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Posted: August 13, 2017, 8:26 AM Post
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Finally saw Logan. That movie is one they should study in film class. Very deep; lots of symbolism.

Oh... there is a lot of good action, too.


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Posted: September 16, 2017, 11:48 AM Post
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Anyone into fanedits? If not check out fanedit.org sort of like IMDb. They re awesome re-edits on films that often aim to make the film better than the originals. Dont know many others who are into them.


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Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:09 AM Post
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The new IT...

Thought it was great!

Had to go home and watch the original, and after seeing the new one, the original falls flat...

I am not one who usually like remakes, but this one is worth seeing.

Looking forward to part II!!


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Posted: September 21, 2017, 1:26 PM Post
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turborickey said:
The new IT...

Thought it was great!

Had to go home and watch the original, and after seeing the new one, the original falls flat...

I am not one who usually like remakes, but this one is worth seeing.

Looking forward to part II!!


I enjoyed it as well. I have a few kids I coach that saw it, but didnt enjoy it nearly as much as I did.


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Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:20 AM Post
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stoutdude04 said:
turborickey said:
The new IT...

Thought it was great!

Had to go home and watch the original, and after seeing the new one, the original falls flat...

I am not one who usually like remakes, but this one is worth seeing.

Looking forward to part II!!


I enjoyed it as well. I have a few kids I coach that saw it, but didnt enjoy it nearly as much as I did.


What are they going to call the next movie? IT: the Second Course?


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Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:26 PM Post
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What are they going to call the next movie? IT: the Second Course?

I'm just spit-balling here, but "It Returns" seems like the obvious choice.


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Posted: September 23, 2017, 1:40 PM Post
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My guess will be IT II, but IT Returns is a solid guess...


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Posted: September 25, 2017, 1:33 PM Post
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I was thinking IT: Chapter Two

I think the first one ended with IT: Chapter One so I just figure it makes sense that this might be the way the put it.

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Posted: September 26, 2017, 9:30 AM Post
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"It's Back" would be my vote.


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Posted: September 26, 2017, 9:51 AM Post
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It: You’ll Float 2

I saw this on a website and thought boom! What a great title.

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Posted: November 02, 2017, 8:30 AM Post
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I don't know if they are must see but did see Blade Runner 2049 and Happy Death Day over the last week. If you are a fan of the original Blade Runner you should try to see it in theaters still, looks beautiful on the big screen. Happy Death Day was much better than I thought it would be and the main actress was very good. Think Groundhog Day but instead of just waking up every morning you are killed every night before waking up the next day.

Typically don't see a bunch of movies but I signed up for MoviePass and I have enjoyed it thus far, can see a movie a day for $10 a month and it works fine at the Marcus Theaters that I go to.


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Posted: November 02, 2017, 11:43 AM Post
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Outlander said:

Typically don't see a bunch of movies but I signed up for MoviePass and I have enjoyed it thus far, can see a movie a day for $10 a month and it works fine at the Marcus Theaters that I go to.


Can you reserve seats on line with that pass, or is it only once you arrive at the theater?


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Posted: November 02, 2017, 12:34 PM Post
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You have to be within 100 yards of the theater and the tickets have to be day of. Could in theory go to the theater on a Saturday morning, check in and get the tickets and come back later. My wife and I have a pass so we have to buy separately but use one of the kiosks and purchase right next to each other so we sit together still.


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Posted: November 06, 2017, 7:29 AM Post
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LADY BIRD is pretty great.


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My GF bought me a membership to the Music Box here in Chicago for my birthday. Looking forward to seeing The Disaster Artist when it opens in December.

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Posted: December 06, 2017, 10:58 AM Post
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I watched The Big Sick last night. It was very good. Not sure it's must-see but its a good one to see.

“There's a fine line between being confident and cocky, or overconfident. This is an extremely humbling game. But if you don't believe in yourself, no one else is going to believe in you.”


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Posted: December 06, 2017, 12:27 PM Post
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My wife "made" me go see Wonder with her last night, a movie that was not on my to-do list.

I have to admit, it was great, entertaining all the way through.

Tugs at your heart strings a bunch of times...


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Posted: January 17, 2018, 3:18 PM Post
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Stumbled upon "Margin Call" over the weekend. If you liked The Big Short, this is better (in my opinion.) Outstanding cast, not sure how I missed it when it was originally released.


