Best/Worst Movies of 2018

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Postby RottenAtom on Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 pm

^One of my favorites this year. (Though I didn't get as much out of a second viewing as I hoped...)

edited- talking 'bout Annihilation
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:30 am

I loved Annihilation! Only saw it the once at the theater, but have the BR at home to catch it again soon.
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Postby Irishman12 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:40 pm

Definitely worth a watch. Very good movie.
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Postby jlabbate on Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Upgrade was some interesting Sci-Fi..paint by numbers for the first 2/3 of the film, but picks up significantly the last 20-25 mins
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Postby Irishman12 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:42 pm

OCEAN'S 8

A decade after our last entry in the Ocean's series, we're given the all-female version of the same thing. And, just like the GHOSTBUSTERS remake, it doesn't bring it. Nothing new is brought to the table with this installment. Just a regurgitation of what George Clooney and company did over 10 years ago. The cast is great but each one of them is so two dimensional. Nobody really stands out, hardly any humor and overall, just not a lot of fun either. Without spoiling anything, but towards the end of the movie, one of the reasons a character gives for joining in on this heist is extremely weak. Hopefully, we'll be spared and there will be no Ocean's 9. 5.5/10
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Postby Irishman12 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm

HEREDITARY

This movie had some pretty lofty expectations going into it. A lot of positive reviews while others were comparing it to such classics as ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE EXORCIST. And after just having watched it I can say one thing: the hype is real. It's such a breath of fresh air to have a horror movie as good as this. Honestly, it's probably one of the best since 2015's THE WITCH or 2014's IT FOLLOWS. Strong performances all the way around from all the family members: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and newcomer Milly Shapiro. It's a slow burn of a film but the end definitely makes up for it. A new horror classic! 7.5/10
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Postby 35mmpaul on Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:44 pm

oh heredity.

if you like your horror to be spooky and vague its the flick for you.
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Postby iambillyg on Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:51 pm

JW: Fallen Kingdom is trash.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:22 am

iambillyg wrote:JW: Fallen Kingdom is trash.


spoilers!
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Postby Cinlabyrinth on Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:50 am

35mmpaul wrote:oh heredity.

if you like your horror to be spooky and vague its the flick for you.


Vague?!
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Postby 35mmpaul on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:08 am

vague in the sense that the mechanics behind the plot &characters don't make a lot of sense if you ask basic questions about it.

it with holds alot of information from the audience for hours of the movie then tries to dump it in 2 or 3 moments of exposition.

if you liked the witch and it comes at night you might like hereditary.
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Postby michaelmillichamp on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:18 pm

35mmpaul wrote:it with holds alot of information from the audience for hours of the movie then tries to dump it in 2 or 3 moments of exposition.


It's one of those weird movies where after seeing it you want to see it again to see how much you can spot during the first hour and a half. Immediately after seeing it I wasn't in love, but lots stuck with me and made me want to see it again, which most movies definitely don't do these days.

My ranking of A24 horror movies:

The Witch > Hereditary > Every other A24 movie that's not horror > It Comes at Night.

I really dislike It Comes at Night.
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Postby Irishman12 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:21 pm

HOTEL ARTEMIS

My expectations heading in to this were somewhat low. I was mildly interested in seeing it so I decided to give it a shot and it was more enjoyable than I thought it originally was going to be. A well-rounded cast that actually had a pulse. The movie takes a page out of JOHN WICK's playbook about a hotel with an exclusive clientele list where criminals can go to get bandaged up without fear of the police coming after them. It's great seeing Jodie Foster back, chewing up dialogue as I haven't seen her in anything in years. This is a movie that you can pass on seeing in theaters but when it comes to streaming or Redbox, I think it's worth a viewing. 6/10
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Postby finneganm on Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 pm

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that based on the trailer, The Old Man & The Gun is going to be a top five movie for me this year.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:42 pm

im not a fan of any of those a24 horror films.

it does it for alot of people but there is no consistency behind the workings of the horror elements that those films occupy. which bores me.

some people really like it when the mechanics behind the spooky elements aren't explained at all. and thats fine. but it leaves little to nothing for me to latch on to as seemingly anything can happen in these films and you just have to go with it.

the best parts of Hereditary have nothing to do with the horror elements.

A Quiet Place is better than all of those films. and even that film has some issues here and there.
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