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  1. nicepebbles

    I, Tonya (2017)

    I saw about 20-30 mins of this movie on a plane ride. From what I saw, the performances were good. I agree that AJ was really good. I hated her character so much. I also liked what I think the movie was going for, in principle at least. What had me stop watching was MR playing 15yo. That took me out of the movie. And I found out I couldn't really take the "this is everyone's version of events, who knows what is the truth". I appreciate the full warning though. I like black comedies and this was going for that. I guess I was expecting more truth especially since I have forgotten everything about that situation except that it happened. And it didn't really feel right that his was treated as a comedy even a black comedy. Tonya's mother was horrendous and at 15 Tonya is starting to be abused by her boyfriend. I just had to stop watching. I really wanted to watch the whole thing but just had to turn it off.
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    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

    I never remember Shaw killed Han until someone brings it up. I blame too many movies (not really a complaint) and a lot going on. And I think that might be the one of the 2 movies (one being Tokyo Drift) that I didn't see. I saw a trailer. It just made me more excited to see this movie. (Surprised my screen didn't melt from all the hotness.) The fact that this franchise doesn't take itself too seriously, is ridiculous for ridiculous sake, is one of the things I like about it. Agreed, that Shaw and Hobbs working together was one of the best things about the last one. I'll be perfectly happy if they stop making them and just focus on Shaw and Hobbs. I cast my vote for a spin-off or prequel focusing on the Shaw family if I get more of Dame Helen and Jason together. They are good together and who doesn't love Dame Helen?
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    BlacKkKlansman (2018)

    I liked the movie a lot for much of the same reasons people here liked it. I've only ever seen JDW from a few episodes of Ballers and LH from Spiderman: Homecoming so they were as good as expected, better, especially LH since she had more to work with here. My one grip is the weird almost ending with Ron and Patrice moving towards the door/window/can't remember. This is definitely one of those movies that who watch once because it's pretty hard to take. Initially, my answer was going to be since it's based on a true story, then the actress was probably cast because she resembles the real life wife. Then this was posted Now I'm like maybe the actress doesn't resemble the real-life wife. I never got the impression that her husband had an issue with her weight so he probably genuinely "loved" her. I put that in quotes because he obviously didn't treat her well all time. I already planned to read the book. Now I really want to read it because so much has been changed.
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    Tag (2018)

    I love this movie! It had me cracking up from beginning to end. I had no idea it was based on a true story.
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    Being Mary Jane

    @topanga: Where I'm at I don't have cable, just the streaming services. When I get cable again, I'll check it out. I just presumed it would be on Netflix forever.
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    Being Mary Jane

    Is this show still on Netflix? I went looking for it and couldn't find it. I Googled to see what I could find out and nothing.
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    Bad Times at the El Royal (2018)

    Would it be MLK? Did he ever travel that far west? I think JFK or Bobby are more likely.
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    S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Just finished reading all 32 pages after finally getting caught up for S8. My big question after reading all the pages, is it clear from in the books (I haven't read them) that the NK wants/needs a dragon? Some posters made it seem like the NK was waiting for Dany to come with a dragon; like he knew she had the dragons and just had to bide his time. I didn't get that impression at all from any season. Maybe I wasn't paying attention. I alternately loved the pacing of this show and hated it. This last episode really brought it home for me. It took fucking forever for anyone to go anywhere S1-S6 but now people traveling like everywhere is around the corner. If not for LF dying, the scene in the Dragon Pit, Tyrion and Cersei together, and boat!sex, I wouldn't think much of this episode. LF dying was glorious! He was just terrible and I had no idea, truly, of what his end game would be. I felt like it would be to sit on the Iron Throne with Sansa at his side, which a pipe dream if I ever heard one. Besides Sana's line to LF, my favorite line is, "My apologies." The first time I heard it, I was like, "Don't apologize to her!" Then on rewatch, I was laughing. Cersei's face. I have no idea if Dany/Jon are an endgame couple or not. Seems like every couple that had extended, multiple romantic scenes are are done for so maybe the way the scene occurred will mean they are the endgame. I feel like I should be upset more over the incest since we're clearly supposed to think it's wrong based on Cersei/Jamie and whole the Targs are shit for many reasons but one is they engage in incest. I'm not though. I'm fine with Dany/Jon. I definitely buy their love story more than his with Ygritte. Hated it. If Tyrion's look is about his being in love with her or he's going to betray Dany for Cersei's kid, I will probably lose it. Not everybody has to be in love with Dany. It's unnecessary and kinda feels like if you're not in love with her, she didn't free you, doesn't make you think she's magical because she can walk through fire, no one would follow (if she didn't have the dragons of course). I get feeling guilty for Mycella's and Tommen's death yet come on. This kid ain't even born yet and, though Mycella and Tommen turned out great considering, ain't no way new CerseiSpawn will be a halfway decent human being. She was already a terrible human being when the show started. Now she's much worse. Was the reveal of Jon's parentage a surprise to anyone? I say that because I can be slow on the uptake sometimes and I figured it out way back when. After everything D&D have done up to this episode and what's left to go, I'm keeping my expectations low. There's a lot to get done in 6/7 episodes. I thought I was pretty settled in my opinions on things, then I read all these pages and was like, "The writing really isn't as good as it could be. Huh."
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    Bad Times at the El Royal (2018)

