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  1. IWantCandy71

    Glass (2019)

    Sorry about that, I called myself searching for it and never saw it. Spartan Girl I understand being upset about David. Out of all the deaths, his was probably the least necessary. ColoradoDavid, I don't think Elijah's room was ever locked, unlike the others. Remember he gets out of his room at least one time before that and they don't think much of it, and another time the dark haired male nurse asks him if he's been getting out of his room. I guess they figured he was so sedatated, the room didn't need to be secured ? I don't think he short circuited anything because he didn't have to. AimingforYoko: I think it was the third day, the last day they all had to give up their delusions, so Casey and Joseph and Ms.Glass were all coming to be there for them, I guess. The others did not seem to know what was going on when they first walked up outside and met Ellie Staple at the entrance. We specifically see it be nighttime twice, and the morning of the fight I believe, is the third day. The day they choose to rise up and fight back, and I can't help but figure Night chose that number as symbolic. peridot: Me, too ! And I didn't feel too sorry for the mean nurse, either. I don't think we ever know his name ? But the part with him almost dropping the flashlight on Elijah's legs is I think, just a demonstration of how mental health patients are treated-especially if it's believed they can't or won't fight back or report them. His death just shows how vicious Elijah is. Elijah murders the nurse who was kind to him, so it would not have mattered how the mean nurse had treated him. He was as good as dead when he walked in and saw Elijah up and rolling in that chair looking like Prince's lost lost daddy. Robert Lynch, I don't think a movie can be called bad overall, just because you don't get the ending you want. Or the beginning, or the middle, or the "right actor or director" for that matter. And that's the problem: a lot of people thought they were getting some slam bang action movie (probably a lot of the critics, and quite a few of the fans based on comments I've seen). Or they just didn't like it that he killed all three of them at the end. IDK. I think it takes more than a bad ending to completely ruin a movie. I'm not saying it's a perfect film, far from it. But it's not half as awful as some folks(and most of the critics) are trying to make it out to be. I've even read(don't know if it's true) that the studio offered Night more money for an "upbeat" ending and he said no. And that's another thing I like about him. His decisions aren't always the best, but if he has a stance and a vision, he keeps it. In the sense that they all die, it isn't an upbeat ending-but the final message is a positive one. So he kind of gives us both ? I think if you are interested enough to go see it, and you know ahead of time how it mostly ends, you're more prepared and you can enjoy it more(maybe.). But if you are interested, go see it and don't let another person's opinion change or sway yours. Morrigan2575: I did rewatch it, and the second time, knowing what was coming, I cried, too. I didn't weep for David because to be honest, I find him to be the least interesting of the three. Felt bad for him though, especially when it looks like he is crying or about to cry right after that final evaluation, alone in his cell. But yes, Kevin's death is the most tragic because he is at the mercy (until almost the end) of the Horde. He isn't a willing participant in any of this and his backstory is the most heartwrenching. I actually rewatched after reading a comment on IMDB about the comic shop scene. The one where Casey is buying the comic ? There is a shot of an old comic that is supposed to be Superman on the cover, shaking villains out of a car. Supposedly the comic was set up and the shot of it was done, to emphasize the parallel with Kevin at the end, turning the police car on it's side. The problem is, the camera never gets close enough to show the cover clearly, so if Night was going for any kind of comparision, it fell flat. I squinted as hard as I could, and I could not make the cover out. So I'm not sure if it's even true ? I had a much stronger emotional reaction when I knew what was coming, and upon rewatching it, I think I'd bump the rating to a 7.50, and for the Kevin scenes alone, maybe an 8. Colorado David, about Kevin surviving the first gun shots in Split: He was the beast when Casey shot him. They have a line in Split saying his skin is tough as leather, or something. And when his doctor tries to stab him in Split, remember the knife didn't even scratch him. When he is shot in Glass, he is no longer the beast, he is Kevin. It's why the sniper says out loud "she (Casey) was able to turn him, target down" after he shoots him. He waited until Kevin was present in the light, knowing the bullet would be able to go through.
  2. IWantCandy71

    Glass (2019)

