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CasanovaZelos
03/05/19 12:13:26 PM
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I thought we had one of these but I guess we don't.

Anyone seen anything good recently? My goal this year is to write two reviews a week, which includes going to the theater twice a week (AMC A-List has been good for that). I...can't wait until we get out of the early months. January and February really are dry months (thank god for the delayed art film releases being a saving grace).

Last week's movies were Wandering Earth, the current best-selling movie of the year (an amount almost entirely isolated to China), and Fighting With My Family. Wandering Earth was mindless nonsense, essentially Roland Emmerich with a Chinese flavor. Fighting With My Family was a standard biography, but it got me to care about a story about the WWE which means it had to be doing its job well.

This week will be Captain Marvel, naturally, and...something else. Not sure what. I feel like nothing else major is getting dropped to avoid competition, so probably something I've been meaning to avoid...

Here are my reviews so far:
https://foolfantastic.com/musings-on-media/
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SuperNiceDog
03/05/19 1:03:24 PM
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There hasn't been a good movie in awhile... all the biggest AAA, mainstream movies recently have been generally poorly received or mixed reaction(Star Wars Last Jedi late 2017, Black Panther 2018).

I think the last decent movie I saw was actually Moana(2016). Mainly cuz of the songs.
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Mr Lasastryke
03/05/19 1:07:31 PM
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haven't watched any movies lately but i WAS watching a bunch of clips from the truman show on youtube the other day.

man, what a great movie. the attention to detail is incredible.
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Hardcore_Adult
03/05/19 1:13:27 PM
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We used to have a movie topic back in the day but that bit the dust. Shame, really.
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DoctorBIind
03/05/19 2:04:35 PM
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I started my subscription to the AMC A List a few months ago and do enjoy how its helped me make going to the movies more of a consistent hobby.

Recently saw Wandering Earth, Fighting with My Family, and Happy Death Day 2U.

Wandering Earth was fun and mindless, but I did leave a bit disappointed since I actually went into it thinking it was going to be amazing given how much its sold. Happy Death Day 2U was just okay. I actually enjoyed the first one but figured the second wouldnt match its quality. Definitely correct in that aspect.

Fighting with My Family was the best of the trio and actually had me pulling up footage from Paiges time in the WWE. Although I grew up watching the WWE, its been more than a decade since I actually tuned in. Had no idea who Paige was but the film pulled me right back in, if only for a moment.
LOLIAmAnAlt
03/05/19 2:43:31 PM
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The only movie I have seen in the theater in 2019 so far has been Dragon Ball Super: Broly and it was awesome.
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Hardcore_Adult
03/05/19 2:47:38 PM
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So This year I've seen

Stan and Ollie
Green Book
Mary Queen of Scots

All three did not disappoint.

Still weighing up whether to see FWMF (I'm a WWE fan, which is probaly one of the worst kept secrets on this board but I'm in an "I dunno....")
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CasanovaZelos
03/06/19 9:54:49 AM
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Also who has a letterboxd?

https://letterboxd.com/FoolFantastic/
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CasanovaZelos
03/06/19 5:33:28 PM
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Here's my video on my top 10 movies of last year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NjShGyT4pY" data-time="

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RyoCaliente
03/06/19 5:53:19 PM
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CasanovaZelos posted...
Also who has a letterboxd?

https://letterboxd.com/FoolFantastic/


https://letterboxd.com/ryocaliente/

I mostly just use it as a log though.
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SwiftyDC
03/06/19 5:59:02 PM
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LOLIAmAnAlt posted...
The only movie I have seen in the theater in 2019 so far has been Dragon Ball Super: Broly and it was awesome.


This.

But Im going to go see Captain Marvel on Friday.
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DoctorBIind
03/06/19 6:11:02 PM
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Ive never heard of letterboxd. Looks cool, but the process of going back and adding/rating every film Ive ever seen sounds very time-consuming. Maybe one day, but Id likely only use it as a log rather than an avenue to write reviews.
tyder21
03/06/19 6:48:25 PM
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Movies I saw in theaters this year (some of them are late viewings of 2018 movies, but w/e):
Beale Street > Glass > HTTYD3 > Alita > Mary Poppins Returns > Happy Death Day 2U > The Upside > Vice >> Serenity

A little surprised at the hate Alita gets. Not a perfect movie, but it really worked for me. Absolutely not surprised at the divisive nature of Glass though.

