OT: Lets Discuss Movies! 2017 Edition

Alright, its that time of year again. No, not baseball season, and not summer, and certainly not the offseason. Its blockbuster movie season, where you can grab a beer and popcorn, head to the movies, sit in your leather recliner, and enjoy the week's latest big release. I've made these kinds of posts the last couple years, so I figure I'll give it a go this year as well. In an effort to help those who wish to avoid Spoilers, I ask for one caveat if you wish to post in this thread: If you're going to start a new comment thread in here, include the movie name up top and if you're going to discuss the movie itself, disclose immediately, so people can collapse the thread if they wish to avoid said Spoilers until they see the film.

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where you can grab a beer and popcorn, head to the movies

Where the fuck are these movie theatres?

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At least its that way down here in Raleigh, at least around where I live in the NW region. Pretty much every theater has beer and wine, and they've completely renovated the theaters to replace the old ratty chairs with electric leather recliners with a built in table.

Some you can even order dinner there, like chicken wings, and they'll give you a buzzer to let you know to meet them at the theater door when the food is ready.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Raleighwood is pretty cool, they have tables and waiters so you never have to get up but they don't show new releases.

Frank's Cinebowl & Grill in Blacksburg and Regal in Christiansburg both sell wine and beer to moviegoers.

Frank's CineBowl here in Blacksburg. Though during the summer months I tend to opt for a gin & tonic with my movies.

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I really love CineBowl. At first I didn't prefer the reserved seating, but I'm getting used to that. And being able to take any food/drinks from the rest of the facility into the theater is a perk I never realized I wanted. And having an IMAX in Blacksburg is great for when the big ones roll out (Star Wars mostly).

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Cinema Caf in Hampton is an old Regal where they took out every other row of seats in favor of tables, and you order dinner before the movie and they bring it to you. Not sure if they had alcohol or not.

Cinebistro, in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton (as well as a number of other locations all over the east coast), copied the formula except they have a dress code and definitely serve alcohol.

Frank's Cinebowl and Grill, in the First & Main shopping center in Blacksburg, is a combination bar/restaurant/bowling alley/movie theater, and you can order beer and bring it with you into the theater.

Just a few of my experiences.

ETA: wow, I guess that's what I get for taking more than 5 minutes to write out a full response with the help of a few Google searches...

They are all over DC, Beer for the Men and Wine for the ladies. Very nice

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

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If you search for iPic Theaters, you should be able to one in your area.

Well, here in Baltimore, MD there is a theater run by the LandMark Theatres Corporation located at the following address:

645 S President St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Where alcohol is sold as part of the concessions stand. The theater is geared toward adults as opposed to families with children.

Go Hokies!

Also Cinemark Theater in Towson serves alcohol as well depending on which part of the city you are in.

Add the Regal at the Springfield Va Mall/Town Center to the list. The drinks are overpriced, but the reclining seats are epic.

The Alamo draft house in Winchester you get a full corse meal, mixed drinks and or beer, I've seen people stager out of that place

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As a former theater manager, the most innovative thing I recall selling were pickles, yes pickles. Who eats pickles at the movies? Lots of people.

Also, working at a theater was one of the funnest jobs I ever had outside of my career!

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

First Review! - Logan

Phew, what a good end to that part of the franchise. Can't really say much about this film without giving away spoilers, but its unquestionably the darkest movie in the entire X-Men franchise, and arguably the best of the bunch, regardless of timeline. Given how Deadpool was a massive hit last year, I would have thought that Logan would have had a little bit of edgy humor to it, but its completely devoid of it. That being said, much like Deadpool, I cannot recommend this movie for young children. Just too violent. Considering both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart have said this was the end of their role in that franchise (with the caveat that Jackman would return if Wolverine was brought into the Marvel Universe with the Avengers) it was the proper way for them to go out.

4 out of 5 stars - would watch again

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Up there with first Iron Man and the Black Knight for best comic book movie. Fucking awesome

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

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Black Knight you say....

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The Black Knight Always Triumphs!

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Up there with first Iron Man and the Black Knight for best comic book movie. Fucking awesome

Yep, that was Martin Lawrence's finest performance /s

Damn day drinking will get after ya

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I may or may not have shed a few tears during the ending sequences of this movie. Very well done.

I agree it's one of the darkest, but in terms of the level of darkness, I would put DOFP ahead of Logan (by one step that is).

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I disagree with that. DOFP ended on a good note. Logan was just soul crushing in a good way from beginning to end.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I agree it ended on a positive note (in both the comic and the film), but we had to see the X-Men get murdered twice (and the film hinted at mutants getting wiped out at facilities/camps at the beginning). I would put Logan as a darker film IF it had shown him (whether through timeline or flashback) going berserk at the mansion and killing everyone.

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Logan was an awesome movie and left me thinking about it for days. The young actress was seriously on point, and Jackman and Stewart never fail to disappoint IMO.

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Also to your point about Jackman playing Wolverine in the MCU, I can't fathom the legal hoops they'd have to jump through to make that happen, unless Fox outright sells the rights to X-Men/Wolverine, which I don't see happening.

It's such a strange predicament, Marvel is trying to create this big interconnected universe except they don't have access to one of the largest players in their comic book arsenal. The comics do delve into the relationship between inhumans and mutants too, I believe, so there would be precedent.

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Oh yeah, agreed there. The chances of ever seeing Jackman play Wolverine again are probably very slim, but there might be some precedent to make it work. For the longest time, it seemed like it would be impossible to get Spider-Man into the Avengers movies, but we saw Sony work with Marvel to make it happen. Considering Jackman has all the cards in this, I could see a deal being made to allow him in (and possibly Deadpool with him) if the choices are to either not have the character anymore, or get some additional rights funding when he's leased to Marvel.

Its a long shot, but 5 years from now, something might be worked out.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Good point about Spiderman.

I think the void of Wolverine is about to be heavily filled by Deadpool so long as Reynolds is onboard (and let's face it, he's made for that role). Seeing a lot of chatter about the future of the X-Men universe and I think they'll go with their biggest name instead.

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Hey Alum07, I see that you are located in Raleigh. Do you by any chance frequent the Raleigh Grande?

Yeah its where I generally catch a movie. Used to live in the apartments across the street before I moved into a house a couple miles away. I LOVE the fact you now do reserved seating, so my wife and I generally grab dinner at Flying Burrito before heading over with about 10 minutes til the previews start.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

That's awesome! It's my favorite theater too. I'm actually taking my wife there tonight to see Beauty and the Beast. I used to work at the Raleigh Grande during my high school days; it is MUCH nicer now than it was back then.

This made me wet myself

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

By the way, why does Cyborg heavily resemble War Machine??

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Because that is what Cyborg really looks like

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Because like hollyweird all marvel and dc due is rip off each other's ideas?

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

please.don't.let.me.down

plleeeaaassseee

I'll see your trailer, and raise you too.....

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Review (spoilers ahead): La La Land

"Moonlight" is a film that is both lyrical and deeply grounded in its character work, a balancing act that's breathtaking to behold. It is one of those rare pieces of filmmaking that stays completely focused on its characters while also feeling like it's dealing with universal themes about identity, sexuality, family, and, most of all, masculinity. And yet it's never preachy or moralizing. It is a movie in which deep, complex themes are reflected through character first and foremost. Jenkins' film is confident in every single aspect of the way that a critic can use that word. Every performance, every shot choice, every piece of music, every lived-in setting—it's one of those rare movies that just doesn't take a wrong step, and climaxes in a scene not of CGI or twists but of dialogue that is one of the best single scenes in years.

The protagonist of "Moonlight" reflects the conflicted and fluid masculinity of young African-American men in the United States, even in just the way he's presented. The film is divided into three chapters—"Little," "Chiron" and "Black"—the three names used to refer to the same person that we follow from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. He's a boy and then a man who has trouble figuring out his place in the world, which is also articulated by the character being played by three separate, all-remarkable actors.

