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Star Wars: The Last Jedi--I guess I'm the outlier, because I liked it. Without giving spoilers, I thought it was entertaining. There were parts that were weaker and/or extraneous, but they didn't detract from the positives for me. One thing that I appreciated most was the that the movie went in some unexpected directions, especially with Luke's story. I thought that the lack of predictability was a good change. Visually, the movie looks great, and John Williams' scores are always a win. So ultimately, it's not perfect, but it was fun and I think it's a perfectly good addition to the Star Wars saga.


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Not just one of the better SW movies, but a good movie full stop. The thing is that however good a SW movie is, they'll never satisfy the fanbois who didn't like VII because it was too derivative, but didn't like VIII because it was too different.


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Star Wars - The Last Jedi - 6.5/10

Not perfect, of course. Still very far form Empire Strikes Back... But infinitely better than episodes I, II and III. Less predictible than I thought, and with deeper character development than I expected. Wonderful visuals, of course.


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 4/10

I thought it had nothing to say, and what it was trying to pretend it had to say was unconvincing. Also, quite boring.


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Coco

Have none of you seen Coco yet? It's lovely - you can believe all the good reviews. Good story about tension between family ties and what a young kid dreams of being, beautiful animation, a fun score. What I don't understand is why not one review or interview has mentioned how much like "The Book of Life" it is. I assumed that the idea for Coco came from there, but no one has said any such. It's no shame to steal a good idea and create something wonderful with it.
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Not just one of the better SW movies, but a good movie full stop. The thing is that however good a SW movie is, they'll never satisfy the fanbois who didn't like VII because it was too derivative, but didn't like VIII because it was too different.
I agree, there was a lot to like about Last Jedi, and fun to see the interaction between Luke and Yoda (and I liked that we don't see the entire discussion).
It's an 8/10 for me.


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1. Call Me By Your Name - The good part was the lovely northern Italy towns and countryside. But really, the movie was soft core gay porn. Worse it was a glorification of ephebophilia, and a justification of older men seducing teen boys. When Judge Moore was revealed to have as a young man simply asked out on a date women older than the teen in this story (and took no for an answer), he was slammed as a pervert. The primary sentiment of the movie seems to be that male-female relationships are at best conveniences, but that the norm and only truly meaningful relationships are homosexual ones. Well, that is a viewpoint, and the movie presents it, but I am no more going to embrace either the viewpoint or the movie than I am going to embrace the Shades of Gray viewpoint. 2/10 (it gets a point for the scenery, and a couple of laughs in the first half)

2. I, Tonya - This was a hoot. A lot of fun and worth seeing. I plan to see it again, in fact. The bio-pic/interview format works very well, and the frequent fourth-wall-breaking is very apt with the whole notion that what is being presented is two very conflicting verions of the events. There is some rather uncomfortable presentations of domestic violence (both parental and spousal), and I have read user reviews sayign that this means the movie praises domestic violence: this is utterly untrue, as I see it, as the point is largely about how Tonya Harding can have gone along with some really stupid things and unpleasant people, because that was all she had ever known. To say the movie praises the violence because it depicts it is as foolish as saying the Bible praises drunkenness and parental rape because it depicts those (the story of Lot and his daughters).Depicting lives with all their flaws is not to praise everything depicted. 8.5/10.


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Thor: Ragnarok--this movie was very different tonally than the previous Thor movies, but very entertaining. The amount of humor in it is surprising but well done. There were some parts that seemed a little rushed to me, and I'm not sure how some things are going to play out in the larger MCU, but I liked the way Hulk/Bruce Banner was brought into the story, and Valkyrie is a great addition. Overall, I don't think it's my favorite of the Thor movies, but I still enjoyed it.

