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A thread to talk about new movies and the one's you recently watched.
 

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Last night I watched Mulan (original cartoon). I'd never seen it and my girl loves it so she made me watch it. 5/10 ha
 

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I watched The Platform about 2 days ago, and I liked it very much. An interesting movie I must say, it really made me think. 9/10
 
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The Pentagon Wars (1998)

Brilliant comedy. Loved it.
 

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Just watched Artemis Fowl - this might be the worst Disney produced movie I've ever seen. Everything about it was awful. The characters, "story", music, cinematography and so on and so on. The only good thing was the unintentional cringe in pretty much every scene.
 

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Now watching Dr. No (1962) from TV.

The first ever Bond girl Ursula Andress might be one of the best things I have ever seen in television.
 

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Now watching Dr. No (1962) from TV.

The first ever Bond girl Ursula Andress might be one of the best things I have ever seen in television.
Damn fine woman indeed
 

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God on Trial (2008)

Another one of those peculiar BBC movies. No, not those. BBC the TV channel, I mean.

Awaiting death, Jews in one barrack in Auschwitz, decide to put the God on trial because of their fate. It's pretty interesting, and has a looooot of potential, but something didn't click with me. It's a 7.5 movie I guess, but could've been a masterpiece. What should've been different? I don't know. Just seems kinda messy. Still liked it, would recommend.
 

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Going to TeneT on Wednesday! Excited!
 

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Seriously, the new The Batman trailer looks absolutely sick! I have no doubts Robert Pattinson will crush it as this young version of Bruce/Batman. And by the looks of it Matt Reeves finally made The Riddler feel scary as shit

 

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^^^ I saw the trailer earlier today. it does look pretty good.

September 5th i'm going to watch Tenet on a 80ft, 70mm, 4k laser IMAX screen. The biggest one in Canada, woooooooooo.
 

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I am sure that we will see an excellent batman film. Grounded and very dark.
For the fact that only about 25% of the film has been shot, the trailer is already visually stunning.
Mr. Pattinson has often been criticized for his vita, but I have no doubt about his acting talent. He will deliver a wonderful Batman/Bruce Wayne (probably in the 2nd year) interpretation.
 

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Tenet:

Watched it yesterday with friends here in the cinema.
Have to say it's a visual great and big movie, but story wise pretty standard and characters were not developed and poorly written.

Amazing and big respect how Nolan kept the action going. It's definitely not a masterpiece, but a damn fine action movie. Not his best. Expected it to have a finer and well thought out plot. Perhaps missed a few things, so a re-watch will most likely happen when on BluRay.

-Postive-
Visuals [very impressive as usual, no bland CGI]
Music [Not Zimmer this time, which is in my opinion a good thing]
Action [High tempo, only one dull moment I can remember]

-Negative-
"Weak" standard plot [Could have been so much better, did Nolan really write this himself?]
Poorly written characters [especially the 'bad' guy and the female lead, the male lead was just "OK"]

8.0 / 10

@Katadunkass ... curious about your thoughts on this one.
 
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Tenet:

Watched it yesterday with friends here in the cinema.
Have to say it's a visual great and big movie, but story wise pretty standard and characters were not developed and poorly written.

Amazing and big respect how Nolan kept the action going. It's definitely not a masterpiece, but a damn fine action movie. Not his best. Expected it to have a finer and well thought out plot. Perhaps missed a few things, so a re-watch will most likely happen when on BluRay.

-Postive-
Visuals [very impressive as usual, no bland CGI]
Music [Not Zimmer this time, which is in my opinion a good thing]
Action [High tempo, only one dull moment I can remember]

-Negative-
"Weak" standard plot [Could have been so much better, did Nolan really write this himself?]
Poorly written characters [especially the 'bad' guy and the female lead, the male lead was just "OK"]

8.0 / 10

@Katadunkass ... curious about your thoughts on this one.
Haven't seen it yet as people in Denmark are stupid as fuck and doesn't take restrictions seriously. Hopefully I'll see it soon though! I do feel like his original stories have had a weak plot for the last 10 years or so. Interstellar was a visually wonderful movie, but the plot was weak. Dunkirk was different as it was based on true events, but I honestly don't feel like he's written a great story since Inception which is 10 years old now.
Nolan have since Memento been an extremely ambitious film-maker and have pushed the limits for what could be possible with practical effects multiple times, but if you are interested in fascinating characters with depth, he's not the guy for you.