.....Wait did I mess that up?

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Loved both films. Heading into the latter part of 2016 I was a little disappointed in the quality of movies to that point, and I wasn't overly excited about most of the Oscar nom movies on the docket. But Arrival, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Moonlight, Captain Fantastic, Jackie, and Manchester by the Sea (speaking only on the ones I saw) made for a really excellent line up of 2016 movies that were very diverse in scope, theme, and genre. 2016 ended up being a really, really strong year for movies in hindsight.

I see what you did there. Had me confused at first, but I got ya

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

All I want is my fawking Episode VIII trailer!

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I'd rather have Episode VIII. You can keep the trailer.

Sidenote, I prefer to avoid trailers of things I know 100% that I'm going to want to see, since I prefer the surprise of going in with no expectations. I'm still amazed that I was successful in avoiding all the trailers for The Force Awakens prior to walking into the theater to watch it.

Well obviously but I don't want to miss the next 9 months, lots of baseball and football in between now and the premiere

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

Ms. TKP is highly qualified as Belle in B&B. The movie's pretty good too.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Ms. TKP

For a second I thought you were talking about Joe's wife, since the image isn't working for me for some reason and it took me a minute to realize what you meant by "B&B".

I wish Joe's wife was a movie star. We wouldn't have to worry about funding TKP.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Since I have a 1.5 year old and a wife who is infatuated with this franchise, this was the first movie I've seen in theaters since I went to see Fury by myself.

I thought the best thing about it, besides Emma Watson, was all the plot holes they sewed up from the Disney animated version. I have always been very distressed about the wounded Beast getting back up on the horse. Belle couldn't have lifted him. How'd that happen? Also, the various abrupt costume changes that any Disney animator who wasn't fried from working a 20 hour day in sweatshop conditions would have caught. They even addressed those!

My wife did not like the actress that voiced/played Mrs. Potts, but how can you beat Angela Lansbury. I mean if you had a million dollars and could do two chicks at the same time, Emma Watson and Angela Lansbury would be a decent pick. Anyway, I digress. So my wife also thought the movie was great except for that one casting choice.

So now I wonder what movie I'll see in theaters next....in another 2 or 3 years?

Get ready for lots of cartoons. Oldest is finally old enough to see Marvel and Star Wars movies and the wifey and I take turns going to see adult movies with him. Of course I always seems to have to go see all the cartoon ones...

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I mean if you had a million dollars and could do two chicks at the same time, Emma Watson and Angela Lansbury would be a decent pick.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Dude...Angela Lansbury?

Emma Thompson, who plays Mrs. Potts in the new B&B is pretty qualified though.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

I was trying to head in a Fifth Fuller sort of direction. Guess not.

Just saw this now. I award you double points for not going in the obvious, played-out direction of Bea Arthur, although that would have been a tremendous hidden reference to Airheads, which is an underrated 90s movie, imho.

If we're going to head in a weird direction (a me direction, if you will), though, aside from (obvious pick is obvious) Michelle Pfeiffer, Beverly D'Angelo (Mrs. Griswold) could still get it, and I wish Samantha from Bewitched was still with us, because she would've aged like a fine wine. Now excuse me, there are probably law enforcement officials outside that would like to discuss my internetting habits.

"Bea Arthur, outstanding."

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

I'll help for your redemption:

Review (spoilers): Lion

Alright I've seen some good movies, but this one takes the cake. I would take the manliest man in the theater not too cry at the end. The story follows a young Indian boy named Saroo. Saroo follows his brother to work at night to help support his family. Saroo loses his brother at the train station and falls asleep on a train. The train takes him 1600 miles away. Not remembering what town he is from or what his mother's name is, he get's lost in the large Indian city. Eventually he is led into the adoption process and is adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later he has a mental trigger and searched frantically for the family he lost.
This movie is so good. Dev Patel is amazing. Rooney Mara is great.
The cinematography is amazing, everything is filmed on location and it is a true story
10/10- I saw both Hidden Figures and La La Land and this movie blew em both out of the water
(Don't see Hidden Figures. It really isn't that good.)

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

This is on my list of 2016 movies I still need to watch.

Is anyone else ridiculously excited for The Disaster Artist? I know it's got a pretty niche audience. You pretty much have to have seen The Room to care about it at all. Additionally, the people most excited about it are those who've read Greg Sestero's book about the making of The Room and his friendship with Tommy Wiseau, who is somehow the most mysterious and strange person in the world. The book is actually really interesting, funny, and at times very sad. They showed a rough cut at South by Southwest and it has gotten really strong reviews so far, but they have been frustrating about lack of information. As far as I know, there is still no word on a trailer or a release date.

Yes! I used to go see The Room every time the Lyric showed it. Sadly, they changed up the rights to get the movie to where you have to show it at least once a month I think so the Lyric basically said screw that.

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That's awesome, I would love to see a theatre screening of The Room one day. I'm very glad I'm not the only one here that has experienced the absurd magic that is The Room.

Overall, the reception to the rights change has been "why on Earth would you do this?" So I'm hopeful they'll loosen things back up again. But yes, you need to see it in a theater, preferably one that does all the gags that go with it

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Yes it's the overall experience with all the gags that I really want to take in. I have a friend who loves The Room even more than I do and we've talked about trying to make it happen before.

My only experience of watching The Room has been after the stroke of midnight of March 31 on Adult Swim. Not sure I'd care to watch it any other time.

It's something that is 100% experience based. You need to see it with people that know all of the jokes and gags that go along with it because otherwise you're just watching an incredibly awful movie.

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Care to elaborate what the jokes and gags are. I have seen the movie, but have no idea what you speak of.

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The only big one I can see that is missing is yelling, "YOU JUST GOT HERE!"

The characters inexplicably show up at the door, talk for a couple of minutes and then have to leave.

I am soooo hype about this!

I saw a screening at E Street Theatre in DC that Tommy Wiseau attended. He is a strange strange man:


Here he is (you can't really see it, but he's wearing two different belts - neither of which went through any belt loops)


Obviously there would be people in tuxes throwing a football (they got up and did this during the movie as well)


I walked away with an autographed Tommy Wiseau bobble-head!

Jealous doesn't even begin to do justice to how I feel about this.

It was completely random - we were having brunch in downtown DC and randomly checked the movie listings to catch a post brunch move and saw that there was a screening that night. He was also promoting his new show "The Neighbors" (hence the letter jacket), so we had to sit through the pilot of that first.

It was bad.

OMG!

Reviewing a screening of the pilot episode, The A.V. Club found the production values and acting quality of The Neighbors to be far worse than those of The Room, and noted the unexplained presence of women in bikinis in several scenes.[13] Wiseau responded to the criticism by saying that the women were meant to be symbolic of sexually liberated women.[10] The A.V. Club later reviewed the first four episodes made available on Hulu Plus, and summed up the series as an "unpleasant slog" that "actually gets lazier as it progresses", ultimately giving it an F grade.[14]

Wiseau himself believes that the fifth and sixth episodes are better than the first four, and submitted the series for Emmy consideration.

Anyone have a chance to check out The Disaster Artist this weekend? A couple theaters in the RVA area are playing it, and I'm hoping to see it sometime this week/next weekend

I'm going to see it this weekend or thursday or whenever it actually releases near me. It will be sometime this week.

We will probably see it this weekend. I would like to squeeze in Darkest Hour too.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Having two young kids has really slowed the amount of times I get out to watch movies. If it's animated then I know some shit but I usually have to wait for the good stuff to come out on DVD, then by the middle of it the wifey and I are passed out on the couch. ....

