Its not often I watch a movie and think "Damn, I could be an actor". Fifteen minutes into the film I exclaimed "Does anyone know how to act in this film?" that comment was matched with many laughs from my boyfriend who was idly listening to it while he painted in the other room, not long later he shut the door. Had I any sense I would have just watched him paint as I'm sure it would have yielded greater meaning than this wet fart of a Kill Bill ripoff replete with wholly unnecessary visual effects and a neo-noir narrative that could have been written by a 6th grader. I stayed for the whole stupid ride figuring just maybe something cool would happen. It does not, the fart just gets wetter and wetter until finally the credits rolled and I grabbed a much needed drink to wash away the wet fart stains this movie blasted into my face.
Pickings (2018) 720p YIFY Movie
Pickings is a movie starring Elyse Price, Katie Vincent, and Michelle Holland. When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they're soon confronted with the wrath of its owner - a...
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The Synopsis for Pickings (2018) 720p
When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they're soon confronted with the wrath of its owner - a mysterious southern mother with a dangerous past.
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The Reviews for Pickings (2018) 720p
A wet fart of a Kill Bill ripoffReviewed byzaggahzigglerVote: 3/10
This movie looks and feels like a big budget Hollywood movie. The visuals, cinematography, effects, and sound mix are impressive as hell! The story-line and plot do "feel" indie, and you can tell that the movie was made by a first time director / screenwriter. But the editing makes the whole thing flow smoothly, the movie goes by very quickly and doesn't overstay its welcome.
Some plot elements are a bit weak and some of the characters are cheesy, the one element in this film that screams "low budget" is its expositional animated sequence, I don't want to give anything away - but it was my least favorite part of this film, I think the movie would have been better had they found another medium to tell that part of the story. However, for a $350,000 price-tag - I'm amazed that they had the ability to produce 5% of what went on screen. This movie has gunfire, action, comedy, special effects and beautiful visuals that make it look like it came right out of the mind of Quentin Tarantino, especially their use of music.
It's violent, but humorous, dark, but FUN! and overall - as a single piece, Pickings works! And it works well. It's not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing what Usher Morgan, Elyse Price and their rest of their team does next.
At first I didn't really warm to the movie, the first few minutes proved to be coming from a jagged, low budget perspective... Yet somewhere lurking was a Tarantinoesc bombshell that went from lukewarm to boiling hot and easily could have been far darker than it actually was. What could have been a horrific ending up being dark poetry. The direction, continuity and acting sometimes felt a little lacking, but it's easy to forgive as everyone seemed very genuine and all those involved are likely to mature into making a higher production value despite the low budget. All in all, it felt more authentic than many big budget movies that wow us with CGI and global actors that earn millions. Personally I will keep my eyes open for more from Usher Morgan...