I was looking forward to this one until you guys got into the jump scare warning.
Oh....So it's one of THOSE movies.
Goddamn it! Shit, I was sort of looking forward to this movie too! Seeing the trailers for it on TV, I figured it would have some jump-scares, but I was hoping it wouldn't be a whole lot. :/
Yeah, the "your phone is dreaming" is the Cinemark chain. They have a great theatre in the western suburbs of Chicago, and a few okay ones out in Joliet. And I do also feel that the AMC promos are getting obtrusive. Most other theatres take like 10-20 seconds to tell you the same stuff that AMC takes like two minutes to say.
Yeah, we still get those "Find out what your phone is dreaming about" promos for the Cinemark theater that's fifteen minutes from my house. I think they have them at the Regal Cinemas chains too, but I haven't seen a movie at my local Regal Cinema since The Great and Powerful Oz, so I don't know if they still play them.
The one promo that I've noticed Regal Cinemas have brought back, is the Space Mountain-esque ride promo they used to run all the time back in the 90s. It would basically file you into a ride like at Disneyland, have safety bars come down in front of you, and then it would blast you off on a coaster track where you'd swerve around buckets of popcorn, drinks, candy boxes and a robotic female voice would thank you for choosing Regal Cinemas to see your movie at, to turn off your cellphone, and tell you about getting refreshments from the lobby. The whole thing looked like you were flying through outer space, like the Space Mountain ride, then it would pull back and reveal this Monorail looking thing which is apparently what you were riding in, and there would be a final thank you or something from the robotic female voice, and then it would be over. I always liked it just because I love Disneyland, so when I was a kid, I'd pretend I was actually on a ride and not in a movie theater
I saw this the other morning, and it is just sort of okay. It has strong points, but a number of weak ones, too. I was hoping it would have the suspense and tension of "Sinister," but it didn't at all. I also felt that the exorcism scene was really uninspired and tired. Bana was definitely great, and I liked the really dark, hardened tone it had especially with the cinematography. Ultimately, it isn't gonna do too much for anyone, but yeah, if you really need something to see at the theatre, it's a fine matinee watch. Otherwise, a rental will suit you just fine.
Review Snowpiercer 2014, please!
Plot: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off all life on the planet except for a lucky few that boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system evolves.
Cast: Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton.
Honestly, Snowpiercer wasn't worth watching. It was terribly boring, and depressing. I usually like post-apocalyptic movies because they tend to have interesting production design, which this one did, but another part of post-apocalyptic is showing that people still survive and live one. I didn't get that sense from Snowpiercer. Also, I think it came out in 2013.
This guy's also going to be directing Doctor Strange, you think he's got the chops to not fuck that up?
Well, considering his strong sense of atmosphere and knowing how to create a competent shot, I'd say so.
Can't judge a chicken before it is cooked.
Yeah but ya should probably check a dude's track record before letting him touch knives. So I asked
Yeah, we get those cell phone dream ads at Cinemark. Tried it once. Not worth it at all. I texted the number and then later it sent me a text saying, "go to this website" and its basically you view someone being chased around a city past blurred images which are supposed to be ads or something like that and then you get chase into an alleyway and cornered by a shadowy figure and that's it.
I love how the AMC red dots take up the first 7 minutes. I see the superhero one a lot. I think they're trying to make a new mascots after they retired film strip man.
As for the dream thing, you mean this one?
This is how my local theater likes to show a lot!
Even my Dad got annoyed with that song played over and over again, and he works for the bank!
Do you guys have Regal Cinemas?
We always got a roller coaster ride:
Hey, I just mentioned that one in a reply to Nick Michalak! I love that theater promo!
I'm 100% with you guys on this one, the cop elements are a lot better than the horror elements which had me giggling at inappropriate parts too. I will say that personally I'm really tired of exorcism movies and the fact that this was a dark cop drama kind of redeemed that.
The only nitpick is that the static noises Bana's character keeps hearing got on my nerves because that soundbite of the children's laughter is the most commonly used clip. Like I'm sure if you downloaded a series of sound effects for your editing software, that same clip of children's laughter would be the first thing to come up. It's not on par with the Wilhelm scream in terms of familiarity but if you're gonna get some creepy kid laughter than go record new material don't use the first selection you find in Garageband.
For those that want to skip past the whole discussion about the theater preroll jump to 8:10, I know it shouldnt bother me that they spent 8 minutes talking about it, but it did lol.
