Bad Times at the El Royale

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  1. Stout

    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    Yeah, she was magnificent. On a side note, I thought Dakota was just some frump girl until this movie--WOW! No way was I watching that fake BDSM trash 50 Shades, though, so I guess they frumped her up until it got to the sexy times lol
     
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    That's a good comparison. Reminded me a lot of the Hateful 8.
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    Yes, I won't be able to see it in the theater, but this makes me bump it to the top of my netflix queue when it's available.
     
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    The climax was a little silly but overall a really good movie.
     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    The whole movie was a little silly, but a ton of fun. I liked the jumping around in time aspect of the plot, I'm thinking Drew Goddard watched a lot of Pulp Fiction when he was writing this movie.

    I thought it took a tad too long to get going, but once it did, the twists and turns were a lot of fun. I for one loved the final reveal leading to the "silly" climax--I was almost cheering when a certain character suddenly became something we didn't expect.
     
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    Haven't seen it yet, but looking forward to it.
     
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    Never staying at a hotel that has any size mirror in it.
     
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    I liked it, but my expectations were too high. Goddard is a writing genius as far as i'm concerned between Cabin In The Woods, The Martian and being an EP on The Good Place, but it was just missing that one thing I can't put my finger on that would have made it special.

    Still, really fun time at the movies and definitely not your average flick.
     
  9. Covert Rain

    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Been a huge Goddard fan dating back to his days on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Great writer. The problem is in my area, they pulled this movie from just about every major chain. It was only showing once a day in some theaters. Was looking forward to his but trying to find a showtime has been a pain in the ass with my schedule.
     
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    Great movie. Loved it.
     
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    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Watched it last night with the wife. We loved it.
     
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    We watched this on prime and me and my wife both liked it. The only complaint I had was it was a little to long.

    I liked the way it was shot the style is really cool, the soundtrack was amazing.

    The scene with the priest and miles I kept thinking damn Jeff bridges is good at what he does.
     
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    While we were watching this my wife told me it was a real place. Looking it up the Cal-Neva resort lodge has a more interesting story than the damn movie.

    So Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sam Giancana(famous mob boss) owned it.

    it really was under servalience by the FBI, they were trying to get Joe Kennedy and thought the money for the big expansion came from Jimmy Hoffa and the Italian Mafia

    This was like John Kennedy’s personal playground he used it to bring all his mistress's.

    It really did have tunells and hallways allowing members who didn’t want to be seen to not being seen.

    Marilyn Monroe tried to kill her self in the hotel a week before she was successful.

    This makes an already cool movie 10x cooler.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal_Neva_Lodge_&_Casino
     
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    Rivercard Too much good stuff

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    I think I was expecting too much as well, felt it didn't live up to the hype. It was OK, but nothing great. Jeff Bridges was fabulous of course.
     
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    For me, it wasn't great either but it was more than just OK.
     

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