Category: Movies Watched

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First Man

Directed by Damien Chazelle. With Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. I imagine the thought process that brought us this movie was something like this: “how do we make the most boring, soul sucking, sad, depressing, and humorless depiction of our journey to the moon, while at the same time, using some of the best special effects ever seen in a biographical space film?” I wasn’t...

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 4k

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. With Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. I bought it in 4k! It’s just a great in 4k as it is in standard HD, still hasn’t gotten old on me yet! I will say, the HDR didn’t pop as much as I thought it was going to, especially compared to other 4k/hdr movies I’ve seen recently. Buy On Amazon!

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The Avengers 4k

Directed by Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner. Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. HDR in this version is fantastic, I love the film too, but sadly not all the other MCU movies are in 4k/hdr yet, so they’re going to get watched out of order. Buy On Amazon!

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Directed by Desiree Akhavan. With Chloë Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler. In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Another movie based on a book, this time the subject matter is the horrific practice of conversion therapy, in which people with “sins” are taught to hate the sins at all cost. It’s a great movie but a sad subject matter. Buy On Amazon!

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Paths of Glory

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready. After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. Another Hollywood glorification of honor and courage, as well as a minor spitting in the eye of a 1% upper crust aristocratic general. Kirk Douglas is great, but this is less than I was expecting. Buy On Amazon!

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Mr. Holmes

Directed by Bill Condon. With Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan. An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again. Ian McKellen is a blessing in this movie about Sherlock Holmes’ final case. Thoroughly enjoyable! Also: Fuck wasps. Buy On Amazon!

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Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town

Directed by Christian Papierniak. With Mackenzie Davis, Dolly Wells, Alex Russell, LaKeith Stanfield. A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party. Izzy is a god damn adorable mess of a person that I feel I would have loved to hang out with in my teens or early twenties, but damn I do no have time for that kind of nonsense these days. In this movie, he tries to get across town to destroy her ex ‘s life and ruin her best friend’s wedding. Buy On Amazon!

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Green Book

Directed by Peter Farrelly. With Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco. A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Best movie of 2018, at least according to the Academy. It was an interesting movie using some sad tropes that I wish we’d just be able to move past, as a Nation, but it seems like we’re never going to be able to get over them completely. Buy On Amazon!

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King of Thieves

Directed by James Marsh. With Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent. A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events. Buncha old fellas doing their thing, a pleasant movie but not very great. Daredevil is in it though, which is weird to hear him with a british accent. Buy On Amazon!

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A Few Good Men

Directed by Rob Reiner. With Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders. It’s been a while, and I wasn’t sure I could handle the truth, but it ends up that the truth is that you can have honor without a uniform. Buy On Amazon!