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A Quiet Place - A very intense almost dialogue free horror film, that relies more on the characters constant state of fear, and strong performances to carry it, along with Krasinki's solid direction. It's early, but I predict this'll end up on my top ten of the year. I liked it a lot. - 9 / 10

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The Big Sick

 

It has all the positives and negatives that come with an Apatow production. Grounded comedy woven into a heartfelt romantic narrative that’s overlong and underdeveloped. Odd how formulaic it is considering it’s based on Kumail Nanjiani’s actual life. 

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Ready Player One. Has its moments and ideas, though they're mostly in the first half or so and the whole thing gets lost in exaggerated geekiness (even for this sort of geek fest) and bumpy plotting. Nice score (I don't really see how a Williams score would have fit into this). And Spielberg sure knows how to do 3D. Also, Mark Rylance was wonderful. Overall though, Spielberg's recent "younger" films (although, can a film that celebrates 70s/80s geek culture really be aimed at an excessively young audience?) seem to be too childish in their characters, plotting and humour; much unlike his older classics that were "adult" films for youngish viewers.

 

The musical easter eggs (King Kong and BTTF stood out to me) were among my favourites. And there was a moment that sounded deceptively like 1941 to my ears? (Apologies if this has been brought up elsewhere, I wasn't especially interested in the film and didn't read the respective threads)

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Truth or Dare

 

This is so bad, it makes your typical Syfy DTV dreck look good. The concept is intriguing, but the execution is awful. Had the producers and director gone for a Final Destination-style approach (with the deaths in their gory glory) and more tongue-in-cheek, it might've been worthwhile. The cast does nothing to elevate the material, they're all pretty fodder for the illogical "truth or dare" curse.

 

Blumhouse needs to be more selective about the scripts they pick. For every potential hit like Get Out, there's 4-5 worthless genre shits like Truth or Dare.

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27 minutes ago, Matt C said:

Truth or Dare

 

This is so bad, it makes your typical Syfy DTV dreck look good. The concept is intriguing, but the execution is awful. Had the producers and director gone for a Final Destination-style approach (with the deaths in their gory glory) and more tongue-in-cheek, it might've been worthwhile. The cast does nothing to elevate the material, they're all pretty fodder for the illogical "truth or dare" curse.

 

Blumhouse needs to be more selective about the scripts they pick. For every potential hit like Get Out, there's 4-5 worthless genre shits like Truth or Dare.

For a moment there I thought you meant madonna's Truth or Dare which I love!:)

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