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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Avengers: Infinity War (2018), tentative rating ... either an 8 or 9/10.  Will rewatch again by next week.
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How Much Affection? (1957), short film... 1/10.  10/10 Rifftrax commentary.
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Deadpool (re-watch) - 9/10
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Chocolat (2000), Even though it's not a perfect movie, i still keep my rating at 10/10. Its a somewhat guilty pleasure. (isn't chocolate always like that?)

Previous watched movie:
Black Mirror - 15 million merits (2011), first time viewing of black mirror. After having watched this excellent episode, I've decided to give it a 9/10. That could be 10/10 after another viewing.
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Two more Rifftrax shorts:
Feelings: I'm Feeling Alone (1974), 1/10.
And a set of three terrible fashion related short films without IMDb pages:
https://www.rifftrax.com/the-spring-collection
Fashion for Go Getters
Accent on Spring
Match Your Mood
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Blame! (2017) is pretty lame. 5/10.
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Beings (1998) AKA The Fairy King of Ar.  Terrifyingly bad on every level.  The Rifftrax commentary?  Terrifyingly funny ... but that was to be expected.
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What Happened to Monday - 8/10 - sort of a companion piece to Children of Men.
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Pi - 7/10 - would probably give it 6.5 stars if this site allowed it.
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Fanny and Alexander (1982) 10/10
The Battle of Algiers (1966) 10/10
Roman Holiday (1953) 10/10
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 7/10
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 9/10
The Wages of Fear (1953) 9/10
Wild Tales (2014) 8/10
Creed (2015) 6/10
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Did you see the "short" version of Fanny and Alexander or the extended TV version that is almost two hours longer? I liked the commercial version of the film but many parts were left unclear and unexplained not to deserve a 10 anyway but the extended version is a masterpiece of epic proportions.
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The Thing from Another World (1951): seriously, a massive disappointment even by the standards of its time, a 5 for the historical significance but in the end, a B-movie with a not-so subtle cold war analogy and a creature walking to kill people and a lot of talking, preaching and flirting in typical 50's fashion. A B-movie can be enjoyable, this one isn't even entertaining and is too talkative for its own good.

The Thing (1982): to call it a remake is an insult, a 9.
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You know Ebert wasn't a fan of The Thing (1982): I think he only gave it a 2.5/4 and actually gave the same rating to its 2011 remake... :(
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I was astonished when I read Ebert's review, he criticized the lack of strong characterizations and plot contrivances, but while I won't deny there are some archetypal characters, there’s never a moment where the acting feels unrealistic.

Besides, they're all aware that they are in a situation where splitting up is the worst option yet the turns of events always force them to split up causing the suspicions to reappear, it's not contrivance, it's brilliance in a twisted way, the whole movie is about these situations where you can't basically trust no one.

I'll play the devil's advocate again, by the time they realized what the Thing was about, it was too late, and even with a buddy-system, they couldn't trust each other  under that pressure. It’s easy to sit as viewers and be all analytical about it, but maybe some of us would have hidden in the safest place to avoid any contact, hence endangering himself even more. I think the film played it real enough so I could find it plausible... and it couldn't be worse than the "original"... and even the practical effect made the creature repulsive and real...

Well, Unca Roger can be right all the time...
 
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Lost in Space (2018 series), 9/10.
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Hôseki no kuni (TV Series 2017– ), AKA Land of the Lustrous season one: 10/10.
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Avengers Infinity War  8/10 
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NDb,

How come you didn't think it was a 10? It's definitely been hard to match the hype it had attached but I came out of it mostly with my expectations exceeded; loved Thanos as a villain, definitely the villain I felt ever posted the biggest threat to the avengers. Movie did a great job making him feel human and able to (somewhat?) sympathize with.
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Maybe spoilers for those who are wandering by

Well I hardly ever give a movie a 10 anyway, (currently 18) or a 9 for that matter. A movie usually falls between a 5-8 for me most of the time.

Some things bothered as I was watching:

-Star Lord's critical scene (biggest complaint)
-Bruce Banner's 180 character turn since the first Avengers; he is now the comic relief now I guess
-The forced comedy throughout this darker tone movie lessened the emotional impact, but I guess we can't have kids crying too much :)

Still this is probably top 5 in the MCU for me. The movie met my expectations in some ways and exceeded them in others. Thanos was great and I am happy they gave him plenty of backstory and didn't focus all the time on the stones. 

The part that I (and few others) was excited about was the handling of Nebula in the story. When GotG was released the majority of people assumed she had died in the crash, but I was confident she escaped and sure enough the sequel proved me right. Now she might be one of the most important characters in Part 2. She will get her revenge!!
 
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Ready Player One (2018) - 8/10 - I really liked it despite (some) bad reviews.
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Company: A Musical Comedy - 6/10 - disappointing. Maybe if I were actually in the theater I would have gotten more involved. My childhood babysitter Heather Laws played Amy and I honestly think she was the highlight of the show. You can't really beat her song...
Annie - 7/10 - Musicals are go with me, apparently... Another disappointment. I thought with Audra McDonald and Victor Garber... And I was especially let down by Alan Cumming's appearance. He should/could have stolen the show like Tim Curry did in the big-screen version. :(
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I absolutely adored Stephen Sondheim's Company (especially this version). I also bought the MP3 album from Amazon.
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Some watches from this past week:

1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018): 10/10! Blown away... 10 years worth the wait. Anyone who isn't a fan might be confused at times but a milestone achievement for the superhero genre. One of the best villains in recent memory and a great time all around to boot.

