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Old 01-03-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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I liked the movie, and the characters, and there's something about Michael Shannon, he's a presence on film no matter what movie he's in. However, there's a book called Mrs. Caliban, written by Rachel Ingalls, that came out in 1982 and I watched all the credits looking for a mention of it as it's a similar underlying plot.
I agree, Shannon is GREAT, no matter what he is playing. Give me shelter or take shelter (cant remember the exact name), was really good, the twist at the end was one of the best.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I agree, Shannon is GREAT, no matter what he is playing. Give me shelter or take shelter (cant remember the exact name), was really good, the twist at the end was one of the best.
Do seek out Shannon's films under the direction of Jeff Nichols:

Loving (2016)

Midnight Special (2016)

Mud (2012)

Take Shelter (2011)

Shotgun Stories (2007) ****

**** essential

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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99 Homes was made for him, and Midnight Special was unexpected.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:44 AM
 
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Saw this movie last night. I'm normally NOT a fan of sci-fi (at all!) but I thought this was beautiful.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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For most of the 2nd half of the movie I was on the edge of being able to maintain my suspension of disbelief...or not. The "not" won out.

Still a beautiful movie with awesome performances.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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Thought it was an interesting reworking of "Splash" with Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah and John Candy, "Monster from the Black Lagoon" and "The Little Mermaid" with a pastiche of "I was a spy for the FBI" and various others...
Derivative but certainly watchable and well-done...

Sally Hawkings, Shannon, and Olivia Spenser were great as was Spenser
The Russian agent (forget his name) who was in Boardwalk Empire and now in The Post was also good...

My husband said it was little too much fantasy for him...
And I can't say I would want to be hugging someone who likely has the skin texture of a frog
The "hook" at the end I think anyone paying attention would have expected...
But still sustained the audience's interest in my showing--
Whether I would rewatch it on TV -- depends...
I don't think I would seek it out especially...
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Do seek out Shannon's films under the direction of Jeff Nichols:

Loving (2016)

Midnight Special (2016)

Mud (2012)

Take Shelter (2011)

Shotgun Stories (2007) ****

**** essential

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I saw "Take Shelter" a year or two ago, and thought that Shannon did an amazing job. He's one of my favourite "lesser-known" actors...though I'd guess he's quite well known now, judging from the screen time he's been getting in big-budget films.

I loved his performance in "Premium Rush"; he added such creepiness to his bad cop character. Great actor!
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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He's one of my favourite "lesser-known" actors...though I'd guess he's quite well known now, judging from the screen time he's been getting in big-budget films.
He's what I like to call an "Oh THAT Guy Actor". If you mention his name, no one knows who you're talking about. But if you start listing his roles, they always say "oh THAT guy!"
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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Another great movie of Shannons is 'Iceman', he plays a for hire hit man, I believe it was based on a real mob hit man back in the 70s and 80s. He could kill 10 people before lunch and then go see his daughters play at school!

Shape of water...I wish they went into more of the backstory on the fishman, all they said was he came from south america and was one of a kind.

I cant remember if the movie went into how Hawkins character got those 3 scars on her neck?
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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Olivia Spencer's character gives a 1-2 sentence explanation the first time they meet Shannon's character
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