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Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 am
by Pandora
WendyDarling wrote:You made it through the entire 13 minutes, Pandabear? Tried to watch it, only made it two minutes in.
Okay, this one has better music...same theme, though. (and only ~5 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnv-QO99CII

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 pm
by WendyDarling
Much better Pandabear...made it all the way through. :mrgreen:

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:03 pm
by Feingold
What Happened to Monday - a dystopian sci-fi movie. It's pretty solid. I can recommend it, especially to the fans of the genre. The focus is on the story, so don't expect flashy CGI.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:22 pm
by Pandora
I must say I’ve been disappointed with most of the movies I’ve been waiting to see in 2017 (most of which are indie movies), so I sort of gave up on checking out any of the upcoming movies for 2018. But then I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Germans actually made a movie about the Otzi the Iceman. In the movie, he is portrayed as the “good guy” seeking revenge against the “bad guys”, but of course, in reality we can’t dismiss the possibility that Otzi himself was the “bad guy” who was running away from revenge seekers. Or maybe good/bad was a tenuous distinction back then anyway, in that there were no “good” people back then, only people/clans with differing interests and needs.
(Oh, Otzi, whatever horrrible things you might have done in your life, you’ll always be the “good” guy to us! :D)
https://youtu.be/zgoeJ02ZHFE

Movie review:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollyw ... is-1028784
(The movie will be available in North America in Spring 2018)

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:48 pm
by Pandora
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZut15m3bkw&sns=em

As for me, I did not like that movie. I thought the movie would be a little bit more rational, but it wasn’t. The movie’s general theme is about divine retribution of sorts or perhaps checking the overconfidence of man. The name of the movie refers to the Greek myth of Iphigenia in which King Agamemnon accidentally kills a sacred deer belonging to goddess Artemis. Artemis in turn curses Agamemnon and only by sacrificing his own daughter would the curse be lifted. This is the divine eye for an eye, or divine punishment/“justice” movie. The movie had a little too much weirdness/voodoo atmosphere for my taste. I understand it’s the director’s aesthetic taste but I think the point could have been presented more tastefully. I also didn’t like the movie’s use of famous actors to draw attention to itself (granted they played their roles well), because it gave it a somewhat desperate/whorish aura.
Perhaps the main theme and lesson of the movie could be visualized by the scene in which the surgeon’s wife kisses the feet of the teenage boy Martin, in that even the best of man must bow to the whims of gods, the gods’ ultimate say-so in the life of man. This would be my best interpretation of the underlying theme in line with the Greek myths.
3/10.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 am
by A Shieldmaiden
https://youtu.be/YNszOl14AWg

Animal Kingdom 2010 original Australian movie

Watched it again yesterday. Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce and Jackie Weaver.

Inspired by real-life events related to Melbourne’s infamous Pettingill family, a dysfunctional criminal family whose clout in the underworld is slowly unraveling.

10/10

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:01 pm
by MagsJ
Gone Girl - what a 'very modern' ending for a (seemingly) romantic movie.

Flight - he gave the term 'sex drugs and rock n roll' a whole new meaning, but lucky for him he was a great pilot.. regardless.

The Avengers 2015: Age of Ultron - he.. he doesn't have anyone else. He did have his clones though.. don't they count. :confusion-shrug:

All 10 out of 10

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:49 pm
by A Shieldmaiden
Pollock

based on the life of the artist Jackson Pollock.

Ed Harris is totally convincing as the artist

https://youtu.be/z0xiovbDML0

Pretty damn good - 8/10

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:57 am
by WendyDarling

Solace (A solid 7.5/10 for this sleeper. If you love Anthony Hopkins, then it's a must see.)

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:36 pm
by WendyDarling

The Frozen Ground [6.5/10] Based on true events. Predictable.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:10 am
by WendyDarling
Finally going to see Atomic Blonde and Alien Covenant, fingers crossed they don't suck.

Alien Covenant bites the big one! 3/10 and that was being generous.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:50 pm
by WendyDarling

Atomic Blonde [5/10 Had my kind of soundtrack. The movie plodded along without much of interest occurring and the plot was relatively weak, also the fight scene's where direct punches to the head occurred, were not realistic since no one was ever knocked out. The twist at the end didn't make up for all this movie lacked.] I still prefer Geena Davis as the bad-assed spy in...

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:42 am
by A Shieldmaiden
Nil by mouth

Ray Winston's performance is so 'real' that it makes this film watchable maybe once every five years.

