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Don't Look Up
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 02, 2022 07:56AM
on Netflix for now.
Best bit of acting from DiCaprio since Gilbert Grape (of what I've seen of his).
Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill all very good. Strong cast in general.
Cate kills it.
First 2/3 is very funny, not guffaws but funny.
Last 1/3 gets a little lost.
A few places with too many cuts.
Some weak reasons and choices for music.
Dialog is a little buried in mono.
7/10 for me.



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2022 10:46AM
While I personally get (and agree with) the political undertones, the problem for me with this kind of “dark comedy” is that it’s not very funny, while the satirical elements tend to muddle the theme.

But then, I also thought Parasite was a horrible movie. So, YMMV.
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: robfilms
Date: January 02, 2022 11:06AM
i enjoyed it.

very much.

i did not enjoy parasite.

at all.

ymmv

stay well.

rob
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: lost in space
Date: January 02, 2022 11:46AM
Liked it. Agree it got a little lost further in. It made me think of Network and Dr. Strangelove.



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 02, 2022 12:15PM
I've watched it twice so far. Yeah, I like it.

The CEO of BASH, now that character was creepy, IMO! smiley-shocked003



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: wave rider
Date: January 02, 2022 12:32PM
I like "Don't Look Up" lots!

And there was a little Easter Egg too:


[www.thejourneypipe.com]



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2022 12:47PM
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Rick-o
I've watched it twice so far. Yeah, I like it.

The CEO of BASH, now that character was creepy, IMO! smiley-shocked003

So, who was that supposed to be in the real world? Musk? Zuckerberg? Jobs/Tim Cook?
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 02, 2022 01:03PM
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pdq
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Rick-o
I've watched it twice so far. Yeah, I like it.

The CEO of BASH, now that character was creepy, IMO! smiley-shocked003

So, who was that supposed to be in the real world? Musk? Zuckerberg? Jobs/Tim Cook?

Maybe Richard Branson and Virgin (phone company and space craft).
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 02, 2022 01:23PM
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GGD
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pdq
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Rick-o
I've watched it twice so far. Yeah, I like it.

The CEO of BASH, now that character was creepy, IMO! smiley-shocked003

So, who was that supposed to be in the real world? Musk? Zuckerberg? Jobs/Tim Cook?

Maybe Richard Branson and Virgin (phone company and space craft).

I was thinking maybe a blend of ALL of those C.E.O.'s! eye twitch smiley



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 02, 2022 04:28PM
yea, all the CEOs.
reminded me of Network and Dr Stranglove at times too. And a couple others I can't come up with. I think they may have been some directorial homage (25¢ word) by McKay.

Not an Ariana fan, but she was great poking fun at herself as well.
I still ain't getting her LP though. Unless it's an LP of Motörhead covers sung in the original Cumbric.



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 02, 2022 04:40PM
I'm not going to mention what Ebert's site said about this movie.


devil smiley
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 02, 2022 04:48PM
wow, 1 1/2 stars. Damn! And that from beyond the grave!
That's one bad review.

But then back in '97 he gave Titan-ick 4 stars.
Certainly a movie to leave on to keep the dog company when he's tied up outside barking at the hot poodle next door.



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: jonny
Date: January 02, 2022 11:37PM
Very funny film. I don't get the criticism.
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 03, 2022 10:54AM
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jonny
Very funny film. I don't get the criticism.

It is "painful funny". I could see the heavy-handed humor in the less than 30 minutes I watched, but having dealt too much with that level of stupidity recently decided to stop watching.
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 03, 2022 10:57AM
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JoeH
but having dealt too much with that level of stupidity recently decided to stop watching.

do you know MTG?



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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 03, 2022 01:26PM
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Fritz
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JoeH
but having dealt too much with that level of stupidity recently decided to stop watching.

do you know MTG?

No, but too many of the local equivalent.
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Re: Don't Look Up
Posted by: Spock
Date: January 03, 2022 05:07PM
Watched it yesterday evening and was overall disappointed. Using the shotgun approach to satire is fraught with danger and in this case too many pellets missed their targets. Not that it wasn't a target rich environment with self centered and venal politicians, the media, big tech and even capitalism to aim at. Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett looked like they were having fun. The rest of the cast seemed to be making up the numbers and only there for the pay day.

I wanted it to work, I did. But it didn't.



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