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It's like.. 100% not PC.. or at least nothing seems colored by it.. I think you'll like it. What I would do for Liam Neeson's voice..
SQUEEEEEE!!

And yeah, I too would love to have a panty dampening, deep, gravely voice. I wouldn't want the accent, though. It would just be viewed as weird not being a foreigner.
 

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Meh.. if I limited myself to movies made by people I loved everything about.. I'd never go to the movies.
Truly. It's getting harder and harder. It's helped that Neeson pretty much plays the same dude from Taken every time lately, but on a plane, on a train, on a boat, in the snow... Just saying...

I have purposely not payed much attention to Chris Evans lately. He gets more whackadoodle each time I do hear something though. Be a real shame if I really started to dislike him, as Cap is one of my favorite super dudes. Downey has been walking a line too at times. He's another favorite I'd hate to see go. I guess there's always Pratt and Hemsworth... :D
 

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It's beneficial to not follow celebrity gossip. Don't read the mags, don't read nonsense about them on social media, don't watch any E! type shows, and make sure above all else that everyone you know knows that you don't worship or give a rats fanny about what celebs are up to.

But yeah, ThunderDan19, it is most certainly getting more difficult to enjoy movies/TV. Though for me it's not the actors as much as it is the ramming of the agendas down our throats. Have I not made that clear in the past?😁
 

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^^^ Intended Eddieism? :troll:

Yeah, they can do what they please on their own time, but when they publicly promote way PC and/or SJW crap, take up whackadoodle religions (extreme environmentalism, Scientology, etc.) or advocate removing freedoms because ignorance, virtue signalling, or socialism (looking at you Jim Carey), I can't enjoy watching them the same as before. It's kinda like when you know stuff that contradicts what's being depicted in the movie.
 
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For the most part I just don't know what celebs are up to in their personal lives. Yeah, sometimes it seeps out like Carrey, or Cruize, or now Foxx (thanks a lot, Dan!), but for the most part, I'm just out of the loop. I just don't care nor do I want to know. Those people are insane, probably most of them, I know it. And I just don't want to know the specifics. Unfortunately, following this Q stuff is exposing me to their bonkers activities way more than I'd like.
 

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Caught a few movies on a very long flight:

Deadpool 2 - It was an edited for airline version, which honestly made it even funnier (some of the curse word substitutions were hilarious). I’d say I liked it about as much as the first one. I even started watching it again at the end of the flight, so I definitely consider it worth a look.

Venom - I am a little mixed. I liked it as a whole, even though I am really getting tired of Tom Hardy playing guys who seem hard pressed to even mumble a complete sentence. Overall, worth checking out if you like comic book movies.

Rampage - What a complete cluster. Admittedly, I fell asleep for at least half of it, but what I did see was utterly laughable. I have no history with the video game(?) origin of it, so nothing at all coming into it. I had a feeling it was gonna be a mess. That’s why I picked it when I knew I might fall asleep. I have to hand it to Dwayne Johnson though. That dude will sell every single role he plays, even the special forces ape trainer :rolleyes:

Mission Impossible: Fallout - You know, it wasn’t bad. It was predictable and dragged out an extra half an hour or so beyond what it needed to be, but it was a fun ride. And Tom Cruise’s face must have healed up since the latest surgeries (or maybe just better makeup). It didn’t look as rubbery as in the past couple movies I saw him in. And Superman’s mustache wasn’t too distracting. :p Definitely worth checking out.

Another Earth - as the flight dragged on, I decided to not watch just the new releases since I have another long flight coming up and need to save some for that. This one was an odd but interesting low budget flick. It looked like it should be a Netflix original or something. Overall not terrible, but not exciting either. Not th sci-if flick I expected, but more of a situational study. At least the lead actress is easy on the eyes.

I’ll have some more after my next set of flights.
 

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I really liked MI: Fallout, but not sure if it was more or less than the other ones. I kind of lump them all together now.

Watched "Bohemian Rhapsody" last night and.. well.. :rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::eddieism:

But otherwise it was pretty good. I've never been super into Queen, but they have a lot of really good songs.. and having Mike Myers in it was *chefs kiss*.

Super gay though, but that kind of comes with the territory.
 

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The Doors? Buddy Holly Story? La Bamba? Ray? 8 Mile? Walk the Line? Straight Outta Compton? I am sure there are more.

And while this definitely focused on Freddy Mercury, the other (non-:rainbow:) band members got a lot of screen time, and I don't know that Queen was all-:rainbow: all the time, even if the lead singer was.
 

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...so we saw Cold Pursuit instead... holy shit. That was the best movie I've seen this year. It is a perfect black comedy. Jesus Herbert Walker Texas Ranger Christ.. I laughed so hard. It's amazing. Two thumbs way up.
Saw it today. Totally agree. It was not even close to what I expected or what the trailers led me to believe it would be, but holy heck was it just an odd duck and enjoyable for it. It was politically incorrect in all the right and hilarious ways.

That ax/ask bit...:laugh:
 

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Saw it today. Totally agree. It was not even close to what I expected or what the trailers led me to believe it would be, but holy heck was it just an odd duck and enjoyable for it. It was politically incorrect in all the right and hilarious ways.

That ax/ask bit...:laugh:
Yes! I am glad.. it was really a trip. My mind is still buzzing about it and I can't wait to see it again at home.

