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Wade92

Wade92 on 6/29/2014 Reply  · 

Cool list! You've got a good taste in movies.

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cbinnings on 7/1/2014 Reply  · 

Thank you! And same to you!

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Wade92 on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

Any movies on your "list of shame" you're really wanting to see?

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Wade92 on 9/7/2014 Reply  · 

Sweet. Alien is a pretty cool movie. It has a really great B-Movie horror vibe going on. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is great and is probably my favorite installment of the Dollars Trilogy.

For me, I really I want to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sometime. As for ones I plan on watching soon, Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, and There Will Be Blood are all that I hear a lot about but have never seen before.

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Wade92 on 9/8/2014 Reply  · 

Same here. I think some people go in to certain movies with expectations way too high and then are let down if the movie is something entirely different than what they were expecting.

I noticed you recently added "Snow White and the Huntsman" which is a movie I recently saw for the first time. Any thoughts on the film?

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Wade92 on 9/8/2014 Reply  · 

I thought it was just alright. I watched it just for the heck of it and thought it was decent entertainment but nothing extraordinary. I enjoyed the production design on the film though.

Any new films you're looking forward to?

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Wade92 on 9/9/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, I don't think I've heard of some of those titles.

Like you I'm really looking forward to Interstellar and Gone Girl. I'm also looking forward to Exodus: Gods and Kings and Nightcrawler. I'm wanting to see Birdman as well because it seems so bizarre and quirky.

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Wade92 on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

That's a good question. I don't think I've ever been asked that on this site before. Well, I'd say my favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. I own pretty much every movie he's been in and always enjoy his performances. Other actors I really enjoy watching are Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Russell Crowe, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Ben Affleck (definitely his more recent work), Ryan Gosling, and Liam Neeson.

As for actresses, Emma Stone, Jennifer Connelly, Olivia Wilde, Keira Knightley, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Anne Hathaway are a few of my favorites.

I like a lot of different actors/actresses in certain roles but those are a few I that enjoy in multiple performances. Not saying they always deliver performances of a lifetime but I enjoy their work. I love both new and old movies but it seems my favorite actors/actresses are more modern.

How about yourself?

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Wade92 on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

Oh, and I forgot Tom Hanks!

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Wade92 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

Nice. I agree about the comedic actors adding drama. It's a lot more unexpected and at times feels more genuine or something.

I notice The Green Mile is your #1 and Sam Rockwell always gives me the creeps in that movie haha! I don't often see people rank The Green Mile higher than Shawshank. I LOVE both films but I'd like to hear your thoughts on why you prefer Green Mile if you don't mind.

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Wade92 on 9/11/2014 Reply  · 

Cool. I remember when I watched The Green Mile for the first time I thought it was just alright for some reason and then when I went back and watched it a a second time I absolutely loved it. It's crazy how perspectives on movies can change by giving them a second viewing.

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Wade92 on 9/13/2014 Reply  · 

Haha I agree. That's always disappointing when it doesn't turn out to be the film you thought it was.

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Wade92 on 9/26/2014 Reply  · 

Haha yeah I'm not quite sure why it just kind of worked out that way I guess. Hitch was kind of predictable but it was still a fun movie in that I could just kick back and not think too much. I enjoyed 10 Things I Hate About You a lot more than I thought I would. I thought it was actually pretty funny for a rom-com and I'm a big fan of both Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt so that was a film I've been wanting to see for a while. The Notebook was a pleasant surprise as well. I thought I was going to hate it but I actually didn't mind it. VERY predictable though. I think I predicted the ending very early on and I'm someone that hardly ever guesses the ending. I usually just go where the story takes me :)

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Wade92 on 9/26/2014 Reply  · 

I see you recently watched The Matrix. Did you enjoy it and do you plan on checking out the sequels?

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Wade92 on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

Yep, I've seen The Matrix maybe around five times or so. It's been a couple years since I last saw it though so it could use a re-watch from me. I think it's a cool movie but like you said I'm not as obsessed as a lot of people either. I do wish I could have seen the film during its theatrical run though since it was so groundbreaking and I hear that audiences had no idea what to expect about the story going in.

I have seen the sequels as well but they are not as good as the first one.

Do you have any favorite movie trilogies?

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Wade92 on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

The Toy Story trilogy is one of my all time favorites as well. I grew up with those movies and they are so well done that they still hold up extremely well. The Dark Knight trilogy is probably my favorite. I love Batman and Nolan so it's the the perfect match haha.

I also enjoy The Man With No Name Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and The Bourne trilogy. I'm probably leaving off some other big favorites but those were the first ones to come to mind.

You seem to enjoy the PIxar films. How would you rank the Pixar films that you've seen?

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Wade92 on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

I would probably rank the Pixar films that I have seen as follows:

1. Toy Story
2. The Incredibles
3. Toy Story 3
4. Cars
5. Finding Nemo
6. A Bug's Life
7. Monsters, Inc.
8. Toy Story 2
9. Brave
10. Cars 2 (the only Pixar film that I haven't liked)

I've seen parts of the remaining Pixar films but not in their entirety...yet.

I agree that Pixar is one of the best there is out there when it comes to animation though lately their films don't interest me quite as much with the exception of Toy Story 3. That film is amazing.

My top 3 listed above are some of my favorite animated films in general along with The Lion King (which I noticed is your #3 VERY nice!), Shrek, Mulan, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.

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Wade92 on 9/30/2014 Reply  · 

I've heard a little bit about both of their upcoming films. Inside Out seems kind of interesting.

Have you ever heard of The Pixar Theory? It claims that all the characters in the Pixar Universe are somehow related to each other which explains all the hidden easter eggs in each film.

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Wade92 on 9/30/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I feel pretty much the same way. They are interesting to read but I don't think they firmly prove anything. I've read the Pixar theory that connects all the films and the one about Andy's dad. As long as I can remember a lot people thought his absence was due to divorce but personally I always just assumed that it wasn't practical at the time the film was made to create a whole other human character since the technology was so new. I've also read the one claiming that Andy's mom was actually the little girl that was Jessie's former owner. People must have a lot of time on their hands being able to come up with all these theories haha.

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Wade92 on 11/12/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of Interstellar?

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Wade92 on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

I can see why people can be disappointed with the movie. Nolan has made such good quality films that expectations are through the roof. There was even times in the film when I was asking myself "this is good right?" I enjoyed it but the more I think about it, the more I realize how special it really is.

I totally agree that the ending fell apart. That was my only major issue with the film. The last few scenes did not work for me. Nolan always has such satisfactory endings in his movies (with the exception of Insomnia I guess but it fits the movie) so I was just disappointed with this ending. Maybe my opinion will change when I see it again.

I'm really jealous you got to see it in IMAX :). I don't live anywhere near any IMAX screens but I got to see it on an Ultra Screen which was still cool. Have you seen many movies in IMAX? Does it make regular theaters seem like a step down after seeing films on that big of scale?

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Wade92 on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

I'm not quite sure if it's my favorite yet. I feel like I need to see it one more time to be sure. It's definitely way towards the top of the list.

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Wade92 on 11/14/2014 Reply  · 

I can't wait to see Birdman! It's finally coming to my local theater tomorrow so I'll need to see it sometime soon. I've been waiting a long time for that one.

I hear really good things about Snowpiercer. I'll have to check it out sometime if I get the chance. What was it about Snowpiercer that made it special for you?

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Wade92 on 11/15/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, I can't wait to see Birdman. Hopefully it's as good as I've been hearing.

Interesting, I might have to check out Snowpiercer at some point.

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Wade92 on 12/20/2014 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Wolf of Wall Street?

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Wade92 on 12/21/2014 Reply  · 

I like it a lot. It's probably my favorite Scorsese film out of the ten or so that I've seen. To be honest, the first time I saw it I didn't really know what to think. Then I watched it again when it was released on Blu ray and I absolutely loved it.

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

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Wade92 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

Finally, someone that appreciates Shutter Island! It seems like a lot of people see it as a weaker Scorsese film but I think it's among some of his best.

My favorite Christmas films are Home Alone (only the first one), Christmas Vacation, and It's a Wonderful Life. I really enjoy the television specials as well like Rudolph, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Frosty the Snowman.

What did you think of Foxcatcher? It hasn't come to any of my local theaters yet.

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Wade92 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

That could be. It's definitely a far cry from Goodfellas, Wolf of Wall Street, Casino and such.

I've been hearing a lot of the same about Foxcatcher. The performances are great but the story is very slow. I'm still interested in seeing it though.

For 2014 I still want to see Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, American Sniper, and Foxcatcher. Some have already been released but I either haven't had the chance to see them yet or they have yet to come to my local theater. Any films you're wanting to see?

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Wade92 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

Big eyes caught my eye as well (sorry, no pun intended) since I really like Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams but it's not at the top of my list either. I like a couple Tim Burton films but he's not a name that really draws me in.

That's a really good question. I've never been asked that on this site yet. I'm not sure I'll be able to give an honest answer until I've seen some of the ones I mentioned earlier but I'll give it a shot. These are merely the films I enjoyed most this year. I know not all are perfect or would be typical Oscar films but I really enjoyed them.

1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (it gets a lot of hate and it would probably get me dismissed from the Oscars immediately but I really enjoyed it haha).

2. Interstellar

3. Fury

4. X-Men: Days of Future Past

5. Noah

6. The Grand Budapest Hotel

7. Gone Girl

8. Birdman

9. Big Hero 6

10. Non-Stop

Of course there were other movies I saw this year like Her and Enemy which were fantastic but had limited releases in 2013 so technically they don't count for this year. What are your big 10 for the year?

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Wade92 on 12/25/2014 Reply  · 

I really enjoyed The Lego Movie, Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, and Jump Street (though not nearly as much as the original) this year as well. I still really want to see Nightcrawler, Snowpiercer, and Boyhood.

I guess I'm just a huge Spider-Man fan. I've loved the comic books and movies since I was young. I thought the visual style of the film was fantastic and looked just like the comic books. Electro and the Green Goblin are my favorite Spider-Man villains so I was really happy to see them in a movie together. The cast, the story, and the music all just hit the right marks for me. I can definitely see why people have issues with it but for me it worked just fine. I just hope they make a third one to wrap up the storyline but with this mess at Sony I'm not so sure.

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Wade92 on 12/26/2014 Reply  · 

I really hope it doesn't happen since I'm not the biggest fan of the Marvel Studios films. I really dislike the over use of CGI and just how little substance the movies have story wise. I'm glad they are successful since that means more superhero films and I do enjoy a few of them but overall they're not really for me.

Ideally, I would want Marc Webb to make The Amazing Spider-Man 3 that wraps up his Spider-Man vision and then if they sell to Marvel Studios I would just live with it haha. After all it would be cool to see him with Captain America and Iron Man like in the comic books.

Like you said the news keeps changing every day so who knows what will happen. Do you think Sony will be able to bounce back from all this? I wonder if some actors will want to work with them anymore.

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Wade92 on 12/26/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, a little bit of cleaning house would do some good for them.

How was Predator 2? I've seen the original and Predators. Is it worth a watch?

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Wade92 on 12/27/2014 Reply  · 

Haha, alright I'll try remember to stay clear of that one.

I really enjoyed Prometheus. I remember hearing negative things about it when it was released but I was pretty impressed. Visually, the film looked great. I know some people don't like that the film raises questions but leaves a lot unanswered but I kind of liked the ambiguity. It would be really cool so see how it links up with the original Alien someday. I need to re-watch those films again since it's been a couple years since I last watched them. Personally, I like the original more than Aliens. Have you seen Prometheus/Alien/Aliens?

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Wade92 on 1/24/2015 Reply  · 

I liked it. I thought it was a solid Eastwood film and Bradley Cooper did a really good job in the role. For me the most interesting parts where when he was in the role of a sniper. When he was just down on the battlefield with the rest of the soldiers it was good but not as interesting for some reason. I liked the tension of the sniper scenes. Definitely a good war film but I'm surprised with how captivated the general public is with it. It seems like everyone is going to see it multiple times. What did you think of American Sniper?

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Wade92 on 1/24/2015 Reply  · 

I really enjoyed Foxcatcher. Like you said it was very well acted and I thought it was well shot. I liked how intimate the film felt with the small cast and how the uneasiness slowly built throughout the film. It was a film that I thought was "pretty good" after I saw it but the more I've thought about it I really enjoyed. My only complaint is I felt the story didn't really provide much of a reason for what happens towards the end. It seemed to come out of no where. That and I hated the scene when Channing Tatum had to purge all that food haha. I still feel Moneyball is Bennett Miller's best film.

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Wade92 on 1/24/2015 Reply  · 

I thought the same thing during the film about the music. The music that was present was good I just wish that it had more of a presence throughout the film. I was surprised with how quiet the film was overall. Into the Woods was playing in the theater across the hall from Foxcatcher so I kept hearing the singing from that the whole time. It was funny yet annoying at the same time haha.

How was Whiplash? I haven't been able to see it yet but I plan on picking it up on Blu-ray when it comes out.

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Wade92 on 1/25/2015 Reply  · 

Excellent, I look forward to seeing that one. Boyhood is one of my favorites of the year as well. I watched that one for a second time just last night actually. Such a terrific film.

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Wade92 on 3/6/2015 Reply  · 

I see you recently added Top Gun! What did you think?

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Wade92 on 3/6/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, and Gigli! Is it as bad as everyone says or are people just getting carried away? I've never had the chance to see it.

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Wade92 on 3/7/2015 Reply  · 

Haha not so good huh? Was there anything in particular you didn't care for like the acting or story or was it just a mess all around?

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Wade92 on 3/7/2015 Reply  · 

Still Alice was a pretty good film. Very well done and I enjoyed the cast. Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin were good. I even enjoyed Kristen Stewart (not saying her acting blew my mind or anything I just thought she did a good job in the role haha). I liked how the actors gave a natural and nuanced performance. They played it subtly and didn't feel like they were putting on a show and trying to make you cry. My only complaint is that I wish certain characters were fleshed out a little more. The film is good as is but some characters could have used a little more depth to round out the film.

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Wade92 on 3/7/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, sorry about that I was referring to Gigli. I might have to stay away from that one if it really is that bad. I've always enjoyed Top Gun. Probably among some of my favorite 80s films. I like the video on Youtube of Quentin Tarantino's interpretation of Top Gun which is quite funny. It's kind of hard to look at the film the same way anymore.

How was The Ladies Man? I always enjoyed the SNL sketches but never saw the film version.

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Wade92 on 3/10/2015 Reply  · 

Cool. Yeah, sometimes they work a lot better as a three minute sketch than an hour and a half movie. One of my favorite SNL sketches are the Roxbury Guys (especially the one Jim Carrey was involved in) but the film version wasn't quite the same.

I thought The Artist was fantastic! They captured the old school Hollywood vibe perfectly. I definitely want to see it again some day. Have you seen many silent films? I've only seen this one and City Lights and I loved both.

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Wade92 on 3/14/2015 Reply  · 

Sweet, I'll keep that one in mind. Say, which film do you think will make the most at the box office this year, Avengers or Star Wars? A lot of people (not on the site) keep telling me Avengers but I just have a feeling it will be Star Wars.

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Wade92 on 3/15/2015 Reply  · 

I agree that The Avengers are really going to benefit from have a wide audience from all the connected films. Star Wars I think is just going to be more of an event since it's the first Star Wars film in 10 years and is in more in line with original trilogy. Also, I think the fanbase for Star Wars is just massive and spans more generations. But anyways like you said I'm going to see both as well (even though I'm much more excited for Star Wars haha).

Any films you plan on seeing soon you're excited about?

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Wade92 on 3/18/2015 Reply  · 

I still need to see Run All Night since I'm a big Liam Neeson fan. Looking ahead through the summer I'm planning on seeing Avengers, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Mission: Impossible 5, Fantastic Four, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and Straight Outta Compton. I'm sure I'll see others as well but those are the ones I'll probably see for sure.

What are your thoughts on Kingsman: The Secret Service? :)

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Wade92 on 3/19/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, I sure have. I didn't really know what to expect going in either but man did I love it! I love First Class and I enjoy Kick-Ass though not nearly as much. I thought Kingsman was fantastic from start to finish. When the film started with "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits I knew I was in for a good time. The post credit scene was the perfect punctuation note to film as well :) I've always liked Colin Firth and he blew it out of the water on this one. I thought the entire cast was great as well.

Did you hear that they are releasing all the clothing for the public at some point? I loved the clothing style of the film so I figured I'd pick some up and show up for work looking mighty sharp but it sounds like they will be pretty expensive so maybe not haha

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Wade92 on 3/19/2015 Reply  · 

Carrie was a really sweet film. I'm not a huge fan of horror films but I really like certain ones like The Shining and Halloween and this would be up there as well. Probably one of the better Brian De Palma films that I've seen.

Was the remake any good? I like Chloe Grace Moretz but she just didn't seem right for the role for me.

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Wade92 on 3/20/2015 Reply  · 

The King of Comedy was pretty good. Really different change of pace for Martin Scorsese (of what I've seen of his work anyway). Robert De Niro was perfect for the role and gave a strong performance. It really was an interesting look at the lives of celebrities and the obsessions that people have over them.

I'm actually having myself a "Scorsese Marathon" of sorts where I'm watching all the Scorsese films that I own in chronological order.

Was Aziz Ansari's new special any good?

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Wade92 on 3/22/2015 Reply  · 

Chappie was actually pretty good. I heard mixed or negative things going in but I was pleasantly surprised. Not film of the year or anything but just a solid film that I really had fun with. The story is a lot more straight forward than I think a lot of people are expecting but it was still good. Hans Zimmer's electronic score was sweet as well. And I'm someone who didn't like District 9 so I was surprised that I really was into Chappie.

Did you like Good Morning Vietnam? :)

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Wade92 on 3/23/2015 Reply  · 

I've only seen it once so far but I really enjoyed it. I thought Robin Williams really did a great job in that film. That role was perfect for him. Get him on the airwaves and who knows what he'll say when he gets going haha. It's probably among my favorite Robin Williams films along with Good Will Hunting, Insomnia, One Hour Photo, Aladdin, and I'd probably throw Dead Poets Society in the mix as well. What Robin Williams films do you think are his best?

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Wade92 on 3/24/2015 Reply  · 

Nice :) I'd definitely recommend the other three if you ever think about checking them out. They are all well worth your time.

I haven't seen the original Cape Fear but Scorsese's was pretty good. It's probably towards the lower end of the Scorsese pictures that I've seen but it was still good. It was a little bizarre to see Nick Nolte with a normal voice rather that extremely gravelly sound he has going on now haha. Have you seen either Cape Fear's?

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Wade92 on 3/27/2015 Reply  · 

Moon was a rather interesting watch. Kind of hard to watch at times but still a really cool film. I thought Sam Rockwell did a really good job in it and it was definitely a challenging role to pull off.

I don't think I could ever live up on the moon for three years in complete isolation haha. That would be nuts! Even if I could talk to a robot with the voice of Kevin Spacey I think I would lose it.

Could you tell me what those Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby films are about? I feel like I've heard of them before but I can't be sure. Are they worth a watch?

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Wade92 on 3/30/2015 Reply  · 

I think I have heard of the those films. It sounds really familiar. Seems like a really cool concept even if they aren't the greatest. I wish more films would try unique stuff like that. Sometimes I think studios don't take enough risks with their films. Not all the time but sometimes.

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Wade92 on 3/30/2015 Reply  · 

Very true. That's what I loved about Boyhood and Birdman is that not only were they really good films, but they were really unique as well. It seems like tv has really stepped up its game over the last decade or so. Tv used to be perceived as way down towards the bottom of the ladder compared to motion pictures but they seem to be pretty much even now. Hopefully this will make them try to outdo each other and give us viewers the best content possible.

Are you a big tv show watcher? I'm not really. I never got into Mad Men or Breaking Bad but I'd like to see them someday. I mainly stick to re-watching sitcoms I love when it comes to tv. Otherwise it's movies :) Sorry if I've asked you this before.

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Wade92 on 3/31/2015 Reply  · 

Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond are my two favorites. I also really like The Andy Griffith Show (the first five seasons when it was black and white), That 70's Show, Leave it to Beaver, The King of Queens, Happy Days (earlier on in the series), The Office (also earlier on in the series), and Parks and Recreation. Do you watch any of those?

Is Better Call Saul a worthy followup to Breaking Bad so far?

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Wade92 on 4/1/2015 Reply  · 

Parks and Rec was a show that took me a little bit to get in to. Not really sure why, it just did. My favorite part of the show is Ron Swanson. He's probably one of my favorite tv show characters. I actually haven't seen the final season yet. I started the show kind of late so I'm waiting for the last one on DVD.

Seinfeld is a show I just don't get tired of watching. Do you have any episodes in particular you really enjoy?

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Wade92 on 4/2/2015 Reply  · 

I agree there are so many great ones! All the ones you listed I really enjoy as well. A couple other episodes that are my favorites are The Rye, The Dinner Party, The Wink, The Abstinence, and The Wait Out (one of my earliest memories of Seinfeld was my parents watching the scene where Kramer's Dungarees are way to tight and Jerry is trying to yank them off haha)

The show took a little bit to find its groove but like you said right around Season 3 they really took off. It's too bad they don't give tv shows as much of a chance today. If they're not a success right out of the gate, they often get cancelled. Who knows how many potentially classic shows got cancelled before they found their audience.

Seinfeld also introduced me to what would become my favorite band, Green Day, with the use of Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) in the clip show. That song always stuck with me before I started seriously getting into music and now I own all their material haha. What do you listen to for music? I listen to a little bit of everything from the 50s to today.

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Wade92 on 4/3/2015 Reply  · 

I don't like country either...well what is considered "country" today I guess. I love old school stuff like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and such.

Collateral was pretty cool. Foxx, Cruise, and Ruffalo were all really good. Public Enemies and Heat are still my favorite films by Michael Mann though (still going to check out Last of the Mohicans at some point). Jamie Foxx's character really reminded me of his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 though haha. They both share the name Max, wear similar glasses, both sport hoodies at some point, both lie about their life, and even have kind of a similar demeanor haha. It wasn't a bad thing it just made me laugh.

Have you seen many Michael Mann films and what do you think of them?

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Wade92 on 4/7/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, Tom Cruise did a great job. Really different to see him playing a bad guy for once haha.

I can see what you're saying about Public Enemies. It can be a little slow paced but I still love it.

Yep, I've seen a Heat a few times but it's been a couple years since I last saw it. It's a really cool movie so I'd recommend it if you ever get the chance to see it :)

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Wade92 on 4/9/2015 Reply  · 

If you were given the chance to make any kind of movie you wanted what would it be? It can be completely original, a remake, or it could be an adapation of a novel, comic book, etc.

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Wade92 on 4/11/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not sure I'd know what to do if I could make any kind of movie. I'm someone that really loves a good story in a movie so I like a lot of dramas so something like The Shawshank Redemption would be cool. I'm also a huge Batman fan so making a Batman film would be sweet. I've always wanted to see a Batman film that takes place in the 1940s for some reason like the old serials. It would just be really cool visually. If I could make any film I wanted I probably wouldn't want to make just a serious drama. I'd probably do something big and fun like Kingsman: The Secret Service. I really enjoyed that film and it had a little bit of everything.

So you said you're studying screenwriting? Like going to school for it? That's pretty cool.

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Wade92 on 4/14/2015 Reply  · 

That's really cool. Hopefully all that works out for you like you want :) Has screenwriting always been something you've always had an interest in or not?

As for myself, I think it would be really cool to have a job in Hollywood but I doubt it will ever happen haha. For my job now I'm part of a production department at a news station. I film and edit all the local commercials and create promos with the news anchors. So I really have an interest in cinematography and all that but I'm not sure if I'd want to go all the way to Hollywood with it :)

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Wade92 on 4/15/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, directing would be a tough gig. A whole lot of work goes into it and you either get all the praise or all the blame. That's a lot of pressure haha

When I first started getting into camera work I was amazed at how much work goes into getting just one shot. Getting the camera settings just right and all the lighting and everything, it's a lot.

I also think it would be really cool to be the kind of actor that's in a lot of supporting or minor roles. An actor that comes to mind for me is Shea Whigham. A guy that keeps popping up in a lot of different types of films like The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Take Shelter, Non-Stop, Silver Linings Playbook and The Lincoln Lawyer among others. I'd love appearing in a mixture of Oscar nominated films, summer action flicks, and small independent films.

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Wade92 on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

Haha that's crazy. On the few occasions I've brought him up to various people they have no idea who I'm talking about so I'm glad you do.

Teaming up with a director would be sweet as well. I love when that happens in various films. It brings a certain kind of continuity to their work if you know what I mean. The films are not related but yet they feel very connected.

Have you seen the new Star Wars trailer and the leaked Batman v Superman trailer? Any thoughts?

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Wade92 on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

I thought Star Wars was fantastic the music and the dialogue about the Skywalker legacy was awesome. I loved how they showed a good amount of footage and yet it hardly gave away anything. When they first announced a new Star Wars I wasn't really looking forward to it at all since I really like the first six and felt that it was all done but now after these first few teasers/trailers I'm really excited. I love how it looks and feels like the original trilogy in a way but feels entirely new. I watched Star Trek Into Darkness again last night and I'm sure JJ Abrams will knock it out of the park since he says he's a bigger Star Wars fan than he is of Star Trek.

As for Batman v Superman, I enjoyed it but I wasn't blown away. One thing people should keep in mind though is that this is only the first trailer and it's still a little under a year away. They only want to give us a taste. I think the expectations for this movie are through the roof and it may end up hurting it. What did you think of Batman's voice? I was curious how they were going to handle that. I know in the comic books he uses a voice modulator like that to protect his identity so that's cool that they're utilizing that (even though I still love Bale's animalistic growl). It'll definitely help preserve Affleck's vocal chords haha

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Wade92 on 4/19/2015 Reply  · 

I always like the look of Zack Snyder's films but sometimes I don't like the films themselves. I really like Man of Steel and Watchmen though so hopefully Batman v Superman is like those.

As for my recently added films I liked Basic Instinct a lot. Certain things in it kind of reminded me of Gone Girl a little bit. Jersey Boys was good but I didn't find it all that original. It was a very "typical" musical biopic mixed way too much with Goodfellas to the point it was almost distracting. I enjoyed Neighbors quite a bit. It was just kind of a fun movie to kick back and laugh with after watching a lot of serious films lately. The Spirit of St. Louis is my favorite of the films I've watched recently. I really like Jimmy Stewart and thought that film was pretty awesome.

Have you seen many Jimmy Stewart films?

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Wade92 on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

I've seen a lot of the same ones as you: It's a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, Vertigo, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Anatomy of a Murder, American Tail 2, and maybe a couple others I'm just not thinking of right now.

There's still films of his I want to see like The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rope, and Philadelphia Story. I just think he's a really great classic actor. Such a distinct voice and presence.

Spirit of St. Louis was really cool. Kind of reminded me of Martin Scorsese's The Aviator just because it's kind of the same time period and deals with pushing the capabilities of airplanes and what not. A decent portion of the film is just Jimmy Stewart up in a plane and thinking to himself. I love films with isolation like that. He's such a good actor and conveyed so much with his eyes that it never dragged.

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Wade92 on 4/22/2015 Reply  · 

I plan on checking out 127 Hours at some point in the near future. I read his book years ago so I've been wanting to see the film as well.

Just a random question since you mentioned Moon and Gravity, would you ever be interested in going to space? I'm not sure I could do it haha. I'd be too worried about something going wrong. But I don't have to worry because I'm over 6 feet tall so I can't be an astronaut anyways :)

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Wade92 on 4/23/2015 Reply  · 

Have you heard about that group of people that wants to go to Mars and start a colony there to live for the rest of their days? I could never blast off into space leaving all my family and friends behind knowing I wasn't ever coming back.

What did you think of Noah? And The Babadook how was that? I've heard really good things.

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Wade92 on 4/24/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, I've seen Noah a few different times. I actually enjoy it quite a bit. I agree that the cinematography is great and the acting is excellent. I really like A Beautiful Mind so it was cool seeing Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly team up again. Logan Lerman gave another strong performance and Emma Watson was really able to break away from the shadow of Harry Potter for the first time for me in this film. I remembered a lot of people hated the film or were offended by it but I think they were expecting more of a translation of the Scripture like The Passion of the Christ. I saw this as more of an adaptation.

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Wade92 on 4/27/2015 Reply  · 

I agree. I've always enjoyed his performances in every film I've seen him in such as Noah, 3:10 to Yuma, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fury, and The Patriot. Hopefully good roles keep coming his way.

As for This is the End, I really enjoyed the front end of the film but it really fell apart for me at the end. There were parts of the film that were really funny and I loved the whole concept of them playing somewhat exaggerated versions of themselves but the last half hour or so got way too bizarre for my liking. Overall, it had its moments but the last act ended up leaving a really bad taste in my mouth.

Was Let's Be Cops any good?

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Wade92 on 4/27/2015 Reply  · 

Haha ok. I remember seeing the trailer for that one and thought the concept seemed kind of interesting but I felt it would be a lot better to see it as a short film or something rather than strung out over a couple hours.

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Wade92 on 4/29/2015 Reply  · 

What did you think of Ang Lee's Hulk?

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Wade92 on 4/30/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah I've seen it but probably not in its entirety since 2003 or something. I remember I was all excited for it and superhero movies were starting to get really popular back then. Spider-Man had his first film and X-Men had two and I loved all those so I was pretty jazzed up about the Hulk getting his own film too. I didn't get to see it in theaters but my parents bought it for me on VHS when it was released. I remember hating it. I just found it kind of boring and thought Nick Nolte was creepy as hell haha!

The character of the Hulk has never really interested me much I guess. I've read the old comic books and they are ok but just in general character doesn't quite do it for me. I'm surprised he's a lot of people's favorite Avenger. Obviously, I see the appeal of him just wreaking havoc and going berserk but as for superheroes he's never been a favorite of mine.

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Wade92 on 5/1/2015 Reply  · 

I completely agree that Mark Ruffalo is the best Banner. I like Edward Norton as an actor but he just felt out of place for the Hulk. Do you like Mark Ruffalo in general as an actor? It seems like I enjoy him in everything I see him in. Seems like a really nice guy in real life too.

Mad Max was a sweet ride. I plan on checking out Fury Road with Tom Hardy but I had not seen any of the Mad Max films so I'm trying to see all three before the new one hits theaters. I liked that it had a simple setup but was still exciting from start to finish. I knew pretty much nothing going in so it made for a fun watch. Have you seen any of the Mad Max films and are you thinking about seeing Fury Road at all?

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Wade92 on 5/1/2015 Reply  · 

Same here on Mark Ruffalo. I don't consider him one of my favorites but I always seem to enjoy his work.

I know what you mean about Mad Max. That's what I kind of liked about it was that it felt like you were just thrown into this world with not a lot of exposition explaining why things are the way they are or what's happening exactly.

I've heard that the new one was made to seem like one big chase throughout the film that is always moving. Hopefully it will be done in a way that's exciting and not exhausting in a bad way. It's kind of fun watching that trailer with audiences in theaters and listening to the chatter afterwards. People either seem to think it looks awesome or they think it was the creepiest trailer they have ever seen. I'm sure it will be a pretty polarizing film.

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Wade92 on 5/2/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm not quite sure how it will do at the box office or how it will be received. I could see it doing well maybe the first couple weekends and then taper off pretty quick but I could be wrong.

Nope, I haven't seen Pacific Rim yet. Have you? Is it any good?

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Wade92 on 5/5/2015 Reply  · 

I remember seeing the trailers for it and thinking the action looked cool but wasn't all that interested in the movie.

What did you think of the new Avengers? I just checked it out last night.

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Wade92 on 5/6/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not the biggest fan of the movies put out by Marvel Studios but I thought this one was pretty decent for them. Right now I'd put it towards the top of list along with the first Iron Man and Winter Soldier. I agree that this film did a much better job balancing characters than the first one. I actually thought this film was significantly better overall. The first one felt like too much of a victory lap and patting themselves on the back.

I too have heard that a large amount of footage had to be cut. I'm curious what all didn't make it. I'm sure a lot Ultron stuff because he became evil way too fast. That's one thing I think the MCU films are missing are an emotional pull. The whole "father/son" dynamic of Tony and Ultron should have been much more tragic and would have made for a much better villain. Most of my problems with the film are Ultron related.

For things I really liked about the film, I thought Vision was awesome. Paul Bettany was fantastic and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the character. Scarlet Witch was cool but I thought Quicksilver was a bit of a letdown (just because I loved the interpretation in Days of Future Past a lot more). I also liked how this felt more expansive by actually showing smaller characters like War Machine and Falcon in smaller roles rather than just name dropping them. It felt more like the comic books that way. I also like how this film shook things up a little bit at the end rather than doing just the very predictable "if we ever need them again they'll be there" like the first one.

Are they planning on going beyond Infinity War or will that be the big finale for the MCU? I have no idea.

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Wade92 on 5/7/2015 Reply  · 

Do you watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or their new series Daredevil? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D never really appealed to me because the character of Agent Coulson always bugged me but I really want to check out Daredevil. In the comic books he's always been among some of my favorite Marvel characters.

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Wade92 on 5/9/2015 Reply  · 

I thought The Road Warrior was quite a bit better than Mad Max. Plain and simple it's just a better film all around. The character of Mad Max kind of reminded me of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name in this one. He didn't talk all that much and he was kind of this mysterious hero that meant business. It's set a few years after Mad Max so it has a much more apocalyptic setting and just a bleaker feel overall. I found it kind of funny though that in a world where the most precious thing to own is gasoline, that they are driving these huge gas guzzling vehicles haha.

I see you watched City Lights :) What did you think?

