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Re: I Just Watched... (Movies/TV/DVD)
« Reply #100 on: September 26, 2018, 05:47:43 AM »
The House With A Clock In Its Walls 5.5/10
Very solid flick. Well directed by Eli Roth, some great visual effects, and Jack Black & Cate Blanchett were good in their roles. The movie was let down by the lack of a deeper script and deeper character development (Blanchett in particular seemed woefully underwritten to the point that she disappeared for lengthy periods).

If you see this, you'll pretty much be getting what you expect. A very good visual experience, entertaining acting particularly from Jack Black, and a decent enough script to mostly hold up all the way through.

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« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2018, 11:46:27 PM »
The Unknown (1927) 7/10
Very solid little thriller of the period with a great performance from Lon Chaney (going over the top with some amazing facial expressions) as a criminal on the run entering a circus atmosphere as an armless entertainer. He ends up falling for Nanon (played by a 21 year old Joan Crawford) as does strong man, Malabar (played by Norman Kerry). Malabar ends up helping her transition over her phobia of hands/arms to the point that Malabar and Nanon are to be married. Alonzo leaves to get his actual arms chopped off after thinking Nanon spotted him killing her father, the ringmaster, and returns only to learn of the potential marriage. Alonzo then comes up with a scheme to try and kill Malabar to get Nanon for himself.

It's pretty well told and the circus events are a fun highlight. Lon Chaney is the obvious standout in this film but Joan Crawford does a good job holding her own and gives her character a bit of a screen presence balancing fear and confidence. There's about 14 minutes that have been lost, mostly covering Alonzo's criminal career it seems, but you can still get a good gist of his character and why he's on the run anyway.

Check this one out if you're a Lon Chaney completionist or want to see Joan Crawford in a very early role in her career.

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« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »
We all know the Carrie remake from a few years ago with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore but I watched the '02 remake the other day. It starred Angela Bettis and Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. White. It was pretty bad and entirely too long (over 2 hours).

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« Reply #103 on: October 07, 2018, 03:21:39 PM »
Hell Fest (2018)
A mediocre slasher that, while lacking in both true dread and splatter (though some fine examples are found of both), this knows what it is from the get-go: a "haunted house" experience in theatrical form. The most enjoyable horror I've seen in the theater this year, with a cast that feels like a natural group of friends and with a bit more naturalistic slant on dialogue. We've run the gamut of 80s throwback horror and I, for one, welcome the 90s throwback with open arms if it means characters talk like real people. 6/10

Boys in the Trees (2016)
Not a horror film per se, more a dark fantasy blended with coming-of-age drama, but a fitting addition to anybody's October list. The acting may be stilted at times but it's made up for in both content and some wonderfully shot scenes. I saw the "twist" coming before the halfway point and it only enhanced the ending, with themes of friendship, the cost of dreams, and the true pitfalls of leaving both behind hooking me early on. Writer/director Nicholas Verso clearly knows what he's doing and will be one to watch for in the future. 7/10

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« Reply #104 on: October 09, 2018, 02:37:34 AM »
Disobedience (2018)


Directed by Sebastian Lelio

Ronnie aka Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish community, which she had been ex-communicated from for her relationship with a childhood friend, upon the passing of her father, Rav Krushka. She ends up finding her passions re-ignited upon seeing her friends, Esti (Rachel McAdams) and Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) married. Largely instigated by Esti's feelings towards Ronit and women in general, the two rekindle their desires (from when they were children) while the world around Esti and Dovid starts to fall apart as a result.

Weisz, McAdams, and Nivola all do a great job in their roles with an argument between McAdams and Nivola standing out in particular. The struggles between all 3 characters interplay well and the characters are so well-written that there's no "bad guy" in the scenario. It's a man, struggling to handle replacing Rav Krushna's role, while dealing with the reality that his wife has long held feelings towards their best friend, whom just returned into the picture and the struggles between Ronit & Esti as far as re-kindling their relationship while dealing with the ramifications of their faith and the fallout that has and could occur.

