Your Name is a stunning, beautiful movie, easily my favorite of Shinkai’s films that I’ve seen (which includes all but his last two) and probably just one of my favorite anime movies period. It was delightful, intriguing, and hit me in the feels multiple times. Would absolutely watch again and again.
The only thing that made the movie kinda “bleh” was the guy sitting right next to me. I’ve been next to worse people, but dude, seriously, shut up.
Arrival was ok. It felt a tiny bit dumb in terms of what kind of scientific response there would be to alien visitors. I’m sure there’s a coherent plan out there that isn’t what happened in the movie. The soundtrack and cinematography were trying too hard in spots.
Rewatched Shaun of the Dead. This second viewing I was a lot better at noticing the callbacks, and I enjoyed it much more than I remember because of it. Shaun feels like a springboard for the dense, clever humor in Hot Fuzz.
fate of the furious I haven’t watched a movie in the series since Tokyo Drift but I has heard good things about the most recent ones so I went to see this one sight unseen and I came out of a fun action movie with a lot of heart.
Vin Diesel, Dwyane Johnson and Jason Stathem all give good and funny performances with a lot of good set pieces action scenes through the movie.
Jodorowsky’s Dune is a great little documentary about a movie version of Dune that was never shot. However so much pre-production work had been done that it became an influential movie in its own right, as the creative team went on to work on other projects, and new script ideas and story boards were re-used in other projects.
To be honest, if I was a major studio, I wouldn’t have let Jodorowsky direct such a project either. But one of the best moments of the movie is Jodorowsky recounting his reaction to seeing the David Lynch Dune adaptation. So good.
You’re missing out. Fast Five is my favorite. The lines from the Rock are the best. I’m also very biased because I love the Rock and Vin.
But yeah, I was not expecting an 8th film and was wondering what else are they going to do? And as always it exceeded my expectations and they are making TWO more.
Order of best FF movies:
The Fast Five (5th movie)
Furious 7 (7th movie)
The Fate of the Furious (8th movie)
The Fast and The Furious (1st movie)
Fast & Furious 6 (6th movie)
2 Fast 2 Furious (2nd movie)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (3rd movie)
Fast & Furious (4th movie)
Until they launch a car from space back to Earth, while having a knife fight inside that car and ANOTHER car is hurtling through the atmosphere chasing them, and then both cars land on an aircraft carrier, there’s still work to be done.
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Watch FF1 and that’s it.
[/quote]I did rewatch it recently, in fact. Jesus, it’s so 90s it hurts. And Paul Walker was WAY less likable back then, he was like the casting call for generic bro-tastic so-cal surfer dude.
In the Paul Walker montage at the end of 7 (which was an unexpectedly poignant ending to a FF movie), some of the clips were jarring in how old they looked. Both in film quality and how young Paul Walker looked.
Incidentally, watching the movie was a lot more suspenseful than it would have been otherwise, expecting Paul Walker to die at any second.
The Nice Guys is a really bad movie. Somehow Shane Black got it in his head to do a 70s trashy LA Neo-Noir starring Abbot and Costello. Not as funny as it thinks it and sure as hell not as smart as it thinks it is. Russell Crowe is pretty good, but Ryan Gosling is playing it like Nic Cage. Way too tone deaf of a movie to really enjoy considering how much the main characters are incompetent bundlers nonstop.
Ah man, I really liked it! Tonally it was different than I was expecting and some parts were goofy, but I thought it worked.
I loved the interplay and banter between the main cast. And even though most of the action scenes had something silly happening, they actually felt like they had stakes. The badguys actually felt threatening and the good guys actually felt like underdogs.
I thought it was a ton of fun. In a world with $300 million Marvel movies, it’s refreshing to watch something that feels like the people making it were having fun and not worrying about merchandising options or overseas marketability.
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Both in film quality and how young Paul Walker looked.
[/quote]Suprisingly good face replacement CGI, but it was worse than it could have been - it wasn’t bad all the time, so you’d just start accepting it, and then you’d get a flicker of uncanny valley, which made it SO MUCH WORSE than if it was that way all the time.
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What’s not exciting about stealing DVD players.
[/quote]DVD players? Oh no, my friend. Not DVD. Actual screenshot from the movie, of the truck full of shit they were robbing:
They have good chemistry. The problem with the movie is that the silliness came from more incompetence and luck than actually well crafted jokes. This is that rare movie I can say where the writing is good while the direction absolutely lets it down. The plot isn’t even that original as a conspiracy crime drama. By the end of it, I realized that if the bag guys completely ignored the main plot with the porn star…likely nothing would have actually happened because people would have dismissed it as a porno. They caused drama because they panicked over something they feared people would take seriously despite being massively powerful and influential.
There’s so many good movies you can find outside of blockbusters from VOD, Netflix, Foreign markets and small-budget indies that you don’t need to give bonus points. Shane Black is unmistakably Hollywood.
My preferences in the crazy bad movie chain - 3:Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - Rescued the franchise and has the most intelligent / philosophical lines in the series, some of my favourite cars. Han is a boss. Best photography of the films. My favourite sound track. Sure has super cheese. Only one of the movies I can re-watch to completion.
“Wow! You can read the brochure!”
“My ride’s one of a kind”
“For when you blow your wad man.”
“I have money, it’s trust and character I need around me. You know, who you choose to be around you lets you know who you are. One car in exchange for knowing what a man’s made of? That’s a price I can live with.”
"I don’t care if you’re sick as a dog or in bed with Beyonce. I call, you show."
Car Rating 5/5
5.Fast Five - What four should have been in terms of actually getting everyone back together. Hilarious inclusion of The Rock. The movie was intended to be silly and the production team knows it’s audience. Also fun action scenes.
“When you gonna give Martin Luther King his car back?”
"Same time as you give Rick James his jacket back."
Car Rating 4/5
1.The Fast and the Furious - wow this film has cars and action and is different from other shit in the 90s. The birth of the series. Not a great film but started the terrible blight on everyone. Also Ludacris is an awesome character in this film and all subsequent appearances. Super cringe on re-watch but has some nostalgia with it. The only reason under glow lights were outlawed in Australia.
“I like the tuna here.”
"What did you put in that sandwich?"
Car Rating 5/5.
6.Fast & Furious 6 -
Super action movie cheese. Silly British villain. One of the funniest of all the films, both intentionally and not, which seems to be a hallmark of this series.
Memorable Quote -
“Seriously? You’re a millionaire and you’re still asking for money?”
"…That’s how you stay a millionaire!"
Car Rating 2/5
Like turn your brain off for real level of silliness. Suddenly everyone knows how to fight.
Yo we’re going to drive a car between buildings while crashing a party. We’re doing everything in cars, especially in the air.
"You ain’t that charming bitch"
Car Rating 1/5
2.2 Fast 2 Furious - Almost killed the franhcise. Walker without Diesel is almost an instant tank. Ludacris saved this film as did the cars.
"I didn’t know pizza places made motors."
Car Rating 4/5
4.Fast and Furious - Got the originals back together. A bit long on time a bit sillier than the others yet tries to take itself too seriously. Super emo about Letty.
"Only pussies run nitro-meth."
Car Rating 1/5