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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2


Notes: Since I really loved 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', of course, I was really eager to watch this new stop-motion animated feature from Wes Anderson. And, indeed, I wasn't disappointed and I just really loved the damned thing. First of all, it was such a well made animated feature and the amount of neat details displayed on each screen was just impressive. Furthermore, it was just a really fun adventure with some hilarious dialogue with the typical dry humor we are used to get with West Anderson. On top of that, there was also some room for some more sensitive moments but these scenes never clashed with the rest of the movie. The only critic I could find was that the 'human' characters could have been more developed and the dogs, who were all pretty awesome, were not much developed either because there were so many of them but it wasn't a big deal. Eventually, Wes Anderson displayed once again that he is easily one of the most interesting American directors at work nowadays and I will definitely watch his next director effort.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1


Notes: Eventually, the greatest success of this movie was to show not only that the guy shot more 170 people but, above all, the impact on the 300 remaining survivors would be psychologically traumatised maybe forever. Indeed, for more than an hour, they have nowhere to hide, they have no idea about what is really going on, who is attacking them and why, and if someone will finally show up to stop this nightmare. In the mean time, the shooting keeps going on and they do see other survivors running around scared shitless and they hear people screaming so it was a real nightmare and that's why the one-take gimmick really worked. Indeed, this way, there was no break to allow the viewers to breath for a moment and, this way, not only you're on the first line but you get eventually completely sucked in this tragedy. Anyway, to conclude, the whole thing was just really heartbreaking and terrifying at same time.
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6


Notes: Well, eventually pretty much like with ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, even though I really liked the damned thing, I didn’t think it was so revolutionary though. In my opinion, the main issue was that, after already 18 movies, the MCU has become too big and it has become a shore to link all these movies together and make sure they don’t break the continuity. In this case, as a result, at least half of the movie was spent on explaining why Wakanda and Black Panther were not involved before in the MCU and why they will be involved from now on. I mean, it was rather well done but it wasn’t really compelling and I hope that, after ‘Infinity War’, Marvel will stop to link all their movies together and provide some much needed flexibility to their directors. Anyway, beside this point, it was still a really cool super-hero flick, no doubt about it. In fact, it will probably be a milestone in motion picture history as being the first major black blockbuster ever made, not less than that. Indeed, Ryan Googler delivered a gorgeous movie with a fascinating fantasy African world. On top of that, they gave us an all-star black cast and 2 of the best bad guys in the MCU history (Erik Killmonger and Ulysses Klaue).
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People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (216 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7


Notes: Well, eventually, even though it turned out to be pretty good, I can't say I was really blown away though. The big difference with 'Ex-Machina' was it was one of the most original science-fiction features I have seen in a very long time but this movie was however nothing really original. Indeed, this concept has been so many times before, even recently with 'Arrival' and Garland didn't provide anything really new about the genre. Furthermore, I didn't really get the motivations of the characters. I mean, did it really make sense to keep on going like this? The best explanation they could give was that they were all damaged goods but it was rather weak. Furthermore, even though it was interesting that they chose an all female crew, it didn't make sense either to send a group of scientists with apparently only some basic weapon training in such an unknown and possibly dangerous area. Anyway, the whole thing still worked for me thanks to a very nice the mood. Indeed, it was visually really neat and the cast, especially Jennifer Jason Leigh, delivered some solid performances.
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People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (358 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.9


Notes: If you are into the MCU, this movie will be really rewarding as you get to see more than 30 characters involved in some non-stop back-to-back action scenes. Still, will it become the MCU’s best movie? Certainly not, even if it will probably shatter the box-office. Indeed, to be honest, I actually ended up with some mixed feelings. I mean, sure, it was very spectacular, it was really fun and it was quite impressive to see how they managed to deal with so many characters. However, their way to keep adding more and more characters to the mix has become increasingly frustrating and it has become here even slightly ridiculous. For example, some interesting darker scenes involving the characters facing some great loss, something never done before in the MCU, were handled in just a few seconds before moving on to the next huge action scene. Eventually, even though it was the longest movie delivered by Marvel so far, it could and probably should have been at least 1 hour longer to provide more room to develop the characters and some of the more emotional scenes. Still, even if it wasn’t a complete home-run, in spite of how huge the whole thing was, it was still a really neat blockbuster.
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0


