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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2850 on: December 04, 2019, 06:27:31 AM »
I heard people are afraid to say it sucked, don't know if I want to sink that kind of time on a Scorsese.

I just watched "the first 8" which is kind of a doco on Tarantino. They touch on the Weinstein, but it rings a little hollow. Michael Madsen spent a lot of time with the production, and he just flat out says, even if you knew what he did, and Quentin did, Weinstein could destroy you with one phone call.

I didn't like basterds. Like the opening scene, super powerful, but the movie itself didn't hold me. So I haven't actually watched Django or Hateful 8.

I have heard 9, Once upon a time in Hollywood, is not great, and he's said he's only doing ten.

I do wonder what ten will be.
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« Reply #2851 on: December 06, 2019, 12:22:06 PM »
I watched a really decent little horror recently called IMDb: In The Tall Grass. It was quite original even though the story was a little hard to understand - even when you sort of find out what's going on towards the end.

Nonetheless, I personally thoroughly enjoyed it.

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« Reply #2852 on: December 06, 2019, 11:31:55 PM »
I slogged through the Stand, an American TV miniseries.  It started out well but then dragged on and on and on.  Gak.  The book looks like a doorstop and there's too much to read and too little time to venture into that.  I once read Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings, a novel in desperate need of an editor who could whip it into shape and down to a manageable size.  I suspect Mailer's adept transformation of himself into an American literary monument averted such useful and necessary interventions.  Maybe that was the case with the Stand.  I think a skillful screenwriter could adapt Ancient Evenings into a decent miniseries or movie, but I haven't seen any effort in that direction.

I've only read King's short stories and Pet Sematary, a novel that I enjoyed a lot.  It's clear that he's a brilliant writer.  His descriptions are well wrought and the plots play on all kinds of human anxieties and longings.  He seems to have a clear sense of how pursuing those longings to an extreme can lead to catastrophe.

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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2853 on: December 07, 2019, 12:03:55 AM »
A Rainy day in New York
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The Script flowed from scene to scene, shots tight.
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« Reply #2854 on: December 07, 2019, 04:51:14 AM »
I think that has by now been established the Mr King is better on the page than on the screen.

I think it's more Vincenzo Natali's adaptation that made it a little confusing (in a good way) as it had that "Cube" feeling about it.
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« Reply #2855 on: December 09, 2019, 06:38:07 AM »
I am sure that I have posted pretty much the same post as this sometime ago, but I can't seem to find it.

You probably explained some of this (not as much) in the TV thread as I had devoted a sum of about 20 minutes to watching The Dome only to decide it was too lame.  I think you weighed in there,  but I'm happy for the further elucidation.  I haven't read Dean Koontz, but am not sure it would be worth it.

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« Reply #2856 on: December 09, 2019, 07:57:20 AM »
Danvers was an Air Force Captain, unlike Captain America who was a war bonds stunt.

She also took up the mantle of finding the skrulls a new home.

Joe Hill's publisher only realized he was Stephen King's kid after seeing a picture of him with a beard.

In the comics Danvers made it to Colonel before being discharged for being part space alien. In the movie, they pump the kree blood into her, in the comics her mom was a space alien.

The movie sucked because it was a movie by committee, and despite being announced in I think, 2014, the actual movie was steered by endgame, which they were reworking all the way up to the premier. I'm not defending the movie, it's crap, but it's not the whole "girl power" thing's fault, that was just a marvel initiative.

Like the dumb "lets have all the women team up" during endgame, when their powers means they would be better as lead/support instead of gender based troop dispersal.
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« Reply #2857 on: December 10, 2019, 05:04:34 AM »
Joe Hill basically sucked up Danse Macabre, that book is a bless'ed master class on writing, with all the romance stripped away. Anyone who grew up in that? They know their poo.

So, did Joe benefit from his dad, absofuckinglutely! Is it nepotism? No.

Honestly, I don't particularly care for the Joe Hill books, but he's got his own voice.

On to that bless'ed horrible movie

They weren't allowed. Seriously. All we get is a "you go girl" montage of her falling down and picking herself back up.. The movie is bad, the character is good, and I don't think Brie Larson is the right choice.

Same time, Jenna Jameson can't act for poo, and is way past her prime. One of the not so secret secrets of the comic book world is they just trace porn and put as little clothing on the characters as is possible.

Captain Danvers had the utterly charming call sign of "cheeseburger" because she once ate a cheeseburger in the vomit whirl.

The movie screwed that, changed her call sign to avenger.

OK, was a madam to find the clip, but yeah, she flew as a Captain in the movie.


Still say Cheeseburger was the more badass callsign. Plus, this does that ugly predestination poo prequels do.
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« Reply #2858 on: December 10, 2019, 06:22:39 AM »
bad form, Mar Vell was both the mentor and assumed identity of the supreme intelligence.

I mean yeah, the movie just spun that as "Kree bad!" but it's kind of like calling yourself Captain Throw Nazi's Down An Outhouse.

Mar Vell was not a chump, despite making bad plays at our hero. Honestly, this is a marvel speedbump that was wore out before it appeared.

I don't blame Favreau for dumping IM3 to Shane Black. Downey loves Shane Black.

Same time, movies by committee are trash.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2859 on: December 13, 2019, 08:29:11 AM »
6 underground.

Wow, go watch the movie. no review, no words, just go watch it. I guess for a minimal, this is what I want out of all the movies I watch.
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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2860 on: December 14, 2019, 12:23:35 AM »
Arctic 2019.
not as action packed as the trailer portrays but enjoyed

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« Reply #2861 on: December 15, 2019, 12:29:01 AM »
Ad Astra 2019
I can see why it was not widely liked.It moved along at one pace, story a little out of sync but beautifully shot

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« Reply #2862 on: December 15, 2019, 04:18:37 PM »
Watched the trailer and read the wiki summary, does not look like a fun movie. But hey, different strokes for different folks.
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« Reply #2863 on: December 15, 2019, 11:00:55 PM »
Gleaming the cube.  Oh yes, I loved it
 

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« Reply #2864 on: January 18, 2020, 11:50:20 AM »
6 underground.

Wow, go watch the movie. no review, no words, just go watch it. I guess for a minimal, this is what I want out of all the movies I watch.

I loved that they shot a large part of that in Florence (Firenze) my favourite city in Italy and I was like "I walked down there, That's the road leading to the Ponte Veccio, wow that is the Piazza di Signori and the Palazio Veccio" which was the opposite of when Bubu took me to Turin (Torino) where I was like "They filmed the Italian Job there, they filmed the Italian Job there and there and there" which drove her crazy because Turin is a beautiful historic city but all I could do was appreciate it as a film set.