Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Chris DeVoe, Oct 31, 2018.
How was Strays? The marketing makes you think it's pretty raunchy, even if canines are "speaking" the lines...
It was. It was a laugh too.
Cool. Maybe we'll rent it (if it ever comes out on disc to rent; Redbox seems to be done).
I'd definitely recommend it but it is strictly for the over 15's. It's 15 rated for good reasons. (We're going to buy it on DVD when it comes out.)
Oh, didn't realize you were in the UK -- you probably don't even know what Redbox IS . Sorry about that.
Basically, they were the only avenue left for physical disc rentals in the U.S., realized as kiosks at certain grocery and drug stores here where you could rent the disc through a machine. They seem to be dying, though, leaving folks like me who grew up renting VHS, DVD and Blu-ray from American businesses like Hollywood Video and Blockbuster stuck with no options.
Anyway, do you mean over 15 years of age? If so, it would only be me and my wife; no kids here.
Does Redbox even drill exist? I thought they went the way of Blockbuster.
They still exist, but their new releases have stalled. Haven't been able to get anything new since Fast X and John Wick 4.
I am British. It's o.k. I understand. (Blockbuster were good. It's a shame you've so little choice for video rental.)
Yes. I mean it's only suitable for people who are 15 or over.
Saw Jurassic Park (1993) on UK National Cinema Day for £3. Well worth it!
Saw Inglorious Bastards just a few weeks ago. I was incredibly impressed. I’m not a big Tarantino guy, but some of the cinematography in this movie is absolutely perfect, and I can’t recall a plot hole in any of his movies.
The last new movie I saw was Elvis. I saw it twice because the editing was so whiplash inducing that I had to watch it again. I also couldn’t get enough of Austin Butler as Elvis. He absolutely killed it and I still feel that he got robbed of an Oscar. I blame Luhrmann’s directing and editing for keeping an Oscar away from him.
How could you tell? (lol)
I agree with you about Austin Butler being robbed of a Best Actor award at the Oscars, but I definitely wouldn't blame Baz Luhrmann. The Academy was going to give Brendan Fraser that award for a variety of reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with his performance in the movie. It was about politics and sympathy for what the actor went through as well as for his endurance in an industry that often chews you up and spits you out.
Baz Luhrmann picked Austin Butler over several better known actors. Baz also chose the brilliant cinematographer Mandy Walker to be his Director Of Photography. The style of movement with her camera shots may not be your cup of tea, but the American Society of Cinematography awarded her as the first woman ever to win their top award.
Since the beginning of August:
Talk to Me
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Oppenheimer (3rd time)
The Last Voyage of the Demeter
Black Box (German film)
Spirited Away (2001)
Joy Ride (in a sneak preview)
Letzter Abend (German film about a farewell party that gets completely out of control)
A Touch of Zen (1971)
Luise (German film)
When we went to see Theater Camp the projector malfunctioned a few seconds into the film. The sound continued for several minutes but the screen was blank, until an audience member went to fetch someone who eventually got it working again. Quite impressed that there was actually someone in the building who could fix a projector.
What theaters in Vegas did you go to? I know what you mean about the city holding no interest in terms of attractions; it's redundant at this point.
Just the 2 Vegas AMCs. I have A-List and timed it so all 6 of my movies were included under the 3/week I get as part of the plan.
Actually, I was gonna see "Oppy" at the Brenden IMAX screen but they didn't run it "real IMAX" so I bailed.
I see; most of the theaters in town have closed to the point that remaining ones are in off-Strip hotels and casinos. It's so annoying when you just want to go to the cinema without having to navigate a sea of smoking, drunk assholes.
Gonna try and go see the theatrical re-release of John Carpenter's Christine tomorrow night; it's playing at one of these local gambling holes.
I paid no attention to any non-AMC chains because of my A-list status.
I only became aware of the Brenden at the Palms because of their IMAX screen!
I'm a Regal Club member myself...
Meaning the "all you can eat" plan or just the standard loyalty program?
Went to "Strays" today.
Was a little nervous because I adore dogs and I feared there'd be scenes of animal cruelty that'd upset me - even if presented humorously, I'm crazy sensitive to that stuff.
Nothing that got me too bothered, and the movie exacts revenge on bad dog owners, so I liked that.
But it just wasn't funny. Maybe 5 mild laughs in the whole thing.
It offers a long array of pee/poop/sex jokes with lots of profanity but little real wit or cleverness.
Not the worst movie I've seen but pretty meh at best.
Not sure what you mean by the "all you can eat plan," but it's a loyalty program with that chain of cinemas in which you could acquire points for stuff like popcorn, soda, a free ticket, etc.