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    Wild Wild West (1999)

    I saw this almost 20 years ago when it was on its original theatrical run. Then and now, it's a bloated mess to me. Everyone is miscast, and there is a giant metal spider in it at some point. No need to ever view it again, LOL. 👎
  2. Sorry to be late but I was traveling for the holidays and didn't have access to my list. I ended up seeing 158 movies in 2018, more than last year's 144: 1.8.18: the shape of water (i) ... Cinemark PR** 1.9.18: the greatest showman ... Rave II** 1.12.18: the post ... Rave II** 1.15.18: I, tonya ... (i) Rave II** 1.16.18: the commuter ... Rave** 1.17.18: proud mary ... (i) Grand Cinema** 1.19.18: phantom thread ... (i) Cinemark PR** 1.20.18: call me by your name ... (i) Rave** 1.23.18: 12 strong ... Rave** 1.26.18: hostiles ... Rave II** 1.28.18: maze runner: death cure ... Movie Tavern Juban Crossing** Total: 11 2.2.18: winchester ... (free) Rave II** 2.4.18: star wars: last jedi ... Rave 2.9.18: 15:17 to paris ... Rave II** 2.10.18: peter rabbit ... Rave** 2.12.18: jumanji ... Rave II** 2.14.18: casablanca (classic) ... Movie Tavern Juban Crossing** 2.16.18: black panther ... Movie Tavern Baton rouge** 2.18.18: philadelphia story (classic) ... Cinemark PR** 2.21.18: fifty shades free Rave II** 2.23.18: annihilation ... Rave II** 2.26.18: game night ... Rave II** Cumulative Total: 22 3.2.18: red sparrow ... Rave II** 3.4.18: oscar nominated shorts live-action Cinemark PR** 3.4.18: oscar nominated shorts animated .. Cinemark PR** 3.8.18: before we vanish (i) ... Guild Cinema (Albuquerque NM) 3.11.18: death wish ... Rave** 3.14.18: thoroughbreds (i) ... Rave II** 3.16.18: tomb raider ... Rave II** 3.18.18: 7 days in entebbe ... Rave** 3.20.18: i can only imagine (i) ... Rave II** 3.23.18: pacific rim: uprising IMAX 3D ... Rave** 3.25.18: the dark crystal (classic) ... Movie Tavern Juban Crossing 3.26.18: unsane ... (free) Rave II** 3.28.18: black panther ... Grand Cinema 3.30.18: acrimony (i) ... Rave II** CT: 36 4.1.18: ready player one (Atmos) ... Grand Cinema 4.2.18: midnight sun ... Rave II** 4.3.18: status update (i) ... Rave** 4.6.18: chappaquidick ... Rave II** 4.8.18: a quiet place ... Rave II** 4.15.18: rampage (Atmos) ... Rave** 4.16.18: blockers ... Movie Tavern Juban Crossing 4.17.18: isle of dogs (i) ... Rave 4.19.18: blaze (LIFF) ... Cinemark PR** 4.25.18: wayne's world (classic) ... Movie Tavern Juban Crossing 4.27.18: avengers: infinity war (Atmos) ... Grand Cinema CT: 47 5.8.18: bad samaritan ... Rave** 5.10.18: tully ... Cinemark PR** 5.23.18: deadpool 2 (IMAX) ... Rave 5.25.18: solo 3D ... Rave 5.27.18: grease 40th anniversary (classic).. Movie Tavern Juban Crossing** 5.29.18: breaking in ... Rave II** 5.31.18: deadpool 2 ... Rave** CT: 54 6.1.18: adrift ... (free) Rave II** 6.4.18: upgrade ... Rave II** 6.8.18: ocean's 8 (IMAX) ... Rave II** 6.12.18: the rider (i) ... Rave** 6.15.18: the incredibles 2 (IMAX) ... Rave 6.16.18: hereditary (i) ... Rave II** 6.19.18: the incredibles 2 ... Cinemark PR** 6.22.18: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3D .. Movie Tavern Baton Rouge** 6.25.18: tag ... Rave** CT: 63 7.4.18: the first purge ... Rave** 7.8.18: dr. strangelove (classic) ... Tampa Theater** 7.9.18: ant man and the wasp 3D ... AMC Highwoods 20 (tampa)** 7.14.18: whitney (i) ... Cinebarre Canal Place 9 (new orleans)** diane nikki 7.17.18: sorry to bother you (i) ... Rave 7.20.18: unfriended: dark web (i) ... Rave 7.23.18: ant man and the wasp ... Rave 7.24.18: skyscraper ... Rave II** 7.25.18: leave no trace (i) ... Rave 7.27.18: equalizer 2 ... Rave II** 7.29.18: mamma mia 2 ... Rave **# (FIRST A-LIST MOVIE) $5 7.30.18: teen titans Go! ... Rave 7.31.18: mission impossible 6 IMAX (K free) Rave II**# $10 CT: 76 8.1.18: blindspotting (i) ... Rave II# $5 8.2.18: three identical strangers (i) ... Rave II 8.3.18: christopher robin ... Rave II**# $5 8.5.18: the spy who dumped me ... Rave**# $5 8.6.18: death of a nation (i) ... (free) Rave 8.10.18: the meg ... AMC River East 21# (Chicago) ... $12 8.15.18: the meg (IMAX) ... Rave II#** .... $9 8.18.18: mile 22 ... Rave II# .... $7 8.19.18: alpha (IMAX 3D) ... Rave# ......... $10 8.21.18: crazy rich asians ... Rave 8.22.18: gold (bollywood) ... Rave II# ...... $8 8.24.18: 2001: a space odyssey (70mm IMAX) .. Rave II# ...... $9 8.26.18: arizona (i) ... Rave# ......... $7 8.29.18: operation finale ... Rave II 8.30.18: iron man (IMAX) Marvel 10th ... Rave II# ...... $9 8.31.18: captain america (IMAX) Marvel 10th ..Rave II# ...... $9 CT: 92 9.2.18: captain america: civil war (IMAX) ...Rave II# ...... $9 9.3.18: blackkklansman (i) ... Rave# ......... $8 9.5.18: searching ... (free) Rave 9.7.18: the nun (Atmos) ... Rave# ......... $12 9.10.18: peppermint ... Rave# ......... $5 9.12.18: juliet naked (i) ... Rave II# ...... $5 9.14.18: the predator (IMAX) ... Rave# ......... $12 9.17.18: a simple favor ... Rave# ......... $5 9.18.18: smokey and the bandit (classic) ... Rave 9.19.18: white boy rick (i) ... Rave II# ...... $5 9.21.18: house clock w/Thriller (IMAX 3D) .. Rave# ........ $9 9.24.18: farenheit 11/9 (i) ... Rave# ......... $5 9.26.18: assassination nation (i) ... Rave II# ...... $5 9.28.18: small foot 3D ... Rave# ......... $8 CT: 106 10.2.18: night school (Atmos) ... Rave# ......... $12 10.3.18: Sui Dhaaga (bollywood) ... Rave II# ...... $5 10.5.18: venom 3D ... Rave# ......... $11 10.8.18: a star is born (Atmos) ... Rave# ......... $12 10.10.18: shine (i) ... Rave II# ...... $8 10.12.18: colette (i) ... Rave# ...... $8 10.15.18: bad times at the el royale ... Rave II# ...... $5 10.17.18: black '47 (i) ... (free) ... Rave II 10.18.18: first man (IMAX) ... Rave# ......... $12 10.19.18: halloween 2018 (Atmos) ... Rave# ......... $9 10.22.18: the hate u give ... Rave# ......... $5 10.23.18: the sisters brothers (i) ... Rave II 10.24.18: old man with a gun (i) ... Rave# ......... $8 10.26.18: hunter killer ... Rave# ......... $5 10.29.18: mid90s (i) ... Rave II# ...... $5 10.31.18: silencio (i) ... Rave# ......... $8 CT: 122 11.2.18: bohemian rhapsody (IMAX) ... AMC Tysons Corner**# ... $18 11.3.18: free solo (i) ... Bow Tie Cinema Harbour 9** (Annapolis) 11.4.18: can you ever forgive me (i) ... Bow Tie Cinema Harbour 9** (Annapolis) 11.6.18: nutcracker and 4 realms (Atmos) .. Rave# ......... $12 11.7.18: the happy prince (i) ... Rave# ......... $5 11.9.18: girl in spiders web (Atmos) ... Rave# ......... $12 11.12.18: the grinch (IMAX) ... Rave# ......... $12 11.14.18: thugs of hindostan (bollywood) ... Rave II# ...... $8 11.15.18: beautiful boy (i) ... Rave 11.16.18: crimes of grimewald (IMAX) ... Rave# ......... $12 11.19.18: widows ... Rave II# ....... $8 11.20.18: a private war (i) ... Rave 11.21.18: ralph breaks the internet (Atmos) .. Rave# .......... $9 11.23.18: creed II ... Rave# .......... $8 11.26.18: overlord ... Rave# .......... $8 11.27.18: robin hood ... Rave 11.28.18: front runner ... Rave# .......... $8 11.30.18: green book ... Rave# .......... $8 CT: 140 12.3.18: the hate u give ... Rave II**# ..... $8 12.4.18: instant family ... Rave II**# ..... $8 12.7.18: schindler's list (25th, Atmos) ... Rave# .......... $9 12.10.18: boy erased (i) ... Rave# .......... $8 12.12.18: once upon a deadpool ... Rave II# ....... $8 12.13.18: the wife (i) ... Rave 12.14.18: spider man: spider-verse (Atmos) ... Rave# .......... $9 12.17.18: mortal engines (IMAX 3D) ... Rave# .......... $13 12.19.18: mary poppins returns (Atmos) ... Rave# .............. $12 12.21.18: aquaman (IMAX) .... AMC Magic (Largo)# ... $14** 12.22.18: the mule .... Bow Tie Cinema Harbour 9 (Annapolis)** 12.23.18: bumblebee (3D) ... AMC Magic (Largo)# ... $13** 12.24.18: mary queen of scots (i) ... MAC Georgetown# .... $12 12.26.18: welcome to marwhen (i) ... (free) AMC Magic (Largo)** 12.27.18: they shall not grow old (i) ... Regal Waugh Chapel (MD)** 12.28.18: vice ... AMC Magic (Largo)# ... $9** 12.29.18: ben comes home (i) ... Bow Tie Cinema Harbour 9 (Annapolis)** 12.30.18: the favourite (i) ... AMC Georgetown# .... $6 CT: 158
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    Baumer's 36 best films of 2018 (top 3 has been revealed)

