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    I must be taking crazy pills when it comes to Spider-Man because everyone else seems to love him. He's sure no Tobey Maguire for me. It felt like there was a difference between Spider-man and Peter Parker with him. Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Spider-man feel like the same person. I haven't seen Homecoming to judge that, just from Civil War and Infinity Wars. Maybe I'd appreciate him more if I watched Homecoming.
    Yes, please do. In my mind, Maquire lacks range as an actor. His voice is that of a dweeb. Totally unlikable. I actually liked Garfield better than Maquire.
    Didnít you just describe the perfect Peter Parker though?
    Maybe it's because I didn't read Marvel comics as a kid and my idea of Peter Parker was the older Peter from the 90s cartoon show. So Toby Maguire didn't really work for me as he wasn't really anything like that version of Peter Parker.

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    I actually really liked Andrew Garfield's take on the character. It's just too bad the movies surrounding him and Emma Stone were terrible, well the 2nd one was terrible the first one was passable at best.
    I love Garfield and I enjoyed his first film, but he was too old to play Spider-Man, not to mention he's too good looking and cool. Holland has the perfect mix of youthful exuberance and nerdy normal kid vibe.
    Unless I've done my math wrong I think he was only 3 or 4 years older than Tobey Maguire was when Spider Man 1 came out. Though to be fair they were both 20 somethings playing high schoolers. At least Tom Holland is closer to the age he's supposed to be playing, though not by much since they aged Peter even younger in these new movies.

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    Making Thanos a more human character is one one of IW's greatest triumph, I think.
    In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Avengers-Infinity War

    Bloated. At times overwhelming, yet simultaneously underwhelming. A bit like a 57 course buffet where you have to have a bite (or more) of everything. One can only watch 350 fights between individuals/superheroes/Avengers etc, without becoming bored. This movie had twice that many. I Viewed it in 2d IMAX in a new theater. The picture and sound were almost immaculate, thus giving my grade a 1 beer bump.

    4/6 beers on the RFSRS

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    Too bad Thanos didn't want to destroy 90% of all humanity, including superheroes. Of course the entire movie is a bit like the shower scene from Dallas. Everyone dies, but they don't, then they do, then they don't, wash, rinse repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
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    I must be taking crazy pills when it comes to Spider-Man because everyone else seems to love him. He's sure no Tobey Maguire for me. It felt like there was a difference between Spider-man and Peter Parker with him. Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Spider-man feel like the same person. I haven't seen Homecoming to judge that, just from Civil War and Infinity Wars. Maybe I'd appreciate him more if I watched Homecoming.
    Surely it's not the first time you've played the contrarian.

    I personally have never liked Tobey Maguire. He's always annoyed me for some reason.
    Hopefully you don't think I'm being contrarian just to be contrarian. I just hate Holland's Spider-Man. He really stunk up Civil War for me.
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    In time, you will know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right. Yet to fail all the same.
    Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.


    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    This is exactly why I have become bored with these movies.

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    Avengers-Infinity War

    Bloated. At times overwhelming, yet simultaneously underwhelming. A bit like a 57 course buffet where you have to have a bite (or more) of everything. One can only watch 350 fights between individuals/superheroes/Avengers etc, without becoming bored.
    Move along. Nothing to see here.

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    Bad Samaritan-
    Quirky movie that combine a bit off Silence of the Lambs with a hint of Saw. Despite being a drama, there are several laugh out loud parts.
    Interesting that several of the main characters have, then lose, then regain their accent.
    3/6 Beers on the RFSRS, but it was an enjoyable 105 minutes.

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    Tully: I think this might be Theron's best work, though her body of work is so diverse it's really difficult to compare. But at the very least, she was excellent in this and if she's forgotten come Oscar time that would be a tragedy. Being a massive man of the Reitman/Cody collaboration Young Adult, I was extremely excited for this film and it didn't disappoint. While the film isn't as humorous as their past two collaborations, Tully makes up for that in poignancy, especially in the first third as Theron's Marlo struggles to deal with raising two developing kids, one who is autistic in someway (though it's never made clear), along with her newborn daughter. There is a fantastic montage near the beginning where the monotony of her daily routine of waking up, nursing, changing diapers, feeding her other two kids etc., is demonstrated so well in a quick-paced style that, if it had continued for longer than needed to get the desired effect, would have truly demonstrated what it feels like to be trapped in tape loop. But it's not just raising her kids seemingly alone as her somewhat distant husband (Ron Livingston) after working long, hectic hours at work or traveling, likes to unwind with some Gears of War online. In many ways this echoes Young Adult in which Theron's Mavis is undergoing a mid-life crisis, and Marlo is here as well, but in a totally different way that proves to also be self-destructive in its own way.

