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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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

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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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