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PostThu Apr 12, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Wow, "Molly's Game" was way better than I expected.  Fantastic.  Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba both were great (as the namesake character and her lawyer), Kevin Costner was really good in a small role as Molly's father.  If you don't know anything about it, Molly Bloom was a former Olympic hopeful skiier who had a major injury during the Olympics trials.  She went to LA for a little down time before starting law school, one thing led to another and eventually she was running one of the most high profile, high stakes poker games in the world.  Eventually it all came crashing down and the Feds came after because they thought she had critical information about several Russian mobsters.  Highly recommend.  up.gif
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Saw ďThe Death of StalinĒ today on a rainy day. Very dark comedy about the events around Stalinís death. Not for many who are squeamish. Excellent comedic acting by character actors. Directed by creator of The Veep TV  show. Many laughs but some may not find funny due to subject matter.  up.gif  up.gif

And also the director of "In the Loop", a drooling at the mouth funny movie about the Iraq war/WMD.  Yes, it's a comedy. . . warning, there is some rather strong language in here. . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQrqMkCuHqA
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PostMon Apr 16, 2018 5:58 am 
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olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" is very violent, but it's just an endless string of evil henchmen, there doesn't seem to be an real consequence to the violence, and some of it is even played off as comedic.  Entertaining movie.  Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson worked well off of each other.  And Sam and Salma Hayek seemed to be having a contest to see who could drop the most F bombs.  I think it was a draw.

I saw this yesterday and thought it was great! Very entertaining action/comedy and, as you said, the two leads played well off each other.

There are two chase sequences in the second half of the move, seemingly 'just' thrown in there because they come out of nowhere, that are fantastic, and must have required a lot of work to put together. The first one of these, involving speeding cars, a motorcycle and a motorboat, is as good as anything in a James Bond movie. up.gif

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PostMon Apr 16, 2018 5:32 pm 
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Couple of days ago picked up a copy of Star Wars The Last Jedi at the public library. Didnít hold my interest that well and ended up fast forwarding through about half of the movie. It gets a  down.gif

Picked up a copy of Thor Ragnarok from the library and was rather entertained and didnít fast forward like I did with the Star Wars flick. About the only Marvel based movie I didnít much care for was Dr. Strange, though Iíve enjoyed all the other ones I have watched. Gets a  up.gif

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PostMon Apr 16, 2018 6:02 pm 
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Funny, Dr Strange was one of the few I found tolerable!

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That looks great! On the list now.
Malachai Constant wrote:
Saw ďThe Death of StalinĒ today on a rainy day. Very dark comedy about the events around Stalinís death. Not for many who are squeamish. Excellent comedic acting by character actors. Directed by creator of The Veep TV  show. Many laughs but some may not find funny due to subject matter.  up.gif  up.gif


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Got talked into watching Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle against my better judgement. It was sort of what I expected but actually pretty entertaining for empty cinema calories. I did not expect Duane Johnson (The Rock) to be able to act...he is pretty damned funny. His character is a 14 year old socially awkward geek and he digs into the role with relish and has a lot of fun with it. Jack Black as a vain blonde instagram teen missing her phone but trapped in an overweight middle aged man's body is also hilarious.

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"Daddy's Home 2" was definitely in the category of dumb comedy, but I got some good laughs  out of it, found it to be entertaining.  If you liked the first one, worth watching, if you didn't like the first one, avoid.
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PostFri Apr 20, 2018 3:14 pm 
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I did not expect Duane Johnson (The Rock) to be able to act...he is pretty damned funny.

Yes, he is.  He's been in a LOT of really dumb movies and appears to be typecast as nothing more than an action hero archetype but he comes across as very entertaining.  Not sure if it's still on as I never got into it and only watched three episodes, (no fault of his) but his role in an HBO series about a promoter trying to bring an NFL team to Las Vegas did what I thought was a good job of showcasing his ability to act in something other than the action-hero mold.

Hopefully he'll get some better roles in the future, as Sylvester Stallone managed to.

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Just finished watching The Shape of Water. Rather good movie. Gets  up.gif   up.gif

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