What was the last film you saw and how would you rate it? Pt. 18

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Thought I'd post this here until I hear we're doing it somewhere else....

Post the name of the latest movie you've seen and your rating out of 10. 
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Sunshine Boys (t0073766) - 7/10 - loved Burns, hated Matthau.
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ElMo

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Watching "The Godfather" with my best friend and drinking beer... is there a better way to start a summer month?
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Minnie and Maskowitz 8/10
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ElMo

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Good rating.. isnt the date with Zelmo one of the cringiest scenes ever?
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joe siegel

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Oh yes, there are so many amazing scenes here that make this movie unforgettable.
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Winter's Bone 9/10

Wow I am convinced that Debra Granik is one of the most innovative and original directors of today, each one of the films that I have seen of this woman leaves me captivated, they have an aesthetic beauty difficult to reach for any director.
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Border (2018) 8/10
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Hobbs & Shaw, 5/10.  I'm a huge Fast and Furious fan... I was disappointed.  
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5051446/?ref_=ur_urv
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Vacation, 1983 - 5/10.  Some great funny parts, but not completely my style.  But Chevy Chase is almost always entertaining.
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Rewatch of Cool Hand Luke 10/10
Luke's spirit was what made him indomitable, lacking fear and was totally irrational, in the scene where Luke is seen obeying the guards I imagine the other prisoners thinking that his existential hero has lost all his essence and deep down they were afraid of losing it as it shows in the end when dragline doesn't accept the idea of ​​staying alone and leaving him. An indomitable spirit like Luke's cannot be in captivity
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"Luke [...] was totally irrational..." throughout the entire film. Which was why I hated this film so much. It's definitely a product of its time. What you call indomitable spirit? I call idiocy. This film would have been really short if he wasn't such a moron in his life's decisions.
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Last night:
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) with Rifftrax Live. Had scenes cut for the MST3k adaptation of the movie treatment. This movie's editing? Razzie should have a worst editing category as well. And leave it at that.

1/10 for the movie. 10/10 for the Rifftrax commentary.
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I wanted to see it but couldn't make it.  Glad it was great.  ;)
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Karate Killer (1976) AKA Kill or Be Killed: 1/10. Rifftrax commentary? Priceless.

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The Salem Witch Trials (2003), 8/10.  Sad and depressing movie (not for a fun Friday night) but interesting and, from what I've heard, accurate.  Casting and acting are superb.  Excellent film.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 10/10
Great, Great, Great and Great
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Been sitting on the season 3 finale of Stranger Things for a couple of weeks. Finished it tonight. I guess a 9/10 for season 3.
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I never realized how much I liked Stranger Things until I saw season 3.  Then I just started watching the whole series over and over... :)
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - 8/10 or so.

Thoughts that went through my head (heavy SPOILERS ahead):

-1969's LA is a cool place to drive through.
-It's nice to have Al Pacino here, but please give him a more substantial role.
-1969's LA is a cool place to drive through.
-What in the world does Quentin have against Bruce Lee?
-a Tarantino scene in which characters just drive through 1969's LA is more entertaining than the climaxes of most other movies. Still, something else could happen for a change.
-I love Sharon Tate's enthusiasm for her own movie role, but she's really cheap for a movie star not to pay the 75 cents admission price. Even taking into account inflation.
-What Quentin really wanted to do was make 1960s movie scenes in his style. The rest is filler stuff.
-Does Cliff Booth or does Quentin Tarantino think that hippies are basically responsible for everything bad in the world and should finally be kicked in the ass, and that the Charlie Manson gang somehow represents hippies?
-I guess we have another revenge story here because we know who the "hippies" are and what they really did. So the audience is supposed to be in a vengeful mood and it should feel cathartic to see them mauled, beaten to pulp, and burned. But I couldn't help getting the real Tate Murders out of my head, so the violence and the cries provided an eerie soundtrack for my feelings. It wasn't cathartic at all for me.
-This stunt driver must be the epitome of manliness for QT. A "real guy" whose ambitions are limited to living in a trailer, drinking beer, caring for his dog, picking up a girl once in a while, kicking Bruce Lee's ass, getting rid of the "hippie scum" and saving the day for everyone. QT's ideal of a hero seems more conservative now than I'd thought before. Not that this is bad in itself, but it has an odd vibe in this context.
-I really don't care one bit about Rick Dalton's career at this moment. And I don't want to look at Sharon Tate now, knowing that in reality she wasn't so lucky to stand there. Please let the movie end already. Thank you.
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Just came back from the theatre... give me time to put all my thoughts together...
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Looking forward to your two cents.

