Jump to content

Welcome to Nightly.Net
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

The last film you saw -- and what would you grade it


406 replies to this topic

#401
monkeygirl

monkeygirl

    Advad Disagerer

  • Administrator
  • 22,230 posts

Little Women - C+

 

I came out of the theater not liking it but when my friends and I talked, I was reminded that most of the things I didn't care for a really mandated by the book-the saccharine nature of it all and the one-dimensional quality of some of the characters. And some of the other things that made me wince a little have been a trend anyway-especially for remakes.

 

It was just cloyingly sweet. The 4 Little Women spent every moment on-screen (when they were all in the same scene) embracing each other, playing with each other's hair, play-wrestling and wrapping all their limbs around each other. They embraced each other's heads and acted like they had to have as much contact with each other's bodies as possible, laying their heads in each other's lap and ****. It was like watching a litter of 8-week-old kittens without the fur.  And they all talked at the same time, all over each other, in each of these scenes. I missed a lot of that dialogue and it was little maddening but it's also much more like real sisters this close would talk. And Laura Dern was absolutely wasted as Marmee-she was only there, apparently, to knit her eyebrows together and give away all the March's food and blankets to neighbors. Then, Father got home from the war and much joy ensued-for about a minute-then, we didn't even see him again.

 

 

I thought the cinematography was beautiful and the costumes were gorgeous-although, it seemed like the only complaining the girls did was about how poor they were-how destitute and how much they hated it-yet each of them had scores of beautiful, voluminous dresses and gorgeous hats an accessories. But that's just movie stuff, right?

 

Also, the way everyone spoke was very contemporary yet everything else was IN the Civil War era. (Was "capital" actually used as an adjective at this time?) The liberties they took that I liked; much more info on Jo and her writing career and when 2 of the characters broke the 4th wall and addressed the movie audience-although it only happened those 2 times and felt very out of place-it was interesting.

 

When I look at it knowing it's a remake of a remake and all of that? It's not so badly done. Through that lens, I'd go B-.


  • Ms. Spam +1 this

#402
Ms. Spam

Ms. Spam

    MS.

  • Member
  • 17,979 posts

Watched 6 Underground. C- GAWD. Michael Bay is bad. That was a hot mess of nothing. It was a mash up of a ton of his previous movies. 



#403
R.CAllen

R.CAllen

    walking

  • Member
  • 4,112 posts

I Heard You Paint Houses (2019)

B+

Spoiler

 

Frozen II
D-

Spoiler


#404
R.CAllen

R.CAllen

    walking

  • Member
  • 4,112 posts

Bad Boys For Life (2020)
D-

Spoiler



#405
R.CAllen

R.CAllen

    walking

  • Member
  • 4,112 posts

NOIRVEMBER II : THE FIRST NOIREL / JANOIRARY

 

Remember the Night (1940)
B+

Spoiler

 

Nightmare Alley (1947)

C?

Spoiler

 

Caged (1950)
A

Spoiler

 

Ruthless (1944)

D

Spoiler

 

Body And Soul (1947)

C-/C

Spoiler

 

Born To Kill (1947)
B+++

Spoiler

 

Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950)

C-

Spoiler

 

Blast Of Silence (1961)

C+/B-

Spoiler

 

The Captive City (1952)
B+

Spoiler

 

Crossfire (1947)
C

Spoiler

 

Brute Force (1947)
C+

Spoiler

 

The Big Clock (1948)
C

Spoiler

 

Gun Crazy (1949)
A

Spoiler

 

Criss Cross (1948)
D-

Spoiler

 

Union Station (1950)
C+/B-

Spoiler

 

Where Danger Lives (1950)
B

Spoiler

 

Tension (1949)
:shrug:

Spoiler

 

Ride The Pink Horse (1947)
C-

Spoiler

 

The House on 92nd Street (1945)
D+

Spoiler

 

Detour (1945)
B+

Spoiler

 

Angel Face (1952)
B-

Spoiler

 

Out of the Past (1947)
B-

Spoiler

 

Gilda (1946)
B

Spoiler

 

Dark Passage (1947)
B+/A

Spoiler

 

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
B?

Spoiler

 

Affair in Trinidad (1952)
C/C+

Spoiler

 

Raw Deal (1948)
C+

Spoiler

 

The Big Combo (1955)
C+

Spoiler

 

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
A+

Spoiler

 

Call Northside 777 (1948)

:shrug:

Spoiler

The Breaking Point (1950)

:shrug:

Spoiler

 

Crashout (1955)
C

Spoiler

 

99 River Street (1953)
D

Spoiler


#406
R.CAllen

R.CAllen

    walking

  • Member
  • 4,112 posts

The Gentlemen (2019)
C

Spoiler

 

Ordinary Love (2019)
A+

Spoiler

 

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019)
B+

Spoiler


#407
R.CAllen

R.CAllen

    walking

  • Member
  • 4,112 posts

--- SPECIAL CONTENT UNLOCKED ---

 

I started going to gym. From around Wednesday December 18th to Monday March 16th I went to gym a grand total of 108 times! I went to gym so much, so often, and for so long that gym quit on me. Gym quit before I did! Gym just sent me a little e-mail; said it had to shut down, said it had to be properly sanitized, said it was not available for use under any circumstances.

 

I think we all know why gym did this. I choose to consider it my first victory against gym. [Correction : no, it is my ONE HUNDRED AND NINTH victory against gym.]

 

In recognition of my historic triumph over gym

 

&

 

in the hope of providing just a little more in these particularly trying times of whatever merest minute-st scintilla of comfort or insight or cautionary example or quote unquote value my words have ever had to you

 

I now present my treadmill movie/tv diary, hitherto unavailable to all but ultra-premium subscribers. Below (but placed behind a spoiler box for your convenience and lightly redacted for reasons of privacy & redundancy) are its one hundred and twelve entries! Every movie, every television show, every ... YouTube (?), every podcast, is listed along with the year of its initial release. Roughly seventy percent of the entries even have brief commentary attached! (No letter grades, tho, I went a little Montessori-style for my time on the treadmill and the elliptical and the stationary bike.) (Also, for much of the serialized entertainment I neglected to mark down which episode it was. Sorry!) Free to all.

 

Spoiler




Reply to this topic