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Kermit1

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jump

That's like when Borat 2 was released I remember seeing this when I was walking home.

Things like that happen alot to promote movies here in London Town;

The Suicide Squad
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Jurassic Park
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Sunsy

Watched Minions: The Rise of Gru tonight, it's on Peacock, watched a few of the Despicable Me movies this week just to catch up. Color me surprised, I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I was anticipating, this is coming from someone who doesn't have Minions as my go to cute characters (that goes to Trolls). I really liked how the Minions sequel felt more like a Despicable Me prequel, than the first Minions movie did. I also didn't expect the movie to take some of the turns it did, from the silly moment where the Minions faked a rainstorm to get Gru to hire them, to the transformations the Vicious 6 did, to even the ending where Wild Knuckles lived and fake his own death to escape.

Going to tag @HotGoomba, I remember mentioning seeing it in the This or That thread when the movie was a choice.

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Sunsy

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Had the main TV all to myself all day, so I watched a lot of movies.

Blade Runner 2049 (Netflix) - Excellent. Now, it could definitely be a slow burn AND it was long (just under 3 hours), but I'd be lying if I said my eyes weren't glued to the screen from beginning to end. Fantastic world building, an interesting narrative surrounding a gripping mystery, they didn't seem to try to sterilize the content (like the original, it's still R rated), and they managed to call back to the original film without being suffocated by nostalgia. Harrison Ford doesn't even show up until the film's final hour.

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Lupin the 3rd: the Castle of Cagliostro (Blu-Ray) - This is often lauded as the seminal piece of Lupin the 3rd media, and after finally getting around to it I can safely say all the praise is justified. In spite of being over 4 decades old it's an absolutely gorgeously animated film, and while the core narrative isn't too deep or original (it see's Lupin thrust into the position of a knight in shining armour rescuing a young damsel in distress from a menacing Count in a picturesque small European nation), it's a breezy feel good movie that just brings a smile to your face. It's also the most tame (dare I say family friendly) piece of Lupin media I've ever watched, making it a great introduction point to the franchise. A bit of warning though, in addition to the original Japanese, this release has 3 different English dubs (1992, 2000, & 2000 Family Friendly). The 1992 dub changes some of the character names due to legal issues of the time (Lupin is called "the Wolf"), the 2000 dub uses the correct names but includes tons of added profanity that wasn't present in the original script, and then you have the "Family Friendly" 2000 dub which is based on that dub but removes/alters most of the profanity, making it the most correct dub of the three. I'm absolutely glad I looked that up beforehand, otherwise I would have never guessed the "Family Friendly" labelled option was the most faithful.

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Uncharted (Netflix) - I'll admit first thing that I don't know much of anything about Uncharted as a game series (I played part of the first game as a rental over a decade ago), but taking the movie as it's own thing I liked it. It's not high art, but I thought it was genuinely fun. I enjoyed the banter between the leads, and I was entertained by the many larger than life set pieces (many of which I understand are ripped straight out of the games). Dare I say I might like it more than the first Sonic movie (haven't seen the second), & would watch a sequel. I will agree that Tom Holland looked a little too "babyface" for the role, but it wasn't a big deal.

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XandertheWise

watching the last few minutes of Subspecies IV on Tubi. Heard theres supposed to be a Subspecies V thats a prequel

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HotGoomba

@Sunsy The movie wasn't bad at all. I actually quite enjoyed it too.

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jump

I’ve been reading some of the extracts from the late great Alan Rickman’s diary. Sadly it is nearly all Harry Potter centric. It was funny he felt nothing after reading the Harry Potter books for the first time and seemed to be in two minds with carrying on the role of Snape on with every film.

I was hoping to see more of his inner thoughts on other films particularly Truly Maddly Deeply which is such an incredibly over looked film.

It does feel abit gross though, there’s comments like he thinks Daniel Radcliffe is not meant to be an actor (but would do well as a producer/director) which makes me think digging up a dead man’s personal diary and thoughts to sell isn’t cool.

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HotGoomba

Gotta be homest with you, these comments really annoyed me. I don't know if I'm allowed to post screenshots of comments or not, but I guess there's no harm in posting these.

Also this is related to Movies in a way so I should be alright.
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Like come on, I've never seen someone so distasteful towards opinions like this before.

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And that's why I blocked that user steventonysmith for keep talking crap all the time.
I have no time to deal with nonsense like that.

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jump

Is this the movie thread or the drama thread?

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Sunsy

@HotGoomba Yeah, I saw the first Minions spin-off movie awhile back, and I enjoyed this one a lot more. I was surprised how good The Rise of Gru was. One I'm hoping to get on DVD, though I may go for a set of Despicable Me movies too since I lost the first two while moving years ago. I can't find them in my home anywhere.

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Dogorilla

I've never watched a Jurassic Park film all the way through but I think any film could be improved by adding a teenage girl gymnastic kicking a velociraptor out the window.

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BruceCM

Well, it kind of helps if velociraptors fit the movie, @Dogorilla .... But, of all the complaints to raise against any film, that scene isn't one

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Sunsy

@HotGoomba I went to the comments section for some context to those comments. That is exactly why I don't bother with Metacritic or Rotten Tomatoes scores. Just because a critic liked or hated a movie, doesn't mean it's a "fact" that that movie is "bad" or "good."

Most people who enjoy a movie will most likely call it good. Opinions are different from person to person. I loved Smurfs: The Lost Village, and that sits at a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. Sometimes being into something helps, being a fan of the Smurfs, there was a lot to like about the movie understanding the series.

Same with games, some of my favorite games aren't anywhere near a 100 on Metacritic, yet, I still think they're great games to play, and have fun playing them.

I don't want to come off as rude or mean, because I'm not, this person seems to treat critics' opinions as if they were fact. I know you joked around about people who liked Cars 2 awhile back, there's a big difference between having some fun, and just being plain disrespectful over liking a movie.

FWIW, the only Jurassic Park I remember is the original, I don't even think I've seen any more beyond that. Again, always been more of an animation kind of guy.

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jump

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& that's a 'bad' scene, is it?

After watching it I tend to agree with @steventonysmith as the scene isn’t played for tension and release or cheesy fun plus with the way it’s filmed with a fixed angle it takes out the kinetic energy from a spinny jumpy girl kicking a dinosaur. She also kills the dinosaur which goes against how the Jurassic Park films work, they are not about the hu-mans fighting the dinosaurs but surviving the dinosaurs.

I give it one Oscar out of five.

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