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Reply #180 posted 02/19/16 11:23am

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AMY is great! Really haunting doc. So sad she is gone.
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Reply #181 posted 02/19/16 12:02pm

Empress

luv2tha99s said:

AMY is great! Really haunting doc. So sad she is gone.

Agreed! I just love her music. She had style and knew how to write and deliver a song.

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Reply #182 posted 02/19/16 12:46pm

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Empress said:

luv2tha99s said:

AMY is great! Really haunting doc. So sad she is gone.

Agreed! I just love her music. She had style and knew how to write and deliver a song.

Yes, she was great, and what a voice; but in the other hand her life; how i wish she had lived enough to get over her problems.

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Reply #183 posted 02/20/16 1:58am

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Brooklyn (2015)


Captivating look at the Irish culture of the 1950s and how an immigrant adjusts to America. Also a wisely paced love story. Nominated for best picture at this year's Oscars. 4.5/5

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #184 posted 02/20/16 6:59am

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Last Year At Marienbad: 8.5/10. Very, very fascinating movie... It feels very artificial, unrealistic and at times seems rather like a theater piece. But that's the point, it plays a lot with structure and perception of reality.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #185 posted 02/20/16 4:20pm

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Horrible Bosses 2 was quite entertaining. Not as classic as 1 but nice. Good 2 c them all still fucking up shit. Forgot there even was a 2. 4 smile.
Style is a peaceful wild y'all.
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Reply #186 posted 02/21/16 10:48am

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Last night we saw "Deadpool". It was awesome!

I think.

You see, we went to the new Star Cinema Grill, where you can eat dinner and drink booze. Actually, only the location was new. The Star Cinema Grill has been around for 10 or 12 years at least. But they recently moved across the freeway to the mall, and the facility is very nice.

But.......I didn't know that seating was now reserved. So when we showed up at 7 PM for the 8 PM show, the lady said, "All I have is the front two rows". I was like, "How do you know that? Did you go look? Are you saving a bunch of seats for your friends and other Star Cinema Grill insiders? Explain yourself!" Whereupon she said, "You're a dork. But I have some great seats on the back row for the 9 PM show. Would you like those?" I said, "Yes".

We then repaired to the bar where we had to kill almost 2 hours before show time. Fortunately, we had some friends that helped us - Mr. Michelob Ultra, and Monsieur Pinot Noir. Also, we had college basketball on TV, so those two hours went by rather quickly, though not unevently.

By the time I hit my plush, back-row seats, I was primed for "Deadpool". However, I had to sit through previews. Z.O.M.G. the target audience for "Deadpool" must be made up of every Sheldon Cooper in the world. All the previews were CGI sci-fi flicks. There was some X-Men movie that looked like total crap. The only good part was when they showed that one X-Man that is a rip-off of Hawk Man - you know, the dude with the bird wings - and I informed the audience, "Hey, there's that bird dude that got his ass kicked by Ant Man".

There was also some movie called "Warcraft" which, as I told the audience, appeared to feature several of Shrek's less-attractive cousins. Despite my vocal curiosity, it does not appear Shrek is in this movie.

But you didn't come here for the previews, did you?

Neither did I! But "Deadpool" is so awesomely funny that I really don't want to give away all the great lines, so I figured I'd spend some column inches wittily breaking down the previews. And anyway, I couldn't tell you all the funny lines because; (1) there are waaaaaaaay too many for any one person to remember; (2) the Star Cinema sound system wasn't as clear as it could have been; and/or (3) I had more wine once we sat down. I had a LOT of wine.

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!

Here is my favorite line from this movie. In fact, this is my favorite line of this year, maybe this decade, maybe this century, possibly even this millennium:

"I'm going to do to you what Linkin Park did to music in the '90's!"

falloff x 52,905,681,402!!!!! And yes, he then f***ed up someone really bad, just in case you were wondering exactly what Linkin Park did to music in the '90's.

Another great line: Well, never mind. I don't want to ruin this for you. Go see the movie!

This is a dude movie, no doubt about it. Almost all the jokes are dirty jokes that dudes will laugh at, while women will chuckle nervously. So guys, keep that in mind before you take a lady to see "Deadpool". Or make sure she has plenty of adult beverages beforehand.

In other words, see you at the Star Cinema Grill! Don't forget to reserve your seats online! Oh - and don't forget that there is some funny stuff after the credits. And speaking of credit! The opening credits are so freaking funny!!!!

Also! I almost forgot! Stan Lee got my letter! You know, the one about wasting a whole movie on the backstory. They didn't do this on "Deadpool"! They interspersed the back story into the live-action part of the movie, and it worked pretty well. Way to go, Stan Lee!

I rate "Deadpool" five stars out of five stars. There are other things I could rate it out of, but I don't want to give anything away. Go see it!

