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Malaise

A few on Netflix.
Locked In
Drama in an English country house leads to ruin for all involved. Slow burn, but quite enjoyable film raised by excellent acting.
Under Paris
Shark travels around the world to terrorise Paris. Just because.
Very stupid, very fun. Especially in the chompy bits. Unintentionally funny.
Hit Man
Average Joe helps police by pretending to be a contract killer, thereby letting people put a noose around their own necks confessing to nefarious intentions.
Dark, amusing, clever story. Enjoyed this one!
Gran Turismo
Young man realises a dream by taking his passion from his PlayStation to the track.
Too long, and too much suspension of disbelief. Though far from the worst gaming related film I've ever seen.
Army of Thieves
Gang gets a normal man to help them with a series of exceptional thefts.
Excellent turn by the leading man elevates a relatively run of the mill film.
Army of the Dead
Zombies have the run of Vegas while a gang are contracted to get the contents of a vault from the depths of a casino.
Pure popcorn entertainment from start to finish, and an excellent turn from Dave Bautista who's proven himself a very credible actor.

Malaise

FuriousMachine

Went to see Inside Out 2 yesterday and while I feel some of that old Pixar magic has lost a little bit of its shine for me, it was still a very enjoyable experience. The new characters/emotions were a lot of fun, in particular Anxiety (Maya Hawke) in the lead, but the loss of Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling voicing Fear and Disgust was felt. Not that Tony Hale and Liza Lapira were bad, it just wasn't the same.
Though not quite as good as the original, there's still a lot to like here for fans.

FuriousMachine

FuriousMachine

@Malaise Agree on Army of the Dead, reminded me that it was possible to enjoy a Zach Snyder movie. Highly forgettable and can't hold a candle to his Dawn of the Dead remake IMO, though.

I actually managed to catch Hit Man in the theatre and I also enjoyed it a lot and made me realize that Glen Powell has potential as a "leading man".

FuriousMachine

RR529

Belladonna of Sadness (4K UHD Blu-Ray) - In spite of being a 50 year old film, this is one of the most mesmerizing looking anime films I've ever seen. Which is saying something, as it utilizes a lot of still (or sparsely animated) scenes, which really gives props to the quality of the art itself. And oh boy, when it does go all out on animation you get some fantastic sequences (such as the visualization of how the Plague spreads across the village). Definitely one for the adults only though.

Fantastic 4 (Blu-Ray) - the 2000's one. I picked this up at a thrift store (in a triple pack with Daredevil & Elektra, which I'll get around to eventually as well). I don't think I've seen it since we rented it on DVD back when it first came out. Definitely very middle of the road for what it is. It had it's moments, but superhero films have come a long way since. How it handled Dr. Doom was probably it's biggest shortcoming though.

Hurricane Polymar (Blu-Ray) - I don't watch enough "Tokusatsu" stuff to know whether or not this is considered a good example of the genre, but I thought it was alright. A bit too cheesy for me maybe, but worth the buy to support Discotek.

The Wind Rises (Blu-Ray) - Absolutely phenomenal film. I won't lie, I think overall Miyazaki hasn't been my favorite Ghibli director (I generally prefer Takahata's output, & even the one Goro Miyazaki film I've seen, which I know is blasphemy lol), but this is definitely my favorite from him so far, and is one of my favorite Ghibli films. If you can get over how it sort of downplays Japan in WWII, it's a brilliant watch.

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