What was the last movie you watched?

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    Hey, gotta get that face time in! :p

    I still need to pick this up on Blu-ray. Currently I am missing Iron Man 3, Thor, Thor: the Dark World, Age of Ultron, and both Ant-Man movies, in addition to Endgame. Have everything else. Oh, also missing Incredible Hulk, but despite it technically being part of the MCU, it was just an okay film and one of the most forgettable. Moreso with the actor change. Not planning on getting it, but would like to own everything else.
     
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    Had a good weekend of watching movies. First we rented Brightburn, basically a Superman Elseworlds comic showing what might happen if a young Clark Kent went bad when first discovering his powers. Names were changed to avoid the IP copyright infringements of course. It was pretty good, had some really gory bits that don't really do much for me, but I enjoyed the movie overall.

    The next night we rented Alita: Battle Angel, which I had heard good things about. It was okay. The action sequences were really good, as were the special effects, and I felt they did a great job establishing the world. But the story seemed to just have the characters jump from scene to scene for the last third of the movie or so, just to get to a point they could wrap it up. Even then, it's set up for a sequel that may never come since I don't think it did well enough at the box office.

    Then over the course of Sunday and Monday, we watched our new copy of Avengers: Endgame, which is still great, but you start seeing more plot absurdities the more you watch it. But I can forgive it any sin, due to the still hilarious (to me) "That is America's ass," line. :D
     
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    That line was gold.

    I really need to see Brightburn.

    Last weekend I watched Bohemian Rhapsody. I get really into Queen in the early nineties when Wayne’s World came out. I credit them and particularly Freddie Mercury for opening my eyes and mind when it came to respecting those of a different sexual orientation. The movie was amazing as well as the portrayal of Mercury and had me tearing up in a few spots. Great movie for sure.
     
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    Saw IT Chapter 2 yesterday. It was about 3 hours long, but it did not feel like it in any way. The entire cast put in amazing performances, kids and adults both. While the ending could have been a bit better in my opinion (very ironic, considering some statements in the film), it wasn't bad, and taken as a whole the movie was excellent.
     
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    Saw Joker last night. It was an interesting movie in that I recognize that it is a good film, the acting was superb, well directed, etc. But it is a film I have no interest in ever watching again. It had a rather slow build up, but did a great job of building tension, almost like you would expect from a good horror film. But I have the weird feeling of not being entertained by the film (insert Gladiator meme here). It's a juxtaposition that I am not really used to with movies. Either it's good and I enjoyed it, or it's bad and I didn't. Here, it's good, it really is, but I didn't really enjoy the film.

    Make of that what you will.
     
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    Saw The Addams Family yesterday. It was cute, but nothing spectacular. Wednesday was the best part, IMO. Good for some light entertainment. They really nailed the original comic strip appearance though (I had not been aware that it started out as a comic until recently).
     
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    We watched Joker last week.

    It was one of the best films I've seen in 2019 and certainly one of the most intense movies I have ever watched in my entire life.

    Joker feels like a realistic, chilling re-telling of Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime, but similar to the Dark Knight, they portray it in such a way that you feel that something like this could actually happen in our reality. The movie feels like one massive build up towards the finale, almost like a slow burn toward an inevitable explosion.

    Fantastic film.
     
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    Watched a movie called Little Monsters this weekend on Hulu. From the trailer, it looked like a comedic zombie film, with Lupita Nyong'o as a school teacher, taking her young students to some kind of nature park and a zombie outbreak occurs and she tries to hide the fact by saying it was all one big game.

    Instead, the lead is actually Alexander England who plays Dave, a loser type character, who crashes with his sister and her son after a break-up with his girlfriend. He's overall incompetent, no job, and a horrible personality. Lupita only shows up after 30 minutes or so of the film, and Dave is just trying to hook up with her, which is why he volunteers to help with the field trip. Zombies show up around there.

    Josh Gad is also in the film as the host of a children's program who also happens to be at the park.

    Overall, the film was enjoyable, mostly the latter half of it, but it was not what I was expecting from the trailer.

    Last night, my wife and I went to see Terminator: Dark Fate, which was pretty good. It was fun seeing Linda Hamilton in the role of Sarah Connor again, and Arnold was pretty entertaining as well. A bit predictable though.
     
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    Saw Doctor Sleep last night. This is the sequel to The Shining, more the movie than the book, and my wife being an avid reader of King's works noticed. But it was still a really good film, and there were only a couple of things changed or not mentioned that seemed to bother her. Not having read the book, I can say that I enjoyed the film a lot. It's long, about 2.5 hours (3 after all the damn previews and ads!!!), and the beginning jumps around from location to location which seems a bit confusing at first, but it settles down quickly.

    The acting is superb all around, kids and adults alike.

    There is definitely a scene that might be a bit of a trigger for some, involving the murder of a child. I know I seem to be dwelling on it a bit, but I think it's because I'm horrified at the thought of my child in such a situation. Those who aren't parents probably won't be hit as hard by the scene.

    Definitely recommended for fans of horror, though knowledge of The Shining is necessary for the film to make sense, imo.
     
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    Saw Knives Out yesterday, a bit of a comedic whodunnit with an excellent cast. The movie was really good, one of those mysteries that shows most of what happened to the audience, and then you are left seeing how the detectives figure things out, or how the perpetrator gets away with it. There's a nice twist on the formula in this one though. Definitely recommended.
     
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