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  1. Thanks for running the list @grim22 This was a crazy list, personal favourites obviously felt too low (Da 5 Bloods, Onward, The Invisible Man and then Mank didn't even make the list!) But there's a few films here that weren't really on my radar or I thought I could probably skip but I might check them out now.
  2. Honestly this trailer really surprised me. I thought this was another Maleficent situation and I don't really remember/care for 101 Dalmatians but this movie is now on my radar. Emma Stone looks great, I like the voice, I like how they're leaning into the villainous side of their villains, production design looks beautiful, the cinematography looks like it has some flair to it. I'm hopeful.
  3. Loved Godzilla 2014 Enjoyed Kong Skull island for what it was Was unbelievably disappointed in KOTM, I was so excited for it and so let down. This looks like it could it could go either way between fun Kong Skull Island or the incessant noise of KOTM.
  4. I can't quite tell is they're standing on the aircraft carrier or behind it. If it's on it Godzilla has definitely been shrunk down a bit. Although it's probably that thing where the size is ever-changing throughout the film, entirely dependent on what they need for the scene. Which has happened often in monster movie history.
  5. Man I've gotta say, I enjoyed this film I love the Donner Superman films and Raimi's first two Spider-Man films. So maybe I'm a sucker for sincerity but I really enjoyed the throwback to something so classically superhero-ey. I don't think it's as good as those films but it taps into that charm that I miss so much. The romanticism, the joyfulness, the genuine goodness/hopefulness and the straight faced sincerity without a self aware one liner following it. The action was whatever, about the same quality as your standard Marvel action, I kind of tuned out during most action set pieces. The rest of the film looks beautiful, wonderfully filmic; the depth, the lenses, the colours, the lighting. I felt like Jenkins got better at directing honestly, even if the script itself wasn't as good. There's a detour in the film that didn't need to be there. That whole section could be cut. I could feel the length wearing on me towards the end. 7.5/10 On a side note - So much hyperbole being thrown around with recent blockbusters as being the worst thing ever which I can never take seriously.
  6. Schindler's List is Spielbergs magnum opus. It's obviously a heart wrenching watch but it's just masterclass and shows his depths as a storyteller. Ralph Fiennes is incredible, one of the best performances I've ever seen. It's just so unbelievably powerful. What's so great about Spielberg is he's made like 10 films that are easy 10/10 in my books and I love them all for different reasons. He has so much range as a filmmaker.
  7. - Bridge of Spies is Spielbergs best film since Munich, Rylance is just unbelievable in the film. Very tough supporting actor race that year if I remember. - Catch Me If You Can is one of the all time Spielberg greats. Pure movie magic. - Last Crusade is actually my favourite Indiana Jones. Cracked my top 5. All the set pieces are so delightful; a train chase, boat chase, escape from a burning house, motorcycle chase, tank/horse chase, the trials. It has it all. - Saving Private Ryan is incredible. The whole village sniper sequence is etched into my brain so vividly. The scale of filmmaking throughout blows my mind.
  8. Minority Report is also very high on my personal list (probably 6). I just think it's so well constructed and the conversations the film is having around free-will/determinism are so interesting without feeling like a chore. Cruise kills it, he plays broken characters very well, the scene in the hotel is amazing. It also just has some ingenious sequences that can only come from Spielberg, the opening, the spiders, the umbrella escape. The photography is just stunning as well, the bleach bypass, the overblown highlights, the desaturation, the wonderful grain. Very film noir inspired (Even a smoking gun at one point) and then you get Spielbergs blocking on top of it, I just love to look at it. The ending leans into Spielbergs need to get a little schmaltzy, which I could do without but it works enough.
  9. Munich is definitely in my personal Spielberg top ten. I love everything about it. The assassination attempt with the phone is just one of the best sequences I've seen put to screen.
  10. Yeah I'm in Tier 2 and it looks like our local Odeon is opening up as of this weekend. Mostly Xmas movies but they have Coppola's new Godfather Part 3 cut which is tempting. I'll likely go for WW unless it gets abysmal reviews.
  11. I think this strategy would have made sense if WW had released at a similar time that Tenet did (That is assuming they're desperate to release WW this year). International markets were in a decent enough place to make some cash. US was/is a write-off so HBO MAX makes sense. But now international markets are back in a pretty bad spot and WB are still committing to their release date. It just seems like they're not reading the room. Maybe they think Xmas+WW is going to give them a big boost on HBO MAX and that's worth the loss.
  12. Yup! You've got it exactly right as far as I know! There's two Branagh's running about in the finale, I don't remember if we ever see the past one outside of Kat's flashback, or a quick shot of him leaving.
  13. Honestly as a huge fan of the series, he doesn't look that bad for a young Drake. It might just be that he's clenching his jaw but it's certainly the oldest Tom Holland has looked. As weird as the casting is all round what gives me no excitement for this is finally having watched Venom a month ago. It's such an exceedingly below-average uninspired, completely bland action movie that feels like it was directed by a committee. Ruben Fleischer just seems like he has nothing in him but I hope he proves me wrong.
  14. With the current release dates I reckon Jurassic World or Avatar 2 (possibly The Batman) are the most likely candidates. They're far back enough for when things may have returned to normalcy and people are ready to experience something that's the pure spectacle (with a little nostalgia thrown in). It's likely quite a few of the 2021 films will get pushed back though and there's a few candidates in there. If they stay where they are I think they'll fall short of $1B
  15. That makes sense to me, best way to maximise profits I reckon with the holiday season. It'll have petered out by then even if there aren't major releases. The 4K will be a nice Xmas gift to myself.
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