katikat: (F_Inception)
Saw Dunkirk. Disappointed. Scattered, splintered, non-linear story that didn’t reveal enough about anyone to make me care. The most interesting part was the non-linear story telling, TBH.

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katikat: (S_Merlin)
I didn't like the movie. The main hero, played by Bradley Cooper, was an entitled ass and I didn't feel sorry for him at all throughout the film. I did like the ending, though, when he outsmarted the mob guy played by Robert de Niro, that was cool. But the rest... Well, I watched/bought it mostly because I wanted to know more about the background before diving into the TV show. Hm, we'll see when I'll get around to watching that ;P

TV Shows

Jul. 16th, 2017 02:58 pm
katikat: (S_NCISLA)
These last few weeks, I watched some TV shows, too, not just movies. Like NCIS:LA S2 (for Densi) and Covert Affairs S1 (for Auggie Anderson) on DVD, and then Stitchers S1 downloaded (for Camsten). I also started watching Elementary S1 on Netflix, just to have something where I don't care about the fandom or shipping or anything like that at all and that I can fall back on when my current fandom - Shadowhunters - pisses me off, which it's been doing more and more lately.

And now I'm watching Doctor Who S10. Apparently, the new Doctor should be announced today. I'm already dreading it because whoever it'll be, I bet a shit storm of hate will follow because that's how the net's rolling these days. Me? Cynical? Why do you think?
katikat: (F_Tron)
I saw this in the cinema and really liked it. But now, having seen it on DVD again... eh. I still liked Tris and Four, they were great, but the rest seemed rather boring and slow. I think they could've cut good 40 mins, then it might've had some juice in it. Too bad. Though really, one has to suspend their disbelief watching this - and similar movies - because the whole faction system and whatnot... ugh. I get it, it was an experiment, like in The Maze Runner, still *shrugs* If there was at least more suspense and thrill in it.
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
Zoe Saldana kicks so much ass in this movie. I love that she's so bad-ass and immensely capable and ruthless - and yet, she loves her family and she loves her boyfriend, if she could even call him that, that is, with all the things she's keeping from him. I love that she's not a robot, but a 3D female character, which doesn't happen very often. I wish we got more movies like this, that would showcase all the sides a woman can have, that would not portray women only as mothers and nurturers, but as someone to be reckoned with!
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
This movie made me a bit uncomfortable in places. Not because of the topic, but because of how ugly the characters were in certain moments. I mean, not that I didn't understand Bree and why she kept lying, or Toby and his behavior, considering his background, but the way Toby kept intentionally hurting Bree and humiliating her... he wasn't a child anymore, he was 17, and teen or not, that was ugly. I felt so sorry for her...

