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  1. #976
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    Wife and I have been watching Clarkson's Farm. Pretty entertaining. Basic premise is that Jeremy Clarkson bought a Cotswold Farm years ago but has had a tenant farming it. The tenant decided to retire so Clarkson is trying to take over the farming with often comedic results since he knows nothing at all about farming.

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    MUSEO
    This 2018 gem is a wonderfully understated mash-up of both heist and road trip genres, with a wee bit of philosophy, history, and socio-political commentary sprinkled throughout for good measure.
    Oh and the rediscovery of a forgotten Mexican porn star.
    The ending is killer, too.

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    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    We finished the first season of Clarkson's Farm and I definitely recommend it. Apparently season two is coming out in Feb. 2023.

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    VENGEANCE
    This is a wonderfully twisted little film, written, directed, and starring B.J. Novak (The Office). It is sharp, wickedly funny (I laughed out loud a lot), and acerbic. It is also teeming with great through lines and callbacks, well-rounded characters, and some sly little twists that I am ashamed to admit I missed due to the rich satire, engaging characters, and taut construction of the story.
    On the surface it's easy to think the film is skewering the alt-right, but like the woefully overlooked 2020 horror film The Hunt, it's really lambasting the liberal left, as well.
    Our continued reliance on social media, taking the piss out of true crime podcasts, love of fast food, and quick judgements are also prime targets.
    And even when the film drifts into Hallmark moments, it manages to avoid treacley territory thanks to solid writing and top-notch acting.
    Highly recommended.


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    BJ Novak is low key genious writer and funny man

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    JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION

    They shoulda titled this one JURASSTASTIC DUMBINION.
    Egads this film is horrible.
    Mind-numbingly inane dialogue.
    A beyond generic plot.
    Action sequences that have been borrowed, pastiched, and stolen from other, better films.
    The entire cast is on auto-pilot.
    This is a perfect example of a soulless cash grab.
    But then again, this is a franchise that should never have become a franchise as it’s been weak since The Lost World.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION

    The shoulda titled this one JURASSTASTIC DUMBINION.
    Egads this film is horrible.
    Mind-numbingly inane dialogue.
    A beyond generic plot.
    Action sequences that have been borrowed, pastiched, and stolen from other, better films.
    The entire cast is on auto-pilot.
    This is a perfect example of a soulless cash grab.
    But then again, this is a franchise that should never have become a franchise as itís been weak since The Lost World.
    I liked it - it's much better than the last Jurassic Park movie, but that isn't a high bar.

    It's mindless entertainment. Enjoy the spectacle for what it is.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    LOVE AND MONSTERS
    If you need to scratch that giant monsters, FX laden, action film itch, this is a fun romp (and much smarter and more entertaining than JWD).
    Sure, the whole boy-meets-girl/boy-falls-in-love-with-girl/boy-loses-girl/boy-goes-on-quest-to-find-girl storyline is pretty damn cliche. However, here it is handled with panache and aplomb; plus the cast is solid and there’s wonderful chemistry between all involved.
    And sure, it’s pretty much Zombieland with giant monsters, but there’s enough originality lurking between the familiar elements to warrant a watch.
    Plus the monsters are really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    I liked it - it's much better than the last Jurassic Park movie, but that isn't a high bar.

    It's mindless entertainment. Enjoy the spectacle for what it is.
    Yep, went into knowing itís purely entertainment. As do I with most movies these days. There arenít very many good films being made anymore. So Iíve lowered my expectations to match. That said I enjoyed it.

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