MOVIE REVIEW: We love the original #Predator , and even though we didn't care for the rest of series, we figured with #ShaneBlack as writer/director, #ThePredator would *at least* be good..but nope. Yikes, yikes, yikes, this movie is a mess. If you're looking for high-budget effects/some Predator-on-Predator action, this may do enough to satisfy you. We are personally shocked Black offered up such a poorly written, disjointed, problematic script full of plot holes, forced callbacks, cringeworthy disregard for disability, and poorly fitting self-aware comedy. As we mentioned on our podcast discussion, the reason Hawkins dies first in the original Predator movie is that he gets to say some yuk-yuks for laughs, and with him gone, the film settles nicely into a tense jungle game of hide-and-go-kill-the-humans that we think has withstood the test of time. Here, there's not enough intensity to carry us from scene to eye-rolling scene. This particular Predator never feels like an imminent threat that could be lurking around the corner hunting the human characters. It doesn't ever feel like an intense game of cat and mouse, it's more like a boring ride through some city suburbs with a few minor hiccups along the way. This bigger, badder, taller Predator isn't even really the main threat for the first two-thirds of its runtime. All of this is before the cliche hostage situation at the end that not only breaks the established character traits of the antagonists but also goes directly against earlier dialogue that set up the Modus operandi of the Predator characters. This contrived scene has only been added to give the heroes an opportunity to perform a daring rescue, but for those of us who were paying attention, it is irritating as hell to have to sit in a theater unable to concentrate because of the blatant disregard for the script's continuity. Really, really disappointing film. Our rating: 4/10!
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Finally watched my VHS copy of Eyes of Fire earlier today. I don’t know how a lot of you can stand watching movies on VHS. I found it a painful experience. Haha
Anyways, movie was pretty damn cool with some great and legit scary monsters. Any fans of The Witch should check this movie out. I’d be surprised if the director of The Witch wasn’t influenced by this movie. I really hope Vestron releases a bluray of this in the near future.
First Time Watch.
A River Runs Through It
Length: 2hrs 3mins
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Stars: Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd, Edie McClurg, Michael Cudlitz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
MOVIE REVIEW: Brief cool imagery aside, #TheNun is a total unimaginative snooze and is not worth your time or your money. We're cool with jump scares so long as they are used effectively and smartly, but this? This throws them at the audience in a cheesy, predictable manner. You know what's worse than a bad movie sometimes? A BORING MOVIE. #TheNunMovie is boring as fuuuuuuuck. Seriously, I fell asleep for a minute or two. Too bad BigJ woke me up, but he didn't want to suffer through this experience alone, and I couldn't in good conscience do that to him anyway. The biggest question that plagued us while watching was "is Sister Irene really just a younger version of Lorraine Warren and somehow they are screwing with all of us?" As much as we like #TaissaFarmiga , casting her knowing how much she looks like her older sister #VeraFarmiga but not making them younger/older versions of each other was a bad decision. Or are they really the same person and they just didn't handle the divulging of this information well? Or will it matter in a future installment? Who the hell knows. Director #CorinHardy simply didn't know how to utilize his minimal intriguing visuals to his advantage to frighten the audience properly, and it's painfully obvious that this entire film was simply just a cash grab for #WarnerBrothers . Our rating: 3/10! #moviereview#lololovesfilms#cinephile#clairemont#cinephilia#filmisnotdead#cinephilecommunity#movieoftheday#rottentomatoes#firsttimewatch#TheConjuring#BonnieAarons#DemianBichir#CharlotteHope#JonasBloquet#SandraTeles#JamesWan#NewLineCinema#horrormovie#horrormovies
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MOVIE REVIEW: Though some people may disagree, we found #JohnCarpenter 's directorial debut #DarkStar to be completely devoid of entertainment value. Even though we see some value in his zaniness and imagination, this is really just a waste of time. Unfortunately, we found ourselves bored while watching this. There is basically no substance to the story itself. We're hard-pressed to think of any intimate details about the movies or the characters... and we literally *just* watched it. #DarkStarMovie may make an interesting watch for people who want to see where Carpenter and #DanOBannon started their careers, but only if you're engrossed in film history to see what can be done with very little money and a lot of creativity. Other than that, avoid like the plague. Our rating: 2/10! #moviereview#lololovesfilms#cinephile#clairemont#cinephilia#filmisnotdead#cinephilecommunity#movieoftheday#rottentomatoes#firsttimewatch#scifimovie#comedymovie
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MOVIE REVIEW: It turns out that misery really does love company. #DestinationWedding is what #BeforeSunrise would have been if instead of idealistic college-aged people looking at the world with hope while discussing philosophy, life, and love, it was about jaded, pessimistic, sniping middle-aged social outcasts who hate their lives and all the people in them. Instead of the nuanced, layered acting abilities of an Ethan Hawke-type, we've got Keanu Reeves. Look, don't get us wrong, we love us some Keanu, but he's just not the right fit for this kind of role. We've heard some say, "at least it looks like #KeanuReeves and #WinonaRyder are having fun making this movie"...that's because they are finally working. Harsh, but it's true. When their characters first meet, they have a bit of a heated back and forth, which we found a little charming and funny...the first time around. However, the appeal of their bickering quickly fades as their interactions turn into a bigger, more toxic bitch-fest with every exchange they have. One cannot deny that a few of their conversations ring true and do feel a little realistic, but on the other hand, the majority of the dialogue sounds like banter absolutely no one would say in a natural conversation. Oh, and #DestinationWeddingMovie also has one of the weirdest, most awkward sex scenes we've ever seen, and we've seen some shit. If you're a sardonic, cold-hearted cynic, you may eat up the bitterness and find these characters preaching to the choir. We personally send our regards, but would not attend this function. Our rating: 4/10! #moviereview#lololovesfilms#cinephile#clairemont#cinephilia#filmisnotdead#cinephilecommunity#movieoftheday#rottentomatoes#firsttimewatch#dramamovie#romancemovie#comedymovie#VictorLevin
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