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  1. TIME

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    Saw it this week with my MoviePass. I really liked it. Once you get past the premise that he could self train to become almost the equivalent of a spec op, the rest of the movie was really fun. The big finish with the Nuke was amazing. For sure a B+ for me.

    Also saw Wind River. Murder mystery set in the snowy wilderness. Starts and develops slowly, but has a satisfying finish. Some Native American / Res elements, and Renner and Olsen carry over some of their Avengers connection. I'd give it a B.
     
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    My problem with the trailer is it looks soooo generic. It's just a bunch of random shots of her jumping and ducking (almost like they were trying to recreate levels in the game.
     
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    They absolutely are trying to recreate the game. A common complaint I’ve read over and over is the dialogue is bad, and the main one I agree with is the stakes are unnecessarily raised to world saving. There’s a line in the trailer that says something like “the fate of humanity is in your hands”, and that’s silly for a video game adaptation. Hell, Indiana Jones only saved the world like 1 out of the 4 times, and I wouldn’t even say that was his goal, he was a treasure hunter. Tomb Raider is not Indiana Jones. To me it’s not even Uncharted, and Drake isn’t saving the world either, he’s treasure hunting and having self-contained adventures. I think if they’d have stuck to the game in that way, it’s own little adventure and not some grand world saving mission, the movie probably looks better.
     
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    Yeah Angelina was the perfect Lara Croft in my opinion. But I think that is always because I grew up with that so, naturally I think its a little better. Nostalgic feeling...
     
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    Her exterme attitude feels so cringe today...
     
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    So evidently Blade Runner 2049 is amazing. Getting ready to watch the original right now.
     
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    I have yet to watch it, but bought the BluRay Box set that is rated the absolute best bluray you can buy (movie itself, audio, video, and supplements). I need to sit down and watch it one day.
     
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    It's a good movie, and in 1982 it was way ahead of it's time. My wife had never seen it until last night. She kind of hated it. :D
     
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    John...did you mean this?

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    Blade Runner is one of my top 5 SciFi movies of all time. Hearing that this new one is even better. I'm geeked.
     
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    That looks out of my price range. Not sure what's in that lock box, but mine has like 3 or 4 versions of the movie with all the supplements (making of featurette, interviews, etc).
     
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    Looks to be the same box set as what's out...just without the swag (as they call it nowadays).

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    Bought one eons ago when there was a close-out on it. Now a 4K version is out which according to reviews is even better.
     
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    IT was interesting. I had never seen the original but heard so much buzz around this one. I went in expecting to be legitimately scared and I was disappointed in that sense. Honestly couldn't help to laugh during a lot of the scenes that were supposed to be scary.

    So that was both the problem and the success of the movie. It was actually really funny and even a little heart-warming in some regards. I wanna go back and watch it again after adjusting my expectations.

    Pennywise was awesome, but I wished he was on screen more and allowed to be more menacing though. In the beginning scene, I was legit creeped out but after that it seemed like he was just trolling the kids.
     
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    What a trailer.
     
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    Not sure what to think about that mustache Boyega is trying to grow. Commit to it. It looks almost like it's a shadow at first, but he didn't have that in Force Awakens, so I think it's hair. :D This movie will miss Elba. But as much as I like Sons of Anarchy, Boyega is a definite upgrade over Charlie Hunnam.
     
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    I didn't watch the first, but that looks like a decent Power Rangers movie.
     
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    Anyone watch the new Kingsman? The first one was surprisingly very good but been hearing mix reviews with this one.
     
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    I just saw The Mountain Between Us. Only got a 5.8 on IMDB, but I thought it was outstanding.

    Without giving away too much, you can see it's a survival movie. Never seemed unrealistic. I'd give it a solid 3 out of 4 stars. Definitely worth checking out.
     
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    Just saw Blade Runner 2049. It was so good on so many levels. My only complaint is that there was a bit too much narrative. I would imagine they were concerned that too many people would be lost without it. Other than that:

    Story = excellent
    Visuals = better than excellent
    Casting / Acting = excellent (Ryan Gosling was so much better than I imagined he could be in the role)
    Dialogue = excellent
    Overall = 9.5 out of 10
     
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    Can't wait to see it this weekend. Couldn't this last weekend as I was on babysitting duty with the nieces for 3 days. But I'm dragging the wife to it this weekend.
     

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