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Colourful, camp, garish... it's the otherwise indescribable Almodovar (correctly pronounced "Almodobar"). The lead character, Salvador Mallo, is also Almodovar. This is no Hollywood Ending, which is one of Woody Allen's few stinkers - but Pedro does possess a lot of his hypochondriacal and neurotic tendencies. Almost everything ails the man - heart, throat, back, tinnitus, ennui. And I'll make the claim that he has embellished his drug use, used both for recreational and curative purposes.

Banderas' career performance? Not really. Banderas is a good hand, but, in regards to his scenes, the film plays out as a comedy; from the onset, Almodovar touches on the conundrum of determining whether his films are comedies or dramas. The use of music in the film is some of the best in Almodovar's career, particularly his use of music late. The ending is the perfect meeting of the two timelines running through the film. 7.3/10

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... which is basically a movie full of shots that say "Look how cool Tom Cruise looks!"
Or you could do the ol' Kubrick...

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Brightburn 8/10

Great concept but it could have been executed better. The concept of “What if Superman/Clark Kent raised by the Kents was inherently evil” had more potential but it turned out to be slasher horror movie. Overall, I enjoyed the movie a lot. Some of the scenes were truly “jaw dropping”
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Justice League vs. the Fatal Five (2019)
I'm still wondering if that was the Wilhelm scream or something else that was distorted, it was hard to tell as the scream was flood with other noise such as the explosions and music. I liked the action scenes between the heroes and villains with the characters showing and displaying their superpowers and abilities. The storyline was more focused on the Green Lantern character. The power scaling kind of irks me. 6/10

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Rewatched Superbad again the other night. It's still brilliant. Picked up a few more details here and there.

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It's like the bridge from Robocop to Escape From LA (with a hello from Predator 2), but for the 90's kid. The dystopian elements are really excellent, a quake destroyed Hollyweird so it has to be rechristened NEW ANGELES? Umm, yes please. George Hamilton & Vanna White host the news. Surrealist satire found here is literally very good. How? Why? You know what, YAY. That's all I have to say. That's when watching this not as a kid is really paying off.

Koga Shuko is the best part of all of this. Compiling his information for a character wiki is a hell of a thing. He runs everything yet nobody apparently sees him, although he's tyrannical enough to manufacture his own brand of Rice Krispies away from Kellogg - dubs them SHUKO KRISPIES, at that. Half of this is a Horror film, with soul spirits that force choke old gang leaders in a very tiny ring, with a stellar aesthetic. There's a dungeon basement full of reanimated corpses that are getting genetically manufactured to be a super gang(?). Shuko basically longs for these powerful medallions simply to control New Angeles even more than he already does. And it seems like he can create his own monsters in the process all because it's just another thing to do. Comes off as if he was a failed martial artist too, and Satori bested him at some point, hence his deep desire for revenge & knowing he needs an other-worldly power to get anything else done. He's like Elle Driver, but with two eyes, a dominatrix henchwoman, is pretty much Bill already & has too much Capitalism working for him. Even if all forms of economy seem evaporated in this dystopia. They both rock some sweet black & white business-ware, which rules. He doesn't like cops, so that actually makes him cool. I've trailed off onto Shuko Dragon topics only. Imagine if that was the name of the movie. Hollyweird is destroyed in this & looks radical; climate change exists in this world too, but nobody denies it. Cars are also rocking better technology in station-wagons & massive tin can trucks than they are in the over-priced luxury vehicle of today. I want a dragon wagon that runs on compost. Oh, and I MUST live in an abandoned movie theater. I simply must. I want a lot of things from this world, even if black acid rain exists. I live with enough quakes & aftershocks, to be used to that. Just need a jack and I'll be good. You don't know Jack...City.

Yes, it's great & yes, I've lost track of how many times I've actually watched this. I miss my VHS copy. I'm talking about DOUBLE DRAGON, positively, at a rapid rate. Well, I have for 25 years now, so why stop. I love it.

