I guess the word I should have used was “recognizable” -- unless they really did make up their own variation for this movie, but I couldn’t find any discussion of that.
Yeah, it’s kinda cool that there’s a (semi) big mainstream summer movie that’s not in English, but considering that kids would dig this movie, and that most of the dialogue is inessential, I’m not sure if it would have lost anything by just using some minimal English and leaving it at that.
Yeah, I have no real beef with adaptations. For that matter, I don’t necessarily have a beef with sequels. I liked a lot of the sequels/prequels I saw this summer. It’s more a question of volume. If the top ten of the year were mostly sequels/prequels, that would still be kind of a bummer, but also not shocking. The…
I confess I am not sure. They definitely speak in some consistent language, which, as some points out elsewhere, doesn’t really make sense for something that takes place in 18,000 BC. It sounded to me like Latin, but I’m not a student of Latin. And that did seem to be the sort of default “language before writing”…
He gets an on-screen credit in the movie which I assume means he was probably compensated in some way.
There’s some nice texture to the pre-horror sections. Didn’t have room to say so in the review, but I appreciated the art direction of the characters’ houses, which aren’t quite as picture-perfect as this stuff is often made to look.
It’s a living.
I worded this unclearly. They close their eyes, then open them and watch this dumb video. Or I guess more accurately, they play a video that instructs them to close their eyes, then open them, and then they see this music video gunk.
I mean, it’s relatively easy for me to forget because I don’t know the guy.
Agreed! I’m not even that much of a Brian Wilson guy, and I *do* sometimes find it kind of unsettling what he sang/sings about as he got older, but he gets a pass, and probably rightfully so; he’s clearly some kind of genius. Rivers may not be on that level, but yeah, he’s a hell of a craftsman. The main difference…
The secret about Weezer is that only a relatively small percentage of their stuff is really done as any kind of goof. Most of the time, they are being sincere, but it doesn’t come across as well (or, rather, as sustained) as on Pinkerton because Rivers is clearly a pretty weird guy. But if you listen to their last…
He used his forums power to erase the grade!!!!
I’d say Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers are SLIGHTLY closer in quality than some admit, but Hudsucker is much better than either. I expected more from you... a Muncie girl!
This movie makes a big deal about two characters working on a morning show but they seem to spend about 45 minutes per day, three days per week at said show.
To be fair, I doubt big or even medium-sized studios are particularly clamoring to make movies that are anything like Childrens Hospital, or Party Down, or The State, and on and on. Big studios make so few of these kinds of middle-class movies (rom-coms, adult thrillers, star-driven vehicles that don’t have a lot of…
I don’t mean to be unkind because it’s not like I’m a super handsome guy, but based on the Vanessa Hudgens storyline, this movie IS that universe.
They both get closer to funny than most of the cast (and to be clear I like most of the people in this cast). It really feels like it has to do with the way the movie is cut together more than their performances.
They don’t, in another example of the movie being somewhat restrained in its terribleness.
This is probably unfair, as others have alluded, but I get the sense from some of his lesser performances that he sort of believes the hype over his work as Frasier (which of course is excellent).
I have no idea if I like Grammer on a personal level because I’ve never met him. I have mixed reactions to him as a performer. You know, like a movie critic.