The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.
Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
***Reminder: No spoiling in the Weekend Thread. Please go to the Spoiler Thread if you want to discuss Joker after you have seen it.***
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
The 31 Days of Halloween– Be sure to check out our staff picks for your Halloween watchlist and let us know which movies you plan on watching this season.
‘Joker’ (2019) Spoiler Free Review– Check out King Alvarez’s thoughts after he was able to attend an early screening of Joker.
The Mount Rushmore of Horror Franchises– What are the four best and most iconic franchises of horror?
‘The Exorcist III: Legion’ (1990) Review– Follow along with Bob Cram as he watches and reviews 31 movies during October.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
Holy Motors (2012)
“From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.”
For those of you who complain about the lack of originality in filmmaking, well, here you go. There is nothing like Holy Motors out there. It is challenging but beautiful. It draws you in and keeps you guessing from one scene to the next like no other film. It is so enigmatic that I don’t even know what to rate it yet. (I guess my rating would be that this is a movie that should be watched by anyone who considers themselves to be serious about film/5)
“French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.”
Gaspar Noe is a helluva director but his movies just aren’t for me. Same Holy Motors though, it is original and worth a venture outside of your cookie-cutter box if you feel inclined. The dancing is great but the acting isn’t which a given since these are professional dancers with minimal acting experience. Finding out a lot was improvised afterward helped me appreciate it more. (3/5)
“Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.”
A fun mystery thriller in a great setting with a solid cast of characters and some good kills. Does a good job of keeping you guessing with all the twists and turns. This is a multiple watch for me so I focused on John Cusack this time around and he really sells this story especially the ending. Just a strong job overall but with a little drag in the middle. (3.75/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Creepshow S1.E2a: Bad Wolf Down- I did not enjoy this one. Awful dialogue and wasn’t fun enough to keep my attention.
S1.E2b: The Finger– I wasn’t expecting these to be great but I did expect some fun. The actual horror is minimal and there hasn’t been much to keep me entertained through half of these so far.
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