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Movies Watched: 2019
Posted: Posted February 3rd, 2019 by Jet Presto
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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, 2019 by nullfather
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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, 2019 by Xhin
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    supposed to go see Into the SPidererse tomorrow

    Posted February 4th, 2019 by tnu
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    Just got back from The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. And I think I might have liked it even more!

    Posted February 10th, 2019 by Jet Presto
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    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 February 13th, 2019 by S.o.h.
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    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 February 14th, 2019 by Arch
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    So far this year I've seen (for the first time):

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

    Watched a second time or more:
    Black Dynamite

    Movies I stopped watching part way:

    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 February 14th, 2019 by Fox Forever
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    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 February 15th, 2019 by Orion Nebula
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    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:


    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 February 15th, 2019 by Xhin
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    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 February 15th, 2019 by Fox Forever
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