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Wade92 on 5/10/2015 Reply  · 

I have seen City Lights. I thought it was a really good film and very entertaining. They really said so much with the film that doesn't have any actual speaking at all. That ending too...man that was fantastic!

I haven't seen Modern Times yet. I really want to check out some of Chaplin's other work. Have you seen much of his other films?

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Wade92 on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

I actually really enjoyed Inherent Vice. I was a little unsure going in since I had heard mixed things but I had a good time watching it. Not really sure I know entirely what it was about though haha. The various story lines were a little tough to keep up with at times and I'm terrible at remembering names so that was a bit of challenge. I really like the film Walk the Line so it was cool to see Joaquin and Reese together again. I'll definitely watch Inherent Vice again someday in the future. Have you seen it? What did you think of the film?

Did you like The Imitation Game? I just saw that one for a second time a couple weeks ago.

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Wade92 on 5/12/2015 Reply  · 

Those are some of the things that I kind of liked about it but I can definitely see why it's not for everyone. I liked that the film made you an active viewer and demanded your attention in order to keep up. Plus, it kind of added to the whole "druggy" vibe the film that everything was kind of a haze and not everything was making sense.

Wow! Seven movies? That's awesome, the most I've ever watched in a day is three and a half and I was exhausted afterwards haha. Is that the most you've ever watched in a day?

I do like The Imitation Game quite a bit. I thought the script was well written and I LOVE the score by Alexandre Desplat. I thought he did a better job on this score than on The Grand Budapest Hotel which won at the Oscars. I also thought Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley had good chemistry and really played their unique relationship well.

Do you ever get told that you look like a certain actor? The reason why I ask is because I get told quite bit than I resemble Benedict Cumberbatch ever since he became a more prominent actor. Before that I didn't really get told I look like any particular actor.

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Wade92 on 5/13/2015 Reply  · 

Cool. I usually watch one movie a day and sometimes I'll start another one. Do you mainly watch films you haven't seen before or do you re-watch? I usually do a mix of both.

That's quite a diverse list of actors that you get told you look like. Can you see where they are coming from or do you not think you really look like them? I remember a couple times I've been told I look like Cosmo Kramer, Johnny Knoxville, and John Lennon but I don't think I look much like them other than maybe a certain feature. I don't mind getting told I look like Cumberbatch. I like him in general and I can really see where people see the similarities. We have similar builds, bone structure, and eyes. It would bother me more if I thought we looked nothing alike haha. I thought I heard he was voted one of the "most attractive men" in the UK so maybe I'll have to move there haha

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Wade92 on 5/13/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, Nicolas Cage has been having a bit of a rough patch lately. It seems like he'll say yes to any project that comes his way. I remember a Conan O'Brian joke a few years back saying that the new Nicolas Cage movie was being released straight to yard sales haha.

I thought The Master was excellent. Beautifully filmed, fascinating characters, and an interesting story. I thought Joaquin was excellent. I've always enjoyed his work but I think he's starting to become one of my favorite actors.

Around a month ago I watched the Scientology documentary, "Going Clear" so it was interesting seeing the parallels in this film. I still think Scientology is extremely bizarre but it's interesting to hear about.

I do plan on watching all of Paul Thomas Anderson's films. I still need to see Hard Eight, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. Do you have any thoughts on him as a director?

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Wade92 on 5/14/2015 Reply  · 

Boogie Nights is good but it's probably my least favorite film of his that I've seen so far. Which is kind of odd since it seems like most people say it's his best film. I definitely like it, I just like some of his other films more. Sometimes films significantly improve upon a second viewing though so maybe that will be the case for this film as well. The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar, The Wolf of Wall Street, Pulp Fiction, and The Graduate were all films that I thought were a lot better when I watched them a second time and now I really enjoy them all. Do you have any films like that?

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Wade92 on 5/14/2015 Reply  · 

You're not alone. To be honest I wasn't all that crazy about it. Same as you I have always heard great things about the film but I thought it was just kind of middle of the road. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. I'm glad I watched it but I'm not sure if I'll watch it again you know?

How was Hot Tub Time Machine 2? I like the first one but I really had no interest in seeing the second one based off the trailers.

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Wade92 on 5/17/2015 Reply  · 

What did you think of Non-Stop and John Wick?

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Wade92 on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

I have seen both of them. I thought John Wick was a pretty cool film. I wasn't as over the moon about it as some people are but I definitely thought it was a solid flick. The action was really well done.

I really like Non-Stop. It's probably one of my favorite Liam Neeson films. I was worried it would kind of be a "one watch" kind of thing since the suspense and mystery would be gone but I've checked it out a few more times since and it's still a fun ride even though you know where the story is going. I loved the whole claustrophobic feeling of being up on a plane where there was no escape.

I really like Liam Neeson but I wish he would kind of get away from the action thing a little bit. He always does a great job in action films but he's really starting to play the same role over and over. I wish he'd do another drama like Third Person or something to shake things up a bit. What do you think of Liam Neeson?

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Wade92 on 5/20/2015 Reply  · 

Any thoughts on Still Alice? I thought Julianne Moore really did a good job in that film.

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Wade92 on 5/22/2015 Reply  · 

I liked Age of Adeline quite a bit. Some people could say that it's kind of predictable but I'm really glad I checked it out. Blake Lively was really cast well and I was surprised how much of a timeless look she has to her. I never really noticed that before. I thought Harrison Ford gave one of his better performances in recent years as well.

I just saw Mad Max: Fury Road last night. What did you think?

Did you like Three Kings?

And how is The Apartment? That's one that's on my list of shame.

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Wade92 on 5/23/2015 Reply  · 

I really liked Fury Road as well even though I had a frustrating theater experience. I completely agree with you, I don't think it's quite the masterpiece people are calling it either, just a very good action film in an era where Hollywood can't always get it right. I would rank the films:

1. Fury Road
2. The Road Warrior
3. Mad Max
4. Beyond Thunderdome

I have seen Three Kings but it's been a little while. I remember liking it but not quite as much as David O. Russell's three most recent films American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Fighter (which is in my top 10).

That's cool, I plan on checking out The Apartment at some point. I want to knock out some the films on my List of Shame. Any other films on your list of shame that you're interested in seeing?

Hey, not long ago when I was talking about Boogie Nights I mentioned how some movies improve drastically for me a second time and that was definitely the case with that one. I re-watched Boogie Nights today and now it's probably among my favorite Paul Thomas Anderson films haha. Crazy how revisiting a film can completely change your feelings about it.

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Wade92 on 5/23/2015 Reply  · 

I don't mind at all. It was just a bunch of different things. Before it even started I was annoyed by the theater full of people talking really loud so everyone could hear and the terrible smell of body odor. Then a guy that was at least 6 and half feet tall sits right in front of me so I couldn't see the screen even with stadium seating. Then the previews start and all the picture has a green tint to it. We had to wait 15 minutes for the theater workers to try fix it. Finally, the previews started all over and it was still green. After another 10 minutes of waiting we were moved to a separate theater which was a pain because everyone was pushing and shoving in the mad rush to get a good seat. I purposefully sat in a different part of the new theater to avoid the people I was by before but the same guy sat down in front of me again! Finally, the movie started but by that point the audience was so rowdy and chatty from all the excitement of moving that everyone kept talking right through the movie. So all in all, a frustrating experience, but luckily it didn't detract from the film itself for me.

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Wade92 on 5/23/2015 Reply  · 

Taxi Driver is really good! Let me know what you think of that one. Alien and Aliens are both good too. I haven't seen The General yet.

Like you, I want to see most of the films on my list of shame just to say that I've seen them. I want to get Ghostbusters off of mine not because I really want to see it or anything but because so many of my friends love it so I need to give it a watch. For films I really want to see, Double Indemnity and the Akira Kurosawa films are ones I want to check out.

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Wade92 on 5/24/2015 Reply  · 

It's been a while since I've seen the Alien films so I can't say for sure but I don't think it's completely necessary but it wouldn't hurt to watch them in order. They are kind of like Halloween and Halloween II from 78 and 81 in that the second one picks up from right where the first leaves off. Not sure if that matters to you much but they definitely flow together.

Yeah, it seems like you hear about the second one more. Personally, I like the first one more. I like how they are really different though too since the first one is more of a horror film and the second definitely has more of an action vibe.

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saddler16 on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

What did you think of Taxi Driver?

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saddler16 on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I can relate to Travis' feelings of lonliness and isolation, not sayin' I'm gonna waste a bunch of hoods though, haha! I also find it a really rewatchable movie that completely sucks me in every time I watch it. Do you have any theories on the ending? A lot of people think it's a dream but I'm not sure...

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saddler16 on 5/27/2015 Reply  · 

Next up for me is One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, after that I'll probably watch Annie Hall, White Heat or The Place Beyond the Pines. Any thoughts on these movies? How about yourself, anything you wanna knock off your List of Shame?

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Wade92 on 5/28/2015 Reply  · 

Awesome man, glad you liked it! I didn't care for the Jodie Foster scenes as much the first time I saw the film either but I don't mind them as much now upon repeat viewings. Its definitely among my favorite Scorsese films.

Is Kick-Ass 2 any good? I thought the first one was pretty cool but I just never felt the urge to see the sequel for some reason.

How was Crash?

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Wade92 on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

I always hear mixed things about Crash. More negative than positive it seems for the same reasons that you mentioned. I'll maybe check it out some day just for the heck of it.

What did you think of the very unique Being John Malkovich? Do you have any thoughts on Spike Jonze as a director?

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Wade92 on 5/29/2015 Reply  · 

That could very well be. Wasn't that the one where there was an audible gasp at the Oscars when it won? I really like Brokeback Mountain even though I had serious doubts about the film before I saw it for the first time years back. It left me very impressed. Let me know what you think of it.

I've seen three of Jonze's films as well. Her is by far my favorite then Being John Malkovich, followed by Where the Wild Things Are. I haven't seen Adaptation yet. I agree that his style is really unique. Her would be the only film of his that I really love but the others are still good. I think he's done some good music video work as well, Weezer's Buddy Holly video would be my favorite of his.

I've also enjoyed whenever he acts. I thought he was hilarious in The Wolf of Wall Street and as the Alien Kid in Her. Three Kings and Moneyball were good roles for him too. He just has a real unique presence to him.

Weird question...if you could go inside anyone's mind like in Being John Malkovich, who would it be and why? Haha

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Wade92 on 6/2/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, the performances are definitely the best thing about Brokeback Mountain. I thought the primary cast all did a great job. When I think of the film a lot of times I think of the connections it has with The Dark Knight trilogy. Heath Ledger and Anne Hathaway appear in both and Jake's Gyllenhaal's sister is in the series as well. Plus, Jake was one of the finalist for the role of Batman before it went to Christian Bale. Those connections always crop up for me for some reason :) Do you ever make random connections with movies? It seems like I do all the time.

I think I'd choose DiCaprio as well. He's kind of like the ultimate movie star in the present day. It would be interesting to see what life is like for him and it would probably make me feel lucky for not being famous haha

So tell me man, what is the deal with this Kung Fury? I keep hearing the name everywhere and how great it is but have no idea what it is. Is it worth checking out?

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Wade92 on 6/3/2015 Reply  · 

I checked out Kung Fury and man you were right. That was crazy! I'm glad I went in fresh so everything was a complete surprise. It really felt like the filmmakers let their creativity run wild with it. I must say I was impressed.

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Wade92 on 6/5/2015 Reply  · 

Haha yeah Triceracop was awesome! That really made me laugh especially since there wasn't really any rhyme or reason to it. It was one of those things when it was done I immediately wanted to see more.

I really enjoyed The Big Lebowski. It's a film that took me a long time to eventually getting around to seeing but I'm glad I finally checked it out. I thought it was pretty amusing that you never really see The Dude actually bowl. I was waiting for that but it never came around haha

As for the Coen's, I've only seen The Big Lebowski, True Grit, and No Country For Old Men. I enjoyed all three but Lebowski is for sure my favorite. I think they are good filmmakers but I never feel the urge to check out the rest of their work right away. Someday I'd still like to check out Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou, and maybe Inside Llewyn Davis.

Have you seen many Coen Brothers films and what are your thoughts on them as filmmakers?

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Wade92 on 6/6/2015 Reply  · 

Cool man, I'll have to check that one out. Did you ever get in to that Fargo miniseries they were making?

What did you think of Lion King 1 1/2? It's been a long time since I've seen that one.

How is Tomorrowland?

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Wade92 on 6/7/2015 Reply  · 

I remember liking Lion King 1 1/2 as well. I agree that it was a pretty interesting way to do a spin-off with it being tied together with the original which is still my favorite Disney film (not including the Pixar films it's associated with).

Are you looking forward to Brad Bird's next project Incredibles 2? I've been wanting that sequel for a long time but now that it's getting made I just hope they don't screw it up haha!

Cool, maybe I'll check out that miniseries someday. The advertisements for it were pretty cool when it was airing but I just never got into it. I'm not the biggest tv watcher but after shows have come and gone I catch myself thinking "i wish I would have gotten into that while it was airing" haha

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Wade92 on 6/9/2015 Reply  · 

You're exactly right. I really respect that he didn't rush into making a followup without making sure he had a chance of at least matching the quality of the first one. I wish more directors approached sequels that way.

I really liked Poltergeist for the first 45 minutes or so. I enjoyed the rest of it too, I just liked the first act the best. I think I just really liked the buildup to creepy stuff happening rather than when things actually get going. I really liked the tv sign off with the National Anthem followed by loud static. Call me weird, but that gave me the most creeps for some reason knowing something strange was going on around the tv. And that toy clown would have found its way to the dumpster on the first night if that was my room haha! It just reminded me of the "clown statue" urban legend and it just seemed creepier than hell haha

I like Craig T. Nelson in The Incredibles, The Company Men, and the show Coach so he was one of the highlights of the film for me. I liked the film but I don't really intend to see the sequels or remake.

Have you seen the original Poltergeist?

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Wade92 on 6/10/2015 Reply  · 

No, I don't really plan on seeing the remake. Maybe if I catch it running on tv someday or something. Do you get into any of the horror remakes? Of the numerous ones I've seen the only one I thought was actually pretty good was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 2003. I remember the trailers freaked me out when I was young when I realized he was wearing the guy's face from earlier in the trailer haha. That remake I thought was well done but other than that I don't really see the point of them. Rob Zombie's Halloween was decent I thought but it didn't beat the original for sure.

Back to Poltergeist, it was kind of creepy knowing that they used real skeletons in the original and the curse that is supposed to be around the franchise. I don't know why they made that decision but there is no way I'd take part in that if I was one of the actors.

I have yet check out The Firm...is it any good?

What did you think of Chappie?

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Wade92 on 6/11/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not really a horror guy either. There are some horror films I really enjoy but as a genre in general I don't get into it that much. Not that I'm scared or anything, they just don't interest me all that much. I prefer the older horror films if anything because they use tension and dread rather than relying on jump scares alone like today's films.

Yikes, that would be really freaky to find that out while being stuck in a pool of mud no less.

Cool, I'll have to check The Firm out sometime.

Yes indeed, I saw Chappie. I really didn't like District 9 either so I went in with pretty low expectations but I actually had a pretty good time with it. Nothing mind blowing or anything I just found it to be a fun watch. It definitely has issues though, like you said it feels a little confused by which story its trying to tell. I thought I heard the director said the film was only the first third of the original script he wrote so he has possibly two more ready to go should he choose to make them. I liked Chappie good enough but I'd rather they just left it with one.

Aloha was good but I'm not sure if I'd call it a good movie if that makes any sense haha! I had a good time watching it but the story and characters really had some issues. The thing that made the film so enjoyable for me was the cast. If it would have been a different cast I don't think I would have liked it very much.

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Wade92 on 6/12/2015 Reply  · 

Just another random question...have you ever experienced an earthquake? I saw that you watch San Andreas so I was just curious haha. Fortunately, we don't ever get earthquakes where I live.

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Wade92 on 6/14/2015 Reply  · 

How do you like living there so far? I'm used to living in small towns or smaller cities so I think I would go nuts living in a large city like that. I'd really like to visit it someday though. Have you seen any celebrities or anything? :)

I remember liking Mike's New Car but it's been many years since I've seen it. I saw it on the discussion page and realized I had not added it to my list yet. I enjoy the Pixar shorts for the most part. My favorite is by far Geri's Game. A really innovative short with a really clever idea. That one's been my favorite since I first saw it in theaters for A Bug's Life. I really got a kick when the character reappeared in Toy Story 2 haha

What do you think of the Pixar shorts? What is your favorite?

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Wade92 on 6/14/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not sure if I've seen Presto. It sounds familiar but maybe I've only heard about it. I'll have to check it out to be sure.

I've always thought that was so cool how Pixar threw in the little nods to previous or upcoming work. It really gives their work a feeling that it's all tied together and it makes for a fun viewing experience trying to spot them all.

I'm looking forward to seeing Jurassic World, Love & Mercy, Southpaw, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Fantastic Four, and Straight Outta Compton.

What about yourself?

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Wade92 on 6/14/2015 Reply  · 

I had not heard of Me & Earl until I saw the trailer recently at Aloha. I thought it actually looked kind of interesting. I might have to check it out if I have the time.

I'm hoping to check out Jurassic World one night this week. I'll be sure to let you know!

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Wade92 on 6/16/2015 Reply  · 

I checked out Jurassic World tonight. It was actually quite a bit better than I was expecting. Obviously not as good as the original but very close behind The Lost World for me. It was definitely an improvement from Jurassic Park III.

I was really impressed with Chris Pratt. I've liked him in Parks and Rec, Moneyball, and Her but I didn't really care for his performance in Guardians of the Galaxy (but I didn't care for that film as a whole to be honest) so I was extremely nervous about him being in this film. I didn't want him to fall into a rut of playing the same notes that he played in Guardians but he really impressed me. After seeing him in this film I actually wouldn't mind seeing him as Indiana Jones if it works out. Bryce Dallas Howard was good as always as well even though I wish her character had a little more depth. And why didn't she get out of those dang heels? Haha! She couldn't have thrown on some boots or something?

While I enjoyed the film overall, my main issue is that the film took more of an action film route (which I was expecting it to) but I was hoping for it to deal with the deeper themes of nature and science much like the original. While fun to watch, the story just felt very light to me. My other issue was there was really no suspense or terror in the film. In the first two films there was always that sense of fear in the air and the islands themselves even had an ominous feel when characters were roaming around. I felt none of that here.

Other than those nitpicks I thought it was a lot of fun to watch. It's probably my second or third favorite film I've seen so far this year. What did you think of the film and how did you think it compared to the other Jurassic Park films?

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Wade92 on 6/17/2015 Reply  · 

Good points. One other thing that I forgot to mention was that I wish they didn't rely on CGI quite so much. The first two still hold up so well for me because they had a perfect blend of animatronics and CGI so it kind of blurred the line of what was real and what wasn't. There was some animatronics in Jurassic World but not nearly enough since I think those are what really sells the film. Oh well.

Kingsman is easily my favorite of the year so far. I've seen it three times so far and have loved it every time. Then I would have to say Jurassic World and Mad Max: Fury Road are sort of even right now. Another viewing of each would probably let me know for sure.

How was Age of Extinction with Marky Mark?

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Wade92 on 6/17/2015 Reply  · 

I've seen the first three but not Age of Extinction. I thought the first one was ok but not great. I saw Revenge of the Fallen when I was on a class trip to San Diego and I remember really not liking it much though I saw it in a very distracting environment. I saw Dark of the Moon at my local Drive-In Theater and I was bored out of my mind. I just can't get into those films for whatever reason haha. I never watched the cartoon growing up or anything and I'm not all that big on Michael Bay's "in your face action" style of filmmaking so the films just don't really click for me.

What would you say is your favorite Mark Wahlberg film? Mine would be The Fighter. Boogie Nights would be up there for me too though.

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Wade92 on 6/18/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen The Other Guys yet. I might have to check it out. I really liked him in Three Kings as well.

I thought Dances with Wolves was incredible. I watched the four hour director's cut of the film and the time absolutely flew by. One of those films with great characters that really keep you invested in the film throughout. I really enjoy big sweeping epics like that.

Have you seen it?

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Wade92 on 6/19/2015 Reply  · 

Just out of curiosity did you see the director's cut or the theatrical version of Dances?

It depends on the director's cut for me. Usually I seem to prefer the original version that is released. A lot of times the director's cut just feels like deleted scenes thrown in to make more money and it really hurts the flow of the film. I feel they work the best when it feels like an entirely different film with the alternate cut. The best example I can think of right now is Daredevil. Not the greatest comic book film out there but I still thought it was alright. Then I watched the director's cut years later and thought it drastically improved. It still has issues but it was better. It was amazing how the film felt so different with a few scenes left out. You were seeing most of the same scenes but now the character motivations were entirely different.

I also like the extended cut of The Town but I really like the book it's based off of so the inclusion of some of the subplots was really nice and it built up some of the characters more. Even so, I still prefer the theatrical cut of that film a little more.

What are your thoughts on Director's Cuts?

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Wade92 on 6/20/2015 Reply  · 

I thought Mean Streets was just alright. I love Scorsese's work but this is probably one of his weakest films for me. I'm not entirely sure I was in the right mood to watch it though. I was also very distracted while trying to watch it so maybe I'll give it another chance some day.

Did you like Friends With Benefits?

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Wade92 on 6/22/2015 Reply  · 

Not right now. Mean Streets was just one that I've been meaning to see for a while. I think I've seen 12 of Scorsese's films so far. There are a few more I'd still like to check out someday but I'm not making a point of it right now.

I've only seen Friends with Benefits and I thought it was decent. Like you said, Kunis and Timberlake carried the film. I've always thought that was so weird that every few years there are two films with pretty much the exact same premise.

I'm trying to go in as fresh as possible, but I just want to know...is Inside Out as good as everyone is saying it is? How does it compare to the other Pixar films for you?

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Wade92 on 6/22/2015 Reply  · 

Really? That's crazy. You think studios would strive to be as unique as possible. How many versions of Peter Pan, Hercules, and Robin Hood do we need? Have you seen the Ridley Scott Robin Hood? If you have what did you think?

Awesome, I'm looking forward to checking it out. My top five Pixar films are:

1. Toy Story
2. The Incredibles
3. Toy Story 3
4. Cars (I know it's not a popular Pixar film but I like it. That second one though...yikes! haha)
5. A Bug's Life

Finding Nemo is a really good one though too and is really close to A Bug's Life for me.

What do you think of Pixar putting out more sequels? Do you enjoy them or would you prefer they stuck to more original ideas?

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Wade92 on 6/23/2015 Reply  · 

I actually don't mind the Ridley Scott Robin Hood. It seemed like it got a mixed reception when it was released but I enjoyed it.

I agree with what you said about Pixar keeping a balance of original and sequels. For a while it seemed kind of like all they were announcing for upcoming projects were sequels but it seems to be evening out a little bit.

Did you hear that composer James Horner passed away? He was a really talented man. He made some of the most emotional film music in my opinion. Field of Dreams, A Beautiful Mind, and Titanic are all among some of my favorite film scores. I even enjoy his score for The Amazing Spider-Man even though it was kind of a retread of some of his previous work. Is there any of his work that you really enjoy?

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Wade92 on 6/24/2015 Reply  · 

The Field of Dreams score is pretty incredible. It perfectly captures the mood of the film. It's one of those films where you can't picture it with any other music.

I thought the Sandlot was pretty good for the most part. I thought it was kind of losing it towards the end when the dog is more prominent but overall I had a good time with it. I'm a big baseball fan so now I don't have to see the look on people's faces when I say that I haven't seen The Sandlot haha

What did you think of Godzilla? And was Cake any good?

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Wade92 on 6/26/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, I saw Godzilla when it was in theaters last summer so its been a little bit. I remember not being real crazy about it. I thought it looked really nice visually but I didn't like where the film went with it. I think the trailers really hurt me. I had the impression that Godzilla would be the villain in the film and it would have more of a horror vibe with Bryan Cranston in a much more significant role. I have to give them praise for keeping much of the film a secret but they just seemed to be selling a completely different story and tone than it actually was.

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Wade92 on 6/27/2015 Reply  · 

What do you think of Godzilla possibly getting a trilogy? And I thought at one time I heard they were wanting to build a cinematic universe of monster movies with Godzilla, King Kong and others. I think its getting a little ridiculous with them trying to make cinematic universes out of everything haha.

Bull Durham was very enjoyable. Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins were great together were definitely the highlights for me. All the baseball elements of the film were great, the only part that kind of lacked a little bit was when the film dealt with their relationship with Susan Sarandon's character. I know that was kind of the center of the film but I just couldn't get into that part of the film as much as I could the baseball part which was great.

I really liked Almost Famous. It's my favorite film that I've seen so far directed by Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire and Aloha are the only others). Fast Times at Ridgemont High is still my favorite work of his but he only wrote that one. A friend of mine that is a musician had been recommending Almost Famous for a while. Have you seen Almost Famous? Do you have any thoughts on Cameron Crowe in general?

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Wade92 on 6/29/2015 Reply  · 

I completely agree with how you describe Cameron Crowe's filmmaking. I haven't seen Say Anything yet. From what I hear about him, his earlier work is better I guess.

How was The Judge? I hear it had really good performances.

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Wade92 on 6/30/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen a whole lot of him outside of the Iron Man appearances. The only other ones I've seen are Zodiac and the two Sherlock Holmes films and I love him in all three of them. I think Iron Man is my least favorite role of his that I've seen. He's not bad...he's just too much like himself, know what I mean? I'd still like to see Tropic Thunder and Chaplin some day. Which are your favorite non-superhero RDJ films? Do you think he will ever break the shadow of Iron Man? I know he will always be associated with it but it would be nice to see him get some big success with other roles as well.

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Wade92 on 7/2/2015 Reply  · 

Right on. I've been meaning to see Tropic Thunder for a while I just can't find the time to get around to it haha. I'll keep Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in mind as well. Like you said, his schedule is nuts right now for Iron Man related stuff! He seems to really love the role though so might as well enjoy it as much as he can.

Do you have any plans of the 4th of July or do you usually just chill out?

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Wade92 on 7/4/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, it's insane how much money he makes for those Marvel films. I couldn't believe how much of a difference there was in pay for the cast of The Avengers.

I don't usually do a whole lot for the Fourth either. Where I live we don't really do any fireworks shows on the day of. Our county fair is always just a few weeks after so there is always a fireworks show there. This year I'm just hanging out with some family and grilling out. Pretty low key but it will be a good time.

How was the Ashton Kutcher film of Steve Jobs? Are you interested in the upcoming Fassbender version at all?

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Wade92 on 7/6/2015 Reply  · 

Nope, I haven't seen the Kutcher version but that one never really appealed to me. The Fassbender one however, looks very interesting. Like you said it looks it like it dives deeper into the darker side of him. It seems like a much more honest take on his life. I agree about Seth Rogen too. I always enjoy watching his work but I'm looking forward to him getting to the chance to branch out a little bit. I really like when comedic actors take on more serious roles like Steve Carrell in Foxcatcher and Jonah Hill in Moneyball.

Was The Spirit any good? I never saw it but I remember it reminding me a lot of Sin City a lot visually in the trailers and what not.

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Wade92 on 7/8/2015 Reply  · 

I Confess was really good. It's not Psycho or Rear Window level but it was just a good thriller. The setup is that a man goes to confession and confesses that he committed a murder. The priest obviously has to keep the information to himself but he soon finds himself as a suspect in the murder investigation which puts him in a really tough situation. It's not a real well known Hitchcock film but I'm glad I checked it out.

Have you seen Dial M for Murder? That's among some of my favorite Hitchcock films.

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Wade92 on 7/10/2015 Reply  · 

Definitely check out Dial M for Murder if you get the chance. Like you said he's a great director but I haven't seen a whole lot yet either though I really want to see more. I've seen Psycho, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder, I Confess, Saboteur, North By Northwest, Vertigo, and Strangers on a Train. We've actually seen a decent amount of his work but it doesn't feel that way since he made so many films haha. He was a really talented filmmaker and he is becoming one of my favorites.

Love & Mercy was decent but not quite as good as I was hoping. The performances were all really good but the two separate storylines made it feel like I was watching two different films instead of one unified work which was distracting. I give it credit for being a very unique music biopic in a genre that can be rather repetitive. It had its moments and wasn't bad by any means but I was expecting a little more I guess. Time will tell, maybe I'll change my mind.

How was Dope? I was thinking about seeing it but I've been super busy lately and I'm not sure if its still in theaters. I've heard its a little like Dazed and Confused which is a film I love.

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Wade92 on 7/12/2015 Reply  · 

Interesting. I've kind of heard that too about the acting and soundtrack being the highlights of the film.

I enjoyed both Philadelphia Story and Independence Day. Philadelphia Story had such a great cast with James Stewart, Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant so it was hard not to enjoy. Not my favorite James Stewart film or anything but it was still worth the watch.

Independence Day was an action staple that I had not yet seen so I'm glad I finally checked it out. Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith were definitely the highlights. I had just a few little issues but overall it was just a big fun action film that I could kick back and have a good time with. My favorite film of Roland Emmerich's is still The Patriot though.

Are you planning on checking out the new Independence Day they are making?

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Wade92 on 7/14/2015 Reply  · 

I enjoyed the first one enough where I'm at least interested in the second. Like you said the trailer will be the thing that really sells me or not.

How was Magic in the Moonlight? I'm actually going to be seeing that one soon. I'm a big Emma Stone fan and I really enjoy Colin Firth's work as well. I remember hearing the film was just kind of "meh" though.

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Wade92 on 7/14/2015 Reply  · 

Sweet, glad you liked it. I'm not quite so nervous about seeing it now. What is your personal favorite Emma Stone performance? I've enjoyed her in everything I've seen her in but I think Birdman was her strongest performance yet. Hopefully she keeps getting more roles that really let her talent shine like that.

Point Break was a lot of fun to watch. Pure adrenaline like the tagline says. Reeves and Swayze were both great. It kind of reminded me of Speed in that it was a big fun action film...and Keanu Reeves was in it haha. It was a film that I've been meaning to see for quite a while too since I always hear it talked about. I can't believe they are doing a remake though. The original was good as it was and should be left alone.

What is your favorite bank robbery or heist film? Mine is The Town.

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Wade92 on 7/15/2015 Reply  · 

Nope, I didn't even know there was a trailer out yet haha. I'll probably check it out sometime just to see what we're dealing with here :)

I thought she was really good in Zombieland as well. I agree with your thoughts on her performance completely.

When I said The Town for some reason I was forgetting The Place Beyond the Pines. That would be my favorite bank robbery film but I don't really categorize it as such either so maybe that's why overlooked it. Both are my favorites though.

Cool, I've only seen the first Ocean film. Are 12 and 13 any good?

It's sounding like a done deal that Ben Affleck will direct, star and co-write the next standalone Batman film. I can't wait to see what he does.

I saw a few of the trailers mainly the big ones (Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Deadpool). I loved Batman v Superman and thought Suicide Squad looked pretty sweet. I liked Deadpool but wasn't as over the moon about it as people seem to be. How about yourself?

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Wade92 on 7/17/2015 Reply  · 

Hopefully they can find a good balance with Batman v Superman and not have it feel too bloated. I'm not sure about Eisenberg as Lex either. He doesn't seem bad it just isn't clicking for me yet. My least favorite part of the trailer was his "red capes are coming" line. It just kind of made me cringe. And what's with that hair? Haha! I know he won't have it the whole film but I thought he looked so much better in that official image of him with the shaved head.

I haven't seen the Star Wars footage yet but I plan on checking it out sometime soon. To be honest, I didn't see the point of making more Star Wars films when it was first announced. I like the first six and thought the they should be left alone. But after seeing the trailers, they've won me over and I'm pretty excited. I really like how JJ Abrams is being really inspired by the original trilogy by how it looks and how it was made with a lot of practical effects and whatnot. I enjoy the prequels but this just feels more like Star Wars a whole lot more than those ever did. I really hope the film delivers. What are your thoughts on Episode VII? What is your favorite Star Wars film?

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Wade92 on 7/18/2015 Reply  · 

I'm with you. A New Hope is without a doubt my favorite followed by Revenge of the Sith and Empire Strikes back. I enjoy all six but some are better than others haha.

Are you much of a Star Trek fan? I'm just a really casual fan. I used to catch some of the tv episodes on tv from time to time growing up but never was real serious about it. I do enjoy Abrams's two films though.

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Wade92 on 7/19/2015 Reply  · 

I really enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty. For films directed by Katherine Bigelow I had only seen The Hurt Locker and recently Point Break. I liked Point Break but I felt The Hurt Locker was pretty overrated so I was a little nervous about this one. Fortunately, it turned out to be a really good film. The huge cast all did a great job and it had a great deal of suspense even though I knew how it was going to end.

How was Ant Man?

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Wade92 on 7/20/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, I really like Michael Pena as well. Fury would probably be my favorite film of his.

I'm not as familiar with the Ant-Man project as a film. Did they still use Edgar Wright's script or did they overhaul and start from scratch?

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Wade92 on 7/22/2015 Reply  · 

Definitely check out Fury whenever you get the chance. Everyone I've shown it to has really enjoyed it. I've seen a lot of the big war films but that is probably my personal favorite war film. Can't really pin why it's my favorite but tank warfare has always fascinated me though since my grandfather was in tanks. Not saying it will be your favorite but in general it's very good haha!

I checked out Ant-Man and I can see what you're saying. Those montage scenes with Michael Pena were the best! It might seem odd but that might be one of my favorite things they've done in a Marvel Studios film. It was just so quick and snappy and unique. Sometimes I feel they are just repeating themselves with these films but that element felt very fresh. Usually the side characters that are the hero's friends in comic book films tend to be very bland and dry for me in general but I actually enjoyed watching them in this film.

