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2022 | R | 2h 10m

Written/Directed by Jordan Peele

Hahaha, I love that Wikipedia describes it as a American neo-Western science fiction horror film, OK, that probably works :D

If you think this is a "UFO story", sure, it is, as a mechanism to a tell a story: the monetization of spectacle and tragedy, forcing control for profit onto things that can't be controlled, and when that control breaks, the consequences we face.

9/10, available to rent Oct 25, available to buy today :)

Saw it in the theater but unfortunately fell asleep at what was probably the most dramatic part (from what I heard) when the documentary photographer attempted the perfect shot. Not really the movie's fault I fell asleep, didn't get a lot of sleep the night before. I'll probably buy it. I loved the uniqueness of the creature and thought it was a better movie than Us.
I will watch this and render a verdict at some point. :)

 

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Cool Hand Luke (1967) Prison drama, depressing enough that I could not bring myself to watch the end. One of George Kennedy’s best roles.

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Want some Demi Moore? I watched About Last Night a few days ago. I think it holds up in the ways that matter. Its based on a play called Sexual Perversity in Chicago, which I’ve seen a live performance of and thought it was good. The cast here is great.

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Mr Harrington’s Phone (2022)- Well made, solid Steven King premise, but slow, almost too normal for a SK story. :)
Almost watched that last night, but didn’t think my husband would like it. Instead we watched another phone-based movie called Jexi. Nerdy guy has spent his entire life looking at his cell phone while life passes him by. And then he’s forced to get a new phone, which wants to improve his life. Very funny.

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Scrolling through one of those "50 best movies to watch on..." and bumped into one of the most politically correct movie-still captions I have ever encountered, even in the New York Times. If you like your photo subjects alphabetized the way they do pop music stars (first name first), you got it. If you are culturally illiterate in the film genre to begin with, the NYT aims to please and so points out which star is which. If you might be offended that people are forever captioning people "left to right", well... got that covered too and this time ya get a break.

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Almost watched that last night, but didn’t think my husband would like it.

It's good, it's a pretty "mild" horror movie, Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell are terrific together. It's a bit of a coming-of-age with a slight (or maybe not, depending on your perspective) supernatural element. The take on smart phones, socializing through technology, online information/misinformation is pretty fun as well (Mr. Harrington was not wrong :D)
 

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Collateral is a spectacular film, Mann is genius, Foxx and Cruise in arguably their best roles ever.
I’ve had Thief in a few queues for a few years and never make myself watch it. Maybe I’ll force it before I have to return to work Wednesday.
 

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The King (2019 Netflix)- good story about Henry V and one of the many battles with France. Loosely based on Shakespeare writings the story was criticized by scholars for inaccuracies. Apparently the primary issue is that:

Prnicess Catherine asks Henry, accusing him of not knowing why he attacked France, and the movie has created a scenario where an assassin from France is discovered, an intent to kill Henry as the reason Henry invaded France when in actuality there was regions of France that England claimed that France had taken away and the murder plot was a set up by Henry’s advisor to get Henry moving.

 

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In all the world of 007 these 2 movies represent the best writing, the most focused story that crosses 2 movies, and the best choreographed chase scenes, especially the DC-3 sequence.

Not only that but Quantum is the most sinister, realistic portrayal of an evil organization I can remember in the world of Bond. However after this, Quantum is dropped as a concern and as far as I know still operating. Just don’t think about the hotel powered by propane tanks all over the place that make such a nice bond 🔥. ;)

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)- It’s ok, mostly the same story repeated with more background. The actors who played the young Sanderson Sisters were splendid. There are rumors of a third movie, I’d prefer to see the young (modern) witches‘ story carried forward, and add a little grit for a change. One of the best modern witch movies is Practical Magic.

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In all the world of 007 these 2 movies represent the best writing, the most focused story that crosses 2 movies, and the best choreographed chase scenes, especially the DC-3 sequence.

Not only that but Quantum is the most sinister, realistic portrayal of an evil organization I can remember in the world of Bond. However after this, Quantum is dropped as a concern and as far as I know still operating. Just don’t think about the hotel powered by propane tanks all over the place that make such a nice bond 🔥. ;)

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
I have yet to see No Time to Die (not ready yet b/c I know the outcome), but for me, Casino Royale will always be Daniel Craig's best Bond film. I didn't think I would ever accept him (Sean Connery is hard to beat IMO), but Craig won me over. Who ever is chosen as our next Bond, Craig will be a tough act to follow.
 

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Interview With A Vampire (1994)- I said previously a Few Good Men was probably Tom Cruise’s best film. I stand corrected, this would be his best film and probably Brad Pitt, the conflicted vampire’s too. Dynamic, full toothed performances :), Kirsten Dunst‘s performance was impressive. The film has epic qualities, the Theater Des Vampires is impressive.

As far as modern vampire stories, this has to be one of, if not the best, with outstanding vampire psychological profiles.

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I'm putting this here vs. the Horror Movies thread, I'd hate for people to miss this because they "Don't like horror ...", but is so much more, it really transcends the genre, it's stellar, but a very claustrophobic slow burn.



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Possum
2018
1h 25m
R

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Director
Matthew Holness

Writer
Matthew Holness

Stars
Sean Harris
Alun Armstrong

And yes, that's Matthew Matthew Holnessof Garth Marenghi's Darkplace :D
 
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Another amazing film, regardless of the genre, it's a must see. Eggers is the writer director behind the equally amazing The Northman (starring all the 3 of the actors below as well), and The Lighthouse. Just a beautiful piece of filmmaking, amazing dialog, performances, sound, editing, a method, creepy, dark twisted descent into what may or may not be something supernatural.

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The Witch
AKA: The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

2015
R
1h 32

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

Director
Robert Eggers

Writer
Robert Eggers

Stars
Anya Taylor-Joy
Ralph Ineson
Kate Dickie
 
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