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Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:10 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Ballerina, I'm sorry that you read some synopsis on Shape of Water that provides only a Cliff Notes take on the movie.
Spoilers on plot points are something I try to avoid, even if I'm having to wait a while to see a movie. That paragraph you just posted does no justice to the way the movie unfolds. And you may have just 'spoiled' it for those who have not yet seen the movie. :(
Is it a fantasy? Yes. Maybe fable is a better word...and IMHO it was fabulous.
If you just hate fantasy, maybe this movie isn't for you, but please don't make your decision based on those plot spoilers.
No I didn't use any plot spoilers. I went on wiki and also a couple of other critiques of the movie. I didn't post anyone else's words - just my own. And most likely, people will be more curious about the film because of what I wrote. I'm sure people research these things before they go see any movie. I'll definitely watch it when it comes on TV but won't spend money to watch it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Water_(film)

Of the 9 movies nominated, I saw Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, Three Bridges, and Get Out. I would have been pleased if any one of the first 3 were awarded Best Picture. Get Out was one great big waste of time, in my opinion - of course.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:24 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Ballerina, I'm sorry that you read some synopsis on Shape of Water that provides only a Cliff Notes take on the movie.
Spoilers on plot points are something I try to avoid, even if I'm having to wait a while to see a movie. That paragraph you just posted does no justice to the way the movie unfolds. And you may have just 'spoiled' it for those who have not yet seen the movie. :(
Is it a fantasy? Yes. Maybe fable is a better word...and IMHO it was fabulous.
If you just hate fantasy, maybe this movie isn't for you, but please don't make your decision based on those plot spoilers.
Still plan to see it, even though Ballerina regrettably provided a "summary of the storyline". It IS less enjoyable when you know up front how it all will end.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:30 pm

Catalina wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Ballerina, I'm sorry that you read some synopsis on Shape of Water that provides only a Cliff Notes take on the movie.
Spoilers on plot points are something I try to avoid, even if I'm having to wait a while to see a movie. That paragraph you just posted does no justice to the way the movie unfolds. And you may have just 'spoiled' it for those who have not yet seen the movie. :(
Is it a fantasy? Yes. Maybe fable is a better word...and IMHO it was fabulous.
If you just hate fantasy, maybe this movie isn't for you, but please don't make your decision based on those plot spoilers.
Still plan to see it, even though Ballerina regrettably provided a "summary of the storyline". It IS less enjoyable when you know up front how it all will end.
Sorry about that - I just assumed (bad thing to do) that people check things out before they go see a movie. It's becoming so expensive.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:51 pm

Catalina wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Ballerina, I'm sorry that you read some synopsis on Shape of Water that provides only a Cliff Notes take on the movie.
Spoilers on plot points are something I try to avoid, even if I'm having to wait a while to see a movie. That paragraph you just posted does no justice to the way the movie unfolds. And you may have just 'spoiled' it for those who have not yet seen the movie. :(
Is it a fantasy? Yes. Maybe fable is a better word...and IMHO it was fabulous.
If you just hate fantasy, maybe this movie isn't for you, but please don't make your decision based on those plot spoilers.
Still plan to see it, even though Ballerina regrettably provided a "summary of the storyline". It IS less enjoyable when you know up front how it all will end.
Yep, add me to the "haven't seen it but still will even if the basic plot was spoiled" boat.

I wait until movies hit an online streaming service. It's difficult to go out to the theater when you have a kid with medical needs beyond what a usual basic babysitter can provide. I saw most of last year's Best Picture nominees that way (still in love with Arrival, by the way).
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:54 pm

Gimme me a break this this "spoiled plot" accusation. Reviews of this film with the entire plot have been on the internet since last Fall. Where the heck do you think I got it being that I hadn't seen the movie?
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm

FWIW.....going into the movie house I had a pretty good understanding of the plot line for Dunkirk, The Post and The Darkest Hour, didn't seem to ruin it at all for me. ;)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:00 pm

stark wrote:FWIW.....going into the movie house I had a pretty good understanding of the plot line for Dunkirk, The Post and The Darkest Hour, didn't seem to ruin it at all for me. ;)
Advantages of historical movies.
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stark wrote:FWIW.....going into the movie house I had a pretty good understanding of the plot line for Dunkirk, The Post and The Darkest Hour, didn't seem to ruin it at all for me. ;)
Pretty much Three Billboards, as well.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:25 am