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Reply #187 posted 02/21/16 11:09am

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My 10 year old son loved Deadpool. I thought it had some pretty funny parts but the violence may be a bit much for many younger kids.
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Reply #188 posted 02/21/16 1:28pm

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Dead Pool might be the most overrated film of the last decade. The same goes to "Creed" 2015

It's the same old story about box fighters, the story line isn't strong enough to justify this film. Btw it's a good thing Michael weren't nominated, because his acting isn't anything special, neither Silvester's acting. So overrated. It does not deserve the Best Picture nomination. It´s not a bad film. I eNjoyed it. 2/5

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Reply #189 posted 02/21/16 1:39pm

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Hudson said:



Goosebumps (2015)

If you like fun fantasy films like Casper and Jumanji, then you'll really like Goosebumps. 4/5


That was fun. smile 3/5.
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Reply #190 posted 02/21/16 1:41pm

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Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

I liked a few tracks and appreciated her talent but I knew very little about her personal life prior to watching this. I remember seeing terrible tabloid shots of her, seeing the clips from the Belgrade concert and I remember when she died....I thought, well...that's not surprising.

This doc doesn't bring to light anything that I didn't already assume was happening but it was certainly an interesting watch. I definitely recommend it.


5/5. heart
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Reply #191 posted 02/21/16 8:34pm

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A simple review or an attempted love letter to our current seemingly ceaseless...



Picnic (1955)

In spite of all the greatness it has no doubt cultivated, I figured out ages ago that the Oscars were far from the ideal. Art celebrated in all its unfettered corners, set aglow atop a red-carpeted glee that pauses briefly in the face of its most astonishing.

I could list dozens — probably more like hundreds — of times the ball has been dropped in favor of doing the kinds of things committees so predictably deliver: a pleasantry that says neither enough to offend nor inspire that which we could have never imagined.

There are all types of bias and human failings here to attempt a feeble explanation. The representation is not nearly as wide or varied as its constituency, an endless trail of political nonsense, a natural favoring of one's own culture, and countless other even less flattering things about ourselves that continue to contribute to the photoshopped stares that greet each grocery checkout.

But this on the positive side — all quite by happenstance — brings me even more wide-eyed into an appreciation of what the Academy Awards, and society itself, is slowly — sometimes quite painfully so — inching toward like some billion-headed millipede.

Perhaps it's this monster that steals away my sleep this fine day.

I woke up at 4:45 a.m. this morning and couldn't for the life of several sacrificial sheep get back to a deeper place. Channels had already started flipping in hopes of finding that perfect background to serenade my wasn't-even-aware-it-happened.

But then, as if by magic, Turner Classic Movies shows a new entry starting shortly in their "31 Days of Oscar" series. The movie, "Picnic", from 1955, which I had never even heard of, was top rated (later found out that it was nominated for Best Picture at the 1956 Academy Awards), was widescreen (2.35:1), and was being presented in high definition (1080i).

"This is great," I thought, as I settled back into my double-stacked grin, propped up just so as the opening credits danced about my formerly frustrated head. "You idiot," I thought, "this is the only sleep you need!"

Then, totally and unapologetically abrupt, barely minutes into opening my new bag of chips that had me temporarily floating on air like some kid who had just realized that bedtime had been overlooked, I was punched square in my perfectly coiffed serendipity.

"Could this really be happening?" I asked myself as this picture unfolded like a whiff from some untreated linen buried in the attic.

The internal dialogue continued. "Are we really this superficial? Okay. But this deeply flawed? Tell me, why is the foundation around my bed shaking? And why am I starting to question even the pathetic little I thought I already knew?"

Let me quickly get this delusion handed over to the real beginning.

I started, ahem, this movie started, as William Holden's previously railed feet hit the ground all hobo-like on Labor Day weekend in a small, unsuspecting Kansas town, the kind so inaccurate it could only happen on some Pacific backlot. William's character, later revealed as a wandering college flunky and star athlete with amazing looks to match the privilege his dorm-mate (and reason for this train stop) enjoys atop all his daddy's grain elevators. A lofty position William's character is hoping to spark his own nomadic, listless drive.

But a different sort of storm sparks among the women folk, stomping a warning down the throats of any young ladies foolish enough to forget their un-popped insecurities. Cue unabashed shirtless-ness, end-of-summer swooning, and the full scope of a seduction only half-imagined.

Save for the actual movie, this still might sound intriguing. You would be wrong.

William Holden in this youthful role, a man of 37 at this time in the real world — already 5 years removed from his very adult role in the masterpiece "Sunset Blvd." — feels closer to 50 than early-to-mid 20s. And at some level he's obviously aware and awkwardly projects "juvenile", like 16, in a desperate sweat to cover that which is now showing thanks to the removal of the rest of my bedding.

