Jump to content
iacas

The Films and Movies Thread

1,971 posts / 127828 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

@iacas i could not stand Erin Brockocich. I will say I have not revisted in a very long time. 

I tried to watch American Made on multiple occasions it just never stuck for me.

To stay on topic I did wach The Equalizer 2. Missed birdie attempt. The first was an easy tap in birdie. Denzel makes 2 a par at best. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to hide this ad? Register for free today!

Widows. Birdie. Never saw the show or read the book, but it's McQueen and Viola Davis, that's all I needed to know. Didn't go in for a heist movie, and the twist and turns were tight enough to hold during the movie but frays when you have time to think about it but that didn't bother me was there more for McQueen's direction and the storytelling, co-written by Gillian Flynn who wrote Gone Girl. Did not realize so many other familiar actors were in it. There were a couple of amazing sequences and shots and the movie imho did a good job of fleshing out the characters. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Roma. Birdie. There's no plot, there's kind of an arc, it's sort of a pov, slice of life, epic/intimate scope of a family's maid who is much more than that, shot in stark black and white 4K, without much editing as far as I can tell, this movie is deeply moving and thought provoking.

Rewatched Game Night. Sooooo funny. Will probably go down as one of my favorite recent comedies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Ralph Breaks the Internet:

I give it a birdie. Good story, entertaining how they represented different internet components as actual characters. Kept my 12 and 8 yr old boys watching. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I was pleasantly surprised.   I liked the story line and the way it tied into the Harry Potter series.   Ya, it's a build up to the rest of the story but honestly, I was impressed.    I thought the acting was very good, the CG was very good and it is always interesting to see what's new in the suitcase.

An easy birdie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - birdie. I wasn't so keen on the format. Six short stories. I liked most of them, except for one I was lukewarm about. This is not farcical Coen Brothers, there is some, but he tone is more storyteller. 

Here is what they based the fifth story on:

https://americanliterature.com/author/stewart-edward-white/short-story/the-girl-who-got-rattled

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I'd forgotten how bad Knight and Day (Double Bogey) was, until about 30 minutes in. Decent (unbelievable, but aren't they all?) action sequences, nothing else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Tomb Raider. Out on HBO now, this 2018 reboot of the classic made famous by Angelina Jolie stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.  The movie brings us back in time to when her father disappears and she becomes the Tomb Raider.  Interesting to get the perspective of her early years, and the movie is a lot of fun, but it lacks the humor, hotness and confidence of the Angelina versions. I'm looking forward to the second installment because I think it has potential.  Birdie putt, but lip out par.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Eric C said:

Tomb Raider. Out on HBO now, this 2018 reboot of the classic made famous by Angelina Jolie stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.  The movie brings us back in time to when her father disappears and she becomes the Tomb Raider.  Interesting to get the perspective of her early years, and the movie is a lot of fun, but it lacks the humor, hotness and confidence of the Angelina versions. I'm looking forward to the second installment because I think it has potential.  Birdie putt, but lip out par.

Tomb Raider, I give a par to as well, with much of the same logic/reasoning as you've given.

I missed the humor, but as origin stories go, it's pretty good. I liked that the Lara Croft in this one (Alicia Vikander) wasn't the teen boy fantasy type like Angelina was, with the outrageous outfits and breasts, but was still a smart, badasses heroine.

I'd recorded it a few days ago, and watched it yesterday and today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The Mountain Between Us, Bogey. Idris and Kate have basically ZERO chemistry, and some of the mountain sequences are just a joke. The dog never stopped being peppy, despite going without food for quite some time, and didn't even appear to lose weight.

The mountain lion was dead after being shot in the face with a flare gun? Why? How?

Meh. Dumb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

26 minutes ago, iacas said:

The Mountain Between Us, Bogey. Idris and Kate have basically ZERO chemistry, and some of the mountain sequences are just a joke. The dog never stopped being peppy, despite going without food for quite some time, and didn't even appear to lose weight.

The mountain lion was dead after being shot in the face with a flare gun? Why? How?

Meh. Dumb.

Wow....I gotta second this. Exactly how I felt about this movie except I’d call it a DB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Mowgli.  Par. I really dig the performance from the child lead.  I’m also a huge fan of Andy Serkis (director and the voice of Baloo), but this one rang a little hollow overall.  It tries to be a little darker than most of the other Jungle Book movies.  

I get why this went to Netflix instead of hitting the theatres.   This one might have been a tougher sell to kids.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The Favourite - birdie. This looks like a boring period piece from the visuals but this movie was so funny. For me, there were three bust a gut scenes but some might not agree with the director's type of deadpan humor. Weisz and Stone and Colman are amazing in their roles. Kind of want to watch this again. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

8 hours ago, Warren Zevon said:

Mowgli.  Par. I really dig the performance from the child lead.  I’m also a huge fan of Andy Serkis (director and the voice of Baloo), but this one rang a little hollow overall.  It tries to be a little darker than most of the other Jungle Book movies.  

I get why this went to Netflix instead of hitting the theatres.   This one might have been a tougher sell to kids.  

This was my take as well.   I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and understand why it went to Netflix.   The lead actor was very good.   I give it a Par.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...