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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Praise be to Disney+.
The Simpsons Movie (2007) , rewatch at 8/10..
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Tailor Made (2018- ), 6/10. How is this classified as a TV series? It's a singular short film at best and a innocuous ad at worst.

At least two indie movie theaters play it pretrailer/movie screening showtime.
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Doctor Sleep(2019) 6/10
I was not demanding a masterpiece at the level of The Shinning, however, this film lacks genius, a simple and uncreative script, praised the direction of Mike Flanagan as he is looking for his own style and does not get carried away by Kubrick, but this film need the symbolism and dreamlike and strange images of The Shinning.
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The Irishman(2019) 9/10
I could have expected to watch this movie from the comfort of my house on Netflix, but I couldn't miss the opportunity to watch a movie like this on the big screen. My top 5 Scorsese looks like this
1_Raging Bull
2_The Last Temptation of Christ
3_The Departed
4_Taxi Driver
5_The Irishman
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Last night:
Rewatch of Frozen (2013). An 8/10, down from a 9/10. Still Team Anna!
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I didn't know there were teams... :).  Have to think about which I'm on before I see 2 this weekend.
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This afternoon:
I Lost My Body (2019), 8/10. Surreal and quite unique.
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When Marnie Was There(2014) 9/10
A deep portrait of loneliness, depression and teenage anguish that mixes with an occasional surreal experience, deserving of a tear at the end.
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The Breakfast Club, first time viewing, 4/10.
Starts out kinda good, introducing us to some teenagers with detention and probably more issues.  It could've been a lovingly made portrait of the rigors of teenage life, but instead it quickly becomes a stupid essay on how teenagers need to smoke and use the f-word to uncover their feelings.  
I think one of the film's biggest problems is that all the kids aren't just struggling with teenage emotion, but they're just messed up.  All of them have serious personality problems and abusive parents.  I understand that those people are real, and need to be represented, but since the point of the movie is to show all walks of life, how about also including someone who's simply going through puberty?  The acting is really good, though, and it's well made, so I've no problem with the actual making of it - I just think that by a girl falling in love with someone who verbally abused her, you've made the message messed up.  I think their point was simply that everyone deserves to be loved and a little love can change anyone, but it was a little... fast.  Most of them were still being abusive to each other by the end of detention, so I think they were pushing the fact that they were all falling in love and best friends. 
It has an amazing amount of potential, I just think they didn't quite perfect the characters the way they needed to be.  But most importantly... the origin of the 'Don't You Forget About Me' song has been found!  :D
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Many Hughes movies start well and disappoint at the end... there was no reason to introduce romances in the Breakfast Club and even then the pairing didnt make sense... Estevez had a lot in common with Ringwald but he "instantly" fell in love with Sheedy after the makeover session... realizing how feminine she could look while she had more in common with Hall and instead of what could have been an intzresting twist, the "nerd" stays alone and Ringwald falls in love with the guy who was just looking at her panties a few hours before... the film had potential but the romances didnt make any sense.
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I completely agree!  I also forgot to mention that one other thing the movie does do right is show the effect, good or bad, that adult authority figures have on young people.  I think the idea of the story was well intentioned, but the way things ended up was just odd.  I think the concept of Ringwald and Bender falling in love was, as I said above, showing that she could see through his cruel exterior and give him the compassion he so needed, but I think they could've demonstrated that without having them kiss only minutes after he called her a b*tch.  I think it would've been sweeter and more powerful if she simply gave him a smile and acted kind towards him, showing kindness but not falling all over him.
Yes, I agree the nerd shouldn't have stayed alone.  I didn't have a problem with Estevez and Sheedy's relationship; I think it showed the importance of how looking cleaner can attract a man's attention.  I think the oddness of it was how fast it happened.  As I've said before, it all happened too fast.  The movie should've ended with the lovers just being nice to each other for the first time, while hinting at a future relationship (maybe asking their partners to a dance?).  I actually think a remake would be a great idea, to finally show how teens are impacted by their parents' actions, how they cope with it, and how ti would really end up in real life.  For a movie that seemed to be trying to show 'reality', it was a touch far fetched.  At least from my humble point of view.  :)
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Yesterday
A Beatiful Day in Neighborhood(2019) 9/10
Surprising performance by Tom Hanks and is one of the most moving films of the year

