54
   

The Most Recent Movie You've Seen on Streaming, Broadcast TV, or Movie Theater?

 
 
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2020 07:09 pm
@chai2,
Did you see The Black Swan? My husband and I saw it in the theater when it came out. When it ended, we looked at each other and he said 'wasn't that fabulous?' and I said I wanted to shoot myself. The movie was beautifully made, the acting was superb but I hated it......reminded me of all the mean spirited judging that many young girls have to deal with..and the competition over things that don't matter....the systematic invalidation. It happens to men of course, but this movie was about a young woman....
chai2
 
  1  
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2020 07:49 pm
@glitterbag,
No I haven't, but that does make me want to see it, since I'll be prepared.

Years ago, I knew this young woman who was talking about a ski trip she, her husband, another couple and a friend of theirs took together.

I already knew she was a smug little bitch, but this was the icing on the cake.

She was an athletic person, and was apparantly a pretty good skier. As were the other people, except for the friend of the other couple, a woman.

She was telling some story about how this friend of theirs really kept her from having a good time because she was "holding them back" I can't remember excactly, but she made some pretty deep digs verbally directly to this woman, basically saying she didn't know why she had come, because she wasn't in their league.

I do remember what I said.
I said first, "So you really went out of your way to make sure this friend had a really good time, huh? I mean, she wasn't at all self conscious that she wasn't a good skier, or keeping you from going to the harder slopes.

She started in with the "well if she realized she wasn't good she should have not come"

Second, I told her that if I were that woman, and paid my part of the trip and was excited, and then she did nothing but put me down, I would have told you to go **** yourself.

Before she could close her dropped jaw I added "I'll bet when you were in high school you were always picked first or 2nd for let's say basketball teams (she said she was). Yeah, and then you made sure that the person that was picked last knew how crappy she was, and made even going to PE class something to dread.
I ended with "I was that person who was picked last all the time because I suck at any sport. I sure wish I could go back and tell the people who made me feel bad about that to pound sand up their ass"

Funny. We never talked much after that.


chai2
 
  1  
Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2020 07:51 pm
@chai2,
Oh, so did the Black Swan end up telling the others to pound sand?

I hope so.
Frank Apisa
 
  0  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 05:38 am
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Did you see The Black Swan? My husband and I saw it in the theater when it came out. When it ended, we looked at each other and he said 'wasn't that fabulous?' and I said I wanted to shoot myself. The movie was beautifully made, the acting was superb but I hated it......reminded me of all the mean spirited judging that many young girls have to deal with..and the competition over things that don't matter....the systematic invalidation. It happens to men of course, but this movie was about a young woman....



I did not like that movie at all. I am one of those rare guys who truly enjoys ballet, perhaps mostly because I love classical music of all kinds.

I like Natalie Portman a lot...but she is not a professional ballerina...and it shows. Some of the work was of a ballet double, but the majority was NP...and it was of such poor quality that the story fell apart for me.

Emily Blunt is one of my favorite actresses, but the same thing goes for the supposed ballet in The Adjustment Bureau.

Portman and Blunt both obviously had lots of ballet training, but they are far from ballerinas.

0 Replies
 
eurocelticyankee
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 08:25 am
https://media1.giphy.com/media/LUoUO1qPywh8c/200.webp?cid=ecf05e47ke69dgb8f0j3pqmk01wxysnopmdxgiiqept8pewd&rid=200.webp
chai2
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 08:49 am
@eurocelticyankee,
I have actually felt like this when others have been giving me instructions on some physical thing to do.

I can't keep up.
0 Replies
 
Region Philbis
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 09:44 am

Vivarium -- it's quite creepy, if that's your thing...
chai2
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 12:02 pm
@Region Philbis,
OMG, I just watched the trailer for that. Outstanding.

Not a movie, but a book, if you like this sort of thing, consider reading "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski.

To whet your appetite, a couple move into a house, and they discover that the inside of the house measures let's say 22 feet wide. The exterior of the house measures 19 feet, 11 inches.

