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Godzilla vs Kong Kong 2021...

4 out of 10.

Leave your brain at the door on this one. I dunno where to start.

sure, the fight scenes were epic but Godzilla vs King Kong with a mechagodzilla cameo sealed it for me.

they used Hong Kong as the city that gets thrashed by these huge creatures.

totally mindless movie. Not sure a sequel ever gets made.
 

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The Laundromat. Terrible, disjointed mess of a film that wastes its cast. Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are embarrassingly campy and dreadful. I hate films that break the fourth wall when they aren't as clever or funny as they think they are. Pretentious, insufferable drivel. Didn't know Steven Soderbergh could make something that bad. Maybe the book it's based on is more interesting.
 

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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)



Two very Straight Stories came out in '99, and the one with that literal name got all the shine as it was an unexpected turnout by David Lynch, the other, this TV movie starring an old Sidney Poitier, playing a 90-something, went under the radar but in essence has the same charm, clarity and quality, talking about aging with dignity and having an old school attitude as the modern world passes by. Ironically, 22 yrs later Poitier is still enjoying life in his 90s much like the titular Noah Dearborn, who uses everyday routine and discipline to extend his fine age.

Story is secondary: investors wanna buy his land & build shopping mall but he wouldn't sell, so they go after him to pressurize him into a deal, sending a psychologist to perhaps get a medical angle to go around him. But the young Mary-Louise Parker gets charmed by the old man, a fold hero among locals, and at the same time we get to find out why is he living such a solitary life, keeping mostly to himself.

Then again: much like Straight Story, it's the lightweight plot that allows the cast to shine and Poitiers delivers a vintage performance with old swag, nuance and vulnerability, plus Parker is also excellent, as is the HD restoration. Too bad after an underrated 50s (No Way Out, Blackboard Junge), and a famed 60s, Poitier mostly enjoyed life, acting and directing every now and then. But whenever he returned, he delivered, so do yourself a favor and find a copy if you dig a simple, uplifting, a tiny bit corny flick but one with a heart and plenty of good acting. Unless ur cunt deep into superhero shit, then fuck right off, ya cunt! RECOMMENDED:
 

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The Dry (2021)

Tightly paced Outback noir set around a homicide / suicide case and a big city cop (Eric Bana) returning to shitty town after decades to solve it, only to find unresolved history of his own... pretty classic setup effortlessly shifting between timelines and a charismatic lead by Bane... until crappy writing his that fan that abruptly end the film's flaw and then a more powerful ending don't feel satisfactory anymore. Shame, thx God we have the spectacular Wake in Fright (1971) for some really nasty Outback fun, and THAT comes with my highest recommendation.

 

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Riders of Justice (2020)



Mads Mikkelsen must come home from his military tour when his wife dies & daughter survives a violent train crash another survivor suspects to be either a terrorist act or a mob hit, both of which are ruled out by authorities. Overcome with grief, Mads reluctantly teams up with a ragtag group of failed analysts and hackers to get to the end of the story that may or may not require his special combat skills. (spoilers: :lol:)

No one does dark humor like Anders Thomas Jensen, the kind of morbid and laugh out load hilarious that also cuts skin deep - Adam's Apples, The Green Butchers, both classics, and you can add Riders of Justice to them. Impossibly, fat fuck Nicolas Bro steals Mads' shine but Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann and Andrea Heick Gadeberg also deliver the good in this one uncomfortably walking the thin red line between full on drama and absurd, black comedy.

Also, that's a perfect 2-0 (2 KO) for Mikkelsen in 2020 who was also a knockout in Another Round, that hottttt fella can play just about any character and thank fuck he makes sure to have decent - no, great movies around these days to down***d the shit out. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
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Riders of Justice (2020)



Mads Mikkelsen must come home from his military tour when his wife dies & daughter survives a violent train crash another survivor suspects to be either a terrorist act or a mob hit, both of which are ruled out by authorities. Overcome with grief, Mads reluctantly teams up with a ragtag group of failed analysts and hackers to get to the end of the story that may or may not require his special combat skills. (spoilers: :lol:)

No one does dark humor like Anders Thomas Jensen, the kind of morbid and laugh out load hilarious that also cuts skin deep - Adam's Apples, The Green Butchers, both classics, and you can add Riders of Justice to them. Impossibly, fat fuck Nicolas Bro steals Mads' shine but Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann and Andrea Heick Gadeberg also deliver the good in this one uncomfortably walking the thin red line between full on drama and absurd, black comedy.

