Rate the last movie you saw ...

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  1. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Sweet :vbsmile: !

    Kinda liked the wacky ones:
    To remain on topic:
    The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990) and 23 (1998)
    8/10 and 7/10

    A double feature since it deals with the same historical story, except from the opposite side of the fence (not that one, considering it was taking place in the BRD). First movie was better, mostly because it dealt with the actual (imminently likable) player(s) and it was shot relatively shortly after the events. Neat thing about the second one was the naivete of the hackers; DM 50K for state secrets??! Heck, +10% of development costs for a new missile, aircraft or the like, that's what you sign up for, not the price of a new car :confused: .
     
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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    The Motorcycle Diaries
    Movie based on memoirs of Ernesto Guevara's (later better known as Che Guevara) trip of South America.
    Has to be one of the best movies I have ever seen.
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Ok, downloading ... acquiring.

    The Death of Stalin (2017)
    8/10

    Banned in Russia, but can't fathom why. Read a biography of Khrushchev (a grey mouse, if there ever was); Stalin compares immeasurable favourable in this movie. Lenin had the right idea when he tried to purge him in his will, but he should've had the guts to do so while he was still alive.

    Pretty funny movie, but don't expect political satire à la Yes, Prime Minister. That aside, Jason Isaacs seemed to be having a ball playing the only likeable character in the skit.
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Kirikou et la sorcière (1998)
    9/10

    No wonder the story has stood the test of time. If you're not pre-acquainted with the tale then it's predictability to the wind. So imagine Disney on a tight budget having to deliver to a blasé audience but with a non-b&w script and a fantastic soundtrack; magical result.

    Sure needed this glance of fresh visuals after all the IMDb Top 250 movies I've been watching. The classics are fine, but anything listed within one or two years from the specific Top 250's year is a bit of a chore (i.e., mindless, audience-insulting drivel).
     
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    Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6628394/

    For those lusty for some '60 American - south flair, this is a potentially great flashback to times when politically - correct crap was not all over the place. To us ignorant Europeans, this is just Tarantino for cheap. Anyway, still a decent movie for rainy Autumn nights.

    Pay attention to Jeff Bridges doing his magic again at the age of ~70.
     
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    Bohemian Rhapsody 6/10
     
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    Life

    8.5/10
     
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    Fishon I Will Close You

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    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood - An eight for you and a nine for me.

    A mature and intelligent film for adults, so if that's not your thing, then pass. But for all the others, just a fantastic film will great acting, dialog, and a perfect retro LA/ Hollywood setting. Since I'm from SoCal and remember a lot of this stuff, it gets an extra point for me.

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    Finally went to it yesterday as well.
    Also did not disappoint. Great cinematography, dialogue, acting, music - basically everything, except for the story. For the most part it felt for me like it was all around (and inb4, yes, I am familiar with the story of Manson cult and Tate murders). There were scenes which if you would throw away you would not miss anything and not take anything away from the general plot (except for damn fine acting). But like already mentioned - cinematography, dialogue, acting, music were top notch. There are only a few directors who can do that and one of them is Scorsese, who at first, when watching the trailer, I though directed this movie, most likely due to DiCaprio and Robbie duo.

    What Scorsese or many others can't do is typical Tarantino schlock, and boy did he deliver! All "mature and intelligent" things about the movie vanished from the sigh and pure gluttony of blood and gore was released on the screen. It was very well made and entertaining. I enjoyed it immensely.

    Overall Tarantino delivered another great movie.

    P.S. I think I might know why good ol' Kurt was cast


    Tarantino probably said to find him someone with a flamethrower and guess what, Kurt Russell has it :D
     
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