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Old January 12th, 2018, 2:08 am
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi--I guess I'm the outlier, because I liked it. Without giving spoilers, I thought it was entertaining. There were parts that were weaker and/or extraneous, but they didn't detract from the positives for me. One thing that I appreciated most was the that the movie went in some unexpected directions, especially with Luke's story. I thought that the lack of predictability was a good change. Visually, the movie looks great, and John Williams' scores are always a win. So ultimately, it's not perfect, but it was fun and I think it's a perfectly good addition to the Star Wars saga.


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Not just one of the better SW movies, but a good movie full stop. The thing is that however good a SW movie is, they'll never satisfy the fanbois who didn't like VII because it was too derivative, but didn't like VIII because it was too different.


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Star Wars - The Last Jedi - 6.5/10

Not perfect, of course. Still very far form Empire Strikes Back... But infinitely better than episodes I, II and III. Less predictible than I thought, and with deeper character development than I expected. Wonderful visuals, of course.


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 4/10

I thought it had nothing to say, and what it was trying to pretend it had to say was unconvincing. Also, quite boring.


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Coco

Have none of you seen Coco yet? It's lovely - you can believe all the good reviews. Good story about tension between family ties and what a young kid dreams of being, beautiful animation, a fun score. What I don't understand is why not one review or interview has mentioned how much like "The Book of Life" it is. I assumed that the idea for Coco came from there, but no one has said any such. It's no shame to steal a good idea and create something wonderful with it.
Anyway, don't miss it.


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Not just one of the better SW movies, but a good movie full stop. The thing is that however good a SW movie is, they'll never satisfy the fanbois who didn't like VII because it was too derivative, but didn't like VIII because it was too different.
I agree, there was a lot to like about Last Jedi, and fun to see the interaction between Luke and Yoda (and I liked that we don't see the entire discussion).
It's an 8/10 for me.


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1. Call Me By Your Name - The good part was the lovely northern Italy towns and countryside. But really, the movie was soft core gay porn. Worse it was a glorification of ephebophilia, and a justification of older men seducing teen boys. When Judge Moore was revealed to have as a young man simply asked out on a date women older than the teen in this story (and took no for an answer), he was slammed as a pervert. The primary sentiment of the movie seems to be that male-female relationships are at best conveniences, but that the norm and only truly meaningful relationships are homosexual ones. Well, that is a viewpoint, and the movie presents it, but I am no more going to embrace either the viewpoint or the movie than I am going to embrace the Shades of Gray viewpoint. 2/10 (it gets a point for the scenery, and a couple of laughs in the first half)

2. I, Tonya - This was a hoot. A lot of fun and worth seeing. I plan to see it again, in fact. The bio-pic/interview format works very well, and the frequent fourth-wall-breaking is very apt with the whole notion that what is being presented is two very conflicting verions of the events. There is some rather uncomfortable presentations of domestic violence (both parental and spousal), and I have read user reviews sayign that this means the movie praises domestic violence: this is utterly untrue, as I see it, as the point is largely about how Tonya Harding can have gone along with some really stupid things and unpleasant people, because that was all she had ever known. To say the movie praises the violence because it depicts it is as foolish as saying the Bible praises drunkenness and parental rape because it depicts those (the story of Lot and his daughters).Depicting lives with all their flaws is not to praise everything depicted. 8.5/10.


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Thor: Ragnarok--this movie was very different tonally than the previous Thor movies, but very entertaining. The amount of humor in it is surprising but well done. There were some parts that seemed a little rushed to me, and I'm not sure how some things are going to play out in the larger MCU, but I liked the way Hulk/Bruce Banner was brought into the story, and Valkyrie is a great addition. Overall, I don't think it's my favorite of the Thor movies, but I still enjoyed it.

Black Panther--this was really good! I really enjoyed the world building that brought Wakanda to life. The characters are interesting (Shuri may be my new favorite character in the MCU), the acting is excellent, and the story was compelling for me. Some of the CGI wasn't the best, being fairly blatant as CGI instead of live action/practical effects, but I'm usually not going to be too harsh on that if the movie is otherwise compelling. A big plus for this movie is a really interesting and well-developed villain, which is sometimes a weak point for the MCU. Overall, I think this was a good addition to the MCU, and I look forward to seeing what these characters will bring to the future of Marvel's films.


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The Shape of Water - 8/10
I'm still processing what I feel about this movie (Pan's Labyrinth had the same effect on me). Visually artful; solid performances, I believed them all. Psychologically it felt like a mix of the 50's & 80's with secret governments' involvement, conspiracy, military, blind loyalty etc. Most fascinating was the way the characters' relationships are revealed, and the choices each makes by the end.


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Finally saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The acting was ok... the plot not so much. There were enough plot holes for a whole thing of swiss cheese.

Action adventure wise I give the movie a 7/10; plot wise around a 4/5 out of 10.

It’s ok enough, but it isn’t the most solid of films overall. It seems to be a bit all around the place.


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Coco

Have none of you seen Coco yet? It's lovely - you can believe all the good reviews. Good story about tension between family ties and what a young kid dreams of being, beautiful animation, a fun score. What I don't understand is why not one review or interview has mentioned how much like "The Book of Life" it is. I assumed that the idea for Coco came from there, but no one has said any such. It's no shame to steal a good idea and create something wonderful with it.
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Coco - 8/10
I finally saw "Coco", and agree that it's well worth seeing. I loved both the story and the visuals. However, I disagree that this is somehow connected to "The Book of Life" -- the stories are totally different other than the setting being Mexico.


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Finally saw IT (2017). Liked it more than I thought I would. Pretty good acting from all involved and creepy at points. 7/10


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