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Title: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: c-lando on February 23, 2018, 08:44:50 AM
1. CHERRY POP - Netflix - 02/22/18 - I was sad to see this week's episode of Drag Race All-Stars end. So, I found this movie on Netflix. It was pretty awful, with the exception of the songs that the queens lip-synced. But, it took 25 minutes or so to get to anything I enjoyed and that wasn't enough to keep me around.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 10, 2018, 03:34:37 PM
Killing of a Sacred Deer

What a load of old bollocks this was. A few scenes of Cincinnati and Covington plus the interior/exterior of Christ Hospital (plus an appearance of our building at 43 minutes) did not make up for utterly pretentious and hokey story telling.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: c-lando on March 27, 2018, 01:34:57 PM
1. CHERRY POP - Netflix - 02/22/18 - I was sad to see this week's episode of Drag Race All-Stars end. So, I found this movie on Netflix. It was pretty awful, with the exception of the songs that the queens lip-synced. But, it took 25 minutes or so to get to anything I enjoyed and that wasn't enough to keep me around.
2. GAME OVER, MAN! - Netflix - 03/25/18 - After watching Anders Holm in THE INTERN, I thought I'd check out his new movie that recently premiered on Netflix. IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD. I might have made it through the first 10 minutes, tops. If slacker hotel housekeeping staff playing jokes on each other with loaded condoms is your idea of funny, this is the movie for you.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Butter on March 27, 2018, 01:49:21 PM
CASINO - It was trying so very hard to be like Goodfellas in the opening 10 minutes.  But it was so terrible.  I just wasn't feeling it at all.  There was so much narration, and it was so emotionless that I decided they were all just kind of mailing this in.  I know some people love this, but I don't think I'll ever watch this now.  I also still haven't seen THE DEPARTED.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Butter on April 10, 2018, 12:30:31 PM
1. CASINO - It was trying so very hard to be like Goodfellas in the opening 10 minutes.  But it was so terrible.  I just wasn't feeling it at all.  There was so much narration, and it was so emotionless that I decided they were all just kind of mailing this in.  I know some people love this, but I don't think I'll ever watch this now.  I also still haven't seen THE DEPARTED.

2. ENTERTAINMENT - The movie about the anti-comedian Neil Hamburger.  I got through about 20 minutes, and it just wasn't for me.
3. INFINITY BABY - About 5 minutes of this, and realized that although I liked all of the cast, the style was seriously grating.  It was basically an extreme close-up on everyone that talked.  Megan Mullally was hilarious in the 3 minutes I saw though.  But still, PASS.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 12, 2018, 05:00:40 PM
Super Troopers 2

Umm..... no
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Paco on August 12, 2018, 07:40:20 PM
Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

FFS end this franchise already and stop raping my childhood. I made it five minutes and was all out of fucks to give.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2018, 02:09:46 PM
Super Troopers 2

Umm..... no

Oof! Funniest movie of the year for me. Ah well...you can't please everyone.


Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

FFS end this franchise already and stop raping my childhood. I made it five minutes and was all out of fucks to give.

I can't blame you for these comments. 7 was surprisingly nice, but 8 was rough.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Paco on August 13, 2018, 06:45:59 PM
Super Troopers 2

Umm..... no

Oof! Funniest movie of the year for me. Ah well...you can't please everyone.


Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

FFS end this franchise already and stop raping my childhood. I made it five minutes and was all out of fucks to give.

I can't blame you for these comments. 7 was surprisingly nice, but 8 was rough.

Yeah, I enjoyed 7 too. I took it for what it was on it's own. And maybe that's the thing. as they've gone along, it gets more and more diluted. This was too watered down and distant. Maybe I should have given it more of a chance but I'm like, meh....
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: c-lando on August 14, 2018, 08:51:58 AM

Super Troopers 2


Oof! Funniest movie of the year for me. Ah well...you can't please everyone.