Notes: If there was one Pixar production that could work with a sequel, it was definitely 'The Incredibles' and, indeed, Brad Bird really nailed it. Indeed, it was really a strong sequel, it looked great and the humor was just spot-on. The only thing preventing this movie from becoming really amazing was the fact that the story was just way too similar to its predecessor's and, as a result, it turned to be too predictable. I'm rather surprised that it took so long for Brad Bird to come up with this movie because, allegedly, he was looking for a great story all these years when, in fact, he pretty much recycled the plot of the first movie. Anyway, even if it wasn't really amazing, it was still easily one of the best sequels delivered by Pixar so far.
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.3


Notes: Fortunately, it turned out to be pretty entertaining, even if its predecessor was much better. The problem was mostly due to the fact that since 'Deadpool' had turned out to be such a tremendous success, they thought that they had to double the budget but this plan actually backfired. Indeed, there were more big action scenes and many more characters involved but, as a result, it felt like a much more generic super-hero flick with only more blood and cursing which was slightly disappointing. Another mistake they made was to bring back all the supporting characters. I mean, the recipe for a good sequel is never to bring EXACTLY the same things that worked the first time around. At least, they could have delivered some other cool X-Men like Mystic, Magneto, Dr. Xavier or even Storm instead of, again, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. On the other hand, Josh Brolin, after being already impressive as Thanos in 'Avengers: Intinity War' just a couple of weeks before, was just really badass as Cable. And, of course, Deadpool remains such an awesome fun character, Ryan Reynolds was obviously having a total blast and the guy completely nailed it again.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8


Notes: Unfortunately, even though I did like this movie, as usual with Soderbergh's recent movies, it was still rather half-baked, I'm afraid. Basically, this time, he tried to mix a really interesting insurance scam with a rather boring stalking thriller. Seriously, everything involving this stalker was just rather tedious but, also, it didn't make much sense. In my opinion, they should have removed this part of the plot and focus more on the unstable state of mind of the main character. It would have worked so much better in combination with this frighteningly realistic insurance scam which displayed how completely rotten the health system has become in the US. Furthermore, I have to praise Claire Foy who delivered such a strong performance. Indeed, she was quite fascinating to be behold and she displayed something so completely different than what she delivered in 'The Crown' and I will definitely check her future work.
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People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0


Notes: Well, even though it was definitely a decent sequel, I'm afraid it will go down as one of the most forgettable installments in the mighty MCU. Basically, half of it was really neat while the other half was only decent at best. For example, it was a great idea to expand the characters of Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym but, as a result, Scott Lang was pretty much reduced to a supporting character in his own franchise. I had also some issue with the plot. Indeed, it was really neat that, following the events of the previous installment, they would try to rescue Janet van Dyne but, unfortunately, they had to add some villains somehow and they were both rather underwhelming. Sure, Ghost was a cool character but her motivations were rather weak and it was pretty obvious that, if she would have simply asked, they would have helped her so this conflict was rather bogus. As the other villain, Walton Goggins's character was even less interesting as he was basically a walking cliché. Of course, since Michael Peña completely stole the show in 'Ant-Man', they had to bring him back somehow but his character was only mildly amusing this time around. Eventually, after the massive hits of 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War', it seems that Marvel decided to take it easy with their last movie for 2018 but who could blame them? Anyway, in spite of its flaws, it was visually really neat with some solid action scenes.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8


Notes: To be honest, I really had no idea what this movie was actually about but since it was on Netflix and since the ratings were (for once for a Netflix original production) pretty decent, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a biography about Doug Kenney, one of the founders of National Lampoon, and since I didn't know much about National Lampoon and nothing about the guy, it was actually quite interesting and fairly entertaining. I mean, the impact that the guy had on American humor was huge and only therefore it made this movie quite valuable. Sure, at the end of the day, it was still a rather basic and straightforward biopic and I still don't think that I care much about this kind of humor but the whole thing still worked.
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