Put James Dean in his place and maybe you've got something at least watchable. He's also beloved, more chronologically charismatic, and highly sought after by financiers. Unfortunately, he's also being offered pictures light years more capable of transporting his smoky never-before and can't-hardly-believe.

As the next half hour of this Technicolor plays out with the ultra black-white simplicity of a musical void of any music or choreography, the movie breaks out into a documentary on the virtues of a Midwest picnic.

I'm out of here. I secretly start to doubt my passion for film, my understanding of fair play, even my own humanity.

I never stop movies intentionally. There is value gone unnoticed in almost everything. Observing which drop of paint falls farthest like there's money riding on it is virtue. But here I rub out the contestants beneath my now trembling fingers and call it a waste of time.

Perhaps it gets better, and I already know that part of my distaste is about my own expectations being set on stun. But I have lost my own sense of the honorable, now all clumped to the floor beside the rest of my covers.

If this movie gets any better, I figure it's even more practice at playing the fool and hopefully it'll find me again in a better place. For now it's my new anecdote for how far we can fall in our sometimes vain attempts at framing what makes us — all of us, not just the ones we currently choose to learn from and be moved by — feel special, inspired, at times even transcendent.

It's tragic, really. We are all so alike. The one thing left I know for sure.

Back to bed, per chance to forget.

[1.5 unfinished stars out of 5]

The Academy Awards are next Sunday, Feb. 28.

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Reply #192 posted 02/21/16 11:43pm

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iZsaZsa said:

Hudson said:



Goosebumps (2015)

If you like fun fantasy films like Casper and Jumanji, then you'll really like Goosebumps. 4/5

That was fun. smile 3/5.


Sure was. nod

I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #193 posted 02/22/16 9:36am

Empress

iZsaZsa said:

JustErin said:



Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

I liked a few tracks and appreciated her talent but I knew very little about her personal life prior to watching this. I remember seeing terrible tabloid shots of her, seeing the clips from the Belgrade concert and I remember when she died....I thought, well...that's not surprising.

This doc doesn't bring to light anything that I didn't already assume was happening but it was certainly an interesting watch. I definitely recommend it.

5/5. heart

I hope this wins the Oscar for best doc. I haven't seen the others, but I really enjoyed this one.

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Reply #194 posted 02/22/16 12:28pm

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Empress said:

iZsaZsa said:

JustErin said: 5/5. heart

I hope this wins the Oscar for best doc. I haven't seen the others, but I really enjoyed this one.

Is nominated? it does not deserve the nomination.

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Reply #195 posted 02/22/16 5:26pm

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The Revenant 3 stars out of 5.

I had to look up what the word Revenant meant. It's means "one who returns" and boy, does Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass ever return! With a vengence! But although the movie was supposed to be a true story, it had too many "Yeah, Right!" moments in it. I had to think huge liberties were taken. It's a satisfying story, but I don't think it deserves Best Picture.


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Reply #196 posted 02/23/16 5:34am

Empress

214 said:

Empress said:

I hope this wins the Oscar for best doc. I haven't seen the others, but I really enjoyed this one.

Is nominated? it does not deserve the nomination.

That's entirely your opinion and you know what they say about opinions!

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Reply #197 posted 02/23/16 12:41pm

214

Empress said:

214 said:

Is nominated? it does not deserve the nomination.

That's entirely your opinion and you know what they say about opinions!

It's a fact because i say so. cool

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Reply #198 posted 02/23/16 4:38pm

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Phishanga said:


Last Year At Marienbad: 8.5/10. Very, very fascinating movie... It feels very artificial, unrealistic and at times seems rather like a theater piece. But that's the point, it plays a lot with structure and perception of reality.


Great film. I like that it's never quite clear what's gloing on between the couple.

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Reply #199 posted 02/23/16 4:39pm

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214 said:

Dead Pool might be the most overrated film of the last decade. The same goes to "Creed" 2015

It's the same old story about box fighters, the story line isn't strong enough to justify this film. Btw it's a good thing Michael weren't nominated, because his acting isn't anything special, neither Silvester's acting. So overrated. It does not deserve the Best Picture nomination. It´s not a bad film. I eNjoyed it. 2/5


If you enjoyed the film then why did you give it a below average rating?

