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Now that the 2010s are over, it seems apropos to finally get rid of the Avatar icon, since that franchise failed to come to pass.
9 months 3 weeks ago
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https://youtu.be/JMJXvsCLu6s
2 years 2 months ago
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I don't know what's sillier—one, that Higgins' method of teaching is having her say words until she inexplicably will start to say them right; or two, that it worked.
2 years 3 months ago
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I fear that this is going to lead to an explosion of more low quality lists, in addition to any good quality lists it may generate. What is being done to moderate and get rid of lists like "Movies I've seen" or "Movies I like"?

(Seeing has how the former is the whole purpose of the site, and the latter is what "Favorites" is for, neither of which merits a personal list.)
2 years 8 months ago
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This one made me realize I'm not a Star Wars fan anymore. I'm a fan of three particular Star Wars movies that came out in the '70s and '80s...but I'm not a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Not when it's become tripe like this.
2 years 10 months ago
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This movie sucked hard. It took itself way too seriously, and ultimately had no joy to it. From me, not one smile, not one laugh; just grimacing as two beloved songs from the cartoon are butchered by two tired-sounding men who can't sing them.
3 years 11 months ago
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PRODUCER: Ms. Andrews, we'd like you to be in a short we're making as Mary Poppins.
JULIE ANDREWS: Mary Poppins? I don't know. Would I have to do anything?
PRODUCER: Just talking and sitting. We can shoot it in an hour.
JULIE ANDREWS: What about wardrobe? I don't want to put on a big dress. Can I just wear a pantsuit?
PRODUCER: That'll be fine. We have no shame regarding the legacy of Mary Poppins if you don't.
JULIE ANDREWS: Hey, for a big enough paycheck, I'll play Mary in a slasher film!
4 years 5 months ago
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A Tale of Two Animations: the scenery was gorgeous. Photorealistic even. Even the non-dinosaur creatures were great. But man, all the dinosaurs looked awful! Super cartoony, not in line with the rest of the look.
4 years 7 months ago
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The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull gets a lot of hate for ruining the franchise, but I'd watch that one any day of the week rather than this one. Four words: "Willie Scott" and "Short Round." Every time Willie spoke I just wanted Indy to punch her right in the mouth.

TKotCS was unrealistic? How about a 10 year old kid beating up half a dozen grown men?
4 years 8 months ago
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I caught myself really scowling during this movie. I didn't find Grandpa endearing, I found him lazy and selfish. Doesn't pay taxes because he doesn't feel like it. Quit his job because he'd rather be stamp collecting. Faces his problems by ignoring them until they go away. What a jerk.

As for the villains - we'd all love to eat the rich, but come on, these characters were villains because they were rich. How one dimensional. Sure, they showed greedy and classist behavior, but it seemed like a byproduct of their wealth. All the spectators in the court room were just as prejudiced when they turned up their noses at Kirby's offer to pay the fee. What a joke that judge was too. "Who cares about law and order, this family is so gosh-darned endearing!"
4 years 8 months ago
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I think this is my favorite Ghibli film. Beautiful to look at, funny, thrilling.
4 years 9 months ago
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I was surprised how invested I became as this went on. Bona fide heroes and villains. Fantastic film.
4 years 9 months ago
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Pretty much every character was completely unlikable. They were about as 2-dimensional as the CG dinosaurs that surrounded them. Garbage movie.
4 years 9 months ago
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My only complaint with this film is that I had no idea Cob was a man until the end.
4 years 10 months ago
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A wonderful movie, marred by the last 15 seconds. Would have been better without spoiler
4 years 10 months ago
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This movie is thematically all over the place. Is it comedy? Is it serious? Nobody knows.
4 years 11 months ago
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The filmmakers clearly don't know that Trivial Pursuit questions always begin with a WH question word. 2/10
4 years 11 months ago
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I'd seen a couple Studio Ghibli films and enjoyed them, but this one...this one...so, so, so good. I can't stop thinking about it.
4 years 11 months ago
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This is more aggressively stupid than Quasi at the Quackadero.
5 years ago
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I can't decide what part I liked best:
-Two parents fighting in the car while their kids are in the back seat
-A sleazy dinner conversation in which four couples talk about the size of the men's dongs and how often they get sex
-A couple having a fight for forty-five minutes
-The make-up scene in which amends are made for no apparent reason

The "Before" series couple has become less and less likeable as time goes by.
5 years ago
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Super dumb. I can hardly bring myself to finish watching and I have 45 minutes left.

EDIT: After taking a break to regain my sanity, I forced myself to finish it. I guess it's supposed to be a comedy? Where are the jokes? Every scene is the same: attempted comedy falls flat, then they drag it out for another ten minutes hoping it will eventually become funny.

Not to mention the worst ending possible. This movie is the the dumbest.
5 years ago
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Unit 731, it seems few people are getting your joke/reference.
5 years 1 month ago
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I was surprised at my level of enjoyment of this movie. I don't ever need to see it again, but I didn't hate it. The actors are dead on in their performance, but on the other hand it doesn't really work the same in the 21st century. It made me just want to watch the old shorts.

Also I was so irritated that they had to put a disclaimer on the end. Hey kids, don't hit your friends with a sledgehammer! Barf.
5 years 2 months ago
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I'd recommend giving the moderators the ability to change a personal list from "public" to "private." There are too many lists that are just "Movies I've seen," or "Movies I like." These lists are totally pointless and clutter up the website.
5 years 6 months ago
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@CMT:
That's how many of the movies *you've* checked.

@iCheckMovies
Garbage like this list are what's ruining this website. I can't go through a single movie's lists without 20 or 30 lists like this one. "Movies I've seen." "Movies I own." "Movies I like." "Movies to see." These lists are pointless, irrelevant, and need to be made PRIVATE! Better yet, they need to be deleted.

This website's admins need to clean up the garbage or appoint responsible moderators to do the same. I'm tired of seeing a movie is on 150 lists and most of them are users' irrelevant lists that nobody cares about. For crying out loud, the website gives us the ability to keep track of these things without a list! (Watchlist, Favorites, Checked, Owned)
6 years ago

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