One of the nice things about not being in production (thanks again, Syfy) is the free time I now have to read, hang with the dogs and, of course, catch up on movies.  There are a bunch of new releases I’m considering checking out, but I’m…unconvinced.  So, please convince me – one way or the other: Should I go see these movies?

Blade Runner 2049

Reason to go see it: I loved the original.

Reason not to go see it: I loved the original.  Also, it’s freakin’ 164 minutes long!

Justice League

Reason to go see it: After three seasons working with him on Stargate: Atlantis, I feel I owe it to Momoa to go see his movie.

Reason not to go see it: After the big, bloated DOA corpse of a movie that was Avengers: Age of Ultron, I’m very circumspect when it comes to superheroes on the big screen.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Reason to go see it: An intriguingly weird-looking.

Reason not to go see it: So was Mother.

Murder on the Orient Express

Reason to go see it: A great cast.

Reason not to go: Of all of Agatha Christie’s works, the ending to this one was perhaps the most unsatisfying.

Lady Bird

Reason to go see it: Great reviews.

Reason not to go see it: Doesn’t really look like my cup of tea.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Reason to go see it: That audacious title.

Reason not to go see it: I’ve heard little about it.

Thelma

Reason to go see it: Foreign genre entries are often unique and compelling (ie. Pan’s Labyrinth, The City of Lost Children).

Reason not to go see it: And, occasionally, plain awful (Pinocchio, High Tension).

Steer me right, people!

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maggiemayday

I’ve heard very good things about Blade Runner from intelligent, funny people.

C’mon, Jason is entering a whole new world … this must be seen. It is known.

We’re catching up on movies via cheap Black Friday sales. Huzzah for low budget tastes.

Christine Cowen

I may be the only person in the world who loved Mother.

Quantum Mechanic®👽 (@JamesEFinch)

I’m waiting for the HD release…big fan of JLaw, but it looked too weird to see it in first run. Passengers, however, well I had to have that on blu-ray. She always does a great job.

Meanjean
Meanjean

Well. I saw the blade runner one and enjoyed it and it had the odd nod to the original type thing happening and speaking of nods I did not fall asleep which rowena noted. Even though it was long so that’s a good sign. I will see the justice league on the big screen because I always see those on big screen and the
others I will wait for television viewing. But we do have a giant tv and don’t
watch those things on a computer. I look forward to the three billboards because of frances mcdormand who I love.

Lee
Lee

There is a reason that DC’s greatest enemy is Rotten Tomatoes. Your comment about Avengers also applys to JL. But more so. It feels very disjointed but that comes from switching Directors mid production.

Jason did an awesome job. Aqua man is so much like his time in SGA and he really fits the role nicely. See it for him. Then go enjoy a good DC movie and watch Wonder Woman.

screwball
screwball

Go see Blade Runner. The production design is gorgeous and well worth the price of admission, and it’s actually a good story that’s told very well. I love the original and was not disappointed by this new vision (which I’ve seen three times already–contemplating a fourth go-around this weekend). Yes, it’s long, but it flows surprisingly quickly.Still, definitely visit the facilities before sitting down for this one, and go easy (if at all) on the beverages.

My $0.02…

DP
DP

I’ve heard great things about Wonder. I bet it will make you cry.

MaggieL80
MaggieL80

I haven’t seen a one of these but plan to see Justice League, Blade Runner 2.0 & Three Billboards.

I watched a behind the scenes making on IMDB for Three Billboards and I immediately thought “oh, hell yes!”. I’ll let you know. I really wanted to see Orient Express, but guess I’ll wait for the small screen to see it. I heard Kenneth Branaugh was in love with his character and gives him quite a bit of the screen time. Of course, he is the great mastermind Hercule Poirot.

Have a great weekend…happy viewing!

cudaker
cudaker

Didn’t see any of these ^^
Despite I loved cyberpunk, really not sure I will like Blade runner 2049.
Just finish watching Valerian and the only thing I’d like in it was the Robots Battlestar Galactica style ,The story was maybe too poor
•Kong: Skull Island. is the only movie I liked between those I saw
and Thor: Ragnarok is probably the next one
On Tv “The Brave” is pretty good so far ..only saw 2 episodes ..First one was very good smile

Tim G
Tim G

Justice League was great! Go and see it.

Duptiang
Duptiang

I went and saw Blade Runner 2049. Wished I had saved my money. I saw is in the local IMAX. Visual spectacular but not worth it as some elected to leave early; I looked at my watch. Don’t expect to see Harrison Ford until after hour two. It only felt like three hours. Saw Justice League on opening night. I do not look at my watch and at the IMAX. It is the place to see a movie. I am a fan of Wonder Woman! They could have done as well without Aquaman (a bit more rememberable than Conan the Barbarian), but I did get the story line of Superman. I would like to see Star Wars as my birthday is on the opener; can afford to wait a day or two.

