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Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 18:45
by alan smithee
knarf wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 06:47
My son was amused by the opening Columbia logo for Zombieland: Double Tap
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Told him about the other variations I could remember on the way home, then looked up a few more.
:dyzg!:

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 11 Dec 2019, 18:50
by alan smithee
NoShoes wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 08:51
Batman wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 01:12
Buckykatt wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 10:55
Batman wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 08:42
Does it really count as working with Martin Scorsese if you don't have any lines? What were you thinking, Anna Paquin?
Anna Paquin: Why yes, I would like another Oscar. Thank you.

(I haven't seen it, but I've read at least 3 different reviews that rave about her performance and wave the Oscar flag)
alan smithee wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 18:10
Batman wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 08:42
Does it really count as working with Martin Scorsese if you don't have any lines? What were you thinking, Anna Paquin?
that was... odd.
I just thought the whole thing was odd. Why getting an Oscar-winner to handle such a small, relatively meaningless role? And if anyone were to argue that it was a crucial role, I'd say that it could have been one, but Scorsese really just let that side of the story slip away. The impact of Irish's chosen profession on his family life should have been the main theme, but it was so watered down I felt that Scorsese was really almost ignoring it.

Also, not that I think anyone here has argued this, but I don't think this should be compared to Tarantino's limited use of Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... Personally, I felt what Tarantino did there was perfectly suited to his story. Sharon Tate really wasn't the main point of that story, it was about how Hollywood had evolved and the effect of that evolution on the previous generation of actors. Also, I thought Robbie did an amazing job of making the viewer really care about her character even though she had a limited amount of screen time to convey it.

I think the whole thing felt more like Scorsese trying to reheat both Mean Streets and Goodfellas rather than serving up anything meaningful. Why go back to the old watering hole of so many of his previous stable of actors and spaff $100 million up a wall trying to make them look young when he could have tried finding newer talent and telling the same story?
If I recall, I think she did have a line or two. While sitting at the kitchen table with the fam, she questions her father why he hasn't called Jo Hoffa (i'm sure knowing damn well why).....but I do think that was it. Totally agree they just left this story line dangling, or perhaps used it badly to make us feel bad for DeNiro

At some point....it's ok to retire (now let me go watch Avengers: End Game again :D )
FWIW, I think Paquin's entire dialogue was seven words (all back to back)
Rogue wrote:Why? Why? Why haven't you called Jo?

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 16 Dec 2019, 15:22
by NoShoes
Marriage Story
So what was up with the close up of Laura Dern's foot? I mean, she has lovely feet and all, but I didn't get it. Was it just an editing faux pas, or did I miss the context? (taking off your shoe is like getting divorced?)

aside from that, I did really like this film.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 17 Dec 2019, 01:46
by Middle
alan smithee wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 18:45
knarf wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 06:47
My son was amused by the opening Columbia logo for Zombieland: Double Tap
Image
Told him about the other variations I could remember on the way home, then looked up a few more.
:dyzg!:
Really liked this variation from Spider Verse as well:


Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 26 Dec 2019, 23:50
by Batman
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 27 Dec 2019, 06:46
by NoShoes
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 27 Dec 2019, 08:29
by Batman
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 27 Dec 2019, 09:45
by NoShoes
Batman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 08:29
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.
Ahh.....then I concur (I was envisioning a dead-bolt --- no pun intended)

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 29 Dec 2019, 20:58
by JJ
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 09:45
Batman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 08:29
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.
Ahh.....then I concur (I was envisioning a dead-bolt --- no pun intended)
Also, Ghost sucks.

No, I haven't seen it.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 15:31
by alan smithee
JJ wrote:
29 Dec 2019, 20:58
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 09:45
Batman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 08:29
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.
Ahh.....then I concur (I was envisioning a dead-bolt --- no pun intended)
Also, Ghost sucks.

No, I haven't seen it.
at least the director has a good pedigree

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 19:34
by sldawgs
alan smithee wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 15:31
JJ wrote:
29 Dec 2019, 20:58
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 09:45
Batman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 08:29
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.
Ahh.....then I concur (I was envisioning a dead-bolt --- no pun intended)
Also, Ghost sucks.

