What Movies Did You Watch in May 2020?

vamp2syd

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Sleepaway Camp (1983) ... 5.5/8

I watched this back in the 80's on an old VHS tape that was very grainy and I had a hard time seeing what was going on especially at night..... well, about 30 years later I get to see a much better print of it with all of its goodies and liked it much much better.
 

Sig Hansen

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Awesome movie. Hugh Grant likes it as a sleazy tabloid reporter. If there’s any kind of Academy Awards this year, he should get a Best Supporting Actor Nom.
I was shocked it got so little attention until I read this part on wikipedia: "Some reviews perceived the film as anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic and sexist on account of its portrayals of characters that fit stereotypes."

Whatever, those people can go to hell. It's an awesome movie.
 

Omar

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I was shocked it got so little attention until I read this part on wikipedia: "Some reviews perceived the film as anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic and sexist on account of its portrayals of characters that fit stereotypes."

Whatever, those people can go to hell. It's an awesome movie.
Most critics are SJWs. You can put together a god awful POS movie but if you’ve got a “diverse” cast, critics will get on their knees and praise it, like Moonlight from a few yrs ago.
 

eastisbest

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I can think of other examples but I don't understand/agree with the use of Moonlight in this context. Moonlight was a very well done movie, regardless someone enjoys the story or not. Of the oscar noms, a collection of very rewatchable movies Moonlight would be last on my list. But I couldn't argue it wasn't the best done or not well deserving of the awards it received.

EDIT: Shoot, I was just looking at the long list of movies from that year. I don't know if any of those movies will survive to "iconic" but that is a LONG list of rewatchable movies in that year. I've probably already watched Sully, comic hero movies and Hacksaw Ridge three times. I need to get Captain Fantastic, Fences and The White Helmets on my list.
 
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Sig Hansen

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EDIT: Shoot, I was just looking at the long list of movies from that year. I don't know if any of those movies will survive to "iconic" but that is a LONG list of rewatchable movies in that year. I've probably already watched Sully, comic hero movies and Hacksaw Ridge three times. I need to get Captain Fantastic, Fences and The White Helmets on my list.
2019 was awesome. Knives Out, 1917, Parasite, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, John Wick 3, Rambo Last Blood, Uncut Gems, Ford vs Ferrari, Ad Astra were all good/great or at least entertaining. There was almost always a good movie out that was worth seeing.
 

NewOldBlood

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8 Mile (2002) 6/8 As a big fan of Eminem I am admittedly biased, but I think this movie is really good. Truthfully, it is probably only a 3 or 4 if not for the last 20-25 minutes of the movie. It really does have a decent cast and for not being an actor Slim Shady does pretty well playing himself. Great soundtrack and a pretty good story. The final rap battles absolutely make the movie.
 

eastisbest

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The Gentlemen 6/8 If Pinky Blinders, The Kingsmen, and an In Bruges mini-bus collided... I hem and hawed about watching but finally gave into the recommendations by Omar and Sig.

First half was a chore. I walked away, came back to it and it became brilliant. Some movies just depend upon your mood. -1 because the story within did drag it down first half. -1 so I can give it back because I know I'm going to like it more after the sequel. Agree very much that Hugh Grant deserved some recognition, I didn't even recognize the twerp. Colin Ferrell and Charlie Hunnam are gold in the same scene. Ritchie is way underrated.

I think I'll go rewatch "The Conversation."
 

vamp2syd

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Slaughter High (1986) ... 4.5/8

This was another re-watch and once again it was under the title "April Fool's Day" but it is now officially "Slaughter High" since there was already a movie by that title in the same year with same genre..... It will always be "April fool's Day" in my book.....
 

clarkgriswold

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A Most Wanted Man (2014)- Philip Seymour Hoffman's last movie before his death. He plays the leader of a German anti-terrorist organization pursuing a man funding terrorism. Just okay. (5/8)
 
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