Have a Captain Marvel ticket for the 15th. See sig for Letterboxd account.
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Waluigi1
03/06/19 9:48:18 PM
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I saw Alita Battle Angel the other day. I really liked it but I can see myself forgetting about it after some time <_<
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Seginustemple
03/06/19 10:15:59 PM
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Just watched Manchurian Candidate for the first time. Really well-done political thriller even if the premise is completely absurd...I can't think of a reason the assassin had to be an American soldier at all. Frank Sinatra strike a sweet karate pose, Laurence Harvey is a dead ringer for Jason Isaacs - https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/360/0411/20/laurence-harvey-room-top-signed_360_b873dbe3b76974831b6d74f98113c02a.jpg and Dame Angela Lansbury is still alive

7/10 this has been seg reviews okay now scram
Johnbobb
03/06/19 10:23:35 PM
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https://letterboxd.com/johnbobb/

so far in 2019 I've seen:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Bridget Jones' Diary
10 Things I Hate About You
Serendipity
The Wedding Singer
Bird Box
Vox Lux
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Vice
Mid90s
Teen Titans Go to the Movies
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mandy
You Were Never Really Here
The Hate U Give
Something's Gotta Give
Just Friends
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Hitch
Friends with Benefits
It's Complicated
Roma
What Women Want
Glass
Aquaman
Juno
Velvet Buzzsaw
Silver Linings Playbook
The Proposal
The Sisters Brothers
Widows
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Assassination Nation
Warm Bodies
The Final Girls
Me and My Dick
A Star is Born
Starship
Shoplifters
Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Black Panther
John Wick
Happy Death Day 2U
Machete
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Brigsby Bear
City Lights

bolded my favorites among them
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Waluigi1
03/06/19 10:24:55 PM
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Holy shit dude O.o
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CasanovaZelos
03/08/19 9:57:49 PM
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Put together my review of Captain Marvel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4immHjHRI0E" data-time="

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Snake5555555555
03/08/19 10:02:57 PM
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My letterboxd I need to update more:
https://letterboxd.com/CrossbonesGT/

My much more up-to-date Criticker:
https://www.criticker.com/profile/PunisherGT/

I haven't seen anything new this year yet! Kind of on a TV show kick instead at the moment. I'm sure I'll catch up soon, want to see Glass, Velvet Buzzsaw, Escape Room, Lego 2, Death Day 2, Captain Marvel.
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Johnbobb
03/08/19 10:17:46 PM
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the only movies I've seen from 2019 so far are

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Velvet Buzzsaw
Glass
Happy Death Day 2

HTTYD was incredible, Glass and VB were both ok but didn't live up to the hype, and HDD2 was disappointing
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Snake5555555555
03/09/19 3:51:45 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgHNfOrislI" data-time="

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LinkMarioSamus
03/09/19 8:12:30 AM
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I feel like Man of Steel is one of the most influential movies of the decade as far as fan reaction to anticipated tentpole films goes, and am seriously considering giving it a watch for that and other reasons.

Also I will see Captain Marvel on Monday. Fingers crossed!
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LinkMarioSamus
03/09/19 3:47:20 PM
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Saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for a family movie night. Honestly, there was nothing here that I particularly hated, but not much to really like either. Just an average, assembly-line blockbuster. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 5.
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Snake5555555555
03/09/19 5:51:29 PM
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is such a slog.
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CasanovaZelos
03/10/19 12:58:16 PM
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Here's my review of Paddleton:
https://foolfantastic.com/2019/03/10/review-paddleton-2019/
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CasanovaZelos
03/13/19 1:28:43 PM
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4 movies coming out this weekend, none of them have reviews yet...what am I going to subject myself to this time?
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TheCodeisBosco
03/13/19 2:52:53 PM
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I watched A Star is Born (2018) this past weekend and really didn't care for it. I've seen all of the BP noms except The Favourite, Green Book and Roma, and ASIB is my least favorite by a reasonable margin so far.

