Review The Last Movie That You Watched?

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  1. Gavin

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    Saw this for the first time not long ago. I'm usually not a big fan of biopics, given that they tend to be far more fiction than fact, but this one was very enjoyable and, yes the ending was a sad reminder of how gay people were treated not all that long ago.
     
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  2. chainsaw_metal1

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    Very true. But even with that, the biggest kick in the gut was knowing that there are people out there who would gladly go back to that sort of treatment. The fact that "pray the gay away" camps and "conversion therapy" are still so popular shows we haven't come nearly far enough.
     
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    The last movie I watched was Get Out and I really liked it.
     
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  4. ant-mac

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    I'm not sure if I've watched that many horror films during my entire life.

    Of course, it could come down to how the two of us define various films and which genres we assign them to.
     
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    @chainsaw_metal1

    I agree with you, a very good film to invest the time to watch. Not to spoil the ending, to reward his genius that way was criminal, could not get away with that these days...◆◆◆♡♡♡
     
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  6. TheSowIsMine

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    Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
    I really enjoyed this one.
     
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    Last movie was Sergeant York (1941). I was thinking Gary Cooper looked a little old for the part, being 40, but I looked it up and Alvin York was 30 when he was drafted. Cooper is great but the real standout is Margaret Wycherly as Alvin's mother - quiet, stalwart, wise, and humble.
     
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  8. chainsaw_metal1

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    I actually enjoyed it more than Spider-Man 2, which had been, to that point, my favorite Spidey film, and I thought they could never top it.

    I have some major issues, like why they do dick with his Spidey-Sense, but they seem to infer that they will incorporate it into later films. Still, very fun film, and it was nice to see someone who could pull off both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

    It did bring up something that has been nagging at me since the beginning of the MCU. We have fifty-plus years of continuity, and they pull from all sorts of sources for the films. Sometimes they nail it, other times, they drop the ball (*cough*Extremis*cough*). And I know they need to establish these characters, but they go all over the place in doing it. Some aspects, they go back to the silver age, and other times, they go for modern retellings of the origins, or even the Ultimate line. It makes for a mish mash of characters, which can discourage many old school comic fans.
     
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    Last movie watched at the cinema was Happy Death Day. It was OK. The Groundhog Day factor added an unusual context to the movie.

    Watched Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan on dvd last night. It still kicks ass, one of the best Star Trek cinema efforts.
     
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  10. ant-mac

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    It still... licks ass?

    As a Trekker, I'm really hoping that was a typo... :emoji_wink:
     
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    November Criminals (2017)
    This didn't do the book any justice. The character were nothing like their book counterparts and the tone of the films also is nothing like the books tone. Thats always a problem when you see a film based on a book you read. Its so hard not to compare.
    I did like that it seems like the director is a total Bowie fanboy.
     
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    Super Dark Times (2017)
    It takes place in the 90's and that was done in a believable way. It starts out as a nice calm drama, but the last 20 minutes they added some suspense that just didn't fit with the rest of the film.
     

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