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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RANDOM MOVIE AND TV REVIEWS

RANDOM MOVIE AND TV REVIEWS
 
DR. STRANGE
 
Doctor Strange is fantastic...All round mind blowing from casting to story to effects to soundtrack...Go see now...And then there's the cape...Totally cool...Want one now...
 
ARRIVAL
 
The tag line of this critically lauded 'thinking man's' sci-fi movie is, Why


Are They Here? After two hours of painfully slow exposition and a whole lot of long silent walking, driving, and going up and down on the elevator thingy, my question was, Who Cares Why They Here?...And finally, They Came All The Way Here Just For That?...I'm in the minority opinion regarding this film...A lot of people have liked and loved it...But when I ask them to explain it all I get is a blank look...The emperor has no clothes...
 
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
 
I had a great time with Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them...A total palette cleanser after the foul taste left by Arrival...Fun, inventive, and fully realized...More please...
 
ALLIED
 
I wasn't overwhelmed, but I did enjoy Allied...However, it is a perfect example of a movie trailer hurting the film it's promoting by giving away every plot twist...As a result you sit in the theater twiddling your fingers while going through the build up to get to the plot points you've already seen in the trailer...I also think the film was hurt by its strictly linear storytelling, filled with time jumps (One Year Later...Three Years Later) in an effort to get to all the tension filled stuff to come after the big plot twist (already given away in the trailer)...The movie should have started with the plot twist and then portioned out the backstory through the rest of the film...Again, I enjoyed Allied and recommend it, but with some reservations...
 
TIMELESS
 
Adding one television show to this list...I'm enjoying Timeless...Each week I get pulled in by the time period, which helps me deal with the inherent basic plot of each episode...I'm hoping the show runners have figured out where they are taking the sequential storyline...Best new show of the season IMHO...

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