    Thanks, coppersin. That was what I was talking about. I don't remember that. At least one question answered.
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    Bad Times at the El Royal (2018)

    Saw this movie a few months back and forgot to post. I liked it. As has been mentioned already, the casting was great. My favorites being Chris Hemsworth, Cynthia Erivo, and Lewis Pullman. To look at Hemsworth is to assume he's costing on this looks. He nailed it as this Manson-type. Cynthia Erivo can sing! Act, too, yet that voice got me every time. I really felt for Pullman's character. He truly convinced me in every scene he was in. They really brought a lot to their roles, which admittedly they had a lot to work with. I didn't love the movie because I kept waiting for it to come together, for there to be a point to it all, other than kind a slice of life of these people just happen to wind up in the same place together. From the beginning, at least to me, it felt like that's what should've happened. So as good as it was, it felt indulgent, no real point. The running time didn't help. The unanswered questions didn't help matters (what was on the tape? what was in those blankets Darlene had?). Like I said though, I liked it. The acting was great. I loved the look and the hotel being a character itself (like this place should really exist).
  11. nicepebbles

    RBG (2018)

    I saw this a few months ago and forgot to post. I really enjoyed it. I didn't know much about her so this was very informative. I'm in awe of her brain and strength. I loved her relationship with her husband.
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    Searching (2018)

    I really enjoyed this. I wasn't sure how the being in the computer screen was going to go for me. It worked. I went in for John Cho and stayed because the story was well done mostly. The suspicious of his brother was a little much for me but upon reflection, David's character isn't in his right mind. And his brother probably figured it wasn't the best time to mention he'd been smoking weed with her. So I guess it makes sense now. Maybe I'm a bad mom because I don't know that I would throw my life away for my kid doing something so dumb and weird. She did say he's special. So does that mean he's mentally differently or is that just her excuse and he's fine. I would've made my kid give the money back. As soon as she said that I knew she's been covering up for him his whole life but I didn't think she was involved the disappearance. Should've known. So it makes sense for her to do that since she's been doing it his whole life. The whole time I was watching this movie I was like, "My kids are never going on social media." I really liked the set up to the heart of the movie. It really makes what happens next make sense. My heart broke for David and Margo when David and his brother have their exchange. When the brother is all "she misses her and needs you" and David is all "I thought it would be okay" in other words, he didn't know what he was doing; he was just as lost as Margo. This movie makes the case for grief counseling and monitoring your kids on social media.
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Saw this movie earlier in the week. Loved it! I've had a crush on Constance Wu since I first saw Fresh Off the Boat. And Michelle Yeoh since Crouching Tigers, Hidden Dragons. Now Henry Golding. The screen should've melted from the hotness. I haven't read the books so I have no idea what's the same and different. It was tropey yet done well so I didn't care. My biggest pet peeve is I'll never understand how person A can know they want to marry person B, plan to propose, but that person B has never met Person's A family or know anything about it. I would've said said yes to Nick, too (who could say no to that face?) but we'd seriously wait a minute to have some conversations. He's knew Rachel for a year. At some point after month 6 but before the trip, he should've told her about his family. Rachel meeting the family for the first time would've went better with some prep. And no way should it have been done during a wedding. Just bad timing. I wanted to know more about Eleanor's character. Did she not like Rachel because she thought Rachel would keep him away because he'd move to America? She's already lost her son and doesn't want to lose him again. Fear can make people stupid. Does Rachel remind her of what she gave up and she doesn't want to be reminded of that? She has great kids and is rich but she still had to deal with her mother-in-law's comments at times. She's got to feel some type of way about the decisions she's made, wondering if she made the right choice. I can see Rachel making her question herself and sometimes people don't want that. Add on the cultural and societal expectations about who should marry who. I mean Astrid had already married "down" so the other kid marrying "down". I imagine this was a very emotional time. She was definitely mean to Rachel, completely uncalled for, yet I can understand what she may've been feeling. Her and Rachel definitely need to talk. So mad Astrid's husband turned out to be a cheater! Where the hell was Nick's dad? I was so hoping he'd pop up and be Chow Yun-Fat. I would've died. *fingers crossed for the sequel*
  14. nicepebbles

    Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    From what I've seen where I go for fic, there's plenty interest in Valkyrie and Valkyrie/Thor. Could there be more? More than likely. There are plenty reason why certain characters generate fans and shippers more than others. In my experience, het pairings in certain universes aren't as big as slash ones. And in this case, since Valkyrie didn't interact with any other female characters in the Marvel universe, the potential pairings haven't occurred just yet for some fans. I've seen a few slash pairings. We'll see what happens in after A4. I'm wondering the same thing. Can the stones be used to make more resources? I really don't know. The thought didn't even occur to me. Even if the stones could be used to make more resources, do you really think that's what he would do? He says the dusting is about that killing half the universe so the other half can survive on what's left of the resources. But I don't think it really is when it comes right down to it. It's a big part of it. The bigger part is probably the power that comes with the ability to be able to dust half the universe's population. And if it's not that, he's just a psychopath, sociopath, whichever one is applicable to him that would dust half the universe rather than create more resources.
  15. nicepebbles

    Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    This is from several pages way back. I had to repost it. Still cracks me up. I saw the movie last week and it's taken this long to really process it. It was an emotional experience. I needed a drink after and to sleep to recover. I'd put this in my top 5 Marvel movies (listed from #1 to #5): Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Spiderman: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War (which might as well be called Avengers: Civil War but that's a topic for another thread); At the time different characters died, I wasn't thinking about sequels so I was gutted. Even now having remembered the sequels, I'm still upset. So I disagree with the critics that say the deaths are meaningless and have no emotional resonance. Until we see the next one, we really don't know who's really dead. Nor do we know how the sequels will fit into the timeline. Bucky better come back in the next one and Steve better not die because we fans have earned some quality time on screen for these two without Bucky being the Winter Solider and Steve on his epic quest. I feel so cheated at only having gotten a hug between the two of them. If Steve has to die in the next one, please give us some moments of significance between the two. I'd be okay if Steve did die in the next mostly because I was expecting it to happen in this one. Glad it didn't happen though and I'd like it not to happen. It'd make sense though if it does. All this talk of we don't sacrifice anyone, which had me like, "You sure? Half the world for the person/entity that's like I'm willing to do this?" Yeah, it sucks because life is unfair. Before seeing this one, if you had asked me about Thanos, I might've given you a blank look and had to rack my brain for info on his character. He never resonated much with me. I didn't care much for his quest. In this though? Way to make a compelling character. Even though he's wrong, wrong, and more wrong, I could understand his viewpoint and want to watch and see what he does. I wasn't rolling my eyes and waiting for him to get off the screen. What really sold it for me was him killing Gamora and then when he talks to little Gamora after he's done the dusting. I really had low expectations coming into this movie. I didn't trust that they would be able to pull all these characters together and have a coherent story and do everyone justice in 2-3 hours. I really thought it would be one movie. I was avoiding any and all info about the movie so I was pleasantly surprised at it being a 2 parter. Knowing it's a 2 parter makes the decisions about certain characters in the movie make a lot more sense because I suspect we'll see more of them in the second one. Those characters that got short drift in this one being Steve, Shuri, Nat and a few others. Plus, we'll get the guys that weren't in this one. They did really did a great job in bringing everyone together. It didn't feel haphazard and rushed. I felt like they were able to blend the movies seamlessly for the most part. A couple of part seemed off, like there's something with both Steve and T'Challa that can't quite put my finger on. I think it was maybe some of their lines. Thor was the MVP for me, which I wasn't expecting at all, since I didn't think anyone character would've been written in such a way as to stand out except for Thanos. After this movie and Thor: Ragnorak, I act like the first 2 Thor movies don't exist. I much prefer this version of Thor. Pretty much all of his scenes gutted me from watching Loki and Heimdall die to talking to Rocket about going after Thanos. Chris H nailed it. I really hope for his sake Valkyrie made it safely off with some Asgardians and not too many of them were dusted. When Loki and Heimdall died I just wanted to cry and the feeling just got worse. (I wouldn't be surprised if they don't come back.) I mean when Peter P (he's just a baby!) went, just come one movie with the tugging at the heartstrings. Okoye and T'Challa. Steve and Bucky. I'm really surprised I didn't start bawling. I'm okay with Thor and Peter Q "messing up" if it's meant to be. I, too, hate when characters do stupid things for sake of plot. I don't think that's the case here though, which perhaps doesn't make sense. But it did in my head when I was thinking about it. I refuse to believe Groot can't come back since Stormbreaker has a piece of Groot as it's handle. Rocket just has to remember that. I really hope Nat keeps the blonde hair. Seeing her just made me realize how bad her wig was in some of the other movies. I never paid much attention to Vision and Wanda yet I gave a damn in this movie. I think that's all I got. I'm tempted to see it again yet I don't know if I want to have that experience again even though I know what happens. *sigh*