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tbh I don't trust either. I've seen enough movies highly praised on IMDB that sucked too.
True. I've had that happen too. But more often than not, it tracks relatively close for me.
Black Widow: not great, pretty much a by the numbers superhero flick, but not bad, as long as you go in with that in mind. Lots of action and stuff blowing up etc as you'd expect. The jokes seemed forced and the majority IMO pretty lame and character development was poor, but hey, it's a superhero flick, I didn't expect Shakespeare :)
Yeah, I'll cut action movies and comedies some slack on the IMDb rating. But only on something I'm pretty sure I wanna see.


Couldn't make it past the first hour of 'Wolf Of Wall Street'. Perhaps I'm in the wrong thread.

I'm no prude, but 3-hours of watching the shenanigans of total reprobate vermin characters just ain't my bag :2thumbs:
Thought I wasn't going to like it either, basically for the same reasons. But it grew on me as I kept watching.
 
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Foxfire - A Hallmark film, originally a play, starring Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and John Denver. They are a family from the very rural Appalachian Mountains, her a widow of Cronyn (real husband and wife btw), but Cronyn "appears" as a character who she talks to, though she is well aware he's gone. Denver is the son who is a famous country singer now (hm I wonder how he got that part) and returns home to visit and try to talk her into moving in with him in (I believe) Florida. Various family issues come to light, some of it in flashbacks. Denver IMO does a really great job here, perfect for the role but not just because of his music, a very under-appreciated acting talent. And really it's just IMO excellent in general, you can see the theatrical roots here. It's sad how hard this is to find though. Meanwhile the Matrix flicks are readily available. gag.
 
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Kong: Skull Island - King Kong is back. Fairly flawed even for a monster flick, but it's OK if you go in allowing for that (and why would you not with a monster movie). The whole "Acopolypse Now" Vietnam era backdrop was mostly stupid IMO, esp in the beginning. John Goodman was mostly wasted here and Samuel L Jackson is generally annoying in an over the top way, but then again he is more or less the antagonist. Some good action and effects. Brie Larson is very hot. Not bad for an action summer flick all in all but could've been better.
 
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Big - saw before but been a long time. Holds up well, as most Hanks' movies do. Elizabeth Perkins is so hot. :)
 

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If you need a break from the current film world, I would like to recommend the following to you:



Somewhat more modern:

 

darcvision

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The Village (2004) : underrated movie by m night shyamalan, great soundtrack, and great twist.
Amelie (2001) : unique storytelling, great soundtrack by yann tiersen.
Barry Lyndon (1975) : a wild life story.
Psycho (1960) : love it especially the ending and great soundtrack.
Come and See (1985) : the most anti-war movie i've seen. second one is grave of the fireflies.
Chinatown (1974) : great movie and great soundtrack. still can't believe jerry goldsmith did the soundtrack for only 10 days.
 
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Psycho (1960) : love it especially the ending and great soundtrack.
Never saw or probably ever will since some idiot gave away the ending to me. Being Hitchcock, I'm sure it's good though.
 

Tim_Wells

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Not high art. But for some good old fashion suspense/drama fun, "Clickbait" on Netflix is quite entertaining.

(edit: Just finished this. Unfortunately, the ending was pretty dumb.)
 
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Ready or Not - Billed as a "horror comedy film," it's about a newlywed couple where the groom's family has a tradition of playing a game on the wedding night with the couple...but if the game (randomly) chosen is "hide and seek," God help you...

This is not a horror comedy. It's a horror/drama with a few token attempts at humor, and even those few mostly fail and the whole movie fails, badly. Don't bother.
 

dydazz000

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I recently watched a lot of top movies as I had severe insomnia and I had nothing to do. Insomnia is of course horrible and I struggled with it with the help of sleeping pills from Canadian pharmacy which helped. So here are some movies that I really liked and I recommend you watch them (I think you like comedies) -“To all the Boys”, -“Bad boys for life”, -“The boys in the band”, -“save yourselves”, -“Yes God Yes”. My friends also liked these movies. And I advise you to watch them with someone to make it more interesting and funny. I wish you a good viewing!
 
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handz

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I have to say Dune as well, I was super sceptical, but seeing it already 4x didn't happen to me for ages. And I love the music which shocked me even more!
 

Thomas Kallweit

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As for something more actual:

El hoyo (Der Schacht) Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

I guess a netflix only movie.

This was really a great dystopic movie (if you know "Cube" then you can have an analogy).
Simple setting and idea which worked for me.
The score was also quite good fitting.
 

Futchibon

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DUNE - great visuals and music

ETERNALS - a bit bland and overlong

NO TIME TO DIE - Another long movie, but good bits and music
 
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