One of the highlights of the film for me was how heavily faith effects multiple people from Dovid's heavy faith and emphasis on his continuing in Rav Krushna's footsteps to Ronit's ex-communication and sudden re-appearance to Esti's struggles to try and keep her marriage intact while acting on her desires towards Ronit. You also get a great look into faith and homosexuality where Esti "married" their best friend as a way to try and cure her "mental sickness" (per her faith) while Ronit got ex-communicated and moved to New York instead.

The first half felt like a stronger film overall in that it was subtler and building up to an obvious eventuality but the second half was a better character study of the ramifications/aftermath.

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« Reply #105 on: October 24, 2018, 02:17:00 AM »
The Night Comes For Us - 7.5/10

Basically The Raid without Gareth Evans directing but with pretty much every one in the first two movies in it. Lacks Evans polished style and editing, but Timo Tjahjanto makes up for it with pure brutality. The Raid movies were gory and violent themselves, but this goes to the next level basically combining the brutality in those movies with more absurd gore effects like those in Ichi The Killer or Riki-Oh. The movie has very little dialogue or story and instead is pretty much just a series of increasingly intense fight scenes. The actors all do good, but there's not a lot of acting mostly just fights. At two hours, it gets very repetitive and exhausting, but the ending fight scene is one of the best I've ever seen. I do wish they'd bring so new people with new styles into the fold since it's pretty much the same style of fight every time. But, still this is one of the better action movies I've seen in a while.

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« Reply #106 on: November 10, 2018, 05:57:58 AM »
"Overlord" is a lot of fun, and it's refreshing to see a horror movie that makes no qualms about being a "B-Movie" without winking at the audience. Think a "Resident Evil" movie except actually good for a change. 7.5/10


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« Reply #107 on: November 13, 2018, 02:48:06 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXE5XM07f5jpoJTzX5iiEvQ

Here's a YouTube channel featuring failed and unaired TV pilots. The two most interesting ones are the Clarissa Now! pilot from Nickelodeon showing Clarissa all grown up and working for a newspaper. I actually remember when that aired on Nick back in the day and wondered why nothing came of it. The other one was an unaired pilot for a John Goodman sitcom in 2000 that never got picked up. I know Normal, Ohio premiered around this time too and was cancelled fairly quickly.

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« Reply #108 on: December 19, 2018, 04:13:38 AM »
Trust (2011) Directed by David Schwimmer - 5/10
Typically Lifetime-y movie about a young girl who meets an online predator, gets raped, and the fallout which ensues. Notable for its strong cast: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Olivia Davis, and Liana Liberato as Annie the protagonist teen. Movie ended weirdly with a sudden cut after a scene that kind of rubbed me the wrong way
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with the Dad, Clive Owen, confessing how he didn't protect her/doesn't want her to forgive him and the reconciliation from that
which felt like it thrust the consolation from the actual rape victim to the father.

You Were Never Really Here (2018) Directed by Lynn Ramsey - 7/10
Really strong movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as an Ex-Veteran pursuing missing girls. He finds himself on a case involving a Senator which rapidly dissolves into a conspiracy plot. There's enough here to make the viewer question the veracity of everything that's happened which makes the film work on a couple levels but Phoenix really shines and it's worth the watch for his performance alone.

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« Reply #109 on: December 21, 2018, 03:33:13 AM »
The Night Comes for Us (2018)
A solid enough action film with the kinds of CQC and many-versus-one scenes that we've come to love from this crew, but there was always something a little off about it. Much like The Raid 2, there were too many scenes focusing on plot that dragged the pace down until the inevitable action and, also like The Raid 2, the action suffered because of it. Iko Uwais was a bit wasted here, not unlike Tony Jaa in Furious 7, and I would've loved more time given to Zack Lee's character Bobby. As it stands? A very fun action flick that's better than the blockbuster superhero schlock we're getting ad nauseam but not the best work from this team.
6.5/10

Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
It's always something special when a movie, no matter its quality, understands what it is. When Paul WS Anderson rebooted the franchise it was met with derision, turning Roger Corman's classic slice of slapstick dystopian cheese into a grimdark version of Fast and the Furious, but time has been kind to that Jason Statham vehicle and it's obvious that screenwriter Tony Giglio and director Don Michael Paul know what they're doing and how to best use the tools available. The action is consistently fun and PRACTICAL (real cars, real crashes, real KABOOMS) and the awful acting can't stop this mindless stuntfest from being a pleasure. It's b-movie action comfort food: hot women wearing little to nothing, wacky costumes, an oddly straightforward plot with little twists or turns, and a finale that feels like a proper payoff. I'm excited for Tony Giglio's rendition of Doom next year  because it's obvious he gets it.
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« Reply #110 on: December 24, 2018, 04:14:52 PM »
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

