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Post by: DrPhibes on 11 Feb 2012, 12:26
I just watched Primer for the 3rd time and this time my mother joined me in watching! She enjoyed it :D
Tomorrow I'm gonna watch me some True Grit!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Feb 2012, 13:02
I just watched the Ring for the first time.

It was okay, I guess.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 14 Feb 2012, 22:42
I finally saw Scarface today. It wasn't what I expected. I laughed at inappropriate times and didn't give a shit about Tony Montana. He was just some idiot coke dealer and when he died I was happy that the movie was over. I love the soundtrack though. I am a sucker for Elizabeth Daily.
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Post by: DrPhibes on 14 Feb 2012, 22:43
My cool friends and wannabe gangsters all had a montana shirt, like he was a boss and awesome... I thought he was shit ^_^
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Post by: Skaltura on 16 Feb 2012, 04:36
Drive

fucking best movie of 2011

That is all.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 18 Feb 2012, 16:07
Finally watched The Godfather. Two whole VHS's worth. It was better than I expected.
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Post by: DrPhibes on 19 Feb 2012, 02:27
Yesterday I watched the documentary Waste Land. Good stuff!
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Post by: Lupercal on 24 Feb 2012, 11:32
I finally saw Scarface today. It wasn't what I expected. I laughed at inappropriate times and didn't give a shit about Tony Montana. He was just some idiot coke dealer and when he died I was happy that the movie was over. I love the soundtrack though. I am a sucker for Elizabeth Daily.

Hate to sound like a tragic hipster, but the 1932 original is a lot better (note: I had to watch this as part of studying Crime Fiction)

Also, I watched the Godfather the other day too! It is amazing. Wasn't my first time but the gun behind the toilet scene still has me on the edge of my seat.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 24 Feb 2012, 11:57
Is the original also about Cuban drug dealers? Are there differences in story?
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Post by: Lupercal on 25 Feb 2012, 09:03
The original is more focused on gun crime, prohibition, 30s grimaces. I found both pretty funny (I suppose unintentionally) but I just thought that the 30s Scarface had a lot more individuality about it, you were really rooting for Tony even though he is a bit of an idiot, but there seems something more authentic about it. Tony is a man-about-town as opposed to a Cuban refugee, and I guess the differences mainly lie in the differences in decade, really. I suppose I'm just not into modern gangster films that much (although I love the Godfather).
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 25 Feb 2012, 10:53
I'll definitely try the old one. I never knew that Scarface was a remake.
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Post by: DrPhibes on 25 Feb 2012, 11:45
I watched Anonymous whilst cleaning and then Hugo.
Anonymous shouldn't be watched, by anyone, ever. It's not a bad movie, no, it's just that the concept of history and historical facts are screwed in such a way that it wasn't that much fun to watch.

Hugo felt very heavily auto-scripted to be honest. The whole story arc is so easy the movie practically writes itself. It fun to watch though! But not worth the 3D ticket. 2D is just as good. By having scorcese as director it does have a very high feel of it being made for older people... there is a sense of speed but that's in actions and plot structure, not in characters and their behaviour, kind of what is missing in a childrens film
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Post by: alienatedduck on 26 Feb 2012, 04:26
I saw Jaws for the first time ever on Friday after some nagging from a friend, which was fun, even if thanks to 'popular culture' I already knew the entire plot. Anyone else ever have this problem with popular films they've never seen?

Turned out they didn't need a bigger boat, though. A better boat would have helped though. Maybe one with cannons. (Pirate ship?)

I have only seen the Godfather once and I remember not being that impressed. I think to me it's just one of those films that can never live up to others praise of it.
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Post by: LTK on 27 Feb 2012, 10:56
Hugo felt very heavily auto-scripted to be honest. The whole story arc is so easy the movie practically writes itself. It fun to watch though! But not worth the 3D ticket. 2D is just as good. By having scorcese as director it does have a very high feel of it being made for older people... there is a sense of speed but that's in actions and plot structure, not in characters and their behaviour, kind of what is missing in a childrens film
I watched Hugo as well, was pretty entertaining. I don't know what you mean by auto-scripting, but a lot of the scenes were rather predictable. Others, however, did succeed in surprising me. I totally agree  with you about the 3D, it rather looked like a cardboard cutout. Not to mention the spectacular anachronism that is showing pre-WWI movies in 3D.

I liked that the movie kept really down-to-earth about the whole deal. From what little I knew about the movie, I was expecting the automaton to be more robot than machine, but there was nothing sci-fi or supernatural about it. In fact, building an automaton complex enough to be able to write or draw has actually been done (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaquet-Droz_automata), complete with pen-inking and head movements! I would have passed it off for fiction if not for wikipedia.

Also, I went to see it with the rest of the family, so now I have 4 sets of 3D glasses that they sold for keeps. It gave me an idea: If I removed the left lens from one set, and removed the right lens from another set, then switched the two, I could easily make two sets of functional 2D glasses, which are visually identical to the 3D ones. The lenses are flat and symmetrical (so not actually lenses) so they should fit in the right frame as well as they do in the left frame. This should be interesting...
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Post by: DrPhibes on 27 Feb 2012, 12:14
The highly scripted I refer to is the fact that all relationships in the movie are predictable and frankly a bit unnecessary, like the old woman with her dog. It only kinda keeps the movie from being boring for older people? I don't know

I watched it on my PC. But the feeling I got at the scenes that were 3D was that it wasn't needed for the story.


Also watched Puss In Boots. And that also was pretty predictable, I mean, totally predictable! The only time I laughed was when the beard guy in jail told the story of how he traded a cow.
Also watched 50/50 which I thought was a good movie although again with the love interest... This time it was done good though as I'm thinking about it.
Also watched Immortals which is just action packed godly nonsense. There could have been worse killings in it, it still was all a bit nice.
Also watched ... wait, I still have to see Warrior and A Better Life! Will do that on Wednesday I think :P


Yeah, I made this topic all for myself  :psyduck:
 
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Post by: Lupercal on 05 Mar 2012, 23:27
Finally saw Iron Man 2 in my effort to see the character films before I see The Avengers.

Disappointed, if I'm honest. Nothing like the 2008 original and was just one protracted flying/shooting scene after another.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 05 Mar 2012, 23:33
The problem is those are the bast part of the comics, so the guy with the DIRECTOR hat is all "MAKE IT MORE BLLGGKAKAGOW!" and the people make it. The Batman movies have always been to my liking.
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Post by: Lupercal on 07 Mar 2012, 12:29
Iron Man and Batman Begins shared a gritty realism, partially anyway. The idea that Iron Man was born from parts of weapons a US weapons company has sold to the Middle East? Awesome, and obviously very relatable. It just worked. IM2 was more "Hey, I'm drunk Iron Man and could easily kill all of you in this party accidently with one daft wave of my arm." It didn't really work for me, and I haven't read the comics, so I'm basing it purely on a casual audience viewing (which I suppose is where all the money is).

I did see another great Scorsese film the other day - The Color of Money. I watched it initially for Cruise, and stayed for Newman. Probably the only director and group of actors that can make pool interesting. Very 80s and very enjoyable. I would highly recommend it!

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Post by: IMMANotListening on 08 Mar 2012, 14:16
One thing you should also consider is that Iron Man in 2008 was not bound by expectations from previous movies since there were no previous Iron Man movies. I didn't even really know about Iron Man until I saw the movie, maybe heard him mentioned once or twice in the Marvel comics. So when it came out in theaters, it was a huge success. I think the fact at the time he was one of the few superhero movies to break out in colors that were not black or grey or had a dark past.

Watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade again. Never get sick of the score, the action and the dialogue.
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Post by: IrrationalPie on 10 Mar 2012, 17:24
Midnight in Paris

I really liked the concept and really enjoyed the movie despite hating Owen Wilson as an actor.

There were a few things I disliked about the movie.

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The OST is fantastic.


I guess, like I said, I really enjoyed the movie, but it could have been so much better.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 19 Mar 2012, 19:50
Contagion

Was a good outbreak simulation with a decent cast.  A bit slow paced, but they managed to keep things going.
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Post by: Lupercal on 20 Mar 2012, 03:21
Stand By Me in delicious Blu Ray. Although the quality wasn't brilliant, it is an amazing film. It is very odd how Stephen King is one of few authors whose books are also pretty incredible films (albeit very different).
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Post by: Eihigo on 22 Mar 2012, 04:12
The Motorcycle Diaries. Was actually pretty cool.

http://film.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/Critic_Review/Guardian_Film_of_the_week/0,,1291408,00.html
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Post by: Lupercal on 25 Mar 2012, 01:37
Watching that in a travel lit class next week, should be interesting.

Watched Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" last night. There are a LOT of tits in that film. It was very strange, but edge-of-your-seat kind of stuff anyway. Kind of reminded me of Vanilla Sky in its strangeness and wondering where on earth the film was going. The direction was amazing, and the use of artwork and certain colours (red was very prominent) worked really well. I'd sincerely recommend it.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 25 Mar 2012, 12:13
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess, from Ghibli Studios. So adorable and fun. I loved Kiki's Delivery Service; I'm not sure why I've not watched any other Miyazaki films...
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Post by: Lupercal on 25 Mar 2012, 15:33
The Woman In Black, very good horror movie, by Hammer films!

If only Daniel could ever be in a role where he has to act his own age...
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 25 Mar 2012, 15:44
Stand By Me in delicious Blu Ray. Although the quality wasn't brilliant, it is an amazing film. It is very odd how Stephen King is one of few authors whose books are also pretty incredible films (albeit very different).

King has had some good movie adaptations. Stand By Me, Shawshank, The Green Mile, The Mist; all very good films of his stories, but movies like The Running Man, Lawnmower Man, and The Stand, while good in their own right, are horrible to pin King's name onto it.
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Post by: Theyis on 26 Mar 2012, 01:30
The Hunger Games

Pretty entertaining for the next young adult fiction hype. I'll take post apocalyptic battle royale over glittering vampires any day... :)
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Post by: Lupercal on 31 Mar 2012, 05:52
The TV adaptation for The Stand was pretty good. Some of his films have flopped because he sells the rights of some of his films to unknown film makers for something like $5. The rest is in their hands. I need to find an actual source beyond my King-fanatic housemate.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Apr 2012, 10:54
Watched the 1936 Reefer Madness the last week. Ridiculous. Watched 2005 Reefer Madness musical the other night. So good, right away is in my top ten of films, I think. Watching the original helps but not necessary. I was singing the opening song in work and got into a serious conversation about marijuana with my supervisor. 8-)
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Post by: Lupercal on 03 Apr 2012, 04:05
On track with my current need to watch Road Movies, I saw Easy Rider for the first time. Great, and extremely depressing, film.

I also love how Jack Nicholson is essentially the same mental character in every film he's in.
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Post by: Algernon on 08 Apr 2012, 16:57
Just watched Starship Troopers for the first time.  I thought it was pretty hilarious and great.

Interesting how a lot of now-familiar faces pop up in side roles, but many of the perfect beautiful people in the main cast never really did much else of particular note.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 08 Apr 2012, 21:33
I loved that movie because there's no "Why are we fighting this war, man!" and no "Maybe we're the evil ones!" stuff. Just happy patriotic war and boobs.
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Post by: LTK on 09 Apr 2012, 03:01
'Foolproof' was on tv the other day, and I liked that movie but completely forgot its name after the first time I watched it. Really good heist movie.
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Post by: DrPhibes on 21 Apr 2012, 07:29
Headhunters or Hodejegerne in norwegian.

Awesome thriller about a short man who steals painting next to his high end recruiting job. It all goes wrong when he hears there's a Rubens at his new client's house who wants to become the new CEO of a track and trace firm...
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Post by: LTK on 21 Apr 2012, 15:55
Captain America. Forgettable.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 21 Apr 2012, 23:51
Six plus hours at a James Bond triple feature at the always amazing Castro Theater. 35mm prints on a giant screen of: Diamond are Forever / The Spy who Loved Me / From Russia with Love. Can't think of many better ways to spend a Saturday night.
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Post by: J on 23 Apr 2012, 18:05
last week i went out and saw The Raid, which was an awesomely insane malaysian action movie, and Cabin In The Woods, which was a highlarious deconstruction of modern horror movie cliches. enjoyed both a lot.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 24 Apr 2012, 05:09
Battle Royale, it's like Hunger Games only Japanese
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Post by: IDMG on 25 Apr 2012, 01:38
I watched Attack the Block again to see if there was something I missed the first time.

Nope, still one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 25 Apr 2012, 05:12
I watched Attack the Block again to see if there was something I missed the first time.

Nope, still one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Still probebly better than Twilight

...or The Room
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Room_(film)) Has to be one of the most pretentious steaming piles of bull hockey I've ever seen.

But another classic I just re-watched: Six String Samurai, Red Elvises FTW!
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Post by: Lupercal on 25 Apr 2012, 05:36
Don't you dare say bad things about The Room!

Wiseau is the world's greatest troll.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 25 Apr 2012, 08:11
Don't you dare say bad things about The Room!

Wiseau is the world's greatest troll.

Worst. Movie. Ever.

(http://images2.makefive.com/images/entertainment/television/best-simpsons-character/comic-book-guy-7.gif)
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Post by: Lupercal on 26 Apr 2012, 02:41
Yep. And it regularly sells out showings all over the world - its kind of the point. Its now another cult film, and I can see why.
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Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2012, 03:33
The Room was the first film my boyfriend and I watched together.

Also in the last week I've watched Iron Man (because I saw the sequel but not the original) and Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 26 Apr 2012, 07:38
Yep. And it regularly sells out showings all over the world - its kind of the point. Its now another cult film, and I can see why.

I guess I never got the joke, this must be how my friends feel when I talk about how Hobo With A Shotgun was great, or how the Human Centipede found a new level of horror.  :-\

I just know that this Wiseau person was a pretentious prick who wanted his name in every credit on the list even when he had someone else do the directing so he could focus on his "acting" without giving up his own directing credit.  But again, maybe it's part of a joke I just missed.  It's not HAHA funny, it's Andy Kaufman funny which only relates to a few.
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Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2012, 07:53
I personally found The Human Centipede rather boring. The big diapers just never let me get into the illusion. I'm yet to see the sequel.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 26 Apr 2012, 08:28
The first one was more about the psychological\body horror of it, the doctor is very clean and surgical with his "pet".  The sequel (I have yet to find a copy myself) is more brutal, with a guy who simply has an obsession for the first movie (In the second film, the first one was just a film) and puts it together brutally using little more than a hammer and staple gun.  Tom Six has said the second one would make the first look like "My Little Pony" (take that bronies  :-P) and the third will make them both look like Walt Disney.  After the issues and controversy with the second, I'm not sure if the Final Sequence will make it.  But just the sheer body horror of the films seem to disturb people on a level most horror films can't
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Post by: Welu on 27 Apr 2012, 03:17
I didn't really get a psychological horror from the film.  I interpret that more as being to do with getting into the character's fear and their feelings. I prefer the Saw series for  psychological/body horror. *gets slapped for loving the Saw series* Maybe I'm just not squeamish enough for Centipede concept or I just relate to the possible pain in the more "realistic" films.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 27 Apr 2012, 21:49
Once again, Blair Witch is being ripped off by somebody. In Blair Witch 2, the first Blair Witch movie was a movie and these kids go out into the woods in maryland on a Blair Witch tour. This is the most times I've ever written "Blair Witch" in one paragraph.
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Post by: Lupercal on 28 Apr 2012, 04:15
Oops. Kind of ripped that off in my amazing low budget student film intro, the forever unfinished 2008 masterpiece Thrasher Woods.

Premise? Group of whacky 17 year olds get sent a tape chronicling the misadventures of another group of students who "mysteriously disappeared" a few years ago. So, naturally, the kids go the same place, with cameras, and shit goes down. By that I mean Blair Witch shit, which means I stepped on a leaf and shit myself kind of horror.

Anyway, because my Facebook feed was abuzz with people talking about the Avengers, I watched The Incredible Hulk last night in preparation for seeing it. I still need to see Thor and Captain America.  Housemate's verdict was that it was so much better than the trailers make out (which is kind of like Hey I'm Iron Man and here are some other costumed people)

Just watched Chasing Amy (Jason Lee in anything other than Earl is still a novelty for me, as was Ben Affleck with facial hair) and didn't think too much of it. Lack of closure at the end of what is essentially a sort of rom-com didn't do it for me.
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Post by: LTK on 28 Apr 2012, 04:36
I still haven't seen Thor either, although I can't remember whether or not I saw the Hulk. I wouldn't bother with Captain America though. The premise pretty much tells you everything there is to know about it.
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Post by: Cie on 30 Apr 2012, 15:11
Watched Mean Streets on the beeb the other night. 1973 film about italian-american mobsters in New York with Robert de Niro in it, and really, really cleverly filmed. I could see a film student gawking about this one. You got a real sense of  how NY was at that time, and little Italy, with all its grime and glamour. The first half was funny-at-times and a bit boring at times, although the second half, particularly the last twenty minutes is really compelling viewing. Glued to my seat, my heart rate picking up in the last scene, audibly gasping - the whole drill. The ending really impacted hard. I need to give it a rewatch when I'm not half-asleep - some great acting there.
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Post by: nekowafer on 01 May 2012, 13:07
Cabin In The Woods. It was awesome. I already knew the premise because a friend of mine is a movie-ruining jerkface.. but that was okay. I loved how they played it out.

I think the bit with the elevators dinging near the end was my favorite, actually. And anyone who didn't see it is now completely confused.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 01 May 2012, 14:39
Time Bandits! Man do I love Time Bandits. It's such a ridiculous, wonderful movie. AND I think I noticed something this time around that I'm wondering if any cult sci-fi movie fans can help me with: is the dog that Benson gets turned into fairly late in the movie the same dog that plays Blood in "A Boy and His Dog"?? The timeline makes sense and they look a LOT alike.
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Post by: Welu on 02 May 2012, 01:18
Saw The Avengers. Had a cinematographygasm during the long shot in the big fight.
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Post by: verdyyy3 on 02 May 2012, 13:16
Haven't watched a movie in a while.. What do you guys think, which one should it be today:

Unbreakable
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Puss In Boots
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 02 May 2012, 14:38
Are those the only choices?
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Post by: verdyyy3 on 02 May 2012, 17:34
Well no, there's these as well:

The King's Speech
2012
The Smurfs
In Time

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Post by: Lupercal on 04 May 2012, 05:52
Personally I would've gone for the King's Speech. (which I guess I saw recently)

Avengers - very well done. The trailers make it look like Tony-Stark-and-some-other-people but its probably because Iron Man is the most notable out of those and Robert Downy Jr is the most charismatic (also, his film was the earliest). It was a shame I had to see it in 3D because some of the action was blurry and I felt unable to focus in some of the fast chase scenes around the city. Aside from that, a great film (glad Thor finally managed to use lightening too)

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Post by: DrPhibes on 05 May 2012, 11:38
Just saw Cypher, a espionage movie from 2002 that's entertaining, but it won't blow your mind away. And I say espionage like it is, there's only one explosion and and a few gunshots. The rest is double-espionage and more.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 05 May 2012, 12:13
Went to a triple feature last night: Big screen, 35mm prints of Predator/The Thing/A Boy and his Dog A.K.A. six hours of pure awesomeness.
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Post by: LTK on 05 May 2012, 16:21
Inglourious Basterds. That was a damn good movie.
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Post by: verdyyy3 on 11 May 2012, 03:59
Watched This Means War at someone's house last weekend.. stupidest. movie. ever.  :x
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Post by: Lupercal on 11 May 2012, 04:25
You'd think that Reese Witherspoon/Chris Pine would be a good combination. Nooo.

Saw the Green Mile last night, finally. Extremely depressing, but very worthwhile to tick off another Stephen King adaption off.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 13 May 2012, 00:01
Avengers.

Casting that Just Works.

Shows what can happen when you put someone in charge who actually cares about the material.
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Post by: Lupercal on 13 May 2012, 01:36
Couldn't agree more. Had to tear a peer to shreds who said Captain America was a pointless character, but he had only seen the first Iron Man film previously, so I don't think he understood who Cpt America was.

I especially thought Mark Ruffalo was a good choice, and the CGI on the Hulk was infinitely better than the 2008 version.
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Post by: verdyyy3 on 15 May 2012, 18:39
In Time - A good time pass but nothing extraordinary

The Descendants - I seriously didn't get what the big fuss was about .....(please don't hate me)

:meh:
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Post by: Welu on 16 May 2012, 01:32
Braindead. Was very tired and had to get up early so had to stop and watch the glorious third act the next day. It's a very disgusting film and I loved it.
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Post by: LTK on 16 May 2012, 08:34
Intouchables. Pretty entertaining but nothing to write home about.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 May 2012, 08:47
I finally watched the Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining, and I thought it was really good. I loved the music and how it sort of makes you think something could happen at any time. Also, Jack Nicholson is really fucking scary pretty much all the time. I think it's the eyebrows
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 16 May 2012, 08:56
I finally watched the Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining, and I thought it was really good. I loved the music and how it sort of makes you think something could happen at any time. Also, Jack Nicholson is really fucking scary pretty much all the time. I think it's the eyebrows

I tend to perfer the ABC version of The Shining.  Kubrick has a tendancy to put me to sleep.  Not that he wasn't any good, just notoriously dull.
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Post by: DrPhibes on 18 May 2012, 05:16
I saw the Avengers the other day too and can concur it's a great action movie. Though one thing bothers me and that's the endscene fights which
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Post by: DrPhibes on 19 May 2012, 08:54
Men In Black 2 yesterday. I feel disappointed by the movie, it was not as good as I once thought it was. It's like a 6 and a half our of ten.
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Post by: Carl-E on 19 May 2012, 13:18
Saw Avengers and Dark Shaows atthe drive-in with a gaggle of teenagers last night. 


It was fun.  So were the movies.  Really enjoyed them both! 
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Post by: Welu on 21 May 2012, 02:22
Saw The Dictator. Was decent I thought. Usually not a fan of Insulting-For-The-Sake-Of-Insulting shock humour but there were so many women in the place gasping at the jokes. Seriously, what did you think the film was about? If you haven't seen the trailer, the shock is gone after ten minutes.

I wouldn't say it was clever but it took its messed-up-ness to such silly levels, I was amused.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 21 May 2012, 08:15
Has anybody seen the new Three Stooges movie? Was it ok?
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 21 May 2012, 08:40
Has anybody seen the new Three Stooges movie? Was it ok?

Haven't seen it, but have heard it's funny and the actors nailed the roles, but you can see why the originals didn't do full length movies, tends to get tired after the 1 hour mark.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 21 May 2012, 09:01
That's nice. I was going to see that The Raven movie, but I don't want to have to inform the people in the theater how they got Poe's shit all wrong. Three Stooges it is!
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 21 May 2012, 09:33
That's nice. I was going to see that The Raven movie, but I don't want to have to inform the people in the theater how they got Poe's shit all wrong. Three Stooges it is!


If there ever was a movie to pirate, The Raven would be it.  Otherwise I don't think it's actually paying for. none of Cusak's movies are
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Jun 2012, 13:17
I just saw Drive and it was pretty good, even if it was really sad. I didn't know it was so gory though.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Jun 2012, 19:58
Dark Shadows. A failure if it was trying to be an homage to the original, or a respectful reimagining, or a comedy, or a horror film, or a character film, or an interesting plot. Minor success as a period piece.
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Post by: Nikolai on 02 Jun 2012, 01:14
Battleship. Normally I'm very easy to please when it comes to action movies. Give me some explosions, firefights, and a couple of almost-correctly kitted soldiers, and I'll give it a thumbs up. But this? This was just painful.
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Post by: LTK on 02 Jun 2012, 03:05
The Avengers. Had a good laugh. Interesting what they did with reflections too. Also reminded me why I dislike 3D movies so much: they make watching into an effort. Gotta get me some of those 2D glasses sometime.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Jun 2012, 04:14
Saw Men In Black 3. I really liked it and was totally blown away by Jemaine Clement because I spent the whole film, "I know who that is but can't think of who it is!"-ing at him then was gobsmacked at the credits.

Had to see it in 3D though and ugh... The 3D ads for turning off your phone was far superior. Cinema upgraded its projector so I could actually see the 3D where I was looking, not just in my periphery. If you can see it in 2D, do it.
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Post by: Sorflakne on 03 Jun 2012, 18:42
Snow White and the Huntsman.  I was sufficiently entertained, and it was way superior to the Disney version.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Jun 2012, 07:53
I also just saw Snow White and the Huntsman. Theron really gave an interesting depth to the evil queen and the movie itself actually wasn't bad. It was an interesting twist on the fairy tale/Disney version. My faith has been restored somewhat in Stewart's acting abilities. (She's stiff in the Twilight series, much less so in the Runaways and SWatH.)

But compared to Mirror Mirror, I liked Mirror Mirror better. It was a very fun take on Snow White. But both movies did something great - they made Snow White into a badass and not just some pansy who cleans all the time.
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Post by: Lupercal on 07 Jun 2012, 07:25
I don't understand Prometheus, or its positive critical reception.
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Post by: Mister D Nomms on 07 Jun 2012, 07:32
Are there space boobs in it?
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 11 Jun 2012, 06:44
Are there space boobs in it?

Or space ass crack?
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 11 Jun 2012, 09:48
Spent 12ish hours in a movie theater on Saturday for a Killer Summer quintuple feature. The lineup was:

One Crazy Summer / Wet Hot American Summer / Friday the 13th / Dead Alive / The Burning

All awesome, and surprisingly easy to sit through.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 18 Jun 2012, 09:15
Iron Sky: The campyest, most racist movie of all times.

But the good thing about it was: EVERYONE was a stereotype, from the token black hero, to the Sarah Palinesque president, to the North Korean claiming the Nazi Uber-ship was designed by Kim Jong Il himself.

It was so full of win!
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Post by: Lines on 18 Jun 2012, 17:38
Prometheus was....ok? I mean, there were little parts I enjoyed and it was pretty, but the storyline was meh. It moved too slow and not a lot happened, I guess. I don't know. But Michael Fassbender as David was pretty much my favorite part of the movie. He did a great job with his character.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 20 Jun 2012, 06:06
21 Jump Street is the fucking worst movie.

Johnny Depp aproves this post  :evil:
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Post by: Welu on 21 Jun 2012, 04:50
Saw the trailer for Monsters University last night. Showed it to my boyfriend and he told me he'd never seen Monsters Inc. Can't count how many times I've seen it now so much fun and so much AWW. He liked it too.
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Post by: Sorflakne on 22 Jun 2012, 19:01
I saw that trailer tonight, too :P 

And one for The Hobbit.  In 3D.  IT'S GONNA BE EPIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!!!!


And saw Brave tonight.  IMO, it is one of the better Pixar movies I've seen (ok, a low fantasy setting with swords and magic and whatnot probably makes me bias), but interspaced with the usual Disney/Pixar goofiness, there was a grittiness to it that made it enjoyable for older people as well (along with a couple nightmare fuel-inducing scenes).  I figured out the major plot points pretty easily, but I pushed that knowledge aside and allowed myself to enjoy the movie (it worked).  And the final fight scene I'd say is comparable to Simba vs Scar and Gaston vs Beast.

And the mini-clip before the movie started was adorable.

Pixar, make moar fantasy!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jun 2012, 08:12
I saw Brave yesterday and I enjoyed it a lot. It's not a Pixar insta-classic, but it's still a really good movie. It definitely uses old tropes, but it does them in a way that is really good.
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Post by: doombilly on 23 Jun 2012, 11:21
I watched Attack the Block again to see if there was something I missed the first time.

Nope, still one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Aw, I liked it. You should probably not watch Attack the Gas Station. It isn't related except for similarities of the titles.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 25 Jun 2012, 09:40
Must check out this movie now, anything has to be better than Monster Brawl.  It's a bad combo of classic monsters with cheesy wrestling.  Even Dave Foley couldn't save this film.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Jun 2012, 10:01
I saw a preview for The Incredibles II and it looked awesome.
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Post by: Lupercal on 27 Jun 2012, 02:24
Prometheus was....ok? I mean, there were little parts I enjoyed and it was pretty, but the storyline was meh. It moved too slow and not a lot happened, I guess. I don't know. But Michael Fassbender as David was pretty much my favorite part of the movie. He did a great job with his character.

I should probably send Ridley a congratulations card for ruining any mystery that he built up in Alien. No questions were answered, and if they were, they were just answered with more questions.

(If you've seen Prometheus you might like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0)
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Post by: Lines on 27 Jun 2012, 05:22
Yeah, I pretty much asked all of those same questions while watching the movie.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Jul 2012, 09:35
Caught The Incredible Hulk on tv yesterday. It was nice, although having the whole thing lead up to a Hulk vs. Abomination showdown kind of made the entire previous conflict irrelevant. They could have had that fight in the beginning of the movie and it would have ended exactly the same way. Ah well, it's a superhero movie, so what are ya gonna do?
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Post by: Welu on 08 Jul 2012, 09:47
My boyfriend and I have made a deal for alternating picks on a regular movie night. Last night was my choice and we watched Kung Pow because I finally packed out my DVDs and I forgot I owned it. Andrew had never seen it and he liked it so we're 1 - 1 on our choices.
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Post by: Lupercal on 10 Jul 2012, 03:44
The Amazing Spider-Man


It was actually, surprisingly, against my utmost cynicism of reboots and superhero films, amazing. Really well done. A lot of critics are saying "Same as the other one!" - well, duh, how are you supposed to make a Spiderman origins story different when you're using the same source material and the other film only came out ten years ago? I liked the characters better than the original (especially Uncle Ben), I enjoyed the point-of-view Spiderman shots, and just thought the whole story was well constructed.

 
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jul 2012, 09:02
I saw Amazing Spider-man and really liked it too. Basically everything you just said. Plus, Spider-man never made me cry like Amazing did.
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Post by: Welu on 11 Jul 2012, 03:49
I loved it too. Agreement on the crying but Confession: I've only seen Spiderman 3. Also, I liked it.
Even got into a debate about Amazing with someone who's basic complaint was, "We've seen this kind of story before." Well, yeah... That doesn't mean it's badly told though.
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Post by: Lupercal on 11 Jul 2012, 04:29
I think it also had that tinge of a comedy element that worked so well in The Avengers too.

The trailers made Garfield's Peter Parker look like an utter moron (the trailer I saw was the awkward "wanna do something soon?" scene in school), but he seemed stronger than Maguire's Parker. That is probably solely to do with the tone of the film, but hey.

Christ Welu, you only saw Spiderman 3? I kind of feel sorry for you. The first two were actually okay, and didn't involve a student having an emo-mid-life-crisis mid-film.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 11 Jul 2012, 09:56
My impression of the critics crying foul about The Amazing Spiderman re-hashing old territory is that a full on reboot wasn't actually necessary. The modern Spiderman universe has been fleshed out by major blockbuster movies and we don't need to retread that territory. It would have been totally plausible to "continue" the story started with Raimi's films, introducing us to Garfield's Spiderman as fully fledged character. People would buy the actor changes; audiences swallow way more ridiculous things than that, after all. I've got to say that I agree with this sentiment. I haven't seen TAS yet, and part of that is because I don't want to see dweeby Peter Parker get bitten by a spider and have to flummox his way through web slinging in what I can only assume is a very fast paced montage in which minor slapstick elements are employed to increasingly lofty string music as he figures his shit out and then gets a speech from Uncle Ben and meanwhile fumbles his way through trying to cop a feel from a girl who, lets face it, is way out of his league and, assuming this is a high school on planet earth, would probably not really acknowledge his existence, all things being equal.

I dunno, maybe this reboot is aimed at the generation below mine who weren't really able to see the first couple Maguire Spiderman films, but I can't help but feel that a lot of time was surely wasted developing characters and a story that everyone not only already knows but has seen within not-too-distant memory. Wouldn't it have been better to jump right into the fray, introduce some cool villains right off the bat, and have more bad-ass Superhero v. Villain brawls? Of course, I really disliked the previous Spiderman trilogy - I thought the first was just OK and the next two went WAY downhill from there - so maybe getting a clean slate is what the series needed after all.
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Post by: Welu on 13 Jul 2012, 13:57
Christ Welu, you only saw Spiderman 3? I kind of feel sorry for you. The first two were actually okay, and didn't involve a student having an emo-mid-life-crisis mid-film.

I was entertained, whether it meant to do it the way it did or not.

From what I know the reboot only exists so Warner Bros could hold on to their license.
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Post by: Bachi-Atari on 17 Jul 2012, 09:02
Quote from: Welu
From what I know the reboot only exists so Warner Bros could hold on to their license.

All too common, it's the biggest reason for most remakes/sequels (out side of trilogies) and even doing that stupid 4th movie that didn't need to be made except to save the licensing.


Also, anyone seen They Live? Is it worth it?
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Post by: Lines on 19 Jul 2012, 11:50
It's hilarious. Personally I think it's worth watching. Even if it's just to hear the line, "I've come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum," and watch Roddy Piper and Keith David beat the shit out of each other.
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Post by: Sorflakne on 19 Jul 2012, 18:07
Another movie I saw awhile ago was The Shrine.  One of the better horror/thriller movies I've seen in awhile.

Seems to only exist on Netflix, where I happened to stumble upon it one day.  Haven't found it in DVD or BluRay yet.
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Post by: Welu on 21 Jul 2012, 06:34
The Dark Knight Rises. Loved it. Some of my friends were there by coincidence so hung out with them after and had very nerdy feminist discussion even though I was the only female in the group.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 21 Jul 2012, 22:01
"Night of the Comet"! A bizarre, hilarious, and horribly plotted 80s flick about two sisters battling to survive zombies and evil scientists after radiation from a comet turns most of LA (and probably the world) to dust. In other words, this movie rules so much.
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Post by: LTK on 29 Jul 2012, 13:26
Brave. It was fun, and such a relief that I didn't have to put so much effort in watching the 3D effects this time. A 2D movie just lets you relax. And the movie: I was surprised with the direction the plot took, and I had the impression it was mainly done for giggles. Still, it resolved itself nicely, and I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Lines on 30 Jul 2012, 09:04
Watched Savages last week at the theater. I liked the story line ok, but it was way too graphic in some scenes.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Aug 2012, 04:50
Finally saw Dark Knight Rises and it was awesome. I'm kind of sad Nolan won't be making any more Batman movies because I liked his more realistic take on it. Though it is a little open for sequels, so maybe something will come of it? But I'll be sad if they do make more and they're not quite up to par.
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Post by: DudeReadThis on 01 Aug 2012, 06:01
I really think (and hope) that there are sequels to Nolan's Dark Knight movies
And not just because of the
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Post by: Lines on 01 Aug 2012, 08:10
Maybe...
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Also I saw a preview for Man of Steel and it looks really interesting. The cast list (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/) also looks pretty good, especially for some of the side characters.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Aug 2012, 08:33
If Killer Croc got introduced at all in this timeline, it would be more along the lines of his (obvious homage) appearance in the show The Cape I think, but he's also not an interesting enough villian on his own to make the star of a Nolan style film. If he came around, he'd likely be a soldier henchman for someone else.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Aug 2012, 17:59
The look that he had in that Brian Azzarello Joker book would have fit pretty well in the Nolan universe.
(http://www.trashmutant.com/uploads/1/0/9/8/10984559/76134.jpg?352)

Also, they're gonna try for a more Justice League friendly Batman from now on.
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Post by: DudeReadThis on 01 Aug 2012, 20:18
Maybe...
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Also I saw a preview for Man of Steel and it looks really interesting. The cast list (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0770828/) also looks pretty good, especially for some of the side characters.

Oh man, I so want to see
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Yes, I too got the Man of Steel trailer and I hope I can drag my family to go see it with me.

@Blue Kitty

Mother of god, they did The Avengers, would it be possible for a Justice League movie?!?

Buuuuut, there may not be a 4th Nolan Batman movie since
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Maybe Nolan might make
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Post by: Lines on 01 Aug 2012, 20:26
I think it's been stated that Nolan would only make three Batman movies and that was it. I don't think he'll be directing anymore Batman related movies, but he might produce. (I noticed he was one of the producers for Man of Steel.) But the possibility is open and I hope it gets pursued in the future.
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Post by: Lupercal on 07 Aug 2012, 09:16
A sequel could be over-doing it though. The Nolan Trilogy took seven years to be released (not including filming for BB) - if there is going to be a sequel, it is at least three or four years down the line from here.

As for Zsasz - wasn't he in Dark Knight Rises? I'm sure I heard his name.

My take on it:

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Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2012, 09:20
He was probably in the prison. He is a serial killer, after all.
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Post by: LTK on 08 Aug 2012, 17:31
Black Swan (DVD) and Moonrise Kingdom (theater). Both were amazing.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Aug 2012, 20:25
As for Zsasz - wasn't he in Dark Knight Rises? I'm sure I heard his name.

He was in Batman Begins, so maybe they mentioned him in Rises.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Sep 2012, 13:27
Hedwig And The Angry Inch. Been meaning to watch it for ages and really enjoyed it. Loved the song Wicked Little Town.
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Post by: Redball on 01 Sep 2012, 13:38
I spent a couple of weeks in India in 2000 with a group of young people, one of whom was Miriam Shor, who played Yitzhak.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Sep 2012, 14:15
That's pretty neat. I didn't realize during the movie they were female, so credit to the performance and make-up.

I really liked Hedwig's dialogue and the aloofness with which they talked to the crowds.
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Post by: Redball on 01 Sep 2012, 14:54
Now I have to admit that I never saw it. Miriam got a part in a TV show, I think a sitcom, that my wife and I watched a couple of times. She graduated from the same suburban Detroit high school our daughter attended. A fellow classmate, nearly a decade after their graduation, had married an Indian woman he'd met at an anthropology course taught in India, in a civil ceremony in Ohio. The couple planned a Hindu ceremony in Calcutta in 2000, and invited their friends to the wedding and some group travel following. Our daughter was invited. Without money, she invited me. I bought three tickets. Our daughter met the guy she was to marry, and backed out. Clara and I went to the wedding although we hadn't met either bride or groom. Had a great time, minus a few hiccups.
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Post by: VonKleist on 02 Sep 2012, 04:51
I watched "Source Code" and "Moon" yesterday and after I realized they were both by the same guy.. who is also David Bowie´s son :D

I think I liked "Moon" a little better, though both movies were great.
It has that deserted and lonely feel of 2001 or Solaris, and the twist was thought-provoking and depressing at the same time. Maybe the end was a bit sappy for my taste but overall very entertaining if you like that kind of stuff.

Also saw "Capricorn One" as part of my ongoing "Sci-fi" rehash-thing. More of a thriller/government-cover-up thing, but I remembered seeing it as a kid with my dad and it had kind of struck me then with the eerie photography of the astronauts crawling through the desert, not of Mars but of Earth, being chased by black helicopters and all.
Also it´s by Peter Hyams who made "2010" and "Outland", so is well versed in the gloomy-scifi field.

I think I´ll probably see "The Sleeper" next. Another one I saw with my dad ages ago.
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Post by: Welu on 09 Sep 2012, 15:56
Watched the original Terminator. Realized about twenty minutes in I'd never seen it before! I really thought I had, because I've definitely seen 2 and 3, plus I knew so many of the scenes from parodies and Best [type] Scene lists.

Loved it.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Sep 2012, 20:25
I just watched Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down with a real young Antonio Banderas. It was really odd and I am scratching my head trying to figure out how it's a romance movie.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Sep 2012, 06:41
Our daughter met the guy she was to marry, and backed out.

...What?
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Post by: Redball on 13 Sep 2012, 06:57
As in, "backed out of the trip." It's OK though. They've been married for 10 years.
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Post by: Lines on 13 Sep 2012, 07:12
Oh, so he wasn't related to the wedding at all? For whatever reason, I pictured her meeting some random guy and she was also supposed to marry him at that wedding and she freaked out. I don't know why I thought that, it sounds like a terrible rom-com plot line.
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Post by: LTK on 13 Sep 2012, 08:41
Oh, so I wasn't the only one confused about that.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Sep 2012, 12:15
I just saw Paranorman, and it's really good. I mean I shouldn't be surprised considering how much I enjoyed Coraline.
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Post by: Welu on 15 Sep 2012, 05:08
The Watch. Wasn't expecting much but was delightfully surprised. I really liked Vince Vaughn and Richard Ayoade. Nice to see Ayoade breaking in to bigger things.
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Post by: Blyss on 15 Sep 2012, 10:45
Life on Mars, Season 1. 

I was very pleasantly surprised.  Hadn't heard a thing about it, just picked it up at my local library, and yeah, that was pretty awesome.
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Post by: ponderch3rry on 16 Sep 2012, 18:51
I just re-watched The Phantom (Billy Zane style).

I remember thinking it was such an awesome movie when I was a kid, now it's like some cheezed-up Indiana Jones rip-off with a guy in purple spandex instead of a leather jacket. Still a fun watch, though!
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Post by: Carl-E on 16 Sep 2012, 23:59
I remember thinking it was such an awesome movie when I was a kid

Wait - didn't it just come out a couple of years ago? 

[checks date - 1996!?!??!]

Damn, I'm getting old - my sense of time's slipping. 
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Sep 2012, 09:08
I just re-watched The Phantom (Billy Zane style).

I remember thinking it was such an awesome movie when I was a kid, now it's like some cheezed-up Indiana Jones rip-off with a guy in purple spandex instead of a leather jacket. Still a fun watch, though!

The Phantom movie makes me think of that Shadow movie they made around the same time. Also, I totally had one of those promo skull rings and I wore it all the time.
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Post by: ponderch3rry on 19 Sep 2012, 16:52
I remember thinking it was such an awesome movie when I was a kid

Wait - didn't it just come out a couple of years ago? 

[checks date - 1996!?!??!]

Damn, I'm getting old - my sense of time's slipping.

I know, right? I was under the impression I had only seen it at the cinemas a few years ago... but I was about 10 years off hehe.

The Phantom movie makes me think of that Shadow movie they made around the same time. Also, I totally had one of those promo skull rings and I wore it all the time.

Ooooo I haven't seen that one in a while. TO THE INTERNET!!!

I would have worn the heck out of a skull ring, kudos!
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Post by: VonKleist on 23 Sep 2012, 02:43
Day of the Dead (1985)

Some over the top acting but overall quite enjoyable. The two bearded soldier characters (Steele and the other one) freaked me out and gave a feel for the breach between the "brainy" scientists and the "brawny", menacing soldiers, fed up with protecting them. Also it has just the right length (102 min) not to bore those twitchy people like me.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Oct 2012, 16:55
Well, I recently re-watched Clive Barker's Nightbreed and then I found out about this!

Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/midian-lives-restored-nightbreed-directors-cut-to-screen-worldwide-ahead-of-blu-ray-release-20121002)
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Post by: Lupercal on 04 Oct 2012, 12:42
Prometheus.

I don't see what people disliked about it. Solid flick.

Fuck I have so many problems with that film it is ridiculous. Don't understand all the positive media attention.

This guy pretty much sums up all the questions I had: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x1YuvUQFJ0

OH HEY EVERYONE

Go see Looper. Seriously. Brilliant, clever, makes you think why time travel movies had to have so many 'rules' before this one. Won't say too much more though.
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Post by: pwhodges on 04 Oct 2012, 15:35
I watched Akira for the first time the night before last; I'm still trying to get my head back on straight. 

Highly recommended, I think, but not an easy watch in some respects (and I don't really mean the violence, which is organic to the story, and quite acceptable in context to my mind).
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Post by: Welu on 05 Oct 2012, 04:00
Saw Looper last night. I really liked it but the cinema had the volume up stupidly loud and my ears still hurt this morning. Doubly frustrating since my boyfriend agreed the trailers were too loud but thought the film was grand.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Oct 2012, 07:26
How does that make it more annoying? Unless I'm reading your post wrong, you both enjoyed the film but thought it was too loud...
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Post by: pwhodges on 05 Oct 2012, 07:33
I read that as the trailers were too loud, but boyfriend didn't think the film was.  For my part, I take cheap musician earplugs (http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACS-ER20-Musicians-Earplugs/dp/B000UJ8RHE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1349447545&sr=8-3) when going to the cinema.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Oct 2012, 08:55
Oh yea, s'pose.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Oct 2012, 03:23
I read that as the trailers were too loud, but boyfriend didn't think the film was.  For my part, I take cheap musician earplugs (http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACS-ER20-Musicians-Earplugs/dp/B000UJ8RHE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1349447545&sr=8-3) when going to the cinema.

Yes. My speaking/writing style let me down there. Usually the noise level is fine but the headphones are not a bad idea.
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Post by: Torlek on 07 Oct 2012, 18:41
Go see Looper. Seriously. Brilliant, clever, makes you think why time travel movies had to have so many 'rules' before this one. Won't say too much more though.

THIS. Though I think the time travel had some very distinct rules, they just didn't labor over them and let you put the pieces together. That said, it's REAL science fiction. It uses the future world and its technology to tell the story and examine the human condition while not making the story about the future world and its technology. If you just go in wanting a sci-fi action flick you'll leave somewhat pleased. The action is kinda muted and there's no real good or bad guy, it's actually kinda got a glare-filled future dystopia Noir feel in that manner. But if you put on your thinking cap and let it lead you on a merry chase you'll be rewarded with multi-layered characters convincingly played by good actors and a story that asks some great questions and provides some very interesting thoughts. This movie is in the same league as District 9 and Inception.
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Post by: Papersatan on 07 Oct 2012, 19:54
I just watched God Bless America.  It was good.  I was particularly happy with the way the relationship developed between the two main characters.  It had the potential to be really disappointing, but kept its integrity. 
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Post by: idontunderstand on 10 Oct 2012, 14:56
The Untouchables (2011)

Really recommended. Great story, great acting. Funny and just enough drama. Also it's French, which was kind of refreshing..
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Nov 2012, 18:22
I just saw Wreck-It Ralph and I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.
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Post by: Lupercal on 06 Nov 2012, 13:03
Skyfall. Not quite sure what I saw. Loved it though. Won't say too much more incase people have been living under rocks and/or haven't seen it yet.
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Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 06 Nov 2012, 14:07
Living under rocks? It's not out in the US for another three days!
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Post by: Lines on 06 Nov 2012, 15:11
The Untouchables (2011)

Really recommended. Great story, great acting. Funny and just enough drama. Also it's French, which was kind of refreshing..

I just looked this up - it sounds really good! I'm going to have to see if I can find it anywhere around here.
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Post by: Lupercal on 07 Nov 2012, 14:18
Living under rocks? It's not out in the US for another three days!

Ha, totally forgot about that. I'll eagerly await the reviews then!
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 09 Nov 2012, 21:08
"Red Chapel", 2009.

A Danish surrealist comedy group takes their show on the road for a cultural exchange -- to North Korea.

The effect is like taking the square root of a tomato, only stranger.

EDIT: More coherently, it's a case of postmodern irony colliding with Orwellian doublethink, leaving the mangled corpse of reality bleeding on the pavement wishing for a gentler environment like a Philip K. Dick story or an acid trip.

EDIT: Skyfall. Creepiest Bond villain ever. Preserves the flavor of the franchise while expanding out of cliche-land. Recovers the art of good one-liners that was presumed dead in the Roger Moore era. Actors played precisely and even with some subtlety.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Nov 2012, 10:22
I watched The Grey last night. After it was over I sobbed while eating cake and thinking about the futility of life and the fight for survival.
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Post by: Lupercal on 13 Nov 2012, 12:49
Am I right in thinking Liam Neeson + broken mini-fridge vodka bottles vs wolf? Need to see that. And eat cake.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Nov 2012, 14:31
Yup, that's the one.

Great, but also the most depressing movie I've seen in ages.
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Post by: Blyss on 14 Nov 2012, 12:43
Just watched Total Recall (2012)

Was enjoyable, if pretty separated in story from the first one.  I still feel what I initially did when I heard about it: why did this need to be remade?

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Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Nov 2012, 18:10
Breaking Dawn II. Skyfall.

Both better than expected. I still don't get how vampires are supposed to be so pretty and then they cast really ... not so pretty people as the Cullens, but whatevs. Highly enjoyable.

Skyfall is Good.
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Post by: Lupercal on 20 Nov 2012, 15:20
As a commuter, very very tempted to James Bond it down the escalator on the way home from work at my local Tube station. Unfortunately, there isn't a villian in front of me to knock off all those ball-crushing obstacles such as No Smoking signs and Emergency Stop buttons.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Nov 2012, 02:40
I just watched Drive Angry. That was an absolutely terrible movie that I kind of sort of enjoyed, but it's almost entirely due to every single scene that The Accountant was in.
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Post by: Welu on 21 Nov 2012, 12:24
I loved that film for The Accountant.
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Post by: riccostar on 21 Nov 2012, 15:40
Skyfall, really liked it.  The new Q has an attitude and is a bit of a screwup but I like him nonetheless.
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Post by: fivegallery on 23 Nov 2012, 16:21
The Dead Zone - old(ish) movie based on a Stephen King novel, basically Cristopher Walken gets future-seeing powers and saves the world. It's pretty good and holds up pretty well, except for the sometimes cheesy sound effects.
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Post by: Castlerook on 24 Nov 2012, 17:10
Currently watching Alligator 2: The Mutation.
Dee Wallace is in it, so I presume she's going to get terrorised by the aforementioned mutant alligator.
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Post by: Bev on 25 Nov 2012, 05:38
Wacthed Sexy Beast again a few nights ago, I could listen to Ben Kingsley swear forever. He steals the movie so much that every moment he's not in it feels empty. Can't recommend this movie enough.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Nov 2012, 17:12
I just watched Exit Humanity and I thought it was a pretty good zombie/western movie.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Nov 2012, 03:40
I just watched Modify. It's a documentary about body modification from 2005. It's a well done and interesting looking into the culture from various POVs, including Drag Queen, gender reassignment, plastic surgery, body building, tattooing, implants and scarification though it definitely focuses more on certain aspects of it. Not the first time I've seen it, but it holds up pretty well I think.

You can watch it on Youtube if you like.

Modify (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WscuHzmKn40) NSFW if that really needs to be stated.
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Post by: Thrillho on 27 Nov 2012, 13:21
Watched 21 Jump Street on Netflix last night, and it was fan-fucking-tastic. A really funny comedy, had riffing in it (which I love within reason), slapstick, action, genuinely funny lines, and none of it was at anyone's expense.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 Nov 2012, 22:01
I went to the theatrical release of two TNG season 2 episodes, with commentary and interviews.

_The Measure of a Man_ was cut significantly to fit in a broadcast time slot. The theatrical release had all of Melinda Snodgrass's original dialog and character development. It was better than I remembered, and my memory praised it highly.

The story about Dr. Pulaski being a half-assed attempt to recreate the McCoy-Spock dynamic? Cast members unanimously and emphatically report that Gates McFadden was fired for protesting sexist story elements (ironic considering how far Roddenberry had pushed in the opposite direction when launching the original series).

Roddenberry didn't want Patrick Stewart! It took months of pressure from the rest of the team to convince him. Including Richard Berman. Yes, today I learned that Berman did something right once.

EDIT: Did Marina Sirtis's performance in the pilot get on your nerves? Did you give her the benefit of the doubt on the grounds that there is no good way to deliver a line like "Peace! Love! Joy! Granola!"?

She cringed when she saw herself at the screening and thought she would certainly be fired.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Dec 2012, 04:54
The 1971 version of Willard.

It's been a long time since I've seen this film, but I definitely still love it. I also think re-watching it has cemented my opinion that to fully appreciate the film, you have to be an introvert. The characterization hits a little too close to home at times.
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Post by: riccostar on 01 Dec 2012, 20:13
It's a Wonderful Life, holiday favourite

I also went to the local premiere of the Warren Miller movie, Flow State.
Not my favourite but it was pretty cool.
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Post by: Castlerook on 01 Dec 2012, 21:31
It's a Wonderful Life, holiday favourite

I also went to the local premiere of the Warren Miller movie, Flow State.
Not my favourite but it was pretty cool.

I have to admit, I do not like "It's A Wonderful Life".

I mean, the guy kept giving up all of his hopes, dreams and wishes throughout his entire life and, yeah, the people help him out on one occasion, but still...

And this is coming from someone who loves Christmas films.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Dec 2012, 05:11
For my last assignment I was looking for old film trailers and the trailer for It's a Wonderful Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJfZaT8ncYk) is brilliant.
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Post by: Bev on 02 Dec 2012, 09:03
Just watched Nightmare on Elm Street 2... dear god... I've never seen such a sorry excuse for a sequel. Not only does it ingore almost every rule set up in the first film (freddy can create fire and other things in the real world) but the storyline is a joke. I can't believe this ever got made.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Dec 2012, 09:13
There are worse sequels. In fact, there are worse Nightmare sequels.
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Post by: Bev on 02 Dec 2012, 09:25
There are worse sequels. In fact, there are worse Nightmare sequels.

Oh god don't say that. I bought the box set because it was REALLY cheap and I've only seen 2 or 3 of them.
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Post by: Castlerook on 02 Dec 2012, 10:35
Its something that happens, every few years the horror film industry develops an obsession with a sub-genre.
The 30s to the mid 1950s, Monster films were the film du jour, with films ranging from vampires to werewolves to invisible men. The films were, as so often happens, milked to such a stage, that all that was left, was the comedy films.
The 50s and 60s saw two trends co-existing pretty well; the invaders from outer space and giant monsters were tearing cities apart. Both types were so successful, that they saw many cheap rip-offs which killed the genres for a decade or two.
Most of the 70s was filled with demonic films, from Rosemary's Baby to the Exorcist and the Omen. Again, the films were so popular that the genre was drowned in 10-minute productions.
A shorter lived genre in the latter half of the 70s was the animal horror films, most famously, Jaws. Cheap to make, but also way too easy in making them cheesy.
Of course, then there is the most famous trend, the Slashers of the 80s. Given the numbers of holidays that were in the calender, it's surprising that the population of North America wasn't wiped out by July. The sheer amount of sequels that these films inspired pretty much killed the genre by weight alone.

Horror films, perhaps more than other genre, really do need trends to help them make money. Which is surprising, because many of these trends tend to reflect the social mindset of the time. The problem comes from the over-dependence on these trends leading to cash cows that get milked pretty quickly.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Dec 2012, 11:30
There are worse sequels. In fact, there are worse Nightmare sequels.

Oh god don't say that. I bought the box set because it was REALLY cheap and I've only seen 2 or 3 of them.

