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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

I'm still a sucker for trippy pulp. It's so bad right now that I've been contemplating the size of the universe, how it came to be, and all that kind of stuff.

Anyway, I came really, really close to watching this over the weekend. Next time I have the 2+ hours, I hope.

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

Thanks Roy. I look forward to these every year.

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

I saw EEAAO a few days ago. It was everything Roy describes, and it had the impact on me as it did on him. Roy , thanks for articulating the things I gained from the movie but I would never be able to express.

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Jan 30, 2023·edited Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

I, for one, would buy the sure to be a success, full color coffee table book "Edroso on Film" .

I really liked this movie! I found it delightful. Did you see it in a theatre?

Great review!

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Great breakdown. I saw the film as a metaphor for Buddhism in a big way, that Evelyn (well, everyone) was navigating dharma and the way to make it work and 'get better' was to accept and love the people in your life, work with them instead of against them... a journey inward, if you will. Everything you need is already here if you recognize it. It's a great, great film and I invite everyone to experience it for themselves, even if you just have fun with all the eye candy and fantastic performances.

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

Sorry, OT, but the MSM is getting in on your Hardcore gig:

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/27/technology/trump-truth-social-ads.html

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Jan 30, 2023·edited Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

This sounds so amazing! I was wondering if this was an MCU franchise piece & if so when my beloved Michelle Yeoh would get in on that action.

Also, assuming "[multi-]verse-jumping power of butt plugs" was not hyperbole on the part of our Esteemed Host, a screenwriter would really have to know how true this is -- of the right make & model, of course... :)

[ETA: speaking of respectability! <blushes>]

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Jan 30, 2023·edited Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

I’m a little unclear whether you thought it was good or not? I tried to watch it with my wife because we don’t agree on much movie-wise and it seemed both well-reviewed and popular. But we agreed we didn’t like that and we only got about halfway through it. Seemed overwrought and not particularly well acted to me, though we did get a kick out of seeing James Hong.

On another sour note, I was looking forward to your annual reviews and planned to watch all the films in order to chat about them, but seeing the lineup there are only a few I think I can bring myself to watch. Oh well, I guess we’ll always have Fabelmans.

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

I just *adored* EEAAO, so I'm extra pleased Roy did too

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Michelle Yeoh doesn't deserve an Oscar so much as a Congressional Medal of Honor for putting herself through all that for our benefit. Saw it with my (adult) kids at what we used to call Graumann's Chinese Theater in gone-to-seed Hollywood, and was thrilled. I generally don't like the supposed praise that a movie "is a helluva ride," which to me usually means a bad script, crap characters, and lots of artificial goosing. But this WAS a helluva ride, made substantial by the solid characters, complete unpredictability, and (among other things) dazzling editing. As we left I said, "I'm surprised they're not STILL in the editing room, figuring it out."

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

Caught this over the weekend. Loved the mother-daughter melodrama, I'm a sucker for that stuff. Looking forward to Roy's other reviews, although I'm not watching Top Gun no matter what he says.

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

The only movie we saw in a theater with our kids in the past year. We all loved it. Kids and I appreciated the LSD quality. Of course, the only story in the world is the hero's journey, so we all got that, too. Had fun with the "got what she wanted" vs. "got what she needed" vs. "both" vs. "neither" that defines all the variations of the only story in the world. Very thankful it wasn't in 3-D!

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Jan 30, 2023Liked by Roy Edroso

Mr. Edroso, as usual, nails it. I didn't think the movie lived up to the hype, but nothing could. I really like that despite its classic storytelling foundation, it refused to hand-hold you through the story. You either trusted them and went for the ride, or didn't. Me, I love that shit.

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Loved the movie. Period. Decided not to overthink anything and just enjoy it as it unfolded, and it was worth it!

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Loved the movie. Period. Decided not to overthink anything and just enjoy it as it unfolded, and it was worth it!

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