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18 hours ago, MyCS said:

I'm not going to ruin it for you guys/gals.

 

But I will.  The movie is awful, avoid.

They brought Chris Pines character back to support the flimsiest of plot lines.  His presence was a complete waste of time.

Kristen Wiig playing the heavy?  Wait, there's more than one bad guy?  Another DC problem - too many characters.

This felt like watching a bad TV episode of something.

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I found an obscure article that just came out that might explain.........😁 Fallon, NV (AP)  An American hero is back.  Following a desperate call by the US Air Force and Navy for retired fighter

Fun fact: The moon landing scenes in First Man were filmed on the same sound stage as the actual moon landing.

2 for 1, not a bad deal. Which one are you going to take your boyfriend to?

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11 hours ago, GrndPndr said:

But I will.  The movie is awful, avoid.

They brought Chris Pines character back to support the flimsiest of plot lines.  His presence was a complete waste of time.

Kristen Wiig playing the heavy?  Wait, there's more than one bad guy?  Another DC problem - too many characters.

This felt like watching a bad TV episode of something.

Number one way I can tell a movie/TV show is going to suck: dead characters coming back.

 

When the producers and writers get attached to the actors instead of the story, the story inevitably crumbles. Just look at Game of Thrones. GRRM loved the world and the story, not the characters, so they died when it was best for the plot. As soon as the source material ran out, we got two seasons of steamy horse shit, because regular ass Hollywood writers and producers took over, and they just know how to stick to the formula.

 

WW84 is just another casualty.

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Go watch "the dissident" right now. Documentary made by the guy who made Icarus, it goes into detail about the Jamal khashoggi murder and the Saudi coverup/social media campaign to silence political opponents. Not available for streaming yet but you can rent it. 

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11 hours ago, Pooter said:

Go watch "the dissident" right now. Documentary made by the guy who made Icarus, it goes into detail about the Jamal khashoggi murder and the Saudi coverup/social media campaign to silence political opponents. Not available for streaming yet but you can rent it. 

Good podcast on JRE too.

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Looking forward to this one. The fact that they brought back so many of the original actors (and multiple roles for Murphy and Hall) bodes well I hope. 

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But why the VA hospital???

Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints) stars as decorated army veteran Jason Hill. While on a routine visit to the local VA hospital, organized terrorists infiltrate the building and take hostages, including a decorated general, and Hill's wife. The highly trained veteran is outnumbered and the last line of defense, taking on a building full of armed insurgents before it's too late.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/assault_on_va_33

 

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But why the VA hospital???
Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints) stars as decorated army veteran Jason Hill. While on a routine visit to the local VA hospital, organized terrorists infiltrate the building and take hostages, including a decorated general, and Hill's wife. The highly trained veteran is outnumbered and the last line of defense, taking on a building full of armed insurgents before it's too late.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/assault_on_va_33
 

VA hospitals were getting marginally efficient at care, so the terrorists had to knock it back down to deplorable.
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2 minutes ago, SurelySerious said:


VA hospitals were getting marginally efficient at care, so the terrorists had to knock it back down to deplorable.

At the end, the VA's bureaucracy and inefficiencies were just too much to handle for the terrorists.  The terrorists chose to surrender and be taken away rather than continue to argue with the VA staff...

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At the end, the VA's bureaucracy and inefficiencies were just too much to handle for the terrorists.  The terrorists chose to surrender and be taken away rather than continue to argue with the VA staff...


Are these so called “terrorist” just a group of humble ole marines, with a couple of battle scars, in search of some VA disability?


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“First they Killed my Father”

It’s on Netflix, and while it’s a 2 hour absolute bummer of a movie it is amazing as far as historical docu-drama about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

As a father there were moments in that movie where I just had to stop because you see this perspective of events from a 5 year old little girl trying to understand the insanity going in around her and her family, and it’s incredibly humbling. It’s based on the events of an actual family and the survivors from it, and other than “The Killing Fields” I’ve never seen anything so in your face about the reality of what went on there.


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Wife had friends over, so needed to get out of the house for a bit.  Figured hitting the local cineplex would be a good way to kill some time.  Was in the mood for some action/adventure, and narrowed the choices down to:

Wrath of Man: Jason Statham does the Jason Statham action thing in a Guy Ritchie movie.

Nobody: Better-Call-Saul Bob Odenkirk does a "shadowy badass pulled outta retirement" thing.

Army of the Dead: Zombies and Las Vegas.  And guns and stuff.

Settled on Nobody.  Was disappointed.  Good cast, good concept, but the whole thing kinda missed, as if they had a half-baked script and just made the rest up.

Glad I didn't go to Army of the Dead, just realized it's 2:28 long.  Awful long for a zombie flick.

Curious about Wrath of Man, but the Guy Ritchie stuff always seems to come off as all sizzle and no substance.

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Army of the Dead was a bit promising for like the first 2/3rds of it, then gets bogged down in standard zombie film cliché for the final bit.  But at least it's 2.5 hrs long.  Big meh on it.  It had potential...

And the fall of Vegas is because of the ineptitude of a SrA!  Love it.

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I just saw “News of the World”—I like westerns and Tom Hanks is still a pretty good actor.  It was a bit slow, but neat how they discuss various areas of Texas (if you’re familiar with the state).  I give it average to slightly above average.

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Breach on Amazon prime was Well below extremely below average. Best analogy would be the Dave Chappelle skit as Rick James (I wish I had more hands, so I could give the movie 4 thumbs down).

I thought Bruce Willis could save the sci-fi space movie, but he became a joke about halfway through it. 

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On 5/26/2021 at 11:45 AM, HeloDude said:

I just saw “News of the World”—I like westerns and Tom Hanks is still a pretty good actor.  It was a bit slow, but neat how they discuss various areas of Texas (if you’re familiar with the state).  I give it average to slightly above average.

Really want to see it, just not in a rush to do so. 

Oddly, Castroville (as mentioned in the trailer), about 30 minutes from where I live, was founded by Alsatians from the French and German border region who came to Texas in search of a better life.

It sits about halfway between Lackland and Hondo.  I drive through there all the time...

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The Hitman's Bodyguard was a solid movie - good, fast-paced writing, witty, along with exotic locations, lots of cool guns, and explosions.

I gave it a sold "B" at the time.

 

Just saw The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard and it gets, barely, a "D."

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