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PostWed Jun 06, 2018 3:33 pm 
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"Thoroughbreds" was slow paced and kind of uneven, but had some good, if disturbing, performances.  If you are a fan of Olivia Cooke and/or Anya Taylor Joy it's probably worth watching.  Yet another posthumous appearance for Anton Yelchin.  Every time I think I've seen the last film he appeared in, he's in another one.


Watching some of the extra features, it's a trip hearing Olivia's natural voice.  She's British.  I think everything I've seen her in is with an American accent which she pulls off flawlessly.
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Saw Solo: A Star Wars Story today - best Star Wars film since the original trilogy!  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif  I don't know why it got such mediocre reviews, it's not only shockingly original for a Star Wars movie, it's a remarkably original film in general! Alden Ehrenreich does an impressive job of filling the role of Han; I didn't think it was possible for anyone to take over the role from Harrison Ford, but Ehrenreich was the perfect choice. This is EXACTLY what I wanted from a Han Solo film - tons of action and a generally light hearted tone. The lack of magic force powers and light sabers is very refreshing. It has just the right mix of spectacular CGI and practical effects, edge of your seat action, and enjoyable quieter sequences for character building. On that note, I loved how all the characters played so well off of one another. I enjoyed every minute of it, and I highly recommend seeing it in theaters for the stunning visuals!

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PostSun Jun 10, 2018 3:32 pm 
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Saw Oceans 8 this afternoon welcome variation on the Oceans films, fun film. up.gif  up.gif

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PostWed Jun 13, 2018 5:44 am 
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I saw Solo: A Star Wars Story last night and really enjoyed it. I don't know what the critics expected, with their 'paint by numbers' style reviews, which almost convinced me to give this one a miss, but they definitely whiffed in their analysis. Yes, it did tick off all the check boxes, but it was much more than just that. The performances were great too. I think I preferred it to Rogue One.

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PostThu Jun 14, 2018 12:05 pm 
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I watch movies/read books that are probably age inappropriate semi-regularly, YA stuff, which I definitely am not.  Some of it is kinda cheesy, but some fairly high quality.  With that in mind I saw a movie was coming out on DVD I don't remember seeing any commercials or reviews for.  I like the lead actress--Angourie Rice (I thought she stole the movie from Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in "The Nice Guys") so I took a chance on it.  "Every Day" is the title.  Different twist on teen romantic drama.  Have to take a big helping of suspending your disbelief right from the beginning.  She falls in love with an entity, not quite sure if it's a person or not, that inhabits the body of a different person every day.  That makes a relationship challenging.  Other than Rice most of the cast I'd never seen or heard of before but I thought there were good performances throughout and it was an intriguing story.
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PostFri Jun 15, 2018 12:23 am 
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"The Tribes of Palos Verdes" was a tough watch.  Divorce w/ high school kids caught in the middle of the fighting parents, mental health issues and drug abuse aren't fun.  I still found it interesting enough, some good performances.  Maika Monroe in particular carried the movie, probably wouldn't have stuck with it without her.  The usual Hollywood problem of a mid 20's and late 20's actress and actor playing twin teenager sister and brother--strains credulity nearly to the breaking point.
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PostFri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Incredibles 2 was great! I didn't have too many high expectations going in, and was reminded quickly and in no uncertain terms why I'd loved the original and still consider it the best animated movie I've ever seen. This one was almost up to the same standard.

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Ditto Gali!  up.gif   I was a bit worried about the 14 year gap and Pixar seems to have slipped a bit in recent years, but it was great.  I've enjoyed most of the Marvel movies, but Pixar makes the best superhero movies.  Baby Jack-Jack was awesome.
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