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February 21st, 2021, 00:07
So, watched it (I care a lot). I recommend noone else do the same. The first hour and twenty minutes goes by well enough, but then it jumps the shark and you're left feeling deceived by what you had assumed to be the premise of the movie. I'm all for surprises, but this one is more along the lines of poor writing.
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February 21st, 2021, 00:11
That's a shame. Looked like something promising among the flotsam.
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February 21st, 2021, 18:43
That's disappointing to hear. Out of curiosity, where did you find it? Netflix?

*Edit* Nevermind, I see it's on Netflix.
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February 22nd, 2021, 09:02
So, I just finished watching I Care a Lot, and I have to give a slightly different opinion.

It's not great, but it's not terrible either. I found it entertaining enough to be worthwhile. The writing is certainly uneven, but the performances are pretty solid. Dinklage is his usual strong self, and Rosamund Pike will make you simultaneously admire and fucking detest her character.

It does go full retard for a bit in the final 1/4, but I found the ending quite satisfying.
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February 22nd, 2021, 11:47
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
I recommend noone else do the same.
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It's not great, but it's not terrible either.
As I don't have enough time for mediocrity, I'm gonna listen to both of you and skippit.
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February 22nd, 2021, 19:04
I also saw I Care A Lot. It was fine. It did require quite a bit of suspention of disbelief in the final act, as I don't believe any regular con-artist would have the balls to do what she did. But hey, maybe she was a bit wacked in the head. So who knows.

I also enjoyed the ending.
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February 24th, 2021, 00:58
Watched a very good documentary called White Riot, about the clash between punk and fascism in the 70s.
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February 24th, 2021, 01:36
I also enjoyed Killing Is Easy, a documentary about the standup Patrice O'Neal.
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February 24th, 2021, 02:08
I liked "I care a lot". Thought it was very good!

I feel 2 out of 5 Nick Cages for "willys" is a bit too high. That was a terrible movie. Clean some stuff, drink a soda, beat up some stuffed animals. Rubbish!
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February 24th, 2021, 03:13
Thank you, Netflix subscription. Definitley watching "I Care a Lot", though I see there are mixed responses.

I half watched the two Jurassic World movies last weekend for the heck of it. They were pretty much as dumb as I expected. I really, really, really hated the character of Claire in both movies, and really hated the end of the second one. The dinosaur action didn't make up for the assinine characters.
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February 24th, 2021, 03:31
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I half watched the two Jurassic World movies last weekend for the heck of it. They were pretty much as dumb as I expected. I really, really, really hated the character of Claire in both movies, and really hated the end of the second one. The dinosaur action didn't make up for the assinine characters.
Same with me I loved the original trilogy but find I don't enjoy the last two movies that much. I must be getting old or my tastes have changed as it's the same with Star Wars.
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February 24th, 2021, 04:29
That's a series I could never get into. The original Jurassic Park was neat for its time, but even the older sequels felt like cash-grabs to me.
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February 24th, 2021, 04:57
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That's a series I could never get into. The original Jurassic Park was neat for its time, but even the older sequels felt like cash-grabs to me.
I'm one of the seemingly few people who like JP2 as much as the first one, but beyond that they're all disposable at best.
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February 24th, 2021, 05:12
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I'm one of the seemingly few people who like JP2 as much as the first one
Well, it did shift to Jeff Goldblum as the main guy as opposed to Sam Neil, so that much at least was an improvement.
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February 25th, 2021, 00:50
Oh brother…


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February 25th, 2021, 01:26
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Oh brother…

I found a review on that…

"Riveting!" "A must-see for any fan of the genre!"

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February 25th, 2021, 01:54
I could definitely picture @joxer chilling that way after a couple of spliffs.
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February 25th, 2021, 05:45
I hated "I Care a Lot". It was well made and well acted, but it was full of shit people succesfully doing shit things with not only the endorsement but the applause of society. In no way did the ending make up for the rest of it. I often felt like I was supposed to be pulling for the grifters. They were soulless fucking monsters. I wish I could scrub it from my brain.
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February 25th, 2021, 06:06
Just watched Color Out Of Space aka "alien shit fucks people up and Nicholas Cage gets steadily more manic (again)".

I loved it. Nicholas Cage was especially good as Nicholas Cage. He was impressively Nicholas Cagey. Possibly more so than usual.
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February 25th, 2021, 06:19
Originally Posted by JFarrell71 View Post
I hated "I Care a Lot". It was well made and well acted, but it was full of shit people succesfully doing shit things with not only the endorsement but the applause of society. In no way did the ending make up for the rest of it. I often felt like I was supposed to be pulling for the grifters. They were soulless fucking monsters. I wish I could scrub it from my brain.
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