Black Panther--this was really good! I really enjoyed the world building that brought Wakanda to life. The characters are interesting (Shuri may be my new favorite character in the MCU), the acting is excellent, and the story was compelling for me. Some of the CGI wasn't the best, being fairly blatant as CGI instead of live action/practical effects, but I'm usually not going to be too harsh on that if the movie is otherwise compelling. A big plus for this movie is a really interesting and well-developed villain, which is sometimes a weak point for the MCU. Overall, I think this was a good addition to the MCU, and I look forward to seeing what these characters will bring to the future of Marvel's films.


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The Shape of Water - 8/10
I'm still processing what I feel about this movie (Pan's Labyrinth had the same effect on me). Visually artful; solid performances, I believed them all. Psychologically it felt like a mix of the 50's & 80's with secret governments' involvement, conspiracy, military, blind loyalty etc. Most fascinating was the way the characters' relationships are revealed, and the choices each makes by the end.


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Finally saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The acting was ok... the plot not so much. There were enough plot holes for a whole thing of swiss cheese.

Action adventure wise I give the movie a 7/10; plot wise around a 4/5 out of 10.

It’s ok enough, but it isn’t the most solid of films overall. It seems to be a bit all around the place.


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Coco

Have none of you seen Coco yet? It's lovely - you can believe all the good reviews. Good story about tension between family ties and what a young kid dreams of being, beautiful animation, a fun score. What I don't understand is why not one review or interview has mentioned how much like "The Book of Life" it is. I assumed that the idea for Coco came from there, but no one has said any such. It's no shame to steal a good idea and create something wonderful with it.
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Coco - 8/10
I finally saw "Coco", and agree that it's well worth seeing. I loved both the story and the visuals. However, I disagree that this is somehow connected to "The Book of Life" -- the stories are totally different other than the setting being Mexico.


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Finally saw IT (2017). Liked it more than I thought I would. Pretty good acting from all involved and creepy at points. 7/10


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Coco--Finally got to see it, and I agree with the other reviewers' good opinions. This was a really great movie--amazing animation, great voice acting (the kid who voices Miguel can sing!), fantastic music and songs, and a really sweet story with humor, heart, and a good message about family. With regards to the Book of Life comparisons, yes, there are some similarities, most notably the Mexico setting and the Dia de Muertos theme, but to say that Coco is a rip-off as some have done would be like saying that Elf rips off A Christmas Story just because they're both Christmas comedy movies. I think both films are engaging, entertaining, and very well done but both have unique qualities that make them complimentary rather than competing. I would recommend that both should be on a list of movies worth watching.


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Ready Player One

This movie seemed more a love letter to the history of video games and the pop culture of the timeframe they originated in. So many references that I couldn't catch them all.
Still, the story seemed to suffer under the weight of the cgi and effects. But it was a good deal of fun nonetheless.

Didn't read the book. That may have been a good thing. (I will however grab the book)


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Avengers: Infinity War--No spoilers, so I can't speak much to the plot, but I can say I think they did a really good job incorporating the large cast so that no one felt extraneous or improperly used. The movie was frequently intense, with a surprising number of laugh-out-loud moments and really interesting character interactions. The story ends without a resolution, but none of it feels like filler taking up time before the story is finished in the next Avengers movie. Overall, I thought it was entertaining, frequently hilarious, and well-done.


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The Wave (2015)--decent disaster flick made all the more impressive by the knowledge that this wasn't some Hollywood blockbuster with a massive budget. The characters are all pretty well fleshed out, and the special effects were pretty impressive. Having been to Geiranger, where the film's action takes place, I had a strong sense of realism in the way the location sets up the events of the film; this is one of those movies based on a disaster that's expected to actually happen in the future. Some of the characters survive things that they really shouldn't, but that's actually pretty standard in disaster movies. I watched the English dub, which was occasionally distracting with the words not synching with the lip movements; it's probably better to watch the original Norwegian if possible. Overall, I think it was pretty well done and holds up well with other movies in its genre.


