Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Hand Of Omega, Jun 19, 2009.
A good time.
Multiplicity - 6.5/10
Ok film. Some good laughs at a dumb premise. Keaton does a good job playing several different versions of a character.
Addams Family (2019) - 9/10
Dude...the dollar bill ....hahahahhahah
Haven't watched since I was about 11. It's actually really quite good. There's less actual Beetlejuice in it than I remember, though. He's probably on screen for about 15 minutes or something.
Fantastic 4: WTF/10 so the funny thing is this movie told "it's" story well but the problem is it was a horrible story. As much as i didn't like it, i never had the "i should turn this crap off" moment. won't watch again and Ben needs so shorts/pants lol
Back to the Future: 10/10 - My favorite movie (excluding Bumblebee) and one that never gets old. The last 20 minutes still managed to stress me out.
Independence Day (1996) - Chuck Norris/10
"Independence Day is definitely worth watching and definitely worth buying on Blu-ray."
Knives Out - 8/10
Really great movie. Acting was superb all around.
Angel Has Fallen - 8/10:
Look, I get it. These movies have gotten more and more outlandish and insane as they go on. "One man can make a difference" on steroids in these, but doggone is it fun to watch. It's not brilliant, it's not groundbreaking, but it's entertaining cheese full of shoot 'em up.
It's Gerard Butler, need I say more? The man loves his cheese. Morgan Freeman was sadly sidelined for most of the film (story reasons) but when he is on screen, he brings his usual weightiness and charm. Lance Reddick, also underutilized, which is a shame. His imposing size and that deep gravely voice could add so much more. Really a shame.
If you've seen the first two, this is a must-see. If you didn't like either one, you're better off skipping this one altogether. (Just being honest.)
Along with the level of cheese and lack of Freeman and Reddick getting to go off the walls, the camera work is odd. There's a scene toward the beginning of the film where the President is discussing matters with his team (not a spoiler, don't worry) and the jump cuts from person to person, side to side in the room is jarring and comes across incredibly unprofessional. Imagine the Power Rangers lining up and they take a camera shot of each one of 'em mugging for the camera as they're getting ready for the final showdown...and you pretty much have an idea of what I'm talking about. It's so weird in a "realistic" action movie. It seems like a music video sans music.
Aside from those issues, there was a lot of banter and honest discussion about what war does to a soldier and what they return as and how often they're a hollow shell of what they once were. I was impressed they took at least something seriously in this action-o-rama. Surprisingly? No witty one-liners or Schwarzenegger-level "You're fired!" or "Alright, everybody... CHILL!" stuff. It felt a little restrained at times, which was welcome.
Don't expect groundbreaking entertainment, but if you're looking for a shoot-em-up with The Fugitive mixed in, here ya go. Butler's as awesome now as he was in the beginning and he has fun, so does the audience.
Patriot Games - 8/10
Clear and Present Danger - 8/10
Weekend at Bernies - 8.5/10
Wonderfully dumb film.
The Blob (1950s) - 5/10
Some bad acting. McQueen is 28 playing a 17 year old. He looks late 20s. Skip this and watch the much better 80s remake.
The 6th Day - 7/10
Forgotten box office bomb that is a bit underrated. Some unintentional laughs like the XFL existing in this future world. Then some intentional stuff like one clone constantly being killed. Nota great film, but not horrible either.
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus 6/10
The fuck did I just watch?
The Farewell 7/10
Hamilton - 100/10
One word: WOW! Even with all the mega-hype, this far exceeded all my expectations.
Really wished I got to see this live, but that’s obviously not happening anytime soon. Wouldn’t classify myself a “theatre snob” by any means, but have seen a few musicals/stage plays in my time: Wicked, War Horse, Jersey Boys, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Beauty and the Beast. Had Book of Mormon penned in as my favourite... until yesterday! Even considering the musicals-turned-film I’ve seen (Les Mis, Phantom, Rent, Chicago), for me Hamilton surpasses them all.
So....why? What was so good about it that its better than Les Mis?
Terminator 2: Judgement Day: 10/10
Dang, this movie is good. I like it more then the first one, even though it doesn't have Michael Biehn in it.
Clue (1985): 9/10:
What a wonderfully weird and hilarious movie.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - 7.5-8.0/10:
I can't believe I'm going to say this, because I really don't like Will Ferrell as a person (he's a cruel douchebag to people) but I actually enjoyed this. It was elevated by Pierce Brosnan and Rachel McAdams, but the scene-stealer by far was Dan Stevens. He was utterly hilarious and fantastic the whole way through, and the plight of his character being Gay in Russia was handled with genuine sweetness and even a little bit of social commentary.
There were some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments, but it's bogged down by his usual "my character is stupid, therefore funny" moments which take up a good portion of the film/running time. Past a certain point, you begin to hate the character's stupidity because it goes way beyond "okay, enough of that" into "FFS, grow up, you mental midget!" but...
They pull it off in the end because it's charming, surprisingly sweet, and uplifting/positive. It's a feel-good movie and there's nothing wrong with that.
Keep in mind I’m referring to the 2012 Les Miserables film:
-plot meanders from time to time, and that brutal running time gets to ya (158 minutes)
-don’t get me wrong, I still think Les Mis is very, very good. Saw it theatres (cinema, not live theatre) and own the blu ray...which I have yet to even open
-that sound-staged barricade is extremely underwhelming
-Russel Crowe, where do I begin!? I realize this is more of the “2012 movie” than a “Les Mis” thing, but bringing up his brutal singing is always a hoot [“2-4-6-0-1!!”]. Who knew another actor would surpass Katie Holmes’ rendition of “On My Own” from Dawson’s Creek as the most comically awful Les Mis singing performance ever
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