katikat: (T_Lime)
Spider-Man: Homecoming: A funny movie. I think it might be my favorite Spidey film yet. But that doesn't say much since he isn't exactly my favorite character. I loved the bits with Peter and Tony Stark, but the lovey-dovey parts bored me to tears. It was so cliché.

Delivery Man: I bought this film on DVD solely for Matt Daddario who played one of David's 500+ kids, the gorgeous gay one. Turns out, the movie's surprisingly sweet and funny. But yeah. Matt Daddario's Channing is my favorite part of the film.

Star Trek: The 2009 version. I'm not as smitten with it as I used to be. It's still funny and there are some truly amazing scenes in it but my infatuation with the movie kind of worn off. The casting remains perfect, though.

Deepwater Horizon: Still one of the best movies that I've ever seen. The mounting tension, especially when you know how it will end, is positively amazing. Yes, I went to see it in the cinema for Dylan O'Brien who played one of the survivors, but it is a really great movie, overall.
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.

Cut for spoilers )
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: (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: (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.
katikat: (CBM_XMen)
I didn't expect much from this movie and I was pleasantly surprised. I would say that it's the best film in the trilogy of Wolverine movies. I'm not happy about the fact that it implied that all they've been through in XM: Apocalypse was basically for nothing, that they all ended up dead anyway, but... oh well. Considering how many timelines there are in the X-Men universe...

I really liked Laura. I usually don't like kids in movies, but Laura was amazing. And Dafne Keen, who played the part, was incredible. The action was brutal and bloody, and the amount of fucks and whatnot? Sheeeeesh! Overall, a really good movie!
katikat: (S_Sherlock)
I know that a lot of people are all up in arms about this movie, but to be brutally honest, I don't give a fuck. It's a good movie. Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing as Stephen Strange, Mads Mikkelsen is seriously hot as the bad guy Kaelicius and the CGI is breathtaking, topping even Inception with its mind-bending psychedelic experience. The soundtrack could've been better, though, nothing really stands out. From me 8/10, I think.
katikat: (W_BlackWhite)
Eh. My least favorite Bourne movie yet. What I've always loved about the Bourne films was how everything was connected but in a very intriguing way, Treadstone, Blackbriar, everything, through people and their agenda... but this movie made it all personal and the whole plot felt completely convoluted, just slapped on. Instead of focusing on Pamela Landy and the consequences of her trial, they wiped it all clean - Landy and her fate weren't even mentioned! - and came up with yet another off-shoot program. Eh.

Also, what they did with Nicky? And then Heather Lee and her agenda? I love Alicia Vikander but she was so bland in this movie. The bad guys felt generic, not scary. Vincent Cassel's Asset didn't feel at all dangerous, nothing like Bourne #2's Kirill. And I think it was a mistake that they cast Tommy Lee Jones for that particular role, he felt to me like a big marshmallow, not at all menacing.

And I think that was what bothered me the most - the movie didn't feel menacing. Everything in it was inevitable, Nicky's fate included. There were no surprises, at no point was I at the edge of my seat. It felt old and tired. I think it's time to put this franchise to rest.
katikat: (A_JoshDuhamel)
It didn't measure up to the original at all. All that chest beating American pathos was pathetic this time around and I didn't give one flying banana about the characters. The youngsters... we were TOLD that they were close but I didn't really feel it, the movie simply didn't show it properly. The special effects were amazing, but not even the battles felt suspenseful. I don't know how you can make a movie about an alien invasion boring but lo and behold, they managed it. Darn it. And I was so looking forward to this...
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)
Warcraft: Saw it in the cinema and thought it was pretty good. It did have the feel of a TV production since it was all green-screen - I mean, no wonder, there were so many non-existent locations, after all, and all the TV actors like Callum Keith Rennie or Ruth Negga or Dominic Cooper didn't help - but it was still pretty good. Travis Fimmel was, as always, excellent and Lothar's relationship with Kaghdar reminded me so much of Ragnar's relationship with Athelstan! And I ship Lothar and Garona like whoa!



When the Game Stands Tall: This one I downloaded - and immediately after I finished watching it, ordered it on DVD because IT WAS SO GOOD! I mean, I'm not into inspirational Christian movies, despite being Christian myself, but this one actually inspired me! It had Jim Caviezel and Matt Daddario and Alexander Ludwig... and it was such a wonderful movie about the strength of friendship and putting the team above one's self, I actually had tears in my eyes! And I loved the friendship between Danny (Matt Daddario) and Chris (Alexander Ludwig), it was great.

And it seems that I might have actually written the first ever fanfic for this film. There are none anywhere, I checked. Dude, HOW?
katikat: (CBM_XMen)
So, last Saturday, I went to see both, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse, and boy, was the slash strong in them! Stucky and Cherik rule, hands down! So much fanfic fodder!

Though I feel actually compelled to read - and write! - fanfics only for Cherik, go figure. I don't know why. I just felt that Charles, Erik and Raven went a wonderful full circle in this trilogy. And I loved that Erik always, ALWAY came through for Charles in the end, unlike in the first trilogy where Erik - because of Fox's meddling! - didn't give much of a fuck about Charles and always betrayed him in the end. Fassbender's Erik always went against Charles' wishes, AT FIRST, but when push came to shove and Erik had to choose between world domination/revenge and Charles' life, he always chose Charles. Always! Also, I really loved Charles, the Damsel in Distress, in XMA, LOL!
katikat: (W_BlackWhite)
A surprisingly good movie! I wasn't all that fond of Man of Steel, it felt flat to me, but I really liked BvS and I cannot wait to get it on DVD and watch it again. So much story packed into one movie. And Ben Affleck was a great Bruce Wayne! I'm not a huge fan of his, but he was amazing in BvS, I liked him much better in this part than Christian Bale, TBH. But the highlight for me was Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman! I got real chills when spoilers! ) The score in that scene was breathtaking.

