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Figured it was about time to update this thread, so here it is: the thread to talk a little about all of the movies you've watched in 2019! Doesn't have to be just films that released in 2019. Could also be older films you've never seen before, or just ones you re-watched.

I haven't been able to get out to a theater this month, which sucks. (I saw 29 movies in theaters last year, and I really wanted to hit 30 this year, but there just isn't a ton out right now that I really want to see.)

I did, however, watch both of the documentaries about Fyre Festival. I thought they were both good companion pieces. I dunno that I'd say one is clearly better than the others. The Hulu one occasionally has the filmmaker shouting questions from off camera, and I kind of hate that in documentaries. But the Netflix one has fuckjerry as one of its producers - fuckjerry is one of the companies that promoted Fyre Festival and has a history of stealing other people's content for ads. So there's a little bit of an inherent legitimacy question to it. (Of course fuckjerry is going to want to play up that "they're victims too." They helped the fiasco happen, even when it was clear it was all a scam.)

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Saw Into the Spiderverse. It was good. I was slightly annoyed by the handwaved plot devices (which they even lampshaded), but the intricate and powerful visual style was a sight to behold.

Posted February 3rd by nullfather

I've been rewatching MCU movies.

  • I Rewatched Guardians of the Galaxy. It was very good, in fact a lot better than I remember vol 2 being (which I also rewatched recently).

  • Rewatched Age of Ultron because we had a thread about that earlier. As I remembered, this is definitely the weakest avenger's movie. It's actually pretty weak for a marvel movie in general (though not as bad as hulk), though as with all avengers movies, the villain was great.

  • Rewatched Ant-Man. Still my top #1 or #2 MCU movie -- has the best humor imo, an interesting mythology, characters that are flawed without being heavy-handed about it (okay, characterization isn't usually the MCU's strong suit).



  • Posted February 4th by Xhin
    Xhin
    Nature is beautiful

    supposed to go see Into the SPidererse tomorrow

    Posted February 4th by tnu
    tnu

    Just got back from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. And I think I might have liked it even more!

    Posted February 9th by Jet Presto

    Dr. Strange is easily my favorite part of infinity war. As a result I decided to research his origin film. I enjoyed it more the second time around. I still don't think Benedict cumberbatch was the fit for the role but I enjoyed his performance. Outside of the visuals and ending the film doesnt do anything new or impressive. It is an okay / decent marvel film but nothing to write home about. It did peak my interest in Doctor Strange though. If any one could recommend a comic or graphic novel I'm game to read it.

    So far favorite MCU heroes are Captain America>ant man= doctor strange

    Posted Wednesday by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    Started this year strong with Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters (we're not counting When Harry Met Sally... overrunning at NYE). Won the Palme d'Or, deservedly. Mesmerising and affecting, I'd certainly watch it again. My usual cinema has a Kurosawa season on at the minute, so definitely following up with some more Japanese cinema as and when.

    Watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer a few weeks ago. Idiosyncratic doesn't really begin to describe it, and it nails a sense of palpable tension through delivery alone. I'm beginning to appreciate Yorgos Lanthimos's canon, despite having not seen The Favourite yet.

    Watched Annihilation for a second time. It suffered upon repeat watching. Whilst I love the concept, and some of the ideas are somewhat executed (the end sequence is great), it takes a very long time to fulfil any vision it might have had. "Painting by numbers", as my gf said.

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly was ten-outta-ten deebeezee material, easily the finest animated Dragon Ball production we've seen (and rivals a lot of other feature anime), and one of the most gleeful nostalgic cinema experiences I've ever had.

    Bros: After the Screaming Stops is probably next on the list.

    Edited Thursday by Arch
    Arch
     

    So far this year I've seen (for the first time):

    Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
    Roma
    Mamma Mia 2
    Searching
    A Simple Favor
    Jacob's Ladder
    Dismissed
    Handsome (that Netflix movie)
    The Meyerowitz Stories
    The Polka King
    BASEketball
    The Man Who Knew Too Little
    The Farm

    Watched a second time or more:
    Black Dynamite

    Movies I stopped watching part way:
    Brick

    Watching tonight: Velvet Buzzsaw

    I'm sure I watched more movies on Prime but I can't find a way to access the history on there.

    Edited Thursday by Fox Forever

    Was lucky enough to see a screening of They Shall Not Grow Old. The mountain of effort put into restoring such old film was incredible; it's an absolutely mesmerizing documentary that left me quite emotional. I'd just been in Wellington a couple months beforehand, and had visited Peter Jackson's Great War Exhibition (which, sadly, has now closed). The man's passion for that time in history is undeniable, and I hope this documentary fills the hole that his museum left behind.

    Posted Thursday by Orion Nebula

    Jacob's Ladder


    Good movie, man. I knew someone who raved about it for years before I finally broke down and watched it. Not what I was expecting at all.

    Movies I stopped watching part way:

    Brick


    I liked brick, but it's definitely in the drama genre, not action / psychological thriller / whatever it's billed as.

    I rewatched some more MCU movies. Thor: Ragnorak was great, Gotg2 is definitely worse than Gotg, Ant-man and the wasp is horrible (oh my god that movie is the most contrived pile of plot garbage -- the villains are more omniscient than the purple guy with 5 infinity stones), infinity war remains great on multiple rewatchings.

    Posted Friday by Xhin
    Xhin
    Nature is beautiful

    Good movie, man. I knew someone who raved about it for years before I finally broke down and watched it. Not what I was expecting at all.