It was on cable but it isn't a Christmas movie. Anyway, Willy definetly has violated FDA and OSHA regulations. I think those Oompa Loopa's are slave labor. Also, turning over a factory to a kid seems like a bad idea.
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« Reply #111 on: January 01, 2019, 03:54:22 PM »
I've finally started watching Cheers from the beginning because I've never really seen much aside from the last 3 or 4 seasons (my parents loved it).  It's kind of amazing how much it hits right off the bat and the chemistry among the cast is clear from the first episode.  Coach could have easily been one of the guys at the bar my dad went to and he's such a fucking loveable character.  I know the early seasons focused more on Sam and Diane but I can't wait until it becomes more of an ensemble show after Shelly Long left.

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« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2019, 09:48:51 AM »
"Escape Room" is actually not bad for a horror movie opening in January. It's really well acted, is quite suspenseful at times and I actually wouldn't mind a sequel. However...it falls apart in the third act, with a series of twists and promise of a sequel that put me out of the movie some. Still, nothing awful outside of that and as I said, it isn't bad as far as January horror is concerned, so I'm gonna go 5.5/10.


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« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2019, 04:27:43 PM »
I've finally started watching Cheers from the beginning because I've never really seen much aside from the last 3 or 4 seasons (my parents loved it).  It's kind of amazing how much it hits right off the bat and the chemistry among the cast is clear from the first episode.  Coach could have easily been one of the guys at the bar my dad went to and he's such a fucking loveable character.  I know the early seasons focused more on Sam and Diane but I can't wait until it becomes more of an ensemble show after Shelly Long left.

I've been watching it for the first time on and off for a while and currently watching Season 10. Shelly Long gets some hate from fans, but I do think she completely owns the Diane character in the early seasons. There weren't many female comedic performances like that on tv at the time and there still aren't a lot now. She's not afraid to play an unlikable character and her physical comedy is really great as well. Danson definitely gets more comfortable in the role after the first two or three seasons. He's pretty great in the later seasons and they toned down his creepiness to make him more of a loser hanging on to his youth. I loved Coach too, but I think I prefer Woody since his line delivery is so good. The writing in the later seasons isn't as tight, but I think having it be more of an ensemble has made the show much funnier. Most episodes focusing on Fraiser and Lilith are classics. Rebecca is kind of a meh character overall and I got tired of Carla. The rest of the cast are all amazing. Norm I think is my favorite character.

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« Reply #114 on: January 16, 2019, 03:12:09 PM »
I finally started watching Narcos on Netflix.  The Escobar stuff is great, but I so do not care about the DEA agent side of the story.  It just feels completely generic and the actor is kinda bland (I like his narration at least).  I only watched the pilot so maybe it gets better, but I was kinda zoning out by the end of the episode.

So I'm into season 2 and this show gets so much better the less Agent Murphy is in it and we focus on basically everyone else.  They probably could have killed him off and the show wouldn't have skipped a beat at all.  Wagner Moira is so incredibly awesome as Pablo Escobar and you can't take your eyes off him when he's on the screen.

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« Reply #115 on: January 21, 2019, 05:55:10 AM »
I watched the Suspiria "remake" which I initially scoffed at because I hate when good movies are remade. I wish I had seen it in the theater because holy shit was this good. It only has tangential similarities to the original. Tilda Swinton keeps calling it a "cover version" and the director calls it a "reimagination." Both of those work but the idea of doing a cover of a movie is interesting and it works. Both versions of the song "Hurt" are good, the Nine Inch Nails and the Johnny Cash version. I think it just comes to a personal preference and it's nice that such a great song has two different versions (not to mention all the other lesser-known versions) to choose from. And since the story behind Suspiria is so deep and potentially complex, it's great that there's different versions to choose from, depending on your tastes of even your mood.

