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November 1st, 2017, 13:03
Hmm. Not sure about this. It is based on a Jo Nesbo book which I read about 5 years ago. At times I felt that Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) was being a bit slow coming to the right conclusions though he got there eventually.

What was wrong with the film is that there seemed too much happening so it appeared disjointed. It needs at least a couple more viewings or control of the remote control. As a mini-series this may of worked with extra scenes/ acts.

I did enjoy it (perhaps I like being confused) but it's not a repeat experience.
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November 1st, 2017, 14:51
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Alrik since you're into animated things it seems, I have to recommend Blame!, should be available on Netflix except in some countries.

It's not as impressive as manga visually, but IMO they hit the softspot with CGI and story where technology went rogue.
Sorry, but anime is not my style.
Plus, I refuse to watch netflix as well.

My current "watching movies" habit consists of :

- watching it in a cinema
- watching at home via DVD

I don't even have a BlueRay player.
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November 1st, 2017, 23:02
Thor: Ragnarök. Fantastic, loved it. 80's vibes everywhere, vivid colors and extremely over-the-top. The perfect blend of sci-fi and superhero-movie. 8.8/10
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November 2nd, 2017, 05:03
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Thor: Ragnarök. Fantastic, loved it. 80's vibes everywhere, vivid colors and extremely over-the-top. The perfect blend of sci-fi and superhero-movie. 8.8/10
How have you seen it already? Did Europe have an earlier release?
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November 2nd, 2017, 07:46
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How have you seen it already? Did Europe have an earlier release?
It was released a few days ago here yes (29th was the first viewing).
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November 4th, 2017, 15:22
I watched an old Spanish spaghetti western (that doesn't sound quite right, does it?) yesterday called Cut-Throats Nine (1972). It has a lot of weird charm and is notable for being the first (only?) gore western. Peckinpah doesn't count. Might be worth watching as a true curio of the genre and for its interesting story but otherwise will probably turn off a lot of fans of westerns, even strange ones.
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November 5th, 2017, 03:35
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Thor: Ragnarök. Fantastic, loved it. 80's vibes everywhere, vivid colors and extremely over-the-top. The perfect blend of sci-fi and superhero-movie. 8.8/10
Probably one of the best Marvel movies i've seen.
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November 5th, 2017, 13:18
On Vimeo and Youtube, just today: a documentary about sexual child abuse in Hollywood.
Controversial documentary An Open Secret reveals paedophilia in Hollywood
“What you see in the film is the tip of the iceberg” says producer Gabe Hoffman
According to The Guardian. Two and a half years later it concludes:

When the documentary An Open Secret tried to lift the lid on child abuse in Hollywood, it billed itself as “the film Hollywood doesn’t want you to see”. The marketing tagline did not exaggerate.

The film died upon release in 2015. There was no theatrical release to speak of, no television deal, no video-on-demand distribution.

“We got zero Hollywood offers to distribute the film. Not even one. Literally no offers for any price whatsoever,” said Gabe Hoffman, a Florida-based hedge fund manager who financed the film.
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Hoffman released the film for free on the video-sharing website Vimeo this month after reports about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults set off a chain-reaction, with James Toback, Tyler Grasham and Kevin Spacey among those accused of harassment and worse.
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Hoffman said he had intended to end the free online viewings of An Open Secret on Tuesday, but extended the window until Sunday because of public interest, with more than 3 million viewings on various social media platforms since 12 October.
According to The Guardian, on November the first 2017.

To be seen, just one more day, today, this Sunday, on Vimeo: .

Or on Youtube without any adds, at least that is what I have been told:
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November 6th, 2017, 17:47
Bryan Singer… they're comin' for you next, man! They're comin' for you! *patter of not-so-little footsteps*
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November 6th, 2017, 19:05
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Thor: Ragnarök. Fantastic, loved it. 80's vibes everywhere, vivid colors and extremely over-the-top. The perfect blend of sci-fi and superhero-movie. 8.8/10
Saw it yesterday. It was a fun movie but I think I am bored of the whole super hero stuff. I just didn't care about any of it. I am not cold hearted person but even if Thor himself died at the end of the movie, I would have left without giving a shite!