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Solo: A Star Wars Story--despite the lackluster box office and the stories of production drama, this is an entertaining movie. It's not deep or particularly emotional, and it is by no means a must-see in the Star Wars canon (for now,anyway--developments in forthcoming films/shows may call back to this, but so far, you're not missing anything major from the Star Wars saga if you don't see it). It does have some interesting moments, a lot of tie-ins to the extended universe with references to The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels TV shows as well as the films (in fact, one of the major moments will be hard to understand without knowledge of The Clone Wars), and some laugh-out-loud bits. Alden Ehrenreich delivers a decent performance as Han Solo, as much as anyone who isn't Harrison Ford could do, anyway. Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, and Paul Bettany give solid performances as well, and Donald Glover does a great job as Lando Calrissian. The plot is a standard heist movie wrapped up in a partial origin/coming of age story, but there are a few surprising twists (as well as a few head-scratching "wait, what just happened" moments). Overall, it's a fun movie, not great by any means, but entertaining with some good humor and exciting set pieces.


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Upgrade - pretty well made, with a couple of possible plot holes (still trying to figure out if they were holes or plot-within-plot). More violent than I expected, and overall pretty dark. Still if you are into scars, adventure and 'the dangers of technology' type stories, it's good, so 7.5/10


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Upgrade was an excellent technology cautionary tale actioner. Definitely showed its Aussie roots with that ending.
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An American ending might have been similar to Impostor where he dies and then we see him in the afterlife with his wife instead of the "afterlife" fantasy being the box that the chip put him in to gain full, permanent control of his body.


I really liked Tully but the ending was...I can't tell if the depiction was honest for both mother and son or just so completely flawed that it evinced a lack of resonance or understanding. Could have been either.

Solo was definitely worth a look, but their casting for young Han ended up being their second weakest link (the weakest being that they tried to incorporate several animated series into the canon cinematic timeline in one bite and ended up with an "is-this-a-bargain-basement-early-teen-Leia??" character in a secondary role). Somehow their scribes for the new films are either better at writing women or better at finding actresses who can inject some vitality into the women's roles than they are at writing or finding talented enough actors to do the same thing for the male roles. This only crops up in Han himself in this film. Harrelson and Bettany each do good work. M.B. Jordan is fine as young Lando. It just doesn't all mesh.

ETA--Incredibles 2 is quite solid. Most of the cast is back and the performances are good. The villain was well presented and seeing Elastigirl in action solo was a treat. I did not care for them basically unwinding everything from the resolution to Incredibles itself in the first 10 minutes of Incredibles 2. To wit:

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They DON'T work as a team against the Underminer. He gets away. The Incredibles are blamed for the destruction so soon after their intentions have been made clear with the Syndrome showdown. The government goes from talking leagalization to cracking down on the old law in less than a month. New administration? Violet's crush has to have his memory altered for security purposes and the setting was too strong so they have to spend the whole movie working toward another "meet cute." Say what???
But there was an awful lot to love in this movie too and it makes me hopeful that they'll try for a third film with a much faster turnaround this time.


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Won't You Be My Neighbor - 9/10 - Lovely documentary about a remarkable man. Some of the stories about Fred Rogers and his show had made him come off as too prissy about many things, but this demonstrated it was not so. he even told an actor he liked his reaction about the role because it showed the actor would not 'kiss his *****'. That same actor (Francois Clemmons) also related how Rogers became a beloved father figure to him after he realized that the times Rogers told him in the tapings that he loved Clemmons just as he was, that he was not just talking to the character but to the actor personally. Being able to break through people's shells with that disarming acceptance (recognizing that a person is not perfect but still special and valuable) is a powerful thing. Everybody on my row at the theatre remarked that they got tearful.

Incredibles 2 - 8/10 - Great visually, tight plot, etc. but perhaps the best part of the original was the emotional growth of Mr. Incredible realizing that in holding so tightly to his superhero sensibility, he had endangered the family relationship that was far more important.


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