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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 July 2020 at 1:02pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Probably because itís painting on a wider canvas, I have come to think of the show as even better than the movie!
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Peter Martin
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The Red Violin (1998).

I really rate this film -- this was maybe the fourth or fifth time I've watched this film and it's still just as good as the first time really. Sort of an anthology, but the lengthy final section makes it more of a cohesive whole than that. 
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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 28 July 2020 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I have yet to watch the WWDITS movie* , but I suspect that I'll agree with that sentiment. Right off the bat (I swear that was not intentional, just caught that when proofreading), the show has a greater diversity of characters (especially with Nadja and Colin Robinson), which leads to greater story potential. I still have a hard time differentiating between Viago and Deacon when I see glimpses of the movie.

*Thanks to Tim, I see that it's On-Demand now. So I will take care of that!
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Tim O Neill
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There are only a few movies I can think of like this that I laughed out loud
throughout on the first viewing and had moments of laughing so hard that no
sound is coming out of my mouth! Off the top of my head - AIRPLANE and
BORAT were similar. Each movie was helped by a joined audience experience.
I watched WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS at home on the couch, so no
theatrical audience to help it along!


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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 July 2020 at 7:05pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

JUMANJI - THE NEXT LEVEL (2019)

Third or fourth viewing. Not as fresh as the original, but still lots of fun. My introduction to Awkwafina, who displays considerable acting chops.

Biggest hole, in the first film the character of Bethany grew considerably, but Jack Black still plays her as a diluted Valley Girl.

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Matt Reed
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Agreed about JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL.  I went into the first film absolutely hating the original starring Robin Williams.  At the time it was the only movie we could agree on over the holidays as a family.  Surprise, surprise, I came out a fan.  I was really looking forward to THE NEXT LEVEL and although it didn't disappoint, it is "lesser than".  Can't quite put my finger on it ("not as fresh" might be the best explanation).  That said, I've seen it three or four times myself so I certainly enjoy it.  
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John Byrne

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Posted: 30 July 2020 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

The comparison with the original JUMANJI becomes especially apt when we consider how far we've come with CGI animals.

The dinosaurs in JURASSIC PARK were totally convincing because none of us know what dinosaurs really looked like. But start showing us elephants and chimpanzees....

In THE NEXT LEVEL the mandrills were completely convincing--and I suspect the horse was CGI a lot!

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Tim O Neill
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I really liked JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL - I should not have skipped it in the
theater as it is really inventive and funny. I heard the story wasn't good, but
it's wonderful.

One aspect that doesn't for me is Dwayne Johnson's performance. He did so
well in the first, but he is out of his league in this one. He can't evoke Danny
DeVito very well, and only a few of his moments land for me. He just doesn't
have the kind of comic timing to pull it off. It might not be so noticeable if he
weren't standing next to Kevin Hart, who is nailing every single line when he is
evoking Danny Glover. It pains me to say this as Dwayne Johnson is part of
why the first one is so, so good (especially sotto voce moment "Don't cry don't
cry don't cry...").


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Tim O Neill
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OUT OF SIGHT (1998) - One of my favorite movies - Steven Soderbergh's
adaptation of Elmore Leonard's book is so great. The cast is all strong,
especially Clooney and Lopez. A great dash of humor just makes it even
better.


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Brian Miller
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Speaking of OUT OF SIGHT, we're currently watching JUSTIFIED
which is based on other Elmore Leonard works, and I'm pretty sure he's
going to be the next author I dive into.
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THE AFRICAN QUEEN [1951].

Perfection.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 July 2020 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Somehow, one I have still not seen!
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