    So I went tonight and I liked the movie. I know the critics don't like it, but I'd already made my mind up I was going to see it, and I generally watch what I want-in spite of, or because of, critics. I think maybe M Night is hated around here since there's no topic for this movie. He's made some weird movies and some bad ones, but who hasn't ? And the thing I guess I do like about him, is that he takes risks and he makes the film HE wants to make. He doesn't pander to people, and I gotta respect that. Actually, I like that aspect a lot. It's one reason I will watch his stuff-that, and the fact that I think he is unfairly bashed a lot online. I root for the underdog, what can I say ? I will probably see it again. It wasn't great, but from one to ten, I'd give it a solid seven. It's not better than Split, and I've actually never seen Unbreakable-but I enjoyed Glass and I was never bored. I'm not sure what the critics were expecting. I mean, most of them eat up Marvel and DC crap movies that don't have half the soul or character this movie had. A definite difference of opinion about what makes a movie watchable. If critics-or anyone out there-were expecting it to be some epic superhero movie-no. It's not. There are no great CGI effects-unless McAvoy's hulking out as the Beast counts (and some of it is really him, you can see from his arms through his shirts when he isn't the beast, that he bulked up for this movie on his own). Tone wise, what the movie reminds me of, is the old TV show Heroes, back when it was good. It's dark, but hopeful. It has a running theme of the power of belief in yourself, and if that's not a message the world needs, I don't know what is. It also reminded me a bit of the movie "Watchmen" (another super hero movie ) in terms of having superheroes living among ordinary people. It's worth watching if you like any of the three leads-Willis, Jackson, or McAvoy. Or if you liked either of the prior two films, or if you just like that concept: what if ordinary people were actually extraordinary? I know there has been a lot of blather about people are going to love the ending or hate it. I actually loved the ending, and I don't think it could have ended any other way. Truthfully....it isn't out of nowhere. The ending follows the tone of the movie, IMO. It's both bleak and uplifting at the same time. And I've also read that people say there are "multiple" twists that come from out of nowhere, but that's not true. One twist, that was actually hinted at in Split, so it wasn't a shock to me. The other, that And the final twist, that So the idea that these all came out of nowhere and made no sense is not true. I do have my issues with Casey feeling that connection to Kevin, but I understand it and it is the best part of the movie, honestly. McAvoy didn't make me cry this time, but I came close. And let's be real: he's the reason to see the movie, and his performance is why I'll watch it again. The good: there is an ominous tension, a sense of foreboding, throughout the movie. You are constantly waiting and watching for what you know is coming. Strong performances from McAvoy and Jackson in particular, and Anya Joy Taylor. Great chemistry among the cast. McAvoy is a joy to watch, really. I can't think of too many other actors, if any, that can make me feel sorry for a flesh eating monster. The bad: The script could have been tighter. I was never bored, but I can see where some might be, if you are expecting a lot of action, you aren't going to get it. It's a "thinking" super hero movie, although there is a pretty good fight with The Beast and David Dunn in the beginning. Some may think the ending is bad: again I think the ending fit the tone and couldn't have, and shouldn't have, ended any other way. The really bad: some people die, and it may not be who you expect. I'm not spoiling who. So, I recommend it if you like the type of movie, and/or the actors, or even if you're just curious about it. It's worth a watch, and it beats by far the last two movies I sat through at the cinema.
  3. IWantCandy71

    Timeless

    The idea of anyone liking Wyatt is something I will never understand. :) He had no semblance of a personality whatsoever. I may as I said..eventually watch in the distant future. I doubt it though, but thank you for your comments and insight. Have a great night !
  4. IWantCandy71

    Anticipation for 2019's Twilight Zone

    I will definitely check for them and try to watch and let you know what I think, thank you for the recommendations !
  5. IWantCandy71

    Anticipation for 2019's Twilight Zone

    I don't think I've seen either the morgue episode or the tape recorder ones-they don't sound familiar. Do you remember which seasons they were in, or the titles ? Although I bet I could search just using the description you gave and something would pop up. Gotta love the internet, right ? LOL I will have to seek those out, they sound like I'd enjoy them.
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    Anticipation for 2019's Twilight Zone