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Kong: Skull Island

I'll be honest here, I had very little expectation for this film walking into the theater. But wow, that was a fun movie. Not very much in the way of character development here, but that's perfectly acceptable in this case because the action scenes make up for it. Plus, let be honest here, Kong is the main character anyway. Samuel L Jackson turns in another typical SLJ performance, and sets an appropriate tone for this movie, and setting it in the Vietnam War timeframe is an interesting concept. That said, with this year marking the 50 year anniversary of the Tet Offensive, I would suspect to start to see this setting become more and more a recurring theme, replacing WW2 as the 'back in the day' setting. Back to the movie, though... It really is a pretty good movie, and one I highly recommend. Has all the great pieces you expect from a movie on Skull Island, and has borrowed enough from the previous iterations for it to still feel like a Kong movie despite being completely separate. Really good way to set up the Monster Universe (seriously, that's what they're calling it) with the Godzilla vs King Kong movie in 2020.

Another 4 out of 5 stars. Highly recommend, definitely go see it.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Yes, I have to agree. This move delivered and see the potential of a Kong vs Godzilla showdown based on the history references in both movies.

I freakin love the original King Kong vs. Godzilla!

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John C Reilly made this movie. Most of the actors tried to make it seem too serious and he brought the levity that this film so desperately needed. Even working with the assumption that a giant ape is present, many of the action sequences were just ridiculously unfathomable and unrealistic. Reilly's character & getting to look at Brie Larson made it decent.

Yes, Brie was overwhelmingly qualified for that role.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Not trying to be the debbie downer, but this was quite possibly the shittiest movie I've ever seen. When the freaking log turns into a monster out of nowhere, I'm like come on now, what are we doing? Plus the whole Kong scooping the girl out of the water? Give me a break. Also, don't think I've hated any character more in the history of movies than Samuel L's. This idiot thought he and his bazooka were really gonna stand a chance against Kong and the lizard thing.

I suppose if you're into very far-fetched, CGI-filled action movies, you might like this. But my friends and I left that movie in tears laughing at how ridiculous it was and the fact that we could've bought 5 drinks during happy hour rather than seeing that mess of a movie. Movies like Kong Skull Island are the reason why movies like Sharknado exist.

"It might be dark outside, but it's LeDay in here." -Jay Bilas

Your opinions are fine but...

Movies like Kong Skull Island are the reason why movies like Sharknado exist.

Come on... Sharknado exists because it became a viral sensation. Think it's a bit much to compare Sharknado to KSI.

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

What I meant by that comment is that Sharknado is simply satire for crappy action movies that are so far-fetched yet taken seriously, whereas of course Sharknado is not. Of course they made Sharknado 4, or whatever number they're at now, because people actually watched them. The resemblences are remarkable when you really examine them closely. Both involve very irrational protaganists, animated make-believe antagonists, women that are in the movie for viewing pleasure only, and ridiculous sequences of violence that can't actually be taken as legitimate. Kong Skull Island would fall in the category of terrible action movies IMO.

"It might be dark outside, but it's LeDay in here." -Jay Bilas

Meh I think Brie Larson was much more than just viewing pleasure. Bummer that you didn't enjoy it though. Did you like Godzilla?

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Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I think it was a fantastic movie, much like Pacific Rim. If you were looking for character development and realistic stuff then I'm not sure why you even saw it, clearly a movie about a giant ape wasn't meant for that. But for awesome special effects and mindless monster-on-monster fight scenes I couldn't have asked for more.

Rip his freaking head off!

I can't wait for the Pacific Rim sequel. First one was so fun to watch.

you're being that critical of a movie whose original premise is a giant gorilla falling in love with a blonde, getting transported to NYC, climbing the empire state building and swatting down planes?

what cinematic masterpiece were you expecting going into something called Kong: Skull Island?

I like the spin they are taking. it's a good reboot of classic b monster movies that I watched on cable as a kid when i stayed up past midnight. i have a lot of expectations for the upcoming battles. what i don't have is expectations that this is gonna be Manchester by the sea level writing and acting, or premises based on realism.

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Does the movie have to be new? Like what time frame?

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Get Out was one of the best movies I've seen in 5+ years

Get Out was fantastic. It was one of the more satisfying thrillers that I've seen in a long time.

Sooooo good. I would definitely see this one again. Really looking forward to whatever else Jordan Peele has up his sleeves in the future. This was by all definiton an "on the edge of your seat" type movie. I loved every second of Get Out.

"It might be dark outside, but it's LeDay in here." -Jay Bilas

He gave one hell of an interview on an episode of one of The Ringer's series of podcasts. Here's a link to a condensed/edited version of it because I can't find the actual podcast.

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I came in with low expectations but thought it would keep the kids quiet for 1.5 hours. Man was I surprised when they masterfully weaved in 80s and 90s pop culture, songs, and references. It really takes you and a thrill ride and is filled with plot twists. You will laugh, cry, laugh, and dance, dance, dance. In fact, you just get this feeling, inside your bones, that is electric wavy when you turn it on. I don't want to spoil anything, but the main characters live happily ever after and make the world a better place.

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Side note: I pretty much have the entire soundtrack constantly playing in my head. It's free streaming with Amazon Prime and it pretty much streams in the house 24/7. Oh and the volume button on the tablet is broken and only plays full blast. ALL. DAY. LONG.

Did I do this right?

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

In fact, you just get this feeling, inside your bones, that is electric wavy when you turn it on.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

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"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

I put this movie on to silence my kids for a bit. I thought it was going to be something similarly awful to The smurfs...but my surprise when it turned out to be quite the enjoyable film. I definitely don't mind when the kids want to re-watch that one.

I thought this movie was going to be dumber than dumb, I admit.

My parents took the kids to see it when they were out to visit from the east coast, and said they really enjoyed it.

I finally got it from the Redbox so the kids could watch while I did some CFP studying a fews weeks ago, and I ended up watching the whole thing with them. Was very pleasantly entertained. I for one think Timberlake is a pretty talented guy, and Anna Kendrick is very funny (and also pretty hot IMO, as an aside). The whole movie just hit the right notes, and the Cloud was freaking hilarious.

My review was only half sarcastic. It's a good movie and the 80s and 90s references made me laugh.

Good luck on the CFP. If no one has told you yet, the review class is worth the money. I did Kaplan and it was great at getting people prepared for the test.

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

Fortunately the firm I work for here in Scottsdale has a dedicated class and Kaplan prep for our company, and they cover all the costs.

Nice. That's a good benefit to have. I was fortunate that my boss at time paid for me to go to classroom sessions for it all and for the prep class. It will feel great when you that pass notice!

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Just saw this one last night, and.... I need to vent for a second. Warning, there will be Spoilers here, but perhaps you should read anyway. First of all, this movie sucked. Maybe we've just been spoiled over the last few years of fantastic blockbusters set in space, but man, this thing missed the mark badly. I probably should have known better when I read they moved the Release Date up from May to avoid it competing with Pirates of the Caribbean, a franchise about as fresh as that piece of raw chicken you left in the trash can overnight. But I digress, outside of the horrible plot and a "twist" ending so bad, forced, and obvious it made the theater laugh, one of the things that ticked me off the most was the bait and switch they pulled with the promotion. You'd think Ryan Reynolds would have been a primary cast member, and likely the lead the way they focused on him throughout the previews and press tour. Nope, they kill his ass off about 15 minutes into it. This ticked me off about Godzilla as well back in 2014 when they focused on Bryan Cranston through all the trailers, only to see him immediately die, but the rest of that movie was so entertaining, it really didn't matter. Life doesn't afford you this luxury. Pretty much everything that drives the plot in this film is due to astronauts making ridiculously stupid and careless decisions. Its a premise that could never happen because you'd never have people up there working that are this incompetent at their jobs. For a movie that was trying to play itself off as a competitor to the Alien franchise, it missed the mark. Badly. At one point in the movie the Jake Gyllenhaal character stated something along the lines of "I remember watching the Challenger disaster with everyone dying...". Took me right out of the movie, because Challenger blew up in January, 1986. Gyllenhaal's character in this movie was clearly in his mid 30s, and this movie was supposed to be set in the future. Unless you're trying to tell me this character could not only comprehend the meaning of the disaster at basically newborn status, but remember that specific feeling decades later, the math just doesn't add up. *sigh*

If I had to compare this stinker to something else, the one thought that keeps popping into my head is that its basically 2002's Ghost Ship set in space and with an alien instead of ghosts. Save your money, don't bother with this stinker. Wait til its inevitable permanent spot on Netflix right next to Mission to Mars and The Core.

