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Star Trek was pretty good - it returned more to a traditional trek note. I'm not sure it'll appeal quite as much to a broader more general audience as the last two movies though.

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Moonlight. It is one of those 'small' movies that is going to stick with me for a long time.... It is set in Miami, on the meanest of some very mean streets, heavy poverty and drug use and r

Mission Impossible Fallout.    Pretty good, lots of action, no swearing or semi porn, just entertainment.  

And of course, for many hard core trek fans, the movie was ruined by an out of place ship registry and maximum warp speed. Star Trek fans are hard ones to please.

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Watched the first twenty minutes of the new Ghostbusters.

I turned it off because it is utter shit.

Not because of female leads or because the one woman is black but because it was just unwatchable.

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Star Trek was pretty good - it returned more to a traditional trek note. I'm not sure it'll appeal quite as much to a broader more general audience as the last two movies though.

MMMM.... I thought it was very weak overall, not nearly as good as the previous chapters. It was a struggle to stay awake.

I have narrowed down the problem to Simon Pegg. He has been OK in some other movies, and terrific in Shaun of the Dead. But the script in this turkey was really weak, his part was not in any way memorable and I noticed he was the co-writer.

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MMMM.... I thought it was very weak overall, not nearly as good as the previous chapters. It was a struggle to stay awake.

That's much more like Star Trek than the last two action oriented movies.

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That's much more like Star Trek than the last two action oriented movies.

I don't know what you mean.

The first two ST serials with Chris Pine in the lead were a welcome refresher for the franchise.

This one was tedious and slow.

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That's much more like Star Trek than the last two action oriented movies.

I have to say I find action movies the most difficult to stay awake in. Especially since the advent of CGI.

At least you get a chance to make a cup of tea...

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Watched the first twenty minutes of the new Ghostbusters.

I turned it off because it is utter shit.

Not because of female leads or because the one woman is black but because it was just unwatchable.

The trailer looked horrible. Hilarious cast though, but you gotta use them right. KInda just looks like a typical Melissa McCarthy flick with proton-packs on. in other words, yawn.

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I think we tend to lionize big movies of the past. The new Ghostbusters is very much like the original; a lowbrow comedy centred around ghosts. The remake loses points on originality, but is actually funnier than the first film.

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Ghostbusters had a very good review in Postmedia, from a guy that is usually right. So, I went last night.

He wasn't right this time.

Ash 74 had it right, and I commend him or her for lasting 20 minutes.

It's a turkey.

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I saw the new Ghostbusters. It is utter garbage compared to the first movie. I'm disappointed too because I really liked the cast. I was looking forward to their take on this film. Sadly, it's like comparing the SNL cast of the 1980s to the SNL cast of today. The jokes were contrived. They made all the men in the movie complete imbeciles or jackasses. It just wasn't good at all. I'm down for an all female cast but did they really have to tear down all the male roles in the film at the same time? And the CGI was so bad in this film that it literally felt like people waving their arms in front of a green screen during the action parts. The critics went to see a different movie than me. That's for damn sure. But then again, I liked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and thought they saw a different movie than me there too.

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I think we tend to lionize big movies of the past. The new Ghostbusters is very much like the original; a lowbrow comedy centred around ghosts. The remake loses points on originality, but is actually funnier than the first film.

I agree with you on this one. I actually saw the original Ghostbusters blu ray in the bargain bin and picked it up. What a dullard waste of time movie. 30 years was not kind to it at all.

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The original Ghostbusters cost about $30 million to make, and grossed nearly $300 million. Under any formula, even the arcane accounting of Hollywood studios, it made a lot of money and the return on investment was insane..

On the other hand, the new version looks like it will be a massive flop and cost Sony pictures around $200 million in the end. http://thegg.net/articles/paul-feigs-ghostbusters-2016-flops-really-hard-at-the-box-office/ Ouch!

I'd like to be the first to nominate Kate McKinnon for a Golden Raspberry as Worst Actor for her turn in Ghostbusters. She mugs and hams her way through a weak script, and personally made it far worse than it had to be. She will never rival Raspberry multiple award winners like Adam Sandler, Sly Stallone, Costner and Pauly Shore- but she earns the 2016 nod for her latest role.

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Saw Suicide Squad last night. Visually, it was not bad. Good action, lots of explosions, etc. The plot was pretty thin and pretty dumb though. Will Smith was terrible, easily his worst performance.

Margot Robbie was really good, the movie's only real saving grace.

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Margot Robbie was really good, the movie's only real saving grace.

Based on what I've read, she and Jared Leto have very little screen time. Is that the case? I had a hunch earlier on that we've already seen all Harley Quinn's speaking parts in the trailers...

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Star Trek Beyond had some great writing and was a lot of fun but also felt a bit cookie cutter. B+

Good assessment.

It was a decent movie. Star Trek always bugs me when they conveniently forget that they have Transporter technology. Instead of letting Capt. Kirk fight the bad guy for the weapon, they could transport said bad guy onto their ship. Then Kirk simply grabs the weapon.

I know that makes for a boring movie, but it closes gaping plot holes.

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Based on what I've read, she and Jared Leto have very little screen time. Is that the case? I had a hunch earlier on that we've already seen all Harley Quinn's speaking parts in the trailers...

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Leto is a minor character. He provides more context than plot progression. Robbie has at least as much screen time as anyone else. She's as close to being the main character as you can get in an ensemble cast this large.

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Suicide Squad was great. I liked BvS too though so...

I also liked BvS and its exploration of the Epicurean Paradox, Classical Greek Hubris, and humanity's place in the universe. I've not seen Suicide Squad yet but the things people usually complain about (dark scenes, desaturated colours, slow mo) I don't mind. DC's aesthetic is appealing to me. I'm probably going to see it Friday. Will report back my thoughts.
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The Green Room

A different type of horror film where a band struggling to make ends meet when on the road touring end up seeing something they should not have see in a place they never should have been. Very enjoyable and quite frightening.

Hardcore Harry

Probably the best adaptation of a first person shooter video game portrayed on the screen. A bit long running, but overall quite good. Action, acting, effects and the stunts make this film a really good ride.

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