Yep. 3 is brilliant, New Nightmare is fantastic... 4, 5 and 6 are all varying degrees of absolute ballsack.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Dec 2012, 11:36
A shorter lived genre in the latter half of the 70s was the animal horror films, most famously, Jaws. Cheap to make, but also way too easy in making them cheesy.

I read somewhere that the reason that Jaws was filmed the way it was was because the sharks broke down just as they started filming. There wasn't time to repair them, so they just went "Stuff it, we'll pretend we didn't want to show the shark much anyway.".
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Post by: Lupercal on 02 Dec 2012, 14:34
Wow, so in 2050 people will be looking back with slight disugst at the sheer amount of comic book adaptions going on right now?

Its quite funny to look back on earlier releases (late 90s/00s) that don't quite follow the formula (and don't have half the budgets) of today's super-hero films. Part of me thinks Wolverine/First Class was all to try and make X-Men seem less corny than the 2000 picture (although on a second viewing, all of those films were below what I remember them being).
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Dec 2012, 18:02
I think it would be fairly easy to argue that Nightmare 1 and New Nightmare are the only good films in the franchise. But oh man those 2 films are fucking amazing. The rest of them aren't even schlocky fun.
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Post by: Carl-E on 02 Dec 2012, 18:47
Its quite funny to look back on earlier releases (late 90s/00s) that don't quite follow the formula (and don't have half the budgets) of today's super-hero films. Part of me thinks Wolverine/First Class was all to try and make X-Men seem less corny than the 2000 picture (although on a second viewing, all of those films were below what I remember them being).

This makes me think of Rocketeer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102803/).  Mainly because it was based on a comic, but it wasn't really a superhero movie.  Pretty formulaic, though, as I recall.  I also remember enjoying it thoroughly, though now I can barely remember it.  Did anyone else ever see it? 
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Post by: Bev on 02 Dec 2012, 19:46
I think it would be fairly easy to argue that Nightmare 1 and New Nightmare are the only good films in the franchise. But oh man those 2 films are fucking amazing. The rest of them aren't even schlocky fun.

I was quite shocked to watch number one again after so long and see that Freddy is SO fucking creepy. It's hard to think that there was once a time where they didn't ruin him by making him such a practical joker.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 03 Dec 2012, 02:39
Krueger is one of the best of the horror icons of the period by a long shot, definitely the best slasher of all time. The face he is that despite the quality of the sequels is a pretty good testament to the quality of the first film and how deeply it digs into the fears of the first film. I could talk about horror and and analyzing it all damn day.

I just watched Kill Bill Vol. 1 again and it's always hilarious how much more sense so many small scenes in Tarantino films make when you are aware of his massive foot fetish.
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Post by: riccostar on 03 Dec 2012, 13:34
I watched The Message in a Western Traditions class today, it was very informative while remaining fairly interesting.  I'd say good job.
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 Dec 2012, 13:37
Oh, I watched 50/50. Very good film. Not one that's going to be very well remembered, I think, but very good, doesn't go the easy route too much, and I really enjoyed it.

I did love Seth Rogen catching the main character's girlfriend cheating and yelling at her 'YES! I have hated you for MONTHS!'
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Post by: celticgeek on 06 Dec 2012, 19:09
I have just watched (again) the all-time greatest movie ever, and I cried like a baby the whole time.

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Post by: Bev on 07 Dec 2012, 15:54
I think it would be fairly easy to argue that Nightmare 1 and New Nightmare are the only good films in the franchise. But oh man those 2 films are fucking amazing. The rest of them aren't even schlocky fun.

Finished watch the whole series and... you're right :(

The sequels are just horrible, impossible to follow messes. Freddy barely kills anyone, there's no fun to be had in even the sillier movies, and they're not scary. Given Freddy's power over dreams I expected some really inventive dream scenes and deaths but they just weren't there. What a waste of my time...
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Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Dec 2012, 23:56
Yeah, Freddy is more of a bad dark comedian in most of the films which is disappointing. I think it speaks volumes for just how good the first film and New Nightmare were that the franchise kept going and Freddy is still seen as an icon though.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Dec 2012, 01:26
I still think the 3rd one is pretty decent.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Dec 2012, 01:28
The 3rd film is probably the funnest of the terrible ones. I just couldn't stop rolling my eyes at some of the Dream Warriors. Fucking LARP.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Dec 2012, 01:45
The one getting her head shoved in the TV was pretty brilliant.
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Post by: Bev on 08 Dec 2012, 20:15
I still think the 3rd one is pretty decent.

See this is what everyone was telling me and I still think it's a weak movie. It started off really well but Freddy barely shows up and there's some really silly stuff near the end. It's not as bad as the rest but it's still not good enough to be on par with the first. Wes Craven should have handled any sequels as he is clearly the only person who understands Freddy... since he created him and all...
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Post by: Thrillho on 09 Dec 2012, 04:43
Wes directed the third one, sweetness.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Dec 2012, 04:48
Not true. Wes Craven only Directed the first film and New Nightmare, though he did do some writing for 3. Funnily enough, he was the sole writer of both of the films he directed as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street_(franchise)#Films
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Post by: Thrillho on 09 Dec 2012, 05:05
Really? I've thought for years that he was entirely behind the third one too.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Dec 2012, 05:15
Wes didn't want Nightmare to have any sequels at all, so he kept refusing to make them. There are actually a couple of pretty nasty jabs at the other movies in New Nightmare, one of them actually made by Wes Craven playing himself.
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Post by: Bev on 09 Dec 2012, 05:23
Wes has stated that he watched all of the sequels before making new nightmare and couldn't follow the story at all.
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Post by: Thrillho on 09 Dec 2012, 06:02
I knew that he didn't want any sequels, but I presumed he came back for the third one because the second one was so bad that he thought 'fuck it, if anyone's going to ruin my creation, it's going to be me!'
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Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Dec 2012, 06:06
I assume agreeing to be a writer for it was him trying to have some damage control and may be why 3 seemed to try to bring back the lore of the first film. It's certainly the movie that has the clearest space in the canon of the franchise and makes a lot "more" sense than the others.
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Post by: Lupercal on 09 Dec 2012, 07:20
Watched The Untouchables the other night. Brilliant (and informative) film. I don't know what it is about Kevin Costner, but he is a bit of a badass when he's got a gun in his hand. Also, Sean Connery was so funny trying to do an Irish-American accent. Except he still had that Scottish drawl. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZ6eaL3S2E
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Post by: Bev on 11 Dec 2012, 03:54
I also just realised how many sequels there are out there that take a serious character and turn them into a joke. Freddy is one example but there's also Rambo, seriously watch the first films ending and see how messed up he is in the head, then watch the sequels where he's pretty much a killing machine. Lethal Weapon 1 has Mel Gibsons character trying to kill himself, then there's little or no mention of this in the sequels as they become more buddy cop films.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Dec 2012, 19:19
I just watched the new Hobbit movie and I really liked it. Martin Freeman is a great Bilbo Baggins
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Post by: LeeC on 15 Dec 2012, 07:15
I also just realised how many sequels there are out there that take a serious character and turn them into a joke. Freddy is one example but there's also Rambo, seriously watch the first films ending and see how messed up he is in the head, then watch the sequels where he's pretty much a killing machine. Lethal Weapon 1 has Mel Gibsons character trying to kill himself, then there's little or no mention of this in the sequels as they become more buddy cop films.
need I mention the second conan movie? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k9uqYbcMHVk#t=24s)
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Post by: Castlerook on 15 Dec 2012, 14:46
I just watched the new Hobbit movie and I really liked it.

Same here.
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Post by: LTK on 17 Dec 2012, 10:51
I want to go see the Hobbit as well soon enough.

And I just realised that I've completely forgotten what the Star Trek movie was about. Huh.

The movies I've watched recently are The Big Lebowski, Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2. Also The Usual Suspects, and it took until the very end of the movie for me to remember that I'd already seen it once. Well, seen the ending once, at least.
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Post by: nekowafer on 17 Dec 2012, 11:09
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385639/

It was... painfully terrible. Not even in a funny way most of the time. Just so, so bad.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Dec 2012, 11:22
Speaking of Star Trek, I just watched the reboot! It was fun, but it wasn't all that Star Treky.

DEATH BED! THE BED THAT EATS PEOPLE!


It really was horrible.
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Post by: Castlerook on 17 Dec 2012, 11:41
The rebooted Star Trek always felt like an extended advert for Apple Macs and Lens Flare 'R Us.

I'm also somewhat wary of Into Darkness, mainly because I can't see Benedict Cumberbatch of Khan Noonien Singh. Gary Mitchell, yes, I could that character, but not Khan.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 17 Dec 2012, 11:45
I'm more weirded out that it's a Star Trek film with little to no space exploration.
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Dec 2012, 09:01
To be fair, a lot of the episodes are less exploratory and more just "oh we happened to stumble upon this planet and shit goes down". That was Next Gen, anyway (felt the same with TOS). Deep Space 9, well...they're in a stagnant space station. Zlich exploration. Voyager is more about voyaging than exploring, but a fair amount of each is done. Haven't seen too much of Bakula-Enterprise yet.

I quite liked the reboot, especially the idea of time travel. Very well done. But upon watching it recently I did notice a ridiculous amount of shakey-cam and lens flare that somewhat taint the experience (but I suppose forever more will be an easily recognisable trait of Abrahms).
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Post by: doombilly on 22 Dec 2012, 16:21
help - movie suggestions
A few yrs ago Maria and I watched the Kill Bill flicks for Xmas. We're looking for something along those line for this holiday. Any thoughts?
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Dec 2012, 16:34
Oldboy?
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Post by: VonKleist on 23 Dec 2012, 04:26
The more recent Tarantin0s?

Though Deathproof nearly bored me to tears.
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Post by: Lupercal on 23 Dec 2012, 06:22
Second Oldboy, and possibly Dead Man's Shoes for a good (British) revenge film.

If you want to see something in the cinema, Django Unchained!
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Post by: Thomas Edison on 23 Dec 2012, 08:05
Thirding Old Boy, and if you enjoy it possibly check out I Saw The Devil after.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Dec 2012, 13:29
The more recent Tarantin0s?

Though Deathproof nearly bored me to tears.

Deathproof was so bad compared to Planet Terror, I was happy when they decided to split them up for DVD release.
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Post by: Bev on 23 Dec 2012, 17:47
The more recent Tarantin0s?

Though Deathproof nearly bored me to tears.

Deathproof was so bad compared to Planet Terror, I was happy when they decided to split them up for DVD release.

Are you guys kidding? Planet Terror was a piece of shit, it tried so hard to emulate old horror movies and got pretty much everything wrong. Death Proof on the other hand has the most entertaining car chases I've ever seen, and they take up a good third of the movie.
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Post by: LeeC on 26 Dec 2012, 02:05
the hobbit was great.  can't get the misty mountains cold song out of my head.
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Post by: Blyss on 26 Dec 2012, 11:22
Dredd.  I like it quite a bit more than the spoofy wannabe comedy that was released in the 90's with Stallone and Rob Schneider...

This is much more like the Dredd I remember from the comics.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Dec 2012, 17:40
Everyone has been saying it was really good, sadly I didn't have anyone to see it with. I'll have to check it when it comes to DVD
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Post by: VonKleist on 27 Dec 2012, 05:48
Are you guys kidding? Planet Terror was a piece of shit, it tried so hard to emulate old horror movies and got pretty much everything wrong. Death Proof on the other hand has the most entertaining car chases I've ever seen, and they take up a good third of the movie.

I don't remember much about Planet Terror and that´s rarely a good sign.

The car chase was great, best executed (ha!) car chase even maybe, but I didn't sympathise with the characters because they had bored me for what felt like the previous 2 hours of the movie.

I tried watching Fellowship Of The Ring again but after 20 minutes or so switched off and turned back to the infinitely more entertaining and rewarding german Radioplay from 1991.
Seriously, it´s the best thing to listen to on a cold rainy day of staying in.
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Post by: Bev on 27 Dec 2012, 07:15
Watched Half Baked, it was a lot more tame than I was expecting. Outside of the presence of weed, it wasn't really an adult movie, still, I got a few good laughs out of it when Dave Chappelle was speaking :P
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Dec 2012, 13:53
I just watched Django Unchained and it was a fun movie. It was definitely a Tarantino with all the blood and cursing, but with the light and funny side to it too. The best person in the movie was definitely Christoph Waltz or Sam Jackson, they stole the show away from the normally straight faced Jamie Foxx
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Post by: Bluesummers on 27 Dec 2012, 21:52
"Trapped in Paradise" with Nicholas Cage. Strangely amusing.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 28 Dec 2012, 14:43
Life of Pi. Well worth seeing, though I have to say I didn't get the ending at all.
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Post by: LeeC on 28 Dec 2012, 17:14
Life of Pi. Well worth seeing, though I have to say I didn't get the ending at all.

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Post by: Carl-E on 28 Dec 2012, 17:36
The Hobbit (part I).  Good, but really long.  Tried to hard to be an action flick - the escape from the goblins made me think of that damn Indiana Jones movie with the mine carts...  but the music was great, the dwarves were fantastic, Radagast the Brown was a hoot, and all in all it was a nice compilation of work. 

I already mentioned the other movie I saw, Les Miserables, in another thread.  I thought it was fantastic.  Whether you knew he musical or ven the story or not, I think you'll appreciate the film. 
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Post by: Bev on 29 Dec 2012, 00:49
Saw the Hobbit last night, and quite frankly, it's a piece of crap. Peter Jackson has really gone over the deep end with this one. It's far too long and stuffs in far too much crap that doesn't serve the story, just so Jackson can link it to the LOTR trilogy, instead of letting it stand on its own. This always should've been one family friendly movie and not so closely linked to the trilogy. Bilbo gets very little in the way of character development until his forced actions during the climax. The worst offenders are the cartoonish goblins and orcs that are renders in horrible CG instead of makeup, the goblin king comes off as horribly unbeleivable, while most of the action set pieces are set against fake backdrops. Hell, even the fire in the fireplace in Bilbos house was CG, it's just a horrid misuse of the technology that takes away from the grounded realism that the LOTR trilogy had with it's miniatures and make-up. Overall, it's a mess of a movie that doesn't have me excited at all for the next two films.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 29 Dec 2012, 02:50
Life of Pi. Well worth seeing, though I have to say I didn't get the ending at all.

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No, I got the major point, I just didn't get what he meant by:

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Post by: Lupercal on 30 Dec 2012, 04:06
Saw the Hobbit last night, and quite frankly, it's a piece of crap. Peter Jackson has really gone over the deep end with this one. It's far too long and stuffs in far too much crap that doesn't serve the story, just so Jackson can link it to the LOTR trilogy, instead of letting it stand on its own. This always should've been one family friendly movie and not so closely linked to the trilogy. Bilbo gets very little in the way of character development until his forced actions during the climax. The worst offenders are the cartoonish goblins and orcs that are renders in horrible CG instead of makeup, the goblin king comes off as horribly unbeleivable, while most of the action set pieces are set against fake backdrops. Hell, even the fire in the fireplace in Bilbos house was CG, it's just a horrid misuse of the technology that takes away from the grounded realism that the LOTR trilogy had with it's miniatures and make-up. Overall, it's a mess of a movie that doesn't have me excited at all for the next two films.

I wouldn't go so far as to say its a piece of crap. I actually liked the fact that there was an amount of backstory involved. This was also a lot more "family friendly" than the Lord of the Rings. In what way was it linked to the original trilogy? The same characters are there (Gandalf, Elrond etc) and the beginning, I think, serves as a good jumping off point. Frodo is given "There and Back Again" or whatever its called by Bilbo at the end of Return of the King, so it seems only reasonable that Bilbo would be recollecting his adventure in this book.

Bilbo gets very little character development? I think he's given plenty of space throughout the film, to be honest. He was never a fighter - Tolkien made Bilbo a reluctant hero. Which is what I believe he was shown as throughout the film. I mean, Hobbits are pretty much the only characters we see actually develop over the entire film saga - everyone else is already pretty good at what they do.

I will agree that the CGI was misplaced and if you compare the lead Uruk-hai to the Pale Orc...one is a lot more believable than the other. As for the backdrops, I think Andy Serkis did a great job as second unit director. The action pieces are set against...New Zealand. I couldn't help noticing, again, the beautiful sweeping vistas and the wonderful untouched countryside that the country holds. There really is no other place on earth like NZ.
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Post by: Carl-E on 30 Dec 2012, 07:52
I have to agree that the goblin king was a low point.  It wasn't so much the cgi blubber, but rather the voice - it just didn't sound right.  Not the pitch or timbre, though it seemed a bit high - my problem was the accent.  I realize (according to my daughter) that he's some well known NZ actor, but the voivce just didn't fit the character!  Why should the goblin king come off as a high society twit with a cruel streak? 
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Post by: Bluesummers on 30 Dec 2012, 09:16
Why should the goblin king come off as a high society twit with a cruel streak? 

Because he's the Goblin King, not the Goblin Earl of Sandwich.

I dunno, I haven't even seen it yet. :psyduck:
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Post by: riccostar on 30 Dec 2012, 09:54
I need a French film to watch (in french) for a project.  Any ideas?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 30 Dec 2012, 10:12
Man Bites Dog

Keep in mind this movie, while amazingly well done, is the darkest of dark humor.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 30 Dec 2012, 12:01
Wow...it better be for a final grade, if you're gonna use that movie. Good luck.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 30 Dec 2012, 12:40
What kind of project is it?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Dec 2012, 16:17
Why should the goblin king come off as a high society twit with a cruel streak? 

Because he's the Goblin King, not the Goblin Earl of Sandwich.

I dunno, I haven't even seen it yet. :psyduck:

That's how I saw it too. His size and language were all above the other goblins cause he was there King.
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Post by: riccostar on 30 Dec 2012, 20:59
What kind of project is it?

End of semester language deal, I basically just have to watch it actually.

Man Bites Dog looks good, I could probably get away with it for the project.
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Post by: Bev on 30 Dec 2012, 22:26
I need a French film to watch (in french) for a project.  Any ideas?

Might I also suggest Delicatessan, Amelie and City of Lost Children? All great movies by the same director/s.
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Post by: VonKleist on 31 Dec 2012, 00:56
Delicatessen is brilliant, have to revisit it soon.

Seen some good french comedies in recent time

Les Petit Mouchoirs
Et si on vivait tous ensemble ?


I havent seen Intouchables but it was well received too.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 31 Dec 2012, 05:14
Intouchables is a pretty great movie.
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Post by: riccostar on 31 Dec 2012, 07:45
Many thanks to everyone for their help  :-D
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Post by: Blyss on 31 Dec 2012, 11:20
Melancholia...

Holymotherofwhatintheunholybluefuck?

 :psyduck:

Suffice it to say, I'm not sure how this movie makes me feel, but it did resonate with me, and I will likely have to watch it again just to figure out why it is driving me so crazy.  Oh, and Kirsten Dunst shows her breasts.  Amusingly enough, this was not a particularly good or bad thing, I was more like, "meh, breasts," so whatever.  But yeah, as these kinds of movies go, it was interesting, if slightly confusing.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 31 Dec 2012, 11:35
Melancholia was... incredibly uncomfortable for me to watch. It maybe hit a little close to home.
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Post by: Thrillho on 31 Dec 2012, 15:51
I've seen an online critic review Melancholia and it seems like something I don't want to watch right now.

Saying that, she has a nice pair on her.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Jan 2013, 21:49
Equilibrium

Whoever decided to make a mish mash of Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and a Martial Arts film should be rewarded with the best stupid idea trophy. I had forgotten how much fun this movie was.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Jan 2013, 22:06
a mish mash of Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and a Martial Arts film

I'm having a hard time picturing Jet Li in a screenplay by Bradbury and directed by Orwell...then again, The One was kinda quirky like that...or is Equilibrium a different breed of quirky?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Jan 2013, 22:12
It's really just a totally straight faced mish mash of exactly what I said, but with Christian Bale as the action star. Also a lot of guns shooting people.

It's just a wonderfully stupid concept.
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Post by: Thrillho on 05 Jan 2013, 06:24
Equilibrium is riddled with pot holes, is absolutely shit-in-your-hands-and-throw-it retarded, but it's a huge amount of fun.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 05 Jan 2013, 07:31
Equilibrium is riddled with pot holes

It must be awful to drive through.
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Post by: Blyss on 05 Jan 2013, 11:11
I suspect that PLOT HOLES was intended there, but given that whoever is responsible for its creation was probably incredibly high the whole time it was being made, POT HOLES may have a different but accurate meaning here.  Yeah, it's great idiotic fun to watch.  Brainless, but fun as shit nonetheless.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Jan 2013, 11:16
"You remember 1984 right? What if we had a bit of a Fahrenheit 451 element to it and.. get this... shoot people in the face."

"..What?"

"1984, but with a lot of face shooting and martial arts."

"...FUCKING BRILLIANT!"
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Post by: Bev on 06 Jan 2013, 20:23
Watched the Thing remake, just makes me miss practical effects, the cg in this film is so goofy. Everything else is pretty forgetable.

Also watched Childs plays 2 & 3, pretty good, in a bad way. The pacing is great in that you are never bored, there's always something happening and they're over before it gets old. I was surprised at the direction of the 3rd film, moving away from horror and being pretty much a comedy. I vaugely remember bride of chucky being full comedy, I'llw atch that agin soon.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2013, 20:25
Yeah, personally The Thing prequel was a pretty good attempt (not necessarily a success) and I think lined up surprisingly well with the lead in to John Carpenter's film. I just felt like they relied way too much on the CGI and on the monster itself. It certainly didn't compare.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 07 Jan 2013, 00:44
I got stuck watching the Tinkerbell movie with my four year old niece, where they travel into winter and her wings get all shiny and shit, and she has a sister, and they ride a bobcat, and her wing breaks, and they cross streams like in Ghostbusters, and it is TRIPPY AS FUCK. Stereotypical Disney, all hopped up on acid when they storyboard.
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Post by: riccostar on 08 Jan 2013, 18:27
Okay, I watched C'est Arrivé Près de Chez Vous better known to English speakers as Man Bites Dog.

I can see why so many people like the movie but I'm not sure I understood the comedy aspect of it.  I understand it was fully satirical however I definitely found myself unable to laugh after
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jan 2013, 18:45
Honestly, it sounds like you got it perfectly well. It's just a very well done satirical dark comedy taken to a logical and incredibly uncomfortable extreme. The movie being over was one of the most relieving moments I've ever had watching a film.
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Post by: riccostar on 08 Jan 2013, 19:21
Phew, alright.  Thanks very much for both the movie and the explanation  :-)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Jan 2013, 19:40
No worries. If you want something more in depth, and I'll assume you got some of this by the movie descriptions, is that the movie is so uncomfortable not just because of the extremes it takes it, but also because it's not actually much more exaggerated than the media we consume on a near daily basis. The sexualized violence, the fact that there is a market for it in the first place, that it's actually commercialized and how the market for it starts a cycle of the viewers and marketers perpetuating and glorifying the violence necessary for their entertainment.

It's an amazing but incredibly uncomfortable and depressing film.
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Post by: Bev on 13 Jan 2013, 13:54
Bride of Chucky - Much better than I remember, the goofiness is balanced out by some brutal kills and a dark tone.

Seed of Chucky - One of the worst movies I've ever seen, what was Don Mancini thinking? Everything is just wrong, the humour isn't funny, the storyline is boring and too confined to one place, and it ignores so much of what came before it. The plot holes in regards to the series canon are just glaring and make me scream it the tv. I can't beleive this ever got made.
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Post by: Thrillho on 13 Jan 2013, 18:28
Reason I rate the Saw franchise so comparatively highly? Because of how rock solid its continuity is by horror standards.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Jan 2013, 18:30
I'm still of the opinion that Saw should have stopped with 2. 1 was great, though a bit sillly what with a advanced stage terminal cancer patient kidnapping people 1/3 - 1/2 his age, and 2 was a pretty good follow up. The following movies are just really terrible torture porn.

Edit: We've been re-watching "Malcolm in the Middle" recently and I had forgotten how good this show was.
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Post by: Welu on 14 Jan 2013, 06:27
I think torture porn is unfair to call Saw. It's got a fair amount of plot and does make the effort for continuity, which isn't what the torture porn fans want to see. Whereas it's too graphic for people who might be interested in the plot otherwise. Also John had helpers to do a lot of work for him.
I'd say films like Hostel are more like torture porn, even if they aren't as graphic they definitely don't give a shit about the plot. Although I couldn't even finish those so maybe they are more plotty or graphic than I realise. Then there's the budget variety which are just some mates with a camera and fake blood which somehow got a release on video constantly in the 80's.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jan 2013, 06:32
The difference is in what kind of torture porn they are to me. The Saw sequels are as much emotional and psychological torture as it is physical torture. They keep canon going, but that doesn't make them not torture porn. It just makes the slightly classier torture porn.

Hostel is just terrible all around.
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Post by: Welu on 14 Jan 2013, 07:04
I guess I differ in opinion because "classy" and "torture porn" are not words that mesh in my head. I understand what you mean though. To me, torture porn or exploitation films are usually of a (subjectively) lower standard, in terms of technical creation as well as characters and story.

Also I saw Saw 3 first and hated it. Partner made me watched them in order and liked them a lot but he had a lot of enthusiasm for them.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jan 2013, 07:09
The Saw sequels are basically the Pirates! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_(2005_film)) (NSFW) of torture porn.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Jan 2013, 17:32
I finally saw Dredd and I really liked it. A solid action movie
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Post by: Welu on 17 Jan 2013, 12:41
Finally got round to watching Psycho. It's very good. I'm a real film student now.
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Post by: Carl-E on 17 Jan 2013, 15:05
Not until you've also watched Citizen Kane

(you may have already met this requirement...)
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Post by: Welu on 17 Jan 2013, 15:27
I haven't but I'm going to pull that I'm technically a creative technologies student.  :angel: I should watch it though and also all the independent films.
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Post by: Carl-E on 17 Jan 2013, 22:15
So many good movies to see...

Harold and Maude
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The 39 Steps
Casablanca
Our Man in Havana
The Man in the White Suit
The Third Man
The Sting
Hanna and her Sisters
Chocolate
The Piano

just a few off the top of my head... most in black and white.  Every one a gem, guaranteed. 
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 18 Jan 2013, 01:41
Watched Avengers Assemble, at last. Dark bit...bright bit...dark bit...bright bit...dark bit...bright bit...dark bit...bright bit...dark bit...MY EYES THEY BURN WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME

Really good film though.
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jan 2013, 04:04
Here is my hugely self-indulgent review of that movie:
http://pronomo.co.uk/2012/05/19/film-review-avengers-assemble/
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Post by: LTK on 04 Feb 2013, 06:23
The Hobbit.
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Post by: Lupercal on 04 Feb 2013, 13:26
Django Unchained

pretty sure Jamie Foxx with shades and cowboy gear makes him the coolest looking guy on the planet.
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Post by: Blyss on 12 Feb 2013, 18:15
John Dies at the End...  Even with what could not be contained in a celluloid... container... thingy, still great.  Loved it.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Feb 2013, 22:28
"Forbidden Kingdom". It's too bad that Li Bing Bing's character didn't get more screen time or development, and really bad that the Monkey King reminded me of Neelix.

EDIT: "Beautiful Creatures". Chunks of formula horror movie dropped into a touching coming of age story.
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Post by: Blyss on 20 Feb 2013, 15:10
Finally sat down and watched Wreck-it Ralph.  That was a great movie.  Not a great animated movie, a great movie, period.

I particularly like this little tidbit:

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In case it's hard to see or make out, the grafitti on the left reads, AERITH LIVES and on the right is ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.

I caught them on the second viewing, and laughed out loud, with my kids wondering why I was cracking up at a ride on the escalators.

 :-D
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Feb 2013, 00:15
I just watched the first episode of the 2010 Sherlock Holmes series with Benedict Cumberbatch.

It greatly exceeded my expectations and I recommend it.
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Post by: LTK on 23 Feb 2013, 04:34
Mary and Max. It was hilarious and heartwarming. Hilariwarming.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 25 Feb 2013, 13:27
Today I finally watched Django Unchained.

Beware, this really is an evil story spoiler:
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And yes, I have to agree, Equilibrium is totally fun, but has some serious logic issues. The more often you watch it, the more you discover.

Some other movies I've been watching lately were Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange.

Hmm. I see a pattern in these movies which slightly scares me… wtf…

Also I watched every single Dexter episode in the course of 3 months…
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Post by: Valdís on 27 Feb 2013, 17:31
So, I just watched Wreck-It Ralph!

oh gods i cant stop crying vanellope ;_;
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Post by: Welu on 28 Feb 2013, 10:15
It took me a while to come round to Vanellope but I personally don't enjoy Sarah Silverman and her voice grates on me. I honestly didn't even know she was in the film till the credits. The voice is particularly grating when it's extra high-pitched and the character is as bratty as they are, but later the brattiness got endearing because of reasons.
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Post by: Valdís on 28 Feb 2013, 12:01
@Welu:
Quote
Vanellope: "Please! I just wanna race like you guys!"
Taffyta: "You will never be a racer, because you're a glitch - and that's all you'll ever be!" *Pushes*
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Ralph: "Look, kid.. I tried to warn ya. I can't make things, I just break--"
Vanellope: "I love it.."
Ralph: "..You do?"
Vanellope: "I love it.. I love it! I love it! I love it! Look, it's got a real engine! And look at these wheels! *Mwah* I love it! I finally have a real kart!"
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Ralph: "So let me get this straight. You don't know how to drive."
Vanellope: "Well, no, not technically. But, I just though that--"
Ralph: "What did ya think? 'Oh, I'll just- I'll just magically win the race, just cuz I really want to!'?"
Vanellope: "Look, wise guy, I know I'm a racer. I can feel it in my code."
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Vanellope: "I found that secret opening, and now I live here. See? Look, look, look. Welcome to my home! I sleep in these candy wrappers. I bundle myself up like a little homeless lady."
Ralph: "By yourself? With all this garbage around you..?"
Vanellope: "Well, yeah.. I mean, everyone here says I'm just a mistake and that I wasn't even supposed to exist. What do you expect?"
Ralph: "Listen, kid.. I know it's none of my business, but why do you even stick around this game?"
Vanellope: "You really don't know anything, do you? Glitches can't leave their games.. It's one of the joys of being me.."
Not to mention:
I was more or less crying for a hundred minutes straight after the first bit. Let's say I found her more than a little bit relatable.
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Post by: Welu on 28 Feb 2013, 14:58
Like I said, her characters became endearing because of reasons. Those reasons being what you listed.
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Post by: LittleKing on 01 Mar 2013, 05:05
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (trailer here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcmcEZxdlv4))

This docu follows performance artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares a retrospective of her work and new performance at the MoMA in NYC. I was really curious to see this because not only do I find Marina and her work very intriguing, but I actually happened to be in NY when this was taking place and saw her and the retrospective live (although I wasn't able to actually sit with her). I really liked the documentary, it's a good insight into her life and work and there are some really touching moments in there, especially concerning her old lover and partner Ulay.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Mar 2013, 15:26
I watched The Dark Knight Rises...that movie is very good, assuming you've never seen or read anything about Batman that WASN'T starring Christian Bale. Because they took Batman Canon, kidnapped it, tied it up in a warehouse, beat it with a crowbar, then blew up the warehouse. Wow.



I also watched Fast 5. Excellent movie, marvelously performed. No qualms whatsoever.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Mar 2013, 15:43
I haaaated Dark Knight Rises.

Why I hated it is (partly) incorporated into this article:
http://pronomo.co.uk/2013/01/28/film-feature-gareths-top-x-of-whenever/
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Post by: Bluesummers on 04 Mar 2013, 16:02
To be fair, I did enjoy the pseudo-Connery voice employed by Bane...it gave him a gentlemanly-sounding nature. Sort of.

Alright, it was fucking weird to the point of hilariousness.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Mar 2013, 10:40
I just saw Warm Bodies and I really liked it. There's not much to it, but it's a fun movie. It's one of the few things I enjoy Rob Corddry in
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Post by: Blyss on 05 Mar 2013, 11:30
Life of Pi - that was a very amusing movie.  Enjoyed it immensely.

Rise of the Guardians - My kids loved it, and I didn't mind watching while they watched.

Started to watch Safety not guaranteed, and got interrupted.  Looked really good what I got to see.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 05 Mar 2013, 13:02
Kurosawa-marathon and some short, crass commentary:

Drunken Angel - Excellent, but a bit unsatisfactory. Mifune should have received an ever bigger part, perhaps.
Seven Samurai - Absolute masterpiece, I've seen it before but I'm still at loss for words. One thought: The battle scenes are more realistic and maybe even more dramatic than anything I've seen coming out in the last twenty years.
Rashômon - Very beautifully made and Mifune is insanely good, but the obvious misogyny bothered me a bit too much.

Then I watched Tokyo Story. Very, very powerful, in a way I can't really explain. I didn't cry but dang if my heart didn't ache at the end.

I need to watch something really stupid and light now to get some perspective I think.
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Post by: Lupercal on 05 Mar 2013, 13:33
I really liked DKR in the cinema.

Upon a re-watch at home...a resounding "meh". The realisation that at the end of the day, after all was said and done in The Dark Knight and how criminals can get up in your mind and don't always want money and...

This was just about a bomb going to go off in Gotham. Pretty much just that.

But Anne Hathaway on a motorcycle...aw yeah.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Mar 2013, 08:50
To change the genre (I am afraid of watching horror movies):

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Cried manly tears (I'm not afraid to cry). Also, best acting by Jim Carrey I've ever seen him do.
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Post by: LittleKing on 18 Mar 2013, 03:40
To change the genre (I am afraid of watching horror movies):

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Cried manly tears (I'm not afraid to cry). Also, best acting by Jim Carrey I've ever seen him do.
One of my all time favourite movies! I love almost everything ever writen by Charlie Kauffman, and Gondry is a great director as well. And yes, Jim Carrey is awesome in it. Kate too, as usual <3
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Post by: Bluesummers on 18 Mar 2013, 18:08
Now re-watching Ichi The Killer.

OH MY GOD THIS MOVIE IS FUCKIN HILARIOUS.
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Post by: Castlerook on 21 Mar 2013, 21:04
Just rewatched Brotherhood of the Wolf. I really love that film :-D
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 27 Mar 2013, 08:18
Daughter made me watch Wreck-It-Ralph, it was enjoyable.

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Post by: Blyss on 27 Mar 2013, 11:47
Jack Reacher...  Knowing what I know of the character from the books, and then watching Tom Cruise trying to portray said character...  I think I'll try the books.  Probably more enjoyable.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 28 Mar 2013, 03:25
Daughter made me watch Wreck-It-Ralph, it was fucking AMAZING.
FIXED

kidding, by the way. I just fell in love with Wreck-It-Ralph immediately.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 28 Mar 2013, 06:40
Yeah, it was fun. 
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Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Apr 2013, 15:10
The Mist

Definitely a movie Arachnophobes should avoid.
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Post by: Blyss on 08 Apr 2013, 10:21
Blacula, and Scream Blacula, Scream.

They were on back to back on one of my local channels.  Goofy and dated sure, but damn that was fun to watch.  Gotta love any movie wherein the vampires don't even back down from bullets, but let the protagonist loose with a shovel, and they better watch out! 

My wife and I were laughing so much, and just had a great time in general watching.

 :-D
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 08 Apr 2013, 11:44
So my wife and I missed a whole lot of movies we likely would have enjoyed through the late 90s and 2000s because all we watched were kids movies. Catching up on some of them as we run into them. Watched a British movie called "snatch" over the weekend. It was fun.

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Post by: Thrillho on 09 Apr 2013, 10:49
Saw Feardotcom. Or as it should be called based on the movie itself, Feardotcom.com.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Apr 2013, 15:43
Watched Wreck-It Ralph. AWESOME.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Apr 2013, 20:26
I just watched Rise of the Guardians, and it was pretty good. I decided to give it a shot mostly because of the tumblr fandom
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Post by: Bluesummers on 10 Apr 2013, 20:54
I just watched Rise of the Guardians, and it was pretty good. I decided to give it a shot mostly because of the tumblr fandom
Is that the one with Jack Frost and Soviet Santa? I liked it.
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Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 05:47
Saw Feardotcom. Or as it should be called based on the movie itself, Feardotcom.com.

That's the only entertaining thing to come from that film. Also RED. RED IS MAGIC.

Rewatched Fight Club from an analytical point of view for course. Was writing loads of notes about the colour choices and dynamic shadows and was listening to the commentary while doing so. Bit underwhelmed when Fincher said, "That's just underexposure." Classic over analysing student.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 11 Apr 2013, 07:40
I got my wife to watch that (Fight Club) for the first time a couple of months ago. when it was over her comment was, "I feel like I've been assaulted by somebody's crazy".

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Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 07:57
I'm claiming it's my "inspiration" for the film I'm making for my class.  :-D Well, more David Fincher but I know the film so well enough that most of my writing is about it.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 11 Apr 2013, 07:59
Nice, hope that goes well.
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Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 10:51
Lynnie, please tell me you caught how incredibly gay Fight Club is.

Also the film kicks the shit out of the book.
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Post by: Valdís on 11 Apr 2013, 11:03
Lynnie, please tell me you caught how incredibly gay Fight Club is.

Mmrh~

Also the film kicks the shit out of the book.

A statement originating from the author of the book, no less. He prefers the movie.
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Post by: Thrillho on 11 Apr 2013, 11:07
Was gay the wrong choice of words? The thing's crammed with male nudity and phallic imagery. He opens the movie with a dick gun in his mouth. I suppose I was shooting for 'homoerotic' but my way seemed funnier.
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Post by: Welu on 11 Apr 2013, 11:41
Lynnie, please tell me you caught how incredibly gay Fight Club is.

Also the film kicks the shit out of the book.

I love both the film and the book, although I had seen the film a lot before I read the book so I love the film more.

Due to the twist I don't see it as homoerotic. I think masturbation is more appropriate.

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Post by: Lupercal on 11 Apr 2013, 12:33
Fight Club is one of those films that I love but somehow have only seen once. Eh?

I watched The Promotion on LoveFilm because I was stupid and purchased 6 months for £10. This may sound like a good deal but LoveFilm is awful and they keep shoving 90s children's films in my face because there is sweet fuck all else on there.

Also, The Promotion is awful. The most inconsequential film I've watched in a long time. Also clocks in under 1hr 15 mins, which hardly counts.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Apr 2013, 19:01
Showdown in Little Tokyo.

This is the most amazing and homoerotic action film in existence. At on point Lee compliments Lundgren on his massive dick. Lundgren responds with a raised eyebrow and a knowing smile. He thanks Brandon, then kills a dude with a Sai.

This is the best review of this movie I've ever seen. (http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/1567/showdown-in-little-tokyo/)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 16 Apr 2013, 19:30
It's not technically a movie but I just watched the 90 minute Defiance pilot.

It's actually really good.
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Post by: Blyss on 17 Apr 2013, 10:34
I'm going to have to watch that, as soon as my Archer season 4 download finishes.

 :-D
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Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Apr 2013, 15:42
Just watched easy A. It's so nice to watch, and beautifully written.
But then again, I guess I don't have a high standard when it comes to movies
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Apr 2013, 18:20
I just watched Bernie and I thought it was supposed to be a comedy about a male black widow. It was pretty nice for not being that too, nice performance from Jack Black.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 20 Apr 2013, 21:59
Watching the hobbit again  :-D
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Apr 2013, 12:56
Can someone recommend something funny on Netflix UK that I can watch to make me hate myself slightly less?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Apr 2013, 12:57
Erik the Viking

Edit: Wait no, it's not available for streaming anymore.

How about Tai Chi Zero?
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Apr 2013, 12:22
LoveFilm has Office Space? You could try that. Always worth a minimal lol at least.
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Apr 2013, 12:33
LoveFilm is not Netflix. Also Office Space is one of my favourite films.
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Apr 2013, 13:16
I know, I have LoveFilm, it's awful, I wish I had American Netflix.

Something with Kevin James in it? Pointless American Pie spin-offs? Personally I'm in a Jack Black mood. Go for School of Rock.
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Apr 2013, 15:09
That post hurt my head and my heart all at once.
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Post by: Valdís on 22 Apr 2013, 15:12
@Gareth: Have you seen Snatch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snatch_%28film%29)? I really like it. One of those I can pop on most of the time. :-)
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Post by: LeeC on 25 Apr 2013, 10:50
@Gareth: Have you seen Snatch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snatch_%28film%29)? I really like it. One of those I can pop on most of the time. :-)
excellent movie all round!


I just nerdgasmed all over the place here in the office.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHFhZLJajlc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHFhZLJajlc)
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Post by: Thrillho on 25 Apr 2013, 11:55
Don't worry people, a PR just sent me The Last Stand to review. WEEKEND SORTED
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Post by: Welu on 25 Apr 2013, 12:13
Saw the new Evil Dead. Someone on Twitter, can't remember who, summed it up pretty well: "Well, that sure was Evil Dead."

Was entertaining. Go as far as to say a remake/reboot done right.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Apr 2013, 21:48
"Best of Both Worlds" from TNG, remastered and released in theaters. Better than I feared. Held up fairly well, and Patrick Stewart's performance most of all.
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Post by: LeeC on 26 Apr 2013, 07:44
"Best of Both Worlds" from TNG, remastered and released in theaters. Better than I feared. Held up fairly well, and Patrick Stewart's performance most of all.
wait, what? they did that?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 27 Apr 2013, 19:20
I just watched a couple of episodes of Hemlock Grove and I think it's hitting a really good sweet spot for me.

It's not great mind you, it's very B-Movie quality, but in all of the best ways. It's well aware of what it is, but without being overly self aware. It's got some beautiful camera work and the cast is doing a great job with the roles. It also has the best werewolf transformation that's been filmed since at least An American Werewolf in London.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 27 Apr 2013, 21:06
the family went to OZ The Great And Powerful today. I actually enjoyed it. (I did not expect to)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Apr 2013, 00:32
Ok, the show has introduced werewolves, vampires, a man with super human strength, an immaculate conception and a child who is the product of mad science.

I think I love this.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 Apr 2013, 00:33
Oh yeah, and a Catholic conspiracy. Can't forget that.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Apr 2013, 19:41
I just watched Prometheus and I thought it was pretty okay. I thought it had a lot of potential but they never really explored it.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 29 Apr 2013, 01:20
I wanted to like prometheus, I really did. I still love the ship and the suits.

But i hated:
- the religious push
-the squid scene. It was weird, uncomfortable, and unnecessary.
-it still makes zero sense WHY robo-douche killed that guy
-for the love of the FSM if you're on a hostile alien world with an atmosphere incompatible with your own, don't just toss your helmets aside first chance you get! A sane person wouldn't take them off to begin with, much less leave them at the entrance of what you know to be a giant ruin
-and, of course, this: (http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-LZg3Rz5/0/950x10000/i-LZg3Rz5-950x10000.jpg)

All these things together made for a movie I simply did not enjoy.

It had such potential.

Such a shame.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Apr 2013, 07:40
At the time that came out I didn't understand what they were talking about, but watching that scene made me pretty angry.
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Post by: bryntheskits on 30 Apr 2013, 03:34
(http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-LZg3Rz5/0/950x10000/i-LZg3Rz5-950x10000.jpg)
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Biggest peeve about that movie, and I had a lot of peeves.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 30 Apr 2013, 03:54
Watched mission impossible ghost protocol earlier today.
Was pretty good, even if the geek inside me flinched at some of the "tech" being used. 
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 May 2013, 20:20
So, Hemlock Grove gets worse. First several episodes were great B material, but then it just kind doesn't go anywhere interesting. It does a poor job of hiding the mystery and leaves a shit load of stuff unanswered, or even let's you be aware of why it's come up in the first place.

Thankfully, Ju-on: The Curse is just as good as I remember.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 02 May 2013, 00:21
Double feature: Mission Impossible 1 & 2
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Post by: GarandMarine on 02 May 2013, 00:48
I just rewatched Saving Private Ryan, that movie guts me right in the feels with a bayonet every single time. Then it shoves a morphine syringe in my chest and tells me to go kill Nazis, then it gets me in the feels right at the end.
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Post by: bryntheskits on 02 May 2013, 10:10
I just rewatched Saving Private Ryan, that movie guts me right in the feels with a bayonet every single time. Then it shoves a morphine syringe in my chest and tells me to go kill Nazis, then it gets me in the feels right at the end.
O$ne of my most watched movies, love it, specially near the end. If you like that watch Band of Brothers (and also The Pacific, less epic but still good)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 02 May 2013, 16:58
Band of Brothers was excellent but I liked the book better, I enjoyed The Pacific more then BoB to be perfectly honest, but I'm biased, I'm a Marine and the grandson of a Pacific Marine, so it's family history + unit history/pride. I grew up hearing those stories and reading books on the Pacific. So yeah, serious bias. Also just in general "Honor" (The Pacific's theme) beats the hell out of the instrumental version of "Requiem for a Soldier" (Band of Brothers theme) however, the latter when sung with the full lyrics is hauntingly gorgeous, especially as sung by Katherine Jenkins.

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Post by: Welu on 03 May 2013, 15:50
Iron Man Three. Enjoyed it.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 May 2013, 16:09
Luuuckyyyy
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Post by: Castlerook on 03 May 2013, 19:28
Just watched Storage 24. Not a bad film, but definitely glad I didn't buy it a few weeks ago.
Basically, a bunch of Londoners get trapped in a storage locker centre after a plane crash. And of course, there's something in there with them. And it's hungry...or homicidal...they don't really explain. But highlights include Noel Clarke sticking firework rockets on one of those yapping toy dogs and someone getting threatened with an electric toothbrush.
Watch it on tv or netflix or something, but its definitely not really worth buying.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 May 2013, 20:28
Iron Man Three. Enjoyed it.

I just watched it too and I really liked it. Definitely better than the second one.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2013, 21:04
Iron Man 3 last night, it was really good, about to finish a Star Wars marathon for the 4th.
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Post by: J on 05 May 2013, 08:17
watched rise of the guardians a little while ago, and something just occurred to me: that movie was better at being the avengers than avengers was. by a long margin.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 05 May 2013, 10:53
I.... wait what?
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Post by: mtmerrick on 05 May 2013, 14:21
Finally got to see jurassic park. =D

(my sister and I had a marvelous time nitpicking out the huge amounts of scientific inaccuracies.)
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Post by: LeeC on 05 May 2013, 20:38
like raptors not having feathers?
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Post by: mtmerrick on 05 May 2013, 21:29
Actually that was a passable error.

I can't believe that they hit the kids with that powerful an electric fence, and the worst that happened is some singed hair.

Also frog DNA? WTF?
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Post by: K1dmor on 05 May 2013, 21:56
and the worst that happened is some singed hair.

 And burned hands...and his heart stopped  :psyduck: .
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Post by: mtmerrick on 05 May 2013, 22:05
You don't come out of a situation like that that easily. Ya would've blown up with that sorta current. Also, his singed hair disappeared a couple scenes later :P
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Post by: K1dmor on 05 May 2013, 22:10
 That would be a continuity mistake.

 About the frog DNA:
 It could be theoretically possible, but
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"..extremely difficult... One would need to know which frog genes are homologous with which dinosaur genes, which would likely require a huge amount of dinosaur DNA fragments and sequencing data."

 Also:
 
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"In the book, they actually used a mix of DNA sources - only a handful of the species had the frog DNA specifically (including the compys and velociraptors)..."
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Post by: mtmerrick on 05 May 2013, 22:56
If you were gonna do it you would use bird (probably ostrich or raptor(bird)) or reptile (probably crocodile or iguana) genes. Using an amphibian is just silly.
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Post by: K1dmor on 05 May 2013, 23:32
 I'm not gonna argue about the scientific inaccuracies of a science fiction movie  :psyduck: .
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Post by: mtmerrick on 06 May 2013, 00:14
Don't even get me started on the new total recall.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 06 May 2013, 01:47
Now, repeat after me: "It's just a show; I should really just relax." :P That said, I've never seen Jurassic Park myself.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 06 May 2013, 01:51
I want to get one of those label guns, set it to the MST3K mantra and just walk around.
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Post by: Welu on 06 May 2013, 11:08
I'm not gonna argue about the scientific inaccuracies of a science fiction movie  :psyduck: .

I was once part of a big Facebook argument about Looper and the guy was saying he couldn't enjoy it because of its time travel and its paradoxes. To which a lot of people replied, "It's not a paradox, also you're missing the entire rest of the film."
I jokingly said he must've hated Back To The Future and then he genuinely said he did because it's time travel elements were so wrong.  :psyduck:
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Post by: mtmerrick on 06 May 2013, 16:09
Well in your friend's defense, it was pretty silly.

Especially 2015. >_<

Certainly NOT scifi. Family friendly adventure perhaps?
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Post by: Thrillho on 06 May 2013, 17:13
Watched 21 And Over. Basically like a less mean spirited, smaller budget and less funny Hangover. But I liked it a lot more because it's not hateful.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 May 2013, 08:44
I decided to try and watch The Hangover the other night and turned it off after about 15 minutes because there were just so damn many cliches. Decided to watch The Orphanage instead and I'm not upset about that choice.

Also, the trailer for The World's End (http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/first-trailer-for-edgar-wrights-the-worlds-end-goes-from-zero-to-insanity-in-less-than-two-minutes) got released. This is the last movie in the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy that includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I'm pretty excited.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 May 2013, 12:27
I turned the Hangover off the second they got a baby to pretend to masturbate.
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Post by: Castlerook on 08 May 2013, 18:42
If you were gonna do it you would use bird (probably ostrich or raptor(bird)) or reptile (probably crocodile or iguana) genes. Using an amphibian is just silly.
The one caveat I would maintain about Jurassic Park is that it was made 20 years ago; much of what was thought at the time has been proven incorrect since; theories and thoughts have been reviewed, revised and rewritten. Even more so in the novel, which was published in late 1990. Its different to the old "Lost World" type of films where the films makers used gila monsters and iguanas with cardboard fins as dinosaurs, the production team and their experts took what they knew, among them Bob Bakker and Jack Horner. Even they have admitted that some of their theories were incorrect since their work on the film.
Here's the thing, Jurassic Park was never meant to be a film about dinosaurs, but rather a cautionary tale about blindly jumping into a scientific field that few people had truly explored, with no regard for the consequences, much like the majority of Michael Cricthon's work. There were no dinosaurs in that film, they're extinct, the have been for millions of years, what they had were mutants that resembled dinosaurs. Take the cue from that, that these people are on an island to observe an experiment that went horrible awry.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 May 2013, 19:50
I've seen both and I plan to see the third in theatres
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Post by: Lupercal on 09 May 2013, 13:38
I thought Looper worked because there wasn't all this "hey, this is how time travel works" techno-babble. Also, you can't really go into a SF film and bring in rules of other SF cannon. Doesn't work. It's like trying to tie Azimoff's rules to Transformers, Droids from Star Wars or anything hostile from Star Trek.

Also, I loved that Bruce Willis's explantion of time travel was basically: "Go fuck yourself".
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Post by: Lupercal on 09 May 2013, 13:45
Also, Iron Man 3 seems to have finally broken the "flawed ending" curse that most recent trilogies have suffered from (ending as in, the film ends the trilogy. I'm thinking Spiderman 3, etc). Granted this doesn't really work when #2 was pretty terrible.

Also, in other Avengers news, there are some Guardians of the Galaxy concept art stills floating around and apparently Ant Man will begin casting towards the end of the year. Apparently we're already in "Phase 2" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Iron Man 3, followed up with Thor 2, Cpt. America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers 2. Then Ant Man kicks of Phase 3. Kind of weirdly excited.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 May 2013, 14:25
I've only seen Avengers Assemble from that set. :( I need to watch more films.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 May 2013, 17:03
The trailer for Ant-man (http://teaser-trailer.com/movie/ant-man/) looks pretty cool
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Post by: Masterpiece on 09 May 2013, 17:12
I was going to watch "Garden State" tonight, but then my movie streaming site went down for updates.

~_~
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 May 2013, 23:23
Saw three movies this weekend:

The Big Wedding - romantic comedy. I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy. This is a good romantic comedy.
Oblivion - not a romantic comedy. Intelligently designed Si-Fi.
Jack Reacher - pure shyte.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 12 May 2013, 00:50
Jurassic Park: The Lost World

so much better than the first one :P
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Post by: Lupercal on 12 May 2013, 03:03
Seriously? Better than the first one? I mean I like that Dr Malcom is the main protagonist but seriously, dinosaurs in the US? Got a bit too Godzilla-esque for my liking.

I did see Oblivion a couple of weeks ago - thought it looked very similar to what Mass Effect would look like as a movie. Various camera shots, ship/planet/gun design, etc. Morgan Freeman was wasted in his role though.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 12 May 2013, 03:30
I want to see oblivion.

Probably gonna have to wait till its available for purchase though, rent it through google play. I don't get to go to the movies much. :(
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 May 2013, 05:59
Yeah, Freeman is in it ... though not a lot. Shame. Other than that ... good flick.
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Post by: Lupercal on 12 May 2013, 10:07
Get it on Blu-Ray if you're going to spend some dolla, it's visually pretty amazing.

Going to the cinema is a weird experience. It seems like there is a large problem with modern cinema, in that ticket prices are over-priced and the movies you're going to see are not worth a £10 ticket. In an age where you can buy the DVD for about £5 if you wait about 6 months after the thematic release, or torrent the thing for free, or rent from Apple Store/Google Play, or from various streaming services, it seems that the lure of the silver screen is decreasing for many.

I believe some of modern cinema is ingenious in its marketing - I'm developing an interest in that side of the film-making process - such as The Avengers and Marvel's original 5-year-plan to culminate several films into what could've been an awful crossover throwaway thing. Only recently however did I realise that of the Avengers films, I only saw The Avengers and Iron Man 3 in the cinema. Why? Because my cynicism became less and less of a controlling influence over that time when I realised, after watching the films I'd missed in the comfort of my own home, that 2/3 were good (nobody is lamenting Ed Norton's absence from Avengers) and word of mouth about how good [film x] is is enough to gouge my wallet open - no wonder as a series it has made billions. Is the lesson that if you pump out enough mediocrity you'll eventually hit gold?

