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Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:42 pm
by Makaveli
Star Wars is so bad.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:51 pm
by Drew Corleone
I loved it.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:22 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Darkest Hour - Oldman nailed Churchill and does a good job of carrying the whole movie but it's kind of dull and I was ready for it to be over before it was.

2017 Movies

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:48 pm
by Drew Corleone
I love Oldman but after Dunkirk I cannot motivate myself to want to see this movie.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:04 pm
by 12ozLongneck
All the Money in the World: I really liked this one. I know absolutely nothing about the Getty family outside of their art collection, so the whole kidnapping deal was completely new to me. Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer turned in Oscar worthy performances. Plummer is a great actor and I'm guessing the movie is better with him in the role of Jean Paul Getty than it would have been with Spacey in that role. Ridley Scott did a hell of a job reshooting a huge portion of the movie in a big hurry.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:05 am
by 12ozLongneck
The Killing of a Sacred Deer - Pretty grim but very well done. Yorgos Lanthimos is one of the better writer/directors making movies right now.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:29 pm
by Music City Mafia
Didn't see in the theater (wish I had), but did watch Blade-runner 2049 last night. It had been so long since I'd seen the original movie (was a bit of a snoozer for me back then), I had to go back and re-read the story line/background. I have mixed opinions on this one. I found it visually stunning and profound in many ways and regret I did not get to see that play out on a big screen. The story development is a bit clunky and a slog at times. For me, there just wasn't enough character depth/development to really embrace the emotional elements of the individuals and the story. Instead, I found myself mesmerized with the movie's take on a future society that, quite frankly, was pretty bleak and soulless, but at the same time visually captivating.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:42 pm
by Makaveli
Judging by my IMDb history....

“Get Out” is likely the best non-documentary film I have seen since December 2009.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:44 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Columbus - 6/10. Haley Lu Richardson and John Cho (of American Pie MILF Guy fame) do a nice job shouldering 99% of the heavy lifting in a very dialogue heavy movie but it came off as kind of flat. Mak - You might like this one since it is probably the most Linklater-ish movie that Richard Linklater didn't actually make.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:47 pm
by Makaveli
Haha. I was just thinking that one sounds good.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 am
by Drew Corleone
Saw Lady Bird last night. I would say I liked it, but I kind of wonder what it would have been like with different actors... for instance, Allison Janney instead of Laurie Metcalf, or Richard Dreyfus instead of they guy that played the day (who I thought may have been Richard Dreyfus for a time). There were a few head-scratchers where they threw things out and then really didn't go back to them, but overall a solid flick. Felt Noah Baumbach-esque.

And at the risk of being told to start my own fucking 2018 movies thread, they showed the trailer for the new Wes Anderson animated movie, Isle of Dogs. That guy is really weird.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:08 am
by 12ozLongneck
Greta Gerwig is a Baumbach protege. She's been in four or five of his movies and I think maybe co-wrote one or two of those. Greenberg would probably show up in my top 25 movies of the 2000s so far.

I don't know if the movie would have been better off with Janney in it. She is kind of a one note Johnny (Jane?) and, while it really worked in I, Tonya, I'm not sure it would have worked in Lady Bird.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:25 pm
by 12ozLongneck
The Post: By the numbers Oscar voter catnip. It was well executed, but I could have done without the three or four scenes of "Just in case you don't get that this is a movie about a woman in power in a man's world, THIS IS A MOVIE ABOUT A WOMAN IN POWER IN A MAN'S WORLD!!!!!" Have a little bit of faith in the viewer, Spielberg. All in all, i'd say it is worth seeing.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:24 am
by Drew Corleone
She's dating Baumbach, or so I read yesterday, and he offered to direct it. That made me laugh a little bit.

I don't necessarily think it would have been better but I kept thinking about her in it the whole time.

Have not seen I, Tonya, yet. Going to try next weekend.

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:38 am
by 12ozLongneck
Drew Corleone wrote:She's dating Baumbach, or so I read yesterday, and he offered to direct it. That made me laugh a little bit.


That is pretty funny. "Hey let me direct the semi-autobiographical movie you wrote!"

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:57 pm
by Drew Corleone
Really shouts, "I love you, babe," doesn't it?

Re: 2017 Movies

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 pm
by 12ozLongneck
Molly's Game - 9/10. Never been a huge fan of Sorkin. I never watched The West Wing and I checked out on The Newsroom after 2 episodes. I thought this was great. The story is compelling, Chastain and Elba turned in Oscar-worthy performances and it didn't feel overly long even though it clocks in at 2.5 hours.