The Movie Preview, Review, & Recommendation Thread pt. II

Did anyone watch Mission Impossible 7 from last year? Was it any good? I'm debating whether it's worth $7.
 
Did anyone watch Mission Impossible 7 from last year? Was it any good? I'm debating whether it's worth $7.
Not worth the money. Its streaming free on Paramount and there are plenty of free month subscription codes out there.
 
I watched Role Play - mainly because of Kaley Cuoco. The story is pretty basic - Cuoco pretends she's some travelling sales person but really is an assassin. David Oyelowo is her husband. They do a pretend date night at a New York hotel. Oyelowo arrives late so Cuoco gets hit on at the bar by Bill Nighy who turns out to be another assassin. Then Oyelowo starts to discover Cuoco's real identity after she takes out Nighy.

Cuoco isn't ageing very well compared to her 38 years of age.
 
Against Rambo's recommendation I watched Mission Impossible 7.

It's a string of lengthy choreographed action sequences stitched together across some amazing backdrops with brief pauses to delve into a Matrix lite story about AI.

When did Mission Impossible turn Ethan Hunt into a merciful person? Tom Cruise could have solved a lot of problems in the nearly 3 hour movie if he just killed his enemies and not knock them unconscious. I remember earlier Mission Impossible movies being quite a blood bath.

Of the four 30s-40 women Cruise acts with - Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff - Kirby looks the best.
 
When did Mission Impossible turn Ethan Hunt into a merciful person? Tom Cruise could have solved a lot of problems in the nearly 3 hour movie if he just killed his enemies and not knock them unconscious. I remember earlier Mission Impossible movies being quite a blood bath.

And this is why John Wick is a better hero than Ethan Hunt :)
 
Looking at the Oscar results last night it seems Apple blew a bunch of money on Scorsese and didn't win anything. Netflix banked on Maestro and didn't win anything either (after blowing their money on Scorsese with The Irishman).
 
I had a few old ones on the television whilst cooking this past weekend.

Ford vs Ferrari - I had no idea Christian Bale was British. Initially I thought it was strange Matt Damon was speaking in his natural accent and Bale wasn't because I had always assumed he was American. I only knew Lee Iacocca of automobile exec fame.

The Hill - Dennis Quaid is slowly becoming supporting actor in his senior years.

Babylon - Is it a self critique of Hollywood excess? This is like giving money to a movie maker who has a grudge and unlimited casting/production freedom and this is what you get. A black musician putting on black face. If it was about transition from silent to talkies I'd rather Singin' in the Rain.
 
Dune II I’d like Emo Star Wars. A little less palace intrigue and a lot more action, but still every bit as good as the first film. Worth seeing on the big screen!

I’m not sure about casting Zendaya though. She is physically striking and can act, but she just seemed too American in that role.

9/10
 
I watched You Hurt My Feelings. Tobias Menzies and Julia Dreyfus. Menzies is a psychiatrist and Dreyfus is a writer. They have a son who was destined to achieve something greater but doesn't fulfill his parents' dreams for him. Menzies listens to his clients moan all day. Dreyfus is writing a book after a memoir that didn't do well and hears that Menzies never really liked her writing anyway. He then has his own marriage counselling issues. Throw on the son blaming the parents he can't write a play and achieve critical acclaim and it's 90 minutes of watching real life people with prosaic real life struggles on screen. I felt kind of sorry for Tobias Menzies. He seemed the sane one.
 
Lady Gaga is in Joker 2. I thought she was trying to win a best actress Oscar with art films.
 
Lady Gaga is in Joker 2. I thought she was trying to win a best actress Oscar with art films.

Doesn’t seem like the worst platform to me:

In September 2019, Joker was awarded the Golden Lion, the festival's highest prize, at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.[213] At the 92nd Academy Awards, the film won the Best Actor (Phoenix) and Best Original Score awards. It received overall eleven nominations (including Best Picture) from the ceremony, breaking the record of eight held by The Dark Knight for the most nominations received by a film based on a comic book, comic strip or graphic novel.[214] Hildur Guðnadóttir also became the first woman to win an original score Oscar since The Full Monty (1997) in 1998. At the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, the film won Best Actor in a Leading Role (Phoenix), Best Casting and Best Original Music out of a leading eleven nominations including Best Film.The film was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for the 77th ceremony, winning the awards for Best Original Score and Best Actor (Phoenix). The film was nominated for seven awards at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards, winning Best Actor (Phoenix) and Best Score and was included in the American Film Institute and Cahiers du Cinéma's top 10 films of 2019.

Having won an award at the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Phoenix's performance, Joker also received nominations from other guilds including the Writers Guild of America Awards and the Producers Guild of America. It won a Best Period and/or Character Make-Up in a Feature-Length Motion Picture award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild
 
Interesting. The only thing I remember about the 77th Golden Globes was Ricky Gervais and his savage ridicule of Hollywood.

That and him saying superhero movies were lazy and derivative and mostly involved pumping steroids and working out.

But yeah whatever gives her the Oscar she is looking for.
 

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