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09/09/2017 01:17:36 PM · #1
Dunkirk - 9/10

A war movie unlike any I recall. Before I saw it, a friend said, "if you aren't a pacifist before you see it, you will be after."

The film is set during the Dunkirk evacuation between May 26 and June 4, 1940. Winston Churchill called the evacuation both a "colossal military disaster", and a "miracle of deliverance". The movie is intense from start to finish and brilliantly portrays both disaster and deliverance, weaving action and (limited) character development.

The film integrates musical themes from the Enigma Variations by British composer Edward Elgar (specifically Variation #9 - Adagio "Nimrod") into the dramatic and evocative film score (composed by Hans Zimmer) is exceptional and a highlight of the film for me. The director (Christopher Nolan) is quoted as saying "Elgar's monumental theme, a theme as beloved to the English as Dunkirk itself, is often played at ceremonial occasions and funerals. It's a theme which (I never admitted to Hans) I am incapable of hearing without feeling the surprising weight of my father's coffin on my shoulder." A majority of the soundtrack is traditionally environmental and serves very well to heighten the emotional impact of particular scenes. This film is worth seeing (or re-seeing) simply for the experience of noting the well-integrated score.

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09/09/2017 08:16:56 AM · #2
The Tag Along (2015) (horror)
It was a blockbuster in Asia but never managed to see it.
8/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tag-Along
09/09/2017 03:00:51 AM · #3
Going in Style - 7/10

Slightly formulaic and predictable, but entertaining, even for Riley (11).
09/04/2017 09:22:59 PM · #4
The Hitman's Bodyguard - 7/10

Trailers looked like an OK action comedy, but it turned out to be much more entertaining than I thought it would be.
09/04/2017 01:48:24 PM · #5
Terminator: Genisys - 2/10

This came highly recommended to me by a number of people that told me that it "went back to the spirit of the first two!"

Well, except for Schwarzenegger being in it, I didn't feel that. It was very poorly done, the plot was convoluted as hell and it fell into the trap that too many movies seem to be falling into these days. Too much in too little time. I couldn't even finish watching it. I just didn't care enough.
09/04/2017 09:49:48 AM · #6
The Babadook (10/10) - there wasn't much of a chance to see this in theaters, but it's on Netflix.

There are two schools of thought about Horror movies. Some people like the adrenaline rush of being scared. Others feel that monsters are real, in a psychological sense. In other words, the horror is within us. For the second group, this is a great movie, and provides the most insightful and complete study of the "monster" and how we deal with the "monster" that I've ever seen in a horror movie.

When it comes to movies, I don't give a lot of 10s.
08/21/2017 09:43:40 AM · #7
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

(The bar is set pretty low these days)


Ain't that the damn truth... *rolls eyes*
08/21/2017 03:26:19 AM · #8
I HAVE seen the movie: Love off the cuff, and it was about a couple who in love for 7 years and they broke up a lot.

07/21/2017 11:17:45 PM · #9
The Mist, I love scary movies, mysteries and Sufi. I would rate it a 7.
07/21/2017 04:08:36 PM · #10
John Wick 2 - 3/10 but it is fascinating how they ruined everything that was fun about the first movie
07/21/2017 02:00:49 PM · #11
The girl with all the gifts. (AMAZON PRIME)- fantastic Zombie movie. With the feel of "Children of men"- but better. You will not be disappointed, fan of the genre or not. 9 out of 10.

Message edited by author 2017-08-07 08:12:21.
04/26/2017 06:26:33 PM · #12
Assassin's Creed - 6/10

Interesting plot, lots of action & special effects. Overall it met expectations without being annoying. (The bar is set pretty low these days)
04/26/2017 04:13:28 PM · #13
It Follows - 8/10

Excellent horror movie. Spare and chilling. It has some teen horror movie cliches (slaughter as punishment for sex) but is so relentless about them that it feels more like a satire of the cliches. The whole movie feels haunted.

