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Dilbert_X
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Super not caring based on all his previous movies.
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uziq
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movies about the movie-making business are a bit like novels about novel-writing: preaching to the already converted. the people who lap it up will be movie critics and cinéastes who love having their hobby reflected back at them on the big screen.

hail, caesar! was pretty good. boogie nights too.
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I saw the Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It's pretty good. I would say well above average and I enjoyed it a lot. Probably wouldn't watch clips of it on youtube like his other movies. It's not a masterpiece like the media is saying though. I hate how whenever a movie comes out set in or related to the media, it gets undo hype. I get it that people in the profession like talking about their profession but it often comes off as disconnected from the reality of where most Americans hearts and minds are: football, MasterChef, and The $100,000 Pyramid.

I give the movie 8.5/10
Dilbert_X
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Bohemian Rhapsody 8/10
I found Queen a bit lightweight compared with Pink Floyd etc so never paid them a great deal of attention but it was an interesting story, some of the music still stands up and what a voice and talent.

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KEN-JENNINGS
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I didn't like that movie much at all, but I also can't stand looking at Rami Malek and thought he did a terrible job. It always felt like he was trying to play a character.
Dilbert_X
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I enjoyed it and thought it was a good portrayal.
Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett were a shame to lose.
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KEN-JENNINGS
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i also was watching while crammed in to an Economy Plus seat on a 16 hour flight so maybe I was a bit annoyed when I watched it. I know everyone i talked to after I saw it said they enjoyed it and that Rami Malek was AHHHMAZING as Freddie so I know I hold the minority opinion.
Dilbert_X
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I don't form a view of a film unless I've seen it properly, ideally in a cinema.
Rahmi Malek was good, I don't know about ahhmazing.
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SuperJail Warden
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I don't like Queen. There I said it.
Dilbert_X
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A lot of Queen is fairly average, I always found Brian May's guitar fairly soulless and like the ballads more than the rock or pop.

Probably my favourite Freddie Mercury song, also from a film.

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SuperJail Warden
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I had an awful dream they announced a Matrix 4
uziq
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queen were never a good band. just toothless rock sold in a palatable form to the conserved masses. there is so much good rock music behind that band, i have no idea why anyone would elect to listen to queen. may as well discuss the intricacies of the instrumentation of Abba. what sort of stiff listens to 'i want to break free?' it's music for provincial bankers. and do i even need to mention highlander?

and that film was corny as fuck. i honestly think bio-pics with lookalike actors are the lowest form of cinema. such obvious oscar bait. 'wow, he looked just like him!' the imagination shrivels.

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Jay
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Highlander 9/10
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
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Dilbert_X
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Bleh 'rock' as a genre is tedious and unimaginative, I hate the whole dirty motorcycle jacket image thing.
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DesertFox-
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Is it still the 1950s?
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Bleh 'rock' as a genre is tedious and unimaginative, I hate the whole dirty motorcycle jacket image thing.
that's my point. queen were derivative and unoriginal by the standards of the time. rock was doing so much inventive and interesting stuff then (maybe less so now, but it had a very good run).

when queen were active, you could also be listening to can, neu, popul vuh ... all part of the same broad church and much, much more interesting (or even pink flloyd, to refer to what you said before).
Dilbert_X
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Like I said already, "I found Queen a bit lightweight compared with Pink Floyd etc so never paid them a great deal of attention"
But some of the non-rock ballads Queen did were OK, Bohemian Rhapsody and a few others were somewhat inventive for the time.

Didn't really care about most of the other 'rock' bands the cool kids were listening to either, AC-DC etc. which were more about the image, leather jackets and makeup, than the music.
I was listening to Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre looooong before electronic music was the in thing.
Now I'm one of the cool kids it feels a bit strange.

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uziq
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tangerine dream are influential, but jean-michel is considered a bit corny, definitely not 'cool' even as a head-nod. though electronic music was the 'in thing' before then, in the form of bbc's radiophonic workshop, library music, french traditions of musique-concrete, dadaism, stockhausen and german computer music, etc. acts like tangerine dream were early big successes but definitely not 'avant-garde' or ahead of the cool curve.

my point was that there was a lot more rock music back then than queen, ac-dc, pink flloyd types. that's essentially the 'i scan the front covers of the major music magazines and listen to the radio in the mornings' music taste. which essentially confirms my first comment that queen was rock music for provincial bankers.

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Dilbert_X
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Jarre was pretty fucking cool when I was 10 OK.
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Transformers: The Last Knight

Critics complained about the horrible plot like they expected something greater, but I'm just impressed that they figured out how to show giant robots fighting each other with the cam placed at a distance greater than two feet.

michaelbay/10
Dilbert_X
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Aquaman 6/10

Can't think of a single visual or storyline element of this film which wasn't in another film.
If you've seen Avatar, Tron Legacy, any Harry Potter (they're all basically the same), The Lion King and maybe Clash of the Titans then you've seen this film.

Ariel was OK though, and neat to have made the transition from Disney to DC

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War Man
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I preferred the more natural looking red hair Amber Heard's character had in Justice League.
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