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#11861 User is offline   Malankazooie 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 02:17 AM

Some spooky season movies that I ticked off the list until spooky season next year:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Really enjoyed it. It's at the right level of scary for the middle school and up demographic. There are some scary aspects for sure that would be too intense for anyone under about say age 12. I found the premise to be fun to follow along with and the scary stories to be ... well, pretty darn creepy and scary. I liked it.

Hereditary. Hooboy, what to say about this one. It was really, really (REALLY) upsetting. But in a horror movie, changing the game way. Let me say it probably isn't for everybody. It splits your psyche open and takes one of those wand blenders to your frazzled, feeble grip on fear and turns you into a mess of anxiety. I knew there was something that rang familiar about the film and so I looked up the details on IMDB and low and behold the fellow (Ari Aster) behind Midsommar also is responsible for Hereditary. His style is unmistakable. Dude does love himself some full frontal nudity of less then appealing human physiques though. The actress (Toni Collette) who plays the mom, does "in the throes of grief / wracked with grief" better than any actress, ever.
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Posted 19 November 2021 - 09:10 PM

Is Ghostbusters: Afterlife supposed to be any good?
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Posted 19 November 2021 - 09:24 PM

I'm sure that was the intent, yeah.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 01:34 PM

I watched the new CHARLIES ANGELS...I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt even though it's got Meh reviews.

Yeah no. It's not good.

Beyond things like Elizabeth Banks script being trite and obvious, the pacing is terrible. The action is okay.

But the thing that really stands out? She dumbs down nearly every male role in the movie to a sexist piece of garbage. Even bit character men are shown to be misogynistic craphounds. So to empower her women, she felt the need to turn the men into drooling idiots.

I feel like I should have known that was going to be the case when the movie opens with a pretty decent action sequence...and the credits roll over a bunch of completely random stock footage of women "doing stuff" like being engineers, or doctors, or mechanics, or boxers...yeah, not kidding.

Kristen Stewart is the only good thing about it, and she pops with enough pizazz as a character to make the runtime at least a little worthwhile...

But yeah, this was bad.

EDIT: It reminded me of one of the last episodes of SUPERGIRL on the CW where one character was fighting a monster and the monster grabbed her and shoved her and her line was literally "Oh hell no, not without my consent!"

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 01:50 PM

There's a new Charlie's Angels? I haven't even heard of a trailer.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 02:14 PM

View PostAptorian, on 26 November 2021 - 01:50 PM, said:

There's a new Charlie's Angels? I haven't even heard of a trailer.


The one from 2019 with Kristen Stewart?
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 02:52 PM

Completely flew past my radar.

Don't know how you could recreate the magic of the early 2000 films.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:22 PM

The words "Kirsten Stewart was the only good thing about it" are enough for me to never touch that film, ever.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:49 PM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 26 November 2021 - 04:22 PM, said:

The words "Kirsten Stewart was the only good thing about it" are enough for me to never touch that film, ever.


To be honest, Stewart was done dirty by the Twilight movies being so poorly written and executed...most of the other stuff she's been in that I've seen, she's been VERY good in.

SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN, ANESTHESIA, UNDERWATER and most of the indie stuff she's been in since the Twilight movies she's been pretty well lauded.

Heck, It sounds like they are talking Oscar for SPENCER.

At the very least watch UNDERWATER before you pass judgement on her. It's really good, super intense, and she gives off Weaver in ALIEN vibes.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 06:10 PM

Underwater is good.... don't know if I'd go o that far though lol. She didn't actively lit distract from the really good movie.

I think she always has the same face. Resting bored face or something.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:45 PM

I hated the Snow White movie she was in (but that might just be the from the movie as a whole rather than her specifically)

Not seen underwater but I'll try to remember main open minded.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:53 PM

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 26 November 2021 - 06:10 PM, said:

Underwater is good.... don't know if I'd go o that far though lol. She didn't actively lit distract from the really good movie.

I think she always has the same face. Resting bored face or something.


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Posted 26 November 2021 - 07:56 PM

Underwater is ok, nothing great. It is aping Alien big time. K-stews is ok in it. The plot and pacing of the movie doesn't do her any favors, but its a capable popcorn muncher and not much more than that. Was it ever verified the setting and creatures were, in some vague way, associated to the Cthulhu Mythos?

About K-Stews. I honestly haven't seen her in much. Charlie's Angles, don't even bother, the movie is complete dross. I think she did a pretty good job with the roll of rocker Joan Jett in that biopic about The Runaways. Watch that one instead.
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Posted 26 November 2021 - 08:03 PM

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 26 November 2021 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 26 November 2021 - 06:10 PM, said:

Underwater is good.... don't know if I'd go o that far though lol. She didn't actively lit distract from the really good movie.

I think she always has the same face. Resting bored face or something.


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That's clearly CGI.
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Posted 27 November 2021 - 02:19 AM

View PostAzath Vitr (D, on 26 November 2021 - 07:53 PM, said:

View PostHoosierDaddy, on 26 November 2021 - 06:10 PM, said:

Underwater is good.... don't know if I'd go o that far though lol. She didn't actively lit distract from the really good movie.

I think she always has the same face. Resting bored face or something.


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And yet... if I don't remember it... did she really impart it well?

Doesn't matter. She is a capable actor, but I don't get Sigourney Weaver vibes from her in Alien. She OWNED Ripley. Better movie by far though, so that could be a part of it.
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Posted 27 November 2021 - 08:33 AM

Poor Stewart, in Twilight she always looked like she was desperate to poop. Incidentally, Apt made a glowing review of Twilight when it came out.
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Posted 30 November 2021 - 06:26 PM

Watched Atlas Shrugged 1 just now and moved right into Atlas Shrugged 2.
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Posted 30 November 2021 - 07:08 PM

I haven't heard there was an Atlas Shrugged movie, let alone three of them.

https://en.m.wikiped...ed_(film_series)

Looking at their budget and profit, I can see why.

Why would they make three of these films if they lose money on every edition? This has to be some kind of Hollywood scam.
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Posted 30 November 2021 - 08:03 PM

View PostAptorian, on 30 November 2021 - 07:08 PM, said:

I haven't heard there was an Atlas Shrugged movie, let alone three of them.

https://en.m.wikiped...ed_(film_series)

Looking at their budget and profit, I can see why.

Why would they make three of these films if they lose money on every edition? This has to be some kind of Hollywood scam.


I'll do you one better, why would anyone make films based on Atlas Shrugged at all?
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Posted 01 December 2021 - 12:00 AM

The ultimate tribute to Ayn Rand: a vanity project.
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