@RiotDemon Ditto- too busy working on my vehicles- brake problems popped up on 3 of them within a few days of each other.
BTW, when I went to my local Hazard Fraught, AKA Chinese tool outlet, AKA Harbor Freight for a couple of [more or less throw-away] tools for specific tasks, I noticed that they were completely sold out of all respirators, dust masks, safety goggles, and face shields.
Likewise Wally World was sold out of Aspirin, Hand Sanitizer, and Vitamin C- some of which might be their normal Monday post weekend sold out of everything, but there did seem to be more infection-control related sellouts than is the usual norm.
This included all gallons of water except “infant water”, whatever that is…
Remember to wash or sanitize your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and report to the nearest euthanasia station of you develop fever cough and/or shortness of breath.
[Sorry I couldn’t resist the Soylent Green reference…]
@amehzinggrace Haven’t seen it yet, but since I read in an interview that the director had the cast watch Bringing Up Baby to get a sense of the level of screwball comedy she wanted it moved to the top of my list.
This month I have only seen Birds of Prey so far. My kind of cartoon violence.
Last month I saw Fantasy Island. Not an amazing movie but much better than the previews let on.
I also saw Parasite. Very good movie.
I don’t go to a lot of movies to start with, but I did finally convince the Mrs. to go to a movie two weeks ago. We did not choose wisely! The movie: “Downhill” started off with some pretty scenery & then went…you got it…downhill from there! I mean, Come On…Elaine from Seinfeld & Buddy The Elf come together in one movie? How much fun is this going to be?
Nothing could be further from the truth! Incessant whining from the female lead, and a guy who’s been kicked in the nuts so many times, there’s probably nothing left of his junk is the attributes found in the male lead. The guy’s survival instinct (not choice) kicks in and he dives for safety when the aftermath of an avalanche targets the outdoor restaurant he & his family are eating at. This one event triggers an avalanche of overly-emotional melodrama that permeates the rest of the movie. I sat through the movie thinking, at some point there’s going to be an “A-Ha” moment or some point of redemption, but it never came to be. Seriously poor movie. In fact, I’ll let the titles for the reviews from IMDB.com do the talking…“Horrible”, “Candidate for WORST movie of the year”, “Watch for the scenery (if you have to). Movie is a huge downer!”, “Avalanche of a Movie”, “Waste of time”, “A downer for a Valentine’s Day release”…#NuffSaid
@tohar1 I’ve heard nothing good about the movie but I want to see it as it was filmed in Ischgl, Austria and I skied there two years ago. Ironically, this winter I skied where they filmed On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Maybe I should start planning my trips around filming locations.
@sammydog01 I disagree on Vin Diesel, especially in this setting of a film. He pretty much carried “Pitch Black”. Admittedly, the F&F franchise is terrible, but he gets bags of money to do it, so its understandable why he does it. But give him some campy sci-fi scenery to chew through and it’s a hoot. That sounds like this kind of film, so I’ll give it a shot.
Recently saw all the hype for this after seeing the Golden Globe noms. I was surprised I hadn’t heard of this earlier, but it sort of just popped up on my Netflix. The hype is real though, it’s a wonderfully done family drama with incredible writing and performances across the board. I think the film keeps an objective view of the two leads fairly well while letting the viewer make conclusions.
I don’t read reviews, I go mostly based on the previews. I had no idea this was political satire. I really enjoyed it- a bit too much gore for my taste but it was pretty funny. And I liked the message.
If you have major political views on either end of the spectrum you may be highly offended.
@RiotDemon This is one of those movies I have online because I saw a set in the theater. That’s the main reason I went but I really liked it. I wonder if part of the gate is the anti-social media message.
@sammydog01 I haven’t watched cats yet. That was another that I missed at the theatre. I actually saw Cats at the theatre when I was around 11. Honestly, I think the practical effects version looked better than the cgi. Too much uncanny valley I think.
@RiotDemon@sammydog01 I just finished up Jexi tonight. I thought it was funny. I wonder how in all these movies these broke ass characters live in such fabulous apartments/houses/lofts. I guess it is nice to look at and I do enjoy admiring the locations…