That was a nice surprise. It went from by the numbers to “shit just got fucking weird and goofy and deep in all the right ways.” I think that’s why they just cut off the actual plot of the movie and said “fuck it. More of this.”
“But what of weird face Jabba Plinkett?”
“Fuck it. Let’s just kill her off.”
“But wouldn’t that sort of expose the whole pl-“
“Be right back. Gonna shoot a scene with Nolte in a pickup truck.”
The Dark Crystal. -On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.
I couldn't believe how much of this movie I remembered having not seen it since the early-mid 1980s'. One of the thing's I was able to appreciate while watching it again, was how much Henson and company were able to accomplish in the opening 10 minutes. They built the world of TDC, introduced the characters, and gave the premise of the story. Most of this was done before the title card. With the exception of a couple of scenes, the movie still holds up visually.
Inherent Vice.- In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend (Katherine Waterston).
Despite some pacing issues, I thought it was very good. Mainly due to the setting and the cast of characters.
I loved how the Golden Fang was a drug cartel ran by WASPs instead of Asians
I have never see any of the Fantastic Beasts movies. But I always knew there was a reason why I took notice of Katherine Waterston whenever I saw a commercial for them.
Shaft (2019). I've never seen any of the real Shaft movies, but I doubt they had this tone. This is a comedy. There's a generic plot about a heroin dealer and some mercenaries and a mosque, but it doesn't matter. It's the exceedingly rare Actually Funny comedy. The 32/94 RT critic/audience split is for exactly the reasons you'd expect: "misogynistic," "homophobic," "borderline abuse" (lol), and "the worst and most problematic film of 2019-or any other year, for that matter." Put down the pitchforks, fellas. It's just an entertaining movie. There's no Most Woke award for film criticism.
From what I read about the brothers, Zeppo's own sense of humor was too similar to Groucho's to be effectively used, so he was relegated to generic tagalong. Plus he didn't have the love for performing that the older three did.
Zeppo would also fill in for his brothers during their Broadway/vaudeville days. A story I heard is that Groucho was sick one evening and sat in the audience while Zeppo donned the painted mustache, and nobody knew the difference.