Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: Last movie watched...  (Read 1696740 times)

Jim_Campbell

  • 2000AD Creator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14186
  • Letterer to the Stars! (and PJ)
    • View Profile
    • deviantArt Gallery
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16800 on: 10 July, 2022, 09:56:57 AM »
Thor: Love and Thunder

I've seen some pretty sniffy reviews of this, but I really enjoyed it and at bang on two hours, it doesn't outstay its welcome.

It opens surprisingly dark in tone (introducing Christian Bale's character, who proceeds to steal pretty much every scene he's in) before veering off into a good-humoured romp with Hemsworth and Portman both likeable and funny, and a decent amount screen-time for Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie. Oh, and a hilarious turn by Russell Crowe.

There's review (spoilery, so I won't link it) over on Ars Technica that nails one of the genuinely great things about the film — there's a gleeful inventiveness in the visuals that calls to mind Jim Henson… particularly in the early battle alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy.

If you didn't like Ragnarok, I don't imagine you'll like this, and if you don't like Marvel movies in general, I doubt this film will change your mind but, if you're not in either of those groups, there's a lot to like.

TBH, it's almost worth it for the goats alone — which (I've only just discovered) it turns out are canonical.
Stupidly Busy Letterer: Samples. | Blog
Less-Awesome-Artist: Scribbles.

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10018
  • Research Monkey
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16801 on: 10 July, 2022, 03:06:17 PM »
I only knew about the goats because of Neil Gaiman's "Norse Mythology" - worth a read if you get the chance.
++ map ++ thrills ++ coma ++

Tiplodocus

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 7989
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16802 on: 23 July, 2022, 11:43:37 PM »
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Caps off the trilogy (and while I didn't want this to end, I also do hope they leave it here) in fine style with great performances, action, special effects, themes and feels.

This is blockbuster movie making at its finest. Plus classy nods to the originals.

Some bits aren't subtle; putting an ape slave labour force to work against the visual of a giant American Flag while the star spangles banner plays. But some stuff is brilliantly underplayed; when Caesar has (mostly) learnt his lesson he stops speaking as much and starts signing again.

Loved, loved, loved all three. And yes, they do get better.
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10018
  • Research Monkey
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16803 on: 28 July, 2022, 12:52:15 AM »
Logan and Deadpool 2

There's an in-joke that makes these perfect back-to-back, and in the order given.

I enjoyed both of these a lot - the first pulls the same trick as The Dark Knight Returns by pushing out to the future and freeing up the narrative that way. Deadpool 2 is perhaps better than Deadpool, has several laugh out loud moments, and some great play with a superhero (Domino) whose power is being lucky.
++ map ++ thrills ++ coma ++

Richmond Clements

  • Super Moderator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 14891
    • View Profile
    • http://www.futurequake.co.uk/fq/index.html
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16804 on: 05 August, 2022, 12:58:55 PM »
Prey. I have to admit, after the last few movies in this franchise, I had low hopes. Turns out I was wrong. This is a cracking action movie and the best since the original. Some great action sequences and alien and Native American badassery. Oh, and the most amazing screen doggo in a long time.

pictsy

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1298
    • View Profile
    • Pictsy on Patreon
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16805 on: 10 August, 2022, 12:24:41 PM »
There's a bunch of stuff I've watched over the last few weeks.

Rocketman

The Elton John one.  This movie is far better than it has any right to be.  I'm not a fan of Elton John or musicals and I find biopics a very mixed bag.  Nevertheless, this was a story that was well told.  I don't think I've learnt a lot about Elton John.  I don't think the movie makers give a shit about that.  Seems like they just wanted to make an entertaining experience and they certainly got me there.  Loved it.

Midnight Run

Late 80's Robert De Niro buddy/odd couple movie about a bail bondsman.  Surprisingly entertaining film.

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

Don't need to say much about this one.  It's very good.

Mad God

Mostly stop motion passion project.  Bizarre hellish and grotesque depictions strung together without much in the way of coherent narrative.  This film is about the style and it oozes that.  It comes in at under 90 minutes but it leaves a HUGE impression.  Not for the easily nauseous.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Did you know Jim Jarmusch made a Vampire film?  In 2013?  I didn't.  Know I do and I've seen it.  It met my expectations of a Jarmusch Vampire film.

