Bald Movies – Cinema Spooktacular: The Search for Spook! (2019) – Vol. 1

Cecily and A.Ron keep Bald Move’s spooky tradition alive with the third annual Cinema Spooktacular.  In this year’s installment, we try out a new format: classic movie, wildcard movie, and a current year release.  This year’s Cinema Spooktacular will be presented to you in three volumes throughout the month of October.
In Volume 1, we discuss: Halloween (1978), Spring (2014), and Brightburn (2019).

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Bald Movies – Joker (2019)

Jim and I went to see the Joker tonight, and it was intense, challenging, but also beautiful and engrossing look at mental illness and the sicknesses at the heart of our society.  Director Todd Phillips gives us a plausible, believable, and terrifying Joker to inhabit a world that is set in a hazy late 70s period but…

Bald Movies – Ad Astra (2019)

Jim and I went to the outer reaches of the solar system with Ad Astra, the paradoxically slow moving, absorbing, thoughtful, but action packed sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. We spend the better part of an hour talking about what we thought the film was about, and the strange, ultra-realistic yet dreamy quality to a lot of the proceedings. I think we both admired the film more than loved it, but I at least wouldn’t be surprised if further contemplation (and watches) revealed some hidden depths. 

Bald Movies – IT Chapter Two (2019)

We went to see Chapter Two of Stephen King’s IT, and we were both kind of underwhelmed. We were both fans of the first installment, but unfortunately the great acting and interesting characterizations are undermined by hokey horror sequences and what feels like a lot of recycled material from Chapter One. We think it’s an okay film, not a very effective horror movie, and with the cast and material that’s pretty surprising. We’ll be back in a few weeks to take on Ad Astra (and Cecily and I will be sneaking in a review of the Downton Abbey movie), see you then!