There is also the double-edged sword of retaining franchise rights. Suddenly you're not going to see a film any more, you're experiencing a franchise. I believe the Star Wars prequels were made partially out of Lucas's love for the story - is it a coincidence that it sold a huge amount of toys? The next three seem to be an Avengers style marketing ploy (in no small part to the success of Pixar and Marvel Studios). The latest Oz film reminds us that any kind of trickery can get a prequel made if you dodge a few licensed references (e.g. the ruby slippers). The latest Fast & Furious entry does one thing to modernise the series - set most of it in London (but it still plays on the audience's nostalgia for the first two instalments). Prequels are now big-budget mystery-ruining disappointments that add nothing to the legacy they attempt to revive. Any decent novels or stories that gain attention appear to immediately coagulate with the highest bidder to form cold, hard cash. If they're feeling particularly lazy, a studio will green light a popular movie from 20-30 years ago that will be remade and retain none of the original magic or any semblance of interesting cast. A lot of the magic of 'cult classics' and films from the 70s and 80s tends to stem from directors who had a crazy, zany vision and maybe one guy at a big studio would have enough leeway to make sure the thing got produced. Nowadays studios seem to take way fewer risks, ultimately culminating in a bland experience for the consumer.

Essentially my point is that the multiplex should be lowering audience expectation - but when the price increases, we think we should be getting what we pay for. The experience of seeing a film in the cinema is suffering from a lack of originality, the on-going battle between studios to obtain the rights to money-making franchises and waking up to find ourselves swamped in movies that are just clones of each other.

tl;dr - multiplexes are kind of crap, support your local independent cinema and delve into some arthouse films or something
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 May 2013, 11:16
The experience of a movie is something too, though. Going to a large building, where things are dark and there is an air of mystique and there are hushed tones and things draped in red drapes and stuff ... the lowering of the lights, hushed silence and stuff ... wonderful.

Plus, my favourite cinema has large 'love seats' for me and the lady upstairs which are so comfortable. And the upstairs has basically a private bar with several scotches and some cognacs for sale.
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Post by: Lupercal on 12 May 2013, 12:27
Oh definitely, and that's what keeps me and others coming back - you can't really replicate the experience of the multiplex at home. The space, the seats, the screen size, the surround sound. I love that about cinemas. The industry surrounding it however is another matter.

The love-seats thing sounds pretty cool!  I've seen some things online about having what are essentially sofas instead of single chairs and it seems like an interesting and comfy idea.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 12 May 2013, 15:12
I've never been to a theater like that. Sounds neat though. 

When I go the cinemas I don't feel any "mistique" or anything. I just go because the massive 21:9 movie screen and the 3D audio makes it so immersive, it's a completely different experience. Case in point, when I went to see the hobbit at the cinema it was amazing. When I saw it on DVD it was.....  nowhere as good as I remembered.

Of course my asshole of a mother refusing to let blurays/HDMI cables into the house probably plays a large part in that, but w/e..... >_>
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 12 May 2013, 15:22
What? Why?
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 13 May 2013, 22:39
I saw The Shining a couple night ago all the way through in one sitting for the first time.  For some reason I'd never had the chance to see the whole thing before, but after watching 2001 a few days before I've developed a fascination with Stanley Kubrick.  I have an overactive imagination and I'm about three jars of nuts so getting to sleep that night after watching The Shining in HD was a challenge.

The great part though, is reading peoples' insane theories on the movie.  I had the misfortune of watching that Room 237 documentary and though it did point out a lot of curiosities that I missed about the movie, those people drew some.... dubious conclusions from them.  Plus it was just edited badly, I'm still half convinced that it was meant as a mockumentary.  I don't think the movie is a commentary on the Jewish people faking Native American moon landings in 2001 or anything, but I do think there's a deeper story hidden in it, that follows the same theme but just tells more of the story.

Like what seems weird to me is that in all the review sites, analyses, etc that I've read over the past couple days, none of them has mentioned one of the obvious things that I noticed, unless I'm just not seeing it right.  They go on about all the mirrors in the movie and duality, but none ever mention that sometimes the mirrors don't show things right.  The two main instances I noticed are the scene where Jack is angrily walking through the halls right before the Gold Room scene, and the mirrors are showing him walking through them too early.  He's passing one set of mirrors and the next is showing him walking through before he gets there.  I thought that maybe it was a trick of camera positioning or something but it still looks off to me, I keep thinking that the protrusions from the wall should be blocking him being shown or jsut that we shouldn't be seeing his reflection yet in the mirror.  And then the last mirror right before he enters the Gold Room should be showing him, but it doesn't.  Maybe I'm missing something about mirrors and how they work I dunno.

But the other one is in a later scene where Wnedy is pacing back and forth in the apartment muttering to herself about leaving, and she keeps passing right in front of this standing mirror that never reflects her image.  I realized that it's angled up a bit, but not enough to not be showing her in my opinion.  I can't be the first person to have noticed this in thirty-three years of the movie's existence, so what am I missing?  Or is it just so obvious that no one bothers mentioning it?  Or am I nuts?

Don't answer that.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 14 May 2013, 08:11
Yeah, Kubrick did a lot of stuff like that in the movie. Impossible room layouts, reflections that just were 'wrong' and a lot of other things like that. It all just adds to the sense that something isn't 'right' incredibly well.
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Post by: LeeC on 14 May 2013, 08:22
check out robag88/rob ager on youtube.  He does a lot of critical analysis especially ont he shinning.  There was stuff kubric did subliminally like thw wallpaper and colors matching the two girls and indeed the mother and child.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqTXPsDUMc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqTXPsDUMc)
mind blowing.

he does a good amount of critical analysis with a lot of films.  Pretty good stuff especially his alien review using birth trauma and other stuff.
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 14 May 2013, 10:30
Yeah, that guy makes some good points but more often than not reads way too much into certain things.  Also I find it hard to take him seriously after watching the video where he tried to say the whole movie wasn't really about a haunted hotel, but in fact was all about the evils of abandoning the gold standard and abusing fiat currency.  And throughout that film and the one you just posted I kept yelling, "FOR CHRISSAKES KUBRICK DIDN'T BUILD THE GOD DAMN HOTEL!"
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Post by: LeeC on 14 May 2013, 10:31
wasnt that his april fools day episode?
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 14 May 2013, 10:42
wasnt that his april fools day episode?

Haha was it?  That would make a lot of sense.  The guy on another forum that linked it was using it unironically so I assumed it lacked irony.

Thing is, I'm a bit afraid to get too into stuff like this, because I love to try to figure out mysteries in movies and songs, etc, but I'm not really smart enough to, so I get obsessed and end up with nothing.  After I first watched Primer I didn't sleep for three days until I came up with a working timeline that made sense to me (and suddenly realized that it's not a science film, it's a damn horror flick).
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Post by: LeeC on 14 May 2013, 10:51
I took a novel critical analysis class in college (counted as my lit credit) and we did all kinds of stuff like this.  It was really awesome.  The easiest is to run Jungian archetypes on star wars (the original movie, hell original trilogy will work too).
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 14 May 2013, 12:04
Hmm.  Ok, so after looking up some more things just now I found out that Kubrick DID build the god damn hotel.  I read about him changing the room number from 217 to 237 because the Timberline hotel asked him to so people wouldn't be scared of one of their hotel rooms, and took from that that he shot the film in that hotel, but the wikipedia page says he built the set based off of several hotels, so I guess... conspiracy theorists, go nuts!

Pun intended.
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 May 2013, 15:58
I like the following Kubrick films:
Dr. Strangelove
The Shining

That is all.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 15 May 2013, 17:34
Just saw Iron Man 3 and how they handled The Mandarin was absolutely brilliant.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 15 May 2013, 19:59
I know right? Did not see that coming and it was GENIUS
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 May 2013, 14:25
Of course that's the part that the internet folks are complaining about the most. I personally loved it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 16 May 2013, 14:29
Seriously one of my favorite parts of the movie.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 May 2013, 17:52
Also, the similarities between Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight Rises
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Post by: Castlerook on 16 May 2013, 18:48
However, before we get into a comparison between Iron Man 3 and TDKR, let us just remember that this is the
main credits theme (http://youtu.be/HrMPMTVOz8M)
And thus any comparison becomes a moot point.  :-D

(Also, saw Iron Man 3 a couple of weeks ago, loved it. And I'm going to see Into Darkness on Saturday)
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 16 May 2013, 18:59
I loved the twist, though admittedly I'm no scholar on Iron Man and beyond one Robot Chicken reference, had no idea who he was.

My major beef with the film was a decided lack of AC/DC.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 16 May 2013, 19:27
In the comics, The Mandarin was a yellow skinned Chinese man with a fu-man chu, a silk robe and hat, lead a terrorist organization and used ancient chinese magic (more specifically, 10 magic rings). He was a good (maybe great) but horrendously racist character who was basically the epitomy of 'The Yellow Peril' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Peril). He eventually lost the yellow skin, but kept pretty much everything else. Not sure if they've been using him the last decade or so though.
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Post by: Castlerook on 16 May 2013, 21:19
In several versions of the Iron Man origins, it was the Mandarin who abducted Tony Stark, to make weapons for his organisation, something alluded to by the Ten Rings terrorist group in the first Iron Man film. Some would say that the Mandarin would be Iron Man's nemesis, akin to Doctor Doom for the Fantastic Four & Norman Osborn (or Doctor Octopus) for Spider-man. Ultimately though, the Mandarin was supposed to represent the Chinese political idealogy of the 60s and contrast the capitalist ideal of Tony Stark.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 May 2013, 20:24
I just watched Star Trek: Into Darkness and I thought it was pretty good. I especially loved Benedict Cumberbatch in it
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Post by: Parkour Lewis on 18 May 2013, 07:56
I dunno, an acquaintance of mine had this to say about it:

[18:43] <ircguy> remember that star trek: enterprise episode where the entire B plot was they had to find out what someone's favorite food was
[18:43] <ircguy> that was seriously the B plot of the episode
[18:44] <ircguy> remember that Voyager episode where they passed warp 10 and turned into lizards
[18:44] <ircguy> remember that TNG episode where Dr. Crusher is pleasured by a ghost
[18:44] <ircguy> - all better than Into Darkness
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 May 2013, 09:49
Yes ... but Benedict Cumberbatch.

Also, being pleasured by a ghost is pretty good.
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 May 2013, 11:03
Why is 'Benedict Cumberbatch' not already the name of a sexual act?
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Post by: Welu on 18 May 2013, 12:01
Benedict Cumperbatch.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 18 May 2013, 12:04
Benedick Cumperback

Benedick Cumbersnatch
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Post by: Castlerook on 18 May 2013, 12:52
I always call him Benedict Cummerbund.
Anyway, I say Into Darkness. It was better than I expected it to be.
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Post by: Lupercal on 18 May 2013, 16:45
Fuckin' loved Into Darkness. Yes there was some cheese and some plot holes, but I think what helped my appreication of this film was that I inadvertantly watched Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home where the crew of the Enterprise take a Klingon Bird of Prey to 80s Earth and steal humpback whales, essentially.

So when I see the interesting take on the Abramsverse Star Trek, I enjoy it. I think that if all people have to complain about with Star Trek is that there's too much lensflare (which I don't think bothers half as many people as they think), and that it's not fucking Roddenberry's TV show quality with a load of Cold War references chucked in, then they need to Kickstart their own ST film. I really don't understand the hate, but that's probably because I'd rather look at a film's strengths and eek out the weaknesses then denounce it as crap because it doesn't live up to an idealised version of itself. If not for the Abramsverse, would ST even be on our screens? Or would we keep getting sub-par TV shows that are cancelled before they're wrapped up? Plus, who's to say that the next ST film, most likely under the direction of someone else as Abrams takes on Star Wars, could be 'better', or at least different? What about a new TV show, after the events of the film? (That one, admittedly, is a stretch)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 18 May 2013, 17:40
Just finished Mama. I've seen all off Del Toro's films and the man really knows how to tell a damn good ghost story.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 May 2013, 19:25
I love that the creature isn't CGI, just prosthetics and really good acting
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Post by: mtmerrick on 19 May 2013, 02:56
Just re-watched sherlock holmes. The first one by Robert Downey Jr. Good show. Love everything I've seen him in.

But the bromance in that movie is bordering on excessive. :P
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Post by: LeeC on 19 May 2013, 09:15
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 May 2013, 09:29
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things

Dat 70's fashion.

Edit: Also, as an interesting side note. Fantasy Horror film from Argentina, The Flaying, is going to make it's American debut on Youtube this October.
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 May 2013, 12:13
Woyzeck, dir Werner Herzog, Woyzeck played by Klaus Kinski.

Based on an uncompleted play by Georg Büchner, which was also adapted by Alban Berg for his opera Wozzeck.

The play is a study on a simple-minded man's encroaching paranoia and madness, as his superiors treat him as a puppet for their experiments and amusement, and his misstress, and the mother of his child, Marie, is unfaithful to him.  He murders Marie, which pushes him over into complete madness, and when trying to hide the knife he drowns in the river.  At the end the children are playing when the news reaches the village, and they all run to see, but Marie's child hangs back.

The film is a powerful depiction of jealousy, and the murder is depicted in a startling manner, being acted out (acted, not filmed) in slow motion.  The psychological aspects of Woyzeck's treatment by his superiors are far less significant here than in the play, and the significance of the scene with the children is absent, but none the less the film is an excellent work in its own right, and a worthwhile watch.  But if you want a true adaptation of the play (as far as is possible, since even the order of the scenes is uncertain), either read the original or watch/listen to Berg's opera, which to my mind is closer to the feeling of the play.
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Post by: Aimless on 19 May 2013, 16:38
Into Darkness was worth the price of admission. The first two thirds were great, the last a little worse, the ending almost kinda meh. The opening was awesome, woulda been a worthy climax to a lesser movie all on its own :)

To my surprise, I found Chris Pine really growing on me in his portrayal of kirk. Quinto was good but he could have done a better job as Spock, esp. if he didn't have such a babyface. He worked well with Pine. Saldana as Uhura was too grumpy, but I loved her brief exchanges with Spock. Of the side characters, both Sulu and Chekhov were poorly served by both the writers and the actors. Pegg as Scotty was all right, as was Karl Urban as Bones, but both were def. exaggerated. I think some of the problems had to do with there being too little screen time available for doing these characters justice, although it should be said that I really hate seeing Harold try to be serious and menacing whether he's on earth or in space. The actor playing Pike was terrific, of course. Really made the most of all his scenes. Did not like Carol Marcus one bit.

Of all the main actors, Cumberbatch probably had the best monologues, the best action sequences and the greatest skill. His endless exaggerated chewing (look at his mouth and you'll see what I mean) annoyed me a little, but all in all he did a good job of portraying a genetically engineered nazi-like evil mastermind madman megalomaniac. Naturally he wasn't as passionate as his predecessor, and this version's vendetta was nowhere near as engaging, but how could it be? I appreciated the lack of mullet and manboob.

The OTHER villain was all right, though he annoyed me a little. The big bad ship was def. menacing, way better than the Narada from the first movie. The visuals were FANTASTIC, def. did the movie justice and though very distinctive didn't get too distracting.


Saw Wrath of Khan again today and I've gotta say I was surprised by how well it's stood the test of time. Much of it is dated, but the key scenes with Kirk, Spock and McCoy are still really good. I think it does a better job of bringing out the key elements of these characters and how they relate to each other. Nimoy is def. a better Spock.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 May 2013, 20:11
Oh hey, Noel Clarke was in Into Darkness. The whole time he was on screen my girlfriend and I were like, "It's Mickey!!"
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Post by: Castlerook on 19 May 2013, 21:06
Yeah, he seems to be the go to actor now, for when they want something to happen to someone in London.

Last thing I saw him in was Storage 24, which was decent enough.
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Post by: Lupercal on 20 May 2013, 12:38
Karl Urban as Bones

"Oh, hey Bones"
"Dammit man, I'm a doctor, not a greeter!"

He does come across overlly Bonesy at points, no idea why. I really liked Sulu in the first film but yeah, was underused here due to screen time being split between Kirk, Spock, Cumberbatch, some Uhura, Scotty, and the Starfleet big-wigs.
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Post by: Castlerook on 20 May 2013, 16:00
Thats the biggest problem I had with the film, while everyone had expanded roles and lines, that was the problem - EVERYONE had expanded roles, which meant you had at least half a dozen people competing for the spotlight, costing real character development.

What the producers seem to forget was that while TOS was an ensemble show, it was also at the same time, not an ensemble show. You had three tiers of characters, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Rand and Chapel were the third tier; the supporting cast. They'd occasionally get a larger role, but they were rarely, if ever, the main focus of the episode. The next tier you had was Scotty, important, but still not quite first tier. Then you had the trio - Kirk, Spock and Bones, the main characters. They worked so well because each one worked well against each other. McCoy was the emotional and instinctive character, Spock the cold and logical and Kirk reconciled both mindsets. The current films seem to just be concentrating on Kirk and Spock's friendship, when the friendship between Spock and McCoy is being ignored (and there was a friendship, it was just vitriolic).

Don't get me wrong, I like the reboot films, but they seem to be missing the point of the trio.
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Post by: Lines on 20 May 2013, 16:26
Saw Into Darkness yesterday. While yeah, there were plot holes, blah blah blah, I don't care, I lurved it. Benedict Cumberbatch is my new favorite psycho/sociopath* and he kicked serious ass, Karl Urban is seriously channelling the original Bones and I love it, there were so many references to old Star Trek movies and episodes which made me happy. Also Kirk banning Bones from metaphors was funny.

*For the longest time, Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs was my favorite and Jack Nicholson in The Shining was very close behind. But because of Sherlock and now as Khan, Cumberbatch is now my favorite. I would have his crazy baby.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 22 May 2013, 09:49
I watched Timecrimes the other day and it was fucking great. So much better than I was anticipating. It wasn't hard to figure out what was going, it's a fairly simple plot as far as time travel plots go, but it's so well done that I just didn't care at all.

Edit: I just watched Livid. It's a beautiful, artsy, horror mess that doesn't make a ton of sense in the end. I loved it.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 26 May 2013, 11:54
Finally got to see Iron Man 3 yesterday. Loved it. :)
Though I have to say I'm very disappointed that he basically retired... So much more potential for awesomeness....

And then,  when we came home,  we watched Lost In Space (the movie), which I'd actually never seen before.
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Post by: Thrillho on 27 May 2013, 03:49
Well... thanks for the huge spoiler there, Primo. Cheers.
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Post by: Welu on 27 May 2013, 14:01
Saw Hangover 3. It's a lot bigger than the other ones, not nearly as much low-brow joke-fest.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 27 May 2013, 14:46
Sorry, I was under the impression I was the last person in the site to see it >_>

Also, got to see Into Darkness last night. I definitely did enjoy it, though not as much as the first reboot movie.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 May 2013, 18:42
Saw Hangover 3. It's a lot bigger than the other ones, not nearly as much low-brow joke-fest.

I really liked it and I couldn't see why critics were so hard on it, then again they said the same thing about the second one.
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Post by: Welu on 28 May 2013, 08:20
I've heard the critics were hard on it. I tend to stay away from reviews though. I quite liked it and was pleasantly surprised at how big and ridiculous it went and let that be the laugh factor, without sprinkling more jokes on top.
Although I haven't seen the other two since the cinema so don't remember them too well and how alike they are to the third.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 May 2013, 09:49
Well the first two seemed almost exactly the same movie where they swapped Vegas with Bangkok, a missing tooth with a face tat, and a tiger with a monkey. The third one shared some themes, but ultimately it felt like a different movie.
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Post by: Lupercal on 28 May 2013, 15:05
From what I've read, the critics have savagely ripped Hangover III to pieces, but most of the criticism seems to be at the second film, in order to compare it as "not as good as the first, better than the second". It's had one or two stars in a few places, but since when were critics any measure of the pleasure of the masses?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 28 May 2013, 16:06
I watched Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot last night. As a stand alone slasher it's ok, certainly a lot better than a while he'll of a lot of slasher flicks, but there's nothing real impressive about it. I have more detailed reasons for why, especially concerning the character of Michael, but I don't know if it's worth going into.

I mean, in comparison to the original it's dog shit, but I knew going in it wouldn't be able to compete there.

Edit: Oh boy, just watched the sequel. That was just plain bad.
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Post by: Edguy on 29 May 2013, 16:38
I just watched Star Trek Into Darkness.

It was pretty mediocre; the film was pretty much non-stop action scenes, and it felt very over-dramatic. Also, the "emotional" scenes were near cringe-worthy. Not horrible though, and Cumberbatch was pretty cool.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 29 May 2013, 16:55
The emotional scenes were bromance, plain and simple. there was so much sexual tension between those characters it was hilarious xD
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Post by: mtmerrick on 29 May 2013, 21:06
Dad sat me down for a "history lesson" and we watched Airport 1975.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Lupercal on 30 May 2013, 14:06
A history lesson in...70s Charlton Heston?

"If you want this plane,  you'll have to take it from my cold, dead hands!"
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Post by: LeeC on 31 May 2013, 15:04
trying to convince a friend to watch "event horizon" as they liked dead space.  they are leery about watching it because it was made in '97.  Has anyone seen it recently to say whether it has stood the test of time?(16 years).
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Post by: ackblom12 on 31 May 2013, 15:07
It has.

Really though, 16 years old is too dated for them?
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Post by: Castlerook on 31 May 2013, 15:30
trying to convince a friend to watch "event horizon" as they liked dead space.  they are leery about watching it because it was made in '97.  Has anyone seen it recently to say whether it has stood the test of time?(16 years).

Event Horizon is one of the better horror films to come out of the late 90s. Honestly, its got a good cast, a good story and great effects. The age of the film shouldn't factor into whether or not someone watches it. Hell, I love watching the old Hammer horrors and most of them are 50-60 years old.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 31 May 2013, 16:35
Thank you for reminding me to get ahold of all of the Hammer Horror films.

All of them.

Also, I still think In the Mouth of Madness gets far more flak than it deserves. Fantastic horror film.
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Post by: Edguy on 31 May 2013, 20:02
Horror films are really the only genre films that hold up. That said, I hate horror films..  :roll:
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Post by: ackblom12 on 31 May 2013, 20:11
There are a lot of genre films that would like to have a word with you. Especially ridiculous action films.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 31 May 2013, 21:18
Xposting this from the BDSM thread.

I just got done watching a documentary called Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist and I highly recommend it, particularly if you are into BDSM, but I think others will also enjoy it. It's on American Netflix, not sure about other countries.

Bob Flanagan was born with Cystic Fibrosis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_fibrosis). At the time of his death in 1996, the average life expectancy of someone with this condition was 17. He died at the age of 43. Now days they've got that average up to 37. He was a comedian, sideshow performer and artist who made his life and death a part of his art.  Most people will likely know him from the Nine Inch Nails video for Happiness in Slavery (https://vimeo.com/3556108) (be warned it's the uncut video and incredibly NSFW) in which he makes an appearance.

The documentary quite literally ends with Flanagan's funeral and it, as well as his book The Pain Journal (http://www.amazon.com/Pain-Journal-Native-Agents/dp/1584350024/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370059862&sr=1-1&keywords=bob+flanagan), were released after his death.
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Post by: Edguy on 01 Jun 2013, 07:31
There are a lot of genre films that would like to have a word with you. Especially ridiculous action films.

Not a fan  :angel:
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jun 2013, 11:57
Horror films are really the only genre films that hold up. That said, I hate horror films..  :roll:

That's bullshit, horror films date as badly as anything else, often worse. No modern teen is going to actually find something like Psycho scary.

Actually Psycho might be a bad example.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jun 2013, 12:05
A better way to say it is that most movies are not good, but some of them are great and/or incredibly enjoyable. This is the case no matter the genre.

Edit: Speaking of, I rewatched The Amityville Horror and I'm still confused as to why it ever got to be considered a horror classic. It does a great job of building up to the ending (which turns out to be not that great) and has a couple of great scenes, but it's really not that impressive of a horror film. It's just somewhere between okay and good. This is especially true since the 70's had such fantastic films as The Shining, The Excorcist, Suspiria and a shit load of other revolutionary horror.
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jun 2013, 13:25
The Shining came out in 1980.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jun 2013, 13:31
Ahh, could have sworn it was 79'. However, the point still stands. Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Black Christmas, Dawn of the Dead, Alien, Shivers, Eraserhead, The Wicker Man, The Omen, etc. It's not even in the same league as any of the other 70's classics. Even The Legend of Hell House is a better movie.

Edit: Horror movies are SERIOUS GODDAMN BUSINESS.
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Post by: Lupercal on 01 Jun 2013, 16:02
The Wicker Man (Edward Woodward) will always bloody terrify me. The Nicholas Cage remake looks ridiculous and has had so much flack I've never tainted myself by watching it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 01 Jun 2013, 18:20
Oh you should. Greatest unintentional comedy ever made.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jun 2013, 11:42
HOW'D IT GET BURNED?

NOT THE BEES

*punches Kathy Bates in the face*

I'll add that I think Showgirls is the greatest unintentional comedy ever made. I actually wrote a review of it on Amazon as if it was a comedy.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2013, 12:13
Showgirls is definitely in the top 3.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jun 2013, 12:26
And what's your third entry? Troll 2? The Room? Birdemic? One of the classics.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jun 2013, 12:39
I haven't actually seen The Room, which really needs to be remedied. However, and I just double checked (and triple) to confirm it wasn't actually intended to be a comedy, but my 3rd entry has got to be Night of the Lepus.


That shit was actually intended to be a serious Monster of the Week horror film in 1972. The last 2 or 3 minutes of the film is nothing but a bunch of soldiers shooting and electrocuting adorable bunnies.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Jun 2013, 13:53
HADDIGEHBURD

Fixed that for you.

The Room is a great watch. One my partner showed me was The Amazing Bulk, it's shot entirely in front of a green screen.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jun 2013, 14:18
I have never seen a film that is so wall-to-wall brilliantly terrible as The Room. It is remarkably competent for a bad movie in some ways (some of the green screening is appalling, some of it is among the best I've ever seen) and it has its heart in the right place (it has an anti-drugs message in all of one scene) but the central character (writer and director too by the way) is so much of a failure even at speaking the English language that you can't help but love it.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Jun 2013, 14:20
I remember being so confused about the roof scenes, trying to work out why the background looked so weird. I think it's a painted set. Painted sets aren't really bad or weird but something about it just confuses my eyes.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 02 Jun 2013, 18:02
Saw sherlock holmes game of shadows last night. Enjoyable,  but not half as good as the first one.
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Post by: Castlerook on 02 Jun 2013, 18:15
Saw it (Game of Shadows) last year, and I thought it was fairly decent, especially when you consider that was the first of three pretty big films in quick succession so he would have most likely filmed large chunks of those films around a tight time frame. So it wouldn't have surprised me if it was one of the weaker films he's done in recent years.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Jun 2013, 00:07
Just watched Into Darkness. I was impressed, pretty darn good.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 04 Jun 2013, 09:42
The Doomsday Machine, 1972.

The film opened up an opportunity for me, the kind you don't always get in a lifetime.

I now can say of a movie "This could have been improved by consultation from Ed Wood".

Bring this to Bad Movie Night and you will crush the competition and cause them to give up forever.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Jun 2013, 16:08
Just as a note about how The Mandarin was handled in Iron Man 3, as great as I thought it was, this is a different POV that is quite true and well argued. It also goes into the whitewashing of Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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Post by: ChaoSera on 04 Jun 2013, 16:10
I watched Revolver yesterday. I still am SO CONFUSED. :psyduck:
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Post by: LeeC on 10 Jun 2013, 09:00
So I finally got netflix yesterday and my friend at work always argues with me that Transformers 3 is the greatest action movie ever.  I havnt seen it because after the mess that was TF2 I had no real desire.  Now I plan to see it this week at some point but wanted some forumite opinions of TF3 and whether it is the greatest action movie ever (or best action bits ever).
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Post by: Lupercal on 10 Jun 2013, 14:21
I think this friend secretly hates you if he's telling you things like that.

Naww, but seriously, I didn't mind Dark of the Moon as much as TF2, but can't for the life of me remember what happens. It's worth a watch, once, but you won't need to ever revisit the series afterwards. Perhaps the first one if you're feeling nostalgic.

ackblom - funny video! But interesting too. You sort of wonder sometimes if Hollywood is afraid that by putting a non-white character is a main villian upsets the politically correct masses that don't really exist. He did mention the whole China thing, but how many of this year's biggest films will be shown there? 34 allowed, not sure how many remain for 2013.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jun 2013, 15:49
The best thing Dark of the Moon did was get rid of the redneck twins. Aside from that it was just as bad as Revenge of the Fallen
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Post by: Edguy on 11 Jun 2013, 06:15
Naww, but seriously, I didn't mind Dark of the Moon as much as TF2, but can't for the life of me remember what happens. It's worth a watch, once, but you won't need to ever revisit the series afterwards. Perhaps the first one if you're feeling nostalgic.

I think I must be the only person in the world who liked RotF more than DotM.. See, when you watch a transformers movie, you've got to take certain precaution; ignore the film every time anyone speaks; ignore the films every time any human character is the focus of the screen; ignore the film every time Bay wanks of to military stuff; ignore the film every time it tries to progress it's plot outside of fighting scenes.

Now that you're good to go, enjoy that awesome forest battle. DotM is too much chaotic New York.
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Post by: Castlerook on 11 Jun 2013, 08:38
DotM is too much chaotic New York.

Wasn't DotM in Chicago?
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Post by: Edguy on 11 Jun 2013, 09:38
DotM is too much chaotic New York.

Wasn't DotM in Chicago?

What do I know, the point is too much big city action scenes that I've seen a million times before, and that I honestly don't find very interesting.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 13 Jun 2013, 05:07
So I've decided everyone should watch House at some point in their lives. It's amazing in all the the most bizarre ways.

Seriously, just check out these scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLu6tySol7Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxtNIc08Y-M
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Post by: Loki on 15 Jun 2013, 04:11
Just watched The Invention of Lying with Ricky Gervais.

The premise is that lying was somehow never invented. Okay, I can live with that. But somehow, the world is pretty much completely the same as ours. I had to fight suspension of disbelief quite often. I mean. I get that they never heard of a "lie", not even of "lie by omission", but apparently they never heard of the concept of contradictory sources either.

What is more important is, they have computers. I am not even sure you can invent any kind of logic system without a concept of lies.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 15 Jun 2013, 04:23
What is more important is, they have computers. I am not even sure you can invent any kind of logic system without a concept of lies.
You can. A false statement is not the same as a lie, and logic is based on false and true statements, not Truths and Lies.
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Post by: Loki on 15 Jun 2013, 09:23
Yes, but I am not sure whether they have a concept of a false statement either. The guy who invents lying basically gets this:
 http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0767.html
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Post by: mtmerrick on 17 Jun 2013, 13:31
Naww, but seriously, I didn't mind Dark of the Moon as much as TF2, but can't for the life of me remember what happens. It's worth a watch, once, but you won't need to ever revisit the series afterwards. Perhaps the first one if you're feeling nostalgic.

I think I must be the only person in the world who liked RotF more than DotM.. See, when you watch a transformers movie, you've got to take certain precaution; ignore the film every time anyone speaks; ignore the films every time any human character is the focus of the screen; ignore the film every time Bay wanks of to military stuff; ignore the film every time it tries to progress it's plot outside of fighting scenes.

Now that you're good to go, enjoy that awesome forest battle. DotM is too much chaotic New York.

No, I enjoyed ROTF much more than DOTM as well. Much better dumb action movie. DOTM tried way too hard to have a plot.
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Post by: Dream on 20 Jun 2013, 18:06
On topic: I watched Ingman Bergman's "Persona".

I, uh... Can't really i enjoyed the film, but i can recognize it was ambitious and formidable. Even if it wasn't as good as other film classics i watched (like Godard or Kurosawa) i do have to admire the experimentation and unconvential narrative and technique of this film. It's just that... I don't know, there were a couple things that i found very interesting in the film, and it's thematics were quite ambitious, but... There's just something about the film that i found deeply disturbing.

I feel like a pleb/dick for saying this, but i really hope Bergman's films aren't very much like this. Oh well, i'll always have Godard.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Jun 2013, 00:11
From startrekcontinues.com, the episode "Pilgrim of Eternity".

It exceeded my expectations. It would be easy to criticize, but the same criticisms could have applied to the original TV show.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 02:07
Watched Treasure Planet last night.

I loved this movie as a kid.

It was really hard to watch.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Jun 2013, 06:39
I forgot how much Goo Goo Dolls was in it.
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Post by: Edguy on 24 Jun 2013, 08:28
Watched Treasure Planet last night.

I loved this movie as a kid.

It was really hard to watch.

Hard as in considerably less enjoyable than you remembered? Or feels train?
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Post by: mtmerrick on 24 Jun 2013, 11:54
As in parts hitting way to close to home.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 24 Jun 2013, 12:28
I love that movie!

I may still have plans to make a (probably compressed-gas-powered and probably much more like a BTTF hoverboard) solar surfer. Does anyone have a few snow/surfboards I can destroy?
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Post by: Welu on 24 Jun 2013, 12:52
Man of Steel.

Was alright.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jun 2013, 13:03
Man of Steel.

Was alright.

Subtract about 33% of your enjoyment and that's how I feel about it.
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Post by: Castlerook on 24 Jun 2013, 15:12
Watched the 2004 version of The Punisher and followed it up with the Thomas Jane short, Dirty Laundry.

I have to admit that the Punisher is one of my favourite films and it has been for several years.

Something that has always irked me about people's reaction to the film is the complaints that it never felt like a superhero film. Which was the point, the Punisher was not meant to be a superhero film, its a revenge thriller, closer to a western than cowls and masks. You have a man whose family has been killed, he was left for dead. The cops can do nothing to catch his family's killers and he has been betrayed by someone on the inside. This is a man who has nothing left but to punish those who did all this to him.

Oh, and the final vow at the end of the film is really one of my favourite lines in any film.

As for Dirty Laundry, if you like Thomas Jane or Ron Perlman, watch it, its only about 10 minutes.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 26 Jun 2013, 19:35
Just saw man of steel.

Exceeded Expectations. Quite enjoyable. :)

also, I'm glad a sci-fi movie FINALLY got space physics right.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 28 Jun 2013, 17:18
Saw Pulp Fiction, finally.  :lol:

All I have to say is WTF. Awesome movie, I really enjoyed it. But WTF. xD
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Post by: ackblom12 on 02 Jul 2013, 20:32
I'm watching The Stepfather (1987) and I had completely forgotten Terry O' Quinn was the killer. Now I think it's best if this movie is actually a prequel to LOST based on John Locke's younger years.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Jul 2013, 01:05
Just watched Lone Ranger. Good movie, way funnier than I expected.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Jul 2013, 22:42
I'm drinking and watching Ghoulies! Oh the 80's, when a movie like this could get 3 sequels. What a magical decade.
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Post by: Blyss on 05 Jul 2013, 13:30
Watched 'IN THE LINE OF FIRE' yesterday with my significant other.  She'd never seen it.  At the point that Leary puts the gun in his own mouth, she looks at me, "This is a pretty intense movie."

I just laughed.  "You've never seen this?"
"Nope."
"Yeah, it's pretty intense."

 :lol:
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Jul 2013, 13:44
Just watched Despicable Me 2 in 3D. It's not high (f)art, but most definitely worth a watch. :D
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Post by: Welu on 05 Jul 2013, 15:57
This Is The End. If you like Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, that whole crew then yeah, it's good. A lot of improvisation, it seems, and the cameos are nuts. They take a lot of jabs at themselves and each other.
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Post by: Thrillho on 06 Jul 2013, 14:53
This Is The End. If you like Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, that whole crew then yeah, it's good. A lot of improvisation, it seems, and the cameos are nuts. They take a lot of jabs at themselves and each other.

I also saw this one today, and more than any movie I've ever seen I can say this - if you thought the trailer was good, the movie is exactly as good as that.

So I, for one, fucking loved it.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Jul 2013, 17:52
I haven't seen the trailer.

I loved Emma Watson. I heard her role was originally meant to be Mila Kunis but she couldn't do it because of schedule conflicts. I totally see her in that role but I love it so much that another female actor got the chance to be really funny. Especially when it was one that hasn't been in that kind of style comedy before.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 07 Jul 2013, 01:02
Family movie tonight was Stardust. Suprisingly entertaining.
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Post by: LeeC on 09 Jul 2013, 13:02
I fully support this message.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/7674-The-New-Originals (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/7674-The-New-Originals)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jul 2013, 08:43
Just watched the 1988 Dutch film The Vanishing (aka Spoorloos). Man, that was dark. Also very good.
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Post by: WebcomicUnderdogs on 12 Jul 2013, 15:27
Just watched Hesher for the second time. That movie is freaking awesome! Joseph Gordon Levitt is so perfect for that role. I'd recommend it to anyone that appreciates good indie movies or heavy metal music. Also has Natalie Portman!
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Post by: Blyss on 14 Jul 2013, 14:04
About to watch Fast and Furious 6.  I have injected botox directly into my brain to numb the thinking components.  Should be able to enjoy this.

 :-D
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Post by: mtmerrick on 15 Jul 2013, 11:00
Watched Epic and Oblivion last night. Both were entered with... not the highest expectations, but I actually enjoyed myself :)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Jul 2013, 14:01
After a mix up with some friends I watched White House Down. It was a pretty okay action movie, reminded me of Die Hard.
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Post by: LeeC on 15 Jul 2013, 14:59
Just saw the trailer for kick ass 2.  looks good.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Jul 2013, 12:27
It's classy movie time with... The Sorority House Massacre!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jul 2013, 22:40
Oh did they make a movie out of that? I swear ASU hushed that up...
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Jul 2013, 17:31
I would just like to confirm that The Sorority House Massacre is a super classy film.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Jul 2013, 20:03
For tonight's super classy movie, we have Zombie Holocaust!

The word for tonight's movie is Racism!

(http://i.imgur.com/P3t70zV.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 20 Jul 2013, 04:01
At least it's not a Cannibal Holocaust.
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Post by: Lupercal on 20 Jul 2013, 04:49
That's not such a bad film. Didn't quite get why everyone is naked before they eat each other but who am I to get in the way of a super piece of documentary film making?
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Post by: ackblom12 on 20 Jul 2013, 06:12
Zombie Holocaust is basically Cannibal Holocaust. Lots of 'savage' cannibals, white people talking about how uncivilized they are, and even one point where the mad doctor who has created the world's least effective zombies states that implanting a white man's brain into a savage's body will make his greatest creation.

Cannibal Holocaust at least painted the documentary folks as the villains.
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Post by: Castlerook on 21 Jul 2013, 15:55
Watching Dredd.
And finally, Judge Dredd gets the film he deserves, not that shite by Sylvester Stallone.
I know a lot of people don't think much of him, but Karl Urban is actually pretty good actor, who does pick up on the (extremely) tough but fair nature that Dredd has.
Now I'm just hoping they can get a sequel. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Jul 2013, 15:59
I'm really happy they had the balls to stick with Anderson as a psionic. When they first announced her I was afraid they were going to leave that out since it's one of the more silly aspects of the setting. It was such a damn good Dredd movie.

Now we just need a movie of the Dark Judges story arch.
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Post by: Castlerook on 21 Jul 2013, 16:27
I'm really happy they had the balls to stick with Anderson as a psionic. When they first announced her I was afraid they were going to leave that out since it's one of the more silly aspects of the setting. It was such a damn good Dredd movie.

Now we just need a movie of the Dark Judges story arch.

You do realise of course they will have to have Dredd saying "Gaze into the fist of Dredd". Which would pretty much be perfect.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Jul 2013, 16:46
Abso-fucking-lutely
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Post by: LeeC on 21 Jul 2013, 22:07
So some of the guys at the office bug me to see transformers 3 because I am a fan of the old stuff.  I finally sat down and watched it.  My supervisor said it is the best action movie ever made.  He gives it 5/5.  Honestly I give it a 3.5.  If they took out all the Sam stuff in the first two hours (which was excruciating to sit through! like forks in the optics bad!) then perhaps a solid 4 or 4.5.  This is barring any little nerd stuff too (my eyes?! should be my optics!).  A lot of people didnt like the blonde, I thought she was fine and served her purpose.  The only gripe with her I had was how did she know who megatron was? Thats really a problem with writers than an actress's abilities.  Was it an oscar winning performance by her? no but again i thought she was okay and served her purpose. Could megan fox had done a better/worse job? nope. :laugh: Other than that if they did a strictly war for cybertron movie then I think I would have enjoyed it better.  Hell in the first few minutes you could see the war for cybertron and I was like "yeah we need some of this!" The humans and the US military porn was so palpable I could taste it with every fiber of my being. Too many 'Murica moments.  There is more I could say but I wont.  I need to get to bed.

again I give it a 3.5/5
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Post by: Welu on 23 Jul 2013, 03:34
Paranoia, the Brad Jones one since I highly doubt that the only film with that title. Was decent, good for aspiring film makers to watch.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Jul 2013, 14:25
Oooo, this is some great news for horror fans.

Original Print of The Wicker Man Has Been Found (http://www.liveforfilms.com/2013/07/23/original-print-of-the-wicker-man-has-been-found/)

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Following a public search for the original film materials relating to Robin Hardy’s horror classic The Wicker Man, Studiocanal UK and director Robin Hardy have made an announcement about what has been found via the hunt’s Facebook page. The announcement includes news that an original print of the film has been found.

“Over the years, the fate of The Wicker Man has been the subject of much discussion amongst the fans,” says Studiocanal’s General Manager UK Home Entertainment John Rodden, “We set up the Facebook page not only to act as a hub for information in the search, but also in order to give fans the chance to discuss their love for The Wicker man, and to expound on some of the wilder myths and legends surrounding the film. The response has been amazing, and we’re so grateful to all the people who have taken the time to join the conversation. We hope they will be pleased with what we’ve found.”

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the The Wicker Man’s original release. In celebration of this and as part of their continuing project to both preserve and showcase classic British cinema, Studiocanal intends to restore and release the most complete version of the film possible.

The new version of the film will be released in selected cinemas on 27 September, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on 14 October.

Below you can see Robin Hardy talking about the search for the original materials.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jul 2013, 16:54
I just watched Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Cowboys vs. Aliens. They're both ok movies with a lot of action but not much else. The only reason I watched them was because they were free.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Jul 2013, 06:01
The World's End. Genuinely favourite film I've seen in the cinema this year.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 24 Jul 2013, 20:37
Just watched the Evil Dead remake. I have some conflicted feels about this movie, but I think it was quite good for the most part.

First, I wasn't upset by the idea of them remaking this, but it was going to be tough considering the modern horror landscape. A big part of the love for the Evil Dead movies was the subversion of horror tropes and the quality of mockery that was applied while not actually sacrificing the level of horror. They instead went for a more straight faced style of horror which was well done, and i suspect a wise idea considering what ruins most remakes is that they seem pointless. There's usually little to nothing changed and its just a clearer picture with worse actors. In this case, it at least set itself apart a bit by taking it's own interpretation and running with it, not even bothering to compete with the same kind of quality of the original. I also greatly appreciated that 99% of the special fx were practical fx.

However, it still has a lot of the problems that bother me about the horror genre, my absolute favorite genre I might add, namely issues with how it portrays women and what happens to them. While the character of Eric was practically a running gag with how often he got stabbed with various objects, there is still that uncomfortable difference in how the violence is applied and presented to the characters dependent on their gender. The most obvious case being the return of the rape tree.

I still can't quite believe they brought back the rape tree.

Well, I can believe it, and the fact that it was applauded by the incredibly creepy fan base, but there's no fucking excuse for it. Sam Raimi took it out of Evil Dead 2 because he grew the fuck up, it should have stayed out. It was a detail that honestly made me enjoy the movie less than I could have.

Overall though, it is a good horror film, but it's flawed in ways that mostly don't have anything to do with the level of talent. It's almost entirely due to the fact that some of these tropes involving women still exist in 2013.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Jul 2013, 20:41
I just watched Pacific Rim and holy crap it was a lot better than anything I ever expected.
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Post by: Castlerook on 25 Jul 2013, 21:20
Just watched the Evil Dead remake. I have some conflicted feels about this movie, but I think it was quite good for the most part.

First, I wasn't upset by the idea of them remaking this, but it was going to be tough considering the modern horror landscape. A big part of the love for the Evil Dead movies was the subversion of horror tropes and the quality of mockery that was applied while not actually sacrificing the level of horror. They instead went for a more straight faced style of horror which was well done, and i suspect a wise idea considering what ruins most remakes is that they seem pointless. There's usually little to nothing changed and its just a clearer picture with worse actors. In this case, it at least set itself apart a bit by taking it's own interpretation and running with it, not even bothering to compete with the same kind of quality of the original. I also greatly appreciated that 99% of the special fx were practical fx.

However, it still has a lot of the problems that bother me about the horror genre, my absolute favorite genre I might add, namely issues with how it portrays women and what happens to them. While the character of Eric was practically a running gag with how often he got stabbed with various objects, there is still that uncomfortable difference in how the violence is applied and presented to the characters dependent on their gender. The most obvious case being the return of the rape tree.

I still can't quite believe they brought back the rape tree.

Well, I can believe it, and the fact that it was applauded by the incredibly creepy fan base, but there's no fucking excuse for it. Sam Raimi took it out of Evil Dead 2 because he grew the fuck up, it should have stayed out. It was a detail that honestly made me enjoy the movie less than I could have.

Overall though, it is a good horror film, but it's flawed in ways that mostly don't have anything to do with the level of talent. It's almost entirely due to the fact that some of these tropes involving women still exist in 2013.

I liked the original series for many of the reasons you mention. It took tropes and conventions and turned them on their head while someone got looked in the cellar and did a creepy Linda Blair impression.
And then the sequels took it even further (If anyone thinks Army of Darkness is a terrible film, I will judge you now and forever).
I will not be watching the remake. I will steer clear of it like Ash Williams' demonically possessed right hand. Why? Because I am sick of remakes that miss the point of the originals and go the opposite way. As well that, no one nowadays seems to know when to let a good series rest. And it always means the new film sucks.
Even worse is that Raimi hinted that the seventh film will merge Ash's and Mia's respective storylines.
I give up.
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Post by: Welu on 26 Jul 2013, 15:59
I think the Evil Dead remake is what Raimi would have made the first time if he had the money and resources. The first Evil Dead was campy because of its budget and the time period it was made and Raimi ran with it. I'm glad he did, I love 2 and Army of Darkness, they are great and funny films. The first film though was intended as a straight horror. The remake seems to take the most from it and is also intended as a straight horror.
Actually here's what I said when I saw it in the cinema.
Saw the new Evil Dead. Someone on Twitter, can't remember who, summed it up pretty well: "Well, that sure was Evil Dead."

Was entertaining. Go as far as to say a remake/reboot done right.

Yeah, I'm sticking with that opinion.

Also I just came back from Pacific Rim. Loved it. Big, action spectacle film that should raise the bar for any that think it is okay to have sub-par acting, dialogue, story, etc because, "It's action so just turn your brain off to watch it." It's even full if tropes and cliches but they're used so well. Loved it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 26 Jul 2013, 19:12
I actually agree with your original statement. It's a well done reboot, it's mainly the issues about the rape tree and violence portrayal for the genders that lessened my enjoyment. Essentially, I really wish my genre would grow up a bit. This is stuff I'm a lot less lenient about for more modern horror films.

Edit: I really think the best way to describe the original The Evil Dead is that it was a happy accident.
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Post by: Welu on 05 Aug 2013, 14:38
Not exactly a movie but End of Evangelion.

My brain.  :psyduck:
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Post by: Blyss on 05 Aug 2013, 16:05
Oblivion.  Was better than expected.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Aug 2013, 02:00
Just watched Chan-wook Park's Stoker. I really really liked it, but it's reminded me of a rather irritating thing that the industry and movie goers do. It's a goddamn horror movie, just because it's not a creature feature or slasher doesn't magically turn it into a Drama. Label it's genre(s) correctly.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 08 Aug 2013, 17:55
Documentary, not really a movie: Neurotypicals, on PBS, available streaming from pbs.org for a few more weeks.

Not great, but when it had its moments they were great moments.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 12 Aug 2013, 22:58
Saw Wolverine.

The more I think about it the less I like it, so I'm going to stop thinking about the movie and remember the first ⅔-¾ was quite enjoyable.
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Post by: Blyss on 14 Aug 2013, 09:07
The Imposter. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966604/)

At first, I was just slightly interested in this, and the flaws in the system back in the 90's were insane, as far as background checks, security, and identity theft...

But at the conclusion...

(click to show/hide)

That was goddamned chilling.
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Post by: Grognard on 14 Aug 2013, 11:04
took the family to go see PLANES 3D.
not bad. B- at best.
but not up to Pixar's usual Fantasicality.  Felt like Pixar's 'B' team did this movie.
that, or it was meant to be a Direct 2 DVD release in the first place.
Movie feels like an outline with very little meat.  And I can name 5 different spots where the usual Pixar hyper-detail, just WASNT.
PLANES is a 90 minute movie: it could easily be a 120-140 minute raucous romp of a movie.
If you don't mind spending $10 each on the kiddies, it's OK.
Otherwise, wait til it comes out on RedBox or NetFlix.
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Post by: Lupercal on 14 Aug 2013, 11:58
The reason why it's B- is because it's not a Pixar film; DisneyToons Studio took care of this one. Seems a fairly clever idea to get some fluff related to their major franchises though.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 14 Aug 2013, 19:56
A.I., by Spielberg.

Everything that's ever been wrong with a Spielberg movie, crammed into one film.
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Post by: Welu on 15 Aug 2013, 06:26
Wolverine. I enjoyed it and it  led to some cool discussions afterwards.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Aug 2013, 15:15

This is either going to be incredible or painful to watch.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 19 Aug 2013, 18:46
I just finished Chang-wook Park's (he directed the Vengeance Trilogy) Joint Security Area.

It is about an incident that occurs on the Northern side of the Korean bridge in which 2 Northern officers are killed, and a 3rd shot, by a Southern soldier. Both governments agree to an investigation by the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission to find out what happened. It's really great and a more than a bit heartbreaking.

Edit: Man, the more I think about it the more down I get. I should go find food. But seriously, you should watch it.
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Post by: Aimless on 21 Aug 2013, 17:02
Saw Kick-Ass 2 tonight. in many ways I think I enjoyed it more than I did the first movie, in spite of the violence fetish. I suspect I'd enjoy the comics far less :o

Saw Elysium and enjoyed it thoroughly, plotholes and accents and all. Saw Now You See Me and, while i thought it was fun, I couldn't help but think that the script didn't do the actors justice. The main "twist" wasn't entirely satisfying. It was a little fun seeing Pont Neuf just hours after we'd hung out there though :o
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Post by: ackblom12 on 25 Aug 2013, 23:04
Just finished The Purge. It's pretty ham handed on the social commentary, but it never pretended it wasn't going to be. It was a lot more enjoyable than I was expecting and it had a near perfect ending that involved Lena Headley forcing polite behavior via the butt of a shotgun and a glass table.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Aug 2013, 07:50
Saw Kick-Ass 2 tonight. in many ways I think I enjoyed it more than I did the first movie, in spite of the violence fetish. I suspect I'd enjoy the comics far less :o

Saw Elysium and enjoyed it thoroughly, plotholes and accents and all. Saw Now You See Me and, while i thought it was fun, I couldn't help but think that the script didn't do the actors justice. The main "twist" wasn't entirely satisfying. It was a little fun seeing Pont Neuf just hours after we'd hung out there though :o

Yeah, the Kick-Ass movies are definitely better than the comics. The first comic was alright, though the movie was way better, but I couldn't even read through the second comic because of how terrible it was.
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Post by: Grognard on 26 Aug 2013, 16:42
I watched "LAST STAND" on Friday night.
I liked it; but that movie can't decide to be either a Comedy Western or a Dramatic Western.
C+ tho.

Sunday night was "OBLIVION".
Despite being a Tom Cruise film, it was Very Well Done.
Classic Sci-Fi with just enough Humanity.
The story-telling was rather choppy and disjointed at points.
B+, because I've seen better.
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Post by: Stybar on 27 Aug 2013, 02:26
I just watched "RISE OF THE GUARDIANS"
It's a fun movie to watch, considering it's a children's movie. But then again, I like these kind of movies.
It's a typical kids movie (Good guy gets enroped to save the world, bad guy shows its teeth, good guy get depression and magical revival, and kicks bad guy-butt.), and you really shouldn't watch it critically. It's just a fun movie to watch without having to think to much.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Aug 2013, 08:08
I loved it for the animation and the fact that Alec Baldwin was Santa Claus
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Post by: Stybar on 27 Aug 2013, 08:49
I prefered Jude Law as the Boogyman, myself. The entire character reminded me of Benedict Cumberbatch, however.
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Post by: Castlerook on 27 Aug 2013, 10:36

This is either going to be incredible or painful to watch.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/PaulC1984/tumblr_m8q7ofOvGB1r4hk1vo1_400.gif) (http://s246.photobucket.com/user/PaulC1984/media/tumblr_m8q7ofOvGB1r4hk1vo1_400.gif.html)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 03 Sep 2013, 18:29
The director is the same man who brought us such gems as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Wanted, Night Watch and Day Watch. Not exactly the most consistent track record around. But I'm willing to give something that sounds this stupid a try.

Onto much better films, this isn't a recently watched post, but I think this is the thread where this article makes the most sense.

Something Terrible Happened Here: The Crazy Story of How "Clue" Went from Forgotten Flop to Cult Triumph (http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/something-terrible-has-happened-here-the-crazy-story-of-how)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Sep 2013, 19:35
I just watched Redtails and it was so bad. Just....so bad. I wanted to watch Simpsons but my cousin just kept it on in the background.
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Post by: Grognard on 03 Sep 2013, 20:48
REDTAILS as a story already has everything a GREAT movie could need.
but then HollyWeird got a hold of it and ruined the entire thing.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Sep 2013, 14:01
Saw the Alan Partridge movie. It's quite funny, not as funny as one would hope - probably an hour's worth of jokes fitted into 90 minutes. Also, Steve Coogan just looked like Steve Coogan, not like Alan. He looks younger now than he did in the second season of I'm Alan Partridge.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Sep 2013, 18:05
So two things.

First, I was reminded of a pair of bad horror films called Subspecies and Bloodstone: Subspecies II earlier today. When I decided to rewatch them I discovered something wonder and terrible... there are actually 5 in the series! I'm about to go down a bad movie rabbit hole.

Also, the first trailer for the Robocop reboot was released and it looks a hell of a lot better than I was expecting.

