55 MOVIES FOR 2018 because 55 IS MORE THAN 47 and we are NOT quitters, we are WINNERS

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Re: 55 MOVIES FOR 2018 because 55 IS MORE THAN 47 and we are NOT quitters, we are WINNERS

Post by Spritedude » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:00 am

Oh geez I guess I should start up on this.

7/55

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 7/10
Like most people I went in expecting garbage, but actually got a good number of laughs. Jack Black stole the show IMHO.

Atomic Blonde -7/10
The action and style were enjoyable (especially the climactic fight) but most of the movie is forgettable after the fact.

Pan's Labyrinth - 9/10
Wow, I did not expect a movie about fairy tales to be so heavy and brutal. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Baby Driver - 9/10
Like all of Edgar Wright's movies, you could tell every little decision in the cinematography, the editing, the music, etc., was deliberate. Very well done, and fun as hell.

Nerve - 4/10
Tried to be a commentary on social media and viral "challenges" but was mostly just a watered down teen thriller.

Black Panther - 8/10
A great change of pace for superhero movies, and Killmonger is up there with Vulture as one of Marvel's best villains.

Annihilation - 9.5/10
Freaking fantastic. The visuals were beautiful, the atmosphere was wonderfully eerie, and above all, it knew how to be scary. It's everything I could want from a sci-fi horror.
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The scene with the mutated bear mimicking a woman screaming for help was one of the creepiest things I've ever seen and I loved it.

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Re: 55 MOVIES FOR 2018 because 55 IS MORE THAN 47 and we are NOT quitters, we are WINNERS

Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 am

Calamity Panfan wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:34 am
1. Kabali (Pa. Ranjith, 2016) - 1/8 - C
2. Monster Trucks (Chris Wedge, 2016) - 1/11 - D
3. The Big Sick (Michael Showalter, 2017) - 1/12 - A
4. Wish Upon (John R. Leonetti, 2017) - 1/15 - D
5. Bright (David Ayer, 2017) - 1/15 - D-
6. Prisoners (Denis Villenueve, 2013) - 1/15 - B+
7. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017) - 1/17 - B
8. The Snowman (Tomas Alfredson, 2017) - 1/19 - F
9. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) - 1/19 - B+
10. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017) - 1/20 - C
11. The Man Who Would Be Polka King (Joshua Brown & John Mikulak, 2009) - 1/20 - C
12. Vengeance: A Love Story (Johnny Martin, 2017) - 1/20 - D?
13. Paddington (Paul King, 2014) - 1/21 - A
14. Samurai Cop (Amir Shervan, 1991) - 1/23 - [n]A[/b]
15. National Treasure (Jon Turteltaub, 2004) - 1/26 - A-
16. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999) - 1/29 - A-
17. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014) - 1/31 A-
18. License to Wed (Ken Kwapis, 2007) - 2/2 - C+
19. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (David Wain, 2018) - 2/3 - C
20. The Final Sanction (David A. Prior, 1990) - 2/10 - B-
21. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2010) - 2/20 - A-
22. Purple Rain (albert Mangoli. 1984) - 2/25 - B

I've been hoping to watch more movies by this point but life is happening and I just haven't been able to watch them yet.

License to Wed is a pretty generic romcom. Probably didn't deserve the super negative reviews it got, but it's not great either. Futile and Stupid Gesture has some interesting ideas for a biopic (especially for one about Lampoon] but it's disappointing from Wain honestly. Final Sanction is very classic David A. Prior cheesy bad b-action movie stuff. I ran down my Black Panther thoughts in the MCU topic. Purple Rain is hard to give just a B because the soundtrack is the greatest album of all time, but as a whole film it's... not quite up to par.

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Re: 55 MOVIES FOR 2018 because 55 IS MORE THAN 47 and we are NOT quitters, we are WINNERS

Post by Booyakasha » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:31 am

I forgot I watched 'Chicken Little' with the kids out in Dakota. That makes eighteen.

...Chicken Little's father may be the most loathesome character Disney has ever created. Worse than Mushu in 'Mulan II', worse than that asshead Elsa. He is pure sh*tty slimy garbage, and I hate his filthy guts. What a turd.

I mean, the rest of the movie isn't great, but Chicken Little's dad in particular can go eat a grilled dick sandwich, the complete coward cuss. Ugh.

