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Initial thoughts on Halloween 2018

tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

I haven’t seen the new Halloween movie, just the trailer and commercials. It looks like they may have largely ignored the later films. Because that would be good. Bad guys should never say, “Oh, I wasn’t really dead. I’ve just been chillin’ here in this decade long coma.” Comas induced by two fiery explosions (4th and 5th films) or whatever. Because that’s dumb.

Writers in the horror genre: take a tip from Star Wars and don’t kill of your villain in the first or second movie. Wait until the third and make it a solid trilogy.

I wasn’t super excited they were making another Halloween movie. Rob Zombie did his Halloween movies not that long (2007 and 2009) so I’m not sure if we need another. We got ten others. And Zombie’s take on Myers wasn’t really that good.

Stephen King’s written literally tens of books and most that have been made into films are in my top 20 list of horror movies you have to see. Carrie, Christine, Cujo, Pet Cemetery, The Shining, etc.

So in the 2018’s trailer, when Michael drops the teeth over the bathroom stall door, I got the feeling he did this as a fear tactic. A way to scare his victim. Pleasurably. One of the great things about the original two Halloweens is that Carpenter and Hill never gave Michael emotion. They also never gave him motive. Never gave him cause or reason. He was simply out to stab and strangle his sisters.

People void of emotions are far more frightening than those who’re demonstrably psychotic. Unknown things are terrifying. Charles Manson acting goofy and outrageous in prison, not scary.

Don’t get me wrong, the teeth drop was a novel idea but I don’t think it’s necessarily what Myers would do. He’s a killing automaton, not a sadistic dentist from Little Shop of Horrors.

And then Laurie Strode. In this movie she looks to be arming up like she’s in Terminator 2. I’d rather have her permanently scarred and traumatized than channeling Sarah Connor.

Yeah, I’m all coming down on this movie. I’m sure I’ll watch it sooner or later like I have all the others. But I can’t say I’m excited. But I do like Danny McBride. But I’m not sure about David Gordon Green.

#movies #michaelmyers

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bee.jonny · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:35 am

It is a direct sequel to the original ignoring all others in between

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

Ahhh.. That’s good news then.

bee.jonny · Oct 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

Agreed! It came out really good in my opinion

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · Oct 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

It’s pretty good

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Lisette · Oct 23, 2018 at 11:50 am

It’s awesome. Picks up modern day without all the crap between original and now

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

I saw it. It’s growing on me. I didn’t/don’t have any emotional involvement in it, it was just mindless gore entertainment. It ignores the stupid sequels and picks up with a genuine story. It seems to me that part of Michael’s M.O. the first time around included frightening people. He does do that teeth thing. And it might not be strictly in keeping with the canon but it’s effective. And the part of Laurie Strode as traumatized survivor that isn’t gonna take it anymore works very well. There is much worse schlock out there.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Yep. I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt now. Sara also insisted we go this Friday night.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Did I ever ask you what you thought of “First Man”? I liked it.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

I liked it, too! I got a little seasick at times but I’d watch it again. My favorite part: “do you think I’d be out here by myself if I wanted to talk?”

Armstrong might not have said those exact words but regardless, that’ll be with me for the rest of my life. 😁

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Oct 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

I KNEW you’d get it.

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Sara and I at First Man

tcr! · Oct 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

Sara and I at First Man

First Man was good but I was nauseous at times with the majority of it shot from the astronaut point of view. Lots of shaking and jerking and cockpit numbers you could barely read with all the blast off tremoring.

#photos #movies #sara #firstman

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DeVoe · Oct 14, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Wonderful couple. So happy for you two ❀️

tcr! tcr! · Oct 15, 2018 at 7:47 am

Thank you!!

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

tcr! · Jun 30, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

Here we go… πŸ¦–πŸŽ₯🍿

#photos #movies #dinos

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 13, 2018 at 4:48 pm

I give it a solid D… πŸ˜’

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1984 on the TV

tcr! · Apr 14, 2018 at 12:31 pm

1984 on the TV

Sometimes the only safe place to find solace on a solitary Saturday afternoon is in 1984.