A woman on my recent flight was watching it on her phone as we were boarding and I was THRILLED to notice it just as the Flova Scotia commercial was on the screen. Still kills me.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Dan on December 31, 2018, 10:10:15 AM
Roma

This film will win every award. I know this is true because I couldn't stand it. An absolute epic film-school art-house movie and to call it "deliberately paced" is an insult to the word "deliberate."

THERE WAS A WHOLE SCENE OF A MAID WALKING AROUND A HOUSE TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF!
A WHOLE SCENE!

Ugh. I know that euro loves it, and the NY Times reviewers, but ... ugh. Just ugh. We watched at least half - I know I saw the New Years scene - so I feel I gave it a real effort. But how about something interesting actually happening? How about some characters actually interacting like humans? 
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: euro60 on January 08, 2019, 12:12:12 AM
Really surprised by your reaction to this movie, Dan.

Then again, the director, Alfonso Cuaron, who is about my age (late 50s), made something that truly resonated to me. Growing up in Belgium (in, yes, I'll admit an upper-middle class upbringing), my family also had live-in maids, who took care of us 3 kids and LOVED us. They were sisters and were simply were part of our family. They eventually left (replaced by a man-and-wife couple who in turn became a part of our family).

BTW, one of those sisters live-in maids who left named her son after me... I mean, wow.

But it's not just that... Director Alfonse Cuaron is just simply masterful. Check out one of the late scenes in the movie, when one of the maids (who can't swim) goes into the ocean to rescue the boy... the scene takes minutes.... and all done in one long take. Just stunning. And Cuaron captures the early 70s zeitgeist perfectly. Even though this movie is set in Mexico, much resonated to me being in Belgium then (when I was a 10-11 yr. lad).
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: notoriouspbake on January 08, 2019, 10:10:34 AM
BTW, one of those sisters live-in maids who left named her son after me... I mean, wow.

euro61?
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: c-lando on January 08, 2019, 01:02:39 PM
BTW, one of those sisters live-in maids who left named her son after me... I mean, wow.

euro61?

GSPotD(62)!
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: euro60 on January 08, 2019, 11:15:50 PM
BTW, one of those sisters live-in maids who left named her son after me... I mean, wow.

euro61?
no, euro60
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Butter on January 09, 2019, 07:06:12 AM
Roma

This film will win every award. I know this is true because I couldn't stand it. An absolute epic film-school art-house movie and to call it "deliberately paced" is an insult to the word "deliberate."

THERE WAS A WHOLE SCENE OF A MAID WALKING AROUND A HOUSE TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF!
A WHOLE SCENE!

Ugh. I know that euro loves it, and the NY Times reviewers, but ... ugh. Just ugh. We watched at least half - I know I saw the New Years scene - so I feel I gave it a real effort. But how about something interesting actually happening? How about some characters actually interacting like humans? 

You probably turned it off right before stuff started happening.  Not joking.  I probably would've gave it a 5 or 6 up until the final hour.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2019, 11:37:06 AM
Alas. If your movie is boring for an hour+, I can't really say that's on me.
Title: Re: Abandoned Movies 2018
Post by: Butter on January 10, 2019, 06:58:58 AM
With all due respect, there's boring and then there's boring in the way that this was, which was setting up a lot of stuff to go down.  The whole idea is that this girl's life IS boring, she has a lot of day-to-day stuff which generally involves taking care of the kids, mopping the floor, going around and turning the lights off that is BORING.  She finds it boring too.  She loves the kids but she doesn't love the life in large part because it is boring.  There's always something to be done, and it's not exciting in any conventional way.  But she makes the most of it.   The opening credits where it's like 3-4 minutes of mopping.  You were supposed to get the idea that this is what her life is.  It kinda sucks.  But there was beauty to be found in the mundanity of it.

If you couldn't find it or didn't see it, that doesn't make you have bad taste, but you definitely missed a great hour of film in your dismissal.