I like to Movie, Movie

I like to movie, movie
Ya like to

I like to movie, movie
I like to movie, movie
I like to movie, movie
Ya like to

I’ve done book reviews, now I’m venturing into movie reviews. At some point, I’ll need to do music reviews so I can properly credit my review titles, Let’s Talk about Books, Baby and I like to Movie, Movie. We’ve been on a movie roll lately, so here’re several posts all in one!

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (in theaters now)
Summer blockbuster pre-summer. Pre-spring, even. But all of the bluster, star-power, and promotional tie-in of a blockbuster wannabe. It was good. Fun to watch. A little long (but when don’t I say that?). The special effects were impressive (loved Kong), the story line plausible–for Hollywood, and it had a kick-ass soundtrack. I don’t know why they felt the need to demean the stature of Kong with over-sized octopus, water buffalo, and jungle creepy crawlies, but it bugged me. (No pun intended.)

If it’s your thing, go see it, you’ll like it. If it’s not your thing, don’t bother. It’s exactly what you think it is.

P.S. Stay past the EXTREMELY LENGTHY credits (seriously, I’m pretty sure I saw MY name listed onscreen) for the post-credit scene.

Get Out (in theaters now)
Worth the hype, genuinely good thriller. Interesting twist…
2 problems (had to, right? because of the hype I went in with certain expectations…)
1. There are lit candles in the lab. Ambiance? Back-up light source? Obvious outcome?
Let’s go with obvious outcome. Which brings us to
2. The house catches fire. For no reason, for no plot purpose. For naught. I can only imagine that the rest of the house fire scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
But seriously, if that’s my biggest complaint, kudos, right?

I have one more JARRINGLY OBVIOUS question, but for spoiler’s sake, I won’t mention it here. Suffice it to say–they ask this question point blank in the movie, but it is not answered. In context nor conversation. And it’s kind of important to the plot.

Once again, if this movie interests you–GO, you’ll enjoy it. If not, then don’t.

The Accountant (on the SkyStream ONE)
We wanted to see this in the theater, but didn’t make it at the time. A little long…but I thoroughly enjoyed it. We paused a lot to discuss–always a sign of a worthy flick. I hope they make The Accountant 2. We didn’t sit through the credits to the end, maybe they had a post-credit sneak preview?

Nocturnal Animals (on the SkyStream ONE)
Interesting movie…weird. Story in a story. All of the actors, not just Jake Gyllenhaal, should have been doing double duty a la Wizard of Oz, “And you, and you, and you, and you were there!” The movie and the book (the story in the story) should have been more directly linked. If you plan to watch it, do yourself a favor and begin five minutes in–the opening is oddly disturbing and has no merit on the movie, and stop five minutes before it “ends”–the ending you create will surely be better than the non-ending it has. That said, I kind of liked it.

What movies are you watching? Enjoying? Detesting?
Leave a message in the comments.

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What kind of movie post would this be if I didn’t have a post-credit feature?!

The Perfect Host
I swear, the only reason I decided to review movies was to (re)introduce you to this title, lol. I lured you in with movies you’ve heard of, ones you probably want to see, will see, have seen…then BLAM! I hit you with David Hyde Pierce‘s The Perfect Host. I’ve actually mentioned this movie before in a blog post titled, The Best of the Bad, and that about sums it up. The reason I bring it up again, besides the fact that you probably haven’t seen it yet and this is your gentle reminder, is that it stars Clayne Crawford of the hit new TV series Lethal Weapon. (Thoroughly enjoyable action show, by the way.) I wonder how he feels about having this particular piece of cinematic drivel on his resume? Darn lucky, I imagine.

Remember, the bar is set really, really low here. If you don’t enjoy this for exactly what it is, then you’re watching it wrong.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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