- Dec 12, 2008
- Reaction score
Finished it.I'm just starting Home Team on Netflix.
I'm a big Adam Sandler fan, so not sure what to think about this yet. From first impression, I really don't want to see them make Sean Payton a loveable family man. Because he's still a walking butthole.
All 3 made the grade. Also glad to see Summer of Soul get nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Penelope Cruz a Best Actress nod.Speaking of, these would be the top 3 movies I have seen and hope get Best Picture nominations in order of preference.
2. Licorice Pizza
3. Nightmare Alley
Odds on favorite for the Best Documentary Oscar. If it doesn't I may have a full on temper tantrum. Also the soundtrack is really good, despite no Stevie Wonder.I saw Summer of Soul today, just tremendous. What a great experience in a theater but I am sure will play well at home too. Directed by Questlove, he weaves it all very well into a great story. Whomever filmed the footage originally in 1969 did a fantastic job.
It features Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Staples Family, Sly & the Family Stone, Mahelia Jackson, Nina Simone and other greats.
Saw The Batman on Monday. Solid movie. 3 hours was rough, I drank a lot of bottomless diet coke and ended up in the rest room a couple of times. But I picked good moments to go (I think)I have been to three movies since they "came back".
Last Night in Soho
I enjoyed Licorice Pizza the best but all were very good imo.
I should have snuck in a six-pack instead of just the one beer it was that long...Saw The Batman on Monday. Solid movie. 3 hours was rough, I drank a lot of bottomless diet coke and ended up in the rest room a couple of times. But I picked good moments to go (I think)
I really liked the Gotham City they protrayed. Maybe a little fakey in how awful it was, but it is a comic book movie. I think this movie set things up well for some good sequels. Transformed to worrying only about vengeance into worrying about people and having a heart.
In the good old days --- wear tube socks with boots, and you can easily smuggle in a pint of booze.I should have snuck in a six-pack instead of just the one beer it was that long...
I just use my wife as a "mule". She has a large purse...In the good old days --- wear tube socks with boots, and you can easily smuggle in a pint of booze.
buy a big pop at the concession stand, drink part of the pop, pour in the booze and you're set. Although I did have a buddy pass out during "Apocalypse Now" after using this method.
some people just like movies where s*it blows up. and Michael Bay can blow up s*hit better than anyone. plus, he doesn't waste your time with plots or realistic characters........Not a review....but I just heard a commercial for Michael Bay's new movie AmbuLAnce that they've been promoting for what feels like half a year. In it they brag about how it's Bay's highest scored Rotten Tomatoes movie. "Including 'The Rock'....and everybody LOVES 'The Rock'."
Out of morbid curiosity I looked at Rotten Tomatoes and found that the critics have it at 68%. Lol. The thing is that all his other directed movies are lower.
Found that to be a super funny selling point in this ad.
some people just like movies where s*it blows up. and Michael Bay can blow up s*hit better than anyone. plus, he doesn't waste your time with plots or realistic characters........
yeah, I've seen that trailer a lot, and every time I see it, it makes me less interested in watching that movie.
also saw an interview where Bay admitted that Spielberg told him to stop making "Transformers" movies. that was hilarious.
on a tangent - stumbled across a You Tube site called "Good Bad Flicks." the host makes fun of bad movies. the guy is pretty funny, and the videos are reasonably short.
When they block a road in the old city they block a road. Tho I recall the imax is in Westminster but same same.Just got back from Get Back on IMAX, totally delightful. It was barely over an hour long. Damn you London police!
Actually the sideshow with the cops elevated the drama. Being familiar with those Beatles songs almost my whole life, it struck me as how cool it would have been as a passerby to hear all the tunes fresh in that setting. Would have been awestruck, I imagine. Though I wasn't even a month old when filmed.
Favorite part was watching the entire band with their wives and girlfriends after the gig listening to some of the playback. They seemed just giddy with what they pulled off.
Never understood people who despise subtitles. I liked this one too. Really had no idea where it was going as the opening act is just so bad. But it was worth sticking with.I heard about a movie called 'One Cut of the Dead' a year back or so. It is a low budget comedy/horror film out of Japan that was made on a shoestring budget. Decided to watch it after stumbling upon it this evening.
Deserves all the prop given. The goofs were funny as intended....and while I kept expecting a misfire or two....those never came.
Overall....really inventive idea. Broken up into a few distinct parts that flow together well at the end. Give it a shot....and fight through the shock of subtitles for at least the first 20-25 minutes.
This spring I have seen 4 movies with subtitles, and recommend all 4 strongly.Never understood people who despise subtitles. I liked this one too. Really had no idea where it was going as the opening act is just so bad. But it was worth sticking with.
Agreed...People miss a lot of amazing films because of aversion to subtitles.This spring I have seen 4 movies with subtitles, and recommend all 4 strongly.
Parallel Mothers (Spanish)
The Worst Person in the World (Norwegian)
Drive My Car (Japanese + a little bit of others)
CODA (American sign language)
I have even become adept at multi-tasking and being able to enjoy my popcorn while reading the screen. If anything they bring the viewer even more into the experience. If one checks their phone during the film, just like that...lost.