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QUESTION OF THE WEEK
I got nothing. Discuss amongst yourselves.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Ready or Not (2019)
“A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.”
I enjoyed this to a point and thought it could have gone a bit nuttier to help make it more memorable, but in the end this was an just an okay comedy horror. Samara Weaving carried the film as one of the cutest dorks around. There were some funny moments and decent gore, but everything was pretty predictable. Everything seemed just a bit too thin especially the characters. I think it’s worth a watch if you enjoy these types of movies. It worth a watch if you enjoy these type of movies. (3.25/5)
Incident in a Ghostland (2018)
“A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters’ lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.”
This was just an onslaught of brutality from beginning to end where you don’t know what’s really going on at times. Even though it has some of the normal horror movie cliches at times, it still felt fresh with how they are delivered. It is a difficult watch and not for the faint of heart. (3.75/5)
21 Jump Street (2012)
“A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.”
I’m extremely surprised that I enjoyed this as much I do. I really don’t care any of the actors in this film, but they are all pretty great here. There some funny jokes and gags but Tanning and Hill are a solid comedy duo that really make the film work. (4/5)
King of New York (1990)
“A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.”
You come for the Walken and you stay for the Walken. I don’t know if there was an actual plot or not, but the cast is worth the watch alone. Christopher Walken is great at his snakelike villain self. Launrence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, and Steve Buscemi all young, bright up and comers in the biz. The is a solid dark tone to this film but something is just missing from the script side of things that really hampers what could have been a truly great crime thriller. If it wasn’t for the cast I probably wouldn’t have even finished the movie and only gets a passing grade because of Walken’s dance moves. (3.5/5)
“In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.”
One of the few John Carpenter films I haven’t seen before. I think there is some good stuff here with the Dan O’ Bannon (Return of the Living Dead) script and Carpenter directing on an extremely tight budget tight for a sci-fi film. I do love that this was Carpenter and O’Bannon’s first major film and they worked on it together. It is impressive what they were able to accomplish. It’s just not my cup of tea. It’s a goofy sci-fi film with certain parts that seemed rushed or just thrown in. (3/5)
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
Community Collab: Let’s Rank the Theatrical Batman Films– You can send in your rankings of all the Batman films that received a theatrical release.
The 50 Greatest Movie Cameos (50-41)– Work your way through Sailor’s list of the greatest movie cameos that just ended today!
‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ (2004) Review– In the mood for a little rom-com action? Go read Romona’s review!
Final ‘Joker’ Trailer Sends in the Clown– Have you checked out the latest trailer for Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joker?
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