Recently watched movies!

Talk about anything on your mind!

Moderator: Controllers

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 pm

^ The comic story it's based off is the middle part of three parts which, when taken together, forms the middle part of the three-act structure of Hellboy's life. It was published roughly a decade and a half into the character's run... which just gives you a understanding of just how utterly wrong such a story is as square one in a new reboot.

Fans were absolutely perplexed by it, and by the Monday after its release had already seemingly forgot the film and we're more interested in the next issue of the comic book!
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:09 am

^ Who did Shane Black play?
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:27 am

klen7 wrote:^ Who did Shane Black play?


God dammit, I meant Ian McShane.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:36 am

Space Adventure Cobra

Hmmmm... Cobra is a character that could totally be revived in a new anime. He's basically just beefy Lupin in a Euro-comic influenced sci-fi setting.

Dolemite

I mean... uh, how can I explain? You know what? I'll just let the man himself explain it:

phpBB [media]
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:36 pm

^ Both of those are in the queue.

Watched 'A Simple Favor' last night - Kind of a dark comedy crossed with a murder thriller. Its like there were two different scripts, a dramatic "Gone Girl" script and a goofy "Paul Feig" script and the latter peaks out from time to time in sometimes clever and sometimes tonal whiplash ways. Not for the kiddos by any stretch.
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:49 pm

The Curse of La Llorona - This "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!" was dumb. Like really dumb. Not even a case of, "It's so bad it's good" type of thing going on here, just straight up dumb as "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!". Like I can't even be mad at it because of how dumb it was. It was no where near as bad as Hellboy, The Lion King, or Glass, but just as stupid. I guess I should have expected such given it is part of The Conjuring universe, but other other than one scene, it played every horror trope imaginable and played them beat by beat. Oh, and the ghost has got to be the most pathetic, weakest ghost in the history of cinema. Casper could whoop Llorona's ass. Overall, I'm going to give it a stupid ass 4/10 because it at least wasn't boring.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:58 pm

Ready or Not

Listen fellas: this is a new horror comedy in theaters right now. It's got a few twists, some wicked gore, and what is hopefully a star-making lead performance from actress Samara Weaving. This is one you're going to want to see in the theater, and if you don't and you see it at home in the next year or two you're going to be kicking yourself for missing it up on the big screen!
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:09 pm

^ It looks good, i just rarely get out to the theaters these days
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:15 pm

lhb412 wrote:Ready or Not

Listen fellas: this is a new horror comedy in theaters right now. It's got a few twists, some wicked gore, and what is hopefully a star-making lead performance from actress Samara Weaving. This is one you're going to want to see in the theater, and if you don't and you see it at home in the next year or two you're going to be kicking yourself for missing it up on the big screen!


We might go see it next weekend, but we're not sure yet (mostly because of time). I'm a little bit skeptical because 1, the trailer showed way too much and 2, it looks like it is just The World's Most Dangerous Game but with a woman.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:48 pm

*sigh*

I say it's a rollicking horror comedy that should be seen on the big screen. I stand by my statement.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:39 am

Godzilla KoTM This was a pretty inevitable day one purchase for me. I saw it twice in the theater, and THIS was my third viewing. I really like this film, what can I say? It delivered exactly what I expected and wanted- No more, no less, so rare in this day and age. I'm often accused of viewing older things with *Nostalgia Glasses*, what is the opposite of that? The *New Girlfriend Effect*? Because I really like this movie, and right now, I could probably be accused of heresy as to where I would place it in the overall ranking of Godzilla films, but I figure I'll give it some time, maybe a couple years before I finally determine where it will settle in the overall film series. I've heard some people be critical in that fans of certain genres shouldn't make films about them. However I've experienced examples of both fans and non fans ruining things I enjoy. In this case however, I think it was a good thing. Truth be told, if I were able to direct a Godzilla film it would probably be very similar. Not 100% because every director has their own vision, but in the ballpark lets say (no pun intended). I only wish that Toho didn't put a price tag on every kaiju. While the originals had cool designs, my one complaint is that we didn't see enough of them. One could pretty clearly see though, if LP/Dougherty would have been allowed, those ALL would have been other Toho kaiju.
There are no more good TV Shows, only ones that haven't disappointed me yet.
O.Supreme
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 3467
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:02 pm
Location: Born in the Bay Area, but stuck in Sacto

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby jellydonut25 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:49 am

lhb412 wrote:*sigh*

I say it's a rollicking horror comedy that should be seen on the big screen. I stand by my statement.

I think it's "worth seeing on the big screen" only because it's funny, clever, creative, unique, and not intended to spawn a cinematic universe or franchise. It's the exact type of movie people say they always want. There it is. Go see it.

I loved it. Samara Weaving CRUSHES it. It's one of my favorites of the year.
Gills.

My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection:
http://jellydonut25.filmaf.com/owned
User avatar
jellydonut25
Controller
 
Posts: 18874
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:18 am
Location: Houston, TX via Buffalo, NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:14 am

Looks like we will be able to go see it on Friday after all, so we grabbed our tickets.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:36 am

^ cool cool cool
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:55 pm

The Ewok Adventure Caravan of Courage - This was one of Mrs. Klen7s favorite movies as a kid. No additional commentary to add.
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby XvGojira » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:55 pm

klen7 wrote:The Ewok Adventure Caravan of Courage - This was one of Mrs. Klen7s favorite movies as a kid. No additional commentary to add.


