Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by 8Fingers, Mar 10, 2011.
Sunshine is a neat movie. Definitely doesn't get mentioned enough imo.
It was (one of) the Halloween episode(s).
The house in question - I'm not sure what it has been in recently. I know it was in Return to Salem's Lot, way back long before I lived here, but there are still film crews popping up outside of the house every few years to film it. The reason I am privy to that is because I drive by the house on the way to and from work. I usually check in the newspaper or ask around what movie is being filmed there, and I only vaguely remember once a guy at work knew about the movie they were making at the time, and he told me the name of the movie, and I even tracked down a trailer for it about a year later, but since forgot what it was. All I remember about the movie was that it was some sort of thriller but it didn't strike me as being particularly thrilling or memorable from the trailer, then I never saw the actual movie. Sorry that's not much help.
All of them are on Tubi.
Oh god... You're on of those people...
Last night's Joe Bob special (Halloween Hoedown) was the absolute worst he's ever done. It was truly awful. 6 hours for two 90 minute films, with the remaining three hours taken up by David Gordon Green and Jason Blum. They had zero to do with the films being shown (well, David was apparently a fan of the first film, whatever that is worth), and they spent the majority of the time talking about fucking Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills. This was basically (most likely paid) product placement, as evidenced by the fact that a "Blumhouse Productions" pumpkin was seen in the majority of wide shots of Joe Bob.
David was marginally entertaining and relatable, I guess, but Jason is nothing but a grifter, and it is completely gross. He only discovered horror 17 years ago, when he realized he could make a name for himself putting out tons of garbage (occasional gems almost seem as if by accident). Joe Bob, if memory serves, tried to compare him to Roger fucking Corman, which I could not believe, and that was about the moment I couldn't give a fuck less about this thing. This was during Terror Train, which I absolutely love.
Apparently, DGG and Blum picked this films (which I doubt), and according to Joe Bob, he wanted them to debut Halloween Kills a week ahead of the theaters and Peacock. They apparently laughed about that for a good long while, then he brought up Halloween (2018), I believe, which they also laughed off, because basically, Shudder and AMC doesn't want to or can't spend the money. So basically, what we got, was a 3 hour long advertisement for some shitty, played out Halloween sequel, with the occasional annoyance (to them) of a fucking film.
If they do this again, I will be done with the series as a whole. At least when Joe Bob had Corman, Kaufman, etc. on The Last Drive-In, they were entertaining, loved the films, and so on. With Blum, he was just such a smarmy cunt, that I couldn't care less what he had to say. This was the only time where I had ZERO interest in the Joe Bob segments at all. Typically, even with a film I don't care for, the Joe Bob segments will at least bring some interesting tidbits up or whatever, but no. Joe Bob showed a film about a teenage prostitute killing a murderous would-be John, because his real name is John, and he got prostituted out by his pimp, Shudder.
0/4 stars. Spaced Out Ace says DON'T check it out.
I finally got around to watching Snyder's cut of Justice League.
I liked it. I was..dare say I.... entertained.
Imho....it's way better than the joss whedon one (which was really awful, and borderline unwatchable).
I didn't expect to actually like it. Color (colour?) me surprised.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Its still comedy genius. My only gripe is the usual John Hughes "Little Rich Kid" with parental issues, but at least Cam is loveable and funny too so its always been a small gripe.
I still laugh out loud at this film
I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I was super, SUPER pumped the first time I saw that commercial that I can't remember what it was for but it came across like a trailer for a new Ferris Bueller's Day Off with him skipping out on work. So bummed it ended up being a regular commercial.
I was looking on youtube for some Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom II documentary and stumbled across this. It was made contemporary during the time of the war and released the year before the fall of Saigon. I have no idea how I never heard of this film. It is really great if you are into the history of our wars and how fucked up they are. It is crazy how Iraq and Afghanistan were literally Vietnam sequels with the same script.
