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Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Lulu Parrot, Oct 31, 2013.
Did they even include his "voice" cameo?
Grandma alternately made noises like, "Popcorn stuff, hey?" and, "Good eye candy for you, hey?"
It didn't take. I hardly remember it, even though I've been in love with Cameron Diaz since The Mask. I'm pretty sure they all lived, but I really didn't care, and I had no iota of interest in seeing the inevitable sequel. Just ugh.
I didn't get the appeal at all, even with half naked girls (lol).
Daughter wanted to watch The Rite tonight. It was pretty all right I'm glad they didn't stick on a "These are true events" tag, and admitted that it was 'inspired' by a book, because some of the stuff was pretty silly (they were in Vatican City and the almost-a-priest-but-struggling-with-unbelief guy didn't think to get a real priest/exorcist when Anthony Hopkins started demoning out? He suddenly knew EXACTLY how to perform an exorcism?) Still, I enjoyed it and Hopkins gave such a nuanced performance when he could have easily gotten away with the most egregious scenery chewing--that was quite lovely. Rutger Hauer was a nice surprise, and Ciaran Hinds gave his usual good performance, too. I'd probably watch it again.
I love the movie, I watched it about two or three months ago, and it comes out I was deeply impressed by it, as now I really want to rewatch it, too. I would also like to read the book, I am thinking of purchasing it now...
I was thinking the same thing about the book. I'd like to know more about the real priests involved and what really happened.
Tonight's feature was the 2005 remake of The Fog. It was okay (Tom Welling makes good eye candy--lol). The cast was interesting, it had decent special effects and a less intrusive than most remakes back story. Main problem was that they didn't seem to have an exit strategy for the movie; it just sort of petered out. I'm under the impression that there was likely another plan for the story and studio fingers started messing with the pie--making suggestions to 'punch it up'--and it backfired. Anyway, decent enough way to spend 90 mins
What If? - likeable romance with no surprises
Lucy - preposterous but enjoyable
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For - violent noire crim comic adaptation, like its predecessor
If I Stay. Expected more of this movie, just a usual melodrama... Though, I enjoy every movie with Chloe Moretz, she is great.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Extremely funny, really good comedy.
Popeye (1980) Robin Williams
I'm a big fan of director Robert Altman. I love how he would never do what was expected with the stories he did. But even as a big Robert Altman fan, I can only say Popeye is so-so (which is probably a much better review than most people give it ). The problem is with the boring script. There is a lot to like about the flick like the great sets and characters. It looks fantastic and it looks as much like a live comic strip as anything I've seen. But ultimately, looking great just isn't enough and the weak story drags this down.
People really hated this when it was released because they were expecting the cartoon version of Popeye but this movie is based on the original comic strip. The movie was a little ahead of it's time that way. Anyway, with a better story, this could have been a good one.
35mm print of NOTLD. It was too kewl for school!
Just finished Catching Fire. Definitely better than the first film. I still think the casting is hanky for the three leads, but whatever. It made me want to see what they do with the next film, especially as the third book was the weakest of the trilogy by far.
The Love Punch. Enjoyable romantic comedy with Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, sort of like a Cary Grant/Katherine Hepburn film fluff redone. If you just accept the improbabilities and surrender to the dialogue, the good cheer of the characters, the popcorn, and that you could've done worse on date night, you'll have a good time.
A pleasant surprise for us, especially with the awful title. They really need to rename it.
I just took my youngest and her friend to see this last night. It made me cry. It was a bit typical, but those adolescent love stories usually are.
Thanks for the heads up! Even with the leads (both of whom I really enjoy), I probably wouldn't have seen this one. Now I'll look for it for The Man and me--we're big fans of the Grant/Hepburn (or any Grant, actually) movies.
I cried, too. At the moments when Mia
learnt her parents died and then when her little brother died, too.
But I honestly thought I would cry more, I expected the movie to be... deeper, I think.
I watched a British movie the other day that keeps coming back to me at odd moments: Broken. Stars Cillian Murphy (right there, it got me-lol), Tim Roth, and a new young actress, Eloise Laurence. Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird. It sort of fell apart at the end, but I was engrossed for the whole thing, even when it got ugly, and it left me wondering what happened to the characters later. It was a nice little film!
Finally, Guardians of the Galaxy.
We liked it. For the first 20-30 minutes, we weren't so sure because of general name confussion and heartlessness, but it settled down and got to be quite enjoyable in a "you can't relate to this, so just shut up and don't even try" kind of way.
Seriously, we liked it. Not as much as, say, Avengers or Iron Man or the really good comic book romps. But right there at the top of the second tier. Heck, maybe even at the bottom of the first. Maybe.
Asylum (1972). I came across this one on a weird little free movie site and remembered that I loved it when I was in junior high (I can't remember why my friend had it on very early Betamax--must have been about 1979 or so that I first saw it). I still really like it, and the kids did, too An anthology of 4 stories tied together with a framing story, it was written by Robert Bloch. It's one of those little gems that have been forgotten (but shouldn't have been).
Is it the same Robert Bloch that wrote Psycho ?
Saw Hugo in my film class on Friday--haven't seen it since it came out in theaters. Such a charming and visually stunning film. Great story that highlights the magic and wonder of movies!