Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
How was it?
Started out slow for the first 20 minutes or so but when the jump scares started kicking in, it was pretty freaky! I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars and will buy it when it is released on Blu-Ray
to say the least! LOL...a friggin' maniac.
The Reader BR...highly recommended...
Last night: "Waking Ned Devine" & "Bowfinger"
"Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” (2016)
Following a series of clues left behind by his late grandfather, a teen travels to Wales, discovers a secret “school” on a hidden island for kids with strange abilities, and helps them battle some monstrous villains.
Tim Burton's elaborate fantasy flick (based on a young-adult novel series) is kinda like a steampunk mash up of “Harry Potter” and “X-Men.” I enjoyed it but my son, who’d just finished the book for his summer reading program, nit-picked endlessly about all the stuff the movie did differently, so your mileage may vary.
Yes , but stunning visuals
The original or the remake? Both I'd venture to guess.
Only Angels Have Wings
What the heck ever happen to Yaphet Kotto? Retired or no work? Great actor!
'Out of the Past' (1947) on the big screen. The best noir? Certainly up there.
Last Teptation of Christ with director commentary. Wish I would have watched with the commentary the first time.
Guy Killed by Alien in 'Alien' Now Believes He's Seen Real Aliens
"Gary Keys's documentary captures the spectacular birthday parties thrown by Ruth Ellington for her brother, Duke, every year, even after he passed away in 1977."
The thing that really makes this doc stand out is the performamce of Duke's Mexican Suite in it's entirety, albeit, with voiceover commentary and visual editing for story sake. Fans of Ellington will like it. APrime and YT.
Family Double Feature Night:
"Garfield: The Movie" (2004)
The comic strip cat makes his live action film debut (in weirdly CGI-animated form), voiced by Bill Murray, no less, in this disappointing kid flick. When Garfield's canine pal Odie is kidnapped, the big G must brave the big city to rescue him from life as a circus dog. By the midway point I was thanking God that Jennifer Love Hewitt was in this movie, because her short skirts were the only thing making it watchable.
And speaking of unwatchable.. we followed that up with:
"Independence Day: Resurgence" (2016)
Years-too-late sequel to the 1996 hit brings back some old faces (Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, Bill Pullman) and introduces a bunch of new ones when those nasty ol' aliens return in an even bigger and badder mothership to try and wipe out what's left of the human race. The fancy special FX are nice to look at for a while but it all gets old pretty quick. Let's be honest, the original "ID4" was no great shakes either but compared to "Resurgence" it was practically the Royal Shakespeare Company. Will Smith was smart to sit this one out...
Mr. District Attorney (1947) from one of the Forgotten Noir boxsets. Not very good but I like those B-movies.
A VERY long look at a day in the life of the London museum. Some fascinating bits of experts teaching classes on Titian, DaVinci (A cool exhibit on him was starting) interspersed with some really boring as drying paint segments of board meetings, intellectual discussions, display set ups, people lining up. Useful as most of the art on display isn't what I'd normally view, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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