What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

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    GODZILLA (1998)
    Quality = 5/10
    Joy = 10/10

    I am four months too late to look at in its twentieth anniversary. Alright, so here are my thoughts now that I finally watched it again for the first time in so many years:

    The effects mostly aged well, and the creature design hold s up very well, but there are moments where the creatures look like stickers on the background, the kind you rub hard on the cellophane holder see them leave it and stick to the paper, and then there are times where helicopters look like they are placed in front of green screens, when they are themselves part of the green screen background.

    The story for the first half is very bad, like a Joel Schumacher Batman level of storytelling bad, things improve once the line "That's a lot of fish" (something I never had an issue with, the hate for it is overblown to extreme measures) is out of the way. A bunch of likable memorable characters are there to help save the place of giant monsters, the likable and memorable character is the thing that is missing badly from the -better told, yet is very dull- 2014 movie with its paper-thin forgettable human characters.

    While I was watching it there is a special thought that crossed my mind; Rampage (2018) took cues from how this story functions, and I really liked watching both movies.
    Which one? There are like dozens of adaptions.
     
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    It's a great looking film that explores themes of honour and loyalty, it's a well directed, well acted slow burner with bursts of visceral action.

    7.5/10
     
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    Black Panther (2018)

    Very good movie but 'Winter Soldier' is still tops for me.
     
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    Immortalfire The Pain of Fast Air

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    NDX Walking with Elias.

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    Starship Troopers followed up by the baby it had with Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow.
     
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    Edge of Tomorrow will probably end up my favorite of these three movies if I ever watched that movie that has three actors connected to the DCAU.
     
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    The Predator (2018)
     
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    Very few movies execute their concept as perfectly as this movie, McTiernann builds the tension brilliantly and his staging and shooting of the finale showdown between the Predator and Dutch is masterful, Stan Winston's creature design is iconic and Alan Silvestri's score is awesome!

    9/10
     
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    Still an all time fave. And it doesn't get any worse even after decades of watching it.
     
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    Without a doubt, it stands the test of time! :up:
     
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    Maleficent (interesting to see a young Brenton Thwaites - the first time I saw this his name meant nothing to me)
     
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    WHITE BOY RICK


    It's 1984 the just say no to drugs era but Richard Wershe Jr. AKA WHITE BOY RICK is hoping everyone says yes !!


    PRAISE : Really outstanding performances from the entire cast with the standouts being : Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Sr. a buy low sell high gun seller,Bel Powley as his strung out daughter Dawn Wershe and Richie Merritt in hi s first role ever as Richard Wershe Jr.


    Director Yann Demange and writers Andy Weiss,Logan Miller and Noah Miller paint a vivid portrait of the era with stylish moments filled with music and a gritty feel.
    They also flesh out how life can lead you to take certain steps that paint you into a corner for the rest of your life.The flash and pleasure of fast cash through illegal means and the violence and pain that goes hand in hand with it are prominently displayed in the film..Also the struggle of trying to keep a family together despite impossible odds is shown in several moving scenes.

    PROBLEMS: The film meanders a bit,but then quickly jumps around making the film feel a bit disjointed.
    There are some parts of the true story that were only slightly touched on in the film,i would have liked to have seen it play out in a greater way.



    WHITE BOY RICK is one of those true stories that definitely flew under my radar but im glad i had the pleasure of watching the story on the big screen


    Scale of 1-10 an 8


    WHERE HANDS TOUCH





    A unique film about the Afro-German persecution during WWII,told through the eyes 16-year-old Leyna (Amandla Stenberg) lonely and alienated,she meets and falls for Lutz (George MacKay), the son of an SS officer (Christopher Eccleston)


    PRAISE : I saw the trailer for this movie 3 days before i saw it in the theatre and was very interested because i dont think i have ever heard of a film about an African Americans experience in a concentration camp.There have been documentaries about the persecution of non jews in such camps,like PURPLE TRIANGLES:Jehovahs Witnesses, but nothing like this.
    I thought the cast did a fine job.SStenberg is a very expressive actress capturing all the lonelines and longing of the character.She and MacKay have great chemistrty together.
    Some scenes of brutality and racism definitely struck an emotional chord in me.


    PROBLEMS: At times some scenes felt forced.I felt they just didnt ring true and the writers were just pushing for huge emotional moments,with so much melodrama,it took me out of the film.There are other routes they could have taken to have made this more of a solid and satisfying experience.


    This is the second film i have watched within a week with a backdrop of the Nazi persecution.Operation Finale is a superior film but Where Hands Touch deserves praise for taking on a not much talked about chapter of the era.



    Scale of 1-10 a 7½




    A Boy. A Girl. A Dream






    Club promoter Cass (Omari Hardwick) meets passer-by Frida aka Free (Meagan Good) sparks fly but is this love a t first sight?

    PRAISE :Hardwick and Good have great chemistry.The film is beautifully shot.I thought it was an excellent choice to use 2016 U.S. presidential election as a backdrop to the story of two people who have put their dreams on the back burner but are able to ignite the flames of their creative sides as they share their life stories with each other throughout the night.


    PROBLEMS: Far to many ponderous,stiff and drawn out moments,so many i started to check the clock on my cellphone.10 to 15 minutes definitely could have been shaved off

    If you like movies like Before Sunrise,Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Cross My Heart you will definitely enjoy this film



    Scale of 1-10 a 7½




    PREDATOR






    Yay the Predator is back and i couldnt wai....ahh who am i kidding it's time to put this franchise to bed



    PRAISE: Some great SFX.Some funny one liners,some good kills,fast paced.The bigger Predator providing some cool body slams.


    PROBLEMS:I really couldnt attach myself to any of the characters they were amusing at first but their antics ran out of steam fast.I guess i was supposed to accept the choices they made because i think 4 or 5 of them were mentally unstable or something(????)
    Plot holes bigger than the Grand Canyon.I should have known what i was in store for when even the Predator got in on the antics...i mean...WTF?
    I like some blended in humor in an action or sci fi flick but everything about this movie was a joke.
    By the time the last 20 minutes were playing out i was so bored i was more interested in why a family of 5 kept getting out of their seats and leaving the theatre about 4 times.Maybe something more interesting was going on in the lobby.

    One of the silliest sci fi films ever !! Wastes the talents of all involved.The only way i think this can be enjoyed if you go in thinking this is a comedy

    SHANE BLACK WHAT HAPPENED????


    Scale of 1-10 a 3
     
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    Love that movie.
     
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