Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Mano, Sep 4, 2017.
What does the government have to do with Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
I finally saw infinity war. It was a good movie but I think the best part of it is how they set up the future of the franchises
Dirty Dancing - strange movie to become such a hit. Way too slow, and the plot was really contrived around some dance numbers.
Patrick Swayze is the perfect example of how likability and good movie choices can overcome mediocre talent.
Jennifer Grey is the perfect example of how actresses should think really hard before getting plastic surgery. There was no reason to fix that nose.
Really liked the Amy Winehouse doc. I definitely viewed her as a 2 dimensional character when she was alive and a megastar but the movie is heart breaking. She was surrounded by some grade A scumbags in her inner circle and she correctly predicted that she would not be able to handle fame..
I saw Red Dragon for the first time. Not nearly as good as Silence of the Lambs but a decent watch.
Tully - This one really connected with my wife (she having had our two kids 17 months apart recently). Charlize Theron gives a pretty raw performance of a wife/mother and the deleterious effects that postpartum depression can have.
Isle of Dogs - I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Wes Anderson has always had a striking visual style and it translates well to the stop-motion genre. @CardiacAndre7 check it out if you haven't already.
Justice League - I'm not sure why I try and keep up with as many of the blockbusters as I do. At least it was better than Batman v Superman (not saying much).
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Some great performances but the big event that occurs about halfway through ended up feeling like the emotional climax of the movie and kind of took the steam out of the rest of the film. Other things happened of course but they were all reactionary and I guess I was hoping that it would help propel the second half of the film to some kind of conclusion. Seems the point was more to feel the hopelessness. I would've given the supporting nod to Woody over Rockwell.
I think I just watched an acid trip double feature (without actually ingesting any chemical substances).
"Higher Power" was a small budget sci fi thriller. Can't say much about it without spoiling it. A massive blast of gamma radiation is heading directly towards earth that will wipe us all out. A man that has thrown his life away is trying desperately to pull himself back together and reunite with his two estranged daughters. It is actually related. Some decent CGI for the scale of the film, interesting visuals. I enjoyed the first 2 or 3 seasons of "Eureka." The sheriff's daughter from that was one of the daughters in this film. I'd completely forgotten about her.
"How to Talk to Girls at Parties"...marketed as a indie odd ball comedy. It wasn't. Aliens (space aliens, not people from other countries just to clarify) hanging out in the suburbs of England for a little R and R and cultural enrichment. Mixed together with 3 adolescent boys caught up in the punk rock revolution. The big reveal a bit over halfway through really caught me off guard, not comedic at all. The aliens have some different customs than us earthlings. Definitely trippy. I kind of enjoyed it. The cast were mostly unknowns except for Elle Fanning.
oops, have to edit this to add that Nicole Kidman is definitely not an unknown actress, former A lister who isn't the box office draw she used to be
Tully had a good ending.
Deadpool 2-Couldn’t see this in the theater, but it was really strong. Just as funny as the last one with tons of rewatchability.
I've seen bits and pieces of "Ted 2" on tv, haven't watched the whole thing. Never really sucked me in. Just saw the last little bit, the Comic Con scene is pretty funny. Patrick Warburton dressed up as The Tick being a total d*** and picking on a bunch of attendees, and then Sam Jones/Flash Gordon attacking Mark Wahlberg's character and starting a brawl with all the cosplay/comic book nerds, good stuff!
Separate names with a comma.