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Saw Hell or High Water the other day, was pretty great. Liked it enough to check out his movie before that, Starred Up... Probably the best prison movie i've ever seen, seriously great stuff by ben mendelssohn

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Moonlight won best picture, haven't seen it yet but I think it's dope they won. Now we are guaranteed to get a whole slew of quality hood movies in the coming years.

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20 hours ago, James Frank. said:

has anyone here seen Get Out yet?

No but I just added it to the list, looks hilarious.

 

I'm actually looking forward to seeing Logan, not a big superhero movie fan but an R rated wolverine movie def has my attention.

 

 

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople

& then catch up on his older stuff, starting with What We Do In The Shadows. Both on Netflix I think

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get out was reeeeallly good. most definitely NOT a comedy. my jaw was on the floor in that closet scene toward the end. really impressive for a first time director.

lion was ok. go see it if you want to ball uncontrollably for two hours. never cried so much in a movie ever.

saw la la land for the third time and it got even better if you can believe that. pretty inspirational

hidden figures was actually solid i thought it would be pretty corny. janelle monae was super sexy in it. the scene where taraji starts to go off on costner about the coffee and the bathroom i started to get a little choked up and these two girls in front of me started laughing--i had to check myself

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On 2/25/2017 at 2:51 PM, James Frank. said:

i saw Hacksaw Ridge last weekend -- it was pretty good.  didn't really do anything outside of the box though, and Vince Vaughn playing a sergeant was kind of a weird choice imo.  the guy who actually did all that shit is definitely an American hero though, i never heard about him until seeing the film.

actually really hated this one. it was some patriotic propaganda. took an hour to get to the battle part. i get why he refused to use a weapon because of his brother but why didn't he just carry one and not use it? he put himself through so much torment for no reason. vaughn had some great one liners though

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Logan was hella dope, such an unconventional superhero movie that perfectly blended elements of a Western with 80's style sci/fi action (Cameron's Terminator 1 & 2 def came to mind). Classic storytelling without all the explosions and CGI nonsense.

 

Jackman & Stewart's swan song as Wolverine and Professor X is going to be a tough act to follow, hopefully this starts a trend with similar franchises. Excited to see what Marvel has in store next (aside from Deadpool 2 and GOTG 2).

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Logan was fantastic, definitely the best X-Men movie. Probably gotta watch it again to judge properly but right now I'd say it's only behind The Dark Knight if you give a fuck about superhero movie rankings. Like Projexian said, just a really solid story without any gratuitous bullshit to detract from it with great performances from Stewart and Jackman. What an ending

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5 hours ago, jbuzz said:

What an ending

Not gonna lie, that ending had me teary eyed like a little bitch (made me think of my daughter), I had to do the fake yawn when my girl looked at me lol

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13 hours ago, DJ Projexion said:

Not gonna lie, that ending had me teary eyed like a little bitch (made me think of my daughter), I had to do the fake yawn when my girl looked at me lol

First time I'd shed a tear in a superhero movie

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wasn't crazy about logan. it was 100 people getting stabbed through the face. two older ladies walked in during the chips preview and were shocked at the profanity. they were fine with the excessive violence in logan but couldn't handle a couple f-bombs in a preview. 

saw kong in imax 3D really surprised how good it was. i don't even like action movies but it was well executed. john c. reilly stole the show

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2 Films I finally got around to seeing:

 

Hell or High Water. I thought it was a pretty solid modern Western, great concept (robbing banks to pay the bank back), and Jeff Bridges was great (even though he was kind of rehashing his Rooster Cogburn act). The story left me wanting more, can't put my finger on it but I think it was a little too simplistic.

 

The Nice Guys. Awesome movie and way funnier than it needed to be. It made me think of The Big Lebowski with it's wacky situations and characters. Can't wait for Shane Black's Predator movie....

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i still haven't seen Get Out yet, and it's been driving me crazy every time i remember it's still in theaters.  i missed the BIFF (Boulder International Film Festival) entirely this year due to personal circumstances with work/home life...there's just not enough time in the day to all the things you want to.

 

The Video Station in Boulder closed down last Monday, March 6th.  for those unfamiliar, it was one of (if not the) last independently owned video rental store in the country...their collection was incredible -- they had essentially the entire Criterion collection, rare experimental animation compilations, old school sci-fi/horror b-movies, a section dedicated to noteworthy directors with their entire filmographies placed conveniently together, and a really solid staff of knowledgeable people.  still haven't had the time to process them closing down, cause i used to rent movies all the time there, and a lot of these titles aren't available on streaming platforms...i mean shit, they still had a few Korean films that were only on VHS in the racks.  fucking millennials, right?

