This was rather charming and I enjoyed it very much. The characters were very well written. The way they were introduced actually worked, though when I first say a character’s name appearing on screen I groaned a bit, btu whatever, it worked. It was a very pretty movie as well (the script reminds us of that quite often, since that’s kind of the point of the movie).
I expected more of them to die by the end, and the one who did was certainly not on that list. Anyway, it was cute, well written, well acted, shot beautifully, and I like it a lot. I wouldn’t mind putting this on at any time I see it on the TV listings and just letting it play (and I have already done this once since seeing it). I can’t tell if the Slumdog kid is a bad actor or if it was just the character.
It had funny parts, was pretty well written, and overall I’d say it was good, but it wasn’t the most fun move to watch. It didn’t really seem to have that much of a plot, more like a few months/year/however long in the lives of these characters. They didn’t really change by the end, and they weren’t even really that different than they were in Knocked up six years ago.
I like it enough but expected more. Judd may be a one hit wonder (40 Year Old Virgin) with plenty of solid B follow ups (and Funny People). There was nothing incredibly memorable. Al Brooks was good. There was the scene with Paul’s butthole and the mirror. And all of the Lost references (wtf?) but honestly I couldn’t tell you much more about it. Forgettable but I didn’t hate it.
It’s Twlight, so as usual I go in with crazy low expectations. And dare I say, I actually enjoyed this one. Knowing that it was the end certainly helped, but this was actually kind of fun to watch. Terrible acting and writing, as usual, btu it looked great, and the big battle at the end had more decapitations per minute than anything I’ve ever seen before. Hopefully Kristin Stewart retires now, she’s just an awful actress. It’s a shame they didn’t have the balls to really kill some people, but whatever, gotta stay true to the book I suppose. The whole imprinting thing still doesn’t really make any sense but I don’t care about a Twilight movie making sense, I don’t care about a Twilight movie at all. I watched this mostly so I’d have the proper context to listen to How Did This Get Made.
I think I built this one up in my head a bit too much. It was good, really good actually, but based on the talent involved I was expecting greatness. Walken was great, as he is in everything, Colin Farrel was good too, and Rockwell. Shit, all the actors nailed it. And it was decently written and directed. The only problem here is me I suppose.
Or maybe I just thought it was overly violent for the sake of violence. I don’t mind violence at all, but it must be earned and meaningful in some way. Movies like this or Smokin’ Aces just have it everywhere, sometimes for seemingly no reason, and that’s a turn off for me.
The writer writing this movie angle was good and worked very well, just as in Adaptation. I’d certainly recommend this to anyone, but if I had to pick just one of this director’s films it would be In Bruges by a long shot.
Hot damn this was awesome! It had been on my list of movies to watch for a long time, years maybe, and I really wish I’d seen it sooner. This is exactly the type of movie that you should go into knowing very little and just enjoy. I will recommend this to all of my friends, and it’s on Netflix so it’s easy to watch. If you love horror movies this is great, btu even if you don’t I think it will still play. The ending was a bit over the top, even for this, but it didn’t ruin what came before it. The scenes where the kids are killed make it worth it. I was crylaughing. I can’t remember the last time that happened. Amazing. Alan Tudyk steals the show so hard.
Crystal wanted to watch this and I had never seen it so I figured, what the hell. It’s practically a classic at this point, and I’ve quoted it plenty of times, but now I can say I’ve seen it. It was very good. Like, really good. Even though it didn’t have that strong of a plot, it worked anyway. I mean, it had a plot, but it was not plot driven. It was just like a year in the life of these girls that just so happened to be the year they played pro baseball.
Jon Lovitz was probably my favorite part. It’s a shame he left so early. The way the “aged” the actresses was bloody brilliant. Use an older actress that kind of looks like her and dub in the younger actress’s voice! It worked so well that I actually thought for a moment that Davis was in old makeup.
This was one of those movies that I kind of wish I hadn’t watched, but not because it was bad. It was shot very well, the acting was pretty darn good, and the overall feel was perfect for what they were going for. It’s just not the kind of feels I like to have. I don’t know how much of this is truly based on fact, but I know the basic concept is and it’s pretty fucked up what people will do while they’re “following orders.” I wouldn’t recommend this just because of how dirty I felt while watching it, and after, but I’d say to anyone who thinks they’d like to watch it to give it a go and stay until the end, it’s a slow burn but does pay off.
I had wanted to see this for so long but we just never got around to it. Finally it showed up on HBO OnDemand so we went for it and boy oh boy was this good. Found footage done right. It’s probably one of the best superhero/villain origin stories I’ve ever seen. I must say that I was sure I knew where it was going; the main guy would go full evil and kill the other two, escaping capture at the end and heading toward the sequel. But instead, impalement. It worked anyway, now we’re left with a hero roaming he mountains. Will there be a sequel? Yes. But unfortunately it seems like Fox is trying to push them to just do more of the same when they want to take the story to the next level, evolve it, and I would love to see where they take it.
Meh. I didn’t like it. It had some good moments but overall it was just not very good. Not that the actors were bad, I like all of them and thought they did fine, but the story just wasn’t for me. I get that they were trying o be realistic and all but as it is most time when filmmakers try this with what should have been funny, it’s just depressing and hard to watch.
And then that ending with the spontaneous wedding? Cute, but it didn’t feel like part of this movie. They shouldn’t have ended up together, the entire movie made that very clear, and then boom, they’re married and happy. Whatever. Maybe if I hadn’t been expecting a comedy and maybe if it had more of a bittersweet ending, they’re both with other people but still have a tiny spark between them that maybe could lead somewhere way down the road, then maybe I’d like it. But as it was, meh.
An 80s classic that slipped by me. I always thought it looked stupid, but ended up loving it. Tai Chi, throat ripping, bar fights, exploding building, throat ripping, giant bears and oh yeah THROAT RIPPING. Yeah he actually does it. They set it up early and pay it off perfectly. I’ll stop and watch the shit outta this any time I see it on TV. Movies don’t get much more 80s than this.