What movies have you seen recently?

Tate

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Hellraiser (2022) - Good

Halloween Ends - Straight a$$

At least the ending of Halloween Ends was clear.

More thoughts on Ends.

I don't understand why they chose to go that route in the, presumably, very last Halloween film.

Why would you restrict Myers to the damn sewers for 2/3rds of the film?? Why did they make it seem like he was transferring his soul to the other guy or something? And don't get me started on the junkyard kills. Dude was in a tow truck but you chose the one path that the truck could actually go? And the black chick that went back towards the truck and completely ignored the guy until he walked up to her with a wrench. Smh
 
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TeKPhaN

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Halloween Ends

First some tech talk.
4K+
No HDR-
60hz instead of proper 24hz-
Decent 5.1 Sound+

Movie wise...
They make Michael to human and where they went with him and that other character was way to predictable.

How it fares in the trilogy.....
It was ok and better than the 2nd but not better than the 1st.

I rather someone else does these movies next time.
 
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Halloween Ends.....Terrible Halloween movie, I am so glad Blumhouse will no longer be able to make another Halloween movie. They did a mostly great job with Halloween 2018, other than making all of the male characters useless idiots it was an entertaining movie. Halloween Kills was a mess and this seemed like two different movies were spliced together. I know they filmmakers will say "Kills was about Michael's carnage and this was about dealing with it" but damn they really f***ed this one up. This almost seems more like a tv show called Haddonfield.

I will admit I liked the opening scene even though I hated it when it started. They just put too much focus on the wrong things and on the wrong characters.
 
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More thoughts on Ends.

I don't understand why they chose to go that route in the, presumably, very last Halloween film.

Why would you restrict Myers to the damn sewers for 2/3rds of the film?? Why did they make it seem like he was transferring his soul to the other guy or something? And don't get me started on the junkyard kills. Dude was in a tow truck but you chose the one path that the truck could actually go? And the black chick that went back towards the truck and completely ignored the guy until he walked up to her with a wrench. Smh
I was so pissed that Michael was made to look so weak in this movie, after he got up and killed everyone in Halloween Kills and made it back to kill Karen now all of the sudden he looks like he needs a fulltime caregiver, I'm surprised he wasn't using a walker. This series needs a reboot that sticks closely to the originals in overall tone including making Michael and Laurie brother and sister again. Michael doesn't need to have the most outrageous kills he just needs to be stalking and killing his victims.
 
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Halloween Kills - Awful

Ending was great. The rest was a disjointed, rushed, poorly edited mess. Half of the movie is absolutely meaningless.
 

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I have Peacock but figured I'd just catch Ends at the theater in a week or two for $5. Bad reviews but have to see how the trilogy ends. Really disappointed with the absolute randomness of newer movie quality on Peacock.

Child Play 2 and 3. I I'll probably watch the two after that although have seen them both once before and not even close to the first three to me.

Also hate how Peacock (and other streaming services) will have for example the first and third movies in a series.
 

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Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

Absurd concept where the backwoods rednecks are innocent and it's young prejudiced college kids that are hapless bad guys who somehow keeping getting killed trying to attack them. It's almost horror situational comedy or something, but also oddly charming.


EDIT: Think Texas Chainsaw Massacre in reverse is kind of what it's going for.


lmao


 
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Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

Absurd concept where the backwoods rednecks are innocent and it's young prejudiced college kids that are hapless bad guys who somehow keeping getting killed trying to attack them. It's almost horror situational comedy or something, but also oddly charming.


EDIT: Think Texas Chainsaw Massacre in reverse is kind of what it's going for.


lmao



Loved that movie.
 
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This turned out to not quite be a horror flick exactly, but a decent indy effort. It is a bit long a slow paced. The main actor does an oddly good job of staring and looking disturbed and anxious, especially dealing with bag he carries everywhere holding this nightmarish puppet spider thing.

I felt it fell short of it's potential, but was a decent go at indy film on a budget. Also, good work on the puppet. It was not 'scary' but more vile and disgusting.

The film itself is an adaption of Holness' own short story of the same name, which was published in the horror anthology The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease.[7][4] The story centered on a character unable to verbally and emotionally express himself due to childhood trauma, choosing instead to do so by creating a horrific puppet.


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I watched Army of thieves, which is prequel to the army of the dead, & it's a fun movie, the origin story of fan-favorite Lockcracker Ludwig Dieter.
 
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I watched so damn many horror movies from August to Halloween, that I've taken a bit of a break on movies the last couple days. Finally watched Thor: Blood and Thunder. I think hearing all the less than stellar feedback on it helped temper my expectations. I seemed to enjoy it more than most, but it definitely had some cringey moments, odd tonal changes, and is arguably the worst movie Taika Waititi has made. Wonder how much of that was studio / Marvel / Disney inserting their trashy afterthought directions as per usual.
 

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So weird, I'm going to my first movie since the pandemic started.

Banshees of Inisherin.

Wish me luck! haha. I might even buy some popcorn (probably not)

Yeah director of In Bruges, Gleason and Farrell, I need to see this and no one else wants to so nice empty theatre I'm assuming with those recliner chairs etc.
 

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Yeah so, I kinda didn't really like it. It's quite.....abstract and not really funny, and that's not the point of the movie but that's what I walked in expecting so that's on me I guess.

Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it? Also there was a low booming going on all the time and I couldn't figure out if it was in the movie, or coming from some action movie in the adjacent theatre, turns out it was the other movie, that s*** had me distracted the whole time and kinda bulls*** that they don't have better soundproofing than that yet I've never experienced that before at that theatre which has been my go to for decades.

Oh well!
 
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Ok, so I'm a little confused:

In Bruges, Banshees of Inisherin: Written/Directed by Martin McDonagh

Calvary: Written/Directed by John Michael McDonagh

In Bruges and Calvary awesome.

All three movies have Gleeson in them as a main character.

Brothers?
 

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In Time - This actually aged pretty well. As far as singers in movies go Justin Timberlake wasn't that bad. The story is a bit too basic and generic, though. Like a poor man's futuristic Bonnie & Clyde.
 
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The Banshees of Inisherin - Good

Pretty f***ing sad movie lightened with humor. There has to be a lot that the story pulled from and need to research it further. It feels like an adaptation.
 
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The Northman - With God of War approaching, I was in the mood for some viking entertainment. First time rewatching this since the theater, even better the second time.. I get why this isn't for everyone, but I absolutely love it. Fantastic looking and sounding 4K UHD disc for anyone who's into that sort of thing,
 
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The Banshees of Inisherin - Good

Pretty f***ing sad movie lightened with humor. There has to be a lot that the story pulled from and need to research it further. It feels like an adaptation.

It's the first movie I've gone to since the pandemic started. Well, you can read my earlier post about it.

I should have LOVED this movie.

I"m thinking there must be an underlying depth to this movie, possibly a Catholic thing, that I just didn't get.

Acting was amazing, cinematography, right up my ally.

I left the theatre almost a bit disturbed, because the humour somehow didn't match the aura of the movie or something.

I can't even put my finger on it. It bothers me that I didn't love this. The Lighthouse I think had a similar feel, and yet it absolutely wowed me, and was funny in that dark, wtf way.

The humour in Banshees didn't hit me the way I was expecting going in. Barely a chuckle for me. I'll give it a re-watch someday. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood for it.

Aside from that though, someone give Gleeson a freakin' Oscar already, dude is always good!