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    I just saw Us. Wasn’t excited. Saw it only because it was Peele. I confess I wasn’t impressed. Really seemed to think itself far more clever than it was. Daughter felt the same way. Anyone else? Thoughts?

    Considered as a horror film, it was fine. Some funny stuff. Some tense scenes. Good violence, if you’re in to that. Just not especially cerebral or compelling story.
     
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    Curious, what did you think of Get Out?

    I loved Get Out so I’m really hyped up for Us. Haven’t seen it yet though.
     
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    Loved Get Out. Saw it three times.
     
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    Dang. “Think itself far more clever than it was” is one of the types of flaws in a movie or show I hate the most too.

    But I also like a decent horror movie even if it’s nothing special. Probably gonna check it out tonight and go in with subdued expectations.
     
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    Check it out and let me know what I’m missing! It’s still fine as a horror flick, but it’s nothing special.
     
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    Yeah, maybe I’m missing something too. I’m not sure if there was some insightful social commentary that went over my head, but it seemed that the movie was just trying too hard.

    Peele has some potential as a horror director. There were some really cool scenes visually and I like the way he used the soundtrack to add tension. But then the horror would too often switch tones to try to convey some clever humor that just didn’t land for me.

    Feel like I might enjoy it a lot more on a second watch after digesting all the theories and interpretations people online come up with, but a good movie shouldn’t depend on that.
     
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    Inglorious Basterds is so damn good
     
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    I did some digging. I’ve found some insights, but I think it fails to make the point it might intend to.

    think US’s stance on immigration.
     
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    Third Frontier is good enough, I like it because of the actors, great chemistry, big fan of Pedro Pascal and Oscar Isaac
     
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    Really? It's my least favorite Tarantino movie. Don't get me wrong, it's still good, but of his movies, that's probably my least favorite. Waltz has some of the best scenes Tarantino has ever put together, but the movie as a whole wasn't as tight as some of his others.
     
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    When I saw it in the theater, I thought I'd never watch it again, though I enjoyed it. I've found myself not turning it off when it's one, and I've even gone back to watch it all the way through recently. It's grown on me, in a way that Jackie Brown absolutely hasn't, and I hated Hateful Eight, and I can't imagine I'd sit down to watch it again. I'd put those two below Basterds, for sure.
     
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    Can we call Sin City a "Tarantino movie"? Watch it anyways (although i think everyone did by now).
     
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    I've seen a bunch of movies recently.

    Since February:
    Aquaman - solid, surprisingly to me.
    The Prodigy - decent fun.
    Happy Death Day 2u - I love this franchise.
    How to Train Your Dragon - fell asleep. I don't get it.
    Fighting with my Family - surprisingly good.
    Captain Marvel - solid.
    Alita - meh.
    Us - decent horror.
    Five Feet Apart - I really enjoyed it.
     

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