    I did see Hunter Killer. I agree with your assessment of it. FWIW, I liked it better than "Skyscraper" but not quite as much as "The Meg", which was my favorite "pure trashy fun" movie of the year.
  4. Saw Mary Poppins Returns in Dolby Cinema today. Really, not my kind of movie, the kind I go to with my wife if football isn't on. I have never seen the 1964 film. I am much more an Aquaman and Spider-Verse kind of guy. But decided to see it because heck, I had an unused A-List for this week. And I *really* don't like song and dance shuffles! Was surprised by how much I liked it. The movie was jaunty and entertaining. The song and dance routines were tolerably short. Emily Blunt was captivating, couldn't take my eyes off her face, she was perfect visually and in terms of her acting. And the Van Dyke cameo, really more than a cameo, is for the ages.Recommended .... B ..... 722/1000
  5. Saw this movie in Dolby Cinema today. Best way to describe it - a spectacular mess. Takes the madcap messiness of the Guardians and Deathpool approaches to an even higher level of messiness. And I'm sure the relatively large Dolby screen and booming sound added to that. Let chaos reign! But it's not without entertainment value. Not 98% worth like on RT, but entertaining nonetheless. B .... 782/1000
  6. OUT on DOM .... too late to comment on WW as China OW results are out.
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    Schindler's List (25th Anniversary Release)

    I saw it twice back then, by myself on opening day, and then about two weeks later with a Jewish friend. It is amazing that so much time has gone by. But the film itself is timeless, and the restoration is all to the good, IMO.
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    Steven Spielberg

    IMO, War of the Worlds is vastly underrated. It's among the scariest movies of the past 20 years. Sadly, it came out when Tom Cruise had become a media punchline for Scientology, Katie Holmes, and all that fodder. Much in the same way that Mel Gibson's jaw-dropping Apocalypto is underrated because of repulsion at his antisemitic outbursts around that time. I'd have it easily inside the top 10, well ahead of Lincoln (very overrated, really a dull film IMO), probably at #6. Of course, opinions vary, I'm not saying mine is better than yours.
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    Schindler's List (25th Anniversary Release)