To be honest I haven't seen a whole lot of Edgar Wright's work. I saw Scott Pilgrim a long time ago but don't remember much about it unfortunately. But Hot Fuzz though, oh man what a fun film! I loved his filmmaking style and really want to check out the rest of the Cornetto trilogy. What do you think of Edgar Wright?

What did you think of Heat?

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Wade92 on 7/24/2015 Reply  · 

What a great question, man. I often wonder the same thing. It's great to be living in a time when pretty much any comic book character can be adapted into a movie but at the same time having too much of anything isn't always good. I think the cracks are starting to already show in the genre with the films we have right now. It seems like Marvel is starting to stumble here and there in the public perceptions. They are really starting to fall into a rut of repeating themselves. People used to treat them like they could hardly do any wrong but it seems like people are starting to point out more flaws. I think DC could bring something fresh with their more grim approach and possibly more philosophical storytelling. That could easily go stale after a while though too.

What do you think of the future of superhero films?

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Wade92 on 7/24/2015 Reply  · 

Indeed, I have seen Heat. The reason why I actually searched out the film for the first time was that I knew it was a major influence on The Dark Knight. You can really see how Christopher Nolan was influenced like you said.

It's been a couple years since I've seen the film but I enjoy it. Not quite sure I'd call it the be all end all of bank robbery films like it's often called but it's definitely among some of the best.

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Wade92 on 7/27/2015 Reply  · 

I agree. It's just going to get to be too much. I think the novelty will definitely wear off for some people. I feel like some of these films feel a lot less special than they used to. Back in the day superhero films felt like much bigger events and seemed to give off a more grandiose feeling. The stories had much more weight and it seemed like they took more risks. Now they seem to play it a little more safe so I'm hoping DC shakes things up big time.

I have to agree that I like The Dark Knight's more. That opening scene blew me away when I first saw it in theaters. I thought it was brilliant how they were all double crossing each other and it such a perfect way to kick off the film and it then it ends with The Joker's big reveal. I still really like Heat's scene but The Dark Knight has it beat. Is the show you're referring to Screen Junkies by chance?

What did you think of A Dame to Kill For? Do you think they should make any more Sin City films or do you think they should leave it alone?

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Wade92 on 7/28/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I do watch Screen Junkies fairly often. Their Honest trailers were what introduced me to them but they have a lot of other great content as well. It's always entertaining to watch. Do you watch any other movie related channels on Youtube?

I thought A Dame to Kill For was pretty good but not quite as good as the original. I agree that Joseph Gordon Levitt and Eva Green were excellent additions but overall the film like too much of a retread. It didn't feel like it brought too much new to the table. I think they are fine with the two films they have but if they made more I would check them out.

What are your thoughts on Jake Gyllenhaal? He's probably one of my favorites and he's such a dynamic actor. I'm planning on checking out Southpaw soon, do you plan on seeing that one?

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Wade92 on 7/31/2015 Reply  · 

Nice, I watch CinemaSins too. I watch it every once and while but not regularly. Schmoes Know is good as well. I like how they just seem like casual, laid back every day guys. Chris Stuckmann is probably my favorite movie related channel. I've been watching him for a few years now. I also watch The Flick Pick and Jeremy Jahns from time to time as well. I used to watch Pretty Much It for movie news but one of the hosts drove me nuts haha! Two of the them were really cool but man that third one has made me stop watching for a while haha

That's cool about starting up a channel. I always thought that would be a fun thing to do. Hey man, if it works out for you and you want me to check out the channel just let me know! I'd be happy to check it out.

Yeah, Gyllenhaal really has been picking some excellent roles of late. I guess he said after Prince of Persia he kind of reevaluated his career choices. I thought he was excellent in Prisoners and he really owned the role of Detective Loki! I still think of that intense blinking every time the film comes to mind haha. But my favorite role of his might actually be Enemy. He pulled off two very different performances and really sold it for me. He had such great nuance and subtlety and you could tell which character he was playing just by his eyes and body language. It was pretty fantastic.

Southpaw was actually very good my friend. I was super impressed and it's probably tied for my favorite film of the year right now along with Kingsman. The trailer does give a big plot point away but it does happen earlier in the film. The film had really great performances and while the story is a bit "typical" in terms of boxing films, I still thought it was a very well done film.

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Wade92 on 8/6/2015 Reply  · 

Sorry, I didn't see your comment right away. The comments on my page are all scrambled for some reason. Very frustrating!

Nope, I'm not really a boxing fan but I enjoy boxing films. I thought the boxing scenes were pretty convincing but to be honest, I thought the matches would be a little more hard hitting. I had heard there was brutal realistic matches in the film so maybe I just had different expectations. The matches were well done and all but I never had a feeling of "wow I can't believe they did this for real".

How was Pixels? It seemed like an interesting concept but I've heard a lot of negative things. Are you into those classic games at all?

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Wade92 on 8/8/2015 Reply  · 

I was into gaming a lot more when I was younger. For classic games I'd play Mario, Pac-Man, Pole Position, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Centipede among others. Good times :) I'm not much into gaming anymore. I just kind of grew out of it I guess. I'm a very casual gamer at best now days haha

What did you think of Grindhouse? I've only seen the Death Proof section so far. I thought that was a really cool concept though of making films that look like they would be shown at drive in theaters back in the day. Have you ever seen a film at a drive in theater?

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Wade92 on 8/8/2015 Reply  · 

I've seen the fake trailers before. I thought some were more entertaining than others but man they really let their imaginations run wild with those.

It is a pretty cool experience if you ever get the chance to go to a drive in theater. I grew up about a mile away from one so it was always pretty convenient. I prefer an actual theater to see a film that I'm really looking forward to but if I'm seeing a film a second time or one that I'm mildly interested in sometimes I'll go to the drive in. I like the nostalgic feeling of loading up the vehicle with people and watching a film under the stars. I wish they would have more throwback nights though. I would much rather see classic films at a drive in than current ones. American Graffiti has always been one I've wanted to experience that way.

What do you think of Robert Rodriguez as a director? The only films of his that I've seen are the first three Spy Kids films and the two Sin City films.

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Wade92 on 8/10/2015 Reply  · 

I really liked the first three Spy Kids films when I was growing up. I I thought those films were so cool but going back and watching them now...they haven't aged all that well. They are still fun to watch for nostalgia but its just one of those things where you see more flaws in things you used to like when you were younger.

I enjoy both Sin City films and I think he did an excellent job crafting those films just like the graphic novels they are based off of. I think he was the perfect director for that project.

Do you have any thoughts on the Harry Potter films? I recently just finished rewatching all of those films again. I was just the right age where I grew up with the books and I've always enjoyed the films. It's really hard for me to rank those films on this site because they all mean a lot to me growing up so it's hard to rank them as films alone without factoring in the nostalgic love for it you know? Have you read the books?

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Wade92 on 8/11/2015 Reply  · 

Nice, Prisoner of Azkaban would be up towards the top for me too. Chris Columbus did a great job of establishing the world but I really like how Alfonso Cuaron really pushed the boundaries with his installment. Redesigning Hogwarts, the grounds, the robes, and the addition of street clothes for the students I thought were all nice touches. The film had a very chilling vibe and I actually liked how it switched things up from the book. It gives you two completely different experiences.

My favorite is probably Half-Blood Prince which is also my favorite of the books. I love how the film has a really quirky sense of humor. The cinematography looks amazing in that film as well. I wish it was a little longer though to include more of the story points from the book.

Which Dumbledore do you prefer? I thought Richard Harris was fantastic and much more in line with the character in books but I think I actually prefer Michael Gambon in the role. He has such a dry wit to him and is always entertaining to watch. You can always see that he's two steps ahead of everyone.

Are you interested in these new Harry Potter spin-off films? I don't know a whole bunch about them yet.

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Wade92 on 8/12/2015 Reply  · 

Haha you're right on the voice. I thought the same thing about Richard Harris.

I'm a little torn on the spin-offs as well. One of the main things I like about Harry Potter is the great characters. So if these films are something entirely separate, I'm not sure if I'll be as interested. I'll still be willing to give them a shot. If JK Rowling is closely involved its at least promising. I always thought a cool story to tell would be the formation of Hogwarts. Or maybe about a young Dumbledore and how he became the greatest wizard of the age.

Of all the films that you've seen, which was the biggest surprise for you? You were not expecting much going in and then it really impressed you.

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saddler16 on 8/13/2015 Reply  · 

How is Big Trouble in Little China?

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saddler16 on 8/14/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not gonna lie, I really liked the first Sharknado movie, but I LOVED the second. It knew exactly what it was and gave me everything I wanted and more. I watched it with my friends and we all just made fun of all the ridiculous stuff that was happening so that added a lot to it. It might be the funniest movie I've seen this year, it was great. Have you seen them?

What are your thoughts on John Carpenter? Have you seen any of his other movies besides Big Trouble in Little China?

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saddler16 on 8/14/2015 Reply  · 

I've only seen Assault on Precinct 13 but I loved it! Great characters, dialogue, score and atmosphere. I'd really recommend it. Other Carpenter flicks I wanna see are Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Halloween, and They Live.

Who are some of your favorite directors?

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Wade92 on 8/15/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen that one yet. I love the Jump Street films and I really liked the Lego Movie so maybe I'll have to check that one out sometime. Like you said the directors seem to have a good range to them.

For me the biggest surprise would probably be Pride & Prejudice haha. I had to read the book for an English class my senior year of high school and didn't really care for the book. Then we watched the film in class and I was very impressed by it. It was really well filmed and I really enjoy the cast. I like how everyone was so proper back in that age as well. Just something about the film is always so relaxing and always puts me at ease. Not really sure why I enjoy it so much but it's kind of one of those guilty pleasures. It's kind of like those romance films like Titanic that both men and women can really enjoy...I think :)

Speaking of romance films of sorts, have you ever seen the film Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams? That one is pretty good as well.

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saddler16 on 8/15/2015 Reply  · 

My favorite would probably be Stanley Kubrick. I owe a lot to him, as 2001: A Space Odyssey was the movie that got me into film. I love Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Hitchcock, Tarantino and Clint Eastwood. I think Edgar Wright will probably be in that group when I see more of his films.

What're some movies on your list of shame you really wanna see? Any on mine that you would really recommend?

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Wade92 on 8/15/2015 Reply  · 

I'd recommend Blue Valentine if you ever get a chance to see it. A bit depressing but still a very good film. I'm always surprised whenever people say its such a great date film because it focuses on the imperfection of relationships and how things change with time. Not really something you'd want your date to start thinking about if you ask me haha

I have seen the Fantastic Four films from the 2000s but it's been a looong time so they are not the freshest in my mind. I think this latest attempt was the best so far even though it had plenty of issues. I actually had a decent time with the film. Not at all perfect but not nearly as terrible as a lot of people are saying. I thought the cast all did a good job with the limited material they were given. The movie is very story driven but yet they don't dive deep enough into characters and motivations. I liked the dark tone of the film but the flow of the film was pretty bad. There was plenty of trouble during production and it really shows. It doesn't feel like one unified work and it felt like there was a lot missing. The villain was completely wasted and the third act was a complete mess. I don't think I've ever seen an ending that has felt so rushed and tacked on at the last minute. I was actually enjoying myself until that last act. It actually brought the film down a few notches for me. The film still felt like a work in progress to me to be honest. If they would have tightened up the script and focused more on certain elements they could have made a pretty compelling Fantastic Four film.

How did the Poltergeist remake compare to the original?

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saddler16 on 8/16/2015 Reply  · 

I took a look at your List of Shame and some that I'd recommend to you are Ikiru, Sunset Blvd., Raging Bull, Cool Hand Luke and The Conversation. Those are all favorites of mine.

What do you have planned to watch soon?

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saddler16 on 8/17/2015 Reply  · 

I'm gonna watch Network, Escape from Alcatraz, The French Connection and The Conformist. It's 70's week for me haha!

Let me know how Princess Mononoke is, I've been meaning to check that out for ages.

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Wade92 on 8/18/2015 Reply  · 

Same here, I'm really curious what that director's cut looks like. I wonder if it's actually a better film or if Josh Trank is all words at this point trying not to take all the heat. Have you seen his other film, Chronicle? I really enjoyed that film so I was expecting a little more from him on this one than what was delivered.

I enjoyed Magic in the Moonlight as well. Like you had said previously, Emma Stone and Colin Firth made it very enjoyable. Nothing mindblowing or anything but still a very good watch. Have you seen many Woody Allen films? That was my first one and I feel like I should check some more out.

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saddler16 on 8/18/2015 Reply  · 

Nice to hear Mononoke is good, I'll have to see it soon.

Haha! Yeah, Troll 2 was pretty hilariously awful. It might have the worst acting I've ever seen in a movie before. There was something about it I found interesting though, under the surface it kinda felt like a satire on religion. I dunno, I'm sure I'm giving it way too much credit.

What are some of your favorite "so bad they're good" movies?

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saddler16 on 8/19/2015 Reply  · 

Sharknado 2 would definitely be my favorite, I like Samurai Cop, Flyin' Ryan and the first Sharknado as well. I still need to see The Room, The Happening and The Wickerman.

Hey man, I never told you, but I really like your taste in movies. You've got a great mix of comedies, dramas and animated films on your list.

What where some of your favorite movies from 2014?

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Wade92 on 8/19/2015 Reply  · 

I really don't like found footage films either but I thought the way Chronicle did it was kind of cool. I remember seeing it in theaters and like 15 minutes into the movie hearing a lady behind me asking, "is this the movie?" haha. I guess she was thrown off by the lack of opening credits or something.

Thanks for those recommendations. I'll keep them in mind when I want to check out some more of his films.

Did you hear the possible plot of Toy Story 4? I'm interested in seeing the film but I still really wish that they left it at three. That was such a perfect ending.

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saddler16 on 8/20/2015 Reply  · 

Nice picks. My list would look pretty similar:

1. Whiplash: By far my favorite of 2014. The theme of becoming so obsessed with your job it drives you to the edge has always been interesting to me. Plus, JK Simmons and Miles Teller where terrific.

2. The Lego Movie: Best animated film I've seen in a while. Not only is it really really funny, there's also a lot going on under the surface. It's a pretty deep film.

3. Sharknado 2: The Second One: I should probably not be admitting I loved this movie so much, but I can't think of a lot of movies I've had more fun watching.

4. Nightcrawler: Great direction, great story and great great GREAT performance from Jake Gylenhall. My word that man can act.

5. The Overnighters: Not a lot of people have heard of this one, but it's a documentary (it's on Netflix if you have that, highly recommend) about a pastor in North Dakota who houses out-of-workers in his church. It actually plays out like a movie, except I don't think anyone could've dreamed up all the twists and turns this movie takes, especially the ending. I won't spoil anything, but the ending almost made me cry the last time I watched it.

I still have to see Boyood, Birdman, Sniwpeircer, Frank and The Babadook.

I saw Network, and it was terrific! There characters and story were great, and there are some rants characters go on that made me feel different about America, the world, and life in general. I'd really recommend it.

Do you have any favorite decades for movies?

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Wade92 on 8/21/2015 Reply  · 

I kind of like how they are doing the tv specials. It serves as kind of way to "catch up" with the characters and see what they're up too without actually having a feature film that could weaken the impact of the third a little bit. Not nearly as good as the films but they are still fun watches for what they are.

Yeah man, if anyone is capable of making this succeed it's for sure in the right hands. Pixar could definitely pull it off so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I wonder how long they plan on keeping this franchise going?

Haha I know right? The leaks from comic con were insane! As for other D23 announcements I haven't been keeping up on a whole lot of them. I wish they would announce that Tron 3 is back on but I'm sure that won't happen haha! I heard they announced Colin Trevorrow as the director of Episode IX so that's interesting. I thought he did a pretty decent job with Jurassic World so hopefully he sends out this new trilogy in dramatic fashion. I hear nothing but highly positive things about JJ's work on Episode VII though so Rian Johnson and Trevorrow seem to have their work cut out for them.

Have you been keeping up with the announcements much?

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saddler16 on 8/22/2015 Reply  · 

Nice pick. I think mine would probably be the 70's. It was like directors were finally discovering the power of film and where really pushing the limits. It had Taxi Driver, Barry Lyndon, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather movies, Days of Heaven, The Conversation and Network.

How was Fury and Two Guns?

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saddler16 on 8/23/2015 Reply  · 

My favorite actor is Robert DeNiro. He's been in so many great movies, from Silver Linings Playbook to Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to The Godfather 2. His roles are always very different and he always commits (well, at least he used to) completely to the role. I really like Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.

Actresses are a little tougher, as most movies tend to have male leads. But I like Cate Blanchett, Uma Thurman, Diane Keaton, Ellen Page and Vivien Leigh. I really think Hollywood should start making more movies with a female lead because I really like stuff like Kill Bill, Gone With the Wind and All About Eve.

Who are some of your favorite actors/ actresses?

How was Schindlers List?

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Wade92 on 8/23/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I heard about Star Wars Land just recently as well...very interesting. It's crazy how prominent Star Wars is becoming again. It's always been a pop culture staple but it just seems like it's "cool" again to like Star Wars you know?

Wow, I'm surprised how much of a reaction The Jungle Book got. Now I'm curious about seeing this footage!

Straight Outta Compton was fantastic. I'd say it's my favorite film of the year right now. It was an excellent drama with a great blend of comedic moments as well. The performances were great and man, it sounded great hearing those songs BLASTING on the theater speakers. I like N.W.A's music and I thought the film was very good and one of the people I went with only listens to country music and he loved the film as well so you don't have to necessarily like the music to have a good time with the film.

What did you think of Fury and Schindler's List? What are some of your favorite war films?

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saddler16 on 8/23/2015 Reply  · 

Oh man, I forgot about Sam Rockwell. He was fantastic in Moon and even in stuff that's not great, like Cowboys and Aliens or Iron Man 2, he's still awesome.
What are your favorite roles of his?

I liked Forrest Gump, but think it's hugely overrated. I liked the main character, and loved Lt. Dan, but everything else felt really sappy and annoying.

What are your favorite classic films?

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saddler16 on 8/24/2015 Reply  · 

I guess I would consider anything pre-70's a "classic film". Sorry should've been more specific haha.

I love a lot of them, my favorites would be A Hard Days Night, 12 Angry Men, Sunset Blvd., 2001, Cool Hand Luke, Psycho, Vertigo and Double Indemnity.

I saw you had Seven Psycopaths in your top 10 and, I haven't seen it, but I know it has Tom Waits in it. Do you listen to his music?

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Wade92 on 8/25/2015 Reply  · 

I'm glad you liked Fury! I love the dynamic of the men in that tank as well. It's hard to pick which character I liked the most. Logan Lerman is an underrated actor in my opinion. Hopefully good roles keep coming his way. I think it's a very investing film and I love how real and raw the film feels. Hopefully David Ayer brings the same tone to Suicide Squad. I'm sure that film will be great...at least I hope haha

There's a lot of great war films out there but my top five would probably be Fury, Inglourious Basterds, Saving Private Ryan, American Sniper and Brothers.

How was The Gift? I wasn't impressed by the trailer but I hear really good things about the film so I'm going to try check it out soon. Any thoughts on Joel Edgerton as an actor in general?

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saddler16 on 8/26/2015 Reply  · 

Oh man, listening to a lot of Tom Waits' stuff, I think he could pull off a creep very easily! I'm gonna try to check out Seven Psycopaths soon. Do you like In Bruge? I know both films have the same director.

I really liked His Girl Friday. The dialogue was crazy smart and witty, and the movie moved along at such a snappy pace I never felt bored. A lot of fun.

How was The Gift? The trailer looked kinda like a generic horror movie but it's been getting great reviews.

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saddler16 on 8/27/2015 Reply  · 

Primer is about two scientist friends who make a time machine in their garage and has the reputation of being one of the most complex movies of all time. I didn't like it much, we never really got to know the characters, and the story was so confusing I couldn't get invested in it. That seems to be why most people love it, but I don't think it automatically makes a movie great if it's just so confusing you can't tell what's going on.

How is The Voices?

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Wade92 on 8/27/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah man, not all of that cast gets the credit they deserve in films. There's a lot of talent there.

That's cool that you like Brothers as well. A lot of times I hear people say that movie is lame but I rather enjoy it.

That's awesome you liked The Gift so much. I'm looking forward to checking it out! I really recommend the movie Warrior with Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy if you haven't seen that one yet. It's a very well done and powerful film for sure.

Ricki and the Flash was...meh. I never saw the trailer, I just went on a whim because some other people I knew were going and I really like Rick Springfield's music and have seen him in concert. He was definitely the highlight of the film for me. The film was ok, I just found it kind of bland. I don't think it helped that I was just coming off of Straight Outta Compton either which i thoroughly enjoyed.

You live in LA correct? When you go to movies is it always packed with people? Do you have to worry about getting tickets sometimes or are the theaters huge? I live in a fairly rural area so I was just curious. At my theater it can be pretty busy but you still have a fair amount of breathing room.

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saddler16 on 8/28/2015 Reply  · 

Ryan Reynolds seems like a cool, funny and likable guy in real life, and it shows in his movies, but I honestly haven't seen a good movie he's starred in. Green Lantern is one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I wasn't a big fan of Just Friends either. I really want to see Buried though, and Deadpool is looking great to me. What are your thoughts on the guy?

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Wade92 on 8/28/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, that's a good idea catching shows at those earlier times haha. What do ticket prices run generally out there? For me it's around eight dollars for a ticket.

I really liked Rogue Nation. It's probably my personal favorite of the franchise. Tom Cruise proves time and time again that he will stop at nothing to give audiences their money's worth. It had a few issues but that would just be me nitpicking. Overall I had a really good time with it and it's probably in my top 5 for the year (for now). Did you like it?

I checked out The Gift last night and I was pretty impressed! It cranked up the suspense quite a bit throughout. There was even one time when a person in front of me jumped so much that they hit the person next to them in the face haha fortunately they were ok. Joel Edgerton and Jason Bateman were both fantastic. My only issue with the film was Rebecca Hall. I mean she was good enough but I just didn't feel she was quite matching the work of her costars. I've felt the same way about her in The Town and The Prestige as well so maybe's it's just me.

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saddler16 on 8/29/2015 Reply  · 

Battle Royale was a lot of fun. I thought it had enough well developed characters and memorable scenes for 10 movies. I like it a lot more than its neutered little brother The Hunger Games haha. I might sound like a psycho here, but it was a lot more satisfying to see some awesome deaths than just a bunch of shaky-cam so you can't tell what you're seeing.

What're your favorite foreign-language films?

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Wade92 on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

That's crazy how expensive ticket prices can be. I remember when I was on a trip to California a few years back being surprised at how much more expensive everything was out there.

I really liked how they utilized suspense in Rogue Nation as well. It was an element that has kind of been lacking to a certain extent since the original and I hope they keep running with it in the future. I really liked that restaurant scene as well. It felt so intimate yet the stakes were incredibly high. I thought the film had a good balance. They had the big intense scenes like the the motorcycle chase and underwater dive and then they had ones like the restaurant scene where it's just people sitting at a table and talking but its just as exciting and gripping.

Frost/Nixon is still one I need to check out. What is your favorite Ron Howard fillm?

I thought Face/Off was a blast. I wasn't really expecting all that much but I was quite impressed. Definitely an over top 90s action flick with such a bizarre concept but it just ran with it. It threw in some surprisingly heartfelt moments as well. Travolta was good but I was more impressed with Nicolas Cage. That's probably my favorite Nicolas Cage film now.

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saddler16 on 8/31/2015 Reply  · 

According to my flickchart, I've seen about 20, and I like most of them. I really like Akira Kurosawa's stuff, like Seven Samurai, Ikiru(probably my favorite foreign language movie right now), Yojimbo and Sanjuro. Other foreign language movies I like are The Raid and The Raid 2(my favorite action movie), The 400 Blows and The Killer.

How is Chicago?

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Wade92 on 8/31/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, A Beautiful Mind is my favorite. And it's actually one of the films that made me want to get more into movies when I saw it for the first time back in my high school Psychology class. I'm interested in seeing his upcoming film In the Heart of the Sea as well.

Haha yeah that's too bad about Mr. Cage. It seems like he will say yes to just about anything. It would be really cool to seem him take on a great role and change some people's perception of him and his work. I haven't seen Adaptation yet, thanks for the recommendation man!

Were there any films in particular that made you realize you wanted to get into movies more seriously? A Beautiful Mind, Inception, and Forrest Gump were a few films that blew me away with how good and unique movies could be.

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saddler16 on 8/31/2015 Reply  · 

That's too bad about Chicago.

I really enjoyed the first Terminator. The action was cool, the story was original and great, and if there's one guy who could pull off acting like a robot, it's Arnie haha.

I'm gonna try to see T2 pretty soon. I'm actually gonna try and see all the movies in my top 100 List of Shame by the end of the year. Only 19 left haha!

What're your thoughts on the Terminator movies?

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Wade92 on 9/1/2015 Reply  · 

I have mixed feelings on Friday. There were parts that I really liked and thought it was really funny and then there were parts where I thought the humor was reaching a little bit and felt a little too immature. Overall, I had a good time with it though. Ice Cube alone is entertaining. Everytime he does that snarl of his I just crack up. Cube and Chris Tucker really played off each other well and overall I had a good time with the film despite some flaws.

What is your favorite stoner movie? Mine is Dazed and Confused.

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saddler16 on 9/2/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, most people have T2 ranked higher than the first Terminator, as far as I can tell.

I'm excited to see Rashomon, A Clockwork Orange, 8 1/2 and On the Waterfront. I'll watch Schindlers List next.
I probably would be able to make it through the top 100, but starting September 15, in this challenge thingy on letterboxd where I watch 31 horror movies. You on letterboxd? What're your favorite horror movies?

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Wade92 on 9/4/2015 Reply  · 

Nice, those are really good ones as well.

The Lego Justice League film was ok. I have a younger sibling that's really into the whole Lego thing so that's why I ended up watching it. Entertaining enough but I liked the previous Lego Batman movie they made more. I liked how this one had a lot of nods to the old Super Friends cartoon that I watched a lot as a kid. Seeing that was cool.

Have you heard of the upcoming film Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire and Liev Shreiber? I saw the trailer for that recently and I'm really interested in seeing it. If it comes to my local theater that is haha

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saddler16 on 9/5/2015 Reply  · 

Letterboxd is a bit different from Flickchart. It's not as focused on ranking movies (although that is an option), but more on reviewing movies. I like it a lot, but still think I prefer Flickchart because it's easier to discuss movies with others.

Nice picks! My favorite horror movie would be The Babadook, but I really like Psycho, The Shining, Jaws and Silence of the Lambs. Not sure if you'd consider that last one a horror, but it still scared me a lot haha.

I think we'd agree on Schindlers List. I can appreciate it for being a powerful movie experience, but I don't see myself revisiting it anytime soon.

Do you like Jason Reitman? I just saw Up in the Air and for some reason thought of your taste haha.

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saddler16 on 9/6/2015 Reply  · 

I loved Up in the Air! The only other Jason Reitman movie I've seen is Juno and I loved that even more. Both films have insanely likable characters (but I could understand why you thought Juno was annoying), really smart and funny dialogue, and a strong emotional core. I really like his direction too.

How was Everest?

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saddler16 on 9/7/2015 Reply  · 

Devil was pretty bad. The script was weak, the characters were bland, and it wasn't suspenseful or scary. It was kinda cool that they did most of the movie in one elevator, and there was a twist that I didn't see coming, but overall it was just a lame, forgettable experience.

What are your favorite movie endings? Without spoiling anything of course haha.

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Wade92 on 9/8/2015 Reply  · 

Do you play chess at all? I used to play a lot when I was a kid but I haven't in a long time. I actually wanted to learn how to play after seeing the Pixar short Geri's Game believe it or not.

I thought Erin Brockovich was actually pretty good. Julia Roberts really had a certain flair with her performance. She definitely gave the film a certain spark. Aaron Eckhart and Albert Finney were really good as well. It's a film I wouldn't mind seeing again at some point. Have you seen many Julia Roberts films? The only other ones I've seen are Sleeping with the Enemy, Ocean's Eleven and Hook. Sleeping with the Enemy is definitely my favorite of hers.

What did you think of The Company Men? I enjoy it quite a bit but I know its not for everyone. How was Everest? I'll be seeing that one in a couple weeks.

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saddler16 on 9/9/2015 Reply  · 

Some of my favorite endings would be Se7en, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Whiplash, The Best Years of Our Lives and Psycho.

I really agree with what you said about Toy Story. I didn't grow up loving them but still think they wrapped things up perfectly. Are you in favor of seeing more from these characters or do you think they should've just ended it where they were?

How were Dear White People and Ninja Turtles?

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saddler16 on 9/9/2015 Reply  · 

Nah, not really. I might check out Ninja Turtles just for kicks, but I don't think I'll go outta my way to see either of them.

How was Aloha and The Spongebob Movie?

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saddler16 on 9/11/2015 Reply  · 

The only Cameron Crowe movie I've seen is Say Anything, which I really liked. The main characters were relatable, and the romance never got too sappy.

Anything planned to watch soon?

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Wade92 on 9/11/2015 Reply  · 

I think Julia Roberts is decent as an actress. She's good but she's never blown me away or anything. Is August: Osage County any good? I still need to see Pretty Woman as well since that's considered among her best. I'm curious to see her new film Secret in Their Eyes. I've heard she gives a good, emotional performance in that one.

Cool, I'm looking forward to checking it out. Do you see a lot of films in IMAX? And I'm just curious, does that make you feel disoriented afterwards watching a screen that large in 3D?

I might not share the opinion of everyone on this one but I thought The Man from U.N.C.L.E was a blast. The story was kind of typical but it didn't stop me from having a good time. It was a really fun and stylish film and it's too bad that it's underperforming at the box office. The soundtrack was fantastic in the film as well. I've been listening to it a lot since I saw the movie. I really enjoy Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes films as well and I thought this was just as entertaining.

How was Big Eyes? I never got around to seeing that one. What is your favorite Tim Burton film?

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Wade92 on 9/13/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen any actual movies in IMAX. The closest IMAX theater is nearly 6 hours away from me so it's not the most convenient. I saw some documentary type film about volcanoes in IMAX like ten years ago and it was incredible! I'd love to see a feature film in that format someday. It would have to be the right kind of film though. I'd want to be really excited for it and not see just any movie that way.

That's too bad about Big Eyes. I thought it would be a good chance for Tim Burton to flex his creative muscles a little bit and make something that people wouldn't expect from him. I really like Amy Adams as well so that is disappointing indeed.

Edward Scissorhands is my favorite Burton film followed by Batman.

What do you think of Johnny Depp?

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Wade92 on 9/15/2015 Reply  · 

I agree, sometimes it just seems like he's trying to make his characters as out there as possible. I'm really happy about the good buzz that Black Mass is getting. He deserves a good role like that. I was already looking forward to the film but the good reviews make me even more excited.

Edward Scissorhands would be up there but I don't think I would call it my favorite. Curse of the Black Pearl would probably be my favorite role of his as well. Captain Jack Sparrow was one of my favorite movie characters for a long time way back when that film came out. He really did a great job in that film. He was good in the next two Pirates films as well but I've also liked that original performance the best. I've also always liked him in Public Enemies. I wish he would take on more "normal" dramatic roles like that a little more often. Maybe Black Mass will turn him in that direction a little bit.

What did you think of Insomnia? What are your favorite Al Pachino and Robin Williams films?

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saddler16 on 9/16/2015 Reply  · 

If you're gonna watch something on Netflix, I'd strongly recommend The Overnighters. Documentaries aren't really my thing but that one really blew me away. I loved it. You may not watch it, but I feel like more people should be aware of it.

What'd you think of Lawrence and Sunset?

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Wade92 on 9/16/2015 Reply  · 

I really like Insomnia as well. It's probably on the lower end when I rank Nolan's films but it's not all because it's bad, it's because I think all of his films are so good. The first time I saw the film I was kind of like, "that's it?" because it's a much more traditional film than Nolan is known for. But after further viewings I've come to really appreciate the film. I've always found it interesting that after Nolan and Tarantino had big success with unorthodox films (Memento and Pulp Fiction) they both took a much more mainstream approach with their followups.

Insomnia would probably be my favorite performance of Pacino's. Like you said he really plays the sleep deprivation and guilt well. I get tired just watching him haha. I'm not sure I've seen a bad performance from him yet. I've liked him in The Godfather films, Scarface, Heat and Donnie Brasco among others as well.

Yeah, I definitely preferred when Robin Williams took on dramatic roles. He was always so good in those. Maybe it's because you're so used to seeing him being goofy that it makes his dramatic work that much more powerful. Good Will Hunting is by far my favorite of his followed by Insomnia, One Hour Photo and Aladdin of course.

What did you think of Lawrence of Arabia? I really like that film as well. And how is Sunset Blvd? I still want to check that one out sometime.

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Wade92 on 9/18/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I forgot he's in that one haha! I never saw the film because I thought it looked outright dumb :) I was at a friends house once and they had it on and I remember a scene with Al Pacino at a basketball game or something. I didn't really want to pay too much attention to the film though haha

Cool, I'll have to check out Sunset Blvd sometime.

I really liked True Lies. It really took me by surprise because I didn't know going in that it had a comedy element to it. I thought Arnold was fantastic and it just might be favorite film of his that I've seen. It was cool to see him in a more comedic role rather than just straight tough guy action which is still awesome. I thought he was a little funnier in Batman and Robin though...just kidding haha The film did drag a big for me when Jamie Lee Curtis got a little more involved about 3/4 of the way through or so for some reason but it came back around and finished strong.

