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Midweek Movie Free Talk

Have you watched any movies recently you want to discuss? Any films you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

Please just try to provide fair warning of spoilers if you can.

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    autumn
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    The Menu was a delicious, dark, and amusing movie. Well acted, well written, and well directed. My favorite dish was “Tyler’s Bullshit.”

    The Menu was a delicious, dark, and amusing movie. Well acted, well written, and well directed. My favorite dish was “Tyler’s Bullshit.”

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    1. Akir
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      I saw it too. The film was so shocking that I didn’t even realize the movie was part comedy until it was completely over in spite of some very very obvious jokes. Without giving too much away, my...

      I saw it too. The film was so shocking that I didn’t even realize the movie was part comedy until it was completely over in spite of some very very obvious jokes.

      Without giving too much away, my favorite detail is John Leguzamo was cast for his specific role.

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  2. cloud_loud
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    I saw The Fabelmans. It’s a little messy, but it’s got a lot of heart. It’s less a movie about how Spielberg got to making movies and more a domestic drama about the death of Spielberg’s family....

    I saw The Fabelmans. It’s a little messy, but it’s got a lot of heart. It’s less a movie about how Spielberg got to making movies and more a domestic drama about the death of Spielberg’s family. Using his love of art as something that puts him at odds with most of his family.

    It’s great, as all Spielberg’s films are, though West Side Story is still better.

    Going as far back to Close Encounters, Spielberg has made it clear that he dislikes his father. He’s so said as much in interviews. But the interesting thing here is that his father is not portrayed as the bad guy, and actually gets shown to be a victim in a lot of ways.

    It can be pretty theatrical but also tender.

    Good movie.

    4 votes
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    dubteedub
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    I mentioned this elsewhere, but I saw Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in theaters this weekend. It was an excellent sequel to Knives Out, with a stellar cast and an extremely timely story. The...

    I mentioned this elsewhere, but I saw Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery in theaters this weekend. It was an excellent sequel to Knives Out, with a stellar cast and an extremely timely story. The mystery was solid and I enjoyed all the ways it evolved over the course of the movie.

    It really is a shame that more folks are not able to see this movie in theaters. I saw it on Saturday in the one theater that had it in my area and the place was absolutely packed to the brim. This movie definitely had huge potential to blow up in the box office and the decision by Netflix to not do a wider release is very frustrating to me.

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    1. PantsEnvy
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      But think about how eager you will be to see the next Netflix movie on a limited run. I went to see it in Fresno, CA with my brother in law. When he realized it was a Netflix Movie, he had regrets...

      But think about how eager you will be to see the next Netflix movie on a limited run.

      I went to see it in Fresno, CA with my brother in law. When he realized it was a Netflix Movie, he had regrets about that movie choice. We both have kids, so we don't get to see a lot of adult movies.

      Also, I think it is a brilliant strategy from Netflix. It generated significant free advertising. And now you need to subscribe to see it. And if it had failed, the limited run would have limited the damage.

      Really, it's not going to kill anyone to have to wait a month to see it. But that is the only weird thing for me. They are waiting a month before releasing it to streaming.

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