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I watched it at my uncle's house, but with my in-laws. My wife's mom thought it was a complete waste of time, her dad thought it was hilarious. Neither seemed real concerned with the story or its subplot about family and acceptance.

The main concept of the movie is amazing, and I'd recommend that everyone see the first third of the movie. The how and why behind traveling through the multiverse is one of the most imaginative sci-fi ideas I've seen in years. The plot goes absurd quickly and the comedy acting is great.

There's a larger dramatic theme about family that underpins the whole movie, and makes the 140-minute runtime feel bloated. It spends so much time working through this family's problems and it feels like whiplash to go from fast-paced martial arts fun to mother-daughter drama.

On my scale, I'd still give Everything Everywhere All At Once an A- because I think it's worth checking out. It's nearly a B+, but the core action of the flick is so awesome that you've got to see it. Stream now, buy the Blu-ray later if you like it.

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Hawq wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:57 am watched Jaclass 4ever last week & laughed my tits off, say 4.5 the other night & while its got a fair bit of background type stuff it has ernough new stunts in to also be worth watching, 4ever for non-stop Jackass fun though
Blackout room had me wheezing so bad, that bit was so good :olol:

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2: B

Pretty funny, and I think it's a shame that Jim Carrey doesn't want to act anymore because he's pretty good as Robotnik. I was also finally able to convince my wife that the Sonic franchise, overall, is cursed. Shadow makes an appearance during the credits, which made me laugh so she asks why. I'm a big Sonic fan, and she's always curious why I shit talk about it all the time.

After watching some cut scenes from 2005's Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic 06, she understands now.

Morbius: C

It sucks, but it's Jared Leto as a superhero vampire so some concessions need to be made. He transforms into the Goth King at one point, which is cool.

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I watched Beavis and Butt-head do the universe.

I had a lot of fun because it was hilarious, as soon as I saw it was written by Lew Morton as well as Mike Judge, I knew it would be a great watch.
For those who don't know the name Lewis Morton, well he is the best Futurama writer.

But something that kept nagging at me through the whole movie was one of the voices. Each time the right hand man spoke, I simply kept waiting for him to say: Hi, I'm Elfo!
I'd have given Stephen Root those lines, and given Elfo Roots line.

Aside from that it was spot on, and Gary Cole being in it was a nice surprise as well.
Ooooh, about that!

David Herman was perfectly utilised for once as opposed to his being criminally underused in most things he's in.

If paramount plus keeps up with this level of quality, I'll be on past the trial period, that's for sure.
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pixel wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 11:55 pm Everything Everywhere All At Once: I really liked it, but it was a bit too long. If you pick one martial arts-family dramedy to watch this summer, pick this one.
I've now given this a watch. It's not the absolute must see, best thing ever! that various people are more than happy to call a must see.

It's quite good and I enjoyed it, but I feel like it suffers from Adventure Time disease where a good and enjoyable piece of entertainment is hyped up and oversold to such a point that I'm actually disappointed after the fact.
From people telling me to watch it I was expecting its Sci Fi to make Back to the Future look like shit. I was expecting the Comedy to make Spaceballs, Dumb and Dumber, Office Space and Zoolander all worthless and I was expecting drama so good that all of the boring films made before 1970 considered the greatest of all time would no longer be preserved in favour of this ultimate movie being the only thing any single person would ever need or want to watch ever again...
I liked the movie, but it's not an 'Instant classic' or 'The best comedy in decades' or even a 'must see'

It's an enjoyable movie, now I will shut up about it and never recommend it to anyone because it already has enough people sucking its dick.
It's a shame too, because I would suggest it otherwise.
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watched Paws of Fury last night & had a feeling something was a little familier, the feeling persisted until the bad guys hired goons were given beans then it was all clear, yes its a kid friendly remake of Blazing Sadles. Dont be put off by the kid friendly thing though as I still managed to enjoy it quite a lot, no doubt you'll be playing spot the Blazing Sadle moments when you watch it & there are quite a few which I wont spoil. Overall a fine way to kill just under 90 minutes, a they even joke about the runtime, so its well worth a watch & if you got kids or younger releatives that aren't yet quite up to the full Blazing Sadles then this will do nicely

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