1 out of 5 - Do. Not. Want.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Well now you've piqued my interest!
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You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

https://youtu.be/SRWnNm8P5Jo

This pretty much reaffirmed everything you said, ...and now i pretty much don't want to see the movie :(

Growing up reading the books, I have to say this looks amazing

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Just saw this the other day, and i'm very excited. Great cast and definitely brought back memories of reading all the comics back in elementary school.....TRALALAAAAAA

Where are my fellow Alien fans?!?

I cannot fucking wait for Alien: Covenant. The trailers have me amped!

Xenomorphs, protomorphs, engineers, face huggers, back burtsters??? What??? Looks so damn good!

Yes, Covenant looks awesome. Glad to see them embrace the full on "Prometheus is part of the Alien timeline" (which they should have just done straight up for Prometheus)

The film itself looks like it will be quite a thrill ride

I read they weren't technically allowed to use all the creatures from the Alien franchise for Prometheus for licensing reasons that they were able to work out for this movie. They certainly toed the shit out of that line with the credits scene, though.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Not sure if you have read this yet, but the Theory about Jesus being an Engineer, that humans killed, and thus why the Engineers were coming to destroy the planet theory is awesome.

Must read if you haven't read it already, and really makes the movie better then its given credit

Engineers, Jesus, & Prometheus

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Yeah, I'd read this theory not too long after Prometheus came out...as I was voraciously looking for more answers. Pretty interesting stuff.

Reviews are in and its certified Fresh! Though the initial reviews weren't great. I have avoided all trailers for fear of spoiling the entire movie.

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Hell or High Water

I saw it a long time ago, but man was that a great film. My girlfriend and her mom wanted to go see it and invited me along. We had NO idea what it was about going in, but it was a treat. Worst movie review ever except, just go see it. Heavy film, so not a great first date movie.

Real excited to see the Netflix movie "The Discovery" when it is released. What happens to the world when they realize the after life truly exists?

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dude the premise of that movie is so intriguing

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That movie was good, real trippy at the end

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I haven't watched it yet. I was trying to get it in over the past weekend, but was to busy with basketball and Mania!

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you can say Madness, no one here will snitch on you.

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Mania was for Wrestlemania. Don't judge me :(

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I could feel my skin crawling 5 seconds into that trailer, good find

Don't believe I saw this, but Thor: Ragnorak releasing in November. Hela, God of death couldn't a be a more perfect antagonist for Thor. Curious to see how to include Dr. Strange in the plot line as, according to IMDB, he is part of the cast. And hoping the movie does justice to answering the long debated question: Thor vs. Hulk, who wins? All in all, definitely a movie I'm eager for as it is the last in the Marvel series before Thanos takes the stage in Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Man, 2017 is shaping up to be an insane year for big movies.

I've already seen Lego Batman (favorite one so far), Kong, and Beauty and the Beast. Got tickets to see Power Rangers tomorrow night because they were free through atom tickets (it's gonna suck but free is free). I absolutely loved Kong too. I liked it more than Godzilla. Kong v. Godzilla can't come soon enough.

Lego Batman did a really great job carrying the momentum from the first Lego Movie. It was hilarious, sad, inspiring... just a great movie all around. There were times I thought I'd actually cry.

Beauty and the Beast was very well done. They did an excellent job adding some new stuff in without overdoing it. Emma Watson was really great as well.

After Power Rangers, I'm planning to see

Fate of the Furious - April 8
Guardians 2 - May 5
Alient Covenant - May 19
Pirates 5 - May 26 (meh its gonna suck too but gotta see it out)
Wonder Woman - June 2 (Gal Gadot is a goddess)
Cars 3 - June 16
Despicable Me 3 - June 30
Spiderman - July 7
War for the Planet of the Apes - July 14 (VERY VERY EXCITED FOR THIS)
Dunkirk - July 21 (EXTREMELY EXCITED FOR THIS AND IT'S MY BIRTHDAY)
The Dark Tower - July 28

Then I get a little break until Kingsman, Thor, Justice League, Episode VIII, Jumanji, and Pitch Perfect 3. Geez I'm gonna go broke.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Not that I'm against sequels and remakes, necessarily... but dang that's a lot of sequels and remakes.

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Dunkirk - July 21 (EXTREMELY EXCITED FOR THIS AND IT'S MY BIRTHDAY)

yes yes yes yes yes yes

That story deserves a movie and I freaking love Kenneth Branagh

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

Plus Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance (probably two of my favorite actors right now). Also interested to see how Harry Styles does in a serious role.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Did anyone else catch the Dunkirk extended look they showed during the previews before Rogue One with the dogfighting scene? Oh boy, got me all giddy. Can't wait to see that one.

Where's the beef?

This list made me realize how many great movies are being released/have been released this year. And that I too will be even more broke than I already am...which is, in fact, possible.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Welp, might have to find a second job at a movie theater just so I can see all these movies for free...

you really going to see cars 3 after how bad cars 2 was?

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Yeah I think they do a lot better this go round. Looks a lot darker than your typical pixar too. I'm a sucker for Cars as well.

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Despicable Me 3?!?!?!!

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But on a serious note....Can't believe the PoTC and Fast and Furious series are ending (overlooking the fact that the Fast and Furious series should have ended after Paul Walker's death [RIP] let alone 4 movies ago)

Fast and Furious should have ended before they went to japan. Not that I'm upset, 5 and 6 are solid flix

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I really don't have that much interest in the newest installment of the fast and furious. The series has gone downhill since the Rock was added to the cast and in the latest movie Vin Diesel turns against his own gang? I am sorry. It should have ended after the last movie or they should have just gotten a better script.

Didn't know they were making the Dark Tower series - see the first one 'the Gunslinger' is directed by Ron Howard. Can't wait now.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

I've been waiting forever for the Dark Tower movies to be made, but what I've been reading about The Gunslinger has me very nervous about it doing well enough to justify continuing with the series. It sounds like they're completely butchering the story line for this one. What little information has leaked out seems to suggest that the female lead in the first movie will be a character that only appeared in a couple pages of the books, and not until the 6th or 7th volume. I think the direction they're trying to take this project could work, although I can't discuss without major spoilers, but it's a huge risk and will likely alienate a lot of fans of the book series for being more of a sequel to the books, rather than an adaptation. All the hullabaloo over casting Idris Elba seems to have pissed off a lot of fans too. He's a great actor and I'm sure he'll hit it out of the park, but unfortunately, I don't know if I'll ever be able to adjust to him being a heroic or likable character. He was just so damn good in The Wire as Stringer Bell, a thoroughly unlikable character, that I can't wrap my mind around him playing good guys like Nelson Mandela or Roland Deschain. Regardless, I can't wait for this movie to come out and it'll probably be the only non-kids movie I actually go to the theater to see this year.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Trying to think of what character you mean by the female lead who only appeared by the 6/7th books - I would think whoever plays Odetta/Detta is the main 'female lead' for the series......maybe I'm mis-remebering something from the series......

also - what's your favorite book of the series? Keeping in mind it's been some years since i read the whole series straight through, I'd have to say mine is a tough call between The Drawing of the Three, Wolves of the Calla, and Songs of Susannah.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Trying to think of what character you mean by the female lead who only appeared by the 6/7th books - I would think whoever plays Odetta/Detta is the main 'female lead' for the series.

