Summary Reviewer Fed Up Review Date Reviewed Item "“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”" Author Rating 2
This movie came out almost 30 years ago- in 1993- and garnered countless nominations and awards. It is one of those movies that showcase a year in the life of a person or a family with all their hardships but with no real purpose in the end. There is no payoff. There is thankfully no agenda, but this maybe due to it having been made so long ago. Depp and DiCaprio are at the beginning of their A-list acting careers, but it is reminiscent in content (certainly not in quality) of the sitcom Roseanne. It is 2 hours of brutish people doing brutish things. Those sorts of films never, in the end, make me feel good.
I guess I’d pay for it (I know even though I said what I said) but it was so critically acclaimed and the beginning of both their careers…. maybe just for that reason. I am glad I watched it, since it’s considered a movie classic to some extent.
Mar 25th 2021
I was curious to see this only because it had won best picture at the Academy Awards last year and I have found that any best picture is usually voted ‘best’ for a reason. It turns out it is an extremely well made movie. For almost the entire length of the film, (which by the way is subtitled), it is hard to tell what will happen next which is always a good sign in a script. The set up takes a large portion of the film, and as many movies do, near the end events start to get exaggerated. There is no agenda that I can remember and overall it has a good, original storyline. This is all topped off by the fact that it is the very first best picture awarded to a foreign film.
Mar 12th 2021
A tense psychological drama, this movie keeps viewers guessing for most of the film as to what exactly happened to Nick Dunne (Ben Afleck) wife who goes missing. It is very reminiscent of the Scott and Lacy Peterson case of two decades ago, which was most likely used purposefully in order to side track the audience.
Feb 27th 2021
This is a nostalgic film from back in the day. Recently, I was talking to a guy about manifesting and quantum physics and decided to give it a watch. It’s free on YouTube right now as well, so I figured what the heck. TL;DR basically everything they say in the film is false. But I am a believer in positive thinking and many successful people are as well. At the very least placebo effect and rewiring your brain through actions is something we can all agree on. But I take it a step further and get a little “woo woo” with it. The book “Think And Grow Rich” talks about the power of the mind and describes Law of Attraction kind of principles. Yet, this was written in the early 20th Century and is inspired by influential men who changed history such as the based anti-semite, Henry Ford. Which is why I don’t throw the baby out with the bath water just because of a few crazies and wine aunts who soil its reputation.
There are tons of modern equivalents to people like Ford. The question is, is it selection bias? Successful people tend to be optimistic and confident, but what about all the hippie bums who babble about the power of manifesting? Tough call. My take away is that it’s a tool like anything else, and most plebs just don’t follow through. “Consistency beats hard work every time.” The way I see it is that affirmations/meditation/positive thinking/etc. are like going to the gym. And the people who have the best results go to the gym regularly and have routines based on obtainable goals that they put the work in for. I would wager that Will Smith and Steve Harvey check their Vision Board daily and meditate religiously. Whereas that art ho witch in your History class just likes day dreaming in the shower.
The Secret, according to Mac and Dennis.
Feb 21st 2021
This is one of those movies that portrays exaggerated character doing ridiculous things. If you can watch it with that in mind it can still be entertaining. (Personally I like a more realistic storyline.) Overall it was a fun movie to watch and has some really nice ideas when attempting to describe the back story of Santa. This reminded me of American Beauty in the sense that it is a bizarre and crazy story but in the end it succeeds in making a point.
And finally I would never notice let alone have a problem with any race or gender in a movie. The problem today is it is now an agenda hitting you over the head. So the fact that they made Mrs Claus black….well that to me is absurd and an agenda-based casting decision. Which makes me angry and disgusted. When in the real world it would not have even been a thought. Now it is all I see. Too bad huh? An example of the carnage of the left.
Nov 22nd 2020
I was happily surprised watching this film. Everything I saw was accurately portrayed and the analysis was on point. Most of the people interviewed were actually in tune with the image board subcultures except for a few douchey people interviewed. Matt Furie seems alright, but it’s hard to root for him in the end. He reminds me of the Techno Viking guy not understanding the internet and the Streisand Effect. Which is part of why you can’t hate the guy either, he’s clearly an aloof stoner with no ill will. It wasn’t until he started talking sh** about Alex Jones and other normie conservative types that I stopped having much sympathy for him. I wish he would be like Ben Garrison who finally realized he should stop fighting and be thankful he has millions of people willing to promote him for free. We should all be so lucky.
Oct 20th 2020
So, in “Joker” the film is about the disaffected White males sh*t on by society. Or, the normie take on it, is that it’s about mental health issues and the loner sh*t on by society. Whatever. I interpret it as disaffected White males. But either way, one of the biggest criticisms of the film was how they made the viewer sympathize with the bad guy too much and excused his actions.
Well, “Unhinged” seems like taking the same premise of “Joker” but going to the extreme where there are no redeemable qualities in the disaffected (mentally ill) White male. He is indisputably the antagonist, not the conflicted protagonist.
Sep 28th 2020
Overall this is a fantastic movie. One reason is: it is complex. There are so many films made for the lowest common denominator audience member now that something that is difficult to follow is almost a treat. I don’t think even the film makers thought anyone could follow all of the plot points the first time through. The time element is probably the most difficult to follow because this is different than anything we have ever seen- this isn’t going forward and backward within our own timeline, it is watching time going in the other direction simultaneously with the people going in real time forward. That is an affect that is very hard to keep up with!
Another element in the mix is the sound because it does make it difficult to understand what is being said at times- yet through all of this I would recommend this film. Just plan on seeing it a second time. At least.
Sep 17th 2020