Category: Movies Watched

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A Bad Idea Gone Wrong

A comedy about two would-be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. When they discover an unexpected housesitter, they suddenly have to deal with a hostage situation, double crosses, sexual tensions, and discoveries that make their difficult escape even more dubious. SXSW Special Jury Recognition for Best Ensemble. Fantastic movie about idiots getting a bad idea in their head, then doing the entire thing completely wrong, to great effect. I really enjoyed the film.

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The Kid Who Would Be King

In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone, he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil! The director’s previous film was “Attack The Block”, which was absolutely fantastic, so I didn’t hesitate to go see The Kid Who Would Be King in the theater. It was worth every damn penny I spent on my AMC A-List. There’s some changes to the Arthurian legend, but honestly at this point, who even knows about the finer details of that particular fairy tale? This was great, you should...

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The Accountant

A forensic accountant un-cooks the books for illicit clients. I’ve seen this before and enjoyed it and enjoyed it this time too. I was given the opportunity to purchase it for $5 in MS money, which is free for some people, so I now own the 4k version of this film. Yay me.

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The Punisher Season 2

Season two was better than season one, season three isn’t looking like it’s going to happen due to the shenanigans that are going on with the upcoming “Disney Plus” service.

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Gone With The Wind

Period romance. War epic. Family saga. Popular fiction adapted with crowd-pleasing brilliance. Star acting aglow with charisma and passion. Moviemaking craft at its height. These are sublimely joined in the words Gone with the Wind. Another great CMX flashback experience with one weird caveat. Before the movie begins they have a guy telling you about the film (for the previous film I watched he went into detail about how the Alien franchise was not being developed but that James Cameron was interested so that’s how we got 5+ more films in the series). For “Gone With The Wind” I was...

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I Am Legend

Adaptation of a short story about the last man in the world. The story’s been adapted before and I’m not sure which ending of this film I’m actually more a fan of, but I like the theatrical version enough to buy the 4k version digitally? Both versions of the adaptation suffer from missing the point of the name “I Am Legend” entirely, but this one missed it the most. it’s still a great film, just doesn’t do justice to the original short story.

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Bad Times at the El Royale

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell. This was a fun movie with some great stories and has a great sense of mystery about the whole thing.

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Aliens

Sigourney Weaver stars in Aliens, the sequel to the 1979 blockbuster Alien, reprising her role as Officer Ripley, the sole survivor of the spaceship Nostromo’s encounter with a deadly extraterrestrial. This time she returns to the very planet where her nightmare originally began with a squad of heavily armed marines, in a search-and-rescue mission for some missing space colonists. There’s a semi new theater in town that has a full fledged restaurant and bar. It also features a weekly “flashback” movie that ranges from damn awesome (Aliens, Die Hard!) some interesting (Gone With The Wind!) and some that are just...

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Glass

The worlds of Unbreakable and Split collide in the comic-book thriller, Glass, from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, and Samuel L. Jackson. The trilogy that I never thought would be made wraps up the origin stories that started 18 years ago. There’s likely going to be some complaints about how slow the movie is, but that’s just how the M. Night works. His films have never been wall to wall action and honestly this is the most action I’ve seen from him in a long while, but it doesn’t compare to the Marvel / DC slug...

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Star Wars: The Complete Collection

The first six Star Wars film in high definition! Found it suspiciously cheap on Facebook Marketplace, but I didn’t want to look at this particular gift horse in the mouth and got what I was looking for. The six movies look great and the special features look like they’re going to be fun to watch. I was actually surprised how nice the films look, but I know that the moment there’s a 4k version of the original trilogy I’m going to be a sucker and get those too.