It's one of those movies that I wanted to watch again almost immediately. I was struck with how good some of the performances were. Tilda Swinton plays multiple characters, some I didn't believe even though the promotional material has made it clear she's playing them. I watched an interview where Tilda is speaking to an audience that JUST saw the movie and when it is mentioned she plays one character in particular, the audience gasps in disbelief so Tilda tongue-in-cheek backtracks and creates a story of an unknown actor they cast to play that role, that it wasn't REALLY her. I was also struck by Mia Goth's performance. Her scenes with the doctor were some of the best scenes in the whole film. I'd never noticed her in any of the other couple of movies she's been in but I think she could be a real breakthrough star in the next few years. She has an early Angelina Jolie quality to her.

It isn't as much as a "horror" movie as the original. Much less gore. I only watch a few horror movies a year, as I usually am not interested in the stories. There's a scene early here that is as brutal as any scene I've ever seen in a film and it contains little (if any?) blood. After that scene I was a little worried it would just be 2 hours of stuff like that but it's really not. The movie is more "supernatural" or "creepy" than straight up bloody and disgusting.

Did anyone else like this movie? How did it relate to the original, in you opinion? I know that it was very polarizing (the mother! of this year, I guess) and won't win any awards but I hope this idea of "covering" movies is explored more in the future.

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« Reply #116 on: January 21, 2019, 06:52:25 AM »
I watched the Suspiria "remake" which I initially scoffed at because I hate when good movies are remade. I wish I had seen it in the theater because holy shit was this good. It only has tangential similarities to the original. Tilda Swinton keeps calling it a "cover version" and the director calls it a "reimagination." Both of those work but the idea of doing a cover of a movie is interesting and it works. Both versions of the song "Hurt" are good, the Nine Inch Nails and the Johnny Cash version. I think it just comes to a personal preference and it's nice that such a great song has two different versions (not to mention all the other lesser-known versions) to choose from. And since the story behind Suspiria is so deep and potentially complex, it's great that there's different versions to choose from, depending on your tastes of even your mood.

It's one of those movies that I wanted to watch again almost immediately. I was struck with how good some of the performances were. Tilda Swinton plays multiple characters, some I didn't believe even though the promotional material has made it clear she's playing them. I watched an interview where Tilda is speaking to an audience that JUST saw the movie and when it is mentioned she plays one character in particular, the audience gasps in disbelief so Tilda tongue-in-cheek backtracks and creates a story of an unknown actor they cast to play that role, that it wasn't REALLY her. I was also struck by Mia Goth's performance. Her scenes with the doctor were some of the best scenes in the whole film. I'd never noticed her in any of the other couple of movies she's been in but I think she could be a real breakthrough star in the next few years. She has an early Angelina Jolie quality to her.

It isn't as much as a "horror" movie as the original. Much less gore. I only watch a few horror movies a year, as I usually am not interested in the stories. There's a scene early here that is as brutal as any scene I've ever seen in a film and it contains little (if any?) blood. After that scene I was a little worried it would just be 2 hours of stuff like that but it's really not. The movie is more "supernatural" or "creepy" than straight up bloody and disgusting.

Did anyone else like this movie? How did it relate to the original, in you opinion? I know that it was very polarizing (the mother! of this year, I guess) and won't win any awards but I hope this idea of "covering" movies is explored more in the future.

I think there's a Suspiria thread somewhere but like you said, it was pretty polarizing. I liked some elements but as a whole, I didn't seem to get into it on multiple levels as much as others.

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« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2019, 03:35:30 AM »
Just watched via Amazon Prime: Safe House from 1998 (released January 1999) starring Patrick Stewart and Kimberly Williams (Father of the Bride, According to Jim).

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Really fun psychological thriller with Mace Sowell (Stewart) being an ex-Defense Intelligence Agent slowly developing Alzheimers and Paranoia over a local Presidential candidate he worked with who's been supposedly killing off members of the squad. Stewart's daughter and son-in-law are trying to get him committed but hire a new maid, Andi Travers (Williams) to take care of him after his last maid quits.

