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    The end-of-the-year lists will soon be out. In them will be the unwatched/unwatchable 'cinema' of which Scorcese will approve (not that he hasn't done some great films, The Irishman not being among them), so I'm gonna ambush them with my list (of which jeremyp will NOT approve!)

    10. There wasn't another one capable of being called 'best of', but the recent Jumanji was great fun.
    9. Terminator: Dark Fate - the next installment of a brain-dizzying series
    8. Rocketman - enlightened us on Sir Elton's journey down the Yellow Brick Road
    7. Glass - satisfying wrap-up to the Unbreakable/Split story
    6. Spider-Man: Far From Home - comic-book fun with a heart
    5. Yesterday - Beatles - what else do you need to know?
    4. John Wick 3 - see #9
    3. Midway - not as good as Dunkirk, but better than Pearl Harbor
    2. Avengers End Game - everything AND the kitchen sink
    1. Ford v Ferrari - Bale and Damon are crazy fun in a serious sport.

    Your mileage may very!
    Last edited by Atticus; 12-20-2019, 11:34 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Your mileage may very(sic)!

    Indeed. Us isnt on this list, and it's my #1
    There are no strings on me

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    • #3
      Originally posted by guru View Post
      Indeed. Us isnt on this list, and it's my #1
      Yeah, Get Out did nothing for me, so I skipped the next one from JP (who was hysterical on K&P).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
        Yeah, Get Out did nothing for me, so I skipped the next one from JP (who was hysterical on K&P).
        Do yourself a favor and catch it over holiday break. There's a reason it's 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

        Also, any movie with Les Fleur as it's closing song can't possibly be bad
        There are no strings on me

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        • #5
          Originally posted by guru View Post
          Do yourself a favor and catch it over holiday break. There's a reason it's 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

          Also, any movie with Les Fleur as it's closing song can't possibly be bad
          Unfortunately, I have already read the spoilers, so I know the ending. The plot sounds inventive, but 'Sixth-Sensey'. I may skim to see the highlights.

          Has anyone else watched the new $150,000,000 Netflix movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, called 6 Underground? It's super-violent/gory and 'hip'. How on earth can Netflix blow $150M on a flick that has no box office return? That's a lotta new memberships to have to sell!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Atticus View Post
            .....

            Has anyone else watched the new $150,000,000 Netflix movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, called 6 Underground? It's super-violent/gory and 'hip'. How on earth can Netflix blow $150M on a flick that has no box office return? That's a lotta new memberships to have to sell!
            lead grafs of the SF Chron review (BF mine)

            <<Oh, Michael Bay, how we’ve missed you.

            It has been too long since “Transformers: The Last Knight,” your last attempt to pass off cacophony as cool. But you’re back, for Netflix no less, with “6 Underground,” a $150 million migraine masquerading as a movie.

            There’s nothing wrong with a big, dumb-as-dirt action flick. You’ve made some enjoyable ones over the years — the first “Transformers,” “Bad Boys” — but “6 Underground,” a nonstop stunt reel with a few, admittedly impressive displays of your usual visual verve — is just “Fast & Furious” crossed with an old Whitesnake music video, but with fewer functioning brain cells.>>

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            • #7
              Also top 3 on my list is Freaks. Fantastic indie movie with a big studio feel. Definitely a different take on the superhero genre. Loved it.
              There are no strings on me

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                Has anyone else watched the new $150,000,000 Netflix movie, starring Ryan Reynolds, called 6 Underground? It's super-violent/gory and 'hip'. How on earth can Netflix blow $150M on a flick that has no box office return? That's a lotta new memberships to have to sell!

                Speaking of Reynolds, he's got a good one coming next summer that asks the eternal question - what would happen if a background character in a video game became aware? Deadpool without the suit, that's what! lol

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2m-08cOAbc
                There are no strings on me

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                  The end-of-the-year lists will soon be out. In them will be the unwatched/unwatchable 'cinema' of which Scorcese will approve (not that he hasn't done some great films, The Irishman not being among them), so I'm gonna ambush them with my list (of which jeremyp will NOT approve!)

                  10. There wasn't another one capable of being called 'best of', but the recent Jumanji was great fun.
                  9. Terminator: Dark Fate - the next installment of a brain-dizzying series
                  8. Rocketman - enlightened us on Sir Elton's journey down the Yellow Brick Road
                  7. Glass - satisfying wrap-up to the Unbreakable/Split story
                  6. Spider-Man: Far From Home - comic-book fun with a heart
                  5. Yesterday - Beatles - what else do you need to know?
                  4. John Wick 3 - see #9
                  3. Midway - not as good as Dunkirk, but better than Pearl Harbor
                  2. Avengers End Game - everything AND the kitchen sink
                  1. Ford v Ferrari - Bale and Damon are crazy fun in a serious sport.

                  Your mileage may very!
                  Hmm, saw 1. Midway.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                    Hmm, saw 1. Midway.
                    I do think you'd like Ford v. Ferarri.
                    If you're a Beatles fan, probably Yesterday too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gh View Post
                      lead grafs of the SF Chron review (BF mine) a $150 million migraine masquerading as a movie.
                      There’s nothing wrong with a big, dumb-as-dirt action flick.
                      And the best thing about that review is that Metacritic interpreted that as a rating of . . . [out of a scale up to 100 - where a 20 means it's really, really bad] . . . ZERO! I have never seen a zero assigned in all my years of being a Metacritic devotee!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        I do think you'd like Ford v. Ferarri.
                        If you're a Beatles fan, probably Yesterday too.
                        I liked Ford v Ferrari, but I didn't think it was great. Liked Midway better.

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                        • #13
                          Now if you go according to the critics:
                          https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/50...l/parasite-11/
                          I have seen 3 1/2 (Irishman the 1/2) and #11 and #12. This year maybe the year that a South Korean movie (Parasite) wins the Oscar.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                            Now if you go according to the critics:
                            Of all of those, the only one I found truly enjoyable (in a weird way) was

                            Ad Astra

                            which was a trippy sci-fi vehicle for Brad Pitt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              Of all of those, the only one I found truly enjoyable (in a weird way) was

                              Ad Astra

                              which was a trippy sci-fi vehicle for Brad Pitt.
                              Sigh! Found it boooring.

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