JFF: What Was the Last Film You Saw, and How Would You Rate It? (Pt. 19)

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Simply a follow up to Jen's great post; there were getting to be so many pages in that one I thought it could use a refresh.  Happy to carry on the tradition!  
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Kiki's deliver service (8/10)


I liked the character of Kiki (like every Miyazaki character), I think that despite being way more PG than most Miyazaki movies like Princess Mononoke or Grave of the Fireflies. It has some interesting reference to the war, that only certain mature viewers would catch (easter egg to the LZ 129 Hindenburg)

Lola (7/10)

In this unassumed adaptation of Lolita, I loved the idea of the two similar parallel storylines. Cecile and Lolita actually never meet. The only connection between their stories is Roland. 

Jacques Demy is known for his use of vivid color and musical. It is really interesting to see that his first movie had an entirely different vibe.

PS: I suggest watching this movie before Les parapluies de Cherbourg and Les demoiselles de Rochefort, because these movies are slightly related.

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The Old Guard (2020), 9/10.
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Sound of my Voice (2011)

Gotta love Brit Marling.

6/10
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Grosse Point Blank 1997 - 7/10
Good funny movie. John Cusack and his spontaneous act and the music makes your Saturday night watch.

Say Anything... 1989 - 7/10
Another John Cusack act, and again the music, it is fun. The simplicity with which it tackles some serious subjects is remarkable.

Shine 1996 - 8/10
Geoffrey Rush, what an act. I would have liked more screen time for him, but he makes up from what he gets. The music and Piano peice is great. For me it is certainly next to Whiplash.

Bound 1996 - 7/10
Suspenseful, thrilling, exotic. I liked the black theme (in a literal sense). The actresses has a good chemistry. Joe Pantoliano in a lead role and he plays it very well.

The City of Lost Children 1995 - 8/10
Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a knack of making his kind of movies. Amelie, Delicatessen were great. This may not be comparable to them, but there is no reason why you won't like this.

Shallow Grave 1994 - 8/10
Friends, money, death, murder, doubt, mistrust and betrayal. Suspenseful and crisp screenplay justifies everything. The first of Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor and it is so good.
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The Lost Boys, 7/10.  Better vampire movie than Twilight.  ;)
And Corey Feldman is great.
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The Old Guard (6/10)

Slightly better than Extraction, but the same rating.

The action scenes are boring, and the concept is a booby catcher to sell the same action movie. 

The main villain is uninteresting and his motivation is completely stupid.


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Nihon Chinbotsu 2020 (2020) AKA Japan Sinks. Schlocky disaster miniseries (though IMDb doesn't classify it as thus and I'm pretty positive that they'll never have a season 2) which doesn't pull its punches. 8/10 (closer to a 7 but I'm being generous).

The animation is a bit shoddy. It must be a relatively low budget anime production. Keep a box of tissues nearby. You might drown yourself in your own bawling.

There's a lot of 70s disaster genre influence and keeps away from the garbagy Roland Emmerich disaster movie tropes.

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The Gentlemen (6/10) 

Kinda, Disappointed, I expected to give it an 8/10, or a least be a little more loyal to Guy Ritchie's style.

However, I liked how everything looks purposely cheap (The car scenes, the production design, the sound mixing). At some point, I felt like watching a TV movie.
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UFO (2018)

Nice idea. Bad execution on multiple levels.

4/10
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Une chambre en ville (6/10)


Not original

Jacques Demy already did an entirely sang movie with Les parapluies de Cherbourg. Like the last time, each character speaks on his own rhythm, except when they are united during the protestations. I liked the symbolism, but this film felt too similar.

The end is also "déjà vu", especially, in France. You don't have to look far away in the past, a year before with La femme d'à côté by François Truffaut ended in the same way.

In conclusion, In this movie, Jacques Demy instead of innovating surfed on the same old wave.
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The Night Clerk (2020)

Lifetime movie with bigger budget & better actors.

4/10
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I hope that Shichinin no samurai and Seppuku are good because the criterion releases are gonna cost me between 84$ and maybe 50$ more in customs fees. 



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I hope that Shichinin no samurai and Seppuku are good because the criterion releases cost me 84$ and maybe and additional 50$ in customs fees. 
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Just noticed that this message was duplicated.
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Those are great movies for any standard. Perhaps, Akira Kurosawa's best. Personally I liked Roshomon (1950) more, but these 2 are widely accepted movies and they are remade/reused in hundreds of movies.
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Brightburn (2019)

Exceeded my expectations.

Sad to say, but this is better than any DCEU movie.

7/10
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3:10 to Yuma (8/10)

A very good movie despite some incoherences, like the sudden friendship between Wade and Dan (Probably inspired the scene in Batman v Superman), and the end of the movie when Wade kills his gang and get in the prison wagon himself, that part was unrealistic. I forgive those two details because I really liked the rest of the movie.
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Space Jam (1/10)

This movie is a 1h30 product placement/advertisement.

