I was wondering the other day about how the pandemic era will be used in future shows and movies. For example, I was wondering about actors wearing masks in scenes in such. Like, the director calls for the scene to get ready and all the extras put their masks on for an exterior scene.
Just a random thought. What have you been watching?
I finally watched The Rise of Skywalker. It was really bad. That's all I've got, gang.
I'd heard several people talking about Hereditary recently. I'm not really much of a horror guy, but I decided to give it a shot for some reason. I didn't know anything about it except that was more psychological than slasher, which would be my strong preference between the two.
As we're in the seasons, how do you like your horror movies, if at all? Favorite subgenres or movies in general?
So gang, when and under what circumstances would you ever see yourself going to a theater again? I never went much to begin with, so I'm definitely not in any rush. I'm also curious how long studios will go with holding all their movies back in this climate. Doesn't seem like things will get much better going into the winter...
What else have you been watching? Who was most robbed of an Emmy?
I've been threatening myself to watch a new (to me) movie recently. Each time I've finished my day and sat down though, it's been too late or I just haven't been feeling it. I'll get to it though, I swear.
What's in your queue that you know you want to get to, but just haven't for one reason or another? Bonus points if you can guess which recent, well-received movie I've been psyching myself up to see (not due to the subject matter, just any sort of time commitment).
Also, what else have you been watching?
What do you guys see for the future of movies/cinema? How soon do you think the theaters will come back, if at all?
Also, they're having a series of pop up drive in movies in the parking lot of a nearby sports arena, but it's like $30 a car. $50 for a "preferred location", whatever that means. Not worth it just to watch The Goonies.
And of course, what have you been watching?
You'd think I'd have more time to watch things right now, but I strangely don't. The whole of my pandemic viewing has been about 2.5 seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which, fine, it's hilarious). This isn't a lament or anything, just something that mildly surprised me when I thought about it.
Are you up or down in total consumption? And, of course, what are you consuming?
It's been awhile since we've done one of these. Seems appropriate to do one now though; lots of relevant topics.
Now that you've got the time, what titles long in your queue do you hope to unearth? Now that everything has shut down, how are your viewing habits/methods changing? Are you rationing your TV time even with little else to do?
And of course, what have you been watching lately?
As mentioned in the last column, it's Oscars season. Here are your nominees:
(and of course, what have you been watching?)
Continue reading At The Movies: Oscar Nominations
Oscar season, that is! Probably going to be a few tearjerkers released soon. Plus I hear there's a new Star Trek movie coming out or something...