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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2940 on: April 11, 2018, 05:35:15 AM »
A Quiet Place.  7.5/10
Some things about the story don't seem to hold up to scrutiny.
That's the feeling I had.  Maybe I blanked out for a few seconds, but all of a sudden the house started to flood.  OK, it was raining outside, but houses are built for that.  Now the basement is filling up, and people might be drowned or forced out to face the monsters.  Where was that much water coming from?  Outside, nothing was flooding.  It was just raining.   I said to myself, "Don't dwell on it.  It's a horror story.  Just go with it."  LOL

Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2941 on: April 11, 2018, 01:38:05 PM »
That's the feeling I had.  Maybe I blanked out for a few seconds, but all of a sudden the house started to flood.  OK, it was raining outside, but houses are built for that.  Now the basement is filling up, and people might be drowned or forced out to face the monsters.  Where was that much water coming from?  Outside, nothing was flooding.  It was just raining.   I said to myself, "Don't dwell on it.  It's a horror story.  Just go with it."  LOL

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Offline Cavebear

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2942 on: April 13, 2018, 12:44:23 AM »
That seems a bit over enthusiastic.  Were you on something when you watched it?  That's how I reacted to Dr. Strange after I had a shot of Dexamethasone.

Oh do I wish, LOL!  But I've stayed off of everything but wine and cigs since college.  And lest you think I disapprove of other stuff, if cannabis comes to MD legally, I will be there in line. for the brownies.  I am just habitually legal in my old age...  LOL!
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2943 on: April 17, 2018, 08:28:44 AM »
@Cavebear

You mentioned once that you could not find anyplace to rent Dr. Strange and hadn't seen it.  This week it finally showed up at Redbox.  It might be available at other sources now, since I doubt that Redbox has any special exclusive rights.

Online Hydra009

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2944 on: April 17, 2018, 10:58:42 AM »
Isle of Dogs.  Bad movie, bad.  *rolls up newspaper*  1 milk bone out of 17.

I liked the art style.  That's literally the only good thing I can say about this movie.

First off, there's this really annoying, bombastic drumbeat all throughout the movie.  And while that worked in Dunkirk, it doesn't work for a boy-and-his-dog story.  This artificial tension utterly smothers the mood of otherwise touching scenes.

Secondly, everyone either whispers or screams their lines.  Given the bombastic drumline, the sound in this movie is deeply unpleasant.  Oh, and I hope you're fluent in Japanese, because a lot of it is untranslated.

The characters are either forgettable or unlikable.  And the plot is more anvilicious and black-and-white than the old Captain Planet cartoons.  The writing was absolutely dreadful.  Put it this way, it looks like something that Jerry from Rick and Morty would write.

The pacing was off, too.  It was simultaneously rushed and boring.  You don't get a chance to take everything in.  After the movie, I remarked, "It's like they're afraid of silence."
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Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2945 on: April 17, 2018, 11:57:05 AM »
Secondly, everyone either whispers or screams their lines.  Given the bombastic drumline, the sound in this movie is deeply unpleasant.  Oh, and I hope you're fluent in Japanese, because a lot of it is untranslated.

The characters are flat and unlikable.  And the plot is more anvilicious and black-and-white than the old Captain Planet cartoons.  The writing was absolutely dreadful.  Put it this way, it looks like something that Jerry from Rick and Morty would write.

The pacing was off, too.  It was simultaneously rushed and boring.  You don't get a chance to take everything in.  After the movie, I remarked, "It's like they're afraid of silence."
These observations could apply to Wes Anderson's recent movies, Moonrise Kingdom and Grand Budapest Hotel as well.  I have seen some of his other movies, but they weren't important enough for me to remember.  I'm pretty sure delivery of actors lines, flat and stilted characters, and odd pacing, are intentional.  You really have to go out of your way to direct an actor to portray such flaccid characters.  So I'm pretty sure the other qualities were intentional too.

I started noticing Anderson with Moonrise Kingdom.  I take an interest in offbeat movies that are weird, but the characters have to be totally harmless weird, not dangerous or perverted.  Evil is OK as long as it laughable.  I liked Moonrise, Budapest, and Dogs because of that, along with rest of Anderson's cinematic shenanigans.  Anderson is an odd duck with strange goals, and I find myself wondering what he's doing half the time, and I have no answers.  I think he's just being weird.  Another thing I wondered over when I've watched these three movies, is, "What on Earth appeals to me here to keep me coming back?"  I can't answer that either.  I'd give the three movies, a collective 7/10, just based on the movie experience for myself.  If I had to score content, character development, and script, it would be a 3 or 4.  If I had to explain the purpose of the movie, I would abstain.  I don't know if there is purpose.

Anderson isn't going to appeal to everyone.  Saying he's an acquired taste would sound snobbish.  If he is an acquired taste, no one would be better off for acquiring such a taste.  It's not like I believe there is anything profound under all the gibberish.  I don't think there is.  I don't think any of it means anything when it comes right down to it.  It's just a strange and unreal experience.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #2946 on: April 19, 2018, 01:31:32 AM »
NOOOO!!!

I wanted to like the new Oz film.  Don't tell me it's crappy!   <!-- s:( -->:(<!-- s:( -->

Well, I will watch the original "The Wiz"...
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