That's what's so confusing. If the movies were inteneded to follow the story line of the books, there wouldn't even be a female lead in The Gunslinger. Only Roland, the Man in Black, and Jake have large roles in that story. Eddie and Odetta won't be appearing in the first movie at all, which is reasonable because they weren't in the first book either. The news release that got everyone in an uproar mentioned the casting of some actress (whose name I can't remember) as the female lead in the role of Tiranna. That character is a low person who appears briefly in a scene at the Dixie Pig toward the end of Song of Susannah and doesn't last long in the story. Apparently she'll have a larger role in the film adaptation and they're really jumbling the timeline. I'm really confused as to why any of the low people are included at all in the first movie, though, since they didn't appear in the books until Wolves of the Calla and didn't play a big role until Song of Susannah.

Favorite book in the series? I'm torn between Wolves of the Calla and The Dark Tower. Song of Susannah was awesome and probably could've topped the list if it were longer. I feel like he packed a lot of storytelling into such a short book, but cut it off too soon. The cliffhanger ending at the entrance to the Dixie Pig just felt forced to me, and I thought that the first several chapters of The Dark Tower belonged at the end of SoS.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

I went and saw Power Rangers with my son the other day...surprisingly not that bad. Nothing like the cheesy show that was coming on in the 90's.

"Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism." Kenny Powers

Movie: Manchester by the Sea

Review: Beautifully filmed, elegant subtlety. Solid fucking flick. Go watch it.

Leonard. Duh.

SPOILERS

Manchester by the Sea was excellent, and there is one scene so horrifically heartbreaking and expertly acted between Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams that I was in shock after the scene. I still remember how I felt watching it, it felt absolutely real, and I know that's the point of acting, but it was perfection.

I am beyond excited to GO GO see the Power Rangers movie this weekend or this week. I grew up watching them on tv almost every day and still to do love just watching the Zords and megazords transformations on Youtube.. I know it has so/so reviews but I am not really listening to the critics on this one (and I usually don't no matter what) while it may suck or not just because this is more for the people between the ages of 20-30, who grew up watching and has a nostalgic feel to it. Some, if not most, of the critics didn't even grow up watching them so their reviews are more to critique the CGI or acting and don't really have the appreciation for the show itself.

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If you were a fan of the Power Rangers growing up, you'll definitely enjoy this movie. You're dead on by speculating that a lot of the bad reviews are coming from people who don't know anything about the franchise. If you're not a fan of Power Rangers, this probably isn't the movie for you, and that's fine. I went on a nostalgia journey driving home from the theater and I can't wait to go see it again

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

thats what I have heard from people who have seen it too. Basically if you grew up watching them, you'll enjoy the movie.

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I'm dying to know if the green ranger is apart of the story line and if Tommy actually makes an appearance since he's been apart of all the Tv shows

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just saw it today and I'm with you.... all those nostalgic feels and I can't wait to see it again

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I never watched as a kid (was a little after my time) but the trailer looks pretty badass. May have to take my oldest to it.

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

some people said they don't like the suits in the movie because it is too iron man like, but I think they look badass and has a nice modern look to them. Plus wearing spanks would have been stupid in this age

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Movie: Three Amigos

Review: The best movie I've watched this year is Three Amigos. Incidentally, it is the best movie I've watched every year since, like 2002, I think. Without giving too much away, it is the story of three former Hollywood actors who find themselves fighting (with real bullets) to protect a small Mexican village from the IN-famous El Guapo and his ruthless gang of outlaws (think The Magnificent 7, but with only three good guys instead of seven, so the odds are even more perilous). Steve Martin and Chevy Chase give exactly what you would expect from them before they started doing things like The Pink Panther and Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Martin Short delivers, what is in my estimation, the best performance of his career. Highly recommend!

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Just saw Independence Day Resurgance and I enjoyed it. It would have been even better if it didn't feel so rushed. That's what was ultimately missing. The slow build from the first movie. Curious to see where they go in the next movie.

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So I know this is supposed to be movies in/close to 2017 but like.....I just watched this gem of a movie last night and feel the need to talk about it: Battleship

Imagine for a moment that the US Navy has just given Michael Bay $200 million to produce a movie that will encourage people to enlist. Then Hasbro comes in and is like, "Hey, what if you tried to put a plot to a guessing game? Wouldn't that make for an awesome movie?" And then Michael Bay is like, "Oh yeah, that'd be great. You know what would make it better? *pause for effect* Aliens."*

And then everyone that watches the movie is like "......da fuq?"

In all honesty, I didn't think this movie was awful. If you go into it with zero expectations (brought down by a health dose of critic reviews) and just want to enjoy shit getting blown up, you might actually enjoy it.

*Michael Bay not affiliated with this film. But you couldn't tell based on number of explosions

Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate, and hetzers gonna hetz

"This does not feel like movie material"

5 second review:
Watched 1981s Dead and Buried last night. While the ending was predictable by today's standards, I found the twist of the genre a breath of fresh air that I've never considered. If you like old horror flicks, this one is good for a rainy day.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

Saw Power Rangers Saturday night.

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Full disclosure, it was not as bad as I expected. I went in with very low expectations and had no investment (got free tickets through Atom Tickets so five of us went). The writing was kind of cheesy and it never really found it's way. The fight scene was rushed and just strange, I dunno. The acting was hit or miss. Becky G and RJ Cyler were good but Dacre Montgomery was awful (could have been some of the lines they gave him). Megazord's appearance was kind of dumb and confusing.

Other than that, they did as good of a job as they could balancing back story and actual movie stuff like the fighting in terms of screen time. Certainly a better job than suicide squad. The Zord scene where they were sprinting to angel grove and the throwback power rangers theme song gave me a chubby... well actually I already had one from the morphin. Bottom line, go for the nostalgia and fun, not for a groundbreaking cinematic experience.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

New Spiderman Homecoming trailer. Enjoy!

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Whoa spidey is fighting the best batman in that one?? Marvel/DC crossovers have begun! /s

Wow, gave the entire damn plot of the movie away in that trailer.

Hence I avoid watching movie trailers. They seem to be growing increasingly spoilery, maybe in the hope that you'll see enough of the plot to want to watch the movie to fill in the gaps? I don't get it.

Has anyone seen The Belko Experiment? I'm probably going tonight. It looks terribly amazing, and I love me some pointlessly violent movies

report back, that movie looks like a boatload of fun

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Definitely don't go in expecting a well thought out plot. The violence was gratuitous with at least one kill montage set to upbeat music which is a personal favorite of mine ever since Breaking Bad perfected that art. They definitely establish who the bad guys are early on and proceed to kill some of them off in very satisfying fashion.

2/10 for quality of plot (predictable). 7/10 for Purge-like entertainment. My final suggestion is to save the 12 bucks at the theater and get it on redbox or something later on. It's worth the watch if you're into these types of movies, but I used my old Hokie P to get it for a few extra bucks off at the ticket office here at the Bowtie in RVA.

Thank you sir. I looked it up on rotten tomatoes and you seem to have confirmed what they were saying there

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Has anyone heard of The Circle? Looks pretty interesting, Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. Definitely one that i'll wait to see some reviews on first though, never know if it'll just be too predictable and just going through the paces.

it's kind of a contemporary terminator

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

The preview is interesting. I can see that one going either way.

Normally Tom Hanks is fairly selective, so there's room for optimism.

Im just happy to see Patton Oswalt on the big screen

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oh snap. I have picked up that book at least a dozen times over the last several years, came THIS close to buying it every time, and never did. Looks good though

Heh, Emma putting on an American accent. interesting.

Is it easier for the English to put on American accents than it is for Americans to put on English accents? It seems like way more English actors put on American accents than vice versa. Although I will say I still hear a little bit of the English accent coming from Emma in that trailer.

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

I definitely agree that it seems like its easier for English actors to do the American accent... there have been quite a few times when I didn't even know an actor was English until I saw them in interviews a while later.