Also, that's a perfect 2-0 (2 KO) for Mikkelsen in 2020 who was also a knockout in Another Round, that hottttt fella can play just about any character and thank fuck he makes sure to have decent - no, great movies around these days to down***d the shit out. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Wait wait wait wait. Hold up. You mean to tell me that's not Seth Rogen behind Mads? Did you photoshop up a fake movie Bone?

What did you think of Arctic? Do you think Liam Neeson watched that and thought, "Needs more wolves."?
 

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Wait wait wait wait. Hold up. You mean to tell me that's not Seth Rogen behind Mads? Did you photoshop up a fake movie Bone?

What did you think of Arctic? Do you think Liam Neeson watched that and thought, "Needs more wolves."?
Yeah Seth wanted a cameo. Not seen Arctic but I bet its much better than any shit Neeson is in. Ya seen Another Round? No? Come back when you have.
 

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Better Call John Wick (2021)



Bob Odenkirk is a wonderful actor who plays the insignificant man with a dark past to an utter perfection, and if that path is being a John Wick-like figure (spoiled by trailers and posters), you're in for a LOT of fun! John Wick is the only motion picture product over several years that didn't make the high body count action movie genre look completely ridiculous, cause fuck me it's hard not to laugh at Matt Damon or that Taken cunt being sold as the unstoppable force. :lol: "Nobody" clearly understands its place and mixes the bloody action with dark humor, an excellent soundtrack and some unexpectedly cool side characters. Look, its all silly especially with the abrupt end, but it's also short any bloody sweet, with Odenkirk nailing it. RECOMMENDED
 
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Better Call John Wick (2021)



Bob Odenkirk is a wonderful actor who plays the insignificant man with a dark past to an utter perfection, and if that path is being a John Wick-like figure (spoiled by trailers and posters), you're in for a LOT of fun! John Wick is the only motion picture product over several years that didn't make the high body count action movie genre look completely ridiculous, cause fuck me it's hard not to laugh at Matt Damon or that Taken cunt being sold as the unstoppable force. :lol: "Nobody" clearly understands its place and mixes the bloody action with dark humor, an excellent soundtrack and some unexpectedly cool side characters. Look, its all silly especially with the abrupt end, but it's also short any bloody sweet, with Odenkirk nailing it. RECOMMENDED
I really enjoyed this.
Would recommend...
 

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Star Wars died the moment The Force Awakens' opening credits began.
Haha no, it died when cute little teddy bears started to kill off imperial guards and tanks that took half the resistance off in the previous, brilliant dark episode. With sticks! Not to mention the hilarious dump on the remaining carcass by that Jar-Jar fella & and CGI kung-Yoda. Rogue One and Mando are pretty cool tho, rest forgettable.
 

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sphere - great film that could have done with a bit more time right around the first contact part.

but i don't wanna shit on it, you can't make a film out of a book without cutting parts out and that is a pretty dense(i.e every section is important) book so whatever you cut out matters.

first contact sci fi has been tried a million times and most of them are pretty lame.

I've been binging out on Paul Newman films lately.

"The Hustler"
"Cool Hand Luke"
"The Sting"
"Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid"
"Road To Perdition"
"Hombre"
"Hud"

Just to name a few. One of my favorite actors and his roles with co-star Robert Redford were some great viewing with Butch Cassidy and The Sting.

Like most, my all-time favorite Newman film is "Cool Hand Luke".
the hustler is as perfect as a film can get imo. no flash or bolox, just a solid story with fantastic acting. in fact has been a year or two, i'm gonna watch it now.
 

