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A 2-hour anxiety attack. I mean that in the best possible way.
1 year 8 months ago
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Easily the best musical zombie heartfelt comedy movie I have seen all year.
2 years 9 months ago
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Well, that hurt. I knew a bit more than I should have going in, but it doesn't really soften the blow. As many have stated, it is a beautiful, almost breathtakingly beautiful, film. But it packs a punch. An incredible meditation and commentary on war and the selfishness that seems almost inherent in all societies.
3 years 2 months ago
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Lovely. Paddington 2 is one of those films that warm your heart. It has a wonderfully whimsical story. It's funny because, at certain times, I thought about how wonderfully outrageous some of the scenarios were (like the prison scenes). But at the same time, I never questioned that this was a real little bear who could walk and talk and loves marmalade. I thought that was brilliant. I felt immersed in the world of Paddington's London. And the cast is truly amazing. Sally Hawkins is particularly charming as always. And Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Gleeson, and Hugh Grant are also standouts. Whether you have a kid to take with you or not, I highly recommend seeing Paddington 2.
3 years 8 months ago
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I think this was a Star Wars film that wasn't made for Star Wars fans. I personally think that's a good thing, but it has hurt the feelings of a lot of fanboys. I get it. It isn't what you thought it would be. The movie kills a lot of fan theories, and it doesn't give a damn what your opinions are. I thought it was brilliant. I don't get the humor complaint. The original trilogy had some of the hokiest humor. I guess people have trouble with change. But the fact that so many people outside the fanboy community love this film shows that Rian Johnson did something right. He didn't just pander like Abrams did with Force Awakens. Sadly, I fear the 3rd film will go right back to that same familiar feeling that you've seen it all before.
3 years 9 months ago
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So many layers beyond the base level. I can't even say too much without getting into an in-depth discussion. Needless to say, this is a movie that is worth exploring if you are prefer to explore beyond the surface. You may love it or you may hate it, but it should surely evoke strong feelings.
4 years ago
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Kate McKinnon is a star in the making. She outshines the bigger stars in the movie. Solid film that pays great homage to the original.
5 years 2 months ago
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A beautiful and touching film that really is a meditation on life and death and the complexity and courage of a man.
5 years 5 months ago
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I loved the feel of the movie and the stars are all very likeable. As others have mentioned, things go a bit off the rails at the end and there are a few too many gaping plot holes that will have you questioning what you watched when the film is over. However, as it is happening it is quite a fun ride. It really is a shame that Disney took a chance on something that wasn't a sequel or live action take on an animated film and it bombed. Even sadder because it wasn't a bad film at all.
6 years 2 months ago
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Sam Rockwell is the man.
6 years 4 months ago
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So much more heart than Avengers. Definitely one of the top tier comic based movies I have seen. As a fan of the comic book characters they did them justice but I think this is the kind of film that appeals to non-comic book fans as well.
7 years 2 months ago
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Reading about someone being offended by product placement made me laugh. You do realize that The Muppets have been used for advertising since 1957, right?

As for the film, I was pleasantly surprsied. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as The Muppets, which I thought fell slightly short of the original Muppet Movie. In a way, I actually liked this one better because it really featured The Muppets as the stars. The other film felt like a Jason Segel vehicle in which he reintroduced The Muppets.

We get to see a lot more of the actual characters that most of us know and love in this one. Some of the lesser characters also get face time, and I love Rizzo's reference to how much of the last film was devoted to Walter. We get plenty of Walter in this one, but luckily it isn't overkill.

Overall, a solid film even if a few jokes fall flat and there might be one too many musical numbers.

"Goodnight, Danny Trejo"
7 years 6 months ago
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Very uneven, to say the least. I see glimpses of Linklater's late work, but this just doesn't grab me. I wish it did. I really love most of what I have seen by him. Several of the conversations are quite entertaining. However, after about an hour, I found myself hoping it would end soon. At some points this feels like a pretentious college hipster movie, but I won't reduce it to that. I honestly would have liked it better if the stronger segments were made into a short film.
8 years ago
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It was a great sequel to an animated film and a cute movie. But...I have to be honest and say the plot was very formulaic and felt rushed at times. It was like they didn't have time to flesh it out because they had to fit in more slapstick Minion gags. I am certainly not feeling the current 8 rating on IMDB but I think its a better sequel than Monsters University.
8 years 3 months ago
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Such a beautiful and sad film. Quite amazing it is so good considering the lack of resources and mostly amateur actors. You really couldn't tell. The well told and heartbreaking story makes up for any moments of melodrama.
8 years 8 months ago
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Absolutely heartbreaking. I quiet film that speaks volumes.
8 years 10 months ago
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I loved it. Anyone who found this boring is not someone I would want to watch a movie with. I can't imagine what it takes to hold your attention. Perhaps Transformers is more your speed. Sure it may not yet be a classic, but I think it is easily one of the best films of this young decade.
9 years ago
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I loved the end. I honestly understand the lack of dialogue but this film left me wanting to know more about the people involved. I didn't feel like I knew anyone much besides Jake and maybe his brother Joey. Still a great one and glad I finally saw it. Perhaps, as a huge fan of other Scorsese movies like Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, I may have worked it up in my mind to a level it couldn't live up to. Still it's Scorsese so its a top notch film with great performances and directing.
9 years ago
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It's interesting to see some of the negatives listed for the movie. The movie bombed at the box office but hasa cult following and I finally watched it. Now, I am 32 years old so I am no kid, but I really enjoyed this movie. It has a fast editing pace that could bother some but I loved it. The video game vibe was fun. Also, I thought Kieran Culkin almost stole the movie as the gay roommate. So don't believe the comments that say you must be very young to love this movie. It's just not true...and stuff.
9 years 2 months ago
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I just saw this movie and I also can't belive it is not in a top list. There are many movies in the lists that aren't this good. I don't know if it is one of my favorites yet but it certainly deserves more praise than it has gotten. Seems that after the awards season nobody mentioned it again.
9 years 4 months ago
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Just finally saw this, can't believe it isn't on any official lists. Excellent movie especially for music lovers.
9 years 5 months ago
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Wow. Can't believe all the hate for this movie. I thought the love story was a bit ridiculous and forced, but the advertisements totally make up for it. "It will f*ck you up for life." lol
9 years 9 months ago
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This movie made me want to gouge my eyes out. Estelle Getty is actually as bad as or worse than Stallone. It's no surprise nobody ever put her in a main role in a movie again.
9 years 9 months ago
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Decent movie but I agree with my fellow poster that the ending killed the movie.
9 years 9 months ago
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Typical Terry Gilliam, I think, in that it's very dark and very divisive. I didn't actually love or hate it. I don't think it's his best movie I've seen yet but it could have been worse.
9 years 9 months ago

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