Geostorm – Trailer vs. Movie #79 (-4.0)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Geostorm is a bad movie.  There is really no saving grace here to try and hang your hat on.  The acting is bad, the story is bad, the CGI well been there done that so many times.

Maybe the only thing that this movie has going for it is the trailer doesn’t give away that details of the story, but its a bad story so that doesn’t really help.

I would avoid this movie, there are so many better movies out there.

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Kind of

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

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Suburbicon – Trailer vs. Movie #78 (-4.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

I really wanted Suburbicon to be a good movie.  The trailer looked great, the Cohen bothers had writing credits in the movie and I do like most of what Matt Damon does.  This is not a good movie though.  The movie is really disjointed and doesn’t  know what it wants to do.  There is some social commentary here, but it is lost in all the commotion of the film.

The acting in the movie is all really good, but the story is largely a mess.  The trailer looks much better then the movie is.  It doesn’t give everything away, but it does give away the climax of the film for anyone really paying attention.

This is a possibly watch at home movie.  There may be some people that like it, but I think the majority will end up disappointed.

 

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Maybe

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Kind of

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Trailer vs. Movie #77 (-5.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a movie that will surprise you if all you have scene or know about this story is the trailer.  This is not a happy movie per say, but a very good biopic of the creation of Winnie the Poo and the Hundred Acre Wood.

I am not going to talk about the movie because I think it gives away too many spoilers, but the trailer doesn’t give away what this film is really like or completely about.

If you get a chance to see it in the theater definitely go, but its not 100% necessary to get everything out of this movie.  Its a must see this year.

 

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Foreigner – Trailer vs. Movie #76 (-4.8)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The Foreigner is a nice popcorn action flick that tries to be a smart thriller, but fails on both counts.  The only saving grace of this movie is some of the action sequences are very well done and enjoyable to watch.

I feel like the movie tries to be a modern Patriot Games, but doesn’t come close.  This is a solid watch at home movie if you don’t mind unplugging for a couple hours.

The trailer gives away everything in the film.  It shows the best action scenes and gives up the villain right away.

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Movie Pass Review

Movie Pass (https://www.moviepass.com) is a paid service in which you can go and watch one movie a day at most theaters for $9.95 a month.  Basically Movie Pass is the Netflix of going to see a movie in theaters for no additional cost and this is true, mostly.

Movie Pass defiantly works, it’s not a scam, but there are limitations.  The service lets you go to most movie theaters, get a ticket and watch a movie.  The limitations are as follows.

  1. You can only purchase movies on the day that you are going to see the movie.  There is no way to get tickets in advance.  For this reason if you are someone that does purchase tickets weeks in advance to make sure you get the best seats for you favorite movies, Movie Pass will not help you.
  2. You can only see regular 2D movies.  No 3D, No IMAX, nothing special.
  3. You can only see one movie per day.
  4. You need to be within 100 yards of the movie theater that you are going to see the movie at.

Because of these limitations and depending what kind of movie goer you are, Movie Pass may not be for you.

If you are someone that doesn’t mind going to see movies at non-peak times and don’t mind waiting until the day of to get your tickets, Movie Pass might be exactly what you are looking for.  I have used it on 3 movies already and have had no issues at all.

How it works is you sign up for the service on the website.  In approx 5-10 business days you will get the movie pass credit card.  This card is how the movies are paid for.  You go to the theater you want to watch the movie at and open up the Movie Pass app.  There you select the movie you want to see.  Walk up to the box office and use the Movie Pass credit card to pay for the movie.  And that’s it.  Your $10 a month covers everything.

If it is something you are interested in I would definitely say give it a try.   I am going to give the service a try for the next few months and see how much I am using it.  It only takes one movie a month to cover the cost.  I may end up getting a second pass for my wife if it looks like we would use it.

 

Happy Death Day – Trailer vs. Movie #75 (-5.6)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Happy Death Day is the second movie this year to take the Groundhog Day formula and try and do something different with it.  Happy Death Day is not as good as Before I Fall.

This movie tries to be what happens when you take Groundhog Day combined with Scream, but is not nearly as good as either one of those movies.  It is very cliche at times, but does have some good moments with some well shot scenes, especially when you understand how little money this film was made for, $4.8 Million.

The trailer basically gives everything away aside from who the killer is.

If you enjoy these type of movies then I think its a definite watch for you, for everyone else, maybe catch it on HBO or something.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Basically

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Trailer vs. Movie #74 (-6.6)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

I am having a bit of a hard time envisioning who the audience is for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.  My best guess is someone that likes films that tell true life stories, but this film is not a patty cake warm fuzzy movie.  This movie will make people feel uncomfortable or even shocked.

The trailer hints at the polyandrous relationship between the main characters, but this is the focus of the movie.  There is a focus on the relationship between the two women and the man, but also between the two women and each other.  The movie is not a comic book film, the creation of Wonder Woman is a very small part of this.

I did like this movie, but it is definitely not for everyone and will probably not be a movie that I watch again.

Watching the trailer you may have been slightly deceived about what the true nature of this movie is.

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Flatliners – Trailer vs. Movie #73 (-6.5)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

 

Flatliners is a remake of the cult hit from 1990.  Do not think this is a sequel because Kiefer Sutherland is in this movie.  He doesn’t play the same character and has a Easter Egg like one liner referencing the 1990 movie.

This current iteration fails in almost ever sense.  While there is a bit of doing what the movie said it would, exploring what happens when we die, most of the film is trying to be a suspenseful horror movie that just isn’t scary.  Each character only goes flatlining once and then they are “haunted” by their past the rest of the movie.  It relies heavily on jump scares.

Do your self a favor, avoid this movie and go watch the original.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Blade Runner 2049 – Trailer vs. Movie #72 (-4.9)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Blade Runner 2049 is the new perfect followup to Blade Runner.  My fear was Blade Runner 2049 was simply going to be a money grab.  Call it Blade Runner, make lots of loud bangs with some actions scenes and call it good.  This fortunately is not the case.

First is Blade Runner 2049 is one of the most visually striking films of the year.  The cinematography is amazing, the score is top notch and sound design is incredible.

The comment can be made that the story is slow at times, and this is defiantly true.  The movie is a slow burn with a few really good action sequences, but this is also how Blade Runner was.

Blade Runner 2049 does a good job of taking the story to a good place and doesn’t spoon feed the viewer, letting the audience decide what is happening in the movie.

The trailer doesn’t give away anything of importance.

 

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Victoria and Abdul – Trailer vs. Movie #71 (-5.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Victoria and Abdul is based on the over decade long relationship between the Queen of England and her servant.  Judi Dench give a amazing performance as Queen Victoria.  The whole film is lots of fun, but also hits on some serious topics.  There will be people that do not like the film because of the implication that Queen Victoria read the Quran and spoke Urdu.

The film shows just how fearful people can be of someone and a culture they do not understand.  And to what lengths they will go to.

While the trailer does give a lot away, it leaves out enough to make some very surprising and enjoyable moments in the movie.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Kind of

End Credit Scene? No