Have you seen Jingle All the Way? That's a holiday film that I still want to check out but I hear that it's either really fun or really bad.

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saddler16 on 9/18/2015 Reply  · 

Please check out The Overnighters. It plays out like a scripted movie, and it's incredible to think they didn't know this stuff was gonna happen when they started filming.

Yup, seen both of 'em. Sunset is in my top 10. I can always get swept away in the story and Norma Desmond is one of the most interesting movie characters. Completely agree about the script and acting, they're great.

I like Lawrence a little more than you, I think. The cinematography IS beautiful, and Lawrence was such a great character I never got bored when he was on screen. I could probably watch it once a year.

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saddler16 on 9/19/2015 Reply  · 

I had a great time with Aliens. Ripley is probably my favorite heroines in movies, the action was great, it was awesome. Have you seen it?

How is Insomnia?

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Wade92 on 9/20/2015 Reply  · 

Nice, I'll have to keep an eye out for it around Christmas time.

I really liked The Bicycle Thief. It had a very straightforward plot but the neo-realism of the film really made for an investing and powerful watch. I really felt for the characters and the struggles they were facing.

Anything else you have planned to watch?

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Wade92 on 9/21/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen that one but I always hear how terrifying it is. Good thinking watching it earlier in the day haha What is the scariest film experience you've ever had?

I plan on re-watching Prisoners and Enemy before Denis Villeneuve's new film Sicario comes out in a couple weeks. I also plan on watching The Red Shoes sometime soon as well.

I thought Phone Booth was pretty good. The whole concept kind of reminded me of a Hitchcock type thriller. The film actually had a good amount of tension and I thought the cast all did pretty good. It did feel a little generic at times and it really does seem like a film that was made in the early 2000s but overall it was an entertaining watch.

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saddler16 on 9/21/2015 Reply  · 

Night of the Living Dead was pretty great! The characters, story and camera-work all felt so real it was easy to get swept away in the story. There were a few parts in the first half that really dragged, but other than that it was a fun time.

Do you have any favorite monster/ zombie movies?

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saddler16 on 9/22/2015 Reply  · 

I think my favorite monster movie would be Aliens. As for zombie films I really like Night of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead, but my favorite is Zombieland. It's just such a fun time!

How is The Exorcist?

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Wade92 on 9/22/2015 Reply  · 

Oh man, I know exactly what you mean about Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island haha! I had that one on VHS when I was a kid and that one completely freaked me out! I think I only watched it twice (no idea why I watched it the second time).

Apart from Scooby-Doo being scary (as lame as that initially sounds haha) my scariest movie experience might be the first time I saw Jurassic Park. I was fairly young and was really into all things dinosaurs at the time. My mom and I watched it on tv one night and I was absolutely terrified. It really made me question if I actually liked dinosaurs anymore or not haha I really like Jurassic Park now but that first viewing was simply terrifying.

How was the Exorcist? Did it live up to the hype?

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Wade92 on 9/23/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not going to lie, I was a little let down by Black Mass. It wasn't a bad movie, it just didn't quite deliver like I wanted it to. The performances were good and it had a really good cast but there was never really a character that I was rooting for. I watched Chris Stuckmann's review on the film afterwards and I really agreed with him about the film being emotionally hollow. There was just no pull in the film to keep me invested. The performances were good but I feel like I've seen better from all the core cast. Johnny Depp was convincing in his role and I could see people considering this a comeback but he never really blew me away. There was some really good, tense scenes in the film but if they would included some emotional weight to the story I think it would have added a lot more.

What are your favorite gangster films?

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saddler16 on 9/23/2015 Reply  · 

The Grudge really scared me. Right now I'd say it's the scariest movie I've ever seen. There were a few times in the movie that I screamed and had to cover my eyes haha. No other movie has made me do that. It has a few jump scares but mostly relied on tension and atmosphere to create terror.

Glad to hear The Exorcict is good, I'm gonna try to catch it before it leaves Netflix as well.

Do you plan on seeing more horror movies leading up to Halloween?

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saddler16 on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm gonna watch more horror leading up to Halloween. Next I'm gonna watch A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcict, and Evil Dead 2. What are you gonna watch next?

How is Sicario?

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Wade92 on 9/26/2015 Reply  · 

Good picks. I don't know if I've heard of Key Largo. I would assume you would recommend it?

My top five according to flickchart are Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Public Enemies, Casino, and The Sting. The first two Godfather films and the remake of Scarface would be right up there for me too though.

I think Gangster Squad is kind of an underrated film. I think more people should check that one out. Do you agree with them changing the main action sequence of the film because of the tragedy in Aurora? It was absolutely terrible what happened there but I kind of wish they would have left the sequence in. I understand why they did it but they already pushed the release date back and the sequence itself had a different context to it than the real life tragedy.

The Red Shoes was a pretty decent film. I've always heard Martin Scorsese mention it as one of his favorite films and I think Brian De Palma refers to it as such as well so I've always been curious to see it. I thought I was going to hate it since ballet isn't really my thing but I was pleasantly surprised. Not sure I'll watch it again but I'm glad I checked it out.

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saddler16 on 9/29/2015 Reply  · 

A Nightmare on Elm Street is really good. The concept was really freaky and original, so it still feels fresh after all these years. I'd really recommend checking it out.

What is A Simple Plan? I saw you ranked it really high but I've never heard of it.

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saddler16 on 9/30/2015 Reply  · 

I can't really say I enjoyed The Exorcict, because when it was over I felt like I'd just been run over by a truck. I mean, if the devil can possess this innocent little girl, what's gonna happen to a jerk like me? And I really felt for the priest who was struggling with his own demons of unbelief and felling like he let down his mom, his demise really hit me hard. I'm really glad I watched it though, it might be one of my favorite horror movies now.

How is Pretty Woman?

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Wade92 on 10/1/2015 Reply  · 

I agree, it might have helped the film feel a little less disjointed. Too bad they didn't include the sequence in the home release. I don't think you can even find the original trailer anymore either.

I liked 3:10 to Yuma but I feel like I would have appreciated it even more if I had not already seen the remake. The 2007 version is among some of my favorite films and if anything seeing the original showed me how good of a remake the film really is. I feel like they made some big improvements and gave the film more of an adventure flair and more of an emotional pull. The original was much more straightforward but it was still a good film and I'm glad I finally got to see it.

How was Sicario? I can't wait to see that one next week!

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saddler16 on 10/1/2015 Reply  · 

Nope, I'm gonna continue to watch more horror movies up to Halloween. Next up is Evil Dead II, Scream, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and maybe The ABC's of Death.

How was A Nightmare On Elm Street?

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Wade92 on 10/4/2015 Reply  · 

Sweet, I'm glad you liked Sicario so much. I've been waiting to see it for quite a while. Yeah, the cinematography was one of the things that grabbed me the most in just the trailers alone. The film just looks gorgeous. Each shot just looks so precise and pleasing to look at. Roger Deakins is one of my favorite cinematographers. He always has such a good eye and it really makes the films he works on pop onscreen.

I really liked Everest. Like you had said earlier, the production design was incredible. It really felt like they were up there on Everest. I'm not usually someone who gets too riled up during intense films but this one had me on the edge of my seat quite a bit. Maybe because I knew in the back of my mind that this really happened to people. I had no intention of climbing Everest before seeing the film and now that only reaffirms my fear of climbing that mountain haha

How was Star Trek: The Motion Picture? Do you plan on watching all the Trek films?

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Wade92 on 10/5/2015 Reply  · 

I always hear Wrath of Khan and Search For Spock are the best installments as well. I kind of want to see all the Trek films someday but I'm not the biggest Trek fan either so it's a little intimidating to sit down and watch all of them.

The Intern really surprised me. The trailers never really sold me but I ended up going with someone that was wanting to see it pretty bad and I ended up quite enjoying it. De Niro is among some of my favorite actors and I thought he really gave a great performance. I wasn't sure how De Niro and Hathaway would play off each other but they really had a good dynamic going. It's a bit of a fluff film at times but it was still a really fun watch.

Hey, you watched Boogie Nights! What did you think?


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saddler16 on 10/6/2015 Reply  · 

I was actually disappointed with Evil Dead ll. It was probably the horror movie I was most looking forward to checking out, but the humor didn't really work, and it was almost like they were trying too hard to make it a cult movie that none of it really flowed, if that makes any sense. It was still kinda fun though, Bruce Campbell was awesome.

How where the Smosh Movie, Boogie Nights and The Martian?

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Wade92 on 10/6/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, it would be a good film to catch on DVD. It would be a good film to pop in one evening and just relax.

Yeah, Boogie Nights is awesome! Man I love that movie. I find it hilarious and like you said, the ensemble cast is brilliant and everyone really shines like a "big, bright, shining star" haha I would have to say it's my favorite Paul Thomas Anderson film of the one's that I've seen so far.

How is The Martian? Is it the big comeback for Ridley Scott that everyone is saying it is?

I see you're almost at 2000 films on Flickchart. That's impressive, man! Anything special you plan on watching for it or just another movie?

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saddler16 on 10/7/2015 Reply  · 

I used to watch some Smosh videos, but they just became so stupid and annoying to me I just quit.

I haven't seen Boogie Nights, but I see it just came on Netflix, so I'll be sure to check it out soon. My favorite PTA movie so far would be Magnolia, but There Will be Blood and The Master are great also. What PTA movies have you seen?

Congrats on 2000 movies?

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saddler16 on 10/8/2015 Reply  · 

That should be a ! not a ? haha.

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Wade92 on 10/8/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks for your thoughts. I'll try not have too high of expectations going in. I was talking to someone at work that seen it and they kept saying they couldn't believe it was a true story. I had to try my best not to laugh haha

I'm not sure what I'll do for a film when I hit 1000. It would be cool to see something special but I'll probably end up watching something random haha

Yeah, I finally got around to seeing Ghostbusters. Took me long enough but I thought it was pretty good. I will say I'm really surprised how high it is on the global ranking on this site though. It was good but I'm not sure it was THAT good.

Are there any films you think have a surprising placement on the global ranking?

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Wade92 on 10/10/2015 Reply  · 

There's quite a few films that surprise me how highly ranked they are. I mean, I like them but I'm not sure I would put them among the best of all time. The main one that stands out for me is Return of the Jedi. I like the film but I can't believe it's way up at number 8.

Key Largo was really good! I'm glad you brought it to my attention. I love films where the characters are kind of trapped in one location like that. I was disappointed to find they don't really have a Blu ray release for the film though.

Sicario was fantastic! I thought the story, while good, was a bit typical but the acting, directing and cinematography brought it to the next level. You weren't kidding about how the film looked. Roger Deakins once again proved why he is one of the best in the business. I can't wait to see what Villeneuve and Deakins do with the Blade Runner sequel especially since the original film was so visually arresting.

What do you think is one of the most underrated performances of all time?

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saddler16 on 10/10/2015 Reply  · 

How would you rank the Paul Thomas Anderson movies you've seen?

The Crow was a solid gothic-horror-action movie. The cinematography had this great grimy, dirty look to it, and there are some scenes that are so well edited my jaw dropped. It's a shame Brandon Lee died while they where filming, he does a fine job of acting.

How was The Wedding Singer?

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Wade92 on 10/13/2015 Reply  · 

Good picks! Sam Rockwell is a really good actor. It's pretty amazing the range he has. I also really like Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer.

One that comes to mind for me is Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy. He plays two different characters that are physically identical but yet you know immediately what character he is playing just by looking at him. It was incredible how he really made those characters feel like two separate people even though they are played by the same actor.

Another one also happens to be played by Gyllenhaal. I love his performance as Detective Loki in Prisoners. I'm not sure if it's technically underrated or not but it doesn't seem like it gets talked about enough. I love all the nuance in his performance from the quiet darkness the character seems to have to the hard blinking haha

The ultimate underrated performance for me though is Billy Bob Thorton in the movie Sling Blade. Have you seen this film? The guy isn't always taken seriously but this was back when he was at the top of his game. He wrote, directed and starred in the film and completely disappeared into his role. This was one of those times where I couldn't even see the actor, just the performance and he did it all without prosthetics or anything. I didn't even realize it was Billy Bob Thorton until about 15 minutes into the film haha

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Wade92 on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

I still really need to see End of Watch. I really like Gyllenhaal and Pena and I loved David Ayer's Fury so I don't know what's taking me so long haha

Definitely check out Sling Blade, man. It's an excellent film. I have never seen the tv show of Fargo. How is it? It's kind of odd that I haven't seen it since I'm from that part of the country. It looks kind of interesting but the accents always bother me a bit. They're a little too exaggerated ya know haha

I really liked Crazy Stupid Love. Usually I'm not the biggest romantic comedy person but I thought this was really well written. The cast was great and it had a lot of surprising humor and wit to it. I'd probably put it up with (500) Days of Summer for some of my favorite romantic comedies.

Any romantic comedies you really enjoy?

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saddler16 on 10/14/2015 Reply  · 

Nice! Here's how I'd rank them:
1.Magnolia
2.There Will Be Blood
3.The Master

I still need to see Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love and Inherent Vice.

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Wade92 on 10/15/2015 Reply  · 

When Harry Met Sally is on my list of films that I need to see someday. I really like Groundhog Day as well. My dad showed to me when I was really young I didn't really get it but now I think it's fantastic haha

I had a good time with The Walk. I was the only person in my theater (that was only the second time it has ever happened to me) so that was cool having the solitude of just me and the film. Zemeckis proved once again how talented of a filmmaker he is. The film moved along rather briskly and the blending of CGI and live action was incredible. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is among some of my favorite actors and once again he did not disappoint. One thing that surprised me was that the actual "walk" sequence wasn't as gut-wrenching as a lot of people have been claiming. I'm not big on heights but I never felt a lightness in my stomach or anything. I'm sure that would be much different if it was in IMAX though haha

What did you think of American Wedding? Any thoughts on the American Pie series in general?

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Wade92 on 10/17/2015 Reply  · 

I'm seen the four main films. I've only seen parts of the spin-offs but haven't really been impressed from what I've seen. My favorite of the series is definitely the first one then I would probably say American Reunion followed by American Pie 2 and Wedding.

How was Runner Runner? I like Ben Affleck and I like Timberlake in The Social Network but I've always been a little hesitant about the film.

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saddler16 on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

I really had a fun time with Tucker and Dale. I thought it did a great job of poking fun at horror movie tropes. It also had a good message about not judging people on how they first appear which I didn't really expect.

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Wade92 on 10/23/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I get what you're saying. That's kind of the vibe that I was getting from the trailers as well of it trying to be "cool and slick".

I really enjoyed The Martian. Really beautiful looking film and I thought all the cast was great. I would agree that it is somewhat of a return to form for Ridley Scott. Definitely his most accessible film in quite a while. The only thing I didn't really care for was the end of the film but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment.

Magnolia was pretty cool and I thought it had a very intriguing concept. I loved how all the characters had little connections to one another and the attention to detail in that film was incredible. And that final act...wow! One of the most bizarre endings that I've seen in a while haha You really like Magnolia don't you?

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Wade92 on 10/23/2015 Reply  · 

Boogie Nights is probably my favorite Paul Thomas Anderson film as well. I still need to see Punch-Drunk Love and Hard Eight.

Jingle All the Way was a fun one to watch. Like True Lies, it's cool to see Arnold show his lighter side. He actually plays it very well. Kind of an odd time to watch it since most people watch horror movies this time of year but oh well haha

What did you think of The Blair Witch Project? Overrated or masterpiece?

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saddler16 on 10/23/2015 Reply  · 

I liked Poltergeist. It wasn't very scary, but it was still a good Halloween-y movie. I'm also not a big fan of Speilberg like most people are. His movies all just seem very bland and generic to me. He doesn't take risks like a Kubrick or Scorsese or Coen does. Those are just my thoughts haha.

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Wade92 on 10/26/2015 Reply  · 

Yep, I have seen it and I'm with you...way overrated. I just could not get into that film and I couldn't wait for it to be over. I was just bored out of my mind and the characters really got on my nerves. I'm sure at the time when it was released it would be kind of disturbing because no one really knew if it was real or not but I really didn't care for it. I'm really not a fan of "found footage" films either. The only one that I can think of that I liked was Chronicle.

Do you ever read any urban legends? I was reading some a few nights ago to creep myself out to get into the Halloween spirit. I don't know why I do this to myself especially right before I go to bed haha A couple of my favorites are The Licked Hand and The Clown Statue.

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Wade92 on 10/29/2015 Reply  · 

I looked up the other two that you mentioned and those are really creepy as well! On some of those urban legends the pictures that accompany them are just as horrifying haha

Focus was alright. It didn't really draw me in enough to see it in theaters as well and it was about what I was expecting. Will Smith and Margot Robbie were good but didn't give the performance of their lives or anything. The film was a little shallow and seemed like it was trying a little too hard to be a smart film. It was fun film to just kick back to but I'm not sure if I'd take the time to watch it again.

Do you have anything special planned for Halloween? I think I'm just going to watch a movie. Pretty tame haha

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Wade92 on 10/31/2015 Reply  · 

I liked Bridge of Spies but to be honest, I think I was expecting a little more. I've enjoyed all of the previous collaborations of Spielberg and Hanks and while this one was good, I don't really see myself watching it again anytime soon. It was a very low-key film with a lot of conversations. Usually I'm all for these kinds of films but this one didn't quite grip me like I would have liked. The film was beautifully shot and well acted but I just saw it as a "solid" Spielberg film. Do you watch a lot of Spielberg films?

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Wade92 on 11/3/2015 Reply  · 

12 Angry Men was amazing! It was so well crafted and I was hooked from start to finish. That's some great writing when it's just people in a room talking and the time just flies by. What do you think of 12 Angry Men?

What are your favorite courtroom films?

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Wade92 on 11/4/2015 Reply  · 

I thought that too about the characters being very distinct. I thought that was very well handled and they each seemed to stand on their own. Sometimes a lot of characters like that can get muddled and confusing (like the Hobbit films with the dwarves).

Nice, we have a lot of the same! 12 Angry Men, Anatomy of a Murder, A Time to Kill, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Few Good Men and My Cousin Vinny are my favorites. I always seem to enjoy a good courtroom film.

What did you think of Steve Jobs? I just saw that one last night. And what about Nolan's first film, Following?

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Wade92 on 11/7/2015 Reply  · 

I liked Steve Jobs a lot. It's probably in my top five for the year so far. I agree about the script and performances being the standouts. I love The Social Network screenplay so I was looking forward to seeing what Sorkin would do with this one. The way he wrote the film was very interesting. I really appreciated how it wasn't the typical biopic format. Focusing on three different product launches in real time with flashbacks sprinkled in to fill out the film I thought was really unique and felt very fresh.

I'm surprised with the poor financial performance as well but like you said, it could very well have to do with the other Jobs film being released just a few short years ago. I never saw the other film and it never really interested me when it was released. I really don't have any intention of seeing it right now after enjoying the Fassbender film so much. Is the Kutcher version worth watching at all? Who do you think did a better job..Fassbender or Kutcher?

I really like Following. I thought it was a very strong start for being his first film. His unique storytelling style is already at the the forefront and I really like how he told the story in a nonlinear format. One small anecdote about the film, I've always really liked how the character Cobb breaks into people's homes and then in Inception the character Cobb breaks into people's minds.

I have no idea how people can make non-linear films and still have them make sense. In your background with writing, do you ever work with the nonlinear format?

How are Clerks and Days of Thunder? I still need to check those two out someday.

Thoughts on Road to Perdition and Bridge of Spies?

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Wade92 on 11/10/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, you're right. The inclusion of the iPhone would have been really cool.

I remember people saying that Kutcher really got into the physicality of the role. If it's really not that great I'll probably stay away from it.

Cool, I'll have to check out both of those films someday.

I really like Road to Perdition as well. Really well acted and beautifully shot. I remember Jude Law creeped me out when I saw the film haha Definitely an underrated film.

Yeah, for all the talent involved, I think Bridge of Spies should have packed more of a punch.

What did you think of Focus?

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Wade92 on 11/12/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, for being a con film, Focus should have been much more interesting. Basically I saw the film as being a prelude to Suicide Squad when Smith and Robbie will team up again haha

It seems to be getting mixed reviews but I quite enjoyed Spectre. The plot doesn't really bring anything new to the table that people haven't seen in other films but it doesn't stop it from being an exciting watch. Much more action orientated than Skyfall but I'm still trying to decide which one I enjoyed more. I really need to re-watch Casino Royale again as well.

How was The Peanuts Movie? Does it do the classic characters justice?

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Wade92 on 11/14/2015 Reply  · 

I don't know a whole lot about the Bond franchise but I've been wondering something. I've heard from quite a few people that this new Bond film feels less like the newer films and more like the older ones, do you think that's intentional? Are the Craig films supposed to kind of tell how Bond became 007? That's why he was so different early on and now we're starting to see more "classic Bond" nods as he's becoming the character everyone knows and this is just a natural progression? Any thoughts on this? Maybe I'm wrong haha

Cool, I'm looking forward to checking it out.

I really liked Lost in Translation. I loved the style of the film and I thought it had a really good blend of drama and humor. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson had excellent chemistry together and really carried the film for me. I couldn't believe how young Johansson was. Even from a young age she was a good actress.

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Wade92 on 11/14/2015 Reply  · 

I loved End of Watch! I remember seeing the trailers back in 2012 and wasn't that interested but since then I've really liked Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena as actors and David Ayers's Fury was in my top 5 for last year so I decided to give it a watch. Such an intense film and I think that filming style that initially turned me off of it years ago actually benefited the raw and realistic feel of the film. Definitely one of the most intense cop films I've seen. The chemistry in the film was fantastic between the main two actors. I really bought them as partners that had a history together and were not just trapped in the confines of the film. I was surprised with how funny the film was as well.

What do you think of End of Watch?

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Wade92 on 11/19/2015 Reply  · 

I hope David Ayer brings the same intensity of Fury and End of Watch to Suicide Squad. I was kind of hoping it would get an R rating but I can understand the reasoning for going with PG-13. Obviously a wider audience means more money and I understand them wanting a somewhat consistent tone between all the DC films.

I liked Sleepless in Seattle quite a bit. Tom Hanks was definitely the highlight for me and I thought it was quite funny at times. It was definitely one of those films that just feels like a movie if you know what I mean. Everything happens just so and sometimes it can be overly sappy or something. Maybe that was the intention of the filmmaker but how everything was just so bugged me a little bit.

How is Snatch and Vanilla Sky?

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Wade92 on 11/20/2015 Reply  · 

I agree, both Hanks and Ryan were great. I was surprised at how little screen time they both actually had with each other. What are some of your favorite movie couples?

I really had a good time with Big. For some reason I was expecting kind of a mediocre film. Maybe it was the concept of the film that made me doubtful but I ended up really enjoying the film. And now i've finally seen the dad from Home Alone in something other than Home Alone haha Not sure why that stood out to me.

It was just kind of a coincidence for me seeing two Tom Hanks films. I really like him as an actor though so I'd like to see more of his older films.

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Wade92 on 11/22/2015 Reply  · 

I bought When Harry Met Sally for pretty cheap recently. I'll have to watch that one soon.

It's kind of tough to pick my favorite movie couples but a few would be Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfayden in Pride & Prejudice, Ryan Gosling and Carrie Mulligan in Drive, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in The Amazing Spider-Man, Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in A Beautiful Mind, and Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo in National Lampoon's Vacation and Christmas Vacation. I'm probably missing a couple haha

What did you think of The Man From U.N.C.L.E? I just watched that one again recently. It's too bad it didn't do better at the box office because I thought it was a really fun, stylish film.

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Wade92 on 11/27/2015 Reply  · 

I can see what you're saying about Guy Ritchie's style. Have you seen his Sherlock Holmes films? I like how he handled the action those, particularly the first one. It was kind of a unique way to handle action.

I really enjoyed The Peanuts Movie. One of the things that I liked the most is that it stayed very true to the comic strip. I like how they didn't modernize it or make some big huge adventure that loses focus of the original vision of the characters. It was a lot of things that you've seen before but that's why it worked in my opinion. Hopefully they don't try to build a franchise around it though. I'm perfectly satisfied with just one.

How was Spotlight? That's supposed to come to my local theater in a few weeks and I really like the look of the cast.

How was Burnt? Do you ever get into cooking as a hobby or anything?

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Wade92 on 11/29/2015 Reply  · 

Interesting, thanks for your thoughts on Spotlight man!

No, I'm not into cooking much either. I prefer the eating side, I don't really have the patience to sit and cook all these different foods haha. I like watching certain cooking shows though like Chopped. Have you ever heard of that show? There's no way I could make it on that show making a meal out of random ingredients but I find it really fun to watch.

Thanks, feels good to accomplish the 1000 film mark. Looking forward to seeing what the next 1000 will bring :)

I liked The Fugitive quite a bit but I think i was expecting a little more. Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones were both very good and I thought it was a solid film it just didn't blow me away like I thought it would. I'm sure a second viewing will help now that I know what to expect from it. It was a good film to hit 1000 with though.

Is Trumbo any good? Trailers looked kind of interesting but I wasn't entirely sold. What are your thoughts on Bryan Cranston?

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Wade92 on 12/2/2015 Reply  · 

I'm not quite sure I'd want to be a judge on Chopped either with some of the ingredients that come out of those baskets haha

That's too bad about Trumbo. I agree that Bryan Cranston is a really talented actor. Hopefully good roles keep coming his way.

I really liked When Harry Met Sally. I loved the characters and Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan had excellent chemistry with each other. I really liked the script as well. I thought it was cleverly written and I liked how it told the story over a long period of time. It really made the emotions feel much more real and allowed you to really see the growth in the characters. It's probably tied with A Few Good Men for my favorite Rob Reiner directed films.

What are some films that have been the biggest surprises for you so far this year?

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Wade92 on 12/5/2015 Reply  · 

Kingsman was the biggest surprise for me as well. I wasn't all that interested in the trailers and didn't really intend on seeing it until I had a few different friends recommend it. It was absolutely fantastic! One of the biggest theater surprises that I've had in a long time.

I was also surprised with how much I liked The Intern, The Age of Adaline and The Peanuts Movie.

The Night Before was kind of a surprise for me as well. Like you said, it was even better than I was expecting. I liked all the callbacks to the Christmas classics and I thought it was consistently funny throughout. Michael Shannon as Mr. Green was probably my favorite part. I don't know why but I just cracked up every time I saw that frosted car sitting on the corner. I've always thought Michael Shannon is an underrated actor and I thought he was great in this film as well. It was cool to see him with Joseph Gordon-Levitt once again after working together on Premium Rush. I don't know why I just like finding connections with actors I guess haha What did you think of The Night Before? A lot of people seem to be saying that it's just ok so I'm interested in comparing what we both enjoyed about it.

Have you heard about this theory going around that Jar Jar Binks was secretly a Sith Lord? Or at least that was the original intention when they were making the prequels until the intense backlash towards the character from the public. Usually I don't get into movie theories all that much since they are so outlandish but I have to admit, this one is pretty darn legit. I watched a video on youtube called, "Jar Jar Binks Sith Theory EXPLAINED" and it's making me look at The Phantom Menace in a whole new way.

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Wade92 on 12/8/2015 Reply  · 

I haven't seen any of the live action versions of the Disney films yet. What do you think of Disney re-creating their animated classics? The Jungle Book is the first one that's really intrigued me. Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson seems interesting as well.

I thought the chemistry between the three guys worked really well in The Night Before as well. I was especially surprised with how much I liked Anthony Mackie in the film. Usually he kind of bugs me in movies but I thought he was pretty good here. Franco's cameo really took me by surprise for some reason but I thought it was perfect haha After seeing the film, part of me really wants to find a big floor piano and play "Runaway" with my friends too.

Yeah, I remember you saying you wanted to get a channel going. I'll be sure to check it out!

I had always heard that Jar Jar was the true villain of the franchise but I always just assumed it was because he gave Palpatine all that extra power so he was indirectly a villain. I had no idea that there was all these other supposed clues that went much deeper. The character of Jar Jar is so bizarre that it is a little tough for me to buy at times too but the one thing that really made me take it much more seriously is when his mouth is forming the same words as other characters as they are talking. Freaky haha!

I had heard a lot of negative things about Crash but I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I loved the big ensemble cast and it kind of reminded me of Magnolia a little bit. Both have big casts of seemingly random people that have connections with one another. I was really intrigued with how they handled the issue of racism in the film as well. It wasn't just racists and victims but it showed the sad truth that everyone is a little racist, even the victims of racism themselves.

What do you think of Crash? And who do you think should have won in the infamous Oscar controversy: Crash or Brokeback Mountain?

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Wade92 on 12/9/2015 Reply  · 

I agree, it's very possible that the prequels could have been better received if Lucas saw that storyline through to the end. It could have made for a pretty compelling storyline if it was handled correctly.

I'm on the other side of this one. I think I'd actually go with Brokeback Mountain. That is probably among some of the biggest film surprises for me. I was expecting to not like the film at all but ended up really enjoying it. Gyllenhaal and Ledger were perfect in the roles and really sold the emotional side to the film. There's things I like about both films but there's something just a little more compelling about Brokeback.

How was Creed? I haven't decided if I should check it out or not. Do you like the Rocky films in general? The only one that I really enjoy is the original.

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Wade92 on 12/9/2015 Reply  · 

Haha that would have been hilarious to have Anchorman nominated. Show all the various actors nominated and then cut to Will Ferrell sitting there in character as Ron Burgundy.

It seems like it's pretty rare when a best picture winner is among my top favorites of that respective year. I enjoy the Oscar nominated films a lot but most of my personal favorites at the end of year tend to not be nominated.

Cool, I might have to check out Creed. Sylvester Stallone sure knows how to ride out a franchise. I remember years ago he wanted to make around ten Rambo films.

I had a lot of fun with Road House. I heard TheFlickPick talk about it a lot so I finally got around to watching it. It's one of those films that's a bit over the top at times but is just a great film to have a good time watching. Definitely a fun Swayze flick, I'd recommend it. When I used to watch Family Guy in high school I remember them referencing how much kicking there was in Road House and they were not kidding! Any time a fight breaks out the kicks start flying left and right haha

Are you planning to watch any favorite Christmas films?

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Wade92 on 12/11/2015 Reply  · 

Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation are the ones I'll probably watch for sure. I usually watch those every year around Christmas time. I recently watched Scrooged as well for the first time. I had it recommended by a friend and I thought it was pretty good. Not the best Bill Murray film I've seen but he really carried the film for me and elevated it as well.

Hey, I've been checking out some of the content on your channel. Nice work man! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you guys come up with. Seems like a lot of creativity there. Just out of curiosity...where does the channel name come from?

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Wade92 on 12/12/2015 Reply  · 

Nice! I'll have to keep an eye out for the new sketch. Haha that's quite the origin story. It's a good name because it's easy to remember and it's unique enough that it will stick in people's minds.

I had a lot of fun with Commando. It was exactly what I was hoping for from a classic Arnold action flick. Arnold is just the king of one liners. They are corny but yet he still manages to pull them off...except for Batman and Robin haha. The line I liked the most in this one was when he's on the plane and says something like, "don't bother my friend, he's dead tired". It just made me crack up.

How is Room? I've been hearing a lot of buzz around that one.

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Wade92 on 12/13/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, that was a great line too!

I enjoyed Kick-Ass 2 more than I thought I would. I had heard a lot of negative things about it but I actually had a good time with it. I thought it was a nice progression of the story of how "superheroes" were starting to team up and instead of gangsters they now were starting to face the emergence of "supervillains". However, in comparison to the first one, I think I like the original more. The second one had a little too much going on it seemed. It just seemed to be a little overcrowded and rushed and didn't feel as fleshed out and had the kind of room to breathe that the first one did. I wasn't as into the storylines in this film either. The thing that struck me after the film was that I wished Hit-Girl had more screentime. Chloe Moretz did a fine job but I wasn't as interested in the subplot of here trying to fit in. The second one was entertaining but I just didn't find it to be as good as the original.

I really want to watch the first one again now. It's been a couple years since I last saw it so I want to see if it's as good as I remember. What do you think of the Kick-Ass films?

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Wade92 on 12/15/2015 Reply  · 

I remember the original Kick-Ass was a film that took a few viewings to really grow on me. I don't know what it is about it but it just seemed to improve each time I watched it.

I was really surprised by how much I liked Fantastic Mr. Fox. I just watched it because I had always heard such great things about it and I can see why. The voice cast was stellar and I love the old school approach of the stop motion animation. I really liked the brisk feeling that the film had to it as well. The humor really clicked with me and for some reason I got a kick out of them saying the actual word, "cuss" instead of swearing.

The only other Wes Anderson film that I've seen so far is The Grand Budapest Hotel and I really like that one as well. That would be my favorite of the two. I really like Wes Anderson's sense of humor. It's very quick and a bit odd but that's what makes it great. His films really stand out visually as well. His films just look unique and while sometimes having overt directing styles can hurt a film, I think his actually accentuate and enhance the films.

Do you like Wes Anderson? Any films of his you would recommend if I check out more in the future?

Hey! What did you think of Roadhouse?

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Wade92 on 12/17/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks, I'll definitely keep those two in mind.

I really enjoyed Creed as well. Like you said the film did a great job of honoring the franchise while still standing on its own. I was actually surprised how much I liked it after only being a very casual fan of the other Rocky films. I was really into the characters and was kind of surprised how much the film got to me with the whole cancer storyline. I've had some close family members fight/fighting that battle so it made it resonate with me even more.

Anything you plan on watching soon?