That being said, I'm always entertained by his movies!
 
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The Tower [2012, South Korea]

It's one of those disaster films where an accident happens in a luxurious skyscraper during a Christmas eve party due to poor safety measures. I had to watch it in two takes because it got somewhat boring right after the middle.

The accident:
During Christmas eve, two helicopters fly dangerously close to the twin skyscrapers to shoot fireworks for a Christmas party being held on floor ~63. Each helicopter was carrying a metal box, presumably where the fireworks were. Due to heavy winds one of the helicopters crashes into the skyscraper. The helicopter starts to burn, and the fire spreads down the building. The sprinkler system fails because the piping to floor 60-80 was frozen.

First arc:
Putting out the fire. Some firefighters die :(

Second arc:
Evacuating the few survivors that could make it out. Many, many civilians died.

Ratings
IMDb: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 17%
FilmAffinity: 5.9/10

I was surprised to see that Rotten Tomatoes had this rated so low, and I personally don't think it warrants a 17% rating. I think the FilmAffinity rating is the most accurate. It was "meh" but not entirely awful. It was also one of the highest-grossing films in South Korea for a while, and it's still top ~75. I would put it around a 5.0/10.

Cliches:
Young daughter wingwomans for her father (male lead, a single parent) so he can get with the female lead
Firefighter has wife waiting for him at home but you know he's totally going to die cliche
Management making poor safety decisions
Gotta save the life of a wealthy politician and his ahole wife cliche (also, the boss of the firefighters is clearly corrupt af)

Other thoughts:

I have no civil engineering background at all (different type of engineer), but in a few scenes I thought "that's not how physics works." There's a scene where the characters fall to one of those building things on the exterior that people use to clean windows or lift things (like this), and they swing like a pendulum to re-enter the building. However, as people jump into the building the platform should be pushed outward with a stronger force (conservation of momentum), which is not shown in the movie. There's another scene where one of the firefighters opens up windows so the flames can have somewhere to go... but I don't think that's how entropy works, either. If anything, according to Insider breaking a window only causes the fire to develop and grow stronger. You can't "redirect" a flame like that.

Tenet:

Watched it yesterday with friends here in the cinema.
Have to say it's a visual great and big movie, but story wise pretty standard and characters were not developed and poorly written.

Amazing and big respect how Nolan kept the action going. It's definitely not a masterpiece, but a damn fine action movie. Not his best. Expected it to have a finer and well thought out plot. Perhaps missed a few things, so a re-watch will most likely happen when on BluRay.

-Postive-
Visuals [very impressive as usual, no bland CGI]
Music [Not Zimmer this time, which is in my opinion a good thing]
Action [High tempo, only one dull moment I can remember]

-Negative-
"Weak" standard plot [Could have been so much better, did Nolan really write this himself?]
Poorly written characters [especially the 'bad' guy and the female lead, the male lead was just "OK"]

8.0 / 10
I've only vaguely heard of this movie, but I appreciate the detailed review; it motivated me to write mine. From the looks of it, Tenet is a good movie (if a bit flawed), and it shows in the ratings: 8.2/10 IMDb, 84% Rotten Tomatoes, and 71% Metracritic. At 2 hrs and 30 minutes of duration, though, I wonder why the plot and characters appeared so weak.
 
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

7-8 years ago, when I watched this movie for the first time, thought it was boring and had no point. I enjoyed it this time. Gotta appreciate a Coen bros. comedy.

The Phantom Thread (2017)

The visuals, the vibe, the soundtrack, the acting...all lovely. You can just soak in the atmosphere of the movie and enjoy it. The story, however, I didn't enjoy that much.
 

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Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star, Dies at 43
Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43.

Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown (in 2014’s “Get on Up”).

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” said a statement posted to his Twitter feed. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther.'”


God damn
 
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