Theatrical Film Releases that don't need their own thread


#121

Man I had a very different take. It seemed like, essentially, an animated informercial for Sony Music Group artists, which it mostly was.

But I’m admittedly grumpy about music, and actively despise what comprises modern ‘pop’ music. So take my opinion on it for what it is worth (not much).


#122

Hoo boy, definitely see Mudbound. I’m still wiping away tears. It’s a drama set in Mississippi during WWII…ambitious in scope and just gorgeous photography. It does start a little slow (mostly because events take place on-screen that don’t pay off for awhile) but once it gets rolling, it gets rolling.

It’s coming out of the gate with quite a bit of Oscar buzz, so you’re probably going to see it anyway…might as well get ahead of the pack.


#123

I own Sing, love it. It’s one of the movies I have on the background when I am working but need just a hint of noise and distraction to keep going.


#124

Oh, cool. Mudbound is a Netflix film. Will be watching it soon.


#125

Personal Shopper

Horror starring Kristen Stewart. Scary bit is decent (the stalking/murder red herring is a bit too obvious to me), but it finally dawned on me that she looks very much like Emma Watson. Worth at least a rental IMO.


#126

Anyone catch Brimstone - part western, part horror movie, part feminist tract from 2016? I found it to be unrelentingly brutal and difficult to watch at times. I really liked it, highly recommended*.

* If you can stomach it


#127

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Obviously bombed in the box office, but it is very much a Guy Ritchie movie. Everybody act like some archtype from a Guy Ritchie movie: tough guy, shady guy, uptight guy, proper villain, best mates, token woman etc., except there is an Arthur and Merlin in there somewhere. And they talk like they are in modern UK.

As a genre blender it is fine IMO. Arthur scholars/British nationalists probably will disagree.


#128

They would been better off calling it something else. It’s just a bunch of guys trying to one-up each other in conversations… and by the way there is a sword in a stone.


#129

Is this where we post about Baywatch? I’m not done yet but it’s something pretty awful. I am glad Dwayne got to end the year with Jumanji instead of this. 99 cents wasted.


#130

Hostiles gets a thumbs up from me for excellent performances from Christian Bale and Wes Studi, some gorgeous scenery, and Ben Foster Ben Foster-ing it up.


#131

Oh wow, this ran under my radar. Not a very wide release it seems. I may have to catch it.


#132

Yeah, it was only playing in one theater in my area, and Fandango didn’t even have any artwork for it. I certainly have a few issues with it, but the parts I liked were good enough to win me over.