Andy Dick is a deranged weather man in this film.

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I watched Godzilla king of monster and I just came at this part of the forum for the first time to vent and say HOW FUCKING GARBAGE IT WAS. Holy shit! Nothing made sense! Nothing, 0 plot. Godzilla falls from the sky at terminal velocity and the shockwave was smaller than 9/11 collapse of two towers lol. Godzilla was feeding on radiation from the earth itself and it could take years for him to restore himself, but one nuclear torpedo supercharges him to the max. LOLWAT. Not to mention they blew up his fucking home and full ancient city no one had discovered. What kind of fucking private company is Monarch was was it allowed to have that much power in the first place. No CEO? No owner? A bunch of random scientists were in charge? Did they own all these dozens of jets and Ospreys? Or were they military that were taking orders from a bunch of random scientists? But that Ace Combat style Aerial Warship was Monarch's and had a hangar for Ospreys... Hmmm
Monster design was alright but that pterodactyl thing flying at jet speeds? Hell it doesn't look like it could fly at all lol. Not to mention Godzilla literally looking like the long lost twin brother of Samoa Joe. That stranger things kid was atrocious. I wanted to say 0 acting skills but she's alright on her series. IDK what was wrong here.
Human characters were all completely unlikable. I cared more for Mothra dying than that crazy climate change bitch. And can you believe that? Another stupid movie that the characters motivation was human extermination cause "HuMaNs dEsTroY tHe PlAnEt"

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Finally got around to seeing this. A vampire film that lingered that long with me, but now it's been crossed off. And unfortunately, comes off more as a film with a general neat idea, but didn't quite know how to put it together. Or feels quite incomplete, as another way to apply the critique. Good world building and establishment within the first act, but once it gets to be more pro-humanity/anti-vampirism, then it starts to go in and out on what it wanted to convey. The Sci-Fi corporate vampire utopia on the brink of dystopia bit was great, then the cure-all savior poorly filmed action movie it morphed into was much less than that. Ending is basically one giant blood explosion, which felt a little out of nowhere, but I'm not complaining. Dafoe is given one of the worst lines I can recall said in a film and now that's not ok. There are like mutated vampires in this too, but they really dropped the ball on that arc. The big bads for the showdown? No? Oh, they just kind of get dissolved in a lukewarm big business fascism moment that underwhelmed. An average film, mixed bag, all that middling sort of stuff. Could be better, does sort of seem as if the writers/directors simply fell short to capitalize on what they built up. I'll always have True Blood to make up for this.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
There's a Wilhelm scream in the beginning. Not going to go into it that much, but the music selection is grand, Tarantino's foot fetish is really on display and the final 20 -30 minutes is batshit insane. 8/10

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An obscure low budget Canadian Hitchcock type thriller from 1975.

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On the rocks and on the open road of rural Ontario, a crummy husband and his weary wife find themselves careening off a bridge when a petty squabble over a get-rich-quick scheme accelerates into a revelation of infidelity. Both survive, but when the husband discovers his wife’s critical condition, he plans to leave her to die in a calculated ploy to collect a hefty life insurance payout. However, his cruel intentions are complicated when a good samaritan happens by the accident and offers to help. What ensues is a wickedly taut and unpredictable cat-and-mouse thriller that evokes the likes of the Coen Brothers’ BLOOD SIMPLE as it confidently crackles towards its nerve-shredding climax.
Thought this was a very good taut thriller. Very small cast but it was tense enough to keep you watching to see just what's going to happen. It's stripped down and the low bugdet nature from the performances don't alter the fact that this really is a bit of a lost gem.



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Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
It's quite a convoluted plot and it focuses more on sci-fi elements than it did with the first movie, but it doesn't take itself too seriously and it is self aware, however it was still a bit too silly for me and some of the respawing and inconsistency of ramifications of said respawning puts me off. I enjoyed the scene where the main actress has a breakdown when she comes to the realisation of the situation and she does a great job showing off different ranges. 5/10

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