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Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by Allanon, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. Allanon

    Allanon VIP Member

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    I thought I would start a thread for a discussion of movies for this year. It looks like it is going to be a great year for movies.

    We went to see Logan last weekend. Fantastic movie and a great way for Hugh Jackman to say goodbye to a role he has played for 17 years. He really becomes Logan. Patrick Stewart is back as Charles Xavier. I have always liked him and still love watching him as Captain Picard. I forgot the young girl's name but she was phenomenal as X-23. Just a very good movie. Our kids rank it as the second best superhero movie ever, behind only The Dark Knight.
     
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    We just watched Hidden Figures- wonderful and yet frustrating that we actually treated people that was in this Country
     
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  3. 92gator

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    Just watched this video a few days ago, on point (2017 movies, not wolverine dude):


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...CEswBA&usg=AFQjCNHFwyYuSJJrwMMNw15fueIHe84a8w
     
  4. bakaduin

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    Just got back from Logan and I equally thought it was great. Gruesome but great.
     
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    I was a bit perturbed when this one vanished into the woodwork on Oscar night. It's a very educational and socially relevant film.
     
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    We saw this one about a month ago, great film, moving content and very well done. Watching it really did a great job of putting the viewer in the shoes of the women.
     
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  7. anstro76

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    Watched Get Out for the 2nd time last night. Written and directed by Jordan Peele. A fresh approach to the the psychological thriller, made better by the 2nd viewing(missed some stuff with the 1st), should definitely be watched in a packed theater the crowd response is worth it.
     
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  8. citygator

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    Just saw Kong: Skull Island with 13 year old boys. We all liked it. Explosions, giant monsters, and humor was not detracted by a predictable story of stereotyped characters. Special effects were crazy.
     
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  9. LeafUF

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    Questions like this are pretty much the basis for the book freakonomics. Basically whenever the incentive outweighs the possibility of repercussions people will do it.
     
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  10. mulegator

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    Edge of Tomorrow - underrated movie.
    Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.
    Really enjoyed it.
     
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  11. mulegator

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    How can it be stealing if they are giving it to you ??
     
  12. StrangeGator

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    Great book. Should be required reading for high school students.
     
  13. anstro76

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    Since this is the pub I'm going to delete my combative posts and apologize for the hijack. Sorry for being the morality police.
     
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  14. demosthenes

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    Saw Get Out and thought it was excellent. Really well done all the way around.
     
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  15. Allanon

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    We saw that when it came out and loved it. We go to a lot of movies and that was the one last year that I came out of thinking about Oscars. I thought Taraji P. Henson should have been nominated for Best Actress.
     
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    I saw a commercial for anothe smurfs movie coming out this year :eek:
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing "Going in Style" with Alan Arkin, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. The premise looks hilarious, as they team up, realizing their ages,and plot a heist.
     
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  18. anstro76

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    Does anyone here listen to the How Did This Get Made podcast?
    How Did This Get Made? is a podcast on the Earwolf network. It is hosted by Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas. Each show, which has a different guest, features the deconstruction and mockery of bad films.

    http://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/
     
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  19. Allanon

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    We went to see the new Kong: Skull Island. It was good. Not as good a movie as Logan but good. It is definitely not the Kong of my youth in a lot of ways. It is much more of a monster flick. Once again, the previews led us to think one thing that did not turn out to be true.
     
  20. bakaduin

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    Saw the Power Rangers tonight. If you grew up watching the show then you will love it! I loved it