No Big Short?
Sorry, I was busy seeing 3 movies in 1 night.
I think he was wondering why the review wasn't up earlier, since The Big Short came out on the 23rd. But yeah, he could have phrased that better.
He'll probably see that and Concussion within the next week.
Any chance for Shaun the Sheep?
Cool, I was partially right! I've started a weird habit of guessing what movies you'll see. Sadly, once again, I will wait to see the Daddy's Home review until I see the movie. Then again, I'm not as interested in it as I am in Sisters, so I'll probably watch the review, then pick the movie up once it's available at the library.
That Point Break remake epitomizes everything wrong with these Christopher Nolanized remakes
Particularly with Bodhi's character, with Swayze Bodhi more direct motivation of just having fun while on the side tearing United States down establishments as a spoof of America presidents is easier to understand. Bodhi action and brief moments of discussing his philosophy define his character.
Remake Bodhi has forced Nolanized characterization which is just uses dull Nolany discussions of pseudo philosophy as his character rather his actions. The screenplay just force flimsy character motivations just tie action scenes, even when it doesn't make sense with dissonance.
Swayze's actions moves the plot, not the plot just placing the characters to do set pieces.
Joy was really good for me and I hope Jennifer Lawrence wins the Golden Globe! You guys forgot to mention that Joan Rivers in the QVC scenes was played by her daughter Melissa, which I find really surprising!
When I was in the theater Friday night, I noticed that the small Point Break banner uses the modern DVD cover of the original with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. I find that funny as if the theater owner was telling people to watch the original instead of the remake.
I got to use one of those Coke machines for the first time the other week. It was awesome. I recommend cherry-vanilla Coke Zero.
Anyway, I liked Joy, but it felt at least a half hour too long.
Also, I am now totally sold on the Miracle Mop.
If anyone gets a chance to see Hateful Eight, I highly recommend it. I saw it for the 70mm roadshow thing, and I loved it. I didn't really notice a difference between the 70mm and a normal theatre experience, but the movie was just so good, it didn't matter.
I hope to see it next weekend!!!
The big difference between Joy and Inherent Vice is that Joy didn't have an absurdly overlong sequence with Joaquin Phoenix and a half naked woman talking about absolutely nothing for twenty five minutes which slows the film down to a grinding halt and almost threatens to ruin an otherwise fun movie.
are you seeing the hateful 8 in 70mm?
He's too busy seeing The Ridiculous Six with a 9mm.
The gun is to shoot Adam Sandler before he opens the portal to hell and ushers in the end times.
They should remake some 30s movies. Gabriel over the White House, Freaks, Child Bride...
Who among us wouldn't watch Roman Polanski's "Child Bride"?
I really don't get why O. Russell keeps casting Jennifer Lawrence as characters way older than she is. It was really jarring in American Hustle and is more so here.
Personally I found it way more jarring in American Hustle, which was still one of my favorite movies of that year. Atleast in this case, I wasn't really sure how old the real Joy was when all of these events were going on, and something about how beaten down this character was made me believe that she was at least a handful of years older than the actress.
In American Hustle, that role clearly seemed like it was written for someone about 15 or 20 years older than Jennifer Lawrence looked, and to me she looked a lot younger in AH than she did in Joy. On the plus side, I think she's a phenomenal actress, and I thought she gave a great performance in both movies, even if in AH her age distracted me a little. That's just my opinion though.
Do NOT get me started on "Passions". My boyfriend (when I first met him) absolutely loved that damn show. That show is the reason why I hate soap operas. I was thrilled when NBC cancelled it and DirecTV picked it up. Didn't have to hear about it anymore.
I saw Joy and thought it was fine for the most part, one of the things I kinda didn't like was the Murphy's Law moment before the big confrontation in Texas. The lawyer and her half sister screwed her, but the dad and his gf place all the blame on Joy. It was an obvious guilt trip and I hate guilt trip moments in general. I expected stuff like the ex-husband to be a scum bag and the dad to inspire Joy, but it was the complete opposite around the half way point in the movie. When the movie kept bring up the issue of whether or not people should have guns in the first half, I thought there was going to be a shoot out when she went to Texas.
I also thought Dwayne Johnson. Weird.
Movies should never reference, let alone show, better movies. I freaking love Frozen, and Princess Bride is #4 in my all-time favorites list.
Note to self: inquire as to local availability re: stripper maid.
based on Brian's appearance, i was thinking these stills were from much older videos for a second....
Passions? Oh god I loved that show. I was a kid and would watch it in the afternoons during the summer, probably due to not having cable. And ugh Coven, I really liked it at first too, but geez it got unbearable further in.
Hey Brad, I wondered if you guys would ever consider talking sports on Midnight Screenings? You could still call it the same because it's like "screen" is a football term! Anyhow, you should watch all the big games and then discuss your opinions. Dave seems like a football guy. I bet Ryan likes hockey. You yourself seem to be a soccer type of dude. But you get the idea.
God, I hope not. With 10 TVs set up at work, I get more than enough sports talk to last me a lifetime. Because, really, how many middle-aged dudes in 3--piece suits do we need to hear comment on the most current thing happening in the sports world?
No, I think Brad and co. should stick with movies.
Oh, please don't.
[Will Smith appears from temporal nexus]
"Oh HELL NAWH....
And BOOM!....Brian slaps down yet another Steve Aoki name drop! Don't lie to me, Motherfucker.... You ARE Hip Hop!
My guess for why remake point break and similar remakes are the global movie marketplace. The movies are known quantities for the most part and I assume those marketplaces are more nonchalant about remakes that they may not be familiar with the original.
Also I assume older movie plots keeps the politics easy (no accidental references to current events that could anger the chinese censors, who seem to be the new hays code for these expensive movies). Just a guess.