As for still detecting some English accent from Emma here... i know this is unpopular opinion here with all you watson fanatics...but i think it's more telling of her acting ability.

Hugh Laurie is probably the best example of this. Incredibly good American accent

Cumberbatch pretty much copied it in Doctor Strange. That's not a bad thing, so to speak, but there were times I could swear I was watching House.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Not you, but this discussion in general makes me think people here aren't aware at how many British actors execute flawless American accents so much so that they would be surprised to know they are British.

Laurie has a level of talent in several different fields that would be the envy of almost anybody.

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like he's a hella good doctor

amirite?

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Don't forget Rick from Walking Dead, super thick accent without a whiff of it in the show.

Dominic West also does a great job. I watched him in The Wire for years without having a clue that he was a Brit. It really gives you a new appreciation for his performance the episode in Season 2 where he has to go undercover as an English businessman to bust a prostitution ring. A British actor, playing an American cop, trying to affect a phony British accent is just hilarious to watch when done well. You know your accent game is skrong when you can pull that off so brilliantly.

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― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Her American accent is fine in Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Valerian Trailer just got released. Produced by the same person who brought the 5th Element. Looks fantastic!

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It's been far too long since a good Stephen King adaptation and I think we might have one to look forward to here. I might have nightmares just from the trailer

I saw It for the first time when I was 4 years old. I have been pretty much desensitized to scary films ever since

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

I will be honest the first TV productions of the Stand and IT were just about perfect for me. I have never understood the desires to try an remake them. Both were really too long for a cinema movie and needed the time of a TV movie series to do them justice.

Movies that I am intrigued by that have not been mentioned yet:

It seems similar to Drive...but less dark?

(Red Band, so click at your own risk)

Ridley has to atone for Prometheus, right?

So are we just going to ignore the surprise premier of Rick & Morty Season 3 over the weekend?

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Wasn't sure if I wanted to dig up this thread, or start a R&M thread...

but it was fucking awesome. Sucks that we gotta wait until the summer for the rest of the season

The only downside was Samurai Jack not being aired

Im just happy i got to see an episode. Summer is a lot closer than who knows.

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I thought my friend was trying to pull a fast one on me when he said a new episode was airing.... seeing as how it was 1 April and all.

Question: Are they writing Jerry off or are they gonna give him his own subplot for a while?

I imagine that they're going to give him his own subplot for a while before eventually tying him back in with the family.

I think it would be hilarious if they just cut him out completely.

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It would be, but I'd miss the village idiot that is Jerry.

Has anyone her seen Silence? would love to hear what you guys think of it. I thought it was one of the best of the year.

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Has anyone seen Trainspotting 2 yet? It's finally playing in a theater nearby, but I wanna know if it's worth seeing before I drive across Jacksonville and have to drive back at rush hour.

I missed it in theaters, but it seemed to have good reviews. Can't figure out what the streaming release date is, but I'm looking forward to it. I tried to get into Irvine Welsh over the years but nothing else took.

Anyone see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 yet? Thoughts?

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Saw it last night. Solid entry to the Marvel Universe. They doubled down (maybe too much in spots) on the things that made the Vol. 1 great; huge actions scenes dubbed over with 70's & 80's music, witty one-liners, and Drax being socially inept.

Very entertaining all around.

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

Drax being socially inept.

We all have those moments...

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

I thought Drax's one-liners was one of the better parts of the movie because they were consistent and in character throughout. And given he is not an overly identifiable, or deep, character to play I think his humor actually added to his depth, as well as the scene with him and Mantis on the steps. Dave Bautista stole the show with Baby Groot IMO.

The music is so central to the quirkiness of the group that it's a character itself and the open sequence with Baby Groot was fantastic.

Mostly I was impressed with the cinematography and color sequencing which felt uniquely vibrant to any space movie I have seen. The way they create visual depth with distance and blurred lens is incredible.

And despite the movie being about Starlord, it seemed every character was central and had personal development. Better than any team movie yet, including Avengers.

And despite the movie being about Starlord and his father

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

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sorry (if actually spoiler for u). It's been known since the end of the first movie. thought was common knowledge

Edit: changed it above for any that may be same as u

That reveal is literally in the trailer...

And the end of the first movie was pretty clear on this as well.

Loved it, did a good job of keeping the lighthearted, funny feel from the first one without sacrificing some more serious quality emotional moments.

Edit: I love the song "Brandy" because my mom used to play her 70's hits CD's in the car when I was growing up, and I also love "The Chain" because I'm just a Fleetwood Mac fan in general. Those being the two most central songs used in the movie was a very enjoyable perk for me.

Be sure to bring your skittles:

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You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Sam Rogers has his skittles ready (if I was good with things this is where I would embed the tweet of his box of skittles in his locker)

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He said give to me Roscoe

To echo what's been said, I like it and it's definitely worth going to see. I didn't like it as much as the first one, but it was still one of the better Marvel movies recently.

It forced me to watch the Star Wars trailer, which I had been avoiding for potential spoilers (trailers are bad about that these days) and to keep my hype level down. Fortunately I think it was a pretty well done trailer.

The new Spider-Man trailer remains 'meh' to me, but I did think the Thor movie looks pretty good.

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Thor looks like it could be a very fun movie, at least that's how I get the trailer portrayed it.

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So who else is going to the drive in this weekend to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. #2?

While I enjoyed GOTG2 for the action sequences, I must say that I was disappointed with the writers. If I want poop jokes and male anatomy humor, I'll watch an Adam Sandler movie (not ever again). They mailed in the script, imho.

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Haven't seen GOTG2 yet so my review will have to wait til later in the week.

That being said I'm starting to hear reviews about Alien: Covenant and they're largely bad. Many are saying it could be the disappointment of the year given how much hype and expectations it has. I'll still see it, but if true, that sucks because this was one of my top movies to see this year.

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Alien movies get better with age. Alien3 is a hell of a lot better then people give it credit for. Most people still think it's the worst of the original trilogy.

Prometheus is a better movie m, if you A haven't seen the trailers and B understand the religious undertones of the film. If you don't know about the religious part is Prometheus the movie then I recommend reading up on it before the film.

I have been avoiding trailers for Alien Covinent so the movie doesn't get spoiled.

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One of the reviews I watched said the movie is just mostly building up to the last stanza. Apparently the shit doesn't hit the fan until about 2/3 into the movie.

That said, I just rewatched Alien last week, and... You can say the exact same about that movie. People hold that movie in high regards, but the real horror aspect doesn't kick in until the final 30 minutes or so.

I'm still holding out hope, but I've seen some bad reviews from multiple places.

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The single best movie of ALL the Alien movies.

Aliens 2 might be the best pure action movie of all time

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Its a good movie. Does it live up to the first movie? No, absolutely not, but that's a very tough act to have followed, and the sequel is right up there with the best Marvel has had to offer thus far. Can't really say much about how the movie went without giving away major spoilers, but I thought it was good. The baby Groot scenes tended to drag on a bit, but other than that, it was a quick paced action flick with quality comedy that is rewatchable. Have to admit, I didn't see that ending coming, but I can't disagree that it ends up making the movie better by doing so.

4 out of 5 stars. Probably don't need to tell you to see it because you've likely done so already.

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Man, I actually liked this one waaaaay more than the first.

Alien: Covenant

I'll get this out of the way up front. It isn't a bad movie, but there are more than enough issues with it that just bothered the hell out of me while watching. Simply put, this is yet another movie that relies on characters who absolutely should know better doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing to move the plot along. In the original movies, there was a genuine storyline to why things went to hell, and in the end, everything made sense. Too many times in this movie safeguards and protocols that were openly referenced were blatantly ignored and overruled because of the typical Hollywood trope that love is more important. Mentally, I just could never get past the fact the crew who was supposedly on a mission with 2k cryo stasis couples and thousands of frozen embryos would routinely put the well being of the entire lot to save one or two others. It makes for a plot that implodes upon itself. In regards to the movie itself, without giving away any key spoilers, the alien itself seemed off, and the movie answers questions that you almost wish weren't asked. Part of what made the original movies so good is that you had no idea what the aliens were and how many there could be. This movie completely takes that away. All in all, I actually liked Prometheus more.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5. It slots right next to Resurrection in the ratings of the franchise movies.