Cam EYA cant!!!


https://youtu.be/QiA7eRQLohU

How do you rate that....

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:07 pm
by WendyDarling

National Lampoon's Dirty Movie [3/10 Totally raunchy with some funny bits.]

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:53 pm
by WendyDarling

A Ghost Story [3.0/10 The movie could have been more interesting. My biggest beef other than the lack of action and dialogue was the director's camera work, choice of long shots, too many long shots that lasted for friggin' ever. This movie caused me viewer's pain so "BAM!" low score.]

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:57 am
by Pandora
Annihilation



Finally, a good alien encounter movie! I thought it was pretty original take on the subject, unlike any that I’ve seen so far in sci fi genre, which to me was really like a breath of fresh air. It has some political undertones, diversity, feminism and all that good stuff, and a few head scratching logical holes (why not take the boat?) but once you overlook that, it’s actually pretty good.
It doesn’t exactly explain things (it keeps itself enigmatic), and concentrates on showing the consequences of contact. I understood it as a contact with what is really an incomprehensible alien “energy”.
In any case, this movie really put alien into alien - in a refreshingly imaginative way! 8.5/10

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:38 am
by WendyDarling

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets [6.5 Some of the CGI is bougie and totally overdone. The male lead is not convincing. The plot is confusing. Some of the sci-fi ideas are interesting, but not coherently interwoven with the mish-mashed storyline.]

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:15 pm
by Pandora
Well, since March is the Women’s history month I’d thought to include these two that I came across. I liked both of them.

My Happy Family

Although the setting is in a primarily still patriarchal (Georgian) society that emphasizes tightly knit families and socially defined identities, I think every woman will identify with the protagonist here. In that even today, some men are unable to detach a woman’s identity beyond her reproductive and/or socially defined role. You can sense some people’s, especially men’s, unwillingness, or actual inability to see a woman existing as her own agent.

Molly’s Game

I liked this movie, although to be honest, I think a more realistic reason why she plead guilty is not because of her trying to keep her good name or whatnot, but for fear of being killed in retribution.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:27 am
by A Shieldmaiden
Saw both of these Pandora.

My Happy Family. That would be ground breaking in some parts of the world! 9/10

Molly's Game was a true story I believe. 8/10 I agree with your comments.

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:25 am
by WendyDarling

Mythica:A Quest For Heroes [7.5/10 A "B movies" series that grew on me]


Mythica 2:The Darkspore


Mythica3:The Necromancer


Mythica:The Iron Crown


Mythica 5:The Godslayer

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 am
by WendyDarling

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [I haven't even finished watching this movie and the pain in the imagined continuance is immense (still have an hour and ten to go). What a 2 hour and 33 minute piece of crap. I cannot relate to any of these new characters who barely have any personality, none worth mentioning. Even the new creatures leave me cold. Is George Lucas still in charge of this nonsense? Did he stroke out and lose his mind?]

Joker just told me that Disney handles all Star Wars biz now #-o

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:01 am
by Pandora
Black Panther. 8/10

This movie surprised me as it was not exactly what I was expecting. I also liked most of the characters in the movie, especially the new faces. People have said that it was about an advanced and superior African Civilization. I’d say yes and no, but mainly it was about infighting (although there are a few underlying themes in this movie) and if there is a projected sense of moral superiority, it’s appears to be of African over African American. (There’s definitely a disdain for African American culture in this movie).

Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.
What could that possibly be about? Image

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:26 am
by Pandora
I Feel Pretty. 10.5/10. ;) Image


Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 7:09 pm
by Pandora
Tully. 7/10

I didn’t really like the Tully character until the very end, when her real identity was revealed.

(Don’t want to give the movie away, but there is actually a rare medical condition that desctibes the things happening in this movie, and it’s not the one mentioned in it, although related).

Re: Suggest and rate movies

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 8:17 pm
by Pandora
More women drama movies:

The Escape 7/10

This movie is similar to Tully, but without the comedic elements. I thought it was unfortunate that she was not able to communicate herself to her husband, and him not being able to understand her.

I, Tonya. 7/10

An entertaining and engaging (auto) biographical account of Tonya Harding. Oh, the passions of redneck love! Lol! Btw, has it been that long ago already?! This style reminded me of Molly’s Game.

The Guardians. 8.5/10

This movie is a visual treat. Like watching Julien Dupre’s Paintings come to life; with a surprise bitter-sweet ending. I thought there was an underlying subtle theme of classism present in there among these women, as well.