The Resonator Miskatonic U

This is an OK film, I guess.  It has some charm, but I feel it probably needed more.

Morbius

OK, this film.
I wanted to watch this film for the same reason I chose to watch the first Suicide Squad film.  I wanted to see in what particular way they fucked up.  I wanted to rubberneck at this apparent car crash of a film that is so awful it's still the butt of jokes.  Unlike Suicide Squad I was unaware of any major production troubles, so what could possibly make this film so terrible?

The answer is... it isn't terrible.  It's not an awful movie.  At worst, it's an average movie.  It's coherent.  The performances are acceptable.  The story is kind of generic and silly, so standard comic book adaptation fare.  It never really drags.  The CGI is a little hokey but is at least composited well enough.

I'm not sure I have ever been disappoint that a film wasn't bad before.  It's certainly not a good film.  It's just okay.  It's fine.  It even has some sincere entertainment value in things it does right.

Hawkmumbler

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8880
    • View Profile
    • http://hawkmonger.deviantart.com/
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16806 on: 10 August, 2022, 04:07:48 PM »
Morbius is my favourite comic book movie since Venom 2.

Its incredibly memorable.

Make of that what anyone may.

pictsy

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1298
    • View Profile
    • Pictsy on Patreon
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16807 on: 10 August, 2022, 11:27:20 PM »
I think it's the only comic book movie released after Venom 2 that I've seen, so it's my favourite since that film too.

It probably isn't the worse film in that recently-watched-list of mine.  Miskatonic U has a lot more flaws and isn't any more entertaining.  Although Miskatonic U does have tentacle head lady in it for about five minutes.  Morbius definitely lacked tentacle head ladies.

Although both those films suck compared to the rest of the list.  If I haven't sold watching Mad God to anyone then I really don't know what I'm doing.

The Legendary Shark

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10875
  • Tip: Sharks only attack you if you're wet.
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16808 on: 11 August, 2022, 12:11:59 AM »

I watched Mad God following your recommendation and - Hell fire - that is one memorable film. I've never seen anything quite like it.

~~~^~~~~~~~


Dive a little deeper - all is not as it seems. "Cyber pandemic" on the way. Devices to be "quarantined" (disconnected).

pictsy

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1298
    • View Profile
    • Pictsy on Patreon
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16809 on: 11 August, 2022, 12:32:41 AM »

I watched Mad God following your recommendation and - Hell fire - that is one memorable film. I've never seen anything quite like it.

I'm glad you watched it.  It certainly is visually stunning, if repulsive in places.  A strange grotesque beauty, one might say.  I was very impressed by the high frame rate for the stop motion.  It was made by Phil Tippett, the guy who did the stop motion on Robocop and many other films.  He started work on it when he was working on Robocop 2 and shelves it for years before picking it up again years later after a successful Kickstarter.

The Legendary Shark

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10875
  • Tip: Sharks only attack you if you're wet.
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16810 on: 11 August, 2022, 12:58:58 AM »

The inclusion of Ray Harryhausen's troglodyte in a couple of backgrounds made me smile - but it's not a film for smiles apart from that little homage. If Hell exists, then this film nails it. Definitely one I'll be watching again.

~~~^~~~~~~~


Dive a little deeper - all is not as it seems. "Cyber pandemic" on the way. Devices to be "quarantined" (disconnected).

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 20718
  • testing testing...
    • View Profile
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16811 on: 12 August, 2022, 12:46:45 PM »
IT Chapter 2

I mean its just a mass of and THEN THIS and THEN THAT and THEN THIS OTHER THING and nothing quite coalesces and the themes become jumbled and unclear in a mistep of jump scares (all horribly foreshadowed) and monster effects. The attempts to add humanity through humour are horrible in the main and to be honest I couldn't really give two hoots for most the characters... which is a tavesty to anyone who has read the book.

I'm sure someone will have done this already but in the parlance of the thread shIT Chapter 2 more like.



pictsy

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1298
    • View Profile
    • Pictsy on Patreon
Re: Last movie watched...
« Reply #16812 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:51:55 PM »
I'm sure someone will have done this already but in the parlance of the thread shIT Chapter 2 more like.

I know I have watched this film but I remember absolutely nothing from it.