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#4438

Well, Arrival was as good as everyone said it was…


#4439

I haven’t talked about Arrival because someone here spoiled the third act and I’ve not forgiven them.


#4440

I haven’t even seen it yet, I had no idea I was going to spoil it!


#4441

Well - I was spoiled on Split, too, but I didn’t mind because it seems like a bit of a campy romp; but I was pissed about Arrival because it’s legitimately a good thing.

So I won’t tell you that [spoiler] Amy Adams turns out to be a dimension-hopping Alien queen bent on destruction [/sopiler]


#4442

Not again. She played that in Doubt. And Enchanted.

Is she getting typecast?


#4443

She’s pretty much playing the exact role she played in American Hustle, to be honest.

Except with more mouths.


#4444

I don’t know exactly. I wanted to like it.

There were a lot of elements I did like - it looks fantastic – all those theatrical sets; the juxtaposition of the ashen background and the pastel colours. The kids were pretty good, some of their delivery felt a bit stilted and flat at times - Sunny got the best lines. I liked the cherry blossom trees and that moment of transition with the bluebird flying towards Olaf’s creepy house. The way Snicket would just dander on screen was a clever way to incorporate the narrator but Warburton’s dead-pan, monotone delivery left me so lethargic I was in danger of dozing off. Overall I found the pacing ponderous. Joan Cusack is always a delight; Harris didn’t really work for me – too pantomime. Although I do realise his character is supposed to be a bad actor. The dinner scene, and especially that song, felt interminably long. Instead of being darkly Grimm that moment involving Klaus felt unnecessarily nasty. I thought it would be better with Sonnenfeld’s involvement. I simply didn’t enjoy it enough to watch more.


#4445

Saw The Lure, the carnivorous Mermaid musical, tonight. It was pretty and some of the songs were nice but it wasn’t nearly as weird as I was expecting. It ended up following the basic beats of the original Little Mermaid. The horror elements were pretty minor too. Ultimately the trailer was for a more interesting movie than this actually was. Which is not to say it bad, just not what I was hoping for.


#4446

Hmm…

I felt similarly… :smirk:


#4447

The new Taboo featured so many outrageous hats that I’m thinking they know it’s a thing.

Also, Tom Hardy legitimately impressed me this episode by peeling the shell off a boiled egg while wearing leather gloves. I mean, how do you do that?


#4448

Well, Captain Fantastic was a wonderful, brilliant and heartfelt romp.

I love Viggo. I can’t believe he was cast as friggin Aragorn. And as wel all know, he nailed it.


#4449

Hmm…

I think I like John Cusack more than you. :smirk:

I’m sorry you had Arrival spoiled. Will you talk about it now?


#4450

It’s ok, I’ll get Amy Adams to remember what Tim is going to tell us in the future, so that she can repeat it to us today.


#4451

In watching Nocturnal Animals and drinking Glenmorangie 10yo.

Amy Adams, once again, plays a space-captain-murderer-slash-unidentified-entity. :rolling_eyes:


#4452

I don’t have a problem with it. She was born to play that role.

Her alien queen-murderer-space-captain-with 5 mouths and 7 tentacles-slash-mercenary in The Fighter was quite exceptional I thought.


#4453

I haven’t seen the movie but I enjoy Glenmorangie immensely.


#4454

I haven’t seen Nocturnal Animals or had the opportunity to know if I would enjoy Glenmorangie Immensely.


#4455

It’s just always the same.

I mean even in Batmangry v Supermangry she plays a weirdo who has sex with aliens!


#4456

But you enjoy drinking, right?


#4457

I suppose it must get tedious for her too. She didn’t get a decent bubble bath in The Muppets either.