0/10, solely because of him. Screw that guy.
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Re: 55 MOVIES FOR 2018 because 55 IS MORE THAN 47 and we are NOT quitters, we are WINNERS

Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:04 pm

Calamity Panfan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:19 am
1. Kabali (Pa. Ranjith, 2016) - 1/8 - C
2. Monster Trucks (Chris Wedge, 2016) - 1/11 - D
3. The Big Sick (Michael Showalter, 2017) - 1/12 - A
4. Wish Upon (John R. Leonetti, 2017) - 1/15 - D
5. Bright (David Ayer, 2017) - 1/15 - D-
6. Prisoners (Denis Villenueve, 2013) - 1/15 - B+
7. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Noah Baumbach, 2017) - 1/17 - B
8. The Snowman (Tomas Alfredson, 2017) - 1/19 - F
9. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005) - 1/19 - B+
10. The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2017) - 1/20 - C
11. The Man Who Would Be Polka King (Joshua Brown & John Mikulak, 2009) - 1/20 - C
12. Vengeance: A Love Story (Johnny Martin, 2017) - 1/20 - D?
13. Paddington (Paul King, 2014) - 1/21 - A
14. Samurai Cop (Amir Shervan, 1991) - 1/23 - A
15. National Treasure (Jon Turteltaub, 2004) - 1/26 - A-
16. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999) - 1/29 - A-
17. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014) - 1/31 A-
18. License to Wed (Ken Kwapis, 2007) - 2/2 - C+
19. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (David Wain, 2018) - 2/3 - C
20. The Final Sanction (David A. Prior, 1990) - 2/10 - B-
21. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2010) - 2/20 - A-
22. Purple Rain (Albert Mangoli. 1984) - 2/25 - B
23. Newsies (Kenny Ortega, 1992) - 3/9 - i dunno how to rate this movie entertainment factor is a solid A tho
24. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004) - 3/9 - A
25. The Prince of Egypt (Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner & Simon Wells, 1998) - 3/10 - B+
26. Big Hero 6 (Don Hall & Chris Williams, 2014) - 3/14ish - A
27. West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1957) - 3/14ish - A
28. Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S. DeKnight, 2018) - 3/23 - C
29. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (James Gunn, 2017) - 3/29 - A-
30. Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi, 2017) - 3/30 - A
31. Moana (Ron Clements & John Musker, 2016) - 3/31 - B+
32. Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016) - 4/2 - C-

I've probably seen around 5-6 more movies in the span since my last post but can't remember any of them. The first group is stuff we watched on choir tour so it tended to be Disney and/or musicals. At least it was decent taste in both. The rest of the stuff was stuff I watched while back in Michigan with my family who are currently going through the MCU again. Ragnarok has slowly become one of my favorite movies in the MCU and I like Guardians Vol. 2 with every viewing more too. Doctor Strange doesn't hold up.

I also saw Pacific Rim: Uprising in theaters. It's an incredibly dumb film, and I'm not sure if I mean that in a positive or negative way yet. Like the dumb robots are cool but even for a movie where the plot barely should matter, the script just ****ing baffled me. I don't get it.

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Post by Spritedude » Thu May 03, 2018 12:57 pm

14/55
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 7/10
Atomic Blonde -7/10
Pan's Labyrinth - 9/10
Baby Driver - 9/10
Nerve - 4/10
Black Panther - 8/10
Annihilation - 9.5/10
Shape of Water - 8.5/10
It's actually a little refreshing to see a Best Picture winner that doesn't go for any profound or topical message, it's just an engaging story from start to finish. Also Sally Hawkins is amazing in this and she doesn't say a single word.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 8/10
Just as over-the-top and insane as the first one. I loved it.

Under the Skin - ?/10
I feel bad cause I usually enjoy these slow, cerebral type of movies, and I really wanted to like it, but, I don't know, I didn't get this one. There just wasn't enough there to make me care about what was going on, or even understand what was going on.

My Little Pony: The Movie - 6/10
*cough* So um, am I the only MLP fan still on this site? Anyways, if you care what I thought, it was... alright. It was basically a 90 minute episode of the show with better animation, and as far as that goes... I've watched actual episodes of the show that I liked better.

Coco - 9/10
I'm not crying... you're crying.

A Quiet Place - 8.5/10
I love when a horror movie gets me in the same mindset as the characters. Similar to how It Follows had you watching every person walking in the background, this movie had you dreading any little noise being made.

Avengers: Infinity War - 10/10
This is the only movie I've ever watched that was so good that it ruined my day. Like... what do I even do after this? It feels wrong to do anything when I know nothing will top the emotional experience I just had. But um, yeah, it was good, it was really freaking good.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Sat May 05, 2018 3:13 am

1. The Fantastic Four: no, not the latest one, not even the ones before that, I'm talking about the underground, never-officially-released crappy production from like 1993. I got it a long time ago at Comic Con NYC. It's so bad but so good. There's no way to really rate this other than to say "LOL".

2. The Post: B+ Decided to watch some Oscar-nominated movies. Typical Spielberg fare. Good stuff.

3. Phantom Thread: A. Just jumped into this not knowing what it was. I enjoyed it more than The Post.

4. Iron Man: A. I'm rewatching all the Marvel movies in order to prep for Infinity War. This was it - this was how Marvel Studios started.

