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19 August 2016

Friday question NOT from the Book of Questions: Movie Edition Tell us the last movie you saw in full (Netflix, Amazon, theatre, whatever) and give us your quick review.
Our last was Star Trek Beyond, at the simply amazingly wonderful Cinerama theater here in Seattle, and I'd give it a B. Solid all the way through, and reasonably coherent, but still not as good as the first in this iteration of the series. I do love the ongoing way the current series keeps paying tribute to the original TV series, which was absolutely our family's favorite when I was a kid.
posted by bearwife 19 August | 10:47
Ghostbusters! I enjoyed it -there were definitely moments where I had to suspend my disbelief, but I thought it was really entertaining.
posted by needlegrrl 19 August | 10:54
I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw a whole movie! But I did just finish Stranger Things, which was 80s-riffic!
posted by amro 19 August | 12:24
Suicide Squad. It was a disappointment. I was clearly not the demographic the filmmakers were aiming for. If my husband had told me ahead of time it was rated PG-13, I would not have gone. I am not a superhero movie fan as it is, but it's not as dark as the Dark Knight trilogy, nor as profane as Deadpool, then I really don't want to see it.
posted by msali 19 August | 13:57
Also Ghostbusters! It was a fun enjoyable movie, a solid B.
posted by Fig 19 August | 15:15
A doc about the arcade in NY's Chinatown. It was ok.
The "dancing" chicken wound up at an animal sanctuary.
posted by brujita 19 August | 15:56
Wiener-Dog, which I saw yesterday.

I'm a big fan of Todd Solondz, and this had good reviews. It was a series of vignettes, each featuring the dog of the title (along with an amusing "Intermission" in which the dog went on her travels"). About half-way through the film I didn't know any more if it was meant to be the same dog in each separate story because the connection between the characters stopped abruptly.

It was a curate's egg of a movie, with some segments better than others, some typical Solondz dark humour, and references back to his earlier work (in particular Welcome to the Dollhouse). I'm glad I saw it, but I'd rate it only a 7 out of 10.
posted by Senyar 19 August | 16:55
Jungle Book (2016) Pretty and pretty good. Bagheera gave me a flashback to the 1967 film and I realized that movie was really the start of my love of cats. Bagheera made me want to have a cat.
posted by arse_hat 20 August | 03:15
I actually watched Heat (1995) for the first time ever, not sure how I'd missed it for the last twenty years. Definitely such a guy flick but still, Mann is an amazing craftsman and it's fun seeing Pacino and De Niro together and fairly weird to see a twelve year old Natalie Portman.
posted by octothorpe 20 August | 09:05
I haven't seen a movie in *forever* but am interested in the animated film about pets home alone.... I hope it's good. Will possibly end up seeing it eventually.
posted by mightshould 20 August | 19:22
I watched Keanu tonight! I love Key and Peele and enjoyed the movie but now I am up too late.
posted by amro 20 August | 21:52
The Force Awakens, which I just never had gotten around to watching.

I watched it on the plane over to New Zealand. And then I watched it again on the way back. I enjoyed it immensely.
posted by gaspode 21 August | 07:09
Not a movie, but I'm officially hooked on Game of Thrones (late to the party, I know). I watched the first three seasons during sleepless nights on our cruise last week.

Also watched Everybody Wants Some on pay-per-view with Jon, a follow-up of sorts to Dazed and Confused. Not Dazed, but not bad.

(Still have to see Force, and the new Star Trek. Something to look forward to.)
posted by Pips 21 August | 09:28
Finding Dory- saw it in the theater with O, his first in-theater movie. I thought it was kind of boring, with a lot of themes that seemed too complicated for young children, but he was engaged with the whole thing.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 21 August | 18:36
Hmmmmm. Seems like I hardly ever watch movies anymore. I guess the last one was when I showed my sister The Ghost Writer, which I'd already seen half a dozen times.

I would like to see Florence Foster Jenkins, but I probably won't get around to it while it's in the theaters.
posted by JanetLand 22 August | 07:23
I'm pretty sure it was Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. It was a freebie via my wife's Amazon Prime account. Low budget. It was...interesting. Supposedly a lot of it was shot live in public. I enjoyed it, though I wasn't too keen on the ending.

It's another film that seems to reinforce (to me. ymmv) the idea that, for whatever reason, it seems harder for American actors to do British accents, than it is for Brits to do US accents. Johansson does relatively well with the accent. It definitely works within the conceit of the play.
posted by Thorzdad 22 August | 07:40
I saw Bad Moms with a group of mom friends, and it was funnier than I expected!
I love Katherine Hahn.
posted by rmless2 23 August | 11:50
My two most recent:
Absolutely Fabulous. I loved AbFab as a teenager but the movie is pretty cringeworthy. At least two transphobic jokes which turned me right off it.

Florence Foster Jenkins. This was okay - it's an interesting story and the film tells it pretty straight, with a predictably tearjerking turn from Meryl Streep. Hugh Grant is very good in it.
posted by altolinguistic 23 August | 15:50
ugh jetlag is the worst || I made a complete idiot of myself today at work