Which is ironic considering that's roughly how long the AMC preroll stuff takes.
At a few points, I was worried that this review was going to become a found footage film...
I was more concerned that it looked like someone's house was being robbed
I end up seeing the super hero one too a lot. I just saw it last week infront of Transformers. I never seen the werewolf but there hasn't been horror movie I been wanting to go theater to see in a bit. I have seen that dream one. I go with my family to this other theater then AMC I usually go to. Horrible theater. Has this weird opening ahead. Like you mention phone dreaming.
Brad goes to those extra lengths to entertain us, by indulging his latent pyromania. There's a REASON he plays serial killers in most of his movies.
I'm curious about whether there will be a review coming for the new Tarzan, which is in theatres here (has it already been in US theatres? Did they miss it?). The way I hear it, it's trying its best to be Avatar, like Legends of Oz was parroting Frozen, and succeeding just about as well.
Brian, Just saying your shirts pretty gay bro. :P
Haven't finished watching this video yet, but for the midnight screenings in 5 seconds, 10 minutes in, Brian declaring that this movies needs awards YYEEAAAAAAEEEHHH
He said "It's good but I'm not going to say this movie needs awards".
"...This movie needs awards, YYEAAAEEEAEHH" is all he needs to put in, though.
Completely out of context? Who gives a crap. It's gold.
My vote is for "What the FUCK is going on behind us?!"
Maybe playing inky dinky do da morning with get "the doors" demons out. Haha
I see you're still on the E-Cigarettes. Get a vape. They are much cheaper. last longer and the menthol is awesome,
I quit smoking too. So I understand the need for something that feels right
I've been dying to tell more people this, I witnessed an Islamic exorcism. They bring in loads of imams and chant hadiths for hours or days to overwhelm the djinn.
Dude, come on, if there's one guy out there who I know for sure cares about his body, it's Brad. Man doesn't even take on baconators he's so healthy. :D
Bro, baconators are totally healthy for you and not gay like that red and green stuff the babes try to make us bros eat, bro. Deep fried twinkies, and lots beer to wash it down for extra carbs, dude! Instead of "lifts", or "movement", he should try sitting down and working that brain with tv, which is twice as fast as books! Best healthy living, my bros tried it and they lived till 35!
that actually sounds pretty damn good, I think i'll try that. I wouldn't mind living till 35, hell that sounds pretty damn good.
I live off the belief that it's better to live your life short and happy than long and miserable. Life kind of works in that way: the happier you are, the more destined you are to be struck with something tragic. Honestly, I think it's better to abuse that system for what its worth: let all the happiness come at once, and then suffer the consequences; they won't matter, the pleasurable experience will always make it worth it. That's why I always solute to people who smoke, and eat unhealthily. They're doing themselves a favor.
I'm livin it up every day baby... CUZ I'M DUKENUKEMMMMMMM!
I chew bubblegummmm
I'm alreasy passed 35, just. And Quit smoking using E Cigarettes. Smoked between 30 and 40 a day. I was just trying to offer friendly advice to a fellow ex smoker. The thing about E Cigarettes is that it's like dragging on a perforated straw. As for fans of burning candles at both ends. These vapes are basically techno bongs in the making,
Anyway, my main point was about the exorcism,
DUDE, pretty sick bro! Dont mess with Zoo Keeper brah. Kevin James is the funniest and sexiest man since the Sand-man himself, baby! The Sand-Ler, that is! You see what I did there bro? You guys just cant appreciate Happy Madison, and their instant classics, like Grown Ups, and Master of Disguise, yo! And spooning dead people is totally common and not creepy!
So Brad, how would you rate this movie in comparison with the other modern horror movies you've seen? Is it as bad as he Devil Inside?
As an employee I can tell you that they just enrolled a specific promo for the pre trailer, post trailer but pre movie promo, the pre phone promo and after the credits theres another one. They are different depending on what genre the movie is. Corporate thinks its a "fun" way to introduce our policy and phone stuff instead of just telling you to not do this and not do that. I personally think they are way, way too long.
Shake it baby
Oh yeah, I'm bringing sexy back.
I haven't seen this movie so I can't speak for Edgar Ramirez' role in this but he's great in the miniseries Carlos. That one's worth a watch if you got 5 hours to spare.
Fuck this website! It keeps cutting my views! FUCK THIS WEBSITE! Okay, done ranting. Carry on.