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Watched the film Dunkirk and was underwhelmed. Beautiful cinematography for sure, with sweeping views of the beaches and ocean, but mostly boring. (for me)
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Dunkirk re-edited as a Silent Film €“ The Power of Visual Storytelling - YouTube

It's almost as though filmmakers forgot how to tell a story in film.
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Terminator Salvation.

Probably best known as the movie where Christian Bale rants at some guy on set. It's an OK movie.

The year is 2018, and the war between the humans and the machines are at a turning point. The humans have discovered an embedded control signal in Skynet's communication, and they think they can turn off its defenses long enough to destroy it.

This is complicated by a teenage Kyle Reese getting taken by Skynet into the facility the humans are about to destroy, and a resurrected criminal (he sold his body to Cyberdine system on his execution) with unknown motivations coming to help John Connor rescue Reese.

It's nothing special. It's got decent action and an OK plot. It's better than the reviews would have you think, but not by much.
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Ferdinand. Corny kid's movie, generally follows the classic. But I like those.
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Ingrid Goes West has an interesting premise, I suppose, and tries to do some different things.

There were some fairly funny moments, but it's a bit too heavy on the cringe-y side of things for it to be very enjoyable.
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I watched Anon, which is a middle-budget, mediocre, high-concept science fiction film on Netflix. Apparently, Netflix is the new dumping ground for these types of movies - and I'm a sucker for them.

Clive Owen is a detective in a world where everyone's eyesight is recorded and the government has access to your records. Amanda Seyfried is a sexy hacker who can edit your experience, both live and recorded, and her clients are getting killed. Is she the murderer? Will you care?

Pretty slow overall with bits of interesting moments and concepts. It doesn't live up to its promise, Owen is mostly sleepwalking, and Seyfried isn't given a lot to do, but she's working with what little she's given. The effects are well done, IMO. It's a realistic depiction of something like this, which was a plus.
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And just like that you have renewed my interest in Netflix.
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And just like that you have renewed my interest in Netflix.
Yeah, Mute, The Cloverfield Paradox, and this one are all things I watched when I wanted some cheap science fiction.
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Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdome

First time seeing it, and it was weird.

I actually liked it well enough. The action is pretty good, the story is OK. Mel Gibson and Tina Turner are watchable in it. Honestly, I was expecting it to be much worse, which is why I never saw it before.

My biggest problem with the movie is that it tried to be jokey, rather than just weird. The Road Warrior is a relentlessly weird movie and it doesn't try to be funny, even though it sometimes is. This movie didn't find that balance.

I had avoided this for so long because I was afraid it was just too cheesy. It is, but at least I don't regret watching it, which is better than I was hoping for.
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