This one really focuses on the self-righteous militarism as a religion that makes up so much of American culture. I look at the parades and the speeches at schools and remember my childhood being similar. Singing about fighting in god's army when I was a small child in Sunday school. Being divided into teams of us vs them in every facet of life from sports to math competitions. Boy scouts. ROTC. I used to watch every war movie and documentary I could get my hands on. I collected Desert Storm trading cards in elementary school. I was raised and trained to be a killer of the enemies of the American way of life. Somehow, when I finally got to Iraq for my chance to kill some towel-headed haji terrorists, I couldn't find the monsters I was supposed to be looking for and only found other humans. Then little by little, I began to find the reality I was raised and trained to believe in and defend did not actually exist and that I was used as a pawn to make rich people richer.
I saw the new Bond last weekend. First half was great, some of the best Bond there is but the second half lost me. A bit to much spoon-feeding and felt like there was a lot of re-writes and edits but nice to be back in the cinema after nearly 20 months. Looking forward to seeing DUNE next.
Holy shit. Hellraiser: Inferno (I think that's the fifth one's subtitle) is horrendously bad. This would've been better as a 30-40 minute piece in a Hellraiser anthology film (at this point in the series, this might've been a better idea as opposed to several meh, direct to DVD releases, but alas). For fuck's sake, Pinhead makes a cameo towards the end of the film, it is some vague, half assed morality tale, and like I said, would've made a better 30-40 minute piece in an anthology film.
I also started Hellraiser: Hellseeker last night, and Dimension brings back Ashley Laurence (mmm, Ashley Laurence), just to have her in the film sparingly. Apparently, they gave her just enough to put a down payment on a fridge. This, too, from what I saw before falling asleep, would've made a better piece in an anthology film.
As for the new Bond film, I saw Phoebe Waller-Bridge was attached and noped the fuck out. The films have been vaguely disparaging towards the title character since the Brosnan era, and increasingly moreso with Craig. There are only 24 Bond films, and the next film will likely be worse. The rest is fan fic trash.
I'm not gonna lie. I was looking forward to seeing actress, Kari Wuhrer (from Thinner) in Hellraiser: Deader (2005). I had no idea she was going to be in the movie until I saw her name in the credits when the film started. Opinions about that movie aside, the one good thing about the Hellraiser movies is that they absolutely do not discriminate on who and how they torture/kill people.
Saw the James Bond too. Must admit that it ends the Craig saga on a good note. I looooved Casino Royale, which is one of the best Bond movie to me, at least in my Top 5.
Quantum was average, I hated Skyfall and Spectre ( I'm sure that Mendes directing adds to the hype, like a Tarantino movie etc...) that were boring, dull and uninteresting. The Blofeld revelation was just dumb as f...k
This one is (a bit long) cool to watch, great scenes, some balls for the screenplay, and Craig looks much more invested and not as bored as before. Nice directing too (wasn't expecting less from Fukunaga).
Gotta see Dune and the Last Duel now !!!
No Time to Die: Definitely on par with Casino Royale for me. I rewatched all the Craig era films leading up to this one, and I enjoyed the journey Craig's Bond takes. This movie nails that visceral feeling that the action sequences in Casino Royale that I love (eg the staircase and bathroom fight scenes). The fight scenes are generally short and brutal, as befitting a guy as well trained as Bond is supposed to be. Fukunaga and his director of photography had some super creative shots like the mercenaries Australian rappelling down a building and the camera inverts with them and also reorients when they breach, as though it was a 1st person shot. There's a really sick staircase fight where it feels like one giant tracking sequence which was also excellent. There is some incredible set designs as well, though I can't really talk too much about them without giving stuff away.
Story wise it's a bit long in the tooth and the actress that's playing the new 007 is relatively unpleasant at first, but she becomes tolerable by the end. The way they closed the loop with Seydoux's character, and fleshed out her story was really well done. Her relationship with Bond is really the crux of the film, and the way the dynamic unfolds makes the ending hit much harder.
