Hell or high water Director? I’m so in
Watched The Millers vs. The Machines on Netflix with the family - fun movie! Cool visuals and a good voice cast, and actually pretty touching.
Those Who Wish Me Dead This
was good, tough film, up there with the best of Taylor Sheridan's work*
(though in this case based on a book by Michael Koryta). Don't let the
trailer fool you into thinking it's about firefighting. After the garbage of Without Remorse it was delight to watch this thriller unfold.
Oh man, this is so good to hear. I've been waiting for Saint Maud since pre-pandemic. Then once it was released, it was just on Epix, which I couldn't figure out how to manage for the life of me. But then it dropped on Hulu and Amazon Prime. I just haven't got around to it yet. I'd seen some complain that it is too slow of a burn. But those tend to be my favorites. I am so down.
Army of the Dead There's some good zombie action, occasionally, in the midst of the comedy/heist/non-zombie monster action. Not a bad brainless film a la the Fast and Furious movies but not IMO a great zombie film.
there’s some cool scenes. But its not a zombie movie at all. There’s hardly any zombies in it. Those are undead monsters.
I really don’t know why I keep watching Zack Snyder movies. Every inclination he has as a filmmaker is sensorially offensive to me. Army of the Dead might be worse than Sucker Punch. It looks like he filmed the whole thing through a mixture of Vaseline and runny shit.
He’s getting worse not better. If I ranked his movies it’s almost like chronologically accurate.1. dawn of the dead2. 3003. Watchman4. superman5. Batman v superman6. justice league7. AOD
10/10. Andra Day deserved every bit of the Golden Globe that she won for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the years between 1947 and her death in 1959, when the feds were targeting her for refusing to stop singing 'Strange Fruit'. It dives into her drug use and all of the awfulness that came with her addiction. Just a really, really good movie and that's an understatement.
I'm happy to be getting back to the theater. Before the pandemic started I made my AMC A list pay for itself many times over each month. Also saves me money knowing what movies I should vs shouldn't purchase because I'm one of those physical media kind of guys.
Also saw Spiral on the merits of Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson. Don't waste your time, the 1st saw movie was actually pretty decent, I watched the 2nd but vowed to never watch another one. Should have stuck with my thought process then.
This was a nice weekend afternoon movie, I felt like I should've been seeing the TNT logo at the bottom of the screen the whole time.
the plots a little wonky. (GPS works when a comet in hurtling millions of debris)
but it was actually good. I was pretty much edge of my seat for most of it. They don’t focus on epic moments. It’s way more personal. The end of world stuff just moves everything along.
I'd say the woman who is sent on the wrong path does have a reasonably traditional zombie fight, which from start to jumping through the window is my favorite fight of the movie. Then the director ruined the next scene a bit by not having it clear why her companions couldn't shoot the zombies around her so she could get away.
edit: I’m fine with fast zombies or strong zombies or maybe having the zombie have like 1 additional trait. But if your zombies are smart, fast, can communicate, has emotions, can think. It’s not a zombie! That’s like a completely other monster type.
1. dawn of the dead
5. Batman v superman
6. justice league
I feel like if 300 came out today it would be way more ridiculous than AotD but other than that that's about how I would rank them too. I kinda always had it in my mind that the dropoff on my enjoyment of Snyder was not being 18 anymore but they do seem to be legitimately worse movies as he goes.