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people smoke like they smoke, it's a small thing but you know how rare that is on film?

sometimes that smoke burns your eyes, sometimes you need to focus on something else and it's in the way.

steve mcqueen smoked for real but never made it look real on camera, he's my guy but his films had to make it look cool or whatever.
 

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Dark City (1998)



It's been two decades since I've seen Dark City, yes? First at the movies then on DVD and was about time to get ma hands on the Blu, and the apparent director's cut. I didn't forget how incredibly creepy and self-consistent the atmosphere & set design was on a limited budget, but kinda forgot how brilliantly this late-nite B-level sci-fi taps into existential questions about the self, the past as a construct, the soul etc. And its super creepy, plus the incredibly hot Jennifer Connelly sings. ❤

They don't make'em like this anymore, yes? Fortunately the atmospheric retro sci-fi mindbender genre is full of superb entries from Blade Runner to Laputa to The Naked Launch or The City of Lost Children, and the nightmare noir setting of Dark City makes it unique even among them. A cult-classic that has my VERY HIGH RECOMMENDATION.
 
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Haha no, it died when cute little teddy bears started to kill off imperial guards and tanks that took half the resistance off in the previous, brilliant dark episode. With sticks! Not to mention the hilarious dump on the remaining carcass by that Jar-Jar fella & and CGI kung-Yoda. Rogue One and Mando are pretty cool tho, rest forgettable.
If little bears with sticks can beat storm troopers, so can blind kung fu guys..

 
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Just saw "News of the World". Tom Hanks in a western, and he is actually very good. Based in 1870, 5 years after the end of the Civil War, location is Texas. Pretty good movie, 7 out of 10 stars. A nice change from today's horror and monster movies.
 
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Saw "The Rover" a while back. A dark movie, situated in a post apocalyptic Australia, a man gets his car stolen (not an exceptional car either) and goes thru great lengths to get is back, with a surprise ending that kind of makes the effort worthwhile.
 

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 4K

What a glorious triumph: the 4K restoration of a top 10 ATG is nothing short of magnificent! A handsome bounty hunter (Eastwood), a greedy small-time outlaw (Wallach) and a backstabbing hired gun (Van Cleef) go after mighty riches hidden in military gold, and they just happen to stumble into the Civil War - and Leone happens to deliver one of the best movies of that part of history. The pointlessness of the butchery, the cost in lives - armed and civilian, the destruction of civilization is captured in short but dramatic fashion while three our characters (well, at least two) can't help but learn some humanity and brotherhood on the go (with more homoerotic subtext I remembered).

Some consider GBU the greatest western of all time - or movie for that matter - I'm more of a Once Upon a Time in the West man myself, but Leone and Maestro Morricone deliver 160 minutes of pure action, drama, joy and heartbreak for the ages (but not all ages). And it really looks magnificent in 4K, close as you'll ever get watching it fresh when it came out. There was so much butchery done to details and white balance on DVDs and Blu-Ray, so the natural contrast and toning here with the superb resolve of details will take any fan's breath away! And considering the limited budget upon making it, the restoration team deserves a round of applause!

There's so much small detail, cinematic trickery, outstanding sound design and ATG one-liners with insane amount of swag, you just can't have enough views of this, and likely never seen it like this. In the end, Blondie's just the 3rd best fella here as Van Cleef marvels as the backstabbing evil villain, while Eli Wallach delivers film history's most beloved ambivalent character - shed a few drops as he ran through the cemetery with Ecstasy of Gold rockin'. Also, what a moment when the alcoholic general (prototype for Duvall's napalm in the morning character), secretly hoping some obvious low-lives will blow up the bridge he just isn't allowed, can happily die when he hears it happening, knowing it will (temporarily) stop the mindless butchery. Leone had lots of humanity and care in his movies, and although he stumbled into genres he had absolutely know experience in, he delivered perhaps the best western and war movie you'll see.