Malek's character unfortunately kind of flops at the end. He feels too much like Silva did in Skyfall, where he's built up to be a cunning adversary, but at the end of all he's just a mutilated nut job.
I think this is Ridley Scott's best work in years tbh. He took everything he learned on Robin Hood/Kingdom of Heaven, and applied it here.
The fight scenes are short, nasty and particularly brutal. I loved the choreography because they actually incorporated a lot of HEMA into the fight scenes. There was plenty of half handing blades, mordhau (using the crossguard as a pick/hammer), pommel strikes, and other stuff that tickles my martial arts nerd brain. Scott and his fight coordinators already dabbled in this with Robin Hood/Kingdom of Heaven, but they really doubled down on it here. It's some of the best HEMA fighting I've seen on screen in recent years.
The music is very eerie, and sparsely orchestrated. There's a lot of use of siren type voices, and wolf howls throughout the film. Overall it sets a certain tone but it's not a particularly compelling score imo.
The film has a very dark and dreary color palette with most everything feeling very desaturated and blue. Kind of like what he did with Robin Hood/Kingdom of Heaven. The sets/costumes/makeup fx makes everything/everyone feel grimy and beaten up, just like they did with Robin Hood/Kingdom of Heaven. It's especially apparent with Damon's character, whose body and armor bears a mass of scars from his life as a career soldier.
Matt Damon doesn't even bother with an accent most of the film, which is hilarious to me. His mullet is strangely awesome in a "so bad it's good" way.
Ben Affleck attempts some sort of poncy british accent, and Adam Driver vaguely does as well. The rest of the cast have a mishmash of very british accents, to vaguely french leaning. It's one of the most jarring things about the film for me.
The whole multiple perspectives on an event has been in film before, but it's all a matter of execution. Scott doesn't dick around and has no problem editing the later perspectives for the sake of brevity. He gets straight to how their perspectives differ, then advances the overall story a ways. The thing I really enjoyed about the film, is how much the character's perception changes the scene. In one scene, Damon is the hero, in another, he's a prideful buffoon. In one scene Driver thinks he's in love and getting overt signals, in another he's just being manipulated. None of the characters are inherently reliable narrators, and that makes the movie more interesting imo.
I'd say both films are worth a watch
Saw No Time to Die this evening and really enjoyed it, little shocked tbh but I'd def agree it's up there with Casino Royale for me and a really fitting closure to Daniel Craig as Bond. Few grips for me are already well known from reviews: Maleks villian is a weak one, similar to some of the other weaker villians across the whole franchise like Hugo Drax or Stromberg. Lashana Lynch's double 0 wasn't in it enough and was a bit wasted. Ana de Armas excellent Paloma character got more to do in her short appearance than Lynch did pretty much the whole film. But tbf this was a Craig/Bond farewell vehicle and as far as that goes it was great. His action/fight scenes where brutal and excellent same as Casinos were. Lot of fanboy nods to the past era's of Bond as well that are really good, not forced or contrived. Definitely a really fitting finale to the Craig era of James Bond.
Watched Halloween Kills. I personally enjoyed it.
Watched Halloween Kills. It's pretty bad, but that still puts it above much of the series. HUGE step down from the last movie, though. I'd rank them something like this:
Halloween III (mainly for entertainment/wtf value, but I have watched it more than any other sequel)
Halloween 2 (2009)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween 6 (either version)
Disclaimer: I've only seen H20, Resurrection, and 2018 once each so I'm not totally sure on their placements.
Joe Bob is really showing himself to be a disingenuous corporate shill with this shit.
"But the reason I say the movie is ballsy is that this is the first Halloween movie—how many have there been? an even dozen?—in which Michael doesn’t die."
Seriously, what the fuck are you talking about Joe Bob? He doesn't die in 1, 5, 6, and HR. As in the film verifies before the credits roll that he is not dead. I get it, you got paid off and need to shill this shit, but can you at least use your brain while doing so? I KNOW he knows this, so this just annoys the shit out of me.
Who is the killer in RZH2?