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Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #180 on: May 02, 2018, 04:07:50 AM »
Spoilers for really old movie ahead. 


What Lies Beneath was just on, and I hadn't watched it in ages, and with Talia on a ghost story kick, we take the opportunity to watch when a PG-13 one comes on.   

I remembered liking it for the whole twist of Ford playing the bad guy. 

And while Ford/Pfeiffer put on admirable performances, my good lord what a mess of a script were they given.  Good ole ghost story drifts into unexplained witchcraft, exorcisms, and channeling of ghosts that really show up for no real reason.  They clearly drew inspiration from Stir of Echoes, and would have been far better off sticking with that line than dragging in the whole unexplained books and rituals and BS. 

Bonus points for another quaint old movie that cell phones more or less ruins. 

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2018, 05:02:40 AM »
Jupiter Ascending was free to me. 

Um. 

If they had hired a decent cinematographer, this could have been MST3K level Good/Bad/Fun.  As is, everything is so damned dark (as in light level) you can't hardly see half the movie.  Or maybe it was a mix of my color blindness creeping in as a lot of things have similar colored characters/ships against a similar colored background.  Black ships against black sky.  Blue lighting all the actors on a blue background, etc. 


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Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #182 on: November 05, 2018, 10:36:08 PM »
The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina

I started this show out of curiosity with Talia.  She made it about a half an episode.  I finished the series with it on in the background only half paying attention. 

Caveat, I haven't read the comic run it's based on. 

It's not BAD, but it's not good.  It's like the CW trying to put out a buffy clone.  They really try to beat people over the head with political commentary in the first half of the season when it's trying to find it's legs. 

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Offline E_T

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #183 on: November 06, 2018, 05:09:39 AM »
Yeah, I wasn't really that taken with it either...
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Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #184 on: November 06, 2018, 01:40:55 PM »
In case you hadn't noticed by Talia's costume, Creeped out gets a hearty thumbs up from the tween crowd.  It's better than the old goosebumps shows.  Kind of like Black Mirror for teens.  She was thrilled people actually recognized the costume as well. 

Offline E_T

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #185 on: November 06, 2018, 04:40:38 PM »
Glad she had fun!!

Speaking of Goosebumps, have you seen the trailer for the new movie?
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Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #186 on: November 06, 2018, 06:45:19 PM »
I wasn't particularly a fan of the last movie.  I've vaguely seen a few pieces of the trailer here and there, but I'm not sure if it was from the full trailer or from people trying to make the witches from the trailer.  Either way, the witches with glowing green balls for heads are about the only thing I can point to being memorable. 

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #187 on: November 26, 2018, 03:22:57 PM »
Ralph breaks the Internet

Me and the kids went out to watch this after turkey dinner on Thursday.

Decidedly 'good, but nowhere near as good as the first' across the board.  Granted, we may have enjoyed the first more than the average joe. 

The princess scene you see part of from the trailers definitely steals the show, along with a scene just after, IMO. 
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I think there was a real missed opportunity in the movie...

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Another thing of note...

Most theaters around here have gone to the cushy recliner seating.  Fewer seats, but super comfy.  I'm starting to think this actually hurts the experience of going to the theater to watch a movie.  The theater we watched this in seats, perhaps 75.  It was sold out except the front row, because who wants to sit there?  It's just not the SAME as the larger capacities of old.  The whole Jungian crowd psychology effect doesn't really have the same impact, causing the jokes (in this case, but scares in a horror movie) to not quite hit as hard. 

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #188 on: November 26, 2018, 03:34:12 PM »
Blade Runner 2049

Worthy

Having a mostly meh opinion of the first movie, rather enjoyed this. 

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #189 on: December 28, 2018, 03:33:45 PM »
Sorry...


The boys and I went to this the Sunday before Christmas.  I didn't take Talia due to common sense media's review claiming there was some graphic sexual content in one of the songs.  Grease has worse, I should have taken Talia. 

The first half of this movie absolutely NAILS the concept, the humor, and the music. 

The second half, all three fall apart.  It's like they had a good short film and didn't know how to extend it to a full movie. 
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Offline E_T

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #190 on: December 29, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
How would you have prevented the movie falling apart like it did?
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Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #191 on: December 31, 2018, 02:41:28 AM »
How would you have prevented the movie falling apart like it did?


Mostly, they drop the tone in the songs and nearly all the humor in the third act. 

Ok.  Here.  This is from the first act, before the zombies (as all promotional material). 

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That thing is BEGGING a reprise in the third act.  That's like musicals 101.  It never comes. 

Instead we are saddled with a 'villain' that really can't hold his own.  (though I think the songs are as much to blame as the actor)


Keep the humor (it can be done), reprise that above song in the final act, and rewrite/recast the villain song, and you'd have a decent third act, which would not completely detract from the strength of the first. 

Offline Unorthodox

Re: The Film Corner
« Reply #192 on: Yesterday at 04:30:10 AM »
The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina

I started this show out of curiosity with Talia.  She made it about a half an episode.  I finished the series with it on in the background only half paying attention. 

Caveat, I haven't read the comic run it's based on. 

It's not BAD, but it's not good.  It's like the CW trying to put out a buffy clone.  They really try to beat people over the head with political commentary in the first half of the season when it's trying to find it's legs. 

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The Christmas special was actually pretty darn good. 

Season two, however, has been even worse with the commentary.  They dropped the hammer beating and got a steamroller. 

God I wish they fleshed out Salem.  He's completely forgotten this season. 


Alita: Battle Angel

Talia wanted to see.  It was ok, not great.  Better than I expected, really.


Captain Marvel:

Another Talia wish.  Rather middle of the road for a Marvel film.  Nothing fabulous, but good popcorn movie. 

 

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