News: Watch Clint Eastwood's RICHARD JEWELL, now available streaming and on Blu-ray and DVD!


0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this board.
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: 2020 Movie Discussion  (Read 17611 times)
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24866


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:26:11 AM »

It may be a little while until we see a 2020 release but this is the thread for discussion of the films released this year. Anyone have any upcoming films that they're really looking forward to?
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
Christopher
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6634



View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:40:07 AM »

I've watched my first 2020 release now, which was Underwater, a horror film that takes place on the ocean floor. I wouldn't say it's a perfect movie, but I liked it and would recommend it.
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 02:38:07 AM »

The Personal History of David Copperfield directed by Armando Lannuci and starring Dev Patel

I really enjoyed this new adaption of the Dickens classic. Full of great performances
and looks amazing.... Somehow manages to be faithful to the original story but also new and fresh..
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Christopher
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6634



View Profile Email
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 12:00:07 PM »

I watched Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn  :D  a few days ago and enjoyed it. I think the full title sets the tone of the movie pretty well, but might be one of the reasons why it wasn't as big as the studio was probably hoping it to be. But it was a fun movie. I enjoyed it more than Suicide Squad.
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 03:07:52 AM »

Little Joe

Starring Emily Beecham and Ben Whishaw... A film by Jessica Hausner

Chilly Sci-fi.. Creepy, sinister and unsettling little film. A nod to day of the triffids perhaps but, without any real scares still manages to get under your skin.
I really want to see this again as I've got a feeling more might be revealed on a second viewing..
I was also impressed with the unusual soundtrack...
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Christopher
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6634



View Profile Email
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 07:26:21 AM »

I have a feeling this thread won't take off for a while yet. I did see Onward last week, and it was quite good.

Obviously the virus's effect on people is the most important thing, but it'll be interesting to see what the movie studios do with all the movies that are on hold. Streaming services could be an option for some, but they'd probably still want to release the big movies to theaters. That would mean other big movies scheduled for later would be pushed back more.
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 01:10:47 AM »

The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss ; written and directed by Leigh Whannell

Intense and scary psychological horror .. A rare instance when a reboot of a classic totally works and Elisabeth Moss
is great in it...
Very much enjoyed this....


Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24866


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 08:34:11 AM »



Greyhound

Tense WWII film starring Tom Hanks who is captain of a ship in the North Atlantic during the early part of 1942. Their mission is to escort merchant ships in what is known as ?The Black Pit?.

I enjoyed this very much and at only 90 minutes it didn?t drag on.

4/5.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
AKA23
Classic Member
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3407



View Profile Email
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 09:34:30 AM »

I saw this as well. I thought it was a decent movie. Tom Hanks was good as always, but it wasn't clear to me from watching it what attracted someone of Tom Hanks calibre to have spent so much time on it. He wrote it as well as acted in it, and I read an interview where he said he spent 10 years working on it. It had some good action, but I felt like there was not much of a plot and the characters were quite superficially presented with very little depth to them. The movie really was exclusively and intensely focused on defending against the attack, but I felt like they could have done more to make the viewer invest more in the characters.

It's also in Dolby Vision, but in my opinion it didn't make the best use of the technology. Dolby Vision usually has vibrant colors, and a much higher quality resolution, but this movie was pretty dark and monochromatic. I think that was by design given that it was set in World War II, but it didn't make sense to me to spend all that extra money converting it to Dolby Vision if that's the way they were going to present the movie. It didn't gain much at all from being presented in that format.
Logged
Christopher
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6634



View Profile Email
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2020, 02:20:03 PM »

...but it'll be interesting to see what the movie studios do with all the movies that are on hold. Streaming services could be an option for some, but they'd probably still want to release the big movies to theaters. That would mean other big movies scheduled for later would be pushed back more.
I was surprised to hear that Mulan is being released to Disney Plus for an additional rental charge. I would have gone to the theater to see it, but the $30 rental is too steep for me to do. It could be OK for a family (I'm sure a family of four will spend well over $30 for a trip to the movies), or even a couple families might want to go in together to split the cost.
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 08:47:32 AM »

Tenet....

Can I have my money back please 😩
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Christopher
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6634



View Profile Email
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 10:27:44 AM »

I take it that you didn't like it, Gant? :D It opens here next weekend, and some friends of mine are planning on going to see it at an IMAX theater. I've never been to an IMAX, but I haven't been anticipating this movie at all, so I'm not sure I'll go along. I might see it at a cheaper theater.

I'll probably see The New Mutants this weekend. It's playing at a small theater I grew up going to (I also think it's important to support these smaller theaters right now).
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 10:29:11 AM by Christopher » Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 12:28:29 PM »

To be honest I wasn't impressed Christopher but I don?t want to spoil it for anyone so I?ll wait till others have had the chance to see it..

Totally agree with you re small theatres, we went to our fave last night. Nice glass of red wine before the screening , very civilised.. 😉

« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 12:30:03 PM by Gant » Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
AKA23
Classic Member
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3407



View Profile Email
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 01:14:00 PM »

Tenet....

Can I have my money back please 😩

I often find that I don't enjoy Nolan's movies. This is primarily because I find them to often be quite confusing. The only movies of his that I thoroughly enjoyed were his Batman movies and "The Prestige, and to a lesser extent "Insomnia." The rest of them make it too difficult to understand what the hell is going on. Does anyone else also find them difficult to follow?
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2020, 02:47:29 PM »

If you found some of his past work confusing then buckle up for Tenet ..  😂

I did really enjoy those that you?ve mentioned tho.. The Prestige, the Batman trilogy and Insomnia.. I?ve never seem Memento..
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
KC
Administrator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 32337


Control ...


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2020, 08:45:16 PM »

Insomnia was a remake of a very good Norwegian-Swedish movie. I remember, back before Nolan acquired the property, there was some talk on this board of how it would be a good project for Clint. I never saw Nolan's version.

After typing the above, I checked, and the American Insomnia was released in 2002! :D How time flies, even when you're not having fun. The Scandi original is from 1997, and I must have seen it sometime around then. The only discussion I could find here was in connection with early talk about "Clint's next project," Million Dollar Baby, so perhaps I'm thinking of the prehistoric time before the New Board. Anyway, for a trip down memory lane ...
    
New Movie: "Million Dollar Baby," boxing themed film by and with Eastwood

AKA, you said "I am not too familiar with Hilary Swank as an actress, although I did see her in Insomnia, which was a decent film, but she didn't have all that much to do. She is a good actress and it will be nice to see her team with Eastwood and Freeman as well."
 
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6462


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2020, 10:45:42 PM »

KC.. I never knew Insomnia was a re-make... I shall hunt that down...

I wonder if Clint has been reading scripts and prepping new projects during this lockdown...
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 11:06:32 PM by Gant » Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Joseph90
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2020, 10:49:38 PM »

I surely cannot wait for Dune this year. After seeing the trailer I'm more than sure it's going to be at least very good. Villenueve's Blade Runner 2049 is one my favorites, so I believe Dune is going to be as good, if not even better  8)
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
 




C L I N T E A S T W O O D . N E T