I was so excited for this film...but my heart sank when I found out that Gore Verbinski would not be returning to direct this fourth outing. In his place, Rob Marshall stepped in to helm the latest voyage. I love Rob Marshall's work, he's a wonderful Director, but he is known for his work on musicals...not big budget, swashbuckling action films. Still, remained optimistic...the trailers looked great, the new characters were intriguing(especially Ian McShane as Blackbeard), and I loved the plot. I mean, all of the pieces were in place...what could go wrong? Well, let me tell you what went wrong.....Gore Verbinski's absence. Despite their enormous success, the lukewarm reception of the previous two films was blamed solely on Gore, he was the whipping boy who endured countless brutal scourgings from fans and critics alike. As I've said before, "Dead Man's Chest" and "At World's End" were deeply flawed, but they were still loads of fun thanks to one key element...the quirky, kinetic energy between Verbinski and Depp. You see, I love Johnny Depp...but he's a strange cat...a strange cat that works well with other strange cats who know how to coax the best out of him. This is why his best work has always been with Directors who share his quirkiness and eccentricity. Without Gore, Jack Sparrow is a lifeless caricature, and the film an uninspired bore. This film could have been AMAZING(and I would LOVE to see what Gore could have done with Blackbeard), but it plays it safe by settling for decent. Sure, there are some fun and exhilarating moments...but the film is neutered by the absence of Verbinski. Additionally, Jack works best when he has someone to banter with...and with NO chemistry between Depp and Penelope Cruz, and Jack being separated from Barbossa for most of the film, he just seems lost. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy this film...but I will always mourn what it could have been. 😞 Hey, at least I scored the 3D blu-ray with this STUNNING embossed(!!!) lenticular slip case!!! 😃🙌🏻#piratesofthecaribbean#onstrangertides#disney#johnnydepp#penelopecruz#ianmcshane#geoffreyrush#robmarshall#bluray#bluraycollector#cinephile#filmlover#lenticular#hanszimmer
In 1947, a massacre ensued as British India was partitioned into what are now India and Pakistan. Lahoryie tells the story of a young couple who fall in love, defying their families and ignoring the cultural barriers that separate them. I am excited to see more Punjabi films as they are often quite different from the more traditional Bollywood films I see. Fresnans are fortunate to have a theatre that devotes two of its screens to Indian films. #cinephile#lahoryie
I'm back! Finally after focusing on preparing for school , I can now spend this weekend to relax. Unfortunately this weeks releases all look like they worn out their welcome before even arriving. I had no expectations or fucks given about pirates of the Caribbean 5, but I am genuinely disappointed over Baywatch, I like the cast and was intrigued at the action comedy direction they're taking it, but from the reviews I've read it seems like a huge waste of a good cast and time. I guess if you want to go watch something, watch Alien if you haven't seen it, that's probably what I'll do as well. #movies#film#cinema#cinephile#filmfanatic#moviebuff#filmbuff#piratesofthecaribbean#baywatch
Everything, Everything: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
When you realize that both Rue from The Hunger Games and the brother from Jurassic World are randomly together in a romantic film.. I wasn't expecting anything but it's surprising that I loved this film. Wasn't a fan of Nick Robinson's acting, but I guess it was okay. Really loved how the first few weeks of Summer movies is bringing us, so far it's good.
RUE DIES again.. joke she didn't. But what this film is trying to tell us from the trailers and the first half of the movie that the girl will die, and I was literally surprised of the twist. And that is what I love about this film because it's not your typical Fault in Our Stars film (Not saying anything bad from that film in fact I loved Fault in our Stars).
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
Movie watched: May 28, 2017.
Would I recommend? YES
Vi Under The Skin de J. Glazer. Si bien uno reconoce "la angustia de la influencia" tiene momentos muy logrados. Para no dejar pasar. A medida que uno se interna en la película se mete como en un pantano visual y sonoro contagioso. Un poco lisérgica, en el camino de El ansia y otras tantas, pero para revisar después de una mirada. Muy interesante
You can see the fridge a little better here - also got all the box sets and figures out on the shelves! Almost 1,700 Blu-rays in total but I'm not stopping anytime soon!!! So happy to finally have this room 100% complete!
Here's a back view! Seats are from Amazon. Atlantic Media shelving and then miscellaneous shelving in the back. @jwd93 hooked me up with the Jason mask! Also got the mini fridge in the corner for some movie night beers!
Three new photos coming! Here's the first one - the front view to the theater room! @svs_sound on the speakers, @samsungtv on the 55" 4K HDR set, and @sony on the receiver. @xbox one and @playstation 4 with the #nesclassic in the corner!
Berlin Syndrome (2017) -Thriller
Its been a long time since we got a fresh thriller or horror in the house as Im kinda sick with most of them actually. I want originality and non-CGI ghosts which kinda hard to get nowadays.
I watched #HoundsofLove last week, yesterday;
#BerlinSyndrome (backpacker kept in captivity) offers a simple story yet triggered out the global paranoia for backpackers or travellers. Or maybe just me*inner thought. A moderate form of suspense. Nothing more or less about this movie. Plain but no shortage of stellar performances from the actors #TeresaPalmer and #MaxRiemelt . There were scenes that left unnecessary to the plot since it doesnt explained much. (Scene with his sick father). Rating : 3.7/5