Rate the Last Film You Watched

Chili Hobbes

So much time, and so little to do.
I disagree. That movie was great!!!
Meh. The tough loner was a sex pest bully, the stuck up princess didnt grow, the jock and nerd were 2 dimentional and the one fun character Ally Sheedys goth enigma got a makeover to change her so she could get the jock. 3 was generous ;)
 

beans & rice

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Meh. The tough loner was a sex pest bully, the stuck up princess didnt grow, the jock and nerd were 2 dimentional and the one fun character Ally Sheedys goth enigma got a makeover to change her so she could get the jock. 3 was generous ;)
Bender was a product of his upbringing, but he did have a desire to change and be better. He bristled at the cycle he was in and didn't know how to escape. He wasn't closed off to learning and growing, but no one bothered to try to reach him before that day. He was obviously smart, he just didn't know what to do with it.

Claire did grow. She reached out to people she wouldn't have otherwise, because she would be ridiculed and shunned. She admitted as much near the end, but did move beyond that fear by the end.

Andrew was born and bred to be a jock, but he showed a seemingly rare thoughtful side when forced to confront his offense of taping Larry Lester's buns together. He didn't want to be a bad person, like he was taught was part of who he had to be to succeed. He learned that you have to lose sometimes to make your victories count.

Brian Ralph (as in puke) Johnson exhibited the pressures that intelligent kids have to shoulder, that mistakes are death. In his case death was literally the only escape he knew for failure. He and Andrew were a lot alike in that regard. Neither could allow themselves to fail for fear it would unravel everything they would ever hope to do.

Allison was an enigma because no one cared about her. That group was the only bunch of people to ever try and so she let her walls down for them.

It was the 80s and those were the archetypes of kids in most American high schools, and maybe that prism is a bit cloudy and dated. But they had to reach enough people by seeming relatable, so they were broad in design.

I'm not saying you should like it. But I feel it's worth a little more consideration than that. Maybe it just doesn't hold up well over time to new viewers.

I'm a mama bear when it comes to my John Hughes movies. :D;)
 

ed lespaul

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Bender was a product of his upbringing, but he did have a desire to change and be better. He bristled at the cycle he was in and didn't know how to escape. He wasn't closed off to learning and growing, but no one bothered to try to reach him before that day. He was obviously smart, he just didn't know what to do with it.

Claire did grow. She reached out to people she wouldn't have otherwise, because she would be ridiculed and shunned. She admitted as much near the end, but did move beyond that fear by the end.

Andrew was born and bred to be a jock, but he showed a seemingly rare thoughtful side when forced to confront his offense of taping Larry Lester's buns together. He didn't want to be a bad person, like he was taught was part of who he had to be to succeed. He learned that you have to lose sometimes to make your victories count.

Brian Ralph (as in puke) Johnson exhibited the pressures that intelligent kids have to shoulder, that mistakes are death. In his case death was literally the only escape he knew for failure. He and Andrew were a lot alike in that regard. Neither could allow themselves to fail for fear it would unravel everything they would ever hope to do.

Allison was an enigma because no one cared about her. That group was the only bunch of people to ever try and so she let her walls down for them.

It was the 80s and those were the archetypes of kids in most American high schools, and maybe that prism is a bit cloudy and dated. But they had to reach enough people by seeming relatable, so they were broad in design.

I'm not saying you should like it. But I feel it's worth a little more consideration than that. Maybe it just doesn't hold up well over time to new viewers.

I'm a mama bear when it comes to my John Hughes movies. :D;)
It’s holds up fine. This is pretty much how high school was, before safe spaces
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
M&I finished off the Harry Potter films last night
Can’t say they made a huge impression on either of us - they were okay.
But that said, it’s good to no longer feel like we’re stuck out in a cultural abyss whenever someone mentions Hagrid or Quiditch!
:)
 
Brimstone; 19th century (western) centered around some christian-insanity by (Dutch-)settlers (the most nutty fucks from here left for the promised land), made by a Dutchman I hold highly.

I generally enjoy westerns, even though I shouldn’t probably call this a western in the sense it usually means to people. I obviously recommend it. ;)
 
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Chili Hobbes

So much time, and so little to do.
Bender was a product of his upbringing, but he did have a desire to change and be better. He bristled at the cycle he was in and didn't know how to escape. He wasn't closed off to learning and growing, but no one bothered to try to reach him before that day. He was obviously smart, he just didn't know what to do with it.

