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MK movie did the 1st MK movie proud and lived up to its legacy. its all it was meant to be.
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Man, I'm so happy I'm able to go to the movies again I'm telling you all about it all! :D

Went to a double feature today, and, pretty sure for the first time in my life, did a double feature ALONE, in both movies. Now THAT'S COVID-19 safety!!

Anyway, first up was Those Who Wish Me Dead. Now, I've seen a lot of small indie movies mentioned on the weekly BoxOfficeMojo newsletter that have so far not shown up here at all. But I don't remember seeing anything about this one at all. It just came out of nowhere. And considering it has less than 500 (!) ratings on IMDB, it seems to be extremely obscure. Which is really, really weird since its lead is none other than Angelina Jolie! And you also have Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, and Littlefinger.
Anyway, it was a pretty good thriller. Fire is terrifying, even if the ones in the movie did not look terribly realistic. Recommended.

The other one was one I was sooo hoping for to show here. Nobody! And indeed, well, guess what... It actually launched a week ago but I had absolutely no time last week. Luckily still on (in English). I did know a trailer, so I had a rough idea what it's about. Though I think not knowing that trailer would have made it even cooler, because a certain important plot point is given away. Namely, that Hutch Mansell is not just some suburban dad with anger issues, but a grizzled John Wick, a former assassin who decided to get out and live a normal life. It even had some very direct references to a certain movie series I'll not mention outside spoilers. While it may be something of a spoof of those movies, or a twist in the genre, it does NOT hold back, the movie is fucking brutal. In that sense, it's a bit like Shawn of the Dead - except with way less actual comedy. I actually just rewatched said movie trilogy, which I absolutely love, and this one was a bit weaker, but it's a comparison on high ground.
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Grrrr!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Movies on here I want to watch:

- Army of the Dead
- Freaky
- Spiral

Movies on here I want to watch that are on in English so I can go watch them:

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Add to the above list: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. :(

However, I have managed to see Cruella. I thought it was lots of fun. I really like Emma Stone, and Emma Thompson as The Baroness was an amazing villain!! I have ZERO interest in fashion in the real world, but in this movie, it was just splendid!!! :x

And today, I finally got to see A Quiet Place II. I have to say, I was rather disappointed. The first part felt very fresh (even if the premise was ridiculously stupid*) and had some truly shocking moments (beeping Space Shuttle, anyone? Or Foot, meet Nail?). The sequel was more action-oriented, had people acting pretty stupidly, humanity is mostly crap moments... It just kind of didn't grip me. Also, I forgot beforehand that I'm in Spain. So all the sign language was subtitled... in Spanish. 8-| And when people talked they often did so vry hush hush...

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Don Alexander wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:17 pm
Add to the above list: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. :(

However, I have managed to see Cruella. I thought it was lots of fun. I really like Emma Stone, and Emma Thompson as The Baroness was an amazing villain!! I have ZERO interest in fashion in the real world, but in this movie, it was just splendid!!! :x

Everybody keeps saying it's really good. I love Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. I dunno if I'll go see this one though. I was never big into the 101 Dalmations and even less into Cruella. I'll probably watch it when it comes out on DVD or Streaming.
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Well, if you pay Disney extra monies, it's already on streaming. :P
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