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Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
What did I just watch
There was only one other user review here, so I just had to leave another one. This is probably the most pointless movie ever. I think it is supposed to be funny and sure it may have gotten me to lift the corners of my mouth a few times, slightly. But the whole time, and yes I finished watching it, I was waiting for the movie to go somewhere, so have a point, to, I don't know, start really. What bugs me the most is Toni Colette's part. She is in my eyes a great actress who can do amazing things. Molly Shannon on the other hand is one of those actresses I usually avoid (the other two I didn't know). But how did Colette end up in this part? Did she have to fulfill a contract? And what did Adam Levine doing in this movie? He seems so out of character. The acting overall is lame, the plot is empty, the things that happen make no sense, especially ending up on the boat with the kids. That part just didn't even looked as if it belonged in this movie. All in all, one tip: don't watch this. gave it 2 stars cause I've seen even worse than this, but more it sure doesn't deserve.
Don't Breathe (2016)
When I watched this movie it was because it got 7.2 stars here on IMDb. But it was so bad, I seriously do not understand why it get this good ratings. The whole story does nothing special and especially does not make sense. 3 guys go for 300K and don't seem to get to an agreement until the girl needs to be helped out of her unpleasant life. From there on out it goes wrong. The motivation is wrong, the clichés are wrong, the backstory of the blind guy they want to rob is wrong. How does a blind guy get a girl trapped in his basement, saying 'rich girls never go to jail', but he can keep her in his own home, and cops never go look for her in his house even though he's suspect number 1 because she killed his daughter in an accident. I am still wondering how I ever came to end this movie. The dog in car part took too long, him finding her eventually was ridiculous. You know what, if you want to spend 1.5 hours of your life wasting it on a bad movie, this should be a good pick for you. end of rant.
Alien: Covenant (2017)
This has nothing to do with the Alien I know
If you are a fan of Alien and work on a movie called Alien: Covenant, you should quit your job and be a shamed to have worked on this. I gave it 6 stars, because I enjoyed the movie and it has some OK acting in it, but while writing I kept deducting stars, because of how bad this movie is actually constructed. As many people before me already wrote. The whole movie is full of moments that are not logical. The way the characters act and react. The plot line itself. It is very predictable on every level. This movie has just been made to cash in on the legacy, but it actually spits in its face. It is truly a shame you can't take it back now anymore and start all over again. Shame Ridley! Bad Writing, bad acting, bad casting and very bad of you to actually think your audience is this stupid. I went without reading reviews, because I am a fan of the Alien movies for a long time and did not want to be influenced, but this movie is a smack in the face to a real fan. Sure, the original Alien-movies also have their flaws. But with this one, someone just had to stand up and say 'this is wrong, we need to rethink this'. Such a shame.
The Fountain (2006)
Watched this movie again for the I don't know how many times already and it hits me every time. Why this movie didn't get more nominations is beyond me. Hugh Jackman seriously deserved an Oscar for this role. So genuine, so well performed. The story is so well written. Maybe it hits home for me. watched it with my partner today and he gave it a 5, just because he didn't get it. But that's the whole thing with this movie. YOu should not try to get it, but you should feel it. Let the combination of images and music find it's way inside you. The love you can have for one person to do anything to safe his or her life. The roughness of the movie where success is just a factor you can't influence. The symbolic behind it all, taking from more than one religion and yet no propaganda of another. Almost creating it's own, creating life. I can't watch this movie with dry eyes. have tried it so many times. this, for me, truly, is the best movie ever made.
Get Out (2017)
Why you ask yourself
Seriously, when I watched this, it had an 8.1 rating. I wonder why. I mean, has this movie been watched only by people who have never seen classics before? The acting is not natural, the story line is incomplete on all accounts and the entire movie is totally predictable. It's a combination of a couple of movies combined. But the story line is as unoriginal as the title itself. And then suddenly the story switches from the friend point of view, where it seems to want to become a comedy, but it never really does. This is not a horror movie. Seriously, it is insulting to all horror movies ever made to be called a movie in that genre. It is a thriller with some horror filled seconds at the most. It is never scary, it is never really keeping you on the edge of your chair. And on top of that, it's never believable. Especially the 'transplant' part. I mean, hello, it was about hypnosis, remember, and why all the white people want their brain cut in half or something and become a different race. How does it work keeping both identities alive? The other black men and women seem to just be in some kind of trance but who's inside? the husband of the older woman? and did she pick him for being a hot young black man, or what? I notice it irritates me to write this actually. it's badly written and directed, racist and stereotypical and just misguiding of genres. Want to see a good movie? Want to save some precious time in your life? Then watch anything but this.
Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
Just a short review
I've watched 3 episodes now and have to say that it's hard to continue on. Mainly because the acting is so stiff, especially by Drew Barrymore (I usually love her in movies, but this... it is so unlike her). Timothy Olyphant on the other hand makes up for it and the daughter seems funny too. Still I think this is a typical example of good idea, bad execution. It can be so much more, even without changing the storyline and script. I think it's also the direction behind it. Someone earlier wrote as if the actors were pausing after every sentence as if they were on stage. I'm not sure if the stage thing is correct, but I do agree with this comment. you can see one line being finished, camera switches, actor goes from nothing into reaction, as if there's a hard cut in between it, and then delivers the reply. Also, many of the jokes have laugh out loud potential, but now come off as too staged. Not one time did I feel the urge to even just grin a little. Another fun fact is the fact that it feels like a mix of somethingssomething with Desperate Housewives and suddenly see Gaby's husband pop up. Oh hello! And boy, is his character annoying. It really doesn't add up to the whole story. All in all. I was looking forward to this, but don't think I will watch it all. It's just a bad sign when a 25 min episode feels like more than an hour.
I don't often write reviews, but with this one I'll make an exception. Even though I am a fan of Michael Crichton's work, and this is only based on his work, I'm not entirely feeling this one. And for a few reasons: - This could become the next Lost: over-hyped, interesting in the beginning, but they have already mapped out the first 5 seasons and, as with Lost, that gives me the idea we'll have to wait a loooooooong time to get any real answers. - It's slow. Really slow and with full hour-long episodes, it feels like you're watching a slow movie instead of an episode of a series you've been anxious to watch. - The acting is so-so: OK, I'll curse in the church, cause I know many people love GoT, but to me GoT is a soap-opera in period clothing aka dragging itself on and on and on. After one season I was tired and underwhelmed of that. The acting, and character development, is just stiff, as if the actors themselves are still trying to figure out who they are (meaning the script must have been vague to them too) - OK, this one is very personal: Why is Evan Rachel Wood a lead actress here? OK, I agree, it's a GOOD thing to have no personality when you play AI, but she is the most forgettable actress in the business and her acting imo is just always slightly off. She doesn't get me as annoyed as Parker Posey does, but boy, she really should find another day job. - Consistency flaws. And no little ones, big ones, in clothing, locations of dead bodies, in possibilities with the script of how things should work in this world.
I could go on, but I'll stop here. All in all 5 stars, because they tried really hard, have a lot of great actors which should be good potenial for a series like this, but.... it's a near miss. And for me that means: Life's too short for meh-TV.
Flesh and Bone (2015)
Moving and very well done
People writing bad reviews based on their dance past may have a point, but might be viewing this from the wrong perspective. Yes the show is about a ballet company, but it tells a story, more than one actually and even if there are clichés in it, that's called dramatizing the story.
What is being told here could have used any background. Look at 'Mozard in the Jungle', that setting could have fit too. Yet, finally someone takes courage in making a beautiful show with ballet as background. Shouldn't you people be proud of that instead of pissing on it?
For me, I love ballet, but that's not only the reason why I'm watching and I never really leave reviews here, but reading from 'ex-dancers' I thought it felt unfair how the show was being reviewed. The acting is very good, esp. from the lead, the dancing imo is good enough to fool the audience and it's the whole vibe of the show (the way it's shot, the music) that sets a really pleasant tone to watch it. I am kinda sad there aren't more episodes, yet.
So, watch it, don't judge too soon and enjoy it. It's like reading a good book!