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Posted: January 17, 2018, 4:53 PM Post
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Saw I, Tonya and The Post recently.

Thought I, Tonya was entertaining. I'm old enough to know the general backstory but not old enough to remember it happening. I found it amusing and entertaining. Was glad it doesn't try to turn Tonya Harding into a hero or anything.

Thought The Post was almost unbearable. Meryl Streep seemed like she was just doing her Julia Child voice the entire time. Granted I know nothing of the Mrs. Graham in real life so maybe that's fitting. I just couldn't get Julie and Julia out of my head. And then there were all sorts of really odd script things that drove me batty that I felt could have and should have been easily edited out.

For example, the film goes out of its way to tell you it takes place in 1971. Which is fine. But Tom Hanks's character yells, twice, that 'The government has been lying to us about the Vietnam war for thirty years!' The Vietnam War did not start in 1941. The movie also goes out of it's way to blame President Eisenhower for something it time stamps at 1951. Ike wasn't president in 1951. But if you're going to use that as the other given date you have, then at least have Tom Hanks yell twenty years twice to at least be in your own continuity.

It also does absolutely nothing to explain why the audience should expect a study commissioned by Robert McNamara to be something Richard Nixon knows about. It even, late in it's running, points out that McNamara is closely associated with LBJ and not Nixon. And then blames Nixon for not knowing intimate details of a study done by McNamara. I understand how this should function in real life, but the movie literally SHOWS McNamara discussing the study, going in front of the media and lying about Vietnam, and then blames it on Nixon five years later after establishing that McNamara and Nixon are not close. Not trying to get political with it at all, that's just literally how it's presented in the movie.

It's also a movie that is about the failure of the Vietnam war and references JFK a couple of times, and LBJ none at all. Yes, Eisenhower is referenced more in a movie about the Vietnam war than LBJ. And instead blames it all on Nixon. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure American Involvement in Vietnam is typically dated 1961-1975 Which would be JFK/LBJ 1961-1968, Nixon 1969-72(3?), and Ford to 75. And the Movie takes place in 1971. So arguably two years of Nixon, seven years of Not-Nixon. Nixon's fault. And never points out that Nixon was withdrawing troops during this time. It's edited to make it seem like they're still sending thousands of troops in.

And then there's a subplot about how the Post is going public because it doesn't make any money. Which is all fine and dandy. Except that we then get shots of Meryl Streep's Cartier watch, and elaborate parties she's throwing, and practical tours of her Washington mansion. Which is also all fine and dandy. I understand that someone shouldn't be expected to put all their own personal wealth into a business. But why keep reiterating the 'not making any money' bit. Why not just edit it to be about going public and the difficulties in there. They make it seem like the newspaper needs millions from investors to keep publishing, while showing the ritzy life the publisher/ceo is living where she hob nobs with Jack Kennedy and Robert McNamara, and the like. It's just a jarring tonal shift at times.

There's an interesting movie to be had in The Post. But it should have focused on the changing dynamic of the Media and the Government, rather than just trying to vilify Nixon. Or pointed out that this 'cover up' dated back to at least LBJ and likely LBJ/JFK. This is a movie that is, ostensibly, about the Government hiding things from the People and it's narrative is literally Nixon is to blame for everything that happened in Vietnam. It doesn't even establish how or why Nixon would even have this study. The real life Pentagon Papers were finished shortly before his inauguration and the Nixon administration's excuse was pretty much, "we didn't read the 3000 page study about the failure in Vietnam because we were already going to pull troops out." and while that's a horrible excuse, it's better than anything this move posits.

To it's credit, it does say 'The Government' but at those points, it only then goes on to name drop Nixon. To me it felt like saying 'Why didn't Bill Clinton tell us everything about Desert Storm?!' in a way. It then ends with a setup of the break in at the DNC. Which again makes it feel more like it's trying to setup an All The Presidents Men remake more than telling it's own story. It comes off as 'we must show Nixon is always evil to make this next movie' more than actually making an interesting movie about it's topic. I came out frustrated and wondering why we needed a Watergate prequel movie and not a Pentagon Papers movie.


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Posted: January 19, 2018, 6:00 PM Post
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