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Post by: ackblom12 on 07 Sep 2013, 19:42
Just finishing up the Subspecies franchise. Oh the wonderful world of 90's direct to video horror films.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Sep 2013, 20:15
That Robocop trailer doesn't sit right with me. Also the fact that it's not set in/filmed in Detroit. This is a nice little description of it (http://io9.com/all-the-things-that-make-us-nervous-and-excited-in-th-1265155617)


(http://www.multiplexcomic.com/images/strips/multiplex-841.png)
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Post by: Blyss on 10 Sep 2013, 11:05
So, this weekend I watched World War Z - which I liked immensely, and now I want the book.  Was going to buy it the other day until a cashier pissed me the fuck off, and I walked out of the store without buying anything.

Then I watched RIPD - which I liked less, but was entertaining nonetheless.  My kids liked it, if that tells you anything.

And then I watched Empire State, which to be honest, I'm not sure what to make of.  I didn't dislike it, but I wasn't overly impressed either.  The acting was better than I expected, and there was a point where I literally wanted to kill one of the characters, because he reminded me of people I've known like him, and he was so convincing, I wanted to visit bodily harm on him - the character, not the actor.  The only star I recognized was 'The Rock' and even his character wasn't over the top.  It's strange seeing him in a role like that - one that is very realistic.  He did it very well.  I guess, if you have a couple hours to waste, and some popcorn already popping, you could do worse than Empire State.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Sep 2013, 11:17
GO GET THE BOOK!! It's so much better than the movie.
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Post by: Welu on 10 Sep 2013, 12:11
I'm currently reading the book (well, I put it down during the summer due to reasons and am returning to it now) and didn't see the film because from what I heard, they are basically unrelated other than the name?

Rewatched Thor the other night. It's still really fun.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 10 Sep 2013, 12:15
Yeah, the only thing they really have in common is the setting of a zombie apocalypse, but even that is so incredibly different that it's kind of ridiculous.
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Post by: Grognard on 10 Sep 2013, 13:05
World War Z the book is really awesome.
Definitly recommended.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Sep 2013, 18:21
Huh, so I tried getting through the original season of American Horror Story previously, but I felt like having a long form horror story had way too many problems. (For a good example of a horror series, I highly recommend Kingdom Hospital) The reliance on cliff hangers, keeping tension going between episodes etc etc. So I wasn't caring too much about the 3rd season that's about to start, until I saw this picture...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yPGyRE686AA/UjDWdgv1dVI/AAAAAAAAG2A/JlTHJNcUAGA/w760-h428/ku-bigpic.jpg)

HOLY SHIT! Angela Basset, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange as the classic trio of witches? I feel terrible for whoever they're giving the stink-eye.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Sep 2013, 18:55
I was wondering about Kathy Bates since this is the first thing I saw for it

(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2013/09/05/american-horror-story-promo-poster.jpg)
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Post by: Blyss on 12 Sep 2013, 11:12
GO GET THE BOOK!! It's so much better than the movie.

Reading it now.  Enjoying it so far.  Not quite what I was expecting, but good.  :)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Sep 2013, 13:54
I got to explain to my dentist the World War Z book and movie situation today after I showed her Pariah
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Post by: mustang6172 on 15 Sep 2013, 18:33
I saw "Silent Running" the other night.  The movie's moral can be summed up as "synthetic is bad because it isn't natural, and natural is good because it isn't synthetic." 

It was like a hybrid of "I am Legend" and "WALL-E" but a lot less charming.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Sep 2013, 00:46
It's at times like that that I point out that arsenic is natural.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Sep 2013, 15:22
I just watched Epic in a theater all by myself. The movie was pretty good, I enjoyed the animation and it was better than Blue Sky's other series.
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Post by: Aimless on 17 Sep 2013, 15:21
"This is the End" was all right but way too much yelling about cumming on things. Some aspects were great while others were just disappointing. I really didn't like Seth Rogen in this one :o

"The World's End" was better and pretty enjoyable. It didn't hook me like its predecessors and, despite the common theme, it felt like a different beast altogether... but in a good way. Perhaps it was because Frost played the straight man for once. Perhaps it was because it was a more serious and pessimistic movie. Perhaps it was because Pegg portrayed an entirely new and unexpectedly tragic kind of character. I dunno, but it was a nice experience more or less from beginning to end (apart from the dialogue during the showdown between the Network and Gary/Pegg).

Saw "Tower Heist" tonight. I wasn't sure what I should (or dared to) expect :o but it was a fun caper and made the time pass. The ensemble didn't work all that well as a group, but Stiller and Alda, Stiller and Affleck and even Stiller and Leoni worked well. I'd forgotten how much I like Ben Stiller :)
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Sep 2013, 10:28
My girlfriend has been busy lately so I've been watching lots of movies and then immediately afterwards watching their commentaries. I recently seemingly had a Ben Stiller day.

Tropic Thunder is still a highly flawed movie, but with some magnificently biting satire - it suffers from Up syndrome, namely that the film cannot live up to its incredible opening sequence. Also, the 'you never go full retard' speech is still magnificently accurate. The commentary, on the other hand, is possibly more fun - Ben Stiller, Jack Black and a still-in-character Robert Downey Jnr., as referenced in a throwaway line from the final cut ('I don't break character until after the DVD commentary.') This even includes him putting on an Australian accent when his character stops pretending to be a black guy. It's actually probably funnier than the movie.

I saw Zoolander, although I didn't watch the commentary. The film is still a solid three out of five, funny but not especially diverting. David Bowie is hilarious. Could use more Bowie in comedies. His weird delivery makes funny lines even funnier. I also love that Fred Durst is in it briefly. The guy has more capacity for self parody than I think people realise.

Dodgeball is a very funny movie, and I still love it. The commentary, however, is amazing - it's half an hour of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan, the director and some sound engineers arguing, before those three walk out and the engineers put on the commentary for There's Something About Mary. This continues for the remainder of the film. So funny.
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Post by: Welu on 18 Sep 2013, 13:24
I saw this film a little while ago and forgot to mention it.

The Heat was great. Really good laughs but I was worried its best jokes were in the trailer and this was not totally the case. Great jokes in the trailer but plenty of the same level throughout the film. Melissa McCarthy is brilliant.
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Post by: Grognard on 18 Sep 2013, 18:25
The Heat is a movie that my wife and I want to watch together.
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Sep 2013, 02:53
Not to be confused with Heat, which is probably the greatest action movie ever made.

So this weekend, after embarrassingly not realising I had to pay to do so, I rented four films from the library. I watched three of them yesterday (I WAS BORED, OKAY?).

First watch was The Campaign, which for those who don't know is a political satire starring Will Ferrell and Zack Galfiankf... Galipoli... Galifanfkae... the guy from The Hangover. It's just not very funny, there's not much to it, it's not especially well written and there's no legitimately skewering satirical moments in it, which is bizarre because the cast is INSANELY good, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, Dan Ackroyd and more.

Second watch was Ted, which is just... well, a Seth Macfarlane movie, as much as can be expected. 80s references, lots of stuff we've seen before... it's quite funny in a few places, but it's just not that good, really. It has an interesting concept and could've been so much better than it is.

Final watch was Looper, which despite a plot hole or two, is pretty awesome. The kid in this movie is scary as fuck. I don't know how they got such an adult performance out of such a little kid but it's brilliant to the point of unsettling. Also, there is an incompetent, borderline comic relief character who serves virtually no plot purpose, or at least logically shouldn't exist. Plus the awkward shift in pace at the midway point is kind of ridiculous.
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Sep 2013, 04:12
I recently re-watched Ted. I just see it as a live-action Family Guy. Most of the voice cast are in it, anyway.

Looper I think is great due to the fact that the premise on explaining time travel goes thusly:

"Okay, I'm going to explain how time travels works, and I'm only going to say this once: go fuck yourself"

Just for the record, is the incompetent guy the guy who lets his future self go, or the guy who blows his toes off with that huge pistol? Also, Bruce Willis seemingly gave a shit about his performance, which cannot be said about the franchises he is hanging on to, like the last 2 Die Hards and Red/Red 2. The pace change is quite weird, because the first half of the film sets up for a climax between Abe's crime syndicate and Joe (and a simultaneous revelation between older Joe and the Rainmaker) but it all becomes a bit buried. Still brilliant though, the kind of sci-fi I think modern cinema needs, and certainly a good break from comic book SF and the kind of Back to the Future explanations that have no space in a film dealing with murder and drug abuse.

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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Sep 2013, 07:02
Yeah it pretty much was just that. Some parts of it were quite funny. Ryan Reynolds' cameo with Patrick Wartburton was hilarious, as was basically everything Warburton said.

And yeah I mean the guy who blows his toes off. I mercifully thought they just killed him off halfway through when he fucked up yet again, but no, somehow he is still around.

And yeah it's still a great film, I love the concept and the explanation. It's so simple but so perfect, like a real loop. It certainly has more original ideas than a lot of sci-fi around at the moment.
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Post by: Thomas Edison on 22 Sep 2013, 13:39
Speaking of Looper, I had a chance to rewatch Brick at work the other day.

It was the first feature length from Rian Johnson, same director as Looper (and the Ozymandias episode of Breaking Bad), and it's pretty cool in a noir-set-in-modern-high-school way.
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Post by: Welu on 22 Sep 2013, 14:31
I watched Brick for my media class (the first time I took it and was a dumb seventeen year old) and all I can remember is one of the character's looked identical to a lad I had a crush on back then. This made writing an analysis of it quite hard because we watched it in class and I couldn't find a copy to rewatch.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Sep 2013, 14:33
Brick and Looper are both amazing movies to me. For Looper though, my favorite thing outside of the middle finger to explaining time travel was that TK was a totally useless power for everyone but the kid.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 22 Sep 2013, 16:28
Sharknado.

Best. Movie. Ever.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Sep 2013, 18:15
I just watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time in years and it was the first time I noticed that Sam Rockwell was in it.
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Sep 2013, 13:31
Just watched the Star Trek remake, the last of my library rentals.

So uh... this is basically the greatest reboot in history, right? This film is an impossible amount of fun. It's incredibly dumb, has a big dumb heart beating at its centre, the characters are broad caricatures in the most lovable endearing sense, there are hints of time travel and WTFitude and it's absolutely swimming in the show's mythology without that being a detriment to a new fan coming in. It's basically the perfect remake, and possibly even the perfect Star Trek film, although it's been so long since I saw most of those I probably can't make such a comment.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 23 Sep 2013, 20:29
I saw Woody Allen's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)."

I would have liked it better if there was more gameshow sequence and less giant boob chase.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Sep 2013, 17:42
I just watched The Big Year with Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. It's a movie about birdwatchers going for a record number of sightings in a single year, also known as the Big Year, and what they do in that year. Knowing next to nothing about bird watching I really enjoyed it. It's really funny, heck it has to be with jack Black and Steve Martin in the cast, but also really heartfelt cause it shows what they give up to do what they love.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Sep 2013, 12:57
This doesn't technically count as a movie I just watched, because a) it's not a movie and b) I haven't watched it, but bear with me here... I cycled through a film set earlier this week! I stopped and asked someone what was going on, and apparently it's some kind of 1970s thriller starring Brian Cox which will be on the BBC in February next year (thinking about it, it's probably going to be a series rather than a film, but with the BBC there's not a huge distinction). I hadn't ever heard of Brian Cox but I nodded and said "ooooh!" like I knew who he was and was impressed. Should I have been impressed? I shall watch it purely to spot the bit I saw being filmed, assuming I even recognise the houses.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Sep 2013, 14:34
starring Brian Cox

This is a lie - I have confused myself by thinking "oh hey, that actor's name sounds like Brian Cox" and now I can't remember the actual name.
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Post by: Blyss on 28 Sep 2013, 14:38
Currently watching 'The Purge'.  I don't know what I think yet.
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Post by: Welu on 28 Sep 2013, 14:50
starring Brian Cox

This is a lie - I have confused myself by thinking "oh hey, that actor's name sounds like Brian Cox" and now I can't remember the actual name.

Aw, I wanted to link this

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Post by: Metope on 28 Sep 2013, 15:02
Maybe it's this Brian Cox (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004051/)?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Sep 2013, 15:25
Kris wins! I really muddled myself but yes, it is him indeed. The show is called The Game. I managed to track it down by searching on the local news.
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Post by: Metope on 28 Sep 2013, 15:30
Woo! I knew there was an actor named Brian Cox because I remember reading something about him and confusing him with science guy Brian Cox too.
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Sep 2013, 15:45
Brian Cox is one of my favourite actors and I hate that name stealing science cunt.
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Post by: Metope on 28 Sep 2013, 15:59
But he's so dreamy. And smart and soft spoken with great hair, it's all I ever wanted in science.
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Post by: Metope on 28 Sep 2013, 16:03
And he has talents within the arts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCtK0E50OLc) as well! So cultured.
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Sep 2013, 16:11
But he's so dreamy. And smart and soft spoken with great hair, it's all I ever wanted in science.

And there are the only reasons anyone gives a fuck about him.

Science itself has sold out, people.
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Post by: Metope on 28 Sep 2013, 16:14
I don't care. Swoon.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Oct 2013, 16:52
I just watched the Man with the Iron Fists, and it was alright. Though for some reason I thought Idris Alba was in it. Watching Batista made me hopeful for him playing Drax the Destroyer.

It's weird seeing Lucy Lu in it after having binged on Elementary
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Post by: Welu on 04 Oct 2013, 14:23
But he's so dreamy. And smart and soft spoken with great hair, it's all I ever wanted in science.

And there are the only reasons anyone gives a fuck about him.

Science itself has sold out, people.

I think this is like saying maths has sold out because Rachel Riley does the numbers round on Countdown. If they were just pretty faces who had no idea what they were talking about, maybe I'd agree but I don't think it's unreasonable to try and make topics that a lot of people find dull and complicated more palatable by having someone likable talk about them. Full disclosure: I've only seen Brian Cox on Qi, don't watch his shows.

~ ~

I watched Insidious. Like most horror films I liked it up until the last twenty minutes, but even then I still quite liked it. I can relate to fear of things going bump and things moving in the corner of my eyes. I'm not scared of demons, so putting one right in front of me, no matter how spooky and aggressive it's acting, is just lost on me, fear-wise. I just wonder how long that actor spent in make-up.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 04 Oct 2013, 14:29
I think most of my issue with Insidious, despite recognizing how good it was, was that anytime the stereotypical 'paranormal investigators' come on screen I immediately roll my eyes and start nit picking.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Oct 2013, 14:43
I was thinking about that and thought it was odd considering James Wan tried so hard with The Conjuring. Plus I ignore any time a film is "Based on true events" and try to take it as a standalone story.
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Post by: Thrillho on 05 Oct 2013, 05:32
But he's so dreamy. And smart and soft spoken with great hair, it's all I ever wanted in science.

And there are the only reasons anyone gives a fuck about him.

Science itself has sold out, people.

I think this is like saying maths has sold out because Rachel Riley does the numbers round on Countdown. If they were just pretty faces who had no idea what they were talking about, maybe I'd agree but I don't think it's unreasonable to try and make topics that a lot of people find dull and complicated more palatable by having someone likable talk about them. Full disclosure: I've only seen Brian Cox on Qi, don't watch his shows.

~ ~

I watched Insidious. Like most horror films I liked it up until the last twenty minutes, but even then I still quite liked it. I can relate to fear of things going bump and things moving in the corner of my eyes. I'm not scared of demons, so putting one right in front of me, no matter how spooky and aggressive it's acting, is just lost on me, fear-wise. I just wonder how long that actor spent in make-up.

Oh obviously, I don't actually think science has sold out, Brian Cox just irritates the living shit out of me.

As for Insidious, it's a classic case of two acts of great buildup and one act of 'is that it?'

The second the demon ended up being a dude in a suit, it all fell to pieces. I thought everything leading up to it was by-numbers but effective horror.
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Post by: Aimless on 05 Oct 2013, 06:10
Saw The Man From Earth again last night with the missus, who'd never seen it before. First time 'round I kinda liked it but felt that the "religious figure" bit ruined things for me. This time it was very different. I already knew about that "twist" and so, since I knew it was coming, I could just relax and properly enjoy the film--the frame story, John's story, the conversation, the music, the characters... it was really nice! I had not expected this film to hold up to a second viewing.
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Post by: Blyss on 05 Oct 2013, 09:31
Watched 'The Lone Ranger' last night.  I enjoyed it quite a bit, and even after watching the movie, I have no idea why anyone would have thought Depp's performance as a Comanche was offensive.  I'm Choctaw and Comanche myself, and I thought he did a great job. 

This movie's not going to win any awards, but the whole time I was watching, I kept remembering the old TV show, and it brought back a lot of great memories.  Overall, I thought they did a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the series and while some of the tongue in cheek humor made me roll my eyes, it didn't detract too much from the rest of the movie.
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Post by: TheCollyWolly on 06 Oct 2013, 21:34
Gravity.

All I can say is, I hate to be 'that guy', but a basic knowledge (and I mean high-school-and-videogames-level knowledge) of physics completely ruined it for me. I can suspend disbelief to a point (Pacific Rim was AWESOME!) but the writing and plot wasn't enough to smooth over the blinding stupidity of Bullock's character and the complete disregard for basic conservation of momentum.

On the other hand I rewatched Heat this weekend, and what a great fucking film.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2013, 23:40
I guess I'm glad I don't remember physics because I fucking loved that movie.
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Post by: Aimless on 08 Oct 2013, 10:54
White House Down

I fully expected this movie to suck. I thought it might even be worse than Olympus Has Fallen, which I could barely get through. Instead I found myself watching the whole thing and even getting a little teary eyed at what should have been the cheesiest most revolting scene of the entire movie. God damned hormones :o I think I can forgive the black stereotypes.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Oct 2013, 11:54
I talked about it earlier in the thread, but what I remember from the movie is how much it owes to Die Hard.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Oct 2013, 13:50
I didn't bother with Olympus but I loved WHD. From what I've heard about Olympus it's equally absurd, but at least WHD embraces its absurdity. Also Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx worked incredibly well off each other.
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Post by: Metope on 08 Oct 2013, 14:49
Oh god, I watched Olympus when I was with my bf, he said it was going to be bad but I didn't realise exactly how bad. When it was done we were wondering if we should watch it again and do a drinking game where seeing the American flag = one sip, but we decided not to because A) We'd end up dead within an hour, and B) We'd have to watch it again.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Oct 2013, 23:04
I just saw The Innkeepers. Holy shit it was so much better than I was expecting. The atmosphere they created had an absolutely ridiculous amount of tension.
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Post by: LeeC on 10 Oct 2013, 19:24
re-watching "The Naked Gun" again.  This movie is required watching! Its sooo good! Its timeless!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Oct 2013, 13:06
I just watched Trick R Treat and I thought it was pretty good. Pretty tame horror with nice twists, and I especially loved how all the stories were interconnected.
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Post by: Dream on 13 Oct 2013, 09:27
So, i just watched My neighbor Totoro.

It feels rather bad to say this, but whereas the experience with Nausicaa or Spirited Away was mystical and overpowering, my reaction to Totoro was rather... It was lukewarm. It was a great film, and on technical aspects it was great, it managed to draw emotion out of me, but... I don't know, it just wasn't the same as other Miyazaki films.

I don't know, i guess my inner child is dead or something. Which kind of ties to what i feel was probably the reason i didn't enjoy it so much, it just wasn't a film for me or at least for my state of mind at the time. I kinda didn't let myself purely fall into the whimsical innocence of the film. I could understand and appreciate it, but i just didn't really feel it. If anything i guess the movie reminded me why i tend to not like children so much.

That said, the movie was pretty cute. Satsuki was as sweet as she was irritating (god so much screaming and childishness) but overall she was pretty lovable. Other characters aside from Totoro didn't make much of an impression. I guess i could say the same for most of the film. I just didn't feel the magic this time.

As a bit of an addendum, i rewatched some bits of the film and the reaction softened up somewhat. One thing i would need to add is that i feel a lot of my underwhelment with the film was probably due to watching the film as an adult rather than appreciating/enjoying them as a child. Letting myself get a bit more innocent/emotional with some of the film, i was significantly more appreciative of it, Satsuki wasn't very, if at all, irritating on the re-watches. Not enought to change my overall impression (I still find Nausicaa or Porco Rosso much better films) but now i don't feel really "underwhelmed" by Totoro.

Eh, i don't know. Maybe my opinion will change with a more thorough re-watch.

In any case, next Miyazaki film i'll see is Cagliostro.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Oct 2013, 20:37
Give Ponyo a try.
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Post by: LeeC on 14 Oct 2013, 00:40
I think Ponyo is the only one of his movies I saw and unfortunately I was not impressed.   :-\ It was interesting but again that's just one little bears opinion.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Oct 2013, 12:41
I just watched Shadow of the Vampire and it was pretty good, I especially loved Willem Dafoe and John Malcovich
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Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Oct 2013, 12:46
I don't think Ponyo is one of his better films, though I do quite enjoy it. I feel like Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away are really the big ones that I'd hold up as incredible films that everyone should give a shit.

Edit: Ok, I swear that was supposed to be shot, not shit.
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Post by: Welu on 18 Oct 2013, 12:53
Saw Insidious 2 and I'm gonna say it's better and I enjoyed it more than the first one.
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Oct 2013, 13:24
Isn't spirited away basically about a little girl in a "bath house"
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Oct 2013, 13:24
Mind using a spoiler instead of small text?
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Oct 2013, 13:27
sorry force of habit, other forums don't have the spoiler system so I use tiny type..  :psyduck: I'll fix it.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 18 Oct 2013, 13:39
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Oct 2013, 13:43
I forgot where I read/saw it but the guy saw it
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Post by: Aimless on 18 Oct 2013, 19:09
This has not been a great week, movie-wise.

City of Bones -- kinda meh in almost every way. Her eyebrows and his brooding face really didn't work with me. Mrs. Fredericks was hella sweet though :o

Man of Tai Chi -- I hoped against hope that a modern martial arts movie featuring tai chi would at least be okay. It was instead the first movie I've seen in a long time that made me think, "Omg, this is actually kinda shit." Apart from the Master, I didn't like a single character/actor in the movie. Instead I found them to be very off-putting.

Despicable Me 2 -- not as good as it's predecessor. Had its moments but mostly it felt like a string of unusually infantile gags loosely tied together with, er, string. I liked the ending and of course El Macho :o
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 Oct 2013, 01:24
Paprika.  Pretty weird, and gorgeously animated.  Merging of dreams and real life - the sort of thing I like, just as I enjoy the crossing over of consciousness into the network (Serial Experiments Lain; Ghost in the Shell; etc).  Now for the book, after which the film again might be easier to follow...
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Post by: LTK on 20 Oct 2013, 14:33
L'Écume des Jours. It's a French surrealist film with subtitles that were apparently translated from French to English to Dutch. Needless to say, it was barmy as fuck all, and the subtitles were only slightly to blame for that.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Oct 2013, 15:31
barmy
I'd forgotten this was an actual word and not just May's nickname.
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Post by: LTK on 20 Oct 2013, 18:02
I figured a more commonplace word would fail to express just how bats-in-the-belfry bonkers this movie was.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 20 Oct 2013, 19:41
I recently saw two movies.

First was “Big Fan.”  I thought this movie was going to be about a diehard New York Giants fan, but it’s actually about a guy who can only derive pleasure from football to the point where he loathes distractions.

Second was “Incubus.”  This is a horror film starring a pre-Star Trek William Shatner with all the dialogue in Esperanto.  The movie relies on some over-simplified theology, but there are brief moments of ok acting.  I laughed at the climax for about 5 minutes.
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Post by: Dream on 25 Oct 2013, 08:10
I forgot where I read/saw it but the guy saw it
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Miyazaki doesn't do things like those in his films at all. I'm not sure how your friend got the impression that was a brothel in the first place but i think we can be sure that was not Miyazaki's intention. Making the place seedy brothel a girl mentally transforms into magical place kind of severely undermine a lot of the perceived messages and values of the film and would be, to say the least, pretty distasteful dedicatory film to make for his friend's daughter*

*Don't know how much of common knowledge this is, but basically Spirited Away was originally conceived because some years after Mononoke Hime, Miyazaki pondered on how there were no films that spoke to the 10-year-old daughter of a good friend of his, and then decided to "make a movie for her".

On-topic:

Well, some time ago i have finally watched Q. Also known as "Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 You can (not) redo"

So many things to say, and i'm so moved, i have difficulty finding words. I'll try to keep this brief.

On a skype conversation long ago, a skype friend of mine. told me to "Prepare for a direction you won't expect". And it's true, i certainly didn't expect any of the directions that Q took throughout the entire film. It completely changed all of Rebuild for me, and Q took the themes and directions of rebuild in such a way, that i feel "spiritual" is the best way to describe the film.

It was just amazing, not only the film itself, but many elements of it, are things i didn't even think were possible. Narratively and aesthethically, it was more than beautiful, something better than perfect.

But above all, and the thing i loved the most out of my experience with the film, is that i can honestly say i'm really, really, really happy about the film. I found it the most hopeful and inspiring/uplifting film of the rebuilds so far, and probably one of the most hopeful movies i've ever seen. I found this to be the best rebuild film so far, and it really elevates the other two films to an entirely new dimension.

As a side note, i must admit i'm surprised, with all the talks about how dark and deppressing Q was, how apparently common it was for people to be in an angry or deppressed funk for weeks after watching it, i admit i was surprised that i eventually realized i couldn't honestly feel upset at people's treatment of Shinji in Q, the ostensibly hopeless setting and plot, and the general feeling of desolation and uncertainty that pervaded the film.

I have many more things i want to say about Q, but i don't want to bother the forum too much at a time and i'm still pretty moved/ecstatic, so it'll have to wait until a re-watch which will probably take place in a couple of days. It's funny, but now i feel that Sakura Nagashi has the same effect for me as Beautiful World once had. A song i listen to cheer me up and inspired connected to a film that does the same thing for me.

I loved Q so much, such a great film.
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Post by: pwhodges on 26 Oct 2013, 01:06
@Dream:  As you know, I watched Q as soon as I could possibly contrive.  While I don't react to things with the kind of ecstasy that you've expressed, my feelings about it are pretty similar.  I love it, and find it a realistic and moving portrait of all the characters, and how they might change as a result of what they've been through.  It's fascinating how often you find references to the earlier films that place those in a distinctly different perspective, underlining that they are not simply remakes of the earlier series.  As for Sakura Nagashi, I started a thread on melancholy music in the Band section of this forum as a result of listening to it.

I'm really glad you've come to it at last and been so moved by it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Oct 2013, 08:47
Saw the Carrie remake yesterday. I haven't seen the original, but I liked the remake. Chloe Grace Moretz is solid as always. Julianne Moore was pretty good too. I didn't know Judy Greer was in it until I saw it, though, and she was great as the gym teacher. (Although she'll always be Kitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1alISOTGfE) to me)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Oct 2013, 16:33
Saw The Counselor today. It was pretty fucking great. I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Blyss on 27 Oct 2013, 09:55
Didn't know that 3.33 was available to be watched.  About to watch it now.  :-)
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Post by: LTK on 27 Oct 2013, 12:13
We watched Babylon A.D. on the bus. This is a movie wherein one person asks "Why was my home destroyed?" and receives the answer "God has a reason for everything. Maybe it was an accident."

I don't even.
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Post by: pwhodges on 27 Oct 2013, 13:04
Didn't know that 3.33 was available to be watched.  About to watch it now.  :-)

Even the dub has been screened recently; DVD release of that has not been announced yet, but Wal-Mart have it on pre-order for 18 Feb.
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Post by: Castlerook on 27 Oct 2013, 21:05
Watched Frankenstein vs the Wolf Man tonight.
Good film, though a little short at 61 minutes.
The actual fight between said characters took place in the last 90 seconds of the film.
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Post by: Blyss on 28 Oct 2013, 06:20

Even the dub has been screened recently; DVD release of that has not been announced yet, but Wal-Mart have it on pre-order for 18 Feb.

Yeah, when I said I'm going to watch it now, I was being literal.  Watched it yesterday, and that was pretty damn good.  Will definitely be watching again.
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Post by: pwhodges on 28 Oct 2013, 07:25
It is a film that greatly rewards watching it multiple times; even some people who hated it at first came to realise that they were wrong on later viewings. 

(And I realised you were going to watch it immediately.  I will admit to having watched a cam-rip first; but I have also bought the initial Japanese released BD.)
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Oct 2013, 13:21
Finally watched Evil Dead 2. It's inventive, genuinely unpredictable and just kinda awesome. Unlike the first one, which sucks.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2013, 13:34
Interesting, I've never seen any of them, but I refuse to watch sequels without watching the original.
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Oct 2013, 13:44
The second one is not a storyline progression. You can watch it independently and it will make as much sense.
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Post by: LeeC on 28 Oct 2013, 13:46
same for the 3rd one evil dead 3 aka "army of darkness"  honestly the only one ive actually watched.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2013, 13:57
Really? Not at all? Interesting. I still plan on watching them in order though.
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Post by: Welu on 28 Oct 2013, 13:59
Word of god says Evil Dead 2 is a sequel. They couldn't get the rights to use footage from the original so they had to reshoot it. Also my Partner has a much more simple argument which is, "It's a sequel because it has "two" in the title."
Although you can still easily watch and follow it without seeing the original, although I like the original so I would recommend watching it. It helps to remember it was intended as straight, but budget and its era made for camp.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2013, 14:01
Wait, that's it? There's nothing in the movie itself to link it back to the first one? Because word of god means nothing to me.
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Post by: Welu on 28 Oct 2013, 14:07
"Word of god" refers to what the creator says. They all are related in film, the start of the sequels quickly recap the ending of the one before it.

Also a sequel to Army of Darkness is coming out called Army of Darkness 2 so we're ending up with a Rambo/First Blood title situation.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Oct 2013, 14:33
"Word of god" refers to what the creator says.
I'm aware of this, and I stand by my earlier statement. And interesting, I'll probably watch all three just to watch them even if I don't need to.
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Post by: Aimless on 31 Oct 2013, 09:51
Def. didn't expect to enjoy Thor 2 almost as much as Avengers but whaddaya know :o best line of the movie: "Tadaaahh!"

Stay for both credit/post-credit scenes
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Post by: Grognard on 31 Oct 2013, 10:18
I wanna go see "Enders Game" to see how bad they fracked up the story vs. the book.
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Post by: LeeC on 31 Oct 2013, 10:20
Def. didn't expect to enjoy Thor 2 almost as much as Avengers but whaddaya know :o best line of the movie: "Tadaaahh!"

Stay for both credit/post-credit scenes
yay! I am so glad to be hearing this!
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Post by: Thrillho on 31 Oct 2013, 12:01
Def. didn't expect to enjoy Thor 2 almost as much as Avengers but whaddaya know :o best line of the movie: "Tadaaahh!"

Stay for both credit/post-credit scenes

To guage your opinion against mine... did you like the first Thor?
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Post by: Aimless on 31 Oct 2013, 16:20
To guage your opinion against mine... did you like the first Thor?

A little ambivalent tbh... I disliked it the first time around and kinda liked it the second time around when I knew what I had to actively ignore in order to enjoy the movie. I felt like the first movie was very uneven.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Oct 2013, 20:32
I just watched Ghostbusters. Apparently I've never seen it from the beginning, I usually start watching it when they go after Slimer
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Post by: LeeC on 10 Nov 2013, 12:01
I always get The Illusionist and The Prestige confused.  As it turns out I have seen The Prestige and just sat down with my roomate and his girlfriend and watched The Illusionist. I more or less guessed what was going to happen and I was right, but I still enjoyed it.  Was a great movie.  Paul Giamatti was great in this movie!  Better than Jessica Beil and Edward Norton IMHO.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Nov 2013, 17:42
Paul Giamatti is usually great.
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Post by: UniqueNewYork on 10 Nov 2013, 17:45
Ever since I saw him on a billboard next to Vince Vaughn for some movie they were both in I have never been able to not conflate the two.

Also, what were people's takes on Now You See Me, since we're talking about magicians movies?
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Post by: Thomas Edison on 10 Nov 2013, 18:14
I really enjoyed Now You See Me up until the delivery of the final act.

I kind of wished we'd spent more time with the actual troupe of magicians as well, but I suppose then the illusion and mystery behind the "how'd they do it?" would have been lost.

The fight inside the apartment when Franco is burning the documents was awesome though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Nov 2013, 19:06
I enjoyed it overall. Speaking of Vince Vaughn, I saw the first hour of Delivery Man as a sneak preview a few days ago. I say the first hour because my friend and I left an hour in. Considering I have never ever done that, I think it's safe to say it is the worst movie I have ever watched in the cinema. Just...wow. Bad. Really, really bad. I kind of want to know how it ends so I might take a peak when it's out on DVD out of morbid curiosity, but...holy shit, what a trainwreck of a movie.
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Post by: Thrillho on 11 Nov 2013, 05:27
Kindergarten Cop was on TV this weekend. Love that movie. Also, for a supposed kids' movie, it is HILARIOUSLY dark in places, especially at the start.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Nov 2013, 15:25
It's a movie with kids, but that doesn't make it a kids' movie.
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Nov 2013, 05:46
No but it is a PG-13. I think over here it might even be a PG. It was getting shown uncensored at like 6pm.
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Post by: Blyss on 13 Nov 2013, 11:32
The world's end - I'm literally still laughing as I type this.  Funny as shit.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Nov 2013, 12:20
I loved it, even if it was the weakest of the three.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Nov 2013, 12:37
That's what I was thinking too. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I did with Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Nov 2013, 12:44
Hot Fuzz is definitely my favorite.
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Post by: Aimless on 13 Nov 2013, 14:34
Saw Ender's Game last night! Don't regret going even though the movie def. has its weaknesses both as a movie and as an adaptation. I mostly liked the things that came after they went to the other planet. Of the actors, I mostly enjoyed Kingsley, but mostly because I like everything he does. Ford as Graff was kinda annoying for most of the movie. Anderson, and many of the other characters, were very one-dimensional. I was esp. disappointed by Bean, even though I realise the ages of the actors must come with some compromises wrt the ability to portray superintelligent kids who've been through some shit. I wasn't too pleased with Petra. Bonzo was all right I guess :o

Still, worth seeing.
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Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 13 Nov 2013, 14:45
That's what I was thinking too. I enjoyed it, but not as much as I did with Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead

My fiancee and I have a debate often as to which Cornetto film is Simon Pegg's greatest contribution to humanity. She says 'Hot Fuzz' and I say 'Shaun of the Dead'. I pissed her off recently by saying his greatest contribution was 'Star Trek Into Darkness'. She threatened to call the wedding off.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Nov 2013, 14:58
I'm gonna go with Hot Fuzz. The real question is why don't people call it the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy anymore?
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Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 13 Nov 2013, 14:59
Because "Cornetto" skewed higher with Brits in the polls?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Nov 2013, 23:33
What do polls have to do with anything? I mean, is it incorrect to refer it as the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy? Because that's still what I call it.
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Post by: Metope on 14 Nov 2013, 01:26
I prefer Hot Fuzz of the three. I had the plot twist of The World's End ruined by an extensive movie trailer before I saw it, which I was really annoyed with. Okay sure, it happens fairly early on and it probably can't really be called a proper 'plot twist' for that reason, but it would still have been so much better if I didn't know what the movie was about to begin with!
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 Nov 2013, 03:00
I've never once heard it referred to as the 'Blood and Ice Cream' trilogy, only the Cornetto trilogy.
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Post by: Edguy on 14 Nov 2013, 03:53
Me and my friend finally got around watching The Wolverine, now that it came out on homevideo (not paying to watch the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine..). Despite the horrible predecessor, I had some mild hopes for the film, considering the ok reviews. Gotta say tho, despite being better than the last one, it's stilla big mess. The plot was messy, the love affair was weird and unnatural and the whole setting was so stereotypically Japanese it was almost offensive.. 
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Nov 2013, 10:33
Admittedly I probably only saw Blood and Ice Cream trilogy on Wikipedia but that was ages ago when Hot Fuzz came out. I really liked it, so that's what I call it.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Nov 2013, 13:14
Despite the horrible predecessor, I had some mild hopes for the film, considering the ok reviews.

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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Nov 2013, 15:29
Eh, I didn't think it was so bad. Hell of a lot better than Origins (which is saying little to nothing, but still)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Nov 2013, 15:12
Just watched Monsters University. SO MANY CALLBACKS. And shout-outs, lots of them too. I might make a list.

Did anyone else think that Hardscrabble was very, very much like Prof. Stromwell from Legally Blonde?
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Post by: Welu on 16 Nov 2013, 15:24
I haven't seen Legally Blond but I loved Monsters University.

Saw Gravity a couple days ago, was a really good watch. Genuinely one of the most tense and scary films I've seen. Sandra Bullock was great.
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Post by: Aimless on 16 Nov 2013, 16:16
Saw Turbo the other night... I didn't think they could get so much awesome outta such a ridiculous concept :o Mace Windu as a snail was pretty sweet
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2013, 10:22
Watched 21 Jump Street again last night. Still one of my favourite comedies, with the drug-taking scene one of the funniest fucking things I've ever seen in my life.

...And yes, that does apply to all the times I saw it when I wasn't already high.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Nov 2013, 20:40
FUCK YOU, SCIENCE! (4)
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Nov 2013, 23:41
FUCK YOU, SCIENCE! (4)

FUCK MILES DAVIS
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Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 19 Nov 2013, 13:50
FUCK YOU, SCIENCE! (4)

Indeed, that is probably the best bit in the movie for me outside of the big cameo(s).
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Post by: Blyss on 21 Nov 2013, 11:00
The Dyatlov Pass Incident

I'm not really sure why everyone keeps thinking, "I'm gonna make the next 'Blair Witch', but I can do it sooooo much fucking better."

I was not very impressed.
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Nov 2013, 11:24
Watched Army of Darkness last night. It's fun, inventive and entertaining, just like the second one, but the second one's a lot better.
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Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 21 Nov 2013, 13:25
I watched most of Shawshank Redemption last night and I don't believe I have never seen anything prior to Tim Robbins arriving at Shawshank penitentiary... to this day I am not sure if they actually showed the death of his wife or the trial that must have followed...
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Nov 2013, 13:44
Yeah, the trial's in the beginning. Acquire the movie through the method of your choice and WATCH THE WHOLE THING. It's one of the best movies ever. Or just watch the beginning if you want, but I can't imagine you'd want to stop.
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Post by: Azumas_Revenge on 21 Nov 2013, 14:40
I appreciate that. I've seen it probably a dozen times before, but I'll see that its on and change the channel and invariably its at least already at Tim on the bus riding up to the prison.
It doesn't appear to be available for stream on Netflix... hell, I know its worth owning, maybe I'll just bite the bullet.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Nov 2013, 14:57
You can rent it from Amazon for $2, or buy the DVD for $5 from the same place (if you insist on not breaking the law, that is).
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Nov 2013, 20:54
Catching Fire. I liked it, lived up to the book (which was my favorite of the series), and the changes it made from the book all actually improved it.

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Honestly, I have pretty high hopes for Mockingjay, I wonder who they'll cast for Coin.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 21 Nov 2013, 21:43
I rewatched “A Few Good Men.”  This time I couldn’t help but notice that the ground was covered with leaves (with trees still green) during the silent drill scene, but no leaves were on the ground two scenes later when Tom Cruise is playing softball.  And now you’ll never be able to not notice that.

I also rewatched “Along in the Wilderness” because apparently it’s time for another PBS pledge drive, and they know it’s impossible for suburban white guys to look away from that.
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Nov 2013, 01:27
I only saw A Few Good Men a few years ago, but it is one of the films that made me realise that a celebrity may be a weirdo (not an asshole, a weirdo) but that doesn't mean their work isn't top notch. Cruise is oozing with charisma and magnetism in that film, he MAKES that film. Everyone else in it is good, but if you took Cruise out of it the picture would be far poorer.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Nov 2013, 21:27
Well yeah, Cruise has been a consistently solid or better actor for a couple decades now. (If you liked AFGM I'd recommend him in The Firm)
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Post by: LeeC on 28 Nov 2013, 21:03
Just watched Star Trek: Into Darkness.  Loved it
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Post by: Grognard on 28 Nov 2013, 21:05
watched "World War Z" with the Son&Heir.

Quite good.

freaked the boy out, too. 
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Nov 2013, 08:12
I might see it at some point, but I'm still annoyed that they turned World War Z into a generic zombie movie. WWZ would work much better as a TV show, or even a web series, with one interview per episode.
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Post by: Blyss on 29 Nov 2013, 08:34
I might see it at some point, but I'm still annoyed that they turned World War Z into a generic zombie movie. WWZ would work much better as a TV show, or even a web series, with one interview per episode.
 

I hadn't thought of that, but yeah it really would be the ideal format.  I enjoyed the movie immensely, to be honest, but I would watch the shit out of that tv series, with the
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Post by: LTK on 29 Nov 2013, 14:15
Gravity.

Holy shit. That was one hell of a ride.
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Post by: Grognard on 30 Nov 2013, 07:12
agrred.  Gravity is a crazy ride. 

saw the new 'Hunger Games' movie with my son and his buddies.
good.
violent.
*with a twist!*
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Nov 2013, 22:14
Thor: Dark World.

It could be used as an aid to meditation, in that while you're watching it any attempt to exercise your rational mind causes pain.

Think of it as a slideshow of fantasy and sf art, and it's a memorable treat.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Dec 2013, 04:48
I liked it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Dec 2013, 10:11
As did I.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Dec 2013, 15:17
Same here, once I figured out the right frame of mind to enjoy it.
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Post by: LeeC on 03 Dec 2013, 19:03
blah, I clicked the wrong link! :psyduck:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Dec 2013, 22:05
That's...not a movie.
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Post by: LeeC on 07 Dec 2013, 23:04
Just saw Frozen tonight.  It was awesome!  Warning it is a musical!  I honestly groaned at only one song but it later became kind of a fucked up song and I enjoyed it.  The whole thing was worth watching!  I saw it in 2D so couldn't say if it was 3D but props for Disney putting a mickey mouse short in the beginning pre-movie.  It was surprisingly entertaining!
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Post by: Welu on 08 Dec 2013, 12:44
The Purge. That film did not really need a message, especially one so heavy-handed I couldn't help but laugh a bunch of times. I kinda liked it but it needs to be toned down.

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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Dec 2013, 13:50
Saw Sucker Punch. I think it's underrated.

I can see the sexism perspective, although I think it's no worse than many films with better reputations - but the film is incredibly stylised and I think that style is amazing.

The art design is jaw-dropping, the complete lack of giving a fuck about logic and just having its own internal, impossible logic instead is admirable in some ways.

That and it's just basically a series of absolutely jaw-dropping music videos/computer game trailers that make me think I WANNA PLAY THAT FUCKIN' GAME, MAN.

Now I have a hankering for Bioshock...
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Post by: Welu on 08 Dec 2013, 14:00
My issue with Suckerpunch is that it came across as pretentious as hell to me. The whole time I feel like it's going, "We know what we're showing you is sexist but you're the sexist one for watching it because clearly you only came to see this film for the tits. Us providing the tits doesn't make us the sexist ones at all because we're vaguely aware of what we think we're trying to do."

It's one of the few things that counts as a rage button for me, but that's partially because people have brought it up to me just to piss me off, so I get pissed off they're trying to piss me off and that's all associated with my dislike of it too now.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Dec 2013, 14:17
I think that's more the fans who use that to justify the movie. To me, the movie itself is just, well...a mess.
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Post by: Edguy on 08 Dec 2013, 16:55
Saw Sucker Punch. I think it's underrated.

I can see the sexism perspective, although I think it's no worse than many films with better reputations - but the film is incredibly stylised and I think that style is amazing.

I think the whole idea of Sucker Punch is a big slap in the face to the stereotypically sexist nerd culture, wanting to see hot chicks and crazy action. One might call it a sucker punch. It's just that the whole movie is pretty convoluted and badly put together, so the point sort of gets lost in transition. MovieBob (of The Escapist) did an interesting video (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6247-You-Are-Wrong-About-Sucker-Punch-Part-One) about it.
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Post by: LeeC on 08 Dec 2013, 19:48
because of one of the adverts before "Frozen," I watched Paranorman today (its been sitting on my netflix account for awhile).  It was a pretty good movie.  Good twist on zombies, ghosts, and witches.  Ending was heavy.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Dec 2013, 19:53
Laika really hits it out of the park with Coraline and Paranorman, and I can't wait to see Boxtrolls
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Post by: LeeC on 08 Dec 2013, 19:56
I havn't seen Coraline.  Sadly, its only available on netflix DVD and not streaming.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Dec 2013, 15:41
Just saw 12 Years a Slave. I've rarely felt so uncomfortable as I did while watching parts of that movie, and I say that as the highest compliment.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 10 Dec 2013, 21:40
I finally saw The Searchers.

Once again John Ford has managed to blow my mind.  I wouldn’t have expected a John Wayne western to present belligerent factions (and their motivation) as two sides of the same coin.

Ethan Edwards presents a type of character I’ve never seen before:  the educated bigot.  Instead of hating out of ignorance, Ethan studies his adversaries and hates them none the less.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Dec 2013, 01:13
Saw American Hustle tonight! Great performances from all involved, I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 Dec 2013, 13:47
Watched Now You See Me today. Enjoyably, genuinely decent opening half hour/45 minutes, before it goes completely off the rails and becomes enjoyable popcorn bullshit.

It starts with this group of magicians apparently robbing a bank, before another character explains how they did it. This is interesting, implying they would spend the rest of the movie pulling such tricks and then having them explained. Instead the film suddenly decides to just go 'lol magic' and lets them get away with anything, however ridiculous, without at all going into how they actually did it, despite at no point making any implication that any magic was real in this world. Ocean's Eleven had bullshit explanations, but at least it had explanations.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Dec 2013, 16:13
I just watched Frozen and it was really good. Olaf is hilarious instead of annoying, and Let it Go is hands down the best song in the movie. Disney really brought their A game with this one.

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And be on the look out for Rapunzel and Eugene in the beginning
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Post by: LeeC on 15 Dec 2013, 16:29
FINALLY! thanks blue kitty! I saw it too and have no one to talk to about it!  I totally agree with your spoiler.  When Olaf started to sing I groaned but it ended up being a funny song.  Let it go is not on my itunes...it is the best song!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Dec 2013, 17:35
Oh god damn it, I keep forgetting that spoilers don't work on Tapatalk.
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Post by: Blyss on 17 Dec 2013, 14:40
So, I watched Getaway today, and I went in completely blind...  that is, I knew literally nothing about before I turned it on, except the cover art.  The second I recognized the female lead I groaned, and then she
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Dec 2013, 22:18
Saw Wolf of Wall Street. Good overall, but it dragged a bit for the last hour (it did not need to be three hours). Also Jonah Hill apparently turns 30 this week, but I still can't think of him as an adult.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2013, 11:51
Just saw Anchorman 2. A little long, but the
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Dec 2013, 19:56
Better than the original or more of the same?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2013, 21:22
I saw the original once in theaters, so...I honestly don't know. I guess more of the same, it was fun for the most part, but there was at least one scene* that just made me really uncomfortable.

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Post by: 94ssd on 24 Dec 2013, 20:46
I just watched Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone. It gets a lot of hate, but I think it's one of those "so cheesy it's kind of good" movies.

Rob Schneider's character is annoying as fuck though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Dec 2013, 21:07
Rob Schneider's character is annoying as fuck though.
Always true without any context needed.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 25 Dec 2013, 21:58
I had somehow never seen "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men".

Professional performances, formulaic script, flashy effects, better characterization than the first Abrams movie.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Dec 2013, 08:23
I just watched the first episode of the Turbo Netflix series and I enjoyed it. I never saw the movie, it looks really bad, but the cartoon is by the people that did Motorcity and so far it's pretty good. White Shadow is the new Texas
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Post by: Lupercal on 28 Dec 2013, 16:33
Just saw Anchorman 2. A little long, but the
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Yes!

For those who have had Anchorman quotes thrown at them in class, work, a bar, a family dinner, or casual conversation, it is everything you'd want in a sequel to the original. Not quite Anchorman Again, but well worth a watch. For me, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd own this film, but Ferrell definitely has his moments.
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Post by: Blyss on 29 Dec 2013, 22:05
Just saw 47 ronin tonight.  Wasn't bad.  Enjoyed most of it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jan 2014, 16:34
Just saw Frances Ha. Not really sure how to describe it. I would recommend it, though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jan 2014, 18:44
Computer Chess. What a weird fucking movie. I kind of loved it. Both it and Frances Ha are streaming on Netflix btw.
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Post by: Grognard on 06 Jan 2014, 11:45
watched EPIC and TURBO with the family.  Fun. worth the RedBox rental price.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jan 2014, 14:12
Saw Inside Llewyn Davis the other day. I liked it, but the Coens have done far better.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Jan 2014, 08:09
Watched American Hustle last night. AMAZING! Everyone gave a good performance, even fat Batman.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Jan 2014, 14:19
Na na na na na na na na FATMAN!
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Post by: 94ssd on 07 Jan 2014, 15:02
I watched W., a movie I haven't seen since it came out. As much as I hate George W. Bush, I don't feel like it's a fair assessment of his life. Most of the stuff about the Bush family dynamics is just speculation. I think Oliver Stone was in a rush to dramatize his presidency, and that left not enough time for an accurate perspective.

That said, the performances in the film are absolutely stellar.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Jan 2014, 16:01
Really? Given that it was Oliver Stone, I thought that it was ridiculously fair. Far moreso than I'd expected.

Re: performances, no arguments here. Especially Dreyfuss and Wright (Cheney and Powell). Their argument in the situation room was easily the best part of the movie.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 07 Jan 2014, 19:01
I'd like to add a comment on the W. movie.

In real life, the White House Situation Room looks nothing like the movie presents it, but it should!
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Post by: Aimless on 10 Jan 2014, 19:32
Saw Frozen tonight... it was really nice! Not quite as sneakily grown-up as some other animated movies, and uniquely villain-free... cute but not sickening, fun characters, good voice-acting, very pretty, decent musical numbers... good date movie if you and your date like animated Disney films :o Kristen Bell is of course one of our top celebrity crushes but I don't think her involvement has influenced my judgement too much
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Jan 2014, 02:15
Watched The Dark Knight again last night. Still brilliant but it does have some issues I noticed this time.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jan 2014, 17:28
Do tell.

I saw Her. I liked it quite a bit. Samantha (the OS/female lead) reminded me quite a bit of Jane from Speaker for the Dead.
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Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2014, 17:35
Do tell.

I saw Her. I liked it quite a bit. Samantha (the OS/female lead) reminded me quite a bit of Jane from Speaker for the Dead.


D'Oh!!!

That's what that preview has been reminding me of: JANE of the Ansible network.  I just couldn't place a name on it. :psyduck:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jan 2014, 17:36
Oh yeah, it's even more overt in the actual movie.
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Post by: 94ssd on 12 Jan 2014, 17:51
Do tell.

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Post by: mustang6172 on 12 Jan 2014, 18:02
Watched The Dark Knight again last night. Still brilliant but it does have some issues I noticed this time.

I don't see why they can't just frame the Joker for Harvey Dent's crimes.  If he denies it, who would believe him?
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Post by: 94ssd on 12 Jan 2014, 18:23
Watched The Dark Knight again last night. Still brilliant but it does have some issues I noticed this time.

I don't see why they can't just frame the Joker for Harvey Dent's crimes.  If he denies it, who would believe him?

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Jan 2014, 07:29
I just watched Die Hard 5 and it wasn't very good. He actually got to say Yippee Ki Yay Motherfucker, but overall it was pretty boring.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Jan 2014, 15:25
He didn't say it in the fourth one? I'm pretty sure the whole "Mother Russia" thing was just on TV. I remember him saying it in the fourth one, I could be wrong, though. From what I've heard about 5, it makes four look like one.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Jan 2014, 17:00
He says, "Yippee Ki Yay Mother," and then lets the guy shoot him in the shoulder covering up the last part
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Post by: 94ssd on 17 Jan 2014, 19:12
He says, "Yippee Ki Yay Mother," and then lets the guy shoot him in the shoulder covering up the last part

Fucking PG-13, man. They never should have tried it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Jan 2014, 23:27
Yeah, but PG-13s can have one fuck. I'd be shocked if they didn't use it on that. (I've seen the fourth one but don't remember much)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 18 Jan 2014, 16:15
So, over the past few days we watched the three Godfather films. Hadn't seen them before and I'm glad I have now. They're long and slow but so tense and very well acted and impressive in scope. They are simply wonderful.
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jan 2014, 16:29
Yeah, but PG-13s can have one fuck. I'd be shocked if they didn't use it on that. (I've seen the fourth one but don't remember much)

But only in the right state.
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2014, 16:48
Yeah, but PG-13s can have one fuck. I'd be shocked if they didn't use it on that. (I've seen the fourth one but don't remember much)

Maybe "motherfucker" is considered too far.

So, over the past few days we watched the three Godfather films. Hadn't seen them before and I'm glad I have now. They're long and slow but so tense and very well acted and impressive in scope. They are simply wonderful.

The Godfather is awesome. Part II is my undisputed favorite film. I like everything about Part III except Sofia Coppola, but I accept that was because of Winona Ryder's last minute illness more than it was nepotism.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jan 2014, 16:52
I actually haven't seen Part III, and I've never seen Sofia Coppola act, but she's a damn good director.

Why did the make an R-rated series PG-13 anyway?
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Post by: Thrillho on 18 Jan 2014, 16:56
They do it with everything these days. Try to make everything aimed at children. Like how Taken was an 18 and then Taken 2 was a fucking 12A.
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Post by: 94ssd on 18 Jan 2014, 17:07
I actually haven't seen Part III, and I've never seen Sofia Coppola act, but she's a damn good director.

She's never had a leading role in anything before or since, generally just appearing as random children in her father's films before that.

The Virgin Suicides is a great film, I also quite liked Marie Antoinette.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 18 Jan 2014, 18:22
I felt Marie Antoinette didn't live up to the hype.

Fun fact:  Sofia Coppola is in all the Godfather movies.  In Part II, she's an extra on the ship.  In the original, she's the child being baptized.

Why did the make an R-rated series PG-13 anyway?

You could say the same thing about Robocop.
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Post by: Grognard on 18 Jan 2014, 19:50
Has anyone seen "Saving Mr. Banks" yet?
I'm taking the wife to see it Monday afternoon.... is it worth the $12 each??
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jan 2014, 20:31
I loved Marie Antoinette, also Lost in Translation.
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Post by: Lupercal on 19 Jan 2014, 03:44
Has anyone seen "Saving Mr. Banks" yet?
I'm taking the wife to see it Monday afternoon.... is it worth the $12 each??

