The Living Daylights.It was a pretty good James Bond movie.Timothy Dalton was okay as James Bond.
@Jag85: I didn't see any terminator in CM, but I do agree it was an enjoyable movie.
As for endgame, it didn't do it for me. The amount of forced humor and over used jokes (yes we get or Thors a fat depressed alcholoic, so funny) just killed it for me. Maybe my opinion will change when I watch it again.
It has a Terminator-like setup. In a Terminator movie, a Terminator is sent back in time to track down a target and someone else follows it to the past in order to stop it reaching the target. In Captain Marvel, the Skrulls go to Earth to track down a doctor and she follows them to Earth in order stop them reaching the target. And the way the Skrulls can shape-shift and take identities reminds me of the Terminator 2 villain.
I'm a big fan of time-travel stories. The Back to the Future trilogy are some of my favourite movies, and Steins Gate is one of my favourite anime. So I really enjoyed Endgame. As for Thor, I didn't really like the character much in previous movies, but found him more likeable and relatable in Endgame.
Brack Christmas.I mean Black Christmas.Sorry but the way Koreans pronounce certain words is kinda funny.I'm sick of slashers and their ultra tired final girl trope.But i decided to give this movie a try since it's well regarded.And well it was ok.I specially liked the ending.
The Transformers: The Movie(86).I can't believe i'm saying this but the songs in this movie got irritating pretty fast.And i'm a Metalhead in my real life and love the 80's.It was like there was a fucking song in every scene.Apart from that the movie was pretty good.
As my end semester exams ended today, I decided to watch the movie Zodiac by David Fincher starring Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhall.
After an exhaustive week, I needed a refreshing story out of it, and boy! What a movie it turned out to be. One of the most thrilling movies I have ever seen.
From the word go to the end, it binds you to the screen with the entertaining and thrilling plot.
I watched two movies recently.
Starred Mark Harmon as a high school gym teacher who is tasked with teaching English classes at summer school, when all of the other teachers manage to escape being asked on the last day of school. His initially Laissez-faire approach to teaching is popular with the summer school students, who don't seem all that concerned with their education or even being at school over the Summer. Eventually though, he gets in trouble with the school's Vice Principal for taking the students on fun field trips, and risks losing his tenure unless the class can pass their big test.
Kirstie Alley (who is in her prime here) plays a no-nonsense summer school teacher whom Harmon's character develops a crush, but of course she is dating the vice principal! The cast is rounded out with several misfits - a pair of buddies obsessed with horror films (as well as the pretty Italian exchange student), a jock who is lagging in his academics, a pregnant girl, and a dude who is always asleep in class among other notables. Of note, the movie features a rare early acting appearance by voice actor Richard Steven Horvitz, of The Angry Beavers and Invader Zim fame.
Harmon's character manages to convince the students to buckle down and learn, in exchange for doing each one of them a favor. Among the list of favors is helping a student learn to drive, letting a party be thrown at his house, and giving the sleeping student a bed to use in class. I ended up missing a good chunk of the mid-to-late portion of the movie, but caught the ending.
Despite having a similar "I'll make you a crazy deal!" premise to many other films (especially of its time), it was pretty funny and had a good cast of characters. Pretty enjoyable movie.
At first I wasn't so sure I would be in the mood to watch a movie about a Chef, but it was actually pretty good. Written and directed by, and starring John Favreau as Head Chef at an LA restaurant, Carl. Despite loving his job and his co-workers at the restaurant, Carl is conflicted when a food critic visits and writes a scathing review of his culinary work. This bothers Carl, who is at odds with his boss Riva (Dustin Hoffman) over whether to serve the same menu their customers have come to expect and Riva wants him to serve, or to follow his own gut and try something fresh and exciting in the kitchen.
Carl, unfamiliar with how social media works, inadvertently insults the food critic publicly, and invites him back to the restaurant for a second review. Riva catches wind of his plans and asks Carl to choose between doing what he wants or losing his job, and Carl chooses the latter. The food critic returns, but this time is dismayed to find the restaurant serving the same boring thing as they served the previous time, and equally disappointed that Carl is not present. The critic insults Carl once again on social media, leading a disgruntled Carl to return to the restaurant to berate the food critic in person. The event goes viral, and Carl finds himself unable to continue working as a restaurant chef.
Following the ordeal Carl and his ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara) go to a Cuban restaurant, where Carl recalls his love of the warm, homey cuisine that their family used to eat. He decides to take a different approach and starts his career again from the bottom, getting a food truck and driving around to big cities to become known for his good food, and less for his great outburst.
Was a pretty good watch, and a lot of aspects of the movie were enjoyable from the general perspective of a proud chef to the character's struggles to improve his relationship with his young son. It also felt like the movie was fairly realistic, which was hopeful - especially for someone who has felt that their life is ruined and wants to start over.
I did miss the very ending of this one, but may have seen it before. I realized about halfway through watching the movie that it was on several months ago, but hadn't seen as much of it then.
Goldeneye.This would be one of the best James Bond movies if it didn't break one of my golden rules regarding JB movies.Don't put James Bond with characters that take screen time away from him or make him look bad.The sidekick Russian chick character....There is parts in this movie were she overshadows James Bond.She is just a Russian programmer but for some reason she is able to outsmart both the Russian head programmer and the trained soldiers of the main villain...there is a scene were she even roasts James Bond back...I thought i was going to watch a James Bond movie.Not a James Bond does Mary Sue.I'm thinking about stopping my James Bond ''marathon'' if the next movie is the same as this one.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.Despite being a Horror fan for some reason i missed this gem.It's weird that i never saw anyone mentioning it before.If you like zombies+sexy chicks this is a definite recommend.Unfortunately the comedy bits didn't work for me save a few exceptions.But overall is a pretty good movie.
