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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The Texas Killing Fields (re-watch) 7
Clockers (re-watch) 7.5 ( I think I need to see it again, though, when I can pay more complete attention)
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Season 1 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - 9/10 - FABULOUS new show from the makers of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads. Plowed through eight episodes in two days and loved it! So glad Amazon already ordered two more seasons before it even premiered.
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Thelma (2017), 8/10
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) - 7/10 - would probably give it a 7.5 if that were possible on this site.
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I watched Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. I enjoyed it thoroughly although I can understand the lower rating on IMDb. I was a tad disappointed as Tropical Malady is one of my favourite directors so I expected a bit more from such an excellent director. 
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Spellbound - 6/10 - the least suspenseful Hitchcock movie I've ever seen. I literally fell asleep about five times over the two days I tried to watch it. Bleh.
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You should listen to the interview between Truffaut and Hitchcock on Youtube, it's 25 sessions of half and hour each and they cover all his filmography, you wouldn't believe how critical Hitch was toward his own creation. And he wasn't too fond of Peck's performance.
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From the trivia: Alfred Hitchcock was disappointed with the limits of Gregory Peck's facial expressions. According to Peck, "I couldn't produce the facial expressions that Hitch wanted turned on. I didn't have that facility. He already had a preconception of what the expression ought to be on your face, he planned that as carefully as the camera angles. Hitchcock was an outside fellow, and I had the Stanislavski training from the Neighborhood Playhouse, which means you work from the inside."
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Well, I can tell you that from almost 75% of the Hitch trivia comes from that interview.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - Baby Groot: 10/10, rest of the movie 6/10, overall a marginal 7/10.
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Justice League (2017), basically a free ticket with the MoviePass debit card.  I can say it was watchable (AKA not boring) but obviously flawed and disappointing.  6/10.

Doesn't deserve the full on Razzie treatment it will likely get like Batman V Superman.

I will however nominate Superman's Upper Lip for a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie.  And see if we can revive the Worst Special Effects award this upcoming Razzie season.

Ezra Miller was the main reason this was watchable at all. And if DC and Warner Brothers need to have this DCEU survive to get around to a second Justice League movie?  They need to hit a home run on the solo Flash film.  Ben Affleck really phoned in his time as Batman (and I won't protest his probable Razzie nom, I just won't be actively pushing for it).

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Raw (2016) - 6/10 that ending kind of ruined the movie for me. I was enjoying the movie up until then too.
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The Book of Henry (2017): Painfully convoluted and pretentious.  3/10.

Will be nominating it for the following Razzies:
Worst Movie 
Worst Director: Colin Trevorrow 
Worst Screenplay
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The Square (2017), 8/10.
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Patton Oswalt: Annihilation - 8/10 - started out great, surged into amazing when he talked about his wife's death and explaining what happened to his daughter, then ended with an unfortunate splat.
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Wonder (2017) 8/10.  This one should do very well in the upcoming Golden Globes (and deservedly so).
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I last went to the cinema to see Sir Christopher lee's film called To the Devil a Daughter with my mother, i was old enough to see it on my own but i wanted my mother to see Christopher lee to show her that he was my favourite idol, my mother didn;t watch it all has she felt queasy but i stayed and watched it to the end, now since DVDs are available i buy lots of his films and enjoy watching them over and over again. I first became interested in his films since 1958 watching his portrayal of Dracula.I miss Christopher terribly a great iconic legend I rate all his films 100 percent..
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So?  You haven't been to the movies since about 1976?
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
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Tacones lejanos (1991) - 6/10. Third Almodóvar's film I have seen, and I still haven't found one I like.
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What others have you seen?
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Season 2 of WKRP in Cincinnati - 7/10 - a few highlights but definitely a step down from Season 1.
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Les demoiselles de Rochefort - 7/10 - awesome in some parts but over all, disappointing. I liked the songs very much but none of the actors sang for themselves (except for Darrieux) - even Gene Kelly and George Chikaris were dubbed, Kelly for his speaking voice as well! I liked the story and the colorful mise en scène but the choreography was extremely repetitive, trying to ape a Jerome Robbins style but instead just using the same moves over and over, especially the side kick. You have one of the world's greatest choreographers on-set and you don't use him??!? Oh, what could have been.... :(
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That opening scene on the Rochefort-Martrou Transporter Bridge was glorious, really felt like something new. I think von Trier was inspired by it when he made Dancer in the Dark. Wish the rest of it measured up.
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The Disaster Artist (2017), 7/10.
Many catnip scenes that touch upon the key memeable scenes of The Room but ultimately, something is lost in translation from the memoir it's based on.

My major complaint?  Greg Sestero seemed more of an actual supportive friend than the movie depicted him.  

The first third dragged a bit as well.  And Sestero narration of the audiobook was a far more convincing Tommy Wisseau than James Franco during the nonRoom related scenes.  Still?  I love that James Franco could very well win a Golden Globe, a really bizzaro-world surrogate for the actual Tommy Wisseau winning a major acting award.
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Just having Tommy Wisseau at the Oscars will be crazy enough.
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Mi vida loca - 7/10
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Rings (2017), 3/10.

Possible Razzie nominations:
Worst Movie
Worst Screenplay
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel
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Vanilla Sky - 5/10 - huh?
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Aus dem Nichts aka In the Fade (2017) - 6/10. This is a film based on the killings perpetrated by the "National Socialist Underground" (NSU) on random foreigners in Germany. Unlike what many critics say (and at least one major politician), it has nothing to say about the killings, or the potential involvement of the state. It's a mourning drama that turns into a revenge thriller with a few petty courtroom scenes in between. Diane Kruger is good, unlike some other members of the cast.

What I found troubling was the decision to include Greek right-wingers into the narrative, considering that Greece has been subject to widespread hatred in Germany in recent years, and that one of the actual NSU victims was Greek.
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To possible see if I want to see the feature length adaptation of Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015), which is getting a limited release this weekend.

The feature film is getting decent reviews on Rottentomatoes.

The short which the animated film is partly based on: Birdboy (2011) (Short) , 7/10.  Can be found on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpgvmDEVpDQ&list=WL&index=17

It looks quite dark and imaginative and hopefully it will make far more sense than the bloody short which was more surrealist stylings and not really a story.


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