My personal rule of thumb is to ask yourself: When was the last time you saw a bad film with Tom Hanks in it?
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Post by: Grognard on 19 Jan 2014, 06:43
Has anyone seen "Saving Mr. Banks" yet?
I'm taking the wife to see it Monday afternoon.... is it worth the $12 each??

My personal rule of thumb is to ask yourself: When was the last time you saw a bad film with Tom Hanks in it?

... this is true. worst I can think of was actually a sitcom: 'Bosom Buddies', and then the debacle with Julia Roberts' "Crown Affair"
... I'd say 95% of his stuff is Golden.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jan 2014, 15:10
I saw Nebraska. Really great, I'd recommend it.
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Post by: Grognard on 20 Jan 2014, 15:37
too sixk to go today.  and looking for cat.
coughing so hard, wife didn't want me shot in the theatre.
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Jan 2014, 15:38
And once again the idea of personal isolation viewing booths at the cinema rears its beautiful head.
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Post by: Grognard on 22 Jan 2014, 17:58
personal choice of mine: don't go to the movies if I'd ruin everyone else's enjoyment.
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Post by: Lupercal on 23 Jan 2014, 14:53
You seem like a considerate dude, why can't cinemas be more full of people like you? (Or when they're sick, at home being sensible?)

Are you catching up on any films whilst you're ill?
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Post by: Grognard on 23 Jan 2014, 16:42
actually yes.
I finally watched 'Hansel & Gretel".
What a nice, sexy, hyper violent romp.
And I was quite buzzed on Nyquil at the time..
so all was awesome.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jan 2014, 15:33
Oh, forgot to mention. Finally saw Frozen on Friday. Loved it.
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Post by: Aimless on 26 Jan 2014, 23:34
Saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 on saturday... it was fun and sweet and just so frickin' adorable =) I had my reservations about the first one and loved it, and I was worried this sequel would be horrible, but I almost enjoyed it more even though it was simpler in many ways and I didn't like the ape. Berry's translation of N-Woo's speech to the foodimals, his sequence with the sentinels and the Jurassic Park references were some of my favourite aspects, but it was all just nice and fun. The ginger jumped out of her chair due to acute squeeee when they began playing "Yummy Yummy Yummy" and I was close behind--it was the first song I ever caught her singing :)
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Post by: ev4n on 27 Jan 2014, 11:59
Oh, man.  Finally saw Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain this weekend.  It may have jumped into my top 5, it was that good.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jan 2014, 13:09
That's too long to google on my phone, is that distinct from Amelie or is it just the full title?
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Post by: ev4n on 27 Jan 2014, 13:18
Full title of Amélie.  Also the French title, which is appropriate because I found myself ignoring the subtitles at times.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jan 2014, 13:25
Ah, ok. I saw it years ago and loved it. I should give it another watch, especially if Sarah hasn't seen it.
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Post by: riccostar on 27 Jan 2014, 17:49
Amélie is a really fantastic movie, I would definitely recommend as well .
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 28 Jan 2014, 06:20
Broadchurch. That's about the limit for entertainment, I guess.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 31 Jan 2014, 14:03
Watched Blue is the Warmest Colour.

I guess it's hard to admit to watching that as a man without people thinking you're just in it for the much reported graphic lesbian sex. Looky lou's should be prepared for a bit of disappointment as it's not really depicted in a voyeuristically gratifying manner. Still, it's made up for by the way the director has made the viewer care about the minutia of the character's lives.

The ending is a little hard to handle as well. Not because of anything horrible happening, but because it seems to come to soon. You feel as if there is a happy ending just around the corner but you get only the most fleeting of glimpses. I'd beg for a sequel if I thought one might be forthcoming.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Jan 2014, 15:18
My friend lent me the book months ago. I still have to read it, then I'll see it.
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Post by: Lupercal on 01 Feb 2014, 16:41
Watched Blue is the Warmest Colour.

come too soon.

Something you wouldn't usually associate with a lesbian sex scene...

happy ending

argh,blargh, I'll show myself out.
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Post by: Lupercal on 01 Feb 2014, 16:44
But seriously, I've heard incredibly mixed things about the film, mainly about the fact it took 10 days to shoot the sex scene(s) and the two actresses pretty much felt like prostitutes during the entire ordeal. I mean, they seem to have calmed down about it with the press and stuff, but it seemed like  it was a case of a harsh director trying to almost forcibly create his vision. Will be interesting to catch this.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Feb 2014, 20:36
Saw Dallas Buyers Club today. Holy shit, if McConaughey doesn't win Best Actor, something has gone horribly wrong. Jennifer Garner was quite good as well.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Feb 2014, 04:23
I really enjoyed Blue is the Warmest Colour but it could have been an hour shorter simply by cutting out the unnecessary sex scenes. Some were useful to show the nature of their relationship but they just lasted too long and were too frequent.

I would like to see it again, because I've since heard things about little details of the filming that I didn't notice on a first viewing - such as the fact that the colour blue appears in every shot.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Feb 2014, 17:02
Just saw the Lego Movie, and it's so good. Stupidly funny.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Feb 2014, 20:56
I saw it the other day. I liked it, but I wasn't crazy about it, but that may have been an unpleasant theater experience. It could've been worse though, I saw a late showing and the kids weren't that bad.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Feb 2014, 09:48
Really? My girlfriend and I were cracking up quite a bit.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Feb 2014, 18:47
Looking back on it, I liked a lot of it, I'm sure I would've liked it more if it wasn't so ridiculously built up.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Feb 2014, 07:17
Lucky number Slevin.

Not that good.
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Post by: Thrillho on 19 Feb 2014, 07:27
Even the title of that movie sucks a bag of dicks.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Feb 2014, 08:24
Lucy Liu was nice, though. Best thing about the movie. And the wallpaper.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Feb 2014, 14:43
I haven't seen it since high school, but I liked it. Not great, but fun.
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Post by: Lupercal on 19 Feb 2014, 15:50
The Monuments Men: would not bang.

(Apart from bearded Clooney, because I'm only human)
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Post by: Grognard on 19 Feb 2014, 16:35
on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being the best), how would you rate Monuments Men?
I was thinking of taking the wife to see it.
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Post by: Aimless on 20 Feb 2014, 09:02
Even the title of that movie sucks a bag of dicks.

Racehorse names frequently are.

I eavesdropped on Mirror Mirror the other night, I kept getting drawn in against my will by the slightly weird take on the Snow White story. Didn't really like the dwarfs but other than that it was kinda fun and the musical number at the end was pretty nice :)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Feb 2014, 09:36
Due to a sudden and unexpected access to HBO I saw two episodes of Game of Thrones today.

I'm not impressed. But the sex looked good.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Feb 2014, 09:46
We have a TV thread and a Game of Thrones thread, ya know :roll:
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 20 Feb 2014, 10:29
Missed that. Feel terrible. Will throw myself on my sword.
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Post by: Lupercal on 20 Feb 2014, 12:12
on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being the best), how would you rate Monuments Men?
I was thinking of taking the wife to see it.

I don't want to ruin it for you - if you're curious, go see it! There's a lot of patriotic WWII nostalgia. The locations are cool. Bill Murray is excellent. But the themes/pacing is a mess and at times kind of feels like you should be waiting for Brad Pitt to show up and begin Ocean's 1944.

Edit: scale? 6/10. Worth it for Murray and Bonneville
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Post by: Aimless on 20 Feb 2014, 15:29
Missed that. Feel terrible. Will throw myself on my sword.

We have a pessimism and depression thread you know  :roll:  :evil:
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Post by: mustang6172 on 22 Feb 2014, 22:02
I just saw Our Robocop Remake.  Not the PG-13 one:  the fan made, shot-for-shot remake of the original.

http://www.ourrobocopremake.com/

It's got a few laughs along the way, but doesn't finish very strong.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Feb 2014, 12:10
Are Jack Black and Mos Def in it? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Kind_Rewind)
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Post by: Lupercal on 23 Feb 2014, 15:06
Anything you say can and will be held against you...in a court...of Robocop.
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Feb 2014, 18:21
The LEGO Movie.

Go see it.

GO.

It is FUNNY.

Even if you don't like LEGOs.
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Post by: nekowafer on 24 Feb 2014, 12:49
I saw the Lego movie as well and absolutely loved it! My facebook icon is now Unikitty.
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Post by: Zebediah on 24 Feb 2014, 17:35
It seems from his Twitter that Jeph also saw The Lego Movie this afternoon, and loved it.
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Post by: Lupercal on 26 Feb 2014, 15:24
So it turns out I only got 20 minutes into Pacific Rim, just long enough to think "holy crap this is awesome", before nobody else was following the movie and we watched This Is 40 instead.

I wasn't a fan of this decision but This Is 40 was annoyingly watchable (Paul Rudd, ma man). So I have yet to fully watch Pacific Rim...
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Feb 2014, 15:24
I did not like This is 40, but Paul Rudd was fine (not his best, but fine).
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Post by: Lupercal on 27 Feb 2014, 12:49
I think it was cool that the kids were Judd Apatow's. Plus I had such a hard time remembering the cast of Knocked Up that this didn't even seem like a sequel/spinoff to me.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Feb 2014, 12:59
If memory serves it was just Paul Rudd plus Apatow's family that returned from Knocked Up (which to me is by far the best movie Apatow directed).
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Feb 2014, 19:39
Just saw Liam Neeson punching people on a plane aka Non-stop. It was terrible and I loved it.

Oh, an actual line from the movie: "I was dead for like, forty-three minutes."
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Post by: Lupercal on 28 Feb 2014, 16:41
See, it looks terrible in trailers...then AV Club gave it a B+...and friends have expressed interest. I do love Liam Neeson, now he's stopped dying in everything!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Feb 2014, 17:43
I keep calling it Taken on a Plane
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Mar 2014, 19:02
I just watched Sideways and I really liked it, though Thomas Hayden Church is such an asshole in it. Though watching it now all I could think of was Rhino and Sandman touring wine country. Also, not the nudity I expected.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Mar 2014, 19:24
I love that movie so much.
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 Mar 2014, 01:10
I just watched Sideways and I really liked it, though Thomas Hayden Church is such an asshole in it. Though watching it now all I could think of was Rhino and Sandman touring wine country. Also, not the nudity I expected.

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/r/rhyno/28.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Sandman_ECW.jpg/583px-Sandman_ECW.jpg)
Now that, I'd like to see.

"Are you chewing gum?"

This is one of my favourite films, absolute favourite films. Paul Giamatti is incredible in it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Mar 2014, 05:52
Agreed, but you really should spoiler tag that.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 Mar 2014, 12:20
In the last few weeks I've seen The Lego Movie and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.


Both are HIGHLY recommended. Lego Movie was just plain old awesome, Mitty was.....interesting. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, definitely had some beautiful scenes as well. Was incredibly bittersweet, though.

A friend and I went to see it for one of the last showings, on the day that one of our local theaters was closing. Nick's cousin was a manager there. Both his cousin and his brother had full time jobs there and Nick worked there for about 9 years himself. Seeing Mitty there was a bizarre parallel because one of the main plots in the movie is that Life magazine is stopping its print edition and going entirely digital. The theater was closing because they couldn't afford to make the switch from film to digital and most (if not all) movies will soon be released entirely in digital. It was sad to see that shift happening in the movie when the same thing was basically happening in real life.
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Post by: Wervelf on 07 Mar 2014, 23:51
Watched Despicable me 2 with my son yesterday he enjoyed it and so did I
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Mar 2014, 01:09
I saw the first one in theaters but still haven't seen part 2.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 08 Mar 2014, 05:18
I counted twenty-two.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Mar 2014, 07:45
Eeeee :-) I loved Despicable Me 2. The Banana song is my ringtone haha
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Mar 2014, 09:13
I counted twenty-two.
Hmm?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 09 Mar 2014, 00:35
There's a bit in Despicable Me 2 involving a twenty-one fart gun salute. I'll leave the rest to you.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Mar 2014, 08:03
Pharrell's song from the movie is really infectious. One day I managed to hear it at least five times on the radio.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Mar 2014, 22:16
Finally saw The Room today. It was...well, it was The Room. Not as poorly written as Birdemic but nearly as poorly acted!
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Post by: Jimor on 10 Mar 2014, 01:17
There's another bad movie out there called After Last Season that's even worse than The Room. It reportedly had a budget of $5 million, but an MRI machine in one scene was quite literally made out of cardboard and butcher paper, the sign to a government agency office was an 8 1/2 x 11 computer printout scotch taped to the wall, and somebody's apartment was a commercial office space under renovation where they hid the bare wall studs by taping up random pieces of wallpaper. It was distributed to 5 movie theaters across the country.

There's a MST3K treatment of it by Spoony that could probably be found fairly easily.

Ahh, found the trailer for it where you can see exactly what I'm talking about:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Mar 2014, 05:10
I object to MST3K for movies I haven't seen and snarked myself or with friends first.
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Mar 2014, 05:45
Finally saw The Room today. It was...well, it was The Room. Not as poorly written as Birdemic but nearly as poorly acted!

The Room is genuinely one of my favourite films for its sheer impossible awfulness, but it looks like Citizen Kane compared to Birdemic.

I clearly need to see After Last Season.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Mar 2014, 07:05
Just watched The Family last night. It wasn't amazing, but it was amusing.
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2014, 17:07
Sweet merciful fucking crikey I just watched Easy A and I am fucking irrrrrrritated.

Here are my many, glaring issues with this film.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Mar 2014, 19:32
I just watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and I really enjoyed it. It had the same feel as the old show and a plethora of recognizable voices, plus a lot of puns.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Mar 2014, 19:44
Ha, yeah? I may check it out now.

Saw Enchanted for the first time in years, and it was Sarah's first time seeing it. Still tremendous fun, also never noticed that Idina Menzel has a supporting role in a musical yet never sings. Wonder how that happened.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Mar 2014, 22:52
Saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. Lots of fun, enjoyed it very much.
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Post by: Grognard on 23 Mar 2014, 06:47
watched FROZEN with the family: fun, enjoyable decent retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen".

also watched SAVING MR. BANKS with the wife:  good movie, but not what I expected and I wasn't super impressed.
seems like wasted talent putting Hanks in a documentary role.

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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Mar 2014, 09:56
"Wasted talent" and "Tom Hanks" only brings up one thought for me: Bosom Buddies.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 23 Mar 2014, 19:12
I saw "Zardoz."  You don't see a lot of movies these days where the protagonist is proud to rape and murder random people.  It's very much a product of the 70's.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Mar 2014, 19:32
THE GUN IS GOOD! THE PENIS IS EVIL!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Mar 2014, 18:19
I finally watched Wolf Children. It was cute and a little heartwrenching, even if the animation was wonky at times.
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Post by: Thrillho on 26 Mar 2014, 02:32
Watched Delivery Man. I didn't care for it.

Method can tell you more  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Mar 2014, 05:36
The prospect of sitting through that movie again makes my upcoming day of work seem downright pleasant. So it has that going for it, I suppose.

Confession: I've only seen the first hour, but I finish everything I watch, so...yeah.

In that hour, I don't think I laughed once. Nothing was even accidentally funny. Vince Vaughn should have retired after Wedding Crashers.
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Post by: Lupercal on 27 Mar 2014, 16:34
I'll be damned if I can find it but I distinctly remember Vaughn doing an interview soon after Delivery Man was universally panned. He said he wanted to stop doing frat-pack comedy crap.  Because he's been good, at times. Just not recently. And now he knows this, he might improve the next time we inevitably see him on screen.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Mar 2014, 18:06
I just watched the Grand Budapest Hotel, and it was amazing, hilarious, and suspenseful
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2014, 18:21
Saw Muppets Most Wanted today. Liked it a decent amount, although it wasn't as good as the last one. Although this song? Easily the best part of either movie, IMO.



(Kind of spoilers I guess?)
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Post by: Grognard on 31 Mar 2014, 06:24
I took my daughter out Saturday to see 'The LEGO Movie'.

I enjoyed the heck out of it!  Laughed my ass off.

but now I've got this stupid song stuck in my head...

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Post by: BeoPuppy on 31 Mar 2014, 10:20
Olympus has fallen.

Loads and loads of death. And little story.
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Post by: ev4n on 31 Mar 2014, 12:43
Ender's Game.  Teaching my kids how to be incredibly cynical about movies made from books.
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Post by: Thrillho on 31 Mar 2014, 13:22
So I've watched a shitload of movies lately.

Anchorman 2 - just... not very funny. And at least half an hour too long.
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The Internship - again, just wasn't very funny, although it makes Anchorman 2 look like Airplane. However, at least, unlike Delivery Man, it was fucking offensively terrible.

Eddie Murphy - Delirious - Alarmingly homophobic and anti-woman. Didn't care for it. Not sure I can enjoy anything Murphy's in any more.

Last Vegas - Kind of sweet, quite funny, entirely carried by a fantastic cast (not least Kevin Kline who is the most eminently likable actor in Hollywood)

American Reunion - Absolutely pointless, but enjoyable seeing the old gang all back together. Intermittently funny but puts into harsh relief how little we need sex comedies these days when the internet exists. If you want comedy, you watch a film. If you want sex, you go online.

That's My Boy - I fell asleep during the opening half hour, which included the classic 'hot teacher fucks underage boy, boy is hailed as a hero.' Admittedly the teacher does go to jail in the movie, but at no point is it indicated that that is the right option, it just happens in spite of it all. I did not regret falling asleep.

Hunger Games - Solid four out of five. Great concept, beautifully presented, nice little comment on modern television. Jennifer Lawrence is hot.

Hunger Games 2 - Basically the exact same as the first film, but a little darker, and I don't really see any problem with that. JENNIFER LAWRENCE IS SO HOT.

Django Unchained - It was a Tarantino movie. They're kind of... all the same, really. Lots of language. Lots of violence. Acres of easily cuttable scenes, including the majority of the closing half hour. Jonah Hill in a pointless comedy lynching scene (yes, really). I have no idea why people were concerned over the gore. It was hilariously, cartoonishly over the top from the outset, the only time it was shocking was when DiCaprio watches two black slaves beating each other to death in his parlour for his own entertainment. Has absolutely nothing to say about racism. Was reasonably entertaining but ultimately unnecessary.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 31 Mar 2014, 14:50
I haven't seen the whole movie. But I have seen the comedic attempt at an attack on a caravan. The whole bit with the masks. It struck me as very funny. Also, I felt there was something there about the banality of evil. Such an overused phrase. But not, I felt, pointless.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Mar 2014, 14:56
Was reasonably entertaining but ultimately unnecessary.
Is this a bad thing?
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Post by: Thrillho on 31 Mar 2014, 15:00
I didn't say the scene wasn't funny. It was just the only funny scene in the movie.

And it isn't necessarily a bad thing but given the Oscar buzz and critical wankathon it received there was really nothing to it.
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Post by: Aimless on 02 Apr 2014, 15:30
Woohoo! Winter Soldier!
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 Apr 2014, 04:54
Forgot to say, I watched Amazing Spiderman. It's decent, good visual effects, but not especially interesting or original and in places, very confused (not confusing, confused). I am glad I didn't pay to see it at the cinema because I still much prefer the first Maguire movie even if Garfield is a vastly superior Peter Parker.
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Post by: Lupercal on 03 Apr 2014, 15:07
I think TAS made a bit more sense, in terms of story. Uncle Ben was so much more convincing this time around. I have love for the first two Maguire films but I think that the reboot films (assuming another trilogy) will eclipse it.

Can we get Emma Stone in a rain scene ala Kirsten Dunst?
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Apr 2014, 01:53
I don't agree with that (as far as making story sense). What happened to him hunting for Uncle Ben's killer? Where'd that plotline go? Just kinda dropped off the map.

I do agree this was a much better Uncle Sheen. Er, Ben.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Apr 2014, 02:06
Uncle Bartlet.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Apr 2014, 16:02
I just watched Captain America: The Winter Solider and I really liked it. Definitely better than the original

Loved this guy:
(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Baltroc-The-Leaper-Marvel-Comics-Costume.jpg)

didn't notice this guy
(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel//universe3zx/images/e/e6/Crossbones_Head.jpg)
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Post by: Aimless on 06 Apr 2014, 01:57
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Post by: Blyss on 06 Apr 2014, 20:04
Just watched Odd Thomas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767354/?ref_=nv_sr_1) today.

I didn't even know they'd made the movie, but I do like the series of books by Dean Koontz (http://www.deankoontz.com/odd-thomas-series/).  It stars Anton Yelchin, better known as Chekov in the new Star Trek storyline.

The movie was great in that it almost stayed in complete sync with the book (only a couple of things that didn't match up) and Yelchin really was believable as the title character.  Willem Dafoe takes a paycheck as the local chief of police, and does a decent job of it without overpowering the young 'uns that are actually the stars of the show.

I really really enjoyed the books, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie as well.
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Post by: Blyss on 11 Apr 2014, 15:24
Winter Soldier:
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My friend told me about this.  Fucking hysterical and props to whoever did it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Apr 2014, 20:49
Hahaha yeah, my theater was not packed (Monday evening) but I was the only one who laughed at that. So people who didn't see that or didn't get it probably thought I was crazy.
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Post by: Welu on 13 Apr 2014, 09:25
I did not notice that when I saw it. That's a great thing.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Apr 2014, 12:45
The Grand Boedapest Hotel.

Hi-La-Ri-Ous. Loved every second of it.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2014, 14:21
I only saw A Few Good Men a few years ago, but it is one of the films that made me realise that a celebrity may be a weirdo (not an asshole, a weirdo) but that doesn't mean their work isn't top notch. Cruise is oozing with charisma and magnetism in that film, he MAKES that film. Everyone else in it is good, but if you took Cruise out of it the picture would be far poorer.

I would lodge a disagreement. Cruise is excellent in AFGM, but Jack Nicholson OWNED that movie.
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Apr 2014, 14:39
I'm sorry you disagree with me five months ago :roll:

I think the picture is shit out of luck without either one of them. They both make the movie. Nicholson is absent for the majority of the central hour.
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Post by: Welu on 30 Apr 2014, 15:57
Despicable Me. I loved it. It was way better than it had any right to be, really funny and enjoyable sappy.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 30 Apr 2014, 20:29
Despicable Me had the best theme tune. For a kid's film, it was pretty original, too. The sequel gets ridiculously corny and excessive, but eh. 4.5 stars for the first, 3.5 for the second  :-)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Apr 2014, 20:45
I'm sorry you disagree with me five months ago :roll:


I'm sorry you were wrong five months ago and no one corrected you then.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 May 2014, 03:35
So I watched Grown Ups 2 (I was bored and wanted to fall asleep to something) and it is... frustrating.

I expected it to be a jokeless snorefest with nothing whatsoever going for it but it's actually worse than that because it is actually within a whisper of being watchable.

First of all, this thing is CRAMMED with talent. Sandler hasn't been good since the 90s and David Spade is the world's worst comedian, but Kevin James, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Taylor Lautner, Shaq(???), Salma Hayek, the woman who's getting married in Bridesmaids - there is so much talent here, and it means that somehow it actually avoids being completely terrible, scraping into two star territory. The jokes are mostly terrible, but the precious few that actually are good are given to people who are sharp enough to actually make them funny - most of the funny lines belong to Kevin James (it's a joke that makes absolutely no sense, but when he lets off an auto-inflate water raft from his fanny pack, while dressed as Meat Loaf, and sings 'like a raft outta hell' I was laughing for a while). Chris Rock also gets a couple of good lines which I can only presume are ad-libs ('No-one's even scared of black guys any more?').

There is basically no plot in the entire fucking movie, but what little plot there is involves an asshole frathouse who starts a rivalry with the main characters. This is where Taylor Lautner comes in and is so absolutely perfectly fucking cast that I'm kind of gutted he doesn't do this kind of thing more often. He was built up a lot of... what's the opposite of good will? Bad will I guess, from the Twilight saga and it makes him a perfect pretty boy villain, helped by the fact that he really is game for anything in the movie. Steve Austin is also perfect as Sandler's school bully (I think he might have been in the first one too?) and Shaq gets quite a few funny lines and sight gags.

The most frustrating jokes are the ones that are so close to being funny. Like when the guys go to a sexy car wash and it's all guys - the ensuing slow motion parody of sexy car washes could've been hilarious, had they not deliberately made it massively homophobic (oh and there's some transphobia thrown in there too, surrounding a genuinely gorgeous female bodybuilder who deserves better than to be treated like that but only has herself to blame for signing up to the movie).

It's just one big fat missed opportunity, but I'm willing to bet it made enough money that the studios don't give a fuck regardless. It's just a waste. A waste of time, of comic talent, of punchlines that were so close to being funny.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 05:03
Sandler hasn't been good since the 90s
It may be barely out of the 90s, but watch Punch Drunk Love immediately.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 May 2014, 05:52
No.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 06:07
Why? Not a PT Anderson fan?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2014, 07:09
David Spade is the world's worst comedian

David Spade is not Dane Cook, so this is incorrect. :P
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 May 2014, 07:13
Dane Cook isn't a comedian, he's an abomination.

And I am just not a Sandler fan at all, I watched this cause I had it free.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 07:57
PDL's not a typical Sandler movie, that's why I recommended it. He had nothing to do with the story, he just acts in it.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 May 2014, 08:17
I just watched Amazing Spider-man 2 and I thought it was ok. I still enjoy the second Spider-man movie the most, but I definitely put it above Spider-man 3. It did suffer a little from too many villains, but it it used them a lot more conservatively then Spider-man 3 did. I mean:
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 04 May 2014, 11:40
I have some love for 'Funny People' but other than that Sandler sucks big bouncy donkey balls.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 17:47
Oh god I fucking hated Funny People. Well, I hated the second half of it, at least, and overall it's mediocre at best. The fact that it followed Knocked Up (which I loved) did not help matters at all.

I saw Spidey 2 today, liked it more than I thought I would.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 04 May 2014, 19:28
I just rewatched the original Star Wars trilogy. I would pay good money for the ORIGINAL movies on DVD, none of the Lucas digital add ons.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 19:48
You don't have to pay anything. (http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Despecialized-Edition-HD-V25-MKV-IS-OUT-NOW/topic/12713/)
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Post by: Blyss on 05 May 2014, 13:02
Okay, so let's see - Brick Mansions - does anyone else think that Luc Besson keeps making District 13 over and over again, with a bigger budget?  Meh, it was okay. 

Watched Monuments Men - that was fun.  I don't know how much is actual history, but I am interested now in finding out more, so I guess it was good for that.

I, Frankenstein.  Actionfest featuring gargoyles and demons - but I actually enjoyed it.  That was a lot of fun.

That's about it for now.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 May 2014, 19:22
I just watched the new Godzilla movie, and it was awesome! Especially that
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 May 2014, 14:52
Also:
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Godzilla, a giant radioactive lizard who wasn't actually trying to save anyone, ended up looking more heroic than Superman.

Let that sink in for a moment.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 May 2014, 14:52
I'm ok with that. Also, gonna see it tomorrow.
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Post by: Aimless on 18 May 2014, 15:17
Godzilla was great, v romantic
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 May 2014, 14:57
Ok, did it bother anyone how little Godzilla was in Godzilla? Although I kind of liked
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Post by: Welu on 21 May 2014, 16:11
The Other Woman. Surprisingly feel good. Doesn't have many big laughs till after the halfway point but I'm really glad I saw it.
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Post by: LeeC on 21 May 2014, 17:33
Ok, did it bother anyone how little Godzilla was in Godzilla? Although I kind of liked
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theres a thread for Godzilla already (not to toot my own horn for making the thread when the first trailer came out  :mrgreen: ). But I think what you wrote in your spoiler is exactly the point of the movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 May 2014, 19:13
Saw Neighbors today. Fun enough, fairly forgettable, but notable in starring Rose Byrne using her actual Australian accent <3

(Everything I've seen her in had her put on a fake American accent, which she always did fine with, but I do love Australian accents)
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 May 2014, 13:48
Ok, did it bother anyone how little Godzilla was in Godzilla? Although I kind of liked
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theres a thread for Godzilla already (not to toot my own horn for making the thread when the first trailer came out  :mrgreen: ). But I think what you wrote in your spoiler is exactly the point of the movie.

Yep, everything seen from a human perspective. Loved it when
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 May 2014, 22:12
Saw Days of Future Past. I liked it.
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Post by: Schmorgluck on 25 May 2014, 02:35
Just watched Tampopo. Holy Chao that movie is great! Colorful, inventive, and so damn funny.
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Post by: Edguy on 25 May 2014, 03:35
I just watched the Lego movie. Now that's a well written movie!
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Post by: Thrillho on 25 May 2014, 05:00
I watched American Hustle last night. I have no idea what happened in it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 May 2014, 06:52
I just watched the Lego movie. Now that's a well written movie!

:evil:
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Post by: Edguy on 25 May 2014, 09:00
Everything is cool when you're part of a team?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 May 2014, 10:56
Blue skies, bouncy springs. I just named two awesome things
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Post by: Edguy on 25 May 2014, 15:00
I just watched Days of Furture Past. It was cool for the most part, but when did Pryde learn to send people back in time? Also, can X-Men movies please stop existing only as racism metaphors? Yes, that's an important part of the xmen, but not all of it. The movies haven't changed subject the slightest in 15 years.

Also, sort of a shame that it opened with the, by far, best action scene in the movie. Made the rest sort of tame.
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Post by: Lupercal on 26 May 2014, 03:38
I watched American Hustle last night. I have no idea what happened in it.

Amy Adams, dude. Amy Adams happened.
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Post by: Thrillho on 26 May 2014, 03:43
You keep Amy Adams, I'll take Jennifer Lawrence.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 May 2014, 07:47
I just watched the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and I enjoyed it. My girlfriend had been raving about it but it just didn't seem like my kind of movie. I finally watched it on HBO while doing something else cause there wasn't anything else on and I actually started enjoying it. I missed the ending so I watched the whole thing again onDemand.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 May 2014, 07:48
Nice, I'll check it out.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 May 2014, 14:06
Back from Days of Future's Past and I really enjoyed it, especially Quicksilver oddly enough. He definitely stole the show
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 May 2014, 16:36
He really did.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 27 May 2014, 05:15
Back from Days of Future's Past and I really enjoyed it, especially Quicksilver oddly enough. He definitely stole the show
He really did.
:roll:



I have some doubts about Days of Future Past, tbh. Maybe I over-hyped myself for it. Quicksilver's scenes were easily the best bits.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 May 2014, 05:20
I probably should've said this earlier (or maybe never at all), but here it goes: he ran circles around everyone else.
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Post by: Grognard on 27 May 2014, 07:04
we watched K.R.'s "47 Ronin" this weekend via Redbox: 
I thought it enjoyable, but not to be considered historically accurate.

Also watched "The Monuments Men" with my son: we liked it.  It told a good story and had a good message.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 May 2014, 12:29
I forgot you had kid(s), Groggy.
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Post by: Grognard on 27 May 2014, 13:13
1 of each.  Lights of my Life.
teenager and a tweener.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 May 2014, 13:49
Is it bad that my first thought when I hear "tweener" is "twenty-something hobbit"?
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Post by: Welu on 27 May 2014, 14:54
Bad Neighbours. Pretty conventional Seth Rogen comedy, I had a few laughs. Pretty much all the best jokes were shown in the trailer though.
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Post by: Thrillho on 27 May 2014, 14:58
Is it bad that my first thought when I hear "tweener" is "twenty-something hobbit"?

I hope Welu is with me on this, but I immediately thought of a wrestler who is neither face nor heel.

As such I immediately thought of Kane.

Kane is never face, nor heel.

HE IS JUST KANE.
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Post by: Welu on 27 May 2014, 15:14
I haven't heard tweener in a while but yes. I actually have been trying to build one of those lists ranging from Lawful Good to Chaotic Evil and I think I put Kane on it as Chaotic Neutral.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 May 2014, 18:03
BUT WHAT ABOUT KORPORATE KANE?
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Post by: Welu on 28 May 2014, 05:50
I was gonna write a post explaining my choice, including Komedy Kane and Korporate Kane into the choice but I was starting to bore even myself.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 May 2014, 11:10
Awww, if you feel like finishing it could you PM it to me?
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 May 2014, 14:37
I wouldn't be bored by it.

The only time I'm bored by Kane is if he's in a world title match within the last five years.
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Post by: Aimless on 30 May 2014, 15:32
Just saw Jack the Giant Slayer. I'd been avoiding it, thinking it would be painfully sucky, but it was actually a pretty fun fairytale fantasy movie with a simple but fairly solid script and good performances :) I was surprised. The CGI was kinda shit though
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 May 2014, 18:34
I watched The Mist last night and it's one of the most enjoyably shitty movies I've ever seen, with an ending that's supposed to be tragic but I just thought was hilarious. More thoughts when it's not 2.30am and I'm wondering why I'm still awake and not drunk.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Jun 2014, 12:36
I just watched Maleficent and I thought it was ok, not great just ok. The pacing was odd but the visuals were really good.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 03 Jun 2014, 09:45
'It's over Anakin, I have the high ground.'
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jun 2014, 12:05
"It's over, Anakin, this high ground adds +5 to my agility!"
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 03 Jun 2014, 12:21
I would suggest it as the worst line in cinema.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jun 2014, 19:43
I would suggest it as the worst line in cinema.

"Mother, I asked for wheat!"
"Too bad YOU...get rye!"
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Post by: 94ssd on 03 Jun 2014, 19:50
I've been watching an interactive documentary - http://hollowdocumentary.com/

McDowell County, WV has one of the highest poverty levels and THE lowest life expectancy in the United States. The documentary shows how not just McDowell County, but the whole Appalachian region, got to this point. But it also shows that people still have hope.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Jun 2014, 18:04
Finally saw The Station Agent recently. Peter Dinklage's breakout role. I really liked it, and would recommend it.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Jun 2014, 01:22
I would suggest it as the worst line in cinema.

"Mother, I asked for wheat!"
"Too bad YOU...get rye!"

... that's Lady Heather, right?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jun 2014, 04:22
I don't know offhand.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jun 2014, 21:14
Saw The Edge of Tomorrow. It was basically an futuristic war version of Groundhog Day, and it was so much better than I expected, and also in times so much more hilarious than I expected. It's so easy to forget that Tom Cruise is a really good actor, and Emily Blunt was great as always.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Jun 2014, 06:02
That's what I've been hearing from everyone, but honestly Tom Cruise is the reason I'm not gonna see it.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 07 Jun 2014, 06:09
Frozen. The start of the plot annoyed me, and I found
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- although pretty predictable - too unforeshadowed. Unforeshadowed is a word now.

Seriously, why do these royals (and it's always royalty in these things) not just leave the poor kid-who-turns-into-an-ogre/has-magic-ice-powers/insert-phlebotinum-here to live their life as normally as possible? If the people of Arendelle knew about her abilities from the start, then it wouldn't have been such a shock when they manifested at the coronation. They'd just have gone 'Oh, the queen is freezing things. Well, she's just been crowned, so she's probably just a bit stressed. Pass me a beer, Frank?'

Aside from that, it was good. Not the best, but still good.
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Post by: Welu on 07 Jun 2014, 06:25
They're embarrassed. How many parents don't get at least a little freaked out when they discover their child isn't completely conventional in real life? Especially in a fantasy setting they seem to be thinking, "If we're scared of our child, what are the citizens going to think? What if they will want to kill them out of fear?"
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Post by: Edguy on 07 Jun 2014, 08:26
They're embarrassed. How many parents don't get at least a little freaked out when they discover their child isn't completely conventional in real life? Especially in a fantasy setting they seem to be thinking, "If we're scared of our child, what are the citizens going to think? What if they will want to kill them out of fear?"

That super-hot, super-friendly Princess that makes super-awesome ice stuff with her magic powers? I'd totally put my pitchfork in her!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Jun 2014, 12:14
That's what I've been hearing from everyone, but honestly Tom Cruise is the reason I'm not gonna see it.
He's really good in it though.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Jun 2014, 13:16
I just watched RIPD and boy was it bad. I remember seeing a few trailers for it in theaters and thinking it might be good to see, good thing I never acted on that. I enjoy Jeff Bridges, but even he couldn't save it. The best part of the movie involved him and some chicken tikka masala
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Post by: Aimless on 07 Jun 2014, 13:16
Edge of Tomorrow: Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers in a well-directed and visually cool movie with a simple but solid script that takes the viewers on a journey in which their understanding develops alongside that of the main characters (portrayed competently by Cruise and Blunt). I really liked it!
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Post by: Welu on 07 Jun 2014, 14:52
That's what I've been hearing from everyone, but honestly Tom Cruise is the reason I'm not gonna see it.

Just noticed this comment. I feel this way as well.
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Post by: Grognard on 07 Jun 2014, 21:27
Took the family to chaperone my son and his date.
His G/F's choice of movie?
The Fault In Our Stars

OMG.
a massive frontal assault on the emotions and tear ducts.
I don't cry at movies for nothing...
and this one REALLY pushed for it.

Good story tho.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jun 2014, 02:18
So the lass and I went to 22 Jump Street last night, which was fantastic - almost as good as the first one, but a hair under its quality level.

I also recently rewatched 40 Year Old Virgin - I always forget just how funny that movie is and just how terrible its ending is.

I watched the Wedding Singer (I've only ever seen the first 45 minutes - four times. Long story as to why) which is a very, very good film on a number of levels and that surprised me no end because, you know, Adam Sandler was involved.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Jun 2014, 03:24
It's no Punch Drunk Love. I haven't seen 40YOV since theaters, what's wrong with the ending? Spoiler tags obviously.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jun 2014, 04:10
It's not a plot issue. The ending is fine. Everyone learns the right lessons, the plot is resolved.

And then there's a musical number. A semi-funny one, but by far the least funny part of the movie and seemingly beamed in from an entirely other film. It's just out of place, and screams of 'oh, our plot resolving correctly isn't interesting enough for an ending.'

Also, that film is too long. This fucking film is two hours long. I remember seeing it at the cinema and thinking it could stand to lose 20 minutes, and the DVD edition is EVEN LONGER.

Every DVD nowadays comes as the uncut director's version, especially comedies (but ESPECIALLY Judd Apatow comedies) and it's just like, can I not just buy the theatrical cut thanks?
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Post by: Aimless on 08 Jun 2014, 04:30
The target audience is unfortunately people who don't have anything better to do with their time :(
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 08 Jun 2014, 05:14
I shall never forget nor forgive the numbskulls who took the 21 Jump Street series from when I was young and tured it into a supposedly hilarious, but really, intensely juvenile and stupd and vapid comedy.

It had Johnny Depp, man. Before he was, like JOHNNY DEPP.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jun 2014, 05:40
You hurt me, bro. You cut me deep.

Also you would hate the second one even more, because my girlfriend and I were pretty much the only people in a packed cinema who understood maybe 75% of the jokes. Every time someone got physically hurt the laughs were huge, but anything requiring a moment's thought or attention just died completely except for us two.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Jun 2014, 06:06
Re: 40YOV, I honestly don't remember the musical bit. Maybe it was just on the DVD?
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jun 2014, 06:10
No it was in the theatrical cut too.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Jun 2014, 06:28
Was it in the movie proper or over the credits?
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Jun 2014, 06:53
Well it's both.

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Post by: LocoJoe on 09 Jun 2014, 15:50
I finally got around to watching Léon: The Professional a couple of days ago, and I can't believe that I didn't watch this sooner. Absolutely amazing. Gary Oldman is phenomenal in this film, and so was Natalie Portman, who didn't have any acting experience prior to this film.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Jun 2014, 16:10
Don't forget Jean Reno!
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Post by: LocoJoe on 09 Jun 2014, 16:19
How could I... I went in not expecting any feels. I was sorely mistaken.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Jun 2014, 18:48
I just watched Sugar Hill (the 1974 one) and I really liked it. Basic revenge horror blaxploitation movie involving zombies. Don Pedro Colley is amazingly campy in it and every time he was on screen I kept thinking they based Doctor Facilier on him. The ending was kind of surprising to me because
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Post by: Edguy on 14 Jun 2014, 03:43
I just started watching Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters because why the hell not?! Then I stopped.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Jun 2014, 06:48
I haven't watched those because I haven't got around to reading the books yet.
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Post by: Welu on 14 Jun 2014, 11:51
X-Men: Days of Future Past. Really liked it. I adored Quicksilver.
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 Jun 2014, 13:43
I saw Magicians, starring Mitchell and Webb, last night on Netflix.

Here's what I wrote on Amazon:
'I've not written an Amazon review for months, but I watched this on Netflix last night and it is unbelievably bad.

It's not even that it's offensively bad. It's a 90-minute bucket of magnolia paint that barely registers. But when you consider the talent involved that is preposterous.

Let's take a brief look at just how many insanely talented comic actors are in this film. Obviously Mitchell and Webb are the stars, but we also have Peter Capaldi, Jessica Hynes, Darren Boyd, Steve Edge, Miranda Hart and basically every single other British comedy actor that ever appeared in Peep Show, The Thick Of It or any other British comedy around 2007.

Then consider that I didn't laugh for pretty much the first forty-five minutes, and maybe only three or four times after that. Capaldi gets a couple of laughs as the shady magic promoter, Boyd is amusing as a closeted agent. Reading the Wiki on this film after watching it I found out that it's actually written by the same people as Peep Show, and is the same rating (15), and yet is absolutely lacking in the brilliantly dark, awkward humour of that programme.

The staging and direction is bland, the whole thing looks cheap, everyone is working far too hard for the laughs which just don't come.

This is awful, but not even awful enough that you remember it. I'm amazed I remembered it 12 hours later to write this review.'
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 14 Jun 2014, 16:20
Silence of the lambs. Still good.
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Post by: Edguy on 15 Jun 2014, 14:04
Robocop (2014). What a bland, boring movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jun 2014, 17:00
I was going to ask what you were expecting from a Robocop remake, but then I remembered that the Dredd remake was really fucking good, so I guess it had a chance to not be terrible :roll:
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Post by: Welu on 16 Jun 2014, 04:29
I enjoyed the Robocop remake when I saw it but now that I think about it, I barely remember a thing from it. Although that's true for most films I've seen in the cinema whether I liked them or not.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jun 2014, 05:16
Finally saw Wolf Of Wall Street.

Thoughts to follow.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jun 2014, 05:57
Okay so thoughts on T' W o' WS.

It's good. It's very good. It's a pretty great four out of five.

It's got a couple of the classic Scorsese issues - some weird continuity issues, the fact that it just kind of STARTS and then rolls along for hours without any real peaks and troughs in the story, a couple of subplots that just kinda go missing for like an hour. There is way, way, WAY too much nudity in this film, and precious little of it is really editorially justified either.

Matthew McConahairlinereceding is great, but was only in it for like fifteen minutes, which kinda sucks. Jonah Hill is fantastic. Leo is amazing. Basically everyone in the film gives a performance that if not career best is getting there, including a lot of people who I never expected to be in it (Rob Reiner??? Wosthername from Birds of a Feather whose name I've already forgotten) and some who will never get near a film of this calibre ever again (the dude from My Name Is Earl).
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 16 Jun 2014, 07:37
Leo is amazing.

I've found myself saying this about practically everything I've seen him in lately. He was born to be Jay Gatsby.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jun 2014, 08:05
Oh, also, despite being a 'black comedy' it forgets to be funny for at least the final hour.

But yeah Leo is an incredible actor, but I've never seen him as much of a risk taker. In this, though, he's swearing like a sailor, doing shitloads of drugs, getting candlewax dropped on his naked ass - I was impressed.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Jun 2014, 08:56
... by which part the most?
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Jun 2014, 10:00
The latter.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Jun 2014, 10:31
getting candlewax dropped on his naked ass
Now I must watch this.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jun 2014, 14:45
There is way, way, WAY too much nudity in this film, and precious little of it is really editorially justified either.
I disagree with the first part, but can't dispute the second. Also Matthew McConoughey's bit is probably my favorite part of the film. (Hums and beats chest)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Jun 2014, 20:02
Oh! I saw 22 Jump Street last night. Liked it a lot.
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Jun 2014, 20:11
Just got back from watching 22 Jump Street.  I never saw the first one.  Man I have not laughed so hard so often in a long time.  :-D

Was kind of cool to see a youtube celeb in a major motion picture.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jun 2014, 04:20
RIPD.
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Post by: Thrillho on 19 Jun 2014, 05:43
I loved 22 Jump Street almost as much as the first one. *flips the bird at Beo*
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jun 2014, 13:03
There is no hope for your soul.
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Post by: Thrillho on 19 Jun 2014, 13:35
What else is new?
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jun 2014, 14:03
Just re-iterating a statement based on new evidence.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Jun 2014, 20:14
RIPD.
I saw that a month or so ago on HBO Go, it was as terrible as I thought it'd be.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jun 2014, 22:26
Saw it via the same system.

It did made me wonder though; how does a star feel after one of the movies he played in tanked?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Jun 2014, 22:35
Probably not so bad.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 19 Jun 2014, 23:32
Because money, I get that, but, you know, your name is forever linked to something that reeks, even if it is not your fault. I'd feel bad.
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Post by: Case on 22 Jun 2014, 15:16
I just saw Boyhood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyhood_%28film%29) - probably the most original and forcefull description of time in a temporal medium I've ever seen.
Some of the experiences of the kids took me back to me and my sister growing up, stuff I hadn't thought about in years - and it's really a "wow" moment when you see Ellar Coltrane packing for college and passing his own childhood photograph.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jun 2014, 15:44
RIPD.
I saw that a month or so ago on HBO Go, it was as terrible as I thought it'd be.

Saw it via the same system.

It did made me wonder though; how does a star feel after one of the movies he played in tanked?

I've watched it 4 times on HBO and it feels like it gets worse each time
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 22 Jun 2014, 16:17
... Why? As in, why would you watch it four times?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jun 2014, 16:35
I've been doing things and had it on in the background
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jun 2014, 17:01
Why that though? Why not something else?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Jun 2014, 17:07
It's come on after something I was watching and I never cared enough to change it
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jun 2014, 17:22
Ohhh ok, I was talking about HBO Go before and I thought you were too. As in, you specifically chose it, not "it was just on the TV". Understandable.
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Post by: Blyss on 23 Jun 2014, 16:42
Watching the 1990 remake of night of the living dead.  Been a long time since I've seen it.  Still good stuff.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jun 2014, 16:58
I just watched The Wolverine. It's better than Wolverine: Origins, but that's not saying much
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 24 Jun 2014, 05:57
I'll never forgive Origins for ruining any chance of having my two favourite Marvel characters ever reappearing in the film universe. Goddamn it, and I had such high hopes for Deadpool and Gambit.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jun 2014, 06:17
I saw I Love You, Man the other day with my girlfriend. One of my favourite films, and it's genuinely a quiet sort of brilliant. The storyline is basically nothing - a man puts his impending marriage at risk with a new bromance - but the performances by Jason Segel (who's about as funny as cancer on How I Met Your Mother, but in films is seemingly really quite brilliant) and especially Paul Rudd (I have never seen someone do awkwardness so absolutely perfectly while still being funny). It's just a really funny film, doesn't have much story, but it's just... really funny throughout and I don't know what more you can ask from a comedy.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Jun 2014, 07:54
Oculus. Very tense, creates a really good sense of, "Is this real or not?" without getting confusing. Also some of the transitions gave me happy film maker feelings. I think if I could be sexually attracted to a film, I would be attracted to this one. More in a "I have connected with this film" way than, "OMG SO PRETTY".
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jun 2014, 07:57
An emotional boner. I like it.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Jun 2014, 08:12
All my boners are emotional.
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Post by: Lupercal on 26 Jun 2014, 02:21
I saw I Love You, Man the other day with my girlfriend. One of my favourite films, and it's genuinely a quiet sort of brilliant. The storyline is basically nothing - a man puts his impending marriage at risk with a new bromance - but the performances by Jason Segel (who's about as funny as cancer on How I Met Your Mother, but in films is seemingly really quite brilliant) and especially Paul Rudd (I have never seen someone do awkwardness so absolutely perfectly while still being funny). It's just a really funny film, doesn't have much story, but it's just... really funny throughout and I don't know what more you can ask from a comedy.

I love you, Gareth.

Because I basically share your sentiments for this film. Plus there was a point at university where I realised I didn't have any close man friends so had to go out into the world and be all awkward about asking men out on man-dates, like Rudd does.

Plus who doesn't love Rush? The ultimate man band.

Enjoy:

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Post by: BeoPuppy on 29 Jun 2014, 01:41
St. Trinian's.

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about this.
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Post by: Lupercal on 29 Jun 2014, 15:51
What were you expecting?
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jun 2014, 00:53
St. Trinian's.

Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about this.

In a world of internet pornography I really feel like those films are pointless to remake.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Jun 2014, 05:40
Come again?

What has internet porn to do with it?
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jun 2014, 06:04
They're like 75% pointless (but extremely mild) titillation with about 25% shit jokes. Or at least the remakes certainly were. Especially since the moral of the story seemed to be 'dress like a porn star and you will become popular.'

I rewatched Little Miss Sunshine last night. I had forgotten how top-to-bottom fantastic it is. Steve Carell's performance is so amazingly understated that whenever his character says something funny I was surprised that he was capable of humour - despite being played by a comedian. It's truly remarkable, it really is. Everyone in that film does an amazing job.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Jun 2014, 07:17
Still, I thought there was potential in a movie about a completely anti-social girl school. It just didn't deliver completely. But the Colin Firth jokes were okay.
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jun 2014, 07:34
I don't for a second believe that a single person involved in the making of those movies gave a shit about the plot.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Jun 2014, 08:15
No, the plot is stolen from several sources. Quite a mess, really.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Jun 2014, 10:39
They're like 75% pointless (but extremely mild) titillation with about 25% shit jokes. Or at least the remakes certainly were. Especially since the moral of the story seemed to be 'dress like a porn star and you will become popular.'

I rewatched Little Miss Sunshine last night. I had forgotten how top-to-bottom fantastic it is. Steve Carell's performance is so amazingly understated that whenever his character says something funny I was surprised that he was capable of humour - despite being played by a comedian. It's truly remarkable, it really is. Everyone in that film does an amazing job.


That is one of my favorite movies of all time. It's fabulous. One of my favorite quotes comes from it, too. So simple but great advice- "Do what you love and fuck the rest."

(Oh yeah, considering the thread title, last night we watched 47 Ronin. It was pretty good!)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Jun 2014, 11:37
Come again?

No, mayonnaise this time.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Jun 2014, 23:13
... That makes no sense whatsoever.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Jul 2014, 00:21
Read it is something that is said to a man taking his sheets to be cleaned.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 04:08
Oh, I read it as a man ordering a sandwich.
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jul 2014, 04:09
*headdesk*

For those not getting it.

'I need you to wash my sheets.'
'Cum again?'
'No, just mayonnaise I swear.'
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Post by: Blyss on 01 Jul 2014, 08:07
 8-) Got it the first time. 

To stay on topic: Watched Godzilla (2014) and I was pretty impressed.  There were some surprises, and for the most part, they were pleasant.
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Post by: LeeC on 01 Jul 2014, 13:54
Wasn't sure where to post this, figured it would be better received here.

So there's this guy at work who kind of down plays my taste in movies and TV shows in front of everyone (even though I have haven't made many recommendations) and he's suggesting seeing transformers 4 (he loved it) and says that me liking how to train your dragon 2 better than any movie this year is stupid.  Totally throwing it out as a kids movie and hasn't seen it yet.

So Transformers for: 16%  made $100M in opening week
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_age_of_extinction/ (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/transformers_age_of_extinction/)
Now admittedly I haven't seen it yet as it is largely being panned by critics that have similar movie tastes as me but will get to it when it comes out on redbox.  But most reviewers pretty much said it was a garbage movie.

HTTYD2: 92% made $13M in opening week
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/how_to_train_your_dragon_2/ (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/how_to_train_your_dragon_2/)
Visual stunning, greatly written story, interesting characters, and great cinematography. Yeah not chance he'll see it.... "I'll ask my nephew" implying that its only for kids.

Shoot I'll at least try to watch T4 but don't want to waste my money watching it in theaters if its as bad as other people have said.


TL;DR:
How to train your dragon > Transformers 4.  But nobody cares.  :-P
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jul 2014, 14:05
Anybody who tries to tell you your taste is wrong is an asshole anyway, and I'm a Transformers apologist.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 01 Jul 2014, 14:41
What he said.

Minus the transformers thing. Those are just kids' movies, right?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 20:19
*headdesk*

For those not getting it.

'I need you to wash my sheets.'
'Cum again?'
'No, just mayonnaise I swear.'
I thought I got it, but I didn't know it was inherently about sheets.
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Post by: Aimless on 02 Jul 2014, 02:33
"You do realize Transformers 4 is a dumb movie about kids' toys that didn't need to be made and has been panned by everyone who knows anything, while HtTYD 2 is an original movie sequel almost universally loved by anyone who knows anything?"
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Post by: Lupercal on 02 Jul 2014, 11:40
I'm not sure those kind of people deal with logic (or at least, sound reasoning), but you could ask him who is favourite Transformers character is. If he says a transformer's name, you can just nod, turn around, and walk away at that point.

Edit: No, they don't deal with logic. Thanks to Blue Kitty for this: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Writer Ehren Kruger: “Logical Sense Doesn’t Have to Be the Be-All, End-All” (http://www.slashfilm.com/transformers-logical-sense/)
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 04 Jul 2014, 01:03
Spur of the moment purchase of Safety Not Guaranteed yesterday. The plot is, perhaps, a little predictable as American Rom-Coms go but the characterisation and storytelling makes for very compelling watching. It also stars Mark Duplass who, for me, can do no wrong.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jul 2014, 02:22
By the way I watched Swingers and it's fantastic and Vince Vaughan has wasted his entire subsequent career.
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Post by: jwhouk on 04 Jul 2014, 05:43
Frozen. The storyline... Uhm, needed more exposition, IMO.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Jul 2014, 05:50
By the way I watched Swingers and it's fantastic and Vince Vaughan has wasted his entire subsequent career.
He's made a few decent things since, but undoubtedly everything since Wedding Crashers has been a waste. (WC is great though)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 05 Jul 2014, 14:08
Django unchained.

