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Which movies have you watched? IE': NO CAPES!

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  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis Rum and coke.

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    One kind of sucky thing about Netflix-by-mail is that they frequently don't have a disc on hand and you can end up waiting months to see something. Sometimes they will send a bonus disc as a sort of compensation but that's become more rare over the last year.

    I am going to get the first John Wick movie soon so that's exciting but there's a couple of other movies that have been ahead in my queue for a while.
     
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    I rewatched Wing Commander last night. I don't know what it is with this flick. Good premise, good plot, good acting, good special effects = mmeh. :dubious: The whole is far less than the sum of its parts. :confused:

     
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    Re: Conan 2011 that @Socrates99 mentioned... There might be some remake/reboot fatigue going on... I know I have a little bit of remake fatigue these days...
     
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    Moi aussi. I can no longer watch anything by Marvel, no Star Trek, no Star Wars. I can't even watch the last two Harry Potter movies, even tho I own them. :sleep:
     
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    Could be it but I'd have thought 2011 would predate that.
     
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    That's a great way to summarize that movie.
     
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    Rewatched Bumblebee last week. So much better than all the Bay-directed movies combined.

    Instant Family - missed this back in 2018 and finally got around to seeing it. Excellent movie, I just love Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne. Isabela Moner as the oldest child was also quite the revelation. I'm tempted now to see her in Dora even though it's not a movie I'm particularly jazzed to see.

    Dolittle - Somehow got conned into seeing this even though I had zero interest in it. All I can say is that while I like RDJ, this will go down as his biggest box office failure. It wasn't quite as bad as I expected, but it was still pretty garbage. Which is astounding considering it's $175 million budget and the large amount of acting talent present.
     
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    I have heard this described as the movie that reminds everyone that RDJ isn't actually a good actor.
     
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    I watched Coming to America a couple nights ago. It had a strong beginning but gradually weakened as the movie progressed. It was okay despite it seeming to lose itself by the halfway mark.
     
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    He has his moments. I honestly had a difficult time understanding him throughout the movie with this weird accent he had. I also saw he was an executive producer on Dolittle as well, which makes it all the worse. I mean he's doing just fine financially with all his Marvel money, but this was a bad first showing post-Endgame for him.
     
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    Based on what I've seen, everyone would be labelled a bad actor while starring in that movie. It looks abysmal.
     
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    I was watching a DVD of the slapstick comedy "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" :rotfl:
    It has 8 "chapters." After 5, it just quit. There is no way to access the last 3 chapters. :cry:
     
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    No way :nope: just in the Sci-Fi/Superhero genres, remember for example, the quintessential remake/reboot Star Trek, came out in 2009. The MCU's Incredible Hulk which rebooted the 2003 Hulk came out in 2008. Batman Begins, came out in 2005 and was a remake/reboot of the 1998 Batman which itself was arguably a remake/reboot of the 1966 Batman:The Movie, the Planet of the Apes remake was in 2001... and don't get me started on all the endless Godzilla and King Kong remakes...

    Also don't forget all the arguably more appropriate remakes of films that are at least very old, like Cape Fear (1991), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Oceans Eleven (2001), and so on... So by the time we get to the post 2011 remakes like Judge Dred, Total Recall, Robocop, endless Spiderman reboots, all the Disney Cartoon remakes into live action... and so on, the remake/reboot fatigue is real... not to mention all the remake/reboots disguised as sequels, like with the Terminator and Rocky(Creed) franchises.
     
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    Ew, yeah you're right. I forget how long they've been resurrecting or rebooting franchises. Fatigue didn't really hit me until they wrecked Star Wars.
    Bumblebee was fantastic. It's a shame so many bad Transformers movies killed people's interest in the franchise.

    Another good one I just watched was Shazam. Same problem, it's a few movies into a franchise with a bad track record. Fun and entertaining. My sons really got into it....oh shoot I broke the no capes rule. His is really short does it count?
     
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    American Assassin. Super dumb movie. Very difficult to enjoy despite having some good bones. 4/10.
     
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