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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 28 December 2017 at 4:44am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Downsizing

Not the comedy it was marketed as.

A rather somber message about climate change and how people use those we consider less fortunate.  It was kinda dull until the arrival of actress Hong Chau (as a Vietnamese dissident/cleaning woman).  She was a revelation and the entire movie spun on her axis.  She was a delight.

All in all an ok effort.  

So-so movie with a breakout character who deserved better around her.
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 28 December 2017 at 4:51am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The Greatest Showman

We love it a lot !
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Gregory Harshman
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Posted: 28 December 2017 at 8:37pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

I had mild interest in this when I saw the trailer a few months ago (when Kevin Spacey was still in it). My interest increased to must see when it was announced Spacey was to be replaced by Christopher Plummer. Partly because I like Plummer, but more so just to see if they could pull it off.

Well, they sure did. I really enjoyed this, and Plummer was magnificent!
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Gregory Harshman
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Posted: 30 December 2017 at 6:27pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

LADYBIRD

Thought I would love this, found myself simply liking it.
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Jeremy Simington
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Posted: 01 January 2018 at 6:39pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

THE SHAPE OF WATER

I had such high hopes and I purposely saved it for New Year's Eve. Boy was it disappointing. I cannot fathom what Del Toro was thinking. I suppose he was aiming for a Grimm's fairy tale kind of love story. Big miss. The real shame of it is that the every single actor on screen did a great job. Set your expectations low if you go. Better yet, stay home and rewatch Pan's Labyrinth.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 01 January 2018 at 9:08pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply


(Jeremy, I've discovered after many, many, many tries--the last being CRIMSON PEAK--that the works of del Toro just don't do it for me.  Critics and fan alike fall all over themselves for his films, but he's never clicked with me, for some reason.)



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James Best
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Posted: 02 January 2018 at 7:07pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Caught an evening show on January 1st.

Have to say that I am very glad I didn't pay full price for my ticket. There were some nuggets of enjoyment but there were too many times where I was mentally saying "WTF?" at what was happening onscreen.
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Robin Taylor
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Posted: 02 January 2018 at 8:08pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Star Wars:The Last Jedi and The Shape of Water. I fell in love with the latter.


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Phil Kreisel
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Posted: 09 January 2018 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri.

Really good film.  It does make you think. It'll be a best picture contender at the Academy Awards (already won a few Golden Globe awards).

Represents the start of my wife and I's annual viewing of best picture nominations. I've figured out what might be nominated based on what the Golden Globes has done.
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Mario Ribeiro
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Posted: 15 January 2018 at 5:17pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

WONDER WHEEL

The right movie at the wrong time. Storaro remains a genius, Winslet became a genius and Loquasto made the best sets of his career.

People can do more for women in Hollywood by supporting Winslet's amazing performance than by spreading dirt.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 21 January 2018 at 7:26pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

THE COMMUTER

I was expecting something very similar to Liam Neeson's previous exploits as some of his films in recent years have followed a particular formula.

This one is slightly different. He's on a train, there are bad guys, there are threats and the clock is ticking, but he's not a traditional action hero here: he's a fairly normal insurance salesman, albeit with a police background, but one who is leading an ordinary life before being thrust into extraordinary circumstances.

It's varied the Neeson formula a tad, plus the film was gripping throughout, supported by a solid cast.

I have a Cineworld card and to make it value for money, I have to go to the cinema 4 times a month. I think I'll see THE POST in the week.


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David Miller
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Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:02pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I, TONYA

About as funny as a dark drama can be, or as dark as a black comedy can be. I hardly stopped laughing, even when the movie looked me in the eye and told me I should feel guilty for having such a great time (and rightly so.) There's almost a Dr. Strangelove quality to the shrieking camp hysteria in a movie about public humiliation and domestic violence.

The actors are 10-15 years older than the real people during the events portrayed, in so much makeup they look like prostitutes; I was in college from 1991 to 1994, and in love with figure skaters, and it was almost like watching drag queens perform a soundtrack of my youth. (Even though the songs themselves were a bizarre collection of Seventies MOR which tries to sand a decade off the period into an Eighties melange.) Sebastian Stan's Jeff Gillooly  switches from a stupid-looking mustance to a stupid-looking goatee, and is appropriately pathetic, malevolent and contemptible. Alison Janney as Harding's mother gives a tour-de-force of laugh-out-loud cruelty. Paul Walter Hauser brings a Strangers on a Train quality to his "bodyguard" character's demented extrapolations and improvisations, and is so good it would be a breakout role if he wasn't playing an off-putting slug.

And Margot Robie is astonishing. With a sandpaper disposition and a  neck-breaking sneer that made me want to check for a heartbeat, she still wrings the empathy out of lines such as pondering why Nancy Kerrigan getting hit once was even such a big deal; after all, someone hit Tonya just about every day since childhood. She deserves every award nomination she receives.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 21 January 2018 at 11:37pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

GEOSTORM.

A completely unplausible concept, but a nice turn off your brain for a while action/disaster/mystery. Only fault is, I figured out who the bad guy was way before the reveal.

The casting is funny. It has actors from Scotland, England, Egypt, and Australia playing Americans (alongside a few actual Americans, such as Ed Harris), while a Chinese-American actor plays a Chinese character. An American actress plays a Nigerian. Andy Garcia, who was born in Cuba, plays the President, an Irish actor plays an English character, and an actress born in Romania (but who moved to Germany) plays a German. 








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