Films we’ve recently watched: the good, bad, and indifferent 1/20/21

What Kevin Israel watched:

Promising Young Woman (2021)

  • Nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be — she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past.
  • Yo, this movie is crazy! The cast is amazing and it goes in a direction that I didn’t expect. It comes with a VERY strong message but it’s delivered in the darkest way possible. Uncomfortable at times, this is a film that makes you see how even likeable characters can suck.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)

  • Young Clark Kent works as an intern at the Daily Planet while learning how to save the city of Metropolis.
  • It’s a fact that DC does the animated superhero genre the best. The present their characters in a very adult fashion making the movies more accessible to adults than children. I’d been meaning to get to this one as I’d heard good things and this was going to be the reboot for DC’s animated Superman. It’s a cool take on a younger Clark but, like many animated films, everything happens very fast and tons of characters are introduced. You get EVERYONE – Lex, Lois, Perry, Martian Manhunter, The Parasite, and even Lobo! The voice acting is great and the animation itself is solid, but the story felt very rudimentary. I was interested in the characters (especially Lobo), but didn’t care much about the plot or the big bad guy. Worth a watch, especially if these leads to more movies with this version of Superman, but don’t beat yourself up for missing it.

What Kevin Gootee watched:

Grifters (1990) John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, and Annette Bening

-3 people working in the con game and I couldn’t give 2 shits after 45 minutes. Turned it off after Commissioner Gordon from the Batman films put out a cigar on Angelica Huston’s hand. Not because that sight was unsettling, I just ran out of my last shit to give. 2/10

Hereditary (2018) Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, and a kid with a HUGE mole on his face playing the son.

-A grandmother dies but her spirit doesn’t leave the household as she haunts the living. Pretty decent story and told in a fashion that you certainly don’t expect. The hype for this was pretty big and ALMOST met it. 6.5/10

3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Courteney Cox

This film is shit. Pure, unfiltered dog shit. Saw it in the theater, hated it. Rewatched on cable as I put it on in the background while doing work. And it’s still watchable as it feels like one long ass music video with a shitty plot. Here’s the story: Bad guys dress as Elvis and rob a casino. There’s dissension amongst the gang and people die. I’m not wasting any more time on this insane plot that you’re not going to watch anyway. 2/10

Author: gtscpodcast