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PostSun Mar 04, 2018 12:13 pm 
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Annihilation

Go see it, its awesome. So weird, so disturbing, but you can't take take your eyes off it.

Sounds just like the book! Can't wait...I was going to check it out this weekend..until I looked for movie times and found it is not playing locally.  A trip into PDX is in order!

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The Salvation  Don't get turned off by the subtitles at the start: It's 99% English
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Saw the new version of "Murder on the Orient Express."  Good ensemble cast, I enjoyed it for the most part.  I wasn't that keen on the ending though.  Now I'm curious to watch the 1974 version for comparison.  Was kinda cool seeing Daisy Ridley as a character other than Rey.
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PostWed Mar 07, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Just watched Logan Lucky  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

I don't know why this didn't at least get a Oscar nomination, and have no idea why it received such a lukewarm reception in general. It's a brilliant heist film with excellent acting and top notch writing. It's also incredibly hilarious - there are only a few films that I've ever laughed so hard at! At the same time it tells a remarkably touching and complex story with an immensely satisfying conclusion. It's just about perfect, and is definitely one of my favorite films from last year.

What really shocked me was Daniel Craig's performance - he showed real emotion! Daniel Craig! Showing emotion! I've never been thrilled by his James Bond performance, but now I'd really like to see him in more roles outside of the Bond Films. Likewise Adam Driver was surprisingly good outside of his role as Kylo Ren in Star Wars.

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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 12:52 pm 
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NacMacFeegle wrote:
but now I'd really like to see him in more roles outside of the Bond Films.

Check out "Layer Cake."
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I was really looking forward to seeing "Lady Bird."  I'm a fan of Saoirse Ronan (lead actress) and Great Gerwig (director/writer).  I had a hard time with it.  Much of it was very mundane.  Probably the biggest struggle was that the movie was so much about a mother-daughter relationship, and since I'm a male I've never been a teenage girl, a daughter or a mother, so it wasn't relatable for me.  I thought the mom was awful.  Just couldn't stop putting her daughter down, was never supportive or encouraging.

I watched a making of segment on the bonus features.  I actually enjoyed that much more than the movie itself.  Gerwig was the focus of that and she was so charming and endearing, I found myself wishing she would've been on camera during the actual film.
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 5:56 pm 
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NacMacFeegle wrote:
Likewise Adam Driver was surprisingly good outside of his role as Kylo Ren in Star Wars.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5247022/videoplayer/vi530560537?ref_=vi_nxt_ap
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

I went into this one with high hopes. It was written and directed by the same guy that did In Bruges (Martin McDonagh), which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Overall I thought it was a pretty mixed bag. Great performances, but full of implausibilities and with an unlikable main character. Maybe that's not the point. I dunno, I guess I didn't really "get it." I'd be curious to see if anyone else had this reaction considering all the awards/praise this movie has garnered.
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 8:26 pm 
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Jake Robinson wrote:
I'd be curious to see if anyone else had this reaction

Yes...same here.  Friends highly recommended this film; I found it sort of meh.
I REALLY like Frances McDormand, and I think her work probably deserved the Oscar.
Sam Rockwell was good....but Oscar?...nah.
Woody H is a d*ck...he plays the same character over and over.
There were better candidates, I think, for all the awards.
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PostThu Mar 08, 2018 10:25 pm 
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To be clear the best male actor went to Oldman in "The Darkest Hour" where I thought he did an excellent job. I thought McDormand deserved the female actor. Rockwell was supporting actor and he seemed as good as the other nominees  although he was attacked by the politically correct. Best picture went to "I boinked a fish" which was just as good a film IMO. The academy awards now usually go to the Indy films that come out late in the year. It is a marketing endeavor. In any event it is just a movie.

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PostFri Mar 09, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Saw Black Panther tonight Avery entertaining film with great special effects and amazing costumes. I think my appetite for comic book films is pretty much sated however. The plot was reminiscent of The Lion King to me which of course was also the plot of Richard III.

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I've been avoiding M. Night Shyamalan movies for quite a while.  I initially had no interest in "Split."  But I changed my mind and decided to give it a try.  Rather intriguing psychological thriller, fairly unsettling.  James McAvoy was great playing a person with at least 23 distinct personalities (and maybe 1 more?).  Although not all 23 appeared during the film.  He abducts and holds captive 3 young women.  I'd seen 2 of them in a few other films--Anya Taylor-Joy and Hailey Lu Richardson--and enjoyed their performances.  Both were good in this, as well as the 3rd captive Jessica Sula.  I'm really not into horror movies which is part of why I was avoiding this.  For the most part I wouldn't call it that, although it contains a few elements of the genre.  Definitely worth watching I thought.
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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 11:22 pm 
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"We Don't Belong Here."  Worth watching for me because of several good performances and a strong cast.  Anton Yelchin (RIP, not sure how many more films of his are going to be released posthumously), Catherine Keener, Kaitlyn Dever, Riley Keough, several others.  Movie deals with mental illness.  Not an easy or fun watch.  Was hard to tell at times what was and wasn't actually happening.  But again worthwhile IMO because of the performances.  Two of the actresses sang in the movie, it was actually them according to the credits, and they had beautiful voices.  Both caught me off guard.  Dever and Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter, so maybe shouldn't be too surprising).
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Hurricane Heist is a fun so-bad-its-good action flick! I think I'd describe it as a combination between "Die Hard" and "The Day after Tomorrow", and it's every bit as ridiculous as that sounds! Highly recommended if you're in the mood for an crazy 80's style action flick.  up.gif

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I was looking forward to the new "Jumanji" movie w/ Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.  While it was fairly entertaining it fell a bit flat for me.  The novelty of the actors being avatars for an eclectic group of high school kids whose personas were wildly different than their avatars wore off probably half way thru, then it was just redundant.  I feel similarly to this as I did "Jurassic World;" while it was okay I am flabbergasted that it took in over $400 million at the box office.  Why?!  Anyway Gillan was by far my favorite part of the movie.  She needs to be in more movies.
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