 

their entire library has gone into storage, and it really bums me out that the era of video rentals has officially died out entirely now.

oh, but i did finish Fargo: Year Two just last night...not sure if i should save my opinions on it for the TV shows thread or not.

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Get Out is a good film.  Whether it's worth all this endless praise, i'm unsure.  I thought it had flaws, and seems more like a 7.5-8/10 than a perfect score.  But for a filmmaker's first attempt, it's an incredible achievement.  Super big jordan peele fan and i hope the great success he's having with Get Out allows him to make more, better, crazier films. 

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9 hours ago, James Frank. said:

The Video Station in Boulder closed down last Monday, March 6th.  for those unfamiliar, it was one of (if not the) last independently owned video rental store in the country...their collection was incredible -- they had essentially the entire Criterion collection, rare experimental animation compilations, old school sci-fi/horror b-movies, a section dedicated to noteworthy directors with their entire filmographies placed conveniently together, and a really solid staff of knowledgeable people.  still haven't had the time to process them closing down, cause i used to rent movies all the time there, and a lot of these titles aren't available on streaming platforms...i mean shit, they still had a few Korean films that were only on VHS in the racks.  fucking millennials, right?

 

their entire library has gone into storage, and it really bums me out that the era of video rentals has officially died out entirely now.

I hear ya James, a similar kind of store closed down near me about a year ago, real labor of love place with an insane catalog of obscure movies old and new. Lucky for me they put up their entire inventory for sale and as it got closer to the final day, the DVDs were like 50-75% off. Needless to say I dropped over 200 dollars there. Sad that my kids will never know what a video rental store is....

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Finally got around to watching Vanishing Point (1971) a few days back... Classic car / road movie with a very fly soundtrack.

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4 hours ago, DJ Projexion said:

Sad that my kids will never know what a video rental store is....

I feel that. I remember having to wait like three weeks to rent the Godfather when I was like 14 because the three copies in my store were always booked out. In my mind it made the movie better.

On a happier note, Legion is a pretty great TV show, seems like X-Men are really killing the game at the moment

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6 hours ago, DJ Projexion said:

Sad that my kids will never know what a video rental store is....

For real though. One of the best parts about going to my dad's on the weekends was getting to go to the rental store and look for a movie.

Sorry to hear about the store in Boulder JF. that fucking sucks. I just found a nice collection of Criterion in the Auraria campus library but they can't be taken out of the building.

Last week I watched the CC version of Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent  which is hilarious and has this fucking intense ass scene where he crashes a giant airplane into a huge pool he had built and then kept his actors in it for nine days of filming for like six minutes of the entire movie. The crazed look in the pilot's eyes as he's about to crash into this pool is worth the price of admission alone. 

 

 

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The current state of US pols has me re-watching the Manchurian Candidate

moreso the earlier Frankie Sinatra version, but both takes are pretty legit.

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If you're a fan of his movies or just a movie lover in general you should definitely check this out, currently streaming on Amazon

 

 

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On 3/18/2017 at 10:26 AM, Cheel said:

The current state of US pols has me re-watching the Manchurian Candidate

moreso the earlier Frankie Sinatra version, but both takes are pretty legit.

Both versions are actually quite good imo but the 60's one is just great.

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On 2/27/2017 at 9:42 AM, DJ Projexion said:

Moonlight won best picture, haven't seen it yet but I think it's dope they won. Now we are guaranteed to get a whole slew of quality hood movies in the coming years.

Saw a screening of it thought it was good then and had a buzz.  Didn't expect to win an academy but I'm glad it did. Finally, a non slave movie won juss sayin. Glad they got to touch on this topic because it's often taboo in the aa community, specially with church folk

trevante rhoades made me wanna risk it all😅

 

Nobody told me they remaking Kings "It" 😶

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, miss stress said:

Nobody told me they remaking Kings "It" 😶

Yo I still remember watching the original on tv when I was in grade school and was blown away at how intense and scary that shit was. Pennywise haunted my dreams. For real.

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I watched this not too long ago. Kinda flew under the radar when it came out. It's one of those Sci-Fi movies that deals with paradoxes, but with a fresh twist that'll have you on  Quora, Reddit and Wikipedia reading about predestination, paradoxes and parallel timelines and may require a second viewing. It's Excellent!

 

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^^^i dunno this looks corny AF in my opinion hopefully its good

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