expect. Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman in particular are great.
Feb 19, 2017 4:02 AM
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]13 movies that have a scene in a cave[/font]

[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]1. Cave Dwellers[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]2. Romancing the Stone[/font]
[font="Source Sans Pro","Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif]3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring[/font]
4. Caveman
5. Demonwarp
6. Dragonslayer
7. Monsters Inc.
Feb 9, 2017 5:02 AM
I have A Hard Days Night and I blind bought The Seventh Seal, which I still need to see. I'm trying to rent them so I can see them without having to fork over $25 or more.
Feb 9, 2017 4:55 AM
I've been frequenting The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone recently. Sadly, I have yet to watch the Dollars trilogy. Might try to catch Yojimbo first.
Jan 24, 2017 5:23 AM
This trailer wasn't as good as the first trailer, and I can't say I'm not disappointed by the tonal departure form the more subdued, dramatically weighty approach the first trailer hinted at. That said, the Neo-Western feel the film seems to have still helps it stand apart from its likely competition, making this possibly the most interesting comic book film to come out in the last two years.
Jan 24, 2017 5:21 AM
Title sounds a bit like a fan film, but it'll be easy to overlook if the final product is enjoyable while not copy-pasting Empire (this coming from someone who enjoyed The Force Awakens).
Jan 24, 2017 5:16 AM
This trailer has probably made me more optimistic for this movie than I've felt for any superhero movie after 2014.
Oct 25, 2016 3:44 AM
I too remain somewhat leery of the Han Solo movie's existence, but the casting choice is solid.
Oct 25, 2016 3:42 AM
I feel ashamed that Green Room and Zootopia are the only movies I've seen on the list.
Oct 9, 2016 2:28 AM