What movies should you watch? We tell you WTF is up with Dune. 10/26/21

What Kevin Gootee has viewed:

Halloween Kills (2021)You may remember that I really loved Halloween from 2018 because they did it RIGHT. Just MM going around and murdering everyone in his path with a solid story and ending. Well, HK picks right back up where that last edition ended. The way they keep Michael alive from the first is believable. The backstories of some of characters from ’78 Halloween make their way into this edition. My problem is with the 2nd act where the townspeople take refuge in the hospital where Jamie Lee Curtis is recovering. It was just so meh. But the last act where the townspeople surround him (it’s in the previews, I’m not spoiling anything) and NONE of them have a shotgun to blow his head off, a bit unreal. They have pistols, bats, etc but no one brings heavy firepower? Stop it. The final scene is good but this was just a miss for me; it suffers from being the middle of the trilogy meaning a lot more setup (I know, a Halloween film that has plot lines). 5/10

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)I remember watching this years ago when it first came out and then it was $5 on iTunes. Watched it on a plane and wow, it drags more than flying the last row of coach from Newark to Hawaii. The drag queen character was a bit much but Kevin Spacey was fantastic as a closeted socialite charged with a murder of his lover in New Orleans. Too bad Eastwood edits like Tarrantino (he didn’t) and this dragged. A lot. 3/10

Clean and Sober (1988)Michael Keaton plays an addict off to rehab to hide away as he gave a random girl bad coke who OD’ed. Who among us hasn’t done that? Except George Washington. But his wooden teeth weren’t as bad as this film. Ton of 80s tropes that was just meh. No memorable characters or plot whatsoever 4.5/10

My Life Michael Keaton has cancer and makes a video diary for his unborn child. I would’ve thought this was going to be better than what it was. Expected a real big stone in my throat but the storyline leading up to it was nothing remarkable. BTW, Nicole Kidman looks much better looking as an older woman than when she was young. (1993) 3.5/10

The Forever Purge (2021) I have no idea why I keep putting these on in the background. The first one was decent and the other were forgettable. This one deals with immigration and the Purge never stopping after the 12 hr window. You know what should stop, this franchise. 2.5/10

Dune (2021) It’s very grand and operatic. Visually, this is the mountain top along with Avatar, Tron Legacy, and a few others I can’t think of. But the plot is just meh. And wow, the fingerprints of the Star Wars sagas ALL over this one. In fact, too many that are conicedental to my liking. Zendaya is hardly in this, despite the trailer. I just wasn’t impressed with the story. 4.5/10

What Kevin Israel has viewed:

Dune (2021)

  • Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.
  • I watched this one on HBO MAX last week and it was pretty good. It’s slow and the plot is hard to follow at times thanks to a lot of back story, history and politics, but the visuals….WOW! Every scene is shot beautifully and imparts the enormity of the story. I also really liked the characters and found myself invested in most of them by the end of the movie. Look, a book like Dune is going to be a mammoth undertaking, but this movie did it well….well, it did the first half of the book well. Now we have to hope the sequel gets greenlit so we can see how it all concludes.

Author: gtscpodcast