The Movie Preview, Review, & Recommendation Thread pt. II

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Saw a commercial about that last night. Worth a watch?

If you like romantic comedies/dramas sure. It's a movie with a ring and did the guy who has the ring really mean to propose, and the guy who lost the ring didn't propose, maybe it saved him. Guy has a kid too so there's the single father lens.

I also watched Your Christmas or Mine on Amazon Prime mostly because it was snowing all day and I didn't feel like mucking around for more than an hour or two outside. Does Alex Jennings always sound so posh? Then I looked at Wikipedia and he's born in Romford.
 

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Caught this on Netflix over the wknd.

AP stars as a wanna be artist, current food delivery worker with a shitload of student debt. She is just living her life in Los Angeles while sharing an apartment with several people.

When a co-worker slides her a phone number to potentially be a "dummy shopper" she eventually bites.

"Dummy shopper"? Yep...fake credit card and drivers license...purchase some shit...contact resells.

After a few successful, but tense runs, she gets pretty good.

But there are pitfalls. Loads of cash laying around. No time for real 9-5 jobs/interviews. And falling for the contact dude who she is working with.

This was pretty good. The movie weaves a tale of a wannabe criminal trying to survive, doing real criminal stuff! Def worth a watch!

3.75/5.
 

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Another one I caught over the wknd.

The lead actress is a newly married lass living the high life at her husband's family compound. He heads to war and comes back partially paralyzed, and unable to walk/use his junk!

They move back to the country crib, where they basically own the town, and try to make a life for themselves.

The monkey wrench? The newly hired gamekeeper living in a cottage on the land is single and really to mingle!

Lead actress starts taking long walks and.....well.....you know!

There is a good amount of nudity in this, from both lead actors. I'm usually not a period piece movie dude, but this was also rather well done.

This is a remake and based on D.H. Lawrence's book(which I didn't see or read.)

Also worth a watch...even though it runs just over 2 hours.

3.5/5.
 

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There is a good amount of nudity in this, from both lead actors. I'm usually not a period piece movie dude, but this was also rather well done.

This is a remake and based on D.H. Lawrence's book(which I didn't see or read.)

Also worth a watch...even though it runs just over 2 hours.

One of my lady friends was recommending it. She said it was soft porn. Never know what to expect when a woman recommends you to watch porn of any kind.
 

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Caught this last night on Netflix.

Ok....have you seen Die Hard? Well this is a knock off Die Hard with a few changes:

An ex soldier goes to visit his deceased brother's family in the UK. He takes his niece to a West Ham football match.

Meanwhile...some shady terrorists plan to lock down and take over the entire stadium as they have intelligence that the main shady dude's brother will be chilling at the game. They want him!

Lockdown commences. Ex soldier's niece is running around the arena. Chaos ensues...even as the match, and the majority of the crowd have no clue.

Soldier dude has a set of skills that he uses to try and thwart the bad guys. He navigates the inner workings of the arena, with some help from a security guard, while also communicating with the coppers outside as they plan to storm the fort.

Sound familiar?

This was def watchable. Nothing special. I happen to see it and clicked play.

2.5/5.
 

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I watched The Swimmers. I knew about Yusra Mardini when she showed up to the Rio Olympics so some of the story wasn't new to me. Also my company did an interview or some kind of sponsorship for her in 2020. The fact she still wanted to swim for Syria in the beginning was a bit different. I thought she left because she was against the Assad regime.

It is depressing to see how humanity is universally decrepit that at every portion of their journey to Germany people are always willing to make money off of them - Turkey, Hungary, etc. much less threaten sexual violence.

I think the next Olympics is her last and she is some social media influencer judging from what she posts on Instagram.
 

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24 Hour Party People. The biopic of Tony Wilson, Factory Records, the Hacienda, etc. a friend told me I needed to see this. It’s slickly made but completely misses the mark in capturing the time and the music. I don’t know much about Wilson to know if it is an accurate portrayal but ever thing else is just off. 2/5
 

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Wow. Don't know what to think about this one. Just finished it on Netflix.

A billionaire dude invites some friends to a private island for some hijinks. His plan? A Clue like weekend where he gets "killed" and they have to solve the riddle.

However, there are motives behind each friend agreeing to come and motives behind the invites.

This 2+hour flick had a few ups, and several downs!

I am still puzzled(no pun intended!)

2.5/5.
 

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Wow. Don't know what to think about this one. Just finished it on Netflix.

A billionaire dude invites some friends to a private island for some hijinks. His plan? A Clue like weekend where he gets "killed" and they have to solve the riddle.

However, there are motives behind each friend agreeing to come and motives behind the invites.

This 2+hour flick had a few ups, and several downs!

I am still puzzled(no pun intended!)

2.5/5.
Interestingly. I just finished this one too. And enjoyed it better than you did.

Gave it a 4.25
 

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Just finished this documentary.

A nomad/hitchhiker saves the day for a couple of women and becomes famous.....though this is the very first time I heard about him/this incident.

He goes on the news, Jimmy Kimmel and gets offers for a reality show.

Something is fishy! He has a somewhat dark side that few know about...as they only see the carefree man on social media and in person.

Then something goes wrong and many are left to wonder if the fame led him down a dark path!

Not really a fan of this. Just too much.....something...and not enough....something else.

2/5.
 

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The Glass Onion: 4/5. Daniel Craig does an awful American accent. Light hearted who dunnit with a sold caste and a good pace.

The Pale Blue Eye. 4/5. Murder at West Point. Christian Bale, Edgar Allen Poe, satanists and some lovely scenery. Very enjoyable but, as with the above, fairly forgettable.

Black Bear. I’m only half way through this so will update with a rating later but this is really good. Aubrey Plaza gets between couple in a remote lakeside cabin. Great dialogue, tension and acting make it impossible to turn away.
 

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I still remember Edward Norton from Fight Club. He looks different as he ages. I'm guessing Glass Onion works for people who are interested in that kind of formula. It felt like pretty much type of story telling except Christopher Plummer is gone. My aunt enjoyed it. I thought it was a bit repetitive compared to Knives Out.

From Amazon, I watched Something from Tiffany's over the holidays. It reminded me a lot of my last trip to New York. Otherwise it's one of those romantic dramas where you're just waiting for the real couple to hook up and ditch their inappropriate girl/boy friends.

Also watched The People We Hate At The Wedding. I don't know how Allison Janney went from The West Wing to this, but she did. Maybe money talks.
 

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This popped up on my Youtube recs last night and I watched it...again. I had a VHS copy back in the day and have seen it countless times.

This documentary follows the lives of two 14 year old boys living in inner city Chicago as they grow up and dream of becoming NBA players one day.

It follows their struggles at home, in school and on the court.

This film is moving, inspiring, sad(at times) and powerful!

One of the best films/documentaries out there!

4.5/5!
 
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This popped up on my Youtube recs last night and I watched it...again. I had a VHS copy back in the day and have seen it countless times.

This documentary follows the lives of two 14 year old boys living in inner city Chicago as they grow up and dream of becoming NBA players one day.

It follows their struggles at home, in school and on the court.

This film is moving, inspiring, sad(at times) and powerful!

One of the best films/documentaries out there!

4.5/5!
one of few that I watch again.
 
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