We have too many super heroes and none of them are really special anymore. Whats even worse is that they are apparently all in the same world! This makes some super heroes not so super any more but what even worse is that the power level go through the roof and they have to come up with even crazy uber villains with whom you can't really relate etc and you no longer care.
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November 6th, 2017, 20:47
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We have too many super heroes and none of them are really special anymore. Whats even worse is that they are apparently all in the same world! This makes some super heroes not so super any more but what even worse is that the power level go through the roof and they have to come up with even crazy uber villains with whom you can't really relate etc and you no longer care.
Which is why movies like Winter Soldier and Civil War are really good, because it's less about who's more powerful, and more about tough decisions.
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November 7th, 2017, 11:19
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Saw it yesterday. It was a fun movie but I think I am bored of the whole super hero stuff. I just didn't care about any of it. I am not cold hearted person but even if Thor himself died at the end of the movie, I would have left without giving a shite!

We have too many super heroes and none of them are really special anymore. Whats even worse is that they are apparently all in the same world! This makes some super heroes not so super any more but what even worse is that the power level go through the roof and they have to come up with even crazy uber villains with whom you can't really relate etc and you no longer care.
I like these movies once in a while, but i could probably not stand watching a super hero TV series, or several super hero movies in a week.. i watch maybe one every 6 months, and that's enough.

The super villains are usually the weakest part of any super hero movie, and it was the same in this one. I enjoyed the interactions between Hulk and Thor, hell, any interaction with Thor is usually good fun. But i do wish it was even more like Planet Hulk to be honest, and that it would have been even more focused on this seemingly interesting planet, it also needed even more Goldblum (and more gladiator battles!). But all in all, i liked it a lot.

Too bad we had to watch it in 2D (the friend i went with can't see in 3D)..
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November 14th, 2017, 15:10
Wind River 7.5

Not quite sure why I liked this so much, as it was quite derivative. It did have a very unexpected series of events towards the end of the movie - but other than that, it was highly formulaic.

The atmosphere was very powerful, though - as was Jeremy Renner's performance. Same goes for the guy playing the girl's father.

It's really a mood piece more than anything.
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November 20th, 2017, 18:11
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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November 20th, 2017, 18:27
After reading it's synopsis, refused to watch The Lobster.
That trailer looks like it's sequel I'll skip with joy.
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November 21st, 2017, 22:28
The Farthest.

Very nice documentary about the Voyager mission.
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November 28th, 2017, 00:37
Killing a sacred deer and Thor were ok'ish (Thor was fun but having seen it i doubt i will see it again); wind river was quite good (one of the better movies in a drab year) but Lady Bird was fantastic.

There are 3 movies I want to see in the near future: coco, wonder and three billboards - can't say if they are any good yet because haven't seen them but maybe in a couple of weeks….
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December 1st, 2017, 22:00
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

I thought it was ok to pretty good. Apparently I'm not supposed to like it if I'm familiar with the story and other versions, however, I thought it was a fine modern re-telling and that Kenneth Branagh makes for an excellent Poirot, more in the Peter Ustinov style than other interpretations such as Suchet or Finney.
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December 1st, 2017, 23:54
Didn't like Finney (although I watched him in only one movie). Ustinov and Suchet were different yet both somehow nailed it.
I'm scared to give this remake a try - unless it tops previous films.
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December 4th, 2017, 07:34
Finally got around to seeing Thor: Ragnarok. I wasn't impressed.

It wasn't bad, but I thought the trailers made it look better than it actually was. I also thought they tried to inject way too much humor into it. If I wanted to hear people cracking jokes every 2-3 minutes, I'd watch a comedy.

I suppose I shouldn't have expected more.
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