One very fucking funny movie.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 05 Jul 2014, 18:59
I recently rewatched Independence Day.  For all the dumb crap in that movie, the thing that always bothers me is when the B-2 fires a nuclear missile at the alien ship.  We see the B-2 veer off to the left after firing, but in the next shot we're watching the encounter on radar and the radar shows the B-2 went to the right.

That's the one thing I can't suspend disbelief over.
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Post by: Blyss on 06 Jul 2014, 07:21
Just watched 'Moon' which gave me a higher level of respect for Sam Rockwell.  I already thought he was a good actor, but wow.  Then followed that up with 'The Machine' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2317225/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) which surprised me.  I wasn't expecting much from that one, but there was some real substance there.  Actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jul 2014, 19:53
Oh! I've been meaning to watch Moon! So this might be cheating since I haven't watched it yet (but did a decade or so ago) but I picked up Snatch on Bluray for $10 today. Should be watching it soon.
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Post by: Lupercal on 07 Jul 2014, 05:14
Finally saw The Shining.

I have to say, I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.
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Post by: Thrillho on 07 Jul 2014, 05:26
I'm intrigued in your thoughts on the movie, please do tell.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Jul 2014, 06:53
So this might be cheating since I haven't watched it yet (but did a decade or so ago) but I picked up Snatch on Bluray for $10 today. Should be watching it soon.

Best movie ever.
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Post by: LeeC on 07 Jul 2014, 07:11
So this might be cheating since I haven't watched it yet (but did a decade or so ago) but I picked up Snatch on Bluray for $10 today. Should be watching it soon.

Best movie ever.
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/00c509f7bd377faa3361c674fb7340f8/tumblr_mhi6wm4KIm1rmyhabo1_500.gif)
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Jul 2014, 08:08
This is one of my favorites:


"It's behind you, Tyrone. When you go in reverse, things come from behind you."
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Jul 2014, 21:04
I won't have time to watch it anytime soon but I'm excited about watching it now because I don't remember much of it, just that I enjoyed it so much.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Jul 2014, 18:55
I just watched Big Trouble in Little China and I'm completely confused. I don't remember anyone explaining much of anything, and everyone, except Jack, just takes it in stride like nothing is wrong.
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Jul 2014, 00:36
Watched the Full Monty last night. Never seen it before. Very funny, very sweet, very real. I feel like films like it don't really get made any more, or TV shows for that matter.
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Post by: Blyss on 10 Jul 2014, 08:53
I just watched Big Trouble in Little China and I'm completely confused. I don't remember anyone explaining much of anything, and everyone, except Jack, just takes it in stride like nothing is wrong.

I remember watching that when I was a teenager, and thinking that everyone was just very nonchalant about some incredible shit happening all around them.  Like this just happens every Tuesday or something.
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Post by: Lupercal on 10 Jul 2014, 09:50
Watched the Full Monty last night. Never seen it before. Very funny, very sweet, very real. I feel like films like it don't really get made any more, or TV shows for that matter.

Its a movie I'll always watch if it's on. Just because it's a few pathetic men trying to do the best with what they have. If a similar film was made nowadays, it would certainly paint a different picture of those on the dole/JSAers. Also, men with body issues! Not something you see a lot in film.

I'm intrigued in your thoughts on the movie, please do tell.

I will do this! Once I've actually put some thoughts down in readable sentences. I loved Jack Nicholson but I did read the book first...perhaps a lifetime of people saying it was a brilliant film (+ one of the greatest examples of Kubrick's method) let me down?

Also saw a few firsts recently: The Secretary, Pacific Rim. Both good. Going to start the Dollars Trilogy tonight.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jul 2014, 10:56
I just watched Big Trouble in Little China and I'm completely confused. I don't remember anyone explaining much of anything, and everyone, except Jack, just takes it in stride like nothing is wrong.

I remember watching that when I was a teenager, and thinking that everyone was just very nonchalant about some incredible shit happening all around them.  Like this just happens every Tuesday or something.

Exactly, like that thing came out of the hole, grabbed some guy, and then Victor Wong threw something at it and said, "It won't do that again," without explaining what it was at all. And then they never mention it again.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jul 2014, 19:09
I just watched Bounty Killers, and it was a stupid/fun action movie. Next to no plot but it was a lot of fun
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Jul 2014, 20:23
Saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 tonight. I liked it.

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Post by: ankhtahr on 12 Jul 2014, 10:14
I watched "A Cabin in the Woods" a few days ago. Maybe reading so many SCPs has spoiled me, but I didn't really like it.

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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Jul 2014, 10:45
It'd be nice to know what an SCP is.
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Post by: LeeC on 12 Jul 2014, 11:10
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This thread I think (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,29959.0.html)

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So I have been hearing that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is spectacular.  But I didn't see the first one (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) so me and my girlfriend watched it last night.  Now my girlfriend is a scientist and works in labs and she just kept calling bullshit on how the lab in the movie was set up and how many protocols and laws were being violated, which was quite insightful.  But it had to happen to heighten the drama and show how corporate this lab was.  This movie was quite tragic until act 3.  You really feel for the apes and are rooting for them.  The writers and actors did a spectacular job IMHO.  I was surprised to see Brian Cox and John Lithgow as I don't recall seeing them in the trailers.  Also if you are familiar with the old saga from back in the day there are tons of call backs, references, set ups, and hell at one point one of the characters was watching it on is tv!

My roommate skipped out on watching it 'case he has seen it before and didn't think it was that good.  Me and my girlfriend on the other hand thought it was a pretty great movie and is totally worth seeing.  We'll probably wait for a week or two and wait for the crowds to die down at the theater before seeing the sequel.

(http://www.nightheaven.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/film_planet_apes_international_trailer.jpg)
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Post by: ankhtahr on 12 Jul 2014, 17:13
It'd be nice to know what an SCP is.

See this thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,29983.0.html).
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Post by: Blyss on 13 Jul 2014, 09:06
Literally just finished watching Need for Speed.  When this movie came out, it got a shit ton of criticism, including one guy that I guess got up and walked out half an our into the movie.

I'm not sure what they were expecting.  As a movie reviewer, did you see the title and think that it should be an oscar nominated movie?  Were your expectations higher than when you went to see Watchmen that time, and it wasn't what you thought it would be?  I'm just not sure I understand the mentality that would see 'Need for Speed' and not expect a racing game turned into a movie.  Because that is literally what you get.  There are obviously races, and there are cops chasing racers, and wholly predictable plot twists, and above all there are a shitload of really expensive cars on display that are then wrecked and crashed and jumped in spectacular ways - just like the game.

Need for Speed will never be in contention for an Oscar (unless it's for the fact that they actually really destroyed cars (http://news.moviefone.com/2013/11/21/need-for-speed-stunts/), instead of taking the CG route) but it is exactly what I expected a movie about video game racing to be.  And Aaron Paul actually did a very good job as the lead, so there's that.  To be honest, I love that Michael Keaton is not afraid of taking the roles he does these days, because I really like him in damn near everything he does, even when he voiced the 'mean guy' in Cars.  He's good for this movie in what he does, and makes the eccentricities of the character believable for me.

Need for Speed is not a great movie, and to some it's not even a good movie.  For me, it was exactly what I expected, and I liked watching it for 2 hours.  I honestly cannot say the same for some of the movies that come out and are supposed to be fucking brilliant.  Last time I checked, it's supposed to be entertaining?  Right?  Well, I was entertained for whatever that's worth.

Just my 2¢
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Post by: Edguy on 15 Jul 2014, 03:44
I watched Noah yesterday, definitively.. something else..
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Jul 2014, 04:15
I watched White House Down last night.

Typical Emmerich, shit blows up and is seen through the eyes of everyday Americans like you and me and Roland (at most one of those is actually American).

It is entertaining, terrible shit and I enjoyed every second of it. It's appalling but so much fun. And the cast was a who's who of 'that guy from'. It had a guy from Step Brothers/Cabin In The Woods, James Woods, the blonde McPoyle from It's Always Sunny, the security guard from Devil, Daniels from The Wire, Maggie Gylenhaal and God knows who else.

And Channing Tatum.

It's fun as shit, though.
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Post by: Blyss on 15 Jul 2014, 07:34
I watched Noah yesterday, definitively.. something else..

This almost perfectly described my reaction as well.  I was not expecting that.  Not that it was bad for that, just...   yeah, unexpected.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jul 2014, 10:31
I watched White House Down last night...It's fun as shit
Agreed
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Jul 2014, 17:01
I watched White House Down last night.

Typical Emmerich, shit blows up and is seen through the eyes of everyday Americans like you and me and Roland (at most one of those is actually American).

It is entertaining, terrible shit and I enjoyed every second of it. It's appalling but so much fun. And the cast was a who's who of 'that guy from'. It had a guy from Step Brothers/Cabin In The Woods, James Woods, the blonde McPoyle from It's Always Sunny, the security guard from Devil, Daniels from The Wire, Maggie Gylenhaal and God knows who else.

And Channing Tatum.

It's fun as shit, though.

I saw it with some friends I ran into after another friend was a no show. The whole time I was thinking, "Wait, is this trying to be Diehard?"
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jul 2014, 17:03
Not really, but...kind of?
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Post by: Aimless on 17 Jul 2014, 01:50
I loved it, esp. for the Die Hard vibes :o
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Jul 2014, 16:19
I just watched Gravity and I thought it was alright. As far as single actor driven movies go I enjoyed Moon much more.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jul 2014, 18:16
Shit, I really really need to see Moon.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 21 Jul 2014, 00:27
Here you go (http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2505)
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Jul 2014, 00:39
Watched the Royal Tenenbaums.

Didn't get it.
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Post by: Welu on 21 Jul 2014, 04:48
I've watched the first four Friday the 13th movies recently. Enjoyable. Very fun to riff when with company who like riffing.
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Post by: LeeC on 21 Jul 2014, 09:48
Just watched Dredd.  I thought it was quite good. Lots of slow then fast moments.  The juxtaposition really works.  Shame there wont be a sequel.

(http://i.imgur.com/UyjTj4x.gif)

Karl Urban did an excellent job as Dredd though I have not read the comics he is based on.  My only real exposure to Judge Dredd is this guy:
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Post by: Blyss on 21 Jul 2014, 10:53
Just watched Dredd.  I thought it was quite good. Lots of slow then fast moments.  The juxtaposition really works.  Shame there wont be a sequel.

Karl Urban did an excellent job as Dredd though I have not read the comics he is based on.  My only real exposure to Judge Dredd is this guy:
(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22638638/images/1358435764411.jpg)

I was not a huge Dredd reader but read a few when I was younger.  From what I remember, he nailed it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Jul 2014, 16:10
Shame there wont be a sequel.
There might be!
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Post by: LeeC on 21 Jul 2014, 16:16
I thought the big news shortly after it came out was that no sequel will be made due to doing bad at the box office.  granted I would have seen it in the movie theaters if they were showing it in my area.  I think it had a limited release.  :-\
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Jul 2014, 16:17
Well I mean there's no indication that there will be but never say never!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 21 Jul 2014, 18:48
There's been a lot of rumors that they're making one, mainly cause the first cost so little to make and has already achieved cult status

I just watched Snowpiercer and I really liked it. I haven't seen anything that bloody in awhile. Unfortunately my girlfriend already read up on it so she knew everything that was coming.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jul 2014, 04:04
Haha why would she do that? And I hope she didn't tell you.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 Jul 2014, 05:42
Watched The Monuments Men over the weekend. I enjoyed it!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Jul 2014, 03:59
I'm thinking of going to see Boyhood this week - is it as good as the hype suggests?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Jul 2014, 14:50
Haha why would she do that? And I hope she didn't tell you.

No, she didn't tell me. She still remembers the last time she spoiled a movie for me and I punched her in the arm. She didn't know what the movie was about so she looked it up, but if she was anyone else she would have stopped reading after a general summary.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Jul 2014, 19:49
I saw Wish I Was Here. I thought it was really good, and much better than Garden State.
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Post by: Grognard on 26 Jul 2014, 20:42
just finished the Disney/Johnny Depp version of The Lone Ranger.
for a $1.25 at Red Box, it was well worth it.
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Post by: Blyss on 27 Jul 2014, 08:03
Zero theorem.  My brain is not sure what to make of it all.
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Post by: Thrillho on 27 Jul 2014, 12:04
In the past few days, I have shown my girlfriend four of my favourite films - Swingers (a new favourite), Good Will Hunting, Sideways and American Beauty.

I realised that what attracts me to these films so much isn't just the performances (and I think Robin Williams' performance in Good Will Hunting might be the finest acting performance I've ever seen) but the fact that the central character of each one is, in some way, a loser.

I can't even remember the name of Jon Favreau's character in Swingers, but he's a lonely, desperate loser who can't get over a relationship that ended six months earlier, and ends up constantly sabotaging himself.

Will Hunting is an orphan and abuse victim with intelligence beyond any that had been seen in living memory, but that he'd never been able to put to use - and it left him stalled in a life that in some ways, seems pathetic, but is so comforting to him that he feels like he can't escape it, or won't.

Miles in Sideways is a divorced, depressive, failed author who uses being a wine connoisseur as an excuse for being an alcoholic.

And Lester in American Beauty is stuck in a loveless, cold marriage with a woman he barely recognises any more, and ends up trapped in a sequence of fantasies about a girl young enough to be his daughter.

Each one of them, in his own way, a loser. And I always side with the loser. I always want to know their story. I see parts of myself in all of them (Jon Favreau in obsessing about the past, Will in his refusal to exit his comfort zone, Miles just GENERALLY, Lester in the way he uses his pathetic self esteem to make jokes like 'it's okay, I wouldn't remember me either'; a funny joke but one that's cruelly accurate to his own feelings).

These are the films that have shaped and are still shaping my life, from the attitudes of the characters, the lessons they learn. These films are pieces of art, they move me, and sharing them with someone has made them all the more special to me simply because she understands that and understands them and understands me.

I love this girl.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Jul 2014, 20:39
Man, I still need to see Good Will Hunting. I liked Swingers but Sideways and American Beauty are amongst my favourites.
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Post by: ev4n on 28 Jul 2014, 08:49
Interesting to read the point of view, as I found American Beauty to be one of the worst movies I'd ever seen.  Different strokes...
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Jul 2014, 08:55
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ev4n this is not a direct criticism of you, but I really hate when people do that.

'I really hated that movie!' ...*leaves thread without explanation*

Obviously everyone's allowed a different opinion, hate whatever movies you like, but at least tell us what you didn't like about it.
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Post by: ev4n on 28 Jul 2014, 09:10
Sure, I can do that.  I have no interest in telling anyone they are wrong for loving that movie, or in debating whether the movie worked for you or me.  But I can give me two cents.

American Beauty struck me as a movie that was trying to be clever and deep, in telling us how middle aged people can be disillusioned and disaffected.  The problem, for me, is that I pretty much felt that rather than this being a deep or insightful revelation, it was something that everybody already damned well knows. 

Plus, the "plot twist" or advancement that used a horrible cliché about homosexuality did not impress me at all.

In the end, my personal gut feel of the movie was that it had nothing interesting or novel to tell me.  Again, ymmv.
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Post by: Thrillho on 28 Jul 2014, 13:00
I don't think it was trying to tell us that at all, just observing that it happened. Lester may be feeling alive again, finally, but he's also being a total asshole to almost everyone around him, even if many of them deserve it.

For me the insight the film was trying to impart was that there is beauty everywhere in life if you actually look for it instead of just kind of vegging out and never appreciating anything, which I think is what the majority of the adults in the film do.

That may have been a cliche about homosexuality, but was it a cliche in 1999? I genuinely am not aware.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Jul 2014, 20:00
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Post by: Thrillho on 29 Jul 2014, 00:43
Yeah that's more or less my point. I don't think it was so hackneyed fifteen years ago as it is now.
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Post by: ev4n on 29 Jul 2014, 06:25
It's definitely cool to read people's different takeaways from the movie.

I think I saw American Beauty 10 years ago.  I'm also probably a bit older than both of you, so maybe that influenced my feelings of cliché.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Jul 2014, 19:51
Yeah, that's about when I saw it. Maybe a little more than ten, I think I saw it around 2002 or so, so I would've been 15 I guess?
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jul 2014, 01:02
It's definitely cool to read people's different takeaways from the movie.

I think I saw American Beauty 10 years ago.  I'm also probably a bit older than both of you, so maybe that influenced my feelings of cliché.

Well, how old are you, champ?  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Jul 2014, 18:04
I just watched the Darjeeling Limited and I didn't like it as much as I did other Wes Anderson movies.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Jul 2014, 23:19
I was so bored with American Beauty. So, so bored. The girl was kinda hot, though. Other than that it had less substance than a Transformers cartoon.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Jul 2014, 02:18
I watched The Darjeeling Limited when Jens visited for Christmas the first time (he got the DVD as a present from someone) and was utterly perplexed by it. I don't know whether I would enjoy other Wes Anderson movies.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Jul 2014, 16:33
Oh, you should. Moonrise Kingdom and the Grand Budapest Hotel are amazing, and the Life Aquatic is pretty crazy. Haven't really seen Amazing Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Rushmore though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Jul 2014, 17:17
Fantastic Mr. Fox is excellent, and I remember liking The Royal Tenenbaums but not to the degree I love his other movies.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Jul 2014, 21:35
I just finished The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, a film much beloved to my roommate and Martin Scorsese (yes, that Martin Scorsese). It's an absolute must watch. Incredible cinematography, sound design, acting  and the story is superb. A true triumph of the British cinema. Also Winston Churchill and the British government tried to suppress it, so it has that in it's favor.
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Post by: Aimless on 01 Aug 2014, 16:33
Mostly spoiler-free review of Guardians of the Galaxy, short version: Thor 3: Footloose meets The Expendables 4: Avengers, in Alliance-controlled space.

Longer version: enjoyable and very Different action-movie that repeatedly shoots itself in the foot--by taking too many cues from Avengers, while wasting the momentum of its plot at inopportune moments with poor direction and editing--but nevertheless succeeds thanks to inspired casting, goofiness and a freakin' awesome soundtrack. That it succeeds despite lacking the Avenger's characterization- and story-advantage--of having entire movies as backstories for all protagonists--and featuring one-too-many performances of "O-o-h Child" is testament to the strengths of the movie's unique character. I enjoyed it thoroughly, even in 3D, and am really looking forward to the sequel =)

The actors and their interpretations of the protagonists really carried the movie. I came in expecting to be mehed by most of their performances but was pleasantly surprised by all save for Diesel-Groot. Chris Pratt, striking a perfect balance between kickass pelvic sorcerer and sad intergalactic loser, was perfect for the role of Star Lord. I can almost forgive him for not being Nathan Fillion :o Zoe Saldana is an actress I usually don't like, partly because I usually see her in poorly written roles, partly because she always seems to have the same irritating expression of barely-suppressed hemorrhoid-induced rage. In this movie, she played a tormented and angry alien assassin, but she also gave Gamora a human dimension that made her character the most well-rounded of the protagonists. Rocket, whom I expected to be annoying, got uneven lines but was great overall, esp. when he was allowed to show some real emotions (Cooper's voice I coulda done without). Groot... well, as a CGI-character he was okay, and he was totally rad in his action scenes, but I think his awesomeness had been unjustifiably hyped and Diesel's voice-acting... well, it was what it was (which was Groot :o). He redeemed himself towards the end, however.

The standout performances were by Nicole Alexandra Shipley as Pretty Xandarian, Michael Rooker as Yondu, and Dave Bautista as the ultimate straight (and insane and vengeful and muscular) man Drax the Destroyer. I was thrilled by Bautista's performance! I especially liked how, despite being metaphorically handicapped, nothing ever went over his head. He was also responsible for making something watchable and interesting out of Lee Pace's shortchanged Ronan the Accuser. What a shamefully wasted opportunity that one was, but I guess this movie was not really about the villain anyway. Thanos (come on, everyone knows he's in this movie) was cartoonish and kinda shit. I'm sorry but he really was and I don't look forward to seeing him in any future movies that aren't directed by Whedon.

This movie was often more plot than story, but I liked this first proper look at the MCU on a cosmic scale, esp. for the information about the overarching storyline that I presume will tie many of these movies together. I'm looking forward to seeing what Agents of SHIELD will make of it as well :) anyway, go see it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Aug 2014, 22:58
I saw A Most Dangerous Man, aka Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role (I think). Great movie.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 03 Aug 2014, 14:14
The LEGO Movie - Not as good as the hype suggested, but then things never are. Watched three times in one week, only partly because I was in a small caravan with a twelve-year-old.

Strictly Ballroom - For a romantic comedy (it was a family holiday), it was rather light on the comedy and rather heavy on the "what exactly is going on now". Contains angry Spanish people.
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 Aug 2014, 16:08
That film is weird as shit. Baz on a budget. Take off your glasses and become instantly stunning.
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Post by: Welu on 03 Aug 2014, 16:09
Sin City. It's very pretty but I found it very hard to get past the Millerness.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Aug 2014, 16:09
I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy and I loved it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Aug 2014, 19:05
the Millerness.
I mean I know who Frank Miller is and I kind of get what this means (and I love Sin City) but I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to.

Also I saw Guardians as well and loved it.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Aug 2014, 19:07
This should explain it
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Aug 2014, 19:09
Nancy's a dancer, thank you very much :roll:
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Post by: hedgie on 03 Aug 2014, 19:52
Nancy's a dancer, thank you very much :roll:
His sexism, as well as several other nastier bits of his personality bleed into his work like a severe head wound, though.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Aug 2014, 20:05
If you ever get a chance, do not read Holy Terror
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Post by: Welu on 04 Aug 2014, 02:53
Every woman in the film is what Miller would describe as a whore. I get the strong feeling he wanks as he writes.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Aug 2014, 03:46
You ever seen one of his leaked scripts? Eurgh. The guy is a mental case.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Aug 2014, 05:35
I remember reading one paragraph and I think it was almost entirely excruciating detail about the shape of the character's ass.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Aug 2014, 17:20
...what shape was it?
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Post by: Aimless on 05 Aug 2014, 05:41
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that we saw Hercules the other day and enjoyed it immensely. It was what Conan could--and should--have been. And more! With a thousand elephants!!! Featuring buxom Amazons and exciting bondage :o

The story was simple but engaging, the plotting was competent and effectively leveraged familiar tropes but also offered a few surprises, the visuals--cgi, costumes, sets--were excellent up to and including the credits. The dialogue was sparse but well-crafted and suited to the actors who were in turn fairly well cast. The Rock is perfect for this sort of role but the standout performance was by Ian McShane as the fatalistic and probably insane Amphiarus, with Aksel Hennie's more overtly crazy Tydeus a close second. I saw it in 3D and it's one of very few 3D-movies I've seen where I don't feel a need to gripe about the 3D.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Aug 2014, 15:33
I saw Moonrise Kingdom today, I liked it a lot.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 09 Aug 2014, 18:08
Moonrise Kingdom was good, but it could have used more scenes of Bill Murray being Bill Murray.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Aug 2014, 19:57
That's not a fair criticism, only because every movie could use more Bill Murray being Bill Murray, even especially movies that don't involve Bill Murray at all.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Aug 2014, 20:38
That's kind of what disappointed me with Darjeeling Limited, the beginning has Bill Murray and you think he's in it, but then the movie leaves him behind.
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Post by: Nyithra on 09 Aug 2014, 21:41
Guardians of the Galaxy was sooooo goooooood
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Aug 2014, 08:48
So I watched a bunch of movies lately.

A Fish Called Wanda - still one of my favourite movies. Would be worth it just for 1. Kevin Kline being hilarious ('You're the vulgarian, you fuck!') 2. HOT DAMN JAMIE LEE CURTIS even if the rest of it sucked. But the rest of it is BRILLIANT.

Jackass 3 - I forgot just how much fun these movies can be. I was laughing all the way through, although I skipped the sweat cocktail. These guys really do remind me of my friends and it's just enjoyable to be around them acting like assholes.

Then we watched Movie 43.

Yep.

Don't believe the hype, people. Because this movie is nowhere NEAR as terrible as people say it is, and certainly not the worst movie ever made. I've seen many, many other films that are way worse. The comedy is often mean spirited but I can't remember a single example of it being at anyone's expense (which elevates it above the likes of Vampires Suck already) and the sheer weight of comic talent involved makes some things work that really shouldn't. I think most of the people who found none of it funny at all have never been to see a stand-up comedian.

Oh it's terrible, rest assured. It's fucking wretched. But it also made me laugh - more than once. In fact there's a couple of the sketches in it which I really do think have the potential to be really good, and are funny in places, but even the good ones tend to tail off a bit rather than ending well. I think most people's main problem with it was the vulgarity of the humour because it uses things like incest, poo and giant vaginas as sources of humour (how bloody dare they)!

On the incredibly rare possibility that one of you may want to watch this, I'll spoiler the good bits.

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Post by: Nyithra on 10 Aug 2014, 09:01
Yeah I saw movie 43 a while back. While not TOTALLY terrible, only about a 3rd of it was actually funny to me.
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Aug 2014, 09:06
That was more or less my ratio too.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 10 Aug 2014, 09:48
Better or worse than Lesbian Vampire Killers?
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Aug 2014, 09:53
Better.
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Post by: Loki on 10 Aug 2014, 13:12
I watched How to train your Dragon 2 today. It was really awesome-looking, but the story was lacking in a few aspects. Still, would recommend.
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Post by: LeeC on 10 Aug 2014, 15:19
I saw 3 movies this weekend:

Don Jon
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Predators
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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Aug 2014, 20:22
My main complaint about Don Jon: ScarJo's name is Barbara. Barbara is a fairly rare name, so this almost never happens. It is also my sister's name. Just...damn it.
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Post by: ev4n on 11 Aug 2014, 13:32
James Berardinelli (online movie reviewer) had A Fish Called Wanda in his top 10 movies of all time.  #respect

Rewatched Spirited Away.  I'd forgotten how awesome that movie is.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Aug 2014, 18:48
Just saw Lucy tonight. I loved it, it was absolutely ridiculous.
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Post by: Lupercal on 14 Aug 2014, 13:55
I hope I can enjoy more than 10% of it!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Aug 2014, 20:03
The movie the trailers show isn't 10% as ridiculous as the actual movie, and that's a compliment.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Aug 2014, 21:25
I just can't get over the whole 10% of your brain thing. It always puts me up the wall.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Aug 2014, 22:01
Yeah, but it takes it to such an absurd degree that it's almost like a parody of the idea.

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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Aug 2014, 00:55
I was, obviously, in a Robin Williams kinda mood the other day so we watched a film of his we've not seen yet, The Birdcage.

It's about a gay couple who run a drag club in Miami, and their son who wants to get married to the daughter of a Republican senator. Shenanigans ensue! There is precious little plot in the film so I can't really go further without spoilering, as the entire film is about the build up of the tension and the character interaction.

I was quite nervous when I first started watching it when I realised it was about a gay couple and... well, Robin is known for playing massively broad stereotypes in his comedy at times.

To my pleasant surprise, the broader, camper homosexuals in the film are played by Hank Azaria and Nathan Lane (who by the way, is a revelation with the way he brings such pathos to a character he's playing SO camp). Williams, on the other hand, inhabits the role like he did in Good Will Hunting, turning him into a living, breathing, existing, flawed, emotional, REAL character.

This film is completely inessential; it's quite funny, quite dramatic, quite... lots of good things. It's never that remarkable. But I loved pretty much every second of it.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 15 Aug 2014, 06:00
That and Mrs. Doubtfire are easily two of my favorite movies of all time. The characters he plays in them are so over the top but down to earth at the same time. And they're both so damn likeable.


He truly had was a gift.....
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Aug 2014, 18:55
I just watched Mimesis and....it was not good. The plot is, "A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a nightmarish role playing game that pays homage to a classic horror film." which is night of the living dead. I think the movie would have been better if there were actual zombies. Here are some reviews about it I agree with

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Post by: Nyithra on 19 Aug 2014, 23:51
I saw the new TMNT movie a few days ago. It was pretty fun and not AS awful as I expected, but Megan Fox and Will Arnett felt extremely out of place in the movie. Megan sort of detracted from it (do we REALLY need two characters flirting with her every 5 seconds?) but her acting was adequate. Will was a gem in this movie but I really wondered why he was casted in it at all. The turtles were pretty great. Movie suffered from shaky cam and spinning camera syndrome, I felt dizzy at some points. But anyway, it was action packed and stuff, I suppose that's all you can really ask from it.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Aug 2014, 00:41
Megan Fox can ACT? That might make that worth a Red Box. I didn't believe such a thing was possible.
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Post by: Nyithra on 20 Aug 2014, 00:52
I dunno, she at least grasped that April was pretty obsessed with getting 'the scoop' on the story or whatever.

I feel like the writing for her character was just kind of bad.

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All I can really say was that it was better than I expected from her, anyway. A different actress definitely deserved to play such an iconic character anyway.
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Post by: Lupercal on 21 Aug 2014, 02:16
For some reason I imagine Amy Adams to be a decent April O'Neil. Does this film being set in 2014 (I presume) mean that she can't use say, a DSLR?

I'm asking logical questions about a Michael Bay movie. Don't expect the unexpected, right?
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Post by: hedgie on 21 Aug 2014, 02:38
Bah, my 1952 Speedgraphic can produce better shots than any DSLR on the market.  :P
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Post by: Nyithra on 21 Aug 2014, 12:34
She's usually in front of the camera, not behind it. She uses her smartphone to take pictures except for one instance near the end of the movie where she inexplicably has a digital camera.

I think Amy Adams would have been excellent.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Aug 2014, 19:48
Amy Adams is pretty much always excellent. Also is there a reason why people leave the shutter sound on? Is it a nostalgia thing, or are people just too lazy to turn it off? On phones and on digital cameras.
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Post by: hedgie on 21 Aug 2014, 22:40
Good question.  I always even preferred my film cameras to be rangefinders, or a hand-held 4"x5" (with leaf shutter in the latter case, rubberised cloth shutter in the former), because they are so quiet, and it makes it easier to work with people.
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Post by: Nyithra on 22 Aug 2014, 00:58
On every smartphone I've had it's been on by default. I assumed she was too shortsighted to turn it off.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Aug 2014, 04:37
Yes, but why? Why would anyone not turn it off?
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Post by: Lupercal on 22 Aug 2014, 05:07
Laziness, and stupidness. Don't know how to turn the shutter sound off? Meh, its probably somewhere but I'm too busy starting at my pretty iOS interface to care.

MoM i'm totally with you on this though. It's a bit like how everyone used to have a bit of a song as their ringtone, now everyone's gone for either that acoustic Nokia thing or just an old-timey ring. Thankfully don't have to listen to poor quality Lil' Jon ringtones anymore.

Plus Amy Adams as Lois Lane actually annoyed me for some reason, but its probably more to do with the film itself rather than her acting abilities.
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Post by: Edguy on 22 Aug 2014, 06:34
I watched The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the other day. My god, what an awful piece of shit. How can anyone write so bad dialogue? And what a mess of a plot.. It didn't even look good.
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Post by: Welu on 22 Aug 2014, 07:22
Yes, but why? Why would anyone not turn it off?

Because they don't want to? It's a cue the photo has been taken, for the photographer and the people being photographed, other than flash which isn't always on, and while the device freezes for a second while rendering the photo?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Aug 2014, 14:08
Sorry, I meant anyone who doesn't want to be discovered taking a photo, like apparently happened in the movie. I mean, I get why for plot reasons, but shouldn't she know better?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Aug 2014, 14:09
I thought they made that sound so people know you're taking their picture, compared to older models with people complaining about things like up skirt shots
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Aug 2014, 14:10
Yeah, but the sound is easily disabled, so anyone who'd do that would probably disable it. I think it's because people expect to hear that sound and probably don't realize it's not the actual sound of the phone taking the picture.
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Post by: Aimless on 29 Aug 2014, 16:16
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Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Aug 2014, 19:22
So I just went to see Patema Inverted, excellent movie, easily on par with some of my favorite anime movies like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Voices of a Distant Star, fun characters, engaging story and sound track, all wrapped around some excellent plot twists. I even got to see it in a theater! One of the local art houses shows new anime films from time to time.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Aug 2014, 19:35
I just watched the Amazing Mr. Fox. There's not much of a story, but I did enjoy the stop motion animation and the voice cast.
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Post by: Lupercal on 01 Sep 2014, 01:23
Fantastic Mr. Fox?

Never saw the movie, although the book by Roald Dahl is ingrained in my memory. Even had the audiobook on cassette!
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Sep 2014, 02:42
So while in Amsterdam, we watched a lot of movies because the room had a DVD player and a somewhat hilariously eclectic selection of what I'm pretty sure were pirated DVDs. Some of them one or other of us had already seen, some of them neither of us had.

Orphan: This movie is fucked up, I'll spoiler in case you want to see it.
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Everybody's Fine: This film is dark as shit. I thought it was like a black comedy or something but it's one of the most depressing movies I've ever seen, even if the ending was telegraphed from a mile off. Brilliant performances by everyone involved, mind. And the DVD cover practically spoils the ending on its own.

17 Again: Genuinely can't believe how good this film is. I mean don't get me wrong, it rips off Big, Back To The Future and 13 Going On 30 on about 40 different levels each and it is far from a classic, but it's surprisingly effective and I don't hate Zac Efron in it at all. Thomas Lennon basically carries the movie, too. He is hilarious throughout.

Paranormal Activity: The first time I saw this it scared the shit out of me, but this has absolutely no rewatch value. You start to pick holes in it and when you decide that when she is talking about 'this thing' she is referring to her vagina, it becomes a vastly improved film.

I Love You Phillip Morris: We watched this in French subtitles because the remote was broken. While I was tripping balls. I remember basically nothing, but I have this on DVD because it's one of my favourite films ever.

Funny People: This film was a revelation. It is at least half an hour too long, don't get me wrong, but it is a remarkable film. Hilarious and full of pathos and with the best work I have ever seen from Adam Sandler (not that that's really saying much). Sandler plays the star but also basically the villain of his own movie, Seth Rogen is hilarious, Jonah Hill is good, Jason Schwartzman is perfect; and there's a cavalcade of cameos that I'm not going to spoil but are one of the highlights of the movie. One exchange between two celebrities (one a rapper, one a comedian) is such a bizarre match up that it might be my favourite cameo of all time.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Sep 2014, 06:11
Fantastic Mr. Fox?

Never saw the movie, although the book by Roald Dahl is ingrained in my memory. Even had the audiobook on cassette!

God dammit, I keep using Amazing instead of Fantastic for some reason.
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Post by: Nyithra on 01 Sep 2014, 10:51
I saw the Giver. It was okay, not super bad but not super good either. I don't really know why they had to increase the age of the kids.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Sep 2014, 15:06
Deliver Us From Evil. If you take the "Based on true accounts" with a grain of salt it's enjoyable. Got a bit of action and humour in it and it works really well along with the horror which is cool.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Sep 2014, 15:14
the best work I have ever seen from Adam Sandler
You really need to see Punch Drunk Love.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Sep 2014, 05:15
I can't remember if I posted this or not already but here we are anyway.

The lass and I have been on a Jackass binge lately. Like we're watching all of it.

I had a realisation though - unless I've not been paying enough attention, I've never noticed anyone in the cast being homophobic, racist or basically prejudiced at all, and I think that for something that largely appeals to the fratboy crowd, that's pretty valuable - showing that you can have a group of men indulging in stupid antics while having a real kinship among them (we watched a documentary about Steve-O's drug problems and it was an intervention from the Jackass guys that finally helped him get clean) but without the need for the usual dumbass prejudices that come with that.

These guys are naked around each other all the time, and they'll occasionally note something being gay (there's one where they fire a dildo with a rocket launcher and lube it up first), but that doesn't stop them doing it, none of them is ever offended by that being said and it's not really at the expense of anybody. They also hang out with people with disabilities (and I don't mean dwarfism being a disability, I mean Johnny Knoxville's co-stars from The Ringer who have actual disabilities) and of different races too without it ever being an issue at all.

I also love the real friendship among the guys... except for Ehren hahaha.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 04 Sep 2014, 05:52
Y'know...I never noticed that but it's so true. That's pretty cool.  :-)



Nick and I finally watched Anchorman 2. I laughed and didn't feel as though my 119 minutes was wasted. I'd watch it again but I wouldn't bother owning it. However- I actually had to pause during the green screen scene. I was honestly laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe!
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Sep 2014, 06:14
I felt like Anchorman 2 was a one-hour TV special trying to get out. I felt like it was patience stretching at that length. But honestly the cameos at the end are worth the entire movie.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 04 Sep 2014, 06:33
Yeah, they were great! I definitely wouldn't call it a high quality film but I can generally break my movie opinions down to 4 categories-

1. Need to own.
2. Would watch again.
3. Worth my time.
4. I want my "X amount of minutes" back.


It fell squarely in #3. I was glad I watched it but would probably not watch it in its entirety again, instead opting to search for the good clips on YouTube.
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Post by: Aimless on 04 Sep 2014, 13:42
Saw Edge of Tomorrow again. Still holds up :)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Sep 2014, 19:09
I still can't believe how good that movie is.
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Post by: Aimless on 05 Sep 2014, 03:32
I still can't believe how good that movie is.

Well, with a good script and a limited amount of training... :o :D
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 Sep 2014, 06:00
I just watched A Boy and His Dog, and it was oddly good. It's a post apocalyptic tale about a human boy and his psychic dog trying to survive in a wasteland
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Sep 2014, 07:18
On every smartphone I've had it's been on by default. I assumed she was too shortsighted to turn it off.
Since this whole discussion I have a new phone and there's no option to turn the shutter sound off. Bizarre. There's probably a way to do it but I haven't figured it out yet.
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Post by: Thrillho on 06 Sep 2014, 09:03
On every smartphone I've had it's been on by default. I assumed she was too shortsighted to turn it off.
Since this whole discussion I have a new phone and there's no option to turn the shutter sound off. Bizarre. There's probably a way to do it but I haven't figured it out yet.

That, I believe, is because of upskirt shots being so prevalent in Japan and most phones being made over there.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Sep 2014, 09:58
It's obnoxious though, since most of the pictures I take are of sleeping animals and I don't wanna wake them :/

(Also the shutter doesn't make a sound if the phone is on silent, so why not just have an option to just turn the camera sound off?)
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Post by: Aimless on 06 Sep 2014, 15:28
May be of use:

http://www.androidpit.com/how-to-disable-the-camera-shutter-sound



Thanks to Gareth I finally saw 17 Again and it was a pure delight. We loved it, it was old-school rom-com gold with a lot of heart :)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Sep 2014, 20:43
It doesn't work on my phone, but I guess I'll just put it on silent if I need the shutter sound off.
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Post by: Aimless on 07 Sep 2014, 04:08
I'll put the upskirt police on white alert :x
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Sep 2014, 07:19
White?  :?

Also I'd think "someone's hand is holding something down there" would be more of a giveaway than a shutter sound if someone was actually to do that.
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Post by: Thrillho on 07 Sep 2014, 08:36
Unless they have their eyes closed or are facing the other way.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Sep 2014, 19:46
Ahh. Well earlier today Sarah and I were hanging and I silenced my phone so I could take a picture of her since she'd dozed off on my shoulder. (I showed her when she woke up so it wasn't a secret, I just didn't want the noise to wake her). So yeah, remembering to put my phone on vibrate/silent is easy enough of a fix, I guess.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Sep 2014, 18:24
I just watched Monster's University and I thought it was alright. Not as good as the first one though.
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Sep 2014, 00:26
I found it weirdly... not compelling, and not especially funny.
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Post by: hedgie on 15 Sep 2014, 01:31
White?  :?

Also I'd think "someone's hand is holding something down there" would be more of a giveaway than a shutter sound if someone was actually to do that.
Granted, this was before camera phones were all over the place, but before my Leica M6 was stolen, the rubberised cloth shutter made almost no noise, and since it wasn't a big camera it was mostly ignored, as in "may I take your picture", and when I got a positive reply, people simply forgot the thing was there.  If I was a total fuck-head, I could have gotten plenty of naughty shots with that thing.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Sep 2014, 14:51
Still not sure what "white alert" means though.
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Post by: Edguy on 20 Sep 2014, 20:18
I just saw Age of Extinction, and I'm seriously wondering if Bay is intentionally trying to make a horrible movie. I mean, the dialogue and character arcs are sooo bad, the acting from anyone but Wahlberg and Tucci is flat as fuck, the human-made transformers look like 3D screen savers, the sound mixing is horrible and the plot is so messy and incoherent I mostly had no idea what exactly was going on.

It's not like I expected it to be good, I just.. I struggle to fathom how they can make a movie this bad. Is it Bay's idea of a joke?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 20:28
Probably. Pain and Gain proved that he can make a good movie if he wants to, so if he knows people are going to see it anyway, why not make it as terrible as possible? Although wait, was it really worse than the second one? (I haven't seen the third or fourth)
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Post by: Edguy on 20 Sep 2014, 21:16
The second one always had the redeeming quality of a couple really cool action scenes, and the design of the transformers was a lot better. About half of the transformers in the fourth one have this really uncanny design where their face is basically a human's face, but metal. I'm not sure, but I don't think the previous films had this horrible sound design. Like, for example, whenever the Transformers spoke, it sounded like they just recorded the voice and put it directly on, sounding like someone's narrating rather than actually being in the scene. The general sound image made no sense. I seriously think I read somewhere that Skrillex worked on the sound design (and not just music).

At least Marky-Mark is a lot better a lead than LaBeouf..
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Sep 2014, 19:27
"Defending Your Life"
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Sep 2014, 20:53
I just watched the Boxtrolls, and while I didn't think it was as good as Paranorman I still really liked it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Sep 2014, 14:06
All I know about that movie is it has Bran Stark in it, but I've heard good things about Paranorman so I'll check it out.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Sep 2014, 20:12
You should definitely watch Paranorman, especially since it's on Netflix


I just watched Riddick and it was pretty bad. It tried so hard to be Pitch Black.
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Post by: Edguy on 29 Sep 2014, 19:13
I thought the first act of Riddick was pretty cool, though it did go downhill as soon as the mercs arrived.. Bautista was pretty good tho, gave me hopes for Guardians of the Galaxy!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Sep 2014, 19:52
Saw Sin City 2 last night. It was ok, I guess.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Oct 2014, 13:37
I just saw Gone Girl. The movie is so good at telling its story that I now feel physically ill. I threw up on the metro ride back home. I'm currently lying in my bed, shivering and unable to process what I just watched. It's not as if I saw brutal physical violence and am nauseated by it - The emotional violence I just watched is mind-hurting.

Great performances by all in the cast, although I suspect Neil Patrick Harris is only able to play weird people. Ben Affleck was great, Rosamund Pike intoxicating, Carrie Coon so relatable.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Oct 2014, 13:48
If you seriously want to watch this movie, don't spoiler yourself. The spoiler I've written doesn't reveal any plot and is actually a joke.
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Post by: ev4n on 03 Oct 2014, 07:22
I simply can not fathom why anyone made a movie of Gone Girl.  The book was riveting, but ultimately, not enjoyable or good.
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Post by: sitnspin on 03 Oct 2014, 07:51
Having Riddick
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at the end was insulting and pissed me off. It really was just an idiotic adolescent  hetero male power fantasy.
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 Oct 2014, 07:55
Easy A just showed up on my Amazon recommendations and it made me angry all over again.
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Post by: ev4n on 03 Oct 2014, 08:51
sitnspin, I think I could do a whole aside rant on the various myths and fantasies there.  They're pretty darned annoying.
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Post by: sitnspin on 03 Oct 2014, 08:57
sitnspin, I think I could do a whole aside rant on the various myths and fantasies there.  They're pretty darned annoying.

I could as well. Hollywood is full of them. So is practically every culture on earth.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 03 Oct 2014, 13:34
I don't remember that part, I only remember her saving him in the end and then they go their separate ways, though I wasn't really paying attention at the end
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Oct 2014, 22:33
Saw This is Where I Leave You tonight. Possibly my favorite Jason Bateman performance, all around a very good movie.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Oct 2014, 11:33
Watching Submarine right now and I love this movie so much it's hilarious.
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Post by: Aimless on 10 Oct 2014, 14:34
22 Jump Street.

It was, unfortunately, kinda shit. Nowhere near as fun as the previous movie. However, the credits sequence was probably one of the best ever
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Post by: Aimless on 12 Oct 2014, 03:55
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80% psychotic break
15% Korean highschool media class assignment
5% trippy visuals

The script was so bad. Morgan Freeman looked like he was in pain the whole time. Scarlett Johansson was probably happy because this movie gave her face some much needed rest from having to show any emotions. There was no good action. I don't understand why no-one saw fit to just shake Luc Besson really really hard until he gave up this horrible movie or at least surrendered it into the hands of someone who could have salvaged the script. Everyone on the team musta been like, "Fuckit, as long as I'm getting paid."
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Oct 2014, 07:11
Man, I disagree with both your recent reviews. I loved Lucy because it was so fucking ridiculous, especially the ending.
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Post by: Aimless on 12 Oct 2014, 07:32
I've just never really had a thing for "so bad it's good" movies, with very few exceptions, and so much of the movie was literally like listening to a person with psychotic delusions that it got in the way of my enjoyment. I can usually handle bad science, even bad science clichés, but this was just uncommonly bad... esp. Freeman's lecture and the students asking smart thought-provoking and portentous questions. It's just theory... hypotheses... augh.

Sorry, I was just blindsided by how un-me this movie was, esp. since I went in expecting something like, I dunno, Fifth Element or something. Different strokes I guess :) I preferred the ending to almost everything else in the movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Oct 2014, 07:35
Ha, as soon as the trailer brought up the whole "20% means you can control matter" or whatever, that should've been a hint of what kind of movie you were in for :P

But yeah, fair enough. As for 22, at least we agree about the credit sequence. That was great for being both hilarious, and ensuring we won't actually get a 23 Jump Street.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Oct 2014, 09:17
I just watched the Secret Life of Walter Mitty and it was really good. I'm kicking myself that I didn't see it in theaters
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Post by: Welu on 13 Oct 2014, 04:54
Annabelle. I enjoyed it despite the asshats in the cinema. Not as good as The Conjuring but very similar in style and tone even though it wasn't made by the same people.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 Oct 2014, 10:08
Walter Mitty was delightful.....definitely on my list of movies to purchase.
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Post by: Edguy on 17 Oct 2014, 19:45
..but Ben Stiller was in it..
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Oct 2014, 20:45
And he was stellar in it
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Oct 2014, 13:21
I just watched the Book of Life and I really enjoyed it. It's a little corny in places, but the animation and voice talent are incredible
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Post by: Edguy on 19 Oct 2014, 14:47
How To Train Your Dragon 2

Was pretty good, tho many of the characters were a little underused and didn't really go anywhere. Could easily been half an hour longer and a little more fleshed out. Still tho, DRAGONS. (NIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURY)
 

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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 22 Oct 2014, 10:39
Turtles Can Fly.

I don't really know whether to describe the plot here. It's not like it's difficult to find it online, it's just that it doesn't really do the film justice. It's bleak, harrowing and yet infinitely compelling. Despite not a single shot being fired in anger, it shows better than any other film I've seen the absolute, unrelenting and indiscriminate brutality of war and it's victimization of innocence and the innocent. It isn't a lavish film with a complex story, it just grinds out the simple lives of a band of children who neither deserve their fate nor have any real prospect of escape. Perhaps most hard hitting is that it's not difficult to know that every aspect, indignity and injustice of the story will have really happened at some point.

I realise that doesn't really sell the film a great deal. However, it is one that I can strongly recommend watching at least once. It's also quite honest and beautiful in it's telling and doesn't fall into dwelling and self-pitying. And of course, as with all stories like these, they deserve telling over and again until everyone gets the point.
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Oct 2014, 02:10
So we've been watching a bunch of shitty horror movies lately because it's October so you do that shit.

We got about an hour into Re-Cut which is a found-footage type horror movie that is basically terrible, not least because it keeps padding itself out with flashback footage and some weird shit that's clearly meant to be signposting the ending somehow, but just comes across as timewasting. In a film that's already only 81 minutes including credits.

We started on Hostel III, and it was so bad we stopped watching.

Far and away the most entertaining thing we've watched recently was Would You Rather. The clue is in the title here as the entire thing is basically one incredibly dark game of Would You Rather. Jeffrey Combs is the eccentric millionaire running the game and every time he leaves a scene he's got big chunks of scenery in his mouth. It's fucking hilarious. He just makes it, he gives his all for this relatively one-dimensional part. It has a couple of sub plots that go nowhere and are seemingly just to pad out the runtime and you could see the ending from space, but in between it is just remorselessly entertaining and I cannot recommend it highly enough to people who laugh along with horror movies.
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Oct 2014, 09:23
Forgot to add, we also watched Midnight Meat Train, which aside from two cleverly done shots (one of the villain moving from out of focus in the background into focus in the foreground before a kill, one of a fight scene in a continuous shot that moves around, into and out of a subway train carriage).

It's an entertainingly appalling film, and Vinnie Jones fails to show any acting flair even as a character with no lines whatsoever. Bradley Cooper's central character is an absolute cunt, and the film features far and away the least necessary borderline rape scene I've seen anywhere (a fucking DREAM SEQUENCE?) but it's a very entertaining watch for its sheer terribleness.
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Post by: sitnspin on 30 Oct 2014, 10:37
Jeffery Combs is pretty much always great. The dude gives every part his all, no matter how ridiculous the film. If you haven't already, listen to his audiobook version of "Herbert West: Reanimator".
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Post by: ReindeerFlotilla on 30 Oct 2014, 13:27
The Edge of Tomorrow

I was surprised at how not bad it was. I read the book it's based on, and I felt compelled to see the movie. Usually I avoid things involving Tom Cruise.

I wanted to see if the ending would be as harsh as the book (it wasn't). But the execution of the story wasn't bad at all, and Cruise made a sympathetic protagonist. Unfortunately, IMO, they went with the "really fast = cool" for the mimics, so it wasn't as visually appealing as it could have been, but it still worked.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Nov 2014, 14:01
I just watched Birdman and I really enjoyed it. The part I especially liked was the transitions. The film transitions almost seamlessly from moment to moment and it takes a few minutes before you realize what's going on or that time has passed. Later in the movie you actually get to see a sunset and it feels rare and special instead of the norm because of how scenes had been transitioning before.

Also, it's probably the first film that I've actually enjoyed Emma Stone in. I liked her in Amazing Spider-man, but she's more just there than anything else in them.

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Post by: Welu on 02 Nov 2014, 16:08
Psycho 2. Surprisingly good. A lot more violent than the original though. It felt like a pretty natural story addition to the first film and having Anthony Perkins in same character role did a lot for it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Nov 2014, 21:49
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So very good. I could say more, but the less you know going in, the better. Don't look up anything about this movie.
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Post by: ReindeerFlotilla on 03 Nov 2014, 22:27
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So very good. I could say more, but the less you know going in, the better. Don't look up anything about this movie.

Method of Madness, you magnificent bastard. If you had a book, I'd read it.
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Post by: Orkboy on 04 Nov 2014, 12:02
Just watched Hellraiser Inferno.  I feel like it's gone far afield from the first one, but the horror is surprisingly cerebral. 
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Nov 2014, 13:09
Forgot to mention, we watched 13 sins. Entertaining Saw-type game-based horror. Loved it. Had a dark sense of humour and was pretty absorbing. Had a half decent twist at the end along with a couple of obvious ones and a powerfully stupid ending. Recommended!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Nov 2014, 14:09
I'm just watching Youth in Revolt and it's so horribly funny it hurts
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Post by: Edguy on 07 Nov 2014, 15:49
I just watched Interstellar. It's definitively interesting, to say the very least.. It has three kinda clear acts, the first being a people drama on a "post-apocalyptic" Earth, then there's a sciency space action movie in the middle, and then there's the third act, which is.. ambiguous. I definitively enjoyed the second act the most, as it had incredibly well done visual and sound design, making it all feel very real. Similar to Gravity, tho imo noticeably more intense.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Nov 2014, 19:57
I just watched Big Hero 6 and it was amazing! Probably one of my favorite animated movies of this year. The only downside to the movie is the soundtrack, which has a lot of Fallout Boy
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Nov 2014, 08:26
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BK - Damn it, really? I'm looking forward to seeing it still, but...dang. I am not a fan of Milhouse's band, either.

(Edited because I forgot to end the spoiler, the second part didn't need to be spoilered)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Nov 2014, 11:33
No, you should go see it. The only time one of their songs comes on is during a "Suit up" sequence and during the end credits. It's just that all the commercials use their music.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Nov 2014, 18:42
Ahhhhhh, ok. Cool. I'll see it when I get the chance.

Also today I went to a film festival and saw Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent, a documentary (http://www.prinzdocumentary.org/) about Rabbi Prinz, who was forced to leave Nazi Germany in 1937 and who played a big role in the Civil Rights era, working closely with MLK. I knew little if anything about him before tonight, so this was a great learning experience.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Nov 2014, 06:44
I will second that Big Hero 6 was amazing. We saw it last night. I laughed, I cried (a few times) and it was just a great story with lovable characters. Ok, mostly one big lovable character....but the others were good too.

I'm excited for the possibility of more movies within this franchise. This was Disney's first stab at an animated movie featuring Marvel characters and I think they went this way on purpose since they are not as recognizable as someone like Spiderman. Plus, Baymax is the cutest friggin' superhero on the planet. I'm a bit obsessed with him right now.

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Post by: BenRG on 10 Nov 2014, 09:21
Interstellar - Interesting concept but it could have been realised somewhat better. I generally liked it but the pacing was a bit slow and the ending didn't entirely make in-universe sense.

It has the general feel of an Arthur C. Clarke novel or something Steven Baxter may have come up with.
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Post by: Welu on 10 Nov 2014, 16:41
The Babadook. I really liked it. Kind of old style boogeyman big bad done well plus good characters dealing with other stuff beyond the Bumps At Night adds up to a entertaining film.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Nov 2014, 19:12
Ah dang, I didn't think there would be a post credit scene. We stayed until they sat down on the giant windsock things

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Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Nov 2014, 20:17
Yeah, it didn't even cross my mind until it popped up when I was bingeing on YouTube clips of Baymax.  :-P

And I had the exact same thought!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Nov 2014, 18:21
Footage from Big Hero 6
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 11 Nov 2014, 20:28
Footage from Big Hero 6
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NEVER piss off the Michelin Man.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Nov 2014, 21:52
Finally saw Big Hero 6, loved it. The short before, Feast, was so cute! And the end-credits scene was great:
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Nov 2014, 14:17
My girlfriend was bawling during that opening short
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Post by: explicit on 13 Nov 2014, 15:11
As with some other people up a few posts up, I watch Interstellar too. I agree with the previous post of going in not knowing anything about the movie, in fact, I refused to even watch another trailer after I saw the first one. Good movie, could have been better, I think acid was involved at some point.
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Post by: Edguy on 13 Nov 2014, 16:00
It is a scientifically proven fact that Nolan injected SEVERAL marijuanas during the making of the film.
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Post by: explicit on 13 Nov 2014, 16:48
It is a scientifically proven fact that Nolan injected SEVERAL marijuanas during the making of the film.

AND HE DIDN'T DIE? I knew who guy who injected 1 marijuanas and overdosed
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Nov 2014, 17:08
No he was lucky he just got reefer madness. But he might not be so lucky next time. TELL YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT MARIHUANA!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Nov 2014, 06:32
I just watched Zombie Strippers, and it's as awful as it sounds
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Post by: LeeC on 16 Nov 2014, 08:08
Saw Big Hero 6 and yes it was amazing!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Nov 2014, 08:15
I just watched Zombie Strippers, and it's as awful as it sounds
Awful in a good way?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Nov 2014, 09:00
No, just awful all around. Everyone in the movie is awful and at the end they introduce new characters that are awful and the film just ends. The bad guy gets his comeuppance, but he's introduced in the last few minutes of the movie, like, "Yes, it was me all along!!" even though they never introduced him. The only good part of the movie is the make up effects
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Post by: Welu on 16 Nov 2014, 12:23
Is it at least the entertaining kind of awful or just plain awful?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Nov 2014, 12:53
Just plain awful. I wanted to like it because Robert Englund played the strip club owner, but even he wasn't that good.
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Post by: Blyss on 16 Nov 2014, 18:51
I just watched Zombie Strippers, and it's as awful as it sounds

It is, and yet, I laughed harder than I have in a long time when I watched it.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 19 Nov 2014, 13:58
Went to see Mockingjay last night. The weakest of the three so far but not by too much. Clearly lining up some stuff for the grand finale. Good to see it on the big screen as the DoP is a bit fixated on depth of field as a device and it may not work as well on a TV.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Nov 2014, 17:22
The book was the weakest of the three, but from what I remember it seemed best suited to be a movie out of the three books. I haven't looked into the movies at all, so this is just conjecture, but I have a feeling most of part 1 will take place in District 13. I did totally call Julianne Moore as Coin before they cast her, but to be fair who else could they have cast?
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Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Nov 2014, 17:50
Tilda Swinton
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Nov 2014, 18:29
Yay, there's an alternative, which means my guess was SUPER IMPRESSIVE :parrot:
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Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Nov 2014, 05:29
What
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Nov 2014, 17:17
Sure, why not.

Anyway, I saw the first half of Mockingjay and I liked it. I also saw Snowpiercer and holy shit, what a crazy movie.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Nov 2014, 17:24
Snowpiercer is cray
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Nov 2014, 17:26
Speaking of Tilda Swinton :roll:
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Nov 2014, 19:30
I just watched Batman Returns cause it finally came to Netflix, and I still love it. It's still as campy as I remember while still being really good. I especially love Danny DeVito's performance

Kate Leth released this recently as well
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Nov 2014, 00:57
I really think that film sucks a bag of dicks.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Nov 2014, 05:43
I've never seen it. Just Burton's first and Nolan's 3. Of course, the best Batman is Kevin Conroy.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Nov 2014, 05:57
Conroy is the best Batman but I think the best Bruce Wayne is Keaton.

The first Batman I like a lot, despite its occasional weirdness. But Batman Returns... as that cartoon indicated, but putting it across as a positive rather than what I consider to be a negative, is not a Batman movie. He barely shows up in it. He straight up murders motherfuckers.

Anyway.

I recently watched two Adam Sandler movies.

First was Don't Mess With The Zohan, which even based on the poster and concept seemed terrible and... was actually a solid three out of five. It's goofy, it knows how dumb it is, has some genuinely quite amusing satire in it and is basically surprisingly entertaining.

Having expected Zohan to suck and being reliably informed by almost everyone ever that Sandler's early stuff was his best stuff, we put on Billy Madison immediately afterwards.

It was so wretched that we gave up maybe 45 minutes in. That film fucking. SUCKED.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Nov 2014, 06:09
Batman Returns is one of my childhood movies. I think it was my first exposure to Christopher Walken so it will always have that.

Watched Mulan last night. I never actually saw it before and I loved it so much.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Nov 2014, 06:13
Walken is great in most things but his character is completely unnecessary. Batman has one of the richest rogues' galleries in comic history, why does he need a generic businessman invented for a script?

Mulan, on the other hand, is fucking magnificent. The animation is great, the jokes almost all hit and the songs are fucking glorious.

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Post by: Welu on 24 Nov 2014, 07:09
I wish I watched it ages ago. It's been a while since a film made me physically cringe in a good way. Ming-Na Wen is amazing.
"You know how it is when you get those manly urges and you just gotta kill something! Fix things... Cook outdoors..."
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Nov 2014, 07:28
I think it's magnificent. Great voice cast as well.

'The little girl will be missing her doll.'

*Gareth shits out his entire intestines through sheer fear*
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Post by: LeeC on 24 Nov 2014, 11:37
How many men does it take to deliver a message?
*minion draws an arrow*
One
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Post by: Welu on 24 Nov 2014, 13:55
Actually gasped at that line. Between the dark moments and when Mulan is bathing in the lake and the men show up and Mushu says, "I know they're bound to notice a couple things." That film has a lot of adult moments in it.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 24 Nov 2014, 14:06
...have you watched any Disney films before?
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Post by: kryptoknight on 24 Nov 2014, 14:08
Mulan is just so amazing.  I can't express how much I love that movie.  "Be a Man" is totally on my workout mix. :)
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Post by: hedgie on 24 Nov 2014, 14:31
...have you watched any Disney films before?
Meh, I'll take Ghibli over Disney any day, there's moar feminism, anti-war messages, and environmentalism.  Plus, cool flying machines.
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Post by: LeeC on 24 Nov 2014, 14:36
...have you watched any Disney films before?
Meh, I'll take Ghibli over Disney any day, there's moar feminism, anti-war messages, and environmentalism.  Plus, cool flying machines.
I love me some Disney...but I have never seen a Ghibli movie other than the one with the goldfish girl.  I was unimpressed.  I have heard the others are way better than the goldfish-girl one but I have yet to get around to them.
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Post by: hedgie on 24 Nov 2014, 15:01
Well, "Grave of the Fireflies" is something that one can't watch the first 10 minutes of without crying, but it's a good film.  "Tonari no Totoro", "Nausicäa", "Mononoke Hime" and "Whisper of the Heart" are all classics.  And both "Spirited Away", and "Howl's Moving Castle" are brilliant as well.  Ponyo was actually one of their weaker films IMO, although I did rather like it.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Nov 2014, 15:28
...have you watched any Disney films before?

Ones that include breasts as a plot point, directly reference penises, mass violent killings, murder for the sake of cruelty and imply child death at best or child rape at worst? Nope.
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Post by: Edguy on 24 Nov 2014, 15:54
Mulan is just so amazing.  I can't express how much I love that movie.  "Be a Man" is totally on my workout mix. :)
That song, and the training montage that goes along is great!

I haven't watched any of those 90's Disney classics in over a decade.. Maybe I should add that to the growing list of films and TV series I totally need to watch some time, but probably never will get around to.

Well, "Grave of the Fireflies" is something that one can't watch the first 10 minutes of without crying, but it's a good film.  "Tonari no Totoro", "Nausicäa", "Mononoke Hime" and "Whisper of the Heart" are all classics.  And both "Spirited Away", and "Howl's Moving Castle" are brilliant as well.  Ponyo was actually one of their weaker films IMO, although I did rather like it.

Ponyo was great, just more of a purely children's movie than most of their other work. I'd rank Spirited Away & Mononoke as their best films, easily! :D
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Post by: hedgie on 24 Nov 2014, 16:02
I'll take "Whisper of the Heart" as their best, followed by the others I mentioned as well as "Laputa".  It just to seem so much more like I wish how life could work out in a more ideal world.  Where people could find their dreams taking different paths, and whatnot. 
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Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Nov 2014, 23:22
I just watched LA Confidential in its fullest for the first time, good movie.
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Post by: Blyss on 25 Nov 2014, 11:23
Just watched Guardians of the Galaxy, and Lucy...

Guardians was just so much fun.  I was not a reader of the comics, but I knew loosely of the characters, and of course I definitely read the Infinity Gauntlet stuff.  I really enjoyed that movie, and Rocket is as awesome as I hoped.

Lucy...   I went in knowing what was up, and I am well aware of the stupidity of the whole 10% of our cerebral capacity statements.  Even still, I hoped for more from this one.  It was entertaining, so I don't hate myself for watching it for an hour and a half, but I definitely could have done something else with that time.  Now, I'm off to go watch the new TMNT (from Michael Bay, no less).
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Post by: kryptoknight on 25 Nov 2014, 13:01
Now, I'm off to go watch the new TMNT (from Michael Bay, no less).
Oh dear god you poor S.O.B.  Why?!
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 26 Nov 2014, 06:54
Finally watched Dead Poets Society! I enjoyed it and I definitely didn't expect it to end as it did.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Nov 2014, 19:53
Just saw Horrible Bosses 2. It was...ok, I guess? I was never convinced that this movie had a reason for existing, though. I get that's usually the case for sequels, but...still.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 27 Nov 2014, 16:30
I am well aware of the stupidity of the whole 10% of our cerebral capacity statements.


Now, I'm off to go watch the new TMNT (from Michael Bay, no less).

That last statement kinda brings credence to the "% of our brains" thing, because Michael Bay movies lowers brain activity to 0%.
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Post by: Welu on 27 Nov 2014, 16:32
Michael Bay movies kill people?
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Post by: Edguy on 27 Nov 2014, 18:31
I think 'lobotomize' is more accurate.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 28 Nov 2014, 21:59
Interstellar.

Could have been great and the wreckage that made it to the screen was still spectacular. I may be jaundiced by two mistakes the theater made. They turned up the sound system too loud, and they turned it on in the first place.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Nov 2014, 20:12
I saw The Theory of Everything tonight. If Eddie Redmayne doesn't get nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, I will be shocked. If he wins, I won't be at all surprised.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Nov 2014, 21:36
My girlfriend and I can't see that movie, we couldn't even make it through the trailer without crying hysterically
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Nov 2014, 21:43
I haven't seen the trailer, but most of it isn't sad. Most of it's quite enjoyable. Also wait, I thought she was your fiancee now.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 29 Nov 2014, 22:19
I saw The Theory of Everything tonight. If Eddie Redmayne doesn't get nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking, I will be shocked. If he wins, I won't be at all surprised.

Oh my yes. Doing what he did is far harder than it looks. All the performances were top-notch.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Nov 2014, 07:04
I haven't seen the trailer, but most of it isn't sad. Most of it's quite enjoyable. Also wait, I thought she was your fiancee now.

She is, we just keep forgetting that part and keep referring to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend
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Post by: explicit on 30 Nov 2014, 17:44
My friends got married and still do it.

Did anyone watch horrible bosses 2 yet? I know it looks pretty stupid, but I like Charlie Day and Jason Bateman and sometimes you just wanna watch stuff that doesn't make you think.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Nov 2014, 18:59
Just saw Horrible Bosses 2. It was...ok, I guess? I was never convinced that this movie had a reason for existing, though. I get that's usually the case for sequels, but...still.
Just rewatch Horrible Bosses, this is the type of sequel that goes "hey, remember that joke you liked the first time? WASN'T IT HILARIOUS? HERE IT IS AGAIN LOOK AT IT."
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Dec 2014, 00:40
Albeit not in creative terms, I prefer that to The Hangover 2, which goes 'hey, remember the first movie? Here it is again only way, way more mean-spirited and unpleasant!'
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Post by: explicit on 01 Dec 2014, 00:44
I prefer most things over the hangover 2
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Dec 2014, 01:09
I prefer rectal cancer over Hangover 2.
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Post by: explicit on 01 Dec 2014, 15:50
The Hangover 2, a movie so bad that I'm glad I completely forgot the plot. I think it may be a repressed memory
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Post by: LeeC on 02 Dec 2014, 08:52
is it worth tracking down Akira?  I have not seen it but I have heard of good things about it, even though I did happen to find out some spoilers accidentally through imgur.
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Post by: hedgie on 02 Dec 2014, 10:15
It is.  For how influential and ahead of its time it was if nothing else.  I also found it a totally enjoyable film as well, and even went out and bought the soundtrack.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Dec 2014, 01:19
I watched Paranormal Activity 4, which (having not seen The Marked Ones) is by far the worst of this franchise I've seen. The first one I thought was great but gets worse every time I see it, 2 was entertaining even if it was largely the same bag of tricks, 3 was scary but pissed me off...

What baffled me most was that 4 was apparently the 'unrated' cut, when I think the only blood I saw in it was a clip from the end of the first movie and the deaths at the end were totally bloodless. Also, setting what must be a record for this franchise, absolutely nothing happens until the LAST FIFTEEN MINUTES.

As a pathetic side note, the girl playing Katie has lost a ton of weight, which I find sad - firstly because I found her much more attractive when she was heavier, but also because seemingly to work as an 'actress' now, she has probably had to have lost weight in order to be considered for any parts.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 04 Dec 2014, 07:28
I thought the second was too self-referential, and stopped watching the rest.

I also get triggered heavily by blood and gore, so the movies weren't a very enjoyable experience for me to begin with.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Dec 2014, 16:16
The Marked Ones was decent if memory serves. Benefits from having a new setting.

Finally saw Interstellar. Was so good, emotions are a little fried.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Dec 2014, 17:38
I only saw the first one, where absolutely nothing happens until the last fifteen seconds, so you're being more generous with the series than I'd be. Not only was it tremendously boring, the shaky cam made me really nauseous.

As for movies, I saw Nightcrawler today. Excellent performance from Maggie's lil' bro.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Dec 2014, 20:30
Saw Birdman today. Holy shit, what a movie. Do yourself a favor and go in knowing absolutely nothing.
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Post by: Welu on 07 Dec 2014, 15:41
Lilo and Stitch. Been years since I watched this and it was much funnier than I remembered. The characters are brilliant and I love the relationship between Lilo and Nani. Lilo always acts like a young child which makes for some of my favourite moments.

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Post by: Kugai on 07 Dec 2014, 22:20
Saw Birdman today. Holy shit, what a movie. Do yourself a favor and go in knowing absolutely nothing.


Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law?
The Birdman of Alcatraz?


Condorman?
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 07 Dec 2014, 23:00
Saw Divergent. I can honestly say I got my money's worth (got it from the library, free)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 08 Dec 2014, 00:36
Lilo always acts like a young child

There's a reason for that. :P
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Post by: Welu on 08 Dec 2014, 06:37
I guess I meant she's actually written by someone who seems to know how children act. Too many things where children are just mini-adults or you have a five year old acting like a teenager.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Dec 2014, 11:32
That is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. It's delightful!

I especially love Lilo's interactions with Cobra Bubbles. :-P
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 10 Dec 2014, 12:31
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She disciplines me real good - sometimes five times a day! With bricks. In a pillowcase...

I have that film (and some others, but I can't remember which ones) as comic strips. They're great!
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Post by: Kugai on 10 Dec 2014, 14:39
DAMMIT!!!!


I wish I hadn't made that Post now, I've had this running through my head since.


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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Dec 2014, 20:24
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Dec 2014, 05:53
.....as comic strips?! Where and how do I acquire some of these as my own??


BK, that is freakin' hilarious.





Also- I've had the opening song stuck in my head since yesterday. It's amazingly relaxing!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 11 Dec 2014, 10:39
I got them about ten years ago, so I don't know if you could find new ones anywhere. The series was called "Disney's Animated Adventures" and was published by BBC Worldwide and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

You might get some leads from comicvine, but I don't think it will help much.
http://www.comicvine.com/disneys-animated-adventures/4050-29872/

The address printed in the front of the comics is
BBC Worldwide Ltd, Woodlands, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 OTT.

The BBC Worldwide contact page is http://www.bbcworldwide.com/contact-us.aspx
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Dec 2014, 10:47
Ah, poop. Thanks for the info, though! I'll be doing some digging :-)
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Post by: Nyithra on 13 Dec 2014, 16:31
Just saw Boxtrolls today, such a lovely movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Dec 2014, 21:08
I saw a few cheesy action movies last week, including one that was for some reason never released in theatres. Stretch starring Patrick Wilson as a limo driver. It was pretty funny, I dug it.
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Post by: Akima on 14 Dec 2014, 03:50
Last night I watched "Safe" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAa0xNBV4e8) with friends. Yes, a Jason Statham film. You know exactly what to expect from JS's movies; JS beats everybody up. Except, at the climax, this film subverted the conventions of its genre, and I laughed out loud. So I guess I enjoyed it.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 15 Dec 2014, 19:43
I just watched 47 Ronin, and I felt it would be a much better movie without all the magic and demons in it.
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Post by: Blyss on 20 Dec 2014, 12:40
I was up late the other night, and while I was gaming the other television had syfy on, and at about 2am "wrong turn 5: bloodlines came on.  Nothing but pure torture porn.  I feel slimy fire having watched it.
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Post by: Edguy on 20 Dec 2014, 15:50
I just watched the Hobbit, the stretched/bloated nature of the movies was becoming increasingly clear here. We did not need a 15 minute fight scene to kill off that mini boss orc that no-one cared about, neither did we need that disjointed fan service scene with Saruman, Galadriel and Elrond fighting witch kings. Overall it was obviously enjoyable to a point, but it's painfully clear that Peter Jackson just had way too much budget money to spend.
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Post by: explicit on 20 Dec 2014, 19:22
I tried watching Divergent. Got about an hour in. I liked the premise, but then it got all "teenage girl coming of agey" on me. I was told it was like the Hunger Games in a sense, so I guess I should have expected it. I also had a bunch of nitpicky issues, but besides the acting those are all personal issues I think.

I did like the musical score though, that got me through a lot of it.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 22 Dec 2014, 07:20
Picked up Once Upon A Time in Anatolia for cheap in HMV.

A beautifully ponderous and sublime piece of Turkish film-making connecting a series of very human moments on the fringes of a murder investigation. This film is worth your time.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Dec 2014, 19:39
I just watched Part 1 of Mockingjay and it was alright. It's not as great as the other two, which is okay considering it's a bridge movie, but it did have its moments
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2014, 19:55
It was better than I thought, considering it's by far the weakest book.

I saw The Imitation Game today, Cummerbund gave a great performance as expected, but I wasn't expecting Keira Knightley to wow me like that. Also I didn't realize until after but the friend I was with knew nothing about Turing, so I'm glad I wasn't talking about it before because I could've easily accidentally spoiled a big part of it.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 23 Dec 2014, 16:15
I thought Mockingjay Part 1 was excellent. Quite on par with the other two.
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Post by: Edguy on 23 Dec 2014, 16:17
Wait, is the consensus here that the Hunger Games movies are excellent?

Because I thought they were pretty bad, only redeemed by the fact that all the competition is horrible..
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Dec 2014, 17:03
The consensus in most places is that the first two are very good.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Dec 2014, 19:04
My consensus is that Jennifer Lawrence is very good and everything else is good enough to be carried on her performances and...general perfectness.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Dec 2014, 02:39
I increasingly dislike her. This 'aww she's a goof and we love her' thing is seemingly inreasingly constructed to me.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 24 Dec 2014, 02:52
I've seen some of that, but I don't see it as relevant to what I like her for, her acting. Looking at performances like Winters Bone, Hunger Games, Silver Linings. She's strong in both portrayal and range. So long as that off-screen stuff doesn't start to bleed into her acting peformances, I'm not going to stop going to see films she's in or stop liking her for her performances.

And really, saving colossal asshattery such as Tom Cruise, why would we ever judge an actor for anything other than their acting?
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Post by: explicit on 24 Dec 2014, 03:16
I'd say because certain actors, or famous people in general, hold a certain amount of influence over people. They have a platform and sometimes bad things happen when they're given a platform. Like Jenny McCarthy.

But I get your point, we shouldn't care, it's just that people do.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 24 Dec 2014, 03:21
But largely that's because people are told that they should be care so that others can monetize the minutia of the lives of the rich and famous. I have to concede that it's an ingenious, if rather insidious industry.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Dec 2014, 06:08
I've seen some of that, but I don't see it as relevant to what I like her for, her acting. Looking at performances like Winters Bone, Hunger Games, Silver Linings. She's strong in both portrayal and range. So long as that off-screen stuff doesn't start to bleed into her acting peformances, I'm not going to stop going to see films she's in or stop liking her for her performances.

And really, saving colossal asshattery such as Tom Cruise, why would we ever judge an actor for anything other than their acting?
This, plus all the offscreen stuff from JLaw seems to just be "she'd be fun to hang out with".
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Dec 2014, 18:07
Saw The Interview today. I actually really enjoyed it!

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Post by: 94ssd on 28 Dec 2014, 12:31
I just watched Kill Your Darlings, and I am conflicted. As a movie, I loved it, especially Radcliffe's portrayal of Allen Ginsberg and Ben Foster's spot-on Willie Burroughs. Where I'm conflicted is with the story it tells because it presents Ginsberg's romanticized version of the murder of David Kammerer as true and downplays that he was a manipulative pedophile. It's a movie based on how Ginsberg and the other beats told the story, rather than being based on the story.
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Post by: LeeC on 28 Dec 2014, 14:48
Saw some movies over the break:

47 Ronin:
Admittedly I came in when he was racing for the sword against that turtle monk guy but it was okay.  Visuals were not that bad and the ending made sense.  I wouldn't say its a great movie but its a fair movie if there is nothing to do.  Keanu Reeves seemed like he was suppose to be the star but the story revolved around a different guy trying to bring his Lord's killer to justice.  The whole Romeo/Juliet thing with Neo seemed a bit out of place, especially considering the ending.

Divergent:
Many people want to compare this to the Hunger Games, the cinematography felt like it, but the story seemed to be something different.  It seemed like it was trying to tell 3-4 different types of stories all at once (a Post-apocalyptic society movie, a teen finding her identity drama, a political thriller, and maybe even a forbidden romance movie).  I came in when she was getting her hair cut by her mom so I think I missed the first 5 minutes of the movie where they explain all the different castes of the society, which would have been fun to learn more about.  It seemed like Harry Potter had a baby with The Giver (book, I haven't seen the movie) threw up on Mean Girls.  Now maybe the book is better as they can explain more or perhaps I had a hard time hearing as there were people talking loudly in Macedonian behind me, but it was just an OK movie for me.  There were a lot of glaring plot holes:
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I did find it interesting that they were really empowering the Female lead.  She wasn't helpless and the few times she was she just took the hit (literally in most cases) or had a buddy help her.  The romance she had seemed like lust
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So like my 47 Ronin review, its not an awesome movie but its not exactly terrible.  Just something to watch if nothing else is on.

The Sentinel:
If you like 24 or other political thrillers involving a presidential assassination and no one knows which Secret Service agent is the mole, this is your movie.  Staring Michael Douglas and Jack Bauer, they try to stop an assassination of the president.  I will say as a local here in Washington D.C. it was fun to see some of the places I recognize in town.  Seemed good for the parts I could hear (lots of Slavic bickering in the kitchen).  If you like those political thriller type movies, you'll like this one.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: This is a really good movie. Go see the first on with Jimmy Frank-O and then go see this movie.  Its amazing.
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Its a very good movie, and quite Shakespearean.  I couldn't help but think of the orcs from warcraft 3 with Caesar being Thrall some of the time.  Just go see these movies.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Dec 2014, 18:27
I just watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and I thought it was alright. It was a nice end to Peter Jackson in Middle Earth, though CGI Bill Connelly was kind of creepy


Also, that aside about Strider seemed really forced
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Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Dec 2014, 18:36
The romance she had seemed like lust
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I forget how clear it was in the movie, but in the book
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Oh, I saw Into the Woods yesterday. I liked it, great performances...kind of long, though.
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Post by: 94ssd on 28 Dec 2014, 20:02
Oh, I saw Into the Woods yesterday. I liked it, great performances...kind of long, though.

The musical is longer. I still hold a bit of trepidation about seeing it (I'm going on Tuesday, I always see movies on Tuesday because the theatre has a student special). Into the Woods is my favorite musical, and it means a lot to me on a personal level, but some of its darkest and most emotional moments were apparently cut.
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Post by: explicit on 28 Dec 2014, 22:17
I forget how clear it was in the movie, but in the book


I'm pretty sure they mentioned in the movie that he was really young (probably just said 18, I dunno, I was only half paying attention to all the cliche'd teenage banter parts). Doesn't make him not look at least 25 in the movie though.

I watched Nick Offerman's special on netflix (the guy who plays Ron Swanson), it was okay. Good go if you like stand-up.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Dec 2014, 04:38
Totally read that as "teenage banter pants" :parrot:
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Post by: 94ssd on 31 Dec 2014, 12:39
I saw Into the Woods yesterday and actually thought it was very good as an adaptation. There were some really awesome performances, Meryl Streep especially, and beautiful visuals. One thing that really made Les Mis disappointing for me is nothing felt as epic in the film as it did on stage, this movie doesn't have that problem.

I wish they hadn't pared down the role of the Mysterious Man so much, I'm not 100% sold on the new lyrics for On the Steps of the Palace, and I don't know what the hell was going on with Depp's wolf costume.

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But overall it was great and I feel like my favorite musical was handled well.
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Post by: explicit on 01 Jan 2015, 10:18
So, for some reason, my family was watching Catwoman. I can't think of one redeeming quality from the movie, it was as if the director was like, "yeah, tight costume, boobs are out... okay, just fill in the rest with whatever".

There was one scene where the main romance or whatever the heck it was, was playing basketball in front of kids. The kids were doing the "OH, you got served!" kind of chanting, even though the main characters were kinda just standing around kind of being able to dribble, but not really. All I could think was "really? you couldn't have had them doing literally anything else?" But then I realized that was my whole experience watching the film.
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Post by: Grognard on 01 Jan 2015, 19:57
I just finished watching "A Million Ways to Die in the West"...

it's so stupid and moronically funny.

I nearly snorted my Coke when Doc Brown showed up....
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jan 2015, 21:04
I saw that a week or so ago. Better than I expected.
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Post by: Edguy on 02 Jan 2015, 03:06
So, for some reason, my family was watching Catwoman. I can't think of one redeeming quality from the movie, it was as if the director was like, "yeah, tight costume, boobs are out... okay, just fill in the rest with whatever".

There was one scene where the main romance or whatever the heck it was, was playing basketball in front of kids. The kids were doing the "OH, you got served!" kind of chanting, even though the main characters were kinda just standing around kind of being able to dribble, but not really. All I could think was "really? you couldn't have had them doing literally anything else?" But then I realized that was my whole experience watching the film.

I think most directors doing superhero movies pre-2008 were only cashing in. No interest or respect at all in the material.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Jan 2015, 11:44
I saw Birdman.

That film. Is magnificent.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jan 2015, 20:02
So, for some reason, my family was watching Catwoman. I can't think of one redeeming quality from the movie, it was as if the director was like, "yeah, tight costume, boobs are out... okay, just fill in the rest with whatever".

There was one scene where the main romance or whatever the heck it was, was playing basketball in front of kids. The kids were doing the "OH, you got served!" kind of chanting, even though the main characters were kinda just standing around kind of being able to dribble, but not really. All I could think was "really? you couldn't have had them doing literally anything else?" But then I realized that was my whole experience watching the film.

I think most directors doing superhero movies pre-2008 were only cashing in. No interest or respect at all in the material.
I'd say X-Men in 2000 was the start of comic book movies being done well.

Gareth- Agreed
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Post by: Edguy on 03 Jan 2015, 09:02
I'd say X-Men in 2000 was the start of comic book movies being done well.

Some, but far from all!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jan 2015, 10:57
2008 didn't put a complete stop to that, though. *cough*Green Lantern*cough*
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Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2015, 11:57
I saw Birdman.

That film. Is magnificent.

I want to see that but it's not coming to my cinema.
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Post by: Thrillho on 04 Jan 2015, 03:51
It won't be the same on small screen.
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Post by: Edguy on 04 Jan 2015, 05:30
2008 didn't put a complete stop to that, though. *cough*Green Lantern*cough*

In retrospect, I don't think GL was as bad as much of what came before. Just compare it to, say, Fantastic Four or Catwoman. It's just that people had a lot higher expectations after the Batman movies, Iron Man and several other good superhero movies coming out.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 04 Jan 2015, 08:38
Watching the R rated version of Spawn for the first time, I'm only 40 minutes in but it's really easy to see how the editors chopped the hell out  :clairedoge: of this movie to get it to a PG-13.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Jan 2015, 09:39
Funny story for that movie, when the movie first came out I was only 7 years old. When it came out on video my dad, knowing how much I loved super heroes, decided to rent it for me when we went to see him for the weekend. Unfortunately he got us the cartoon that was playing on HBO around the time the movie came out by accident. A cartoon that ran much longer than the movie and was filled with more gore and sex
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Post by: Welu on 04 Jan 2015, 16:26
It won't be the same on small screen.

It might be showing in the cinema the next town over, if it is I'll try to get to it.

I saw Dumb And Dumber To. It was funny, although some gags got very racist. I know it's meant to be, "Ha, these guys are SO STUPID that they think that was okay to say/do!" but... Eh, I definitely got a little uncomfortable. I enjoyed the callbacks especially because they expanded upon the old jokes, not just repeated them.
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Post by: Welu on 07 Jan 2015, 15:32
Double post!

The Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death. Oddly enough a 15 when the first was a 12, films usually do the other way around. I can only imagine the higher rating is because there's children in it. I enjoyed the first more but it was still well worth the watch and had a good amount of creepy.
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Post by: 94ssd on 09 Jan 2015, 17:45
The original cinema-verite documentary, very powerful. Learned about it in class but didn't have time to watch it before.
 
Definitely worth a watch not only if you're interested in Appalachian culture as I am, but in labor rights in general.

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Post by: 94ssd on 11 Jan 2015, 11:41
The Sunset Limited. How does a play with two characters set in one room translate into an interesting film? Take Cormac McCarthy's brilliant dialogue and insert two monumentally great actors (Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson).
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Jan 2015, 00:17
I just watched American Sniper. Amazing work by Clint Eastwood, and a phenomenal performance by Bradley Cooper.

Full review and commentary in the spoilers.
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Post by: BenRG on 20 Jan 2015, 04:31
The last two movies I watched were Alien: Isolation and Mass Effect. Yes, I treat walk-throughs like movies. Is that weird of me? I very strongly regard some of these games to be closer to interactive movies than anything else.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Jan 2015, 05:55
Watched Guardians of the Galaxy last week. I felt it was a little slow to start but I was fully enamored after a while. And (like the rest of the world) I love Groot!!!!
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Post by: Welu on 20 Jan 2015, 07:56
We love Groot!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 20 Jan 2015, 12:40
Little baby Groot dancing is the cutest thing ever.

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Post by: LeeC on 20 Jan 2015, 12:59
I got dress groot socks.  :-P
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Post by: Grognard on 24 Jan 2015, 07:59
the wife and I went to see American Sniper last night.
she wanted to see this movie AND
1. surprised at the brutality (its a WAR movie, hon)
2. hadn't realized it was a true story. (facepalm)
3. was in tears multiple times.

My thought: well done movie.  the closing act and credits brought me to tears as well.

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Post by: Grognard on 24 Jan 2015, 08:01
just a little add-on to the movie (1st act) and the discussion of Wolves, Sheep and Sheepdogs.

the original essay, as pulled from BlackFive.net
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Post by: LeeC on 24 Jan 2015, 22:21
I saw "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and I loved it.  Wes Anderson has made many movies but I haven't had the time to sit down and watch one all the way through so this would be a first time watch of one of his films.   His use of portraying time, fun and interesting characters, gorgeous sets and costumes, and the realistic ending for a crazy caper-esque movie.  It was like someone took a play, a cartoon, and a literary novel and wove them together.  I also liked how, since this is told from the point of view of an immigrant, certain real world organizations are described differently.  The amount of cameos was amazing too.  I wont spoil it but it seems like the most unexpected people show up. I also love, in a strange way, how no one throws an accent, they just speak with their normal voice.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jan 2015, 06:26
The five-year engagement is hilarious and silly and also a little gut wrenching.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jan 2015, 08:46
LeeC - I'd recommend The Life Aquatic for your next Wes Anderson.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 25 Jan 2015, 09:23
The five-year engagement is hilarious and silly and also a little gut wrenching.

I enjoyed the film, but it's basically, "Don't move to Michigan or your life will die"
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Post by: Masterpiece on 25 Jan 2015, 11:18
QUOTE GOES HERE

I enjoyed the film, but it's basically, "Don't move to Michigan or your life will die"

Yeah, sorta. But so much of the film is just bittersweet to watch, I can't help but love it.
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Post by: Welu on 25 Jan 2015, 13:27
Yeah, I enjoyed the Five Year Engagement. It was neat seeing a romance film showing the events of an established romance.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Jan 2015, 11:52
Watched Batma I mean Birdman, and the movie is genius.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jan 2015, 05:31
You're gods damn right it is.
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Post by: Thrillho on 30 Jan 2015, 05:41
It's genuinely leapt into my top 10 favourites with zero warning.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 30 Jan 2015, 07:46
Nick and I have been rolling in free Redbox codes so we'll been watching a lot more movies lately! He fell asleep halfway through Guardians of the Galaxy when we watched it the first time so we saw it again earlier this week. Loved it just as much the second time around :-P


Watched Neighbors yesterday. While there were definitely some laugh out loud moments for me, it wasn't something that I'd buy on DVD or willingly rent again. I'd probably keep it on if I were channel surfing and nothing else was on. Sadly, my favorite parts were the ones with the baby and there just weren't enough of those!
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Post by: ReindeerFlotilla on 30 Jan 2015, 17:03
Just watched Transformers: Age of Extinction and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Cons: For a mindless mindlessness fest, Transformers tried way to hard to have plot. Then tried way to hard to stuff action into that plot. It's like the writers developed a trilogy and then were told, put all of that in one movie. For a movie sub titled: The Winter Soldier, Captain America had remarkably little Winter Soldier in it.

Pros: I actually have nothing good to say about Transformers. I've gone into each movie knowing full well it would be crap. This is the first one to actually fall below expectations.

Wait. Scratch that. Marky-Mark is an improvement over Shia, and Kelsy Grammer was impressively evil. I mean, I was damned impressed with Grammer. Too bad that performance was wasted on this movie. Captain America, OTOH was pretty damned cool, even allowing for the paucity of Winter Soldiering. It harkens back to Star Trek (2009). Perfect economy of story telling. Not a wasted scene that I noticed, but still able to have compelling character development.

Verdict: I've blown three hours of life. I'm not getting those back. In addition, some of brain meats will be forever occupied by the fourth Transformers. On the flipside, Marvel continues to entertain.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 30 Jan 2015, 17:56
I thought Winter Soldier was pretty good!
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Post by: Edguy on 31 Jan 2015, 08:26
Is there a single person that didn't?  :-D
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Post by: ReindeerFlotilla on 01 Feb 2015, 08:13
Winter Soldier likely has detractors. The target run time for a Hollywood movie is 90 minutes. One might think my comment on three blown hours is a reflection on both movies. Don't believe that. Transformers 4 is three hours long.

Three hours. Of terrible movie.

I want to blame the creators, but I could have stopped. Why didn't I stop? Oh god. Why?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Feb 2015, 08:31
The target run time for a Hollywood movie is 90 minutes.
Is this remotely true anymore outside of comedies? Two hours seems to be the general rule now, and most comic book movies are pushing 150 minutes.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Feb 2015, 01:01
The target run time for a Hollywood movie is 90 minutes.
Is this remotely true anymore outside of comedies? Two hours seems to be the general rule now, and most comic book movies are pushing 150 minutes.

Actually even comedies are breaking the two hour mark more and more, which is really starting to irritate me. I remember thinking 40 Year Old Virgin was too long, only to find that on DVD it was twenty minutes longer.
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Post by: ReindeerFlotilla on 02 Feb 2015, 02:56
Yup, still true. It's not that the directors want 90 minute films. The studios want it that way.

These days, the big budget movies kinda come with a "do whatever" clause. But, for the most part, the studios don't want to tie up screens too long. A three hour move uses up theater time where a 90 minute move could be shown twice. I should clarify that by the studios i mean those that are also distributors.

It's less a hard rule, in part, because multiscreen theaters means the blockbusters can show on more than one screen at once, while the other films rotate.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 07 Feb 2015, 16:25
"The Imitation Game".
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2015, 17:26
Saw American Sniper. B-Coops did a fine job, and it was well made.
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Post by: Grognard on 07 Feb 2015, 19:22
what was the audience reaction at the end?

mine was like I've never seen before..
somber.
nearly silent.
I know I live in a community with TONS of military...
but wow.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2015, 19:25
It wasn't just your community! It was mostly silence as everyone filed out.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Feb 2015, 12:46
I just watched the Song of the Sea, and it was pretty good. The story wasn't much to write home about, but the animation and music were amazing and I think I liked it better than Secret of Kells
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Post by: Nyithra on 08 Feb 2015, 20:20
Just watched Electrick Children. Pretty interesting beginning and end, sorta lulled in the middle. A pretty mild movie. I liked it I think.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Feb 2015, 13:24
I saw that last week and can say basically the same thing.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Feb 2015, 21:09
Saw Kingsman tonight. Just a redonculus amount of fun.
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Post by: Welu on 13 Feb 2015, 18:55
See No Evil. Some of the editing and camera effects gave me a kind of motion sickness, especially the first fifteen minutes. It doesn't happen often but sometimes I can be really sensitive to visuals and it can trigger a dready anxiety in me.

Other than that, it was disappointing because it had the foundation of an interesting movie. I think it probably just needed a bit of polishing all round from the writing to the direction and editing. The final death was fucking cool in concept but the CG quality wrecked it. Can't fault Kane, he was big and scary and that's what I wanted to see.
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Post by: Thrillho on 14 Feb 2015, 03:19
Rumour has it Vince wanted a plot point in that to be that Kane had a three foot penis.
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Post by: Blyss on 14 Feb 2015, 08:10
Saw Kingsman tonight. Just a redonculus amount of fun.

Right?

Some friends took me to see this last night.  That was one of the better theater experiences I've had. 
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Very good stuff there.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Feb 2015, 11:11
I just watched John Carter of Mars, and I thought it was ok. There wasn't much to it though
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Post by: Welu on 14 Feb 2015, 12:10
Rumour has it Vince wanted a plot point in that to be that Kane had a three foot penis.

I would totally believe that.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 17 Feb 2015, 19:24
I just watched Anchorman 2, and it wasn't as funny as the first. It had some moments, but not as many as the first
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Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Feb 2015, 19:25
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Feb 2015, 13:25
I dunno, even that feels played out. Like, "Hey, remember that funny fight we had with all the cameos? Well we topped that one," and they tried too hard. Though I did enjoy John C. Reilly and the Minotaur
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Feb 2015, 22:35
Kingsman. A rollicking good time. A really fun Genre Savvy dialogue or two with the villain.
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Post by: Edguy on 25 Feb 2015, 17:54
Finally saw Big Hero 6, pretty great movie. Characters were awesome, but it felt like the movies could have been twice as long. It went a little fast and cut some narrative corners to fit into 90 minutes.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Mar 2015, 18:07
I just watched Edge of Tomorrow and it was ok. I still would have liked to have someone besides Tom Cruise playing the main character. Though I did like the design of the Mimics, especially after reading the graphic novel adaptation of the book where they were basically giant frogs
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Post by: Grognard on 05 Mar 2015, 21:05
just watched Big Hero 6 tonite.

definitely enjoyed it.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Mar 2015, 12:30
I just watched What We Do in the Shadows and it was really funny. There were times the whole theater was laughing
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Post by: Aimless on 08 Mar 2015, 12:54
Predestination:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOpfpYijHA

Better than the others of its kind
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Post by: Method of Madness on 08 Mar 2015, 14:31
Cool! I don't remember seeing that in theaters anywhere, I'll check it out.
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Post by: 94ssd on 08 Mar 2015, 14:40
Watched Atlantis and and was reminded of why it is still one of my favorite Disney features.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 08 Mar 2015, 20:05
Gotta love Disney coming to Mike Mignola (http://io9.com/mike-mignolas-otherworldly-concept-art-for-disneys-at-1551605324) to set the scene
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Post by: hedgie on 09 Mar 2015, 00:26
I just finished We Are the Best! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Are_the_Best!) on Netflix.  Damn, I usually hate films where kids (well, in this case 13 or so) are the protagonists, but both the scripting and acting blew me away.  The characters were actually believable, and though the plot is rather simple, the nuances and character development make it worth checking-out.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 09 Mar 2015, 04:21
Yeah, Lucas Moodysson is very good at writing and directing young actors. Fucking Amal and Lilya4Ever are brilliant pieces of work.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 09 Mar 2015, 20:40
Saw John Wick, Keanu has actually found a bigger Bad Ass to play than Neo.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Mar 2015, 11:19
Predestination:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVOpfpYijHA

Better than the others of its kind
Just watched it. Liked it quite a bit.

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Post by: hedgie on 10 Mar 2015, 18:30
Yeah, Lucas Moodysson is very good at writing and directing young actors. Fucking Amal and Lilya4Ever are brilliant pieces of work.

Per your recommendation, I just watched "Fucking Åmål" last night, and it was brilliant.  I'll have to check out the latter via less than legit means, though.
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Post by: Blyss on 11 Mar 2015, 18:46
Top 5

I was surprisingly entertained.  Didn't expect to be.
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Post by: Thrillho on 13 Mar 2015, 07:48
Watched Limitless last night. It's absolute bollocks, but entertaining bollocks. It's hilarious how badly smart people get written when they are written by non-smart people (it's based on a novel).
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Post by: Edguy on 13 Mar 2015, 10:25
Writer's tip: don't ever write the thoughts of technical dialogue of a character that's supposedly smarter than yourself.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Mar 2015, 08:49
I just watched 300: Rise of an Empire and it wasn't very good. It tried so hard to be like 300 but it just failed. Also, the sex scene was awkward as fuck. Though I will say that I did like the final part when the Spartans came in to save the day, and watching Lena Headey kill people
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Post by: Grognard on 14 Mar 2015, 21:30
I finally got to watch the last "Night At The Museum".

made me miss Robin Williams so much.

the wife and I both cried at the end.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Mar 2015, 22:44
I just watched Space Jam (on the big screen no less) for the first time in forever and it still holds up. It's really cheesy, and some of the effects are pretty dated, but it's the good kind of cheesy. Also it's nice to notice all the cameos this time around.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 15 Mar 2015, 03:27
Just finished Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, damn, it was goooood. I knew Koba was going to be trouble in the previous movie, but jeez, I didn't expect it to be this much.

And the CGI is incredible, they look so real.
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Post by: Mlle Germain on 18 Mar 2015, 16:48
I just watched My Neighbour Totoro for the first time -- such a cute film!
My local cinema is doing a weekly series of Miyazaki film screenings the next few weeks. Next up is Princess Mononoke, which I've watched before. I think I'm going to go and see it again!
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 19 Mar 2015, 16:20
If they show Grave of the Fireflies, either don't see it or bring a large towel, because there's not enough tissues in the world to soak up all your tears.
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Post by: hedgie on 19 Mar 2015, 17:04
Well, since "Grave of the Fireflies" is a Takahata film, then Mlle Germain should be safe.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 19 Mar 2015, 21:09
So it's just Miyazaki, not the other films Studio Ghibli were involved with?

I guess The Cat Returns and Tales From Earthsea won't be on the playlist then.
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Post by: hedgie on 19 Mar 2015, 23:31
Well, I don't know for certain, since I'm not the one who has a cinema showing the Miyazaki films nearby.  I was just making a deduction based on the given evidence.  But I do totally agree with you WRT "Grave of the Fireflies".  I have been wanting to give it another re-watch, but given my current mental state, I shan't, since it's too depressing.
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Post by: Thrillho on 20 Mar 2015, 02:07
Watched [rec] which is quite good, and certainly a hair better than the American version, but still not great.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 20 Mar 2015, 04:36
Watched the Super Mario Brothers movie last night for the fist time in 2 decades. Time has not improved it at all. (Although, my crush on Big Bertha hasn't changed after 20 years...)
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Post by: Grognard on 20 Mar 2015, 20:07
Outdoor Channel is showing "Winchester '73" tonight.
1950
James Stewart.
Classic
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Post by: Aimless on 21 Mar 2015, 13:45
So I finally saw "Pitch Perfect" tonight. I had a good time, but even with a shower-scene featuring Anna Kendricks and a ginger Brittany Snow this movie felt surprisingly (and ironically :o) flat. No good message, a few unintentionally problematic ones, characters that fail to engage or are downright blech... but, on the other hand, easy viewing a capella feast. I dunno. Might see the sequel
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Post by: Edguy on 21 Mar 2015, 22:22
Holy shit Kingsman. That was like Tarantino on steroids. Crazier, more fun, tighter cinematography and just as violent.

Free Bird. Scene of the decade?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Mar 2015, 02:20
That made the Free Bird scene from The Devil's Rejects seem calm and uneventful.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Mar 2015, 04:47
Saw Insurgent the other day. Strictly as a movie ot was much better than Divergent, although they changed a LOT from the book.

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Post by: hazlett on 25 Mar 2015, 21:57
Agree! Insurgent is better than the first Divergent movie.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 26 Mar 2015, 13:27
I just watched V/H/S: Viral and it wasn't as good as the first or second ones, the second one being the best so far. I guess there's a film that was cut from the movie that you can watch on the DVD, but that wasn't part of what was on Netflix
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Mar 2015, 19:52
I just watched Chef and I really enjoyed it. There's not much to it, but it was a nice little movie
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Post by: LeeC on 31 Mar 2015, 19:05
Just watched episode one of Ken Burn's new PBS documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies"

It is very informative but by god does it brutally stab you in the feels and twist the knife.  I highly recommend it to everyone.  I am still watching his Civil War series (also great).  I honestly had no want to watch this cancer one, but being that Dr. Girlfriend is a cancer scientist she requested we watch it.  She even said we can just watch the first 30minutes and pick up the rest of the episode later.  So I went ahead and watched it but could not break away and ended up glued to the TV for the full 2 hour episode.  This is only part 1 with parts 2 and 3 coming out later in the week.  Just wow.  Better than his Civil War documentary (and his Civil War doc is the pinnacle of ACW docs!) in many aspects.

Ken Burns 
(http://i.imgur.com/8NAub.gif)
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 31 Mar 2015, 20:03
Agree! Insurgent is better than the first Divergent movie.

I saw Divergent, that's not a high bar to hurdle.
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Post by: explicit on 01 Apr 2015, 17:23
Agree! Insurgent is better than the first Divergent movie.

I saw Divergent, that's not a high bar to hurdle.

Interesting premise. Piss poor execution.



I saw the original Lorax today (I never saw the first one). I have to say, the lorax is pretty shitty at his job.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 01 Apr 2015, 18:30
Watched Kingsman. Ridiculously funny and well made.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Apr 2015, 20:12
Saw Run All Night. Standard Liam Neeson, I enjoyed it
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Post by: Masterpiece on 01 Apr 2015, 20:20
Watched Big Hero 6. Okay movie, except that I saw every plot twist from miles ahead.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2015, 03:45
My coworker has the falalalala fist bump sound as her text tone and it never fails to make me smile :)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Apr 2015, 05:10
The movie had super dirty jokes though. "prepare your bot" was the worst of them.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 02 Apr 2015, 07:30
My coworker has the falalalala fist bump sound as her text tone and it never fails to make me smile :)

Ha! That's mine too! I love it to bits. I might be a smidge more obsessed with Baymax than is acceptable for a grown adult.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2015, 11:28
The movie had super dirty jokes though. "prepare your bot" was the worst of them.
...because bot sounds like butt? I'm missing something.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Apr 2015, 19:37
I just watched the Michael Bay Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it was just awful. Like everything about the movie was pretty bad.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Apr 2015, 13:19
I just watched It Follows and I enjoyed it, though I didn't think it was as scary as I was told.
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Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2015, 13:24
Watched The Doghouse (2009).

Anti-misogynist, satirical exploitation flick starring Danny Dyer, Combo from This Is England (a gifted actor whose name I really should learn), Noel Clarke and a bunch of nobodies.

Entertaining as hell, genuinely funny satire, quite scary in places, and very funny in others. Good balance of horror and comedy. Plus, aside from the main plot point, seems to function in the real world and has decent reasoning behind the obvious solutions not being taken.

Much liked it!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Apr 2015, 15:35
Saw the seventh Fast and/or Furious after having only seen the first one. It was pretty good I guess but they ended with a little montage of Vin and Paul throughout the series and it was sad, but perfectly done, with a simple "for Paul" on the screen right before the credits.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Apr 2015, 17:59
Paul was the guy who both killed his passenger and got himself killed while speeding, right?
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Post by: K1dmor on 05 Apr 2015, 18:35
 He was the passenger, Roger Rodas was the driver.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Apr 2015, 18:40
Ah.

My bad.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Apr 2015, 14:14
I just watched It Follows and I enjoyed it, though I didn't think it was as scary as I was told.

Agreed. Very worth the watch still though.

Also saw What We Do In The Shadows and loved it. So funny and absurd.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 11 Apr 2015, 22:17
Finally saw X-men: Days of Future Past. Love X-men movies, always feel bad about myself after watching them since my sympathies are very much with Magneto. If I were a mutant I'd probably side with him over the likes of Charles Xavier.
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Post by: explicit on 12 Apr 2015, 01:29
But, what about X2 where he tries to murder every non-mutant? :(

Though I guess superhuman society does sound pretty sweet.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 12 Apr 2015, 06:00
But, what about X2 where he tries to murder every non-mutant? :(

Oh sure, when you put it _that_ way it sounds bad..... But what about protecting all his mutant brothers and sisters from the oppressors who would kill them.

And as a bonus he'd take out those pretenders the fantastic four, they didn't have to grow up mutants, it just sort of happened to them one day, they never even had to fear sentinels. And it would reveal the truth about Spiderman, bitten by a radioactive spider my ass, spider bites don't suddenly turn you mutant that's just a story he made up to make himself seem special and gain acceptance from Uncle Ben. 'Oh no, I'm not like those mutants, it was all the spider, I swear....'

Remove the threat, expose all the lies, wear that awesome purple helmet....

*cough* Well clearly I'm too evil for the X-men. Never ever give me access to Cerebro.
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 06:09
Is that headcanon you're reeling off or has any of that ever actually been covered in the comics? I would read the shit out of a comic based around even one of those thoughts.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 12 Apr 2015, 06:32
Wait till you get to the part about a couple of mutant wannabees coming to Magneto and demanding to be let into the brotherhood. 'I have red hair, it's a mutation a very groovy mutaton!' Smash cut to the redheads flying through the air and landing in a river where they splash around and complain about how rude Magneto is.
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 06:34
Admittedly I'm not sure that bit would be quite as compelling a read.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 12 Apr 2015, 08:21
Okay clearly I can't come up with good comic relief scenes. We'll just stick to the above script sans the flying redheads.
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 08:31
Ha. I did like the mutation joke.

Just seemed like Magneto in your world would have more... I dunno... straight up murdered them than been rude to them.
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Post by: valkygrrl on 12 Apr 2015, 08:48
Ha. I did like the mutation joke.

Just seemed like Magneto in your world would have more... I dunno... straight up murdered them than been rude to them.

Okay, they try to use the groovy mutation to get into the brotherhood and their bodies land a mile away. Their heads, the part with the  groovy mutation get to stay... on spikes.
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 08:49
I just bought your script for eight billion dollars.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2015, 10:02
How about my script about a robot driving instructor who goes back in time for some reason?
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Post by: Thrillho on 12 Apr 2015, 10:19
Is his best friend a talking pie?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2015, 11:20
Of course!
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Post by: valkygrrl on 13 Apr 2015, 08:19
I just bought your script for eight billion dollars.

*sigh* And now a four faction story is forming in my mind with Charles and the X-men as usual getting caught in the middle. I wish I didn't have a hangup about writing fanfic. Maybe Redskull could be in.... No! Bad Valk, bad!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Apr 2015, 08:57
What's your hangup?
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Post by: valkygrrl on 13 Apr 2015, 09:15
Playing with someone else's toys first and foremost followed by the feeling that it's lazy to not make my own characters. It doesn't stop me from having reinterpretative headcanons though...Varys and Tyrion in a Bob Hope road movie...... the musical numbers, oh the musical numbers. And the Pheleni conquest at the end of the Deed of Paksenarrion where he'd use the refusal of a Verrakai demand of a magegild as a pretext for invastion. Or just pretending Mirrorsight never happened in the Green Rider series.
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Post by: LeeC on 13 Apr 2015, 11:12
I just watched Street Fighter IV The Animated Movie.

 It seems to be the "prequel" to the game (I think).  Its terrible.  Like really bad.  The main story arch is very flimsy version of the DBZ cell saga.  Big powerful dude is trying to suck the ki out of the best fighters around the world to become all powerful.  Ryu has his own small arch about not falling to the dark side of the force but its more mentioned in passing than anything else.  It wraps into the main plot eventually but the main plot is just so wooden.  Ken has his own small arch too. He's become a workaholic and neglects his wife, whose leaving small hints around the house he never has a chance to go back to, that she's preggos.  "You're not the same man anymore" cliche.  Cammy, Chun-Li, Guile, and Sakura make a cameo but are highly underused.  Guile is more or less the "you guys fight, I'll go get help" dude with Cammy and Chun-Li really pushing the spy plot forward, trying to figure out what the big bad is about.  Sakura is just bad comic relief as Ryu's stalker.

All in all it was pretty bad.  The live action youtube series was way better and far more investing (so glad that capcom is giving them a greenlight for a series).
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Apr 2015, 13:15
I watched John Wick and I thought it was pretty good. A nice, stylish action movie. Though for some reason the dialog in the version I was watching was really low so I could barely hear anything they said
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Post by: Thrillho on 17 Apr 2015, 01:30
Watched The Hills Have Eyes - surprisingly good. Very slow moving opening before an immediate, terrifying explosion of violence. Questionable use of rape as a plot device, but does a good job of making you root for the victims. However it does the same thing as Wrong Turn which pissed me off, in that the inbred mutant cannibals are for some reason basically superhuman, which makes no sense, because they should be genetically weak as hell.

