Let's Talk Movies #35 – Sparrows and Panthers and Dinosaurs…Oh My!

Which Movies Might You See? (Multiple Votes Allowed)

  • Feb. 16th - Black Panther – Action adventure with Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyo

    Votes: 32 60.4%
  • March 2nd - Red Sparrow – Mystery thriller with Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Mary-Louise Pa

    Votes: 15 28.3%
  • March 9th - A Wrinkle In Time – Adventure fantasy with Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Oprah Winfr

    Votes: 26 49.1%
  • March 16th - Tomb Raider – Action adventure with Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins and Kristin Scott T

    Votes: 10 18.9%
  • March 30th – Ready Player One – Sci-fi adventure with Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Simon Pegg

    Votes: 10 18.9%
  • May 4th - Avengers: Infinity War – Adventure fantasy with nobody famous

    Votes: 27 50.9%
  • May 18th - Deadpool 2 – Adventure comedy with Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and T. J. Miller

    Votes: 19 35.8%
  • May 25th - Solo: A Star Wars Story – Adventure fantsy with Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Woody

    Votes: 27 50.9%
  • June 8th - Ocean's 8 – Action thriller with Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway

    Votes: 24 45.3%
  • June 22nd - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Action sci-fi with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and

    Votes: 22 41.5%

  • Total voters
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manhn

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I love Jennifer Hudson (and I believe she deserved her Academy Award), but I was disappointed in her rendition too.

The trailer is fine. I never understand why the show gets so much hate. And I don't even like cats.
 

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I just saw Yesterday and liked it more than I thought I would. It's a very nice movie that doesn't take itself seriously. I think I might like to see it again and focus more on Patel's singing.
 

VGThuy

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Apparently, even the furry community is freaked out by the Cats trailer, you know...people who are turned on by anthropomorphic animated animals.

 

Seerek

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Shuzhen Zhao gives quite the performance as Nai Nai in The Farewell. I was surprised to learn it was her first ever role.
 
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VGThuy

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Simu Liu is cast in the new Marven Shang-Chi film. He posted a funny Tweet in December 2018 asking Marvel if they could talk about the movie when it was announced. Today, he retweets it telling Marvel thank you for getting back to him.
 

VGThuy

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What's next, a plant community of people who dress up like cucumbers, pumpkins and tomatoes?
They probably exist. A lot of animators and voiceover actors who play female animal human-like characters in cartoons will tell you furries have existed for a long time even predating the Internet age.
 

MacMadame

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Apparently, even the furry community is freaked out by the Cats trailer, you know...people who are turned on by anthropomorphic animated animals.

I think it's the people who like cats/are familiar with them who don't like it. There's something just slightly off about the movements IMO.

I don't know anything about the story and have never seen the musical so I can't comment on that part.
 

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It was announced at SDCC that Endgame has now officially passed Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time! :cheer2:

Marvel phase 4 will include a reboot of Blade and Fantastic 4!

I had to google to find out who Simu Liu is. LOL Congrats to him but does he know martial arts?
 

VGThuy

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I had to google to find out who Simu Liu is. LOL Congrats to him but does he know martial arts?
A big yes. It's one of his big hobbies. Here is him with nunchucks:


He can do all kinds of gymnastics moves too. Not elite level obviously, but like tucked saltos with a twist.




I started following him after I watched Kim's Convenience the first time, and then I started seeing him everywhere like in Wong Fu production videos and being friends with the Shibs.

I sort of feel bad for another Shibs' friend, Lewis Tan. He's most notable for his role on Into the Badlands and he's on an upcoming Netflix martial arts show, Wu Assassins, and he was also in the running for it. He posted a gracious message but I know he was working hard to get this role as well.

 
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Buzz

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I thought Ludi Lin had it sewn up myself. But I am sure this is just the beginning and there will be many more important roles to come in the MCU
 

Buzz

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Some more MCU news tidbits:

1) Mahershala Ali is the new Blade
2) Natalie Portman is returning to play a female Thor
3) Untitled X-Men movie
4) Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
5) Black Widow movie to be released May 2020
6) Angelina Jolie confirmed to star in The Eternals
7) Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2
8) Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Hawkeye will all get their own TV series.
9) And there is something called What If in the works as well.
 

VGThuy

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I'm not the biggest MCU fan, but I'm actually seriously looking forward to The Eternals just because of director Chloe Zhao. Her film The Rider was one of the best films of last year. I'm really curious to see how she will take her seriously introspective, lyrical style of dealing with internal turmoil and interpersonal conflict and adapt it to a big blockbuster superhero movie.
 

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I'm not sure this is worth a whole new thread but an interesting look at the 90s movie Fight Club and the MRA.


I'll have to work that into my conversations at work today. So, Jim, do you really want to beat the pulp out of someone on a regular basis?
 

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Another old TV-movie to recommend, Joshua's Heart, a 1990 tearjerker drama starring Melissa Gilbert. She begins dating a man (Tim Matheson) in this movie and grows equally attached to the man's son (Matthew Lawrence). When the relationships fails, all three (as well as the boys mother, who has come back into his life) try to figure out how to adapt to the situation when Gilbert's and Lawrence's characters still care about one another. The movie fits in well with the work Gilbert did on Little House on the Prairie in that it is very heartfelt and makes one grab for a hanky on more than one occasion. Glad to have seen this one.

