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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Finally saw The Greatest Showman this past weekend. Fun story and well acted. The sets and costumes were great. But all the fanfare about this thing is just way overboard. The catchy pop tunes feel very Disney made-for-TV movie. In fact, the entire thing feels very much like they gave the Disney Channel movie department a quadrupled budget allotment and let them go to work. Not a bad thing, but it's a far cry from the spectacle some would claim it to be.
    I haven't seen it, but the rest of my family has. My kids put that soundtrack on repeat 7 days a week. I have to say I think the music is great. I know all the songs and can sing along with everyone else. Right now I've got "The Other Side" stuck in my head. Yesterday it was "Never Enough". The day before it was "Rewrite the Stars."
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I haven't seen it, but the rest of my family has. My kids put that soundtrack on repeat 7 days a week. I have to say I think the music is great. I know all the songs and can sing along with everyone else. Right now I've got "The Other Side" stuck in my head. Yesterday it was "Never Enough". The day before it was "Rewrite the Stars."

    Right. Nobody is disputing that the soundtrack is catchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    Right. Nobody is disputing that the soundtrack is catchy.
    But I am disputing that they are in the "Disney made-for-TV movie" vein.

    Of course, I am well aware of how you view things that are, to your mind, built up. Nothing is ever going to match that hype!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    But I am disputing that they are in the "Disney made-for-TV movie" vein.
    Have both of you seen enough Disney made-for-TV movies to make an authoritative judgement? I haven't so I'll defer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Have both of you seen enough Disney made-for-TV movies to make an authoritative judgement? I haven't so I'll defer.
    I have, and I'm willing to bet that DH has seen even more than I have.
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    Is A Quiet Place a movie that a person who generally hates the horror genre would enjoy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UVACoug View Post
    Is A Quiet Place a movie that a person who generally hates the horror genre would enjoy?
    I don't care for horror and I loved it.
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    I haven't seen it yet but it seems like it's more of a suspense movie than a horror movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I haven't seen it yet but it seems like it's more of a suspense movie than a horror movie.
    Yeah, it should have never got the horror tag. I almost didn't see it because of that. But took the kids and enjoyed it. It's in the same genre as M. Night Shyamalan or Hitchcock. Can't believe I just used those two in same sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UVACoug View Post
    Is A Quiet Place a movie that a person who generally hates the horror genre would enjoy?
    Yes, go see it. Very good film and very little 'horror'.

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    A Quiet Place. Outstanding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    A Quiet Place. Outstanding!
    Took my daughter this afternoon...

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    I enjoyed A Quiet Place as the pacing, camera angles, themes, etc. were all very good. I was bothered by some plot holes, including the film's resolution, but they didn't ruin it for me. Emily Blunt was particularly good. It's funny that I was more frightened by a single nail than by the monsters.

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    Chappaquiddick. Much better than Rampage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Chappaquiddick. Much better than Rampage.
    The two movies couldn't be more different. One is about a big white oversized ape who wreaks havoc everywhere he goes. The other is based on a video game with the same name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    The two movies couldn't be more different. One is about a big white oversized ape who wreaks havoc everywhere he goes. The other is based on a video game with the same name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I enjoyed A Quiet Place as the pacing, camera angles, themes, etc. were all very good. I was bothered by some plot holes, including the film's resolution, but they didn't ruin it for me. Emily Blunt was particularly good. It's funny that I was more frightened by a single nail than by the monsters.
    I enjoyed the film, but didn't love it. The nail caused me to cringe every time, mostly in part, because I remember having stepped on them in my youth, going to the hospital for tetanus shots. Too much hyping this film made me not be able to overlook the plot holes. My wife disliked being dropped into the middle of the situation rather more build-up. That's a common device in many of these films so that technique didn't bother me as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I enjoyed A Quiet Place as the pacing, camera angles, themes, etc. were all very good. I was bothered by some plot holes, including the film's resolution, but they didn't ruin it for me. Emily Blunt was particularly good. It's funny that I was more frightened by a single nail than by the monsters.
    I thought the ending was badass. My only complaint is that they forecasted the resolution a bit too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I thought the ending was badass. My only complaint is that they forecasted the resolution a bit too much.
    I liked the ending. You had to suspend some disbelief the entire movie. Aliens that operate solely by sound, but they can only hear loud sounds? Ok.
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    Come What May A French film (called En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît)

    I'm a geek for WWII era films. I'm trying to learn french, and there's no shortage of French films on Netflix and Amazon (although there is a shortage of french films that are "For the Strength of Youth" compliant!).

