Doing what we do best on this channel, reviewing trashy movies, like this Nic Cage movie on Netflix. Watch it first, then watch this video!
LIW presents talking about Twilight Zone Season 5, episodes 12. and 13. This show is either really great, or just terrible. Season 5 so far has been mostly terrible. When they are terrible, these old guys rant like banshees. Phoenix, Frank, and Adam, will tell you all about it, and probably make the episode sound more entertaining that it really is. Hopefully Adam remembers to wait his turn this time before talking!
Are soldiers scared of wind? Join Loitering In Wonderland featuring Phoenix West, Frank Linker, and Adam Wilcox, as they review Episodes 10, and 11 of Twilight Zone season 5! Sometimes you can never go back!
You have heard us recomend it, and talk about it, now watch it live with us! Join Adam, Pete, and Nik, as we watch this classic shopping mall killer robot slasher flick! This movie is available on YouTube and Tubi!
Finally watched the Chris Hemsworth Netflix action movie, Extraction. Here is my review.
Deeds not words.
Altered Carbon short review:
Season 1: Amazeballz! Joel Kiddaman’s acting really impressed me. You could tell this was very expensive to make. Great cyberpunk! The sets would make great paintings that I would hang in my home. It’s a great noire thriller similar to Matrix meets Bladerunner!
Season 2: Woke trash, over reliant on exposition. First they explain what they are going to do. Then they explain what they are doing, and then they explain what they just did.
Women are in charge of absolutley everything because 2020 yo. Most of them are horrible people, so not sure what that is trying to tell us about our future. It gives me mixed signals. Most of the men characters cannot complete a single task without a woman coming in and fixing literally everything. Season 1 was actually more diverse, because men and women held equal positions, and screen time. In this one, all white men are evil. The only two male leads who are Asian, and African American, are allowed to be heroes only when the women tell them it’s ok to do so.
This season was significantly lower in budget. Anthonly Makie does a pretty good job, but if I say that Joel Kiddaman’s performance was better I will probably be branded a racist asshole or something. Which is not fair, because you should not be able to hide poor quality of entertainment behind a shield of race, and genders. The action scenes were ok, but they are sparse when shoved between hours and hours of endless exposition. What ever happened to more show, and less tell?
2 out of 5 cheese curds.
Undecided if I will come back for season 3 at this point. I am not saying no, but I am not saying yes either. I doubt a third season will even happen. Wow science fiction TV is truly awful these days.
I am going to watch The Orville now, and maybe give The Expanse a third chance, because I really miss good science fiction.😥
My review of The Gentlemen.
By Adam M. Wilcox
Adam Sandler is one bad decision away from the rest of his life, in this fast paced thriller directed by Benny and Josh Safdie.
Sandler gives an outstanding performance as Howard Ratner, a fast talking Jewler from New York’s Diamond District, who is one bad day away from permanent retirement due his outstanding debt and gambling addiction. Ratner may be a jeweler by trade, but he’s a hustler at heart with his mind focused on the next big score. His life is set forth on a downward spiral as he comes upon a rare Ethyopian Opal which he believes will solve all his problems. What transpires over the next two hours is Ratner trying to fix one mistake by replacing it with an even bigger mistake.
He is not inherently evil, but you can still understand why he’s in so much trouble all the time. Sandler’s portrayal of Ratner is like the guy in a bar late at night trying to get approval from everyone. Nobody feels threatened by him, but most people would like to see him go away. His life is absolute chaos, mostly due to a series of bad decisions. This is not a story that is new to anyone. We have all seen the tale of a degenerate gambler that just can’t stop when he’s ahead, but for this A24 film, it’s all in it’s delivery.
Uncut Gems opens up on Ethiopia where the mcguffin of the movie is first discovered, and then we are literally introduced to Howard Ratner from the inside out. Once Sandler hits the screen the movies pace goes into warp speed, which is by design, but also to the film’s detriment. Uncut Gems wants to give it’s audience angle on the wall feel, without over use of exposition, but we are not given much time to introduce many of the other characters, nore the relationship they have with Ratner. When we are introduced to Julia Fox, she works in Sandler’s jewelry shop, but then she could be a girlfriend, or a call girl. Its really hard to figure out. One thing for sure is people will be talking about how well she fills out a black lacy teddy while teasing Ratner with some racy selfies.
The movie has a lot of overlapping dialogue and people shouting lines over one another so it is hard to figure out where it’s going. It took me about a good 45 minutes to figure out where we were, and where the movie wanted me to go. An old couple in front of me in the theater left about half way through, and that is probably because Sandler hasn’t dropped this many f bombs since his debut comedy album, “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You”. That’s not necessarily a problem I personally had with this movie, but I AM saying this is an A24 film, it’s not for everyone. The movie wants to go out of it’s way to show you how much stress, and pressure this guy is under, and wants to drag it’s audience into it at a thousand miles per hour. I personally feel this two hour run time needed a moment or two to slow down and give the audience time to breath a bit. It doesn’t really slow down until the 3rd act, and that was probably my favorite part of Uncut Gems. When the tension builds in the third act, and Ratner is on the verge of a full blown breakdown, that’s where Sandler really goes all in, and delivered the performance of his life.
Ultimately Uncut Gems is a decent movie with some breakout performance that unfortunately suffers from some pacing issues, and lack of character development, and overlapping dialogue that makes it hard to follow in the first two acts. I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 cheese curds.