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    Murder Mystery.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
    After watching, I discovered critics hated it.
    What's wrong with people today?

    While it's not an epic film shooting for an Academy Award, it also wasn't trash.
    I think it would've made an excellent pilot for a tv series. (And I would watch the show. Especially if it's a 'monster of the week' type show.)
    I give it 6.5 out of 10.
    I used to think there were two types of Adam Sandler movies. One being those he does just so his usual gang of friends can go on vacation to somewhere exotic and the other where he actually uses his acting talent (PUNCH DRUNK LOVE and THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES). Now, after watching MURDER MYSTERY, its seems there's a middle ground, which is a hybrid of the two types.

    In this one Sandler is on a European vacation--which probably made it attractive to him as a chance to see the sights and enjoy the food--but he's not with his usual gang of idiots--no Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider to be seen. And Sandler is acting, not really playing the same old tropes. It never got as good as those quality movies he's done, but it was enjoyable. Jennifer Aniston might have been the weakest part--only because I found it hard to believe her as married to Sandler and working in a beauty salon--yet Drew Barrymore in that role could have made me believe her, I think.

    I can see them doing a whole series of these MURDER MYSTERY movies, with Sandler and Aniston as the new Nick and Nora.

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    Always Be My Maybe on Netflix. I think I really like romantic comedies, because I had a great time with this movie. It was done really well and the two leads were so awkward and great together. Definitely recommend it.

    I bought a bunch of Blu-rays recently, so last night I watched two recent purchases: Tombstone and Hollow Man.
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    Some obscure comic book movie...Superhero Lady and Space People. I'm sure the studio lost a lot of money because of all the extreme left wing politics like the US military is cool. Also the extreme man hating feminism like when the main character became friends with an older male. I'm sure this movie made no money.

    More seriously, I thought it was ok. Two and a half stars.

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    I saw Glass in the plane ride. I didn't hate it but thought the asylum bits went on too long.

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    500 Days of Summer
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    THE LITTLE HOURS (2017), directed by Jeff Baena, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci. This is the kind of ribald comedy that I appreciate, but not many other people seem to enjoy. Adapting tales from the third day of Giovanni Boccaccio's THE DECAMERON, I like how it breezily integrates the Italian middle ages with a modern American sensibility. Which works for me because literal translations can rob these medieval stories of their immediacy and impact. It's too bad that this movie didn't find a bigger audience, as I'd like to see more films of this type--adapting THE DECAMERON, THE CANTERBURY TALES and things of that nature.

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    Shaft 2 pretty solid non -pc action comedy. I think the marketing hurt this movie they sold young Shaft as a dweeb and that probably turned ppl off. But he really showed growth during the movie and by the end he was a worthy hero.

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    I saw Captain Marvel on the plane ride. I thought it was a fun sci-fi romp.

    I found it funny that she's a casual rulebreaker, given that she's often pigeonholed as ms. Law and order.

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    Not a movie but i have re-watched the five seasons of Daria a couple of weeks ago.

    Aaaaah, there isn't a single show who says more 90's to me than this one. (even if it lasted till 02)

    What surprised me though is how my point of view on Daria changed a bit now that i'm older. She's witty and clever yes but she's indeed a kid.

    Anyway, excellent show. Not sure how interesting it would be for a young person now considering how heavily 90's it is but well, lot of themes are still relevant today i imagine.

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    Chernobyl

    I know its not a movie, just a mini series...but damn, the best show this year.

    Go see it, please. Its like a horror movie just with a real background. Really scary shit. ANd i talked to many time witness, the series is as accurate as it can get...

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    Continuing with underappreciated Aubrey Plaza movies, watched MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016), directed by Jake Szymanski, starring Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine.

    The movie is based on the real life Mike and Dave, but it takes a lot of liberites. I have to admit that I really don't like Adam Devine--I don't find him interesting--and I wonder why he gets so much work. Having him in the movie was a bit hard to get past, but the other actors made up for him.

    With most other young actresses, the role of Tatiana wouldn't be considered a stretch--but for Aubrey Plaza, she is doing a character that's outside what we normally expect from her, so that is actually a stretch.

    The true stand-out isn't the four main actors, but Sugar Lynn Beard who really goes for it and earns her paycheque. She exudes this lovable nature that makes you want the best for her--you want her to get her happy ending (and she does in a very funny scene). Give this woman more work, please.

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    Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? I'm shocked at myself that I've never watched this before.

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    I finally watched the Jackie Chan - Pierce Brosnan action thriller The Foreigner. It's really quite an entertaining film.

    Also saw the Black Sabbath concert film The End of the End.
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    YESTERDAY (2019), directed by Danny Boyle, starring Himesh Patel and Lily James. Richard Curtis did the screenplay and he directed one of my favourite recent movies, ABOUT TIME (2013). He knows how to use odd fantastical plots to motivate touching romantic comedies.

    I loved loved loved this movie. I only wish I'd seen it in a better theatre. One quibble would be that there's something in the trailer with James Corden that is a bait and switch. It only feels that way because they put it into the stupid trailer--if they hadn't done that, I wouldn't have minded it in the movie.

    Other than that there's nothing I can say without spoiling the movie. I can't speak for anyone else but myself, but this worked for me big time. I love John, Paul, George and Ringo and I love this movie. There was a point where I was losing it--and I didn't know if I was going to make it to the end, because I was such an emotional wreck. It reminded me of the power of movies that they can affect us in such powerful ways. That this movie did this to me, tells me that it is great.

    I will definitely try to see it again in a theatre--if I can find a better one in my area. I just wish I could buy the DVD right now.

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    Spider-Man: Far From Home. Had a great time watching this movie. Fantastic special effects and Mysterio was damned cool. Still doesn't feel as substantial as the Raimi movies, though. Peter Parker doesn't feel like Peter Parker, to me.

    I give it 8.5 out of 10.
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