I'm glad I saw this movie but, to be perfectly honest, if Kevin Zegers weren't in it, I don't think I would've gotten it on DVD.
katikat: (A_ShelleyHennig)
I bought this movie for Lily Collins and Armie Hammer. There were some good scenes in it - like the first fight scene between Snow and the Prince, that was very cute - but overall, it was just way too silly for my liking. And I don't mean funny, I mean silly, childish. It felt like a parody, which it probably was? I mean, I admired Armie Hammer for his ability to keep a straight face, true, but I'm glad I didn't go and see it in the cinema. I think the Snow White with Kristen Stewart was much more to my liking.
katikat: (S_TWStalia)
A romantic comedy about a girl who falls in love with a prince, starring Julia Stiles. Well, it wasn't bad, it was actually quite sweet. Nothing ground-breaking or artistic or even action-driven. Just... hm, sweet. I know, not very eloquent, I just really don't have much to say about it *shrugs*
katikat: (T_TreeFogBlueBlack)
It wasn't as boring as the second movie but not nearly as good or as smart as the first one. It seemed rather convoluted to me while actually nothing really much happened. It felt like a bunch of tiny stories smooshed together to make one big film. Also, I'm not a big fan of characters reminiscing about how old and uncool they've become. Oh well. But no wonder they didn't make more of these films. Even now it felt like they were still milking the first one.
katikat: (A_IanMcKellen)
I saw this movie in the cinema and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected a depressing Robinson Crusoe tale and instead, I got a most inspiring story. I had to have it on DVD. Though I must say, after reading the book, the movie feels... dumbed down, overly simplified. The book is so much better and smarter. Still, even the movie is a rare pleasure. I admired Mark's endless optimism and resourcefulness. That was a thing to behold. His "never give up" attitude was truly inspiring!
katikat: (A_JGL)
I saw this one in the cinema, actually. And it's not a bad movie, but... I don't know, it just doesn't feel exciting. It simply grinds away. Thing is, I don't really like Red all that much. He behaves like a big spoiled brat. I'm not saying that you can't have fun when you're an adult but Red's overdoing it so much that it gets on my nerves. So, the movie... eh, so-so. I really don't blame the studio for not making part 3. It ended on a quite nice note and I don't feel any desire to see more.
katikat: (A_LucasBlack)
Now THAT was a boring movie. OMG, how did it even get made? The whole group, all of them, were so dumb it hurt. It completely destroyed the first movie set-up - that they were actually smart and resourceful people! - and turned them into complete idiots. They had to be handed the plan on a silver platter, it wasn't even their idea. The only actually good thing was when Linus' mother turned up and saved everyone's jailed ass. Gosh, what a disappointment!
katikat: (W_Laptop)
I finally, finally saw this movie. And I have to say... I was rather bored with it? I admit I'm not a fan of Harry Potter, I didn't make it through the movie series or the books, so that might be the reason? But I was so bored with the witch hunt etc. and so on. The only saving grace? Queenie Goldstein and her relationship with Jacob Kowalski! My OTP in this movie, simply perfect. To me, they were much more interesting than Newt and Tina and the main plot. Oh well, I guess I really am too old for this...
katikat: (A_MattSmith)
I'm not a big fan of Sam Worthington - he might be a good actor but apparently, he's a pompous ass - but I loved the family angle of this movie, that they were all involved in saving the main hero and proving his innocence. Though I liked the storyline of the younger brother and his girlfriend best, they were a hoot, them playing the thieves and the engagement at their very end. That was really lovely! A really good movie.
katikat: (T_Lime)
Finally watched this! And from what people told me, I expected more of a disaster. It wasn't a bad movie per se, I just didn't like it as much as I like Shadowhunters, for several reasons, the main being that Alec was basically a non-entity in the movie - he disappeared completely for the last 40 min. or so - and the parabatai bond between him and Jace didn't exist in the movie either. So, basically, the two things I love best about the books and the show, the movie just hand-waved *sigh* But the visuals were great and I really liked Isabelle, so there was that...
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
I went to see this for Josh Duhamel's Lennox, I admit that. I didn't like the previous movie, but I did like this one. Again, mostly because Col. William Lennox was back. That, combined with the beautiful visuals, made it a good cinema outing for me. Lennox had balls in this movie, sheesh! When he faced [REDACTED] without flinching, I cheered! The movie was also surprisingly funny. But there was a lot of downright cringe-worthy dialog, that's true. But the special effects alone made it worth to be seen in a cinema. That and Josh Duhamel. And Santiago Cabrera ;)
katikat: (A_ChrisPine)
Last weekend, I went to see Wonder Woman. It was a very good movie, but I honestly didn't see it as some ground breaking masterpiece - which I didn't dare to say on Tumblr because they would've ripped my head off. It was a very good, very well filmed movie and Gal Gadot and Chris Pine had amazing chemistry, I ship Wondertrev like whoa. BTW, I have to buy the novelization because that part's even more heartbreaking there! Apparently, Chris Pine signed a multiple movie deal, so I'm curious what they'll do with his character in the future.
katikat: (F_POTC)
This was everything I've wanted - and didn't get - from movie #4! Personally, I don't care much about Jack, he's the comic relief and nothing more for me. I'm all about the Turner family, Will and Elizabeth - and now Henry. I hated movie #4, but this one had so much heart because we got to see the Turners once again. And the movie itself was hilarious. Hilarity pure. The cinema was in stitches. I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard! I can't wait to get it on DVD!
katikat: (T_Coffee)
I honestly don't know why people don't like this movie. The cinematography is positively stunning, the music and sound mixing too. Michael Fassbender is just breathtaking as both Aguilar and Cal, and his chemistry with Marion Cotillard blows your mind. And the fights! The fights! Simply incredible. I saw it in the cinema and I immediately bought it on DVD once it was out. And I love to listen to the OST with my headphones on because the incredible thump-thump-thump of the basses makes your bones downright vibrate. Just awesome!
katikat: (A_JamesMcAvoy)
Fast & Furious 8: I liked the movie a lot, despite the fact that Paul Walker wasn't in it - ;_; - but this time not because of Dom and his crew, but because of Hobbs and Shaw, the whole Shaw family - Helen Mirren was a hoot! - and Mr Nobody and Little Nobody. I would be actually more interested in a Hobbs & Shaw spin-off than in another FF movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: I hope that this is not it for Peter's special powers. Because they made him actually interesting - as in interesting on par with Cpt. America or Thor! - and not just a regular guy. I loved the Gamora and Nebula stuff. Raccoon and the "twig" XD And Sylvester Stallone's cameo! I loved that. Definitely better than movie #1.


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