It's a very slow burn but the gradual development of Alzheimers is tough to watch and Stewart does a fantastic job. Williams does an equally impressive job matching up with Stewart and holding her own on screen throughout. The plot is somewhat thin but the pacing is pretty solid with just enough thread to make the viewer wonder whether Stewart really is losing his mind about his paranoia of being killed or if it's possibly a legitimate scenario going on.

Definitely worth the watch if you're a fan of Patrick Stewart or into late 90s psychological thrillers.

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« Reply #118 on: February 03, 2019, 07:46:13 AM »
Just finished up Sharp Objects. Great show, more people here should watch it. The ending is a hell of a surprise, but the show as a whole is full of great acting and directing performances. Jean-Marc Vallée carried that material as far as anyone possibly could have.


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« Reply #119 on: February 12, 2019, 09:10:46 AM »
We have been getting hit with shit weather here lately, so been lots of of downtime to catch lots of stuff in the theater. Some quick random thoughts...

Lego Movie 2: I guess the trailer didn't really grab me, so I had reservations going into this one. The first was just so excellent and actually plays well upon additional viewings as well. This script didn't seem as wink wink and "cute" as the first one, but I guess that was to be expected. The self-referencing a-plenty was there, as cameos and pop culture homaging, but I think the difference was simply not as fun and connective of a story as the first. 3D was on point though and the catchy soundtrack was still there. Ultimately this felt rushed too in execution.

The Prodigy: Pretty weak stuff, really. There was some cringeworthy moments particularly in the themes they were trying to address, just diverting over quickly  to shock value silliness. Dark and bizzarely dumb third act for sure. Orion's first attempt back into horror if I recall, and they tried to set up a sequel which got an audible groan from me.

Cold Pursuit: This was one unexpected fun flick. I didn't see the Fargo dark comedy tone in the trailer that was heavy in this one. Really well worth going to, Neeson was kinda riffing subtly on the typecast character he usually plays in this and most other films too. The characters in this were real fun and the running gag (wont spoil it) in this film was a nice touch too.

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« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2019, 08:39:10 AM »
I just finished the Netflix documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight. It would be funny if it wasn't so incredibly sad about how shitty of parents this little girl had.


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« Reply #121 on: February 18, 2019, 06:27:17 AM »
I literally walked out on Lego Movie 2 today, barely 30 minutes in. It immediately lacked all of the charm that the original had, the jokes were either direct retreads or just not landing, and I was growing more and more annoyed by how "cute" it was trying to be. The first was the rare kids movie I've seen since my wee years that I didn't hate on some level. Using the Lego universe created as a way of showing children that thinking beyond what is told can yield magnificent results was superb, and its dual usage as a metaphor for a child's relationship with their parents, was brilliant, and this...it honestly felt like the antithesis of the first, just wearing the original's skin as a mask.

I read the spoilers for it after, to see what I was missing by skimping out after an excruciating musical number (but hey, a character mocks it, so it's meta, and kids love meta, riiiight?) and I'm glad I did. There's a thousand kids movies with that message and I'm sure most don't have that atrocious song in it.

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« Reply #122 on: February 19, 2019, 03:08:51 AM »
Yeah something was certainly missing with Lego Movie 2. Like I said, it felt rushed and there was alot of disconnectedness to it all. The characters weren't as fresh and quirky, as just one example. It certainly had zero emotional connect to me and it seemed more geared towards the kids this time and not evenly split with adults and children in the content.

Because of the numbers game not as strong with this one either, I do wonder if the days of mainstream Lego films in theaters are starting to fade. The last two Lego films have been financial and mostly critical misses.

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« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2019, 04:34:19 AM »
In my continued quest to watch older films with outstanding casts

The Bounty (1984)

Director: Roger Donaldson
All-Star Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Phil Davis, Bernard Hill, and Philip Martin Brown
Plot: In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

It's a 'modern' re-telling of the classic Mutiny on the Bounty from 1973. Good set design, costume design, and some great performances as expected with such a cast. Hopkins is a standout while Gibson tends to be varying with some solid scenes. Neeson manages to also stand out, impressive given his young age (32) and the fact it was one of his earliest film roles.

