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Movie Monday Free Talk

Tilderinos, have you watched any movies recently you want to discuss? Any movies that you want to recommend or are hyped about? Feel free to discuss anything here.

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


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  1. dubteedub Link
    I saw Booksmart this weekend and I absolutely loved it. It was the funniest movie that I have seen in ages and was just amazingly well done start to finish. I was dying laughing and it is one of...

    I saw Booksmart this weekend and I absolutely loved it. It was the funniest movie that I have seen in ages and was just amazingly well done start to finish. I was dying laughing and it is one of the few movies I have seen that I want to go and see it again in theaters.

    While the pacing / story hit largely the same beats as other teen comedies like Superbad, with the leads facing gradually escalating scenarios and ridiculous situations, it was really well done and unique. Spoilers For instance the included both a claymation bit and a musical number was super unexpected and hilarious.

    I really appreciated how diverse the cast and positive representation was across the board. It felt like no matter how minor the characters were, they all had depth to them and their own stories. They also did an amazing job handling a lesbian teen romance story without it feeling forced.

    It is pretty amazing to me that this is Olivia WIlde's directorial debut and I am very interested to see where she goes from here.

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  2. Ellimist Link
    Saw Aladdin. Had zero hopes or expectations for it but came out pleasantly surprised. Is it as good as the original? Not at all. There was no chance it was going to be. Robin Williams made the...

    Saw Aladdin. Had zero hopes or expectations for it but came out pleasantly surprised.

    Is it as good as the original? Not at all. There was no chance it was going to be. Robin Williams made the original what it is and any remake, especially a live action, wasn't going to measure up.

    That being said, I found it enjoyable as a simple popcorn flick to watch on a Thursday afternoon. I enjoyed the songs and found them comparable to the originals but at least one of them didn't work nearly as well to my ears.

    I appreciated Will Smiths attempt to make Genie his own and, in some ways, it works. In others, you just wish Robin Williams was still there to do it. There was a sweet little reference to the original film and Genie which I thought was a nice touch.

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  3. Grzmot Link
    Last Wednesday I once again watched My Neighbour Totoro, my favourite movie and the thing that never fails to cheer me up when I'm feeling down. It's just magical in such pleasant ways that I can...

    Last Wednesday I once again watched My Neighbour Totoro, my favourite movie and the thing that never fails to cheer me up when I'm feeling down. It's just magical in such pleasant ways that I can rewatch it to infinity and never get bored. It's always a delight. The Ghibli movies in general, and especially those directed by Miyazaki.

    2 votes
  4. UniquelyGeneric Link
    I just saw The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which was sparked partly by having watched Jodorowsky's Dune somewhat recently. Unlike the production of Dune, which never happened, Quixote was mired in...

    I just saw The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which was sparked partly by having watched Jodorowsky's Dune somewhat recently. Unlike the production of Dune, which never happened, Quixote was mired in troubles in getting off the ground for 30 years, but finally created an epic adventure-comedy.

    I'm a fan of some of Gilliam's other works, (Brazil, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Twelve Monkeys), and this one similarly has some surreal dives into the psyche. However, it meanders a bit too long on the same repeated story cycle. Perhaps it's somewhat fitting that the movie itself is a meta-reference to it's own repeated attempts to film a Don Quixote movie.

    It certainly had it's funny moments, but it doesn't quite stand up to the off-the-wall humor that Monty Python was known for, nor does it leave the viewer with a strong feeling of a coherent plot. That being said, I overall enjoyed it, though appreciate Jodorowsky's Dune for a more succinct runtime.

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