No, I haven't seen it.
at least the director has a good pedigree
Ditto

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 19:50
by alan smithee
sldawgs wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 19:34
alan smithee wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 15:31
JJ wrote:
29 Dec 2019, 20:58
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 09:45
Batman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 08:29
NoShoes wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 06:46
Batman wrote:
26 Dec 2019, 23:50
So this Christmas my son brought his girlfriend home to spend the holidays with us. She's relatively young (24) and hasn't been exposed to the same number of films as my son. Initially I could understand how people might not have seen films like Mulholland Dr. or Seven Samurai or even West Side Story, but every time I heard she hadn't seen a film which I thought was shown multiple times per year on loads of stations, I think I let out an audible gasp. Never seen Star Wars? <gasp> Raiders? <gasp> Pretty Woman? <doublegasp> By the end of the day, she must have thought I was part fish and having trouble on dry land. Anywho, Ghost was on for Boxing Day, so we watched it with her and of course she loved it, but as it was her first time, she brought up a pretty good point that I don't think the rest of us ever considered: when Oda Mae is at the door of Molly's apartment and trying to get in to warn her about Karl, Sam tells her to push a penny under the door which he then proceeds to lift up and float in front of her face. My son's girlfriend then asks, "Why didn't he just unlock the door?" With that kind of perceptiveness, I look forward to seeing many other films with her through her newly opened eyes.
With the door unlocking by unseen hands, one could always suppose that Ode May is also just a fine lock picker (less face it, she does have a criminal past)....

With a penny sliding up the door, then floating through midair into Molly's hand, it's a lot more effective that Sam's ghost is real.....but I give her props for trying.

PS: had the same reaction when spending my first Easter with one of my sister-in-laws (Whada mean you never saw King of Kings? .....et al)
It was a chain bolt. It would have looked just as eerie.
Ahh.....then I concur (I was envisioning a dead-bolt --- no pun intended)
Also, Ghost sucks.

No, I haven't seen it.
at least the director has a good pedigree
Ditto
:lol:

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 01 Jan 2020, 11:59
by JJ
Though I'm admittedly curious. Does the Ghost pottery scene end with the quote, "She was going to make a pot for me."

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 01 Jan 2020, 19:03
by JJ
Can someone get Jennifer Hudson a kleenex?

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 02 Jan 2020, 13:03
by Steel Frog
JJ wrote:
01 Jan 2020, 19:03
Can someone get Jennifer Hudson a kleenex?
If she's like any cat I know, she'll just wipe it on the nearest pantleg

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 23:55
by Scruluce
two hours of has-been belly-aching and "a day in the life" just to get to a "what if..." scenario? am I missing something?

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 16 Jan 2020, 23:57
by Scruluce
second film... this thing is longer than the wait in some of those theme park rides.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 17 Jan 2020, 01:28
by Scruluce
Scruluce wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 23:57
second film... this thing is longer than the wait in some of those theme park rides.
1h44m is the half way mark?! thank God this is Netflix so I can go to sleep and finish it later.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 18 Jan 2020, 02:24
by Scruluce
Why is this simultaneously so well done AND so hard to watch? some of those scars are still tender.
It's so strange enjoying and hating a film at the same time.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 18 Jan 2020, 03:58
by Scruluce
Scruluce wrote:
18 Jan 2020, 02:24
Why is this simultaneously so well done AND so hard to watch? some of those scars are still tender.
It's so strange enjoying and hating a film at the same time.
I feel like The Academy will under-appreciate this film come Feb 9th.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 00:02
by JJ
Damn, the Phantom Menace dialogue sucks. Hard to believe this is the best of the six post-Jedi films. But it is.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 00:06
by JJ
Damn, the Phantom Menace acting sucks. Hard to believe this is the best of the six post-Jedi films. But it is.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 00:08
by JJ
Why does a Sith need binoculars to figure out which direction the city is?

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 00:10
by JJ
Damn, JarJar sucks. Hard to believe this is the best of the six post-Jedi films. But it is.

Re: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 00:13
by JJ
If you still like Natalie Portman after this movie, that’s on you, not me.