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« Reply #124 on: February 23, 2019, 04:37:06 AM »
In my continued quest to watch older films with outstanding casts

The Bounty (1984)

Director: Roger Donaldson
All-Star Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis, Liam Neeson, Phil Davis, Bernard Hill, and Philip Martin Brown
Plot: In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

It's a 'modern' re-telling of the classic Mutiny on the Bounty from 1973. Good set design, costume design, and some great performances as expected with such a cast. Hopkins is a standout while Gibson tends to be varying with some solid scenes. Neeson manages to also stand out, impressive given his young age (32) and the fact it was one of his earliest film roles.

Fun fact: that movie has all those titties in it and is rated PG.


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« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2019, 06:16:12 AM »
I watched the Death Wish remake over the weekend. Bruce Willis was actually good and there's some really intense moments but a lot of the pro-gun propaganda (Sorry Eli Roth, but it's pretty blatant) made it hard to sit through. Certainly not a bad film but one that could have been better with a few tweaks.

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« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2019, 01:44:48 AM »
Tag - by no means great, but better than I was expecting. Had no intention to watch it but just kinda found myself doing so. Mostly fun. Renner, Hannibal, and Hamm were all really solid.

Won’t you be my neighbor - very charming doc. I never watched Mr Rodgers as a kid, but as I got older I grew an appreciation for him. Seemed like he was 100% the person he portrayed on television and other than Fox News and west baptist there’s no one with a bad thing to say about the man. Nearly teared up a time or two.

Deadpool 2 - rewatch. Like Tag didn’t intend to watch it. But the wife and I were channel surfing and caught it like 3 minutes in. After 20 I figured “well. Guess we’re watching it.” Totally fine for a rewatch. Feel like I may have caught a joke or two I missed the first time. Probably because they throw so much at you rapid fire. Cable was especially fun playing everything totally straight against Wade. His disgusted “Jesus...” got me every time. Domino was better than I remember. Can’t imagine watching it a third time. But had fun with it again.

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« Reply #127 on: March 29, 2019, 08:01:43 AM »
^I saw DP2 three times. In theater. Never regretted a moment and laughed each viewing.

Russian Doll: What more Netflix originals should aspire to be. Thoughtful, well written, meta, well acted, heartfelt, and WELL MADE. I hate the pseudo-mumblecore approach so many Netflix originals and I dependent studio shows take, so to see one where there's very little wasted motion and a constant tempo was a breath of fresh air by itself, but it's so much more than that. It's dense but easily digested, fantastic but grounded...and yeah, sure, my teenage crush being the star and a driving creative force doesn't hurt. Great cast, great premise, great execution. 9/10

Letterkenny: One of the funniest shows I've ever seen and with every episode overloaded with memorable lines. Each season has it's own little flair and the character development is handled extremely well. Often compared to Trailer Park Boys, but only because of Jonathan Torrens's involvement and it being Canadian, this quickly became an all-time favorite. Haven't seen it yet? Well then, pitter patter, boys. 8/10

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« Reply #128 on: March 29, 2019, 10:48:04 AM »
I liked Russian Doll once I accepted that I just couldn’t stand many of the characters. It was a fun watch.

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« Reply #129 on: March 29, 2019, 10:54:47 AM »
I fucking loved Russian Doll, but I have a very heavy bias for Natasha Lyonne and alternate timelines.

That Madeline McCann doc on Netflix is fucking trash.

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« Reply #130 on: March 30, 2019, 07:03:56 AM »
Russian Doll isn't getting enough love outside of this board. Only one other person I know watched it on my suggestion. She loved it too.

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« Reply #131 on: April 07, 2019, 12:16:42 PM »
American Gods is that show that I keep watching despite not really liking. Those used to be Shameless and Californiacation. Just week after week of seemingly nothing happening. Orlando Jones was fine in small doses. But as he gets more to do he’s just awful.

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« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2019, 05:33:08 AM »
I just finished Big Little Lies and am probably going to start Westworld tonight.

I enjoyed Big Little Lies, except for one thing....that part during the ending where the director decided to have crashing waves, you'll know the part if you've seen it. Come on man.


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« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2019, 06:00:20 AM »
I just finished Big Little Lies and am probably going to start Westworld tonight.

I enjoyed Big Little Lies, except for one thing....that part during the ending where the director decided to have crashing waves, you'll know the part if you've seen it. Come on man.