    In today's climate of feminism and career women, it would've been easy to portray Marlo negatively as a housewife, whose husband works, and she's miserable not because of motherhood, but because she doesn't contribute to society as a whole and her depression really stems from a lack of fulfillment. And I am sure there is some of that there. But Marlo is always portrayed as a human being and as a mother, struggling to take care of her family and herself at the same time. Her feelings of inadequacy and poverty are also shared with her husband in the face of Marlos successful brother (Mark Duplass) and his seemingly perfect family. They're both prideful people who don't want to admit their are problems in their relationship or with their family, a mindset I imagine many married people, especially with several kids, tend to feel. But eventually enters the young, wise night nanny, Tully (portrayed very passionately by Mackenzie Davis) and suddenly everything begins looking up for Marlo...she can sleep through the nights, and she found a friend, and through their relationship Marlo begins to make many positive changes, but not all of those changes are what they seem to be on the surface. The last ten minutes is sure to be incredibly divisive, but I thought it was done extremely well in a way that didn't feel cheap and fit the themes of the film, and especially Marlo herself. I think I loved this film, but with the last ten minutes, it really beckons to re-explore the film in a new light. I imagine upon a second viewing it'll get full marks.

    4/5

    A couple last thoughts on Theron. She earned praise for her work in monster where she made herself ugly and put on some weight for the role. I know I praised her in Mad Max for doing everything she could to not be sex...made herself dirty, shaved her head, took off an arm. For Tully, Theron gained upwards of 50 lbs and it really gives Marlo an unflinching aura of realism. Theron described how gaining weight this time, now that she's older, truly affected her mood, and made her sluggish, and she'd never understood how the foods you consume can so greatly affect you. I have a high respect for any actor who makes themselves ugly for a role, undergoes stark body transformations, or isn't afraid to look unattractive or stupid, but that respect is even stronger for women because their physical attributes are, for many actresses, their meal ticket. And Theron isn't afraid to make herself unattractive, or cold, or masculine, or even an unlikeable person. It's funny how in Young Adult she played a high school beauty queen who, in the film, has several montages of the lengths she takes and the time that goes into making herself look gorgeous, and in Tully, she plays someone who is overweight and doesn't even care enough about her appearance to wear makeup. It's it's quite clear watching Tully that Theron is an attractive woman, but she's attractive in a very realistic, simple way, as a woman where motherhood and time have played cruel tricks on her. My hat is off to Theron for going above and beyond for this role because it absolutely paid off, and I commend her bravery in the roles she chooses...I don't know many actresses who would be willing to do the things she has done for her craft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
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    I must be taking crazy pills when it comes to Spider-Man because everyone else seems to love him. He's sure no Tobey Maguire for me. It felt like there was a difference between Spider-man and Peter Parker with him. Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Spider-man feel like the same person. I haven't seen Homecoming to judge that, just from Civil War and Infinity Wars. Maybe I'd appreciate him more if I watched Homecoming.
    Surely it's not the first time you've played the contrarian.

    I personally have never liked Tobey Maguire. He's always annoyed me for some reason.
    Hopefully you don't think I'm being contrarian just to be contrarian. I just hate Holland's Spider-Man. He really stunk up Civil War for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    Tully: I think this might be Theron's best work, though her body of work is so diverse it's really difficult to compare. But at the very least, she was excellent in this and if she's forgotten come Oscar time that would be a tragedy. Being a massive man of the Reitman/Cody collaboration Young Adult, I was extremely excited for this film and it didn't disappoint. While the film isn't as humorous as their past two collaborations, Tully makes up for that in poignancy, especially in the first third as Theron's Marlo struggles to deal with raising two developing kids, one who is autistic in someway (though it's never made clear), along with her newborn daughter. There is a fantastic montage near the beginning where the monotony of her daily routine of waking up, nursing, changing diapers, feeding her other two kids etc., is demonstrated so well in a quick-paced style that, if it had continued for longer than needed to get the desired effect, would have truly demonstrated what it feels like to be trapped in tape loop. But it's not just raising her kids seemingly alone as her somewhat distant husband (Ron Livingston) after working long, hectic hours at work or traveling, likes to unwind with some Gears of War online. In many ways this echoes Young Adult in which Theron's Mavis is undergoing a mid-life crisis, and Marlo is here as well, but in a totally different way that proves to also be self-destructive in its own way.