    Annber03 I've heard of "Get Out", of course-but never seen it. I heard it was good, but like so many things that get hype these days-IDK. I might eventually watch, we'll see. Any woman I have in mind that would be a good narrator ? Not off the top of my head. Someone who can be campy but serious, kind of like Serling himself. Not too recognizable of a face. Or you know, they could just do guest narrators, which could be fun. A different person-actor, writer, comedian, etc-introducing each episode. That was the great thing about RS-he was entertaining, and I loved his commentaries, but the stories were never about him. So you kind of need someone, male or female, with the ability to be present, and yet know when to step back and let the story tell itself. Yes, TZ had a lot of social commentary and it could be wickedly funny sometimes, too. I seem to remember vaguely both reboots. The Hitchcock episode I mentioned, is one of the black and white ones, it's from the third season. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is available on Hulu, but for some reason, that episode is skipped/missed. It is on You Tube, though. Both the TV episode and the short story are called "Lamb to the Slaughter". Both were written by Roald Dahl. I forgot about that ! Most people know him for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he wrote some pretty suspenseful short stories. He also briely hosted his own TZ like show called "Way Out", though I've never seen it. "The Landlady" is another story of his that's good. It was on a show called "Tales of the Unexpected" and it should be available on YT as well. One of my favorite old TZ episodes is the one about the woman in the car going across country and there is a man following her everywhere she goes, hitchhiking on the side of the road. It still creeps me out to this day.
  7. IWantCandy71

    Timeless

    Honestly, when I say it doesn't matter to me, what I mean is: if a character interests me, I want to watch them. I have never had an ounce of interest in Wyatt. That's what I mean when I say it doesn't matter to me. Wyatt could kill 100 people, or he could be the type that would never swat a fly. Either way, he'll never, ever, ever, be interesting to me. That is what I mean when I said it doesn't matter. I don't care if he only killed in the line of duty or not, really. He's not interesting enough to bother arguing over. I don't like the violence. It's why I stopped watching. But Flynn, blood on his hands or not, IS interesting to me. And he'd be interesting if the opposite were true. FLYNN interests me. Wyatt doesn't, and never has. And that is why the "who has killed who" doesn't matter to me-because it has nothing to do with my enjoyment of the characters I liked on this show.
  8. IWantCandy71

    Anticipation for 2019's Twilight Zone

    I don't really know who Jordan Peele is. I think I have reached that point in my life where I don't keep up with every actor in Hollywood because I don't have time to watch them all. With that said-Rod Serling could never be replaced or matched-but Mr Peele could be an interesting choice ? Like I said I don't know him. I think a woman narrator would be the best removal from trying to "copy" Serling. And I don't know if Peele will try, but because he's a man, there will be comparisons. There'd be comparisons with a woman too...but less obvious ? IDK. Black Mirror is popular now, so anyone who likes that, or the original TZ, may check this out. I can't help but think, though-I'm too lazy to look it up-didn't CBS try years ago to revamp TZ and it failed miserably ? More than once, right ? Time will tell, though. I guess I just don't see the point, when the original episodes are still fascinating. Dated, for sure-but many of them are just as compelling now as they were five decades ago. I don't see why they just don't do a brand new anthology series like Black Mirror-it's what they are going for, anyway. Even though Black Mirror will never be as good as TZ. Black Mirror isn't even as good as the old Alfred Hitchcock Presents-which was also rebooted and wasn't as good re-invented. But the last time it was done was the mid eighties I think. I wouldn't mind seeing someone take a go at a new anthology of those type of stories, either. Anyone ever watch that-one of my favorites was one of the oldest ones. I even read the short story it was based off of. The one where *spoiler alert* the woman kills her husband with a frozen leg of lamb and then, to get rid of it, cooks the murder weapon and feeds it to the police when they come ? LOL I loved it.
  9. IWantCandy71

    Timeless

    Thank you, but I doubt I will. I won't say never, but it would be a long time in the future if I watch season 2, and I do think I'll enjoy it more if I don't come here to talk about it. I don't like having to defend one of the only characters on this show that actually had a personality and wasn't a boring douche. For me, it's simply this: an interesting character doesn't have to be "good". But a character does have to be interesting in order for me to bother. Flynn, Rufus, Mason, Jia, they interest me. I care about them, they make their scenes watchable. The other three ? Pfffft. Mayo sandwiches, the lot of them in my opinion. But some people like mayo, I'm not judging. One of my favorite snacks as a kid was saltine crackers with mayo in the middle. Different strokes for different folks. I prefer spice, that's all. And obviously spice can be an acquired taste, and sometimes it is best in small doses.
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    Timeless

