Well I must say that I was pretty excited to see this movie based upon the hype and the fact that two of my favorite actors (Hanks and Streep) starred in it. I also have to say that I am not really a fan of movies that over-dramatize true facts. I am not happy when I have to go back and read other materials to prove the accuracy of a movie. There is definitely a “Hollywoodized” piece to this movie:
- Nixon is made to look like a bad guy. He is the one who wanted to end the war and save the reputations of his democratic adversaries Kennedy and Johnson. The war was ended under his term while they carried it out.
- They create an anti-feminist scenario where you see Streep’s character walking through a bunch of admiring women after the Supreme Court ruling
- They created a fictional character Board member to be Streep’s fictional antagonist
- They created a character who was sent to spy on the Times, and
- MOST importantly I think the story while a part of history is overdramatized already because the Washington Post was not the main player here. It was the New York Times. The Post was one of many papers and not THE Paper nor the Leader.
That said, the movie does capture a historic moment and how people did not trust the government at that time. For me as a very young kid I missed all of this. I didn’t even know or really feel like the war was a big deal for me so I do appreciate the accurate re-account of the times. I just wish they really told more of the truth and not try to taint our view just because the facts they had weren’t juicy enough for the movie. The movie was still entertaining and I am sure many people will enjoy it. It should also win many awards .
I will give it 3 erections out of 5 and do recommend that you only see it when it comes out on Pay Per View.
I was originally going our to see Bladerunner 2049, but it was sold out, so we thought we’d try Thor, but that movie was sold out and has had bad reviews. So it was down to our 3rd choice.
Yes I admit that I had originally resisted seeing the remake of the Stephen King written, “It”. If you read the book, it reads as a story covering two eras and was quite scary with lots of little tidbits that make you want to leave the lights on in the room. The problem with Stephen King novels is that the supernatural is a very hard thing to translate to the movie screen. When the original was filmed in the 80’s I feel like the Director made many shortcuts and not only did I not find the movie to be scary, but I actually thought some things were so ridiculous, that I laughed.
Well I normally don’t like remakes, but I have to say this movie thoroughly surprised me. First, I was really scared. I kept curling up in my seat in anticipation holding onto my boyfriend. Secondly, I liked that they skinnied the movie down and focused only on the characters and their past in 1989. The movie ends at the end of summer and the leave the second half of the movie to Chapter 2. Yes they already are in production for the second half of the movie.
The film really allowed for better character development of each kid and I loved it. These kids were really put in very scary situations and the light little humor that the film allows was well done beginning with references to New Kids on the Block and other 80’s icons like Molly Ringwald. If you like to get your scare on every so often, ths movie will not disappoint.
I give this a 4 out of 5 erections.
I loved the original Kingsman and although I was sure I was going to be entertained by the sequel, I was worried it wasn’t going to be that entertaining. Quite the contrary, I was very pleased and was also glad that I re-watched the original! There are lots of references and continuations from the original in this movie. What is not to like about this movie? I mean, a regular movie that talks about anal sex? What is there not to like? LOL!
Actually I found myself thinking about why James Bond movies weren’t as fun anymore. It doesn’t have the humor and gadgetry like Kingsman does. They have really gone in the right direction and the cameos of people like Elton John in this movie was a beautiful touch!
The movie was a hair long, but other than that, I was thoroughly entertained and thought it had the proper amount of sexiness, humor, action, and plot!
Do I recommend this movie? Yes! I give it 5 blowjobs out of 5
Okay, so this past weekend we decided to go out and see the original version of the new movie , “It”. We wanted to see it because we feel if you are going to watch a remake, we need to see the original. We will do the same with Bladerunner as well. Well all I can say is NO, NO, NO.
Well maybe now I know why they wanted to remake this movie. My boyfriend says that other than Carrie or The Shining that no Stephen King movies have been better than the books. I guess they are hard to replicate all the supernatural thoughts on those pages. So let’s just say, the movie was NOT scary. The acting was really bad. The special effects were awful. Some say this was meant to be campy. I don’t like campy. And what does campy mean anyhow?