What this movie did wrong:

1- The whole "Michael Jordan's kid watches Looney Tunes" thing

2- The ending basketball game is 25% a compilation of all-stars moment and 75% a cliché motivation speech.

3- The visual effects didn't age well.

4- I can't stand Bill Murray and Stand Podolak in this movie

5- Why are there even sex jokes in this movie?


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It's a link to my/our Film & TV Google Hangout.

Ed comes there sometimes.

Come.
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Ooh, neat!  
I will!
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What's your name on there?
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It doesn't take me to a group, it just takes me to a "home" screen.
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NVM, I'm there (duh) xD
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Mercury Rising (1998) (Rewatch)

I saw this as a teenager, and think I probably enjoyed it.

22 years later, it's a heap of so much crap.

4/10
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (5/10)

1- The movie is rushing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-aXOrAp_zA

2- Too Redundant

3- The movie is trying to hard to be cool, and that is boring

4- The intro of the movie is ripping-off the intro of the menu of my Blu-Ray of Fight Club releases in 2009.
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For the opening of the Blu-Ray of Fight Club releases in 2009: https://youtu.be/3RI87sgawFk?t=55
Focus on the fact that every object his named and described via an onscreen text. 
and then look at this image
Scott and Wallaces Apartment  Scott Pilgrim Wiki  Fandom
 Kinda different, but if even a 2/3 months later, I can make the association, it is because the idea is too similar.

PS: (Do not  pay attention to Never Been Kissed)
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Bull crap. Scott Pilgrim is based on a series of graphic books published in 2004.

1. One of the key points indicated by many reviews is how Edgar Wright was faithful to the books visually.
2. The Fight Club BluRay was released in November 2009. 
3. Principal photography for Scott Pilgram began in March 2009 in Toronto[23][24] and wrapped as scheduled in August.

Check your facts before you make lazy claims.
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Lol, I can't tell if you are sarcastic or if you simply didn't understand my joke.

PS: Despite this particular comment about ripping-off Fight Club being a joke, my rating isn't, and my other points are sincere.
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Autwood doesn't get jokes.
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Babysitter Wanted (2008)

Very good Indie Horror.

6/10
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Passengers (4/10)

I don't feel that this movie knew what it was trying to achieve. 

The first 1/3 of the movie is carried by Chris Pratt delivering a very bland performance. The director kept this part very light-hearted and family-friendly being alone on the ship doesn't seem to disturb/trouble him that much. In fact, the only effect that it causes is the growth of his beard.

This part was also over-relying on his influences (The Shining).

The second 1/3 of the movie, where he develops a love affair with Aurora is roughly speaking a happy-ended Bride of Frankenstein. The character evolves through a series of dull "Best of..." moments, it is predictable, and overall this part seems like a missed opportunity.

The third 1/3 of the movie turns out to be a very basic "Oh no, my ship is broken" movie. The suspense and your emotions are constantly turned off by easy resolutions such as Jim's resurrection Or, the sudden apparition of a crew member without any backstory played by Laurence Fishburne.
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Now people insist on taking movies seriously as well.
Wait a second. So? Oswald? You're new to the internet? Let me be the first to welcome you.

Pull up a chair. Take a seat. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee. You should get comfy. The internet is a big wide frontier with opinionated peop....
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LOL.

I've spent more time on various forums and chatrooms for 20+ years than anywhere else. I still don't get the pettiness though.

I could use the coffee; thank you.
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I've been online since November 1995. Help yourself to some cookies.
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Now Atwood wants to have a "who's been online" longer competition with me; like Ed and Cinephile want to have a "who has better taste in cinema" competition.

I eschew competition and believe in collaboration.

P.S. I was programming in BASIC in 1989 at age 7.
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Please keep the comments civil. We do not want to have this thread deleted.

Besides, there are IMDb staff members who've been online and programming well before 1990.
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The Return (2006)

This film literally gets EVERYTHING wrong.

Attempts to create suspense make it even more boring.
Attempts at making it clever make it even more stupid.
Even SMG looks awful as a brunette.

Practically unwatchable.

2/10
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A River Runs Through It (6/10)

Too much metaphor, the result is that on 1st degree this movie is pretty flat and doesn't tell anything.  Overall, the movie would have beneficiated in being more accessible to a wider audience.
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Saw that years ago on T.V.

Pretentious snoozefest.
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A River Runs Through It (6/10)

Too much metaphor, the result is that on 1st degree this movie is pretty flat and doesn't tell anything.  Overall, the movie would have beneficiated in being more accessible to a wider audience.
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Random Trivia:

I have rated 26 titles 6+ from the Top 250
I have rated 21 titles 6+ from the Bottom 250
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Not sure to understand, on 1140 titles you have only rated 26 of the Top 250?
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Nope, I have only rated 26 of the top 250 at a 6 or higher.

But I don't think I have rated all that many films in the Top 250.

I am not a cinephile :)
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Yes. Oh Yes....thank goodness.
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