The Last Movie You Watched? ver.2.0


(scherpschutter) #985

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2017, Juan Antonio García Bayona)
***½

The Fifth entry into the Jurassic franchise, a direct sequel to Jurassic World (2015). Jurassic World was presented as the first movie of a new trilogy, so this sequel can also be interpreted as the middle part of a new franchise.

In the previous movie, the dinosaurs were no longer simply presented as a threat: they had become real dramatic characters, with a personality of their own (notably Blue, the velociraptor raised by Owen, the dino whisperer). Fallen Kingdom goes one step further than its predecessor: the dinosaurs have become an endangered species and Owen and Claire, the two protagonists of the previous movie, return to the island to save Blue and her comrades.

The film was co-written by Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World, who told producer Steven Spielberg that he preferred not to direct the sequel and then suggested that Spanish director J.A. Bayona (best known for The Impossible) would take his place. The film is a bit too noisy and hectic, but the action scenes are overwhelming (watch it on a big screen) and there are a few clever details such as Jeff Goldblum returning as Malcolm, the expert in chaos theory, and a young girl who’s eavesdropping on everybody and is therefore called Maisie (you don’t see that very often in action movies: a reference to a Henry James novel).


#986

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R.I.P.!..Burt Reynolds.


(Asa) #987

Last ten days:
Star Trek: Into Darkness (Abrams, 2013) :star::star::star:
Star Trek: Beyond (Lin, 2016) :star::star::star:
The Cabin in the Woods (Goddard, 2012) :star::star::star:
The Endless (Benson/Moorhead, 2018) :star::star::star:
The LEGO Batman Movie (McKay, 2017) :star::star::star::star:
The Wolverine (Mangold, 2013) :star::star::star::star:
Brimstone (Koolhoven, 2017) :star::star::star::star:
Django Unchained (Tarantino, 2012) :star::star::star:
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Lowney, 2013) :star::star::star:
Locke (Knight, 2013) :star::star::star:
The Cannonball Run (Needham, 1981) :star::star::star:
Deliverance (Boorman, 1972) :star::star::star::star:
Killer Joe (Friedkin, 2011) :star::star::star:
The Grey (Carnahan, 2012) :star::star::star:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017) :star::star::star:
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Wyatt, 2011) :star::star::star:
Upgrade (Whannell, 2018) :star::star::star:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Reeves, 2014) :star::star::star::star:
War For the Planet of the Apes (Reeves, 2017) :star::star::star:
The Purge: Anarchy (DeMonaco, 2014) :star::star::star:
American Sniper (Eastwood, 2014) :star::star::star:


(The Man With a Name) #988

I watched Enigma with Martin Sheen. Sounded interesting, started off well but very quickly became a one star film that couldn’t manage to redeem itself.


(Wilco Vedder) #989

Not really a movie but we (Mrs Fudd and myself :grin:) watched the first season of The Bridge (Bron (Swedish) or Broen (Danish)). It kept us close to the telly for a couple of days.

Now it’s about time for another western.


(Andy) #990

I watched Army of Darkness Director’s Cut on the new blu-ray steelbook I got recently. I also watched the feature-length Making Of documentary that was made for the release. Needed a break from the constant spaghetti western marathon plus reading Alex Cox’s book.


#991

Return of the Living Dead - 4.5/5

Such a fun movie. I still haven’t bothered to watch the sequels, but I’ve heard they suck.


#992

I have this release aswell as the Koch 6 disc edition. It’s a close call as to which version is better.

PS. I guarantee Sam Raimi saw the Stranger movies. Especially Get Mean.


(Andy) #993

This Scream Factory release has the US Theatrical Cut, the Director’s Cut, and the International Cut on 3 discs.

There’s no question there’s a lot of parallels between Get Mean and Army of Darkness.


#994

So does the Koch version, and almost identical extras.

The character of Ash morphs into a slapstick victim throughout the series, just like The Stranger did.


(Andy) #995

I think it would be interesting if Bruce Campbell and Tony Anthony made a movie together :stuck_out_tongue: I’m sure they’re aware of each other. Maybe a cameo of Tony on Ash vs. Evil Dead as Ash’s father or uncle? In any event it would have to involve a 4-barrel shotgun at some point.


#996

Battle of the boomsticks!


(tomas) #997

I always knew Get Mean was highly influential movie. :sweat_smile:


(Asa) #998

Last 12 days:
Prometheus (Scott, 2012) :star::star::star:
Alien: Covenant (Scott, 2017) :star::star::star:
Batman: Year One (Montgomery/Liu, 2011) :star::star::star::star:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Snyder, 2016) :star::star::star:
The Reef (Traucki, 2010) :star::star::star::star:
47 Metres Down (Roberts, 2017) :star::star::star:
Skyscraper (Thurber, 2018) :star:
Paranormal Activity 3 (Joost/Schulman, 2011) :star::star::star:
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Landon, 2014) :star::star::star:
Detroit (Bigelow, 2017) :star::star::star:
Black Panther (Coogler, 2018) :star::star::star:
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) :star::star::star:
Slow West (Maclean, 2015) :star::star::star::star:
The Homesman (Jones, 2014) :star::star::star::star:
Attack the Block (Cornish, 2011) :star::star::star:
This is the End (Rogen/Goldberg, 2013) :star::star::star:
The Big Boss (Wei, 1971) :star::star::star:
Tyrannosaur (Considine, 2011) :star::star::star::star:
V/H/S (Wingard/Bruckner/West/McQuaid/Swanberg/Radio Silence, 2012) :star::star::star:
The Good Dinosaur (Sohn, 2015) :star::star::star:
Cars 3 (Fee, 2017) :star::star::star:
Killer Constable (Kwei, 1980) :star::star::star::star:
Captain America: The First Avenger (Johnston, 2011) :star::star::star:
Dredd (Travis, 2012) :star::star::star::star:
Under the Skin (Glazer, 2013) :star::star::star::star:
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (Gregory, 2014) :star::star::star::star:
The Neon Demon (Refn, 2016) :star::star::star::star:
Green Room (Saulnier, 2015) :star::star::star:
Smokey and the Bandit (Needham, 1977) :star::star::star:
Blue Ruin (Saulnier, 2013) :star::star::star:


#999

I’ll need to re-watch this. “The best shark movie since Jaws” was a very ballsy statement.


(Asa) #1000

I think every bloody shark movie since Jaws makes the same claim, don’t they? :slightly_smiling_face:

The Reef is one of the few genuinely good’uns though, imho.


(Bill san Antonio) #1001
  1. Zulawski: Cosmos
  2. Fedorchenko: Pervyie na lune
  3. Mendes: Spectre
  4. Cronenberg: Maps to the Stars
  5. Argento: Deep Red (T)
  6. Pasanen & Loiri: Hirttämättömät
  7. Franco: La chica de las bragas transparentes
  8. Vaala: Ihmiset suviyössä
  9. Brooks: High Anxiety
  10. Virc: Houston, we have a problem