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    Best. Film. Review. Ever!
    How Variety or the Hollywood Reporter haven't snapped you up yet is beyond me. ;)
     
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    Captain Marvel - I think this is a fun film, the cast are great but all are lame compared to Goose <3 The de-age effect on Samuel L. Jackson is incredible, you just believe it's 90s him after a few seconds. The action sequences in the first half of the film are terrible, just poor editing and camera work. Luckily the action scenes are slightly better later on. I think the film struggles a little bit with trying to cram too many things into an origin film so it leaves a fair bit unanswered. Still it is enjoyable and sets up more hype for the big one next month.
     
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    Finally got round to seeing Glass the other week. Really loved it, perfect conclusion to the Unbreakable/Split trilogy. Rewatching Unbreakable in preparation and then seeing this, I've got to say Elijah Price/Mr Glass has become one of my favourite film villains.
     
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    Captain Marvel

    Standard MCU entry, but that's not a bad thing. I think my problem with it was nothing felt like it had any weight or impact to it...the plot details, plot twists, character backstory...they're all just thrown at you in a way that doesn't make them feel important. Nothing is made out of the return of Guardians of the Galaxy characters Korath and Ronan, who are just...there. It just doesn't feel very grand - the action scenes in the finale, for instance, are perfectly fine, but never feel as though they're the big, bombastic spectacles they're clearly supposed to be. I don't know, for an MCU film, something just felt a bit...off with this one.

    But don't get me wrong, it's a perfectly fine, fun film, and it's definitely got my new favourite Stan Lee cameo which will leave any fan both smiling and teary at the same time.
     
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    Following up with what @TommyAlex said, Captain Marvel is not my top favorite MARVEL movie (see: Spider-Man Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 despite what everyone else says about the latter), but it's still a great one nevertheless. My favorite character has to be Goose the Cat, who isn't as ordinary as you may first think, and I really enjoyed the easygoing tone of the story. That being said however, the plot is poorly paced - action scenes don't have that tone of haste and speed, instead being moreso about cracking jokes or visual gags for the audience. The humor in this movie had several decent attempts being made, but none induced laughter out of myself; maybe it's just that I'm not one to often laugh until I actually get the joke. I really enjoyed how this movie tries to represent several prominent groups in today's society, and it does a very good job at it. Definitely worth a watch for MARVEL fans.
     
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    Captain Marvel

    Enjoyed it more than I was expecting really. It's a perfectly fine Marvel film, a bit average but still fun. I didn't really care for the first 20 minutes or so but once we got to Earth I had a better time with it. The actions sequences are okay (I did enjoy the train chase though) and the humor is nice without being too much. I didn't quite catch on a couple of the plot details and it did leave me with questions, but it was still a solid time and I wouldn't mind seeing it again at some point (at least not for another year or two).
     
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    Dumbo

    Nope. Wasn't a fan. Parts of it looked great (CREDZ!!!), but it was repetitive and boring.

    If anyone's worried that it might ruin the original, don't be. It bears absolutely no resemblance to it. It's a completely different film rather than a remake, which isn't a bad thing.
     
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    It was :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing trash. You are being too kind.

    :emoji_zipper_mouth: this movie.

    :emoji_zipper_mouth: Tim Burton.

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    Also saw Dumbo. I liked some aspects of it; the CG creature work was incredible, the Danny Elfman score was fantastic, Keaton being amazing. There was certainly something off about the whole thing, not sure what it was but it made the whole thing a bit meh. The girl being obsessed with science and the big reference to Carousel of progress felt a bit thrown in by an executive.


    Watched The Dirt last night on Netflix. A film about Motley Crue, a band I've heard a few tracks of but never looked into much. (although I was excited when I heard of the drum coaster


    The film is pretty fun, their story is a bit of a rollercoaster too with some ridiculous moments and also some sad turn of events. Felt like the film didn't really hold back on the crazy which was nice to see considering the band were exectutive producers and its based off a book they wrote. Overall its an enjoyable ride.
     
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    Another film, another coaster featured in the background, last night I watched Us. This was fantastic, very eerie and spooky with a brilliant soundtrack and great cast. Highly recommend checking it out if like horror/thrillers.
     
