What was the last film you saw and how would you rate it? Pt. 18

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Thought I'd post this here until I hear we're doing it somewhere else....

Post the name of the latest movie you've seen and your rating out of 10. 
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Sunshine Boys (t0073766) - 7/10 - loved Burns, hated Matthau.
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Blood Diner (1987) - 7/10.. Funny, but lost me a bit during the last 20 mins

Don't Go in the Woods (1981) - 1/10. I usually don't notice whether acting is good or bad unless it's conspicuously awful, and boy was it ever.. oh well, one movie closer to completing the full video nasty list

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Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (re-watch) - 9/10 - despite our only similarity being where we grew up, Hasan Minhaj somehow seems like he's like he's connecting directly to my soul in this performance. Excellent.
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Se7en- 9
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Saawariya (2007) - 8/10, Fourth Indian film I have seen. This one has a beautiful cinematography, many scenes could be protraits to hang in a gallery.


Goldfinger (1964) - 8/10


Streets of Fire (1984) - 6/10
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Midnight Special (re-watch) - 8/10 - liked it more than the first time. Can't wait for more Jeff Nichols films.
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Annihilation - 7/10 - so many questions. I feel like someone took scissors and randomly cut out parts.
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“Alpha”. 7 Slow but throughly enjoyable.
“A-X-L” 6 I had liked it. But I wasn’t satisfied with ending. I had thought there was another possible ending since another mission of the military is defense and not only just offense. Use the kid and A-X-L to guard sumething like the President.
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Author: The JT LeRoy Story - 6/10 - what a scumbag.
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Hey Ruby,

I recently saw Sean Baker's Tangerine (2015) and was wondering what you thought of it. I know your a huge fan of his and I thought it was a great precursor to The Florida Project. Would love to know your thoughts!
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Hey Kyle! 'So glad that you've been able to catch 'Tangerine' and, it sounds like, 'The Florida Project,' too. I don't think 'Tangerine' compares to 'The Florida Project,' but I think it's quite an accomplishment, especially considering its micro-budget and that it was filmed on an iPhone. I found it to be gritty, empathetic, and emotionally honest, and its use of color and lingering shots make it all that much more compelling. 'A powerful film that rather took my breath away at times. Sean Baker's films all feel so authentic and humane, and 'Tangerine' is no exception. Plus, the attention it received and the great reviews it garnered paved the way for 'The Florida Project,' so that makes it extra special to me. : )

What did you think?
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Batman Begins (re-watch) - 8/10
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Dracula re-watch marathon.

Nosferatu (1922) - 8/10. The setting was changed to a fictional town made up of German locations, but they look more ominous than the vague London of mostly interior shots that is shown in most of the other adaptations. "Schreck" means "Fright" in German, and lead actor Max Schreck lives up to his name.

Dracula (1931) - 7/10. Lugosi is the reason to watch this. Not much else of interest.

Drácula (1931) - 7/10. This is a Spanish-language version made with native speakers; they used the same sets as the above mentioned classic, only at night time. It's longer and a bit freer with regards to sexuality and violence, but also a bit long-winded. While Lugosi can't be replaced, I preferred this Renfield, because the actor Pablo Álvarez Rubio conveys his torment and ambivalence very well.

Dracula (1958) - 6/10. I was disappointed with Christopher Lee. He speaks fast and matter-of-factly and the clunky coat is limiting him. The star is clearly Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. The colors scream "posh", but not "scary".

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) - 10/10. Compared to this one, the Universal and Hammer versions appear even more bland, mundane, and action- or romance-oriented. In other words: not very scary. And not very interesting either. Herzog conveys so much more by "directing landscapes", as he calls it, as well as the choice of music, and sound in general. Isabelle Adjani is radiant - very beautiful, and also so fragile that she almost seems transparent. A lucent Lucy.

Klaus Kinski in the title role is at once more monstrous and human. Monstrous, because he is shut out from society and, like Max Schreck in the original Nosferatu, looks like straight out of a nightmare. But on the other hand, he longs for things that make one human, especially love and death. You almost feel sorry for him because he struggles to even express these feelings. This vampire is the most doomed character. Kinski is so good in his death scene.

Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) - 5/10. When you put maximum emphasis on every single point, what happens is that nothing matters anymore. It's a nice idea to deal more openly with sexuality but it's so open that any nuance gets lost. From the adaptations that I saw, this one was by far the most true to the story, but the movie is just too opulent and colorful to work as a horror movie. (and that infamously terrible, terrible accent... of course I'm talking about Anthony Hopkins, as the Dutch Van Helsing)
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Caught up on Dracula (1979) with Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, and Donald Pleasance. 6/10.

It could have been a little spooky with the dark and misty sceneries but John Williams' score undermines their effect. This is not Superman or Indiana Jones!

This movie answers questions we had always been wondering about. How did Renfield become Dracula's slave? Well, turns out the count stares at him and tells Renfield to serve him.

There are some interesting but underdeveloped ideas. Someone mentions that Jonathan Harker is greedy and rips off his clients - so maybe he is something like an economic vampire? But that never plays a role again, and Harker is the straight boring hero for the rest of the movie. It is hinted that Dracula is lonely and seeks love but the makers don't do much with that either.
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Klaus Kinski...is at once more monstrous and human. 

