What was the last movie you watched?

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  1. Paradox

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    Get Out is amazing. I’m eager to see Us at some point. Who would’ve thought Jordan Peele was such a good director? His comedy was always top notch so I’m glad he successfully branched out.
     
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    High praise. We have our tickets for Friday, so I'll see if I agree then. :)
     
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home was amazing. What I figured would happen ended up happening, but still managed to surprise me with the circumstance surrounding it. The mid credit scene was a full on holy shit moment in more ways than one, and the final end credit scene was a huge shocker as well and seems to lay some groundwork for the next phase of MCU films.
     
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    I predicted some of Far From Home's plot as well. Without spoiling anything (but I'm sure people will know by now), once I saw that Jake Gyllenhall was in the film as a particular character, I had a good feeling I knew what was going to happen.

    I can't remember if I mentioned this or not, but we saw Toy Story 4 a few weeks ago. In all honesty, it was an unnecessary film for Disney Pixar to make, but it was still highly enjoyable. So basically, they didn't have to make it... but it was nice that they did. :)
     
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    I’ll catch Toy Story 4 at some point. I figure they’ll have it on the Disney+ platform when that launches and I’ll see it there.

    The MCU is nailing these Spidey characters, and reinventing others in fresh new ways. These versions of Flash and MJ are interesting new takes.
     
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    Absolutely. I agree. I like how Flash is, while a bully, a different kind of bully. He's not a big, athletic jock like previous incarnations (both film and comics), but instead, he's the insanely spoiled and privileged kid who comes from a rich family. He's obsessed with social media, having the best stuff (clothes, the car) etc. and is basically just an overly confident wanker, just because of material possessions. He's the kind of jack arse that's probably all "My Father is sending me to Harvard, so suck it, Parker". He is pretty much the type of bully that I unfortunately had to deal with when I was in high school, so I can humorously relate.

    As for "MJ", I think she's cool. I like that she's a nerd in her own right, like Peter, and that she's awkward, also like Peter. I also think they made a good casting choice. A lot of people are super upset that "MJ" is not the traditional Caucasian redhead we've seen in the past. I reckon these people are just a tad bit overreacting. For one, this "MJ" is "Michelle", not "Mary Jane", it's a different character. Will we see an actual "Mary Jane Watson" in the MCU Spider-Man? Maybe, maybe not. Do we have to? Probably not.

    I think we, as an audience and overall consumer, deserve to see our beloved stories be told in different manners, otherwise, we'll just be watching the same shit, over and over. That might make some people happy, but personally, I love seeing people's creativity and what they can do with pre-existing characters and lore to forge their own unique stories. Sure, sometimes it doesn't work out (looking at you, Transformers film franchise, thanks Michael Bay) but sometimes, there is damn good work done, like MCU Spider-Man.
     
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    Far From Home was great! I pretty much called the villain immediately, along with most of the motivation (but the twist on it was pretty dang good). I like how well the characters in the Spidey-MCU are growing and I think the casting choices have been fantastic. Tom Holland just nails the role as an awkward, uncertain Peter/Spider-Man, and I really like the chemistry between him and Zendaya. Same with him and Ned's actor: they portray long time friends on the nerdy end of the spectrum perfectly. Flash, too, looks like he's going to get some kind of development beyond being the spoiled bully character judging by the last bit of him we see in the film. Even seeing how the relationship between Peter and Happy has evolved from the first film is great. I want more of all of this!

    I also saw the new Child's Play movie the other evening. It's not going to be winning any awards, but it was a rather successful remake of the original, removing the supernatural element of having a serial killer's consciousness move into a doll and replacing it with a sabotaged AI which works better with today's tech advances. Only reason I saw it is because I love Mark Hamill, and he did a great job voicing Chucky. The lead actor who played the kid also did a great job. It's been rather refreshing to see a lot of good child actors coming up these days, who don't make you cringe when they deliver their lines. Not necessarily worth seeing in theaters, but Child's Play is a decent watch for when it hits Netflix or whatever streaming service you use.
     
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    ^^^ I also had little interest in seeing the remake until I learned Mark Hamill was voicing Chucky. Hamill will always be my definitive Joker, alongside Conroy as Batman.

    Going back to the reinvention of some of the Spidey side characters, you both hit the nail on the head. The chemistry between Peter and MJ is great and the dynamic with this modern day style bully that is Flash is perfect. I’m perfectly happy with Michelle being Peter’s MJ for as long as they do the films. At this point, to introduce a ‘new’ MJ that is the traditional red haired Mary Jane would seem odd and eye-rolling.