That having been said, was Sam Elliot fucking amazing in it or what? His scenes carried some real emotional heft.
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Hardcore_Adult
03/13/19 3:09:18 PM
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Planning to see Fisherman's Friends on Saturday. Trailers had me sold, bound to be a few laughs. Kill some time before the game.
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ZenOfThunder
03/13/19 3:15:19 PM
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here's my list of 2018 movies I've seen, I need to start making one for 2019:

Zen's 2018 Movie List



Movies I Think Were Great:

Sorry to Bother You
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Avengers: Infinity War
Hereditary
The Sisters Brothers
American Animals
Bad Times at the El Royale
Halloween



Movies I Think Were Good:

Annihilation
Isle of Dogs
Minding the Gap
Deadpool 2
Upgrade
Black Panther
Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Death of Superman
The Ritual



Movies I Think Were OK:

BlacKkKlansman
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
Aquaman
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Incredibles 2
Rampage



Movies I Think Were Bad:

Venom
The Cloverfield Paradox
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Mr Lasastryke
03/13/19 3:21:20 PM
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TheCodeisBosco posted...
I've seen all of the BP noms except The Favourite, Green Book and Roma, and ASIB is my least favorite by a reasonable margin so far.


worse than bohemian rhapsody? i haven't seen either film but after seeing the infamous "bad editing" scene i can't imagine it being anything but terrible.

i might see green book sometime btw.
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Hardcore_Adult
03/13/19 3:38:36 PM
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^ I think you'll enjoy it, Lasa. I did.
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Mr Lasastryke
03/13/19 3:43:34 PM
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yeah, i do love queen so i'm interested in the subject matter, but with that scene + the behind-the-scenes drama it just seems like a mess of a movie.

i may see it eventually but probably not in theaters.
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Mythiot
03/13/19 3:45:25 PM
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Just want to say that if you haven't seen Into the Spider-Verse in theaters, please do so before it leaves.
Johnbobb
03/13/19 5:04:09 PM
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ooh 2018 movie list

Amazing Must-Sees
You Were Never Really Here
Eighth Grade
Isle of Dogs
Annihilation
The Favourite
Blindspotting
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
BlacKkKlansman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
mid90s
Shoplifters
Thoroughbreds
The Death of Stalin
Sorry to Bother You

Really Great
Bad Times at the El Royale
Tully
Paddington 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Aquaman
Roma
Mandy
Hereditary
Searching
First Reformed
Bohemian Rhapsody
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
A Quiet Place
The Endless
A Simple Favor
Christopher Robin
Upgrade
Avengers: Infinity War
Green Book
Black Panther
Game Night

Solid
Boy Erased
Widows
Cam
Vice
The Hate U Give
Deadpool 2
Hearts Beat Loud
A Star is Born
The Sisters Brothers
Incredibles 2
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Revenge
Bandersnatch

Flawed but Worth Seeing
Ready Player One
Mowgli
Suspiria
Vox Lux
Blockers
Rampage
Venom
Tomb Raider
Beautiful Boy
Assassination Nation
Unsane
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
The Crimes of Grindlewald
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Meh
Tag
American Animals
Bird Box
Ant-Man and the Wasp
The House with a Clock in its Walls

So Bad It's Good
Unfriended: Dark Web
Truth or Dare

Hard Pass
A Wrinkle in Time
Game Over, Man!
The Cloverfield Paradox
The Christmas Chronicles
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Johnbobb
03/13/19 5:06:10 PM
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as far as Bohemian Rhapsoy, it is better than some people give it credit for. Yeah, the bad editing scene is kind of infamous, but generally the editing isn't really noticeable and the sound editing/mixing is impressive

but really it's worth seeing for Rami Malek's Freddy Mercury alone because he kills it

Seeing it in theaters was worth it for Live Aid alone
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Mr Lasastryke
03/13/19 5:11:58 PM
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Johnbobb posted...
Yeah, the bad editing scene is kind of infamous, but generally the editing isn't really noticeable and the sound editing/mixing is impressive


ok that's a relief. i was afraid the whole film was edited like a fucking bourne movie lol
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Hardcore_Adult
03/13/19 5:26:42 PM
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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

E de do day...

Go on, I know you wanna repeat it
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MetalmindStats
03/13/19 9:38:25 PM
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Anyone who hasn't seen A Quiet Place really should imo.