    This is why I didn't want to bother coming here. Wyatt didn't just kill in the line of duty. Unless they guy who died because he was obsessed with his dead wife, counts as in the line of duty. No, it doesn't matter that it was an accident. And I didn't even watch in season two-did he kill anyone else "accidentally" or needlessly ? I don't know, and I don't care. I am not in any denial or wearing rose colored glasses when it comes to Flynn. He did awful things, but at least he spent some time in jail for them. Unlike....everyone else. This show was nothing but a show full of murdering murderers for the sake of the murdering (I think NBC thinks it's edgy to have shows like that, see The Black List as another example). It's why I stopped watching, and why I probably won't watch again. I definitely won't come here and comment if I do watch. I wanted it to be a fun show about time travel, and it turned out to be anything but. Yes, Finn is a murderer. So is Wyatt, so is Lucy, and didn't everyone on the show by the end kill someone ? Or multiple someones? Taking a life you don't have to take is murder, and many of the deaths I witnessed did not have to be. Murderer or not, Finn is still waaaaaay more interesting than Wyatt. My opinion, but it doesn't seem to be the minority one around the internet. Agree to disagree.
  11. IWantCandy71

    Timeless

    I'm not keeping score. I am sure Wyatt and Flynn racked up the most. If the actor who played Rufus himself admitted in an interview, that they are basically a team of murderers, that's good enough for me. I just don't know if I can. Perhaps I can watch and enjoy if I don't come on here to discuss it. Message boards while I'm watching a show, tend to kill the enjoyment for me.
  12. IWantCandy71

    Timeless

    So I just searched to see what happened at the end, since I did not watch any of season two. Oh, show. You killed off the best actor and the most interesting character. You deserved to be cancelled. Flynn was so wonderfully layered and complex-both the character and Goran were far too good for this show. Seriously, Wyatt over Flynn ? LOL SO stupid. One character is interesting and the actor can act and the actor has chemistry with the actress who played Lucy. The other one didn't have any of that. It was a no brainer and they ended it badly. But but but...Wyatt was GOOD murdery while Flynn was BAD murdery. What-ever. Over that argument.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I would have given anything to see Ralph Fiennes sing. He, Hugh Laurie, and Steve Coogan were all wasted, though. The whole cast was wasted, but I got so excited to see those three, all for it to add up to not much. I suspected RF would make a great Moriarty-and he would have-he just isn't given anything to do. I did crack up at WF's mockery of RDJ's Sherlock's mental calculations before taking an action, and how WF's Sherlock's expected outcome was always wrong. And the one scene HL gets, at the Diogenes club as Mycroft-is one of the best in the movie. Watson gets banished to the companion's room because he keeps trying to talk-and the other companions in the room-well, it's both hilarious and kind of sad.
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    Still Not Over It : Movie Deaths

    It isn't unpopular with me. Loki is the only reason I bothered with any of the Thor movies after the first one.
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I saw Holmes and Watson and it wasn't as awful as reviews are saying. I don't normally agree with IMDB-they overrate stupid movies and underrate those that are not that bad-but I think a 4/10 is a pretty fair score for it-maybe a 5/10 for some of the parts that made me laugh. Sorry for posting this here, but didn't see a thread on the movie and didn't want to start one. I guess most people here felt the movie wasn't worth a thread. Never mind that there are multiple threads about comic book movies that don't deserve much more than a 5/10 themselves. Anyway-there was an interview with Reilly and Ferrell and they mentioned they were not allowed to improv in this movie like in others-and I can only think that's part of the reason it wasn't all that funny and some of the scripted jokes fell horribly flat. I'm actually okay with it not being that funny. It also has a weak script-it was like whoever wrote it was unsure about where to go with it. Contrary to the obviously "honest" reviews on Twitter, no one walked out of the theater. And I don't believe people were walking out in mass anywhere else, either. I wouldn't recommend paying full price for it, though-and you may even want to wait until Redbox or Netflix. I will say I saw Aquaman and it was just as stupid for the most part-but for obvious reasons, people are going to shill out money to see Aquaman, and H&W isn't going to make a profit. And honestly-they should have done the whole thing as a musical instead of just the one musical number. It would have faired better, IMO, and likely would have made more money.
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