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Old 01-23-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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LOL, how long did you have to search to find a positive review of that movie? It has a "rotten" score of 55 on Rotten Tomatoes, and a downright abysmal 31 on Metacritic.

What I linked was the most recent review (Jan. 2019). I didn't read any reviews before I watched the movie, and I enjoyed it. I liked that Dreyfus tried to make a comeback and didn't allow his illness from preventing him to do so. I liked that Chase would spend his own million to make Dreyfus's dream come true.



Why do some people have to rely on others' reviews?
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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Why do some people have to rely on others' reviews?
Speaking only for myself, of course, I will check out Rotten Tomatoes if I see a preview that I think I might like, but am not sure about. Reading a variety of reviews will usually tell me whether or not I should take a chance.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: SW US
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I watched A Man Escaped last weekend and was very impressed by it. It kept my interest all the way through. And I want to see more of Robert Bresson's films.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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What I linked was the most recent review (Jan. 2019). I didn't read any reviews before I watched the movie, and I enjoyed it. I liked that Dreyfus tried to make a comeback and didn't allow his illness from preventing him to do so. I liked that Chase would spend his own million to make Dreyfus's dream come true.

Why do some people have to rely on others' reviews?
I didn't. Perhaps you missed the part where I stated that I watched the movie in spite of all the negative reviews.

Oh, and by the way, nice of you to spoil the movie for anyone who hadn't seen it yet by revealing the ending. If you must reveal pertinent details of new movies that most people haven't seen yet...

Spoiler
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:05 AM
 
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I like independent films - the kind shown at the Sundance Film Festival.
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I didn't. Perhaps you missed the part where I stated that I watched the movie in spite of all the negative reviews.

Oh, and by the way, nice of you to spoil the movie for anyone who hadn't seen it yet by revealing the ending. If you must reveal pertinent details of new movies that most people haven't seen yet...

Spoiler
learn to use spoiler tags.

Oh, you people person you!

How about a recent movie you liked? Or even a not-so-recent one? I'm always open to trying new things.

For example, I'm a big fan of Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel's work, particularly "The Fairy". I'm sure most people in the U.S. have never heard of them.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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An older one I really liked is Anatomy of a Murder. Much more about what happens in the courtroom than the actual crime.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Our favorite movie we watched last year was "A Man Called Ove". Sure the dialogue is all Swedish with English sub-titles, but the movie was fantastic! My wife was almost in years at the end of this story of human redemption, insight, and tenderness in unexpected people.


I saw a lot of myself in Ove, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

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Old 01-23-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Whenever I get in a grumpy mood I'll watch the two Marigold Hotel movies (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). I like the actors and it is an interesting story and concept.

Most evenings, the first place I look is PBS to see what is on. If nothing interests me I might glance at the other major networks but seldom find anything. Then it's off to Hulu or YouTube where I'll settle on something. Finilly, I might resort to an audiobook.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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Oh, you people person you!
Yeah, that's me!

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How about a recent movie you liked? Or even a not-so-recent one? I'm always open to trying new things.
My wife and I went to see Stan & Ollie last weekend and we both enjoyed it very much. Rather than focusing on their 1930s heyday, the film is more about their friendship later in life, while centering on a live stage tour of the U.K. they undertook in 1953. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly are fantastic in their roles as Oliver and Hardy.

Here's a trailer:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2zdFwgUYBg
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