Thread for: Last movie you saw, favorite movies, reviews, ones to avoid, etc. I am snagging the synopsis from Movies | Movie Trailers | Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes
Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah's healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one. Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard. But the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn't compare to Curtis' private fear of what his dreams may truly signify. Faced with the proposition that his disturbing visions signal disaster of one kind or another, Curtis confides in Samantha, testing the power of their bond against the highest possible stakes.
I rented this one from Redbox and really liked it. It has a 92% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and a lot of critical acclaim if that means anything. It is more drama than thriller and may move slowly but it is worth it. A good movie sticks with you the next day and I thought about this one. Recommended.
Hmmmmm, let's see. I recently saw Contagion..
Whoa!!! Very "contagious" disease which kills people within a couple of days. It reaches world wide epidemic proportions in a very short time. Scientists, docs etc. are racing the clock to find the cause and how to at least slow it down if not wipe it out completely.
If you are not a germaphobe, this will certainly make you one!!!
Sorry, I wouldn't make a good reviewer...I'm not so good a elaboration.
Originally Posted by MissEmma
That about sums it up! I like the apocalyptic/virus/zombie type movies, and boy there are a lot. Contagion was good, bunch of big stars too.
Thanks for recommendations, I'll put them on my list. I rented "Kinky Boots" from the library and really liked it. It's s British comedy ala "Full Monty". Young man inherits his family shoe company, which is famous for conservative men's Oxfords, that is in hard economic times. He discovers a new nitch market for transvestite footware.
Watching "Real Steel" with Hugh Jackman right now. Not digging it at all. I don't always blame the movies I don't like, frame of mind has something to do with it. At least my kid is enjoying it. Wait I think it's getting better....
Basically cockfights except with giant interactive robots. Father and son bond as they travel around improving their robot and entering contests. It all leading up to the big fight with a super robot controlled by the world number one designer... Something like that.
I've seen Kinky Boots...cute movie.
Originally Posted by Mark Raymond
Great thread LLV....excellent idea.
I just love movies and especially quirky indy type movies, so often other people think I'm just strange when I talk about movies. One that I love is called "Wristcutters; A love story"
At the beginning of the movie you watch this kid...I'll say early twenties, meticulously cleaning his apartment. Then he is lying on the bathroom floor, wrists cut...blood flowing. You find that he ended up in a place very much like his life was, only not as fun..LOL. He works at a pizza place and has a roomate. At some point, he finds that his girlfriend (the reason he commited suicide) has also killed herself and he now goes on a quest to find her. He meets a couple of people on the way who help him. It sounds gruesome, but it's actually sort of sweet and funny. The one neat thing is that although these people are dead, they didn't become beautiful and whole again...you see how they died. I might be mistaken about this part, but I want to say in this place they are all suicides...again that might be of my own imagination.
See? I'm weird with movies...LOL.
It is, isn't it? Why didn't I think of it?? LOL
Originally Posted by LadyStrick9
Great thread LLAV sir.
Guess will start with reviewing my favorite film(s) of all time:
Clerks- What makes a Kevin Smith film special is the dialogue, it's either he had a knack for writing a script the way real people talk, or real people emulate how he writes in speech. Clerks wad his first movie, it's black and white, and tells the story of two clerk's day at work. Filled with discussions on stupid customers, star wars, marketing, life decisions, the list goes on. No big name actors, no big budget, just a good story filled with plenty of adult language...
Clerks II- years later, Dante and Randall are still working together, only now in fastfood. A sequel truly as good as the first, features King Diamond in the first scene with Jay and Silent Bob, and what might be the greatest scene ever featuring a donkey.