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#12341 User is offline   amphibian 

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Posted 06 November 2022 - 08:32 PM

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Posted 08 November 2022 - 03:16 PM

 worry, on 05 November 2022 - 10:54 PM, said:

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story ó I liked it! It starts out kinda like Walk Hard, but eventually it has more bonkers humor that isnít strictly biopic parody. The Hollywood pool party scene is a highlight, and the finale is very funny. Itís a little too long I think, but oh well.


I take it this film is mostly fiction? Like from what I've read it doesn't sound like Weird Al in terms of he's always had quite a family friendly image but this film seems quite insane (in a good way).
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Posted 08 November 2022 - 03:53 PM

 Tiste Simeon, on 08 November 2022 - 03:16 PM, said:

 worry, on 05 November 2022 - 10:54 PM, said:

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story ó I liked it! It starts out kinda like Walk Hard, but eventually it has more bonkers humor that isnít strictly biopic parody. The Hollywood pool party scene is a highlight, and the finale is very funny. Itís a little too long I think, but oh well.


I take it this film is mostly fiction? Like from what I've read it doesn't sound like Weird Al in terms of he's always had quite a family friendly image but this film seems quite insane (in a good way).


It's a Weird Al Song of a movie...a complete parody of the things that have happened in his life. It's entirely tongue-in-cheek, and ridiculous for the same reason. Quite ingenious really. It is loosely based on an old comedy skit "serious" trailer from the Funny Or Die guys.
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Posted 08 November 2022 - 05:27 PM

I definitely want to see it!
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Posted 11 November 2022 - 12:14 PM

Re-watching KUNG FU HUSTLE for the 84th time (my wife has never seen it), and I still laugh my ass off at this flick. Love Stephen Chow's work (KING OF COMEDY, GOD OF COOKERY, SHAOLIN SOCCER)....has anyone seen THE MERMAID, or his JOURNEY TO THE WEST movies? I want to check them out....I would assume the quality is as high as I'd expect from him?

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Posted 11 November 2022 - 02:24 PM

Watched Everything, Everywhere, All at Once on my flights for my honeymoon last week.

What an entertaining movie! With my Chinese-American (she lived her first 8 years in China) wife by my side, she felt me laughing throughout the movie. Ludicrous, but also real (I had to play a couple parts for her, the mom was SO FAMILIAR to her and what she tells me) at the same time.

8 out of 10 for me.

Made it like 75% through Bullet Train as well. I had zero expectations, but this was super fun as well. I ran out of time on my flights, but will catch the end at some point when it is for free again.

Parts that I was watching was a 6.5 out of 10. Depending on ending could move up! Don't see it going down at all.
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Posted 14 November 2022 - 07:26 PM

Watched Black Adam this weekend. It was okay.

And that, I feel, is the worst thing it could be, because it was just okay.

I feel that if a movie is bad, at least you'll remember it for being bad. If it's really bad, a lot of people will want to see it just because they will want to know why it is so bad. A lot will even come back to watch it again.

If a movie is good, then by all means.

But when a movie is "just" okay? Well, that means it's forgettable. If it's just okay, then you're not going to remember it for long, because it didn't make much of an mark on you.

Black Adam was okay.
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Posted 18 November 2022 - 06:15 PM

Watched Get Out.

This film is a lot more basic than I expected. The way Get Out was getting talked about when it came out, I was thinking it would be a lot better.

The movie basically shows its hand in the first 30 minutes and then plays out exactly as you expect. It's not really a horror film. Not particularly psychological either except in the most generic sort og way.

Is it a "Black people in America so it's topical" thing?

What about Peele's other two movies. Are they any good? I heard Nope is like "Jaws from Space".

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Posted 18 November 2022 - 08:31 PM

Nope was rather disappointing, but Get Out and Us were fantastic. Not sure why you're tanking on Get Out so badly, maybe you had some spoilers before watching it? It is a great film, even upon a rewatch.
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Posted 18 November 2022 - 08:49 PM

 Gorefest, on 18 November 2022 - 08:31 PM, said:

Nope was rather disappointing, but Get Out and Us were fantastic. Not sure why you're tanking on Get Out so badly, maybe you had some spoilers before watching it? It is a great film, even upon a rewatch.


I think the problem is that I managed NOT to get any spoilers. This movie got a ton of buzz on release and as such I was expecting something special. The casting and writing is good but there's nothing else to surprise you. Maybe I'm just too jaded.

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Like it's not a poorly told story. It's just incredibly predictable and pedestrian in the telling. I was expecting some swerves or that the revelation was much deeper.
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Posted 18 November 2022 - 09:14 PM

You did pick up on the fact that

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Posted 18 November 2022 - 09:34 PM

I think a good bit of the social and historical subtext that heightens the impact and experience of the movie isn't something Apt cares that much about, so it's not ever going to land as well as something else would.

He's right that Peele isn't a bend your mind into pretzels story director tho.
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Posted 19 November 2022 - 07:06 AM

 Gorefest, on 18 November 2022 - 09:14 PM, said:

You did pick up on the fact that

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I got that part. It just seemed pointless except for the last scene.

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 amphibian, on 18 November 2022 - 09:34 PM, said:

I think a good bit of the social and historical subtext that heightens the impact and experience of the movie isn't something Apt cares that much about, so it's not ever going to land as well as something else would.

He's right that Peele isn't a bend your mind into pretzels story director tho.


I suspect this is it. If I was more attuned to the societal issues of America I'd maybe feel the tension or awkwardness more. Seen from the eyes of the protagonist much if it seems almost comedic.
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Posted 19 November 2022 - 06:34 PM

Watching Dogma.

I'd forgotten how good this film is. The overarching plot is rough. It's just a bunch sketches disguised as movie scenes. But it's funny, witty and full of great cameos.

Just watching young Ben Affleck and Matt Damon playing a bunch of Has Been Angels in 90s clothes is fascinating. There's Jay and Silent Bob. Selma Hayek as a stripper. Allan Rickman as the Metatron.

This movie is amazing.
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Posted 01 December 2022 - 06:07 PM

Hyyyyyyyype.


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Posted 01 December 2022 - 09:23 PM

Beast Wars/Machines is the best transformers.
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Posted 02 December 2022 - 12:17 PM

View Postamphibian, on 01 December 2022 - 09:23 PM, said:

Beast Wars/Machines is the best transformers.


Yep. 100%.
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Posted 02 December 2022 - 12:20 PM

Well this looks great! My faith in James Mangold to deliver a REALLY solid Indy movie is high.


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Posted 02 December 2022 - 09:15 PM

So recently we rewatched the Hobbit films for the first time since I originally saw them. Honestly, and this could be because my expectations were not as high, they were quite a lot of fun! Yes the CGI is a bit naff in places and they really dragged it out unnecessarily, but actually I enjoyed myself immensely.

Not a patch on LOTR of course, which we've now started watching for the who knows how many-th time!
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Posted 04 December 2022 - 11:09 AM

You are dead to me Tiste


In other news, we went to the cinema Friday night to watch Spirited, another take on a Christmas Carol. Was a lot of fun, I'm a huge fan of Reynolds and Ferrell, this was likely a part of it but wife loved it too
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