Trailer for Joshua's Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGWqLVpzOHo
 

Michalle

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Oblivion has set some kind of new world record for refusing to let its female characters do anything useful. There were a lot of good things about it but my god. Literally anything. Even one thing.
 
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I saw The Farewell and I LOVED it. If it's a story you're curious about, I would encourage a theatre view. I saw it in a packed house theatre and the audience was one of the most responsive, generous and enthusiastic crowds I've been a part of. The story is written, directed, made by and for such an under represented audience so perhaps there is a real hunger from folks interested in stories about Chinese North Americans. I really hope it makes 'enough' money, to pave an even bigger way for more diverse storytelling. I'm so surprised by how much my heart pounds when I see a story that is specific in ways that I've actually lived through, as a Chinese born Canadian woman. It's as though I'm unaware of the hole created by the absence of these stories, until a movie like this comes around.
 

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I had a free pass to see an advance screening Blinded by the Light. On one one hand it's somewhat of a predictable coming of age comedy/drama, but on the other hand, they do that template really well, it was thoroughly enjoyable (especially if you like the 80s and Bruce Springsteen).

Along those lines (1980s set coming of age movies) the movie Sing Street from a couple years ago, is probably objectively a better movie (I've put it on my comfort shelf of movies to watch on a Friday night when I've had a bad week... Blinded by the Light is probably also going on that shelf).
 

annie720

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I had a free pass to see an advance screening Blinded by the Light. On one one hand it's somewhat of a predictable coming of age comedy/drama, but on the other hand, they do that template really well, it was thoroughly enjoyable (especially if you like the 80s and Bruce Springsteen).

Along those lines (1980s set coming of age movies) the movie Sing Street from a couple years ago, is probably objectively a better movie (I've put it on my comfort shelf of movies to watch on a Friday night when I've had a bad week... Blinded by the Light is probably also going on that shelf).
Thanks for the review! I'm very much looking forward to this one. Also enjoyed Sing Street! :)
 

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I saw 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'. It is 2 hr and 41 min long.
It did feel long not sure where it was going,
but then the final act - pure Taratino and the setup/length and buildup makes sense and a great payoff.
Can't say any more - one has to see the movie to see the end.

I am a fan of Tarantino's films and know many are not.
The movie was quite stylish at times and felt in that time.
DiCaprio and Pitt are great - Robbie was good - but not given that much to do - she looks fab.
I think I want to see again - so I can see/enjoy more of it as there is a lot there.
Not everyones cup of tea - but I enjoyed it.


I saw Rocketman for the 3rd time. I am a big fan of Elton - and really love the movie - I tear up every time.
 

Aussie Willy

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Thanks for the review of Once Upon a time in Hollywood. I am a Tarantino fan and currently in Canada. So will try to see it before I leave.
 

misskarne

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8) Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Hawkeye will all get their own TV series.
The Scarlet Witch one is called "WandaVision" and will presumably focus on Vision as well. Falcon's is actually "The Falcon and The Winter Solider" and could be an absolute riot given its primary focus is Sam and Bucky - but Daniel Bruhl is also reprising his role as Zemo, which could be even more interesting!

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I went and saw Yesterday today with my mum. What a lovely movie! Reasonably lighthearted (with some sadder/quieter moments) on a funny concept. Quite funny in places. I absolutely loved Himesh Patel and couldn't believe I haven't seen him in more stuff!

I particularly loved the ending. My main fear going into this movie was that they were going to fall into the temptation to use the "it was all just a dream" trope and have him waking up in hospital or something. But no, they gave us a beautiful ending, with the conversation with John Lennon (who of course lives to 78 at least in this alternate reality), the big reveal, the love confession (of course).

I also enjoyed that the Beatles weren't the only things to disappear - no Coca-Cola, no Wonderwall, no Harry Potter, no cigarettes. It gave it an interesting spin.

Plus, I 100% loved the twist with the two older people who kept appearing! You spent half the movie thinking they were going to bust Jack and out him for ripping off the Beatles, but it turned out they were just overwhelmed with joy that someone else remembered and was bringing their music back into the world. I thought that was just gorgeous.

My mum loved it too and is going to buy it when it comes out on DVD.

But as we remarked, between this, Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody it's been quite the 60s-70s music renaissance lately!
 

Vash01

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Saw ‘Roman Holiday’ yesterday. Audrey Hepburn was absolutely superb in her very first movie. Not many have won the Oscar in their debut movies (Ben Kingsley comes to mind)
 

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I watched "A Dog's Purpose" on pay-per-view. What a stupid movie. A dog needs several lifetimes to figure out a dog's purpose, which dogs are pretty much born knowing.

Be here now

But I'm a sucker for movies about dogs. And there was a very handsome golden retriever in the film. My Bandit was jealous.
:p
 
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MacMadame

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The trailers for that new movie about dogs... something about rain... looks pretty stupid too. (The dog wants to be reincarnated as a human and the actor voicing him is horrible.)
 

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