Labyrinths, echos, and footnotes ensue.

For me, it's one of those books you have to read twice before you die.

0 Replies
 
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Aug, 2020 03:29 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

Oh, so did the Black Swan end up telling the others to pound sand?

I hope so.



Wellll.......that didn't happen....there wasn't a triumph in this flick
0 Replies
 
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2020 03:28 pm
We watched "Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey" over the weekend. I wouldn't recommend it, but did watch the whole thing hoping it would get better. It reminded me of a less coherent "Kill Bill", I actually loved Kill Bill, so I was hoping the 'birds of prey' would be somewhat like that. I've liked all of the Batman Movies....but this flick only had a few glimmers of humor, a little revenge fantasy ....just unsatisfying. Mr. G'bag bailed after the first 30 minutes....I powered thru so you don't have to.
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2020 07:44 pm
@glitterbag,
I watched Birds of Prey as well. I liked it, but it definitely could have been better. I was a bit annoyed with the portrayal of the character Cassandra Cain, who is very different from the source material (a mute trained assassin in the comics).
glitterbag
 
  1  
Reply Mon 17 Aug, 2020 09:36 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Sometimes I think it's because I've been alive so long and have seen so many films. I really wanted to like it, I just wish H. Quinn could have been a tiny bit less silly....I think also her accent was distracting...but that's me...I enjoy accents, I just wince when an accent is off.
0 Replies
 
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2020 04:34 pm
Finally got around seeing When The Wind Blows on Amazon Prime.

It was a depressing film to watch. It is an animated film about an old couple dealing with the fallout of a nuclear blast in the English countryside. Despite taking precautions, as stated by the government, they are pretty much doomed. The simple art style and the use of doll house sets really emphasize the nuclear horrors.

Honestly, as an American, I never heard of the film until recently, but apparently it is well known in the UK.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2020 04:43 pm
@Rebelofnj,
The guy who wrote it also wrote The Snowman and Father Christmas. All his works appeared as picture books before they were animated, and The Snowman is a seasonal offering every Christmas.

Having said that Where The Wind Blows is bloody depressing. I saw it a long time ago, I’m not in any hurry to see it again.
0 Replies
 
Rebelofnj
 
  3  
Reply Wed 16 Sep, 2020 06:52 pm
Saw two very different films recently.

Rewatched Space Jam, having last seen it in the 90s. It was not very good. I get that the premise of the film is supposed to be goofy (The Looney Tunes recruit Michael Jordan for a basketball game against aliens), but that doesn't excuse most of the film. A lot of the animated scenes felt lazy and at times outdated, with Jordan not exactly being a good actor. Definitely a product of its time.

Also watched The Phantom of the Paradise, a rock & roll horror film inspired by The Phantom of The Opera, directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface, Carrie). It is a one of a kind film and with a killer soundtrack.
0 Replies
 
coluber2001
 
  1  
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 02:25 am
Hot Fuzz (2007) starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, (two stars from the sci-fi comedy, Paul) .

Hot Fuzz is England's hilarious answer to every United States' ridiculously serious action cop-movie and with ten times the violence and number of guns.
izzythepush
 
  2  
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 04:25 am
@coluber2001,
There’s a tv series called Spaced which starred both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost before they moved into films. It’s very good.

Simon Pegg was also in the sketch show Big Train which is also very good, similar to Python.
Teufel
 
  1  
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 05:20 am
@tsarstepan,
Rewatched one of my hoary old favourites .... L'Immortal with Jean Reno ... Renamed 22 Bullets in English I believe. It is not 'Leon' but it is easy viewing.

L'Immortal, Leon (Reno) and Ronin with Reno & De Niro, often watched in our home.
0 Replies
 
hightor
 
  1  
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 07:27 am
Rififi
0 Replies
 
InfraBlue
 
  1  
Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 02:14 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Such a charmingly English couple. Good soundtrack. Pretty frigging depressing.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 10/01/2020 at 02:01:56