    And as always Ned is a national treasure, even though half the time I still call him Ganke.
     
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    I saw Aladin very good movie that reminded me of fond memories of childhood.

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    Watched Thor: Ragnarok again the other day on Stan.

    Thor: Ragnarok is one of my absolute favourite films of the MCU. I was never a big fan of Thor but after I saw Ragnarok, he's become one of my favourite MCU characters. I also love the movie's overall 80's aesthetic and soundtrack, and while Thor's development received a bit of criticism, I think it's a great direction.
     
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    Went and saw Stuber yesterday, as we had cheap movie tickets and it was an excuse to get out and not work around the house. I was not expecting much from it, but was pleasantly surprised to find it a rather enjoyable flick. It had some stupid humor to it here and there, but more of it was actual funny dialogue and some good performances by the leads. Both Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani have excellent comedic timing and Nanjiani's deadpan delivery of a lot of his lines just worked for me. It's not going to win any awards or anything, and there was a bit of a twist at the end that seemed to be there just to make the writers feel clever, as it did little to deepen the plot, but it's worth a watch on your streaming service of choice once it's available.
     
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    I saw Shazam last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a good film and hilarious.

    My girlfriend has never seen Watchmen so we watched the directors cut this weekend. She really liked it. We started on Monty Python and the Holy Grail tonight. She was enjoying it but got tired so might finish it tomorrow
     
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    We saw Shazam! this weekend too, though it was the second time for me. My brother-in-law had not seen it yet, so we rented it. Still a lot of fun with some good acting from the kids.

    We then rented Us, which was creepy, but I think I prefer Get Out. Nice little twist to it though.

    Then saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood yesterday, which was good. The ending was worth the price of admission in itself. I feel there were about 20 minutes of scenes that could have been cut or shortened without really having a negative impact to the film, though. The movie felt (and was) long, but never to the point that I was bored with it. Great performances by DiCaprio and Pitt!
     
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    I watched Dredd (2012 Judge Dredd with Karl Urban) the other night on Stan. I've seen it before but damn, I love this movie.
     
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    I really need to get around to seeing that. I love Karl Urban and have heard good things about Dredd.
     
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    Went to the theater for the first time in months. Saw Toy Story 4 with the kiddo. I gotta say, without spoiling anything, this one makes you see Woody for all his personality flaws and it actually made me not like him as much anymore. Good movie though, but it did all feel forced. You can clearly see they ran out of ideas.
     
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    I binged a couple of movies on Stan recently as I had a quiet weekend at home. I had to get an ingrown toenail surgically removed recently, which sucks, but there you go.

    Casino Royale and Skyfall - I love these James Bond films. I haven't seen Spectre yet and I kind of don't want to, as I've heard bad things about the film. I've seen Quantum of Solace and honestly, that was pretty disappointing.

    Cooties - Cooties was... interesting. It's a dark, violent comedy about school teachers trying to survive a zombie apocalypse where the virus only seems to infect children. A few of my work colleagues ranted about this film, saying that it's hilarious and great, so I checked it out and... well, it's okay.
     
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    Saw Blinded by the Light this weekend, which was really good. And all too relevant considering politics these days.
     
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    Saw Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on Tuesday, which is probably a better film that it has any right to be, given the source material. The lead actress did a great job and everyone else was fine, she just stood above them in my opinion. The stories were somewhat nonsensical, only the first one really seeming to tie in with the character, with the others just being random, but then many of the original stories from the books were rather nonsensical and random from what I remember, so I guess it all fits together. So, decent film overall.
     
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    I have Avengers: Endgame on Blu-Ray, so we watched it last weekend.

    I know it's still relatively new, but Endgame is probably one of my all time favourite films. I just love how the Marvel Cinematic Universe created over 20 films, some great, some good, some not so, but all intertwined together in some way and it all comes down to the finale of Endgame. Absolutely love it.

    My biggest gripe with the film though... it just, annoys me every time I see it.

    Potential spoilers (you have to have seen the movie by now):

    In the final battle against Thanos, when all the heroes return from the grave after being resurrected by Professor Hulk using the Infinite Stones and the nano gauntlet... all the heroes that wear masks/helmets, can't stop taking off their bloody helmets. Jump into action! Helmet off. Jump over that way! Helmet off again.
     
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