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User Info: Raka_Putra

Raka_Putra
4 weeks ago#271
I'm just guessing it's about horses and particularly horse racing. We'll see how wrong I am lol.
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User Info: kateee

kateee
4 weeks ago#272
i love going in with those kinds of expectations and then finding out i was completely wrong. wish i could remember which movies i had that for because i've definitely had that in the past

User Info: Johnbobb

Johnbobb
4 weeks ago#273
kateee posted...
i love going in with those kinds of expectations and then finding out i was completely wrong. wish i could remember which movies i had that for because i've definitely had that in the past
I went into The Personal History of David Copperfield thinking it was going to be a movie about the magician

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User Info: SwiftyDC

SwiftyDC
4 weeks ago#274
Oh man, Charlie Bartlett really fell from grace.
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SwiftyDC
4 weeks ago#275
Thoroughbreds (2017)

First off, the lead actresses were pretty good in this. This is now the second film that I’ve seen Olivia Cooke in, the first being Sound of Metal. She was the most interesting character to me. I liked her quirky and weird dialogue throughout. This is also the second time seeing Anya Taylor-Joy in something, the first being Queen’s Gambit. I really like her alot, she has such a great voice. I could listen to her talk for hours, it’s very seductive. They make a pretty odd pair and when it’s all said and done they kind of flip roles. Amanda’s supposed to be the one with sociopathic tendencies, but then by the end Lily became the evil one.

“These evil f***in’ children” – Tim

We have a third “main” character in Tim and in my head canon this is a sequel to Charlie Bartlett. I really wish his name was Charlie in this. I looked it up and this ended up being Anton Yelchin’s final film after his freak accident. Man, still can’t believe it. RIP Charlie.

This was like a cross between Cruel Intentions and Bully. I loved some of the set pieces of that huge ass mansion. I wish I had a giant-sized chess table in my backyard. That would be neat. That ending was wild and I felt super bad for Amanda and really despised Lily. Totally flipped how I felt about them. Not sure what that ending was about but at least write her back saying THANK YOU! Lily's stepdad was totally right about her, treating people like they're her maids in life.

I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I don’t see myself wanting to watch this again. I guess I’ll just mimic a broken robot and say: “It’s fine. It’s fine. It’s fine. It’s fine.”

Rating: 6/10
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User Info: kateee

kateee
4 weeks ago#276
Thoroughbreds (2017)

this was the first time i saw Anya-Taylor Joy in anything and she was great, as was Olivia Cooke. i laughed out loud several times during this and it's all moments involving her character, which isn't really surprising given the other characters. probably the biggest laugh out of me was when the stepdad asks Amanda what her mom is busy with and she says "Chemotherapy" and he just walks off. it was a familiar laugh like i felt i've seen that situation or a similar situation before but it just got me. The dialogue between the two girls when they're talking to a third party (stepdad, Tim) is really entertaining how Amanda just follows up with a quip and they're kind of in a rhythm and i can buy that they were previous best friends who are falling back to their groove. again, it's a familiar-feeling setup but still enjoyable.

there's a lot of moments where the camera just shfits focus. unsure about whether it was intentional or some technical thing i'm unfamiliar with but it felt a lot more noticeable here than other films/videos. the first time is within like three minutes of the opening where Amanda is looking out into the backyard(?) and the worker/pool cleaner(?) walks by.

i think the line that stood out to me the most was after the chess scene and they had just talked about Amanda killing the horse and Lily brings up the plan for the stepdad again. Amanda says, "Are you looking at me?" (?) and Lily responds with "Only because you're the only person here." Like she sees Amanda as a pawn to get what she wants and in the end, Amanda is fine with that. I love the shot of her in the end where she is looking at the picture of their younger selves and the horses. Previously, she had been looking into mirrors and practicing smiling and here we see her first "real" smile.

SwiftyDC posted...
Not sure what that ending was about but at least write her back saying THANK YOU! Lily's stepdad was totally right about her, treating people like they're her maids in life.

yeah it's so fitting that the few scenes we see the stepdad, one of them is him chewing her out for smoking in the house and snapping at the mom for fussing after he's super irritated following an injury. like that's what justifies her reason for murder in her limited, spoiled teenage worldview.

but i don't know if i believe Lily when she says she just "threw it away." like throughout the film she's shown lying or being dishonest ("tutoring," college admission plagiarism, the party, etc.) and Amanda breaks through to her a bit in the beginning confronting her about it, and in the end, Lily breaks and comes clean about actually killing her stepdad and framing her for it. probably that moment of what she saw as pure honesty combined with the realization of "living a meaningless life" pushed her into "well i might as well be of use to her" territory. but after Lily kills the stepdad, she places herself in Amanda's arms. she's obviously shaken up and wants to feel any amount of safety/comfort. was she fine with using Amanda for that as well because "she was the only one there" as she said before? maybe. but Amanda was also like the only person she was honest with and I can see her just lying to Tim because you're not "supposed" to be in contact with an old friend who murdered your stepdad. most people would not want anything more to do with someone if they did that. But in Lily's case, Amanda actually didn't do that and i thought it was ambiguous whether Lily viewed Amanda as really just a pawn or something more.

overall, i liked it. 7-maybe-8/10 for me.

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iiicon
4 weeks ago#277
it's kinda weird how of the 4 movies we've decided to watch, 2 have Olivia Cooke in them
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Johnbobb
4 weeks ago#278
iiicon posted...
it's kinda weird how of the 4 movies we've decided to watch, 2 have Olivia Cooke in them
we should keep that up, she's great!
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kateee
4 weeks ago#279
i actually had not seen anything with her before Sound of Metal

nobody nominate Ready Player One though lol. that honestly looks like a movie i would absolutely despise

if Killing of a Sacred Deer was picked, it would have been two with Colin Farrell

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Camden
4 weeks ago#280
I wouldn't mind seeing The Signal which she's apparently in, but she's not old enough to be in anything I'm thinking of nominating.
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