OT: Let's talk about movies and TV - Part XXIV

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  1. Mario Lemieux fan 66

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    John Wick 3: 7/10 Good first 30 minutes but when the movie starts to just be big guns and head shot it lose a lot of it interest just like the 2nd movie.

    Casa de papel ( Money heist) season 3: 6.8/10 Not as good as the first 2 seasons

    The Boys (2019) season 1: 6.5/10 Good 1st episode and the rest of the season is very average. Umbrella academy and doom patrol were better.

    Dark Phoenix: 5/10 Terrible. Zero substance. It makes X-3 Last stand looks like a masterpiece .
     
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    ^^thanks for The Boys review. Was wondering what to make of it.
     
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    1- I just thought they redid IW...like, literally, let's just go back in time and change the outcome. WTF.
    Hated that.

    2- Pleasantely surprised by Alita, enjoyed it.
     
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    1. It was far better than how the comic arc ended. How Thanos lost the stones was horrible.

    2. I was meh with Alita. Visually stunning and lots of great moments but while the movie ended teasing a sequel, it’s unlikely we’ll get one.
     
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    1. The Fem-avengers Assemble moment was horrible... Cap’s moment though just prior turned my cinema into a sports arena.

    2. I liked the action, but I really enjoyed Alita’s journey of self discovery. Hoping for a sequel but not counting on it.

    Haven’t seen the next two, though I was quite bored with the first Godzilla.

    Sticking with comic book movies, I saw Hellboy (2019)... what absolute trash. I didn’t hate it but I certainly didn’t love it. I though Harbour wasn’t bad as Big Red, but the movie was just boring and poorly paced.
     
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    I was expectimg time traveling because that was pretty much the only solution after seeing IW, and I love time travel movies.
     
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    I don't mind time travel movies when it's in the same movie...not spread over two movies.
     
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    The thing about the time travel element, they have been teasing this since the introduction of the Quantum Realm in the first Antman. I get for people who only watch Avenger movies or not all MCU films, they may had been puzzled as to why this idea appears to be shoe-horned into the film.

    I supposed they could have introduced a new McGuffin, like the HOTU, but that would have just complicated the story.

    While time travel was teased in prior films, I don't recall it being a solution in IW. Even Dr. Strange didn't mention it as a solution in his vision quest.
     
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    McGuffin? What is a HOTU? Man, you comic nerds :sarcasm:

    I haven’t seen Infinity War since it was released. I don’t remember any time travel unless we are talking about when Thanos adopted that green chick. But I think that was a flashback.
     
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    So... once upon a time in Hollywood? :laugh:
     
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    Did you like it? It’s on my list, but haven’t gotten to it.
     
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    Its long. Really long. Theres very little character development. Theres not much happening. Theres no story. Plenty of useless dialogue.

    I cant think of a worse Tarantino. But yeah, it was okay.
     
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    So you didn't like Back to the future 2?
     
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    Well come on now Oz...Back to the Future's entire premise is about time traveling. Not at all the same.
     
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    Just watched Roger Waters' The Wall - 2014. Basically not really a movie... mostly the anniversary show of The Wall album with some interruption for Waters' rumblings about stuff, but great show. I saw it live in Edmonton and it was great. Nice little memory trip. Would have been a lot better if it were just a concert and nothing else.
     
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    Kind of the feeling I got from the trailers. I’ll probaby still watch it but I’ll wait for video.

    BTTF2 was my favorite movie of the trilogy. I didn’t like #3 much at all though.

    A McGuffin I believe was a Spielberg term to describe an object or plot device that drives the entire narrative.

    HOTU is the Heart of the Universe. It’s basically another all powerful glowing thing.
     
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    Saw Kevin Bacon on one of the late shows and he was promoting this series he’s in, City on a Hill.

    Within the first 3 minutes of the opening episode, don’t I hear Kevin Bacon’s character make a reference to a Bruins and “Canadiennes” game. :laugh:

    Anyone on this?
     
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    This City on a Hill thing is seriously hockey-themed.

    Twelve minutes in, an armed assault is being committed by individuals wearing goalie masks that bear marks like the mask Gerry Cheevers used to don. :laugh:

    Later in the first episode, Kevin Bacon’s character is doing car karaoke with Rush’s Tom Sawyer blaring on his radio. Then a kid gets her face injured by another kid who hit her with, what else, a hockey stick. Canadiana at a premium.

    And since it’s set in Boston, it was only a matter of time that one of the characters would mention “Southie”.

    Totally reminded me of an excellent spoof that Seth Myers did a few years ago called “Boston Accent” and which also includes a reference to “Southie.” Totally hilarious, check it out:

     
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    Ive started the Chef tv show with Jon Favreau and Roy Choi of Kogi. I love it. So far theyve had most of the cast of avenger, Babish, Bill Burr, and others. Its really nice and laid back and they cook some awesome straight good food. Love to see the many kitchen they have too. Roy Choi is an awesome chef and he cooks just like I did. Good lad, super passionate and you just know hes a fattie at heart.
     
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    It's a good series. Hard-nosed cop/legal drama with all the backstabbing you'd want - in every sense of that term.
     
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    I binged it when it first came out. I loved that movie so was awesome to see them break down some of the recipes. I cooked the Scarlett pasta a few times too, was quite good, although I switched the parsley and coriander as the market was out of it once and preferred it that way.
     
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    Westside vs the world is pretty fascinating.
     
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    Decided last night to watch both Annihilation and Arrival, two more "intellectual" sci-fi films I guess.

    I am not really sure about the praise for Annihilation. It was ok I suppose, but the movie I felt dragged and the whole last act and ultimately the ending I didn't really like. I know it's based on a book series, but the movie while teasing more at the end also did feel quite final. Given the director doesn't believe in sequels, I am not expecting a continuation, let alone a conclusion. 6/10

    Arrival was a slower film than Annihilation; if you're looking for any sort of thrills. I thought this movie was very good though it takes some time to start showing what direction the story was going, I never lost interest. Despite the somewhat somber ending, it was a satisfying conclusion. Villeneuve's direction was also very good. 8/10
     
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    I'm becoming obsessed with JOKER. Haven't anticipated a film this much since The Revenant.

    It's like this perfect climax of an actor and a character. In my wildest dreams I couldn't even imagine a better pairing.

    I'm just afraid I've hyped it up so much in my mind that the production can't possibly live up to it.
     
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    Man Phoenix is getting older but he's such a great actor.
     
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