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Wade92 on 12/24/2015 Reply  · 

I had very high expectations for Star Wars and I was ready to tear it apart if Disney ruined it for me but I was amazed that it actually surpassed my expectations. I had an absolute blast and I thought JJ Abrams did a great job. The film just felt like it was made by someone that loves Star Wars. I really liked how it felt like a natural continuation of the story. It didn't feel tacked on at all like I had feared. It was so cool seeing the original cast but I was really surprised how interested I was in the new characters as well. The film isn't without its flaws but overall I can't complain. It's insanely high on my Flickchart right now and I'm not sure if it belongs there but future viewings will determine that. All I know is that it was an absolute blast from start to finish.

The Big Short was underwhelming for me. And not just because I had just seen The Force Awakens a few days earlier haha The Big Short just felt very stale to me. The story was very bland and I thought it was a waste of all the talent they had. All the actors were good, I've just seen a lot better work from all of them. It really seemed like a Wolf of Wall Street knockoff at times as well which wasn't a good thing. There were some things about the film that I enjoyed and there were things that I really didn't like about it so I feel pretty torn on it.

I just got done watching Star Wars in the "Machete Order" which was a cool experience. It's been around for a few years but I only heard about it recently. Have you ever heard of that when you watch them in the order of 4, 5, 2, 3, 6? I thought it was a brilliant way to watch the series.

Now I plan on re-watching all of Tarantino's films before The Hateful Eight.

What did you think of The Force Awakens and how did it compare to your expectations?

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Wade92 on 12/29/2015 Reply  · 

A lot of people are calling The Big Short one of the best films of the year so maybe it's just me haha I just couldn't really get in to the story like I wanted to and I hated the way that it was filmed. It was made to feel very documentary like with a lot of camera movement and fast zooming. It drove me nuts haha

I really liked Young Frankenstein. Much more than I thought I would. The only other Mel Brooks film I had seen was Blazing Saddles which I really didn't care for. I hear a lot of people say that Blazing Saddles is better but personally I thought Young Frankenstein was vastly superior. I thought it had some good laughs in it and I thought it was a great homage to those classic horror films. I thought the ending was pretty great as well haha What do you think of Young Frankenstein?

How is Ex Machina? I like a lot of the cast but I haven't had a chance to see it yet.

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Wade92 on 12/31/2015 Reply  · 

Cool, I'll have to check it out. I definitely need to see more of Oscar Isaac's work.

I really liked Joy. I've really liked all the David O. Russell's films that I've seen so far and I thought this one was just as good. I always get a kick out of the subtle humor that he injects into his films. It always seems like I laugh more than most other people in the theater during his films for some reason.

Have you ever had an idea for an invention for something and then realized something similar already exists? I feel like I have but I can't think of one specifically at the moment.

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Wade92 on 1/6/2016 Reply  · 

Man, I thought Inside Out was pretty spectacular. Definitely Pixar's best work in years. I was amazed with how they visualized thoughts and emotions and what determines what you think and how you feel. The whole world they created was so cool with how memories are stored or lost. The humor was great and I thought the voice talent was perfect. I was surprised with how sad the film was at times as well. Pixar sure knows how to pull at people's heartstrings haha Plus, the characters were from Minnesota so I could really connect with them haha

What do you think of Inside Out? Do think it's among some of Pixar's best work?

How is The Hateful Eight? I'm hoping to go see it tomorrow night.

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Wade92 on 1/7/2016 Reply  · 

Yeah, the Dream Production element was really cool. That's one of the things I liked the most about the film is that they got very creative visualizing how our minds work.

Yes, I did re-watch all of his films. I think it was the first time that I watched them all in the order they were released now that I think about it. Here's how I would rank them:

1. Django Unchained
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Inglourious Basterds
4. Jackie Brown
5. Kill Bill Vol. 2
6. Kill Bill Vol. 1
7. Death Proof
8. Reservoir Dogs

How would you rank his films now that you've seen The Hateful Eight? Do you have any favorite Tarantino characters?

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Wade92 on 1/10/2016 Reply  · 

Calvin Candie, Dr. King Shultz, Lt. Aldo Rane, Jules Winfield, Hans Landa, Vincent Vega, and Mr. Blonde are just a few of my favorite characters. Tough for me to narrow down since Tarantino has such great characters in all of his films.

The Hateful Eight was pretty great! Tarantino definitely knocked it out of the park again. It's tough to tell where I would rank it right now since I've only seen it once but I'd probably put it somewhere in the middle.

The film absolutely flew by and it never seemed to drag even though it mostly took place in one location. I've got to chalk that up to the great story and characters. I don't think there was one character that I didn't like. Sam Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Walton Goggins were the highlights for me. It's hard not to mention the whole cast because I liked them all haha

What films are you looking forward to for 2016?

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Wade92 on 1/12/2016 Reply  · 

Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, X-Men Apocalypse, Hail Caesar, La La Land, Triple 9, The Girl on the Train are the main ones I have for now. There are a few others that I'm curious about but not real sure about yet.

I really liked The Revenant. It made me feel very relieved that I didn't live back in those days haha I'm not sure I could survive. It wasn't as action packed as the trailers imply but the story was really well executed and it really feels like you go on a journey with the film. It really is the story of a man's constant struggle to survive in order to get revenge. The film was brilliantly shot as well. The scope of the film was vast and it's incredible how they only utilized natural lighting. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu has for sure proven how talented he is as a filmmaker for me. His technical achievements are amazing.

If you could live in any time period, what would it be?

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Wade92 on 1/16/2016 Reply  · 

Haha cool. I've always been interested in the 50s and early 60s. Just the lifestyle, fashion and music have always interested me. Pretty much if I could live in the world of American Graffiti that would be awesome haha When it comes down to it, I would probably stick with the modern world as well. Other time periods seem cool and all but I feel like I'm where I belong.

I liked You've Got Mail a lot. It was lightweight and exactly what I expected but that's what I liked about it. It had two great main characters and it was a joy watching the story unfold. Definitely yet another solid Hanks film. It was kind of funny because I started watching it right after I got back from seeing The Revenant haha Talk about two films with completely different tones! I went from the heaviness of The Revenant to the lighthearted fun of You've Got Mail in under an hour.

Speaking of which what did you think of The Revenant and The Big Short? Do you think these films deserve Oscar nominations?

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Wade92 on 1/19/2016 Reply  · 

Oh man, that would be really exhausting seeing those two films back to back!

I agree that Tom Hardy stole the show. As much as I like DiCaprio, Hardy was by far the best part of the film. He just gave off such a great menacing vibe.

Weird and boring is a really good way to describe The Big Short. Maybe after some time passes I will feel a little differently but I still just can't wrap my head around why people are so crazy about it.

Right on man, I think Christian Bale should be nominated for The Big Short but that's it. I still wish Sicario and Steve Jobs would have gotten more nominations. I was also really surprised with how many Fury Road got. I mean it's a brilliant film but I thought for sure the academy would overlook it.

What film do you think will win best picture?

Charade was an alright film. It was the kind of film that kept you guessing and had a cool style to it but I don't know...I guess I was expecting a little more from it. I don't really have any serious negatives with it, I was just expecting to like it more or something.

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Wade92 on 1/23/2016 Reply  · 

I could definitely see Spotlight winning best picture. It was a film I was was a little mixed on when I first saw it but the more I've thought about it, the film keeps getting better for me. If I was a betting man I would put it on either Spotlight or The Revenant taking it. I'm still surprised that The Martian is nominated. I mean I enjoyed it and all but best picture? Also, I watched your video for Oscar nominations recently :) Nice job man! It was kind of funny to watch because it turned out we share a lot of the same opinions on the nominated films.

Pretty Woman was enjoyable enough. I had to see what all the hoopla was about. It was a light and fun film but not really one that will drawing me back anytime soon. I don't care what anyone says, Sleeping with the Enemy and The Pelican Brief are still my favorite Julia Roberts films haha

I still have to see Zoolander. I know it's pretty high on your list so how do you feel about the new film? Does it seem promising and do you think it has any chance of living up to the original for you?

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Wade92 on 1/30/2016 Reply  · 

I liked Irrational Man a lot! The story took more turns than I was expecting. All I knew was that Joaquin Phoenix played a professor and was seeing student that was Emma Stone and it was great going in fresh that way. I liked this one even more than Magic in the Moonlight.

Seeing Irrational Man actually made me watch Her again the other night. That's probably my favorite Joaquin Phoenix film. Do you have any thoughts on that one?

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Wade92 on 1/30/2016 Reply  · 

I'll really need to check out Ex Machina sometime.

I just love everything about Her. The acting, the story, the production design, the cinematography and man that music by Arcade Fire! That's one of those films that just makes me feel everytime I watch it. I love how human that relationship feels even though Samantha isn't real. Scarlett Johansson was perfect for that role. I heard that they originally filmed with someone else but recasted in post production.

You've heard right my friend. I was really taken by surprise with how good 13 Hours was. I'm not really a fan of Michael Bay films and the trailers really didn't appeal to me but I thought it was really well done. I ended up going with my dad and we both really enjoyed it. The film had a bit of the typical "get to know the soldiers" thing toward the beginning showing that they all had loved ones back home but you kind of need that. But once the film really got moving it was quite a ride. I liked how it wasn't the typical self indulgent style that Bay leans towards. It felt very real and raw. Hopefully he makes more films like this in the future.

Talking about Michael Bay actually made me realize that I was missing a couple of his from my flickchart. Well not missing....but they were absent haha

What do you think of Michael Bay as a filmmaker?

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Yeah, I've never seen the appeal of The Rock either. After I got done watching it I was like, "that's what everyone's so crazy about??"

To be honest, I wasn't all that crazy about The Hunt for Red October. I don't know if I just wasn't in the right mood for it or what but I just felt bored by it. Not a bad film at all, just bored. Of the few Jack Ryan films that I've seen the only one I've liked is Patriot Games. Sum of all Fears was rough and I wasn't too big on this one either (though it's much better than Sum of all Fears). Do you have any idea why these films are so broken up? Jack Ryan is always played by a different guy except the two Ford installments and they don't seem all that connected from what I can tell.

Anything you plan to watch soon? I'm in the middle of a Stallone marathon right now. Re-watching some I've seen before and watching a couple for the first time as well.

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I think Stallone is little underrated as an actor. Not saying he's absolutely amazing, some of his work is better than others, but I don't think he gets quite as much credit as he deserves. I think some of that comes from the endless impressions of him that make it hard for people to take him seriously. I thought he was really good in both the original Rocky and Creed. First Blood was a good role for him as well. I especially like that scene towards the end when he's explaining how "nothing's over". You really feel for the guy in that that scene and I thought Stallone played it well. Cop Land just might be my favorite performance of his yet. It was a really big change of pace for him and and I thought he absolutely nailed it. He played a much more vulnerable character than you're used to seeing from him and it almost made me feel bad for his character in some way. Terrific film overall but Stallone was the highlight for sure.

There's still a few more of his films I'd like to see like Over the Top, Cobra and Nighthawks.

What do you think of Stallone?

What did you think of Charade?

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Wade92 on 2/8/2016 Reply  · 

I felt pretty much the same way about Charade. I wish I would have liked it more but oh well.

I had a pretty good time with Say Anything. Yet another good 80s coming of age film. I would probably say it's my favorite Cameron Crowe film not counting Fast Times at Ridgemont High since he only wrote that one. Tough to say though because Almost Famous was a pretty strong one too. For some reason I really liked the part when Lloyd and Diane are getting in the car on their first date and all of a sudden the music is blasting for a couple seconds when he turns the key haha Very relatable.

What is your favorite coming of age film? Mine would be Dazed and Confused.

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Wade92 on 2/10/2016 Reply  · 

Interesting, I haven't seen either of those yet.

His Girl Friday turned out to be really good. It took me a little bit to get into the film for some reason but once I did, I really enjoyed it. I thought the humor was great and had some really good timing.

Cary Grant is an actor that I don't really feel one way or another about. I've seen a few of his films but he's not really a classic actor that stands out for me. I think part of that is that he seems to play the same type of character often. He always does a good job but I have yet to be really impressed by him in a film.

One story that always comes to mind when I think of Cary Grant is when Alfred Hitchcock was preparing to make North By Northwest, he originally was going to re-team with James Stewart. However, after hearing many complaints about the age gap between the love interests in Vertigo, he didn't want to run into the same criticism with North By Northwest and cast Cary Grant instead. Funny thing was, Grant was actually older than Stewart making the age gap between the love interests even greater, but Grant just happened to look younger on camera so no complaints ever arose haha Have you ever heard this story? I've always wondered what North By Northwest would have been like if Stewart was in the role. What do you think of Cary Grant as an actor?

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I really enjoyed Hail Caesar. I wouldn't quite put it among the best Coen Brothers films of the few that I've seen but I still thought it was very good. I really liked the big name cast and I wish certain people had more screen time. It does seem like a film not everyone will understand. It seems like it's main goal is to show what Hollywood used to be like back in its golden age rather than providing an actual story that has a beginning, middle and end. I wasn't bothered by the thinner plot though. It had some quite hilarious moments as well.

I can't wait to see Deadpool. I seem to hear nothing but good things so hopefully I'm not disappointed. Are there any superheroes you think need a second chance on the big screen like Deadpool?

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One thing that kind of bothered me about Hail Caesar was that it felt pretty open ended. It feels like they were going to write one more draft to flesh more things out and wrap things up a little more but ended up just shooting the draft they had. It just felt a little unfinished and unpolished towards the end.

I agree, Green Lantern should really have another go. That movie was very disappointing compared to how compelling the comic book storylines are. After seeing Deadpool, I wouldn't mind seeing Ryan Reynolds taking a second crack at Green Lantern as well, though with a much more serious tone to match the DC cinematic universe. I think the characters were completely handled wrong the first time among many other problems within the film. I liked that rumor from a while back of Chris Pine being the next Green Lantern but that turned out to be false. I also like the idea of Matthew McConaughey being the new Hal Jordan. I wouldn't mind seeing John Stewart but Hal Jordan always been the most compelling Lantern for me. Though to be fair, I believe the film will be called Green Lantern Corps so it's very possible we could see Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Scott Raynor all in one film.

What did you think of Zoolander 2 and how did it compare to your expectations?

Any thoughts on Deadpool? Did you think it's as "game changing" as people are claiming?

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Wade92 on 2/24/2016 Reply  · 

We have pretty much the same thoughts on Deadpool man. I liked the film good enough but I'm really quite surprised with the overwhelming praise this one is getting. It was a pretty good comic book film but I wouldn't put it among my favorites. Too me it felt a little too much like a film that Marvel Studios could have made (which I don't see as a good thing). The humor was just too heavy handed for me. I thought there was some good laughs in there but it could have been much more effective if they could have spread out humor rather than throwing out a joke every few lines.

I was much more into Wade's story than Deadpool's as well which kind of surprised me. Most general audience members just wanted to get back to the Deadpool scenes but I thought Wade's were some the strongest. I do wish they would have had more of an emotional undercurrent with the cancer present in the film. They touched on it but they didn't go quite as far as I was wanting.

I watched Little Miss Sunshine last night. Man, that was a cool film! I had no idea what to expect from it going in but I was really into it all the way through. Is there anything particular about the film that makes it one of your favorites?

Have you ever made any big road trips?

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Yeah, the soundtrack was pretty badass. I really liked the songs they picked for the film. I've really liked Angel of the Morning since I was a young kid so that was awesome seeing that kick off the film. X Gonna Give It To You, You're The Inspiration and Careless Whisper are songs I like as well so that was cool hearing them in the film.

I was really impressed with Carell in Little Miss Sunshine as well. It always seems like it takes a really dramatic transformative role to make people suddenly realize how good of an actor someone is. I really liked Steve Carell in Foxcatcher but I chalk a lot of that up to all the prosthetics he is hiding behind. Still a very good performance but I think the prosthetics are what seems to sell it for the audience. It seems like prosthetics, weightloss, or no makeup are the three main factors for what automatically makes a great actor in the eyes of the public now days haha

I still say one of the best transformations for a film is Billy Bob Thorton in Sling Blade. He completely disappeared into that role and did it without the help of makeup or prosthetics.

The closest I've come to a road trip is a three day trip on the road. On that one we happened to be passing through Iowa and we stopped at the filming location of Field of Dreams which is one of my favorite films. That was awesome and very surreal standing there on the field since everything looks pretty much the same as it was in the film. I'm not really a road trip guy, I go a little nuts and just want to get out of the vehicle at a certain point. It's really cool seeing different places though.

How was Eddie the Eagle? It looks kind of interesting but I'm not sure if I'll get around to seeing it.

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Man, Mulholland Drive was one of the most bizarre mind effs of a movie I've ever seen. It was one of the few times that I had absolutely no clue what happened after the movie finished. To be fair, I was exhausted late at night when I was watching so I wasn't able to give it as much as attention as it probably needed but still it was plenty complex. I feel like I should watch it again sometime to see if I have any different thoughts on it but...yeah. It felt so random and all over the place in tone. I'm sure there is a deeper meaning for it all but it was way over my head haha What do you think of Mulholland Drive? Also, what is the most confusing film you've ever seen?

I thought some of the Oscar results were good while others missed the mark. I was really surprised with how many awards Fury Road won. I liked it and all but I'm surprised how it almost sweeped the technical awards. I wish Roger Deakins had won for best cinematography even though Revenant was deserving as well. Overall, I was pleased with how the awards seemed spread around a bit. Not one film seemed to dominate too much for the big awards. And to be entirely honest, best supporting actor was a huge disappointment for me. I was absolutely shocked that Mark Rylance won. I was pulling for Stallone or Hardy but I would have been happy with anyone other than Rylance winning. I thought he had zero chance but I was way off. I have nothing against the man himself but I thought it was bizarre his performance was even nominated way back when it was announced. I didn't think he even brought much to Bridge of Spies let alone an Oscar worthy performance. Oh well. I'm glad DiCaprio won though. Fassbender had the my personal favorite performance of the men nominated but DiCaprio is very deserving as well.

What did you think of the results?

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One moment that sticks in my mind from Mulholland Drive is that freaky looking homeless person sliding out from around that corner. I don't know why but that was really unsettling. I liked that it wasn't the traditional jump scare but yet it totally caught me off guard. I had never heard of that scene but I guess it's considered among the most frightening movie moments.

I really liked Philadelphia. I had no idea what the film was about going in. I just saw the names Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington and that's all it took to peak my interest haha So I went in completely fresh and I was very impressed. I was really into the story and I love films that deal with court proceedings so that portion of the film was especially investing for me. It was a little emotional as well which I liked. How would you put Philadelphia among Tom Hanks's other work?

I really liked the song "Streets of Philadelphia" at the beginning of the film. I like Bruce Springsteen's music but am only a casual listener of his music and somehow never heard that song before. Do you listen to much Bruce Springsteen? And I don't think I've asked you this before but what kind of music do you like listening to?

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Wade92 on 3/8/2016 Reply  · 

With how good Philadelphia is, I was really surprised as well with how forgotten it seems to be. I really like Tom Hanks's work but that one always flew under the radar for me. Or maybe I'm just oblivious haha

Cool, "I'm on Fire" and "Dancing in the Dark" are probably my favorite Springsteen songs. As for my music taste in general it's a pretty wide variety much like my taste in films. I like a little bit of everything. My collection of music spans from the 50s to today and like pretty much every genre except for modern country. I stick with the old school stuff when it comes to country like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. If I had pick a certain genre I would say I lean a little more towards the rock side. Do you have a particular artist or band that you would consider your favorite?

Triple 9 was surprisingly average. I really liked the trailer and it looked like another intense ride like Sicario but unfortunately all the most intense moments were right in the trailer and saved nothing for the film. It wasn't a bad film, I just found it to be a little boring and I didn't feel like the story gave the actors much to work with. Casey Affleck was definitely the highlight of the film for me delivering a solid performance.

How was Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? I'm not much of a Tina Fey fan so I wasn't sure about seeing that one. Margot Robbie is alright but that wasn't enough to sell me haha

And how about Zootopia? Is it as good as everyone is saying?

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Wade92 on 3/8/2016 Reply  · 

Nice, I really like the Stones as well. I have a lot of artists I like but if I had to pick one it would be Green Day. People usually scoff when I say they are my favorite but they are haha I own all of their music and really like the melody they infuse with a somewhat punk tone. I saw them in concert around seven years ago and they were spectacular live. I also ran into them randomly the day of the concert at the mall so that was extremely cool getting to meet my favorite band in person. I was a little embarrassingly star struck when all of a sudden I they were right there in front of me haha

I agree, I always thought Casey Affleck is underrated as well. My favorite of his would probably be Gone Baby Gone. It would be cool to see Ben direct his brother again.

I liked Disturbia for the most part. The film kind of fell apart a bit towards the end when it "left the house". Not a perfect film but still a fun one to watch. It doesn't hold a candle to Rear Window which it's inspired by but on its own I thought it was decent. What do you think of the film?

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Wade92 on 3/9/2016 Reply  · 

I was able to talk to them for a little bit and had them sign the Green Day shirt I was wearing for the concert. They were really nice guys. I was worried they would be rude and I would never look at them the same way again but fortunately that wasn't the case.

Cool, who were the people that you've seen in person?

Haha that would be perfect to get him to be Robin! That would be something to see.

I thought Cape Fear was pretty good. I was surprised with how dark of a film it was for the time it was released. There was a lot of tension and it just put me on the edge when I put myself in that situation of someone following your family. The remake isn't as fresh in my mind but I think I liked this original one a little better. Plus, Gregory Peck is a much more soothing screen presence than Nick Nolte haha He always creeps me out a little bit haha

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Wade92 on 3/11/2016 Reply  · 

Oh man, that's pretty cool you got to be an extra for The Lonely Island. How did that come about? Did they seem like nice guys? Do you have a particular favorite song by Lonely Island? Mine would probably be Mother Lover haha

Sweet, who was the movie critic?

Matt Damon would be pretty entertaining as well. I'm surprised Damon and Affleck never really worked together again after Good Will Hunting...at least as far as I'm aware of. Maybe they don't want to do something that won't at least match Good Will Hunting or something. I think Damon could have fit pretty well in The Town.

I agree, the original just felt more ominous. You would think the Scorsese would ramp up the fear factor more but I don't think he quite nailed the magic the original had.

Other than Batman v Superman, the only other one I'm really looking forward to is Midnight Special. I really like Michael Shannon and I'm looking forward to seeing more from Adam Driver. I really liked Take Shelter by the same director so hopefully it's good. There are other films coming down the line later on but right now those are the main two. How about yourself?

Have you seen the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War?

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Wade92 on 3/12/2016 Reply  · 

What do you think the reception for Batman v Superman will be? I'm not really someone to ask on this but I just get the feeling that it will be similar to The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel. I just get the feeling audiences will be pretty divided on it whether they will love it or hate it.

The Jungle Book seems pretty intriguing as well. I haven't seen any of the live action Disney films yet but that might be my first one. Beauty and Beast with Emma Watson seems kind of interesting as well. I've also heard a rumor of a Cruella de Vil film with Emma Stone. That sounds awesome but is Disney just recycling all of their old characters into live action?

I'm someone who's not as big on the Marvel Studios films but I was actually impressed with this latest trailer. Iron Man and Winter Soldier I felt were the best of the bunch so far so hopefully this one is up to that standard. The trailer really has me interested in seeing the film so I feel like it did its job. My least favorite part of the trailer is Spider-Man and I'm a huge Spider-Man fan. I kind of wish they would have saved the big reveal for the film but that's neither here nor there. I also am really not digging the new costume. I heard months ago that it was going to be the greatest and truest Spider-Man costume of all time and right now I feel it is the worst. Granted, it's only a few seconds of footage so I'll save my final judgement for when I see the entire film.

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Wade92 on 3/17/2016 Reply  · 

That's always too bad when people are so vocal about hating a film. It kind of brings down the people that do enjoy the film. Everyone has films that they hate but it's not fair to make others feel bad for liking it.

I thought The Interview was pretty good actually. I saw it mainly to see what caused all the controversy and I like both Seth Rogen and James Franco anyways. I thought the humor was bit hit or miss and was a little uneven but overall I found it pretty humorous. In terms of the controversy, I'm not sure it quite lives up to the hype around it. I had a good time watching the film but I think the controversy around it is grander than the kind of film it actually is. It's a pretty ordinary film even though I enjoyed it quite a bit. What do you think of The Interview?

If you could interview anyone who would it be? And not assassinate them of course haha

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Wade92 on 3/21/2016 Reply  · 

Haha yeah it does seem like we are on the same page quite bit lately. Nothing wrong with that.

I'm not quite sure who I would interview. Getting the chance to interview anyone famous would be pretty cool but if I had a choice I think Christopher Nolan would be among the top. He's always interested me as a person and I really enjoy his work. I think it would be really cool to sit down and hear his thoughts on different things.

I really liked Clerks. I liked the low budget approach and how it felt like real people at a real job. I'd definitely be interested in seeing some more of Kevin Smith's work, at least his bigger films. I've always liked listening to him on different podcasts and such but haven't seen a whole lot of his films yet. I saw Zack and Miri Make a Porno years ago but don't remember a whole lot about it. Do you have any thoughts on Kevin Smith? Any films that you would really recommend? Chasing Amy might be the next one I watch.

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Wade92 on 3/24/2016 Reply  · 

Gravity was just alright. Visually, it was pretty impressive but as a story it didn't quite pack the punch I was hoping. I was surprised with how straightforward the story was was. A big factor I look at when judging films is re-watchability and I don't really see myself sitting down to watch this one again. I do feel like it might have helped to see it in the theater to take in the entire experience.

What is your favorite survival film? Mine is probably Cast Away.

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Wade92 on 4/2/2016 Reply  · 

I agree, it was a little embarrassing how attached I was to that volleyball the first time I saw the film. It really felt like a human character and the way Hanks can carry that film nearly on his film is incredible. He nailed it with that performance.

I have seen Batman v Superman twice so far and the first time I liked a lot of it but had some mixed feelings. However, I absolutely loved it with a second viewing. The film seemed to flow much better and I was able to pick up much more subtle details. I loved Affleck as Batman as I knew I would (though Bale is still my favorite at least for now). Cavill was great as Superman once again and I liked all of the new players as well. I'm a big fan of Man of Steel so I loved how this was a very true followup to that story. I loved how it was very story driven early on and built to an action oriented climax. I understand how some people have issues but personally I loved every minute of it the second time I saw it and can't wait to see future installments.

I definitely don't feel like the film deserves all of the harsh critical reviews. What did you think of the film? It looks like you had a more mixed response. I'd love to discuss the film.

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Wade92 on 4/9/2016 Reply  · 

First off, sorry about some late responses. Things have been very busy at work lately so I haven't been able to go on flickchart as much as I would like. I hate when responsibilities get in the way sometimes :)

The way they opened the film with the finale of Man of Steel was amazing. Seeing the events from another perspective was great and it really helped show how a normal person would view Superman as a threat.

I thought the same thing on Lex Luthor. I was just waiting for a scene or two to really show his dark side. I remember reading an interview quite a while ago about Lex having a facade and he would transform in the film and show a much more straight out evil side but it seemed like that never happened. I wonder how much of an impact the character will have on future installments. I want to see more from him but with all the backlash you never know.

Anything new with you? Is the youtube business still going well? I always try check out the new videos as much as I can.

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Wade92 on 4/17/2016 Reply  · 

Cool, man. Not sure there's a whole lot new with me at the moment haha Everything is about the same but things are going well so I can't complain.

I gotta be honest, Shaun of the Dead didn't do much for me. It was a little disappointing since I always heard such good things about it. Most of the problem is that I'm just not big on zombies except for Zombieland haha There were parts of the film that were definitely funny but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did Hot Fuzz.

What do you think of Shaun of the Dead? Do you prefer Shaun or Hot Fuzz?

How was the latest iteration of The Jungle Book? Is it worthy of the hype? I was never big on the Disney cartoon as a kid but I might have to check this one out for the great amount of voice talent that's involved.

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Wade92 on 4/24/2016 Reply  · 

I really do need to sit down and watch Hot Fuzz again. I liked it but they just feel like the kind of films where you pick up more of the humor the more you watch them. It's cool that they are like that.

Glad to hear you liked it! Hopefully I will have time to check this one out. Are there any Disney films that you wish would get a live action adaptation?

I thought San Andreas was a fun action/disaster film. Didn't blow me away but it was fun to watch one late night. I have a co-worker that's been giving me some movies to borrow and this was one of them. She's really into this one and I thought it was a pretty good ride. Dwayne Johnson's presence alone made it an entertaining watch with all of his badassery haha Did you like San Andreas?

What do you think is the best disaster film?

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Wade92 on 4/28/2016 Reply  · 

I'm really interested in seeing Beauty and the Beast as well. The cartoon was a childhood favorite so hopefully the new version is halfway decent. Beauty and the Beast was actually the first movie I owned on VHS and I watched it all the time haha do you remember what was the first movie you owned?

I have about the same thoughts as you in that I don't think any of them are really necessary. It would be kind of cool to see a live action Lion King seeing how good the visuals in The Jungle Book look. But at the same time Lion King is one of my absolute favorite animated films so I don't want them to screw it up. Maybe if they brought back all of the original voice cast haha

This is the End was quite an interesting film. Pretty much the ultimate disaster film haha Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the genre since they often seem to be so light on story in favor of spectacle (which is how it's probably supposed to be and I do have exceptions but it's just what I think haha) A few that I do like are Flight, Titanic, Lifeboat and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). I think Speed is sometimes considered a disaster film so that would be a favorite but I'm not sure if it counts.

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Wade92 on 5/4/2016 Reply  · 

I thought Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was fantastic! I was really taken by surprise with how funny the film was. I laughed out loud a whole lot throughout the film. The cast was really cool and they all played off each other rather well. It's definitely a film I need to own for myself on blu-ray.

It looks like it's rather high on your list. What are your thoughts on the film?

Whoa, looks like you've been watching a lot of films! That's awesome

What did you think of Triple 9?

How was Midnight Special? I still want to see that one.

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Wade92 on 5/10/2016 Reply  · 

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was definitely one of the biggest surprises I've had in a while for a film.

I was fairly disappointed in Triple 9 when it came out since the trailers looked really good only to find out the most intense moments had been featured in the marketing. Looking back on it I don't have as much cold feeling towards it however.

Interesting, I'll have to keep an eye out for Midnight Special. My local theater does a pretty poor job at marketing smaller films like that. They had the poster hanging up but I never saw it on the schedule whenever I checked so I think I missed the theatrical run for my area.

I thought Lolita was alright. I didn't have too many problems with it but since the other Kubrick films I've seen are so strong I think it ended up hurting the impact of this one. I thought it was a decent film but I didn't find myself enjoying it as much as I do The Shining, Full Metal Jacket or A Clockwork Orange. I would be up for checking it out a second time though. What do you think of Lolita?

How was Civil War? I'm hoping to check it out sometime this week. I'm not the biggest MCU fan but I thought Winter Soldier was one of their stronger films so I hope this film keeps up that quality.

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Wade92 on 5/14/2016 Reply  · 

I was able to check out Civil War this week and I was actually quite impressed. It's probably my personal favorite MCU film right there with original Iron Man. Spider-Man was by far my favorite part of the film. They absolutely nailed that character and Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first MCU film that I will be excited about seeing haha I still wish I could have gotten The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on the side and have these two versions coexist in different film universes but how they handled the character in the film definitely softened the blow of losing the Amazing Spider-Man finale.

Frank was a highly original film and I thought it was alright. The cast was good, Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson were definitely the highlights of the film. Fassbender especially did a great job showing a wide range even though his face was covered most of the film. The concept of the film was cool and I liked the originality but I don't know if it's a film I would watch over and over.

Was Dirty Grandpa any good? I thought about seeing it in theaters but never did for some reason. I love DeNiro and Zac Efron has had some good roles in recent years but I heard some mixed things about the film.

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Wade92 on 5/30/2016 Reply  · 

That's too bad that Bad Grandpa doesn't really transcend the old people are crazy gimmick. I had mixed feelings on the trailers but maybe it was ok that I stayed away haha

Max was...not all that great. I had it recommended to me and it just wasn't really for me. I just couldn't really get into the characters and sometimes films focused on animals can be hit or miss for me at times. It was no Lassie for sure haha!

What did you think of The Nice Guys and Neighbors 2? How did it compare to the first Neighbors for you? And have you ever had any bad neighbors?

You were an extra in Adam Sandler's Popstar right? Do you know if you're in the film for sure?

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Wade92 on 6/5/2016 Reply  · 

I loved The Nice Guys as well. I laughed pretty much the whole way through and I really liked the authentic throwback vibe it had going. Without a doubt it will be a first day Blu-ray pickup for me.

Neighbors 2 was by no means a bad film but it wasn't nearly as good as the original. I really like the first one and I think it's one of the better comedies of recent years but this one didn't quite do it for me. It's weird to say but this one felt a little too much like a movie. The first was outlandish at times but yet it felt like a normal situation where as this one felt like "here we go again with a similar situation". I thought the film had some good moments but it just didn't reach the heights of the original.

I just realized I said Sandler instead of Samberg in my last post haha That's cool that you can at least spot part of you. What did you think of the film overall? Did you know the premise of the movie when you were filming or did they just layout the scene for everyone?

What did you think of Begin Again? I actually just watched that one recently as well!

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Wade92 on 7/2/2016 Reply  · 

I liked Begin Again as well. Not a life changing film but it was a fun one to watch and like you said, it did what it was trying to do rather well. I just watched it on a whim because I like both Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley. Both of them did a good job I thought and they really carried the film for me. I was pretty surprised with how much I liked Adam Levine since he I never seem to like him too much but he did a pretty decent job.

