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PostWed Apr 05, 2017 3:34 pm 
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Howls Moving Castle was freaking amazing.

It's even more awesome in the original Japanese with subtitles. wink.gif  ~z
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PostThu Apr 06, 2017 9:44 am 
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not biting. I want to look at the visuals, not be reading text!

I'm on a jag, just ordered Totoro and Castle in The Sky.

Dubbed.  tongue.gif

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PostThu Apr 13, 2017 1:56 pm 
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I watched "Moana" recently.  It was okay, but not up to Disney's usual standards.  I liked the main character, but the Dwayne Johnson voiced demigod Maui I found to be more annoying than likeable or endearing.  And the rest of the characters were totally lacking, just not much there.  The songs I found to be too frequent and completely forgettable.  I think it was supposed to be a big deal because the guy from the musical "Hamilton" wrote some of the songs, but they didn't do anything for me.  So anyway it wasn't bad but I don't think it warrants repeat viewing as far as I'm concerned.  I've watched some of the other recent Disney animated films like "Wreck it Ralph" and "Big Hero 6" repeatedly.
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PostFri Apr 14, 2017 1:57 pm 
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This looks really interesting and funny.  I don't usually enjoy watching conflict, but this seems to be scripted very well and for a good cause. Salma Hayek's character looks feisty and a wealthy family gets its comeuppance.  ~z

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PostFri Apr 14, 2017 6:08 pm 
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not biting. I want to look at the visuals, not be reading text!

There are english dubbed versions out there.  I'm generally not a big fan of Anime, but Ghost in the Shell is pretty great - I've heard most of the fans of the original were not impressed with the live action adaptation.

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I got "Miss Sloane" from Netflix, wasn't all that excited about it but watched it tonight.  Very well done.  A number of strong acting performances.  Political thriller about the lobbyist industry.  Certainly not a documentary so it might be fairly far fetched, but I have no doubt all kinds of shenanigans go on back there in D.C. between the lobbyists and the politicians.  Jessica Chastain is always good.  So is Mark Strong.  Several others as well.

I'm a big fan of the BBC show "Orphan Black" so of course I'm a fan of it's star who famously plays about a half-dozen different roles Tatiana Maslany.  She hasn't really hit it big in Hollywood so far, but she's been in a number of small indie films.  Checked out one of those pretty much entirely because she's in it--"Cas & Dylan"  Quirky oddball friendship road trip dramedy.  Richard Dreyfuss was the other principal actor.  Took a while to get going but I enjoyed it.  Also featured some stunning Canadian Rockies eye candy in the background.
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PostSun Apr 23, 2017 7:36 pm 
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I saw "Gifted" today in theatres and really enjoyed it (after electing to see it over "Fate of the Furious").  Chris Evans (Capt America) plays the lead role along with McKenna Grace from "Designated Survivor" and Octavia Spencer.  It tells a great story and even has some funny moments too.

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Fate of the Furious (FF8)up.gif Was worth seeing, had a few genuine outburst laughs. I liked FF7 better, however this one was still a lot of fun. Absolutely loved Dom using the island's trashiest car, modding it to be raceable against a street racer. The story finally made sense later on, however was not entirely convincing.

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PostMon Apr 24, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Josh Lewis wrote:
Fate of the Furious (FF8)up.gif Was worth seeing, had a few genuine outburst laughs. I liked FF7 better, however this one was still a lot of fun. Absolutely loved Dom using the island's trashiest car, modding it to be raceable against a street racer. The story finally made sense later on, however was not entirely convincing.

Have seen all the others.  Probably wait for DVD for #8.  The 20 minute long sequence w/ a huge military cargo plane trying to take off (that was a REALLY long runway!) was pretty over the top.  They've taken on tanks.  Looks like in the latest one they take on a nuclear submarine.  What's left?  Aircraft carrier--I'm calling it!
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Watched "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" last night.  Fairly entertaining.  I'm not really an Eddie Redmayne fan.  I think he's overrated as an actor, and he's just so weird looking he creeps me out.  But I liked everybody else in the cast.  I really like Dan Fogler, Colin Ferrell was good, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol (Seattle born, formerly a pop singer performing under the stage name A Fine Frenzy) were enjoyable.  And now I want a pet niffler, anybody know where I can get one?
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"The Girl With All the Gifts" was a very different take on the zombie apocalypse.  Quite intriguing.  Gemma Arterton is in it which is never a bad thing.  Strong performance by a young actress that played one of the infected that was not your usual zombie.
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PostFri Apr 28, 2017 11:15 pm 
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They Live (1988)  up.gif  up.gif Just watched it last night for the first time. Would have been good even without an ounce of action. I picked up a pair of the main character's glasses in 2016 for the first time, quite scary.

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PostFri Apr 28, 2017 11:27 pm 
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That's cool Josh.  up.gif   That was kind of a cult classic back in the day.  I mostly remember an epic fight scene between 2 big dudes.  And one of the greatest movie lines ever.

"I came here to chew bubble gum and kick a**.  And I'm all out of bubble gum."
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Just watched Star Wars Rogue One for the second time, held up very well for me.  Much more satisfying than the 2nd viewing of The Force Awakens.  Gives me hope for the franchise moving forward.
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PostSat Apr 29, 2017 2:56 am 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
"I came here to chew bubble gum and kick a**.  And I'm all out of bubble gum."

Indeed there were so many awesome original elements of this movie that I didn't want to spoil it. This line alone is high on my movie line classics lists. Duke n Nukem basically paraphrased this. I keep a few pieces of gum around to this day (which I risk potential head aches) for the moment when I run out.  lol.gif The fight scene was outstanding even a second time:


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