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    Brittany Runs a Marathon - The trailer sells this as a comedy. I wouldn't go that far. Pretty much every joke is in the trailer, and some are pretty far out of context for the scene. There were parts that are pretty awkward. And I think if you're a very literal person the running/training scenes may bother you. That said, I'd recommend it, but it's not a run out and see movie. It's better than a lot of the direct-to-streaming releases, but I'd still say Redbox or streaming are the way to go with this one.


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    "You Are Here - A Come From Away Story" - It was as emotional as you might expect, especially seeing it today. It was nice to see the actual people from the story, though because there are so many people, you don't get as much depth into each story. It was interesting to see the real people after having heard their stories from the show itself.

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    I attempted to watch Aquaman.
    I had wanted to see it when it first came out, looked like a fun movie, but never got around to it. So finally got a chance to sit down and watch it this past weekend. I couldn't get thru it. I don't know one comic book franchise from another, and I'm not terribly concerned to become immersed in either. I just thought maybe it would be a good movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericles View Post
    I attempted to watch Aquaman.
    If it's something you still have available and can watch again, I recommend watching the Kraken scene towards the end of the movie. It's voiced by a very well known person associated with Disney and is completely worth hearing their contribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericles View Post
    I attempted to watch Aquaman.
    I had wanted to see it when it first came out, looked like a fun movie, but never got around to it. So finally got a chance to sit down and watch it this past weekend. I couldn't get thru it. I don't know one comic book franchise from another, and I'm not terribly concerned to become immersed in either. I just thought maybe it would be a good movie.
    Sorry to hear that. I absolutely loved Aquaman and have probably seen it 5 or 6 times. Its a "stop everything and watch" film for me whenever it is on. Plus he is such eye candy!
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    Eye candy he is. But I understand he was ... not great to the crew. On the flight home he was more relaxed. But during filming, not so much. That dampened my desire to see the film.

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    "Hustlers" - It was ok but really not much more than ok. It had a lot of potential but the framing device they decided to use to tell the story really brought the story repeatedly to a screeching halt, I thought. Both Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu have their moments, but in the long run, I didn't really know why the film was made. I found myself bored and my attention wandering a lot. And other than it just being a paying job, I have no idea why Julia Stiles did this movie. It was a very vanilla part, and not even a very big one. And there was zero explanation for the catalyst that started the whole thing. If not for one event, none of the rest would have happened but there wasn't any real reason why the spark happened at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericles View Post
    I attempted to watch Aquaman.
    I had wanted to see it when it first came out, looked like a fun movie, but never got around to it. So finally got a chance to sit down and watch it this past weekend. I couldn't get thru it. I don't know one comic book franchise from another, and I'm not terribly concerned to become immersed in either. I just thought maybe it would be a good movie.
    Aquaman is my favorite comic, so I pushed through it. Twice.

    It definitely throws a lot at you. Like every underwater kingdom and a whole bunch of customs and mythology. Plus by the final battle every aquatic creature you can imagine, and then some. I can see how it's a lot if you are trying to follow it, but don't really need to understand it. If you want to try to understand it, maybe try subtitles? If not, just know, most of the dialogue isn't really critical to following the movie either. It's definitely one where it's ok to coast and just watch the visuals.

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    Juno. It is a sweet movie. I love the main characters sense of humor. Allison Janney was great! I couldnt predict the ending, which I liked. They really told a story.

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    "Abominable" - I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed the film. I don't think the trailers and advertising are doing a very good job at all at selling this film and telling you what the story is about. Returning the yeti to his home is just the catalyst for other things happening. It's funny and sweet and just a good movie. I definitely expect it to be nominated for Best Animated Feature. If you don't normally stay through the credits, I would do so for this film. It's not a huge payoff but worth it.

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    "Downton Abbey" (or Downtown Abbey, as Mr. Tea calls it) -- very fun! -- which was a relief since we still haven't seen any of the shows yet. Surprisingly easy to follow for total newbies, which says a lot for the writers and director. Went out to our favorite Indian restaurant for dinner beforehand, in honor of Geraldine James (Queen Mary) and "The Jewel in the Crown" (one of our favorites).


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    Im glad to hear this. I want to see the movie but had no chance before this weekend. And, here in Aurora, I hesitate to enter a theater with The Joker playing. I may have missed my chance.

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    Ad Astro 8/10 Star Power Helped It Out!

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    a) Deadpool is one of my all time favorite movies.
    a.1) except for Moana.
    b) Just finally watched Repo Man last night. Interesting. Perhaps if I'd watched it in the mid 80's when it first came out, I'd understand the 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Otherwise I'd put it down around the 80-85%.
    c) Not the last movie I watched but really good and surprising: Train to Busan. And it's Spooktober, so it's pretty seasonal!

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    "Parasite" - I'd seen a trailer a while ago and was interested, even before all of the recent publicity. It was a really good movie, touching on a lot of different themes. It's definitely not for the faint-hearted. Be warned that it's subtitled, but it's worth it.

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    "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" - Generally, I enjoyed the film. There were bits about it that I wasn't a fan of, but overall, it was fun to watch, and there were some genuine emotions evoked. Angelina Jolie is really terrific in this role - they made a good choice in thinking to ask her, and they were really lucky she said yes. I know some people have complained that these stories are so different than the original animated version, but I look at them from a multi-verse point of view. What's the point of just re-making a film? (One of the reasons I chose not to see the new version of "The Lion King".) I love seeing Michelle Pfeiffer in films again, and she's playing a little against type in this film, which is also fun. There are a few scenes that can be a little harsh for little ones. Not violent or graphic, per se, but thematically.

    My major objection to the film isn't so much about plot but about arrangement and motive:

     
    I really wish they hadn't told you up front that the queen was evil. Yeah, we already know she's a trouble-maker because we saw her fabulous speech in the trailer where she purposely insults Maleficent by saying Aurora hasn't had a proper family previously. But that can be chalked up to simple vanity and looking down at a "creature" like Maleficent. But I'd have wanted to not know how truly evil she is until the words she whispered in the king's ear while he's laying in a coma in bed. I'd have then shown all the stuff that she's behind the kidnappings and experimentations on the Moor folk. As soon as the king fell ill, I knew it was her doing, though I didn't know how. I thought it would have been a bigger reveal to believe that Maleficent was responsible and then to find out the truth. I also wanted a better motivation for her actions. Presumably, all of this stems from her brother supposedly being killed by the Moors (at least never returning home, but we don't really know why), and her father being overthrown and her family being cast aside - all of which she blames on the Moors? It seems a pretty unreasonable excuse to justify the killing of an entire nation of creatures, not to mention the toll of deaths of her own people in the war.


    Oh, one pleasant surprise in the casting that I hadn't heard about:

     
    Warwick Davis! I didn't know he was in this. Loved seeing him.
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    I'm thinking of going to see this if time allows this weekend - thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!
    Next weekend we are going to see the new Zombieland. Quite looking forward to that, thought the first one was fun.

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    The Adams Family 9/10 Never Judge a Book by It's Cover like movie or Never Judge People for Appearances

    Ad Astra 7/10 Brad Pitt and supporting cast save an otherwise boring movie. Dad went to sleep the whole time!

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    Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning
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