I Just Watched... (Movies/TV/DVD)

HarleyQuinn

Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
Hubie Halloween: It... wasn't good but it got a few chuckles out of me and actually had a couple of decent scare scenes so I gave it like a 4/10. It's a typical, competent? Adam Sandler flick with callbacks/tropes seen in all his movies + his weird accent/voice schtick.
 

Brocklock

Integral Poster
The House That Jack Built:

Pretentious, misogynistic, racist, and I feel foul after watching it. That doesn't happen much. Kids get killed and worse, there's animal cruelty, and it's Lars Von Trier. At one point, during a long (long) slideshow of paintings and stock footage, it gets presented that artists make art so they don't act on their real feelings, followed by a fucked up montage of Von Trier's other movies. Matt Dillon was very good. The last half hour would be hilarious in any other movie for how pretentious it gets. I knew what I was getting myself into with Von Trier, sure, but it never ceases to amaze me how evil he can get.

Edit: he uses Bowie in the most fucked up manner, again. Also this isn't a really a spoiler (but kind of is) the ending credit music is literally "Hit The Road Jack."
I made a fart noise to myself when they showed the clips of his older movies when they were talking about Artists.
 

RedJed

Rasslin' Rambler
The House That Jack Built:

Pretentious, misogynistic, racist, and I feel foul after watching it. That doesn't happen much. Kids get killed and worse, there's animal cruelty, and it's Lars Von Trier. At one point, during a long (long) slideshow of paintings and stock footage, it gets presented that artists make art so they don't act on their real feelings, followed by a fucked up montage of Von Trier's other movies. Matt Dillon was very good. The last half hour would be hilarious in any other movie for how pretentious it gets. I knew what I was getting myself into with Von Trier, sure, but it never ceases to amaze me how evil he can get.

Edit: he uses Bowie in the most fucked up manner, again. Also this isn't a really a spoiler (but kind of is) the ending credit music is literally "Hit The Road Jack."
I felt similarily about this upon seeing the unrated cut a few years ago in the theater....

 

RedJed

Rasslin' Rambler
The Kid Detective: I went into this one super blind, only knowing the few sentences of a plot. Ended up really liking the sensibility of this one, quirky and fun story that turned kind of noir-ish surprisingly. Adam Brody did a real good job in the main role as this down and out dude who is reeling from his former glory and notoriety as the neighborhood kid detective back in his younger days. As he struggles to regain what he had back in the day, he is put on a murder case that goes into many unique directions and helps him regain that old glory. This is a hidden gem for sure.

The Wolf of Snow Hollow: This was another surprisingly fantastic film recently released in limited release in theaters. I'm kinda shocked there are quality indie films in theaters right now after a few months of generally trash being released. Jim Cummings wrote, directed, and starred in this great little fast paced comedy horror about a murder mystery in a small town. Cummings plays a neurotic cynical hot mess of a sheriff, trying to crack the case but being stifled at every corner by townie idiots and ridiculous situations. Well worth checking out.

Honest Thief: Liam Neeson cookie cutter film, ya know the type, people start fucking with him and his family, and he is out for revenge. The story was alright, but so very much the standard with the formula Neeson has fell into the last decade. On a side note, this film had no right to be in IMAX. Its' action scenes were weak as fuck, there was no reason for that format to take it on really. Plot-holes-a-plenty too so you've been warned.
 

HarleyQuinn

Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
The Trial of the Chicago 7: Really strong, good, greatly edited movie. Worth watching and checking out with a fantastic cast and the Sorkin script hewed far closer to stuff like Moneyball and A Few Good Men, which helped. 8/10

Goosebumps 2: I quite enjoyed the first one for what it was. This was just fine background fare and not as engaging as I was hoping it would be. Black's 'cameo' as R.L. Stine towards the end was fun considering his role in the first movie. Perfunctory would be an accurate description with some of the effects being creative at least. 5/10
 
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