All the reviews I saw didn't spill some of the specific details you wrote, Bal. Maybe there are people who want to know the complete sequence of events in a movie, but neither I nor anyone I know want to know that much.
This is a fantasy, not the Titanic, so, yeah, you spoiled some of the movie's surprises. If you feel compelled to do that with a movie in the future, could you please write SPOILERS TO FOLLOW before you do? Please? :(
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Ballerina wrote:
stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
Another creepy movie. I watched it to the end hoping it had some redeeming quality. It did not. It was as bad as watching Passage to India.
Is there an Oscar for "least surprising opinion"?
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Tessablue wrote:
Ballerina wrote:
stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
Another creepy movie. I watched it to the end hoping it had some redeeming quality. It did not. It was as bad as watching Passage to India.
Is there an Oscar for "least surprising opinion"?
Yeah, you'd win it.
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stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... bes-comedy
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:11 am

Tessablue wrote:
Ballerina wrote:
stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
Another creepy movie. I watched it to the end hoping it had some redeeming quality. It did not. It was as bad as watching Passage to India.
Is there an Oscar for "least surprising opinion"?
Agreed.
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Ballerina wrote:
stark wrote:Flipped on GET OUT last night, didn't know anything about it ahead of time and I swear the description on HBO said "comedy"

Somebody please explain any humor, thanks.

Academy awards Best actor? Best movie?
don't think so.
Another creepy movie. I watched it to the end hoping it had some redeeming quality. It did not. It was as bad as watching Passage to India.
Is there an Oscar for "least surprising opinion"?[/quote]

Agreed.[/quote]

What is it with some of you who get all bent out of shape (no pun intended) when someone has a differing opinion?!~
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:31 am

Finally saw Blank Panther. :D :D :D
Very cool, kinetic, gorgeous to look at. Fine cast, dialogue with that bit of sass that Marvel does so well.
And very importantly, strong emotional context/content for the villain, something too many comic book genre movies (I'm looking at you, DC :P) gloss over or ignore.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:55 am

Watched a movie Secret Window recently. A great psychological thriller with Johnny Depp based on Stephen King’s book. Really like Depp as an actor and basically all the movies he plays at are memorable. There was this dark, mysterious house in the movie the main character worked at, actually looks quite similar to Depp’s 18 century villa in France which he bought in 2001 (yes, I googled, nothing unusual, just a villa with 6 additional cottages and 2 swimming pools in French Riviera :D )
I think this movie (Secret Window) is very underesimated, not so many people know about it, but I do recommend to watch it, if you like Depp and mystery thrillers.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:59 pm

i LOVE horror flicks. Get Out was "middle of the pack" kind of ok. not awful or anything, but definitely over rated.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:23 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Finally saw Blank Panther. :D :D :D
Very cool, kinetic, gorgeous to look at. Fine cast, dialogue with that bit of sass that Marvel does so well.
And very importantly, strong emotional context/content for the villain, something too many comic book genre movies (I'm looking at you, DC :P) gloss over or ignore.
By far my favorite Superhero movie. I took my nephews to see it. They loved it!!
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:24 am

I watched The Beguiled. That is about it. Oh, and what a waste of acting talent.
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:55 am

I love a really solid horror film and can get exceedingly picky about my choices. Get Out was something above and beyond. A truly magnificent first showing for a director and IMO a game changer for the genre, or at least a subset of it. Can't wait for more from Jordan Peele.

On the other hand, I am currently in the midst of watching The Fast & The Furious franchise, first time for my roomies and second time through for me. These movies are best consumed through the lens of being a superhero film -- pretty people whose powers are to drive fast and be relatively indestructible. I started watching them ironically and now I just have 100% buy-in. Dumb, exciting, over the top fun, with a surprising amount of attention paid to giving the characters real emotional depth and making you care about the "family." Ride or die, indeed.

Also watched Coco on a flight last night. Deeply charming and wonderful and absolutely near the top of my Pixar list. I cried so hard I was afraid of scaring the people around me.

ETA: Oh. And Black Panther was the bomb. 'Nuff said.
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