    IMO, anyone who doubts Steven Spielberg's GOAT-level talent just has to look at 1993, when he released Jurassic Park and Schindler's List within a few months of each other. Totally different films, both tremendous films as well.
  10. Universal is releasing Schindler's List this weekend and I saw it this morning. Spielberg remastered the film in 4K and Dolby Cinema, and I saw it in Dolby Cinema. I hadn't seen it in the theater since its original run 25 years ago this month (saw it twice back then). For years I've gone back and forth about whether SL or Goodfellas is the best movie of the 1990s. This version certainly looked and sounded spectacular. The image quality on the large Dolby screen was pristine and brimming, bringing out the nuances of the cinematography, and the Dolby Atmos sound just fills you with dread. If you have the opportunity, and I believe this is being released to about 1000 screens, go see it! A+ 984/1000
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    Anyone else just get AMC Stubs A-List?

    FWIW, since it hasn't been mentioned in this thread, there are some signs that my fear that A-List might become too popular is being realized: AMC recently announced a coming price boost in some states. Quoting a Variety article from November 5th: "In California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, the price will rise from $19.95 to $23.95 a month, starting on Jan. 9, 2019. The monthly cost will increase to $21.95 for subscribers in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington state and D.C. Pricing will remain at $19.95 in the other states." I'm lucky, as my state, Louisiana, is among those remaining at $20, for now at least. Two other things: People who already signed up before the price increase are safe for 12 months, because AMC guaranteed no rate increase during your first 12 months as a member. So if you live in New York and signed up for $20 in August, you won't see that increase to $24 until next August. Second, IIRC, AMC is still guaranteeing that 12 month rate for anyone who signs up before January 9th, 2019. So if you want to avoid that increase for now you can lock in the current rate for 12 months, if you sign up before 1/9/19.
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    Anyone else just get AMC Stubs A-List?

    I have a Cinemark in my town, and they have their own subscription service, but IMO it is no kind of deal at all. IIRC, you pay $8.99 a month and that gets you one free ticket to a movie that month, plus the right to buy other tickets at $8.99 and a 20% discount on concessions (forgive me if I'm forgetting something else). To me, that's a joke plan, because heck, I usually go to their early-bird showings, which are $6, and I don't buy concessions. So that plan would cost me money each month. IIRC, Cinemark has been frank that its plan is NOT designed to attract "super users" like myself who go to lots of movies, because those folks are like the 6'5" 300 pound dude who eats $30 worth of food at a $10 all you can eat buffet, they cost the chain money and they are the people who bankrupted Movie Pass. They want to attract the casual movie goer who only plans to see a movie or two a month, and when they go, see it as a big night out where you spend $40 on concessions with the wife and family. For those people, it can save them some money.
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    Anyone else just get AMC Stubs A-List?

    A-List report for month 4 .... October 29 - November 28. Movies seen via A-List ......... 14 Cost if I bought tickets at box office ............ $133 A-List cost .................................................................. $21 Savings for month 4 ............................................. $112 Cumulative savings for 4 months** .............................. $347 ** Since 7/29, I have seen 52 movies that would have cost $431 for the $84 I have paid to A-List.
  14. Well, there was 13 years between "Nemo" and "Dory" and 14 years between "Incredibles" and "Incredibles 2", and that didn't stop the sequels from drawing huge box office. The original WIR wasn't in the same popularity league with those two films, but it was popular, and hit animated films tend to stick in the cultural consciousness longer because they become staples with children via merchandise and repeated viewings at home.
  15. The Lion King is arguably the most profitable movie of all time. Its adjusted DOM box office is over $800 million and globally it's probably over $2 Billion. It is easily the #1 video seller of all time, with 55 million home videos sold (all formats) at more than $700 million in the USA alone. The soundtrack album has sold over 17 million copies globally. And the Lion King play is the #1 production of all time, with over $8.1 Billion (yes, billion) in revenue. And that's before we talk about 25 years worth of licensed toys and other products. We do know that Lion King merchandise sold $1.5 Billion in just 1994 - 1995 alone. TLK clearly is a "franchise" all by itself. Interest in next year's movie will be massive, especially given how that trailer looks. It will be a stunner if it doesn't easily pass $1 Billion WW. Heck, TLK grossed almost $100 million at the movies seven years ago when it was re-released. That is mind-boggling.
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