#photos #movies

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Feb 17th, 2018 at 10:08:33 pm

tcr! · Feb 17, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Sara​​ and I have been watching Fences and I had to take a break. I told her that I feel like Denzel has been yelling at me for the last two hours.

πŸ˜³πŸ€• #movies #fences

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tcr! tcr! · Feb 18, 2018 at 8:58 am

To spoil the spiritual message for all of you, it’s about unwarranted forgiveness.

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Official Teaser- Solo: A Star Wars Story

tcr! · Feb 7, 2018 at 12:49 pm

In case you hadn’t seen it.

I’ve been waiting my whole life to see what the Millennium Falcon could do in its prime.

I’m not sure about Woody Harrelson though. He’s appearance made me think of Cheers.

#movies #starwars

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More Blade Runner 2049

tcr! · Jan 16, 2018 at 9:36 am

Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate Blade Runner 2049?

Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate Blade Runner 2049?

“A lot of today’s Hollywood films don’t have a lot of patience,” he says. “They sort of expect the audience to get bored really quickly, so they’re like, ‘We’ve got to have an explosion every 10 minutes.’”

But the slow pace of Blade Runner 2049 is proving a challenge for many viewers, and so far the movie hasn’t attracted an audience that extends much beyond fans of the original. Michener thinks it’s appropriate that the film, like its predecessor, is a box office disappointment. “They made a sequel to a cult classic,” she says. “It was not designed to work with the Fast & Furious crowd.”

Now that you’ve had time to see it here’s a little commentary.

Establishing Ryan Gosling’s character as a replicant straight away was nice. Take that whole debate off the table and focus on the new story. Then again, I cared about Ford as Rick Deckard and I struggled with caring about K. He’s a skinned robot, maybe a few levels up from Alexa. And he’s gotten along just fine without a soul. I did enjoy his “I have to be quiet and do my job like a good toy soldier” persona. Even if he knew something bigger was going on, something bigger was out there.

And then Jared Leto in the movie. I hated him — but the more I’ve thought about it, I really just hated the snobby kimono-wearing weirdo that he was. “Shhh…” he says to the replicant who just dropped outta a body bag, one who’s cold and covered in goop. I’m not of them richly self-consumed types and I suppose Wallace was intended to revolt us common peasants.

I’m happy that they didn’t pretty Robin Wright up. She’s beautiful here in the real world but her character’s appearance reflected the trashed future they all lived in. That’s minor but it’s all too easy to make stars shine more than they should.

I seriously hope nobody expected it to be a blockbuster. It’s slow and brooding, just like the bubbling pot in the beginning. The heavy black cast iron boiling garlic on the stove. Humid and pungent when you lift the lid. Quietly clanging, simmering in its heaviness.

That early scene and visual kinda set the pace, the tone for me.

The soundtrack also closely mirrors the movie’s overall feel. I’ve listened to it more than anything else while doing my 9-5’s.

It lingered there to touch your hair.

Mixing Sinatra and Elvis with Zimmer and Wallfisch is pure brilliance. Ebb and flow of loss-full melancholy.

Audio bonus points: the latter also did the soundtrack for Hidden Figures. You should really see that, too, if you haven’t already. Here’s Katherine to get you started.

#movies #bladerunner

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Movie ticket drawer

tcr! · Jan 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Movie ticket drawer

I’ve been saving movie tickets since moving into this house. I thought they needed a home today.

There’s some cinematic gems, including the Star Wars 3D stub from the last time I drank.

Some of these bring back the memories, some I’ve even seen with you guys.

😊 πŸŽ₯ 🍿 #movies #homeimprovement

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tcr! tcr! · Jan 13, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Here’s a zoomed out view

Movie ticket drawer zoomed out

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Die Hard — best Christmas afternoon movie

tcr! · Dec 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Die Hard - best Christmas afternoon movie

“I really like those sequined shirts.”

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You will be visited by three ghosts…

tcr! · Dec 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm

You will be visited by three ghosts

Scrooged is the best Christmas Eve movie ever. πŸŽ„πŸ‘» πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

#photos #movies #christmas

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