Kathy
Kathy

Not on your list, but saw Thor today. Could’ve done without some of the extra comedy they added in. And Thor with short hair is a no.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

Going to the movie theater isn’t as much fun as adult. I get very immersed and other people in the theater talk, or play with their phones. It’s hard to enjoy the experience in a theater. I’m getting old. It’s easier to wait for the dvd.
As for voting on a flick, any film you pick will be better than “Shark boy, Lava girl . 😉

Ponytail
Ponytail

Hey! Not nice! The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl is a great movie!

scifirules
scifirules

I didn’t see Blade Runner 2049 for political reasons. My son saw it but wasn’t impressed. Can’t compare to the original or even the 1994 Stargate movie.

Ponytail
Ponytail

Show some love to the big guy and go see Justice League. Then write a TV show you can give Jason a part in.

confracto

Go see Blade Runner:2049, 10/10.

markgundy

You Left Out, “50 Shades Of Gray II”… just kidding… But a film you might enjoy thanks to the writing, “Hitman’s Bodyguard” as well as cast… didn’t get a lot of promotion… Orient Express? Not a fan of remaking classics… DC Universe? Despite great characters, Marvel’s are better and so is the writing by a country mile… Blade Runner… same problem with re-makes though I’ll likely see it on DVD simply because of Harrison Ford. Best Sci Fi TV Series? Dark Matter by a light year…

Quantum Mechanic®👽 (@JamesEFinch)

Blade Runner 2049; Wait for the Blu-Ray. Too long, too convoluted. OK but the original (which had 5 different versions) did NOT need a sequel. Just like Day the Earth Stood Still did NOT need a sequel. Some films are just fine as one-offs. In fact, most good films are fine that way.

Justice League. See it for Wonder Woman and Aquaman, who steals the show. Jason has that deadpan sense of humor and bravado. Wonder Woman is well, too awesome to pass up and she pretty much runs the show. There are things you will see, especially about Supes, that will make you go, “whuuuuuuut?!” Worth a look, though. It’s only 1 hour 50 min

Murder On the Orient Express….see what I said about Blade Runner 2049. Another unnecessary film, in this case, a reboot or re-imagining.

Lady Bird has some amazing reviews and 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s worth a look, but see Justice League first.

Three Billboards looks like a hilarious comedy mixed with some drama. Reminds me of Fargo gone awry, but worth a look with a fine cast. Woody always brings it.

The other films you mentioned…I haven’t a clue about.

Thor Ragnarok, not on your list, but if you haven’t seen it…it’s pretty damn good. Lots of fun and Jeff Goldblum plays a mad alien (as I wanted him to in 2000, but funnier).

I hope you have a great time at the theatre or theater, never quite sure how to spell it.

g2-fb3b81402d4ef8c909d0076ea627f0f8

I adore Blade Runner so much that I recoiled at the idea of a sequel, until I saw the trailers and slowly started to soften my position.
I am glad I saw it in the cinema – the run-time is a smidge self-indulgent but it does a great job of world building, creating some fine characters (Deckard is one of the least interesting people in 2049!) and a really good plot.
DC films should be avoided unless it’s a Gal or Jason solo movie.

Caroline A
Caroline A

I really liked Murder on the Orient Express. I’m looking forward to watching with my son who doesn’t know the ending.

Debra From The South

Blade runner was both visually spectacular and strange as F’..k. If there is a sequel that helps explain stuff, great. I mean, I am glad I saw it, enjoyed it, but it felt like lots of holes in it.

Kiddle
Kiddle

I’m addressing Bladerunner. I suggest you see it. Yes it’s long, but as a huge fan of the first one, it was nice to see the story background and extension in this one. It is long. That’s ok.

RichS
RichS

I have just seen Justice League and Jason is good in it, the movie was only ok, it has issues.

However for me it’s just more of the same superhero stuff. Can’t help but feel we have reached saturation point here where you could insert any of the superheroes in these films without any change to the story.

I felt the same about Spiderman Homecoming, the film was ok what saved it was that he played the most comic like Peter Parker (at least from my memory!)

Thor Ragnarok was better, they tried to do something different there by making it a comedy.

The best one recently was Wonder Woman, good story and Gal Gadot was fabulous in it.

Heard good things about Blade Runner but haven’t seen it yet, think I will see the moustachio’d Sir Ken on tv smile it is a fearsome tache though….

candicegdw

Hi Joe! Just watched Geostorm. It’s actually really good. The characters were compelling, so much so, that this would have worked better if it were a special event TV series. The science and space technology was super cool – they really thought it through. I do like Dean Devlin’s other projects too, so would recommend this movie. Also, a nice platform for commentary on One Planet, One People, One Future, etc.

Mark Bunbury
Mark Bunbury

Blade Runner 2049 is a very good movie & there is a link to the original (not Harrison Ford) & the killing of a sacred deer is also a good film. Perhaps as I am Irish I may be biased but that is my view and you should enjoy both

Patricia
Patricia

Blade Runner 2049 – Meh. Compared to the first film; there’s not much of a story, not vested in the characters, and. . .did they eat the dog!?

Murder on the Orient Express – You know who dun it as soon as it happens, the only twist is discovering how they all relate to one another. Beautifully filmed, but it’s a long sit listening to K. Branagh’s Belgian accent.

Sorry to be so negative, but I was very disappointed in these two.