The Irishman is one of the best movies of the year that is unfortunately shackled to an abysmal streaming service.
It took me about a week to finish watching The Irishman, and not because my attention-span was all over the place, but because during this week Netflix constantly let my enjoyment down.
I started watching The Irishman on Thanksgiving, and got about halfway through because Netflix started crashing and taking significant quality-dips that proceeded into the next day. The quality dips happened frequent and prevented me of truly admiring the visual compositions that Scorsese laid out.
I will say one thing, and that is how much I HATE when a service or internet provider interrupts my enjoyment of an otherwise excellent film.
I think Scorsese made a mistake going with Netflix to make this movie, and even he knows that. A film like this will now be shackled to a dying streaming service. I just hope Scorsese and Netflix work to give The Irishman a physical disc release, because I will happily add The Irishman to my movie collection and enjoy it without ever having to deal with Netflix ever again.
I remembered why I cancelled my Netflix in the first place - some odd years ago - any while The Irishman is one of the best films released this year, my experience with watching it on Netflix reminded me why I'll never support the service again.
If you're lucky enough to see The Irishman on the big-screen, you must run out to that theater and see it that way, because albeit Scorsese made the film for Netflix - deep down he's cringing over that fact and secretly wants everyone to see it on the big-screen.
On The Irishman:
First of all, I respect Marty for making a 3 hour and 29 minute film in this day and age of short attention spans. And hear hear on his takedown of Marvel garbage.
The film is fine, but this ain’t Goodfellas and I don’t think it is unfair to compare this to previous work from the same director which are similar in (in some ways) thematically.
I had a problem with the color grading, too dark. Which it was something closer to Casino/ Goodfellas.
I had a problem with the de-aging technique, at least at the very beginning which is at the point De Niro’s character is at its youngest. It is noticeable and distracting. I was afraid it would be like that throughout the whole movie but thankfully that wasn’t the case. Hopefully this doesn’t become a “thing” now; use younger actors, do it with makeup or re-write.
The acting was fine, and I could see Best Supporting Actor nomination for Joe Pesci (heard some buzz for Pacino but I really didn’t feel it).
What was the point of casting Anna Paquin? She basically did nothing. But I guess if you can flex it you flex it, more power to you plus it isn’t like she is a hot commodity, but still.
All in all, it is worth watching and rather this got made than some other thing wasting this budget.
Tomorrow Never Dies.Great James Bond movie.Even tho i don't like sidekicks in a JB movie.They did it right in this one.The Chinese spy chick had her own moments to show off but she never overshadowed JB.He was always on top of everything.Like he should since he is the main character.
Prometheus, third time, first time with 4K and surround sound. I take much solace knowing this movie sold much better than Covenant. I wanted a sequel with Shaw and David exploring the alien homeworld, not another Alien movie. Looking at the sales, most people would have preferred that. I will never watch Covenant. Assholes.
Yesterday, I rewatched Die Hard, also 4K. After selling the code for four dollars, I only paid six dollars for the disc. I love how much so many people are willing to pay for these crappy online encodes.
Watching Living Daylight and Licence To Kill.
Living Daylights prob top 5 Bond movies for me, although it's abit too long for it's own good by about 30 minutes. Otherwise great, especially fantastic score.
Licence To Kill has parts I like, but I still find it kinda mostly boring barring the final action scene. It basically all takes place in the same looking locations. Just feels very small scale for the most part.
Cloverfield.Finally watched this movie properly.It was much better than i initially thought.My only gripe was justifying the dude carrying the camera everywhere.When most people would have tossed it aside in the first 5 seconds of the disaster.
The World Is Not Enough.Pretty good James Bond movie.
View To A Kill - Bad movie, Roger Moore plastic surgery makes him look like an old melting man having sex with 20-30 year old woman. Unlike Dalton he done none of his own stunts and you get awkward cuts to a bloke in a wig or in some cases very poorly hidden dummies.
Good soundtrack though, better than it deserved.
@ezekiel43: Nobody asked for a sequel to Prometheus, I still can't wrso my head around what was going through Ridley's head when he made this movie?!?
I did. The ending raised alot of questions and I wanted to see what happened to lady-woman and her had in a bag.
Instead I got Prometheus again, but worse.
This week, I read and watched...
I'm glad I read the book before watching this movie. Made me appreciate the book more and understand the movie better than I would have otherwise on initial viewing. It's a fine effort, the movie, but I wish they hadn't taken so many liberties and kept more of the humor. Still, I kept thinking to myself, "Wow, they're really gonna do THIS part?" I'm happy they didn't leave out too much for run-time. It's almost three hours long.
Normally, I would have opted for the 4K version, but that one only comes with the ultimate cut, which I read has disruptive filler. I'd have felt a little burned if I paid the 4K price for this movie movie regardless, considering some of its flaws. The Blu-ray looks good anyway.
For the most part, I don't care for superheroes. This book and movie interested me because I heard it was some kind of deconstruction of the genre, which it is. Tries to show what a world with costumed vigilantes might be like, how the public might react to these flawed people watching over them and what it would mean for global politics to actually have a superman. I like the mystery and the dark tone of it.
10 Cloverfield Lane.Holy shit...this movie was utter garbage.I wish i never saw it.Not only ruins the original Cloverfield.This movie turned the scary Lovecraft like monsters from the original into dumbfuck monsters that can get killed by any random people...err except a prepper....or a dude that was a very good athlete...but a random cowardly chick....yep...Cause she is the chosen one..i mean the final girl...Don't get fooled by the Cloverfield name...this movie is just another final girl wankathon disguised as something else.
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