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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old 2019-03-25, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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The Kindergarten Teacher - Unsatisfied with the banality of her own life and despairing at the lack of attention paid to his budding poetic genius, kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli increasingly and disturbingly obsesses over Jimmy, one of her young students.

Comments: The good: Simple, low-key story; a satisfying sense of creepiness / uneasiness throughout; good performance by young Parker Sevak.
The bad: Not enough story to fill ~96 minutes (as evidenced by some throw-away scenes); some weak writing and characters.
The verdict: It could have been a better movie.
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post #62 of 66 (permalink) Old 2019-03-26, 07:25 AM
 
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Just finishing season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It is the best show that I've seen in years, possibly since the early seasons of The West Wing.
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post #63 of 66 (permalink) Old 2019-03-26, 09:38 AM
 
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Watching Malcom in the Middle S 4 now.
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post #64 of 66 (permalink) Old 2019-04-26, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: The Super-Collider's trial run - the first step in Kingpin's plan to restore his deceased family to this dimension by pulling them in from a parallel universe - inadvertently pulls in Spideys from a number of other dimensions. The next run threatens to collapse and obliterate the multi-verse. Miles Morales - a "Spider-Man in training" in this dimension - must quickly come to terms with his new-found powers and responsibilities in order to help his Spidey-friends get back to their homes and to destroy the Super-Collider before it destroys all of them.

Comments: This was a highly-imaginative, well-written, visually-impressive, completely-engrossing and thoroughly-enjoyable take on the Spider-Man franchise.
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Bird Box - Five years after the entity has caused most of humanity to destroy itself, Malorie must take Girl and Boy on a desperate and dangerous boat-ride to a sanctuary that may be their only hope for survival.

Comments: The movie was okay, but it could have been improved significantly with:
- a better explanation of the entity (actually, any explanation at all would've been nice);
- less John Malkovich;
- a shorter run-time;
- less improbability; and
- a more-satisfying ending.
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post #66 of 66 (permalink) Unread Yesterday, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Now You See Me 2 - Magic and Harry Potter.

Comments: I don't know how (magic?) my wife and I managed 40 minutes of it, but it was really uninteresting...which is unfortunate given that the first one was reasonably entertaining.

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