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#202

We do see her training the kids to use echo location by tapping stones together. But I don’t recall seeing it actually utilised after that scene…


#203

Man, I LIKE that kind of ending. I wish they would have gone in that direction with it.

The 5 years kind of bothered me. They are still pulling canned goods for food out of random houses 5 years later while still living in the original house. How are they finding those houses? Also the unmentioned item, no additional pregnancies in five years?

I dunno though, I’m picking it apart like I did with A Quiet Place. To be fair, I’m happy Netflix green lit that and it wasn’t a bad ride. It could have been better, but I wouldn’t kick it to the curb (and trip over it.)


#204

I make my living from writing post apocalyptic books, for the most part. I also write a little sci-fi, but zombies are my bread and butter.

I met Josh Mallerman, author of Bird Box, 4 or 5 years ago at World Horror Con. His publisher gave away copies of his book, so I read this a while back.


#205

Is your stuff on Amazon? I think you’re allowed to pimp your work, we’ll totally read it. As long as you’re not Brian Keene, I really don’t like his books.


#206

Since you read the book, how did you feel after seeing the movie? I appreciate a good post apocalyptic book, hell, we’ve had a few threads on it and it padded my reading list for years afterward.

I’m betting I would would have enjoyed the book a lot more. The movie wasn’t bad, I enjoyed it, but some of the direction did bother me and I’m wondering how much liberty was taken for the screenplay.


#207

I made it about 5 minutes into something called Occupation, mainly because I saw it had Stephanie Jacobsen (from BSG Razor) in it. It is not good. Move along.


#208

Roma is really quite wonderful, and unexpectedly understated/nuanced, given Curaon’s previous.


#209

There are some brilliant scenes that the director pulled off in this film, which makes it worth watching alone. In particular, the protest scene, stillbirth scene, and almost-drowning scene were crafted masterfully. Nevertheless, in my view the overall story is overrated.


#210

That goes to my understated point. The story is, on one level, just a bunch of stuff that happened. It’s a slice of life. But the way he weaves his themes through that stuff, without being overbearing like Gravity, is masterful. And that’s without even getting to the cinematography or the staging.


#211

Wow I’m surprised to hear you say that. I found a number of plot whole in A quiet place, and while some existed here, they were not so glaring in my mind. I also enjoyed seeing flashbacks on how the world ended and how that tied to the current situation. The thing I ended up not liking about Bird Box, was that I was tense the WHOLE time! about 2/3 the way through I was READY for it to fall apart because I was so tense during the ENTIRE movie! I didn’t expect the payoff we got, though I was half expecting a Rick grimes character at the end lol

I originally groaned about using gps to drive blind, but the car sensors added a unexpected level of tension and a usage I had not even considered. Several moments were like this, when the story did way more than I expected, but then again it was a Netflix movie and I wasn’t expecting much…

In the end I think I liked it more than A Quiet Place


#212

Jake Gyllenhaal’s collaborated with his Nightcrawler director, Dan Gilroy, again for the Netflix film Velvet Buzzsaw, which is releasing on the 1st February. The cast boasts John Malkovich and Toni Collette, so it’s going be a day one for me even though I hated Gilroy’s last film, the dreadful Denzel Washington vehicle Roman J. Israel, Esq. Check out the trailer below:


#213

Hell yea, just noticed Jasox X is on Netflix. It’s the best Friday the 13th movie, and a ton of fun. Best kill in the series too.

Had a great time seeing this in the theater with my wife back in 2001.

Also, according to this movie, hockey will be outlawed five years from now. Enjoy it while you can.