The more I think about it, the more meaning I find in it, which could lead me to bump my score higher...
04/16/2017 04:05:50 AM · #14
Why Him? - 3/10
I was in the mood for a comedy and was pretty disappointed in this even though I read some of the bad ratings and reviews. I like James Franco and I like Bryan Cranston, but there was no chemistry here (no pun intended) and the whole thing just left me groaning. A few entertaining moments here & there, hence my generous score.
03/30/2017 09:35:34 PM · #15
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Logan- my rating 7 out of 10.

I am aware that every critic loved it, and there were some "real" moments that are not usually found in Super hero comic book movies.

However, a movie about once courageous Super heroes dying, slowly on screen, was a seriously depressing adventure, rather than what would be expected.

In essence, what was good about it, was also bad about it.


Logan was depressing as hell. I mean, seriously. Great acting, except for the fact that towards the end Jackman was so haggard he reminded me of Mel Gibson, and I don't like Mel Gibson.

Basically, to me, the moral of the story is if you have morals, it will do you no good in the end. Timely, I suppose, but still so very sad. (And they were still courageous, I thought, but with nothing really to be courageous FOR, except each other.)
03/30/2017 09:23:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.

Thanks for that Don. Books do tend to be better than films in most cases. I don't think that it changes my opinion though, it was still an enjoyable film.


The book is well researched and seems accurate, but is actually rather poorly written and organized! So, in some ways the film was better than the book.... :)
03/30/2017 05:33:50 PM · #17
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.

Thanks for that Don. Books do tend to be better than films in most cases. I don't think that it changes my opinion though, it was still an enjoyable film.
03/30/2017 02:06:04 PM · #18
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
If you read the book, you'll see that the history was off. Specifically, pretty much every scene of the movie never happened. But historical movies are always like that, and I did like the points that it made.

Saying that Katherine Johnson ran across the campus every day and did her work in the toilet stall was insulting, in my opinion. That did not happen. It led to a good dramatic moment that made a great point, but it was fabricated.
03/29/2017 09:57:37 PM · #19
Logan- my rating 7 out of 10.

I am aware that every critic loved it, and there were some "real" moments that are not usually found in Super hero comic book movies.

However, a movie about once courageous Super heroes dying, slowly on screen, was a seriously depressing adventure, rather than what would be expected.

In essence, what was good about it, was also bad about it.
03/20/2017 05:05:19 PM · #20
Lion 10/10 Tear jerker!
03/20/2017 04:16:09 PM · #21
Originally posted by nam:

Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.

I thought it was a wonderful film and agree with your comments. Amazing women.
03/20/2017 03:32:07 PM · #22
Arrival - 6/10. OK, worthy, somewhat thoughtful but marred by some gratuitous plot compliance. Could do with being quite a bit longer to develop the most interesting elements.

The Girl on the Train - 5/10. Mostly dull, livens up in the end but if you are going to present a non-chronological story to audiences there is a need to have a stronger narrative/temporal hook
03/17/2017 01:04:14 AM · #23
Originally posted by posthumous:

The Wrestler (2008) - 10/10 I don't give many 10s to movies. Wizard of Oz is a 10. Cabaret is a 10. And now, this. If you just want escapism, this isn't the movie for you.


I concur. And Marisa Tomei.
03/16/2017 11:15:17 PM · #24
Hidden Figures and I give it a 10
I hated the sick feeling I had at the beginning and actually well into it that so much has not changed. But I was uplifted enough to cancel that out at the end, so I left amazed (I had no idea) and inspired and proud.
03/16/2017 05:10:27 PM · #25
Manchester by the sea 5/10

We watched this movie because a friend of ours likes to watch all the best picture nominees. This is the kind of movie critics love and the average movie watcher hates. So slow moving that it felt like you were actually living their life. Almost like the director didn't know what to cut out. Some people praised it for being real life, I just thought it was boring. Spoiler:And after enduring all of that nothing gets resolved in the end, pretty much ends like it starts.

ETA: 4 of the 6 people watching fell asleep during this movie. I only wish I could fall asleep during movies, then at least I would have gotten a good nap.

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