I’m in a new house. So, currently no living room. Or cat. But there’s always a theater!
Right now I’m going to try a movie from last year called THE GATEWAY. All I know is that a woman finds an inter-dimensional portal in her bathroom. Always fun.
I’m not sure this is my kind of movie. But a friend asked me to watch it to get my opinion. And I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to film. Plus I like Elle Fanning. So…why not?
This movie’s been in my player for a while. I just haven’t had the chance to watch it. My life’s been pretty busy lately. But tonight feels like a good time. Max looks eager to something started, so let’s check this out.
From the description, it’s apparently about psychic tests done in the 1970s. And of course something happened, because otherwise it would be a boring movie.
Okay. THE ARRIVAL. I like the intent. I like the theme. But watching the execution was like…trying to observe a painting through a pinhole. This should have been a novel. Like, a thick novel. And of course, I thought it was adapted from one. But no. It’s adapted from a short story! Holy crap! That’s a lot of filler!
I’ve just read way too many science fiction novels not to gripe at this movie. I tried not to. And it’s still enjoyable if you just don’t think too hard. The movie does have a fun twist. I like how that part unfolded. It feels like THAT was the short story and they built the movie around it. Which is a shame, because apparently what attracted me to the movie was the filler, not the core plot.
The whole first contact/let’s learn their language thing was way too simple. In other words, it’s a Hollywood interpretation of it. And I should be okay with that. It just…throughout the whole movie I had the feeling that a LOT had been cut out of this to make a two hour movie that the majority of the audience could understand.
So, not a bad movie. It just felt like…an incomplete movie.
Tonight’s post-election hangover movie is something called Ghost Team. I can’t tell from the description if this is supposed to be serious or a comedy. From the cover art I’m assuming comedy. Looks like a typical haunted house investigation movie.
Tonight we’re gonna break on through and check out Poltergeist II: The Other Side! I don’t think I’ve seen this since I was a kid. And I may not have ever seen the whole thing. Adventure awaits! The cat’s by my side, so let’s hit play!
Greetings, people of Earth! It’s been about a week since I’ve sat down to watch some special weirdness, and I’m back tonight with something called A RESURRECTION. I think it’s a demon possession movie. Max looks thrilled to be back on the couch so let’s dive in!
I’m really in the mood to watch some random horror this evening. Not sure why. I’ve been feeling kind of wonky for days so maybe I want to shock my system a little.
It’s getting colder so Max is snuggled up even tighter tonight. I’m not sure he’ll be paying much attention to the movie.
I know nothing about this flick. Let’s begin!
I was reminded by a friend that I had never seen The Fury. So I’m watching it now. Max isn’t around. But I’m sure he’ll join me later. He won’t mind if I get started without him.
Believe it or not, I have never seen this movie all the way through. Every time I try, I fall asleep. I’ve seen bits of the middle, the beginning, and the end, but never in order. So this shall be an experience. I’m not sure how much I’ll have to say about a movie everybody’s seen. But maybe we’ll have fun.
Max is lying by my side. He doesn’t seem very enthusiastic tonight. Maybe he’s had the same experience I’ve had with this movie.