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Ouch. So wait for the discount movie night to see, check.

I mean I'm certainly not saying to outright avoid it, but to me personally, the early reviews that called it a disappointment were spot on. This is a movie that could have and should have been much better given the scope it covered, but for the most part it kind of just fell flat. It wasn't the complete time suck that Life was earlier this year, and for the most part it was somewhat enjoyable, but its a movie that would have been best suited to have been separate from the Alien franchise. The tie-ins felt unbelievably forced, and kind of cheapened the whole franchise as a whole.

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I really enjoyed it, but I wish more things would be answered. I am sure that they will give us more information in the upcoming 2 films that lead up to the Original Alien film. I would love to talk Spoilers, but that's up to you all!

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I really enjoyed it as well.

Spider Man: Homecoming

What's there to say, its a Marvel movie with Spidey. All in all an enjoyable film that progresses the whole MCU storyline. Marisa Tomei does steal the show a bit as Aunt May, which is pretty awesome, and you can tell they took a lot of cues from Deadpool. Overall good film, will be one of the ones from the MCU you watch often when pulling out the box set later in life.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Dunkirk

Calling it now, its the film of the year. Christopher Nolan is proving himself as one of, if not the single best director out there today. Every single one of his movies right now is a hit, and this might be the best of the bunch. The 3 different timelines going at the same time (not a spoiler, its all revealed in the first 5 minutes) does get a little confusing at times, but outside of that, I have absolutely no complaints. If you like movies, you must watch this one this year. And if you're going to see it, you must find the largest IMAX screen closest to you to see it on. The way its filmed gives you a great feel of just how hopeless the whole situation must have been on the big screen. Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5. Seriously, go see it in IMAX, and preferably one that shows in 70mm.

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I've been on the fence about seeing this one in theaters vs Redbox later, but there's rain in the forecast for this weekend and now I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

Edit: Saw it Saturday morning in IMAX. Nothing short of amazing. Had me jumping out of my seat and feeling short of breath in some scenes. I'm so glad I took yall's advice and saw it in IMAX

Not even a question. This movie was meant to be seen in large format. I mean, I'll definitely be buying it on Blu-ray later, but it won't be as good. Like Alum said, if you're in in area showing it in 70mm (Northern Virginia has two such theaters, plus Air and Space), it's worth it to see it that way.

See it in a theatre. Enhanced if possible.

It's "edge-of-your-seat" good, and won't be the same experience on a small screen.

This is the best movie to come out in a long time. Probably in the top 5 war movies all time. Just stunning work by Nolan, and Hans Zimmer outdid himself with the soundtrack. One thing that really set it apart from everything else I've seen lately is the lack of dialogue. There's probably 15 minutes of talking total in a 2 hour movie, and yet Nolan told exactly the story he wanted to tell.

Yes, it's very impersonal. No character back stories either. I think I only remember one character's name.

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Saw this in IMAX earlier this week. Great film. I think more than the screen size and cinematography, the best argument for watching in IMAX is the sound. It is harrowing.

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Not a review or anything, but if you get the chance, go see Baby Driver. It's a really fun movie.

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Reviving this thread to copy and paste my post from the Thor thread about moviepass so people that haven't seen Thor could see the post in case they were afraid of spoilers:

So for $10/month you can see one movie every 24 hours. Only stipulation is no 3D and no IMAX and you can only use it for one movie once. You go to the theater, check into the moviepass app on your phone, and moviepass loads the cost of the ticket onto your moviepass card and then you buy your ticket with your moviepass just like any other ticket.

The reason it sounds unsustainable for them is because they're getting their money (and this is the scary part to some) from selling your movie viewing habits to advertising companies so they can better cater movie advertisements to you. To some people that's a deal breaker, for me I couldn't care less. I usually post to Facebook what movie I'm seeing anyway haha.

One hidden advantage, you can use rewards programs unhindered. Like we go to a regal and since we (moviepass) pay full price for a ticket we reap all the regal crown club points as well.

My wife and I both have one and we love it. We just go see movies now no matter what. We sat down for Blade Runner and I looked at her and said "wait what's this movie even about?" She said "I dunno I thought you knew." We loved it. We go to movies at least once a week now. Weeknights. Weekends. It's so cool. I highly recommend it.

Also reviving it because we have quite the flurry of movies coming out the next month. What was everyone's favorite movie of the summer?

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What was everyone's favorite movie of the summer?

That's a tough one between Dunkirk, Spiderman and Thor. All extremely good movies. I think those 3 are by far and away the best movies this year.

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For me it's between Dunkirk and the newest Apes. Consider Thor a fall film but if I'm talking all year man that's tough.

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You already convinced me. I will hopefully be seeing many movies i considered unworthy of my 12 bucks.

There are a few movies I draw the line on. I think the worst rated movie we saw was the new Kingsman but I loved it.

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You don't go to see a Kingsman film for high cinema. You go for the corny villains, bond gadgets, and a laugh. I loved it with my wife and I think there were only 6 people in the theater.

I wasn't a fan of the newest Apes. The first two were pretty good but I thought the third one dragged on far too long. It was also very predictable. If we're talking just summer movies then I'd probably have to go Dunkirk simply because of it's accuracy and creativity it brought to the screen. Spiderman a close 2nd.

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My Moviepass is yet to work since I've received it and I have both done it correctly, and the movie theaters were listed on the app and I was able to check out in. The most recent time to the ticket person told me that it hasn't worked for anyone there yet.

I loved Dunkirk, from this summer, on another note.

Doesn't work as in they try to swipe it and it doesn't charge?

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So it works at the river ridge regal?

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Yup!

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The reason it sounds unsustainable for them is because they're getting their money (and this is the scary part to some) from selling your movie viewing habits to advertising companies Laundering money for Russian hackers

FTFY /S

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In all honesty I'd still be fine with that haha.

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What about Blade Runner? It is up there with Dunkirk for me in terms of the best.

Personally can't say a superhero movie is the "best" movie of the year, they don't warrant it. Maybe most "entertaining".

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Loved both. Blade Runner was just a very good and pretty movie with a good enough plot to keep you entertained between the wide panned shots. But I still think Dunkirk was the best of the summer. Just kept ramping up the anxiety til the end.

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My only complain with Blade Runner was it seemed to drag on in some spots because of those panned shots and shots on Ryan Gosling just staring out but it was still a fantastic movie. I think Dunkirk would be my pick too just because of the score. Hans Zimmer is on another level and what he did for that score was incredible and it complimented the movie so well.

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The score is probably the best thing about Dunkirk. Really thrilling and breathtaking. But I also think that Blade Runner's score was great. Dunkirk is the better movie in terms of what the Oscar committee would be looking for; but Blade Runner's cinematography, screen play and score are up there.

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Of course it was great! Zimmer did it! haha. I'm interested to see how the Academy views Blade Runner and Dunkirk. Visually and technically I think they will win a bunch but I'm not sure how well they will do in the heftier categories. Think Mad Max from 2015/16 cycle.

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I honestly didn't understand the hype for Mad Max. I thought the movie was 'meh'. Stunning visually but that was about it for me.

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I think Dunkirk would be my pick too just because of the score

Absolutely! That ticking theme throughout the score just ramped up the anxiety throughout the movie 10-fold.

Speaking of Zimmer... I have always found it fascinating that he did the score for Interstellar while only reading a couple lines of dialogue between Cooper and Murph. The score is so perfect for that kind of space adventure that it was, but while composing, he had no idea it was set in space.