Lol, I don't remember that part.  I watched it about a year ago and enjoyed it.  You'll probably like Westworld.

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« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2019, 12:31:08 AM »
I've heard of this for a while but never got around to checking it out until now.

The Burning Bed (1984)
Farrah Fawcett does a fantastic job playing Francine Hughes, a wife who ends up beaten and battered for years by her husband Mickey (Paul Le Mat). After being raped, she finally snaps and burns his bed with him in it. It's a TV Movie aired in October of 1984 based off a non-fiction book written by Faith McNulty in 1980. It's a credit to Le Mat that as a viewer one can see why Francine keeps going back to Mickey. There's a very creepy undertone to it all, partly knowing it's based off a true story and follows a lot of real life aspects of domestic abuse, but Le Mat does a good job giving his character just enough of an edge that the viewer never quite likes him while getting a sense of fear when he appears especially in scenes with Fawcett.

This movie is a great proto-Lifetime movie well paced, well shot, and some great performances especially from Fawcett. Definitely worth seeking out if you're into Lifetime-esque movies or 80s TV Movies of the era that have gone under the radar.

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« Reply #135 on: April 27, 2019, 03:42:24 AM »
I watched the end of X-Men Apocalypse yesterday and the special effects of it make it look like it was made in the '90's. I saw it once before and it didn't think it looked that bad.
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« Reply #136 on: May 02, 2019, 03:00:57 AM »
I strongly recommend the latest episode of HBO’s Barry to everyone. Even if you’re not watching the series. Watch the episode as a one off. All you need to know beforehand is that a cop wants Barry to kill his ex-wife’s boyfriend. That’s it. It’s amazing.

Barry season 2, episode 5 “Ronny/Lily”

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« Reply #137 on: May 04, 2019, 03:11:17 PM »
I finally just watched Dunkirk.  I don't think I've seen a war movie where the sound of just a single Stuka dive bomber could cause so much dread.  It's also not a movie carried by great characters or a great story, just a whole lot of tension (it helps to know the history of Dunkirk and how absolutely hopeless the situation was).

It's also fucking beautifully shot, especially the dogfights.

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« Reply #138 on: May 11, 2019, 12:13:12 AM »
I felt the last several seasons of Modern Family was a show losing steam as it wound down, but this past year was a real rebound for me. A lot of laughs all year long. 


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« Reply #139 on: May 15, 2019, 01:20:44 AM »
Really enjoyed both Bosch and The Tick on Amazon Prime. Not much to say, just give them a go if you can.

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« Reply #140 on: May 26, 2019, 08:42:59 AM »
Watched The Dark Crystal with family. That's one of the most amazing technical achievements I've ever seen, Henson at the peak of his powers. It's a total shame the creepy Gelflings were so uncanny valley I was much more freaked out than I should've been.

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« Reply #141 on: May 27, 2019, 04:15:55 PM »
Anyone watching Chernobyl? Very tense. Great mini series thus far.

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« Reply #142 on: May 27, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »
I finally picked up all the Mission Impossible movies since I've only seen like one of them.  I watched the first one and am near the end of MI:2.  They couldn't have made these two any more different if they tried. The first one's plot is too convoluted for its own good, but at least they bothered trying a spy story.  II is a big, dumb, John Woo film that's fine for what it is, but this could have been called The Chimera Virus Starring Tom Cruise and would have done fine. 

And this obviously was an R edited down to PG-13 as evidenced by the villain snapping the doctor's neck with no accompanying sound effect.  I actually rewound that scene because I thought my speakers were fucked up.

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« Reply #143 on: May 27, 2019, 05:57:50 PM »
I watched the entire series for the first time last year. One thing I love about the first three is that for better or worse it completely is engulfed in the style of the director. Woo was the only one where it just didn't fit, but MI2 had some great fight scenes. The doves and overused slow motion is hilarious though. The first movie bled Brian De Palma and had all his stylish touches and tension. Every movie kind of feels like it's own thing up until 4. I liked that about the series tbh.

