kittykittybangbang:

We went to an advanced screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last night. The bad: some scenes felt too long and there were a few tired jokes. The good: everything else - the cast was great, the effects were fantastic, a fun soundtrack, and some truly laugh out loud moments. I don’t know that I’ll watch it as many times as I’ve watched The Avengers, but I do recommend it.

I’ll also add that on occasion, the 3D was distracting. BUT! If you loved this:

and this:

or this:

There are precious few things about this movie you won’t like.

kittykittybangbang:

We went to an advanced screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last night. The bad: some scenes felt too long and there were a few tired jokes. The good: everything else - the cast was great, the effects were fantastic, a fun soundtrack, and some truly laugh out loud moments. I don’t know that I’ll watch it as many times as I’ve watched The Avengers, but I do recommend it.

I’ll also add that on occasion, the 3D was distracting. BUT! If you loved this:

and this:

or this:

There are precious few things about this movie you won’t like.

MadKItty Film Fest Update
#11: Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow was really good. Emily was amazing. Tom was great. Bill Paxton was delightful. The aliens’ kind of sucked. There is a deus ex machina, but whatever. It’s popcorn sci-fi. When they try to make cerebral sci-fi, you get Prometheus, so I just dealt with it.
I’m bummed it kind of flopped. I think it might have been more appealing to action flick lovers if it was rated R. There were more than a few moments where I was wondering to myself, “There should be more blood here,” which is an odd thing to think. When you see it a couple of years from now on HBO or Netflix, you are going to kick yourself for skipping it in the theater.
Also, it was the first movie I saw in IMAX 3D. I’m usually against IMAX movies in regular theaters because it isn’t in a “real” IMAX theater, but we took the risk and wow— it was something. That extra few feet on the screen genuinely added to the experience. 
Her
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
Lego Movie
The Lunchbox
Grand Budpest Hotel
Captain America: The Winter Solider
Amazing Spider-Man 2
Godzilla
X-Men: DoFP
Locke
Edge of Tomorrow

MadKItty Film Fest Update

#11: Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow was really good. Emily was amazing. Tom was great. Bill Paxton was delightful. The aliens’ kind of sucked. There is a deus ex machina, but whatever. It’s popcorn sci-fi. When they try to make cerebral sci-fi, you get Prometheus, so I just dealt with it.

I’m bummed it kind of flopped. I think it might have been more appealing to action flick lovers if it was rated R. There were more than a few moments where I was wondering to myself, “There should be more blood here,” which is an odd thing to think. When you see it a couple of years from now on HBO or Netflix, you are going to kick yourself for skipping it in the theater.

Also, it was the first movie I saw in IMAX 3D. I’m usually against IMAX movies in regular theaters because it isn’t in a “real” IMAX theater, but we took the risk and wow— it was something. That extra few feet on the screen genuinely added to the experience. 

  1. Her
  2. Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
  3. Lego Movie
  4. The Lunchbox
  5. Grand Budpest Hotel
  6. Captain America: The Winter Solider
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Godzilla
  9. X-Men: DoFP
  10. Locke
  11. Edge of Tomorrow

MadKItty Film Fest Update

#9: X-Men Days of Future Past - We thought it was good, but not neccessarily great. All the elements were there, there was just something missing… when something fantastic happened on screen, it didn’t feel fantastic. I blame Bryan Singer.

#10: Locke - The challenge was to make a movie where you only see one character in one setting. That’s it. The whole movie is one man in one car, using his BMW’s Bluetooth phone. The filmmakers pull it off. Tom Hardy is fantastic. The actual plot, which is hidden by many of the pitches you’ll read, doesn’t live up to expectations. For me anyways. 

  1. Her
  2. Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2014
  3. Lego Movie
  4. The Lunchbox
  5. Grand Budpest Hotel
  6. Captain America: The Winter Solider
  7. Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Godzilla
  9. X-Men: DoFP
  10. Locke

The fundamental appeal of Hackers— and this holds true of all Internet-based movie pleasures, guilty or otherwise, from War Games to The Social Network— is engaging in the nerd fantasy of having control over everything, of staging conquests through our computer terminals, not through hard labor or war or the terror of human interaction.

Godzilla!
Man oh man… was I excited about this one. Godzilla is the eighth movie towards the 26-movies-in-a-year goal. and the first one I saw this year that I didn’t like.
Starts out great. Tension. Danger. Suspense. Once that breaks, it never comes back.
The monsters look great, but It’s tough to tell just how great, because of all the debris porn.
What a let down. I recommend skipping this one.

Godzilla!

Man oh man… was I excited about this one. Godzilla is the eighth movie towards the 26-movies-in-a-year goal. and the first one I saw this year that I didn’t like.

Starts out great. Tension. Danger. Suspense. Once that breaks, it never comes back.

The monsters look great, but It’s tough to tell just how great, because of all the debris porn.

What a let down. I recommend skipping this one.

Next up in this year’s film fest… Amazing Spider-man 2!!!

What I thought:

  • Way better than I expected.
  • In fact, it was really good.
  • The CGI looks like shit on TV. On screen, looks fantastic.
  • Lots of world building. A smidge too much.
  • Laughs. Tears. Gasps. 
  • Peter and Gwen are the highlight, but Jamie Foxx is great too.

What kittykittybangbang thought:

  • It was fine.
  • Too long.
  • Marc Webb couldn’t frame a shot to save his life.

This was the 7 movie in our year of movies. At the 18th week of the year, and 7 movies below our belt, that puts us at about 2-3 movies behind.

Godzilla is next, although I’ve been told I might like Only Lover’s Left Alive.

From 3/15:

kittykittybangbang and I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson.

A synopsis:

The Grand Budpest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. 

It’s tied with Rushmore as my favorite Wes Anderson movie. He uses every single trick he has. From Bill Murray, to symmetrical framing, to stop-go animation, to brilliant use of profanity: everything Wes has learned is executed flawlessly.

I loved it. I had to pee 10 minutes into the movie and I wouldn’t let myself get up to go. I dealt with it. That’s how good it was. It stopped me from peeing.