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TrueFaith77 06-19-2019 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Jondalar (Post 1253234)
I definitely want to see Domino and the Professor. Love Mel Gibsonís Apocalypto. Movie got ignored simply because people didnít like Mel. Thank u.

My full review of Apocalypto is in my book The Community of Desire.

(Also review The Passion of the Christ there too)

Jondalar 06-27-2019 06:44 PM

16. Child’s Play, grade C+ = this is not a remake - it’s a reimagining. There a different origin to the evil of the doll. Basically it’s a “smart doll” gone bad. The movie is very quick to start and is not long. There is some decent gorey moments and it’s pretty good until the end. The lame ending is what really hurts this movie. Still it’s watchable and better than what I thought it would be.

Jondalar 06-28-2019 12:35 AM

17. Annabelle Comes Home, grade B - = tons of atmosphere, nice little story, a bunch of jump scares. Not as good as Annabelle Creation, but decent and a lot better than the Nun. They did try on this one.

TrueFaith77 06-30-2019 06:28 PM

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/johnd...f-2019-so-far/
THE NINE WORTHIES: 9 Best Movies of 2019 (so far)

1. Shadow (Zhang Yimou)
2. Domino (Brian De Palma)
3. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
4. The Legend of the Demon Cat (Chen Kaige)
5. Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler)
6. Sorry Angel (Christophe Honorť)
7. Sauvage/Wild (Camille Vidal-Naquet)
8. Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
9. The Professor and the Madman (Farhad Safinia)

Jondalar 07-01-2019 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by TrueFaith77 (Post 1253377)
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/johnd...f-2019-so-far/
THE NINE WORTHIES: 9 Best Movies of 2019 (so far)

1. Shadow (Zhang Yimou)
2. Domino (Brian De Palma)
3. The Image Book (Jean-Luc Godard)
4. The Legend of the Demon Cat (Chen Kaige)
5. Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler)
6. Sorry Angel (Christophe Honorť)
7. Sauvage/Wild (Camille Vidal-Naquet)
8. Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
9. The Professor and the Madman (Farhad Safinia)

I havenít even seen any of these movies advertised yet.

TrueFaith77 07-01-2019 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Jondalar (Post 1253382)
I havenít even seen any of these movies advertised yet.

Itís true. The best movies donít get advertised.

TrueFaith77 07-01-2019 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TrueFaith77 (Post 1253385)
Itís true. The best movies donít get advertised.

But what does that mean nowadays? TV advertising?

I've seen all of their trailers on iTunes trailers, I believe.

They all had theatrical runs in theaters in the United States this year, so they got reviewed (which is basically an extension of advertising).

Domino, The Image Book, Dragged Across Concrete, Sorry Angel, and The Professor and the Madman are already available for rent or purchase on iTunes.

I *think* you mean that none of these films were hyped, which is true.

SisterNightroad 07-02-2019 08:59 AM

I've seen Rocketman just yesterday and I liked it incredibly much. It's a real musical in which Elton John's songs are used to describe and convey what he was going through during the changes he underwent in his rambunctious life rather than follow his artistic timeline. The best scene is probably the moment in which Elton sings "Your Song" for the first time but I don't want to spoil the details.
Taron Egerton's acting and singing performance was amazing and he really looked like the original, especially in the first part.
The movie was both touching and funny, and didn't shy away from showing the most controversial aspects of John's life while remaining descreet. I thought it would have wrapped up in another way in another moment of Elton John's life but I don't mind that the movie ended with an uplift tone.
The only downside is that I don't think the film and its actors will receive deserved recognition because it's a bit of a niche work, oriented towards the adult public that already like and know the artist, added to the fact that it came out in theaters in a less favorable moment.

Jondalar 07-05-2019 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by SisterNightroad (Post 1253401)
I've seen Rocketman just yesterday and I liked it incredibly much. It's a real musical in which Elton John's songs are used to describe and convey what he was going through during the changes he underwent in his rambunctious life rather than follow his artistic timeline. The best scene is probably the moment in which Elton sings "Your Song" for the first time but I don't want to spoil the details.
Taron Egerton's acting and singing performance was amazing and he really looked like the original, especially in the first part.
The movie was both touching and funny, and didn't shy away from showing the most controversial aspects of John's life while remaining descreet. I thought it would have wrapped up in another way in another moment of Elton John's life but I don't mind that the movie ended with an uplift tone.
The only downside is that I don't think the film and its actors will receive deserved recognition because it's a bit of a niche work, oriented towards the adult public that already like and know the artist, added to the fact that it came out in theaters in a less favorable moment.

I heard it was good but Iím not a fan of Elton and I figured it was overrated like Bohemian Rhapsody, which was basically a TV movie.

Jondalar 07-05-2019 03:39 AM

18. Diane, grade B = a slice of life movie about a woman trying to make amends for her past. Stars Mary Kay Place (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman). Good performance in a movie that Iím a surprised got made since itís about a woman in her 60s.

Jondalar 07-09-2019 04:22 PM

19. Spider-Man Far From Home, grade B+ = itís a good movie, some people love it. I thought it was just as good as the first movie but Itís not something I want to watch over again. I think Iím just too old for these movies. There is a lot of teenage drama and itís too kiddie for me. Tom Holland is a great Spider-Man and Jake Gylenhaul did a good job as Mysterio. The special effects were excellent.

Jondalar 07-15-2019 06:08 PM

20. Crawl, grade B = good little horror movie with great atmosphere. The hurricane is done well and the alligators look great. This movie is short and knows what it is. No unnecessary set-up and some nice kills and doesnít waste your time.

Jondalar 08-13-2019 12:13 AM

21. Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, grade B = donít have much to say about this movie except that itís got great stunt sequences, is totally unbelievable and very fun. Itís an action comedy and I liked it but I wouldnít watch it again.

Jondalar 08-13-2019 12:15 AM

22. Scary Stories to tell in the Dark, grade B - = well done but not scary. This movie is really for teenagers, not adults. It was fun though but I’ve seen this all before.

Jondalar 08-26-2019 02:37 AM

23. Ready or Not, grade B- = a well made, gothic horror comedy. I liked this movie but didnít love it because it never went far enough with the evil satanic stuff or action. Samara Weaver is going to be a star though. She had it.


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