2016-01-03

2015 movies, ultra quick hits



I haven't done a movie post in a long while, so I thought I'd just do some
ultra quick hits for 2015 as we are moving into the new year.
Unfortunately many of them sucked, and most failed the Bechdel test.


 Crimson Peak: Stunningly beautiful, but what a worn-out plot...

Terminator Genisys: Watch the first 20 minutes, then turn it off!

Inside Out: Wonderful despite the lagging parts in the middle.

Spy: Actually very funny. All the actors were taking the piss.




American Ultra: Hmm. If you liked Kick-Ass, you'll probably like this.

Ant-Man: Totally forgettable, unless you just like all comic-book movies.

Sinister 2: Not as good as the first but still entertaining horror.

Ricki and the Flash: Streep is always great, but this was nothing special.

Cinderella: Horrible message. Don't let any young girls watch this!

Pitch Perfect 2: Pretty funny, with entertaining a capella numbers.




Jupiter Ascending: Total mess of a movie, with idiotic plot. Just don't.

Selma: Certainly important, but unfortunately not very gripping.

Insurgent: Well paced adventure, but ultimately pretty forgettable.

The Visit: Drawn out, hand-held "horror", with only a few jump scares.

Mortdecai: Silly movie with a vintage European comedy feel.






 



26 kommentarer:

  1. The Grands liked Inside Out, but it isn't one they return to. Might watch Spy now! I could never figure out what American Ultra was about.

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    1. I had some serious feels going on while watching Inside Out, realizing I am lacking 'Joy' but all the other ones are intact. 'Spy' was so funny I might watch it again, and that's unusual for a comedy (for me).

      Radera
  2. I actually enjoyed the last Terminator movie, but then again I was never a fan of the franchise. As for Cinderella, I love it just for Cate Blanchett.

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    1. Cate Blanchett is like Ingrid Bergman or something - a legend. I could watch a whole movie concentrated on her face.

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  3. Oh god lol, I hated Cinderella. Those hideous eyebrows, the childishness of it that doesn't even appeal to children. It was all about show, and everyone recommended I watch it for the costumes alone. The only good outfits were worn by the evil step mother, which you could barely see because after a few seconds they'd change scene. Imagine what a thankless job that would be, spending all that time working on a dress only to have it shown for 2 seconds? It was like a fashion show on fast forward. What a piece of crap.

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    1. Agreed on the evil step-mother outfits - fabulous! But the rest, ppfffffttt!! Not even my nieces (9, 7 and 4) cared for it. 1950's mentality and just lame ass!

      Radera
  4. I haven't seen a single one of these; not enough curiosity to spend money on tickets or rental fee to see. If they made it onto Netflix stream, which I suspect they will, I will likely only see Crimson Peak heh.

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    1. I'm a total movie buff so this is only a small portion of the movies I have watched this year. But oh, we find other ways to watch things than paying for the movie theatre...

      Radera
  5. I've only seen Crimson Peak and Spy, and I liked both. But I never really care if the plot is worn out as long as the scenery is pretty. :)

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    1. I agree to a certain point. Have you watched Penny Draedful (TV show) yet? Your'd LOVE it!

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    2. NO! We don't get it on any of the channels we have - so bummed about that! I suppose I'll have to buy a boxed set of DVD's some day although I hate spending money on something I'll only watch once! :P

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  6. I can admit I felt similarly about Crimson Peak. I adore Del Toro but I wanted there to be something more!

    You have seen more movies than me, I did love Mad Max and the New Star Wars, and I probably would have loved the last Hunger Games but haven't seen it yet.

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    1. True. Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage, The Devil's Backbone! But then again - the Hellboy series is just ridiculous, and Don't be afraid of the Dark was one of the worst "horror" movies I've seen...

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    2. I loved Hellboy 2 though, all that stuff about preserving the ancient creatures instead of killing them. And Prince Nuada... hnnng!

      Radera
  7. This is a good list and good information since I haven't seen most of these. I really enjoyed "Spy".

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    1. Unfortunately I have mostly been disappointed with the last years' movies. It's all machismo, super heroes and remakes.

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  8. Vilken bra lista. Jag har sånt teflonminne att jag har glömt vilka filmer jag sett :-D. Crimson Peak blev lite för kitschigt för mig. Del Toro har gjort andra bra filmer. Nu måste jag se Spy :-D

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    1. Håller helt med, Del Toro är väldigt 50-50. Japp, du måste se 'Spy' - den var skitrolig!

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  9. The only two on your list that I've seen are "Crimson Peak" and "Spy." Your assessments are right on. I went to CP only to see Tom Hiddleston (and his bum) but I feel no need to see that movie twice.

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    1. Was his bum even in it..? The whole experience was very underwhelming.

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  10. I only seen two movies on this list "Inside Out & "Insurgent", I think me and the hubby need a movie date as we generally go to the drive inns with the kids.

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    1. You should totally have a real date, with a candle-light dinner and a proper sit-down movie :)

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  11. Short and to the point reviews! :D The only one I have a slightly different opinion about is The Crimson Peek. Yes, the plot was predictable but it was kind of the point of a melodramatic piece like that with a lot of references to Gothic horror literature. It's like going to see Romeo & Juliet at a theater: everybody knows the plot but it is still enjoyable. ^___^

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    1. I understand what you mean, but I still would have wished for some new thinking, a twist of some sorts :)

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  12. Out of all these movies, I've only watched Inside Out. And I'm right there with you.

    I hadn't even heard of Terminator Genisys. Is that bad, or what? I'm curious about it now. I guess I have 20 minutes to watch. ;-)

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    1. As a girl who grew up loving the Terminator series (except the 3rd installment...) I hated the choice for the Reese character :) And ANYONE who grew up loving the series can't help but sigh at the muddled "re-imagining" of the canon.

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