Today's film, #2, "Promare." No idea what this one's about but the animation looks cool.
Once again I return to the downloads folder for some early-lockdown movies with "Capone." (#17!)
There was a lot of talk when this released about how this redeems Trank as a director post-"Fant4stic," and that's fair — it's well-made, and there's some great sequences in here, but at no point does he actually manage to make me *care* about this person or his family, which makes it all a bit flat.
Hardy, of course, plays a terrific disease-riddled Capone losing what little is left of his mind.
Movie #20: I kept getting interrupted, so I watched it in chunks over the past couple days, but I rewatched "A Bug's Life."
It was fine. Better'n I remembered.
@The_T The extent of my Tarantino opinions, in approximate real-world chronological order:
* I find the poster for Pulp Fiction off-putting.
* Quentin Tarantino is a bad person.
* Kill Bill is terrific.
* I hated Django Unchained.
* I'll watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at some point for the Best Picture thing, I guess.
Here's mine in chronological order:
1. I saw Kill Bill and thought it was good, so I wanted to watch his other films.
2. I liked Reservoir Dogs more than Kill Bill.
3. I liked Pulp Fiction more than Kill Bill.
4. I liked Jackie Brown more than Kill Bill.
5. Death Proof was kind of ok.
6. Inglourious Basterds was fine, but god that's a dumb spelling. Tarantino might be an idiot?
7. Harvey Wenstein is a scumbag.
8. Tarantino should really have done more to distance himself from Weinstein, but whatever.
9. I feel like it's been 10 years since Tarantino put out a movie. *looks him up on Wikipedia* oh, apparently he has been all this time. Oh well.
@The_T Other than seeing Django Unchained at a friend's insistence, I really hadn't spent a full minute of my life in a row thinking about Tarantino before I saw that footage of Uma Thurman's car crash -- which only happened because he insisted she do the stunt instead of her stunt driver.
The paint of my opinions about his films is not thick enough to hide that canvas, and the Weinstein thing is paint thinner shot at it from a Super Soaker.
@Alexis I totally see where you're coming from, and for me it's more, like...
I followed Tarantino when I was like, 14-23. That was when I cared about him and liked his movies.
After that I kind of moved on; and then only much later did all the bad stuff come out and I'm just like, "ugh, ok." 10 years after I've ever cared about his movies.
@Alexis Jessie is such a good character.
And the street-crossing scene is, IMNSHO, one of the funniest bits in the series.
@naga The whole Woody's Round-Up thing feels like a very natural addition to Woody as a character, and Jessie especially so -- she's completely her own deal.
@Alexis Ah, I remember that serial, "Doctor Who and the Time Trap", a classic, it--
wait what do you mean
@The_T It could have a very local release here in my living room as early as ten minutes from now, when it finishes downloading.
@The_T That would be odd scheduling, though, on account of me being only 40 minutes into the first one.
@jeffjk I mean, New Mutants
* is relatively competently made
* doesn't have to negotiate any extremely messy continuity
* operates on a pretty small scale
so it's almost unfair to compare it to Dark Phoenix
(but: yes, for sure.)
@Alexis I think there's a couple of bond movies that take their title from entirely different bond stories.
@kurt Yeah, this one is an original story with the title of a Fleming novel -- though apparently that's because Fleming was unhappy with the book, so included only the title in the Bond film rights.
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