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Reply #200 posted 02/23/16 4:53pm

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The 2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films:



Body Team 12 (2015) - Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. 3.5/5

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) - The story of a rare 'honor killing' survivor in Pakistan who falls in love and lives to tell the tale. 4/5

Last Day of Freedom (2015) - An animated account of Bill Babbitt's decision to support and help his brother in the face of war, crime and capital execution. 3.5/5

Chau, beyond the lines (2015) - Chau, a 16-year-old boy living in a Vietnamese peace camp for kids disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional clothing designer. 3.5/5

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015) - Claude Lanzmann discusses the process of directing, producing, editing and presenting his groundbreaking and influential documentary Shoah. 3/5

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Reply #201 posted 02/23/16 5:23pm

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sexton said:

The 2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films:



Body Team 12 (2015) - Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. 3.5/5

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) - The story of a rare 'honor killing' survivor in Pakistan who falls in love and lives to tell the tale. 4/5


Last Day of Freedom (2015) - An animated account of Bill Babbitt's decision to support and help his brother in the face of war, crime and capital execution. 3.5/5

Chau, beyond the lines (2015) - Chau, a 16-year-old boy living in a Vietnamese peace camp for kids disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional clothing designer. 3.5/5

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015) - Claude Lanzmann discusses the process of directing, producing, editing and presenting his groundbreaking and influential documentary Shoah. 3/5



You go deep. I respect that greatly.

"Shoah" is my current fill-in-the-blank for the best film I've thus far encountered, though it seems somehow blasphemous to even include it with all the others.
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Reply #202 posted 02/23/16 5:44pm

214

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214 said:

Dead Pool might be the most overrated film of the last decade. The same goes to "Creed" 2015

It's the same old story about box fighters, the story line isn't strong enough to justify this film. Btw it's a good thing Michael weren't nominated, because his acting isn't anything special, neither Silvester's acting. So overrated. It does not deserve the Best Picture nomination. It´s not a bad film. I eNjoyed it. 2/5


If you enjoyed the film then why did you give it a below average rating?

Because the fact that i enjoy a film does not mean i consider the film a great one or even good one. It's a good film, enjoyable but very weak and we have seen that story over and over again.

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Reply #203 posted 02/24/16 12:07am

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Room 5 big stars of of 5 big stars

I have never seen a movie quite like this one. Chilling and beautiful at the same time. Director Lenny Abrahamson's Room is not to be confused with The Room the cult film by Tommy Wiseau.

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Reply #204 posted 02/24/16 12:26pm

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Brendan said:


sexton said:

The 2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films:

Body Team 12 (2015) - Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. 3.5/5

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015) - The story of a rare 'honor killing' survivor in Pakistan who falls in love and lives to tell the tale. 4/5

Last Day of Freedom (2015) - An animated account of Bill Babbitt's decision to support and help his brother in the face of war, crime and capital execution. 3.5/5

Chau, beyond the lines (2015) - Chau, a 16-year-old boy living in a Vietnamese peace camp for kids disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional clothing designer. 3.5/5

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015) - Claude Lanzmann discusses the process of directing, producing, editing and presenting his groundbreaking and influential documentary Shoah. 3/5


You go deep. I respect that greatly. "Shoah" is my current fill-in-the-blank for the best film I've thus far encountered, though it seems somehow blasphemous to even include it with all the others.


Spectres of the Shoah, while interesting looked more like a behind-the-scenes bonus feature to be included with the physical release of the original film than an Oscar-nominated documentary on its own. Maybe I would rate it higher if I'd actually seen Shoah (not quite ready yet to make the large time and emotional commitment necessary for watching that).

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Reply #205 posted 02/24/16 12:38pm

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214 said:

sexton said:


If you enjoyed the film then why did you give it a below average rating?

Because the fact that i enjoy a film does not mean i consider the film a great one or even good one. It's a good film, enjoyable but very weak and we have seen that story over and over again.


I rate movies differently which is according to how much I enjoy them. If I like a movie then I think it's a good movie and my rating will reflect that.

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Reply #206 posted 02/24/16 12:46pm

214

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214 said:

Because the fact that i enjoy a film does not mean i consider the film a great one or even good one. It's a good film, enjoyable but very weak and we have seen that story over and over again.


I rate movies differently which is according to how much I enjoy them. If I like a movie then I think it's a good movie and my rating will reflect that.

That's fine but i try not to do that.

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Reply #207 posted 02/24/16 1:00pm

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The 2015 Academy Award-Nominated Live Action Short Films:



Ave Maria (2015) - The silent routine of 5 Nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect. 3.5/5

Shok (2015) - The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war. 4/5

Alles wird gut / Everything Will Be Okay (2015) - A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter, Lea every second weekend, but this time Lea can't help feeling that something isn't right. 3.5/5

Stutterer (2015) - A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear. 4.5/5

Day One (2015) - On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker. 4/5

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Reply #208 posted 02/24/16 1:02pm

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214 said:

sexton said:


I rate movies differently which is according to how much I enjoy them. If I like a movie then I think it's a good movie and my rating will reflect that.

That's fine but i try not to do that.


What is wrong with giving a movie you like a high rating?

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Reply #209 posted 02/24/16 1:41pm

214

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214 said:

That's fine but i try not to do that.


What is wrong with giving a movie you like a high rating?

Nothing, sometimes it's a good thing to be more objective.

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