5. Iron Man 2: B+ A lot of people hated this movie but I honestly love it. I love Stark being a stubborn dick about nobody helping him as he's slowly being poisoned, and ending up doing crazy things because screw it, he might die soon, and then trying to reconcile with Pepper. (*Cough*maybebecauseipersonallyidentifywiththatsentiment*cough*) It's still really enjoyable and after all debuts Nick Fury and Black Widow. By the way, I don't think ScarJo ever looked as good again as she does here playing Black Widow.

6. The Incredible Hulk: C- So the last time I saw this was in theaters. That's how long I haven't seen it. I rewatched it and oh my God - it's so bad compared to the other Marvel movies. Even as just a superhero movie - it's so bland. Bruce Banner doesn't feel like he has any character - I almost felt like I was watching some generic Jason Bourne-like movie of a guy with special skills on the run from the government. Mark Ruffalo definitely added some more character to Bruce Banner, some more awkwardness. This was just blaaaaaaand. Bland, bland, bland. Oh my Lord.

7. Thor: B+ Ah, when I watched this immediately after The Incredible Hulk it was so refreshing. SO refreshing. The humor, the setup, the plot. Could just be a tiny bit better to be on part with the first Iron Man. But it's great anyway.

8. Captain America: The First Avenger: B, Liked it more this time. I still am of the opinion that the story dips in the second half. It goes into "montage-mode" of Captain America just blowing **** up.

9. The Avengers: A, Classic. Doesn't get old. Marvel really paid off on building up the universe here.

10. Iron Man 3: C+, Many people liked it. I didn't like it that much. It's not just because I didn't like what they did with The Mandarin. I feel the plot isn't that strong. Tony Stark teams up with some seven year-old kid investigating some murders. Okay.

11. Thor: The Dark World: C+ Your standard fantasy action movie. Nothing that amazing. The first ten minutes is needless exposition. You can remove it and still understand the movie.

12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: B, Hm. Not sure if I consider this better or worse than The First Avenger. I may think of them somewhat equal.

13. Guardians of the Galaxy: A, Fresh new stuff. Ending always makes me tear a bit.

14. Avengers: Age of Ultron: C, Ughghghghghg I consider this the second worst after The Incredible Hulk. They crammed way too much into one movie. All over the place.

15. Ant-Man: B, The silliest of the lot and also some plot holes but overall stands well.

16. Captain America: Civil War: A, Despite being a good movie, it's one of those movies that heavily relies on you watching everything else.

17. Doctor Strange: B+, Another standard becoming-a-superhero movie. They could have done a couple things better but for the most part - good stuff.

18. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2.: A, as good as the first one IMO.

19. Spider-man Homecoming: B+, Uses one certain annoying trope I'm tired of seeing. However, Michael Keaton is really good.

20. Thor: Ragnarok: B, Thought some things could have flowed better. Very funny movie though. Although at times I think the humor could have been downplayed to actually have a serious moment.

21. Black Panther: A, Good ****.

22. Ready Player One: C-, Ugh. Somehow this is worse than the book. They stripped down any intellectual part of the book and focused only on the explosions and the 80's references. A fast-paced mess.

23. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: B- I like to revisit this movie every year. After rereading the entire book series, it really shed some new light on it. It definitely goes by too quickly. But I still think it's underrated and should have had a shot at a sequel.

24. The Karate Kid: A, Never saw it before, surprisingly. Really good movie. Abrupt ending.

25. The Karate Kid Part II: C+, I'm actually surprised how low of a rating it got. I didn't think it was THAT bad. It did focus a lot more on Mr. Miyagi than Danny, so that could have been reworked.

26. A Quiet Place: A, Really good. Not so much scary horror but suspenseful and tense.

27. Avengers: Infinity War: A-, Whew. Man. Whew.

28. The Foreigner: B, Thought there would be some more umph to it. I didn't feel like it was a thriller. Didn't get that tense feeling as the climax approached.

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Post by Bomby » Sun May 13, 2018 4:30 pm

The first three or four may have been late 2017. Not sure.

1. The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017)
2. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, 2015)
3. Rob Roy (Michael Caton-Jones, 1995)
4. The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)
5. Science Moms (Natalie Newell, 2017)
6. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
7. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
8. The Godfather Part II (Frances Ford Coppola, 1974)
9. Love Exposure (Sion Sono, 2008)
10. Inside Man (Spike Lee, 2006)
11. I Am Sion Sono! (Sion Sono, 1985)
12. Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Sion Sono, 2013)
13. The Land of Hope (Sion Sono, 2012)
14. Coin Locker Girl (Han Jun-Hee, 2015)
15. Nixon in the Den (Russell Barnes, 2015)
16. Exte (Sion Sono, 2007)
17. Guilty of Romance (Sion Sono, 2011)
18. I Am Keiko (Sion Sono, 1997)
19. ami.exe (Meisekimu Genshi, 2017)
20. Antiporno (Sion Sono, 2016)
21. Himizu (Sion Sono, 2011)
22. Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima, 1960)

Expect to see more Sion Sono films added to this list. He's made over 40 since 1984, most of which have been made since 2002. I'm trying to watch as many as possible.

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