Get Out

I finally got around to seeing Get Out. Actually, I was informed that I was going to watch it with my daughter.

I knew that the movie was kind of creepy, but I was under the impression that it was a full on horror movie. It was not. It was definitely a thriller, but not bad enough to keep me awake at night, since not much popped out me randomly.

It did give me cause to think, since it was about racism. It was done well. I recommend the movie. It’s worth seeing. Don’t be forced to watch it like I was. Just watch it.

Princess bride virtual reading

Princess bride virtual reading

So you want to run a fundraiser. Your first step is to find a location. Your next step, if you’re the author of the above linked article, is to find the cast of The Princess Bride and have them do a reading of the script.

I love that they are all getting together for a cause. I’m just happy that they are getting together. Unfortunately, Andre the Giant will be sorely missed. I wonder how they are going to do that part.

Films Roger Ebert Hated

Films Roger Ebert hated

Here’s the list mentioned in the above linked article. I have seen a few of these. Some of them I actually liked. The article, though, show’s Ebert’s actual comments. Some of them are funny. It’s worth reading the article.

1. ARMAGEDDON (1998) // 1 STAR

2. THE BROWN BUNNY (2003) // 0 STARS

3. JASON X (2001) // HALF STAR

4. MAD DOG TIME (1996) // 0 STARS

5. THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) // 1.5 STARS

6. DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO (2005) // ZERO STARS

7. MR. MAGOO (1997) // HALF STAR

8. SPICE WORLD (1997) // HALF STAR

9. GOOD LUCK CHUCK (2007) // 1 STAR

10. FREDDY GOT FINGERED (2001)// 0 STARS

11. CORKY ROMANO (2001) //HALF STAR

12. CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2000) // HALF STAR

13. MANNEQUIN (1987) // HALF STAR

14. EXIT TO EDEN (1994)// HALF STAR

15. HOCUS POCUS (1993) // 1 STAR

16. TOMMY BOY (1995) // 1 STAR

17. THE VILLAGE (2004)// 1 STAR

18. THE LOVE GURU (2008) // 1 STAR

19. SHE’S OUT OF CONTROL (1989) // 0 STARS

20. SUMMER SCHOOL (1987)// HALF STAR

21. CLIFFORD (1994) // HALF STAR

22. NORTH (1994) // 0 STARS

23. 200 CIGARETTES (1999)// HALF STAR

24. DEATH TO SMOOCHY (2002) // HALF STAR

25. SAVING SILVERMAN (2001) // HALF STAR

26. THE JAZZ SINGER (1980) // 1 STAR

27. ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE (1994) // 1 STAR

28. STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT (1992) // HALF STAR

29. THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (2005) // 1 STAR

30. GODZILLA (1998) // 1.5 STARS

31. THE BUCKET LIST (2007) // 1 STAR

32. DIRTY LOVE (2005) // 0 STAR

33. BATTLEFIELD EARTH (2000) // HALF STAR

34. THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS (2000) // HALF STAR

35. PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) // 0 STARS

Movie Flops

Movie flops

It is interesting to me that the movies named in the above linked article are considered flops. There are a few on the list that I’ve wanted to see, but I wasn’t able to get to them in the theaters. They haven’t been as much of a draw to me to bother to find them on TV or online, though, so I guess they could be considered flops.

I don’t like the way that this website loads up, so I will share some of my thoughts on some of the movies listed.

Gemini Man is one that I really wanted to see. Never got to it.

Dudley Do-Right. How can you go wrong with these two?

I think I saw Monkeybone, but it didn’t leave enough of an impression for me to remember it.

I really did enjoy Tomorrowland, and I have seen it twice.

I missed Dark Phoenix, but I have loved the rest of the X-Men movies.

I don’t think the rest of the movies listed here were even worth commenting on.

Queen and Slim

I was unsure about watching this movie at first, mostly because I had no idea what it was about. I soon got into the movie. Later when I was asked about what the movie was about, I would say that it was a story of online dating gone bad.

Seriously, though, it was a hard movie to watch. There were so many points in the movie that another choice could have been made to make it less stressful, but the characters never did any of these things. It did make for a better movie with the characters making bad choices. At least they made one really bad choice and the rest of the movie flowed from there.

I kept thinking of Thelma and Louise during this movie. It had a lot of the same feeling to it, but it really wasn’t that similar. I think I have to rewatch Thelma and Louise to get a better comparison, but my brain wants to compare them.

This was a really good movie and was definitely worth watching. I recommend it to anyone who like action movies.

Tremors

I saw this movie back when it came out in the theaters. It was terrifying then.

I watched it again, online with friends, a few weeks ago. We were able to type our comments to each other. This time, it was not as terrifying, since we could see the humor in the way it was filmed. There was some bad acting, and the special effects, although pretty good for its time, were just ok.

I am glad I took a chance and watched it again. It definitely isn’t the stuff of nightmares anymore.

Freedom Writers

I was going through the list that was available on Netflix, and I came across this one. I was thinking that it was on my list of movie recommendations, but it was actually on my list of movies that show white saviors.

The movie was based on a true story. It helped me enjoy the story a little more, knowing it was true. Otherwise, it seemed a little far fetched.

The movie was ok. It isn’t one that I would be likely to watch again, nor would I recommend it to friends. It entertained me for a couple of hours, so it wasn’t awful.

Birth of a Nation

This is a story of the events that lead up to Nat Turner leading a rebellion of the slaves in 1831. I had heard of the movie from multiple sources, so it was time to watch it.

I enjoyed the movie. It was very informative, but I hadn’t realized that it was about an actual event. I learn more and more every day.

This movie is not the same as the 1915 movie starring Lillian Gish. At first, I thought it was a remake and I was expecting a KKK rising any minute. It’s definitely not the remake. I still don’t know that I want to see the 1915 version.

Marriage Story

I was looking over the list on the best of Netflix article. I was reading off the names of movies I’d be interested in seeing and we decided that Marriage Story might be interesting.

I was expecting more of a comedy, but it was definitely not. It was a drama, and it was sad to watch the end of a marriage.

I felt that the couple could have had a different ending if so many other people weren’t involved. I am sure that many people have had similar stories end the way the movie did. I am also sure that others had different endings, depending on the process.

I would recommend this movie, but it was a little heavy for a distraction watch. I can see why it won so many awards, though. Very good movie, just not a lot of humor.