The Conjuring was great! Without a doubt the best modern horror film that I have seen. It felt like a legit horror film from the 70s and had a lot of legitimate scares. I've had a few friends recommending it to me for a long time and I'm really glad I saw it finally. That doll was super creepy! At least it was only in the opening scene of the film though so I didn't have to deal with that thing for the entire run time haha

This week I checked out The Conjuring 2 and I thought that was a very well done sequel. It didn't top the first one for me but I enjoyed it just as much. I'm not a huge horror fan but these Conjuring films are really well done.

Have you ever had any paranormal experiences?

How was Some Like it Hot? That's one I've considered watching a few different times but then never get around to it haha

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Wade92 on 7/17/2016 Reply  · 

I actually have had some experiences lately. Work has been crazy busy lately and I have been putting in a lot of very late hours (why I've been absent from Flickchart for a while) and weird stuff has been happening at night. Some nights I can hear someone walking down the hallway when I'm the only one in the building and one night I even heard a woman laughing. The thing about the place where I work is that it has a lot of long hallways so when someone opens a door or enters a room you can hear the air shift the building. This ties into my weirdest experience because I was sitting in my office after midnight on my computer so my back was to the door. I have a chair where co-workers like to sit when talking to me that was a good four feet away from me that was rotated towards the door from when the last person got up to leave during the day. I heard the distinct sound of someone walking in from the room shifting and I heard the other chair creak. I said, "hey" without turning around but no one answered so I turned and no was there but the other chair was facing right towards me! I ran out into the hallway and looked around but no one could have gone in there and ran back out without me seeing or hearing them leave. Ever since I've had my door shut at night with the music cranked on my big speakers haha

The Neon Demon was fantastic! I thought it was a great thriller type film with a twisted horror sense. A very abstract film that really reminded me of A Clockwork Orange. Elle Fanning was exceptional in the lead role and I hope to see her in more films in the future. It's definitely not a film for everyone though. Two women actually tried to start an argument with me after the film when they found out I loved it and they absolutely despised it and wanted their money back. Film is subjective and everyone perceives it differently but they would not leave me alone about liking it and were rather rude haha

The film really takes a subliminal approach to the theme of how important beauty is to people and how that obsession can override their life and their decisions until it eventually consumes them entirely.

Everything was great from the directing, the acting, the music and especially the gorgeous cinematography. I really like the directors' other films, Drive and Only God Forgives so maybe that's why I was more open and ready for the more abstract nature of this one. I've also seen Bronson which I was a little mixed on but I think that needs a second viewing since a lot of people say that's his best film even though Drive is far and away mine.

How is Demolition? Also, what did you think of the Legend of Tarzan? I just saw that one this week and felt a little mixed.

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Wade92 on 7/26/2016 Reply  · 

Yeah, I always try avoid being at work late at night as much as I can. I've always heard people talk about weird stuff happening but I haven't experienced anything until recently. My office is down a hallway and a coworker has seen a woman standing outside my office door at night a few times. Super creepy! The building that I work in used to be a movie theater back in the 80s so I don't know if something happened back then or earlier or what. A coworker and I have tried doing some research but can't seem to find anything.

I was expecting to like Legend of Tarzan more than I did. It has a good cast and I liked the director's work on the Harry Potter films but this one never really gripped me.

Rebecca was fantastic! I love older films like that and Hitchcock is one of my favorite directors. I thought it was just a very intriguing film a yet another Hitchcock home run. They really don't make films like they used to.

What some of your favorite films you saw in that class? Was it many you had already seen or were they mostly all new experiences?

I have yet to see the feature film for Lights Out haha I've only watched the short that inspired the film. I thought it was pretty well done for the level the filmmakers were working on at the time. Definitely a creepy concept. The film really intrigues me but I'll have to see if I get around to seeing it.

What did you think of Star Trek Beyond?

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Wade92 on 7/28/2016 Reply  · 

Trust me, a few of us have been researching at work haha but we never find anything. One more creepy thing that I thought of happened quite a while back before I experienced any of this creepy stuff. For parts of my job I work on my computer with all the lights off and my door shut so the room is blacked out except from the illumination of the screens. I was working and I swore I caught a woman standing by the back wall about ten feet away but did a double take a moment later and nothing was there. I thought nothing of it at the time but now that I've heard a woman has been spotted it just makes me wonder because it's not like I caught a shadow or something, it looked like a profile of a woman. It's all just bizarre to me because I've never experienced this before in my life haha

That class sounds like it would be a lot fun to take! Did you have to write about the films you saw as well and analyze them?

I hated the trailer for Lights Out haha makes me jump everytime I see it and I swear it's been at every movie I've gone to in the last month

As for future movies, I plan on checking out Star Trek Beyond tonight and I will be checking out Jason Bourne as soon as I can get the original trilogy re-watched.

On the horizon I plan on going to the theater for War Dogs, The Light Between Oceans, Sully, Snowden, The Accountant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, La La Land, Rogue One and of course the big one: SUICIDE SQUAD. Man, I'm excited for that film!

Any films you know you just have to be in the theaters for? What do you think of the year 2016 for films thus far?

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Wade92 on 8/5/2016 Reply  · 

Haha sure thing. I'm just glad things have slowed back down to a normal pace at work so I don't have to put in so many late hours.

I gotta be honest, Star Trek Beyond was disappointing. I wasn't super hyped to see it but it still didn't meet my average expectations. I even fell asleep for a little bit haha Not a bad a movie but I felt it was a little too generic. JJ Abram's 2009 reboot is still my personal favorite. I wish they could make another film like that. I'm not a huge Trek fan but still I thought Beyond was a mediocre effort. I liked Into Darkness a lot more as well even though everyone seems to trash that one.

Yeah, those early reviews for Suicide Squad are brutal! I'm going to that one tonight. An hour after I'm writing this actually. I'm actually quite optimistic for the film from what I've been hearing. I like that its tone is very much in line with Batman v Superman. I know people hate it but I loved it, especially that Ultimate Edition. I know everyone has different tastes but I swear critics have some sort of vendetta against these new DC films. I entirely understand they are not perfect but they nitpick everything while Marvel Studios seem to get a free pass from those very same critics. They complain that DC is supposedly trying to copy Marvel but then they turn around and say why aren't they more like Marvel? I don't see there being anything wrong with the differing styles between DC and Marvel, that way there is something for everyone. I hear people say a lot that not everything has to be dark and gritty but to that I say not everything has to be light and fun. Sorry but I just need to rant a little bit haha

I feel like 2016 has been very middle of the road. I've seen some great films and some disappointing or uninteresting films. My top 6 for all year I thought were very good (Batman v Superman, The Nice Guys, The Neon Demon, 13 Hours, Hail Caesar! and Everybody Wants Some). X-Men Apocalypse was good but the villain was really disappointing and didn't live up to the potential of the character. The rest of the ones that I've seen were just kind of middle of the road. I hope things kick up towards the end of the year.

Any films you plan on watching soon?

If you could play any movie villain who would it be?

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Wade92 on 8/13/2016 Reply  · 

This might be laughable at this point but I loved Suicide Squad as well. I've seen it twice so far. I like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman a little more but Suicide Squad was still great (in my opinion). Once again they got the characterizations spot on from the comic books. I didn't mind the simpler plot because the comic books are very stripped down as well. A situation is presented and Task Force X is told, "go fix that" and that's it. I think the hype was way too high for that film and people expected it to be a masterpiece or something which it isn't. It looks like you didn't enjoy the film that much, what didn't you like and were there any elements you thought were good?

I have quite a few I need to watch actually. I plan on watching the Naked Gun films as well as a few Bogart films I haven't seen yet. I also have a stack of Hitchcock film I have yet to see that I'm really looking forward to seeing. I really want to knock out more of my list of shame as well such as Ikiru, Yojimbo, Sunset Blvd and The Professional. I'm really hoping to watch all of the top 100 films according to flickchart but it's really hard to get your hands on some of those films haha

Nice pick, ever since I was a kid I thought it would be cool to play The Joker. He's been done so well so it would be tough to put your own stamp on it but it would still be fun. Another would maybe be Voldemort in Harry Potter. Ralph Fiennes is a good actor but I've never been crazy about his portrayal in the Potter films he was in.

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Wade92 on 8/17/2016 Reply  · 

Margot Robbie and Will Smith were some of my favorite parts as well. I really want to see more from those characters in future DC films as well as Viola Davis. The only thing I would have changed about Will Smith is that I wish he wore that mask more!

I agree, weakest part of the film in my opinion is the villain element with Enchantress. Nothing against Cara Delevingne I just couldn't get onboard with her character. Way too generic in my opinion and just felt like a villain that was only there to be a villain. I really like the other DC villains thus far because they have great motivations. Zod desperately held on to his old world and his sole predestined purpose was to protect his people by whatever means necessary. Luthor feared Superman and struggled with the complex of "if God is all good, he can't be all powerful and if God is all powerful, he can't be all good." Enchantress had nothing to pull me in.

I really liked Jason Bourne. I like the other Bourne films but I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of the franchise and I thought this installment was just as enjoyable as the others. Now the song Extreme Ways by Moby is stuck in my head again, great song haha

How is Sausage Party?

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Wade92 on 8/25/2016 Reply  · 

That's too bad. Sausage Party was a film I heard a lot of excitement about from the public but that seemed to drop off entirely around the time it was released.

I loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! I thought it was a really well crafted film and one that joined the list of my favorite relationship films. The non-linear style to the storytelling threw me off at first and I had a tough time grasping where they were in the story at certain times but it didn't detract at all from my enjoyment. I had to do a little research afterwards but then it all clicked for me. This just might be my favorite Jim Carrey film though I do really need to see The Truman Show again..it's been quite some time. Do you like many of Jim Carrey's films and what do you think of his comedic nature?

The film also really got me thinking what I would do if that technology was available. I don't think I would do it. It's hard to imagine getting rid of all memories of a person. I feel like everyone that comes and goes in your life, good or bad, are there for a reason and in a way kind of a constant learning experience. It's hard to say but I don't think the pain someone had caused me would be enough for me to want to forget them entirely.

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Wade92 on 9/4/2016 Reply  · 

I'm kind of middle of road with Jim Carrey. Don't love but don't hate him. Same as you, I much prefer when he is in more pulled backed roles. He's good, though sometimes I think it helps that it's such a stark contrast to his over the top roles that it makes his quieter performances even more powerful.

I really liked Coming to America though I initially had a tough time getting into it. The first part of the film dragged for me but it really took off when they rolled into Queens. Always cracked me up when you'd see them walking around in those big coats and fancy clothes in the rougher parts of town haha I ended up really liking the film even though it is a bit predictable.

What do you think of Eddie Murphy? Any films of his that you really like?

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Wade92 on 9/5/2016 Reply  · 

I love the first Beverly Hills Cop film, just might be my favorite Eddie Murphy film. I do love him in Shrek and Mulan as well. I always think of that scene in Mulan when the ancestor is calling out the window, "Great Stone Dragon, have you awakened?" and Mushu pops up with that giant stone head, "uh...yeah, yeah I just woke up!" He really brings something unique to his voiceover roles.

War Dogs was pretty cool. I liked all the talent involved and I was pretty invested the whole way. Not a game changer or anything but I'd say it's in my top 10 for year so far for sure.

During War Dogs, there was a guy a row in front of us in his 60s that got a phone call during the show and started having a conversation right then and there. He talked really loud and it sounded liked it was a very serious conversation. It sounded like he was hearing updates on someone that was recovering from a very serious accident so it was tough how to react. Finally after a while people were politely asking him step out and continue the conversation outside but he ignored them even when people nearby were tapping on his shoulder in an effort to get his attention. Very bizarre situation for sure since everyone didn't want to be rude to the man but yet he should really step out with the length of that conversation.

How was Don't Breathe? I really hope to see that one this week. Looks really intense!

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Wade92 on 9/11/2016 Reply  · 

I really liked Light Between the Oceans. I think I was the only person in the theater under 50 haha Really good performances and pretty compelling story. I liked it just as much as the other two films by the director that I've seen, Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines. I have a feeling this film will fly under the radar quite a bit but it was all well done.

I went to Don't Breathe and might have to say that was one of the most intense film experiences I've had. My clothes were covered in sweat when I was leaving the theater! That was scares done right, with no cheap jump scares like you said. The tension in that film was unbelieveable. It tapped into some very real fears and I liked how stripped down and grounded the film felt. Everything felt very real for me. And it's not like the kind of scared where I lost sleep over it but I was on edge most of the movie haha Easily among my favorite films of 2016 so far as well.

What are some of the most intense experiences you've had watching films?

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Wade92 on 9/22/2016 Reply  · 

The Gift was a good thriller. Joel Edgerton really knew how to ramp up tension. Can't wait to see more films with him in the director's chair.

One theater experience that stands out to me is Rambo from 2008. I had some people ask me if I wanted to go so I said sure not knowing what I was getting into. I didn't watch a whole lot of movies back then especially violent movies so Rambo came as quite a shock. I could barely look at the screen most of the film and I just wanted it to be over haha I had never seen a film so graphic and thought it was disgusting they were showing everything on screen.

Since then, I've obviously become a big movie fan and now gore doesn't bother me at all but I have still yet to revisit that one. I should watch it again just to see what I think of it now but the Rambo films don't really interest me all that much. Other than First Blood I guess, that one I enjoy quite a bit. I think I use that "Nothing is over" quote in my life way more than is necessary haha

What do you think of Sully? I'm hoping the Eastwood/ Hanks collaboration is as good as it sounds.

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Wade92 on 9/25/2016 Reply  · 

Awesome man, can't wait to check it out. Yeah, it definitely does seem like it slipped under the radar. I just don't hear people talking about it like I was expecting them to.

What are your thoughts on the public's reaction to his last film, American Sniper? I'm still amazed with how much attention that film got. While I really liked the film I was just surprised with how much people went to see it in theaters. That was the most word of mouth I've ever experienced so far for a certain film. People were just blown away by it. Personally, I thought Eastwood had directed much better films in the past and it didn't touch other great war films but everyone was going nuts. I understand most audience members don't watch as many films as we do but still I was surprised the seemingly endless praise American Sniper got. Still a good film (I even own the blu ray) I'm just surprised people treat it as the be all end all.

Snowden was pretty good. Joseph Gordon Levitt was fantastic as Snowden. He really nailed the characterization of him. I wish the film would have spent more time on certain aspects of the story. And while the film deals with government spying on citizens, I didn't think the film was hard hitting enough. That's some big information but the film seemed to approached it in a quieter nature for a majority of the film. I didn't feel much urgency. At least that's how it felt to me my first viewing. Still a strong film and good enough to crack the lower half of my top 10 so far this year.

Do you watch much Oliver Stone films?

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Wade92 on 9/29/2016 Reply  · 

I've seen four of his films so far. Wall Street would probably be my favorite followed by Platoon. JFK was pretty cool too and it's pretty much tied with Snowden for me right now. I love courtroom films so JFK was an interesting watch. I still have one or two more of his films I want to check out.

I woudn't say I'm a fan of his or anything. Some of his work is better than others but he's not really one that I want to see every film he's ever made.

The 'Burbs was decent. You are exactly right about flying under the radar. I never heard of it until I came across it on netflix one late night. Definitely not one of my favorite Hanks films but still a fun little film to watch. Bruce Dern was probably my favorite character. And it's still weird to see Carrie Fisher roles other than Princess Leia haha

What do you think of The 'Burbs?

Thoughts on The Magnificent Seven? I was actually impressed by it. It's a story that's been told time and time again and while this version didn't bring much of anything new to the table, I still found myself having quite a bit of fun watching it.

Hope you don't mind if I throw a random question at you but do you have any celebrity crushes? I've been watching a lot of Lauren Bacall films over the past few months and I have to say she's up there for me now, especially when she was in her bigger films when she was in her 20s haha

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Wade92 on 10/1/2016 Reply  · 

Yeah man, Tom Hanks really should do some more comedies in the near future. He's a good dramatic actor but it's always nice to see him shake it up with some comedy as well since he can play both parts so well.

As for the summer of 2016, not sure what months count exactly but I'll go with the standard May - August. A lot of people seem to complain about this year but I actually saw some really good films in that time period. Not an amazing year or anything but I've been enjoying it so far. The Nice Guys, Suicide Squad (even though I have a few gripes), The Neon Demon, Don't Breathe and The Light Between Oceans were the highlights for me. I know quite a few of those are not the big blockbuster films most people think of when talking about summer films but hey, I enjoyed them haha Civil War and X-Men Apocalypse were pretty enjoyable as well along with Magnificent Seven.

The were a few "meh" films and my only main disappointments were Star Trek Beyond and Neighbors 2.

Hopefully the end of the year ends on a high note though!

What did you think of the summer season of films?

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Wade92 on 10/5/2016 Reply  · 

The Exorcist is a film that took me forever to see. I've heard a good friend of mine talk about it for years since it's his favorite horror film. As I've mentioned, I'm not a huge horror guy so it wasn't one I was aching to see. Finally I couldn't face the future knowing that film was still in it so i watched it...that and it was leaving Netflix haha I was actually impressed with it. Very creepy film for the time it was released and the exorcism scene especially was well done. I didn't really care for the ending and I don't really see myself watching it to many more times, it was still an interesting watch. What do you think of it?

I really didn't like The Da Vinci Code. It had a few interesting elements but overall I found it underwhelming. To be honest I don't really care for much of Ron Howard directed films. As an actor I loved him in The Andy Griffith Show, American Graffiti and Happy Days but I always find his directed films very average. They are all kind of one watch movies for me and rewatchablilty is a big factor for me when watching films. The exception would be A Beautiful Mind which would be among some of my favorite films. I applaud him for that! And his take on the Grinch was pretty intriguing as well.

Are there any directors for you that you think get a little too much praise?

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Wade92 on 10/14/2016 Reply  · 

If The Exorcist was released today I think people couldn't care less but at the time it was pretty different. I remember hearing people were walking out in droves and people where getting sick while watching. Hard to say that's entirely true or not.

The Girl on the Train was a very bland film. It wasn't a film I was really hyped for but I was still surprised with how disappointed I was with it. It was very predictable and should have been a lot better I thought. The one thing I really liked about it was Emily Blunt. She did really good work but it wasn't enough to save the film as a whole in my opinion. How do you feel about this film?

I saw Sully this week and I really enjoyed it! I agree that it's Tom Hanks' best work in years. The structure was a lot different than I was expecting so that was cool, kept me on my toes. And like you were saying, Hanks delivered a very subtle performance. It didn't feel like he was in a movie or yearning for an Oscar which I really appreciated. He just felt like a real man in a larger than life situation. Which film do you like more: Sully or Flight?

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Wade92 on 10/26/2016 Reply  · 

True that, back then audiences just were not exposed to many films like The Exorcist. Now days we have 3 a week haha

I thought the same thing about Girl on the Train! I couldn't believe how short that movie actually was compared to how I was perceiving time to be passing.

Haha some actors might as well say in the movie, "give me an Oscar" because it's so obvious at times. It even bugs me when they show clips of the nominations and it's always them yelling and having tears in their eyes. I realize you can't capture a whole nuanced performance in ten seconds but it's always the same template every time.

It's tough for me to decide between Sully and Flight. Flight also is a film I've seen a few different times and I've only seen Sully once so far. I kind of tend to think Sully has a slight edge for me. I was really impressed with both but Sully just a little more. I agree, Flight had kind of a whack message with his substance abuse.

What did you think of The Accountant? And Fatal Attraction? Like Tom Hanks says in Sleepless in Seattle, "it scared the shit out of me! It scared the shit out of every man in America!!"

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Wade92 on 10/28/2016 Reply  · 

I liked The Accountant quite a bit. It didn't crack my top 10 for the year but it's definitely among the better films I've seen so far this year. I've always liked Ben Affleck and I thought he did a great job once again. I thought he played it very real and I appreciated that. I really liked Anna Kendrick's character as well. I do wish there was a few more scenes showing his pure genius. I loved the parts when he was writing with markers on the glass windows and doing that puzzle face down. I always am fascinated with how people's minds work like that. I do agree it got a little too caught up in itself towards the end. They should have tightened that up just a tad.

Have you seen the trailer for Ben Affleck's next film he's directing, Live By Night?

I agree, Fatal Attraction isn't a terrifying film but the ideas it presents are creepy. Makes you second guess certain people you meet haha

I have seen the first Jack Reacher a couple times and I really like it. Not a perfect film but it reminds me of classic films like Dirty Harry just a little. That being said, I was really let down by the sequel. The first Jack Reacher was kind of unique and this new one stuck to every action formula possible. Maybe it was just me but it didn't even feel like a real sequel. Just felt like a whole different film and not in a good way. Cobie Smulders was really cool though. She was one of the highlights for me. Not a bad film but just average after the impressive first film.

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Wade92 on 11/4/2016 Reply  · 

I'm with you, I LOVE Ben Affleck's first three films he has directed thus far, especially The Town. The first time I watched the Live By Night trailer I felt very mixed, but since going back to it a couple more times, it's really won me over. I'm really excited to see it and the cast looks amazing. Also really excited to see another film with Elle Fanning after seeing The Neon Demon this year. It kind of reminds me of Public Enemies and a bit of Lawless, both of which I really like.

I'm just glad this film is finally coming out. I've been hearing about it for a few years now, even before Gone Girl, but it kept getting pushed back because of his duties as Batman.

How about that film Frank? Kind of an odd film, am I right?

And how is Hacksaw Ridge, I'm hoping to check it out next week.

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Wade92 on 11/6/2016 Reply  · 

I'm the same way, I like films that look at things in a fresh way but Frank was just a little too out there for me. Yeah, I liked Fassbender in it too! He always brings a good presence to films.

That's awesome, can't wait to see Hacksaw Ridge.

Glengarry Glen Ross was a total surprise for me. Just bought it on a blind purchase, which can be very dangerous but cast looked so strong, and I really liked it. It's easy to see it was a play first but that really helped the performances thrive. And I finally found out where the line, "Let me buy you a pack of gum, I'll show you how to chew it" comes from haha What do you think of the film?

How did Doctor Strange match up to the other Marvel Studios films for you? The trailers really remind me of Inception and Batman Begins but I'll still be in the seat to see it.

Have you ever heard of the book The Film Club? I just got done reading it and it's the true story of a dad letting his son drop out of high school on the terms that he watches 3 movies a week to get his form of education. The dad would pick out which films to watch and they would analyze them together. Really odd way of thinking but it was a pretty interesting read.

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Yeah, Alec Baldwin's scene was fantastic! I was hoping to see more of him and was surprised when he was only in that one scene. Definitely left a powerful impact though!

I loved Hacksaw Ridge. Such a powerful war film and it's my top 10 for year so far as well. I've always liked Andrew Garfield and I thought this was one of his best performances thus far. And not just because it's this big dramatic role, he just nailed all the little moments as well. I was impressed with all of the cast especially Vince Vaughn. What did you think of the violence? I hear a lot of people saying it's too much but I think it's important to see just how brutal war can be.

Indeed, I'm not really a fan of the MCU. I do like the first Iron Man and I'm partial to the 3 Captain America films but that's about it. A lot of my issues fall under things you mentioned. I'm get really frustrated with how safe these films play it and nothing seems to hold much weight.

Doctor Strange was just more of the same for me. Once again, it has a great cast and fascinating source material but yet it plays it so safe it almost lulls me to sleep. It also reminded me of Batman Begins and Inception way too much. I spent most of the movie just wanting to watch those two again instead haha There are things that I do like about the Marvel Studios films and I wouldn't say I hate them. They are just middle of the road for me.

My thoughts exactly on the Film Club haha Films can open a lot of doors for people but I don't think it can ever be a replacement for education. Even the stuff he was "learning" was kind of odd. Example- Son: "I still miss this girl that dumped me a year ago. Does it ever get better?" Dad: "Well, son, do you remember that one movie? You feel just like that one character at the beginning of the movie and look how things turned out for him. Everything will be ok, son, now let's go watch another movie". Just kind of a odd way to go about things if you ask me. Plus, this kid was missing so much knowledge people take for granted. They watched the remake of Scarface with Al Pacino and he asked where Florida is.

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Wade92 on 11/19/2016 Reply  · 

I always wish Marvel Studios would approach each film with a more unique style. I understand all these films need to co-exist but they all feel and look exactly the same. I wish they have a more distinct look in how they were shot, edited, anything to set them a little more apart. That's what I like about the comic books is that they are all written in very different styles but yet they all sync together perfectly. Even the overall tones, it would be cool to see some of the films very serious with others being more humor heavy if the story or characters call for it. One day I really need to sit down and watch all of these films from front to back starting with Iron Man up till the present. You never know, I could see them in a whole new way!

The father really did second guess his decision often. He knew his son was missing out on a lot this way but at the same time his son was going down a dark path and watching films forced him to have his father involved in his life in a significant capacity. It all made for quite an interesting read.

I loved October Sky! I really like Gyllenhaal as an actor and I had always heard this one was pretty good. I just ended up buying it on a blind buy and I was hooked. Some coming of age films can be hit or miss for me but I was sucked into this one from the beginning. And man that scene when Chris Cooper shows up at the launch site...emotional stuff! What do you think of October Sky?

What did you think of Scent of a Woman? And Arrival?

I've been thinking about seeing The Edge of Seventeen, looks like you thought it was pretty decent. And I've been wanting to see Bleed for This for a while as well. I'll be hitting the theater pretty hard for the rest of the year haha

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Tough to say. Guess there's only one way to find out haha I went out shopping last night in search of movies with the black friday reduced prices. Most of them I already own but I was able to find Civil War for only $7 at Best Buy. Then I saw the line wrapped all the way around the store and I thought there was no way I'm waiting that long for one movie. Kind of sucks when Disney's prices are through the roof on those things and you have limited chances to pick them up cheap. If anything I swear they raised the prices on a few of their MCU titles! Do you do much for Black Friday shopping?

I saw Scent of a Woman a little while back and I remember enjoying it. Like you said, Pacino was the highlight for me as well. It's one I'll need to revisit again to be sure.

I thought Arrival was alright. I LOVE Denis Villeneuve's last three films but this one fell a little short for me. Just wasn't as intrigued with this one for some reason. I agree, the ending was pretty muddled for me. Just kind of left me scratching my head and not in a good way. I'd definitely watch it again on tv someday if only to try clarify the ending.

I checked out Edge of Seventeen and I really enjoyed it! Predictable, yes, but it's the kind of the film that does enough things right that it doesn't really matter. Really liked Hailee Steinfeld in this one though I haven't seen too much from her yet. I liked her in the Coen Brothers True Grit and I love the song "How I Want Ya" by Hudson Thames that she's featured on but that's about it.

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Wade92 on 12/3/2016 Reply  · 

I made a couple movie purchases I'm not proud of on black friday but the prices where pretty good so I didn't have the willpower to resist haha On a lighter note, I did pick up The Lego Movie on blu ray so I'm happy about that. I found Civil War at Best Buy for only $7 so I was about to spring on that but then I realized the line wrapped all the way around the store so I just ordered it on Amazon for the same price haha I like going out on black friday just to watch the people out and about. Always some odd behavior in search of those deals!

Oh, that's right! Slipped my mind she was in Begin Again as well.

I liked Rules Don't Apply quite a bit. The life how Howard Hughes has always interested me. I'm really liking that Alden Ehrenreich as well. He was good in Hail Caesar as well and now he'll be Han Solo. I couldn't help but compare the film to The Aviator a lot (they both even have Alec Baldwin). I like The Aviator a lot more but this film was still good. Such a cool time period that it was set in as well. What did you think of it?


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Yeah, Broderick was awesome in that film! I'd have to say he was one of highlights for me as well. He had a fairly prominent role in the film but I was wanting to see even more of him. He was awesome in all the scenes he was in. Was there a lot of people at your screening? I had the theater all to myself and apparently a lot of people are having the same thing in my small city.

Allied was a good watch. It kind of kept me guessing throughout and it was a pretty intimate film storywise. I would be going nuts if I was in Brad Pitt's position in that film. It was nice way to round out Pitt's unofficial WWII trilogy following Inglourious Basterds and Fury. It was kind of like Zemeckis last film, The Walk, in that it was a good film but it doesn't really compare to his bigger films.

What did you think of Nocturnal Animals? I don't really know much about it but the cast has me intrigued.

I've been marathoning the MCU this week and I'm not going to lie...I'm starting to get into them more as I'm watching them back to back. I just watched The Avengers randomly and then I kept right on going. So not from the beginning but still. I'm on Winter Soldier now so I won't have a final verdict until I run all the through but they are definitely clicking for me as I watch them back to back. Never thought I would utter those words haha

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Wade92 on 12/12/2016 Reply  · 

Cool, I'll definitely be checking out Nocturnal Animals. Michael Shannon has always been an underrated actor in my opinion. He's in some bigger films but no one really talks about him all that much.

No idea why but I'm just enjoying all the MCU more. Some of the films I already liked but even the weaker installments were better for me when I watch them as a cohesive whole.

I was quite mixed on Fantastic Beasts to be honest. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, both books and films, but I was never all that interested in this one. I like Eddie Redmayne especially but a lot of the magic seemed to be gone (no pun intended). It just felt like if you took away a few references it could have been entirely separate from Harry Potter. I'm not counting it out though, I think the story has a lot of potential, especially if they carry on with that character that was revealed towards the end! That part has me pretty excited. What are your thoughts on the future of these films?

How were the two Miracle on 4th Streets? Any favorite Christmas/holiday films?

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Wade92 on 12/28/2016 Reply  · 

I loved Nocturnal Animals! It's definitely among my favorites of 2016. It had a lot of great scenes and the cast was awesome. The kind of film that makes you feel gritty and dirty but that's what's so great. Kind of gets under your skin.

Indeed, they better step up their game in a hurry on those Fantastic Beasts films. I read somewhere J.K Rowling could see making five more! Not sure how I feel about that.

I've seen the original Miracle on 34th Street many times and I've always enjoyed it quite a bit. Always a fun one to watch around Christmas. I've only seen the remake once a long time ago but I remember not liking it all that much.

Cool, mine are Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, It's a Wonderful Life and the unorthodox films Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

How is Live By Night? I love the other three Affleck directed films but I've been hearing this one falls way short.

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I really bugs me that studios go all in these days. They try to build a franchise right away right off the bat. It used to be the goal to make a trilogy but now the scope has broadened to cinematic universes or a large amount of sequels. I know they're just chasing the money but I wish it would go back to an artistic standpoint and try to make each movie be the best it can be without guaranteeing a sequel or saving the good stuff. That's one thing that I think made Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy so impressive was that they held nothing back. They put every idea they into each film and tried to make it the absolute best it could be and had to to top it each time.

Yikes, I wonder what happened there. Maybe it had to take an unfortunate backseat to other stuff he has going on or something. It seemed like this one really flew under the radar the whole way.

I liked Rogue One more than I was expecting to. As soon as it was done I wanted to watch A New Hope right away. I was surprised that it even made little things in A New Hope make sense that you never thought of before. It seems like I'm way in the minority but I didn't love it nearly as much as Force Awakens but it was still fun. I'm checking it out again tonight to see how it fairs on a second viewing.

What did you think? Did you think the CGI characters were successful?

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I saw Live By Night Last night and it was decent. It was easily my least favorite of the four films he's directed thus far but it was solid. The film is not without its flaws and I think the script should have been a lot tighter. It felt like it was waaay longer than a little over two hours. Was it just me or did this one not feel at all like a Ben Affleck film? If I didn't already know that I would have never guessed he was behind the camera. Hopefully his next film is on par with his three. From the sounds of it, it might be the solo Batman film. We'll see I guess.

I wasn't able to make it the theater that night so I haven't been able to see Rogue One a second time yet. Strangely, I don't have a real urge to see it again. It feels more like I have to rather than wanting to just to get a good reading on it. Force Awakens I couldn't get enough of.

The CGI didn't bother me all that much. It wasn't perfect but I don't think it was horrendous like people are saying. I agree, I think real actors could have been better and I really hope this doesn't become the norm in Hollywood. There were a few shots that looked really good but others where it was pretty obvious that it was CGI.

LOVED La La Land. So good I had to see it twice the first week it was released in my area haha Not usually a huge musical guy but I thought this was pretty incredible. I've been humming the music like crazy. Without a doubt one of my favorite films of 2016. I loved Whiplash as well so I can't wait to see what the director tackles next. Did you like it? Do you like musicals in general?

What are excited for in 2017?

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Same, I was a little surprised the first time I saw the film with how little screen time JK Simmons had. But he was awesome in the few scenes he was in. I liked the idea of his character not liking jazz in contrast to his role in Whiplash.

It's definitely the film I'm pulling for at the Oscars even though awards don't really matter haha I really liked Fences and Hacksaw Ridge as well but I don't know if they'll take it.

I've seen a few different musicals just because I feel like I have to as a movie fan haha so mainly the big ones. I do like The Wizard of Oz and Grease a lot though. And the Disney films like Lion King and such but I don't know if those are considered musicals.

Awesome, yeah I'm definitely intrigued by Skull Island. As for Edgar Wright, I really like his unique brand of comedy and editing style. That should be a good one.

The big ones I'm looking forward to are: Star Wars Episode VIII, Dunkirk, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Logan, Blade Runner 2049, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Also looking forward to John Wick Chapter 2 in a couple weeks. I'm hoping Justice League and Wonder Woman deliver.

If you could have played any role in 2016 what would it be? Even if you don't think you could do it better than the actor, who would be fun to play?

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Wade92 on 2/15/2017 Reply  · 

I'm really sorry about taking so long to respond lately. My laptop quit on me a little while back and it's such a pain to use this site on my phone so I have limited amounts of time I can use it. I'm hoping to get a new laptop this weekend however, so I hope to be back in action!