The
Let the fucking Indian do it
line literally killed me in the theater I was laughing so hard. It was like the perfect black comedy.. no real jokes, and yet it's still funny.
 

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Ha! Yes! The "racist" Indians. I feel like I was the only one laughing at that line. Like either no one got the irony, or even better, they didn't know that there was a difference between the Indians, and the rest of the audience was racist..."They look the same to me"

Also, dig you pick up Viking's "hippy" line and what it referenced? The chick he referenced doing it did seem out of place at the start, but his reference brought it all home.

But yeah, story wise, it wasn't particularly compelling, but I too had that ridiculous movie on my mind all day. I can't really figure out why besides it's peculiarity. Just goofy. Another thing I absolutely loved was the lack of exposition. It rarely over explain anything. "Don't ask how we got from the last scene to this one. Just fill in the blanks, okay?!"
 

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So I had a chance to check out a couple additional movies on my 17 hour flight back from somewhere far, far away.

I tried to watch Bumblebee. I gave it a legit shot. I got through about the first half hour or so. It was worse than I expected. I think they would have done a better just to make it an animated feature. The time inaccuracies took me right out of the movie. The only thing that I actually liked were the animation of the characters. Like I said, I would have tolerated a lot more had it just been a cartoon. I simply gave up on it.

I also tried to watch The Meg. I also didn’t get far. I started falling asleep and gave up on it as well.

I did, however, manage to watch two movies. The first was First Man. This was a really good biography of Neil Armstrong. I’d say it would be a good companion flick to watch alongside The Right Stuff and Apollo 13. The movie does a great job portraying the strains on the astronauts’ families and the rigors and challenges these amazing guys had to overcome in a time when the technology was far from dependable and often failed, leading to their deaths. Good stuff.

I also watched Bohemian Rhapsody. This was also an excellent movie. It really brings Freddy Mercury back to life. It amazingly portrays his quirks, his brilliance and his never satisfied need for acceptance from his loved ones. It was really really good. It brings out how truly remarkable Queen was and how Freddy’s choices finally led to his demise. All that great music brought back the nostalgia of the glory days of the megaband. The Mike Meyers cameo was also epic. Anyway, check it out.

So yeah, not nearly as many as on the flight over, but the good news is, more much-needed sleep for me. :p
 

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Ok, so I looked up when the movie was supposed to have taken place. It's '87. That helps a little. I thought it was supposed to be in the early '80s when the original cartoon was out. And I get that the very first Humvees were supposedly delivered in '83, but they hadn't made widespread use until the end of the decade, and certainly not with twin .50 cals and a harpoon gun mounted atop. That threw me from the very first Earth scene, along with Cena's Desert Eagle. Sure, early versions existed in the mid '80s, but I highly doubt it was in circulation in the US until the '90s.

Anyway, all that threw me off, and the inevitable (and horribly predictable) "Bumblebee wrecks everything in the house" scene just sealed that I really didn't care to see any more. I'd bet my kids would enjoy it, but it's most definitely not for me. (And yes, I have plenty of baggage from the previous Xformers flicks :p).
 

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I still gotta see Bumblebee.. pcsguy88 liked it.. so I am hoping I will. It and Aquaman are on my radar for home release.

I can't believe you didn't like The Meg! It's absolutely stupid.. but it's a giant shark eating people & things.. I don't think I could ever tire of that.

Bohemian Rhapsody was good.. they had Mike Myers and Dana Carvey come out to introduce it at the Oscars last night, it was pretty cool. Like I said before.. lots of :rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow::rainbow: but that's historical, not revisionism! I didn't realize the lead actor and the wife were actually in a relationship.

I watched "Isle of Dogs" over the weekend. It was on cable and had the kids and it looked like a kids movie.. so.. well it's not 100% a kids movie, but it was still actually really surprisingly good. I don't typically dig "Wes C Anderson" movies.. they're usually way to eccentric/eclectic for my tastes.. but this was actually good. The weird animation worked fine, and the story was interesting. I like how people spoke Japanese (except the dogs) and you only heard english if someone was speaking English or there was a translator/etc. I actually recommend it.
 

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Isle of Dogs has been on my list for awhile now, just have not had a chance to watch it. Love most of what Wes Anderson does like Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest and even Fantastic Mr Fox. The Life Aquatic is the only one I could not figure out even after a 2nd viewing years later.
 

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Yeah, I kinda went on his reco on it. But I understand his daughter liked it. If I was with my kid(s) watching it and they liked it, it might have swayed me a little. But I did watch it with a couple drinks. I would have thought that would have made me more tolerant, but alas, it didn't work for B v S or Suicide Squad either... :troll:
 
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I’m guilty of enjoying the first Bayformer movie and BB was better than that. I’m not a fan of the story in BB, but the shift away from Micheal Bay and the fact it had a real story was refreshing. Gives me hope the next film is going to be the one we always dreamt of.
 

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Think I saw that trailer in the theater last night.. yeah I think I'm done with this version of X-Men.

Saw Alita: Battle Angel last night and it was... good? Weird? I am pretty sure I enjoyed it, but it wasn't amazing. I never saw or knew anything about the manga/anime thing so I went in blind. I think it was a finely entertaining movie, but nothing too deep.
 

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Enjoying the John Wicks again this lazy Saturday morning/midday. Even better than I remembered. The driving, gunwork/selections and hand to hand (and general stuntwork) is just excellent. I’d say the first is still the best, but Chapter 2 is a worthy follow up.