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 HuntaWarya
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Is "kind of a downer" part of your argument against the film deserving its reputation? Because I don't think that is a flaw. I don't believe "slow" HAS to be a flaw either. It can be, but it depends on the movie, and what was intended. I don't think I've ever tried to take points off for "it's a downer" though.

Certainly agree that Orson Welles was kind of full of himself sometimes. But if you want to know an answer to "what's the point of writing a whole movie just ripping into this William Randolph Hurst?" then that story is all on the Wikipedia page.

17:56 02-06-2016
Dredlox™
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I watched Citizen Kane this week. You know, I didn't think it was deserving of its reputation. It did have some very inventive shots, and the non linear story line was cool. But it was kind of slow and plodding. Kind of a downer too. ALso, what's the point of writing a whole movie just ripping into this William Randolph Hurst?

I don't know, Orson Wells is kind of full of himself some time.

00:20 02-05-2016

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Dredlox™
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Creed was good too, but nowhere near Hateful Eight.

Chi-raq was pretty awful. Alternately way too preachy and/ or weepy, or just way over the top silly. I hate when Spike Lee does dance numbers too, he loves them, but he is not good at them.

21:47 01-19-2016

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 Iceman
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Not yet.
I've heard really good things about Creed but both of those will most likely be rentals.

09:52 01-19-2016
Dredlox™
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Ice did you see Hateful Eight? Damn that was good. Wow. I have to review. I saw it in 70 mm here, it was so amazing.

23:57 01-18-2016

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Dredlox™
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Wow, finally someone who agrees with me. And one of my most respected movie reviewers.

23:46 01-18-2016

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 Iceman (Review)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

2.5 stars

Meh.
Made Star Wars feel small.
The # of convenient situations seemed unbelievable.
The one good part of the movie was mostly shock value. (0 tp)
Dredlox™
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Almost finished Willow, lol. Only like 15 minutes to go. I had to stop though.

Anyone see Hateful Eight? Damn, what a great movie.

23:53 01-05-2016

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Dredlox™
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in other news, I still haven't finished willow. I've eked out like 15 minutes to 1/2 an hour a few times. I think I'm getting near the end. It's gotten somewhat better.

But seriously, an adventure story about protecting a baby?

02:57 12-30-2015

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 Aglets
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Cbenoit's review I think is right on point. Good movie, but not ground breaking. I'd give it 4 stars too.

12:11 12-29-2015
 Dredlox (Review)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

3 stars

I found some good and bad in this movie (thanks for posting, I just saw and came back to post).

The story was really lacking in originality. This is the same story line that I have seen first in ANH, then in ROJ then again in Phantom Menace, and now in this. It's not so much an homage, but more a rehash. I could overlook some of the cheese factor, but the story was just not real compelling.

Second, I didn't really like the way the old characters were handled. I will leave it there for now on that. Some of it left a bad taste in my mouth.

On the positive side, the new characters were mostly very good.

Uneven. Just not original. (0 tp)
 CBenoit (Review)
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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

4 stars

Without spoilers, I will say I overall enjoyed the movie. It's better than the prequels by leaps and bounds. But not as good as the original trilogy. All of the new characters absolutely shine and it leaves enough loose ends to really make you interested for Episode 8. (+5 tp)
Dredlox™
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Speaking of Lucassuck, man, I tried to watch Willow the other night. I turned it off after 15 minutes. I will try again, probably tonight, but it seemed awful.

23:14 12-12-2015

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Dredlox™
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Lucas suggested he didn't shoot first even in the original. He said the smoke probably obscured it, and it was shot confusingly. (it was shot a little confusingly, when you think about it).

11:05 12-10-2015

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 Aglets
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I read a piece where he talked about the character of Han Solo the way he imagined him could not have shot first.

Here's the thing though, he did in the movie! That seems like a pretty easy thing to get right, even in 1976 or 77.

Yea the blatant self-contradictions are just another fun quirk that comes with the territory with that guy.

I love this gem too:

"A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing." - GL

06:48 12-10-2015
Dredlox™
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Did you see the article about "Greedo shot first even in the original?" It was pretty absurd

21:03 12-09-2015

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 Aglets
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Lucas has been pouting about how mean the fans are ever since he sold the rights to Disney.

They won't 'let him make the films the way he wants to' anymore and 'all they do is rip him' etc etc.

I feel so bad for him, wonder what he's doing with that $4 billion.

I have a hunch we're gonna have to put up with Lucas passive aggressive trolls about the 'new' Star Wars as long as he's around. As long as the movies are good i'm ok with that.

13:38 12-09-2015
Dredlox™
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God, did you see Lucas' quote about The Force Awakens when asked if he liked it? He said "the fans will like it, it's what they've been looking for"

What a hafling answer. I want to reserve judgment until I've seen it of course, I have my doubts. I actually do not like JJ abrams for the most part. His movies are very forgettable. But that was kind of a lame comment, basically saying "the fans are stupid, so they will like this stupid movie"

11:24 12-09-2015

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Dredlox™
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Man, have any of you seen Brick? What an amazing movie. My work buddy here lent it to me. Millenial bogey/dashel hammet stuff, completely brilliant

22:52 12-03-2015

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Dredlox™
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I've been wondering!

Straight Outta Compton was great, I saw it a couple days ago

23:20 11-24-2015

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 Iceman (Review)
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

4 stars

Enjoyable.
I probably should've brushed up on the earlier ones but remembered a decent amount.

I wondered how I'd like the movie once the "Games" aspect of it was toned down or removed.

Some of it was formulaic but it had a few twists that were properly foreshadowed (I haven't read the books either). (+5 tp)
Dredlox™
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It looked better than usual. I like the whole spectre idea.

17:15 11-17-2015

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 Iceman (Review)
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Spectre

4.5 stars

Really good !

I've enjoyed the Daniel Craig Bond movies immensely (more than any other ).

A quick review I saw said that the opening was great but was disappointing after that. The opening is great but I enjoyed it after that. The movie is a bit longer but great locations and action make it an easy watch.

There is the typical bond formula but its really good with an intriguing premise in light of current events. (+5 tp)
Dredlox™
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It was called Pawn Sacrifice, and it was really good. Tobey Maguire was amazing, like always. No one can play a disturbed person like he can.

I don't remember if I got that link, I will check

02:48 11-15-2015

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 The Don
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Didn't you mention to me you were seeing/saw a movie about bobby fischer? Caught my attention when you said it. How was it?

BTW, did you get my link I sent in an IM and email... "How to play chess like an hobbit hole". Thought you'd like that.

19:43 11-14-2015
Dredlox™
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I was hearing that, it was at the cheap portland theaters. I should have seen it.

12:53 11-14-2015

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 The Don
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Man from U.N.C.L.E... thumbs up.

21:52 11-09-2015
Dredlox™
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man, goosebumps was great, anyone else see it?

23:32 10-30-2015

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 Dredlox (Review)
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

4.5 stars

This movie was amazing. One of the best spy movies I have seen in years. Cruise still looks great and does some incredible stunts. This movie really creates a sense of DANGER and tension I have rarely seen in a movie. Great twists and humor too.

My work friend Chris, an amazingly intelligent person, has a theory; that this movie is a metaphor for cruise getting out of scientology (+5 tp)
 Phil78
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lol jeeps

22:42 09-12-2015
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