Started watching the second one, which for some reason made every single central character a complete douchenozzle. There was, therefore, no reason to watch because who cares who wins between the idiot National Guard trainee douchebags and the inbred, mutant cannibals? Also, it failed to grasp one of the really crucial elements of the first one; the build-up and release of tension. It just opened horrifically (a woman giving birth to a mutant rape baby before IMMEDIATELY being murdered and neither her nor her child are ever referenced again) and then continued to be awful throughout. So, so dumb. We gave up after 45 minutes.
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Post by: questionablydiscontent on 17 Apr 2015, 09:11
Saw Kingsman tonight. Just a redonculus amount of fun.
:clairedoge: man I was just scrolling through to see if anyone had brought up that movie! It was very well done
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Apr 2015, 13:06
I just watched the recent Hercules movie with the Rock. A nice solid action movie with a pretty alright twist at the end. I just love watching the Rock in movies.
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Post by: Blyss on 06 May 2015, 06:38
Age of Ultron.

I was duly impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Very good stuff.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2015, 06:59
Me too! I forgot to post about it here.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 06 May 2015, 18:49
I just watched Interstellar and I found it....underwhelming. I dunno, maybe I wasn't watching it as close as I should, but it seemed kind of bland

I also watched Man with the Iron Fists 2, Outland, and the new Robocop
-Man with the Iron Fists 2 probably should not have been made, it lost a lot of the craziness that made the first one so much fun
-Outland was alright, a nice, bleak interpretation of the future. But man so many people made a lot of dumb mistakes in the movie. I did like the way that people exploded when the pressure changed
-The new Robocop was pretty underwhelming too. It felt like a slog to watch, even with Jackie Early Haley and Gary Oldman in it
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2015, 19:00
I didn't even know a second existed! I still need to check out the first one.
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Post by: Akima on 06 May 2015, 19:51
-Outland was alright, a nice, bleak interpretation of the future. But man so many people made a lot of dumb mistakes in the movie. I did like the way that people exploded when the pressure changed
Outland is a much underrated film IMHO, and one of my favourite SF films overall, but it could be given the alternative title Explosive Decompression: The Movie. And yes, I do know that exposure to vacuum would not do that (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ExplosiveDecompression).
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Post by: Blyss on 12 May 2015, 21:49
Got advanced passes to Mad Max.  It was not the mindless violence fest I was expecting.  It was, instead, the best of the series so far.  Bravo.

Tomorrow night is Pitch Perfect 2.  I'll report back then.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Jun 2015, 14:31
I just watched the first Mad Max, and I find it weird how far it's come. I don't remember them telling us the world ever really ended, it mostly looks like they live out in the middle of nowhere instead of a post apocalyptic landscape. What's also weird is how the bad guys die, most of them get run off the road, while the main bad guy gets hit by a truck. And they seem fairly tame compared to later entries into the series who often look like a bondage shop was having a fire sale.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Jun 2015, 14:52
Oh, I forgot! I watched Kung Fury the other day. The most over the top thing I've ever seen and I loved it.


(NB - that's the full 30 minute movie)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Jun 2015, 14:17
Triple feature time

I just watched the Tale of Princess Kaguya and I thought it was pretty good. The animation was amazing, but the story kind of dragged on for awhile. I also watched Nocturna, another animated movie that I've put off for awhile that was really nice, if a little empty. The last film was Transformers: Age of Extinction, and it was just awful. I enjoyed John Goodman's character, but that was it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Jun 2015, 18:50
Saw Jurassic World on Saturday, lots of fun. Finally saw Gone Girl today and holy shit, what a movie. If you haven't seen it, and haven't read anything about it, see it knowing absolutely nothing.
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Jun 2015, 05:08
Watched Face/Off with the lass. It is about four hundred times better than I remember it being.

For those unawares, it features John Travolta playing Nicolas Cage playing John Travolta, and Nicolas Cage playing John Travolta playing Nicolas Cage.

We also watched this bit about thirty times.

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Then last night watched Con Air, which is good but not quite as good as I remember, although I still love Steve Buscemi's line about irony.

And we watched a Chilean/American film called Magic Magic that stars Michael Cera and a bunch of unknowns. It sucked a bag of dicks.
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Post by: Aimless on 30 Jun 2015, 13:06
Just saw Spy with the ginger. Some moments were a bit ugh but we both enjoyed it a lot :)
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Post by: Grognard on 30 Jun 2015, 21:10
a bit late...

went to drive in theatre and watched
"Inside Out" and "Age of Ultron" with the family.

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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Jun 2015, 22:35
Within the past week or so I've seen Spy and Inside Out and enjoyed both.
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Jul 2015, 00:51
I wasn't planning on seeing it anyway, but the trailer for Inside Out is one of the worst movie trailers I've ever seen.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2015, 04:43
The actual movie is better.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 01 Jul 2015, 07:42
I am eagerly awaiting the release of Minions.

BANANA!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Jul 2015, 12:26
It's okay, I guess. Not great, but okay.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Jul 2015, 15:46
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/24ce8ee0251f9a442b46c766b6a9de82/tumblr_nqp1m1NpJR1r8l8eno1_500.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2015, 16:37
Or did the minions create Gru?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Jul 2015, 11:44
Independence weekend triple feature!

First off, Justice League: War. Not as good as the old DC animations, they kept trying to make it really edgy and gritty. I did enjoy Wonder Woman, really I enjoyed everyone but Cyborg and Green Lantern in it.

Second, Guardians of Gahool. Not much to the story, mainly high fantasy but they're owls, but the animation was really good.

And finally, Inside Out. It didn't make me cry, but it was still really good. Though the short before it was pretty week (my fiance cried during it)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Jul 2015, 15:45
I just watched Dope and it was amazing. A plus acting all around, and the credit roll was amazing. My only frame of reference for Shameik Moore was that awful Incredible Crew show that was on Cartoon network, but he was really good in this movie.
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Post by: 94ssd on 22 Jul 2015, 20:29
Rewatched Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Not only is it a better movie than I remember it being, it actually has a fucking amazing opening scene.
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Post by: Thrillho on 23 Jul 2015, 00:41
Watched Boyz N The Hood. What a fucking movie that is. We were both transfixed for its entire runtime. Great characters, amazing performances, gritty, real, moving. What a film.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jul 2015, 13:37
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/d8f2ad6b765e840e48a3f2ba777192e5/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo2_1280.jpg)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/081c02f7a5e3f1fc525c963cca8b2593/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo3_1280.jpg)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/776dbe1ecdef44f0f0cf888cca43ab5c/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo1_1280.jpg)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/963da0976906fc91d043358b7009b56f/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo7_1280.jpg)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/0845046a7378bdab4d76e0b6129fb749/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo6_1280.jpg)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/0e6eb532bac1c534ac9d4e738995c8cb/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo5_1280.jpg)
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/eb11517f083130c11755e923d3de0f7e/tumblr_nrws7pGnje1tka6elo4_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 23 Jul 2015, 13:39
MovieBob's entire review is fucking brutal.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jul 2015, 00:53
It really is, and I did enjoy it, although I can't see myself watching any more of his stuff, but I watched that one for its sheer brutality.

Last night my girlfriend and I watched Teen Wolf.

It's terrible. And not in a fun way. It's just a profoundly strange movie, with a couple of good bits, but its pacing is mental. Also it has that alarming thing that so many 80s movies do in which there's no actual homophobia, just some casual homophobia, in that they just use the word 'fag' without a second thought.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jul 2015, 08:50
How's that not actual homophobia?
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jul 2015, 08:57
Because as far as I can tell, in the 80s it was just an accepted word for referring to homosexuals, and they don't actually say anything bad about homosexuality.
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Post by: LeeC on 01 Aug 2015, 15:29
So I know this isnt a movie but I just went to the Kennedy Center and saw "The Book of Mormon."  It is fucking amazing!  Written by the creators of South Park and the guy who composed "Let it go" from frozen.  It has won many awards!  Nothing is safe nor sacred.  :-P
Here's them at the tony awards doing the first song.

If you get a chance go see it but its best to go in knowing nothing (my video is not a spoiler at all).

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Post by: Grognard on 01 Aug 2015, 22:10
so I went to see PIXELS.

it's good. it is entertaining.

check your logical thought at the door, and revert to being an 8th grader in the 80s...
and it'll be the best movie ever.

I enjoyed it, and consider it worth the admission price.
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Post by: hedgie on 01 Aug 2015, 22:47
I have been meaning to see that.  All those games are straight out of my childhood, and I think that I can keep by the MST3K mantra for a couple of hours.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Aug 2015, 00:41
Antman was very good.
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Post by: Aimless on 02 Aug 2015, 07:52
Rewatched Pirates of the Caribbean 3. Not only is it a better movie than I remember it being, it actually has a fucking amazing opening scene.

Yeah, those movies can surprise you on repeat viewings, maybe because by then you've gotten the irritation and frustration out of your system and can therefore better enjoy the fun stuff :o



We really wanted to see Book of Mormon in NYC but couldn't, so we saw Kinky Boots instead. That was fun as hell, but, still... next time :)
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Aug 2015, 08:46
After watching Fury Road I decided to sit down and actually watch all the other movies. I watched the first one awhile ago and I just got the copy of the 2nd and 3rd movies on the same disc.

Mad Max 2/The Roadwarrior is definitely the second best movie in the series. Everything just works and it still holds up real good.
Beyond Thunderdome is a little weirder. The plot just sort of meanders for awhile until Max meets up with the crazy kids. Overall I'll list it as the 3rd best of the 4.
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Post by: Edguy on 02 Aug 2015, 09:52
I feel like the three movies have nothing to do with each other. The first is a revenge movie in a sort of post-apocalyptic world, then the second one is full on post-apocalyptic and crazy, being pretty much all driving around. Then there's the third one where I don't know what the fuck is going on.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Aug 2015, 11:50
Yeah, they're very loosely connected. Like I said before, the first movie didn't even feel like it was a post apocalyptic world. But by the second movie everything had gone to shit. The third one felt like, "Everything is awful, but eh, whatcha gonna do?" and the fourth made it seem like it has been going on for awhile.
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Post by: Edguy on 02 Aug 2015, 12:12
I haven't seen Fury Road yet, looking forward to it!
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Post by: Aimless on 02 Aug 2015, 15:01
Just saw The DUFF! Likeable highschool romantic comedy with good script and a good cast. It kinda feels incomplete, but the humour's good and both Amell and Whitman are really just so damned... likeable... and the flaws are more than overshadowed by their chemistry.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Aug 2015, 18:59
We really wanted to see Book of Mormon in NYC
I plan on seeing it, but it's still way too fucking expensive, even though it's been out for years.

My ex gave me the soundtrack years ago and I still haven't listened to it because I don't want to spoil it for myself.
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Post by: Aimless on 04 Aug 2015, 15:08
Saw Rogue Nation tonight. I gotta say, though I hate the title and am also sick of hearing Swedish in every goddamn' action movie, it was my favourite movie so far in the series and a hundred times better than Ghost Protocol. Perfectly paced, well-directed, good cinematography, fairly solid performance from the cast, good villains, decent twists, the right amount of humor and it nailed the best aspects of the MI movies. I was a little worried it would mostly be a vehicle for showcasing Cruise's abs and Rebecca Ferguson's legs but the script mostly did the actors justice and they returned the favor. Ferguson is one of my longest-lasting celebrity crushes and this was the first role and movie of hers that I've really liked. There were some moments when I was like WHY but that just comes with package I reckon :o

Anyway, solid action flick, if you like those I can recommend it. As always, don't pay full price if you can avoid it.
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Post by: 94ssd on 05 Aug 2015, 08:19
Finally saw Birdman. I had no idea what it was about, and now that I do I know why all my actor friends freaked the fuck out when they saw it in theatres.

It's a good movie, the acting was amazing. But the ending was fairly predictable.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Aug 2015, 11:44
Even if nobody can agree on what happened.
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Post by: Thrillho on 08 Aug 2015, 16:56
Birdman is a masterpiece.

Sometimes a predictable ending is better than a shitty one, and I'm glad that people other than me disagree with the accepted notion of what happens. And what's more, I feel like that film has a clutch of performances that are so powerful (basically everyone except Emma Stone doing what she does in every fucking movie) that the story is bordering on irrelevant to enjoying the movie.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 09 Aug 2015, 17:57
You rang?
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Post by: Thrillho on 10 Aug 2015, 02:04
You rang?

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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Aug 2015, 05:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPMKlEwrIs8
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Post by: Welu on 16 Aug 2015, 15:23
The Gift. I liked it a lot. Tense and paranoid.

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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Aug 2015, 19:34
Just saw Straight Outta Compton. I'd heard good things, but holy shit, I can't recommend this movie enough. Great acting overall, and I was surprised that Ice Cube's son is a really good actor. I figured it was almost stunt casting (to have Ice Cube's son play Ice Cube) and maybe it was, but god damn, he nailed both the acting and rapping aspects of the role. It's two and a half hours but the timeline is so smooth (it takes place over a little less than a decade, always moving forward with no major jumps) that it doesn't feel like it.
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Post by: Aimless on 17 Aug 2015, 15:27
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Post by: Akima on 17 Aug 2015, 16:17
I just watched the first Mad Max, and I find it weird how far it's come. I don't remember them telling us the world ever really ended, it mostly looks like they live out in the middle of nowhere instead of a post apocalyptic landscape.
The original Mad Max isn't post-apocalyptic at all, merely a ten-minutes-into-the-future exaggerated crapsack version of late '70s Australia. It isn't until Road Warrior (AKA Mad Max 2) that a global war over oil resources is introduced as background. I have not yet seen Mad Max: Fury Road, but of the other three films, the first is my favourite because it is lower-key and more grounded in reality.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Aug 2015, 18:48
Just saw The Drop. James Gandolfini's last movie. Pretty good stuff.
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Post by: Aimless on 19 Aug 2015, 15:42
Pitch Perfect 2: fun, simple, decent music, def. feelgood. Brittany Snow, Anna Kendricks and Elizabeth Banks in the same movie and obv I haven't grown out of my celeb crushes because I was like *SQUEE*. Well, a little. Unfortunately, this one is musically disappointing and actually racist. Not like with a wink and a nudge, just dumb--like it was written by lazy racist dudes pandering to a dumb audience. I enjoy comedy that riffs off of racial and ethnic issues when it's done well, but this was offensive on another level because it was lazy and dumb. It's more annoying now than it was in the first movie. I loved the scenes with Keegan-Michael Key though. Very disappointed by how very little screen-time Pentatonix got. Barely a little more than the birthday boy in the first scene :o
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Aug 2015, 16:13
Wait, really? I haven't seen it yet, but in what non-spoilery ways was it racist?

Oh, and I saw MI:5 last night. Fun times.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Aug 2015, 19:27
I just watched Strange Magic and....there's a lot of music, but none of it is good. The animation is pretty good though.
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Post by: hazlett on 23 Aug 2015, 20:36
Vacation is really funny movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Aug 2015, 20:39
The new one?
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Post by: Grognard on 31 Aug 2015, 18:07
just watched "Field of Lost Shoes" on Netflix.
independent.
low budget.
awesome.
Pain is but a moment,
but Glory lasts forever.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Sep 2015, 19:10
Saw American Ultra tonight with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. Fun silly action movie.
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Post by: Detachable Felix on 08 Sep 2015, 14:44
Thanks to being in bed sick, I've watched a lot of movies this week. Watched Men In Black 3 last night and OH GOD THE FEELS
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 20 Sep 2015, 06:57
I just watched the new version/prequel of The Thing and Kingsman: The Secret service

The Thing is a nice homage to the original movie, though it pretty much follows it note for note. It's nice to see all the little details the set up for the original movie, like the two headed body, the dogs, and the guy that took his own life.

Kingsman was a nice subversion of the spy thriller, with Mark Millar's usual crass humor. Sofia Boutella definitely steals the show as Samuel L. Jackson's right hand henchmen Gazelle
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2015, 07:08
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Post by: Aimless on 23 Sep 2015, 15:36
Straight Outta Compton

thumbs up :o
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 27 Sep 2015, 10:50
Just saw Mortdecai.

What a turd.
And I couldn't help get the feeling that it would've been a decent movie if it was in some other filmmaker's hands, and that actually made it worse to watch.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Oct 2015, 21:48
Just saw The Martian. Holy fuck, what a ridiculously fun movie.
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Post by: cucumber error on 10 Oct 2015, 23:12
The Martian is awesome! Saw it with my brother today and we couldn't stop enthusing about it afterwards.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 18 Oct 2015, 00:03
Just got back from Crimson Peak. I liked it, haven't seen a good gothic ghost tale in a long time.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 18 Oct 2015, 04:27
I just watched Goosebumps, and it was a lot better than i thought it was going to be. I expected a dumb kids movie, but it was actually pretty smart. My wife and I were cracking up during most of it.
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Post by: hazlett on 22 Oct 2015, 23:42
I saw last week The Walk movie.
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Post by: Welu on 23 Oct 2015, 08:19
Rewatched Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and I still like it. I remembered liking the characters when I saw it in the cinema, which is surprising because the two main blokes are depicted stereotypical stoner teenage assbutts for a lot of it. I guess it's that they seem pretty realistic, and they care about each other a lot. Having characters that I care about usually is the clincher in a horror movie for me.
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Post by: Aimless on 24 Oct 2015, 15:38
Saw Real Steel tonight. It. Was. Awesome. People shouldn't see the trailer, even though it's a good trailer. The movie's good enough to just watch without any previewing :o

Saw What We Do in the Shadows yesterday. It was pretty hilarious in a weird understated kinda way. I liked it more than Eagle vs. Shark which was awesome but too awkward for my taste.

Oh yeah, also saw Source Code. It was pretty solid even though you had to see Jake Gyllenhaal's stupid face like all the time :o felt v short but still complete.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Oct 2015, 15:41
You don't like Jake Gyllenhaal?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Oct 2015, 19:16
I watched Chappie, Home, and Hostel

Chappie was okay, not great but not awful. I'm still not sure why Die Antwood was in it and the ending wasn't all that good.
Home was a lot better than I thought it would be, very emotional and with a nice message.
Hostel was just awful from beginning to end.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Oct 2015, 19:32
Saw The Intern last night. Not too complicated, cute characters, good acting by the leads. Basically something you'll like if you see it but won't miss anything if you don't.
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Post by: Blyss on 28 Oct 2015, 23:29
I watched Sicario recently, because some friends had given it very good reviews and said I should.

It was okay, but I obviously didn't feel nearly as impressed as my friends did.  I guess if anything, there was a sense of justice to the overall story.  I think I was left not really knowing what the director or writer were trying to get me to think about.  If the message is that confusing, perhaps something wasn't done right.  OR maybe I just didn't get it.  Don't really know.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Oct 2015, 23:15
Saw Crimson Peak tonight. Not sure why it's getting meh reviews, I thought it was great.
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Post by: Aimless on 01 Nov 2015, 03:33
Chef - simple feelgood movie for people who live on the internet and who love food. Final act kinda weird.

About Time - Longish movie about awkward Brit who learns that the men in his family can travel back in time at will. Some aspects of the plot are ethically kinda suspect but all in all pleasant and enjoyable movie about people mostly being nice to each other. I liked it a lot :o

Mean Girls - So I'm a bit late to the party but whatevs. It was fun even though something felt a bit off about it :)
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 01 Nov 2015, 22:42
A friend finally got me out to The Martian.

Just -- wow.
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Post by: Edguy on 04 Nov 2015, 20:51
My friends and I watched The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I'm guessing this is based on som old film or series, because I can't see any other reason why they woul pick such a lame and unfitting name for the movie; I'm betting the name is a big reason behind the mediocre box office, because the movie was pretty decent.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Nov 2015, 21:27
Old TV show, but yeah, that and S.H.I.E.L.D. kind of piss me off with the unnecessary periods. It's still an acronym without them. It's not called N.A.S.A.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 05 Nov 2015, 07:27
Old show about a spy organization, yeah. Apparently the was no agreement on what UNCLE really stood for. Even more so than the whole SHIELD's meaning changes over the years.
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Post by: Welu on 05 Nov 2015, 08:43
Patrick
Interesting. Editing is a bit weird and fast so sometimes I was confused but I think that was the intended effect. It's low budget so sometimes the not-so-great CG was distracting but it was the actors that made this film. Charles Dance, in particular, walks a line between fucking terrifying and weirdly comical. Actually this entire film kind of does that. Also one scene made me feel a bit gross which I don't usually get from films. I only learned after I watched it that it's an homage/remake so I'm curious about the original now.

Circle
This gets intense and is fucking amazing to my filmmaker brain. Almost the entire 80 or so minutes takes place in one room in real time, full of dialogue and it works so well. Lots of heavy discussion, sometimes a little in your face, but again, it works for the context. The premise means you're always being surprised. Wasn't fussed on the ending but I think it set itself up to fail with that. Still, I watched the film a couple days ago and I've been thinking about it and the scenarios it brings up which is neat. It only came out last month and must have gone straight to Netflix.

Both are on UK Netflix.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Nov 2015, 13:26
Spectre. It had mixed reviews, but I noticed a lot of people who didn't like it liked Skyfall but didn't like Quantum, which is the opposite of me. It wasn't great, certainly no Casino Royale, but I enjoyed it enough.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Nov 2015, 22:38
The comic "Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet" is now a YouTube series. I just watched the pilot. Looks promising.
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Post by: HellenAllen on 24 Nov 2015, 05:41
Last time I watched "Eight Below". If smb didn't see this great movie, watch it!!!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Nov 2015, 11:03
I just watched Unfinished Business and all I can really say about it is that it's watchable.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 26 Nov 2015, 18:24
Bingewatched "Man in the High Castle" at a friend's.

Chilling.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Nov 2015, 18:25
Wait, can we talk about shows here? I'm six episodes in, I'll watch the rest this weekend. Good stuff so far.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 26 Nov 2015, 19:14
Watching the Big Lebowski. Obviously I expected the movie to be funny but damn this shit is hilarious.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Nov 2015, 21:18
Now you finally get my title.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 27 Nov 2015, 03:47
Well I knew beforehand that it was a Lebowski quote.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Nov 2015, 14:56
I've been on a western kick lately so I watched Dead Man for the first time, and I really liked it. Such a weird approach to a western, but definitely worth it.
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Post by: hazlett on 01 Dec 2015, 23:08
I saw Spectre but regret afterward.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Dec 2015, 04:12
Continuing my Western kick I watched the Homesman last night, and damn it's depressing. The basic plot line is that some women have gone plains crazy and need to be sent to a convent/hospital to be taken care of, and no man in town will do it. Instead an unmarried woman takes it upon herself to lead them on the long trek, with the help of someone she finds being hung from a tree. There are some bright moments, but overall it doesn't pull its punches when it comes to life in the old west during settlement days. Hillary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones are pretty great in it though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Dec 2015, 20:53
I saw The Night Before the other day and Ex Machina today. The former was fun, but not Rogen's best by any means. The latter was fucking crazy.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Dec 2015, 20:17
Ex Machina is on Amazon Prime and I can't wait to watch it
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Dec 2015, 20:19
 Yep, that's how I watched it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Dec 2015, 19:56
Saw Krampus tonight. It was...ok, I guess?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 12 Dec 2015, 19:00
I watched the live action Assassination Classroom movie on my flight back home and it was definitely surprising. I wasn't expecting it to be so heartwarming.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Dec 2015, 16:46
I saw Creed. I liked it, although it could've been 20-30 minutes shorter. Also I knew nothing about Creed, I've only seen Rocky I and VI.
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Post by: Gladstone on 18 Dec 2015, 22:09
I was bored, so I decided to watch Jupiter Ascending and kill a couple hours.

And those hours are fucking DEAD to me now.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Dec 2015, 14:24
I did too, only half paying attention to it while working on a school project, and even then I felt like I wasted my time.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Dec 2015, 14:39
I saw Sisters last night. It was ok, except for some weirdly racist extended segment that I have no idea how it made it into the movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Dec 2015, 15:43
Saw Spotlight today. So fucking good, wow.
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Post by: Aimless on 21 Dec 2015, 01:27
Saw The Interview this weekend. I gotta say I wasn't expecting to like it all that much. Franco and Rogen's antics have left me disappointed before :o

But I was pleasantly surprised. It was funny and sweet and pretty solid. Obv there were limits to how far they could take the story and I'm glad they didn't try to go bigger or deeper.

"They hate us 'cause they anus" is my favourite line.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Dec 2015, 05:24
See, my favorite line by far is "peanut butter and jealous." I've actually used it several times since.
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Post by: Grognard on 22 Dec 2015, 05:34
took the kids and saw the new Star Wars.

While I appreciate Disney's resurrecting the franchise...

JJ Abrams needs to be skinned alive and then dunked in alcohol.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Dec 2015, 06:55
...why?
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Dec 2015, 21:09
T's not really a movie, but the finale of Doc Martin was gut-bustingly funny.
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Post by: hedgie on 22 Dec 2015, 21:29
took the kids and saw the new Star Wars.

While I appreciate Disney's resurrecting the franchise...

JJ Abrams needs to be skinned alive and then dunked in alcohol.

Haven't seen it yet, but flay him as much as you'd like, just give me the booze, and leave him up to rot.
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Post by: Tova on 22 Dec 2015, 21:41
took the kids and saw the new Star Wars.

While I appreciate Disney's resurrecting the franchise...

JJ Abrams needs to be skinned alive and then dunked in alcohol.

That seems a tad harsh.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Dec 2015, 15:48
Saw Trainwreck last night. It was better than Apatow's last two, and I'd have liked it a lot more if not for a few just...really bad scenes. It didn't help that John Cena's character was just one long gay joke.
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Post by: Welu on 23 Dec 2015, 16:50
I liked John Cena in it but more in a, "Holy crap I never thought I'd see this person saying and doing these things" kind of way. Also disappointing is I think one of his best jokes was in the trailer but not the film.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Dec 2015, 18:41
Yeah, his acting was great but I just hated what they wrote for him. Sisters used him much better, I think.
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Post by: Grognard on 24 Dec 2015, 21:06
...why?

 :police: Spoilers.  :police:

but bear this in mind:  I was 3 when the Original New Hope hit theatres.  I went to the openings of both Empire and Jedi.
then we waited nearly 20 years for 3 shitty 'prequels'

VII lives up to the hype, but DAMN YOU, JJ... did you hafta
 :police: thump :police: ow :police: crunch :police: ughf :police: whap :police: owwhh :police: whack :police: thud :police:

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 :police: ...nothing to see here, citizens....  :police:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Dec 2015, 06:02
What are your actual objections to the movie, though?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 25 Dec 2015, 11:00
I think they were

:police: thump :police: ow :police: crunch :police: ughf :police: whap :police: owwhh :police: whack :police: thud :police:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Dec 2015, 12:42
I'm so fucking confused, what's with the police brutality?

Anyway, just saw Hateful Eight in 70mm. Not Tarantino's best (that's still Inglourious Basterds), but this was damn good all the same, and seeing it in 70mm was so worth it.
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Post by: jwhouk on 25 Dec 2015, 14:28
Lemme guess... You didn't like it because
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Post by: Aimless on 25 Dec 2015, 16:51
Fuck

I clicked that by accident

Fuck!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Dec 2015, 17:22
:(
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 26 Dec 2015, 00:37
Yup. That was the one thing that was spoiled for me before I saw the movie. Some jerk posting a one line comment in a completely unrelated youtube video I watched.
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Post by: Grognard on 26 Dec 2015, 21:55
watched the new CHIPMUNKS movie with my Princess and my Wife.
Good.
Funny.
it really is a musical.
:D
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 26 Dec 2015, 22:45
Just finished Ant-Man.

Had low expectations, turned out to be the 3rd best of the Phase 2 Marvel MCU movies.

(1st is Winter Soldier, 2nd is Gardians of the Galaxy...imo)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Dec 2015, 03:16
It was released (and takes place after) Age of Ultron, so I'd consider it* part of Phase 3. That being said, I agree, it was much better than I expected, and I just saw it again recently, too.

*Yeah, I know Marvel considers it Phase 2, but Marvel is wrong.
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Post by: cucumber error on 28 Dec 2015, 14:09
Yup. That was the one thing that was spoiled for me before I saw the movie. Some jerk posting a one line comment in a completely unrelated youtube video I watched.

That's exactly what happened to me, and less than 24 hours before I actually got to see the movie  :-(
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Post by: Aimless on 28 Dec 2015, 15:03
Saw Hateful Eight. It was aight
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Post by: sitnspin on 28 Dec 2015, 15:18
Finally watched the Star Wars trilogy for the first time. It was okay. Some really good scenes, some really bad scenes, and a lot of just okay scenes.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 28 Dec 2015, 21:52
Finally watched the Star Wars trilogy for the first time. It was okay. Some really good scenes, some really bad scenes, and a lot of just okay scenes.

Something tells me you watched the "screwed-with" DVD and Blurays.

If Greedo shot first, you watched the wrong version.
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Post by: sitnspin on 29 Dec 2015, 12:50
Maybe just the wrong target audience.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Jan 2016, 08:26
I watched the retouched Star Wars, and what the fuck? Why is Lucas obstructing the shot with shoddy 3d models ?!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Jan 2016, 08:33
And that was a really mean spoiler, fuck!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jan 2016, 19:44
Huh? (Your most recent post)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Jan 2016, 06:46
Well lemme just say I avoided the Star Wars threads for weeks not to be spoiled and I barely managed. I watched the movie minutes before I read jwhouks post and I was just really relieved and shocked at the same time.
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Post by: Aimless on 09 Jan 2016, 04:54
I think it's esp. dangerous because if you're not paying attention it's not clear that Joe's post is about SW. In my case I pressed the spoiler button by accident which was hella dumb :o

Anyway, I propose that someone edits the contents of the spoiler and replaces it with

":police: thump :police: ow :police: crunch :police: ughf :police: whap :police: owwhh :police: whack :police: thud :police:"
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Post by: Grognard on 09 Jan 2016, 13:37
LOL.

agreed.
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Post by: Welu on 09 Jan 2016, 13:42
I haven't looked in the spoiler because I haven't seen the film but I think this would be a better replacment.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 10 Jan 2016, 18:59
Over the course of 2 days I watched 3 movies; Unforgiven, American Ultra, and Revenant

Unforgiven was a nice western movie, but I didn't think it was as good as people have said. It feels like it drags quite a bit and could be cut down.

American Ultra was a lot of fun, even if there wasn't much to it. The action and jokes were nice, I understand why people compared it to the Pineapple Express. The ending animation didn't fit the overall movie very well, I would have rather seen an action scene over it or just a standard cut to black.

Revenant was masterfully shot and has some great scenery, but overall it was pretty boring. Like Unforgiven it probably could have been cut down by a lot. My best summation of it is quiet moments punctuated by graphic violence.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Jan 2016, 19:05
The ending animation didn't fit the overall movie very well, I would have rather seen an action scene over it or just a standard cut to black.
I get why they did that (he basically became the comic book he wrote, not realizing he was basing it on himself), but yeah, it just didn't work.
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Post by: Gladstone on 16 Jan 2016, 21:49
Watched Léon: The Professional earlier.  Long version.  Wee violent Natalie Portman is pretty awesome.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Jan 2016, 19:44
I just watched the Birdcage and it was a fun movie, if extremely dated. It's weird seeing Gene Hackman in this after watching The Quick and the Dead and Unforgiven
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Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Jan 2016, 04:40
Just watched the Visit from M Night Shyamalan. Surprised how good it was.
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Post by: Thrillho on 24 Jan 2016, 06:53
I just watched the Birdcage and it was a fun movie, if extremely dated. It's weird seeing Gene Hackman in this after watching The Quick and the Dead and Unforgiven

What's dated about Birdcage?
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Jan 2016, 15:34
Mainly the fashions
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jan 2016, 19:46
Saw The Revenant last night. Well acted, but too long and overall disappointing.
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Post by: Edguy on 26 Jan 2016, 15:06
Saw Revenant just now. It was beautiful and felt very real (well except for Leo taking more of a beating than Lara Croft and getting away with it). Loved the scene with the bear. Altogether it just felt like a very well budgeted and acted indie festival movie.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Jan 2016, 17:51
I just watched Kung-Fu Panda 3 and I really liked it. Though for some reason I didn't like it as much as the other two. I don't know why, the villain in it was really strong, it had a heartfelt story and interesting characters. Maybe it's cause they didn't use the Furious Five as heavily as they did in the other ones.

One thing I do know is that I'm not sure where it's going to go from here. The second movie definitely gave you the feeling that there was gonna be another one, but this one ends in a really good place. of course this being Dreamworks they'll find a way. Of course before this movie was a trailer for yet another Ice Age movie.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 31 Jan 2016, 12:46
I just watched A Christmas Horror Story and I'm wondering whether it or Krampus were created first. It's an okay horror movie, it's not great but there were some scares. It mainly goes for gorey horror rather than psychological. But it does have that Trick R Treat feel to it with the different stories that are somewhat connected. The ending was genuinely surprising though. After watching this I can't wait to see Krampus.
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Post by: Thrillho on 01 Feb 2016, 07:53
Krampus I think is a genuine legend, isn't it? I can't be bothered to Google.
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Post by: Welu on 01 Feb 2016, 07:59
German folklore, I think.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Feb 2016, 18:58
Krampus I think is a genuine legend, isn't it? I can't be bothered to Google.

Krampus the 2015 horror movie featuring the titular creature, created by the same person that did Trick R Treat
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Post by: Welu on 02 Feb 2016, 03:46
I saw it. I enjoyed it. Had some genuinely scary moments. Not many jumps but scenes that let the horror linger.
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Post by: Thrillho on 02 Feb 2016, 08:52
I just watched A Christmas Horror Story and I'm wondering whether it or Krampus were created first.

This is what I was responding in reference to.
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Post by: sitnspin on 02 Feb 2016, 10:09
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
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Post by: Masterpiece on 09 Feb 2016, 10:33
Krampus is the guy who appears together with Saint Nicolas, while Saint Nicolas gives presents to the good children, Krampus puts them in his sack to take them away and drown them.

This is a story I was brought up with and was very afraid of when I was four.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Feb 2016, 11:38
Finally saw Selma the other day. Holy shit that was a good movie.
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Post by: Aimless on 11 Feb 2016, 10:39
The Big Short

Book's way better, but it was enjoyable. Carrell is awesome. Bale not as awesome but still all right. Direction and editing were both kinda annoying.
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Post by: explicit on 11 Feb 2016, 21:39
Saw Deadpool and all was right with the world.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Feb 2016, 16:12
Saw Deadpool tonight. It was fun, I liked it. Not amazing, but good enough. Loved the opening credits.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 14 Feb 2016, 13:50
I just watched Deadpool, and you all should go see Deadpool


I was pretty excited/worried about the movie, he could have been overplayed but they used him in a great way.
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Post by: LeeC on 14 Feb 2016, 13:59
Of all the Rom-Coms Ryan Reynolds has been in, DEADPOOL is by far his best!
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 14 Feb 2016, 16:12
Yup.. I was out and saw it this afternoon. Awesome times, from the opening credits, to the post credit scene. Everything was so on point for Deadpool.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Feb 2016, 13:24
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Post by: Edguy on 16 Feb 2016, 14:43
Yup, watched Deadpool, if you've followed the (excellent) marketing campaign, you know what you're getting. And it was good. Like others have stated, the intro sequence was great!

This movie (and it's so far very successful box office results) made me pretty excited to see how much they dare to blend this and the main X-Men franchise, and if we'll finally get to see an M rated Wolverine movie.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Feb 2016, 14:55
I've already heard talk about it. Considering that this didn't just do well for an R-rated movie, but better than every X-Men movie? I'm not surprised.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 16 Feb 2016, 16:32
Watched Train Wreck and Straight Outta Compton back to back, and I liked Straight Outta Compton more
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Post by: Lines on 17 Feb 2016, 15:24
OMG Deadpool.
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Post by: Aimless on 18 Feb 2016, 15:18
Deadpool. Prolly our fave super-hero movie so far. The ginger and I were laughing our asses off the whole time :o didn't really like Colossus or Gina Carano's character all that much but enjoyed pretty much everything else. Want to see more movies like this.
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Post by: Aimless on 18 Feb 2016, 15:39
Btw I'll let you guys in on a little secret that none of our RL-friends know: the proposal scene was almost identical to ours :o
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 18 Feb 2016, 16:42
Where did you hide the ring, then?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Feb 2016, 03:56
Saw The Witch last night. I think its marketing as a horror movie isn't exactly accurate but it's a damn good period piece with a constant feeling of dread. Definitely recommending it to everyone.
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Post by: Thrillho on 22 Feb 2016, 12:52
Watched West Of Memphis. Dark, harrowing, terrifying and brilliant. For people who loved Making A Murderer but would prefer not to want to kill themselves when the credits roll.
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Post by: President Peaches on 22 Feb 2016, 19:29
Class was boring and the exam grade expectations are low so a friend and I went to her place and watched Human Centipede 3 while eating cake for supper.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 23 Feb 2016, 18:27
I just watched the newer Fantastic Four movie and it wasn't as bad as people were saying it was. Sure, it wasn't very good, but it did body horror nicely. I kind of wonder where they were going to go from there considering how dark it was supposed to be.
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Post by: Edguy on 28 Feb 2016, 10:02
I just saw The Room, ake the 2015 abduction drama, not the 2003 cult film.

It was pretty good, very moving. I especially liked that it delved a little past the point where you'd expect the conventional "happy ending" to be, and looked at the aftermath. The child actor here could be someone to keep an eye on in the future!
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Post by: Edguy on 29 Feb 2016, 05:06
DiCaprio finally gets his Oscar?!
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Mar 2016, 17:56
I just watched Unfriended and Seventh Son, two very different movies. Unfriended is a somewhat subtle horror movie told through a laptop about a vengeful ghost taking her fury out on her old friends, while Seventh Son is a fantasy epic. I definitely liked the story of Unfriended better, it really uses the laptop in creative ways, though the visuals in Seventh Son were pretty good.

I still can't get past the fact that Jeff Bridges is in Seventh Son, he's just so goofy in it.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 01 Mar 2016, 20:15
I can't get past his voice, which is the same one he used for R.I.P.D.
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Post by: BenRG on 02 Mar 2016, 01:25
TRON (1982) - Incredibly dated (with 8-bit arcade cabinets and mainframe computing considered the height of technology). The then-experimental SFX was also pretty rough in places with the mesh between the actors and the CGI scenery often jarringly bad (the actors keep on glitching out and going black-and-white due to the blending 'washing out' non-CGI colour).

However, the technical quibbles aside, it remains a fairly good early-80s Disney romp with all the tropes and cliché characterisations seamlessly ported into the digital world. If you get the chance, read Brian Daley's novelisation (http://tron.wikia.com/wiki/TRON_%28novelization%29) of the movie. It includes a half-dozen deleted scenes and does an excellent job of filling in the blanks of plot and the characterisations, explaining otherwise-incomprehensible moments in the movie (including a few 'looks awesome but why?' scenes in the movie).

For all it lacks the technical sophistication of the recent reboot/sequel, TRON: Legacy, the original had a certain narrative purity and science-fantasy innocence that the more recent offering lacks.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Mar 2016, 03:33
I can't get past his voice, which is the same one he used for R.I.P.D.

THAT'S WHAT IT WAS!! It was bugging me it sounded so familiar
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 02 Mar 2016, 19:04
I just watched Bee Movie, mainly because of tumblr, and....I'm not entirely sure what I just watched.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Mar 2016, 20:30
I remember seeing it in theaters and it beeing (:claireface:) pretty bad.
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Post by: Le Lily Vert on 03 Mar 2016, 00:57
Just watched the Revenant (i know a bit late).

Stunning scenery, but dont think it was AS good as I had expected. A bit too much of a classic American Hero / Hellonistic father/son avenge story ... I mean how many times have we seen that right?

Di Caprio was good, but Hardy better. Was kind of distracted about how little (read: never) di Caprio blinks. What is up with that?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Mar 2016, 05:22
Either it's to show intensity or his eyes were frozen open.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Mar 2016, 20:32
Saw Zootopia tonight. Heavy handed as fuck at times, but overall very clever.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 07 Mar 2016, 14:02
I just watched the Purge and Purge: Anarchy and I actually enjoyed them. They were a lot better than I expected them to be, especially the first one. I'm not gonna see the newest one, but I will look forward to watching it when it comes out on DVD
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Post by: Thrillho on 07 Mar 2016, 15:04
They are both surprisingly entertaining. There is a lot of meat in that concept to crank out a lot of sequels without getting stale.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Mar 2016, 15:16
There was an episode of the Powerpuff Girls back in the day where a villain bought the town and declared that "crime is legal". So that's what my first thought was when The Purge came out.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 09 Mar 2016, 18:59
I just watched the Final Girls, and it was a pretty loving homage to 80's slasher films. One thing that surprised me though, no nudity.
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Post by: Aimless on 12 Mar 2016, 14:25
Kung Fu Panda 3

It spoke to my inner millennial and was also funny, beautiful, moving, exciting and just plain enjoyable. God I love these movies <3

It wasn't as good as the previous one though. Too chicken to let really good moments play out properly, choosing instead to release tension prematurely with jokes and gags. Still really fun though and Oogwai, Sifu and Tigress remain some of my favourite animated characters :)

Kinda lame how they made certain groups the butt of lame jokes for cheap laughs and I think it would have been better if it had been a little less American and a little more influenced by Chinese martial arts movies.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 13 Mar 2016, 13:01
I just watched Zootopia and
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Mar 2016, 17:10
Just saw Tina Fey's new movie, What the Fuck. I liked it. Not great, but overall it was good.
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Post by: mustang6172 on 17 Mar 2016, 19:02
I just watched Unfriended and Seventh Son, two very different movies. Unfriended is a somewhat subtle horror movie told through a laptop about a vengeful ghost taking her fury out on her old friends, while Seventh Son is a fantasy epic. I definitely liked the story of Unfriended better, it really uses the laptop in creative ways, though the visuals in Seventh Son were pretty good.

I still can't get past the fact that Jeff Bridges is in Seventh Son, he's just so goofy in it.

I just saw Unfriended too, and it wasn't as bad as I expected.  It felt odd that a horror movie would have me rooting for the killer.  I did like the way it used the laptop screen to tell the story.  This movie would probably be more fun to watch on a desktop or laptop than a TV or a theater screen.
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Mar 2016, 13:58
The majority of horror movies want you to root for the killer. That is the problem with modern horror. Even films I like, like the Saw series, have this problem. I should be rooting for the protagonist to survive, not for the killer to gut someone spectacularly.
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Post by: sitnspin on 21 Mar 2016, 14:02
What if the killer is a rape survivor killing rapists? I could get behind that.
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Post by: Thrillho on 21 Mar 2016, 14:23
Are you trying to trick me into endorsing I Spit On Your Grave?

Because no, I wouldn't get into that either.

I'm not a big fan of the whole 'eye for an eye' thing.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Mar 2016, 14:39
That reminds me, I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane and it was really fucking good. Second great film I've seen this year by a first time director.
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Post by: Welu on 22 Mar 2016, 05:53
Have you seen The Babadook? It's a great film (in my opinion) by a first time director too!
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Post by: sitnspin on 22 Mar 2016, 07:10
I'm not a big fan of the whole 'eye for an eye' thing.

I am, but I freely admit to not being a very good person.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Mar 2016, 09:55
I watched Deathgasm and Blind

Deathgasm was a fun, silly horror movie where some kids get sheet music that summons a demon and turns all their neighbors into it's pawns.

Blind was a strange movie about a woman slowly losing her sight and coming to terms with it by making a story that almost mirrors her life, except in the story her husband is unfaithful and she's being stalked by some guy with a crush on her.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Mar 2016, 13:55
Have you seen The Babadook? It's a great film (in my opinion) by a first time director too!
I haven't yet, but the friend I saw both The Witch and 10 Cloverfield Lane highly recommended it as well! I'll probably see it sooner or later.
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Post by: Tova on 23 Mar 2016, 19:44
I didn't watch it myself, but a friend watched Batman v Superman today.

She was literally jumping up and down with excitement over this film when I spoke with her on the weekend.

She is in a much grumpier mood now.
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Post by: sitnspin on 23 Mar 2016, 20:51
Admittedly, I am not a superhero fan, but how could anyone watch those trailers and not think the film was going to be a huge mess?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Mar 2016, 20:57
There was always the hope that the failure was a marketing one and not the movie itself.
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Post by: Tova on 23 Mar 2016, 22:09
Yes, occasionally the film works out better than the trailer implies. It was hard to imagine in this case, but I'm like sitnspin here. I could draw a venn diagram, but I think you'll get the idea.

superhero films = avoid
X vs Y films = definitely avoid
intersection of the above categories = not even if it were the only film left on earth
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Post by: Edguy on 24 Mar 2016, 04:42
superhero films = avoid
That's hardly fair
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Post by: Aimless on 24 Mar 2016, 16:36
There was always the hope that the failure was a marketing one and not the movie itself.

I absolutely did not have high expectations but I didn't expect the reaction to be this negative. I haven't seen it yet but I'm considering just avoiding it. I don't like what DC's doing in its movies, I don't really like what Snyder does to movies, I'm not a big fan of this take on Superman and I can't help but feel like DC has encountered a divide-by-cucumber error.
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Post by: Edguy on 26 Mar 2016, 14:28
Honestly I think Superman himself, as in actor, tone, design etc is fine. It's the shitty scripts that ruined these movies.
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Post by: LeeC on 26 Mar 2016, 16:52
A movie about stereotypes, inequality, bigotry, drugs, fear mongering as a tool to control the masses, and doing the right thing.  I am of course talking about Disney's new movie Zootopia.  It was amazing.  My wife cried like 3 times as she really identified with the main character and her situation.  I highly recommend checking this one out.

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Post by: Edguy on 27 Mar 2016, 09:58
I really want to see Zootopia, but in Norway there are nearly no showings of animated children's movies in English (and dubs are a no-go), and I also can't get any of my friends to go.. DVD soon pls.
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 27 Mar 2016, 11:07
From the trailers and stuff I really had no interest in Zootopia. But hearing all these reviews I'm going to have to see it. I'll probably wait till it hits Netflix or something though... Not in that big a hurry.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Mar 2016, 20:18
Saw BvS tonight, liked it more than I expected to. Definitely a step up from Man of Steel.
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Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2016, 05:55
That ain't difficult.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Mar 2016, 07:48
I also preferred it to Age of Ultron.
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Post by: Thrillho on 29 Mar 2016, 07:51
I never saw that  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Mar 2016, 07:53
It's more a catalyst for future plots than a movie itself. Although it does star James Spader as himself and that's delightful.
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Post by: LeeC on 29 Mar 2016, 08:51
He's a pretty good Mr. Grey in "the Secretary"
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Mar 2016, 09:20
I've heard good things about that, I need to see it.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 29 Mar 2016, 12:23
Pixels. I enjoyed it, but I think that's mainly because I was with friends. It was a good turn-off-your-brain movie, but not really my scene.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Mar 2016, 14:18
I haven't seen it, but...Peter Dinklage, so it can't be all bad, right?
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Post by: Aimless on 22 Apr 2016, 13:37
So I finally got around to seeing American Hustle after putting it off for almost three years... and I loved it.

I don't much like Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner or Robert de Niro but enjoyed each of their performances. Amy Adams was solid. Plot was decent, direction was excellent and the soundtrack was dope.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Apr 2016, 13:47
I can't fathom not liking one of those actors, much less not liking any. How's that even possible? :psyduck:
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Post by: Edguy on 22 Apr 2016, 14:00
I don't much like Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner or Robert de Niro

???
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Apr 2016, 19:19
I haven't seen it, but...Peter Dinklage, so it can't be all bad, right?

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Post by: Welu on 23 Apr 2016, 11:20
Finally saw Zootopia and I loved it so much, I am having lots of feels about the characters and events. Good job, Disney.

Also saw The Boy. It was decent, had good pacing and the creep slowly burned and I was genuinely surprised by it, which is fun when that happens.
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Post by: Aimless on 23 Apr 2016, 15:59
Zootopia - good idea, competent execution, tailored esp. for younger millennials and checks off all the boxes for a blockbuster feelgood animated comedy with important messages. Enjoyed it overall but it felt too polished and deliberate, like someone'd decided to try to combine the strengths of all similar smash-hits from the past five years. To me, it felt like one of those solid movies with tried-and-true plots and dependable all-star ensemble casts brought together for the purpose of making a movie that doesn't suck. I loved the visuals and esp. the visual humor as well as the cameos and the throwaway gags. The soundtrack was very disappointing. I guess this is what they call "damning with faint praise"? I did like it though.


Mr. Right - I expected to be entirely underwhelmed by this romantic action-comedy about a messed-up former hitman's whirlwind romance with a messed-up but cool girl against the burning and blood-spattered backdrop of a worlde gonne madde and a one thousande cartoonish villains. At first blush, this movie has no reason to exist and it's been panned by critics. We've already had Grosse Pointe Blank, Smokin' Aces, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Killers, Shoot 'Em Up and a dozen more movies with similar plots, themes and tone. But the ginger and I loved this movie. Sam Rockwell is as likeable as always, Anna Kendricks delivers one of her best performances ever as winsome messed-up millennial T-Rex (yes, T-Rex) with a great attitude, Tim Roth does his thing well apart from a painful sequence featuring an incredibly grating southern accent, and the supporting cast is solid albeit a little cartoonish. There is a slight comic-book-y feel to the movie but they decided to forgo the increasingly popular excessive ultra-violence as well as to keep the unbelievable assassin-tricks at a reasonable level. Most importantly, Rockwell and Kendricks have great chemistry. It's not revelatory, and it has its flaws, but it was just the right kind of movie for a tipsy date-night at home with the missus :) ymmv.
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Post by: Akima on 24 Apr 2016, 17:49
I finally got around to watching the film adaption of The Martian over the weekend. I was somewhat disappointed (https://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,21782.msg1266598/topicseen.html#msg1266598) by the book, and I'd rate the movie as... competent.

The movie starts out with the advantage that the fundamentally "third person view" of films (with a very few exceptions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_shot_from_the_first-person_perspective)) smooths away the rather grating viewpoint shifts of the book. Film adaptions of books always compress their complexity, but much of the hero's work in keeping himself alive on Mars is skipped through in "hard work montages (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HardWorkMontage)", and this makes some parts of the movie feel very rushed, and yet, about three-quarters of the way through, I found myself thinking: "Wow, this is a long movie!". It is 141 minutes, but any movie that has you thinking about its run-time at all while watching it is doing something wrong.

The film looks good, and its depictions of technology, space-travel, Mars etc. are convincing within the reasonable limits of film-making. Watney's deteriorating condition is done well, better than the book. However, there is one horrible special-effects/set-building failure which looks particularly cheap and bad in an otherwise expensive-looking movie:
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The cast is very good, I think, delivering performances as strong as the rather bland script permits. Matt Damon carries the movie, but that's not really surprising given the work. Kristen Wiig is completely wasted as an Annie Montrose so sanitised and uninteresting as to be unrecognisable as the character from the book. This is a problem with the script generally, in that the adaption pretty much sucks all the realistic conflict and tension out of the original story*, and treats the Chinese intervention in a manner that is frankly childish. The climax is just silly and bad, abandoning the film's previous realism, and apparently being based on the idea that you can't have a science-fiction film unless the commanding officer behaves like Captain Kirk. The same "scene" in the book is completely tense and absorbing as it stands, as well as much more realistic.

Overall, I judge the film, like the book, pretty good but very overrated.

*I don't know if this was the price of getting NASA's cooperation.

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Post by: Blue Kitty on 24 Apr 2016, 18:33
I finally watched Trading Places after having seen the beginning of the movie 3 or 4 times. It's a nice 80's comedy with a surprising amount of nudity in it. Maybe it's cause I've usually started watching it on cable but I didn't expect that.

I also watched Willow Creek, which was kind of confusing as far as horror movies go.
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Post by: Castlerook on 24 Apr 2016, 19:17
Saw the Jungle Book yesterday. I liked it, captured a lot of the charm of the animated version.

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Only gripe I have would be Idris Elba as Shere Khan. I think Idris Elba is a great actor, he's versatile and has good range, I just don't think he works as Shere Khan. George Sanders, the voice of Shere Khan in the 67 version, had a certain charm that made Shere Khan affable and at the same terrifying. In this version, the tiger just comes off as just brutish.

Christopher Walken, brilliant actor and one of my favourites. Terrifying as King Louie and his voice sends chills up your spine when he sings "I Wanna Be Like You". Unfortunately, Disney went into uncanny valley territory by basing King Louie's glare on Walken's own stare, which is just plain scary.
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Post by: Thrillho on 26 Apr 2016, 13:21
Watched what I expected to be a crap horror movie called Circle on Netflix. It's about 50 people who wake up in a room and find they're being bumped off one by one. It almost entirely takes place in that one room. I expected it to be terrible, but it's admirably ruthless and not bloody. It's no masterpiece but I expected horror shlock fun and got something genuinely quite gripping.
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Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2016, 13:34
I watched that a while back and felt the same way. Thought it was a really neat concept and I have a soft spot for relatively simple to execute films.

Killers on Netflix was something I expected to be just mindless blood and gore but it caught me by surprise and became an instant favourite to me. Not the Kutcher/Heigl film. This one is set in Indonesia and Japan, and the Netflix description was basically wrong. Seems to happen a lot on it. I thought Housebound was going to be a more straight thriller/paranormal thing based on the description but I'd more compare it to Braindead/Dead Alive.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Apr 2016, 16:55
I just watched Keanu and it was a dumb/fun movie. Not much to it but it still gives some good laughs. I'm gonna miss Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
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Post by: LeeC on 02 May 2016, 04:33
Watched "What we do in the shadows" the other nights.  A mockumentary of vampires put together by the guys from Flight of the Concords. It was really funny take on vampires.  I got what each vampire represented (Vlad was obviously Dracula, Viago was Louis from "Interview with a vampire", Peter was the Nosferatu, Nick is the modern vampire).  I couldn't for the life of me figure out what movie/book Deacon was an allusion of.  Was he suppose to represent folklore/urban legend vampires?

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/46c336b4504a9e430c40a5faa968f97c/tumblr_njtdyypKkj1twabuyo1_500.gif)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 May 2016, 05:15