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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3555 on: January 03, 2017, 07:46:44 pm »
Search Party 4 Stars

https://youtu.be/MhAwUeNYqd4

I'm torn... Search Party is one of the most unpredictable movies in some time. I can't even imagine pitching this film. So that's part of the charm of this over the top buddy road trip.

In the vein of The Hangover, which I didn't care for, Search Party made me LOL a number of times.

I think you really need to be in the mood for a silly film like this or it's just becomes a stupid film. T.J. Miller had the best quips and he's just goofy to look at
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3557 on: January 07, 2017, 06:37:24 am »
Cabin Fever (2016) (-10 Stars, they owe me for taking some of my time. Can I get some money back?)

https://youtu.be/scJIYwH6keM

Yep, that says 2016. A shot for shot remake of the 2002 Eli Roth original. Roth's is not great, but not bad. I was flipping through the channels and ran across this thinking it was the original.

I spent a total of 5 minutes with this. That's all it took to see how bad it is or wasting my time with a repeat of a sub-par b-movie.

I don't understand either the exact remake or remake of something not that old. What are people, studios, directors thinking when going down this path?
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« Reply #3560 on: January 07, 2017, 11:08:13 pm »

Maximum Ride.

This movie sucks.  This movie sucks sucks sucks.  It's based on a book by James Patterson, who also sucks. Sucks sucks sucks.  The movie is made by a company I've never heard of,  by writers and directors I'd never heard of, and stars actors I'd never heard of (though I can't blame them for that).

The movie is 83 minutes long, and nothing interesting happens.  Interesting things THREATEN to happen, sure.  But they don't.  There's moments for banter.  There's no banter.  There's moments for action scenes.  There aren't REALLY any action scenes, more like action suggestions.  There's moments where you expect characters to let out cliched, tripe platitudes and attitudes, be moody arrogant teenagers who say the things other moody arrogant teenagers say.  But they don't.

This is the laziest YA movie I've ever seen.  It's not infuriating or arbitrary like the Divergent series, which can at least keep my attention by p*ssing me off by being frustratingly stupid.  It's just BORING.

So the movie is about these five sexy-ish teenagers who can fly.  And some have other powers.  And they've been hunted by the organization that made them, and when one of them is kidnapped, they go to rescue her.  Well, they INTEND to rescue her, but a lot of that involves them sulking around a cabin.  They're also being hunted by a maybe-wereworlf, I'm not sure.

The kids are cute, Angel and Gazzy and Nudge.  So naturally they're not in much of the movie.  And they certainly don't do anything interesting.  There could have been a fun B-plot of the kids trying to hide out in a regular school, trying to pass off as regular kids and shenanigans ensue, and maybe they do a Home Alone thing when the gov't agents come after them, that could be cute.  Nothing like that happens.

Bland boy man and not Jennifer Lawrence are on the actual mission, and stop to save a girl from an assault and not Jennifer Lawrence is shot.  Okay, THAT could be interesting if she died, no one would see that coming.  But she's taken care of by the victim and her mom, who's a doctor, who patch her up and get a clue into what she really is.  And then they're gone, we never see them again.  What the f*ck was the point of that?  For THAT, they could have had the mother/daughter team up with them, teach them how to be a family and sh*t like that, maybe there's other kids they have to rescue and the doctor mom agrees to take care of them.. something like that.

No, the plot is by the book and boring and not surprising in a way that's weak sauce even for a predictable dumb YA movie.  I never would have known that this was a movie if it hadn't been on Netflix.

Quite honestly, what this movie needed was Cro and Servo in the corner.  I kept thinkingI would see them.



Right now, I'm watching...


Instructions Not Included.

Oh my god, this movie is SO cute!  It's bilingual, so even if you have the captions on you need to listen to it.

The movie involves a lothario slacker who one day gets a daughter dumped off on him by a former lover.  At first he becomes determined to take her back, but is soon heads over heels for her.  The two together is worth watching just by itself, but it's also very touching and sweet and emotional.  This was a HUGE success, and quite honestly if I had known what it would be like, I would have jumped on it much earlier.

I'm not done yet, but I know I'll be watching this again.
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3562 on: January 15, 2017, 01:15:06 pm »
Deepwater Horizon (5 Stars)

https://youtu.be/S-UPJyEHmM0

Man, I loved this movie. Based on true events, this was just a riveting film. Several times my jaw just dropped. The story, acting, editing and pace built up like a runaway train. The visuals were truly stunning. They did not spare BP either. They made it quit clear about who was responsible.

Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell were solid as were the rest of the crew of the drill rig.

Note: the end credits might **** you off to know the BP guys getting off from charges and one even continues to work there.
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3563 on: January 15, 2017, 01:20:06 pm »
Secret Life of Pets (4 stars)

https://youtu.be/UZJVc_JTI_w

Well, it's only inevitable a movie like Secret Life of Pets gets made. And only in it's animated way to give the pets all very distinctive characters. I really enjoyed this flick. It's standard now to just have the best quality from Disney and Pixar... right?

I LOL quite a bit. Saw a lot of my pets in this movie. Saw a lot of other peoples pets as well. In typical fashion, there's plenty of action to spice it up and some fast quips to entertain the adults. Check it out... it's fun
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3564 on: January 16, 2017, 10:31:43 pm »

The VVitch

This movie was amazing.  Oh man, I'd been sitting on this for a while and I knew it would be good, but it was just dynamite.  And it seems like so long since I put on a movie just to watch a movie, without taking notes or disassembling it or anything.  Felt like a special occasion, you know?

I won't spoil anything because it's worth seeing blind, but it actually reminded me of The Shining, a family in isolation slowly going insane together, the frustrated father who can't do anything, the weird madness that's just outside the periphery... to say nothing of the incredible lighting ,cinematography, editing... it was a slow, compelling burn.  And that ending?  Wow.  Wow wow wow.
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3567 on: January 18, 2017, 09:51:46 pm »
Did I talk about The Heartbreak Kid from 2007?  It's okay, not great, a couple laughs but worth seeing just for Malin Akerman.  A) she's hilarious and b) she has surprisingly racy sex scenes in it.  Naked, dirty talking, thought you might appreciate.  I have no idea if I'd watch it again, but I thought she was pretty bold in it, left nothing in the tank.

Other than that, I've been going through my backlog of foreign films on Netflix while listening to episodes of Dinner For Five on Youtube.  Multi-screens, people!  I'm in the hive!

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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3568 on: January 22, 2017, 07:49:47 pm »
Cheap Thrills 4 stars

https://youtu.be/cNedTBz-OGQ

I don't know what I was expecting, but it sure wasn't what I watched. Starts off innocent enough and slowly boils to cringe inducing new directions.

13 Sins is a similar concept where each successive challenge is ramped up. Cheap Thrills becomes psychological real quick. What would you do?
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Re: What Are You Watching? (DVD's & Blu-ray's)
« Reply #3569 on: January 22, 2017, 08:00:10 pm »
Keeping Up With Jonses minus zero star

Wow, what crap. This was easy to recognize as complete garbage. I turned it off in less than 15 minutes. Starring Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot. All trying to be funny.

I don't like Zach Galifianakis. I never found him funny and what I've seen, he only plays the one bizarre character from The Hangover.
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