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Re: 100 Movies for 2020!!!

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Post by Deku Tree » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:58 am

31) I've read the source material for The Killing Joke, and after the first half hour it's pretty faithful to the comic. I particularly liked Mark Hamil reading the, "there is no sanity clause," speech. Minor thing, but I also kinda like how competent Harvey Bullock seems.

One thing I wish was better was the reaction of Commissioner Gordon at the end. Kinda falls short of making the audience feel the horror and heartbreak of being forced to see what he saw.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:32 am

^Hmmm. Coincidentally, I just watched 'Killing Joke' last night, myself.

I don't know. If you take it on its own, it was a pretty solid flick. Knowing what's coming lessens the blow a little bit. I can imagine someone who hadn't read the comics being floored. And I will say, I loved the animation and voice-work (I liked that they played Bullock as a lot less of a ratbag than he often was in TAS). Still...doesn't feel like it's destined to be mentioned in the same breath as 'Mask of the Phantasm'. We'll see.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:23 am

132) Jumanji: The Next Level - A-. I liked the last one a lot, but this one is even better.
133) Jingle Jangle - B. Great design & performances, weak plot.
134) A Christmas Prince - C-
135) Escape to Witch Mountain - B+
136) The Santa Clause - B+

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Post by steeze » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:19 pm

Just went to the movies for the first time since last december.

"Come Play" 6/10

We went because we saw there was no one in the theater on fandango. We were just curious if they were open and decided to have a last minute Sunday date night. The film suffered some minor setbacks. Mostly in the scare department and trying to make a plotline that gen z would appreciate. A monster that haunts you through your phone and tablet. Deep breaths. We'll try to get through this. The film is about an autistic boy who cannot communicate through any means besides using an app. The app allows him to click on words until he's formed what he wants to say then the phone talks for him. The ghost/monster/demon is named Larry. He comes in the form of an E-Book and essentially kidnaps you if you read the whole thing in this weird friendship kidnapping creepypasta fashion.

The whole thing is one big creepylinguini to be honest. If you feel dumber for watching this film you are not alone my friend. It was between The Croods sequal and that Vince Vaughn comedy slasher thing. This seemed like a bad Netflix horror which had the potential to be so bad it might be funny. Needless to say, I was engaged throughout the film. It was realistic in some ways that I think modern horror movies aren't. No one hangs about waiting to be murdered. Survival wise people are on the ball, which I appreciate. Larry is a creepy monster. There are some feel good moments. Don't pay for it like I did. It got the 6/10 rating because I saw it in the theaters and I had a good time and that's what movies are all about. The at home rating would fall to a 5/10
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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:16 am

137) Godmothered - D+. The narration makes it unbearable.
138) Shrek Forever After - B-. Ehh, it's ai'ght.
139) Elf - A
140) The Muppet Christmas Carol - A
141) Northpole - B
142) A Wish for Wings that Work - B+
143) Die Hard - A
144) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) - A-
145) Klaus - A
146) The Santa Clause 2 - B-
147) A Christmas Kiss - D. My father-in-law put me through this.
148) Moana - A
149) A Christmas Melody - C-. There were good ideas here, but they were all executed incompetently by Mariah Carey. (Dat soft focus filter tho.)
150) The Polar Express - B

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Post by Deku Tree » Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:37 am

32) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is pretty uninspired, but the cast inside the game have decent chemistry and it made me laugh on occasion.

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Post by Deku Tree » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:55 am

33) I took the wife to see Promising Young Woman tonight. I checked in advance and found a theater we'd have all to ourselves. Between the pandemic, the release of WW84, and the fact that I'd only seen Facebook ads for the movie, I guess that's not too surprising.

It's really good. It's kind of a date rape fighting vigilante story. I think it's a really solid script, Carey Mulligan is great in it, and she and Bo Burnham have really good chemistry.

34) Finally got around to watching Ant-Man and the Wasp. I had sort of dismissed it as a filler movie between Infinity War and Endgame, but it was much better than I expected. A lot of clever action scene choreography. Much of the banter was pretty funny.

35) Forgot to list it before, but I watched the new Mulan after it was free with D+. It's not real good. I was actually looking forward to the decision to change things up rather than just live-action re-skin a classic, but the parts that differ from the original kinda stink.

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:02 am

So you wanna know how good 'Goldeneye' is? I'll tell you how good 'Goldeneye' is.

'Goldeneye' the movie is so good that twenty years later, you're watching the movie, and the scene comes up when Bond is chasing the bad guys through Piter in his panzer, and you think 'yeah, I wish that level in the game had been as rad as this'. Don't get me wrong, the game was good, but the movie is kind of incomparable.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:31 am

151) The Small One - B+
152) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe - B+
153) Wonder Woman 1984 - B+. Not quite as good as the first overall, but still good, & with a much better ending.
154) Soul - A. One of Pixar's best ever.
155) Arthur Christmas - A-

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:58 pm

I totally slipped in updating my 2020 movie list. I uh. I watched movies. A lot of them. And stuff. Yeah. Quarantine.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:04 pm

156) Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays - A-. Slips up in the middle with the clunky YouTube vlog, but otherwise pretty darn magical.
157) Mean Girls - A

The post-100 recap, first viewings in bold:
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101) He's Just Not that Into You - C-
102) The One & Only Ivan - B-
103) The Haunted Mansion - B-
104) The New Mutants - B

105) The Addams Family (1991) - A-
106) Noelle - B+
107) Heavyweights - B
108) Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - A-
109) The Mighty Ducks - B+
110) Booksmart - A-
111) D2: The Mighty Ducks - B+
112) Enola Holmes - B+
113) Beetlejuice - A
114) Superman (1978) - A-
115) Batman (1989) - A-
116) The Dark Knight - A
117) Aquaman - B+
118) Batman (1966) - A-
119) The Scream Team - B-
120) The Haunting - C
121) Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019) - B+
122) Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire - B-

123) Phantom of the Megaplex - B
124) Cry Baby Lane - B+
125) The Nightmare Before Christmas - A-
126) Hocus Pocus - A-
127) Holidate - B
128) Fantastic Four (2015) - D-
129) Last Christmas - C+

130) Horse Feathers - A-
131) Lilo & Stitch - A
132) Jumanji: The Next Level - A-
133) Jingle Jangle - B

134) A Christmas Prince - C-
135) Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) - B+
136) The Santa Clause - B+
137) Godmothered - D+
138) Shrek Forever After - B-

139) Elf - A
140) The Muppet Christmas Carol - A
141) Northpole - B
142) A Wish for Wings that Work - B+
143) Die Hard - A
144) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) - A-
145) Klaus - A
146) The Santa Clause 2 - B-
147) A Christmas Kiss - D
148) Moana - A
149) A Christmas Melody - C-
150) The Polar Express - B
151) The Small One - B+
152) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe - B+
153) Wonder Woman 1984 - B+
154) Soul - A

155) Arthur Christmas - A-
156) Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays - A-
157) Mean Girls - A
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