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    Ant Man...I liked it way more than I thought I would. Paul Rudd was good. Michael Pena steals the show though.

    But I have liked most of the Marvel movies since the first Iron Man.

    If you liked Guardians...you will like this one.

    If it weren't for him, I would have really disliked this show. He provided some solid LOLs.

    In all, the movie was somewhat entertaining but very forgettable.

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    I guess Marvel/Disney felt they absolutely had to introduce Ant Man. The movie will be profitable but it won't be a blockbuster. The character will be in upcoming movies, but I imagine this will be the one and only stand alone Ant Man movie.

    Guardians was Marvel's best so far. I'm optimistic about the Dr. Strange movie next year.
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    We watched It Follows tonight.

    Awesome movie -- and it teaches a good lesson about the dangers of premarital sex.

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    Payback - Mel Gibson as a small-time crook back from the left-for-dead, taking on a syndicate to get back the $70k he feels it owes him. Fun, stylized revenge flick. Worth a stream (currently on Netflix).

    Chappie - Slumdog Millionaire creates the world's first AI robot, which is raised by a pack of criminal morons in South Africa. Raises interesting questions and ignores all of them. Waste of time.

    Kicking and Screaming - Over-educated roommates whine about being lost the year after graduating college (this is the Noah Baumbach film, superior to the Will Ferrell film of the same name, despite the presence of Robert Duvall in Ferrell's). Has a few good scenes, but isn't really worth the time.

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    Southpaw-- I like boxing movies so I gave this a spin. Not the typical Rocky blueprint, or even particularly uplifting. A redemption themed movie that is actually just pretty sad the whole way through.

    Ant-Man- Paul Rudd didn't disappoint. I liked this movie, which was well cast, and would see it again.
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    "What We Do In The Shadows"

    Mockumentary on vampire movies by the Flight of the Conchord guys.

    My wife and I thought it was hysterical.
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    Has anyone watched that porn doc with their wife like Katy recommended?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Has anyone watched that porn doc with their wife like Katy recommended?
    Nope.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Has anyone watched that porn doc with their wife like Katy recommended?
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    A most violent year - slow moving character study. Labeled as the next big gangster movie but not even close. Grade B-

    Whiplash - to those who saw it what was the point? Especially the end. Grade C-

    This is where I leave you - This one had its moments. Slice of life dramedy about a family whose father died and all the kids come back to the house for an extended family reunion. It had its moments. Worth the $1.60 Redbox Grade B

    Get Hard - It had its moments and at times was really funny. I give it a Grade B- If you want really funny Will Ferrell go with "the other guys".

    While we're young - Story about to 40+ year olds who couldnt/didn't have kids and how they start hanging out with a younger hipster couple. It was entertaining and accomplished what it set out to do. my only problem is that everyone was giving them shit for never having kids but the Naomi Watts character tried and had several miscarriages. If this were the case you would think her close friends would be more understanding. Other than that decent and worth the $1.60 redbox Grade B

    No Way Jose - Another Indie Film about a 40 year old guy with arrested development. Somewhat entertaining and I think its free now on Amazon Prime If you have a couple hours to kill its not bad
    Grade B-

    Ted 2 - Loved the first one and this one was funny. It's not as good as the first one but it does have some really funny moments Grade B

    Ant Man - I loved it. It was fun and entertaining like what you are supposed have when you go see a comic book movie. Grade A-

    Laggies Free on Amazon Prime this is an indie film about a woman this time with arrested development. It was fun and entertaining. If you are looking for a decent movie to watch with the wife this would work. Grade B+

    Mr Turner - very very very very very very very very slow biopic about the english painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. Its 2.5 hours but seemed like it was 6 hours long. Interesting life he had it just took to long to tell the story. Grade C-

    They came together - Romantic Comedy with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. Free on Netflix. Don't watch a trailer or read anything about it before you see it. There were times it was hysterically funny. the language is for Mature audiences. Grade A-

    Road Hard - Adam Carolla film about a comic who goes back on the road when production deals have dried up. If you listen to his daily podcast a lot of the jokes wont be new. They are still funny but you may have heard them before. Other than that it's entertaining and free right now on Amazon Prime. Grade B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Regrettably, I saw the "The Gambler," which is possibly Mark Wahlberg's worst film to date. The lead characterless protagonist is colorless, vacuous and utterly without redeeming characteristics. The villains are the good guys, but other than John Goodman, without much sense. I utterly loathed this film, and cannot recommend strongly enough against seeing it, even on Netflix.
    Let's talk about the end of the "The Gambler" more specifically the basketball game;

    Lamar is the star player for a college in LA and they are playing a college from "Michigan". They don't ever say UCLA and U of Michigan but its what they meant. Ok Lamar is being paid 200k to shave points (not win by more than 8). Here is where this movie drives me nuts.

    Cut to a montage of Lamar missing a basket and his coach immediately yanking him. WtF LA coach? Your star player misses one shot and you yank him? Anyway the game goes back and forth with Lamar sitting a lot for bad play. IN the last 5 minutes he comes in and takes over the game and with 50 seconds left and up by 7 LA has the ball. Here's the puzzling part. Michigan doesn't foul. I screamed in the theatre out of habit. "FOUL HIM!!!" but alas it comes down to a last second shot by Lamar that he misses so LA only wins by 7.

