What are you watching? Movies we’ve recently seen 12/9/21 GTSC podcast

KI recently saw:

True Story (2021)

  • A tour stop becomes a matter of life and death for a famous comic when the fallout from a night with his brother threatens to destroy everything he’s built
  • So, believe it or not, when you’re part of a movie podcast, you’re not ALWAYS watching movies. With so many great streaming shows on  platforms, it’s hard not to ignore them. This Kevin Hart led “limited series”on Netflix is a surprising departure for the comedian. While he’s playing a character who basically IS Kevin Hart (hugely successful stand up comedian and movie star – sound familiar?), the show is not a comedy. It’s a drama thriller that offers a number of surprises and twists, and a great dramatic performance from Hart. I’m only a few episodes in but already can highly recommend it.
  • 7/10

KG recently saw:

Marriage Story (2017)

The Host (2006)

Korean horror film that’s half dubbed in English when Americans are in Korea (idk which Korea, inconsequential to the story) and subtitled. A mutant emerges from a river when formaldehyde is dumped into it and it kills people. Quite an amateur production as the CGI is a mess, the story is boring, and the dialogue is tortuous at best. Turned it off after 30 minutes.

1/10

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

An independent critics’ darling where a 15 year old French girl discovers she’s a lesbian. It drags and I didn’t much care for the story, I also turned this off after 30 minutes. Be forewarned, it’s dubbed in French.

2/10

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Stop me if you heard this before. The villain is the main Nazi from Last Crusade. Too bad he’s boorish and inspires zero terror. The dialogue is beyond cheesy. Roger Moore’s Bond films are mostly terrible. Connery, Craig, and to a somewhat degree, Dalton and Brosnan, give Bond the gravitas he deserves. Also ,there’s nothing that makes you believe that Bond can pull off a massive downhill ski jump in one of the scenes.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Roger Moore’s James Bond films are truly awful and this is no exception. American and Russian subs disappear and surprise, it happened with spaceships in You Only Live Twice and happens again later in Moonraker. Carbon copy plots, bad! The villain is charisma free and the campiness that Moore exudes is annoying. You really never get a feeling of dread or fearful of Bond’s life. The only saving grace of this film is Barbara Bach, one of the most attractive Bond girls ever. And oh yeah, Bond has a Lotus that goes underwater and battles henchmen. That was pretty cool but the rest, blech.

3/10

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