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Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Reply #150 on: June 09, 2019, 05:35:37 PM »
Last night we watched Atavar. She said, "Oh, great, a cartoon." Turns out she really liked the movie. I said, "Good cartoon, huh?"

btw, James Camaron studied physics in college, and I have no particular issues with Atavar. Curiously, he took physics the same place I learned calculus, but a year ahead of me. There are no huge gaping violations of the laws of God and Man.

She liked "Avatar"? Good. because there are another four sequels in the pipeline.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/05/avatar-sequel-announcements-timeline-james-cameron.html

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« Reply #151 on: June 09, 2019, 06:24:44 PM »
Not surprised there’s more planned now that Disney has the rights.

They love those “franchise” movies.

Btw......really enjoyed the Pandora land at Disney World earlier this year.
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/animal-kingdom/pandora-world-of-avatar/

Now want to go back for the Star Wars theme park. But not for a few years. Let the hysteria settle a bit.  ;D
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Re: Mark's Movie Reviews
« Reply #152 on: June 14, 2019, 11:22:31 AM »
Girl, Interrupted is a pretty good movie. Sort of like Fight Club meets Shutter Island.

John Wick was awesome. Love Keanu and John Wick.

Avengers Endgame was okay. Infinity War was legitimately a really good movie, so it had a lot to live up to for me. Didn't disappoint or wow me.

I can't believe you paid money to see Captain Marvel.  stirpot)

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« Reply #153 on: June 14, 2019, 06:25:13 PM »
Girl, Interrupted is a pretty good movie. Sort of like Fight Club meets Shutter Island.

John Wick was awesome. Love Keanu and John Wick.

Avengers Endgame was okay. Infinity War was legitimately a really good movie, so it had a lot to live up to for me. Didn't disappoint or wow me.

I can't believe you paid money to see Captain Marvel.  stirpot)

Saw "Captain Marvel" and "Shazam". Total cost for both movies was less than $6. Budget cinemas rock. The critics pretty much nailed "CM"- very mediocre; the fight scenes weren't thrilling, Brie Larson came off as smug and unlikeable. My first comment to my wife after seeing it was "Wonder Woman was better." At least the first two acts were very good; the third act was just stupid. But at least it had some very good set pieces, and there was good chemistry between Chris Pine and Gal Gadot.

"Shazam" had a really, really good heart and wonderful intentions. Mark Strong was wasted, but Zachary Levi was just outstanding. The problem was there just wasn't any well defined menace. So, Mark Strong is going to be evil? How would this affect people? A lot left off the table, and instead is left to our imagination.
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« Reply #154 on: Today at 08:24:31 AM »
I can't believe you paid money to see Captain Marvel.  stirpot)

In the last two years I've paid about $130 to MoviePass and watched about 135 movies. I haven't paid directly for a ticket in all that time. Now I stream movies. I most especially don't want my money going to Disney, who I consider more insidious than CNN.

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« Reply #155 on: Today at 08:45:36 AM »
Rocketman

This is the story of Elton John. He's worth $500 million, but he wants us to know how rough his childhood was.

I liked this movie ok. It's a musical - every now and then everyone on screen breaks into song and dance. Apparently it's the year for biopics on gay music stars. I liked this one a lot better than I liked Bohemian Rhapsody, but I must admit that might be because I like Elton John a lot better than I like Freddie Mercury.

Kee Kee Dee appears in the movie for about 90 seconds, which is roughly proportional to how long she appears in Elton's life. There was another woman whom he married - Renate Blauel - I was completely unaware of her, but this was in the mid-80s and I was unaware of most everything for that decade.

According to this movie, Elton was a musical prodigy - the movie exaggerates a bit, but in fact he was extremely talented even when as young as 5. It's also claimed in the movie that he "fucked everything that moved and took every drug known to man." I expect that's true.

Elton was played by Taron Egerton, recently the star of The Kingsmen. He did a good job of acting, and as far as he could manage his singing was decent. Unfortunately, Elton is a high tenor and Taron is missing the better part of an octive of Elton's range. Other singers in the movie were actually quite good. There's one scene where Taron is playing Elton at perhaps age 17 - his mother and grandmother are somewhat skeptical of his choice of music as a career, and he sits at the piano and plays and sings Your Song, which, of course, leaves them in tears. Women can't resist a man who sings to them, even if the man sings badly. In fact, my personal formula:

1. Walk a dog in public. The women will come to you.

2. When you find one you like, make her laugh.

3. Take her home. Sing to her.

4. Then cook her dinner.

That's it, you own her heart.

I dunno, this wasn't a very well written review, but remember I started out saying overall I liked it. The good parts of the movie outshown the self-indulgent parts.
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