    In today's climate of feminism and career women, it would've been easy to portray Marlo negatively as a housewife, whose husband works, and she's miserable not because of motherhood, but because she doesn't contribute to society as a whole and her depression really stems from a lack of fulfillment. And I am sure there is some of that there. But Marlo is always portrayed as a human being and as a mother, struggling to take care of her family and herself at the same time. Her feelings of inadequacy and poverty are also shared with her husband in the face of Marlos successful brother (Mark Duplass) and his seemingly perfect family. They're both prideful people who don't want to admit their are problems in their relationship or with their family, a mindset I imagine many married people, especially with several kids, tend to feel. But eventually enters the young, wise night nanny, Tully (portrayed very passionately by Mackenzie Davis) and suddenly everything begins looking up for Marlo...she can sleep through the nights, and she found a friend, and through their relationship Marlo begins to make many positive changes, but not all of those changes are what they seem to be on the surface. The last ten minutes is sure to be incredibly divisive, but I thought it was done extremely well in a way that didn't feel cheap and fit the themes of the film, and especially Marlo herself. I think I loved this film, but with the last ten minutes, it really beckons to re-explore the film in a new light. I imagine upon a second viewing it'll get full marks.

    4/5

    A couple last thoughts on Theron. She earned praise for her work in monster where she made herself ugly and put on some weight for the role. I know I praised her in Mad Max for doing everything she could to not be sex...made herself dirty, shaved her head, took off an arm. For Tully, Theron gained upwards of 50 lbs and it really gives Marlo an unflinching aura of realism. Theron described how gaining weight this time, now that she's older, truly affected her mood, and made her sluggish, and she'd never understood how the foods you consume can so greatly affect you. I have a high respect for any actor who makes themselves ugly for a role, undergoes stark body transformations, or isn't afraid to look unattractive or stupid, but that respect is even stronger for women because their physical attributes are, for many actresses, their meal ticket. And Theron isn't afraid to make herself unattractive, or cold, or masculine, or even an unlikeable person. It's funny how in Young Adult she played a high school beauty queen who, in the film, has several montages of the lengths she takes and the time that goes into making herself look gorgeous, and in Tully, she plays someone who is overweight and doesn't even care enough about her appearance to wear makeup. It's it's quite clear watching Tully that Theron is an attractive woman, but she's attractive in a very realistic, simple way, as a woman where motherhood and time have played cruel tricks on her. My hat is off to Theron for going above and beyond for this role because it absolutely paid off, and I commend her bravery in the roles she chooses...I don't know many actresses who would be willing to do the things she has done for her craft.
    Great write-up, Matt. I'm looking forward to seeing this one even more. I'm a big fan of a lot of the folks associated with this film including Reitman, Cody, Theron, Duplass, Livingston and even Mackenzie Davis, who I think is an up and coming actress.
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    Agreed, loved the review and have been looking forward to Tully ever since the trailer. I bet she could get nominated for an Oscar again!

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    The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    I was bored re-watching Game of Thrones and decided to throw on Amazon to see if something, anything, original or unique would peek my interest. I saw this movie was listed and I figured I would give it a shot. From the beginning I felt the way it was shot and the story line was interesting enough to keep me entertained. I don't want to give away much about the film. I will say it was well acted, had great characters and story line, and was one of the better dramas I have seen in some time. It really hit home with me. The feelings I had watching this film made me excited, content, shocked, and depressed. Everything flows into place as the journey of Sidney unfolds as his tale is told through the present and past. I loved it. 9/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by allasorte View Post
    The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    I was bored re-watching Game of Thrones and decided to throw on Amazon to see if something, anything, original or unique would peek my interest. I saw this movie was listed and I figured I would give it a shot. From the beginning I felt the way it was shot and the story line was interesting enough to keep me entertained. I don't want to give away much about the film. I will say it was well acted, had great characters and story line, and was one of the better dramas I have seen in some time. It really hit home with me. The feelings I had watching this film made me excited, content, shocked, and depressed. Everything flows into place as the journey of Sidney unfolds as his tale is told through the present and past. I loved it. 9/10
    Wow it has brutal reviews... I passed because of them. I may now give it a go....


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    What a plagiarist, homophobic, racist piece of shit. Walked out after ~50 minutes. First movie I've walked out of in years.

