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Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:44 pm

It came out in 2018 but I only saw it make it to showtime this year:

Holy fudge was Den of Thieves bad. Decent cast (I cut Pablo Schreiber a ton of slack, dude is good), but it starts like an homage to Heat and then goes full Usual Suspects in the last ten minutes

infuriatingly bad
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:37 pm

howdyall wrote:It came out in 2018 but I only saw it make it to showtime this year:

Holy fudge was Den of Thieves bad. Decent cast (I cut Pablo Schreiber a ton of slack, dude is good), but it starts like an homage to Heat and then goes full Usual Suspects in the last ten minutes

infuriatingly bad
hahaha, I still want to see it . . . I just keep calling it Meathead Heat.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:22 pm

hunterjax wrote:
howdyall wrote:It came out in 2018 but I only saw it make it to showtime this year:

Holy fudge was Den of Thieves bad. Decent cast (I cut Pablo Schreiber a ton of slack, dude is good), but it starts like an homage to Heat and then goes full Usual Suspects in the last ten minutes

infuriatingly bad
hahaha, I still want to see it . . . I just keep calling it Meathead Heat.
Its not even so bad its good dude. I thought it would be fun and it isn't.

The Kid Who would be king is a lot of fun. Enjoyed it way more than i expected too. Cold pursuit is pretty entertaining too although its just the original flick but in english. It is a bit funnier than the og.

Velvet is a drymounting mess. I was in for the first 30 and then it just continued to be the exact same movie for the next 1.5 hours. Pretty big disappointment.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:47 pm

I had Den of Thieves on my DVR, and was waiting for a Saturday/Sunday afternoon to watch. Then one day I randomly learned 50 was in it, and immediately deleted it.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:09 pm

Philpenn wrote:I had Den of Thieves on my DVR, and was waiting for a Saturday/Sunday afternoon to watch. Then one day I randomly learned 50 was in it, and immediately deleted it.
He barely had 3 full minutes of dialog. Still, total terd.

I've actually got original netflix content on time out...still irritated that their fyre fest doc was produced by fuckjerry, one of the worst content thieves collecting advertising dollars on social media.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Caught Alita: Battle Angel on ScreenX (when they project the movie on the side walls as well as the screen). It was entertaining enough in the beginning but it lost me by the end. There's a couple good scenes, but overall it's pretty forgettable. Feels like a project Cameron started forever ago and got bored with. I don't like the look of it. Compared to something like Blade Runner 2049 the effects and world building feel like the Star Wars prequels. Bad green screen shots and terrible performances from much of the cast, especially Ali and Connelly.

Also, I'm not sold on ScreenX as a lasting thing. Not something I would pay for. It would be better if they projected on the side walls during the entire movie, but it only happens at certain times. While it does make it a bit more immersive, it's all unimportant stuff in the peripheral and not worth the up-charge. It could be cool if properly utilized, but I don't see that happening.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm

I really enjoyed Alita. It is visually stunning, and the overall design of the world worked for me. I saw it in IMAX and it looked incredible in 3D.

It definitely has huge story problems in the last 20 minutes or so. But overall I had alot of fun with it and the world it was set in.

The character of Alita herself is a marvel of a special effect. But it will probably get looked over a little due to the fact it looks so effortless in how well its executed. Rosa Salazar really carried the movie for me. But agree that the rest of the performances were not as strong.

There is no way Screen X is going to last.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:42 pm

BOTH OF YOU drymounts BETTER WATCH YOUR MOUFS. DONT YA EVER BAD MOUTH J CON IN FRONT OF ME.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:52 pm

I DIDN'T SAY A DAMN THING ABOUT HER.

UR THE MONSTER WHO TURNED ROMA OFF MIDWAY THROUGH.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:02 pm

short take Lego Movie 2 was very very convoluted. i wish i had just rewatched the first one and the batman one.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:20 pm

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

Yes, another sequel that nobody knew they wanted (other than the studio apparently). I thought the whole horror GROUNDHOG DAY wrapped it up just fine the first time; however, after this, hopefully, they can finally put the franchise to sleep. Towards the beginning of the film the story tries to explain how other characters are now in this time loop and I don't feel like they succeeded in explaining it. They over thunk it but once you get past that, the story actually does have some heart to it, which I was surprised but appreciated. At times main star Jessica Rothe does really pull at your heartstrings. The killer was more obvious this time around, although they did use a part from the original script of part 1 that was later changed. It appears they went ahead with it anyway in the sequel. 5.5/10
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Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:47 am

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

I should probably begin this with a disclosure that I am a WWE fan and I was very glad to see this project get a serious and proper theatrical release with some name actors, specifically Nick Frost and Lena Headey. In saying that, this is your typical, feel good sports movie with nothing much really added to it and at times felt it was just another platform for WWE to market themselves to fans/potential new fans. The film follows a young woman Paige (real name Saraya Knight) and her brother Zak who grew up in a wrestling family. While WWE is briefly in England they both are invited to tryout. Paige is selected while her older brother is not. Paige has to move away from her family to train in the States and in striving to become a WWE Superstar, finds her true self in the process. Florence Pugh who plays Saraya/Paige does a great job displaying Paige's vulnerability and lack of self-confidence. Typically, I like Vince Vaughn's work but felt he was a little out of place with this role as the WWE trainer. Overall, I did enjoy this film and I would like to see more of these made as others have equally inspiring stories to tell. 6/10
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Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:02 pm

I caught the restoration of Jackie Chan's Police Story at the Alamo last week and was blown away by the action and stunt choreography in the film. Some of the best I've seen. It was a really fun movie and I'm glad I went. Looking forward to checking out Police Story 2.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:58 pm

WORST so far: Glass and Robin Hood.
I hoped that Glass would be at least as good as Split.. It was far more worse!!!

BEST so far: Green Book.
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:12 pm

Really curious to see how others are going to feel about Under The Silver Lake.
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