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Did anyone else make the mistake of seeing The Snowman?

Was it that bad? Is it worth a rental when it comes out?

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It had a 9% score on one of the rating sites. I didn't like it because I had just read the book, which was phenomenal. Then I saw reviews and realized the movie by itself was just not good. Do not spend money to watch it. Wait till it's streaming somewhere, and even then, heavily consider any other options you have first. Would highly recommend just reading the book and totally ignoring the movie.

No one has mentioned it but has anyone seen Logan Lucky? I watched it tonight and I think it has to be one of the most fun and underrated movies of the year! It was hilarious, captivating, and exciting. Really well cast too. Adam Driver and Daniel Craig were brilliant.

A few other thoughts... we saw Thor and Murder on the Orient Express the last two weeks. Thor was top notch. Murder on the Orient Express was alright but Kenneth Branagh was fantastic. If you're a fan of his you'll enjoy it.

Looking forward, all signs pointed to Gary Oldman getting his Oscar for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. I was certain it'd be the case until I remembered Daniel Day Lewis' final movie, Phantom Thread, will be released on a Christmas Day. I'm anxious to see how that turns out, kinda cheering for DDL to get #4.

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Haven't seen Baby Driver mentioned yet. Anyone else see it this summer? It was better than expected and has great reviews. Def recommend for Redbox!

Loved it!

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Couple movies we've seen:

Roman J. Israel - I probably wouldn't have seen this without MoviePass but since my wife is a 3rd year law student and I love films like this we decided to see it. The story didn't seem to have a real clear idea but Denzel Washington was excellent. Redbox/Netflix/Stream it whatever.

Coco - Okay. Wow. I wasn't really excited for this for some reason, maybe it's because I didn't wholly understand the plot until my wife explained it to me then I was interested. It was beautiful both from a visual and story standpoint. The only downside was the people behind us. Two grown women audibly reacting to everything making more noise than every single child in the movie theater. Always shouting AWWW, yelling DANTE every time they saw him, gasping at scarier parts. Just ridiculous.Then at the end, they were bawling crying. I mean I've never seen anyone cry that much in a funeral home let alone a theater. They were inconsolable. It was unbelievable. Now the movie was a tear jerker but goodness gracious.

But it was still fantastic.

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Got our MoviePass cards in the mail today! Might try it out tomorrow.

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Worked great! Went to CineBowl for Justice League to break in the cards... 6-7/10 movie, 10/10 functionality of the service.

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Glad you had a positive experience! We love ours. Did you sign up for the monthly or yearly plan?

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I am very tempted to do the yearly plan, but I am scared that the big movie theaters will find a way to stop MoviePass from working, or their terms and conditions are going to change.

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-CFB

Yeah we are staying on the monthly. I'm not sure they can stop it from working since it's a Mastercard. Funny thing is they've never said anything to us for using it or acknowledged it until the other night. My wife went to pay and they said "that'll be $13.76" (or whatever) and she handed her the moviepass and she said "orrrr $10/month." Other than that, we've not had any issues.

I have seen some folks on Reddit have a few issues with theaters giving them weird stories and telling them there will be extra fees. It was shady.

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I have no clue how theaters would stop it, since it is effectively a credit card with a low limit per day. But I do know AMC was hell bent on finding some way to stop it when it was released at the new pricing even though it did not affect their margins, and probably increasing their revenue now.

The one thing I can see theaters doing now is increasing prices to the point where MoviePass can't profit of their current model.

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-CFB

Man that would be ballsy considering how many people don't go to the movies now because it's so expensive.

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They recently did a yearly plan promotion for $90, so I jumped on that. I could get my money's worth out of that in 6 months if I didn't change my movie going frequency, which I almost certainly will with this card in hand.

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Yeah I got the email for the yearly plan promotional price, as I joined the day the $9.99 pricing was released. I was just hesitant to do it.

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I ordered mine on November 7th, it's still not here lol. Their customer service does not respond either.... so I'm losing hope.

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Sorry to hear that. I know some people have had issues. Hopefully it works out for you.

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Alright, I was able to see a few... I'll just do a long post.

Thor: Ragnarok

Won't delve too much into this. Its a great movie, and Marvel keeps plugging along. Unquestionably the funniest movie that Marvel has put out, and, at least to me, showed how and why Marvel is killing it right now. They're willing to try something new, and they're willing to completely pivot and change direction with one of their main storylines, and they somehow keep making the story better with these risks...

Rating: 5 out of 5. Add it to the collection.

Justice League

On the other hand.... *sigh*. Yeah, it was better than Batman vs Superman and Suicide Squad, but it was a big, big step backwards from Wonder Woman. I know Flash has its own show, but it would have helped him having his own movie before this one. Aquaman desperately needed his backstory to be told prior to Justice League. Cyborg, same thing. They all felt shoehorned into this thing, with backstories barely touched upon with characters in this story whom the audience was expected to understand despite it being their first time on camera. They tried to be the Avengers without doing the work necessary that made the Avengers successful. In the end, it just didn't work as well. And I really didn't like what they did with Aquaman, a character that effectively turned into a guy that was there purely to give some kind of "oh yeah" or "allllright" one liner before jumping off to battle. They did Mamoa a disservice with that treatment. And don't get me started on the mess they made with the digital removal of Henry Cavill's mustache. It was just so bad it ended up being incredibly distracting. They should have just kept it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 - Not terrible. Not great. Shows why DC is lagging as far behind Marvel as they are.

Kingsman: Golden Circle

Just saw this over the weekend. Look, I was still entertained with the movie, and it very much fell in the same vein as the first... But... I dunno, I felt like this helped cheapen the hell out of the first movie by killing off and blowing up (literally) all the world building they did in the first within the first 15 minutes of the second. And there was more than a little bait-and-switching with the promo material of Channing Tatum with how much he was used in the film. But that said, it was still entertaining and fun.

Rating: 4 out of 5 - Good rainy day flick.

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I agree with your take on Kingsman. The beginning scene of the movie kinda soured the rest of the movie. Still very entertaining, but not a must see.

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Golden Globe nominees were announced today. Not really a big deal but it does give some insight on what the powers that be are thinking.

Best Actor is stacked: Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington (Roman Israel was meh but DW was fantastic. He won't win though). It's a shame The Post doesn't get a wide release before the Golden Globes. I still need to see Three Billboards and Shape of Water but I'm worried I missed my opportunity now that Star Wars is out.

Disaster Artist got a nomination for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Was anyone able to see this? Our Regal fell victim to them pulling it.

Someone explain to me how Boss Baby got a nomination for best Animated Feature Film but Boss Baby LEGO BATMAN did not?

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Disaster Artist was amazing, I think it will get some Oscar love but I'm not sure it will win anything.

I haven't seen DDL's movie this year, but he is always a threat to win it, even when he isn't great. I was strongly, strongly opposed to his Best Actor Oscar win for Lincoln as that was such a strong year with so many strong performances and that was so far from his best work, he wasn't even the best performance in that movie, that was easily Tommy Lee Jones, in my opinion.

I was really pleased with The Disaster Artist as well. I recommend checking the book out if you're a fan of The Room and haven't yet...there are a lot of hidden gems in there that the movie couldn't cover in 1 hour and 45 min.

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I read the book awhile back and absolutely loved it. I thought the movie did a great job of capturing a few major themes, but of course they could only cover so much.

Someone explain to be how Boss Baby got a nomination for best Animated Feature Film but Boss Baby did?

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I think that means Boss Baby got a nomination for Animated Feature Film? But Boss Baby also did.
EDIT: giving someone a hard time about saying a movie twice and I can't even get the title right.

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Boss Baby probably didn't get nominated because they chose to nominate Boss Baby instead.

Chem PhD '16

corrected. see how mad I was?

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Gary Oldman and it's not even close