Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
BlackFlagg

What Did You Watch Today?

Recommended Posts

SECRET OBSESSION, on Netflix. Its okay if you need something to kill time, but I figured out what was actually going on pretty early on way before the reveal.

SERENITY, on Amazon Prime. NOT the Firefly movie. This one stars Matthew McCougnaghey and Anne Hathaway, so you'd think it would be great, right? Nope. Not at all. Might very well be my least favorite movie that either has been in. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was looking for a horror movie so I gave The Clovehitch Killer on Hulu a shot. Wasn't a horror movie; it was a psychological thriller but it was well done and I enjoyed it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jordan Peele’s Us may be one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Us is fantastic. I fucking loved it, one of the best movies I watched all year. Great way to look at America.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Benjamin said:

Us is fantastic. I fucking loved it, one of the best movies I watched all year. Great way to look at America.

Have you seen The Boys?

I "procured" it and want to watch it, but currently smashing out Borgen and I'm also worried the violence might be a bit much for Emily.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, Benjamin said:

Us is fantastic. I fucking loved it, one of the best movies I watched all year. Great way to look at America.

I get that it’s a big metaphor, but that’s exactly what is wrong with the movie. Get Out was so goddamn good, but Us just feels like it was solely made to appease critics. It was a boring mess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s definitely the first time I’ve heard someone call it boring.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Josh Marenghi said:

That’s definitely the first time I’ve heard someone call it boring.

The beginning with the fair/house of mirrors had potential and truly felt creepy.  The whole deal with the under people was just ridiculous and I lost interest with their moaning and awful voices. 

I HATED Cabin in the Woods and that seems to be universally loved on the board, so I guess I have a different taste in horror

This review kind of hits on what I was trying to get across better:

Us feels like a high school senior trying really hard to pull all the symbolism out of The Great Gatsby so they can put a cute two-line metaphor into an essay. "The increasingly vapid and spoiled American is blind to the sufferings of the people they've stepped on to get to where they are today. When finally confronted with this fact, it's like looking at a distorted version of yourself, but your reflection is the suppressed, angry, concealed version of you". Metaphor achieved. The metaphor isn't necessarily bad, but the component pieces (the dopplegangers living underfoot, the double-edge scissors) feel forced. Unlike Get Out (which I loved), where the symbolism feels ever-present and the emotions arise organically, Us feels more like checking boxes from scene to scene.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND, on Netflix.

Warning: Don't bother messing with the subtitles option, because regardless only a small portion of the movie is in English. Be prepared to read subtitles, or don't watch it. That said, damn good true story, based on a book written by the main character.

THE LAST LAUGH, also on Netflix.

A comedy starring Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss. Most of the cast is made up of other comedians, including the great George Wallace and Lewis Black, plus Andie MacDowell. Not super-great, but still pretty damn funny. (Kind of a dramedy, but not quite.)

Edited by GhostMachine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Into the Spider-Verse is really fucking good.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw HOBBS & SHAW earlier today. I thought it was pretty good. No appearances by anyone else from THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise (other than Shaw's mom, if she counts), but Mister Nobody is briefly mentioned. Idris Elba was a great choice for the villain. One mystery is left open, and will hopefully be answered in the sequel.

Couple of casting surprises you'll either love or hate. If you hate, you have no soul.

Oh, and regarding Roman Reigns being in the movie:

 

No dialog whatsoever. If he had any, it was left on the cutting room floor. But he does fight, and actually hits a couple of wrestling moves. SAMOAN DROP!!!

 

Edited by GhostMachine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ESCAPE ROOM.

Fairly good movie, and there's going to be a sequel. But it still came off like a SAW rip-off without the interesting mastermind.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. To learn more, see our Privacy Policy