Last movie you watched

  • @tokeeffe9 good points... definitely understand where you're coming from

  • I saw The VVitch which has some good stuff but just comes off as self-defeating and even a little cowardly in the end.

    It's a bit upsetting to me, because there is some really inspired imagery, but man, it isn't smartly strung together. It's a film but it still feels like a storyboard. Performances are pretty good all-round (the lead is great), but the scripting is so dogmatic and loud.

    I'm surprised people found this slow. I'd say it isn't slow enough. There's an anxiety to start throwing conflict and death around, I would have much rather taken in the impressive period setting for what it was.

    In the end it's surprisingly typical, and while (admirably) sticking to the tenets of isolated, god-fearing life, doesn't have much to say or develop its characters well enough to care much about all the suffering they undergo. However, I appreciate the effort and look forward to what Eggers does next.

  • Watched Arrival a couple days back. As a translator, I couldn't help but love it. Also, am I the only one who thinks the ending is straight out of 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors? Not that it'd bad thing.

  • I got in a weird conversation/argument the other day about Arrival. I can't really go into it without spoiling things, but let's just say it was incredibly weird.

    Apparently I don't like the end of that movie because I have never experienced actual time travel, and therefore don't believe in it. And apparently that movie is super accurate, because homeboy is a legit time traveler? Ok then!

  • Watched Silence (Martin Scorsese movies). Even though the movie was slow. It was such well acted and I found the plot very interesting and characters very intriguing.

  • @TokyoSlim in your spoiler tag...

    is homeboy the person you were having the conversation/argument with, and did he claim that the ending is super accurate? Haha

  • @Tragosaurus yes. It's SUPER ACCURATE because he knows and he's done it.

  • @TokyoSlim Haha what a guy. What else has he done? Does he also think Inception is super accurate.

  • @Tragosaurus no see, he specifically mentioned that was bogus. Lol

    I didn't talk to him that long. I politely excused myself from the conversation :)

  • You see, that's where you swing a chair at his head and see if he ducks or not.

  • My family dragged me to go see "A Dog's Purpose" and I regret it entirely. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs more than I love most members of my extended family but the narrator just totally grated on my nerves...and the plot was way too predictable.

  • I saw A Cure For Wellness and I have very mixed feelings about it. It is a very upsetting movie and as far as horror goes there are a few extremely horrifying moments, so in that respect it is a complete success. It is also a visually stunning movie, a bit slow at times, and the story is decent but nothing mind blowing. I saw it with 2 other people and we all agreed that we wish we'd been warned in advance about one scene in particular, it could be incredibly traumatizing for a lot of people. In the least spoilery way I can put it, there is a scene of extreme sexual violence that is very upsetting and graphic. If you don't think that will bother you, you may very well love this movie but that scene alone made it a movie I never need to watch again.

  • @TokyoSlim

    It's not really about time travel. If you've read Slaughterhouse Five, it's a lot like that. I'm kind of scared to go into more details in case someone accidentally hovers over this text, but am down to discuss over PM if you're interested.

  • @naltmank I'm Not the one you have to convince!

    Talk to the time lord I met

  • I saw John Wick Chapter 2. As a whole, I liked the 1st one better but end part and weapons in a sequel were great. Also choreography was amazing. It did have few dull moments but nothing dragged too long. Go watch it if you liked the 1st one at all.

  • I've really not been putting in my cinema hours lately:

    Multiple Maniacs - Was an experience. Also, "Cavalcade of Perversion" sounds like a Souls Boss and/or OSDM song.

    Under the Shadow - Well-made horror film with some extra spice from its setting and thematic work. A worthy entry in the canon of slightly cerebral horror about maternal anxieties.

  • @Tearju-Engi I also thought John Wick 2 did not live up to the original. It was ok, but lacked the focus and emotional depth of the first movie. People may laugh, but I feel that's what elevated JW1 above an ordinary revenge flick. (aside from the great stuntwork)

  • I just watched Manchester by the Sea... It was an absolute masterclass of acting, with some of the most nuanced and human performances I've ever seen, but holy shit, not even all the people saying "it's really depressing" prepared me for how real it was. I think I was expecting just a regular movie that makes you sad in certain scenes, but the actors, especially Affleck, Williams, and Hedges, made it so deeply affecting that I am still reeling. It's not "a cry your eyes out" movie, it's a "sit down and reflect on your life and your relationships because all of it could be gone in an instant and you'll be left hollow and empty and you may never recover" movie. Big recommend from me!

  • @naltmank One of my former college professors posted on FB today saying the acting was terrible and it was one of the most boring movies he had ever watched. I couldn't help but laugh because I thought of your comments and how polar opposite they were.

  • I saw Get Out yesterday and I loved it. Steady pacing, great acting, a good story, and realistic horror.

    If you're a fan of Jordan Peele's work you'll most likely enjoy this film. As a horror movie it is incredibly unsettling, they do a great job making sure you always feel like something isn't quite right, the things characters say are always off in just the right way to make you question everything that is going on and who they are. I thought there was the perfect amount of humor and it all felt incredibly natural, not shoehorned in at all. It does occasionally rely on startling noises to get a jump but it isn't excessive like lots of horror/suspense flicks these days. I personally wasn't surprised by the story too much, they did a great job giving just enough hints and foreshadowing that you can piece everything together if you pay attention but if you're just along for the ride it will be equally entertaining. I think it is best going into the movie with only a little info. A lot of the best and most interesting moments were included in the trailer, so I found myself anticipating certain things or remembering what was going to happen just from what the trailers had revealed.