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Awful drama starring Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer. About a child math prodigy and there's really nothing remarkable about the movie. The little girl is so ridiculously, unbelievably smart that you just don't follow. She is able to solve a math problem that students at MIT were unable to solve, and somehow knows what all the advanced math symbols mean despite never having seen the problem before. Evans's character, the uncle of the little girl, is made out to be the good guy in the thing for not wanting his niece to get the best education possible and for wanting to cloister this little girl up in a low-income trailer-park neighborhood. The girl's grandmother, who we're supposed to look at as the "Bad guy", wants to send the girl to a good private school, which would cost the family nothing because of a scholarship, and let her live in reasonable housing. The entire movie, we're not sure who's side we're on, and we can definitely see things from the "Bad guy's" perspective too often. We're supposed to root for Chris Evans for not wanting his daughter to live up to her full potential?
At the end of the movie, the girl's grandmother, who has done nothing but fight for custody of the girl, just gives her up without a fight, and somehow Chris Evans is allowed to just come over to his mother-in-law's house and take the girl despite the fact that a court has given custody of her to the grandma. The whole thing just doesn't work.

"Some prisoners spent more than ten years buried in solitary cells the size of coffins, hearing nothing but clanging bars or footsteps in the corridors. They survived because they could talk to each other by tapping on the wall. In that way, they told of dreams, memories, and fallings in and out of love; they discussed, embraced, and fought; they shared beliefs, beauties, doubts, guilts and those questions that have no answers.
When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When it is denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands, the eyes, the pores, or anything at all because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others."-Eduardo Galeano
06-23-2017 01:59 AM
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Happiness

Disturbing comic drama about the struggle to find satisfaction.

Well-scripted and well-acted throughout, particularly in regard to child star Rufus Read.

History is the lies of the victors coupled with the delusions of the defeated. It is an imagined certainty created at the point where the imperfection of memory meets the inadequacy of documentation.
06-25-2017 01:36 AM
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Moonlight - 5/5

Moonlight was an interesting movie. It was filmed in Miami (Liberty City, Opa-Locka, and some other places to be a little more specific).
I liked the ending, and it would make a nice graphic novel or yaoi manga. :3
06-25-2017 12:10 PM
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I'm going to try to watch a few films tomorrow on my day off.... so that should be interesting Smile

I hope terror

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Pride and Prejudice

2005 version with a marvellous Keira Knightley as the female lead.

Once it gets past the early scenes, which consist principally of incomprehensible squealing but the excited Bennet sisters, this becomes a compelling romantic drama. Good acting all round. Minus a point for showing 'musicians' who are clearly not playing what we're hearing!

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07-02-2017 07:19 PM
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish Version) 9.8/10

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07-03-2017 05:20 AM
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Lost City of Z
7.9/10
Overall good explorer movie. A surveyor from England is sent into the Brazilian jungle in the early 20th century to resolve a dispute between natives about the border of countries and territory. While there, he hears story and finds evidence of a lost civilization that had very advanced architecture. He starts a party to find the remains of the ancient city.
Overall, good movie with a good story.

It Comes at Night
7.1/10
The name of the movie is deceptive.
Thriller that has some riveting scenes. In a futuristic dystonian world, a family that lives in the middle of the forest welcomes another family in. They're not sure they can trust them. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered and is too short.

"Some prisoners spent more than ten years buried in solitary cells the size of coffins, hearing nothing but clanging bars or footsteps in the corridors. They survived because they could talk to each other by tapping on the wall. In that way, they told of dreams, memories, and fallings in and out of love; they discussed, embraced, and fought; they shared beliefs, beauties, doubts, guilts and those questions that have no answers.
When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When it is denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands, the eyes, the pores, or anything at all because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others."-Eduardo Galeano
07-08-2017 12:48 PM
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Spiderman: Homecoming
8.8/10
Good action movie.
It takes place in the Avengers universe, and there's some great action. However, there are a few holes in the plot and some improbabilities. (For instance, in one scene, Peter Parker is able to hack a suit that Tony Stark gave him and turn on certain protocols without a password. You would think that someone as smart as Tony Stark would know to keep those things password protected.)
If you're willing to look past the plot holes, you'll have a great time.

"Some prisoners spent more than ten years buried in solitary cells the size of coffins, hearing nothing but clanging bars or footsteps in the corridors. They survived because they could talk to each other by tapping on the wall. In that way, they told of dreams, memories, and fallings in and out of love; they discussed, embraced, and fought; they shared beliefs, beauties, doubts, guilts and those questions that have no answers.
When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When it is denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands, the eyes, the pores, or anything at all because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others."-Eduardo Galeano
07-12-2017 03:08 AM
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Midnight in Paris

Passable Woody Allen movie. A handful of amusing moments fail to conceal the fact that this is a 45 minute TV show padded out to become a 90 minute movie. How much comic mileage is there in a guy going back in time and meeting famous people from the twenties over and over again?

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07-27-2017 04:33 AM
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The Black Dahlia


Tedious film noir.

Oh, yeah. "Film noir". Of course it's tedious.

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07-29-2017 03:28 AM
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