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FuzzyPlum 10-07-2018 12:29 PM

The House with a Clock in it's Walls: B-
Watched this a couple of weeks ago. Not an awful film- just really strange. The trailers suggest its a comedy (and with Jack Black in it that's what you'd expect). However the trailers show every comical moment- and that's it. Overall it really isn't a comedy. In fact, it's pitched at the wrong audience- it's actually quite scary for young kids. Quite entertaining but very odd.

Jondalar 10-08-2018 02:20 AM

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The House with a Clock in it's Walls: B-
Watched this a couple of weeks ago. Not an awful film- just really strange. The trailers suggest its a comedy (and with Jack Black in it that's what you'd expect). However the trailers show every comical moment- and that's it. Overall it really isn't a comedy. In fact, it's pitched at the wrong audience- it's actually quite scary for young kids. Quite entertaining but very odd.

Thanks for review. I have no desire to see this film. It look looked to kiddish to me.

Feather Blade 10-08-2018 10:21 AM

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26. Smallfoot, grade C+ = surprisingly this cartoon was boring, it was barely good. Was sort of disappointed.

You see such an amazing variety of film types. If you go see it, I am interested to hear what you think of Bad Times at the El Royale. It seems more like something my other half would be interested in, but for some reason I am intrigued by the story.

FuzzyPlum 10-08-2018 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Jondalar (Post 1238884)
Thanks for review. I have no desire to see this film. It look looked to kiddish to me.


I had no desire really but took my 6 year old daughter- thought it would be right up her street from what we saw on the trailers. As I said though- it turned out there's actually very little humour in it. It was more like a scarier Harry Potter film about wizards and warlocks for 13/14 year olds.

Jondalar 10-14-2018 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Feather Blade (Post 1238926)
You see such an amazing variety of film types. If you go see it, I am interested to hear what you think of Bad Times at the El Royale. It seems more like something my other half would be interested in, but for some reason I am intrigued by the story.

I didnít see El Royals. Here is the thing. No one I went with wanted to see it. It supposed to be kinda good but repetitive and no one was in a he mood for it. Sorry :( just doesnít seem that appealing.

Jondalar 10-14-2018 04:15 PM

28. Venom, Grade B- = what a surprise! This movie is getting savaged by critics but I liked it. Itís chalk full of great action scenes. Is it great? no! But it is good. Very 80s and 90s type of superhero movie. I cannot believe this is only getting a 30% approval rating on rotten tomatoes. You may like this.

Jondalar 10-21-2018 10:31 PM

29. Halloween, grade B- = there is a low budget cheapness that works with this movie. Itís not great, but not bad. Not anywhere near as good as the original or Rob Zombieís remake. There are some plot twists that are totally unbelievable but I liked the performances and some of the kills.

FuzzyPlum 10-22-2018 08:51 AM

Johnny English Strikes Again: C=
Meh

paleshadow 10-22-2018 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jondalar (Post 1241748)
29. Halloween, grade B- = there is a low budget cheapness that works with this movie. Itís not great, but not bad. Not anywhere near as good as the original or Rob Zombieís remake. There are some plot twists that are totally unbelievable but I liked the performances and some of the kills.

I really enjoyed it. I thought it was just as good as the first, and I absolutely hated Rob Zombies vision of it because he took away the mystery and almost made Michael someone you sympathized with. When I watched it I wondered if Laurie had only hugged him when he showed her the baby picture he had of her, would they have gone off someplace and been a happy family? :lol:

So without spoiling the new movie for anyone, do you think they'll do another or that this was it?

Jondalar 10-23-2018 04:25 PM

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I really enjoyed it. I thought it was just as good as the first, and I absolutely hated Rob Zombies vision of it because he took away the mystery and almost made Michael someone you sympathized with. When I watched it I wondered if Laurie had only hugged him when he showed her the baby picture he had of her, would they have gone off someplace and been a happy family? :lol:

So without spoiling the new movie for anyone, do you think they'll do another or that this was it?

Because the movie only cost 10 million to make and it made about 80 million in its opening weekend, Iím sure there will be some type of sequel. Jamie Lee had a deal where she gets a chunk of the profits. Iím sure once she sees the paycheck, she will sign on. Itís also good for women over 55 to be able to open a movie.

Jondalar 10-23-2018 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by FuzzyPlum (Post 1241781)
Johnny English Strikes Again: C=
Meh

Never heard of it.

Feather Blade 10-24-2018 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Jondalar (Post 1240792)
I didnít see El Royals. Here is the thing. No one I went with wanted to see it. It supposed to be kinda good but repetitive and no one was in a he mood for it. Sorry :( just doesnít seem that appealing.

Thanks for your thoughts anyway. We may give it a try. We'll see.

FuzzyPlum 10-25-2018 05:21 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody: A-
Just watched this- I thought it was really, really good. The performances by each of the four principle actors were fantastic- they absolutely nailed the nuances of the respective band members (and surely Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury may warrant an Academy Award nomination). The star of this film is the music itself though, culminating in Queen's full 1985 performance at Live Aid. This film wasn't perfect; I don't want to watch it again in a hurry but I do want to break out a number of the Queen albums. Also, there seemed to be several frustrating inaccuracies with timelines that were obviously played around with in order to suit the overall narrative and ensure the running time fitted. This came across as a bit disingenuous for a music biopic closely produced by the remaining band members themselves.
Overall though, a damned fine movie that served to reminded me of how great a Fleetwood Mac biopic could one day be.
Edit: PS- I should have mentioned there's a lot of humour in this film. Though at times it deals with 'difficult' themes, the overall tone of the film is quite light.

FuzzyPlum 10-25-2018 05:30 PM

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Never heard of it.

Its the third film in a series of James Bond parodies by Rowan Atkinson (Black Adder, Mr Bean). You haven't missed much.

Jondalar 10-26-2018 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by FuzzyPlum (Post 1242252)
Bohemian Rhapsody: A-
Just watched this- I thought it was really, really good. The performances by each of the four principle actors were fantastic- they absolutely nailed the nuances of the respective band members (and surely Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury may warrant an Academy Award nomination). The star of this film is the music itself though, culminating in Queen's full 1985 performance at Live Aid. This film wasn't perfect; I don't want to watch it again in a hurry but I do want to break out a number of the Queen albums. Also, there seemed to be several frustrating inaccuracies with timelines that were obviously played around with in order to suit the overall narrative and ensure the running time fitted. This came across as a bit disingenuous for a music biopic closely produced by the remaining band members themselves.
Overall though, a damned fine movie that served to reminded me of how great a Fleetwood Mac biopic could one day be.

I cannot wait to see this film.


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