    The film follows the citizens of a village displaced by the invasion of France by German forces, and focuses on a German communist (he fled the Nazi's and escaped to France pre-war, only to be imprisoned on suspicion of espionage in France) attempting to find his son, who is travelling with the villagers. I can't say for certain if the acting is fantastic, because I understood about 20% of the dialogue, but it explores a part of WWII that doesn't get much play in the US: the plight of non-German refugees on the continent during WWII.

    There's a decent amount of English dialogue due to the role of a Scottish officer (played by The Americans Matthew Rhys), so you get a break from the subtitles.

    I enjoyed the tale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I liked the ending. You had to suspend some disbelief the entire movie. Aliens that operate solely by sound, but they can only hear loud sounds? Ok.
    Blind creatures that run 100 mph... from long distances.....but can't see a person two feet from them, or hear a heart beating loudly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post

    There's a decent amount of English dialogue due to the role of a Scottish officer (played by The Americans Matthew Rhys), so you get a break from the subtitles.
    Who subtitles the scottish brougue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Who subtitles the scottish brougue?
    None needed. That's the biggest stretch in the film. Rhys speaks like a well polished, British courtier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Blind creatures that run 100 mph... from long distances.....but can't see a person two feet from them, or hear a heart beating loudly.
    I think you guys are underselling it:

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    I only saw it once, but if you noticed: the creatures seemed to open up their shell and really hone in on quiet noises just before attacking. My memory is that this was part of how they exploited its weakness. Let it open up and expose it's ear drum, then hit it with dog whistle like noise, which overwhelms the creature. I'm not saying it's iron clad, but they did try to account for it. Also, who watches a thriller and looks for plot holes? haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I think you guys are underselling it:

    Spoiler for Movie spoiler:
    I only saw it once, but if you noticed: the creatures seemed to open up their shell and really hone in on quiet noises just before attacking. My memory is that this was part of how they exploited its weakness. Let it open up and expose it's ear drum, then hit it with dog whistle like noise, which overwhelms the creature. I'm not saying it's iron clad, but they did try to account for it. Also, who watches a thriller and looks for plot holes? haha.
    Hey I like that explanation. I didn't notice that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    [B]. . .but it explores a part of WWII that doesn't get much play in the US: the plight of non-German refugees on the continent during WWII.

    I enjoyed the tale.
    If you enjoyed this, you may like the books All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale. Both are about French citizens in German occupied France during WWII.

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    The Innocents

    French film about a French Red Cross worker who comes to the aid of a convent in distress in Soviet occupied post-war Poland.

    I don’t want to spoil it, it was well done, and I understood a lot more of the French dialogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    If you enjoyed this, you may like the books All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale. Both are about French citizens in German occupied France during WWII.
    Thanks. I’ok check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrenrut View Post
    If you enjoyed this, you may like the books All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale. Both are about French citizens in German occupied France during WWII.
    I liked All the Light We Cannot See. It was pretty good. The Nightingale bugged me. A great book, written at that time, by a French Jew is Suite Francaise. I really liked that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    I liked All the Light We Cannot See. It was pretty good. The Nightingale bugged me. A great book, written at that time, by a French Jew is Suite Francaise. I really liked that one.
    What bugged you about the Nightingale? I agree that All The Light was better and that the Nightingale bugged me. I couldn’t quite put my finger on why, though.

    BTW, Mrs. Donut also read both books and feels exactly the opposite.
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