    Yeah I wasn't expecting what was happening at all. While watching it I was thinking how much it felt like "The Evil Within" (game) and I checked it up later only to find out that the director of the game was inspired by the movie. I call them "head thrillers".

    I liked brick, but it's definitely in the drama genre, not action / psychological thriller / whatever it's billed as.

    I didn't dislike it and yeah it felt like a 40s gumshoe movie stuck in the 00s which is somewhat odd. Kids do not act this way. I had to do something else and I never went back to it. If I do I may restart it all the way over.

    Posted Friday by Fox Forever

    I managed to watch Mary Poppins Returns. Figured I should given how much I love Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda. I gotta say, it was actually pretty fun! Not as memorable musically, and obviously unnecessary a follow up to the original Mary Poppins. But, I thought it was fun. Don't have a lot to say about it, just that it was a good time.

    Posted Friday by Jet Presto

    Ant-man and the wasp is horrible

    I will fight you. Easily one of the better MCU films.

    Posted Friday by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    I don't think it's horrible. But I don't think it's better than a lot of the MCU films. It's better than the 2 Thor movies and the Hulk movie and maybe Iron Man 2 but I don't think it's better than it's first one or any Captain America film.

    Posted Friday by Fox Forever

    Eh its better than cap 1, doctor strange, and bp imo.

    Posted Friday by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    I didn't dislike it and yeah it felt like a 40s gumshoe movie stuck in the 00s which is somewhat odd. Kids do not act this way. I had to do something else and I never went back to it. If I do I may restart it all the way over.


    Oops, I was thinking of Blue Ruin. Brick is a way different movie.

    Overall I liked Brick, but then I do like Neo-Noir movies in general. If you're not a fan of those you're going to get bored quick. Having it be set in modern times with kids is somewhat genius as well.

    I will fight you. Easily one of the better MCU films.


    Dude, Ant-Man is probably my favorite MCU movie of all time. I love the characters and concepts in Ant Man & The Wasp. The characters and concepts are *NOT* the problem, the problem is the contrived way the plot fits together, how the villains somehow always know exactly where to be at all times, the unnecessary tension when they go to rescue Janet.

    Also Ghost was a paper-thin character. Freaking Sonny was a better character with more convincing motivations.

    Posted Friday by Xhin
    Xhin
    Nature is beautiful

    Eh its better than cap 1, doctor strange, and bp imo.

    I actually like all of those better than Ant man and the wasp. Cap 1 is probably one of my top 3 MCU films.

    Posted Friday by Fox Forever

    Also Ghost was a paper-thin character. Freaking Sonny was a better character with more convincing motivations.


    Her trying to find a cure for herself is not convincing enough? what the fuck.

    Posted Friday by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     

    I just finished watching Ant Man & the Wasp on Netflix!

    Posted Friday by Cetasaurus
    Cetasaurus
    Formerly KM8

    Watched Velvet Buzzsaw on Netflix. Was odd. I didn't think it was great, personally. From the director of Nightcrawler, I think. To me kind of read as a not-so-subtle-not-so-interesting-one-note commentary on the art community plus camp-but-not-quite-camp-enough-to-be-camp half-satire-but-not-particularly-witty-or-funny horror-y movie. Interesting idea, though. I didn't think it was awful.

    Also saw Entertainment with Neil Hamburger/Gregg Turkington. I don't think it's a very new movie. Was also odd, mostly just sad after sad after sad. I guess it's supposed to be art house. I get the impression that the patheticness of the main character is supposed to be palpable, as is the darkness, the emptiness, juxtaposed to in-poor-taste jokes. But it just didn't seem to give anything for me to walk away with, as far as realizations or musings or anything.

    Want to add that it's very possible I'm missing something. Haven't seen a lot of films in general.

    Patch of Fog (also not a new movie) is great if anyone's seen it.

    Edited Friday by Ophelia

    Her trying to find a cure for herself is not convincing enough? what the fuck.

    If you're trying to find a cure for yourself why the fuck would you antagonize the people most capable of helping you?

    Posted Friday by Xhin
    Xhin
    Nature is beautiful

    If you're trying to find a cure for yourself why the fuck would you antagonize the people most capable of helping you?


    Because they *weren't* helping her. That was sort of the point. Bill Foster was Hank Pym's partner and Bill was literally the only one willing to help.

    I loved Ant-Man and Wasp for various reasons. I do think they ruined a lot of the good visual gags in the previews, though. I dunno that any Marvel movie has suffered poor trailers quite like both Ant-Man movies. Kinda ruin the best jokes.

    Posted Saturday by Jet Presto

    Jet said iy best.


    I didn't watch any of the trailers. I know for the first ant man I had a specific throw down ruined for me in one of those TV Spot ad things. I would have lost my shit if I jad scene that throw down in the movie forst. Fuck you ESPN.

    Posted Saturday by S.o.h.
    S.o.h.
     

    I also hate a lot of trailers and previews. Especially the ones on Netfkix (that automatically play when you're reading the description and thinking about it).

    Previews for comedies like Ant Man are probably the worst, since they want to put the funniest jokes and gags in. But it makes you miss out on seeing them fresh and in the context of the movie.

    Posted Saturday by Agis
    Agis
     

    I caught Glass on Friday.

    1st two acts were great. The third act fizzles out a bit. It was a good time I was shocked that the theater was so packed though.

    Posted Yesterday Afternoon by S.O.H.
    S.O.H.
     
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