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Everything posted by ShockTheCistern

  1. So I got round this week to finally getting a chance to watch Birdbox on Netflix, mostly because I’m a Sarah Paulson fan but also because I quite like Sandy B and the trailer looked somewhat interesting. I was also intrigued in how it compared to “A Quiet Place” having seen a number of people make similar comparisons to it prior to me seeing it. All in all, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, I confess that one of the things with movies like this is that I’m always paranoid that I’m going to have to see an animal die. I realise that might seem weird that I’m worried about an animal getting harmed in a story where there are cataclysmic apocalyptic events happening but that is just how I roll. Luckily, I didn’t have to suffer any of that in this movie. Besides that, I thought the movie was good. The acting overall was really solid and I thought the story was quite compelling which at its very core was one of survival. Besides the main star, I think it is fair to say that the remaining cast were excellent with John Malkovich standing out for me personally. And sure, while this movie and A Quiet Place both were based in end of the world like scenarios, I think both were sufficiently different and entertaining in their own right. If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend you check it out.
  2. I think I need to watch A Quiet Place again. The monsters were pretty cool but I honestly thought it was overhyped. And I found the whole pregnancy thing crazy!
  3. I was able to see the movie “First Man” this evening which starred Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong. I will admit I was actually quite apprehensive, mostly because I am quite the science nerd and I really wanted the director to be faithful to Neil and the man that he was. I was also quite wary that the director had taken certain liberties in terms of his vision of the story such as removing the US flag scene (which personally wasn’t a big deal for me - the fact that he landed on the moon was fine by me!) but I had heard that there were other things as well. ANYWAY, a few hours removed now and I’m still unsure how I felt about it. From all accounts, Neil Armstrong was a very deadpan serious kind of guy and in that regard I guess you could say that Ryan Gosling nailed it. It wasn’t a joyous film. Obviously a lot of people died in getting to the moon and his own family tragedy had to play a role but I didn’t end the film feeling like it was all worth it which is crazy as it was such an achievement. It just left me quite cold. What did you guys think about it?
  4. I didn’t see that design until recently and I can concur I am glad they didn’t use those.
  5. It’s funny you mention that site as I use it religiously these days.
  6. I definitely can see your point about the monsters. For example: That being said, I can’t fault the film too much. I also controversially thought A Quiet Place was slightly overrated. Sure, the movie was definitely tense and I thought the creatures were cool, the story was very primitive and I am still perplexed as to why anyone would get pregnant in that environment.
  7. I know that Liverpool and Man City are doing exceptionally well and what have you but I do kind of feel like Sarri at Chelsea is very overrated all things considered. Not only does it look like he is going to let go of Hudson-Odoi, the way he manages the team seems to be quite peculiar. I am not a huge fan of Jorginho either despite some people waxing lyrical about him on his arrival. Is it just me? What do you guys think?

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