Now you might say, “Rebecca, this was 1990”. True, but given that Star Wars was 10 years old and that The Shining had already been done, this is not even close. I was also thinking about it and they mostly used TV actors John Ritter (3’s Company), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cncinnati), Harry Dean Anderson (Night Court), and a bunch or people who were guest stars on Love Boat and Fantasy Island from the ’80s. Their movie acting was almost comedic. Watch their reactions. They don’t teach that in acting school. Lastly, Tim Curry (who plays Pennywise the Clown) openly says that they wish they did not do the remake so people did not watch the original to see how bad it was. Tim is by far the best performance in the movie, but even he is embarrassed that little blip on his resume is being highlighted. Just undoes his role in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
So I guess I give this only a 1 out of 5 erections. Only watch to satisfy your curiosity. I will hopefully enjoy the new movie much more. I have been hearing that it is good. I hope so.
So do you not want to know too much about a movie before you see it? Well that usually is me, but I would recommend that before you see this movie, you should do a little research. I am not someone who comes out of movies totally clueless, but I came out of this movie with some questions and when I read the synopsis that should only be read by people who have seen the movie, I found that I had missed the point of the movie altogether! I went back and talked about it with some friends and we were all saying, “What?……..Totally did not see that but it makes sense.”
I guess the problem is that this movie was sort of billed as a horror movie and ended up being more of an artsy, religious, sci-fi thriller. So if you want some advice. Study the small clues about the movies in all the trailers. Take a look at the movie poster (copied it here). Look for the one capitalized letter in all the signage in the movie promotion. If you don’t come away noting one or two things about the movie, then you are gonna miss the point.
I came out of the movie originally disappointed. I thought the movie was a little slow at first and that I was not scared, but more confused. I did not like the way it ended and that was because I missed the point. I also had questions about certain things in the movie and didn’t understand them and that was because I missed the point and symbolism too. Symbolism……yes, that is the key. Look for lots of things in the movie representing symbols of things we know of. Who are Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer supposed to represent? Who are Javier Bardim and Jennifer Lawrence supposed to be? Who are Ed and Michelle’s characters supposed to be? Kristen Wiig? What the heck is she doing in this non-comedy? If you can answer those questions, then you will solve half of the mysteries of the movie, but don’t blink or you might miss the clues.
After you have seen the movie, read the synopsis written by the Telegraph UK. Then you and I will be on the same page.
I give this movie a 2 out of 5 erections, but I am not the kind of person who should watch this movie. It just isn’t the type of movie I like. We were debating between this and Stephen King’s “It”! I think I chose wrong.
I saw Alien: Covenant on opening weekend in heavy anticipation of seeing how it would connect Prometheus to the original Alien movie. I was also told it would make things more transparent and it would be really scary. Scary I am not sure about but definitely suspenseful with non-stop action. In typical Ridley Scott fashion it was dark with lots of fighting.
What I really like about the film is that they didn’t get too crazy with new technology. I always hate when you see recent movies that are supposed to precede a famous movie that was from 20 years ago and now the technology looks so much better (Star Wars). So the new Androids are upgraded, but still aren’t necessarily better, the guns aren’t better, etc.
What the movie does do well is close the chapter on Prometheus. What it doesn’t do yet is tie into the original Alien movie. It doesn’t really explain the Corporation and how it continues it’s plan. It doesn’t explain how the Aliens continue to expand. It does explain how they evolve into their current state.
I definitely recommend it for any Alien fan. You have to watch them all out. It definitely does a great job of making more sense out of the Prometheus movie. There are lots of great Easter eggs in this movies. Go check it out unless you have no interest in this series.
I give the movie a 3 erection out of 5 rating.