Sounds like Kinski himself!
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(read this in Werner Herzog's voice)

Kinski is our own inner monster which we never want to release... like the vampire, he is a pestilence of mankind. He is not dead, but lives on in my films.
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Today's Marathon:

Killer Joe (2011) - 7/10
The Call (II) (2013) - 4/10
Changing Lanes (2002) - 7/10
Spider-Man (2002) - 7/10
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - 7/10

* except "The Call" that i think is a pointless movie and so awful, they are in general they good/entertaining movies.

I guess I've never seen so many movies in a day like today. 
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Maybe the reason why you didn't give them ratings higher than 7 :) Just kidding but seriously, some movies need time to be digested, you can't just sandwich them between two other movies... especially if it's not on DVD or if you don't have time to check the bonus features or re-watch one part.

I can appreciate a good burger but not after eating pastry and before spaghetti...
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Of these 5 movies, three I rewatched and liked it more this time.
These three I gave them on the first time 6.

and the other two, The Call (II) (2013) I hated, so meaningless it was annoying.
the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I liked it and for me a 7 is a good number when I watch it for the first time.

It may sound crazy but I liked it more when I'm in a "marathon" mood. When i am on this mood, it's because i'm totally interested and not boring.
Yes, I agree with you, sometimes we need to digest a movie and rewatched to pick up something we did not watch the first time.

All this is about what these numbers mean to each one. :)

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For me:

A 4 rating is a movie that you feel irritated when you watch, basically it is a movie that can make you in a bad mood because of the stupidity of the characters or the story, or the way it was directed.

a rating of 5, is a movie you watch once and you barely watch it again because it starts getting boring normally in the middle of the movie

a rating of 6, is a reasonable movie that is neither good nor bad

Usually a 7, for me it's a good movie that entertains you

8 is a movie that keeps your mind interested in whole movies that when it ends you almost do not realize why it was great. I movie that you can rewatch many times.

usually a 9, is a movie that is great, almost excellent. For me, it's a kind of movie that you can watch many times and still enjoy it like it's the first time.
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I like the way you translated numbers into opinions, very articulate and I kind of agree with these descriptions, not sure what I mean by MY ratings...I'll try that some time :)
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If you give a number a description I guess is more easier to rate. Try that. ;)
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Yesterday:
Christopher Robin (2018), 8/10.

Today: finished season 1 on Amazon Prime.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku (TV Series 2018 , a toss up between a 7 and an 8/10.  Cute romantic/slice of life sitcom. Good chemistry between the two main couples.
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House (1985)- 9/10. The epitome of what my style of movie is.

I Spit on Your Grave (1978)- 6/10. Watching the original after the remake (not my usual order) made me appreciate the remake even more. There has only been 1 time in the past where I preferred the remake to the original, and the difference was only 2 points (7 vs 9). With 'I Spit on Your Grave', the remake was a straight 10 and the original was a 6. The girl in the 1978 one just didn't plan her killings out very good (or at all in some cases) and in real life half of them would've been fails (eg. not being armed when they show up and approaching them before grabbing a weapon, putting down her weapon where the men could reach it & walking away). And it doesn't make sense that she's all of a sudden a 'skilled' killer when before she was too uncoordinated to even hit someone with a paddle. And she should've acted more upset after being assaulted, she became a bit too cold and sociopathic a bit too fast, like flicking off a light switch with absolutely no transition/middle period...groovyvic out

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Batman Begins (re-watch) - 8/10
Black Panther - 8/10
Season 2 of Fresh Off the Boat - 7/10; entire series 7/10 (would probably be 7.5)
Season 4 of Elementary - 8/10; entire series 8/10 - entire series would probably be 8.5 if this site allowed such a rating
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - 8/10 - sweetness and honesty raises it up past being a Disney/Freeform/Lifetime/Hallmark channel TV special
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Blue Valentine (2010) 10/10

Amazing!! Honest, touching and well done.

I've watched times and times and still I'm still in love with this movie although it's a melancholy love story. What makes me love is its genuineness, represents very well the phases of a relationship, many will identify with this and some not, as usual. For me it is a masterpiece, Art at its best. 
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I think it's well acted too, Michelle and Ryan absolutely stunning in their roles.
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Monkey See, Monkey Do: Verbs (Short Film 1971), 2/10.  Rifftrax commentary 10/10.  I learned that riffing is a verb (years and years ago... did you think I meant after watching this short?  You don't know me very well!)

Flying Stewardess (Short Film1940), 2/10. Rifftrax commentary: Only first class passengers get to know.

Sour Grapes (2016) , 9/10.

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Max Rose (2013), very little seen nut it was the last Jerry Lewis leading role. He is by far the best of the film.
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And I just saw The Nutty Professor lol
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I didn't notice it, but after watching the film and reading the trivia I found out Max Rose has a Nutty Professor easter egg.
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Before I Fall - 7/10 - not as bad as I thought it might be.
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Ordeal by Innocence - 9/10 - Bill Nighy's range is amazing. I'd like to see him in a western.
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Chef - 8/10
Breakdown - 7/10
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Enemy - This one is difficult for me to rate. I saw it the other night and thought maybe an 8 but now I'm thinking a 7, if that. Jake Gyllenhaal was compelling, as usual, but as it sits in my recent memory, it feels a little empty, although a 7 to me is a solidly good movie (approximately a "B" in academic grading terms). 
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Yeah, it's a good movie and I little confusing but I understood the point of the story.

One question, in your academic grading terms what is the standards in each number?
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In the Line of Fire (re-watch) - 8/10
Isle of Dogs - 8/10 - some fun little moments but a few things rubbed me the wrong way.
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