I've been meaning to watch those two Ewok movies. I haven't seen them since I was a wee-tot. I mean, I've seen the Holiday special more times than most sane people, so why not this.
User avatar
XvGojira
Burning Godzilla
 
Posts: 4069
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:29 am
Location: Grand Rapids

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:20 pm

Definitely watch 'Caravan of Courage' before 'Battle for Endor' to get the full impact of the opener on BfE
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:42 pm

Aquaman - Honestly surprised this was as well received as it was - i guess people like the actor, because most of the dialogue was cringe-worthy and some of the CG looked painfully unfinished. Very underwhelming, coupled with a long runtime. I normally enjoy James Wan but the characters and plot are so thin, it feels like he acted as more of producer on this. Not a fan
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:14 pm

^ I enjoyed that one! I mean, maybe some of the CGI seemed unfinished, but the entire film was so cartoony I don't think anything stood out. It was like the Flash Gordon movie from the 1980s or like a film version of a kind of fantasy scene you'd see airbrushed on the side of a van. Just whole-hog absurdity. Every crazy thing from the silver age comics with no concern at all about modernizing or making it gritty! He rides a sea-horse!

Also, great use of bright, vibrant colors and James Wan's directorial style shines through through most of the movie, whether it's action scenes or dialogue scenes. Deficits I think a lot of superhero movies have these days.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:46 am

klen7 wrote:Aquaman - Honestly surprised this was as well received as it was - i guess people like the actor, because most of the dialogue was cringe-worthy and some of the CG looked painfully unfinished. Very underwhelming, coupled with a long runtime. I normally enjoy James Wan but the characters and plot are so thin, it feels like he acted as more of producer on this. Not a fan


Aquaman was fantastic. Sure, it isn't perfect, but it fits quite well with the Phase 1 Marvel movies, it doesn't feature a single ounce of Batman, had a lot of really cool looking underwater scenes, he wore his orange costume, and most importantly, I felt like I was watching an Aquaman comic on the big screen. It's easily the best non-Batman related super hero movie DC has done. Oh, and Black Manta is by far the best villain they have done since Joker in The Dark Knight.

Anyway, Ready or Not was excellent. I would say it could be the best horror movie fo 2019, but It and Doctor Sleep have yet to come out.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby klen7 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:16 am

I'd put it on par with Thor 2 for story, but i can't think of any MCU movie with dialogue strung together like this - it feels more like Bayformers in that regard. by the time the giant animated battle rolls around I was ready for it to be over regardless of how cool the dinosaurs, crab people, sea horses and sharks were. -- i really thinks this comes down to how you feel about Jason Momoa as an actor and this came across as Frat-boy Conan.

lhb412 wrote:Also, great use of bright, vibrant colors and James Wan's directorial style shines through through most of the movie, whether it's action scenes or dialogue scenes. Deficits I think a lot of superhero movies have these days.

I did enjoy the bright lights, and the well lit action sequence in the Mediterranean was refreshing, but outside of the short bar scene with his dad at the beginning (which is interrupted with "comedy") there isn't much in the way of what i'd consider dialogue scenes, it's one action sequence leading into another like a Bayformers movie complete with RPGs and machine guns being shot inside a submarine, to extended CG animated sequences with people throwing lava at each other.

I know I won't always agree with everyone on a flick, but this one perplexed me.
User avatar
klen7
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 7302
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
Location: beyond your peripheral vision

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:59 pm

It - Had to get ready for Part 2 this Friday. 10/10.
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:23 pm

Ichi the Killer

This is another one of those movies I read a review of when I was 15 and I'm just now, 16 years later, watching. Its reputation as being the most debauched, morally repulsive movie ever is... I mean, it's not quite that. It's obvious Takeshi Miike is trying to push your buttons, but ultimately I think he's too empathetic a director to make something truly repulsive.

Spoiler Below:
I was really surprised by how morally he comes down on everything in the finale. There could be a danger in a film like this of making these sadistic killers too cool and fun that the audience may mistake them for role models, but the end of this movie really shows them all as sad and pathetic. Kakihara, the character the movie spent the most time on establishing as super-cool, ultimately can't have the awesome, macho death he desires so he has to hallucinate one. Even the character who "wins" is a mess, realizing there's nothing to live for after he's gotten his revenge and hanging himself.


The best part of the film is watching all these tough looking yakuza be constantly on edge around Kakihara because they're never quite sure when they're around him if they're about to see something absolutely horrific.

A couple of kaiju movie veterans in this one as well.

Midsommar

I missed this film as it ended its first run a month or so ago. I actually got to the theater during one of the last showings at the time and, thanks to an incredibly slow clerk and a few old ladies ahead of me making me even more late, I decided it just wasn't to be. Happily, the director's cut, a full three hours long (!), came back into theaters this weekend!

It's quite good, and a remarkably well assembled and realized world into itself, but I don't think it's a match for either The Wicker Man or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the two films it feels like a combined remake of.
User avatar
lhb412
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 15609
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:11 pm

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Benjamin Haines » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 pm

Ready or Not (2019) - Awesome from beginning to end. Another horror highlight in what's been a fantastic decade for horror movies. Samara Weaving owns the film with her star performance and that's even with a strong ensemble of actors all around. One of the best films of the year and absolutely worth seeing on the big screen.
Image
User avatar
Benjamin Haines
Meltdown Godzilla
 
Posts: 5471
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:38 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Recently watched movies!

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:30 am

Benjamin Haines wrote:Ready or Not (2019) - Awesome from beginning to end. Another horror highlight in what's been a fantastic decade for horror movies. Samara Weaving owns the film with her star performance and that's even with a strong ensemble of actors all around. One of the best films of the year and absolutely worth seeing on the big screen.


Yeah, this year has been killing it with horror with the likes of Ready or Not, Happy Death Day 2U, and Us. I hope It 2, Doctor Sleep, The Lighthouse, and Antlers continues that aspect.

On the other hand, we do have another remake of Black Christmas...
Image
User avatar
Dr Kain
Millennium Godzilla
 
Posts: 11834
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm
Location: Englewood CO but originally from Buffalo NY

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest