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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 15:21 
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Is it ok for a 9yo that loved the previous spidey film?


Yes, I think it's fine. Though they might tut a bit at the teen romance stuff. "Get on with saving the world, idiot!"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:32 
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For some reason I stayed awake enough to watch “The Boss”. It’s a Melissa McCarthy vehicle which only goes to further prove my working thesis that Melissa McCarthy is the Adam Sandler for the 10’s. She’s got a couple of decent movies but most of her work is gash. The Boss is probably the worst I’ve seen. Just garbage.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 13:12 
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Mind you, I went to see Midsommar last night.

Now, I think Hereditary is a virtual masterpiece of art and direction. Midsommar is more of the same and it’s great. There’s some really interesting shots that keep the film visually beautiful and some great movement and transitions that make it visually interesting throughout the quite lengthy run time.

The story however is the Wickerman. Even if you don’t know shit about the film before you go in (and I went in blind apart from watching a trailer), once you get past the introduction it’ll instantly click. So you know what’s going to happen (sort of like Hereditary and it’s peers) and you’re just along for the ride waiting for bad shit to happen. There’s lots of silent moments as you wait patiently for ‘something’ but unlike Hereditary there’s no big moments. Normally you’ll just sit there as these very strange otherworldly noises from the soundtrack honk in your face. In fact, I swear some of the soundtrack was in Hereditary. Outside of the soundtrack the performances are great throughout and it does have some comic relief sprinkled about the misery.

But even if the film is some sort of allegory for relationship breakups, when the credits roll you’ll probably sit there and think what the fuck did I just watch. I didn’t feel any of the dread that I felt with Hereditary; I don’t think the story is as strong as that film either and that was a load of bobbins; I just didn’t feel much at all and, for whatever reason, I simply found no pleasure in sitting through Midsommar at all. I’m trying to remember what I thought after I watched the Wickerman. Nope, it’s not coming back. Ah well.

Midsommar: Meh/10


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I tho k we saw about three seconds of the advert for that before turning to each other and saying ‘oh, so they’ve made The Wickerman’. Weirdly, I still kind of want to watch it.

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I watched Captain Marvel (but can't step into the Marvel thread as I still haven't seen Endgame yet).

I was quite enjoying it as I was watching, but on reflection it was fun but not overly exciting. There just wasn't much peril for her - like, not much adversity to overcome once she had her powers (outside of the flashback sequences, showing some of the 'past' struggles which of course we knew she had already overcome). It seemed to go from powerful, and can kick ass to really powerful and can kick even more ass, to finally basically way too overpowered for anyone else to even get close to. I did enjoy the final fight scene tho.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 
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Satsuma wrote:
For some reason I stayed awake enough to watch “The Boss”. It’s a Melissa McCarthy vehicle which only goes to further prove my working thesis that Melissa McCarthy is the Adam Sandler for the 10’s. She’s got a couple of decent movies but most of her work is gash. The Boss is probably the worst I’ve seen. Just garbage.


Have you seen CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

She's got some proper acting chops on her when given material that lets her shine.

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I enjoyed some of the Critters films, good fun. I seem to remember thinking the hunters guns were cool at the time.

Toy Story 4 was good fun, I liked it. Not really sure there is much to add, it's Toy Story, it's super well done and both joyous and a little bitter-sweet too. Duke Kaboom was most excellent, as expected.

Shaft (the recent netflix one) was quite good in a throwaway sense. Samuel L being a sweary badass tough guy is always going to be fun, right? Worth a watch when there isn't much else left on your list.

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