The only other 2018 movies I've seen are Deadpool 2 and Crazy Rich Asians, neither of which I felt was anything special.
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ZenOfThunder
03/14/19 10:13:43 PM
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Saw Free Solo today, was really underwhelmed. The climb was super cool and no doubt a huge accomplishment but the documentary felt really bland and uninspired. The dude's girlfriend was also super annoying.

Mind the Gap should have won best doc.
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Snake5555555555
03/14/19 10:34:36 PM
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2018 movie list eh

Amazing Must-Sees
The Endless
Annihilation
Incident in a Ghostland
Deadpool 2
Suspiria
Thoroughbreds
Blindspotting
Searching
Avengers: Infinity War
Revenge
Cam
Blackkklansman
Overlord
Isle of Dogs
Summer of 84
Eighth Grade
Terrifier
Game Night
Unsane
The Favourite
Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour
Hold the Dark
Apostle

Really Great
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich
Upgrade
The Clovehitch Killer
First Reformed
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Halloween
Hereditary
The Strangers: Prey at Night

Solid
Bad Samaritan
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum
Tully
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
The First Purge
Red Sparrow
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hell Fest
Batman Ninja

Flawed but Worth Seeing
Bandersnatch
The Christmas Chronicles
Slice
Mandy
The Meg
A Quiet Place
Incredibles 2
Venom
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Black Panther
Bird Box
The Predator
The Cloverfield Paradox

Meh
Our House
He's Out There
Tomb Raider
The House with a Clock In its Walls
Rampage
Ocean's 8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ready Player One

So Bad It's Good
The Open House
Truth or Dare
Slender Man

Hard Pass
The Possession of Hannah Grace
The Nun
Insidious: The Last Key
Winchester

I think that's everything.
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CasanovaZelos
03/14/19 11:02:20 PM
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Just got back from Captive State. I have this odd bland feeling about it, like it didn't do anything particularly wrong but also did nothing exciting. Like, it didn't feel generic but still feels entirely mundane.
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Slanted_Silver
03/15/19 12:19:29 AM
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Agree with that assessment regarding Free Solo. Especially about his girlfriend.

Which is funny because in some reviews, people are accusing him of being an asshole. Who knows
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ZenOfThunder
03/15/19 9:29:09 AM
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I think it's absolutely ridiculous to be on her side, the dude was perfectly content in his life, then some girl just tries to force her way into it and is upset when he chooses living the life he made for himself over making her happy. She should be thrilled that he's trying to open up for her at all, the dude goes out of his way to include her even after she causes him to get injured for the first time in seven years.

If this were a piece of actual fiction people would hate the girlfriend character.

i'll stop ranting about Free Solo now it wasn't really that awful, it probably would have had no dramatic tension at all in it without the nagging girlfriend and would have been like 40 minutes shorter otherwise
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SwiftyDC
03/15/19 9:30:37 AM
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Can't wait to see Us.
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Mythiot
03/15/19 11:19:07 AM
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SwiftyDC posted...
Can't wait to see Us.

Same here, the wait is agonizing.
Hardcore_Adult
03/15/19 11:20:26 AM
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^ I'm semi-hyped for it but feel like I might regret it.
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Xiahou Shake
03/15/19 11:30:10 AM
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Finally saw Vampire's Kiss for the first time last night. I've seen a ton of movies, but hell if I can think of any other film that was as elevated by its lead actor's performance. Without Nic Cage, that movie would be just another moderately clever indie film, but his acting here turns the movie into a non-stop delightful laugh riot.

In other news, we're getting close to Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and I'm over halfway through my in-order watch of every Godzilla movie ever made! Last movie was Godzilla vs. Biollante, which was definitely upper crust. Hoping to finish the rest in time, but there are a lot of other things I want to watch, so we'll see how it goes!
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CasanovaZelos
03/15/19 1:26:18 PM
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Hopefully gonna see Apollo 11 tonight.
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LinkMarioSamus
03/15/19 4:01:17 PM
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Saw Captain Marvel, wasn't quite the borefest I was expecting but not all that great either. Would give it a high 6/10, maybe a low 7.
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ZenOfThunder
03/15/19 4:40:12 PM
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Where would you rank Captain Marvel among the following movies:

Iron Man
Incredible Hulk
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Ant-Man
Dr. Strange
Black Panther
Spider-Man: Homecoming
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