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Member Since: Jan 17, 2018
Bio: My 2019 goal is to point out my favorite scene in each film.
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|60 48%||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) - Feb 21, 2019
"I definitely want an art book for this movie. Wonderful settings, character design, and amazing fight scenes with background detail. The dragon love scenes didn't do anything for me. Human romance too tepid. Flashbacks integrated well. Neat that Hiccup needed support from Astrid instead of the usual male character telling others to listen. Bland villain. Didn't like Hiccup being so good at fighting. Fav scenes: (1) double reverse with first villain encounter, (2) entering Hidden World. "
|20 3%||Tusk (2014) - Feb 21, 2019
"Decent start but it just falls off the rails into grossness and boredom. I enjoyed the Canadian jokes and it looks like Yoga Hosers will focus more on that. Johnny Depp just meanders. Movie isn't funny or scary enough; just gross. It's probably easiest to summarize this movie as a concept that was too shallow. Fav scene: initial reveal of Justin Long as a walrus. "
|60 48%||Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) - Feb 20, 2019
"Great performance from Melissa McCarthy. I wish there was more tension and suspense. Richard Grant's character was definitely an idiot, though (and I know it's based on a true story) does the gay character dying of AIDS trope need rehashing? They could have focused on how being banned from libraries ended Lee Israel's character, like how being banned from competitions ruined Tanya Harding's career and personal life. Fav scene: courtroom mentioning of how this was her one shining moment."
|30 10%||The Death of Superman (2018) - Feb 19, 2019
"I know it's based on an acclaimed comic but the various depictions of Superman dying does not emotionally connect for me. You know he's invincible and he'll come back. That's why the ending was terrible here. In this movie the relationships are so-so (seriously, Wonder Woman was lame even when hinting at their past). The fight animations felt impactful. Fav scene: the death of Superman with Lois there---you can tell the director is trying really hard here. "
|70 63%||The Lego Movie (2014) - Feb 19, 2019|
|60 48%||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) - Feb 19, 2019
"That was unexpectedly dark. Very heartfelt in the end. I appreciated the space references and I'm sure I missed a bunch of others. It was jarring to discover the Systar System were actually misunderstood good guys, but I feel they should have leaned into that a bit more than the initial Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi song. The plot was pretty predictable from the start, including the "I'm you from the future" part. I enjoyed seeing worn out details in minifigs. Fav scene: Queen's first song. "
|30 10%||Black Eagle (1988) - Feb 18, 2019
"Not really any fight scenes between JCVD and Sho Kusugi, who I unfortunately have not heard of until now. Kids were really lame. Backflips to get away from truck with bad guys? Other action movie tropes present but fairly straightforward film. Fairly realistic action. Beautiful Malta scenery. Fav scenes: (1) rooftop fight against 2 Russians and (2) no-look behind-the-back stab."
|60 48%||The Blue Dahlia (1946) - Feb 18, 2019
"You get a pistol whip and you get a pistol whip. Pistol whips for everyone! A little too neat ending for a film noir. Too many coincidences. How would the wife know to write on the back of that specific photo? PTSD seems a bit exaggerated. I liked the chemistry between friends and would have liked more romance or tension between the leads. More suspicion on Veronica Lake would have been great. Too much talking about possibilities in the end. Fav scene: friends chatting in apartment with Ladd."
|70 63%||Peter Pan (1953) - Feb 18, 2019
"Very iconic children's tale brought to life with beautiful animation. Tinker Bell being all jelly. Very racist depictions. Captain Hook was great, Peter Pan got annoying, and Wendy shouldn't change. Fav scene: flying through London and the orchestral swell foreshadowing the song. "
|40 19%||The Pirate Fairy (2014) - Feb 18, 2019
"Decent plot and references to Peter Pan. Not sure why Capt. Hook kept them alive. Fav scene: fairies bursting out the door with sabres."