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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King of Kong Island (1968): so many lies in one film title. 1/10 for the movie. 9/10 for the Rifftrax commentary of two Brits comedians.
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) - 7/10

The Wolf Man (1941) - 7/10. Oldest horror movie I've seen to date. A little bit disappointed- I really liked some of the quotes from this movie that I came across while making a poll one time which is what lead me to watch it. However, the way they delivered the lines completely detracted from the powerful or memorable moment it could've been (i.e. either mumbling or speeding through the part that should've been emphasized). They should've also had a real love story, instead of that weird borderline emotional affair thing that was going on.

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Oldest? Don't tell you didn't see any of the 1931-32 classics? Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, don't tell me you never saw Freaks?! 
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Not even (oops).  Looking back, my dearth of experience with pre-50s horror films is prob because I went on a 4 year movie hiatus for high school & 1st year uni, and I've been playing catch-up for the past 3 years..Most of which was spent living with my ex who thought the 80s were too old until I coaxed him into it, so the 30s would've been a tough sell (he had no life so I actually never got to watch anything alone).  These last few months are basically my first time being able to choose a movie to watch without hearing someone else's opinion (during my pre-hiatus horror obsession from age 10-15, DVDs rentals were still a thing & were always picked out with my friends and/or dad).


ElM., I was planning to watch the first 2 at some point this year & I'll add Dr. J & Mr. H to that list. However, I will never watch Freaks because they use real-life 'freaks' and I feel really bad for anyone who gets dealt that hand. Talk about depressing. My blissfully ignorant mind can't deal with such harsh realities.

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Of course they use real "freaks", don't you think the insult would have been greater had they used "false" handicapped persons? And by the way, what kind of special effects would have made such a film possible? On the contrary, it might have turned the handicap into a gimmick while at least, in the film, it's real persons with real handicaps so they can't be pushed to act in a way that insults their condition. Using "false" freaks or sugarcoating their condition would have a more detestable form of reverse patronizing. Just watch the film, believe me, it's that good, it's not saying "hey, freaks are real people", it's saying "freaks can be as good and as twisted as real people", that's what's so good and modern about it.
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It is important to mention that the movie does not treat the "freaks" as monsters like vampires or so. Just read this line from a 1932 review:

[Freaks] does not thrill and at the same time does not please, since it is impossible for the normal man or woman to sympathize with the aspiring midget.
Today we would condemn even the use of the word "freaks" and many scenes wouldn't be made the same way. But the movie was far ahead of its time because it argues that physically deformed people are, after all, fully human, while "beautiful" people can actually be monsters.

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WAY DOWN EAST 9/10


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Good Will Hunting (re-watch) - 9/10 - "My boy's wicked smaht."
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The Guilty (2018), 8/10

Lykke-Per (2018), 8/10

The Guilty, an effective single-location thriller, has been selected as the Danish Oscar candidate over Lykke-Per, the closest thing Bille August has come to making another Pelle the Conqueror, his Oscar winner.
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BORN YESTERDAY: finally, I saw the performance that beat Gloria Swanson and Bette Davis in 1951 and I wasn't disappointed, Judy Holliday is irresistible as the truculent Billie Dawn... my only complaint is that the evolution goes way too fast and by the time she became more intelligent, the film had lost its entertaining value and became sort sort of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" preach. Broderick Crawford was funny but too mean-spirited at the end. I'll watch it again before making my mind, but Holliday was terrific.
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I thought that she was always intelligent, she just let it shine through over the timeline of the film.

Truculent? That's a $5 word if I ever heard one.
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Ok
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Good Morning, Vietnam (re-watch) - 9/10 - I feel like the score of this film should get more love than it does. I've never really heard or read about it, positive or negative. But I think it's brilliant, especially during the chase scene.
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Inside Man (re-watch) - 8/10 - nice use of not the usual music
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A Simple Favor - 7.5 but I will give it an 8 on here. Was really surprised how well they mixed the dark and light humor into this crime drama. Wasn't sure after the first 15-20 minutes but after that it really picks up and will probably be one of my favorite movies from this year.
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Bolt (2008) - 7/10, After my last poll I saw I had not seen this film so I filled the blank. Not spectacular but nice enough to spend some time.
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Smallfoot (2018), 5/10.  Small feet, pretty big stink.
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Venom (2018), 8/10.  I particularly can't stand the rapper Eminem but I really think he has a shot at another Best Song Oscar nomination for this one.
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This afternoon:
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) , 9/10.  A fitting swan song for Robert Redford's acting career.

Tonight:
Ice Cream Man (1995), 1/100000000000000 for Clint Howard's forehead.  1/100000000000000000 for the movie.10/10 for the necessary Rifftrax commentary.
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The Wife, 8/10
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Ghost Busters (re-watch) - 9/10
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Rescue Me (1992), 1/10.  Commentary by Bridget Jones and Mary Jo Pehl?  Priceless.
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Sobreviviendo Guazapa (2008) - 4/10, I found this in YouTube, it is the first film from El Salvador I have seen, I always take the opportunity to see movies from new countries, but it was far from engaging.
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Season 2 of Ozark - 8/10
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Whale Rider (re-watch) - 9/10
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Border (Gräns (2018)), 8/10
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Naked Lunch (1991)- 8/10

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"I can see two things wrong with that title." Nelson Muntz, The Simpsons
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HAHAHAH love it- the making of special feature is called "Naked Making Lunch"
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Wed. night:
A Star Is Born (2018), 8/10.  30 or so minutes TOO LONG.  One hour in?  Starting to feel somewhat tedious at parts.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are contenders for the lead acting Oscars.

Tonight:
First Man (2018), 9/10.  
Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy are pretty much LOCKED into getting nominated for their respective acting categories.

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Tedious at parts but an 8/10? Does that mean that other aspects are just so well done that they override the more blunt parts or does it just mean that I rate differently than a lot of people? I'm giving Colette an 8, which I think of as very good. 
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Yes.  It's a rare movie that transcends its really boring parts.  Usually that would be a movie killer in terms of ratings for me.

Then again, I'm pretty sure our rating scales aren't on the same grading curve.
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Season 1 of Mr Inbetween - 8/10
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Rewatched “Max”. Still a 7 despite the caring from Thomas Haden Church (I still think he should have had more emotion and anger in his voice) and Josh Wiggins (I didn’t know he was in real life, a son of a policeman who Handles policedogs - a canine patrolman?), The role of Carman was still a joy to watch and I still learned a few things from her. And I finally noticed one of the villains was a canine patrol officer.

Saw Venom . 7.5 it starts out as a horror picture as it should since “Venom” is basically a monster who starts out as an evil monster eating humans as food. But it switches to a comicbook hero film very late in the show. I was surprised to see that the directer’s name was Ruben Fleischer. I wondered if he was related to veteran director Richard Fleischer.
Oh, there are two in the credits scenes in the movie which the second one was a three to four minute long preview clip of “Spider-Man, Into The Spider Universe” which was awesome.