The first Kingsman had such a unique style to it. It was a film that really took me by surprise. Makes me want to dress up really fancy haha

My choices would probably be Ryan Gosling's roles as well! Hard to say which one but maybe The Nice Guys? That film had such a great screenplay I think it would be a lot of fun to be a part of. But if I choose La La Land I would get to work with Emma Stone so that might be the clincher right there haha

What did you think of John Wick Chapter Two and how did it compare to the first for you?

Looks like you're digging the Lego Batman Movie. I'm checking that one out this weekend I think. I love Batman and The Lego Movie was a huge surprise for me so I'm looking forward to it.

Are there any other properties that you think should get the Lego treatment?

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I feel the same way about John Wick. I think the first one is really cool and I thought the second one was fun as well. Overall, I thought the first film was the stronger of the two. Like you said, the character motivation is what drives the film. You can feel for John Wick and you totally understand why he is doing this. I wonder if John Wick will be the next big action franchise? I like Keanu Reeves and he seems to be having a lot of fun doing them but I fear there is a chance for this to get tired in a hurry.

Lego Batman I'm a little iffy on to be honest. It was decent but I didn't like as much as I was hoping to. I'm actually a little surprised the huge praise the film is getting. It was fun and I'm sure kids have a blast but yeah, the pacing was little off. Just didn't enjoy it like I did The Lego Movie.

Wow, that Justice League/Avengers idea is pretty damn awesome! Lego has such a unique opportunity with these properties and I hope they take full advantage. I'd love to see those kinds of films that would be near impossible to make otherwise. Not sure much else could top that for me at the moment haha

Was that wild or what when Moonlight won? Completely unexpected. I do really like the film though so good for them. Personally, I still think La La Land or Fences should have won over it but at the same time I'm glad La La Land didn't win since it's the "it" thing right now. Too much of a bandwagon film at the moment if you know what I mean. Still love it but..yeah. Do you think Moonlight deserved the win?

Manchester by the Sea was enjoyable as well. Quite depressing at times but I love a good drama like that.

Can't wait to see Logan tonight! What do you think of the X-Men films?

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Wade92 on 3/13/2017 Reply  · 

Exactly, there is no such thing as a middle ground anymore when it comes to how you feel about films. Not only that but you have to agree exactly with how everyone else feels as well.

I thought Logan was good. Not great, not bad, just good. It didn't quite live up to expectations for me but I thought it was still fine. Once again, everyone is losing their minds over this film but I'll see what I think upon a second viewing.

Overall, I enjoy the X-Men franchise, especially the McAvoy/Fassbender trilogy. I'm iffy on The Last Stand and Deadpool (shocking I know haha). I've seen Deadpool 3 times and it has yet to win me over. I understand why people like it but for me it's only so so. X-Men Origins is the only one I outright hate. That film sucked!

I gotta be honest, I don't remember much about Rat Race haha It just came up randomly when I was passing some time ranking and I was like, "oh yeah, I saw that one like 15 years ago". I remember not liking it very much but then again I was fairly young when I saw it.

If you could job shadow one director from any time in history who would be your personal choice?

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Wade92 on 4/5/2017 Reply  · 

Awesome choices. For me I'd pick maybe Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction, Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight or Alfred Hitchcock on Rear Window. Pulp Fiction for approaching cinema with a whole new way of storytelling, Dark Knight for making a film with massive scope while still being very personal, and Rear Window for creating drama and suspense in a performance driven film with an intimate setting.

How is the new Power Rangers film? I'm still unsure if I'll see it in theaters or just wait for a later time. Did you ever watch the tv show? Personally I was really into the Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder iterations from like 2004 and 2005.

Is there any shows from your younger years that you would like seeing as a feature film?

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Wade92 on 4/18/2017 Reply  · 

Cool! Everything around that film just seems like it could have set up for disaster but it seems like reactions are fairly positive about it.

Boy, that live action Scooby Doo sucked! And the sequel haha Scooby-Doo was one of my favorite shows growing up as well but I think it would be tough to match.

One show that I always thought would be neat to adapt to a feature film would be Space Ghost. Like the original cartoons, not the Coast to Coast show. Always thought it would play well as a huge intergalactic film with a darker tone. When they announced Birdman a few years back I thought they were doing Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law so I briefly thought they were kickstarting the Hanna Barbera age of superheroes haha

Speaking of live action Scooby Doo...have you ever watched the show Freaks and Geeks? Weird transition, I know haha but I just found out that the main girl in the show also plays Velma and it blew my mind haha

I didn't care for Ghost in the Shell at all! A 90 minute film that felt like 4 hours. The music was awesome but other than that I didn't like it. Granted, I have never seen the anime but still. I saw it because of Scarlett Johansson and it looked reminiscent of Blade Runner but it was huge disappointment. Should have just waited until Blade Runner 2049 this fall haha It's only my opinion but I think you're better off skipping this one

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I wonder if had anything to do with how short of a run Freaks and Geeks had with only one season. It didn't really give them time to be typecast as a certain character. It just showed their potential and was their launchpad from there. Maybe not but I've wondered.

Haha good choice there, my friend! Some people seem to dig it but I agree with the negative consensus on Ghost in the Shell.

I would say the classic films are a little more coincidence. I love watching all types of films and like building a well rounded list of films from all across history. There has been a lot of good films on tv lately that I've been catching. I do like a sense of balance though. I usually jump back and forth between genres or classic and modern films if I can. Keeps things fresh when you're watching a lot of films. Like last night I re-watched (500) Days of Summer to get a break from all the older films.

Who do you think is more to blame for the relationship crumbling in (500) Days of Summer: Tom or Summer? Seems like a lot of people take sides. And do you think that last scene with them on the bench is real?

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Wade92 on 5/1/2017 Reply  · 

I feel the same way about (500) Days of Summer. I feel like they both share blame but I think Tom tried to change how she viewed love too much and that's never good. After all she was straight up with him going in but that lined seemed to blur over time. It's interesting because when I first saw this film as a teenager I was more on Tom's side but watching it numerous times as an adult I can see more and more where Summer is coming from. But I'm the same way, I definitely relate to Tom in big ways haha

Yeah, I read about the bench scene theory a while back and the director even mentions it in the commentary of the film confirming there is two ways to look at it.

On one hand it's entirely real and Summer really was there. On the other hand, this never happened but Tom experiences this internally as a way to say goodbye to Summer and move on with his life. Once again, when I first saw the film I was baffled anyone would think it's fake but watching it now something just seems off about that scene. I don't know if it's how they shot it or what but it has an almost dreamy feel. Plus tiny possible clues like hearing her off camera first and then seeing her sitting from afar. Sometimes that can be a visual clue. Just my own thoughts as well is that it's pretty rare that you get real closure after a relationship, especially significant ones. Indeed it does happen, there is no denying that, but this feels just a little too perfect. Summer seems to do a 180 and while the talk is heartbreaking, it's almost as if Tom is convincing himself that he changed her for the better. Most times people will be searching for answers for a long time and while it's a movie so things are not quite reality, it just seems to tie things up too well to be entirely real.

Maybe I'm off my rocker on this one haha

How is The Circle? I love Emma Watson and Tom Hanks but I have heard some mixed feedback

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Wade92 on 5/21/2017 Reply  · 

That's too bad about The Circle. Such good talent involved to be a waste. I'll stay away from that one.

I was pleasantly surprised with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! I didn't know what to expect but I really enjoyed it. The first one has grown on me the more I watch it but this one I liked right away. Interestingly enough I seemed to be the only one in my theater that did. The person I went with thought it wasn't nearly as good as the original and everyone else seemed to be disappointed or outright pissed. I was very surprised by that but I think what I liked about it was that this installment was a little more story driven and advanced the characters rather than always going for a quick laugh.

What did you think of it? Which installment do you prefer?

What do you think the soundtrack will be like for the 3rd film? I'm sure they will stick with 70s music somewhat since that's what people associate with the films but now they have an opportunity to branch out as well.

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People are crazy man haha the semi-cool reception doesn't really surprise me though. So many people hold the first one in such high regard that anything that comes after it won't match it. Kind of like when Chris Nolan followed up The Dark Knight.

Super 8 was pretty cool. I've been meaning to watch it for a while since I've liked everything else that I've seen from JJ Abrams and this kept the streak going. The Spielberg inspiration is obvious but it didn't bother me. I had no idea Elle Fanning was in it but she was one of my favorite parts of the film. Really talented at such a young age. I've really liked her ever since I saw her in The Neon Demon.

Looks like you really love Super 8! What do you think of JJ Abrams as a director?

Hahaha nope, Empire is just a glaring mistake. I was debating with a buddy of mine about that film. While we both love it, we were trying to get a clear read on where it is on our favorite movies of all time. I went to re-rank since I wasn't quite satisfied with its position but I accidentally hit "remove from chart". Now I look like a fool haha

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Wade92 on 5/25/2017 Reply  · 

Indeed, the passion and enthusiasm they had towards that movie was pretty cool. Movie looked freaky but oh well haha

I really like JJ Abrams, lens flares and all haha I think he has a pretty good eye for it and I always find his films interesting. And like you said, he really knows how to assemble a cast that works so well together onscreen.

I despised Eraserhead. Pretty much the whole thing was garbage in my opinion. The only thing i liked was Jack Nance as the main character. His performance was interesting but the film was just way too out there. The film had some quite disturbing images throughout and I have no clue what they could possible mean. It was the kind of film that was just hard to watch for what they were showing and I had a tough time understanding what could possibly be going on, it all seemed so random. The only other film that I've seen of David Lynch was Mulholland Drive and I hated that one as well. I guess you could say his films are more of an artform but it's just way too abstract for me. Both just left a gross feeling after I watched them and wanted to bang my head against the wall haha One positive thing I can say is he has an insane amount of creativity. Even the smallest details in shots seem out of the ordinary but it's just not anything I can get on board with. How do you feel about that guy?

I'm thinking about checking out Baywatch next week, is it worth the time?

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Wade92 on 5/28/2017 Reply  · 

Totally, I was looking forward to seeing Mulholland Drive as well, but it turned into being a terrible viewing experience. How people can adore that film or even tolerate it is beyond me as well.

Huh, that's too bad. I'll still check it out but too bad it's only ok with the cast they have. But still, what can you expect, it's Baywatch after all haha I'm going with a close group of friends though so maybe it will help boost my enjoyment. We shall see.

Really liked It Follows! Just picked it up cheap on blu ray on a blind buy since I had heard so much good things. Very enjoyable for a modern horror film. I loved the timeless feel the film had, in one scene they had modern cars and in the next a girl would be calling on a landline phone. The score was amazing as well! It kept me thinking afterwards, like are you in danger for the rest of your life I'm assuming? Like even if you sleep with someone else, if someone down the line doesn't pass it along in time doesn't it start working itself backwards? Very creepy premise haha

Do you like It Follows? Do you have any modern horror films you really enjoy?

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Wade92 on 6/6/2017 Reply  · 

I love Don't Breathe as well! Just re-watched it a couple months ago and it still holds up with the tension. I remember walking out of the theater sweating when I saw it haha I totally agree, I think horror films the best quality and have the most re-watch value are the ones that take the time to build tension.

I enjoyed Pirates 5. Not a perfect film for sure and it's a bunch of stuff that we've seen before but I thought it was decent enough. Plus, I LOVED the end. I would say that I'm a fan of the franchise. I would rank them 1, 3, 2, 5, 4 with 2 and 3 being somewhat interchangeable. The first is still by far the best. Two and Three are solid but 5 and especially 4 pale in comparison to the original.

What did you think of the Pirates franchise?

Hey, what did you think of Clockwork Orange!

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Wade92 on 6/13/2017 Reply  · 

Two and three were a little odd story wise for Pirates. I feel like it's because the writers wrote both films at the same time. It kind of turns into one massive script but it makes Dead Man's Chest kind of an odd one that can't really stand on it's own.

I agree, that would have been awesome to have Elizabeth in a more prominent role! I wonder if she'll be back in future installments or if she will keep her involvement minimal.

I've only seen Clockwork Orange once but I liked it. Not my favorite Kubrick film but there was just something about it. The style, the look, the music, it all just kind of clicked. The kind of disturbing that is weird and funny at the same time. I really should watch it again but I thought it was good but not one of his greats. I think you're right about Kubrick's name being attached though. Kubrick has a way having people experience his films as more of an art form so that might blind some people on the overall quality on some of his projects.

Yeah, finally some positive reviews for DC haha! I liked it but not nearly as much as I enjoyed Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Just personal preference but I thought Wonder Woman was handled well. To be honest I'm surprised with the near universal acclaim it's getting.

What did you think of Wonder Woman? Do you think this will help Justice League at all?

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Wade92 on 6/20/2017 Reply  · 

The cool thing about Wonder Woman is that it seems like people are excited about the DCEU again. That said, I do think people will be quick to turn on it. It seems like people are really digging the tone of Wonder Woman but that's something that won't carry to every film. Batman v Superman was always intended to be the bleakest of the bunch but Justice League is still Zack Snyder's vision (which I love). Sadly, I think Justice League will have it's share of negative reviews as well.

It Comes at Night is definitely polarizing haha I went to a late night showing on a stormy night with a theater full of people and most of the crowd hated it while others loved it. I was someone that enjoyed it. I thought it was well acted and it had interesting cinematography. Then again I also went in blind not knowing what the film was about other than Joel Edgerton was in it. I just needed to take my mind off some things and I like Edgerton so I just went randomly. That could have helped my enjoyment since I had no expectations, I think many people expect a straight up horror film. This film is more of a slow burn and you get hardly any answers but it's still an interesting film.

Do you have any plans to see All Eyez On Me or a fan of Tupac? I'm surprised by the polarizing reception that film has gotten as well.

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Wade92 on 6/24/2017 Reply  · 

Yes, indeed haha how does that work? Seems like I'm way off from critics often haha

Yeah, I really like Tupac's music. He'd be in my top 5 for rappers without a doubt. I love the sound of the music and he always comes across as very honest. We have extremely different backgrounds but the music is something I can connect with for some reason.

I'm not going to lie, it's not a perfect film. I thought they could have done some things differently and it came across as more of a "Cliff's Notes" version of his life, but I still had a lot of fun watching it.

I feel like I need to overhaul my list on flickchart. I liked it but I don't think it's the 236th best film I've ever seen, just a little too high. It would be crazy time consuming and very difficult but I'd like a list that is a little closer to my taste haha

Baywatch was just alright. I had a good time seeing it with my friends but I didn't think the film was that great overall either. Seemed like it was trying to be the next Jump Street without being half as funny. I liked the cast but the end product was just meh.

Looks like you loved Baby Driver! It lived up to the hype of Edgar Wright's other work?

Is The Book of Henry as bad as everyone is saying?

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Wade92 on 6/26/2017 Reply  · 

It's more tempting all the time to start digging through my list and be more critical about it. I'll never have a perfect list because my thoughts on films change over time or repeated viewings but I still want it closer than what it is. Maybe I should take a few days off work haha

Very cool, I think Baby Driver is going to be a must see for me.

Hmm..good question! I feel like I have had experiences like that but nothing is quite jumping to mind. One that I dramatically changed my mind about was The Dark Knight Rises. I saw it at its premiere as a conclusion to a Dark Knight trilogy marathon at my local theater. I remember being very mixed about it and thinking it was a huge step down from the first two. But days later I kept thinking about and I realized how cool some scenes were and when I saw it a second time I absolutely fell in love with the entire film. My hype was just way too high and the film was the exact opposite of what I was expecting.

That's what I figured about Henry. I think his other work is factoring in too much especially with a Star Wars film on the horizon. How about that drama on the Han Solo set, huh? Pretty wild.

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Wade92 on 6/30/2017 Reply  · 

Die Hard is such a great film! I could watch that one over and over.

I'll check out Baby Driver next week! People need to start going to more movies like those so we're not stuck with franchise upon franchise haha

Yeah, that Solo business is a mess. Like you, I can't believe it was this far along in production when they finally threw down the hammer. I can understand why they made the decision as well but still, I'm curious if there is stuff we don't know about. As for the replacement, I'm a little mixed. I'm not really a fan of Ron Howard's directing. I adore A Beautiful Mind but I haven't liked much else. He seems like a cool guy and I loved him on The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days and American Graffiti but his directing is underwhelming for me. But he could very well prove me wrong, I'm sure he'll turn in a fine film.

I don't really like that Kathleen Kennedy to be honest that's heading up all things Star Wars. Something about her rubs me the wrong way and I don't really like how much control she has. It's becoming the age of studios running everything again like they did in the early years of hollywood. I feel like the directors should be trusted to have their own vision and not everything has to feel and look the same. That's what keeps it fresh. Even here interactions with the casts and crews seems kinda strained at times. Still, I'm very thankful we're getting new Star Wars films

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I also heard they brought in an acting coach for Alden Ehrenerich. All I can think of is that "Would that it were so simple" scene from Hail Caesar haha

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Indeed, Star Wars fans could definitely have an influence on how the films are made. Star Wars has some of the most die hard fans in both the good and bad senses of the term.

Bridges of Madison County was actually pretty good. I always love Eastwood and I thought it was a neat romance film, definitely a change in pace for him as an actor and director. I kind of wish they would have left out one particular subplot of the film that would add a lot more tension to the story but I still really liked it.

How is Captain Underpants? I considered seeing it since I read the books a lot in elementary school. We always got in trouble with those books from teachers haha

Do anything fun for the 4th of July?

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Wade92 on 7/11/2017 Reply  · 

Cool, the trailers for Captain Underpants haven't really sold me on the film but just the fact that it's something from my youth intrigues me. Did they incorporate Flip o Rama when you whip the page back and forth?

The 4th was pretty low key for me, just hung out with my family and friends. I ate plenty though, not looking at a grill for another week or two haha

I had to work a few days around the 4th and I was the only person at my job that didn't take time off so I was alone in the building for two days. Fun but also kinda eerie. I still swear that building is haunted. One night i got back from the road around midnight and it just felt like I wasn't alone. I turned off all the lights and on my way out I heard what sounded like a clap further down a long hallway. It's like The Conjuring haha

I had a lot of fun with Baby Driver. Definitely among my favorites so far this year. And I know it was good because I had a miserable viewing experience! It was a crazy humid day for my part of the country and the theater was so muggy it felt like one big blanket. I think I lost five pounds sweating but the movie was so dang good haha

What did you think of the romance element of the film? I see a lot of people saying it detracted from the film but I actually liked it. Any thoughts on the ending in terms of if it actually happened?

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I probably should, man! Plenty of weird stuff going on. A buddy of mine was in working one weekend and he said all the tvs turned on at full volume. I would have punched out and left right then and there haha

A few weeks back it was really late at night (once again), last one in the building and I was washing my hands in the men's room when all of a sudden the lights turned off and I was in pitch black. I was terrified haha I was just waiting to see someone's reflection in the mirror behind me.

I've also heard a woman talking when it's dead quiet and I'm not blasting music on my speakers to drown the weird stuff out. Might need to document it all somehow. Most of the people in our building don't even believe us haha

Yeah, I thought the two actors in Baby Driver had the right chemistry where I could see the romance happening. Totally, I really liked that actress, I'll have to check out some of her other work.

That's what confuses me so much is that the style screams that it's a dream but yet I want it to be real as well. Maybe it's showing where his dreams are finally becoming a reality. But yeah, if there's a sequel it'll probably clear things up.

I'd be down for another installment but I guess I don't need it. I loved the film on it's own and if there's more to the story, cool, but if it is its own solo thing I'm fine with that too.

Are you pulling for a sequel? How did it size up to the other Edgar Wright films for you?

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In my town the hospital is rumored to be haunted but I think we have them beat haha

Interesting, I'll keep an eye out for the chance to see Cinderella. I'm interested in seeing some more of the live action disney films, especially after Beauty and the Beast.

What is Pride & Prejudice & Zombies? Does it follow the book at all with the same characters but with zombies? I love the 2005 adaptation but I thought the title of this one was bizarre when it was released haha

For me, I'd say Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz are close for my favorites. Shaun of the Dead I wasn't quite as keen on and it's been too long since I've seen Scott Pilgrim so I don't remember a whole lot. The thing I love most about Edgar Wright is his editing style. He's got an amazing eye and attention to detail that sets him apart from the pack.

Yes, sir! Been trying to keep up to date on the big ones from 2017. I loved The Big Sick. Really unexpected film for me. Plus, I love Ray Romano haha I always thought it would be cool to meet that guy for some reason but I've been an avid fan of Everybody Loves Raymond since my early teens. I had no idea that it was a true story until the end which made it even more fascinating. As an added bonus, I was the only person in the theater which was amazing but at the same time sad because people really need to check it out.

I thought War was pretty decent but it's definitely improved the more I reflect on it. I think the title doesn't fit the film well at all since it's more of a drama but it was still an interesting film and a good way to wrap things up for the trilogy. The CGI was spectacular too.

Get Out was a film that was nagging at me for not seeing it yet. It's consistently being ranked as the best film the year so far and I felt my list was incomplete until that was included as well. The film took a while to grow on me but as things progressed I was pretty sucked in. It didn't quite crack my top 10 but I still liked it and would definitely watch it again.

I think I just bombarded you with answers haha My responses are always so long, sorry about that but I just like talking haha

What do you think of these films?

I can not wait to see Dunkirk! I'm trying to tune out all the noise so I'm not overhyped going in but everything I've seen from it looks spectacular.

How is Valerian? Something just seems weird about that film in all the marketing. I just have a feeling it might flop. Dane and Cara are the sole reasons why I'll see it.

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I agree on Get Out. Everyone talks about how it has a great message and how it comes at an important time in the current state of the world but I was only concerned about the quality of the film.

I loved Dunkirk. I'd say it's my personal favorite of the year thus far. I was a little hesitant about this one but it far exceeded any expectations. I loved the way Nolan approached the story and how very real the film felt. Kind of a dream team on this film as well, I love the director, composer, cinematographer and cast (Hardy & Murphy). Really wish I could have seen it in IMAX but I'm about 5 hours away from that format haha As for Nolan filmography as a whole, I would put it somewhere around the middle at this time.

What did you think of Dunkirk?

Indeed, Valerian seems to be getting a very mixed reception. Still going to try make it to a showing even though I don't think I'm going to enjoy it all that much.

What did you think of Manchester by the Sea?

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Wade92 on 8/23/2017 Reply  · 

Yo! I apologize for disappearing for a bit, my friend. Life has been a little hectic of late but I'm back! Maybe you were hoping I would stay away haha

I feel you on Manchester, definitely screaming for that Oscar.

As for The Village, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I had some low expectations because I usually hear negative things concerning the film but I was pleasantly surprised. I already new the twist going in, which might have had some impact on it. What do you think of The Village?

What did you think of The Intern? I really enjoy that one. Not sure why, just a fun and relaxing film to watch. A good film to pop in the blu ray during the evening to unwind for me.

Do you have any films you could watch anytime when you just want to relax?

What did you think of Moonlight? Did it deserve the Oscar in your opinion?

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Wade92 on 9/8/2017 Reply  · 

Totally, The Village is far from his worst without a doubt.

Romantic comedies are always good for me to unwind to as well. Pride and Prejudice and Lassie are probably two of my favorites to watch any time at all. Two very odd choices, I know, but they are so relaxing to watch and hold personal significance to me haha

I agree, Moonlight gets hit with that "important" stamp too much. I liked the film and really like the three distinct act structure but I really need to see it again to get a true stance on it. I was shocked Ali won after seeing the film. I didn't know he was barely in it. I've liked his work for a while but not sure this should have been the role that did it.

I would still argue that La La Land was the best film against Moonlight but I'm still glad it won if that makes sense. La La Land had much more mainstream appeal, a shocking amount if you ask me. I thought this was going to go under the radar like Whiplash but boy I was wrong. I'm kinda glad La La Land didn't win because everyone and their brother were pulling for it because it was the only film they saw from the list. It's almost like they were the popular kids so I'm glad the underdogs got it. Not dissing La La Land, the film is spectacular and in my top 2 of that year but the hype surrounding it was too much for me.

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I never saw IT growing up. I'm young enough that I just missed the cultural impact of it. Growing up I heard a little about how it was the most terrifying thing ever made and I knew the clown was the guy from Home Alone 2.

After watching it for the first time as an adult, I felt kinda mixed. As a kid, I'm sure it would have freaked me out but not at all now. It was interesting to watch for sure but I felt it dragged way out in the second half. I haven't read the book or anything but I thought it was a neat premise. It feels crazy dated though.

Have you seen the miniseries and if so what are your memories of it?

I went to a screening of the new film last night and I thought that version was far superior. I didn't find it scary but it had a good sense of dread. The packed theater I was in seemed pretty freaked though. The girl that sat next to me was jumping most of the film haha I talked to her for a while afterwards and she asked what was the scariest part of the movie for me and I said "you jumping" haha

Have you ever seen the show Stranger Things? I just got done with that one on Netflix.


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Wade92 on 9/27/2017 Reply  · 

Thinking back on the IT miniseries, the more disappointed I am in it. I think mostly because of the hype since I've been hearing about it so long. I wasn't even that keen on Tim Curry's performance....hmm.

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? I'm turning 25 in a couple months. We seem like we might be semi-similar age but I could be way off haha always terrible at guessing these things.

It was kind of funny at IT, because that girl was with two other girl friends and they all ended up taking off their hoodies and hiding behind them most of the film. I seemed to have a very nervous theater. I looked around every so often and most people were hiding their face. A lot of people even pulled out their phones when you could tell something was going to happen. Anyways, she just laughed when I told her and said she was just glad she didn't hit me by mistake when she would jump. She talked quite a while and they ended up following us out. Finally, it turned out they all had boyfriends. Damn haha

Indeed, so much hype around Stranger Things. One of my best friends loves that show but I waited a while to let all the expectations die down. I ended up liking it but I didn't fall in love with the show. I really liked the retro style and got into quite a few of the characters. Quite a few of the episodes would end and I would be just itching to start the next. I liked it enough where I'm thinking about checking out season 2. First thing I noticed about the show is that the intro seemed to borrow a lot from Only God Forgives with both the neon logo and the similarity to the song, "Wanna Fight". It didn't irk me too bad, just thought it was interesting.

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Oh yeah! As for mother!, I'm part of that rare group of people that liked the film. I can see how it is very high brow filmmaking but the symbolisms clicked for me so I understood the overarching story of the film. It is definitely different and it isn't my favorite Aronofsky film, but I liked the unique approach. All the closeups kind of bugged me. I just needed more variety and the closeups felt very disorienting and claustrophobic.

In my humble opinion, it by no means deserves an F. I totally understand how it's not for everyone but it's still some good filmmaking and storytelling on display. The ending did catch me off guard a couple times. My mouth actually dropped twice and that doesn't happen too often.

I was the only person in my theater for this one and I think that kind of helped. It gave me the space to kind of digest the film and be sucked in.

I see you saw Alien. What did you think? Do you plan on seeing the sequels?

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Really?! No way, that's awesome! I've got a special treat for my birthday this year. The Last Jedi is being released on my birthday so I'm insanely excited. Well, I guess it premieres the day before but my birthday is on the 15th, the actual release date.

Very true, I also wonder what films our generation will really latch on to as well. Have any guesses?

Nice, I like the first Alien film as well. Just re-watched it before going to Alien: Covenant and the thing I dig the most is the focus on the horror vibe. That's an aspect the sequels seemed to stray away from. The original just feels like the kind of film that would be awesome to see at a drive in theater on a summer night.

Personally, I don't really like any of the sequels. Covenant is even my least favorite film of the year so far.

The Number 23 was kind of an interesting experience. Speaking of hype, I had always heard how amazing it supposedly was from classmates when I was in high school. Since then, I've heard it was pretty terrible, but I still watched it. I thought it was ok immediately after watching it but only couple hours later I felt rather negatively about it. Not really I want to watch again. Have you seen The Number 23?

Also, I've been meaning to ask, how are things with all those fires out there? Are you dealing with any or are they pretty far away? I hope you and your friends and family are doing alright. Just a bad situation.


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Wade92 on 10/30/2017 Reply  · 

Wow, we're very close in age. What's the date of you're birthday if you don't mind me asking. Just want to be able to wish you a happy birthday. Hopefully you get a good movie in January someday! January and part of February always seems to be the dumping ground for studios if they don't have much confidence in films. Really a shame.

That's a good pick with Space Jam. I hear a lot of people talk about that one when reflecting back about childhood. I just watched it a few months back and I was surprised how much I still enjoyed it. Mostly for nostalgia haha

Totally, people like to throw around worst movie ever way too much. It might be bad but there is utter garbage out there as well.

That's good to hear about the fires. Must have been a cool sight to watch it at night.

This Means War was fun but very predictable. Exactly what I expected out of it. Just a film I could turn my brain off and just go along for the ride. Not one I really need to see again though. What do you think of the film?

Since it's halloween, what have been your absolute scariest movie experiences? Whether in the theater or at home.

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Wade92 on 11/20/2017 Reply  · 

Nice, I'll remember to wish you a happy birthday!

The Conjuring is a pretty freaky film. Definitely one of the best modern horror films. Still makes me uneasy each time I see it.

Haha work can be terrifying but I do have 3 experiences that stand out, all when I was younger. I loved dinosaurs as a kid but I was absolutely terrified first time I watched Jurassic Park. I love it now but that first time I covered my face most of the film. Another was the 2006 remake of When a Stranger Calls. Pretty lame movie now but it freaked me out plus I was home alone for the weekend.

The last one and probably the most terrified I've been was the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A bunch of my class got together for a halloween party at a classmate's house and we all wanted to watch a movie and somehow we picked that one. I really didn't want to watch it (the only R rated film I had seen at the time was Signs) but I didn't want to get made fun of for being scared. Over the next hour and a half was traumatized haha I couldn't sleep at all that night. Believe it or not, the very next day my dad wanted help cutting down some old trees in our woods and fired up our chainsaw. I never told them at the time but man I was scared!

I liked Thor Ragnarok. Very different for a Thor film but I think they pulled it off. I can see this happening to a lot of their other films as time goes on. Reinvention will keep things fresh and help their longevity. I loved that carried over Immigrant Song and it wasn't only for the trailers.

What did you think of it? Do you think we'll see Banner again or is he truly gone now that the Hulk is back?

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Yes, sir, very overhyped. I hear way to much praise for Ragnarok. It's good but I'm tired of hearing every new Marvel film is the best one ever. Blockbusters are really suffering from this attitude of either it's the best thing since sliced bread or it's utter garbage. Not sure if it's connected but I notice a lot of people that have these extreme opinions are people that don't go to many films, only these big name ones. Generally it seems like film lovers are much more level headed towards these while the very general audience members come to the extreme conclusions.

Spider-Man Homecoming is still my favorite MCU film from 2017.

Haha yeah, that Infinity War trailer really put that matter to rest. I just thought it was just a random thing to have in Ragnarok. I was just sitting in the theater wondering why they were touching on this unless they are going to carry through with it. Maybe it's just trying to get people to invest in the character and raise the stakes.

Hahaha I'll tell you what with those Hallmark films. A very nasty stomach flu hit my relatives the day after Thanksgiving and I was one of them. I was so sick and miserable I flipped it over to Hallmark because I needed something happy in my life. I got really into them too haha there was some flickchart doesn't even have yet that I saw. They are so predictable but they are fun to watch for some reason. The essence of a guilty pleasure for me.

Did you do anything fun for Thanksgiving?

What did you think of Murder on the Orient Express? Have you ever traveled anywhere on a train?

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Wade92 on 12/10/2017 Reply  · 

Always good when you can get together with family and friends. I hear ya, some time just to relax is needed every once and a while. I'm going to take a week off for Christmas just to recharge the batteries. I've only taken a day off here or there from work in the past three years. It will be nice being stress free for a while.

I haven't seen the original Orient Express film, so this was all new for me. I liked it but I don't really need to see it again anytime soon. That moustache was incredible though haha

Haha that would be freaky as a kid if they had people posing as robbers on board. I have yet to travel by train in my life but I would really like to at some point.

When I first saw the trailer for Three Billboards, I was less than impressed. I had no intention of seeing it until I started hearing some very good reviews. That swayed me and I ended up loving it. Such a heavy film, but it was so well done. I loved Sam Rockwell especially and his character's arc. I seem to remember you saying he's one of your favorite actors, and I thought he knocked it out of the park here.

I had a very audible crowd at the movie, just because they were so into it. A lot of gasping. Not entirely sure yet, but I think Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will crack my top 10 for 2017.

What did you think of the film?

How was Suburbicon? That's one I was also mixed on by the trailer.

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Wade92 on 12/28/2017 Reply  · 

The ending of Three Billboards seem to divide my theater as well. I overheard some people think the whole film was a waste of time because of the ending which I disagree with. Personally, I liked the ending. I wanted desperately for them to bring the people responsible to justice because I was so invested in the characters. At the same time I like how they did it because it didn't feel too Hollywood. Not everything was wrapped up neatly with a bow. The whole film felt raw and real, sometimes a little too real. That's one flaw I have with it is that it's the kind film that will be hard to watch again and and again.

Suburbicon seemed like such an odd film. Matt Damon has been in some bizarre films of late.

Matchstick Men was amazing! I had no idea what it was about going in, but I was immediately sucked in. It was really well acted and the end completely caught me off guard. I'm not the biggest Ridley Scott fan but I thought this was one of his best.

What do you think of Ridley Scott as a director? I like some of his films to a certain extent like Gladiator, Blade Runner and Alien, but I don't love them like many people do.

Do you have a top 10 list for 2017?

