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Movie Reviews: Things Heard And Seen+Don't Hang Up+Rocketman+The Blair Witch Project+The Fourth Kind

Things Heard And Seen (2021)

In a house with a dark history and a marriage fractured by lies, one dark secret peels away to reveal another. Amanda Seyfeird, James Norton and F. Murray Abraham star. A husband ill-uses his wife and drags his wife off to a remote area so he can work at a small private college. There is isolation, belittling, degredation, abuse and ignoring of an obvious eating disorder. The husband's nice guy act is farcical.

There are no consequences for him, until there are. The couple have an ignored child. What year is this set? There is an old tv and the husband has very obvious flaws. There is a paucity of love. This was spurious and the hubby is toxic. There is threatening behaviour. This tries for elegance and panache. There is desperation, chicancery and hypocrisy and fluctuating tension. The hubby is not pleasantly anodyne.

There is potential misery, actual misery, a secret past and memories. Teens lurk and the wife has frailties. There is no nuanced understanding just an old book and a ring. Things head toward a reckoning. There is no small town austere simplicity. The locals are not exactly friendly. There are hostilities and retaliatory types. Local teens are extraordinarily insensitive types. Irreversible actions are taken as people take one irrevocable step after another.

The husband flirts with a slutty teen girl. He's guileful and this is dark account of deep despair. The husband has petulance. He's extremely disappointing to his wife and utterly disheartening. The wife is hapless and this was not impassioned. He's disastrous and seemingly trivial events pile up. There are grotesqueries and he fundamentally undermines his wife and has unremitting hostility for her. He's spiteful and tempestuous. There is uncertainty and petty theatrics and squabbling. He's pugnacious and has a macho culture and enmity. A maeslstrom unfolds. There are lamented flaws and the slut sluts. He's a particularly nasty flavour with ruthless ambtion.

Bellicose damaged egos cause a hopless predicament. She's profoundly conflicted and painfully aware and fatalistic. There is panic and a meltdown. This was artifical and kind of unnecessary and there is no vivid tension and this was absurd and fairly shallow. There is wonky acting and violence against women. The husband is stubbornly persistently awful. There is chaotic scrambling as he puts his own interests first and is a bad tempered tool.

This was puzzling and ill advised. Things are not of very high concern. This was insufficient and not nuanced. This was erratic. There is no unremitting pressure. This was a fragile situation. The husband knowingly misled people and he has the stench of sleaze. Someone was not telling the truth. This was very disappointing. They didn't belong in the small town. The slut caused all this. I don't get the ending. This was self-indulgent.

Best Lines:

“Full time rednecks.”

“So sad.”

“Have you prayed on any of this?”

“Put a negative spin on this house.”

“Please stop with the ghost stuff.”

“Your paranoid food deprived brain!”

“Something happened to his wife.”

“Where is the justice for the women of that house?”

“Is that your axe George?”

Don't Hang Up (2016)

Stupid prank monkey teenagers pull crap. They're awful imbeciles who swear and harass people. One day someone strikes back. There is bad acting and this was murky. Entitled white men face a twist ending. Nope.

Best Lines:

“Don't you want the attention?”


“Don't even acknowledge me!”

Rocketman (2019)

This is a dull biopic of Elton John. Nobody cares about the moral effects of his life. This attempts to generate some interest. His horrendously abusive manager makes prouncements on his future. He needs a still point in a turning world. There are meltdowns, myriad issues, fulminating and random song and dance numbers.

His parents were awful. This was stupid. He changes his name from Reg Dwight to Elton John. Mooching people lurk. Ugly fashion is worn. This was absurd. The situaiton is fraught. There is bitterness and division. There is inevitability. There is a litany of failures and cruel reality. There is a chasm between him and his vile mother. This has no great relevance.

Dexter Fletcher directed this. Elton John has the worst family in the world. There are crazy musical sequences. Elton John unwinds with undignified relish. This was not tolerably generic. This has myriad deficienices. People are deranged but not fascinatingly deranged. Elton John has neurotic needs.

This was a bitter account of his awful uncaring father who loved his do-over family more than his son. This was unintelligent and there is not an enormous amount of plot here. He encounters crises, tensions and disagreements and vicissitudes. This causes weariness and serious concerns. This was an awful thing. Elton John gets distraught and upset. This wasn't darkly entertaining. Nobody is emotionally verbose. This was grim. There are furores.

The manager has calculated and menacing coercion. There are dreadful situations. His wife is sad. Nothing forestalls trauma. Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard and Tate Donovan star in this tale of callous and cruel parents, music and lots of drugs.

Best Lines:

“Don't kill yourself with drugs.”

“Had to throw your dinner in the bin!”

“Played roadside joints for 10 years.”

“One frothy coffee, no froth.”

“Cocaine orgies.”

“Doss house.”

“Feeling resentful for things that just don't matter.”

“I'll still be collecting my 20% long after you've killed yourself.”

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Rewatch

The classic found footage of idiots encountering something sinister in a forest. The 3 lost idiots scream and are idiots.

Best Lines:

“No redneck is this creative.”

“I could help you but I'd rather stand and record.”

The Fourth Kind (2009) Rewatch

Aliens have fatal consequences because they are devious and bad aliens in this docudrama. Appalling trauma is inflicted. There are irreconcilable ruptures and inevitable consequences and tragedy. A cop rails against a shrink. There are disastrous acts and coercion, cynicism, force and threats of force ensure.

People are extremely wary and inevitabilities and tension ensue. People can't tolerate alien contact. There is no accomodation and people are unfortunate victims. Things are imposed and serious alarm and distress and vitriol are inflicted. The town of Nome is oppressive. The shirnk ends up with no credibility.

There are false narratives and the shrink is left with no credibility of a personal nature and no family. She develops an obsessive focus to the point of irrationality on the aliens. Completely mad things happen. There is ambiguity and poorly thought out dreadful mistakes. Damning verdicts are screamed. There is some hilariously bad acting in this film. People are petrified and mumble. People are tragic, traumatic and wrenched.

Thinhgs are narrativised and minds are unprepared for aliens. Weird situations unfold and relationships become lacklustre. There is a slight feeling of doom and things are interminable and perilous. The situation gets worse and then things only get more worse. There is inevitable reality and ill fated people.

The shrink faces derision and a depressing undercurrent. There is a devastating impact and no intellectual energy. Aliens are ever malevolently lurking. This could almost be a mythos tale with its sense of hopelessness. Unconvincing explanations are offered. The aliens are impenetrable and somewhat trite.

There are dark edges and startling and inventitive things happen as people have searing experiences. Unsettling things happen. Brutal facts are ignored. Milla Jovovich plays the shrink. There is a damaging situation. The aliens drastically change peoples futures. Badly misjudged decisions are made. No glory comes. This was good. The aliens do a blistering onslaught. Will Patton plays a rabid cop who has disbelief. Awful experiences are had all round.

Best Lines:

“What you believe is yours to decide.”

“4000 years before Christ walked the Earth.”

“Tell me about the owl.”

“Abduction theories.”

“Alien god legend.”

“Doesn't make sense on our level.”

“6000 years before the bible was written.”

“Run out of all the goodwill that I've got.”

“It's not an owl!”

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