Before you watch this movie, here are a few things you should do first:
- Rewatch Prometheus if it has been awhile
- Rewatch this video about how David was created: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ7E7Qp-s-8
- Watch this Short on the creation of Walter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Cmf4BuNgg
- Watch this short called the Last Supper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkXgRlRao5I
- Watch this short called The Crossing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeMVrnYNwus
SPOILERS (Read at own risk)
There are weird things for me.
- It appears Daniels figure out it is not Walter way before when stitching and other things happen after the fight?
- Why does David help kill the creature?
- Why did all those people turn into statues and not just become Aliens? Remember in the first movie how the guy becomes infected and just disintegrates into the water?
- So where do we go from here? Do we go to the new colony and find out if David incubates Tennessee and Daniels or some of the new colonists?
So I went out on opening weekend to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. I was skeptical of this concept initially and did not see the first one until it hit On-Demand, but I eagerly anticipated it. Disney and Marvel have put a lot into this movie including Free Comic Book Day yesterday, creating a whole new ride at Disneyland, and adding many cameos into the movie.
Don’t listen to just me, but everyone else I heard leaving the theater also said this one was almost funnier and better than the first which says a lot. I was laughing so hard! I also loved the music almost as much as the first movie. If you love 70s and 80s Pop/Rock you will be checking Google to remind you who sang certain songs. Quick, who sang the song “Brandy”?
Overall there is a lot packed into the 2 hr 15 min. movie and you’ll leave with your friends re-counting the different scenes and reminding each other about the different small scenes the movie uses to stitch things together. Of course, as in all Marvel films, Stan Lee has a quick cameo. It is pretty quick, so don’t miss it.
My favorite scene? The one with Groot dancing.
Make sure to see this movie if you loved the first one. Also don’t forget to stay for all the credits so you see the little extras and outtakes from the movie.
Went to see the movie, “Life” and it did not disappoint from a special effects and thriller standpoint, but I will get to the point. Thrillers for me are better when the actions are plausible and smart. I find in the movie that many of the circumstances and situations in the movie did not seem like the right or most plausible actions, all the way up to the very end scene.
You know those movies where people are running from a very slow Frankenstein but always keep tripping and falling until he catches them because they can’t manage to stay on their feet despite his inability to run because of his bad limp? Or how about when they hide in place for too long letting him catch up when they should be running and putting more distance between them. Well this movie is a lot like that. In fact, it isn’t until the final scenes that they decide to do what I would have done 2 hours earlier in the movie and by then they are in even deeper doo-doo.
The possible outcomes are pretty predictable throughout the movie so the outcome did not surprise me and was the least suspenseful part of the movie. I give it a 3 erections out of 5 although it was entertaining
So I had to babysit my boyfriend’s kid the other night and we watched Moana. Yes it was a Disney film and I don’t normally watch these kinds of movies anymore, but they are so cute and always filled with the right messages of fulfilling your destiny, overcoming your fears, girl power, etc.
I do think that secretly why I do not watch these movies is that I don’t want to catch myself getting into it and not being able to get the catchy song out of my head (remember “Let it go” from Frozen). Well there is a song just like that in Moana.
I have to say it is fun. I love the Pirate Coconuts. I laughed pretty hard with that and the stupid chicken. I have to admit graphics have gotten a lot better these days. I’d give this 3.5 erections out of 5. If you want good innocent fun, have a peek at this one.
Rogue 1 is the real prequel that bridges the gap between Episode 3 and 4. It takes place leading up to the days of the first movie produced in 1979. I must tell you that I am a bit of a geek and love these movies and that this is one of the best in the series in a long time.
I saw this movie in IMax 3D and it did not disappoint although I am sure it looks equally great in pure digital format on a large screen. I will not tell you what happens in the movie as part of the fun of the movie is guessing how this ties up to Episode 4 and who you might see along the way.
What really worked for me is that the movie holds true to the real story and that I felt like the costumes and seriousness and mild humor really reflected the same excitement as the original Star Wars movie.
See this movie this holiday season! I give it a perfect 5 erections!!!