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    Saw this last night, and it kinda fell flat for me.

    The twist was really obvious from the beginning, but the second twist (if you wanna call it that) completely took me out of it.

    I'm not a big horror fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed Get Out and was interested in this from the first trailer. Maybe it was a bit of overhype on my end

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    Shazam!

    I wasn't particularly interested, but I really enjoyed it. It's not exactly laugh-out-loud funny, but it had its moments. It didn't feel like there was anything particularly new though; it mixes some usual superhero stuff with '80s "body switch" comedy (Big was clearly a big influence).
     
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    Had a bit of a Netflix and Prime binge over the weekend and watched a whole bunch of old movies that I've been meaning to catch up on. Most of 'em were crap, but I did find a good one that I wish to tell you about, and that was What We Do In The Shadows.
    It's one of those fake 'mockumentaries' (like The Office or Best In Show) where a camera crew follows a small group of flat-sharing, New Zealand vampires in the build up to a big, vampire gathering... and it's f***ing hilarious!
    It was co-written and directed by the bloke what made Thor: Ragnarok, so if you enjoyed that be sure to check this out - it's currently free on Amazon Prime. I can (almost) guarantee you'll laugh out loud within the first few minutes. Brilliant stuff.
    This Is Spinal Vamp, anyone?

     
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    Again, gotta agree 100% with Gavin. I wasn't expecting much, at all, because, well, DC. What a fun movie. Sure, it's a bunch of kids so it's gonna be a bit corny, and thankfully I was warned of that going in, so it definitely prepped me for it, but it was good.

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    Agreed; terrific film. It's now been adapted into a TV series.
     
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    Yay for the What we do in the shadows love! Very excited for the tv show.

    Saw Shazam! last night. While fun I felt like something was missing? No idea what it was. I love Mark Strong, he was excellent as usual. I thought the 7 sin creatures looked a bit boring. The kids were all great, especially the little girl, felt like she had some great moments. Overall I think my expectations were too high from seeing lots of comments online about how good the twists and humour were but it is enjoyable and it has some great moments.
     
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    Shazam - excellent fun superhero film, it's a real shame it's stuck in the rather naff DCEU. Very funny as well, with a lot of genuine laugh out loud moments rather than just a smile or a chuckle. Marvel are lucky they've got Endgame this year, because compared to Glass and Shazam, Captain Marvel was at best average and Far From Home isn't exciting me much either.

    Dumbo - Perfectly fine. Didn't feel very Tim Burton-y, which is either a great thing or a bad thing, depending on your opinion on his films. As much as I like some of his films, I do find most of them can be slow or too long, but Dumbo didn't have this problem, which definitely helped. Only real problem with it was none of the characters really stood out, a shame considering how many characters there were, and how good the cast working behind the characters are. Still fun, though.
     
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    I'm sorry, but Glass is not good. At all. After reflecting on it more, I'm really starting to hate it.
    The ending is just...just bull :emoji_poop:.

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    Saw green book a few weeks ago - pretty enjoyable romp, and the first time IU've seen anyone other than captain sensible perform "happy talk".

    Us - Not quite as coherent as get out, but has moments of sheer brilliance which make it all good, but seriously - how the hell is it only a 15 certificate?
     
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    Missing Link - Wasn't expecting much from this, the marketing made it look meh. Really enjoyed it, the animation was fantastic, dialog was funny and the score was pretty good. Laika really seem to know what they're doing, a shame more people don't see their films.

    Wild Rose - This is a solid film with an incredible performance by the lead actress. Her character annoyed me constantly which is usually a huge turn off for me with a film but the film keeps things moving and changing enough to keep me engaged. The country music certainly helped. Overall it's a really well made drama with some nice music based moments.

    The Sisters Brothers - Wasn't sure what to expect from this Western. It has a great cast but the film is pretty slow and meandering. However it was quite unpredictable which was nice and there was a scene with a spider that made me and several other audience members psychially recoil (a whole huge pile of NOPE). I'm still torn about the film overall, it's good but maybe a bit too slow for my liking.
     

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