Claire did grow. She reached out to people she wouldn't have otherwise, because she would be ridiculed and shunned. She admitted as much near the end, but did move beyond that fear by the end.

Andrew was born and bred to be a jock, but he showed a seemingly rare thoughtful side when forced to confront his offense of taping Larry Lester's buns together. He didn't want to be a bad person, like he was taught was part of who he had to be to succeed. He learned that you have to lose sometimes to make your victories count.

Brian Ralph (as in puke) Johnson exhibited the pressures that intelligent kids have to shoulder, that mistakes are death. In his case death was literally the only escape he knew for failure. He and Andrew were a lot alike in that regard. Neither could allow themselves to fail for fear it would unravel everything they would ever hope to do.

Allison was an enigma because no one cared about her. That group was the only bunch of people to ever try and so she let her walls down for them.

It was the 80s and those were the archetypes of kids in most American high schools, and maybe that prism is a bit cloudy and dated. But they had to reach enough people by seeming relatable, so they were broad in design.

I'm not saying you should like it. But I feel it's worth a little more consideration than that. Maybe it just doesn't hold up well over time to new viewers.

I'm a mama bear when it comes to my John Hughes movies. :D;)
It's nothing to do with the era, I'm a child of the 70s, and consider the 80s the peak of humanity. I'm not anti Hughes either, I love St Elmos Fire, I just didn't like this :) though I dislike 16 Candles too. All the aspects you mention are there I guess, I just expected more and found it awkward, and the change of Alison offended me as a fellow high school goth and outcast :D
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
The Favourite. I'm not one for period dramas, Queens and all that stuff but I enjoyed this. Shitty people!
M&I saw that with friends on my birthday
And we LOVED it!
It’s incredibly contemporary in terms of characters and dialogue
But I love that they set it as period film; both as it will definitely fish hook in an audience* who will NOT expect what it delivers (we have such a tendency to romanticise the sh*t out of period dramas!) but also that I really felt that we all have, to a degree, a subconscious conditioning of what a period drama *is* and that only serves to amplify the jarring nature of the dialogue and relationships between the three main characters.
It’s already my favourite (see what I did...;)) film of 2019 and I’d be surprised if something comes along this year to knock it off the top of my list.
A definite 10/10 from me (and M),
:clap:
:)

*like my Godmother. Who met me in the street and with her eyes darting all over the place in case *anyone* heard, whispered to me “it was positively...*eyes flick from side to side*...pornographic”:eek:
Don’t go expecting Downton Abbey like she did...
:D
 

mirage2101

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I just watched Venom. While I was REALLY sceptical and actually turned it off after 15 minutes a month ago I really enjoyed it.
While I have seen enough origin movies to last me forever and I hope they skip them for eternity Venom is just different enough to make it enjoyable again. I was wondering how they'd do it without spider-man but it really worked well.

If you're not into the superhero stuff you can skip it. If you like the stuff definately give it a go. If only because it thinks stan lee's dog looks tasty ;-)
 

beans & rice

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I watched the first three Harry Potter movies. They were stupid and I didn't like them. :penguin:
I'm probably good never seeing them again. But they were good enough entertainment.

We watched Bird Box a couple weeks ago. It was weird, and kind of sloppy. But overall it at least kept me entertained. Not sure why it got such a big buzz.

Hell or High Water the other night. That was a really good fuckin' movie. Ben Foster is one of those actors I never consider until I'm watching him, and then he always blows me away. Chris Pine was quite good, too. And Jeff Bridges always does well.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Loved it. It's a Cohen brothers movie on Netflix, comprised of 6 vignettes based around pioneering life in the American Wild West. Bleak and beautiful. Highly recommended.
 

Tankman

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The wife and I watched Pokemon, I choose you. We had just come back from the hospital after the birth of our son and it was our first night alone again. We thought, eh, let's watch Pokemon. Why not. It's kind of a reboot of the anime. The first part fast forwards through some major events we already know and some new ones. Then it gets dark. It was actually pretty good. I liked this new feel for Pokemon. It brought me back to when I was a kid and it was all still new. It felt fresh. Unlike the newer anime. I can't get into that.
 

Sustainerplayer

On the edge of breakup
Kidnap

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1458169/

Taken - but now in a more realistic setting. I love Halle Berry ... :heart: ... but she's somewhat overplaying the role.

But all in all an ok action/thriller movie without severe plot twists - so your brain can take a nap while you punish your body with Belgian chocolate and too much Cola.

On a scale from 1 to ten it is ok.
 
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