This Morning
Rewatch of A Star is Born(1976) 6/10
He hasn't aged very well and Bradley Cooper's version is superior in many ways
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Frozen II (after 7 frickin' years!), 7/10: https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5278525/?ref_=ur_urv
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I'm just going to say that the first one seemed much better, this sequel was totally unnecessary. My rating for Frozen II is 5/10
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I wouldn't call the sequel unnecessary, as I think Arendelle is a lovely, mysterious place I wanted to visit again.  I just this one took it a little in the wrong direction and the first one was waaaaaaaay better, as you say.  :)
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UglyDolls (2019), not the worst movie of the year. But in some ways worse. Derivative and bland and boring and lacking actual heart and emotions. Tepid songs animated ... with nice animation and forgettable character design.

Throw in a little Toy Story 3 plagiarism involving a moving conveyer belt and some kind of blast furnace? Really?! Oh and Mean Girls but for younger toddlers and tweens. Yeah. Way to take a look at the Pixar model of storytelling and go straight for some of the worst trait of 80s kid movies' character models (80s bullies/villains).


A 5/10.
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Earlier today:
Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series 2019– ), season 1: 10/10.

Tonight:
You Were Never Really Here (2017), 6/10.
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This morning:
The Irishman (2019). I didn't have to see it in the movie theater. It was a good thing to support films like this but ... to the contrary ... this one doesn't need to be seen on the big screen. 8/10. Could have been trimmed 30+ minutes.

This afternoon:
Knives Out (2019), 10/10.
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93rd Macy's Thankgiving Parade, 4/10.  Idina Menzel seemed nice, Chicago was, too, but the rest was just awful.  CHEESY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Al Roker got harassed by a butter stick, though, so that was... fun.  Just started 1980 Macy's Parade on YouTube... 10 minutes in and already delightful.  :)
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Early afternoon:
Ford v Ferrari (2019), 8/10. Christian Bale and Matt Damon could be vying for nominations. Lead and supporting respectively. 

This evening:
Blinded by the Light (2019), 7/10.

Tonight:
Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016). Really bad. Doesn't even deserve a Riff treatment. 1/10.

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Baby Driver(2017) 6/10
Edgar Wright makes it great, his directing techniques are relentless, however, the film is not as good as its author, Baby Driver is undoubtedly weakest film of Wright, it is being built in a pleasant way, it presents us nice characters and some great chase scenes, some smart twists and a lot of action to the rhythm of the music, in the final act of the movie, the script separates from reality and shows us so many unreal sequences that I yawn a couple of times, the Baby character continues to become a superhuman character and Kevin Spacey has a very stupid and inexplicable final turn to the convenience of the plot, and a disappointing ending.
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THE BIG SHAVE, Scorsese's short film debut 10/10
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5291545/
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I remember seeing that short film a long time ago, I had no idea I could find it on IMDb.
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Great review Elm, or 15years?
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Noelle (2019), 6/10.
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Ich seh ich seh aka Goodnight Mommy (2014) - 7/10. A clever movie that is ruined by a "clever" twist.

(spoilers) What if mom is not really mom? This is what twin brothers Lukas and Elias wonder after her mother returns from a beauty OP. The great thing about this movie: the woman that lives with the boys is a monster even if she's really their mom. She yells, she is strict and egoistic, and she never explains herself or shows much warmth. Her behavior rubs off on her sons, who resort to violence to force out an answer to this repeatedly asked question: "Where is mommy?"

"That really is your mom, face the sad reality!", one might tell them. Maybe this woman was away for so long that they idealized her in the interim, and remember her with fond nostalgia. Is it overinterpretation to compare them with those people who want back an idyllic past that never really was? Well, the very first scene is taken from a sentimental 50's movie about a harmonious family.

This is all quite good and thought-provoking, but in the last minutes the movie commits artistic suicide. Turns out one of the sons has been dead for a while, and the other one just imagines him. Like in The Sixth Sense. Lol. There were even obvious clues throughout, but perhaps I didn't pick up on them because I couldn't imagine that the makers felt the need for such a cheap solution (in a movie that didn't need a solution).
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Gave it a helpful vote; it is well written and helpful.  :)  If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's reviews that are like, "Good movi.  i like it.  elsa song" as if Frankenstein's monster wrote it.  :D  
I gave the film 7/10 myself: https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5278525/?ref_=ur_urv
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The Dark Tower 7/10 Inventive SFX
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