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The Circle (James Ponsoldt, April 28 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen Dec 6, 2016
    (Last edited: Dec 6, 2016)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    “Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle is a thrilling modern morality tale starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega. As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae (Emma Watson) is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) to live her life with complete transparency. But no one is really safe when everyone is watching.”
    also with Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, and Ellar Coltrane:

  2. Joel

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    apprehensive but will definitely watch. novel is definitely his most adaptable though far from his best, still enjoyed it a ton though
  3. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  4. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Seeing this tonight! Really excited for this one. Never read the book though.
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  5. Joel

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    Loved the book and still very apprehensive, hope it's good but heard the film is not nearly as nightmarish as it could have been
  6. suicidesaints

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    I know nothing about the book or the film, but with Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and James Ponsoldt, I'm 100% in.
  7. Dog with a Blog


    T.Hanks was great but the movie really loses itself after the first act. Pretty underwhelming.
  8. Serh

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    Seems like there were little to no screenings for this
  9. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Yeah this kinda sucked. Disappointing.
  10. SLADE775 Apr 28, 2017
    (Last edited: Apr 29, 2017)

    RiverCityScumbags Prestigious

    Just watched this... The main issue I had with the film is that it's just not meaty enough. I never really felt very invested in any of it after the first act. The pacing of the plot is just bizarre with all kinds of half baked ideas and characters all over the place. Especially Boyega's character.

    Watson does a decent job, but it's a movie that seems more like a cautionary statement than a piece of entertainment. And when they try and ramp up the excitement, it just gets silly.

    There are some interesting topics addressed that will start a few conversations, but it's nothing that hasn't been done before (and better).

    With more focus, edge, and foresight, this could have been a much stronger film.
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  11. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    sucks to hear people are disappointed. I really wanted to see this. Definitely won't spend the money in theaters now.
  12. bradsonemanband

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    the 16% score on RT doesn't help me wanna see it either
  13. suicidesaints

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    bummed about this one too. was hoping it'd be good with some of the people involved.
  14. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    did anyone in here watch A Hologram for the King?
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  15. suicidesaints

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    unfortunately, yes
  16. SLADE775

    RiverCityScumbags Prestigious

    Hanks has been picking bad projects.
  17. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    that's a bummer to hear. i was in the middle of reading the book when it came out, so I missed it in theaters, and haven't gotten around to finding it again.
  18. suicidesaints

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    I mean, maybe you're a fan of the book then the movie might not be terrible, but it's a fairly uneventful story that I didn't think played particularly well on screen.
  19. Kellan

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    This was extremely heavy handed and skirted a weird line between serious and comedic. It also had confusingly mixed messages about privacy. The best part was probably John Boyega but he was barely in it.
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  20. suicidesaints Sep 13, 2017
    (Last edited: Sep 13, 2017)

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    I still kinda want to see this, but I've heard nothing but bad things.

    My parents said it was the worst movie they'd seen in a long time. Kinda makes me more interested to see it.