New thoughts:
-OUATIH wasn't boring but I don't have a great urge to rewatch it. Maybe if they re-release it in theaters 10 years from now, half-faded from memory, I'll be in the mood to see it again. But its high points are not nearly as exciting as in Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds, and its digressions and meaningful pointlessness not as entertaining as in Jackie Brown.
-I liked the TV western here more than the full westerns Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.
-We never see Cliff Booth doing stuntwork, unless you count that one second where we just see the car in the air. That just has to be intentional. "You know what I'll be doing..." *takes a pull on his cigarette "... I'm gonna tell a story about a stuntman who can kick anyone's ass and who's the baddest badass in the world. But you won't see him doing any stunts, and you won't even realize it."
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Hey, thanks. Good review :)

And I thank what makes a new Tarantino movie an event for me is that there's a guarantee for a certain quality and enthusiasm involved (on his side at least, lol). You always feel that QT created a whole universe and you see a glimpse of it in the story (because that's what he actually does). Not a single scene of it is wasted, you always see the will and talent to squeeze even banal shots for maximum originality and entertainment.

In fact, I think that's a challenge he set himself with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. After he revolutionized storytelling, he made a movie with almost no story at all, where all the appeal comes directly from the images, sound, and acting. And I admit I was beaming when they simply showed Polanski and Tate driving with their hair swirling. But after some time, those scenes became repetitive and a little pretentious.
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There's always a guarantee of "having fun" with Tarantino but I'm not sure I like the way he relies (almost) every movie he made on 'nostalgia' and 'camp' to get the period feel, it's like the tools he used for his previous films became the art, and once he defined his skills and style in his early films -which were truly revolutionary- and became successful, the less he felt the need to revisit his art.

That's why I loved "Hateful 8", in that film, he tried.
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Upgraded the rating to 8...
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My brother called me and told me that he was blown away by the film, he didn't understand at first the presence of Tate since she had no connection whatsoever with  Rick and Cliff, but he recalled the conversation with Pacino and when he told him that in Hollywood, it's always the good guy who wins... which is precisely why the film ends that way. The irony of Hollywood being that if life happened like in Hollywood movie, Tate would still be alive. 

Dammit, I missed that point.
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The Wind Rises(2013) 9/10
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All the Harry Potter movies (never seen any of them before or read the books - don't hate!)  Semi-spoilers!

The Sorcerer's Stone, 3/10.  A slow introduction to the franchise, annoying kids, cheesy at times.
The Chamber of Secrets, 3/10.  Didn't mind falling asleep less than halfway through.  More slowness.
The Prisoner of Azkaban, 4/10.  Only slightly interesting; skinny werewolf is a HUGE disappointment!
The Goblet if Fire, 5/10.  Plot is a bit better, Pattinson plays a likable character, ending pays off.
The Order of the Phoenix, 7/10.  Finally!  Things happen!  Drama and magic abound!
The Half Blood Prince, 8/10.  More things interesting things happen!  But what IS a half blood prince?
Deathly Hallows Pt 1, 7/10.  Good plot, but a teensy slow; you can tell they split 1 book into 2.
Deathly Hallows Pt 2, 8/10.  Great finale, great story unraveling.

As you can see, I think the first few were too slow and silly.  I understand development, and more movies should ease into things, but c'mon! - it takes 3 1/2 movies for the plot they've been talking about to happen!  That's just ridiculous.  Not to mention the predictability of the bad guy being "a teacher they thought was good".  But with Order of the Phoenix comes excitement to the plot and heart to the characters.  Overall they're okay, but last 5 are a lot better.  Loved the ending with Snape's story and feelings being revealed.  Loved his character.  However... I HATE YOU, QUIDDITCH!!!  
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My favorite is:
Prisoner of Azkaban
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After a re-watch, I upped my opinion of Prisoner of Azkaban.  
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Avengers: Endgame. 9.2/10

Its gonna be hard to find a better movie than this.
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Fear (1946), 1/10. Bridget Nelson's and Mary Jo Pehl's Rifftrax commentary? 10/10.
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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019), 6/10.
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La camarista (2019) - 8/10, this is likely to be the next film Mexico sends to the Oscars. But it won't be as big as Roma.

The Wrecking Crew (1968) - 5/10, silly.

A pesar de todo (2019) - 6/10, also silly.
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One of my all time favorite MST3k episodes.
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" Alien from L.A. ,11/10
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"Your dad is not responsible for everything that happens in the world!"
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The Tenant (1976) - 9/10. Incredible to think how embarassing Ebert found this film. It is quintessential Polanski.
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Boys Don't Cry(1999) 9/10
Heartbreaking in its entirety, i take my hat off to Swank and Sevigny and to think that this story was real overwhelms me
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The Burbs, 7/10.  Funny little movie with interesting plot; great performances, shout out to the hilarious scene where Tom Hanks picks up his own gurney and hoists it in the ambulance.  ;)
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Lol I saw that film 27 years ago, the year I discovered Tom Hanks in Dragnet and just before I'd see him in Joe vs. the Volcano and The Money Pit, he was that actor with curly hair playing likable fellows in comedies.
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It's definitely worth a re-watch, especially with Halloween on it's way.  :)