So, from me, both thumbs up. Definitely worth seeing in the cinema!

Of Things

Feb. 20th, 2016 05:27 pm
katikat: (A_ShelleyHennig)
♦ Went to see Deadpool today. Funny movie, though a bit too crude for my taste and not all that suspenseful. Ed Skrein rocks.

♦ Bought an electric kettle. And it doesn't work. It's the THIRD KETTLE IN A ROW that I bought and that was faulty. The THIRD KETTLE! Apparently, somebody somewhere hates me...

♦ Saw the trailers for Huntsman: Winter's War, Superman vs. Batman, Allegiance and Gods of Egypt. The only one that got my interest was Allegiance because I love Four. Huntsman also wasn't half-bad. The rest, eh...

♦ Bought wonderful dangly earrings in the I Am shop. One pair has tiny zircons in a wire cage, the other is a bunch of small leaves on a short chain. Wonderful. They make me feel pretty.
katikat: (T_Coffee)
Great film, IMO. But what was really amazing, was seeing it in 3D. Wow, that was an experience! The best use of 3D I've ever seen. A visual feast. First the bike ride at the very beginning, and then the huge waves later on... God, the WAVES! Dolby Surround and 3D... Jesus, that was unforgettable. And the base jumping they did in the Alps... Gosh! It was incredible. This is why 3D was invented.

Also, despite the ending, you don't feel sad because both Bodhi and Johnny get what they wanted. And the lovely, serene smile on Johnny's face at the end... He finally found peace. And it was glorious.
katikat: (S_Spartacus)
♥ Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens today. I loved Finn and Rey, and what we saw of Poe. Leia was also awesome. But Han... spoilers ) And Kylo Ren... spoilers ) I would say 7/10 - some good action but it didn't inspire a sense of awe in me like the previous movies.

♥ Saw the trailers for Point Break - YES! Creed - eh. Captain America: Civil War - ok.

♥ My mom offered to buy me a wireless mouse for Xmas. So, I ordered it today because they still promise to deliver it in time. But I added a little something for her - a purple tablet cover. That way, if the parcel does NOT arrive in time, we will both get a little something next week :)

♥ Yes, I'll give my mom a new tablet for Xmas - 10.1" Prestigio Multipad. Her 8" has been wonky these last few weeks. And also some Davidoff perfumes - 3 scents. And as a funny bit, neon stickers/reflective items for safe walking in the dark, they're neon pink and really cute :)) And also a purple document case, water- and shatterproof, made of aluminum. I love to give her "serious" gifts and then something funny.
katikat: (A_JenLawrence)
Good movie. I especially liked what went down between Katniss and Coin, that was awesome. And the way she took care of Peeta, I think it was something that Gale would never, could never understand. Yes, he was a soldier but he actually turned into a killer, whereas Katniss and Peeta never forgot the humanity behind war. I think Katniss made the right decision when she chose Peeta.

I also wanted to go and see Victor Frankenstein but I had to choose between HG and VF, and since the twins wanted to go and see HG, I agreed. I mean, I dragged them to see Gravity when they wanted to go and see Rivals, so, fair's fair.
katikat: (S_Hannibal)
So, I went to see Spectre. Blah. What a predictable mess. No wonder Daniel Craig was so sarcastic and biting in his interviews, especially when asked about his female co-stars. All the female characters were useless, fuckable bimbos, damsels in distress and nothing more. No female character actually did anything of importance to the plot, not even Moneypenny's involvement was more than a passing thing. In the middle, I had to go to the toilet and didn't even rush back like I usually do, knowing exactly what would happen - when I came back, I was all, "Look, he fucked her, what a SURPRISE! Not." Blah.

If you want to see a good spy movie, watch Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and see Ilsa Faust kick major ass while NOT spreading his legs for Ethan Hunt.

Pardon my language but that sexist mess annoyed the hell out of me!
katikat: (M_Beach)
Saw it today at the cinema. Don't bother. Seriously. I would rate it 4/10 at best. It's an average urban fantasy, nothing special. Sure, the CGI is amazing, but not even Vin Diesel's charisma could save it. Luckily, I had a free ticket, or I would be irked that I paid for it. Eh. Just... eh.
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
I went to see this movie even though I've been rather cross with Matt Damon lately - yes, I still think he's an ass! - but it was sci-fi! It had Sebastian Stan! So, off I went.

And I'm glad I did. It was a surprisingly funny movie, considering the subject. No dreary, dark, gritty drama. It was sweet and uplifting and most surprising of all, was that there were NO bad guys, no hidden agendas. Everyone genuinely wanted to help. The crew genuinely liked Mark and wanted to bring him home. And I loved that.

Also, as much as I love big ka-boom films, I also love the smart ones, where the characters have to THINK their way out of a problem, not just punch or blow crap up. So this movie? Was right up my alley. Everybody was so frickin' intelligent that I could feel my IQ climbing just by watching the film!

I would rate it 9/10. Not as tense as Gravity, but much funnier and feel-good!
katikat: (S_TWStalia)
Just saw The Scorch Trials. Things I loved: Spoilers! )

I would give it 8/10. I just love the characters so much.

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