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    Tully-Sweet mysterious story about an over-worked mother who is saved by a "night nanny". Other than a questionable ending, the movie was near perfect. Mackenzie Davis is delightful as the NN.
    5/6 beers on the RFSRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allasorte View Post
    The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    From the beginning I felt the way it was shot and the story line was interesting enough to keep me entertained. I don't want to give away much about the film. I will say it was well acted, had great characters and story line, and was one of the better dramas I have seen in some time. It really hit home with me. The feelings I had watching this film made me excited, content, shocked, and depressed. Everything flows into place as the journey of Sidney unfolds as his tale is told through the present and past. I loved it. 9/10
    Agreed! I saw it a couple weeks ago and was completely immersed in it. One of the better movies I've seen this year, so I was shocked to find out it was completely trashed by critics.

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    The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    From the beginning I felt the way it was shot and the story line was interesting enough to keep me entertained. I don't want to give away much about the film. I will say it was well acted, had great characters and story line, and was one of the better dramas I have seen in some time. It really hit home with me. The feelings I had watching this film made me excited, content, shocked, and depressed. Everything flows into place as the journey of Sidney unfolds as his tale is told through the present and past. I loved it. 9/10
    Agreed! I saw it a couple weeks ago and was completely immersed in it. One of the better movies I've seen this year, so I was shocked to find out it was completely trashed by critics.
    It surprised the hell out of me. I just saw it on Amazon and went for it. Really glad I did and I'm recommending it to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Tully-Sweet mysterious story about an over-worked mother who is saved by a "night nanny". Other than a questionable ending, the movie was near perfect. Mackenzie Davis is delightful as the NN.
    5/6 beers on the RFSRS.
    I didn't want to bring this up in my initial review because of spoilers, but anyone who sees this film should read this in regards to the ending.
    Spoiler:
    What Marlo goes through, as it is revealed Tully doesn't exist, is a pretty rare condition called postpartum psychosis. It only occurs in 1 in 1000 pregnancies. I first stumbled across this condition doing research for one of the books I wrote in which one of the main characters, Karen, goes through a bout of postpartum psychosis, mostly due to the stress of the complications with the baby and a traumatic delivery. It's often fairly benign in the sense they aren't really a danger to anyone, not even themselves, as Marlo demonstrated in the film, but delusions, hallucinations, mania, depression (all of which Marlo clearly experiences during the film) are common symptoms. Most women who go through it usually need to be hospitalized during it's duration.

    What I really, really liked about Tully the more I see it, is how clever it actually is. The film is advertised to be a film about motherhood, which it is, but it's actually a film about mental health, not particularly postpartum psychosis. It shows how you can be in denial that everything is okay, with yourself and with your partner. It shows how when you put all your energy into caring for your children that you can stop taking care of yourself. How it's so easy not to see mental illness. Marlo is clearly extremely mentally ill in this film, hallucinating people and having conversations with them, and yet her husband or children didn't notice anything. They actually only notice the positives, that she's has energy like she hasn't in years, that she seems happy, that she's learning to cook and they're eating better...but that was just the mania side of her mental illness. I think it's quite an important movie in that respect, although I do feel it will be seen by most as a cheap twist ending instead of for what it actually is.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postpartum_psychosis
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    Formulaic, and a good Melissa McCarthy vehicle. Perhaps a bit too sweet (probably to achieve the PG-13 rating). Hard to say if it's truly funny as I viewed it in a crowd of ~100 people; most of whom were female. People began laughing and never stopped. The laughter was infections-thus I was laughing too.

    McCarthy does has some acting chops as exhibited by the lengthy scene(s) where she has to give an oral presentation. Maya Rudolph is something to be seen.
    4/6 on the RFSRS*


    *Infectious laughter may have influenced this rating.

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    Hoping to see it next week, RF. Glad to hear it was funny (even if due to infectious laughter). I think Spy is the funniest of her comedies, for me.

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    Breaking In (Payback is a Mother). Not an original idea in the whole movie. Pieced together from stolen lines, plot devices, and ideas of other movies.
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    12 Strong - I was pleasantly surprised!!! Goingt in I thought it might be a formulaic capitalization of the 9/11 tragedy. Well acted, fast paced and interesting story. Great FX and a pretty good story. I'd give it 5 of 6 beers on the old RF movie rating scale!!!

    Michael Shannon certainly seems to be getting around these days. He was pretty good in this flicl I thought.
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