Saturday, January 14, 2017

Weekend Open Thread

You're in for a stream of good comments this weekend.

Every week seems to be worse and more impossible to imagine than the one before it. Let's stick together, have each other's backs and talk about movies. Do for it.

18 comments:

  1. Wanted to watch Silence this week but was stuck in bed sick for the past few days.

    I did get a 4k TV this week though, and then after checking out some of Amazon and Netflix's UHD content, proceeded to start rewatching obviously not 4k Twin Peaks instead (looking forward to May).

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    1. I want to see Silence as well but it's only playing in select theaters. How is that possible? It's god damn Scorsese!

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  2. Got to see The Handmaiden this week. Just fantastic. If somehow you have a chance to catch it, drop everything else.
    Also caught up with The Nice Guys. It's been a good week.

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    1. I also finally caught up with it this week! It's just ridiculously good. I'm not sure it's the best Chan-Wook Park movie but I think it's my new favourite.

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  3. I watched Under The Shadow and while it wouldn't quite crack my top 20 of the year, it really is an interesting little horror movie with an excellent lead performance.

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    1. I watched it last night....really good. Kinda something you need to see a few times to really unpack, I just don't know if I'll ever be compelled to watch it again. I've heard a lot of comparisons to the Babadook, and they're valid. I didn't like it as much, I'm not sure exactly why. But I am glad that we're getting these kind of horror movies.

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  4. Sorry to hear, man :( Keep your head up.

    So, the good news (I hope) is that John Goodman lost a bunch of weight. The bad news is that Patriots Day is like "Lifetime presents: Boston Accents and Wasted Actors". Just a really bad movie in my opinion which sucks cause I love and always pull for my man Peter Berg.

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  5. Hey Adam, if you're around, I never followed up on what you thought of Princess Mononoke. Did you like it?

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  6. I've been catching up on some horror the latest podcast recognized lately and been heavily rewarded.

    First, I watched I Am Not a Serial Killer. Perhaps I feel much about it the way Patrick feels about The Witch. Really well done, great performance, great ideas, I just didn't connect emotionally. However, I was one who loved the end twist. Maybe one of my favorite moments in a 2016 horror film.
    One I did connect with in a big way was Trash Fire. Sure, it has problems (the main guy changes way to quickly and dramatically). But it is a horror film that is actually horrifying. That should always be praised. I was so chilled and disturbed by the last shot. Again, great performances as well. I can't believe the incredible level of acting talent in these indie horror flicks. It really was a great year for horror.

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  7. not a movie, but i'm watching the new lemony snicket series on netflix

    after that, i need to catch up on your top 10 horror movies of the year

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    1. Started it last night! NPH's performance really worked for me. I was laughing so hard.

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    2. it's a fun show, i liked it. though i felt it got a bit repetitive after a while. but they had the great idea to make it only 8 episodes

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  8. Been watching some weird movies that have been lurking on my Amazon prime watchlist for a while. Most are garbage, but Deathrow Gameshow might be the most interesting pile of said garbage. One of the sleaziest, grimiest, and most in-your-face exploitation films I've seen in a while. It focuses on the fucked up life of a game show host that has deathrow prisoners playing with their lives. It's just a constant spewing stream of sleaze that is as transfixing as a train wreck.

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    1. Just watched that a week or two ago. It was enjoyable for what it was. I thought the lead actor was really good at being a smarmy douche and that the lead female was way better than the material.

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    2. The sadistic stare that the lead is constantly doing is surprisingly effective. Also, The Italian mobster character and his weird mother are from a completely different universe, yet alone movie.

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  9. Finally caught up with Cast a Deadly Spell this week. As a fan of period and urban fantasy, I enjoyed it okay, despite an undercooked Julianne Moore and not enough Clancy Brown. (Carnivàle aside, there's never enough Clancy Brown! Not in The Flash, or Daredevil, or the abomination that was Cowboys vs. Aliens, or...) Anyhow, call me convention, but I would've liked a bigger-budget, more action-heavy climax. Or, even better, a TV series based on the general concept.

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  10. Finally saw Oliver Stone's U-Turn. What an interesting experiment. As usual Billy Bob Thornton stole the show. Him playing twister with himself is probably the thing I'll remember most about this movie. I miss the crazy Oliver Stone era as opposed to whatever he's doing now.

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    1. Great film, excellent score and soundtrack.

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