Bad times at the El Royal

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  1. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    my wife and I just watched it. Waited for free on cable. Wish now that We had gone to the big screen for this one.

    We both thought it was a really great movie.

    I am wondering why it did t get more appreciation.

    Seemed like a good mystery mixed up time line thriller.

    A bit violent. Didn’t need to see John Hamm die so many times.

    But the pay off in the end was spectacular and we were cheering the bad guys getting blown away by the least likely suspect.

    All in all I would say at least an 8 maybe even 9 out of ten stars.
     
  2. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    A-bone. What are your thoughts other than being kinda Tarantino derivative. But maybe more Jean Luc Goddard.
     
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    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry title change. Spell correct thought Bad should be As.
     
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    It was a good way to pass the time on an airplane, but I didn’t think it was a great movie. I thought they were going for a “Blue Velvet” vibe more than Tarantino, but I can see a connection to his work now that you mention it.
     
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    Have seen that in the listings and wondered about it; guess I'll check it out.
     
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    Not what I was expecting, and really brutal.

    It wasn’t bad, but I can’t see myself watching it again.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet.
     
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    I heard some good things about...will def check it out now that its on cable.
     
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    Loved that movie!
     
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    I saw it.
    And honestly, all I remember is a walkway behind mirrors.
    In my mind, it must have been pretty mundane to actually forget who was even in it.
     
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    Looking forward to this one.
     
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    its good. really good. will watch again
     
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    I really liked it too.

    I like when you can watch a movie and say ‘we’ll, I've never seen anything like that before’.
     
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    It should have been right up my alley but I left pretty much unimpressed for no really definable reason. Sort of like watching something like "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" or some other Tarantino-lite from the 90s. Should have been more clever than it actually was. For me, at least.
     
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    Like most of you I saw this coming on TV recently. I admit to not watching it as the review blurb said it was only 3 stars. I still recorded it and will watch tonight
     
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    I was describing it to my buddy who rents a house from me.

    I said it is the type of movie you watch trying to figure out who is whom and what is going on.

    Like oh that guy was the one from 4th of July who showed us how to make a bomb using duct tape and sparklers. How did he learn that.

    Oh he grew up in a militant military commune and learned there. But now we meat him as the clerk at the stop and go and have no clue until later how he knows what he does.

    Oh crap his dad was that cia agent who left the family right after his birth and his mom fell in with those people and they helped raise him.

    But he developed a hate for tele tubbies because he was raped by a guy while he was watching kids shows so now he kills any one who has a too strong predilection to TV for kids.


    That kinda thing.
     
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    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    Or something like that.
     
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    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    If you do get the time I would love to hear your take man.
     
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    Your post made me think of Reservoir Dogs

    Mr Black, Mr Pink, etc...trying to figure it all out type of thing
     
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    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    It does the flash back to character thing to show who they are.

    It has a Quentin feel to it.
     

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