I haven’t been reviewing movies much lately (or at all) because, ya know, life. But I recently got one of those dandy MoviePasses, so I’ll probably be hitting you guys with a little more if I get the sudden motivation. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been watching recently.
Ready Player One (3D IMAX BLASTEROID EDITION)
Holy shit. I loved this movie. I’m a sucker for pop culture nostalgia references, and I’m an even bigger sucker for a certain 1980 film set in the Colorado Rockies, so this was the perfect storm for me. I was a big proponent for the book itself, though it is by no means a literary achievement. Like the book, just let yourself be a kid again when watching this. No one does exciting, childlike action quite like Spielberg, and he’s at his fun, 80’s best here. The soundtrack is a blast, the acting is joyously hamfisted, and holy hell, watch this on the biggest, loudest, most 3D screen you can, because this is what a wallet-breaking theater experience is all about.
Isle of Dogs
This is the first movie I have used my MoviePass with, and god damn, I could not have picked a better one. While I really liked Fantastic Mr. Fox, I couldn’t help but feel Wes was holding back a lot to try and appeal to the younger crowd. Being as dark as his comedy usually is, it just didn’t quite feel right watching these foxes not going full Baumbachian-existential-crisis mode. Well, here’s the retry. Dogs is dark, man. Like, not only in tone, but the message delivered, as well. I ate it all up. It’s not only a gorgeous love letter to man’s best friend, but a bitingly nasty take on the world’s political climate. This is a fun watch, and while not a typical Anderson film, it’s enough to satiate long time fans. Put this in the top half of his films.
Ok. Just listen. If you played this at the arcade like I did when I was a kid, you agree that the story behind the action was weak as fuck, but who cares, right? LET’S DESTROY THIS FUCKING CITY! Enter The Rock in a tiny t-shirt (let’s be real, it’s probably an XL) as a Primatologist *giggle* in his early 90’s, Schwarzeneggery best. This is by no means a good movie in the critical sense. And really, there could have been more destruction. But if you go into the movie expecting exactly what this movie is – a dumb arcade game – you’ll probably leave as I did: satisfied with some mutant animals absolutely annihilating a city.
A Quiet Place
Alright, I’m going to blame my experience with this movie on the crowd in the theater – most notably, this Starbucks-sipping basic beezy saying “No, no, no, no don’t, don’t, DON’T” in the most suspenseful of scenes throughout the entire film – but, I’m also going to blame my constant needing to know what other critics think of a film. I don’t always rely on Rotten Tomatoes, especially with horror, but seeing a 95% attached to a straight horror film is still surprising. Was the movie suspenseful, frightening, original, even groundbreaking? Sure. Definitely. Is it meant more to watch at home, away from the buzz of reclining seats, package rustling, popcorn munching, and constant bathroom breaks? For me, absolutely. So, if that shit bothers you like it does me, wait to watch this one at home in the dark. That being said, it’s a cool movie. I’m excited for Krasinski as a filmmaker. He’s definitely got the chops.
Alright, that’s it for me here. This probably sounded like an ad for MoviePass. It’s not in the commercial sense, but you should get one. I haven’t been to the theater this much in one month since I was a kid at the dollar theater on Spokane’s Garland Avenue, so at a measly $10 a month, you should probably get one.
Welcome to the 7th episode of CinemAbysmal Radio produced “Just F Already”! Holly Hill and Yoli Banos get together once a month to discuss a trashy romance book and get a lot R-rated with you.
We had a twitter recommendation from @MDrama22 who asked if we could do a same gender couple book in the future. So we read The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes. During this episode we talk about how HOT the sex is, the wide array of topics covered in it and Yo gets easily distracted when remembering a vivid gay porn she watched many moons ago. We also talk about Yo’s dog, Lady and how her soul mate is a dog named Fitzwilliam Waffles who lives in a romance only book store in LA called The Ripped Bodice.
Our next book is The Alpha Warlocks’ Claim by Auriella Skye. It’s got a female of color as the lead and involves a magic threesome. GET READY and follow along with us!
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Welcome to the 6th episode of CinemAbysmal Radio produced “Just F Already”! Holly Hill and Yoli Banos get together once a month to discuss a trashy romance book and get a lot R-rated with you.
Welcome to the sixth episode of Just F Already. We got an iTunes review from Mizzy_Bizzy who asked that we read Monster in His Eyes by J.M Darhower. During this episode we find out that Yo loves Mafia books even though in real life she is a slave to the man. Although we both hate our main female character because she has the personality of a fingernail, we do decide that the plot is killer, even if the romance is less so.
We had a twitter recommendation from @MDrama22 who asked if we could do a same gender couple book in the future. So our next book will be The Backup Boyfriend by River Jaymes. Follow along with us!
As always, please SHARE, RATE, AND SUBSCRIBE!