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« Reply #144 on: June 01, 2019, 08:22:22 AM »
Rim of the World (2019)
3/10

A Netflix movie directed by McG (he of Chuck and Supernatural fame) is a completely muddled, confusing mess that doesn't know what it wants to do or where to go with any of its bland, cliched pre-teen protagonists. The script by Zack Stentz is awful trying to be an 80s style teen movie in the vein of stuff like The Goonies or E.T. but too pretentious and wink wink-nudge nudge for its own good. The protagonists, a group of 4 kids attending 'Rim of the World Adventure Camp' find themselves thrust into a chaotic, alien battlefield descending upon Earth.

The CGI effects of the creatures weren't bad, kind of calling to mind Silent Hill but the script was so awful and the plot so convoluted and messy. The characters relied way too much on cursing as a means of being 'edgy' and the script was littered with random pop culture references that again made the characters seem to be trying way too hard to capture the spirit of the 80s while being incredibly basic and bland as surface level iterations.

It's not a good enough script to cater to teens or adults and the characters are written too old for children or parents of kids say 7-10 to enjoy the movie at all. The amount of cussing started to be jarring in a negative way as a means of dialogue as well and would turn off any parents within the first 10 minutes of trying this out. A total mess when you can watch better, similar movies such as Super 8 instead that cover similar terrain.

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« Reply #145 on: June 09, 2019, 04:03:57 AM »
I Am Mother (2019) - Netflix Movie
Really good little Sci-Fi movie starring Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank, and Clara Rugaard. Rugaard plays Daughter, a female embryo grown by Mother (voiced by Byrne) in a post-apocalyptic world where machines have essentially wiped out humanity. One day, Swank, injured outside, arrives and sets in motion a struggle between Mother and Swank's character in who Daughter believes and/or follows.

This was a solid blend of something like Moon meets 10 Cloverfield Lane, not quite as good as either IMO but it's a fun little Sci-Fi movie and worth watching for the performances especially of Rugaard as Daughter.

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« Reply #146 on: June 11, 2019, 03:58:14 PM »
My mom wanted to see Vice and it was on sale at Target. It seemed to drag a bit but it was interesting.
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« Reply #147 on: June 18, 2019, 08:02:35 AM »
Revisiting "Who Killed Captain Alex?" and owning it and "Bad Black" on Blu Ray makes my life feel more complete.


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« Reply #148 on: June 21, 2019, 01:12:45 AM »
Men in Black International: I can't recall a sequel or attempt to revive a franchise with such little thought paid to what worked and what made the franchise a critical and financial success in the first place. This almost felt like they had a different script initially that got fused with minor MIB mythology and a bunch of producers chiming in on what they wanted to add to this generic fare. Just strongly disliked the output for sure, and the 3D was a shit conversion as well. I question alot of the casting decisions here as well, as I get they thought Tessa and Hemsworth had great chemistry in Thor Ragnarok but my god, it just didnt resonate here.

This year has been full of really pointless studio grabs in remakes/sequels for sure. It amazes me that some of these get greenlit when they aren't even remotely entertaining, nor successfully homaging the original material in the first place.

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« Reply #149 on: June 25, 2019, 01:56:06 AM »
Jonah Hill's directorial debut (that he also wrote), Mid 90s, is a must-see for everybody here in their 30s, or anybody craving a 90s nostalgia flick that actually feels like something from the 90s. It's part coming of age tale and part slice of life, basking in its aimless glory while letting the characters and conversations tell the story. The cast, a relative bunch of unknowns (save for Katherine Waterston), add legitimacy and urgency to their situations, reacting in age and period appropriate manners to the consequences of their destructive decisions, made all the more palpable by the gritty aesthetic Hill delivers so wonderfully. This is what Thirteen was trying to be so hard but failed so miserably at.

On a personal note, I knew way too many kids like these ones. One character, in particular, reminded me so much of my late friend Adam that I was waiting for him to put Sublime's "Badfish" on the stereo, a staple at all of Adam's parties.

What stuck the most with me is the lack of true resolution and only a brief hint at what the future holds. This doesn't end on a happy note nor a sorrowful one, it just sort of trails off. While deflating on initial viewing? I can't think of a more 90s way to end an independent coming of age film focusing on juvenile delinquency and the importance of friendship, no matter the troubles surrounding it. 8/10