2. Beirut (2018): 6/10. Hamm was incredible... too bad it was a pretty confusing and painfully average film. Could have been better executed.

3. Yojimbo (1961): 9/10. Highly engaging from start to finish... Sanjuro was such a fascinating character. Really exemplified the power of manipulation. Kurosawa's direction in this one was fantastic.

4. The Wages of Fear (1953): 9/10. Tension, tension and more tension! The journey reminded me a lot of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.. only with deadly explosives along for the ride. The film powerfully showed the subtle yet detrimental creation of greed. 

5. Wonder Wheel (2017): 6/10. Ughh, Woody really missed the mark on this one. The visuals were so amazing but emptiness everywhere else; One critic noted that the bombastic visual style and acting could possibly have been Woody's attempt at a Breschtian distancing style that served as a distraction for the larger themes at hand; but he quickly shot down the thought. I'd agree.. I think this was just a swing n a miss. Too bad.
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Seems like Woody is really slipping, I didn't think much of Café Society either. You liked Yojimbo, wait until you see Sanjuro
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Totally, WW was probably my least favorite of his so far and you're right, Cafe was supposedly a letdown as well. What a shame for the guy to end on such a bad run (coupled with the allegations against him.. not a good way to go out). I've heard Sanjuro's great as well, no one could make a Samurai film like Kurosawa.
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Sanjuro features a really elaborate plot, you've got to be extremely attentive to follow it and enjoy it,  but more than that, it's fun to watch, I don't get why IMDb doesn't tag it as a comedy.

As for Allen, I guess he fell in the worst possible trap for a director which is self-plagiarizing, serving the same soup, the same shtick with a few variations, his films are never as embarrassing as when they feature a main character who tries to emulate the Allen's persona... I have shudders just thinking of Kenneth Branagh and Jesse Eisenberg right now.

Hitchcock called self-plagiarizing "style" but even he understood that people got tired with his sophisticated over-glamorous formulas and ended up with Frenzy and Family Plot, movies that either took his ropes to the extreme or made fun of them.

It's time for Allen to try to peak with a last great film but yeah, he's got quite a bad run, I'm not sure I like the way all the actors turned their back on him, I understand it was the right move career-wise and who knows... maybe they're all convinced of his guilt.

Still, the Chalamet thing made me laugh, he was the revelation of the year and wasn't gonna undermine his new ascension, I bet he genuinely regretted to work with Allen, but I'll never believe that one year before, he wasn't excited to do it... and the allegations were known by then.
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The Name of the Rose (1986) - 9/10 - To be rewatched every 10 years, so I'm 2 years overdue :-)
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Have you read the book? Interesting contrast with the film.
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I did read the book and was blown away by it. The film, though still good, doesn’t compare to the book. I got Eco’s “Foucault’s Pendulum” but I never finished it because of my work schedule at the time. Lost interest.
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The Fate of the Furious - 5/10 - Starting when Charlize Theron came onto the screen I started telling myself, "this is horrible, this is horrible." Some of the lines... I gave it back one star for the 90 seconds Helen Mirren was onscreen. And the Deckard/baby scene was totally awesome - two more stars returned. Otherwise, what a stinker!!! Second worst in the series after 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Sidenote: there's all this big talk about Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson fighting and if one is in the next film, the other won't be. But there's also Tyrese talking shit about how Dwayne Johnson betrayed him and he won't be in any movies with him. Tyrese, guess what? You're not the star! You're not even near the star! As Mr. Nobody said in this film, "you're number 11."
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Papillon (1973), good movie, good acting 8/10
The Great Escape (1963), liked it more than Papillon even though Steve McQueen was better in Papillon 10/10
Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky said that this was his worst film, I have to disagree with him. Loved it, it was a unique experience. 9/10
Logan (2017) cliche here, cliche there. Theres a hero, drinking, depressed, someone need his help, he don't want to help, after a while he decide to help, when you think everything it's over, the villians appear. 6/10
Dangal (2016) well, Indian movies aren't as bad as I thought. Could it be done better? Ofcourse. But at the end, I really enjoyed it. 9/10
A Wednesday (2008), beside last 10 minutes, the whole film was disaster. 6/10
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 8/10
Like Stars on Earth (2007) 8/10
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SPOILERS I didn't like the ending of The Great Escape, how the iconic motorbike scene was supposed to be a triumphant moment and finally ends in the most anticlimactic way, that could be seen as an interesting twist, but there was such a huge mood whiplash between the first parts and the gloomy ending, the execution of the prisoners that I thought I grew up with a totally different vision of what kind of film this was, you can't have the upbeat theme of Elmer Bernstein and then this!

After that, I had a hard time caring about anyone, not even McQueen, so everybody dies, and McQueen goes back to his cell, plays with his ball, was that supposed to be cool? to be funny? I was still mourning the other guys lol
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It was a true story. But I agree ending could have been better. I was expecting the execution, but it could have been a great shocking moment.
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It's the whole mood whiplash, badass escape - gloomy execution - McQueen is back, ball in the scene, let's play the happy music again...
... the film was a 9 until the motorbike and the execution then I downgraded it to 7, which isn't that bad.
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Junior Prom (1946), 1/10. Truly an embarrassment to western civilization.  Rifftrax commentary: 10/10.

World class riffing by Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Jones Nelson.