    Seriously Hollywood can you at least consult someone who knows a thing about basketball?
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    Get on Up - The James Brown Story - Not your typical bio-pic, as it bounces around from various points in his life. It shows his upbringing and musical influences, which was interesting in the formation of how he carried himself later in life. The actor did a good job of capturing the character that James Brown was, and it is always interesting to me to get the back story on the Godfather of Soul.
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    "Far from the Madding Crowd:" You'll likely have to go to an art house to see it. Well-done version of the Thomas Hardy novel. Carey Mulligan is a winsome Bathsheba.



    "Jurassic World:" A fun summer movie, pretty well done. I loved how the heroine's makeup stayed intact throughout, even after running for her life from dinosaurs (through a tropical jungle) for an entire day. Realism bonus: Her character wore heels the entire time. I love the movies.

    "Mr. Holmes:" A bit slow in places but fun for Holmes and mystery fans. Ian McKellen is great. Laura Linney plays a matronly character (something I hadn't seen her do before) and shows her acting chops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Whiplash - to those who saw it what was the point? Especially the end. Grade C-
    That was the best movie in your entire list, by a long shot. And IMDB agrees with me.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That was the best movie in your entire list, by a long shot. And IMDB agrees with me.
    Please explain what was good about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Please explain what was good about it.
    Everything!

    Come on man, it won three Oscars and was a strong contender for Best Picture (I liked it way better than Birdman). Currently sitting at the #40 spot on IMDB. That is a remarkably high rating.

    I don't know what to add beyond all of the various reviews that have been written. I went in with low expectations and loved it. Including the ending.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post

    Whiplash - to those who saw it what was the point? Especially the end. Grade C-
    the point is obsession and being great at something. probably my favorite movie of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Everything!

    Come on man, it won three Oscars and was a strong contender for Best Picture (I liked it way better than Birdman). Currently sitting at the #40 spot on IMDB. That is a remarkably high rating.

    I don't know what to add beyond all of the various reviews that have been written. I went in with low expectations and loved it. Including the ending.
    Here's the key, right here. I went in with pretty high expectations and just thought it was ok. Let's face it, JK Simmons' character is completely over-the-top ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Please explain what was good about it.
    I can understand why many wouldn't like it, including the fact that it makes one VERY uncomfortable. But among the reasons why I liked it were, first and foremost, the performances by J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller were absolutely first-rate. I thought the dialogue was great--I loved Teller's dinner table scene in which he explained why he'd be willing to trade longevity for greatness, much to the befuddlement of his school pals. And finally (for me), it caused me to think a lot about whether true greatness is something to be envied or pitied, in that the sacrifices one may have to make to get there are often at such a ridiculously high price.

    And J.K. Simmons is one of those actors who pretty much never delivers a dud line. The guy is great.

    Edit: Here's the dinner scene:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Here's the key, right here. I went in with pretty high expectations and just thought it was ok. Let's face it, JK Simmons' character is completely over-the-top ridiculous.
    Dude, I had a HS coach just like that. I swear.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I can understand why many wouldn't like it, including the fact that it makes one VERY uncomfortable. But among the reasons why I liked it were, first and foremost, the performances by J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller were absolutely first-rate. I thought the dialogue was great (I loved Teller's dinner table scene in which he explained why he'd be willing to trade longevity for greatness, much to the befuddlement of his school pals. And finally (for me), it caused me to think a lot about whether true greatness is something to be envied or pitied, in that the sacrifices one may have to make to get there are often at such a ridiculously high price.

    And J.K. Simmons is one of those actors who pretty much never delivers a dud line. The guy is great.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    Please explain what was good about it.
    I can only echo what others have said. My favorite movie of the year by a country mile. The acting is superb (I think Teller really seems like an accomplished drummer) the characters make sense and even though there ar a couple of plot issues especially with the ending, you look past them because the story and characters are so compelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I can understand why many wouldn't like it, including the fact that it makes one VERY uncomfortable. But among the reasons why I liked it were, first and foremost, the performances by J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller were absolutely first-rate. I thought the dialogue was great--I loved Teller's dinner table scene in which he explained why he'd be willing to trade longevity for greatness, much to the befuddlement of his school pals. And finally (for me), it caused me to think a lot about whether true greatness is something to be envied or pitied, in that the sacrifices one may have to make to get there are often at such a ridiculously high price.

    And J.K. Simmons is one of those actors who pretty much never delivers a dud line. The guy is great.

    Edit: Here's the dinner scene:
    I like Jk Simmons too. I wanted to really like this movie but was bored and wondering what was the point? So he's in a massive accident but can still play in the competition? Then JK invites him to be in competition in the end of the movie to embarrass him? I had read reviews and heard it was great but it just did nothing for me. With all you people saying how much you loved it I feel like .
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    Come on man. Spoiler tags.
    So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Come on man. Spoiler tags.
    I tried to edit and put in spoiler tags. Where is the button?
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