Here's mine:

1. Dunkirk
2. A Ghost Story
3. Blade Runner 2049
4. Beauty and the Beast
5. Wind River
6. Baby Driver
7. The Last Jedi
8. The Big Sick
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming
10. Wonder

My local theater never brought The Disaster Artist so I'm really bummed about that. I'm really confused where to put The Last Jedi.

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I agree, that is probably one of Scott's strengths is how he can make a wide variety of films.

Nice list! I didn't see Detroit, Stronger or Colossal but I thought they all looked interesting.

I know right? The Last Jedi has really shaken things up. I couldn't believe people actually started a petition. There's no way Disney will do anything about it. It reminds me of a quote that goes, "no one hates Star Wars more than Star Wars fans" which is actually kind of true, since people are so passionate about the series.

I think people are overreacting waaaay too much. Whether it's good or bad, it's just a movie. It seems like you just can't win with people. Force Awakens was deemed too similar to the original but now Last Jedi is getting ripped for doing something too different.

Interestingly enough, I know a couple people that saw the original trilogy during it's original theatrical run and they said this is just like when Empire first arrived on the scene. People hated it for being too different from what they loved about the first one, but now it's considered by many to be one of the best sequels of all time if not one of the greatest films, period. Not saying Last Jedi will reach that status, I just think people will warm up to it a little more as time goes on.

As for my personal stance on the film. I liked it, but I didn't love it. It had some good potential but it never really hit it's peak. It had some awesome moments but there was enough bad moments to drag it down. My main beef with it is that it seems to disregard what was started by JJ Abrams. As someone that loves The Force Awakens, I really didn't like how much Rian Johnson seemed to throw out the window or completely ignore. It really creates some friction between the two films.

I wrestle with my feelings toward the film quite often. I just don't know what to make of it yet and I've seen it twice. That's why I don't know where to put it on my list exactly haha

What are your thoughts? Anything you would have done differently about the film or do you think they are on the right path?

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Wade92 on 1/12/2018 Reply  · 

From what I've heard, IX is supposed to tie all the films together. Original trilogy, prequels and all. Which is kind of cool.

Rian Johnson definitely has some guts taking a hard left turn multiple times when everyone was expecting a right. I can respect that. It just seems like a waste of JJ doing all the setup only to throw it to the wind.

I have heard that as well about the the trilogy being built as it goes along. At the same time, George Lucas didn't really have a hard set idea with the first three. He kept reworking as he went: Darth Vader and Anakin becoming the same person, Luke and Leia becoming siblings.

Father Figures wasn't a film I planned on seeing but I had the day off work and I had a friend really wanting to go. My expectations were incredibly low but it actually wasn't bad. I'd turn it on if I caught it on tv one night. Fluffy but an easy watch.

How was the Commuter? It's January so that means it's time for another Liam Neeson action flick! What do you think of Neeson?

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Wade92 on 1/16/2018 Reply  · 

That's a very good point about Star Wars. it would be tough writing a followup before the first one is even completed.

That was one of the main appeals of Father Figures is the cast. A lot of good people woven throughout. Even Ed Helms, a guy that usually irks me, fit well into the film. It definitely won't be bringing home any awards, but it was an enjoyable time at the movies.

Yes, indeed! The Disaster Artist finally rolled into my local theater and I loved it. Definitely in my circle of favorite films for 2017. I think it had just the right amount of humor and drama. To me I found the film a lot more heartbreaking than funny, but I do have weird emotional connections with films sometimes ha ha ha (Tommy Wiseau laugh) Most of my theater was howling with laughter most of the time, much like the audience at the end of the film, but I was so invested with the characters, I couldn't help but caught in the emotional elements of it.

I did see The Disaster Artist first and then went right home and watched The Room late that night. I think I appreciated it a lot more seeing the "behind the scenes" look first. A very bizarre film, but you see the passion behind it.

What are your thoughts on The Disaster Artist and The Room?

That's a shame about The Commuter. I too liked Non-Stop so I'm curious what I'll make of this new film from that dynamic duo. I thought Run All Night was decent but I don't like Unknown much at all. As long as it's better than that, I'll be satisfied.

I really like Neeson. I'll watch that guy in just about anything. He has an interesting presence and it's just fun to see him in action. I like both his dramatic work and action oriented stuff but I wish he would go back and forth more. The man is awesome at kicking ass but I wouldn't mind seeing more dramatic roles like Silence as well.

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Wade92 on 1/16/2018 Reply  · 

Also, Happy Birthday!

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Wade92 on 1/21/2018 Reply  · 

I will admit, that could be the main flaw of The Disaster Artist. I thought that to myself a couple times while watching the film. At the same time the enigma kind of worked since we were in Greg's shoes.

The Room is a once in a lifetime kind of film. Not sure we'll ever see anything quite like it ever again. I guess Tommy still sees it as the greatest film ever made? Not even sure what it would be like living in his world. I just started reading the book of The Disaster Artist last night. It's already pretty interesting and every time Tommy says something I instantly hear it as his voice in my head haha just unavoidable.

Grumpy Old Men was pretty good. I think it's the last "big" film that features Minnesota that I hadn't seen, at least I believe so. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau easily steal the show and play really well off each other. It was a pretty amusing film, I'd say it's worth checking out.

I had a classmate in college that was originally from the town it's set in and he would always get a little annoyed whenever people would ask him if he's seen the movie. Must just come with the territory because I used to date a girl originally from Brainerd, Minnesota and she didn't like people asking about the movie Fargo. They actually filmed most of Fargo not far from where I grew up and almost do cartwheels everytime I recognize a location in the film haha

How was I, Tonya? That's another film I'm waiting to come near me.

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Wade92 on 1/31/2018 Reply  · 

Really? That's awesome that it's right down the street! Was stuff shut down or closed off while they were filming there? How far were you originally from LA?

It's just bizarre seeing or recognizing film locations, at least for me. A couple years ago, I took a trip to Iowa and made a point of finding the filming location for Field of Dreams. Absolutely surreal seeing one of my favorite films come to life. Everything looked exactly the same on the farm and in the field itself, even the carving in the bleachers you see briefly in the film.

Nice, I'll for sure check out I, Tonya if I get a chance.

Yes, sir, I've been catching up on a few of the nominees, or at least the ones I want to see. Like Three Billboards, I was less than impressed by the trailers for The Shape of Water but I ended up loving the film. I'll watch Michael Shannon in just about anything and I was highly impressed with him once again.

Lady Bird on the other hand, what is all the hoopla about? I certainly don't get it. It was fairly mediocre and I usually really like the films A24 puts out. I agree a lot with your youtube video on it actually haha I liked some parts of the film but some of it just dragged for me. I will say though, my favorite part was when the coach takes over the drama class. His whole handling of it like it's a sports team was fantastic and had me cracking up.

Speaking of youtube, very nice work on your channel by the way. I've gotta say you have some really good content.

Dude, I felt the same way about The Post. I felt like it was mandatory for me to go even though I wasn't really feeling it. It was just ok. Not bad, not great. Hanks and Streep obviously give good performances but it felt like the kind of film that had too much of a message it was trying to hit you with. Kind of of another one and done Spielberg film for me

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Sure. Plus, like you said, it's pretty common for productions to be happening around there so people might not have made a huge deal of it. In my area it's so rare it would be mass hysteria, everyone wanting to be part of it, bringing hot dishes to feed everyone haha Kind of like Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show if you're familiar with that.

A couple years ago, I was on the road for work in North Dakota and word got out that Shia LaBeouf had been hospitalized while filming American Honey not far away and the whole place was in a frenzy haha

Totally, I loved Edge of Seventeen as well. It was one of my favorite films of 2016 so I don't buy that argument holding much weight either. It shouldn't affect our enjoyment just because we were never teenage girls.

Awesome, must be fun to do. That's one thing I dig about it is that you offer a variety of content. As much as I like Chris Stuckmann, he basically puts out the same video beat for beat each time. Always good to keep it fresh and unique, that's what will help you stand out among the rest as well. Big viewer numbers will come as long as you keep at it. Just like Field of Dreams haha

Yep. The Post is the kind of film that would be better seeing down the road elsewhere instead of paying the ticket price for it.

I thought The Commuter was decent but like you said, Non-Stop did it a lot better. I didn't feel the tension as much as the film wanted me to. At times it felt like it was going through the motions a little too much. It wasn't a dud like Unknown but it sits comfortably in the middle of the pack for Neeson and the director.

You going to be watching much of the Olympics?

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Wade92 on 2/21/2018 Reply  · 

Chris Stuckmann is good at what he does, it's just getting pretty predictable. As much as he brings up his OCD maybe that's part of it. Kind of wants to keep things uniform...I don't know.

Speaking of coworkers, I have one that is a bit of a doozy when it comes to movies. The only thing he talks about is movies and freaks out when you have a different opinion than him. I love a good conversation about movies but not when everything I say is declared wrong by him haha I would love to see him on Screen Junkies Movie Fights or something. Even as I left work today I heard him freaking out that they seem to be cutting the song "Be Prepared" from the new Lion King film.

I'm the same way, my family would watch them a lot more of the Olympics when we were younger but now that we're grown up not as much. I'll still watch them some in the evenings but not the whole time. I'm always nervous someone is going to get a gross injuring on live tv. I have a tough time watching that kind of stuff haha

I agree, it seems like Olympic fever has gone down a little bit over the years. There doesn't seem to be as many superstars either, that everyone is tuning in to watch.

What did you think of Black Panther?

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Wade92 on 3/3/2018 Reply  · 

For sure. A bunch of us when out for a drink after work one night and we all started some good conversation, then he jumps in: "what movie is better, The Force Awakens or Rogue One?" That was the rest of the time there.

Haha that sounds like a good time. Me and a couple friends would do that commentary kind of thing in high school as well for stuff. Yeah, I remember that luge incident. I think that's part of the reason why I'm a little nervous watching that and bobsledding now. Too many things that can go wrong.

I'm the same way. I saw the Black Panther and enjoyed it but it has dipped down for me. Once again we have a film that automatically great because it's important. There was numerous times in the film I felt kinda bored but then it would pick up again. I was much more intrigued by the character in Civil War than in his own film. I'd put it around the middle of MCU as well. One thing I hated about the film was that character with the huge plate thing in his mouth. That was hard to watch. Then I kept thinking, isn't your mouth dry? How do you eat?

How was Mute? Isn't it supposed to be sequel to Moon?

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Wade92 on 3/13/2018 Reply  · 

Totally, Black Panther was a much more interesting character in Civil War. I understand the story they had to tell in Black Panther, it just wasn't nearly as interesting. Also, is it just me or did it seem like the persona of the Black Panther was much less important this time around? In Civil War it seemed like so much pride and importance came with it. Then in the standalone film it seemed like no big deal that he's the Black Panther.

I really like Boseman in the role as well. Hopefully he'll be around the MCU for a while. I'm really excited for Infinity War. Man, I hope it delivers. Do you think it will live up to the hype for people or fall short?

I know what you mean about the standalone films feeling like filler. I guess you kind of need them to really crank up the impact of the team up films but still. I've been doing a lot of reading on Infinity War and even Kevin Feige said they were a little like filler at times so they can pay off big in the next two Avenger films.

Yeah, 15:17 to Paris has been beat up by reviews but I thought it was decent. Not bad, not great, just very middle of the road. The story is stretched pretty thin as is the case with a lot of films based off of a real life event. A lot of it feels like filler until you get on the train near the end. Another drawback was the three main actors. While I thought it was pretty cool they used the actual people, you could tell they weren't actors. They were by no means terrible, it was just obvious in certain scenes. This would be the kind of film I'd see again when it hits HBO or something but I don't need the blu ray.

What did you think of Revolutionary Road?

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Wade92 on 3/28/2018 Reply  · 

True, with the hype of Infinity War it will be tough to match.

I also really like Sully. That one flies under the radar too often (woah, no pun intended!). Eastwood did really good work with that film and it doesn't get enough credit.

I don't remember a whole lot about Revolutionary Road, other than not caring for it all that much. I don't even remember David Harbour in it haha

I really like Wes Anderson's work. At least the ones that I have seen so far. People say it all the time but his work is incredibly distinct and he has practically created a genre of his own. Life Aquatic was decent but it's probably my least favorite as of now. No major crimes against it, I just didn't like it as much as his other work. I will say though, Wes Anderson films always improve for me on a second viewing so maybe this one will as well.

What do you think of Wes Anderson? Will you see Isle of Dogs?

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Wade92 on 3/29/2018 Reply  · 

Oh nice! I don't think Isle of Dogs is coming to my neck of the woods until sometime in April. Wes Anderson was definitely an acquired taste for me. I didn't like Grand Budapest Hotel or Moonrise Kingdom first time I saw them but I really warmed up to them on a second viewing. No idea why.

Yeah man, there's a few I'm looking forward to sitting down to watch in the theaters. Infinity War, obviously. I have tickets for Best F(r)iends that comes out next week. I have to drive an hour to a different city so hopefully it's worth it.

Incredibles 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mission Impossible - Fallout are others I'm looking forward to as well. I think First Man might be interesting.

I don't know about you but it's been kind of a weird year. There isn't a whole lot of films I'm really excited for yet or at least as much as I have been other years.

How about yourself?

Is Red Sparrow any good? I'm really on the fence on that one.

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Wade92 on 4/5/2018 Reply  · 

I hadn't heard of Gemini. How long of a drive is it to your normal theater?

Jeez, I forgot all about Sicario 2! I'm really looking forward to that one as well. A lot my anticipated films are all sequels as well. It kind of bugs me but the original films don't really come on my radar till it's closer to the release date.

I've heard Red Sparrow is pretty graphic. I like the cast but I'm not sure if I'll make it to the theater for that or not. Maybe they should have cast someone like Mila Kunis instead. Someone that is actually Russian. Not sure if she could have pulled off the role though since I haven't seen the movie.

I'm thinking about signing up for MoviePass so I can see more films like that without having to necessarily pay the full price for it. Just for as many movies as I like to go to it might be a good investment. Do you have one of those?

Best F(r)iends was pretty cool, man. At least Vol. 1 so far. It's definitely a well made film. We don't have another The Room on our hands haha

It was surprisingly pretty funny. The trailers painted it to be much more melancholy (which I was digging) but had quite a bit of humor to it as well. It's a very unique and original film which I really appreciated. It was very different and it had moments that almost felt instantly iconic.

I already bought my ticket for Vol. 2. I was a little nervous because it looked like it was being released the same day as my cousin's wedding but fortunately it won't come here until 3 days later. So I don't have to choose haha

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Wade92 on 4/11/2018 Reply  · 

Nice, that's very convenient! I also have a theater about a five minute walk from my apartment but that's not the one I usually go to. The one I go to is about a 15 minute drive across town depending on traffic. AMC just bought out the theater close to me so maybe it will get a much needed update.

That sucks about Gemini!

Cool, I just ordered my MoviePass over the weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. Now I should be able to check out more new releases.

I know, man, I thought Best F(r)iends would have gotten a lot more attention. Even Tommy seems to be in the "news" more often like when he auditioned for the Joker haha

I really liked Ready Player One. I think it's one of Spielberg's best films in years. I've never read the book but the movie had me hooked. Such a cool concept and think it was pretty well executed overall. That Shining sequence especially was awesome. It was interesting watching the audience in that part as well. You could definitely tell who had seen the Shining and who haven't.

It's a small detail but I liked that the main character had my name haha I don't hear it all that much in movies. It was kinda funny because the first time you hear his name is on a phone so I jumped and grabbed my pocket thinking I had dialed someone by mistake.

Did you like Ready Player One? Have you read the book?

What did you think of A Quiet Place? Better yet, was your theater quiet?

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Wade92 on 4/20/2018 Reply  · 

I thought the third act of Ready Player One was where it kind of sputtered out as well.

I wish they would have had another sequence like the Shining. No idea what, but I wanted more of that.

I haven't read the book but people I know that have say the movie is better.

Horror definitely is shifting. Especially after this one, I can see studios wanting to invest in more films like this. I really liked A Quiet Place as well. I could see it being among my favorites for 2018 at the end of the year. It left me with a lot of what if questions afterwards though. Like how did they get all that corn planted? Growing up on a farm myself, it would be near impossible to plant all that and by hand no less. I would never survive in that world haha

My theater was pretty noisy. It seemed like constant traffic running to the concession stand and back. A group of young teenagers laughed in the back row the whole film and you always heard people talking. Some lady even answered her phone. Unbelievable.

Isle of Dogs was one I enjoyed as well. The part that stood out the most to me was the style. Everything was really cool to look at and it must take a crazy amount of patience to animate everything. As for Wes Anderson's work I'd maybe put it in the number 4 slot.

Funny that you just saw Secret in Their Eyes because I just added it to my Netflix list. Is it any good?

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Wade92 on 5/3/2018 Reply  · 

The whole idea of having a baby in A Quiet Place puzzled me too. For as careful as they were in all other aspects of their life, I'm surprised they would do that.

I like the first Super Troopers but I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan or anything. I didn't even see it for the first time until the last couple years. Unfortunately, the second one just didn't deliver. It had some funny moments but it didn't seem as clever as the first one and it relied on old jokes way too much.

What did you think of Infinity War? Did it meet your expectations? Did you stay all the way to end for the after credits scene?

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Wade92 on 5/12/2018 Reply  · 

Nice! I loved Infinity War as well. The Russo's deserve a nice pat on the back for all they accomplished. I think they told the perfect story and balanced the characters beautifully. I don't think many directors could quite pull off what they did. I was curious how everything would jive together. It felt like a "greatest hits" in the best way possible. It had all the flavors. Early Spider-Man scenes looked and felt like it was right out of Homecoming. Doctor Strange looked and felt just like his film and so on. And obviously the Guardians had their very distinctive style. The Russo brothers wove them all together so perfectly.

I know, man, that ending was spectacular! It was exactly what I wanted. It was about time the Avengers got their ass kicked. It also just shows how dangerous Thanos is after all they success they have had in the past.

The finale is really throwing people for a loop. Most people I've talked to are CONVINCED everyone is actually dead and are livid they won't be getting another Guardians or Black Panther film. I just have to laugh. No way Marvel would throw all that money...err I mean good films out the window. I'm totally fine with it all being undone in the next film if, like you said, it has effects characters. That is the key.

Opening night most people got up and left swearing when the credits proceeded without the usual scene. I wanted to go all Captain America and yell "language!" with all those kids around but the room seemed testy enough as it was haha

I had a lot of fun with Machete. I like the style of Robert Rodriguez's films. They always have that B-level, gritty, homemade feel to them and Machete was no exception. I'd see Machete Kills if I have the opportunity to see it.

Really? That's crazy you saw him! What line of work are you in if you don't mind me asking? Or rather is it the kind of field you expected to see him or was it totally random?



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Wade92 on 5/26/2018 Reply  · 

Awesome, man! Yeah, I would definitely have expected Danny Trejo to be a big intimidating guy.

Life of the Party was just so so. I only went because I had a friend that really wanted to see it and she thought it was just ok as well. I didn't really find it funny and it was a little too predictable. I kept thinking of An Extremely Goofy movie the entire time haha

Gillian Jacobs was pretty good in the movie. I don't think I've seen her in anything before but I liked her here.

I did like Deadpool 2. I've been hearing the same mixed reaction about it but, personally, I liked it more than the first. I'm one of the rare people that doesn't really like the first film. I've seen it five times and while I like the earlier part of the film but it keeps going downhill once Wade starts getting tested on.

I really liked Josh Brolin as Cable. He was probably my favorite part of the film I'm happy to hear he will be back for multiple films.

Do you listen to dubstep? I don't really but always loved the song Bangarang so I loved its inclusion in the film.

What do you think of the Deadpool films?

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Wade92 on 6/3/2018 Reply  · 

I've dusted off Bangarang and have been listening to it a lot more again ever since I saw the movie haha

Totally, they have some great music featured in the Deadpool movies. My favorite is probably Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton. I've loved that song since I was a little kid.

I love movies with soundtracks. Just adds a really nice personal touch to the film, especially when the songs are good.

I love all of Tarantino's soundtracks. Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Django are probably my favorites of his. He has just the right blend of obscure but yet recognizable songs.

Dazed and Confused is definitely one of my favorites as well. Can't go wrong with all that classic rock.

I gotta mention the American Pie films as well. I love bands like Sum 41, Blink 12, The Offspring and such so I love it haha

And then there is the one to do it first, American Graffiti. Music is such a central part of that film and I love how it's presented as a radio broadcast. I'm currently reading a book on George Lucas and it says the studios absolutely balked at the idea of songs being used in a film. Now it's the industry standard.

Then you can't talk about soundtracks without talking about Guardians of the Galaxy. Personally, I like Vol. 2 soundtrack a lot more than Vol. 1 but they both have great selections on them.

I think if I ever made a movie I'd like to think a soundtrack would be a big part of it since music is a big part of my life.

How about you? What are some of your favorites?

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Wade92 on 6/16/2018 Reply  · 

Yes! Those Shrek films (at the least the early ones) had some good songs on them. I had the CD for the first film back in the day and I still listen to a lot of songs featured on that one.

Yeah, Baby Driver had some good ones too. I remember hearing Edgar Wright and James Gunn ran over their respective song lists before shooting to make sure they didn't have any overlap.

Same with me man, a good portion of stuff I listen to comes from something else like a movie or commercial. I think that's a pretty common thing for our generation. We're exposed to so much different kinds of music and have so much access to it.

Totally, I think nearly every Star Wars movie for the rest of our lives will be polarizing haha I personally liked Solo. I wasn't over the moon about it but I enjoyed it as much as I was expecting to. Not sure it was really needed, but it was a fun little film. Ehrenreich and Glover both did fine work and were my favorite parts of the film. Compared to the rest of the series this would fall somewhere in the bottom half. I liked it but not as much as I've liked a lot of the other installments.

What about yourself?

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Wade92 on 7/14/2018 Reply  · 

Nice! I've been tearing my parents' place apart trying to track down that first CD down. I really want that song "You Belong To Me" by Jason Wade. I thought it was too sappy growing up so I never put it on my iPod but now I really want it haha such a beautiful song.

I've wondered if Wright and Gunn ever had some of the same songs as well. That's weird how songs will come out of nowhere and suddenly be everywhere. I wonder if it depends when their licenses become available for use. I know John Denver's catalogue became available in the past year or two so that's why his songs were in a few different things around the same time such as Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

I also appreciated that Ehrenreich didn't just do an impression of Harrison Ford. I remember when they were first casting the film a lot of people wanted the guy that played a young Harrison Ford in The Age of Adaline but I think, while he's talented, it would have been too much of a distraction. Ehrenreich stood on his own two feet, while still keeping the spirit of the character that is loved by so many.

Indeed, I've gotta hand it to Ron Howard for still doing a solid job on the film. It wasn't as jarring as Justice League was. Do you think this will be the future of big budget films? People getting fired because they don't agree with the studios obviously better (cough sarcasm cough) vision?

Yep, finally got around to it haha I enjoyed it. Not the best war movie ever but I was still pretty entertained by it. I thought it was a pretty interesting story and I thought Hemsworth did a good job. I always love Michael Shannon as well so I was glad to see him in there.

What did you think of Life of the Party and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom?

How has your summer been so far? Been doing anything fun?

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Wade92 on 7/30/2018 Reply  · 

Good points. I sure hope studios back off soon. For as much as they are putting their eggs all in one basket in these big films, they sure don't want to screw it up.

Yeah, Life of the Party is still my least favorite film of the year. It wasn't awful, it just didn't have a whole lot going for it.

I liked Fallen Kingdom more than most people seem to, but yes, it has some very dumb elements to it. The two things I hated most about the film both pertain to that young girl character (can't even remember her name). I really didn't like that they made it her a clone. I thought that was just taking it too far. Then that dumb decision she made of letting the dinosaurs go at the end. Her reasoning made no sense for that.

If I had to sum it up, Fallen Kingdom was a mixed bag. Some stuff I liked and other stuff I didn't. Here's how I would rank the franchise thus far:

1. Jurassic Park
2. The Lost World
3. Fallen Kingdom
4. Jurassic World

5. Jurassic Park III

Very good points about Jurassic Park. I also think that's why it remains such a strong film after all these years. Fallen Kingdom already seems to be getting pushed aside by audiences. I doubt many people will remember it after a few years other than the diehard Jurassic Park fans.

I thought Ant-Man and the Wasp was pretty solid. I didn't like it as much as the first film. I think the first one had a lot more fun with the concept and this one felt a little clunky at times. Some of the characterizations seemed a little off this time around too. For example, Scott Lang was shown as a very smart and thrifty guy in the first film but in this one he was played as more of an idiot. I just found it weird because the same guy directed both. I like the character of the Wasp a lot but I don't agree with them seemingly dumbing down Scott to make her seem even more badass. Just my opinion.

I loved Sicario II. I'm a huge fan of the first film so I wasn't sure what I was going to get with Villeneuve and Deakins not returning...and Emily Blunt. But man, I thought it was great. Hopefully it holds up as well on a second viewing but I liked it just as much as the first though I'm sure not everyone will agree.

How about yourself on Ant-Man and the Wasp?

How was Won't You Be My Neighbor? I loved his show growing up so I'm interested in seeing that. It's on netflix right?

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Wade92 on 9/6/2018 Reply  · 

Don't worry, I'm alive haha Sorry about my absence, I got a new job over the summer and it has been crazy busy.

I agree with your thoughts on Ant-Man and The Wasp. Definitely a way to make both heroes badass and smart in their own way. I love Luis too, man! Michael Pena kills it in that role.

That's awesome about the Mr. Rogers documentary! I see it just got released on blu ray so I'll keep an eye out for it. I bought a Mr. Rogers DVD a few months ago so I've been watching some of that, reminiscing on my childhood haha Did you watch the show a lot growing up?

Hereditary was definitely polarizing for audiences and I can see why. It was more of an artsy horror film but not in a bad way. I think audiences want something like IT. Makes them scared but it's still fun. This one gets under your skin and makes you feel kinda gross. Personally, I really liked it. It was well acted and really creepy. One scene in particular will stick with me for the rest of my life. I didn't necessarily like how it ended but it didn't ruin the rest of the film for me.

You're not too keen on horror films are you?

What did you think of End of the Tour?

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Wade92 on 10/2/2018 Reply  · 

Thanks, man!

Nice, I really like Don't Breathe as well. That was really creepy and intense seeing it for the first time in theaters. We need more horror/thriller movies like that.

I never used to be a fan of horror films but they have definitely grown on me over the years. Especially if they have an intriguing story. I hate ones that rely on jump scares.

Cool, I really need to see End of the Tour again. I liked it as well. Two friends of mine actually ran into them in the Minneapolis airport when they were filming. Wish I would have been with on that trip haha

Man, Searching was awesome! I wasn't expecting a whole lot but I was very impressed. The filmmaking technique they used was great and didn't feel like just a gimmick. Good story that kept me guessing and John Cho was terrific. I'd say it's one of the better films I've seen so far this year. Looks like you just saw it as well! What did you think?

What about The Predator? I've been hearing some very negative things but I love a lot of Shane Black's work.

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Wade92 on 10/9/2018 Reply  · 

I agree, horror has been stepping up in quality lately. We're in the middle of a horror renaissance it seems.

Yeah, I'm a pretty big fan of the Halloween franchise. I've been watching the original film every Halloween for about 10 years now and it was pretty much the first horror film I ever liked. I had seen most of them, I just bought the blu ray set and I saw the two I hadn't yet. The 1978 original is easily the best. The new film will only be a direct sequel to the original and disregard all the others which is a wise choice because things get convoluted as the series goes on.

What did you think of The Game? Are you a fan of Fincher in general?

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Wade92 on 11/2/2018 Reply  · 

I have seen The Game. I was kind of underwhelmed by it the first time but I really came to enjoy it with my second viewing. I'm a big fan of David Fincher, I'd put him with my favorite directors. His attention to detail is astounding and has such a keen eye. His films work on all levels. I'd rank them:

1. Zodiac
2. The Social Network
3. Se7en
4. Gone Girl
5. Fight Club
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
8. The Game
9. Panic Room

I'm excited to see what he will be doing next too. I'm not really interested in seeing any of his tv series work, I'm more interested in his films. Word on the street is he's directing the sequel to World War Z? Not sure how I feel about that since I didn't really care for the first one.

What did you think of Eighth Grade and Bad Times at the El Royale? Those are a couple of my favorites from this year.

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Wade92 on Nov 29 Reply  · 

I agree, I think Fincher could make World War Z 2 work. I'd still buy a ticket for it.

Nice, yeah, Eighth Grade is awesome. It had a great balance of emotions and it did feel a lot more real than other recent coming of age films like The Edge of Seventeen (which was still very good). I thought Elsie Fisher was fantastic I loved her character.

Do you remember much from your eighth grade year? I kind of do but not really haha

I haven't seen a whole lot of Bo's standup. From the bits I have seen I think he's ok, but doesn't really make me laugh out loud. Oh, the one exception is his song about modern country music. That's pretty good if you haven't seen that. Other than that, I saw him in the The Big Sick but that's about it.

Interesting. Personally I loved Bad Times but I see a lot of people saying it's "good not great". Was there anything in particular you didn't like in how they wrapped things up?

I really liked Creed II. While it didn't pack the emotional punch of the first, I thought it was still a really great sequel. Rumor has it Sly is done playing Rocky and I don't know how to feel about that. While I like the character of Adonis as lot, it wouldn't be the same without Rocky. But that said, if it is his last time, I think the character went out on a good note at the end.

Liked Ralph Breaks the Internet as well. I just watched the original for the first time recently and I liked both. I liked how they represented the internet and I thought the Disney princesses were fantastic. I really like John C. Reilly. He can pull anything off from serious roles like in Magnolia to utter ridiculousness in Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule.

How was your Thanksgiving?

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Wade92 on Dec 9 Reply  · 

What I do remember from eighth grade was plenty of awkwardness. I remember that was the age when people started "dating seriously" and it was terrible if you were single. Terrible times I tell you haha

I grew up in a very rural area so grades 7-12 were all in the same building so we didn't need to transition moving to high school or anything.

I gotcha, I was really disappointed when Jon Hamm's character bit the dust. He was my favorite character at that point in the film.

Nice, glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! How far away from home do you live? I'm still fairly close to my parents. I live and work a little under an hour away from where I grew up.

I had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving, thanks for asking. Plenty of food like you said. I was eating leftovers for three days after for every meal haha I also saw Ralph Breaks the Internet after Thanksgiving at one of the coolest theaters I've ever been to. It was very classical with huge portraits of current and classic movie stars with hallways lined with classic movie posters. Very cool atmosphere. The sound was probably the best I've ever heard in theaters and they even had curtains that opened just as the movie started, felt like I was at a play haha Unfortunately, it's almost four hours away from where I live so I won't be able to go there frequently. Are you theaters like that where you live?

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Wade92 on Jan 18 Reply  · 

Hope you had a fun and safe holiday season!

2018 had some highs and lows for movies, but I guess all years kind of do. It's a pretty steep dropoff in my total 2018 list for movies I liked and ones I didn't.

Here are ones I really liked this past year:

1) I Can Only Imagine
2) Bad Times at the El Royale
3) Best F(r)iends Vol. 1 & 2
4) Eighth Grade
5) Sicario 2
6) Avengers Infinity War
7) A Star Is Born
8) The Mule
9) Bohemian Rhapsody
10) A Quiet Place
11) Won't You Be My Neighbor
12) Mission: Impossible - Fallout
13) Searching

I saw pretty much all the ones I really wanted to see except I still need to get my hands on The Favourite, mainly for Emma Stone haha

How about yourself?

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Wade92 on Feb 9 Reply  · 

Damn, you caught a lot of new films in 2018! That's awesome.

I have yet to see either of the Paddington films but I hear nothing but good things about them. I'm assuming you would recommend them?

Well let's see...at the current moment I'm most excited for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I love Tarantino and a lot of the cast involved. Probably my most anticipated for the whole year.

Also looking forward to Star Wars IX, Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Lion King, and Toy Story 4. One original one that is really looking good is Brightburn. I love that first trailer so we'll see if the film delivers.

How about yourself?

Pretty underwhelmed by the Oscar noms to be honest. I probably won't even watch. I was glad Sam Elliot was nominated but that's about it. I'm currently watching The Ranch on netflix and Elliot is fantastic on that. Have you ever heard of/watched that show?

Still kind of shocked that Black Panther got the Best Picture nod. It was a fine film and I enjoy watching it, but I don't think it was even the best Marvel film this past year. How that could get nominated over something like Eighth Grade is beyond me.

I watched your Oscars video, and that was fantastic! That's exactly how the Oscars should be run! They better be giving you a call soon

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Nice, I'll have to try watch those Paddington films sometime.

I've been seeing trailers for Us quite a bit lately. I'm a little curious about that one. Get Out was one I didn't really like at first but it has grown on me some with re-watching it.

I'm curious how Tarantino will handle it all as well. When it was first announced it was labeled as a movie about the Charles Manson murders but now it sounds like the murders will be something going on in the background. I could see him getting in some hot water yet again if people see it as glorification. Especially for people that are bent out of shape for the attention Ted Bundy is getting lately.

No idea what is happening with the Oscars. It's a really spectacular train wreck at the moment. I'm really curious to see how the show is received.

I had a fun time with Cold Pursuit. It was a lot different than I expected. The humor was also a welcome surprise. Of the small group of friends I saw it with, I seemed to like it the most, they were middle of the road on it. I will admit it took me quite a while to get into though.

I do think the recent headlines have hurt the film some. The screening I went to was pretty desolate on a popular night. Even my local theater seems to be pushing it aside. It's a pretty new release but it was almost immediately pulled from the big auditoriums. Now it's only playing in one of the small, old auditoriums.

How was the Lego Movie 2? That seems to be one that's hurting at the box office too.

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